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Province probes Seymour access BRENT RICHTER brichter@nsnews.com

It’s the only traffic jam on the North Shore that’s perhaps more dispiriting than the Cut or the Lions Gate Bridge approaches. BC Parks is looking at options to alleviate the overcapacity problems at Mount Seymour Provincial Park, where a sunny Saturday can mean hours spent trying to access the park or Mt. Seymour ski resort. The park is simply drawing more people than it used to, said Dylan Eyers, section head for the Lower Mainland for BC Parks. “Really it’s the explosion in winter backcountry use that we’re seeing – winter hiking, snowshoeing and to some degree, backcountry skiing – and people are just loving it up there, which is awesome,” Eyers said. “But back in the day, when these parks were originally planned for and developed,

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Snowshoer Nick Meissner makes his way along a trail at sunset in Mount Seymour Provincial Park. The province is now looking for ways to alleviate congestion on the park’s access road and parking lot during peak periods. Among the ideas being considered are creating new parking lots, increasing shuttle service and building a gondola to the base. PHOTO KEVIN HILL

Province OKs Trans Mountain pipeline BRENT RICHTER brichter@nsnews.com

The provincial government has given its blessing for Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline. But local First Nations say the project will never be built.

Premier Christy Clark and Environment Minister Mary Polak made the announcement on Wednesday afternoon that the project had been granted an environmental certificate and that it had met the premier’s five conditions related to spill response, Aboriginal rights and title, and a “fair deal for B.C.” Within the hour of the announcement, however, a message

Tsleil-Waututh Nation remain steadfast in opposition posted to the Tsleil-Waututh’s official Twitter account declared “It will never get built.” “Just because this announcement occurred and the federal announcement occurred approving the environmental assessment permits, it does not mean it’s a green light,” said Tsleil-Waututh elected council member Charlene Aleck. “In order to be an effective pipeline, it needs to be 100 per cent built so if I

am just one per cent saying no, that’s not an effective pipeline.” The nation is still seeking further judicial review of the federal approval, Aleck said. “It’s back to court for us,” she said. “It’s totally breaking our Aboriginal law. We’re upholding (our laws) as a nation and if they come into our territory and start construction in our territory, there will be ways to stop them.” North Vancouver-Seymour MLA Jane Thornthwaite, whose riding encompasses Tsleil-Waututh lands and sits across Burrard Inlet from the Kinder Morgan’s Westridge Terminal, said she

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Suites and coach houses would be permitted JEREMY SHEPHERD jshepherd@nsnews.com

A coach house and a secondary suite may be coming to a one-unit residential lot near you.

City of North Vancouver council voted unanimously Monday to send a zoning amendment – which would allow homeowners to add a secondary suite and a coach house – to a public hearing. Presently, homeowners can have one or the other but not both. While council supported housing for the city’s renters, the sticking point may be determining where those renters will park, according to Coun. Don Bell. “The one area that is a concern to me is the parking question,” Bell said. The city’s bylaws require one parking spot for each additional unit. However, staff is recommending two parking spots on lots with three dwellings. A three-parking spot requirement would “consume an excessive amount of the site and impact the massing and even viability of adding a

City of North Vancouver Coun. Linda Buchanan considers a bylaw allowing secondary suites and coach houses. Buchanan previously argued such additions could give the city some much-needed affordable housing options. PHOTO MIKE WAKEFIELD coach house on some sites,” forcing more floor area on the second storey, according to a staff report penned by planner Wendy Tse. The report also notes that the City of Vancouver requires only one parking space for three dwellings. While she supported sending the bylaw to public hearing, Coun. Pam Bookham

advised city staff that she was looking for more “hard data” on affordability around building and maintaining coach houses. Accessibility was also a key issue for Bookham. “Over this unusually wintery month (we’ve seen) that there are real problems in terms of accessing lanes.” Bookham was also curious

to see if the coach houses would play a role in replacing the city’s diminishing stock of three- and four-storey walk-ups. “Can we look at coach houses as, in any way, picking up that need?” she asked. The city allowed secondary suites in 1993 and spearheaded a coach house program in 2010.

“Based on the success of both initiatives, the number of ground-oriented rental units available has increased,” according to the staff report. City council clashed on the issue in 2014, with Couns. Linda Buchanan and Craig Keating as well as Mayor Darrell Mussatto voting against the proposed official community plan because it

prohibited coach houses and secondary suites on the same lot. At the time, Buchanan blasted the draft OCP (which was ultimately defeated) for taking away the rights of property owners to create revenue as well as removing options for affordability. The new bylaw wouldn’t change floor space limits on each lot. Those limits would ensure houses “remain respectful in size and massing,” according to Tse’s report. The three buildings would also remain a package deal as homeowners would not be permitted to stratify the buildings or to sell them separately. The city’s current rules only allow a secondary suite if the homeowner resides in the principal dwelling. However, the new bylaw would allow the property owner to have their pick of the three homes. “I think that makes sense, not forcing them to live in the primary unit,” Bell said, explaining that homeowners could downsize without leaving their property. With the city’s vacancy rate hovering just above zero and the barriers to homeownership spiralling higher, the new bylaw is necessary to meet the growing demand and to ensure: “residents of all income levels can afford to live in the city,” according to the staff report. The public hearing is scheduled for Feb. 20.

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we didn’t really anticipate there being upwards of 1,000 folks showing up just to go snowshoeing.” With a majority of park users showing up at 9:30 a.m., BC Parks is looking into actions other parks have taken to deal with capacity clogups. Among them: increasing shuttle service, creating a reservation system, charging for vehicle access, building more parking lots, building a gondola to the base, and setting up a ride-share program. BC Parks hired a contractor to survey park visitors on where they are coming from, how they get to the top of the mountain, how much time they spend, what activities they come to Seymour to do, and to gather their feedback

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on possible solutions. All of the ideas on paper, however, are considered too preliminary to get into the specifics or talk about capital costs, Eyers said. “We’re not there yet. … Those are questions this process will hopefully inform public opinion on,” he said. The survey was welcomed by parks advocate and blogger Steve Jones, who has lobbied for better access to Seymour and Cypress. “It’s great to see they’re investing some time to take a closer look at the issue. Certainly, parking capacity is kind of fixed up there but over the years, the population has been growing and winter recreation is becoming more popular, and the resort has been doing some upgrades, which has increased demand

as well,” he said. The best solutions are probably the cheapest and simplest, Jones suggested. “It’s kind of a tricky problem because most of the demand is limited to a few small peak periods. If it was always busy, you might say build a parkade but it wouldn’t make sense to do that given it’s really a handful of days each year when you run into most of the problems.” Jones said his top priority would be opening (the road gate to) the park earlier on weekdays to allow keeners to go for a morning snowshoe or hike before they go to work. “The first thing you do if you have any kind of a location that is too busy is look at extending the hours,” he said. “There are hundreds of us who are interested in

getting to the park just a little bit earlier and then getting out of the way when it’s busy. It’s kind of a shame to have these two mountain parks up there where it’s very challenging for people to catch the sunrise.” Jones said he also finds it “remarkable” that neither Cypress nor Seymour have public transit access. Jones also suggested the province expedite the planning and development of Pinecone Burke Provincial Park in Coquitlam to help take some pressure off of Seymour. The survey period is now closed. Eyers said the results will be analyzed and presented to park users at an open house later in the spring for more feedback, allowing the province to start studying what’s feasible and can be tackled in the next year or two.

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A North Vancouver woman has been ticketed for running down a senior in an intersection.

North Vancouver RCMP, firefighters and paramedics all responded to Fell Avenue at Third Street around 5 p.m. Monday, when the driver of a vehicle turning left onto Fell ran into the victim. “This woman was definitely in the marked crosswalk and the driver strikes her on her right side,” said Cpl. Richard De Jong,

North Vancouver RCMP spokesman. The victim, a 70-yearold Delta resident, suffered scrapes and bruises and was taken to Lions Gate Hospital. “She’s fortunate she didn’t have more serious injuries,” De Jong said. The driver, a 50-year-old, North Vancouverite, was ticketed under the B.C. Motor Vehicle Act for failing to yield to a pedestrian. The driver should have been more aware, De Jong said. “It’s one thing to have someone, perhaps, jaywalking or in an unmarked crosswalk, but expect to see a pedestrian in a marked pedestrian crosswalk,” he said.


