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New Kiwanis complex gets council nod Residents of the current seniors complex express concern about rent increases for the proposed development MARIA SPITALE-LEISK CONTRIBUTOR
bout a hundred seniors packed a public hearing Monday at West Vancouver district hall to hear an 11-hour pitch to council for a rezoning application by the Kiwanis Seniors Housing Society of West Vancouver. Most wanted their fears of being squeezed out of Kiwanis by rumoured rent increases addressed. The non-profit society, which provides low-cost housing for fixed-income seniors aged 60 and older, wants to demolish five old complexes on its 1.5-hectare site and replace them with two new buildings. Some of the older buildings on Kiwanis Lands, which are located between 21st and 22nd streets at Gordon and Haywood avenues, date back to 1957. The $19 million re-development proposal calls for 89 additional one-bedroom apartments for a total of 140 units between the two apartment blocks. Bachelor suites occupy most of the current buildings. “Tonight marks for me personally a four-year journey,” Bob Heaslip, president of Kiwanis Seniors Housing Society of West Vancouver, told the public hearing. “We believe that we have arrived at a project that is very balanced.” He went on to say that it’s been a transparent process that includes a comprehensive relocation program. Seniors displaced during the transition at Kiwanis will be housed in temporary, affordable accommodations with the guarantee that they will be moving back on site at no additional cost to them. Viv Christison, chair of the Lionsview Seniors’ Planning Society, showed her support of the Kiwanis project, Monday night. No stairs, close to water or nature, close to amenities and a quiet garden apartment were attributes the seniors at Kiwanis wanted in their new complex. “[The design is] in tune with what the public wants,” said Christison. The wood-frame complexes are drafted to stand four and five stories high. The project includes 46 underground parking
spaces, a multipurpose room in the east building and an activity room in the west building. A landscaping design incorporates garden plots and walking loops for residents. Kiwanis resident Michael Pope voiced his concerns to council. Too many of the proposed apartments are too large, constituting a rent increase that most seniors can’t afford, he said. After reviewing the plans, Pope figures a one-bedroom apartment will average 607 square feet, a 200-square-foot increase from the existing units at Kiwanis. “We have been super-sized whether we like it or not,” he said. He later added that “it’s too bad the rents can’t be stated today”. Heaslip addressed the financial angle of the project saying the Kiwanis lands are already paid for and they have secured the lowest possible mortgage rates. Any rent increases would be in line with the Residential Tenancy Act, he added. “It would be irresponsible to guess or estimate [new rental rates] tonight,” said Heaslip. He further tried to reassure the seniors by saying individual financial circumstances would be taken into account, there is the option to remortgage the complex to offer lower fees and there is flexibility within the footprint to vary the number of units. On Monday, council unanimously passed an Official Community Plan (OCP) and rezoning amendment for the Kiwanis development. They also approved a development cost charge waiver for the project. “[The plans] looked very nice, very modern, said Coun. Bill Soprovich. “I think this is another landmark for West Van.” Calling the project a blueprint for social responsibility, Mayor Pamela Goldsmith-Jones said it’s appropriate that the development cost charge be waived for Kiwanis. Geri Boyle, West Van District manager of planning, said a land covenant document that states the property will be used for non-profit senior rental housing now sits in the hands of the Kiwanis Seniors Housing Society of West Vancouver. Boyle expects that document along with the development permit will be presented to council for adoption at the next meeting on Oct. 17. There are currently 175 hopeful seniors on a waiting list for Kiwanis housing in West Van.
