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Stuck in traffic in Nairobi, their stares connected. Clutching her baby in one hand, a woman begged for money. Andrew Martin felt her gaze burrow into him, permanently imprinting the sight of her in his mind. There were moments of wonder too, Courtney Hicks adds. The moon seemed brighter and larger in Kenya. It looked as though it was tilted on its side, Hicks says, before guessing it’s because the African country is closer to the equator. Watching a lion guard its LEARNING FROM WARRIORS - A Maasai warrior talks to meal was amazing, Jae Hyeon Grade 12 West Van student Andrew Martin (far left) about this Kim juts in. Having feasted on a culture and environment. dead giraffe, a lion and lioness Submitted photo were taking turns shooing away drooling hyenas and beady-eyed for Kenyan pupils continuing on to secondary vultures from their doggy bag. school. Taking what they learned from the trip, But for all the West Vancouver secondary the team is working on a presentation that, for a school students involved it was the Kenyan donation, they hope to tour around North Shore children that had the biggest impact. While the schools and community centres. 12 North Shore students slapped together an “We are trying to do what we can to help elementary school in town of Salabwek, kids as them,” Martin says. It costs approximately $300 young as six wandered past them herding live to send a Kenyan to secondary school for a year, stock or trekking to what looked like a mud he adds. pond to collect their family’s water. Martin, Hicks and Kim all say they want to “It was so amazing how efficient these kids return to Kenya. The two-week stay altered were, even though they were so young,” Martin Martin’s life, he says. says. “I want to do some kind of social enterprise,” West Van secondary school’s Free the Children Martin says of his future. Club raised $8,500 to build the school, which will help some of those young children receive an education. With that project behind them, the For more information or donate to the Kenyan North Shore pupils are tackling the next step. students’ endowment fund or book the West “Elementary school is free, but [Kenyans] have to pay for secondary school,” Martin says. Van students talk on their trip email andrew_ The Salabwek Club — named after the town the students visited — set up an endowment fund

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WARM NOTES - West Vancouver Memorial Library’s director of services holds up a message left on the facility’s board celebrating its 60th anniversary.

Jenny Benedict pulls a comment from a wall dotted with green and blue sticky notes. The rectangular area, which was Rebecca Aldous photo left free to celebrate West Vancouver Memorial Library’s 60th anniversary, is a space where people can leave tidbits on their experience and memories regarding the facility. The slip in the director of library services hand reads, “I love the library because it feels like coming home.” But while the library’s wall is full of warm messages, the department is feeling a different kind of heat at city hall. Library spending has come under criticism during this year’s budget process. On Jan. 10, West Van resident George Pajari led the attack at Monday’s council meeting, his speech later posted on YouTube. “We are not talking about how wonpenny went to the library. derful the services we receive are, we are talking The matter of the furniture is still being examabout efficiency, how the money is spent to deliv- ined, Benedict said, who moved from the United er those services,” he said, having called attention States to take up the position five months ago. to a $43,561 bill for custom furniture. The library has determined the $43,561 bill is for Pajari continued, highlighting what he said the two rows of carrel desks purchased in 2001 were Canada Revenue Agency documents show— a time period in which current Mayor Pamela ing the West Vancouver Library Foundation Goldsmith-Jones was not a councillor on the raised $127,000 and spent $134,000 on overhead library board, contrary to Pajari’s original claim. costs in 2009. The 14 study units each contain four electrical “If the Canada Revenue Agency figures are plugs and after nine years of use, are in good correct, the West Vancouver Memorial Library shape, Benedict noted. Foundation spent $7,000 more on overhead than “The $40,000 range seems to be within what they raised,” he said, noting that means not a you would expect [to pay],” she said, noting the desks were purchased within a $350,000 envelope, which included seismic upgrades. As for the foundation’s spending, its chair Nicole Brown doesn’t know where the numbers came from and Pajari didn’t return the paper’s calls before press deadline. According to the foundation’s most recent audit, in 2009 it raised $140,771 with net investments at $459,505. The total net revenue equaled $488,427 after deduct-

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ing $111,850 in expenses, which included bills for a revamped marketing campaign, a reconfigured mailing program and special donor event, Brown said. During the challenging economic climate that year, the foundation transferred more than $800,000 to the library in support of major renovation projects — such as Welsh Hall — various programs and to enhance the library’s collection. “The public has every right to ask us tough questions,” Brown said. “Ultimately our goal is to raise funds in support of our public library.” As recommended in a 2009 building condition assessment, funded by the foundation, the library is seeking $500,000 for a new roof and structural upgrades. If passed by council in the 2011 budget, work on the roof could begin this spring. “We have attempted to patch the leaks and we have been unsuccessful,” Benedict said, noting the library holds a $12 million collection. With the infrastructure set for upgrades, the library board is ironing out a new five-year strategic plan. The plan focuses on services that help people navigate through information and develop connection and discovery, Benedict said. This means moving into the 21st century, she added, and utilizing new technology such as e-readers and multi-media sources. The library currently has a “petting zoo” at which people can try out different e-readers. Recently 30 people turned out for a class on how to use the devices, Benedict said. “Our community is going to be coming to us with all sorts of new questions and ways that they want to use and access our services,” she said. “We will be shifting to meet them.”

additional 90-metre radius should receive notices. The larger zone picks up an extra 25 houses and the community has until Feb. 21 to respond REBECCA ALDOUS to the plan. “We haven’t had any comments at this point,” S TA F F R E P O RT E R Holland said on Jan. 18. Upon the request of the District of West West Van Coun. Bill Soprovich is hoping to Vancouver, Rogers Inc. has extended the public change that. This week he was busy going doorinput period for its proposed 29.5-metre tower to-door in the neighbourhood explaining the off Taylor Way. situation. In December, the comBy placing the tower on the “We haven’t had any highway, munications company Rogers is trying to mailed letters to West Van skip over comments at this regulations,thehemunicipality’s residents within a 90-metre said, noting radius of the telecommuthe district’s bylaws state such point.” nications tower, slated to structures can’t be place in be placed in the median Sara Holland or around residential areas. If between Highway 1 and the Rogers spokesperson approved by the province, the west bound off-ramp. Those project could set a bad prechomeowners had 30 days to edent, Soprovich added. reply on the joint Rogers and “We could end up with a Telus venture. highway of cell towers as new companies come Although the district has no say regarding in,” he said. the project, as it would be built on Ministry The tower is needed to upgrade outdated techof Transportation land, Rogers has agreed to nology and provide improved wireless coverexpand the public consultation area and extend age for West Van Rogers and Telus customers, the feedback deadline. Holland said. In addition to meeting consumer “We want to work with our communities and needs, the improvements are critical to ensuring municipalities,” said Sara Holland, Rogers westthe accessibility of emergency services, such as ern region communications manager. fire, police and ambulance, she told The Outlook. Early next week, property owners within an

Thursday, January 20, 2011 7 Don Hughes poses atop one of his many motorcycles. Hughes will be at the Vancouver Motorcycle Show this weekend. Rob Newell photo

No matter how long the winter, spring is sure to follow. – Proverb.

