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A Crown prosecutor is urging that a man who kicked a stranger in the head during a bizarre incident of parking lot rage be sent to jail for 14 to 18 months.

Crown counsel Jason Krupa asked Judge Joanne Challenger to consider jail time at a sentencing hearing in North Vancouver provincial court April 14. Krupa said Force McLellan Forsythe’s anger-fueled attack, which included a “goal kick” to the head of his victim, Philip Unger, could easily have killed him. Krupa described Forsythe as a stocky young man with a history of aggressive behavior

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The police are out and Earls is in.

The trendy chain restaurant is set to open in late 2017 as the flagship eatery of Grosvenor’s 1.9-acre development on the police station site at Ambleside. Dubbed “the future of Earls,” the new restaurant will likely look and taste a bit different from the chain’s other outlets, according to spokeswoman Cate Simpson. The menu will be, “at minimum 30 per cent different,” she said.

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Despite the upscale neighbourhood, customers can expect slightly lower prices on what may be a more seafoodrich menu, according to Simpson. The company shifted strategy recently after successfully tailoring free-standing restaurants to taste buds in Chicago, Boston and Miami. “We went into those markets as a restaurant no one had ever heard of,” Simpson said, explaining that they were able

to customize restaurants to their surroundings. Earls should boost business in the neighbourhood, according to Michael Ward, general manager of Grosvenor’s Vancouver office. In 2013, representatives from Grosvenor predicted the project would generate a 10 to 16 per cent bump in trade for Ambleside retailers. “I think all of those local merchants there are pretty keen to see this addition to the Ambleside neighbourhood,” Ward said.

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There are only three remaining coin laundromats on the North Shore, all of them are in North Vancouver and two of them are in the same 1700 block of Lonsdale Avenue.

“It’s a dying breed,” says Roger Wong, the owner of Rainbow Bright Coin Laundry at 1729 Lonsdale. Open seven days a week 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.,

Wong has owned the business with his wife, Carol, since 1999. Rainbow Bright has some fun signage on the walls, a TV to pass the time and magazines for customers to read while their wash goes through the cycles. Crystal Clean Laundromat only a few doors south at 1715 Lonsdale offers some specialty cleaning like

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West Van police department to move in fall 2017 From page 1 Lack of new investment in a neighbourhood can stultify business, Ward explained. However, a “renewed sense of excitement … brings people back to that part of the community as opposed to going off elsewhere and spending their money.” In supporting the project in 2013, Coun. Bill Soprovich described it as an

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who came at his victim – a 53-year-old businessman who just been to a yoga class – at a run with “the full weight of his body” behind a punch in the face. Once the older man fell to the pavement, Forsythe kicked him in the head. “You don’t kick a man when he’s down, but that is exactly what happened here,” said Krupa. “It was hardly a fair fight.” Krupa said Forsythe “made up his mind very, very quickly he was going to inflict a significant amount of violence on this person regardless of what was going on.” Forsythe, 30, faces sentencing after being found guilty of assault causing bodily harm during the incident which took place Feb. 15, 2014 in the parking lot near Whole Foods and Cactus Club in The Village at Park Royal. Forsythe and his family had been out to dinner while Unger, his wife and teenage daughter were

driving home after shopping at Whole Foods. When Unger’s car approached a crosswalk Forsythe was walking on, Forsythe decided the driver was threatening him and spat on the windshield. When Unger got out of the vehicle to confront him, the violent assault ensued. Unger was eventually taken to hospital with a broken nose and split lip requiring 28 stitches. The attack was captured on store security video and seen by two independent witnesses. During a trial heard in North Vancouver provincial court, Forsythe said he felt his family was being threatened by Unger’s driving. He also believed Unger was Middle Eastern or South Asian and said people from those cultures “don’t fight fair” and “are likely to carry knives to a fight.” But Challenger determined there was nothing about either Unger’s driving or his actions that should have prompted Forsythe’s reaction, which

she described as “delusory” and “to some extent … motivated by racial prejudice.” She described Forsythe’s actions as “utterly unwarranted and vicious,” noting he referred to “fictional depictions such as movies and television to explain why he reacted the way he did.” Krupa added Forsythe has a significant criminal record for violent behaviour and was on probation at the time of the attack. Defence lawyer David Hopkins asked the judge to consider a conditional sentence to be served in the community, saying

his client had used crack cocaine and crystal meth at times and had developed a “tough guy” persona to cover up his problems. His history of violence, both in and out of prison, had conditioned him to “strike first,” said Hopkins. Hopkins said Forsythe has had success in re-learning appropriate behaviour through counselling since the event. Forsythe stood up at the sentencing and apologized for his actions. At the time, “I was not a mentally well man,” he said. “I was completely out of line.” Challenger has reserved her decision until June.