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achelor’s degrees are ubiquitous. They offer no return on investment in terms of pay scale unless they are followed by a master’s or PhD. That sobering suggestion was taken from a study conducted and reported on by the Globe & Mail last week. Now, meet Yuri Fulmer, a 37-year-old university dropout. He doesn’t have to go into the office today, yet he owns a home in West Vancouver, a Lexus — oh, and three successful companies: a private equity firm, real estate and development holdings and restaurant franchising. He is also the current chair of the United Way of the Lower Mainland’s board of directors. Seated inside Delany’s Coffee House in Dundarave, Fulmer casually screens the 300 or so new emails on his smartphone. He offers a genuine smile and warm handshake. The weight of the world is clearly not resting on his shoulders, not these days at least. Fulmer is the accidental entrepreneur. His road to success, which started at the A & W drivethrough on Marine Drive in North Van, sends the earnest message that you can go against the grain in life and still get ahead. To celebrate his high school graduation the Australian-born Fulmer embarked on a roundthe-world trip; he journeyed from east to west in the early ‘90s and after a year and a half he landed in Vancouver where his parents had met in the ‘60s. Fulmer’s dad is a Canuck; his mom an Aussie. He opted for an extended stop-over because “rent in Vancouver was cheaper than the flight home.” “Oh, I loved it here,” he adds. In Australia, from the get-go “mates” size you up with a list of questions about your career or personal life out of idle curiosity, says Fulmer. He discovered the friendship criteria in Vancouver to be less discerning. “You could be anyone you wanted to be,” explains Fulmer, with a twinkle in his eye. Higher education beckoned him. For two years at the University of British Columbia, he studied the political economy of the Eastern Bloc. When the COFFEE Soviet Union collapsed in WITH 1991, so did his education. Now at a crossroads, he Maria Spitale took the first job he was newsroom@northshore offered: drive-through attenoutlook.com dant at the aforementioned A & W. He didn’t enjoy his first sip of root beer — “it
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Casting your e-vote The lineups weren’t very long at polling stations in the District of North Vancouver during the last municipal election. Only 16 per cent of eligible voters (9,973) came out to vote for mayor, council and school board trustees in 2008. In the City of North Vancouver, the 2008 vote-casting numbers were equally dismal: just a 17 per cent turnout. Of course, it didn’t help that both municipalities lacked the voting night drama of a nail-biting race for mayor, with incumbents Richard Walton and Darrell Mussatto both running unopposed. There was also a dearth of any hot-button issues that had residents seething and lining up for the opportunity to exercise their democratic right. “There needs to be one or more controversial issues in the community or a mayor’s race as well,” concedes Walton, the two-term district mayor, when asked about low voter turnout. Still, historically, even with closely contested races for mayor or council and a controversial tower project or two, the numbers for municipal votes have been anemic. That’s a bit surprising given that no other level of government impacts voters more directly: taxes, potholes, rec centres, playing fields — to name a few. That low turnout , the average is around 35 per cent for municipal votes in the province, is why at last week’s Union of B.C. Municipalities annual summit members voted in favour of introducing online voting in municipal elections, a move that would require provincial legislative change. “Surprised and frustrated” with low voter turnout, CNV Mayor Darrell Mussatto says he backs the idea of e-voting, not to replace traditional polling booths but to supplement in-person voting. “Anything we can do to increase turnout at election time is a good thing.” With voter turnout declining in her municipality, Mayor Pamela Goldsmith-Jones agreed. “[Online voting] is a way to engage people and get people to pay attention.” While there was some concern raised at the UBCM about the potential for voter fraud if an electronic system was adopted, e-voting has actually been used at a municipal level in Canada since 2003 with positive success and no cases of vote tampering. The reality is we live in a fast-evolving electronic age and we’ve come to rely on the convenience of banking, shopping and communicating online. So why not voting too? Especially if it encourages more people to exercise their democratic right. As well as engaging younger voters, e-voting would also make it easier for the elderly and shut-ins to cast their ballots. At the UBCM conference, the B.C. government committed to investigating the possibility of adopting online voting, possibly as soon as 2014. Until then we’ll have to hope for a good old-fashioned race for mayor to get the voters out on Nov. 19. —The Outlook
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— LET TER OF T HE W EEK— people who are overweight. I suggest higher Smokers unfairly targeted premiums to people who have bad drivEditor, Health Minister Mike de Jong has it ridiculously incorrect. Smokers obviously are not looking after their health, however perhaps they might be in other ways. Less stress, more exercise, etc. To tar smokers with this brush is anti-democratic and hypocritical as the B.C. government makes much money off of tobacco taxes. I suggest a higher MSP premium to the parents of the kids who are on wheels without helmets. I suggest higher premiums to
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f the good old hockey game is the best game you can name, then tonight is the night you’ve been waiting for all summer as the Vancouver Canucks return to the ice for their 2011-2012 season opener. In honour of hockey’s return, a group of North Shore kids and their parents got a head start on the puck drop at an event hosted at West Vancouver’s Hollyburn Country Club. Fan Zoo Memorabilia hosted a day of Canuck player fun that included a shootout with goalie Cory Schneider, stick lessons from CAT’S Alex Burrows and a locker room chat with EYE Mason Raymond and Maxim Lapierre. An after-party and autograph session made sure Cat Barr firstname.lastname@example.org no fan left empty handed as the Canucks’ young guns were only too pleased to smile, shake hands and give every kid two minutes for excellent sportsmanlike conduct.
