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or the third time in less than a year, West Vancouver police are urging local seniors to be wary of potential scam artists. Last week, police received two separate reports of attempted telephone fraud cases targeting senior citizens. Fortunately, neither victim was successfully duped out of any money. In both cases police say the victims received a telephone call from someone claiming to be their grandson, in need of money for legal fees. In the first incident, the attempted fraud was detected by an alert senior, who recalled reading about similar scams in the news recently. In the second case, the scam was thwarted by an alert bank employee. The con artist was then confronted by a family member over the telephone, according to a police press release. Police are reminding residents not to provide personal or financial information to anyone they do not know over the telephone. The same goes for sending money through wire transfers. If you receive any calls you believe may be a potential scam dial *57 to record the number for police tracing, then contact West Van police at 604-925-7300.

Veteran detective nabs suspected fraudster A 42-year-old man is facing charges thanks to the alert actions of a senior West Vancouver police detective last month. On Dec. 17, the detective observed the suspect making a large purchase at a local coffee shop. The man reportedly bought $55 worth of goods, left the shop and left the scene in a vehicle. Believing the man looked familiar, the officer recorded the vehicle’s licence plate number and launched an investigation, according to WVPD spokesman Jag Johal. “The officer thought he recognized the suspect from other investigations across the Lower Mainland,” Johal told The Outlook. The investigation quickly revealed that the credit card used at the coffee shop was stolen. After establishing the man’s identity, police located and arrested him on Dec. 30 in possession of three stolen credit cards. Yazid Boumendjel will face multiple charges in North Vancouver provincial court later this month., including three counts of possession of stolen property and three counts of impersonation with intent.

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esidential property assessments in West Vancouver rose 13 per cent in the past year, second only to Richmond at a striking 17.14 per cent for the largest increase in the province, according to figures from BC Assessment released Jan. 3. In total, West Vancouver assessments reached $26.4 billion, up from $23.2 billion last year. According to BC Assessment statistics, the growth in the municipality reflected a general increase in property values, but was also buoyed by $405 million in new construction and rezonings. Once BC Assessment sends property owners a notice of its assessments in January each year, municipal governments set tax rates and apply it to the assessed values, generating the property tax notice typically sent out between May and July. Jason Grant, assessor for the Vancouver Sea-to-Sky region, said real estate sales in a community determine, in large part, the value of property, but other factors like renovations and larger infrastructure projects can also play a factor. Size, age, quality, condition, view and location, he added, are also considered. But, the increase in property values does not necessarily reflect a hot real estate market. Alan Skinner, Re/Max Crest realtor, said the seemingly large jump in West Vancouver cannot be considered without taking into account the sample size of real estate sales in the municipality. Skinner said residents of West Van don’t often have to sell their property as quickly as residents in other cities. In comparison, Skinner said more properties in the neighbouring District of North Vancouver — which had an 8.84 per cent spike in Khot-La-Cha assessed home values — come on the market and often sold more quickly because the district represents a “slightly more mobile environment.” By not needing to sell one’s property quickly, however, Skinner said a homeowner is likely • Handcarved totem poles • Plaques, Bowls, Rattles to hold out for a larger asking price because a • Moccasins, Clothing • Silver & Gold Jewellery neighbour may have done so.

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“That type of mindset makes true supply scarcer. People believe they are in the supply group only if they get their price,” he said. “That keeps values at higher levels.” Skinner added that those looking to sell their homes because of the jump in property assessments should do their homework and further evaluate the market. The assessed value may not reflect what a homeowner may list their property at, said Skinner, because it’s hard to forecast any value beyond two months of an assessment. This year marks the first time in B.C. history the value of assessed real estate topped $1 trillion, an eight per cent increase from 2010 value of $970 billion. In total, 1,902,875 properties from across the province were valued for 2011, a one per cent increase from 2010. Homeowners can visit to view their their property value and that of neighbouring properties. Those interested in disputing their assessments have until Jan. 31 to do so. Information on the dispute process is also available on the site.