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it’s too late by the time a case reaches a judge’s sentencing. Far more important are the interventions among high-risk populations that we know are far more likely to fall into crime in the first place. The legacies of poverty, untreated mental illness, abuse and addiction don’t suddenly disappear following a long stretch in the clink. We’ve yet to see what will define the relationship between the Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the charter his father wrote, but we’re heartened by instructions he issued his justice minister upon her taking office. The emphasis now is “increasing the safety of our communities, getting value for money, addressing gaps and ensuring that current provisions are aligned with the objectives of the criminal justice system.” That’s a big improvement from “Lock ‘em up and throw away the key.”

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A prominent West Vancouver shopping mall recently made the decision to ban a bunch of chess players from setting up shop in their food court, a practice that had been going on for approximately half a century.

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are one of the masters of the mall. The mall must not want these showboats in the food court reminding us all how dumb and unambitious and uncultured we are because we don’t understand “queenside castling” or “controlling the centre” or “why you’d sew leather elbow patches on a tweed sport coat.” That’s not a good way to convince mall-goers that they need to buy bath beads and Orange Juliuses and 17 different phone plans and something that costs $400 from Eddie Bauer. A pair of socks, maybe. No doubt the mall would rather see a bunch of wealthy aristocrats setting up shop for a Monopoly marathon. Cutthroat capitalist sharks throwing ridiculous sums of fake money at plastic houses that go eternally up in price while circling a drab, unimaginative board for hours on end? Now that is a game for a West Vancouver mall. Set up the board! I’ll bring the thimble. aprest@nsnews.com

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Rental tower proposal up for community input Dear Editor:

People may be unaware there is a major development proposal in process for the northwest corner of 13th Street and Lonsdale Avenue. Hollyburn Properties is proposing to build a 19-storey (190 foot) rental tower. A town hall meeting has been scheduled for April 21. This is an important corner in our city. The proposed building would be a tall wall along Lonsdale, too close to the street, too high next to city hall and would overshadow the plaza and library – which has been lauded for its solar features. The Blue Shore Centre on the southeast corner is a very visually attractive, lower-height building and the Prescott tower is set back

from Lonsdale – with a total height of about 12 storeys. Even the Onni tower being built on the northeast corner has more setback and less height than this tower will have. This proposal exceeds the official community plan in both height and density. Surely there can be a design and appropriate-sized building that would complement the Blue Shore corner and city hall plaza. Where is the “aesthetically compatible” design (as noted in the OCP) happening for this corner? The building design itself is reasonable but the height and “wall” along Lonsdale are not attractive. The community vision for each side of Lonsdale is to leave the first half-block with

lower buildings, then taller towers beyond, giving a sense of space and light along the street. Why is the OCP being ignored after hundreds of people spoke up against overheight and densification, and managed to gain agreement on having maximum height and density numbers? There is a town hall meeting on Thursday, April 21, 6-8 p.m. at the Pinnacle Hotel. Be there, look at the plans and give your feedback.

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Editor’s note: The site is included as a special study area within the OCP. Both the OCP amendment request and the rezoning application are subject to public and council review.

Props to a raccoon with road sense Dear Editor: Returning from the theatre one evening, my husband and I had stopped at a red light on

Third Street. It was a crosswalk and we noticed a raccoon crossing on the green light. Whether he (she) pressed the

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People don’t want families.” — Fearing eviction, Emery Village resident Natasha Vignal discusses the dearth of affordable housing – particularly for families – in North Vancouver (from an April 10 news story).

We have always robbed Peter (that is the capital account) to pay Paul (that is the operating).” — West Vancouver Coun. Mary-Ann Booth blasts the municipality’s 100-year-long pay-as-you-go policy during a debate over property taxes (from an April 13 news story).