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The first major development proposal of the new Moodyville, which came before City of North Vancouver council on Monday, spreads 157 apartment and townhouse units over three four-storey buildings on East Third Street. But while the project would expand Moodyville Park and diminish the city’s heritage registry, the major stumbling block for Coun. Linda Buchanan was the project’s esthetics. “For lack of a better word, they’re just a bit plain and a bit vanilla,” she said, urging the developer to infuse the design with “more character and spunk or funk.” The project also elicited concerns from the Advisory Design Panel. In a split vote in October, the panel requested the project break up its massing, display greater innovation, and offer a nod to the history of Moodyville in creating a less ubiquitous, more site-specific design. The building’s design includes metal and brick accents and steps down

from four storeys with twostorey townhouses facing Moodyville Park. The applicant has incorporated contemporary materials and more colour into the project since the design panel’s October rebuke, according to city planner Michael Epp, who suggested the developer “met the (panel’s) intent.” City council voted on a massive rezoning for the portside neighbourhood in May 2016, which is expected to quadruple the population below Third Street. “I think it will set the tone, to some degree, for what happens elsewhere, so I think it’s important we get it right,” said Coun. Don Bell of the project. Bell used the word “mundane” in describing the appearance of the development. Bell addressed his closing comments to the developer, Qualex-Landmark Northern Ltd. “My caution would be to them: think about it now, if you don’t want to run the risk of having us say at the end of the public hearing: ‘We want you to go back and change your design.’” The development at 708813 East Third St. and 746-758 East Second St. would displace two 1941-era heritage homes. “Both small homes are surviving examples of the standardized style of wartime housing,” noted a city staff report. Despite being built on concrete blocks with the

intention it would serve as temporary living quarters, the house at 749 East Third St. has its original windows, according to the city’s heritage registry. Just down the block, the Rushede Residence was first occupied by a Burrard Dry Dock Co. worker. If the project is approved, the heritage homes would be demolished. The developer is willing to commit $35,000 toward a commemoration project, according to a staff report. The developer had “indicated a willingness” to pay to move the houses but no viable site could be found, according to a staff report. The project also includes a swap between the city and Qualex-Landmark, with the developer providing land on the 800 block of East Third Street to the city in exchange for an equal amount of cityowned land to the east and south of the 700 block. The city would use the land to expand Moodyville Park by 25,000 square feet while closing the lane to the south of the 700 block and the road at the foot of Queensbury Avenue. If the project is approved, the city will embark on a $2.5-million “revitalization” of Moodyville Park, funded with the developer’s $4.2-million community benefit contribution. The public hearing is slated for March 27. Coun. Rod Clark did not attend the meeting.

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Squamish chief ‘disappointed’ by announcement From page 1 shares the concerns she’s heard from her constituents about the risk of a spill. But, she added, a lot of progress has been made in the last four years. “I have to believe the experts. I have to believe the science that these extra measures are going to make a spill in our waters very unlikely,” she said. “When I looked at the details on the spill regime, both on the ocean protection plan from the federal government, Kinder Morgan’s plan and new legislation from the province, it’s pretty comprehensive. … But it’s not there yet.” Thornthwaite said while there may be some political price for the Liberals to pay during this spring’s election, anti-pipeline voters will likely gravitate to the Green Party, as the NDP has flip flopped on the Kinder Morgan proposal. On the First Nations matter, Thornthwaite said she believes the federal government is continuing its discussions with the Tsleil-Waututh. And other nations along the pipeline do support the project, she added. “It is their land and their waters but other First Nations along the pipeline had actually approved and come into agreements with both the

federal government and Trans Mountain on these mutual benefit agreements for their people. It isn’t 100 per cent of First Nations that are not happy. Some First Nations are supportive,” she said. The province’s environmental groups and its municipalities will benefit from the $20 million to $50 million B.C. will receive annually due to a funding agreement with Trans Mountain, Thornthwaite added. Officially, all that remains now before construction begins is for the Kinder Morgan board of directors to make its final investment decision. A release from the company, stated construction is expected to begin in 2017 with the pipeline coming online in 2019. “We believe this represents a positive outcome for our company, customers and for British Columbians and all Canadians who will benefit from the construction and operation of an expanded pipeline,” said Ian Anderson, president of Kinder Morgan Canada in a release. Squamish Nation Chief Ian Campbell said he was not surprised but disappointed by the announcement. He too said Aboriginal rights and title had not been respected throughout the process.

“I want to be very clear that the Squamish Nation are deeply disappointed in the province’s inability to take a stand on this and show real leadership,” he said. “The NEB and the process thus far has been a complete farce. It does not meaningfully engage First Nations or allow us to fully delve into the assessment of the project.” Campbell said a spill on the inlet would “grossly impact our homelands and waters and further alienate the Squamish Nation from our lands and resources and that of our neighbours throughout the Salish Sea.” Any attempt to raise those concerns with senior levels of government have been met with vague generalities, he added. “Any notion of ocean protection or the ability to

clean up simply isn’t true. What we’ve seen on the coast in recent as well as past events is that accidents do happen and the ability to clean (bitumen) up or restore the environment is really just a political optic that governments like to play,” he said. Campbell said he would be meeting with the leadership of other First Nations next week to begin co-ordinating their legal strategies going forward. Local First Nations members themselves will also be apt to resume protests in order make their opposition clear, Campbell said. “I think we’re going to see a lot more of that in the coming months,” he said. “We’re certainly committed to do whatever it takes to stop this pipeline.”

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arring civil disobedience on a scale that makes it impossible for work to start, preliminary work on the Trans Mountain pipeline and expanded terminal in Burrard Inlet could begin this year. On the pro side of the ledger, Kinder Morgan plans to spend $6.8 billion over the course of the construction. In the realpolitik of tit for tat, we’re told an approved Trans Mountain pipeline was also the necessary trade-off to get Alberta’s support for a national carbon tax. B.C. will get to wet its beak in the bitumen to the tune of up to $1 billion over the course of 20 years to be spent exclusively on environmental projects. It’s true that groups like West Vancouver Streamkeepers and Seymour Salmonid Society could do a lot of good work with a steady supply of cash to restore and protect salmon habitat. But, as many have argued, even a small

spill in the inlet would mean all of their years of good work could be for naught. Even with $1 billion in hand, there’s still a gap in the amount of risk we in B.C., and in particular on the shores of Burrard Inlet, bear versus the reward others – oil producers, contractors, shipping companies and shareholders – will enjoy. To rectify that, we offer – tongues firmly arranged in our cheeks – a Modest Proposal. Should there be a spill in our tidewater, we’d think it only right that people who will benefit from the pipeline expansion come help in the cleanup. One way they could do that would be by drinking the bitumen-laden water until the toxic mess is gone. That at least would put the oil and pipeline company executives on the same level as the Tsleil-Waututh, who rely on the inlet. It would be one way to ensure those who profit from this risk also have some skin in the game.

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afe Mair, astronomically paid battling broadcaster in the balmy days when CKNW styled itself Vancouver’s Top Dog, is in shaky health and thinks he’ll die in 2017. Mind and speech, he’s as sharp as ever. I assured him he looks fine. “I wish I felt as well inside as I look outside,” Rafe replied. He turned 85 on New Year’s Eve, has balance problems probably due to a long-undiagnosed stroke, and uses a walker in his Lions Bay townhouse shared with wife Wendy. An electric scooter at the door gets little use these days. Rafe would not like the formulaic panhandling-for-pity story reserved for the old or ill, and he won’t get one here. Even less, the definitive account of his riveting

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Beat back banks. Also fought several environmental battles including Kemano Completion Project, saved Skagit, placed moratorium on uranium, stopped killing of wolves.’’ He praises Bennett, albeit “a prickly bugger, and so am I,” as “a fine, fine guy. … Of course, I left blood on the carpet like everyone else.’’ (“The only thing that I worry about with criticism,” he told me, “is that I might agree with it.” And added: “No one likes to have unpleasant things said about them any more than a baseball player likes to be hit by a 100-mph fast ball, but I, like him, can’t wait to step up to the plate again.”) Restless, Rafe quit politics. Money was thin. And, to speak ill of the dead: He claims the extravagance of his wife Patti and her failure to file income tax returns for

some years landed them in a tax arrears and bank muddle totalling $250,000. He begged, successfully, to pay off each debt at $25 a month. His first NW talk show, midnight-2 a.m., blossomed, and his salary with it: Initially $80,000, it soared to $125,000 when he reached the coveted 9 a.m.-noon spot. Close friend Fin Anthony, apprised of this intolerable exploitation, said he’d double it and add a $50,000 signing bonus. Anthony returned, confessing failure: He got the $250,000 but ‘‘only” a $40,000 bonus. This was NW’s bombastic heyday. The station was a wacky zoo of naked ambitions, bruised and bruising egos, stabbings front as well as back, yet dominated by the universally respected Warren Barker. (I omit other names on the ground that they represent actual people and may

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Should visitors pay to use our parks? It’s a perennial problem that blooms every spring in North Shore parks: visitors and locals vying for parking spots. We’ve seen the large picnic groups at Ambleside and Cates Park, and the throngs of hikers descending on Quarry Rock and Lynn Canyon. We’ve also seen (and smelled) the overflowing garbage bins and well-trampled trails. Half of North Van district park users are visitors, according to a 2015 survey. We went to Ambleside to ask: should visitors offset park maintenance costs by paying to park? Weigh in at nsnews. — Maria Spitale-Leisk com.

