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UPCOMING EVENTS It's all coming together. After 18 months of

extensive community engagement, the District of North Vancouver now has a first draft of the Official Community Plan (OCP) to guide our community towards a more sustainable future by 2030. Will the draft Plan move us in the right direction?

Your feedback is important. Let us know what you think. Come to one of the following

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Tuesday, December 7 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. District Hall, 355 W Queens Rd Provide your feedback on the draft OCP

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Celebrate the Season

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As 2010 draws to a close, we extend a warm invitation to join us as the City sparkles with holiday cheer. Throughout the month of December, the City will celebrate the season with numerous events for the entire family to enjoy.

Snow season is upon us and significant snowfall is anticipated. The City monitors road and weather conditions throughout the winter months and dispatches crews when snow and icy conditions are forecast.

Visit for events and festivities taking place throughout the community, snow clearing and preparedness information, plus seasonal safety tips. Please note the following City Hall closures during the holiday season: December 24 - Closed from noon December 27 and 28, January 3 - Closed City Hall will reopen January 4, 2011. Hours of operation for recreational facilities and the City Library are available at

Annual Festival of Lights and Grand Opening of Shipbuilders’ Square Saturday, December 4 from 5pm-8pm, Shipbuilders’ Square, Foot of Lonsdale Celebrate the holiday season and the official opening of the City’s Shipbuilders’ Square at this fun and festive outdoor community event. The Square will be sparkling with Christmas lights and filled with family activities including the popular bug lantern building workshop, gingerbread decorating, the lighting of a giant Christmas tree, live entertainment, a visit from Santa, passing Carol Ships, plus complimentary coffee, hot chocolate and cookies. Bring the whole family! Hosted by the Lower Lonsdale Business Association and the City of North Vancouver. Details at

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HOW WE PLOW Municipal crews salt and plow roads in the following order of priority: 1. Major arterial streets, transit routes 1. and access to emergency services 2. Collector streets, routes leading to 1. isolated neighbourhoods and schools 3. Local streets Local streets are cleared only after snow and ice conditions on arterial and collector streets have stabilized. Lanes/alleys are not plowed during a snow event.

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The latest round of gaming grants provided funding for a variety of North Shore community groups. In our riding of North Vancouver-Seymour, there have been many recent grants totaling nearly $61,000 for Arts and Culture groups, $210,000 for Sports for Youth and Disabled Persons, and nearly $132,000 in the Human and Social Services category. Parent Advisory Councils received $135,000 in gaming grant funds this year. Also, the Arts Office in North Vancouver received $15,000 from 2010 Legacies to create an arts and culture plan.

Carisbrooke Elementary School PAC received $7,480, and Holy Trinity Elementary School PAC received $4,280.

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The North Shore Disability Resources Centre received a cheque for $77,000 under the Human & Social Services category.

On November 18th, the Province announced provincial grants of $1 million for B.C. Spirit Festivals to commemorate the 2010 Games. The North Vancouver Community Arts Council received $45,000.

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The Outlook pays a visit to the North Shore’s Camphill Society, a home for people with disabilities and a ‘house of little miracles.’ Cover and above: Rob Newell photos

North Van designer Alex Beim has gained international acclaim for his ‘sensory art’ innovations, some of which were used during the 2010 Olympics.

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Province considers minimum wage hike Careful approach needed, say chamber presidents. GREG HOEKSTRA S TA F F R E P O RT E R


f the province raises the minimum wage, it must do so in a way that won’t harm local businesses, warned North Vancouver Chamber of Commerce president Anne McMullin last week. Otherwise, the wage hike could result in job losses and business closures, which isn’t good for anyone, she said. “If [a minimum wage increase] is going to occur, the business community has said they would like to see a gradual, phased-in a approach,” McMullin told The Outlook last week, after the province announced its considering the first minimum wage increase in nine years. On Thursday (Nov. 25) B.C. labour minister Iain Black announced his ministry will meet with key business and labour stakeholders in the coming months to discuss employment standards — including the minimum wage. Kirkpatrick said the North Van chamber has been consulted by the province in the past. If they’re asked to give input this time around, they’ll push for the ministry to cover all its bases before approving a wage hike, McMullin said. “The government needs to look at all the costs and the impacts before making the decision,” McMullin said. “It’s difficult to say whether it would have an impact on social issues.” West Vancouver Chamber of Commerce president Gary Mussatto said he wasn’t surprised by last week’s announcement. B.C.’s $8 an hour minimum wage, he said, is outdated and not in keeping with the province’s cost of living. However, Mussatto noted that consumers should be warned the wage hike could, at first, have some adverse effects. “I believe it’s time for a raise,” said Mussatto. “But people need to realize that it will affect prices and it will affect unemployment.” In a statement to the press, Black said he’s asked ministry staff to research “how we can best ensure employment standards reflect the realities and needs of employees and employers in 21st-century workplaces.” This includes speaking to organizations that represent the interests of both employees and employers, as well as independent labour experts, Black said. The process, he added, is expected to take two to three months. V O T E D T H E B E S T M O RT G A G E S P E C I A L I S T O N T H E N O RT H S H O R E

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news Suspect in highway deaths goes to trial in February A North Vancouver man will go to court in February 2011 in Duncan, B.C., in connection to the deaths of a Saanich couple. Lucas Ian Brown will be tried in B.C. Supreme Court starting Feb. 14. Brown is facing two counts of criminal negligence causing death, failing to stop at an accident scene involving death, two counts of break-andenter and committing an indictable offence, possession of stolen property over $5,000 and possession and use of a stolen credit card. The charges stem from the Feb. 20 death of Martha Ralph, 56, and Larry Machnee, 59, both of whom were killed when their touring motorcycle was struck by a 2007 Honda stolen from North Vancouver earlier that day. Brown was arrested, without incident, near the Mill Bay ferry terminal. He is set to make a court appearance on Jan. 3 to confirm he’s retained a lawyer. Crown prosecutor Scott Van Alstine said the trial is scheduled to last for 10 days. –Sean Kolenko -With files from the Saanich NewsLeader

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Sink or swim? NV rec commission votes against a larger pool and gymnastics space, council set to weigh in on Harry Jerome facilities Dec. 6.



lthough the odds of a 50-metre pool in the new Harry Jerome complex remain slim, one recreation commission member believes the City and District of North Vancouver have the opportunity to collaborate on a project that will satisfy all North Shore aquatics users. According to district Coun. Alan Nixon, a member of the North Vancouver recreation commission, the neighbouring municipalities should work together on what he calls “an aquatic centre of excellence”—a standalone building with a 50-metre pool. At the commission meeting on Nov. 25, board members voted to re-affirm their recommendation to have a 25-metre pool built in the replacement Harry Jerome centre. For the larger pool to be realized, user groups would have to pay the difference in price, roughly double the $16-million price tag that a 25-metre facility would cost. Nixon, in an interview, questioned why the city and district would agree to pay that much for one pool, when the district has begun discussing the replacement of the nearby William Griffin centre where they would have to build another pool of the same size. “It just doesn’t make sense to build two pools so close together. Each municipality would invest $15-16 million in its own pool that

doesn’t meet the needs of the populace,” said Nixon. “It’s ludicrous that they would consider building that at both locations.” Linda Sullivan, president of the North Shore Titans water polo club, presented at the meeting and argued that a 50-metre pool allows for more flexibility of an aquatic space. For instance, Sullivan said that a larger swimming area could be divided into sections letting more groups —including extra public swimming—use the pool at one time. North Vancouver, Sullivan added, is one of the only communities in the Lower Mainland to not offer a pool at such a length. Surrey, Coquitlam and Richmond, she said, all have 50-metre pools, while Vancouver has three. “Water polo, admittedly, could get by with a 25-metre pool. In fact, most aquatic sports can do with such a size,” she said. “But that would all result in exclusive use. It would leave us with no opportunity to grow.” Capital costs for the construction of the pool are paid for by the city, while the district pays for 65 per cent of the operational expenses. Nixon acknowledged that the city makes the final decision on what gets built, as they absorb the initial cost, but stressed that it’s the district that gets put on the hook for maintaining something that may not be the best option. “Right now, with the finances we’ve got, we’re looking at balancing act,” said city Coun. Bob