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THE MEDIA BROKE THESE NEGATIVE STORIES The Real Estate Council responded quickly when the negative press started with regards

to shadow flipping. Recently, they have made the penalties stiffer and are quick to investigate any allegations. I believe big changes are needed and they need to come quickly. ONE LAST SCHEME RIGHT IN OUR BACKYARDS But who would have thought we would have had an outfit in our own backyards like New Coast Realty. They have been in the news lately and have had their licenses suspended pending review and sanctions. My advice is to stick with realtors you know or who actually live here in the community - as I don’t know many realtors who would be so brave as to deceive you and then casually say hi when they run into you at a local coffee shop. MY PLEDGE TO YOU “I have an old fashioned take on what it means to be your Realtor. I believe in honesty, confidentiality and most importantly I want my clients to feel that they have someone who they know is only out for their “best interest. One of the ways I do this is by speaking up and calling out the unprofessional behaviour of our peers.”

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BRIGHTLIGHTS! by Paul McGrath Capilano Blues Athletic Banquet The Capilano University Athletics program held its annual Capilano Blues Athletic Banquet at the Seymour Golf and Country Club on the evening of April 6. The annual event is intended to honour the sports achievements of varsity teams and athletes over the last year. Allison McNeill, former head coach of Canada’s National Women’s Basketball Team, was in attendance and served as a guest speaker and an award presenter, along with past Capilano University athletics director Joe Iacobellis who presented his namesake award. Athletes and teams from the men’s and women’s volleyball, soccer and basketball teams, which compete in the Pacific Western Athletic Association (PacWest), vied for awards presented in a wide variety of categories, including Athlete of the Year, Scholar Athlete of the Year and Athletic Leadership, as well as numerous Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association awards.

Members of Cap U women’s soccer team

Cap U men’s basketball assistant coach Kile Cooke, event MC Steven James and Cap U’s athletics and recreation officer Emily Wright

Cap U volleyball team members Sandino Dumandan, Simon Friesen, Steve Trinh and Max Chadwick

Cap U’s Zoe Campbell, director of alumni and development engagement, Chris Doll, Cap U board of governors member, and Erin Bartlett, Cap U senior development officer

Cap U volleyball team members Kolby Richter, Kira Sutcliffe, Mika Chow and Sarah Hughes

Cap U basketball team members Lianna Rushworth, Amber Kavanaugh and Karyn Nelson

Cap U men’s basketball coach Cassidy Kannemeyer with guest speaker Allison McNeill and Milt Williams, Cap U manager of athletics and recreation

Cap U men’s basketball team members Graddy Zubaidi, Brenden Bailey and Jakob Stamatakis

Please direct requests for event coverage to: emcphee@nsnews.com. For more Bright Lights photos, go to: nsnews.com/community/bright-lights

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A new program launching this month in North Vancouver is aiming to make it easier for more women to get involved in the sport of mountain biking.

The Bell Joy Ride Program is a free, monthly event being led by experienced mountain biker Isabelle Jacques, the Vancouver ambassador for Bell Helmets. The Lynn Valley resident was one of eight riders from across North America chosen by the Santa Cruz, Calif.-based company to lead rides for women in their respective communities this summer. “I feel like bicycles have given me so much that I really want to help other people experience that. Two wheels can take you to amazing places and I want to share that with people,” says Jacques, who has been mountain biking for as long as she can remember. She used to race cross-country, which offered her countless opportunities, including to travel the world. Her passion for the sport led her to become a certified professional mountain bike instructor and she currently works with Trek Dirt Series, which offers mountain bike camps for mainly women throughout Western North America. Jacques also works full time in social media. “I know that sometimes it can be hard, challenging and intimidating getting into the sport but really once you get into it you realize that it’s so much fun,” she says. As part of the program, Jacques plans to present monthly rides starting this month through to the winter mainly in North Vancouver, with a few in Squamish, Whistler and potentially the Fraser Valley and Sunshine Coast, all in an effort to reach as many areas and potential riders as possible. She also plans to organize one trail day in the fall, allowing participants to give back to local trail systems. “This is really about connecting people with one another. I want people to meet new riding friends.

Isabelle Jacques and Catherine Martel look forward to the inaugural Bell Joy Ride event, Saturday, April 23 in North Vancouver. The new initiative is offering women mountain bikers of all skill levels a free, monthly opportunity to come together with their peers and improve their riding. PHOTO PAUL MCGRATH I want people to get to know the girls who are already riding in their community and to know what resources are already available,” she says. The rides are open to people of all levels. “What’s really cool is that people don’t need to have experience as a mountain biker.