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B With the game-winning, Game 7 overtime goal against Chicago still ringing in his ears, Vancouver Canucks’ Alex Burrows, left, and teammate Maxim Lapierre are ready to lace ‘em up and spring back into action. CPretty Genevieve Calamo scores one for the girls as she gets an autograph from one of her favourite Canucks, Mason Raymond. D The gang from Fan Zoo Memorabilia are ready to root for the home team again in 2011-2012 as they send their best for another great Canucks season. EWe’re
counting on ginger-haired goaltender Cory Schneider to generate even more excitement between the pipes this year as he again backstops with teammate Roberto Luongo. F Luke Emri and his dad Bob are among the lucky few who now have an authentic autographed Vancouver Canucks jersey. G It’s a boys’ night out for sure as dad Jason Soprovich waits for Canuck player autographs with sons Cole, right, Chase, centre, and friend Cole Shepard. H I’m hoping these Hollyburn hockey players will save me
7 an autograph when they make it to the NHL. From left: Michael Spouge, Jack Spouge, Jack Hemsley and Trevor Smith.
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Nations governments are working with municipalities to wrestle with the problem of providing fair and financially solvent government under a two-tiered system of taxation and representation. “In Pemberton’s SLRD [Squamish-Lillooet Regional District], you have a population of 3,800 in the electoral area who vote on all sorts of issues,” Nixon says. “Three thousand of those people are First Nations — they don’t pay any fees or taxes at this time to the electoral area and yet they have the voting majority.” More than just a problem for non-band members and municipal governments, it’s a problem for band members and their councils too, says LMTAC. “The fact that all of the 80 First Nations across Canada (54 of them in British Columbia) that have assumed taxing powers have exempted their own members from these taxes further compounds the situation,” LMTAC wrote in a 2003 paper subtitled Considering Rights of Representation for NonMember Residents in First Nation Jurisdictions. “In addition to the issue of taxation without representation [for non-members], the choice to exempt band members invokes representation without taxation. These conditions combine to reduce the accountability of First Nations governments both to their taxpayers and to their nonmembers.” From the district’s perspective, Coun. Bassam says the municipality simply can’t afford to keep the terms of the old service agreement with the TsleilWaututh Nation, especially since the growth of the band’s new Raven Woods housing development in the Deep Cove-Seymour area. “Because they’ve built up the Raven Woods and they have these people living there and we’re providing them with water, sewers and basic services, that obviously increases dramatically as you build out these condos and put all these people there,” Bassam says. “We have to fix that relationship. We simply can’t afford to keep providing services for 75 cents on the dollar. We can’t do it. Right now we’re at the point of telling our residents, ‘We’re increasing your taxes or we’re cutting your services.’ So how can we then justify subsidizing somebody else — some other government?” And with the Tsleil-Waututh Nation now in the final stages of pursuing treaty status on the Raven Woods land, Nixon worries that with only 400 Tsleil-Waututh band members at Raven Woods compared with 1,200 non-member residents, the balance of voters versus taxpayers could become too skewed for either the band or district governments to sustain in good faith or good finance. continued, PAGE 12
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A New Deal? Like North Vancouver district, West Vancouver and North Vancouver city have agreements with the Squamish Nation to pay back about 75 per cent of the municipalities’ costs for services used by the reserves. But both North Vancouver city mayor Darrell Mussatto and West Vancouver chief administrative officer Brent Leigh say the terms of those agreements will likely have to change when major residential developments are pursued. “Proportional representation is a key issue that needs to be understood here,” Leigh says. “If some time in the next decade there’s going to be new development under the new legislation and should those [newcomers] want to have the right to influence the direction on those lands, there will have to be some kind of new governance mechanism to answer that.” Luckily, the issue is still in the pre-problem phase for the North Shore, but some possible solutions are already being floated by B.C. municipalities and First Nations governments. At the extremes, those solutions involve the outright
privatization of band lands, making them “members only” communities, or the abandonment of the reserve system altogether — with neither option seeming likely nor desirable. There is perhaps a “third way,” as suggested by LMTAC but not yet endorsed by any Metro municipality or First Nation: a division between band government and public government on First Nations land. “If the aboriginal rights of self-government extend only to matters of inherently aboriginal content, such as culture, education and public services that require special aboriginal adaptations such as child welfare,” LMTAC suggests, “then one can achieve aboriginal self-government and shared public government with no compromise to the rights of non-aboriginal residents.” While carving up further the already split-hair territorial governments of the North Shore may seem like an unnecessary compounding of the current divides, it may eventually prove necessary to accommodate everyone; from the First Nations, the municipalities and all those who are coming to the North Shore but aren’t here yet.