“Anytime you charge something, people won’t come. How will that chip-stand over there or other businesses in the area survive?”

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fee for the corrective action city contractors perform. The actual cost depends on the amount of work needed to remedy the situation. The property owner listed on title incurs this as a debt owed to the city. It does not matter if the property is empty, rented or under construction. The owner of the property is responsible. The municipality knows who that owner is. They pay the property taxes. This method works. If the City of North Vancouver, where I now live, is serious about having people walk or

bike and use public transit, rather than drive, they would take a more responsible approach to sidewalk safety. CNV has been issuing infraction notices to businesses. They should equally be taking a second look at their approach to residential sidewalk clearing enforcement. If the current system is unenforceable, change it. It can be set up so that it pays for enforcement. People would learn to understand it fast enough. Susan Christou North Vancouver

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The District of West Vancouver may soon be selling off a piece of land bequeathed to it for park use to help fund its Ambleside vision.

Following a vote by district council on Monday night, public consultations are now starting on whether the district should sell or lease the two lots known as Brissenden Park at 2519 and 2539 Rosebery Ave. to fund the purchase of the last two waterfront homes in Ambleside, something the district has been working on for decades. The Brissenden family donated their two lots to the district in 1990 with the stipulation that the 2.4 acres be used and maintained for public park use. But the land

has never been used as a park and it has never received park designation. Today, the Brissenden residence, a 1948 example of early West Coast Modernism, still stands and is lived in by a caretaker. The property has no amenities, no parking and no close access to transit, while the plan to revamp the entire Ambleside waterfront is now forging ahead, a district staff report notes. And unlike the current Brissenden property, which has no official marker indicating that it was a gift to the people of West Vancouver, council would rename a portion of the Ambleside land Brissenden Park as a tribute to its benefactors. If council chooses to go ahead with the sale, the district will apply to the courts to have the legal covenant on

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the property altered to allow the sale. Together, the last two waterfront properties – at 1444 and 1448 Argyle Ave. – are worth about $10 million. A survey conducted by the district in 2007 found residents would prefer the municipality sell off unused assets rather than raise taxes or take on more debt to purchase the land. The two Brissenden lots were last assessed at about $5.5 million each. The lots are zoned for single-family homes and could also include coach houses, according to staff. Anything else would require a typical rezoning process, and the heavily treed lots would be protected by the district’s interim tree bylaw, which restricts cutting.

Greenery shrouds a 1948 home known as the Brissenden residence on Rosebery Avenue in West Vancouver. Council may sell the land, which was donated to the district, in order to fund land purchases on the Ambleside waterfront. PHOTO MIKE WAKEFIELD

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BRIGHTLIGHTS! by Paul McGrath Heritage Society AGM The North Shore Heritage Society held its annual general meeting and holiday party on Dec. 14, hosted by Bob McMillin and Andrea Newsom in their beautifully preserved “Taylor Residence,� a 1925 Arts and Crafts-style, A-listed heritage house designed by architects Benzie and Bow. The AGM formalities were followed by appetizers and a buffet dinner, accompanied by live music from harpist Rebecca Blair. The society promotes the preservation and restoration of distinctive and heritage buildings throughout the North Shore.

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Jim Byrnes performs two shows at the Deep Cove Shaw Theatre on Jan. 19 and 20 as a fundraiser for First Impressions Theatre. He also plays a gig at West Vancouver Memorial Library on Jan. 27 as part of the Friday Night Concert Series. PHOTO SUPPLIED

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Blues brother ! Jim Byrnes and Mainstreet Muze (featuring Babe Gurr), Deep Cove Shaw Theatre, Jan. 19 and 20, 8 p.m. Tickets $35 available at firstimpressionstheatre.com or by calling 604-929-9456. First Impressions Theatre fundraiser. ! Jim Byrnes, West Vancouver Memorial Library, Friday Night Concert Series, Jan. 27, 7:30 p.m. Free admission. For more information visit westvanlibrary.ca. ERIC MACKENZIE emackenzie@nsnews.com

If you thought Jim Byrnes was about to slow down at age 68, guess again.

“This time of year, you go see your financial advisor at the

bank and they say, ‘When are you planning to retire?’” the B.C. blues legend said last week. “They’re talking to the wrong guy.” A three-time Juno winner with numerous acting credits from stage and film is surely one of B.C.’s busiest entertainers. He wrapped up 2016 by once again portraying Scrooge in Bah! Humbug! -- the annual SFU Woodward’s take on A Christmas Carol – and had a clash of commitments in a first attempt at speaking with the North Shore News, tied up with some voiceover work. All this while he’s in the middle of writing a new album that will become his fourth full-length release in the past six years. Considering the schedule he keeps, it might be a bit of a surprise to learn that a trio of concerts on the North Shore

Byrnes has scheduled for later this month – two nights at the Deep Cove Shaw Theatre and another at the West Vancouver Memorial Library – will be his first performances anywhere in 2017. “I’m at a point now where I’m kind of learning to say ‘no,’ which is something I was never good at,” says Byrnes. “I can pick and choose a little bit more because I am an oldage pensioner. But it’s a gift I was given and I’ve got to share it. To be able to sing and tell stories and touch people’s lives and emotions, it’s just so important to me, and I guess that’s what keeps me going.” Rarely has Byrnes said “no” to First Impressions Theatre, for

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THE IMAGE BEFORE US Edward S. Curtis’ In the Land of the Head Hunters, the first feature film made in B.C., screens at The Cinematheque on Jan. 16 at 7 p.m. on opening night of the latest instalment of the ongoing series The Image Before Us: curtisfilm.rutgers. edu/index.php.

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CAROUN ART GALLERY 1403 Bewicke Ave., North Vancouver. Tuesday to Saturday, noon to 8 p.m. 778-372-0765 caroun.net Frozen Freedom: A figurative painting exhibition of oils on canvas by Fereshteh Shahani runs until Jan. 28. CENTENNIAL THEATRE 2300 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver. 604-984-4484 nvrc. ca/centennial-theatre Art Display: Art and custom, hand-carved furniture by Terry Grimwood is on display in the lobby Jan. 14 and 21, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Free admission. CITYSCAPE COMMUNITY ART SPACE 335 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver. Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 604-988-6844 nvartscouncil.ca Art Rental Show: Rent or buy artwork right off the gallery walls at this semi-annual salonstyle exhibition featuring 200 new works by local artists Jan. 13-Feb. 4. Call for Artists: The North Vancouver Community Arts Council seeks artists in all media for a themed exhibition called Clouds that will take place March 24-April 22. Deadline for submissions: Saturday, Jan. 21, 4 p.m. Call for Artists: The North Vancouver Community Arts

Council seeks artisans to participate in The Gift Box, an area of CityScape dedicated to the display and sales of small works. Deadline for submissions: Saturday, Jan. 28, 4 p.m. DISTRICT FOYER GALLERY 355 West Queens Rd., North Vancouver. Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. 604-988-6844 nvartscouncil.ca You Are Here: Wall calendars containing 12 images created by 10 local artists depicting North Shore scenes are on display until Feb. 6. Proceeds from sales support the North Shore Cultural Mapping Project. Calendars are available at CityScape Community Art Space and the Silk Purse Gallery for $22. EDGEMONT VILLAGE JEWELLER 3012 Edgemont Blvd., North Vancouver. Art Installation: A small installation featuring the work of sculptor and painter Marcus Bowcott is on display until Feb. 3. FERRY BUILDING GALLERY 1414 Argyle Ave., West Vancouver. TuesdaySunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., closed Mondays. 604-925-7290 ferrybuildinggallery.com Journee: A exhibition of acrylic paintings by Marney-Rose Edge and works in ceramic, raku and oxidized copper by Christine