Ballad of Easy Rider North Vancouver senior Don Hughes reveals how his passion for motorcycle restoration keeps him young at heart.


on Hughes was somewhat of a late bloomer. Coming into young adulthood in Vancouver in the 1950s, at a time when car culture was taking off, Hughes quietly waited until he was 18 years old to get behind the wheel. The “Greasers” would hop in their cars and gun it down Vancouver’s main drags, eventually coming to a rest at a drive-in diner to show COFFEE off their chrome. WITH Hughes wasn’t interested. “I never believed in pushMaria Spitale ing the envelope,” the 76-yearnewsroom@northshore old says frankly, seated at the kitchen table in his Upper Lonsdale home. The 1950s were considered a golden age for the motorcycle. Hollywood icon James Dean effortlessly popularized the two-wheeler in his film “Rebel Without a Cause.” Still, Hughes watched from the sidelines as the bikers roared past. He recalls how he always wanted a motorcycle, but his first wife said no. He wouldn’t feel the wind on his face until he was 50 years old. “I think two weeks after we got divorced, I went out and bought one,” he chuckles. The 1981 C70 Honda Passport came to him in pieces. The previous owner had stripped it down, using the frame to stop creatures from running under his house. Meticulously piecing the bike back together was so much fun for Hughes, that he went out and bought a couple more bikes. That’s when his motorcycle obsession shifted into high gear. Restoring vintage motorcycles became a fulltime hobby for Hughes 15 years ago, after he retired from his longtime plant manager job at Mitchell Press. As we walk past immaculate rooms on the main floor of his sprawling home, with minimalistic decor and pristine carpets, I’m instructed to keep my shoes on. We’re on our way downstairs to Hughes’s workspace. “There are metal shavings all over the place,” he cautions. As I push off the last step, a tinny smell permeates the warm air in the makeshift motorcycle garage that Hughes has carved out in his basement. A milling machine sits silently in one alcove. Meanwhile, a welder occupies the adjacent room. Duplicates of every single motorcycle part imaginable are carefully organized in cupboards. “I’m on a first name basis with the courier,” jokes Hughes, who acquires parts from eBay and all over the world.

A large hoist — showcasing a rare, 1973 Auranthetic electric scooter — hangs from the centre of the workshop. It’s the focal point of the room, along with the busty babes posing in calendars on three of the four walls, one of whom is discreetly covered by a can of Zinc Mate. Hughes’ wife, Sharon, doesn’t venture downstairs very often. “She doesn’t care what I do, as long as it doesn’t show up upstairs,” he says. Although, Sharon is convinced the bikes are breeding down there: Hughes had 38 motorcycles at one point. Many of them are now scattered all over the Lower Mainland — some in friend’s garages and motorcycle showrooms. He doesn’t even want to think about how much his hobby has cost him over the years. “We don’t talk about that,” says Hughes, half seriously. And while seven of his motorcycles are certified as “collector” vehicles, Hughes tries his best not to baby them. “I don’t want to sit and stare at these bikes, I want to ride them,” he says, with fervour. A few years ago, at the age of 73, Hughes hopped on his 800 Suzuki Volusia and set off across Canada and parts of the United States — a bucket adventure of sorts. He spreads a bunch of maps out across the table and, with his finger, traces the shaky line of black felt that cuts through the cities and towns he visited. Hughes and his 65-year-old buddy, another motorcycle aficionado, covered 25,000 kilometres — braving torrential rain, fog and elevations of 14,000 feet, in nine weeks. “I had never done more than a day ride before that,” he says, proud of his feat. Riding a motorcycle is often considered a risky activity. Hughes uses his thumb and pointer finger to show the small amount of rubber that separates the bike from the road. There was an accident a few months back. Hughes dropped a bike on some gravel going around a corner. That was shortly after he had undergone open heart surgery. “I just bruised some ribs,” he says casually. He shook it off, got back on the bike, and rode home. Hughes says this hobby of his keeps the mind active and young. Next Sunday he will turn 77. His engines are still revving. The 2011 Vancouver Motorcycle Show rolls into Abbotsford from Jan. 20 to 23. For info visit

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Pause for thought For the people of Haiti, there is little hope to cling to. It’s been one year since a 7.0-magnitude earthquake brought this nation to its knees. Billions of dollars have been pledged to help the country get back on its feet, but by all accounts, the country still can’t get a foothold. From Haiti’s grim cholera-ridden streets, we in North and West Vancouver should have a new appreciation for what we have, especially for the basics of food, water, shelter, health care and well-run government. One leader of a non-profit organization said yesterday that working in Haiti is simply a “humbling experience.” Reconstruction of the country is moving in slow motion. Haiti’s centralized government has hampered efforts of local authorities. Only five per cent of the rubble in the Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince has been cleared since the earthquake, a troubling statistic illustrating little progress has been made. Haiti was already a nation on the brink of disaster before the earthquake hit. According to Canadian officials, 85 per cent of its citizens lived in abject poverty before the quake. Only one in five had access to clean water. After the earth shook, 30 hospitals were destroyed. Three out of four medical schools were levelled, as was the nation’s largest nursing hospital. Haitians training at these facilities were killed. Add hurricanes, disease and political instability to the mix and the devastation is worse than most war zones. Meanwhile, many of us Canadians go about our daily lives and find plenty to complain about. Some Haitians lost entire families in the quake and have little to live for. One relief worker is quoted as saying that people can’t stop themselves from crying. “They’re not functioning properly,” she said. One million people are homeless or in camps. Sexual violence is rampant. According to one report, police officers are asking rape victims to pay gas money if they want their cases investigated. Perpetrators are rarely caught, rarely prosecuted. There are stories of progress, but they’re coming at a glacial pace. Yet there are enough glimmers of hope that the Haitian people haven’t given up on their nation. It’s a sombre situation that offers us plenty of reasons to pause and be grateful for what we have in Canada. –Black Press

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‘The North Shore is a giving community’ Editor, I want to thank the North Shore Outlook and your readers for the overwhelming response to your major piece (and cover photo) in the Dec. 23 issue about our Christmas day dinner. The community’s outpouring of support has been, quite simply, incredible. Donations to the Neighbourhood House allowed us to put on the best Christmas dinner ever. We served about 200 dinners on Christmas Day, our biggest turnout in the 15 years we have been doing this.