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chool District 45 board chair Mary Ann Her election platform is focused on three themes: Booth is shifting gears in civic politics a livable community, a vibrant community and an by announcing her candidacy for a West engaged community. Vancouver council seat. Booth believes working groups are a good Saying she needs to be challenged, Booth model of everyone working together. She would transfer the knowledge and successes was part of the field sport working she has accumulated along the way in her group that brought Rutledge Field to IONS T C role on the education board, and as a Ambleside. E L E CIVIC 1 lawyer, to district hall. “People are the greatest resource in 1 ’ e Vot “As a business lawyer, I fully underWest Van, let’s listen to them,” she says. NOV. 19 stand that our citizens demand high Booth has spoken to colleagues on 2011 value for their tax dollars, and that they the school board about her decision to insist that we find efficiencies to streamline run for West Van council. Her role as the costs,” said Booth. chair won’t end until after the civic elecDuring her term on the education board, the tion in November. “I have enjoyed my time on school district invested in highly valued new prothe [school] board immensely, and am very proud of grams that attracted new students and additional revwhat we have been able to accomplish,” said Booth. enue. Under financial restraint, the district achieved a budget surplus of over $2,000,0000, said Booth. She All-candidates forum was also a criminal prosecutor and recalls her cases The West Vancouver Chamber of Commerce at the old court house at the West Van Police Station. is hosting an all-candidates forum on Thurs. Oct. “Having a legal background helps you understand 13 from 7-9 p.m. at the Kay Meek Centre. The legislation and government,” she says. Outlook is a media sponsor for the event.
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wo rock climbers are shaken but safe after a dramatic helicopter rescue plucked them from danger north of Grouse Mountain on Monday. North Shore Rescue coordinator Tim Jones said the two young men from Kamloops were facing a daunting second night huddled together on a mountainside after a violent rockfall severed their climbing rope earlier that day. “On night two — after having already spent a night on the mountain — that’s where you run into trouble with hypothermia, and they were looking at that,” Jones said from Victoria, where he had just received his Order of B.C. award for his work with North Shore Rescue. The ordeal began when the two men in their mid-20s failed to make it back from a climb by 9 p.m. Sunday, as expected and were reported missing. They were known to be climbing in Hanes Valley behind Grouse Mountain and just east of Crown Mountain, in an area known as the Widowmaker for its steep cliff faces and unpredictable rock falls. Calls went out to North Shore Rescue by 1 a.m. Monday, but rescue teams were hamstrung by what Jones called “abysmal” wet and windy weather in the valley. “Luckily the climbers were able to find a cave and they cuddled together to keep warm in there with just their small climbing backpacks,” Jones said. By first light a team of North Shore Rescuers were hiking up the Hanes Valley while two helicopters dodged in and out as the low cloud ceiling broke and sealed in again. “We had field teams around them,” Jones said, “but we couldn’t get into this climbing area because it was being hit by monsoon rains and you just can’t operate in those conditions. It’s not safe for anyone.” In all, more than 40 rescuers including RCMP, Metro Vancouver parks workers, North Shore Rescuers and other volunteers were involved in the search for the two men at a cost that Jones conservatively put in the “several thousands of dollars” for the helicopter rentals alone. But, the twin chopper approach paid off as, on one run up the valley, a helicopter rescue team spotted the climbers descending a rock face. “They gave our guys the thumbs-up to say they were okay
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t’s fitting the Adam Woodall Band has been chosen to play West Vancouver’s PumpkinFest, for a couple of reasons. First, lead singer Adam Woodall is a bit of an aficionado at making fall’s most celebrated dessert: the pumpkin pie. He was a one-time baker of delectable pastries at the Savary Island Pie Co. in Ambleside. And second, Woodall’s musical repertoire meshes with the family-oriented theme of PumpkinFest, which is expected to attract a large crowd of people from West Van and neighbouring communities. The West Van-raised artist describes his style of music as roots rock with a Neil Young and Coldplay influence. And if that is not intergenerational enough, Woodall will also recalibrate a Britney Spears song by adding a reggae flavour and making it almost unrecBLOCK PARTY - Block 22 restaurants ognizable. La Regalade, Mangia E Bevi and Zen Even AC/DC’s bristly “Highway to Hell” can be Sushi will be serving up dishes at the toned back with a country twang and made suitable PumpkinFest dance. Pictured here (from for the harvest/rustic theme of PumpkinFest. left): Antonio Sauro, Rob Parrott, Brigitte “They are covers that shouldn’t be done as covRaye, Doug Grisdale, Alain Raye, Jun Park ers,” says Woodall, whose laid back approach to and Nobu Ochi. music transcends into his everyday life. “I’m wearing a hoodie and a ball cap, I have an unshaven face and I’m thinking about skiing,” of the Bronco on the way to Whistler,” Woodall says. says Woodall. Early on, Woodall says his singing career was nourished at Back in his hometown the decothe bustling pie shop on Marine Drive where he would play rative gourds are being placed and guitar solos in the evenings after his shift in the back. the atrium floor polished at the West He also dabbled