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n the late 1990s, a number of provinces in China were faced with an interesting problem: residents were vandalizing, then stealing, in-ground parking meters. It happened with such frequency the government couldn’t justify staying with the current system. That’s where North Vancouver’s Ernest McCrank enters the story. Still a student at the time — McCrank was wrapping up a Master’s degree in Industrial Design at the University of Calgary (U of C) — he was charged with designing a new, individual parking meter about the size of an iPod, that would sit on the dashboard of one’s car. That new meter would hold a pre-loaded amount of parking time that a motorist could purchase at local convenience stores. COFFEE To check the device, parking WITH attendants use a compatible piece that reads the meter Sean Kolenko using radio frequencies. And, skolenko@northshore in a staple of the pay-forparking world, if you’ve got enough money in the meter, you’re good. If you don’t, well, you get the picture. “First and foremost it’s about constant learning. It’s all discovery, realization and interaction and knowing that what I’m doing matters,” says McCrank of his design philosophy. “I enjoy seeking inspiration and seeking an understanding of the world around me.” Long before McCrank turned his attention to conceiving and shaping products, an interest in the world — particularly the outdoors — led the 42-year-old to his first profession. A graduate of Lakehead University’s Outdoor Recreation program, McCrank spent years building ski jumps and planting and cutting trees across the country. But at one such gig in Whitecourt, Alta., McCrank, who says he’d grown a bit weary of his profession by that point, decided to make a change. A course calendar for the industrial design program from the U of C had been kicking around his truck for a while, so he packed up his gear, quit the job and drove the nearly 450 kilometres to Calgary to sign up for another round of post-secondary education. McCrank says diving back into the books after years touring around the woods of Canada was a bit of a shock because academia, particularly his new chosen field, had moved beyond the pages and bindings of the book. McCrank had to learn

his way around a computer. “That was the biggest shock, for sure,” he says, with a chuckle. “Prior to school I had no interest in computers. But I got into 3D modeling and it blew my mind. Now, I use it everyday. I liked tools before, now, I guess, I look at my computer as one huge toolbox.” And the rest, as they say, is history. In 2003, McCrank moved to the North Shore to work for G3, a company that designs outdoor equipment. In his his four years with G3, McCrank designed everything from avalanche safety tools, to ski bindings and accessories, to shovel blades. A bone saw he worked on for the company was even featured in the ID in NV art show at North Van’s Cafe for Contemporary Art last fall. The show, curated by local artist Adrian Boston, celebrated industrial design being produced on the North Shore and highlighted, amongst other companies, Rayne Longboards and Arc’teryx clothing. In 2008 McCrank launched his own business — the North Vancouver-based firm Bull Monkey Industrial Design. McCrank says self-employment has been a bit of an uphill climb, but 2010 proved to be a busy year. McCrank’s currently working on a medical device with a team from Calgary that assesses sleep apnea patients. He says it’s still in the prototype stage, but when completed the device will help gauge the extent of one’s sleep apnea and the needs of a patient depending on its reading. And he says he wants to diversify his work even further. Because of his experience working in the back country, designing outdoor products was a comfortable leap for his new pursuits. But, looking ahead, McCrank says his goal is to ensure all his work, regardless of its application, is not only good for the pocketbook, but for the environment. “It’s just not enough to design something. You have to ask yourself whether or not it’s the right thing to design,” he says. “Aside from the money, you have to ask ‘how does this help people?’ Other than that, the ideal scenario for me is just to keep working.”