Another 25 or so meals went home for others who could not make it. The majority of the attendees were single adults, with seniors, some with their whole family, and newcomer families making up the rest. Through the generous donation of toys by the employees of Seaspan/Vancouver Shipyard, we were able to make sure every young person went home with a gift. And the decorative table centres donated by GardenWorks went to each family. The smiles and good cheer of the many volunteers, entertainment and a visit from the big guy in red (he had slimmed down a bit this year and seemed taller than I imagined) made the whole afternoon a delight. The North Shore truly is a giving community. We thank you. Don Rutherford Executive Director North Shore Neighbourhood House

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t was a special evening in North Vancouver last weekend as friends, family and VIP members of the community were invited to attend an informal reception to recognize the upcoming 2011 Centennial Anniversary of the 6 Engineer Squadron. Taking place at the J.P. Fell Armoury, guests had a chance to tour the 6 Engineer Squadron museum, view the Centennial Coin and ceremonial 1911 Cap Badge and hear a special presentation of the 100-year history. A great night to meet with current and former members, the evening ended with a fantastic performance by the J.P. Fell Pipe Band. The official March Past Parade and Banquet will be held at the J.P. Fell Armoury on May 7. B Major Ward Trythall, seen here with wife Iska Scholl, are both looking forward to the big event on May 7 when a full day and night of activities will help mark the 100th birthday. C Looking forward to seeing more of 2Lt Chris Beneteau, left, public affairs CAT’S member of the 100th Anniversary Organizing EYE Committee and drum major extraordinaire Cat Barr Doug Drysdale at the big May 7 celebration.D Oh how we ladies love a man in uniform. Corporals Michael Kenacan, left, and Andy Chow graciously welcome VIPs and guests at the entrance. E There’s a lot of work going into the centennial book now being prepared for the big event by historian/ author Vince Larocque. His brief history presentation is full of wonderful yet bittersweet memories. F Trish and Allan McMordie, both accomplished pipers in the J.P. Fell Pipe Band, are proof positive that “music [is] the food of love” (Shakespeare). Play on! G Serving together from 1971 to 1977, Gonzalo Benitez, left, now a VP at North Vancouver’s Neptune Terminals and Lieutenant-Colonel J.R. (Jim) Happer get a chance to catch up on old times. H A rousing round of “Scotland the Brave” and more from the J.P. Fell Pipe Band had guests tapping their feet. Look for them next at the annual Robert Burns Supper at the end of this month.




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Almost, Maine The Rockridge Theatre Company presents a fanciful production set in the mythical town of Almost, Maine. In this town, things aren’t exactly as they seem. Under the clear midnight sky, residents are unexpectedly finding themselves falling in and out of love in the most hilarious ways. This play will appeal to those who enjoy the concept of love or who have been heartbroken before. Tickets are available at Rockridge secondary for $10, $12 at the door. The production is set to start at 7:00 p.m. For further information, call 604-984-1300.


A World of Impressions Annie Bohni and Teresa de le Boursodiere present “A World of Impressions” at the Silk Purse. The exhibition, which runs until Feb. 6, is influenced by great impressionists, and by inspirational images and landscapes experienced during the artists’ travels around the world. The opening reception will be held Tuesday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the gallery, located at 1570 Argyle Drive. For more info call 604-925-7292 or visit www.west

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disCOVEry Seymour Art Gallery is currently hosting its annual juried exhibition that provides exposure to emerging artists. This year, 25 artists each created a piece that reflects the show’s theme: reinvent. The result is a fresh and eclectic show. The artists are presenting work that is as varied as their backgrounds, encompassing painting, sculpture, mixed media, textiles, and photography. The exhibit runs until Feb. 6. The gallery is open seven days from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more info call 604-924-1378 and visit www.

tuesday, jan. 25

Bobs and Lo Remarkable children’s entertainers, Bobs and Lo, preform delightful upbeat music that both kids and adults have come to love. These two energetic women were nominated for a Juno Award for Best Children’s Album of 2010, and winners of the Parents’ Choice Gold Award in 2009. This full of life concert will be held at Centennial Theatre. The performance begins at 2 p.m. Tickets are $18. For more information, please call 604-984-4484.

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Robbie Burns Dinner The Haggis is ready and so are the pipers. Robbie Burns night is taking over Gleneagles Community Centre Saturday starting at 6:30 p.m. The evening of fun features the Vancouver Fiddle Orchestra, Gleneagles Scottish Country Dancers and a catered roast beef buffet dinner. The event runs until midnight. Tickets cost $45. For tickets or more information call 604-925-7270.

sunday, jan. 23

Happy Birthday, Franz Liszt The Kay Meek Centre is presenting a musically engaging performance in tribute to Romantic phenomenon Franz Liszt. Though born 200 years ago, society has yet to forget his technical talent and his poetic soul. Coming for his third season, Eugene Skovorodikov will showcase the many admirable qualities Liszt is known for. The performance starts at 1:30 p.m. Tickets are $20. To order call 604-9133634 or visit www.

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Viva Zorro! — A Panto This funfilled family production is bound to fill St. Martin’s Hall with laughter. Set in Mexico in 1910, Dave Buchanan writes about the evil Don Pedro Alvarez’s fierce attempts to get his niece’s inheritance. As he tries to fulfill his mission, he hires villains to help complete the task, but the heroic Zorro saves the day. This lively production runs through January 20 to 29 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets range from $10-$16. For more information call 604767-0665 or visit www.smpdramatics. com.