in music school at then-Capilano College Vancouver Community Centre for the until he was kicked out — well sort of. The program was PumpkinFest dance on Sat. Oct. 15. more geared towards future music educators, not aspiring from 7-11:30 p.m. rockers. Woodall expects lots of smiles and “[My professors] said I should just go out and play,” recalls good times to be had by all. Woodall. He even promises to have everyNorth Shore Songs From My Parents’ House was released body dancing. in 2000, giving birth to the Adam Woodall Band: Jesse Be sure to tempt your taste buds Godin, drums; Dave Hall, bass; Adam Woodall, vocals, guithat evening with a complimentary tar; Jesse Tucker, guitar and vocals. assortment of delectable foods from And now with over a decade of playing live shows the three Block 22 restaurants — La band has a loyal following. Regalade, Mangia E Bevi and Zen Singing au natural, or acoustically, on a “beautiful sandbar Sushi. Wine from Black Hills Estate with a forest in the middle of it”, otherwise known as Savary Winery and Howe Sound Brewery’s Island, 30 minutes north of Powell River — or amongst the beer will be available at the no-host idyllic waterfront setting of the Harmony Arts Festival at bar. Ambleside — speaks to Woodall’s love of the great outdoors. More info: wvcommunitycentresAnd therein lies his muse. The lyrics trickle in as Woodall society.ca roams around West Van in the shadow of his go-to ski hill, Cypress Mountain. email@example.com “When I was really young I would harmonize in the back
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West Van Deputy Chief Const. Jim Almas spoke of the mounting pressure on the infrastrucCONTRIBUTOR ture at the 57-year-old police station. Problems est Vancouver council was divided with sewer pipes, leaks and mould damage are a Monday night over whether or not to regular occurrence, and maintaining the building wait until the new year to begin a pubhas come with considerable costs, Almas said. lic consultation plan for a proposed public safety The detention facility is also sub-par with provinbuilding on district hall grounds. cial policing standards. A detailed analysis of the AmblesideNow pubBy re-locating the police station, the 1300lic safety building project estimated to cost $39.5 block of Marine Drive would be available for million has now been presented to council. It revitalization. To pay for the new public safety would replace the existing police building in the building, the district is examining the possibility 1300-block of Marine Drive and Fire Hall No. of leasing or selling municipal land. 1, adjacent to municipal hall at 17th Street and Coun. Bill Soprovich brought up current Esquimalt Avenue . RCMP contract negotiations, askFire and police services in the event of a province-wide “I don’t want this ing would then be housed in one police force would it be necessary post-disaster, 58,100-squaredeferred forever.” to have a police building in West foot building on the municipal Van given the RCMP building next site. It will not facilitate inteTrish Panz to Lions Gate Hospital. gration of both emergency ser“I think that’s a hypothetical West Van councillor vices because of their different question,” responded Almas. “We operational requirements. are going to need a building on the A seismic retrofit of the North Shore to accommodate West Van.” municipal hall building has not been factored Public consultation should foster feedback on into the “base case” that district staff are prothe size, scope, design, location, cost, funding posing for the public safety building. The model sources and timeline for the new public safety does, however, shave $25.5 million off the origibuilding. nal cost estimates. Coun. Trish Panz said it is clear the direction On Monday night, West Vancouver Fire Chief that council needs to go. Jim Cook painted a bleak picture of Fire Hall “I think it’s time we looked at the new public No. 1’s future for council. safety building; I don’t want this deferred for“It is unlikely the hall would remain standing ever,” she said. in the event of a significant environmental disasCoun. Michael Evison expressed disappointter,” he said. ment over the timeframe of the public consultaIt’s important that a fire hall be situated in tion plan which was originally slated to begin in Ambleside because it receives the highest volume the new year. of calls on the North Shore, he added. “It’s being put into a cocoon for the next six months,” he said. “I believe this is an ongoing process. There is a huge connection between what we are doing here and the 1300 block [of Marine Drive]. We are pushing out the rate of completion on the 1300 block.” Evison reminded council that this was first looked at four years ago, shortly before they started their current term. Coun, Shannon Walker echoed Evison’s sentiments. “I’d hate to see the process get derailed while we wait for a new council,” said Walker, who confirmed to The Outlook last week that she is not seeking reelection. Soprovich disagreed with both of them. “It’s vital that we put Smile Cookies are gone, but the smiles they’ve left in this before the public; our community will last forever. Thanks to your this is the right process, said Soprovich. “It will support, Tim Hortons will be donating the entire take until January to get proceeds to BC Children's Hospital Foundation. an architectural rendering of the building. Let’s not make swift decisions.” Council directed staff to return sooner than originally proposed with a public consultation plan and not wait until early 2012. MARIA SPITALE-LEISK