District of North Vancouver Coun. Alan Nixon (above) says the city and district have the chance to build an aquatic centre that will please all users, something he feels they will not attain with their current plans. Rob Newell photo

Fearnley, also of the recreation commission. “Squeezing another 15 or 16 million will bring consequences.” The penalties Fearnley was referring to is the potential added density the city would be forced to put on the current Harry Jerome plot to pay for the new recreation centre. The city has acknowledged it may sell that land to developers to fund the project, but the more they opt to include in construction, the more density they will have to allow. The other group discussed at the meeting was Flicka gymnastics. Like the pool, the committee also decided to recommend that Flicka not be part of the recreation centre plans, unless they pay for inclusion. Sarah Ahmadi, president of Flicka, said the club wishes to remain a part of the Harry Jerome centre, as their group has been a staple on the North Shore for the past 50 years. Both Ahmadi and Sullivan said they plan to speak on behalf of their organizations at the city council meeting on Dec. 6.

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lex Beim loves to play, especially when he’s at work. At his company, Tangible Interaction Design, Beim and his team spend their days creating sensory art that taps into the basic human need to play – even when we grow up. Through his interactive art experiences – like, for instance, a digital graffiti wall – Beim tries to create a sense of awe and adventure in people’s everyday lives. “I get ideas all the time for designs I want to create. I may not initially know how to build COFFEE them, but I love researchWITH ing the idea, seeing it come to life and watching Jennifer Ross the happiness it brings to newsroom@northshore people,” Beim says. Beim started his Vancouver-based company four years ago and so far his one-of-a-kind innovations have landed him prestigious projects, including 16 installations for the 2010 Olympic Games, a 17-concert tour with Green Day, and various jobs for Coldplay, the Blue Man Group, MSN, Hello Kitty, Bacardi and Heineken – to name a few. Recently the North Vancouverite even collaborated on the reopening of the Chanel store in SoHo New York. He designed an interactive media installation specifically for the splashy event after being chosen by the fashion house to compliment their graffitiinspired campaign. “I find the simplest designs are the most engaging and have the most powerful effect on people,” he says. “Ten thousand people participated in the Seed of Truce peace project at the Vancouver Public Library and five thousand people a day visited the B.C. Pavilion during the Olympics. To have that kind of impact is incredible.” It’s a fast-paced life for Beim and a long way from his beginnings in Uruguay. At 16, frustrated with his poor drawing skills, Beim booted up his first computer and discovered he had a natural knack for graphic arts. Three years later, he launched his own

North Vancouver designer Alex Beim of Tangible Interaction holds a “tangible pixel” that was used during the 2010 Winter Olympic ceremonies. Rob Newell photo

company and for the next decade honed his skills designing posters and brochures. At 26, he moved to Vancouver after marrying his Canadian fiancée. Shortly after, he began working for design firm DDB Canada and after only a year was appointed associate creative director, a position he held for nine years before starting his own company. In 2006, Beim entered a competition in Italy called Building Interactive Playgrounds. He designed and built a large inflatable ball that changed colour when people touched it. He won first prize, which was 500 Euros and a ticket to Italy. “But, they also posted a video of my design on Vimeo and that gave me a lot of exposure,” he recalls. After the video aired, the phone started ringing. Soon Beim was on a three-month Romanian tour with the electronic musical duo The Chemical Brothers and on an international tour with Sensation White, a trance indoor dance event. Both shows, which sometimes played in front crowds as large as 40,000, featured “the Zygote,” Beim’s interactive ball design. “When I first wanted to build the ball, I had no idea how to do it and I had to cold call people I thought might help me. Now I have a team of people and we create my ideas, post them online and people call us because they are interested in the project,” he explains. “I really enjoy creating inspiring moments and I have so many ideas that I am always looking for a place to put them. I would like to do more public art, permanent installations and lighting and I would love to create something for North Vancouver.” –Check out more of Alex Beim’s interactive designs at

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New premier not our decision And B.C.’s next premier will be… Not up to you. Average registered voters will have no say in selecting Premier Gordon Campbell’s successor unless, of course, they are card-carrying members of the BC Liberal party in time for its upcoming convention in February. Thanks to our version of democracy, this province’s most powerful political position will be won by a candidate who convinces the largest number of BC Liberal party members, based on a weighted system mandated by party insiders. Thanks to this brand of democracy, the general populace will have no vote in who will lead us – or how we are led – leading up to the next general election, to be held May 14, 2013. Will we get an autocrat or pushover? A hard-liner or reformist? A big ‘C’ Conservative or a little ‘c’ conservative? Conceding that the BC Liberals won the majority in the last provincial election, it could be argued that the average non-partisan voter should be willing to accept a replacement not too unlike Campbell. But this would neglect to note that over the 1½ years since Campbell was elected to his third consecutive term, his popularity has plummeted, thanks in no small share to the botched implementation of the HST. Even such a strong former Campbell supporter as Kevin Falcon, erstwhile health minister and now frontrunner in the leadership stakes, is careful to distance himself from the most unpopular perceptions of the premier. While the former West Vancouver resident looks to the future – calling for, and touting himself as, “a new generation of leadership” at his campaign launch Tuesday – it’s the past he points to, including his own record and decisions in the health and transportation portfolios and hewing to the Liberals’ cost and deficit-cutting, as the best evidence he deserves the job. It appears the criteria for leadership of the party – and the premiership – is to effect a balancing act, convincing enough people that you are ‘old’ and ‘new,’ at the same time, or perhaps ‘the same, only different.’ Not, mind you, that we, the electorate, are the ones who should be convinced. Instead, it’s party members who have to be sold on the candidate they think is the most acceptable – or least unacceptable – to the voters come 2013. They – and we, it seems – have been wrong before. –Black Press

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North Vancouver residents Ethan (left) and John Ribalkin have already started decorating the family home at 4967 Chalet Pl. where they will be collecting donations of food and money for the Harvest Project this holiday season. This year’s display will include more than 20,000 lights. Rob Newell photo

— LET TERS TO Understanding green waste removal in the District of North Van

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Watch globally, rent locally RE: “Working on rented time,” North Shore Outlook, Nov. 25. Editor, Thanks for highlighting Schlockbuster Alternative Flicks. I became a member after I could not find “Motorcycle Diaries” at a large rental chain. The fabulous staff are true movie fans who offer excellent recommendations. They even ordered in a specific movie I was looking for; no big box stores do that. The prices are even lower. And to top it all off, they are dog-friendly. This is a true North Vancouver gem and I encourage the local community to support them. Michelle Sevigny, North Vancouver