Hood runs until Jan. 29. Meet the artists: Saturday, Jan. 14, 2-3 p.m. Configurations: An exhibition of mixed media works by Diane Isherwood and Tannis Turner and oil and board and shell by Audra Ann Ricketts Jan. 31-Feb. 19. Opening reception: Tuesday, Jan. 31, 6-8 p.m. Meet the artists: Saturday, Feb. 4, 2-3 p.m. KAY MEEK CENTRE 1700 Mathers Ave., West Vancouver. Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday, 2-4 p.m. 604-981-6335 kaymeekcentre. com Art Exhibition: Margot Brassil’s works are on display MondaysFridays, Feb. 1-27, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. RON ANDREWS COMMUNITY SPACE 931 Lytton St., North Vancouver. 604-987-8873 or 604-347-8922 Realms of the Imagination: Painter Antonio Dizon presents his newest abstract compositions on canvas and Kate Whitehead and Connie Cunningham show their pottery and whimsical creations in clay until Feb. 19. SEYMOUR ART GALLERY 4360 Gallant Ave., North Vancouver. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. 604-924-1378 seymourartgallery. com Balance: A juried discovery exhibition for new and

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ARTSCALENDAR From page 17 p.m. Admission: $25. Tickets: 604-971-2893. CAPILANO UNIVERSITY PERFORMING ARTS THEATRE 2055 Purcell Way, North Vancouver. 604-9907810 capilanou.ca/ blueshorefinancialcentre/ Cap Classics: Saxophilia Saxophone Quartet performs a light program of music Friday, Jan. 13 at 11:45 a.m. Free. Cap Jazz: The Bad Plus performs an intersection of jazz,

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Heart Will Trouble the Mind Friday, Feb. 24 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $28. DEEP COVE SHAW THEATRE 4360 Gallant Ave., North Vancouver. Intimate Evenings: Fundraising concerts for First Impressions Theatre with Jim Byrnes and Mainstreet Muze featuring Babe Gurr Jan. 19 and 20, 8 p.m. Admission: $35. Tickets: 604-929-9456 firstimpressionstheatre.com GORDON SMITH GALLERY OF CANADIAN ART 2121 Lonsdale Ave., North

Vancouver. 604-998-8563 info@ smithfoundation.ca Classics at the Smith — A Violin Alone: A gallery tour followed by a performance by Marc Destrube Tuesday, Jan. 17 . Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and performance is at 7:30 p.m. Admission: $10/$8. Tickets available at the door. HIGHLANDS UNITED CHURCH 3255 Edgemont Blvd., North Vancouver. Ambleside Orchestra performs a concert featuring selections from Eugene Onegin and Louise

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ST. MARTIN’S ANGLICAN CHURCH 195 East Windsor Rd., North Vancouver. Beauty and the Beast: A traditional pantomime show Jan. 13, 14, 20, 21, 27 and 28 at 7:30 p.m. with matinees Jan. 14, 21 and 28 at 2 p.m. Admission: $21/$17/$14. Tickets: 604-7670665 or smpdramatics.com.

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BLUHOUSE CAFÉ 4342 Gallant Ave., North Vancouver. Roots Concert: A charity gala featuring roots musician John Michael Lind to benefit the North Shore Harvest Project and families in need Friday, Jan. 20 at 7 p.m. Admission by donation. DEEP COVE BREWERY 170-2270 Dollarton Hwy., North Vancouver. Dino DiNicolo performs a solo show Saturday, Jan. 14 from 7 to 10 p.m. FINCH AND BARLEY 250 East First St., North Vancouver. Dino DiNicolo performs a solo show Thursday, Jan. 19 from 8:45 p.m. to midnight.

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Illustrator finds her own niche creating zombie card deck Rachel Petrovicz adds roster of grizzly ghouls to new game

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Zombie Fight or Flight is a game of fighting, escaping and somehow staying off the zomb-smorgasbord, featuring depictions of the undead brought to life by North Shore artist Rachel Petrovicz. The game’s premise is simple: the usual band of decaying escapees (“They’re coming to get you, Barbara.”) are on the loose. In order to evade the jaws of death, the game’s players must work together. If they don’t, they die. The emphasis on collaboration makes perfect sense when you consider that the game was created by conflict resolution specialists, Petrovicz explains. “Instead of hiding your card and side-eyeing everyone around you, you’re working together,” she says. Having grown up reading the chaste love triangle of Archie comics, drawing zombies was a departure from the “cute cartoon characters” Petrovicz has been sketching into existence since her days at Mulgrave secondary. “I spent most of my time looking down and doodling in the margins of my paper,” she reminisces about her school days. After she had her fill of Pop Tate’s Chocklit Shoppe, Petrovicz moved over to Gotham City, where Batman served as her superhero gateway to the worlds of anime and manga.

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Tilley comes home to hang its hat North Van family behind iconic hats opens at Lonsdale Quay

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Tilley Vancouver has found a familiar place to hang its hats, bringing the globally recognizable brand of brimmed headwear back to their North Shore roots.

Tilley has been selling its popular travel hats and clothing from a pop-up shop upstairs at Lonsdale Quay for the past few months and now the owners of the family-run business are looking to make it a permanent home. “We really wanted North or West Vancouver because that’s where our family is from and where we built our client base,” says Nikki Tilley. Nikki’s uncle, Alex Tilley, developed a sailing hat and a pair of shorts that he began selling at trade shows in Eastern Canada and the U.S. in the early 1980s. His brother (Nikki’s dad) John soon got on board, marketing the products at boat shows up and down the West Coast of Canada and the U.S. As youngsters, Nikki and her brother Jeff would tag along to trade shows and braid hat cords while sitting in the back of boats. Later on, they would be at the helm of the hat business. As the hats began to sell like hot cakes, in 1985, matriarch Barbara Tilley began welcoming customers by appointment into the family’s Lynn Valley basement where she’d set up a makeshift retail space. A few months later, the North Shore Tilley family opened their first storefront on Pemberton Avenue, just south of Marine Drive, while the East Coast Tilley family built up their hat empire. Tilley Vancouver has relocated a couple times over the years; there was a spot on West Broadway and another on Marine Drive in North Vancouver. For 20 years, Tilley was a fixture on South Granville, before moving back to West Broadway in 2015. And today the Tilleys have brought their hats home to the North Shore, two decades after the Marine Drive store closed. The new store was created, in part, for longtime Tilley customers, who were struggling to get over the bridge to Vancouver. “But also there’s so much more tourism on the North Shore now that Tilley wanted to tap into,” explains Nikki. “Lonsdale Quay Market, it has such a unique feeling to it, really great events during the holidays and busy during the summer. It’s a great environment.” Alex Tilley hung up his hat recently, but the brand lives on through new management and ownership and an expanded line of products. Tilley Vancouver, while still closely tied to Tilley

Nikki Tilley, her dad John, and longtime Tilley Vancouver operations manager Arlene Hudson in their pop-up store at Lonsdale Quay. PHOTO MIKE WAKEFIELD Endurables, operates as an independent retailer. Nikki talks up the expanded line of hats, which, along with some fun fabrics, have more technical elements than their predecessors. Her favourite, the mash-up fabric hat, is a blend of recycled yarns including cotton, hemp and nylon used in the hat-making process. Tilley hats are still made in Canada and most have a lifetime guarantee. The original Tilley hat, the T1, is now retired, but Tilley’s most recognizable head topper, the T3 (it snaps up on the sides) is still in stock. “For the true Tilley fan, it is pretty iconic,” says Nikki. One of the new Tilley hat brims was designed with paddlers in mind and is perfect for those summer excursions up Indian Arm. “It’s a stiffer brim in the front, so if you are out paddling the brim won’t fly up in your face when it’s windy,” explains Nikki. As for what makes Tilley products so ubiquitously popular, Nikki says it’s because the company stands behind its products and uses high-quality materials that stand up to the outdoor elements. Customers have taken their Tilley hats to the far reaches of the planet, as evidenced by the photos they email of their

adventures, some of which are showcased on the walls of the Vancouver store. From India to the Rocky Mountains, to a remote settlement in Africa, to Antarctica and Europe, Tilley hats have seen the world. One travel story on the Tilley Vancouver website, from a customer who had toured a wetland in western Brazil, reads: “Of the 10 people in our group from Canada, U.K., USA and Australia photographing jaguars, seven wore Tilley hats.” Tilley Vancouver also sells other clothing brands that make for low maintenance travel companions, including David Cline and Patagonia. They are also looking at bringing in packing seminars, which have proved popular at the Vancouver store, to the Lonsdale Quay location. Almost four decades later, and Tilley Vancouver is still very much a family business. John drops by the store a couple hours a week, while Barbara does all the bookkeeping and accounting. Jeff, meanwhile, does the Tilley inventory and Nikki runs the dayto-day operations. “It’s a passion, that’s why we do what we do,” says Nikki.