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another,” said Gibb. “It’s a participation sport, you can easily mix people of different levels. Guys from the men’s team came and coached and we had some technique to nail down but by the end of the season we looked like a team and had a great time.” Established in 1955, West Vancouver Cricket Club fields five competitive men’s cricket teams, in addition to junior teams and the women’s squad. The club is based in West Van’s Hugo Ray Park, which boasts two cricket pitches. The aforementioned pavilion houses a long deck, overlooking the playing fields, a bar, trophy case with old cricket shoes and signed bats, and televisions where regulars watch early-morning World Cup matches. The entrance to the building is lined with dozens of how-to cricket books and manuals, important — and likely more detailed — companion pieces to the light-hearted explanation found on the adjacent wall. The other option, of course, is to play. “My friends are a bit confused; they think it’s baseball. But it isn’t like baseball,” said 13-yearold Rebecca Kendrick, the youngest member of the Fine Legs. “To me, it’s just about having fun. You learn more each game you play. It’s a team sport. You work together. You win as a team and lose as a team. The most important thing is just getting out there with the team.” firstname.lastname@example.org twitter.com/seankolenko
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f you know the name Hal Straight, itâ€™s probably because he was the larger-thanlife owner and publisher of The North Shore Citizen from its beginnings in 1958 and through its heyday until he sold the paper in 1974. Or maybe you remember him as the managing editor of The Vancouver Sun in the 1940s and again in the 1950s after a short INSTANT time away as publisher of REPLAY The Edmonton Bulletin from 1948-51. Len Corben firstname.lastname@example.org When he returned in 1951, he bought a home at 4072 Marine Drive in West Vancouver and for many years lived at 810 Highland Drive and later on in the 2200-block of Folkestone Way. He died at 79 in 1989. Possibly your memory â€“ or at least your knowledge of his newspaper career â€” goes back much further to the days when he was The Sunâ€™s Sports Rays columnist and the paperâ€™s sports editor in the 1930s. But did you know he was the Carl Hubbell of Vancouver baseball in the 1930s? Hubbell was the New York Giantsâ€™ Hall-ofFame hurler whose left-handed deliveries earned him his â€œMeal Ticketâ€? nickname along with more than 20 wins every year between 1932 and 1937. During the same period, Straightâ€™s southpaw slants at Vancouverâ€™s Athletic Park were earning him acclaim as one of the top pitchers in the Vancouver Senior City League. It was there at old Athletic Park â€” situated between 5th and 6th avenues, the current site of Hemlock Streetâ€™s north-bound on-ramp to the Granville Bridge â€” that Straight faced a
team of touring major leaguers exactly 75 years ago on October 5, 1936. Eight days after the 1936 major league regular season ended, and with the World Series underway, a barnstorming lineup of American Leaguers arrived via Seattle to play a doubleheader versus the all-stars of the Senior City League. e then-27-year-old Straight was selected as the starting pitcher for the afternoon game. Heâ€™d grown up in a still-standing heritage home at 2650 West 5th Avenue in Vancouver, the son of Vancouver elementary school principal and later assistant superintendent Bob Straight, and was a multi-sport athlete while graduating from Kitsilano High in 1927 and attending U.B.C. For the first four innings, he shut down the major leaguers with nary a run. The News Herald, one of three daily papers serving Vancouver at the time, noted, â€œHal Straight took a little kidding from the big leaguersâ€™ dugoutâ€Ś â€˜Hi Hubbell,â€™ one of them called out. â€˜I thought you were in New York this week.â€™â€? Yes, actually the real Hubbell certainly was in New York where heâ€™d pitched a complete game 6-1 victory over the New York Yankees in the opening game of the World Series five days previously, then allowed four runs (three earned) in seven innings of a 5-2 loss in Game 4 the day before. Straightâ€™s mound opponent on this occasion continued, PAGE 22
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Laptop learning From digital chalkboards to tablets, West Van’s Caulfeild elementary is embracing new technology in the classroom Caulfeild students Mikka Vermehr and Claire Undseth. Rob Newell photo
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opy. Cut. Paste. To a previous generation of students these instructions for a poster board presentation would have meant a trek to the local arts and crafts store for supplies. Not anymore. On this rainy Thursday afternoon, Charlie, a seventh grader at Caulfeild elementary, walks to the front of the class carrying his oral presentation housed in a lightweight notebook. He flips it open and pulls up Prezi, a web-based zooming presentation tool. A $1,000 wireless projector paid for by parent fundraising connects to Charlie’s laptop. “All About Me: Toronto and Vancouver” flashes on the large screen behind him. Scenes from Charlie’s young life — his family splashing around the turquoise waters of Bora Bora and Charlie traversing an endless stretch of snowy terrain at Whistler — each pop up on the screen before fading away. The visually stimulating presentation has Charlie’s classmates mesmerized. Afterwards, he explains that for every five minutes spent on the written component for this assignment under the former poster board model now takes 30 seconds by computer. Classroom connections After Charlie’s presentation, principal Brad Lund leads the way on a tour of the school to showcase technology in the classroom. Our next stop finds us peeking in on the earliest learners: the kindergarten class. The kids are engaged by an oversized puzzle. “One two three, eyes on me,” calls out the teacher. At first glance there appears to be standard, large whiteboard marking the front of the room. An eraser and a handful of colourful markers sit in the tray below it.