Editor, I wish to respond to a recent letter regarding green waste pick-up in North Vancouver District, specifically as it applies to residents living in multi-family properties (condos and townhouses). Whereas single-family properties are charged a solid waste utility fee on their annual property taxes providing for garbage, yard trimmings (green waste) and recycling collection, multi-family properties are not charged the solid waste utility fee (and are charged only for recycling collection). As a result, multi-family stratas contract out their garbage collection to commercial waste operators, most of which do not include yard trimmings collection as part of their standard collection service. While this could pose a dilemma to some of our multi-family residents, there are solutions such as stratas contracting with landscape maintenance companies to incorporate green waste removal as part of their services. Mayor Richard Walton, North Vancouver District


New bill targets makers of ecstasy and crystal meth Editor, A story that recently broke concerning an ecstasy lab on Vancouver’s North Shore highlighted the need for my Private Member’s Bill to pass the Senate. Bill C-475 would create a new offence that would squarely capture the type of unacceptable behaviour conducted by those who create ecstasy or crystal meth in our neighbourhood backyards and basements. My efforts to get the law passed include ongoing discussions with the senators in whose hands the Bill now sits, after it received unanimous support in the House of Commons on June 9, 2010. We learned recently that Larry Campbell, the Liberal senator who championed drug reform as former mayor of Vancouver, will lead when discussion of Bill C-475 resumes. The importance of our bill was highlighted in Ottawa recently by Gil Kerlikowske, director of the office of national drug control policy under President Obama, at a conference hosted by the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse. Director Kerlikowske, known as the US “Drug Czar,” was making his first visit to Canada in his current role. He emphasized the need for countries, including Canada, the USA, and Mexico, to work together.

The audience included representatives of all levels of the Canadian government; throughout the evening, we heard references to the need for intergovernmental collaboration within countries as well as between countries. In that vein, it’s a promising sign that 12 First Nations and local governments within our riding have endorsed Bill C-475. Minister of Health Leona Aglukkaq has recently come on strong with a holistic approach to dealing with substance abuse, childhood obesity, nicotine avoidance, and other syndromes related to “healthy choices (and unhealthy)” in life. Collaboration among government officials and a holistic approach for the individual are ultimately two excellent ways to put out of business people such as those who would set up ecstasy labs in our neighbourhoods to ruin our children’s lives. John Weston, MP

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t the age of 24, Ruth Tschannen got on her bicycle and headed west. The Swiss native pedalled through France’s meandering hills, took a ferry across the English Channel and rambled through the United Kingdom’s villages. She was on the hunt for community. But it wasn’t just any community she sought. Tschannen wanted a place where people worked together and neighbours knew neighbours. Yes, it sounds simplistic, she says, but it was hard to find. After four months of cycling from town to town and village to village, Tschannen felt defeated. But an address written by Tschannen’s college teacher on a small piece of paper pushed her onward. “Go here,” the professor said. “I think you will like it.” “Here” was the Pennine Community. Tschannen found it nestled in rural West Yorkshire. It was a large estate surrounded by an old stone wall. Inside the wall was a stable and regal-looking English manor. Rose bushes lined the entry and Tschannen could see a huge vegetable garden at the tail end of the park-like property. As Tschannen pushed her bicycle up the pathway, a woman greeted her at the doorway. What Tschannen had found was a Camphill society and a way of living that would become her life’s work.

A lifestyle choice In 1939, Karl Konig founded a residential and school community for abled, and disabled, people as a social experiment. The idea – which the Scottish native coined Camphill — was based on Konig’s interest in the modern spiritual philosophy anthroposophy, and his love for children with special needs. The centres now number 119 around the world and provide support, learning and daily living in family or small community settings. At Pennine, Tschannen was one of 30 caretakers or “companions” who lived, worked and studied beside the 32 people with disabilities. The companions didn’t earn salaries, but received room and board. Besides everybody’s daily tasks, there was also music, arts and other classes to attend. “It is not that we were looking after [them], we are doing this together,” Tschannen says. At first, Tschannen worked in the kitchen. Later she was in charge of the garden. For 14 years, Tschannen never earned a wage. She volunteered at Camphill societies across Europe, eventually making her way to North American communities. It was on this side of the pond, in Pennsylvania, that she met North Vancouver resident Patricia Smith.

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The little things As snow falls on the North Shore’s mountains, Tschannen shoves a log into the wood stove. “Eight of us live in this building,” she says, kneeling beside the fireplace in the sitting room of a three-storey house. In 2000, North Van’s Cascadia Society — a day centre for people with disabilities — was opened, at which point Tschannen became its artistic director and Smith its executive director. They also founded a Camphill household, with one resident, Susan. But quickly their house“These people have hold grew to include three additional members. Five years ago, two more families requested their relathe incredible ability to tives join the residency. So, Tschannen and Smith moved open people’s hearts.” into a bigger dwelling on 19th Street, only a few houses away from Cascadia. Patricia Smith No matter how big the home, it never seems big Cascadia executive director enough, Tschannen says. Camphill households are not only economical — residents only pay for rent and food as the care is volunteered — but they contain a family feeling, she says. The women know of seven people wanting to join them. “We have a lot of people who want to live with us,” Tschannen says. “But we have no more of us.” Right now the house is quiet. Smith has just helped Jeff, whose lived with them for nine years, complete his paper route. Everybody is taking an afternoon nap. In an hour they will all be up again. Jeff will set the table, and then they’ll all sit down for a meal – something they do every night. After Marietta clears the table, they’ll all find a cozy spot in the sitting room. Someone might tell a story, or maybe they’ll sing a song. The house is full of little miracles, Smith says. Marietta’s parent never tested her to find out what kind of mental disability she has. Marietta came to the Camphill household with a box full of medications after living in a group home for 20 years. Now, she only takes one tablet a day and it is not uncommon for her to whisper “I love you” to her new house mates. “These people have the incredible ability to open other people’s hearts,” Smith says. Tschannen and Smith have many titles – therapist, friend, roommate, teacher and adopted family. Some days are more difficult than others and the women agree they have given up a certain kind of freedom. But they say they have gained something greater. In this chaotic world, Tschannen says, she has found the simplicity she was searching for. “I think the idea is to create a home. We have a reason to be together,” she says.




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nity. Great Stuff: unique, affordable, and giftable art – is a Christmas exhibit at the Ferry Building Gallery in West Van that runs until Dec. 19. “We’ve got fabulous jewelry, wonderful silver creations,” says Mary Harrington, gallery assistant. There are many different mediums to choose from, including textiles, pottery, mosaics, and much more. The heritage building, overlooking the Ambleside waterfront, has been turned into a Christmas store; and a hot drink and Christmas cookies await you at the front door. The Ferry Building Gallery is located at 1414 Argyle Avenue, West Van, 604-925-7290, The gallery is open every day but Monday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. On Fridays the gallery has late-night shopping until 8 p.m. The North Shore Artists’ Guild is having its 4th Annual Fine Arts Sale Dec. 5 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Parkgate Community Centre (3625 Banff Court , North Van). There will be close to 700 paintings to choose from, in every subject matter, size, price range, style, and medium imaginable. New for this year: a number of artists will be working on paintings during the show so you can see their unique approaches and techniques first-hand.