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A great spread Celebrity Chef Anthony Sedlak, right, shares a laugh with Mike Von Lokvenz, co-owner of North Van’s Jagerhof Schnitzel House. Sedlak recently took The Outlook on a culinary tour of the Lower Lonsdale area. Greg Hoekstra photo

From Lonsdale to Horseshoe Bay, the North Shore is quickly becoming a culinary hotbed. MARIA SPITALE-LEISK CONTRIBUTOR


tanding under a streetlight at Second and Lonsdale, celebrity chef Anthony Sedlak patiently waits for a seat inside a bustling sushi spot. He looks south and surveys the rest of the dining scene before him, along with the pictureperfect view of the Vancouver skyline. It’s an area that has been recently christened “LoLo” and reborn as a destination. Still, Sedlak isn’t looking for a trendy epicurean experience. In his young life, he’s already cooked at a Michelin star restaurant in Europe, learned from the best culinary talents in the world and rubbed shoulders with Gordon Ramsay. So when the host of the Food Network show The Main is back in his hometown of North Vancouver, what he craves is authentic homestyle cuisine. “I really appreciate simple food done well,” says Sedlak, on the topic of mom-and-pop eateries.

He agrees that Lower Lonsdale’s culinary climate has been just as unpredictable as the weather in the recent years. The lights have been turned out at more than a few area restaurants in the past five years or so: Fiction Five, Bella Candela and Tantra Lounge are now ghosts of restaurants past. Sedlak peers into the window of a place that’s not open for business on this particular night. He is not optimistic with his prognosis for the restaurant’s future. The middle-aged demographic in Lower Lonsdale contrasts the social scene across the water in Yaletown, where scores of young hipsters waltz from one in-vogue lounge to the next. “I think to have longevity in the Lower Lonsdale market you have to present food that is very good value for your money and simplicity through and through,” offers Sedlak. “Trends come and go, classic is forever.”

Consistency is key A Japanese chef — dressed in a blue, traditional Kimono-style uniform — steps outside Sushi Bella and into the glow of the streetlight to let Sedlak know there are some seats available at the bar. “There is always a wait at this place,” Sedlak discloses. He doesn’t mind pulling up a chair at the bar because it’s comfortable, he says, illustrating his point by stretching out his long arms in front of his ocean-hued menu. A trio of agedashi tofu — spicy, traditional and mango topped — promptly arrives within 10 minutes. “What a steal,” exclaims Sedlak, referring to the $6 price. Next, we stop in at another local restaurant, which from the outside has an unassuming presence. Inside, it boasts the decor of a Bavarian-style inn, with thorny heads of large

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Thursday, January 20, 2011 11 game protruding out of the walls. Jagerhof Schnitzel House has weathered the Lower Lonsdale culinary storm for 32 years. The owners, two chaps in their 60s of Czech and German ancestry, switch off every two weeks in the kitchen, no doubt cashing in on some banked siestas. Mike Von Lokvenz and Alex Doubrava stuff their pork schnitzels with a variety of savoury ingredients, such as Brie cheese and smoked ham. “It’s important to be consistent and serve the same quality food,” says a jovial Von Lokvenz, momentarily stepping away from his short order chef duties. He humbly mentions that Jagerhof has 80 per cent regular clientele – a sure sign that he’s doing something right. Sedlak tucks into his “Royale” schnitzel and scans the other diners who are comfortably settled in at tables fit for a hunting lodge, complete with checkered tablecloths. “Look at the people in here, I don’t think it’s their first visit,” he says. Finally, we reach the final stop on our culinary tour of Lower Lonsdale. There is a dusting of fresh snow on the sidewalk outside of Raglan’s, which sits just below Esplanade. But, as the front door opens we’re flooded with the sounds and sights reminiscent of an all-inclusive vacation in the Caribbean. Raglan’s is a tiki bar. It’s like walking into a synopsis of summer, describes Sedlak. “If you didn’t know it was minus eight outside you might think you were in a surf town in Puerto Vallarta,” he says, snagging a seat at the surfboard-shaped plank of wood in front of the bar. Patrons agree that Raglan’s reflects the outdoors culture of the North Shore. They have burgers named after snowboard tricks and a big screen showing boarding videos on loop. Then, there’s the Californian laid-back fare listed on bamboo mat menus, and the beachy cocktails served in oversized glasses, garnished with a miniature surfboard lemon wedge. Fresh start Fishworks has taken over the helm from the last seafood restaurant in Lower Lonsdale — the Seven Seas. It sunk over a decade ago, literally, off the coast of Vancouver Island. The historic ferry — turned unique dining venue — which was anchored at the foot of Lonsdale, is now an artificial reef. Fishworks owner and head chef Shallaw Kadir opened up shop at Third and Lonsdale

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in November 2009. The previous tenant had only survived a year in that space: another example of a failed culinary venture in the neighbourhood. Kadir offers a reasonable price point for all of his fish dishes – which are Ocean Wise certified - because as Kadir puts it, he would rather be busy with a diverse clientele than making tons of money off of a few people. It’s also his first year participating in Dine Out Vancouver — an annual promotion and celebration of food in the Vancouver restaurant industry. The event affords locals a chance to try out a different restaurant, by offering a three-course meal for a fraction of the normal cost. “People don’t go out as much in January, so [Dine Out] keeps the business going,” explains Kadir. Meeting the neighbours High on the hill in the British Properties, Fraiche head chef Dino Renaerts is also preparing for Dine Out. The fine dining restaurant — with its wraparound windows showcasing sweeping views of downtown Vancouver straight through to Howe Sound — is encompassed by a neighbourhood with no other businesses around. “We have built up quite a few regulars in the area,” says Renaerts. “People that I see out walking during the daytime and then they stop by in the evening for dinner.” At Fraiche’s sister restaurant, Beachside Forno, Renaerts has created a Dine Out menu that is inspired by tried and true favourites: Manhattan clam chowder, mac and cheese and warm lava cake. “I think for me, as someone who is new to the North Shore, it’s just makes good marketing sense [to join Dine Out],” says Renaerts. “Why not give people a chance to try out the restaurant and hopefully what that entails is them coming back. You’re building that loyalty.” Satisfied Sedlak saunters back up the hill towards his Lower Lonsdale apartment. His belly is full of food, all of which was seasoned with the familiar flavours of traditional cooking. He’s content. In a few short days he’ll leave the comforting foods of home behind and fly across the country for another high-profile epicurean event.