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Anne Marie Fleming’s Window Horses: The Poetic Persian Epiphany of Rosie Ming is screening at The Cinematheque tonight at 7:30 p.m.. PHOTO SUPPLIED

Jared Abrahamson was named Best Canadian Actor for his role in Hello Destroyer. For an interview with Abrahamson visit bit.ly/2ccQuDG. PHOTO SUPPLIED

Vancouver Film Critics’ Circle pick top films of 2016

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Cream of the cinematic crop

The Vancouver Film Critics’ Circle announced their top films of 2016 in their 17th annual ceremony Monday night attended by nominees, member critics and industry professionals at the Hyatt Regency Hotel.

Hello Destroyer was the big winner in Canadian categories, winning Best Canadian Picture, Best BC Film and Best Director, for Kevan Funk. The film is a no-holds-barred look at Canada’s national pastime, and how one young man’s

life spirals out of control after his hockey family abandons him. Hello Destroyer also earned Vancouverite and 2016 TIFF Rising Star Jared Abrahamson Best Canadian Actor for his portrait of a quiet junior hockey player pushed to aggressive limits, only to be left out in the cold after tragedy strikes on the ice. Kurt Max Runte was on hand to accept Best Canadian Supporting Actor for Hello Destroyer, in which he plays the coach who cajoles and debases his young players until they produce results. Molly Parker won Best Canadian

Supporting Actress for Weirdos. Werewolf, Ashley Mackenzie’s brutally frank look at the daily existence of two 20-something drug addicts, won for Best First Film by a Canadian Director. The film also earned Bhreagh MacNeil Best Canadian Actress honours. Best Canadian Screenplay went to Ann Marie Fleming’s wondrous animated film Window Horses: The Poetic Persian Epiphany of Rosie Ming. The Prison in Twelve Landscapes, a series of vignettes about the ancillary benefits and costs of prison life, won Best Canadian Documentary

for Brett Story. In International categories, Manchester By The Sea hauled in awards for Best Film, Best Director (Kenneth Lonergan), Best Screenplay (Lonergan again), Best Actor (Casey Affleck) and Best Supporting Actress for Michelle Williams. Told with unrestrained pathos and no small amount of humour, the film is a painful mystery into why Lee Chandler (Affleck) is so reluctant to assume custody of his nephew and return to his hometown after the sudden death of his brother. With more than 100 films to her credit, Isabelle Huppert won Best Actress

for her powerful portrait of a rape victim out for vengeance in Paul Verhoeven’s Elle. Best Supporting Actor went to Mahershala Ali and his fatherly, surprisingly tender drug dealer in Moonlight. Wildly funny, touching father-daughter story Toni Erdmann, directed by Maren Ade, won Best Foreign Language Film while Best Documentary went to Kirsten Johnson’s Cameraperson, a compilation of memories and footage gathered from decades of cinematography around the globe that raises pertinent questions about the photographer-subject relationship. Prolific documentary

cinematographer Kirk Tougas was the recipient of the Ian Caddell Achievement Award, which honours outstanding contribution to the B.C. film and television industry. Tougas spoke at length about the advancements in Canadian film since the 1960s and the ongoing struggle by filmmakers to get Canadian film voices heard. Race out and see Fleming in person at a screening of Window Horses tonight at The Cinematheque in Vancouver, 7:30 p.m. Catch Hello Destroyer and other must-see films during Canada’s Top 10 Film Festival, running Jan. 13-22.

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Photographer Edward S. Curtis with his camera and some of the Kwakwaka’wakw cast and crew who worked on In the Land of the Head Hunters, the first feature film made in B.C. A newly restored version screens at The Cinematheque on Jan. 16 at 7 p.m. on opening night of The Image Before Us: A History Of Film In British Columbia - Take 3. For more information visit thecinematheque.ca. PHOTO SUPPLIED


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Trio record new tunes on ‘the Mothership’ Otherworldly folk-rock debut created in Montreal loft

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It’s not so much a band as a collaboration between three individual artists – at least that’s the message affirmed by Local Creature & Alien Boy, the trio responsible for The Viper Sessions.

The forthcoming album features the songwriting of Local Creature (Eric Campbell & the Dirt, No Sinner) and Alien Boy (Vader Ryderwood), performed alongside the violin stylings of Viper (Emily Bach of Dirty Spells). The genre? “Folkrock from outer space,” says Campbell, resolvedly. It falls into line that the album is the product of an expertly curated art piece – one with a theme that would make Neil deGrasse Tyson blush. None of the three-piece breaks character on it, either. “It’s as if we were all strangely beamed down into this one location for mysterious purposes,” Campbell explains. “This project has its own weird and natural beginning – a big accident with its own origin story.” That “one location” is ex-Vancouverite Ryderwood’s new Montreal loft – lovingly referred to as the Mothership – where the three musicians recorded their otherworldly debut. The result is an

Local Creature & Alien Boy create “folk rock from outer space” on The Viper Sessions. eight-track collection of wellconstructed ballads, some that recall Leonard Cohen (perhaps it’s that Montreal influence), and many of which deal with feelings of being an outsider. How’s that for being an alien? “Being a band that just hangs around in a jam space isn’t a very compelling story,” Bach concedes. “I felt like I was beamed into a totally different world, because I went to Montreal expecting to just play shows – and I play

so many shows with so many different bands – and as soon as it was like, ‘We’re not doing that,’ it was totally different and it was totally amazing.” For Campbell, the story follows a different vein. “For me, I was floating in the unknown and I had no idea what I was doing. I had come into this structure here (in Vancouver), so I went out there to fall in love with life again, and whatever form that was in would be okay.” Ryderwood, meanwhile,

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holds fast to the story of having been beamed into his new hometown. “On the plane, he (Ryderwood)looked at the guy sitting next to him and, in his mind, he just blinked and he asked the guy, ‘Have we left yet?’ And the guy was like, ‘Um, we’re here.’ Five hours of Vader’s life are just missing,” says Campbell, laughing. “I was done living in Vancouver for a while, anyway, and I was beamed down here pretty rapidly,” Ryderwood acknowledges.

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We were boarding the “World’s Best New Cruise Ship,” according to CNN, also hailed by Cruise Critic as the “Best New Ocean Ship.” Naturally, we were curious – what’s so special about the Viking Star to merit such high praise? The all-veranda staterooms? The TED talks? The spa’s snow grotto?