Head into scenic Deep Cove over the holidays and check out Winter Gift Gallery: a unique selection of gifts by local artists – on until Jan. 9 at the Seymour Art Gallery. From scarves to paintings, jewelry to sculptures, there is a wide selection of holiday gifts from local artists. The Seymour Art Gallery is open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., 4360 Gallant Ave, 604-924-1378,

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Sentinel athletes Yongku Jung (left), Fardin Jamalian and Nik Marshall (far right), and athletic director Glenn Johnston (centre). The Spartans, who have already won seven banners this year, have a shot at breaking their 13-banner record by season’s end. Sean Kolenko photo

Royal rumble After a 20-10 victory over the Windsor Dukes in the senior boys’ AA semifinal match on Nov. 27, North Vancouver’s Handsworth Royals are set to take on Nanaimo’s John Barsby Bulldogs for high school football’s top honour on Dec. 4.“I’m just extremely pleased for the boys, especially the Grade 12s. This is it for football for some of them,” said Handsworth coach Jay Prepchuk. “They’ve been so dedicated over the course of this year and throughout high school.” The AA final begins at 3 p.m. at Empire Field located at 3311 E. Hastings St.



he walls of Sentinel secondary school’s gym are lined with banners. Tennis, soccer, football — to name just a few of the sports represented — all celebrated in blue, yellow and gold. It’s been a pretty good run, pun intended, for the Spartans. But according to Glenn Johnston, Sentinel’s athletic director, this year is shaping up to be their best season yet. “The past two years have been some of our strongest and we’ve seen an all-around increase in sports participation over that time. Last year we won 13 banners and we already have seven this year,” said Johnston. “And spring season is our biggest.” And while hoisting trophy after trophy has produced a wave of athletic pride on the Sentinel campus, some opposing schools feel the Spartans have enjoyed an unfair advantage because of the athletic academies the school promotes. These academies, which are not officially linked to Spartans’ athletics, combine sports with a student’s daily coursework. Students, depending on the academy they belong to — the school offers such programs in tennis, hockey and soccer with field hockey scheduled to join the ranks in September 2011 — spend three afternoons per week playing their chosen game, one in the gym and one learning about nutrition and sports theory. Students receive credit for this work and pay the $400 per month requisite fee. According to Johnston, athletics has driven enrolment at the school. In the past six years, the student body has risen from 825 to 1150, but

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Johnston stressed that Sentinel follows all the guidelines set by BC School Sports to ensure those athletes from the school’s academies can compete for the Spartans as well. “I came to Sentinel for the academies. I’ve done every sport Sentinel has to offer and over the past five years, we’ve improved every season,” said 17-year-old Yungku Jung, who plays on the soccer, cross-country, wrestling, rowing, rugby and track and field teams. “The success really encourages us to keep giving our best.” Nik Marshall and Fardin Jamalian, teammates of Jung’s on the school’s rugby team, echoed Jung’s sentiments, but added that the school’s on-field successes have given them confidence in other areas of their lives. “It’s all about our cheer, one, two, three pride, one, two, three Sentinel,” said Marshall. “We represent it every where we go.” Jamalian agrees. “We’re all in Grade 12 now [Marshall, Jung and Jamalian]. It’s exciting. We’ve got nothing to lose.”


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Best thing about being captain? “You feel really close to your players and they look up to you for leadership. I feel my role is to show confidence, calm them down and keep them focused.” Favourite thing about volleyball? “I love that exciting state when the whole team is together and you walk out of the huddle confident.” Favourite sport to watch? “Skiing. I saw the giant slalom and ski jumping at the Olympics; and biathlon – because there were two really good Polish athletes and my extended family still lives in Poland.” Favourite subject in school? “Chemistry. I like science. It’s factual. I want to go into medicine. Both my parents are physiotherapists.” Favourite book? “The Memory Keeper’s Daughter [by Kim Edwards] because there’s lots of action. It’s a very dynamic life story.”

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here was a time when the Grey Cup game was not the conclusion to the Canadian Football League season. For four years, beginning in 1955, all-star teams from the west and east met on the weekend following the Grey Cup game. That’s when the present western division was called the Western Inter-provincial Football Union while the east had its Big Four League. They were completely separate organizations with no interlocking games, other than exhibitions, until 1961, except for the Grey Cup. The Grey Cup determined the country’s best team. The Shrine East-West All-Star Game determined which league had the best players. Norm Fieldgate and Gordon Sturtridge – two names that have significant history on the North Shore – were defensive specialists who played a key role for the West in that first Shrine game. Fieldgate, playing his second season with the B.C. Lions, was the team’s lone representative on the West all-stars. Sturtridge, the WIFU rookie of the year in 1953, was one of seven from Saskatchewan Roughriders. You undoubtedly know about Fieldgate. A member of the CFL Hall of Fame, the BC Sports Hall of Fame, the Lions’ Wall of Fame and the team’s 30th, 40th and 50th anniversary all-star teams, he played 14 years with the Lions (1954-67). He was the last original Lion to retire after playing an ironman 223 regular season games while missing only one. The number of seasons and games is fourth on the Lions’ all-time list. And he’s stayed connected with the team; in recent years organizing the alumni. Sturtridge? You are probably aware that the North Shore’s minor football organization is called the Gordon Sturtridge League, the GSL for short. ALL-STAR MEMORIES - Gordon A Sturtridge was one of five players who Sturtridge, the hero, and Norm Fieldgate, St perished in a plane crash on jagged Mt. th the honeymooner, were key players in Slesse near Chilliwack while returning C Canadian football’s first Shrine East-West i E tW t to Regina the day after the second annual Sh Shrine East-West All-Star Game in 1955. Sturtridge (#42) and Fieldgate All-Star Game at Empire Stadium on Dec. 8, 1956. The trag(#44) are pictured standing behind (l-r) Normie Kwong, edy was on the front page for days as a fruitless search took By Bailey, Jackie Parker and Bud Grant at the second allplace for the missing aircraft that had 62 aboard. It was five star game in 1956 in Vancouver before Sturtridge died months before the plane was found. in the infamous Mt. Slesse plane crash. The local youth league was named for Sturtridge beginning Program: Norm Fieldgate collection. Team: Len Corben collection. with the 1957 season. What you probably don’t know is the important part Fieldgate and Sturtridge played in the first all-star game held with a single point on monster kicks into the end zone. First at Toronto’s Varsity Stadium on Dec. 3, 1955, exactly 55 years the West tried it, then the East. Both times the ball was kicked ago tomorrow. right back out. In a Vancouver Province page-one story by Lions’ fullBut there’s something else you need to know. Fieldgate back Al Pollard headlined “Pollard finds East-West game played the game on his honeymoon. more thrilling than Grey Cup,” Pollard wrote, “Tops in the Fieldgate grew up in Regina and first met Sturtridge at the West defence were B.C. Lions end Norm Fieldgate, Gordon ’Rider training camp in 1953. Sturtridge of Saskatchewan Roughriders and tackle Bud “I got to know him better at the all-star games,” Fieldgate Tinsley from Winnipeg Blue Bombers.” was remembering last week. “He was a great defensive end. The game ended in a 6-6 tie, with each team scoring a He was playing left defensive end and I played right defensive touchdown, worth five points in those days. end [in the first all-star game]. He really read that play, ran It was two outstanding defensive plays by Sturtridge in the across the line, knocked the ball down and booted it down second quarter that made him the hero for the West. The first the field and we all chased after it. It was a very unusual play.” resulted in a Sturtridge touchdown. “He helped make it all Fieldgate had moved to Vancouver in 1953 to get a head the way,” Pollard reported, “causing [East quarterback Sam] start on trying out for the Lions. “I met Tom Walker and Jim Etcheverry to fumble behind his own goal line before he fell Andrews who were involved with junior football on the North on the ball.” Shore. They ran a sheet metal shop at the But the play of the game came a few minshipyards. So I got a job there and moved utes later and The Vancouver Sun story by into Ralph Danbert’s basement in North INSTANT Annis Stukus gave the details. “The East were Van.” REPLAY on the West’s one-yard line and ready to Then he met more North Van people, Len Corben erase the West’s 5-0 lead. Gordon Sturtridge, including Doreen Caughlin who had Saskatchewan’s rookie of the year two seasons graduated from North Van High in 1952. ago who had been giving the East’s blockThey were married following the 1955 ers fits all afternoon, almost broke their backs regular season on Nov. 18 in North Van’s right here. St. Andrews United Church. “It was third down and Sam Etcheverry Fieldgate got two weeks off for a honcalled a pitch-out to Pat Abruzzi… Sturtridge broke past the eymoon. The newly-marrieds drove to Portland for a few days, blockers to bat the intended pitch-out down. That, in itself, came back to take in the first Grey Cup game in Vancouver was a remarkable bit of defensive alertness. (Edmonton 34-19 over Montreal), flew to Hamilton where the “But the Canadian kid brought back another play we west all-stars practiced and then on to Toronto for the Shrine haven’t seen for years in Canadian football. Instead of falling game. on the ball, Sturtridge gave it a boot downfield, a boot that The Fieldgates now have three grown daughters, Carey, soccer’s Gogie Stewart would have been proud to acknowlLesley and Janine, all of whom still live in North Van. edge. “The day after the all-star game,” notes Norm, “Doreen and “He followed that up in the race for the ball with another I took the bus to Niagara Falls. How’s that for romantic?” kick that sent it to the East’s one-yard line where the East But I’m sure Doreen enjoyed the game too. managed to recover for a loss of 108 yards on the play.” The East conceded a single in the fourth quarter but then This is episode 402 from Len Corben’s treasure chest of stotied the game with a converted TD. ries – the great events and the quirky – that bring to life the In the last minute of the game, each team tried to win it North Shore’s rich sports history.