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Mari Dickey, instructor at North Vancouver’s Bikrim’s Yoga College of India, practises a ‘handstand scorpion’ pose. This weekend Dickey competes at the Western Canadian Hatha Yoga Championships. Greg Hoekstra photo

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Play ball. This weekend, Jan. 22 and 23rd, Handsworth secondary will be hosting a Jr. Girls basketball tournament. Seycove, Carson Graham, South Delta, Robert A. McMath, Killarney, Burnaby South and Delta Handsowrth will be competing. In West Van, players and coaches of the Toronto Blue Jays will be making an appearance as part of a cross country tour. Breakfast Television will be on hand as well. As part of the hosting duties for the 2011 Little League National Championships, all seven North Shore baseball leagues are invited to participate in the promotional event.

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t isn’t about running intricate offensive plays, or even figuring out who the best mid-fielder is. According to Charles MacGregor, coach of the North Shore Salvation Army Shields street soccer team, the goal — pun intended — is to help his players feel comfortable playing the game he’s loved since he was child. “It’s bonding. It’s team play. It’s getting the guys out of their rooms or off the street,” MacGregor says. “For two hours we just focus on playing. I hope what were doing is providing two hours where there are no other worries.” Before establishing the North Shore’s first, and only, Vancouver Street Soccer League team, MacGregor was an active member of North Van’s soccer scene. About six years ago, he set up a youth drop-in soccer night at the John Braithwaite Community Centre. During its first week, MacGregor says two kids turned out. By the second week, he had 14. A year or so later, MacGregor says he wanted to do something a bit more formal. So, he approached the Mickey McDougall rec centre and started up a soccer academy in the gym. He ran both for about five years before, he says, he started to “feel a bit burned out.”

Charles MacGregor, coach of the North Shore Salvation Army Shields, says soccer can help get the homeless off the streets. Earlier this month MacGregor hosted the North Shore’s first-ever street soccer tournament. A second is now being planned for April. Rob Newell photo But, just when a much-needed break seemed in the cards for the 63-year-old, word of a soccer league for Vancouver’s homeless piqued his interest. Across the bridge, there were six teams playing in the street soccer league. And, that’s just one group. There are teams across the country competing under the umbrella of Street Soccer Canada. There’s even an annual Street Soccer World Cup, with clubs from around the world taking part. Last year, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil took on the hosting duties. Next year, the tournament will make its way to Paris, France. And as an employee of the Salvation Army, MacGregor is no stranger to the plight of those living on the streets. This was something he had to be a part of. “I wanted to do it, but, of course, I had to set it up. So, I went back to the John Braithwaite centre to get a home gym,” he says. “And once we got that, I wanted host a tournament and bring more attention to this because we have homeless

North Van fighter chalks up another MMA victory REBECCA ALDOUS S TA F F R E P O RT E R


n two minutes and thirty-five seconds, North Vancouver’s Andrew Valiquette won the brawl. The welterweight mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter was in the ring against Vancouver’s Clay Ayres hoping to even his record to three wins and three loses. And, he did just that with a rear-naked choke in the first round of last weekend’s Battlefield 5 match, at the River Rock Show Theatre. Even though Valiquette calls his involvement in MMA “a hobby,” the 31-year-old has trained in kickboxing and Brazilian jui-jitsu for four years. He’s been fighting in the cage for more than a year now. “When I am not at work I needed something to do,” he said.

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Favourite subjects? “[After a long, thoughtful pause] Social Justice 12 and Social Studies. Actually English would be number one. I like to write… creative writing… short stories.”

NAME: Nikki Downie Favourite book? “Last spring I read A Long Way Gone by Ishmeal POSITION: Co-captain & forward Beah. It’s about a child soldier, a boy around my age, in Africa. It’s a TEAM: Seycove Seyhawks true story, which I like, and has a lot of suspense in it.” Senior girls’ basketball COACHES: Geoff Russell, Christie Geiss Best thing about Deep Cove? “It’s close to the water. During the

summer I like to hang out around the dock and go boating with my friends. Our family doesn’t have a boat but we have two kayaks at our cabin in Point Roberts.” Favourite kinds of ice cream and candy? “Chocolate ice cream in a cone. It has to be in a cone. I like all candy except I hate black licorice.”


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Valiquette runs a resource business for young adults with autism and on weekends is an employee for a Vancouver safe house. He’s currently building on his MMA skill base at North Vancouver’s Wolfes Den MMA. Valiquette said he is working on his stand up game for his next match, set for March. “I don’t train for anyone specific,” he said. “I like to know I can handle myself in any situation.” Valiquette is an aggressive fighter, Wolfes’s trainer Jackson Loychuk said, adding he has no fear in coming forward and hitting hard. “His style is he likes to knock out or get knocked out,” Loychuk said.



troubles on the North Shore too.” So, that’s exactly what he did. MacGregor hosted the North Shore’s first street soccer tournament on Jan. 8. Next month, the team will compete in a tournament in Vancouver and there are plans to host a second event in North Van in April. But, keeping a team going with little to no funding has been difficult. MacGregor says he can’t book a field to practise on and with the response the team has been getting around town, he says some help could get another squad off the ground. “Volunteer coaches, anything helps,” he says. “Many of these guys have never kicked a ball before. But they want to be a part of something.” For more information on the Vancouver Street Soccer League or to contact Charles MacGregor, visit