We’ll take people who are brand new to the sport or just starting,” she adds. Riders will be divided into groups based on skill level and

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Try to stay on good terms with the tax office Don’t cheat, do communicate.

While Canada’s income tax system is based on self-reporting, the Canada Revenue Agency wants to make sure people do indeed report all their income. At the same time, it has provisions for Canadians to rectify “mistakes” and also to make arrangements if they can’t pay the tax owing. Computer power makes quick work of matching the income provided on the

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various tax slips with what you report on your tax return. Even when you don’t declare cash or other undocumented income, the CRA can track you down when it examines various business records – or it receives a tip from a disgruntled ex-partner, former friend, unhappy tenant and so on that you might not have been declaring all your income. And I’m sure the CRA has seen it all – like the person who invented several fictitious

rental properties and then claimed fictitious expenses which exceeded the fictitious income so he could use the loss to reduce his income and tax. While the CRA has a variety of “weapons” to punish evaders like this phony landlord – attaching wages, applying penalties, taking (and publicizing) court action which could lead to a jail term – the tax office also gives people who “forgot” to declare income the opportunity to take part in its

Voluntary Disclosure Program. If you disclose all necessary information about the undeclared income before the CRA starts action against you, penalties/prosecution could be waived although you still have to pay the taxes owing plus interest. The CRA will negotiate a repayment program if you can’t afford to pay the tax you owe. As long as you file your return by the deadline – postmarked by May 2 because the

normal April 30 deadline falls on a Saturday this year – you will avoid the late filing penalty even if you don’t include the tax you owe (although interest charges will start to accrue). The CRA usually favours late payment proposals with postdated cheques or a similar commitment to pay the money owing. Mike Grenby is a columnist and personal financial advisor. Email: mike.grenby@gmail.com.

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Making the Internet affordable to all Older doesn’t just mean wiser. It also means cheaper.

Yep, we’re talking about the seniors discount here folks. Not a senior? No worries. When it comes to getting in on the savings, 50 is the new 65. Now, if we pushed the student discount up to the age of 49 no one would have to pay the full price for anything ever again. Just kidding. Retailers offer a discount to seniors because it’s good for business. They’ve figured out that seniors actually have money and in many cases more money than their 30-something kids. Governments don’t have to worry about making a profit. They’re more focused on getting re-elected. Reducing the discount ellfor seniors using the BC Ferries system was a bit of a risky move by the provincial government. Eliminating the senior discount on property taxes would, in my opinion, be political suicide. And while governments around the world are increasing the age of eligibility to collect old age security in Canada, we’ve just rolled it back to the age of 65. That’s good politics but it’s not very good tax policy. I’m not entirely comfortable with the notion that a person is entitled to a special deal or perk based simply on their age. Ageism works both ways. If you don’t want to be treated like an “old” person then don’t show up at a restaurant for dinner at 4 p.m. demanding a discount

Older And Wiser Tom Carney because you are a senior. And don’t get me started on the issue of subsidizing taxes and user fees for “seniors” who can still afford them. Let’s be frank, if a senior is paying less, someone else is probably paying more. Now with all that said here is a question from one of my readers: Is there an Internet service provider for people on a limited budget or any help from government to address the issue of Internet affordability? Hmmm . . . perhaps it’s time to consider a seniors discount for the Internet. The Affordable Access Coalition, a group of public policy consumer advocates and anti-poverty organizations, is one step ahead of me. They are currently petitioning the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) to subsidize access to Internet services for low-income and rural Canadians. The problem there is that the CRTC does not regulate Internet retail rates in Canada. There are a few lowcost Internet pilot projects from the service providers targeting disadvantaged groups but the cost for the rest of us is likely headed higher. The Seniors Advocate has floated the idea of the government offering

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low-interest loans to seniors to help them cover the costs of certain monthly expenses like utilities, home insurance and repairs until their death or the house is sold. The NDP has proposed making hydro rates (and by extension other utilities I would think) cheaper for people with low incomes. Here is the critical question. Is the Internet a luxury or a necessity? No one, to my knowledge, has died from losing their Internet connection for a day. Cut people off from their Facebook account for a week or a month, well I’m not so sure. It appears that some people are being priced out of being able to afford Internet service. How do we fix that? My guess is that will likely involve some form of government oversight or regulation. Tom Carney is the former executive director of the Lionsview Seniors’ Planning Society. Ideas for future columns are welcome. tomcarney@telus.net