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place. Tankers move slowly and only at slack tide when there’s no current and all must be double-hulled. If a rock pierced a tanker’s first skin, Badger said the chances the second would also be breached is low. If that did happen, mayors demanded, how can cleanup agency Burrard Clean’s capacity to handle a 10,000-tonne oil spill be sufficient when most tankers are laden with 110,000 tonnes? Ships are compartmentalized, Badger said, so the response should be sufficient to recover all the oil draining from either one main tank or else two ruptured side tanks. A bigger spill than 10,000 tonnes could draw a Coast Guard response plus trigger mutual aid agreements with cleanup agencies in Washington State. “The movement of oil is a risky business,” he conceded, but said the aim is to make it as safe as possible. Burnaby Mayor Derek Corrigan said he was concerned to hear Oberymeyer talk of oil tanker crews sometimes arriving here with poor English language skills, training

Only if a tanker strayed to the shallow edge of the channel would it have less than two metres of water beneath its bottom as it passes the Second Narrows, he said. While centred in the deeper water at midchannel – where it’s supposed to be and where it’s kept harnessed on track by tugs – an oil tanker would have 12 metres or more clearance, he said. Each tanker moves through Burrard Inlet with three tugs guiding it and exercises have shown they can control the ship even if there’s a major mechanical failure like a stuck rudder, RIGHT OUT OF THE BOX? Oberymeyer said. District of North Van Mayor Richard Walton asked what would happen if a pilot guiding a tanker suffered a heart attack, the tanker ruptured and was stranded leaking oil. “Despite the reassurances, we all get very scared by the one meter more or less clearance under the bridge,” he said. “It just sounds very scary.” Obermeyer said each oil tanker -o-o-o-o o is required to carry two pilots good! S in B.C. waters, so a backup is in


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his year the kids want to be like The Old Bear. He doesn’t have pop idol Justin Bieber’s youthfulness or his hair flip. In fact, he doesn’t have much hair at all. But what he does have is a Maple Leaf on his shoulder and a 2010 Winter Olympic gold medal around his neck. “Kevin Martin has done a lot for [the popularity of] curling,” says Liz Goldenberg, North Shore Winter Club’s director of curling. Almost a year after Team Canada’s skip helped defeat those argyle pant-clad rebels from Norway, the sport is experiencing a renaissance on the North Shore. North Van’s winter club has more than 600 curling members – and it keeps adding more brooms. Its junior program’s numbers jumped from 58 curlers last year to 91 curlers this year. And more and more youngsters are being exposed to the sport. Last year, for instance, the NSWC had 3,000 visits from elementary school children and Goldenberg expects even more in 2011. In West Vancouver, Hollyburn Country Club was forced to add an additional learn-to-curl class after the first one filled up in less than a week. “We were really shocked that the first [lesson] sold out,” admits Ed McLaughlin, the club’s CEO. It’s not the only change, McLaughlin adds. A couple of years ago, the club’s curling population mirrored that of the silver-haired generation often associated with lawn bowling. Today, the club’s curling demographic consists of people 30 years old and up. Brian Blumel is a beginner who falls in that category. The 34-year-old and his in-laws signed up for Hollyburn’s introductory program after being glued to the curling action in Richmond

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Olympic Oval’s lanes. “It’s a lot harder than it looks,” Blumel says as he slips on his curling shoes for his eighth lesson. His mother-in-law, Iriss Gibbons, is ready to hit the ice. Curling seemed like a fun activity the family could do together, she says. The theory has proven true, Gibbons adds. Her pregnant daughter joined them first on the ice, then laneside right up until she gave birth. “She was here the night before she had the baby,” Gibbons says. While curling is a fun sport that anyone can play, Goldenberg notes that it’s a difficult game to master. From Dec. 27 to 31, B.C.’s best junior curlers will be at the North Shore Winter Club vying for a ticket to the nationals in Calgary, from Jan. 29 to Feb. 6, 2011. “These kids are just awesome,” Goldenberg says. “This is the future of curling.” —The North Shore Winter Club is seeking volunteers to help host the B.C. junior provincial championships. It is a great way to watch some amazing curling and learn more about the sport, says Liz Goldenberg ,NSWC’s director of curling. To volunteer call 604-985-4135 ext. 270 or email


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L L IONEL L ORENCE L It’s the experience! Something New & What A Ride

There’s Magic in Altamont

• Brand new luxury building

• Custom Built

• 1621 sqft, 3 bdrm + den

• Altamont, contemporary

• Waterfront, SW Corner

• 20,000 sqft property

• Exceptional quality

• 4269 sqft, 3 levels

• City & Harbour views

• 4 bedrms, Den

#802-133 E Esplanade Ave. North Van


1770 29th St. West Van


You Can’t Imagine All The Fun Before You • Headland Park

• Desirable Upper Blueridge

• Hollingsworth Design

• 60 x 135 property

• 3,283 sqft 3 bdrm, 3 bthrm

• Great Family Home

• Outstanding Ocean Views

• Baden Powell Trails

• Coming soon

• Blueridge Elementary

4999 Meadfeild Wynd, West Van


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2422 Hyannis Drive, North Van


Start Your day With an Ocean Paradise

• Oceanic Gardens

• Private Cul-de-sac

• 914 sqft Penthouse

• 3480 sqft

• Only 14 suites

• 4 bed, 3.5 bath

• 2 bedrm, 2 bathrm

• Bonus Artist Studio!