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deas for these Instant Replay stories can hatch in the had come face to face (or shoulder to shoulder actually) blink of an eye, faster even than Harry Jerome could with one of Canada’s greatest athletes in an encounter run his world record 100 times. he’ll never forget, I pressed on to find out more of Jerome’s So, as I settled into my seat on the plane on the way to hockey “career.” California last month, I had no idea there was a hockey It turns out Harry played hockey throughout his life. story about Harry Jerome sitting right there beside me. Harry’s sister, Valerie, 3 ½ years younger, tells of how he Sure, most of you know Jerome’s name because of his got started. “We lived on East 17th. Across the street was a track exploits. After he graduated from North Van High in house but to the east of that was all bush and there was a 1959, Jerome ran the fastest 100 yards and 100 metres times millpond in there. Whenever it froze, Harry and his friends in the entire world and after a serious leg injury – Ray Wickland, Brian Burdett, Arnie Smith and came back to claim gold in the 1964 NCAA others – would spend hours cleaning off all championships, 1966 Commonwealth the sticks for a rink. Games and 1967 Pan-American Games, “He was mad about hockey, totally plus bronze in the 1964 Olympics. mad. We used to watch Hockey Night in Some of you may also know Jerome Canada. He couldn’t sit still to watch a was a star pitcher and a quick-as-a-wink game. He was constantly jumping up and runner on the basepaths as a teenager. down. I think it was his favourite sport And with a football under his arm, he to watch. The Canadiens and Rocket ran like a scared rabbit towards paydirt Richard were his favourites. for the school team and the West Van “It was about Grade 10 when he and Wildcats juvenile squad. others started renting the Forum. They But hockey? went in the middle of the night. He had I had never met Norm Fitzsimmons, 62 a stick and was always wrapping it up and retired after 42 years in the air freight with this black electrician’s tape.” industry in Vancouver, until he sat down Paul Winn, another fine track athnext to me on the plane. But we chatted the lete from North Van and a good buddy whole way, due to our common interof Harry’s, was one who played early in est in sports. When I mentioned I’d the morning with Jerome in the back grown up with Jerome, he said rather rink at the old Forum on the PNE matter-of-factly, “I played hockey grounds. against Harry Jerome and he knocked “Harry was fast as hell on me out.” skates, I can tell you,” Paul My interest peaked instantly. I knew recalls. “He was fearless. He this was a story we all might like to wasn’t a timid skater. If you know, so I asked him to explain. got body checked by him, HOCKEY ON HIS MIND “It would have been in 1966, ’67 you’d get hit pretty hard. Harry Jerome (above) was a or ’68 at Kerrisdale Arena,” he began. “I was always track star but he loved to “I’d graduated from Eric Hamber and impressed with his play hockey. was working at Super-Valu which had skill. The only time he a team in an Industrial league. There appeared to be uncowere about six teams. ordinated was on the It was pretty rag-tag. dance floor or basketball court. But in We had to get our terms of his skating own pants, skates he was coordinatand pads. There ed. His stick hanwere no helmets. dling wasn’t bad. Super-Valu gave I certainly couldn’t us uniforms with take the puck away their name on it. from him.” “Everyone put in It seems surprising that Harry was so much for rental playing hockey during the same time period he of the rink. It was was competing with the world’s best sprinters. an hour and a half What if it was Jerome who got knocked out or from about 10:30 to broke his leg playing recreational hockey? midnight. There were no play stoppages, Konrad Tittler, another close friend of Harry’s, played you just kept playing. hockey for several years with Jerome on a CP Air Seagulls “These were all people who had to work the next day, so team in Richmond in the 1960s. body checking was not supposed to be part of it. But it was “Harry,” says Tittler, “was a great proponent of a varied still there. sports experience as part of your training program. Harry “That night when we were doing the warm-ups, people were saying, ‘Look, there’s Harry Jerome.’ Everybody on the played on a soccer team during those same years. So, yes, he believed in playing other sports while you were intenice knew who he was before the game even started. What sively training in the sport of your choice. He promoted struck me about him was he was not as big as I thought he that with the young people he coached.” would be. He probably outweighed me by only about 20 Tittler confirms Harry’s skating ability. “He was surprispounds. ingly good because I knew how little ice time he’d had in “At the level of hockey I played, there was no keeping his lifetime. I’d grown up in Winnipeg, your head up. I had to watch where the skating since I was 4. He was very fast and puck was all the time. I remember going INSTANT skated with power. Harry had very strong up the boards and I’m looking down at REPLAY upper body strength. Scrambling in the corthe puck to make sure I’m handling it ner for the puck, people are trying to own a okay. Len Corben piece of the ice, shoving and pushing. That “The next thing I know – BOOM – was usually a losing proposition for most of I’m hitting the boards. I was apparently us in the corner with Harry.” down on my back and out for 30 secTittler, now 78, still plays today. “If Harry onds to a minute, something like that. [who died at 42 in 1982 and would have “The first thing I remember is a bunch been 70 now] were still living,” he concludes, “I know he’d of eyes looking down at me. As I was getting up, this guy be playing old-timers hockey with us.” came over and said, ‘Are you okay? Are you all right?’ It was Harry Jerome. I said I’m okay and that was it. There This is episode 406 from Len Corben’s treasure chest of was nothing malicious intended by it. At that time we didn’t stories – the great events and the quirky – that bring to life worry about concussions. It was called getting your bell the North Shore’s rich sports history. rung. So I went back to the bench and continued to play.” Growing up with Harry in North Van, I had known he played some hockey. But now – armed with this first-hand account of a moment in time when my airplane seatmate

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Now its time to really take a close look at each item. What is wrong with it? Sometimes, a minor alteration like taking down a cuff or changing the buttons can make a huge difference and update your item immediately. Generally, if the cut is not quite right for you, it isn’t worth it to alter. Often, I have had beautiful items that have only been worn a few times and this compels me to hold onto things too long. In this case, the perfect solution is the CONSIGNMENT store. There are several good ones on the north shore that will sell the clothes for you on a consignment basis. Not only are the well loved clothes out of your house but you will receive a little extra money to use towards this season’s new wardrobe essentials! It’s a win win!

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L L IONEL L ORENCE L It’s the experience! Arizona Sand Stone Reflections N OPEN U S 2-4

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26 Thursday, January 20, 2011

Go green.

West Van candidate Dan Veniez (left) joins federal Liberal leader Michael ignatieff at the Kay Meek Centre Jan. 13.