As we discovered over the course of our “Viking Homelands” Baltic cruise, it’s not just one thing, but a whole lot of things that, bundled together, make the ship stand out and a true delight to sail on. Viking’s chairman, Torstein Hagen, wanted to redefine ocean cruising with the 930-passenger Viking Star. Unveiled in 2015, it’s the first ship for Viking Ocean Cruises, the new ocean-based brand which Hagen introduced to complement Viking River Cruises and its river ships. Purposebuilt for destination-focused itineraries, it offers a long list of freebies unheard of on many similarly-priced, ocean-going cruises – like complimentary shore excursions, unlimited Wi-Fi and wines (or beer) with lunch and dinner. Naturally, Hagen’s Norwegian heritage is evident throughout the ship. Take the Scandinavian design. The inside is so bathed in natural light, you almost need to put your Ray-Bans on. Huge windows bring in the sunshine, which bounces off white walls and pale timber floors. In the beautiful two-storey Explorer’s Lounge at the bow of the ship, reindeer pelts are draped over comfy couches; leather footstools invite you to put your feet up. Cupboard and drawer handles in the staterooms and stair railings are covered in leather. And in the Winter Garden, where afternoon tea is served, sculpted blond wood “trees” reach up to a glass ceiling. Everything is serene and uncluttered. There’s even a display of museum-quality helmets and other Viking exhibits to add to the sense of place. Hailing from a cold country, Hagen is probably also the man to thank for

The Viking Star visits Venice, Italy on its Mediterranean Odyssey cruise in the summer. the heated bathroom floors in the staterooms. It was a treat to have warm toes after stepping out of our glass shower. All staterooms also have private balconies with glass railings – no more balcony envy! Everyone can relish the pleasure of sipping early morning coffee (from their in-room Nespresso machine) on their own balcony as the ship sails into port. The king-size beds were a nice surprise too. Our only suggestion (if anyone was to ask) would be to swap out the free soft drink mini-bars for an extra chest of drawers – you can never have too much storage space on a ship, right? Other Nordic influences, like the tradition of alternating hot and cold water therapies, can be found in the co-ed thermal spa. We’re so used to ships where you have to pay to use the spa pools and sauna (the Aqua Therapy Centre on the Queen Mary 2 costs $40 day) that it took us a while to figure out this spa is free (except for treatments, of course). “Where are your rubber slippers?” asked a fellow guest when we gingerly padded barefoot into the spa the first time. Oh, the spa robes, slippers and lockers are also free? By this time, we were starting to appreciate the “no nickeland-diming” philosophy onboard. After trying out the warm, swim-against-the-current pool (with underwater massage roller beds), heated stone loungers, sauna, steam room, hot whirlpools,

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The infinity pool suspended at the stern’s edge feels like you could swim right off into the sea. cold-dunk shower and “snow grotto” (an ice-cold, blue-lit glass room with real snow), hitting the spa became our much-anticipated ritual before dinner. (But, alas, we never did see the real snowflakes falling in the snow grotto that we’d read about.) The inviting pool areas also lured us in. Facing the windows, cushioned seating areas and teak loungers with soft blankets are popular spots to curl up with a book or nap. With a retractable roof, the large mid-ship pool deck was built for comfort whether sailing in cooler climes or hotter destinations. We lucked out with unexpectedly warm weather on our September cruise, and the pool roof was open much of the time. We even got to splash around in the second glass infinity pool suspended at the stern’s edge – it felt like we could swim right off into the sea. No matter how attractive

a ship is, though, it’s the destinations that matter most to us. The Viking Star scores high marks in this department. We were in port every day except one on our two-week cruise. And in each port, passengers, divided into smaller groups, were treated to a free shore excursion. In Tallinn, Estonia, that was a guided walking tour of the well-preserved medieval Old Town, listening to our guide on Quiet VOX earphones. In Warnemunde, it was a chartered train ride into Berlin and a panoramic bus tour of the Brandenburg Gate, Reichstag, Checkpoint Charlie and the city’s other main sights, followed by several hours of on-yourown exploration before the train ride (with free German wines) back to the ship. Our days in port were often long ones (sometimes until 10 p.m.) and included overnights too. If you wanted to shop after your

shore excursion or eat dinner ashore, you had time. We never felt the urge to try local restaurants, however – the ship’s food was that good. For breakfast and lunch, we’d pick and choose from the buffet restaurant, sitting alfresco on the open deck at back. Local dishes were often featured. The splendid Scandinavian seafood lunch with madeto-order waffles, berries and cream for dessert is one example. For dinner, we loved Manfredi’s, one of two specialty restaurants onboard. With a black-and-white tile floor and vintage photos on the walls, it had a real Italian atmosphere. And everything – from the hand-cut beef tartare to the veal scaloppini to the angel hair pasta with scampi – was excellent. We learned the kitchen makes all its pasta noodles fresh each day. Added bonus: no cover charge (not often the case with specialty restaurants at sea). At the other specialty restaurant, the Chef’s Table, the five-course set menu revolving around a different theme each night might not appeal to everyone. But we enjoyed being introduced to new tastes and flavours – like the Scandinavianthemed menu of reindeer consommé, lingonberryinfused salmon tartare and a delicious lamb-and-cabbage casserole. In keeping with Hagen’s desire to make the Viking Star a “thinking man’s cruise,” oodles of interesting travel-related books are scattered about in lounges

throughout the ship. And two to three enrichment lectures are given in the theatre each day. We had five guest lecturers on our cruise, including a polar oceanographer, Fulbright scholar/law professor and BBC television journalist – talks on NATO and Russia in the Baltic, as well as the EU’s refugee migration policy, were thought-provoking. And recorded TED talks covered a variety of stimulating topics. So what does the Viking Star not have? There’s no casino. (Hagen once said Viking passengers would “rather have a free laundry,” which indeed there is on every deck.) There’s no hard (or soft) selling of spa products or even liquor – paying for “premium wines” seemed extravagant as our waiters kept pouring the complimentary Italian, French and German selections, all very good. And no children under 16 may sail. Cruises on the Viking Star are selling quickly. Clearly the word is getting out and others are as curious as we were to see what all the hype is about. If you go: – In 2016, the identical Viking Sea joined the Viking Star as the second ship in the Viking Ocean Cruises line. Two more ships are slated to debut in 2017. – This winter, you can catch Viking Star and Viking Sea in the Caribbean, before they return to Europe in the spring. – vikingcruisescanada.com/ oceans.


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designer had an idea for a character, Petrovicz would supply a sketch for $10 or $15. After churning out a steady stream of whimsy, her bright colours caught the attention of the creators of Amplify Her, a so-far-unreleased comic/documentary chronicling the rise of several female electronic dance musicians. What was remarkable for Petrovicz is that, after years of trying to find work, work found her. “(Amplify Her) really made me feel like I was at a place where I could take it a little bit

more seriously.” From that point on, she was a full-time illustrator. Having spilled ink on book illustrations, comics and video games, Petrovicz was back on Craigslist when she saw an impressive post about zombies. What made it impressive, Petrovicz explains, was the writer’s use of both capital letters and paragraph breaks – something of a rarity on the site. After online introductions, Petrovicz met the creators and was relieved to find she wasn’t the only woman in the room. “It’s always really nice to be presented with women in these sorts of scenarios,” she

says of that first interview. She tried out the game and enjoyed it, but wasn’t sure about drawing those grizzly ghouls who always seem to be closing in to seal your doom. Petrovicz omitted the anatomical detail provided by grisly fare like The Walking Dead and sidestepped Harlan Ellison’s terrifying vision of “…a jostling, slavering horde, clacking and drooling, dropping decayed body parts and leaving glistening trails of worm ooze …” Instead, Petrovicz’s cranium gourmets falls somewhere between Scooby-Doo and George Romero on the gore scale.

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All-weather tires present an intriguing option for West Coast drivers who are reluctant to slap on a set of winter tires every year. They can be used all year offering warm-weather performance that a winter tire can’t match, as well as government-approved winter performance that you can’t get in an all-season tire. PHOTO SUPPLIED

The tire built for Vancouver snow From all the snow and freezing rain we had this winter, it’s hard to believe that we are supposed to be in a “warm and mild” climate here on the West Coast of British Columbia.