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BEST BUDDIES Lynn Valley elementary’s Jordan Lanctot has fun at Argyle secondary with students and Best Buddies program members Erika Brauner and Tara McMillan during last month’s Best Buddies Hooping It Up event. The basketball free-throw competition was intended to raise funds and awareness for the school’s Best Buddies club, which helps foster friendships between individuals with special needs and student volunteers, and was held during national Best Buddies Month. PHOTO MIKE WAKEFIELD

head out onto different area trails that are appropriate for them, supported by volunteer female ride leaders and sweeps. “They’re all coming on board to make sure people are riding in a group they’re comfortable with. . . . North Vancouver is a hotbed for mountain biking. There are actually a lot of really good women mountain bikers in our community.” For each Bell Joy Ride event, Jacques plans to partner with different local companies, bike shops and brands. For the first ride, being held Saturday, April 23 in the Mount Seymour area, she has partnered with Different Bikes North Vancouver, which will be offering complimentary bike checks to participants, and more substantial tune-ups at a discounted price. Bike brand Liv will also be on hand with their demo fleet. “If someone doesn’t have a bike or is wanting to try a new bicycle, we’ll arrange that for them,” says Jacques. Each ride will also include a learning opportunity for participants. The April 23 event will see Moveo Sport and Rehabilitation

Centre registered physiotherapist Amanda Sin, a former Canadian National Mountain bike team member, give a talk about injury prevention. Next weekend’s event will get underway at 9 a.m., with participants meeting at Different Bikes, where they’ll spend an hour mingling over coffee and snacks while listening to presentations. At 10 a.m., after being divided into groups, they’ll head to their respective trail head and ride together until 12:30 p.m. “The girls who are interested will meet together after at Seymour’s Pub for lunch and then some beers because we will have earned them in the morning,” says Jacques. Currently, there is no more room for beginner riders at the April 23 event due to a strong level of interest, however there is space for intermediate and advanced riders, as well, Jacques is looking for additional volunteer ride leaders and sweeps. All-level registration is currently open for the subsequent two Bell Joy Rides, set for May 21 in Squamish and June 12 in North Vancouver. To register or for more information, visit bellhelmets.com/joy-ride-program/Vancouver or facebook.com/BellJoyRideVancouverBC.

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Emily Overholt hugs a fellow competitor at the Canadian Olympic and Paralympic Trials while Nathan Clement gets ready to dive in. The two members of the West Vancouver Otters Swim Club will both be swimming for Team Canada at the Olympic and Paralympic Games this summer in Rio. PHOTOS SUPPLIED SWIMMING CANADA/VAUGHN RIDLEY (OVERHOLT) AND SCOTT GRANT (CLEMENT)

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The West Vancouver Otters Swim Club has a lot to celebrate after two of their athletes were named to Team Canada for the upcoming 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Rio.

On Sunday Nathan Clement was pegged for the Canadian Paralympic team while Emily Overholt earned a spot on the Olympic team following the Swimming Canada trials held last week in Toronto. They are the first two athletes in Otters history to make it to the Olympic or Paralympic Games. “Everybody is ecstatic,” said head coach Janusz Kaczmarek. “Our

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club is quite small compared to other leading clubs across Canada. Specifically our facility is not one of the best but it is a pool with water – that’s all it takes. We’re extremely proud.” Overholt, who graduated from West Vancouver’s Collingwood School last summer, became a national sensation when she won bronze, silver and gold medals at the Pan American Games in Toronto before claiming a bronze medal in the 400-metre individual medley in her first-ever appearance at the FINA World Championships. “Four years ago Emily was only 14 years old and she was showing great progress to be on the junior national team,” said Kaczmarek.

“We thought about four years down the road perhaps making the Olympic team, but making plans for four years and actually making the Olympic team are two very different things.” Overholt’s already shiny resume should make her a team leader in Rio. For Clement, however, just making the team was no sure thing. He was on the bubble coming into the trials and needed to put up fast times to boost his world ranking into the top-10 for his classification group. On Sunday night all of the Olympic and Paralympic hopefuls gathered at the pool, waiting to hear from the Swimming Canada coaches. “Everyone was on their phones,

constantly refreshing their screens to see if they’d gotten an email or not,” he said. Finally a message popped into his inbox, welcoming him to the team. “Relief!” Clement said, of what that moment felt like. “All that stress you’ve built up, built up, built up – in that one moment you get that email, it’s gone. It’s just relief. … It’s still kind of sinking in a little bit. It’s been a long road and I just can’t wait for the road ahead.” Kaczmarek remembers the day that Clement – who suffered a stroke when he was two years old and swims with dystonia, which affects his ability to use his left limbs – first contacted him about becoming a member of the team.