• Wonderful ocean views

• Sensational Ocean Views

#303-2242 Marine Dr. West Van


160 Sunset Drive, Lions Bay

Can You Imagine This Luxury • Headland Park


Luxury With Immense Passion • Whitby Estates


• Hollingsworth Design


• Spectacular city views

• 3,306 sqft 3 bdrm, 3 bthrm

• Custom built in 2001

• Outstanding Ocean Views

• Elevator, 3 levels

• Coming soon

• 13,179 sqft property

4995 Meadfeild Wynd, West Van


Beauty Beyond Your Dreams

2379 Constantine Place, West Van

New Price $3,850,000

Fantastic Sunsets & Level Beach Waterfront

• Headland Park

• Lions Bay Waterfront

• Hollingsworth Design

• 17,000 sqft property

• 3,274 sqft 3 bdrm, 3 bthrm

• Ocean & mountain views

• Outstanding Ocean Views

• Rancher, 2039 sqft

• Coming soon

• Swimming pool

4997 Meadfeild Wynd, West Van


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L L IONEL L ORENCE L It’s the experience! Farimont Luxury Residence

Arizona Sand Stone Reflections • Architecturally designed • Ocean & mountain views

• 2 bedrms, 2 bathrms

• 3835 sqft home

• Luxurious details

• 3 bdrms, 3 bths

• South West city views $1,995,000

#4004-1011 W Cordova St. Vancouver

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1723 Medwin Place, North Van

• 1307 sqft apartment

• 19,000 sqft property

5924 Eagleridge Dr. West Van


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Spring, Summer, Fall & Us

• Cul-de-sac rancher

• Ambleside location

• 7200 sqft property

• Custom build in 2006

• 3 bedrm, 2 bathrm

• 3,702 sqft 3 level home

• Bonus Upstairs OfÄce

• Exceptional detail

• Private Back Yard Oasis

• Spectacular home

New Price $879,000

Steaming Hot With Fantastic Views & Design

1165 Haywood Ave. West Van


$700,000 Free Interst Agreement for Sale

• Modern contemporary

• $700,000 interest free loan

• Re-designed

• 1300 sqft penthouse

• By Brian Hemingway

• False Creek views

• 4775 sqft, ocean views

• 2 bdrms, 2 bathrms

• 3 level, swimming pool

• Steps to Granville Island

6008 Eagleridge Dr. West Van


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Oceans 22 A New Lifestyle NEW G IN LIST

• Building site • Eagleridge area

• Ocean Point Villas • 2,885 sqft 3 levels

• Great views

• 3 bedrms & 4 bathrms

• 25,000 sqft property

• Exclusive Waterfront

• Cul-de-sac of Äne homes

• Private Dock & Tennis Court

5912 Eagleridge Dr. West Van


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22 Ocean Point Drive, West Van


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• Seawalk Place

• Deep Cove Waterfront

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• Deep water moorage

• 1557 sqft 2 bdrm, 2 bthrm

• 11,000 sqft property

• Fantastically redone

• Breathtaking views

• SE corner suite

• 3055 sqft, 4 bedrms

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890 Anderson Cr., West Van

Sky’s The Limit

• Sentinel Hill Tudor

• Edge Harbourfront Lofts

• Unobstructed city views

• 1400 sqft, 2 levels

• Elegantly appointed

• 600 sqft terrace

• 3 levels, 5 bdrms, media rm

• Meticulously Redesigned

• 11,765 sqft property

• 2 bedrm, 2 bathrm

(New Listing) $2,150,000

#624-289 Alexander St, Vancouver

Central World Class Waterfront

• West Van Waterfront

• 400 sq ft of waterfront

• 21,000 sqft property

• 4 bedrm, 3 baths

• 2352 sqft home

• Breathtaking Views

• 2 levels

• Amazing opportunity

• 3 bedrms 6261 Taylor Dr. West Van

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• 30,500 sq ft property

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• Corner property w/ views

• Headland Park

• 3800 sqft home

• Architecturally designed

• 3 level, 4 bdrms

• Built 2007, 3981 sqft

• Self-contained in-law suite

3 bedrm + den, 4 bathrm

768 Grand Boulevard, North Van


4942 Meadfeild Rd. West Van

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• Bosa’s Paramount II

• 3,345 sqft home

• Only 6 suites per Åoor!

• Custom Built in 2010

• 1,058 sqft 2 bdrm, 2 bthrm

• Corner 40 x 150 Property

• North, South & West Views

• 4 bedrms, 5 bathrms

• Steps to Metrotown

• 1 bedrm Legal Suite

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• Castle Drive Estates • 3 bedrm, 3 bathrm

575 E 17th Street, North Van


Fairmont Pacific Rim Residence NEW G IN LIST

• Trendy Coal Harbour • 742 sqft apartment

• Gorgeous Mountain Views

• 1 bedrm, 1 bathrm

• Private Hot Tub

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335 East Keith Rd, North Vancouver

At last here is a home that hits the jackpot on all key factors - the location is great, the layout is free-Áowing and the size is ideal for a family. Welcome to 335 E Keith Road - As soon as you enter, you will know that this home is one of a kind - very special. It simply oozes space, light and good vibes. Private, yet centrally located, sunny and quiet, this fabulous 4bdrms,4baths duplex can accommodate your family, including the in-laws. The quality Ànishing throughout, vaulted ceilings, granite countertops, welcoming living room with cozy Àreplace, open plan perfect for entertainment, are all features of a home that has it all. It also features one of those cheerful kitchens with beautiful maple cabinets, stylish black granite countertops and lots of space, that work like a magnet when you have a party- it is the hub of all activities. One of the rituals you will fall into almost immediately is meeting the day with a cup of coffee on the balcony adjacent to the kitchen. And is not hard to imagine you at your dining table enjoying your dinner looking at the city lights just like you do when you are in a high end restaurant. The view is with you even when you go to bed the master bedroom offers the golden glow of the city lights as well. The walk-out basement with an in-law suite (9’ ceilings) and fully fenced patio is also a bonus. If you treasure comfort, privacy and urban care free living right in the vibrant Lower Lonsdale and you are ready- to act Buyer, you will most likely be the next owner. Call Vessie to view. You will like what you see!




You Can Be Home For Christmas. Don’t let the address fool you -the entrance is off 21st St! This practical family home (2130sqf) is in a quiet child friendly cul-de-sac,conveniently located to amenities, good schools, Park Royal and Downtown. The welcoming entrance leads to a spacious kitchen. Upstairs, the 3 bedrooms feature space and beautiful high quality laminate Áoors. Step out on the big deck and you will Ànd yourself enjoying the fresh air and mountain views. The 1 bedroom suite downstairs with separate entrance, is the ideal mortgage helper. This home has been well cared for and has many upgrades including new decks, upgraded Áoors,kitchen bathrooms, fresh paint. If you are looking for a home to raise your family this could be the one. Call for your private viewing.