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Lund picks up a green marker and scribbles his name on the board. His digital-tinged cursive gives away the technology infused in this whiteboard. It’s an interactive SMART Board that uses touch detection for user input. This highly coveted and costly learning tool allows teachers to control computer applications directly from the display, write notes in digital ink and save their work to share later with the class. For five-year-old Ryan, the SMART Board is more about fun than technology. “I like that you can draw stuff on it and pop the balloons and popsicles,” he says shyly, like most kids his age do when questioned by an adult. Ryan is referring to attendance time where each kindergarten student goes up to the SMART Board and pops the colourful balloon with their name in the centre.
tially asked the Caulfeild school community this question: “If we could create a brand-new school how would it work and what would it look like?” Lund explains. The parents had been saving up for years, hosting community fairs and other fundraisers and now there was money to be spent on the students. “We said give us time to come up with a plan; we don’t want to buy stuff just because it’s cool,” recalls Lund. Many Caulfeild parents have an advanced education in technology and one parent paid for local technology company Xprt Integration to conduct workshops at the school. They assist schools and businesses in developing technology innovations and how to use it effectively in today’s world. Starting in September, Caulfeild became a “Choice” school, offering an Inquiry-based Digitally Enhanced Community (IDEC) program. Schools with French Immersion, Learning 2.0 International Baccalaureate and Montessori Gary Kern is director of Instruction programs also fall under the “Choice” model. Technology and Innovation with the West Brad Lund So far, Caulfeild is the only WVSD school Vancouver School District. His position came to use this technology-infused-with-curricuonline two and a half years ago, making Kern lum delivery approach. the point person to harmonize technology and learning Students in Grades 4 to 6 each bring their own laptop requirements within the district. to school. “Most districts have two people doing these jobs; West Closely monitored by their teachers, primary students Vancouver chose to create one job to marry the two agenin Grades 2 and 3 peer over an iPad2 with a buddy. das,” explains Kern. Approved websites for them to discover include Science It was approximately two years ago that Kern 360, Google Earth, Grammar Jammer, Math Bingo, HD approached Lund and Caulfeild elementary about the Art and National Geographic for Kids. idea of a one-to-one computer ratio for students in Meanwhile, kindergarten and Grade 1 students are Grades 6 and 7. He presented a lease-to-buy option for introduced to technology with the SMART Board. the laptops at $22 per month over three years. “For years we have been saying don’t bring your elecThat was the genesis for an entire restructuring of tronic devices to school. Now we are saying you can, but Caulfeild’s teaching model. continued, PAGE 21 Town hall meetings were held last spring which essen-
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ayors from Surrey, Vancouver and at least five other cities are poised to force through a twocent gas tax hike to help fund the Evergreen Line and other transit expansion projects. Surrey Mayor Dianne Watts, Vancouver’s Gregor Robertson and mayors from Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Langley City, West Vancouver and the District of North Vancouver issued a joint statement Tuesday saying they will vote for TransLink’s Moving Forward supplement on Friday. The seven mayors represent 70 per cent of Metro Vancouver’s 2.5 million residents and hold enough population-weighted votes to force the plan through even if most of the region’s 22 cities object. Burnaby, Richmond and Delta mayors said they will oppose the plan. The extra two cents a litre in gas tax would take effect in April and raise $40 million a year of the needed $70 million annually to fund the plan. Mayors and the province would have one year to negotiate another $30 million worth of new funding sources for TransLink – perhaps road pricing, a vehicle levy, a second regional carbon tax or other mechanisms. If the province gets cold feet and refuses to approve new sources, the plan requires property taxes go up an average of $23 instead – a scenario that’s unacceptable to mayors in Richmond and Delta. “I’m not going to support a package with a property