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Safely drive all year on one set of tires From page 36 snow tires when driven in both fresh snow and packed ice. The new symmetric and directional tread pattern of the Nokian WR G3 SUV tires and the heavy siping design as well as the all-weather silica compound tailored for SUVs provided a surefooted ride and handling. Nokian’s innovations such as the Snow Claws take grip on snow and ice to a much higher level than traditional all season tires, and at the same time the so-called “groove lifts” bring stability on normal, dry roads. The all-weather tire’s rubber compound has an advanced design that is softer than all-season tires; this ensures that no cracking will take place when temperatures dip below 7 C. Normal all-season tires, on the other hand, have fewer treads and sipe patterns, and are designed for temperatures above 7 C. Nokian is the world’s foremost tire manufacturer of extreme winter conditions, and they are the experts in fine-tuning these tires at locations such as at the European high-speed test tracks

The Nokian brand, available in Canada at Kal Tire, pioneered all-weather tire technology, creating the first tire that could be counted on in all seasons of the year. It’s a good match for Vancouver’s unpredictable winters. PHOTO PAUL MCGRATH

Vancouver’s relatively infrequent snow makes many drivers reluctant to buy a set of winter tires. This year has shown that that can be a mistake. PHOTO SUPPLIED in Papenburg, Germany and Idiada, Spain. Nokian performs rigorous snow and ice handling tests at its Ivalo Testing Center in the extreme conditions of Finnish Lapland. So if you are worried about driving all-season tires in winter and yet really cannot justify the time or the money to buy an additional set of dedicated winter tires,

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Traffic was moving moderately well, at least at the speed limit (a minor miracle), and I joined in behind a Honda Civic that was making a pretty leisurely left-hand-lane pass of a Toyota Camry in the slow lane. I glanced in my mirror to see a fast-approaching crossover. “Oh boy,” I thought to myself, “I betcha this guy’s going to be a jerk.” Tingling jerk sense was then sadly vindicated. The crossover in question, a silver Volkswagen Tiguan, changed lanes into

Grinding Gears Brendan McAleer the right-hand lane, zipped up behind the slow-moving Camry, then cut in between me and the Civic I was following. I was forced to slow to allow a safe following distance (not before issuing some

a single minute of travel time, jerks who clog up the passing lane at ten kilometres an hour under the speed limit. There is a common thread of narcissism connecting all these idiots, and it is the elevation of the self above others. To the jerk, the only thing that matters is their own little world inside that metal box. All other traffic is either a pylon to be swerved around, an obstacle in the way, or just traffic in your wake – and who cares about them? Strangely, many jerks are people who you might meet outside of their cars and not immediately wish to punch in the face. Something about the motor vehicle tends to bring out the worst in all of

aggrieved honking) and then we all continued along at our original pace, as dictated by the lead Honda Civic. The Tiguan aggressively tailgated the Civic for a bit, but as the little Honda seemed to neither notice nor care, it was forced to keep going at the same rate of speed as the rest of us. The only outcome of the move was a gain by the VW of about three seconds worth of distance, and the brief issuing of steam from my ears. So: jerks. They’re out there. You’ve seen them. Jerks take many forms: jerks so entitled they think taking a selfie while driving is more important than paying attention, jerks who would ram their own mother into the ditch to save

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be happy to have a car that can brake with faster reaction time than any mom or dad on the planet. Commuters will be able to escape the boredom of gridlock on the upper levels by flipping on autopilot mode and Instagramming their midtraffic muffin snack. It all sounds devoid of drawbacks. However, there will be an overlap period. Even if suddenly every car sold tomorrow was capable of full autonomy, it would take years for every car on the road today to be fully replaced. Insurance companies would probably bring a little pressure to bear, especially if the autonomous car can be made to perform crash-free as advertised, but the changeover of the fleet will take more than a decade. The average age of the Canadian car varies from province to province, but in most places cars are on the road for at least ten years of service. And that means that a fully manually operated car driven by someone who’s like our me-first VW owner will be king of the road for a while. Autonomous cars will need to be programmed to react to bad drivers in much the same way I did: not by returning the aggression, but by taking care of their occupants. They’ll have to follow the letter of the law, and will be easy meat for miscreants who don’t. The silver lining is what’s really to be hoped for with our swervin’ Mervin in the Tiguan. Any police officer, stationed on an overpass and looking out over traffic, will see the patterns of traffic and see those who disrupt them. Technology won’t save us from the jerks out there, but maybe a little karma will. mcaleer.nsnews@gmail.com

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4

INCENTIVE FOR CASH CUSTOMERS

WEEKLY/60 MOS.

Toyota Safety SenseTM P

ON SELECT 2017 MODELS7

@ 2.49% A.P.R.8

- Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection (PCS) - Lane Departure Alert with Steering Function Assist (LDA w/SA) - Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC)

earn 5,000 miles ®

GET YOURTOYOTA.CA/BC Your Dealer may charge additional fees for documentation, administration and other products such as undercoat, which range from $0 to $789. Charges vary by Dealer. See your Toyota dealer for complete details.

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LANGLEY TOYOTATOWN LANGLEY

30692

18732

9497

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NEEDED!

For more information call 604-515-5400 or visit volunteercancerdrivers.ca


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F SPORT Series 1 shown

F SPORT Series 1 shown

2017 IS 300 AWD LEASE APR

1.9

%*

39 MONTHS

2017 NX 200t AWD

BI-WEEKLY LEASE PAYMENT FROM

219

*

$

F SPORT Series 2 shown

DOWN PAYMENT $4,010*

AWD CREDITS OF

$

1,000

^

PAYMENT INCLUDES $1,000ˆ AWD CREDIT.

LEASE APR

BI-WEEKLY LEASE PAYMENT FROM

39 MONTHS

DOWN PAYMENT $2,600*

1.9

229

%*

*

$

2017 RX 350 AWD AWD CREDITS OF

$

LEASE APR

1.9

2,000

%*

^

39 MONTHS

PAYMENT INCLUDES $2,000ˆ AWD CREDIT.

BI-WEEKLY LEASE PAYMENT FROM

279

*

$

DOWN PAYMENT $3,730*

AWD CREDITS OF UP TO

$

2,000

^

PAYMENT INCLUDES $2,000ˆ AWD CREDIT.

604-982-0033

Northshore Auto Mall 845 Automall Drive, North Vancouver, BC

www.jimpattisonlexus.com

D01130

^AWD Credit will be deducted from the negotiated purchase/lease price af ter taxes and is available on the purchase/lease of select new 2016 and 2017 Lexus vehicles including 2017 Lexus IS 300 AWD models ($1 ,000 on all suf fixes), 2017 Lexus RX 350 AWD models ($2,000 on suf fix A only, $1 ,500 on all other suf fixes), and 2017 Lexus NX 200t AWD models ($2,000 on al l suf fixes). *Lease of fers provided through Lexus Financial Services, on approved credit. *Lease of fers provided through Lexus Financial Services, on approved credit. *Representative lease example based on a 2017 IS 300 sf x ‘A’ on a 39 month term at an annual rate of 1 .9% and Complete Lexus Price of $45,518. Bi-weekly lease payment is $219 with $4,010 down payment or equivalent trade in, $0 security deposit and first bi-weekly lease payment due at lease inception. Total of 84 bi-weekly lease payments required during the lease term. Total lease obligation is $22,555. *Representative lease example based on a 2017 NX 200t sfx ‘A’ on a 39 month term at an annual rate of 1.9% and Complete Lexus Price of $45,519. Bi-weekly lease payment is $229 with $2,600 down payment or equivalent trade in, $0 security deposit and first bi-weekly lease payment due at lease inception. Total of 84 bi-weekly lease payments required during the lease term. Total lease obligation is $21,990. *Representative lease example based on a 2017 RX 350 sfx ‘A’ on a 39 month term at an annual rate of 1.9% and Complete Lexus Price of $58,469. Bi-weekly lease payment is $279 with $3,730 down payment or equivalent trade in, $0 security deposit and first bi-weekly lease payment due at lease inception. Total of 84 bi-weekly lease payments required during the lease term. Total lease obligation is $27,339. 52,000 kilometre allowance; charge of $0.20/km for excess kilometres. Complete Lexus Price include freight and PDI ($2,045), Dealer fees (up to $395), AC charge ($100), Tire charge ($25), and filters. License, insurance, registration (if applicable), and taxes are extra. Fees may vary by Dealer. Lexus Dealers are free to set their own prices. Limited time offers only apply to retail customers at participating Lexus Dealers. Dealer order/trade may be required (but may not be available in certain circumstances). Offers are subject to change or cancellation without notice. Offers expire at month’s end unless extended or revised. See your Lexus Dealer for complete details.

COROLLA SE SHOWN MSRP incl. F+PDI $23,720

PRIUS c SHOWN

2016 PRIUS

c

LEASE FROM1

GET 4

PRIUS c MSRP FROM $23,050 incl. F+PDI

2017 COROLLA

GET THE PRESENT

YOU REALLY $ 1,000 WANTED

COROLLA CE MSRP FROM $18,005 incl. F+PDI GET UP TO4

LEASE FROM1

38

$

OR

525 DOWN

$

WEEKLY/60 MOS. @ 0.99% A.P.R.8

OR

2,250 DOWN

$

WEEKLY/60 MOS. @ 1.49% A.P.R.8

1,000

$

INCENTIVE FOR CASH CUSTOMERS7

IN CUSTOMER INCENTIVES

ON SELECT 2017 MODELS7

Toyota Safety SenseTM P - Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection (PCS) - Lane Departure Alert with Steering Function Assist (LDA w/SA) - Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC)

earn up to 5,000 miles9 ®

54

$

MILES VARY BY MODEL

GET YOURTOYOTA.CA/BC Your Dealer may charge additional fees for documentation, administration and other products such as undercoat, which range from $0 to $789. Charges vary by Dealer. See your Toyota dealer for complete details.