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Falcon unveils key allies as he hits Liberal campaign trail JEFF NAGEL BLACK PRESS


evin Falcon took over frontrunner status in the B.C. Liberal leadership race, with at least 10 MLAs backing his bid to replace Gordon Campbell as party leader and B.C.’s next premier. He didn’t roll in on his trademark mountain bike or the excavator he once used to knock down the Coquihalla Highway toll booths. But the Surrey-Cloverdale MLA and former health minister – he has resigned the post – had plenty of human props, including a crowd of more than 150 cheering and clapping supporters at the Tuesday morning (Nov. 30) announcement at the Surrey Museum in Cloverdale. “It is time for a new generation of leadership,” Falcon said, promising to listen, learn and “lead decisively.” Falcon’s key backers included adjacent Surrey MLAs Dave Hayer and community, sport and culture minister Stephanie Cadieux, as well as labour minister Iain Black from Port Moody-Coquitlam. Also there were Langley MLA and children and family development minister Mary Polak and Chilliwack MLA John Les – who would have been key allies for public safety minister Rich Coleman, who has not yet declared his run. The MLA count of 10 for Falcon in Surrey was expected to be bolstered by more at a second launch Tuesday evening in Prince George – topping the nine supporting Shuswap MLA George Abbott. Surrey Mayor Dianne Watts, who considered a run herself, is not backing Falcon, saying it’s not appropriate for a mayor to take sides in the leadership contest. In Cloverdale, it’s a different story. Bill Reid, a former MLA and current executive director for the Cloverdale Chamber, said he’s behind Falcon all the way. In his Tuesday announcement, Falcon committed to the binding referendum on the Harmonized Sales Tax, but said he will ask other leadership rivals to agree to move the vote up to the date of June 24 proposed by Abbott. He said the public doesn’t expect a perfect government but does “deserve one in which mistakes are acknowledged and where appropriate, corrected.” Falcon, a former West Vancouver resident, said he believes

the HST is sound tax policy for a more competitive economy become more efficient. but would consider cutting the rate to 10 per cent in stages and The Liberal leadership vote is Feb. 26, two weeks after a will abide by the outcome of the referendum. separate convention to decide the rules of the vote. He spoke of leveraging B.C.’s key assets as Canada’s only connection to the Asia Pacific, as well as its people and children. MLAs backing Falcon “Why not look at leveraging our existing school infrastrucIain Black (Port Moody-Coquitlam) and labour minister ture in a way that provides options for parents to access serStephanie Cadieux (Surrey-Panorama) and community, sport and vices from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.,” he said, adding that could include cultural development minister childcare, sports, music and arts. Ron Cantelon (Parksville-Qualicum) and BC Liberal caucus chair Flanked by his wife Jessica and baby daughter Josephine, Dave Hayer (Surrey-Tynehead) Falcon sought to soften his image as a cost cutter on the right Douglas Horne (Coquitlam-Burke Mountain) wing of the party, citing his family’s medical problems and Rob Howard (Richmond Centre) experience with the importance of a viable health care system. John Les (Chilliwack) Attorney-General Mike de Jong (Abbotsford-West) joined the Joan McIntyre (West Vancouver-Sea-to-Sky) race on Wednesday and former deputy premier turned CKNW Mary Polak (Langley) and minister of children and family talk show host Christly Clark has taken this week off from the development radio station to consider entering the race as well. John Yap (Richmond) and minister of state for climate action Falcon said he welcomes Clark to the race if she runs but said she should commit to return to politics with the B.C. Liberals “win or lose.” Rivals Moira Stilwell and Abbott had already announced their runs. In 1999 Falcon led the Total Recall drive to topple the NDP government through recall campaigns. When the Liberals swept to power in 2001, he became minister in charge of deregulation and cutting red tape as the Campbell government began major spending cuts. Falcon has often been a polarizing figure, antagonizing Vancouver-based greens who opposed his freeway and port expansion agenda as transportation minister. Falcon also butted heads with local mayors over TransLink – nuking the old elected board after it nearly refused to build the • Ponds • Pavers Canada Line ahead of the Evergreen Line • Retaining Walls and then later ordering TransLink to install • Patio Slabs • Fountains CREATIVE costly SkyTrain turnstiles. As health minister, Falcon has sought to • Flagstone • Natural Rock rein in spending and has begun to introduce • Garden Statuary 1371 McKeen Ave, North Vancouver 604.984.3008 pay-for-performance funding that promises • Planters & More! (at the foot of Pemberton Avenue) to reward hospitals that find new ways to Mon to Fri 7:30am-4:00pm • Sat 8:30am-4:30pm • Closed Sun & Holidays

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Snow season is upon us. Your municipality monitors road and weather conditions throughout the winter months. When snow and icy conditions are forecast, crews and equipment are dispatched to clear roads on a priority basis. The first priority for municipal crews, during and after a snowfall, is to clear the major arterial streets, as well as bus routes, bus stops, and access to emergency services (e.g. fire halls, ambulance stations and hospital). The second priority is to clear collector streets and routes leading to schools. Once conditions have stabilized on first and second priority routes, crews will begin to clear local streets. Local streets are not ploughed immediately during a snow event. In the event of continual snowfall, it may take longer than normal for ploughs to reach local streets as first and second priority streets will require additional attention.Thank you for your cooperation and patience during a snow event as municipal crews work to keep your streets clear and safe. For more information on your municipality’s snow and ice removal policy and how you can prepare for winter storms, please contact your local municipality.

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Drive only if necessary. Public transit is a good alternative. Park in your driveway, not on the street. This will allow snow ploughs and salt spreaders the room required to safely clear the street. This is particularly important on cul-de-sacs and narrow roadways. Please note that lanes/alleys are not ploughed during a snow event. Do not abandon your car if it gets stuck. Illegally parked cars that hamper snow clearing may be ticketed and/or towed. Remove snow from your sidewalk. The owner or occupier of an industrial, commercial or multi-family property is required to remove any accumulation of snow or ice from the sidewalks and footpaths bordering the real property as soon as practicable after the cessation of any snow or ice accumulation. Residents of single-family properties are also asked to clear snow and ice from sidewalks in front of their home in order to ensure the safety of pedestrians. (Note: the City of North Vancouver bylaw also requires removal of snow from sidewalks fronting residential properties). Please visit your municipal website to learn more about snow clearing bylaws in your community: District of North Vancouver Street and Traffic Bylaw 7125 City of North Vancouver Street and Traffic Bylaw 6234 District of West Vancouver Traffic and Parking Bylaw 4370 Check your municipality’s website for snow shovelling tips. Clear snow away from fire hydrants. This will make it easier for the fire department to locate the hydrant in the event of an emergency. Clear snow and ice from the catch basins in front of your home or business. This will allow for proper drainage and will reduce the chance of flooding on the street and on property. Check on neighbours and family members who may need some extra assistance.

Stay away from rivers and creeks. With heavy rainfall or melting snowpack comes increased risk, due to elevated water levels, swift moving currents, and bank erosion. Report downed power lines. Stay clear and contact BC Hydro at 1-888-POWERON. Go to BC Hydro’s website for further information about power outages at

Collection Services During a Snow Event In the event of hazardous road conditions due to snow and ice, it may be necessary to suspend garbage, recycling and green waste collection in some or all parts of the North Shore. Garbage Collection (North Van District): If your garbage collection is missed, then collection will not occur until the next scheduled collection day and the container limit will be increased to accommodate the missed pick-up. Please remove your garbage containers from the curb and store until the next scheduled collection day. Garbage Collection (North Van City and West Van): If your garbage collection is missed, then crews will attempt to make the collection the following day. Please ensure that your containers are not buried in snow. If crews are unable to collect your material the next day, then it will be collected on your next scheduled collection day and the container limit will be increased to accommodate the missed pickup. Note for North and West Vancouver: If your garbage/recycling is normally collected from the street: Do not place your garbage cans and recycling containers on the road. Keep them on the sidewalk or boulevard and remove them as soon as possible after they have been emptied. Recycling Collection (North and West Vancouver): If recycling collection is missed, crews will attempt service the following day. If crews are not able to collect your material the next day, please remove it from the curb until your next scheduled collection day. Green Waste Collection: will be suspended in the District of North Vancouver during snow and icy conditions, allowing crews to focus on garbage collection. Green waste collection may also be suspended in the City of North Vancouver and District of West Vancouver. Please check with your municipality for more information.