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Cost for senior care soars in 2011 January could be bleak for seniors living in publicly funded care homes, most of whom will be paying significantly more for care this year than they did two years ago. A senior with an income of $22,000, for example, will pay an extra $1,956 in 2011 compared to 2009, while others will pay much more because 80% of their aftertax income will go to pay for care. This policy will have a harsher effect on dependent spouses, who have always relied on their husband’s pension. They will find it particularly hard to pay the higher fees and still cover the costs of medicine, dental care and add-on care home services such as television and the telephone because the family’s income will be significantly reduced under the 80% rule. These are the woman from traditional families who chose not to work during their child-bearing years and have limited access to Canada Pension Plan or private pensions. Sure, they can apply for reduced rates on the basis of hardship but this may be a drastic step for some and they may not even qualify without depleting their assets. They could also consider the radical step of divorcing their husbands so they can sue for half the pension but this, too, would have limited appeal. For these families, selling the family home or tapping the incomes of sons and daughters may be the only way they can make ends meet. Was this the intent of the new rate structure? At first glance, it appears the government did everything it could to make the new fee structure more equitable for British Columbians. It lowered the fees for 25% of seniors, split the rate increase over two years to make it easier for people to adjust, and public care still costs half of what it costs in private facilities. With the greying of the baby boomer population, it makes sense to make seniors pay more for the care they receive because even at the maximum monthly rate of $2,932, they still pay less than half of what it costs for 24-hour nursing care in a public care home. But for a vast majority of seniors, this policy appears to have some unintended consequences and they face some serious belt-tightening in 2011. –Black Press

Artist Ron den Daas presents his MacKay Creek series at District Foyer Gallery until Jan. 26. This 60-piece oil-on-panel series depicts changes at one pool of MacKay Creek through an 18-month period. During the same period, den Daas has produced a film called Wild Chance which hopes to “engage the community in salmon conservation.” Find more about this project at District Foyer Gallery is located at North Vancouver District Hall, 355 West Queens Rd. Rob Newell photo

— LET TERS TO T HE EDITOR — Party discipline is unconstitutional Editor, Re: The year of the independent MLA (B.C. Views, Tom Fletcher’s column gives an accurate perspective on our current state of politics. Taxpayer revolt, MLA recalls, revolts in party ranks, both leaders driven from office – all happening around the same time – may be signaling a fracture in the basement of our politics. When you step back and trace back the prime cause of all these events, it all comes down to one common denominator; the inordinate concentration of power in a few people, and the abuse of it. Those few who hold power in our system do so by the imposition of ‘party discipline’ on elected mem-

bers, and with this device they control the political system completely. Party discipline is not a law, but a convention, as are most things in the Westminster parliamentary system; in fact it is not written anywhere. However, revolts have been inevitable throughout time because this doctrine, when abused, clashes with all that is inherent in natural human behavior. It usurps the authentic self and individual identity of the elected members and subjugates them to the sole purpose of subservience to the party leaders. The voting public feel they are left without fair representation in important decisions that affect them. There have always eventually been revolts against this squarepeg-in-a-round-hole control strategy when it has been used badly, just like what is occurring now. The Canadian Charter of Rights

and Freedoms section 2(b) guarantees the right of everyone to have their own opinion, beliefs, thoughts and the free expression thereof. Section 32(b) states these rights apply specifically to provincial legislatures. These provisions in law are abridged when anyone is subject to censure or punishment for exercising these rights, which is exactly what party discipline does. In the cases of MLAs Bill Bennett and Bob Simpson, the law was broken because both of these men spoke according to their Charter rights and suffered censure and punishment for doing so. The Charter has provisions for court remedy in cases of contravention, so these men could take legal action against their former parties.