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Iggy in the house Liberal leader hosts ‘open mic’ night at the Kay Meek Centre, lauds candidate Dan Veniez as the right man for West Van Sea-to-Sky riding. SEAN KOLENKO S TA F F R E P O RT E R


he Michael Ignatieff Liberal party roadshow rolled into West Vancouver’s Kay Meek Centre Jan. 13, part of a 20-city whirlwind jaunt that will see the federal Liberal leader address key ridings across the country. While no election date has yet been set – endorsement for the Conservative’s budget, expected to be released in March, will likely determine how quickly Canadians are asked out to the polls — Ignatieff has wasted no time canvassing the nation to woo support. Not surprisingly, both of Ignatieff’s B.C. stops — West Vancouver and Richmond — are ridings held by Conservative MPs. The crux of Ignatieff’s brief opening speech, before he turned the floor over to questions from attendees in the nearly-full auditorium, was whether or not Canada is in a better place than it was before Stephen Harper became prime minister. “Is Canada more respected than it was five years ago?” he asked the supportive crowd. “Are you, the Canadian family, better off than you were five years ago?” Alongside their party’s leader, Dan Veniez, Liberal candidate for the West Vancouver Seato-Sky riding, and Scott Brison, MP for KingsHants, Nova Scotia and Liberal finance critic, fielded questions on everything from disappearing disability benefits for seniors to future revenue streams for First Nations communities in the province. Both Veniez and Brison also discussed the need for the “fundamental reform” of the country’s pension legislation to ensure the savings of elderly Canadians are protected if their employers file for bankruptcy. Drawn-out legal battles like the ones fought by employees of Nortel, they said, would not happen under the careful watch of a Liberal government. And while each question from the crowd was met with assurances that their party would take care of the multitude of problems faced by West Vancouverites, it took a West Vancouver secondary school student, about midway through the question period, to finally ask Ignatieff how he plans to pay for all of the promises he was making. After a rousing applause from both the crowd and the panel, Ignatieff said one way to fund new projects was to axe any further corporate tax cuts promised by the Conservatives. Such a move, he said, would save taxpayers nearly $6 billion. In in an interview with The Outlook after the open-mic portion of the evening, Ignatieff discussed why he feels Veniez is the right man to

represent West Van on Parliament Hill. “He has enormous business experience. He’s an entrepreneur, investor and has experience in the federal government,” Ignatieff said. “He’s the total package.” Ignatieff added that Veniez’s business acumen would benefit voters in the riding as improved trade with Asian markets will be a target of the Liberals moving forward. Incumbent West Van MP John Weston, however, dismissed the event as a “huge distraction.” Weston said he feels voters in the riding don’t want another election and that staging such an evening was an example of how “out of touch” the Liberal party is with the needs of Canadians. “Our priority is still the economy and my work is to promote the competitiveness of business, schools and tourism of the riding,” said Weston, reached on the phone from Hong Kong. “They’re busy worrying about an election when we’re actually trying to pull the country together through fragile economic times.” Weston said he’s been meeting with officials from Hong Kong and the president of Taiwan to promote West Vancouver schools and encourage investment in the mining sector and tourism opportunities in the riding. The federal government recently waived visa requirements for Taiwanese residents which, Weston said, is a great opportunity for students from the Asian island to come and be educated here. Weston also questioned the leadership potential of Veniez, a former federal Conservative himself, who does not live in the riding but rather across the bridge in Vancouver. “You’d think one of our national parties would be able to draw someone from our riding, a riding known for its hard work and leadership,” he said. “It’s not surprising that people who don’t live in our riding don’t understand it.” Veniez, while acknowledging his residence outside the riding, noted he does own a home in Davis Bay in Sechelt that he has lived in for the past 18 months. Veniez added if the only qualification for being elected an MP is one’s address, then he’s not the man. “People elect me to be in the nation’s capital, not bring the capital here,” he said. “I’m not running to be a member of municipal council. I’m not in this to be at every ribbon cutting or for my face to be in the papers. That’s just not my schtick. West Vancouver and B.C. requires a different voice and that’s what I bring to the party.”

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Singing in a romantic tongue

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fter a pause, Babe Gurr says she is not sure whether she is brave or foolish. The Vancouverite loves Italy, was learning Italian and singing in the language seemed like it could be fun. With the help of her language instructor, Gurr tackled the song Colpa Di Coda. And after asking the crowd at last year’s West Vancouver Harmony Art’s Festival how many Italians were among them — to Gurr’s relief nobody put up their hand — the song became a fan favourite. “It can be quite a challenge for your tongue to be in the right spot for the right vowel,” she says, of singing in Italian. Colpa Di Coda is a song from her upcoming album SideDish, that she’ll be playing at the Deep Cove Theatre on Jan. 28 and 29. The song, along with the album’s other compilations, is outside of her bread and butter roots and blues tunes. There’s still a pinch of twang and Gurr’s

heavy, sexy voice, but the new song list includes numbers with tango and middle eastern influences. “It has been really freeing to do all these songs and fit them together [on an album],” she says. Although Gurr’s been a bit of a roamer all her life, it wasn’t her travels aboard that encourage this CD. Mixing world music and blues was something she’d always wanted to do and Colpa Di Coda needed more cohesive neighbours than her usual rootsy sounds, Gurr says. “The music fits together nicely,” she says of SideDish. Juno Award-winner Jim Byrnes will also be on stage at the Deep Cove show. The concert is a fundraiser for the First Impressions Theatre. Saturday night’s event has sold out, but tickets are available for Friday. Doors open at 7:30 p.m., with the music kicking off at 8 p.m. Tickets are available at 604-9299456 or

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Shakin’ all over

On Jan. 26 at 10 a.m., thousands of students and workers on the North Shore will take cover under their desks in what will be the biggest simultaneous earthquake drill in B.C.’s history.

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ngel Gonzalez is a newcomer to Vancouver, and yet he’s already more prepared than most residents for the inevitable: a massive earthquake that has been brewing 40 kilometres beneath our feet for the last 300

years. “Where we are from is not an earthquake zone, so it’s important that our children be conscious and know what to do in these situations,” says the Monterrey, Mexico-born resident of West Vancouver. Gonzalez knows all too well what can happen if you are not prepared for a natural disaster. His relatives were displaced following the Baja California earthquake this past April. “I know how they suffered,” he recalls. “All of the city went out of energy. They couldn’t sleep in their houses, and there were major aftershocks.” A few months after moving here, Gonzalez marched over to the North Shore Emergency Management Office and signed up for two emergency preparedness courses. NSEMO director Dorit Mason says, in B.C., we have a personal responsibility to be prepared for 72 hours. “Because we don’t have very many felt earthquakes you want residents to be aware that we have an earthquake risk and that you should be prepared,” she says.