Schools can also be affected by heavy snowfall: In the event of a major snowfall, local area schools may be closed. Please check the following websites during a snow event for more information. North Vancouver School District: West Vancouver School District: or (604) 981-1234 (24 hours) Independent/Private Schools: Please contact the school directly.

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The North Shore Chamber Orchestra prepares for its annual Christmas concert. REBECCA ALDOUS S TA F F R E P O RT E R


n front of Sutherland secondary school, Alison Patterson pulls a cello case and green cushion from her parked SUV. In Australia, she played professionally. But when her son was born with Type 1 diabetes, the Aussie put down her bow. Now her son is 12 – old enough to look after himself, she says – and Patterson is rediscovering her musical passion. Entering a brightly lit classroom, she says hi to the musicians busily shuffling chairs and music stands into a semi-circle. Violins, violas, cellos and basses rest on the shoulders, or between the knees, of the band members. Across from Patterson, a boy wearing his baseball cap backwards plays a few chords. Behind him, a grey-haired woman flips through music sheets. They are all members of the (From left) North Shore Chamber Orchestra founder Jean Ireland and musician North Shore Chamber Orchestra. Alison Patterson rehearse for the orchestra’s upcoming Christmas concert on Jean Ireland, one of the orchestra’s founding memSunday, Dec. 5. Rebecca Aldous photo bers, sits with her old English cello leaning on her legs. In 1972, the New Zealand native began organizing music sessions for string enthusiasts. concert. The group’s show will include music from Mozart’s Piano “We would meet at different people’s houses,” Ireland says. Concerto No. 12 and Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite. However small the dwelling, the group made it work, she says. Those As Ireland readies her cello, Angela Schneider, also a member of the playing violins could crowd into a sitting room, cellos would squeeze Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, takes her place as conductor in front into a kitchen and basses would find space in a hallway. of the class. When Schneider’s hands go up, so do the bows. Rehearsal “It was fun,” Ireland recalls. has begun. Today, 25 musicians play in the orchestra. And recently the band has experienced an infusion of young talent, Ireland says. As if on queue, the orchestra’s youngest member, Humphrey Chow, –North Shore Chamber Orchestra’s Christmas concert takes place walks through the door. The 13-year-old is late. He quietly moves to his Sunday (Dec. 5) at the St. Catherine’s Church (1058 Ridgewood Dr.), in spot and sets up his music stand. Edgemont Village at 2 p.m. Tickets are $10 and $8 for seniors and stuTonight they’re practising for the orchestra’s annual Christmas dents. For more information email or call 604-988-6652.


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stagewrite Makers Market It’s a handmade event: This Saturday (Dec. 4) local artisans will be selling their wares at St. Monica’s Church Hall in West Vancouver. Come by and check out a wide selection of pottery, farmhouse furniture, jewelry, soap. artwork, children’s clothing, handbags, baked goods, wreaths and more. The market runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at St. Monica’s Church Hall (6404 Wellington), just off Marine Drive at the round-about (just up from Horseshoe Bay).

Windows to the past NVMA takes a look back in time with ‘Then and Now’ exhibition and photo contest. GREG HOEKSTRA S TA F F R E P O RT E R


he North Vancouver Museum and Archives (NVMA) is offering visitors a chance to travel back in time this month. Until Dec. 30, the museum is displaying the second installment of its “Then and Now” exhibition project, which highlights recognizable sites in the city and district and presents them on two contrasting panels — one reflecting the present view, and one showing the past. In addition to the exhibition, the museum has also launched a new photo contest with the same premise. The competition challenges residents to take photos of their favourite North Van spots, then pair up the image with a photo of the same location in the museum’s archives.


Lonsdale and Esplanade, then and now: Inset photo taken Aug. 19, 1916 (NVMA photograph #3528) and present-day photo taken Rob Masson on Nov. 12, 2010. “We thought it’d be interesting to see what people come up with,” says NVMA Director Nancy Kirkpatrick. “We want people to look at their environment and get creative.”

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Kirkpatrick says the exhibition and contest have provoked varied reactions from different groups. For older residents, seeing the photos can be nostalgic. For younger people, it’s been eye-opening. “It’s about getting people to think about the passage of time,” Kirkpatrick says. “It’s fascinating to see the impact people have had on the landscape.” So far the NVMA Flickr group has three dozen submissions, many of which “mash together” the past and present using computer software. To view some of the entries check out the group at For more information on the contest or exhibition visit or call 604-990-3700.

Festival of Lights Come out and enjoy the holiday spirit at the new Shipbuilders’ Square at the foot of Lonsdale Avenue. On Saturday, Dec. 4, there will be entertainment, complimentary coffee, hot chocolate, cookies and a gingerbread decorating station hosted by the North Shore Neighbourhood House – all taking place in the square. Children’s musician Norman Foote will perform along with a gospel choir. Santa will also be attending the party and carol ships will dot the inlet. The action gets underway at 5 p.m. and runs until 8 p.m.

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Police charge two 17-year-olds in connection with early-morning beating. GREG HOEKSTRA S TA F F R E P O RT E R


North Vancouver bus driver became an ambulance passenger early Saturday after he was allegedly punched in the head by two 17-year-olds. Police say the driver activated his emergency alarm around 1 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 27, after he was attacked by the two teens — a male from North Vancouver and a female from Coquitlam. RCMP Cpl. Peter DeVries said police don’t know what

munities,” said DeVries in an issued statement. “They are out late, alone, and often transport people who may have been drinking. That places them at some risk on a regular basis. “We take very seriously any incident that places these valuable service providers in harm’s way, and are glad that officers were able to respond quickly and to arrest those alleged to have been responsible.” Both teens were arrested, charged and released into the custody of their parents on a promise to appear in court. The accused cannot be named under the Youth Criminal Justice Act.

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HYAD hopes to net $100,000 in nationwide competition Housing project squares off with community projects across Canada in online battle.




ust a few weeks ago, HYAD director Clay Knowlton was surfing the web looking for new funding avenues for his group’s currentlystalled housing initiative. And, only a handful of days later, Knowlton and his colleagues — HYAD is a proposed housing community for 14 young adults with various mental disabilities — find themselves in the final of the Aviva Community Fund Challenge, a country-wide online contest with a prize of $100,000.

“We made the top 10 in our semifinal and now it looks like we’re going to butt heads with 30 other groups,” said Knowlton. “I think there’s even another similar housing project in Manitoba.” According to Knowlton, those interested in voting in the online competition will first be asked to enter their email address on the Aviva community fund website. Once the address is confirmed, participants will be given a total of 10 votes for the contest. The finals begin on Dec. 2 and will last for 10 days. Aviva is a Canadian insurance company that offers this community-based contest annually. To vote for HYAD, visit and click on the HYAD post.

HYAD members stand at the proposed site of their future home on the grounds of the former Lonsdale elementary school. File photo

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