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ill Yoneda’s body starts to feel flushed 160 feet or so below the surface of the frigid waters in Howe Sound. Her ears may start ringing – like a warning bell telling her she’s been down long enough – but she normally just ignores it. This is her alone time, to get up close and personal with B.C.’s marine life in their natural habitat and she cherishes every precious moment of it. Curious seals come faceto-face with Yoneda and they exchange a playful smile before she seamlessly glides away, her feet fused together in a monofin. Approximately four minutes have sluggishly passed since Yoneda gulped in the biggest breath of air she could muster and disappeared under the water. She isn’t wearing an oxygen tank. The explosion of colours that surround Yoneda – the beds of strawberry sea anemones and starfish dressed in brilliant hues of red, orange, yellow and pink – slowly blur together as her vision narrows. Now her chest is tightening and the contractions in her diaphragm begin. Again, Yoneda tunes out what she calls the “bad monkey” on her shoulder. Relaxing during the contractions is the trick because you can still squeeze a bit more oxygen out at that point. “If you can get past that voice in your head, knowing that you don’t actually really need to breathe, then you relax through those contractions and the pain,” explains Yoneda.

Holding her breath Competitive free-diving competitions are not for the faint of heart. Yoneda, a former West Van resident, was a volunteer paramedic at the world championships in

Vancouver in 2004. It was her first introduction to the sport and she was overwhelmed by what she saw: purple-faced free divers with their eyes glazed over, cracking smiles through bluish-tinged lips. “I thought [free divers] were absolutely nuts,” Yoneda says grinning widely, as if to indicate that she is now just as crazy as they are. She also witnessed some extremely convincing “dead man floats” in the static apnea contest where divers hold their breath for as long as they can in the water. One contestant held his breath underwater for 7 minutes and 10 seconds. The current world record is a staggering 11 minutes, 35 seconds. Yoneda was intrigued, so much so that she decided to take a weekend course through Performance Freediving in Vancouver. “The very first time I tried holding my breath I don’t even think I made it a minute, and then I panicked,” she recalls. Free diving is a sport of mental strength, so any feelings of anxiety must be checked at the water’s edge. If you don’t black out after at least one underwater excursion then you aren’t testing your body’s limitations, she says. Just two years after taking her first class, Yoneda was already one of the country’s top free divers. Her strength is dynamic apnea – underwater distance swimming. In 2008, she held the national record in the discipline: 150 metres. During a recent interview with The Outlook, Yoneda, sitting at the side of the pool at the UBC Aquatic Centre, wrapped up in a towel, looked longingly at the water. Complications from a medical procedure done 10 years ago left the 36-year-old nursing student with a condition called foot drop. While on land, Yoneda can’t lift her foot up; it just hangs and drags if she doesn’t wear a brace. But it’s a different story underwater where Yoneda’s feet are locked into a monofin, allowing her to move freely. “In the water I’m just as fluid and graceful as everyone else,” she smiles.

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Performance Freediving World champion free diver Mandy-Rae Cruickshank and her husband, national free-diving coach Kirk Krack, have trained nearly every free diver in North America, including Jill Yoneda. Tiger Woods, who uses free-diving skills for spear fishing, is also a former student. The free-diving duo was also recruited for the filming of the 2010 academy award-winning documentary, “The Cove.” The movie vividly reveals how, each year, hundreds of migrating dolphins are herded into a hidden cove in Taiji, Japan, where they are netted by Japanese fishermen and stabbed to death with spears and knives over the side of small boats. Because free divers are, for the most part, inconspicuous, Krack and Cruickshank were selected to dive into the cove in the middle of the night and plant hidden hydrophones and cameras in the bay. “We were being tailed by people from the fishing co-op we assume, whenever we went out of the hotel,” recalls Cruickshank. Other people who tried to get footage from the cove were beaten for their efforts. Through their Vancouver-based company Performance Freediving, the couple teaches courses locally at Ansell Point, as well as all over North America. A basic, two-day, free-diving course is $345, and is offered three times a year in Vancouver: spring, summer and fall. The only equipment required is a mask, snorkel, fins and a wetsuit.