A recent report from the Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction says there is a 30 per cent chance that an earthquake strong enough to cause significant damage will strike southwestern B.C. in the next 50 years. This begs the question: Are we on the North Shore prepared for a highly destructive earthquake? On Jan 26 at 10 a.m., thousands of students, families and government employees from across the province will “drop, cover, and hold on” in the Great British Columbia ShakeOut: the largest simultaneous earthquake drill in B.C. history. The exercise, which falls on the 311th anniversary of the province’s last major quake, is designed to educate the public on how to protect themselves during a similar event. Mason said NSEMO staff are promoting the Jan. 26 event on the North Shore and asking residents to participate. “It’s a two-minute drill, so it’s really quick,” she explains. Objects falling off of shelves are the biggest hazard during an earthquake in North America, which is why it’s important to get underneath something sturdy, says Mason. School District 44 spokesperson Victoria Miles says all North Van public schools are being encouraged to participate in the Great British Columbia ShakeOut.

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of an earthquake are the most critical for you and your family. The school district also plans on showcasing two elementary schools on Jan. 26 that have undergone fairly recent seismic upgrades: Carisbrooke and Lynn Valley. Meanwhile, students and administration in the West Vancouver School District will also take part in the province-wide earthquake drill. School District 45 spokesperson Andrea Wilson said the facilities department installed safety and survival equipment at all school and district office sites in 2008. These large emergency bins are fully stocked with first-aid supplies, equipment, tools and water. Bernadette Woit — emergency preparedness coordinator with WVSD45 — calls the earthquake exercise an awareness approach that reduces anxiety. “I think it’s important that the kids don’t think that everything is going to collapse [during an earthquake],” says Woit. Back in West Van, Gonzalez is talking earthquake preparedness with his three children; two of them will be participating in the Jan. 26 drill at their elementary school. Meanwhile, his youngest child will “duck, cover, and hold on” at home with Gonzalez and his wife on that day. The family has also assembled a basic emergency preparedness kit for 72 hours that includes food, water, batteries, a flashlight and blankets. Gonzalez says it’s the least he can do to prepare himself and his family. “Rather to be waiting for help, I want to give help instead,” he said. For more information on the Great British Columbia Shakeout, visit www.

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The Award-Winning Outlook newspaper has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time Advertising Sales Consultant. The candidate must have the ability to build relationships with clients and offer superior customer service. The winning candidate will be a team player and will be called upon to aggressively grow an existing account list. The ability to work in an extremely fast-paced environment with a positive attitude is a must. The successful candidate will have sales experience preferably in the advertising or retail industry. The position offers a great work environment with a competitive salary, commission plan and strong benefits package. The Outlook is part of Black Press, Canada’s largest independent print media company with more than 170 community, daily and urban newspapers across Canada and the United States. Please submit your resume with cover letter by January 27th, 2011. To: Ad Manager, North Shore Outlook fax 604 903-1001 #104 – 980 West 1st Street North Vancouver, B.C. V7P 3N4

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LEGAL PUBLIC NOTICE Pursuant to the Legal Public Notice Jurat-Affidavit of Publishing and Notarial Certificate of Non-Response dated July 29, 2010. BE IT WITNESSED AND VERIFIED: For the tah-sun-quay-ton and for the klatle-bhi, as well as: tla kwa-gillaogua,: tla-kwa-gilla,: gig-a-mi,: ga-use-dis,: men-ta-le-adus,: ts’elxweltxw,: hi-mi-ka-las and: tla-tla-tlo-num of the skomesh and: ley-la-wa-gilla people, and the sovran-alliances, that we are with the acceptance for value of the claim of right of the BRITISH COLUMBIA PERSONNAL PROPERTY SECURITY AGREEMENT BASE REGISTRATION LIEN NUMBER: 659362F and 898104F, WASHINGTON DC UNIFORM COMMERCIAL CODE DOCUMENT LIEN NUMBER: 2010061093, 2010108008 and 2010108018. Further be it verified and notice that, we are further with the claim of right of the acceptance for value and return for value of Canada’s Office Consolidation [may be cited as the Indian Act] and its attached “WARNING NOTE-Users of this Office Consolidation are reminded that it is prepared for convenience of reference only and that, as such, has no official sanctions.” Therefore, we are with the acceptance for value and return for value that the Squamish Indian Band and it’s lawyer(s) are agents for Canada and do not represent the best interest of the skomesh-people. We, Her Majesty’s Royal Allies will deploy the Provost Marshal and Her Majesty’s Royal Rifle for any continued trespass against us on our sacred skomesh-lands. Submit any and all alleged claims in the form of Notarized Jurat Affidavit c/o (nondomestic) IR #9 PO Box 97 Keremeos, Keremeos (V0X 1NO). We reserve all rights with prejudice. As long as the Sun shines, the green grass grows, the wind blows, the rivers flow and our people still occupy our sacred lands, then we are still Royal Allies of Her Majesty in Council of Great Britain et al, by the authority of the tah-sun-quay-ton and the klatle-bhi.

WAREHOUSEMAN’S LIEN Whereas Amina Ahmad Wenn is indebted to Mitchell’s Towing Ltd. for storage & towing on a 2005 Chrysler 300 Vin: 2C3JA53G55H605386 A lien is claimed under the Act. There is presently an amount due and owing of $2,373.84 plus any additional costs of storage, seizure and sale. Notice is hereby given that on the 17th day of February, 2011 or thereafter, the said vehicle will be sold. The Vehicle is currently stored at Elite Bailiff Services, 20473 Logan Avenue, Langley B.C V3A 4L8. The Vehicle was placed in storage on December 27th, 2010. For more info. call Elite Bailiff Services at 604-539-9900


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Whereas Gregory John Couch is indebted to Mitchell’s Towing Ltd. for storage & towing on a 2003 Pontiac Sunfire Vin: 3G2JB52F83S168077 A lien is claimed under the Act. There is presently an amount due and owing of $4,031.44 plus any additional costs of storage, seizure and sale. Notice is hereby given that on the 17th day of February, 2011 or thereafter, the said vehicle will be sold. The Vehicle is currently stored at Elite Bailiff Services, 20473 Logan Avenue, Langley B.C V3A 4L8. The Vehicle was placed in storage on December 27th, 2010. For more info. call Elite Bailiff Services at 604-539-9900

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