2017 TACOMA

TACOMA 4X4 DOUBLE CAB V6 SR5 MSRP FROM $40,390 incl. F+PDI FINANCE FROM6

LEASE FROM1

92

$

3,725 DOWN

$

WEEKLY/60 MOS. @ 4.84% A.P.R.8

OR

4.29% A.P.R. / 36 MOS.

TACOMA 4X4 DOUBLE CAB V6 SHORT BOX TRD OFFROAD SHOWN MSRP incl. F+PDI $42,430

PLEASE READ THE FINE PRINT: Offers valid until January 31, 2017. See toyota.ca for complete details. In the event of any discrepancy or inconsistency between Toyota prices, rates and/or other information contained on www.getyourtoyota.ca and that contained on toyota.ca, the latter shall prevail. Errors and omissions excepted. 1. Lease example: 2017 Corolla CE Automatic BURCEM-A MSRP is $18,005 and includes $1,615 freight/PDI and fees leased at 0.99% over 60 months with $525 down payment (after application of the $1,000 customer incentive), equals 260 weekly payments of $38 with a total lease obligation of $10,377 (after application of the $1,000 customer incentive). Applicable taxes are extra. Lease 60 mos. based on 100,000 km, excess km charge is $.07. 2. $1,000 customer incentives available on 2017 Corolla models and can be combined with advertised lease rate. Up to $1,000 incentive for cash customers is available on 2017 Corolla models and cannot be combined with advertised lease offer. 3. Lease example: 2016 Prius c Automatic KDTA3P-A with a vehicle price of $23,050 includes $1,815 freight/PDI and fees leased at 1.49% over 60 months with $2,250 down payment, equals 260 weekly payments of $54 with a total lease obligation of $16,257. Applicable taxes are extra. Lease 60 mos. based on 100,000 km, excess km charge is $.07. 4. Up to $1,000 incentive for cash customers is available on select 2016 Prius c models. 5. Lease example: 2017 Tacoma 4x4 Double Cab V6 SR5 Automatic DZ5BNT-A MSRP is $40,390 and includes $1,885 freight/PDI and fees leased at 4.84% over 60 months with $3,725 down payment, equals 260 weekly payments of $92 with a total lease obligation of $27,586. Applicable taxes are extra. Lease 60 mos. based on 100,000 km, excess km charge is $0.10. 6. Finance offer: 4.29% finance for 36 months, upon credit approval. 7. Customer incentives on 2017 Corolla models are valid until January 31, 2017. Incentives for cash customers on 2016 Prius c models are valid until January 31, 2017 and may not be combined with Toyota Financial Services (TFS) lease or finance rates. If you would like to lease or finance at standard TFS rates (not the above special rates), then you may be able to take advantage of cash incentive offers by January 31, 2017. Cash incentives include taxes and are applied after taxes have been charged on the full amount of the negotiated price. See toyota.ca for complete details on all cash incentive offers. 8. Weekly lease offers available through Toyota Financial Services (TFS) on approved credit to qualified retail lease customers of new and demonstrator Toyota vehicles. Down payment and first weekly payment due at lease inception and next weekly payment due approximately 7 days later and weekly thereafter throughout the term. 9. ®Aeroplan miles: Earn up to 5000 Aeroplan miles. Miles offer valid on vehicles purchased/leased, registered and delivered between January 01 and January 31, 2017. Customers must be an Aeroplan Member prior to the completion of the transaction. Offer subject to change without notice. Some conditions apply. See Toyota.ca/aeroplan or your Dealer for details. ®Aeroplan and the Aeroplan logo are registered trademarks of Aimia Canada Inc. Visit your Toyota Dealer or www.getyourtoyota.ca for more details. Some conditions apply; offers are time limited and may change without notice. Dealer may lease/sell for less. Each specific model may not be available at each dealer at all times; factory order or dealer trade may be necessary.

Northshore Auto Mall | 849 Automall Dr, North Vancouver JPToyota-Northshore.com | 604-985-0591


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FRIDAY, JANUARY 13, 2017

Three Civics. One Nation.

2017 CIVIC LX HATCHBACK

65 $0

LEASE FOR

$

*

@ 2.99% APR# * DOWN PAYMENT‡

Weekly on a 60 month term with 260 payments. Selling price $22,985** includes freight and PDI.

Standard 174hp Turbocharged Engine

Retractable cargo cover

LED taillights

Model shown: Civic Coupe Touring FC3B9HKNZ

2017 CIVIC COUPE LX

21,285

STARTING FROM

$

**

Selling price includes freight and PDI.

2017 CIVIC SEDAN LX

Civic features include:

59 $0

LEASE FOR

$ Apple CarPlay™€¥ & Android Auto™

Multi-angle rearview camera

ECON mode and Eco Assist™

NO MONTHLY PAYMENTS FOR

HandsFreeLink™ Bluetooth®

Weekly on a 60 month term with 260 payments. Selling price $20,885** includes freight and PDI.

90 DAYS 2017 CIVIC

when you finance any

Take the Honda test drive. It costs nothing. It proves everything.

Heated front seats

*

@ 2.99% APR# * DOWN PAYMENT‡

model

£

CELEBRATING

816 Automall Drive, North Vancouver 604-984-0331

www.pacifichonda.ca

40 YEARS IN B US IN E SS

*Limited time weekly lease offer and all other offers are from Honda Canada Finance Inc., on approved credit. #The weekly lease offer applies to a new 2017 CIVIC 5D L4 LX 6MT FK7G2HE/CIVIC 4D L4 LX 6MT FC2E5HE for a 60-month period, for a total of 260 payments of $64.96/$58.96 leased at 2.99% APR based on applying $270/$145 “lease dollars” (which are deducted from the negotiated selling price after taxes). ‡Down payment of $0.00, first weekly payment and $0 security deposit due at lease inception. Total lease obligation is $16,889.60/$15,329.60. Taxes, license, insurance and registration are extra. 120,000 kilometre allowance; charge of $0.12/km for excess kilometres. **MSRP is $22,985/$20,885/$21,285 including freight and PDI of $1,595. */#/**Prices and/or payments shown do not include a PPSA lien registration fee of $30.31 and lien registering agent’s fee of $5.25, tire/battery tax of $25, or air conditioning charge (where applicable) of $100, all of which are due at time of delivery. Additional charges for waste disposal fees, environmental fees and handling charges (all of which may vary by dealer and/or vehicle) may apply. £No monthly payments for 90 days (payment deferral) offer is available on all new Civic models financed between January 4th, 2017 and January 31st, 2017 at participating British Columbia Honda Dealers. Offer applies only to purchase-finance offers on approved credit through Honda Financial Services Inc. Monthly payments are deferred for 90 days. Contracts will be extended accordingly. Interest charges will not accrue during the first 90 days of the contract. Starting 90 days after the contract date, interest starts to accrue and the purchaser will be required to repay the principal and interest monthly over the term of the contract. Offers valid from January 4th, 2017 through January 31st, 2017 at participating Honda retailers. Dealer may sell/lease for less. Dealer trade may be necessary on certain vehicles. Offers valid only for British Columbia residents at BC Honda Dealers locations. Offers subject to change or cancellation without notice. Terms and conditions apply. Visit www.bchonda.com or see your Honda retailer for full details. €None of the features we describe are intended to replace the driver’s responsibility to exercise due care while driving. Drivers should not use handheld devices or operate certain vehicle features unless it is safe and legal to do so. Some features have technological limitations. For additional feature information, limitations and restrictions, please visit www.honda.ca/disclaimers and refer to the vehicle’s Owner’s Manual. ¥Only compatible with certain devices and operating systems. Cellular data and/or voice charges may apply, including roaming charges and/or other amounts charged by your wireless carrier. Apple CarPlay™ and Siri are trademarks of Apple Inc. For Apple CarPlay™ data use and privacy policy, see Terms and Privacy policy for Apple CarPlay™ or contact Apple Inc. at www.apple.com.


North Shore News January 13 2017