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Hell of a ride The Seymour Kids grew up riding the only mountain that would accept them. Luckily, it was in their backyard. Now, more than 20 years later, Kids’ founding member Kevin Sansalone is still at it and Mount Seymour still enjoys the notoriety those youngsters brought. SEAN KOLENKO S TA F F R E P O RT E R


t the time, the technology just wasn’t there. There were no magazines or videos for inspiration; no trade shows to buy the newest gear. All they had was a cheap plastic snowboard from Zellers and a local mountain that supported them. “When we started, in 1987-1988, we were just going into high school. My friend bought this snowboard but we thought we weren’t allowed to use them on any mountains,” says Kevin Sansalone. “But Seymour accepted us, so we all went and got one. The rest is history.” Sansalone, born and raised in Deep Cove but now based in Whistler, is one of the initial members of the Seymour Kids. Now a fixture of B.C. snowboarding lore, the crew evolved rather organically. Sansalone says he and his friends Derek Scott and Sarj Varo-Doven just wanted to ride every day. And, they did. But as they got better — Sansalone says the group benefited from the night skiing available at Seymour — they started to carve out a reputation at events they would attend. The group was young in comparison to others in the scene at the time, and stood out as a result. The Seymour Kids moniker was subsequently born out of that age gap. And with growing notoriety came financial opportunities. At 16, Sansalone became a sponsored rider. Then, the Seymour Kids started making snowboarding films. The group attracted more and more members, notably North Van’s Devun Walsh, and started to gain a reputation for their antics off the hill as well. “As we got older, we got a bit more mischievous,” says Sansalone, with a chuckle. “We started being known as the ‘Skids,’ a bunch of hooligans snowboarding, making movies, drinking and partying.” The last Skids movie was finished in 2004. Sansalone has since developed a new production company, Sandbox Snowboarding. He’s grown the business to include a helmet-making division and has recently started to make his own high-end snowboards called White Gold, named after the neighbourhood in Whistler where he currently resides. And while personal acclaim has been one byproduct of a life in the snow, Sansalone isn’t the only one who’s enjoyed time in the spotlight as a result of the Seymour Kids. Eddie Wood, general manager of Mount Seymour, said the mountain has benefitted from letting the boys, all those years ago, hit the slopes

hotticket Blues basketball The undefeated Capilano University Blues women’s basketball team takes on the Kwantlen Eagles in a home court battle Jan. 14. Tip off is at 6 p.m. Cap U is located at 2055 Purcell Way. Admission is free. The Blues currently hold top spot in the BCCAA rankings, Kwantlen ranks seventh.

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with those bargain-basement boards. “We embraced snowboarding from the beginning, we really said ‘let’s do this’,” says Wood. “Photographers came up from Los Angeles to shoot them. We built jumps for them and they brought a lot of publicity to Seymour as a result.” These days, it’s all-too-normal to see a lineup filled with snowboarders waiting to get on the Mystery Peak Chair. Wood notes the alpine sports world has always been dominated by skiing, but he says the influence of a handful of kids on the North Shore beginning more than two decades ago, can hardly be quantified. They changed mountain culture. “We all need stars, and these kids were gods,” he says, proudly. “They were what people aspired to and the fact that they were locals was huge.”

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Eddie Wood (above), general manager at Mount Seymour, in one of the mountain’s many terrain parks. Wood and Mount Seymour were early supporters of snowboarding and the infamous Seymour Kids crew (left). Rob Newell photo

Best thing about your coach? “He’s really understanding. He’s not a dictator. You never have to worry that’s he’s thinking of himself. He’s always looking out for the best interests for you and the team.” Best thing about being captain? “I can do whatever I want. No, just kidding. It’s nice having the trust from your teammates to lead them.”

Favourite colour? “Blue. Capilano Blue. And I love purple, so they’re both probably my favourite. But I think it would be the right thing to say blue.” Favourite place to visit? “Good question. Europe… Austria. The whole of my Dad’s side of the family lives there. I’ve been there three times; the whole summer after Grade 11.” Favourite athlete? “I knew all the answers until you asked the questions. Ummh… LeBron… no, Kobe… no, LeBron James. He’s amazing. He works so hard and has a good head. He’s in it to win.”

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