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tax,” Richmond Mayor Malcolm Brodie said. “And I won’t support other funding sources when they’ve not been defined.” He predicts there will be no deal with Victoria on contentious new mechanisms, most of which would raise the cost of driving as part of a wider strategy to steer more motorists to transit. “I think they’re going to be too complex and too controversial,” Brodie said. Surrey and Vancouver are big enough under the weighted vote system to sway the decision with just a few other smaller cities on board. But Watts and other mayors have been busy trying to sway more cities to the yes camp and minimize the spectre of a divided region. Yes votes were expected from Tri-Cities mayors, who are desperate to build the long-promised Evergreen Line there. “It’s our turn,” Port Moody Mayor Joe Trasolini said of the 11-kilometre rapid transit line. “We can’t rewrite the proposal that’s what in front of us. We have to make sure it goes ahead.” The other mayors pledging support were also expected to be on board. North Vancouver District Mayor Richard Walton chairs the Mayors Council on Regional Transportation that brokered a tentative funding agreement with Transportation Minister Blair Lekstrom in July. West Vancouver’s Pamela Goldsmith-Jones is the mayors council vice-chair and Langley City Mayor Peter Fassbender is the former chair, who also spent much time negotiating with the provincial government. Others are still on the fence. Langley Township Mayor Rick Green said he’s leaning against the TransLink supplement. “I have a lot of difficulty with it,” he said, adding Metro residents are already “taxed to death.” Big swathes of Langley get virtually no usable transit service for their contributions to TransLink, he said, while they
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continued, PAGE 18 was Monte Weaver of the Washington The Province called Straight’s homer the Senators who had recorded a 6-4 won-lost “highlight of the afternoon game.” mark that year during a major league career The News Herald had the best overall covin which he had an outstanding 71-50 record erage. It praised Straight’s pitching under the over six full seasons and parts of three others. sub-head “Straight Standout, Tosses Nicely, Oddly enough, Weaver and Hubbell had pitched Also Socks Homer” and reported, “Hal against each other in Game 4 of the 1933 World Straight made quite a smart job of elbowing Series, the first extra-inning game in the Fall [i.e. pitching]. With better fielding he might Classic in nine years. Hubbell and the Giants have held the score down somewhat. And he won 2-1 when Weaver gave up the topped off his performance by winning run in the 11th after both lofting a home run. pitched magnificently. “Hal’s performance was the Now it was Straight – apparstandout of the two games. He I N S TA N T R E P L AY ently disguised as Hubbell – facing served up change of pace, crossonline Weaver. fire and really had the major men northshoreoutlook.com Vancouver led 2-0 after four swinging frantically for several innings with Straight accounting for innings before they got on to his one of the runs with the game’s only slants. Then a brace of errors home run, a drive over the high sent the score booming up and right field fence onto 6th Avenue. the American aces were away to an easy In the fifth inning, two infield errors by victory.” the home side opened the door for four runs. In describing Straight’s four-bagger, The Straight set the visitors down in the sixth again News Herald reported, “As the customers before allowing two runs in the seventh and givyelled the odd shout of approval, the ‘Great ing way to reliever Tommy Musgrave for the One’ [that was Straight; Gretzky wasn’t born final two innings. In his seven innings of what yet] with his cap perched cockily on his head, became a 10-2 loss, Straight gave up six runs (an stepped up to the plate and smashed one of unknown number of which were unearned), 10 Weaver’s tosses over the right field wall for a hits, two walks and a hit batter while striking out canter around the bases.” two. So maybe Straight wasn’t the Vancouver verWally Moses, who hit a career high .345 sion of Carl Hubbell after all. Maybe – given with Philadelphia Athletics that season, and his dual prowess as both a portside pitcher Hall-of-Famer Heinie Manush, whose .330 life- and a left-handed slugger – Straight was really time average ranks as one of the best in major more like the local reincarnation of the recentleague history, combined for nine hits off ly retired Babe Ruth. Straight and Musgrave. The Sun’s game report summed up the perThis is episode 436 from Len Corben’s treaformance of their star columnist by noting he sure chest of stories — the great events and the “pitched good ball for seven innings besides quirky — that bring to life the North Shore’s helping himself to a circuit clout over the right rich sports history. field wall.”
A MOTHER’S PLEA - Angeline Pete, 28, was last seen in May. North Vancouver RCMP recently released two statements from the girl’s mother, asking Pete to come home.
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well looked after. Please call home. We love you, Princess,” read the second. North Vancouver Mounties said that although Pete has an outstanding warrant for arrest, their primary concern is her safe return. Police said Pete may have recently travelled through the communities of Alert Bay, Port Hardy, Prince Rupert, Surrey, Cranbrook, Kamloops, Sparwood and Grand Prairie, AB. Pete is a 28-year-old First Nations woman, 5’ 4” tall and approximately 150 pounds with long dark hair which she occasionally dyes. Pete has brown eyes, wears contact lenses and has a tattoo of a butterfly on her chest. Anyone with any information on her whereabouts is asked to contact Const. Jaime Myles at 604-969-7519 or Cpl. Michael Kokkoris at 604969-7516 in the North Vancouver RCMP Serious Crime Unit. Anyone wishing to report anonymously can do so by contacting Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or online at bccrimestoppers.com. firstname.lastname@example.org twitter.com/toddcoyne
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