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Day of Mourning Last year, 29 B.C. workers died as a result of a construction-related incident. Now 29 families mourn. Let’s make our workplaces safe and healthy. Thursday, April 28 For more information about ceremonies in your area, visit dayofmourning.bc.ca

STAR TREATMENT A few of the North Shore’s elite high school basketball players work on their games during a practice session held at Capilano University Sportsplex Wednesday. The Sportsplex will host the 2016 North Shore high school all-star games tonight with the girls tipping off at 5 p.m. and the boys to follow at 7 p.m. PHOTO PAUL MCGRATH

Clement and Overholt the first two Otters to make it to the Games From page 20 takes you to a whole new level,” he said. “At times like these, when you get nominated to a Paralympic or Olympic team, there’s a lot of people you need to thank. I just want to say pretty well thank you to anyone who has supported me through this journey to get to

this point. And for those athletes and people with disabilities who aren’t sure about getting into para sports or are looking for something to do and have a dream they want to accomplish, the road is always going to have peaks and valleys but as long as you stick through it and are able to do the work, the results always turn out to be a great feeling.”


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TIMEOUT!

Solutions can be found in next Sunday's issue. CLUES ACROSS 1. Crooned 5. Luck 8. Cosecant function 11. Rock bands play here 13. Surrounds the earth 14. Jessica __ 15. A type of clique 16. No seats available 17. Greek sophist 18. Stiff hair 20. Recipe measurement (abbr.) 21. Legal periodical 22. Saloons 25. He tricks you 30. Closing over 31. Man’s best friend is one 32. Distinguish oneself 33. Immoralities 38. Marsh elder 41. Blasts 43. A discerning judge 45. Avenge for a wrong 48. Doctors’ group 49. Jerry’s friend 50. Type of sword 55. Swedish rock group 56. Black tropical American cuckoo 57. Blatted 59. Cain and __ 60. Strong liquor flavored

CROSSWORD

DETERMINE THE CODE TO REVEAL THE ANSWER

Solve the code to discover words related to therapy. Each number corresponds to a letter. (Hint: 1 = c)

B. C. D.

15

1

1

16

18

21

2

2

24

10

14

21

18

8

18

21

20

4

Clue: Job

Clue: Remedy Clue: Hurt

17

1

24

Clue: Calendar of events

10

with juniper berries 61. Cocoa bean 62. Get free of 63. Cardiograph 64. A cargo (abbr.) CLUES DOWN 1. A baglike structure in a plant or animal 2. Bird genus 3. One point east of northeast 4. A type of fly 5. Hurry 6. Lighter-than-air craft 7. Ask to marry 8. Thick rope made of wire 9. Imposters 10. Central nervous system 12. Pie _ __ mode 14. Robert __, poet 19. Dwelt 23. Firewood 24. Voices 25. Water in the solid state 26. Superman’s foe 27. Chris Paul’s team (abbr.) 28. Employ 29. Mineral 34. Vessel 35. Nigerian City

47. Language (Afrikaans) 51. Basics 52. A one-time Giants center 53. Every one of two or more 54. A way to gather 55. Swiss river 58. Small spot Crossword puzzle answers use American spelling

LAST SUNDAY'S CROSSWORD SOLUTION:

6

16

20

9

15

4

10

WEEK OF APRIL 17-23, 2016 ARIES

MAR 21 – APR 20 Aries, now is time to channel your energy in a creative way to inspire others. You can achieve great things when you work with others as a cohesive team.

LIBRA

SEPT 23 – OCT 23 Libra, do something spontaneous instead of weighing all of the options this time around. It’s good to be act on instinct once in a while. This could be just what you need.

TAURUS

APR 21 – MAY 21 Taurus, there is time for fun and there is time to get serious, and you may have difficulty distinguishing between the two. Find someone who can guide you.

SCORPIO

OCT 24 – NOV 22 Scorpio, a disagreement could quickly boil over if you are not around to put out the flame. You thrive as a mediator, as many people look up to you and trust your opinions.

GEMINI

MAY 22 – JUN 21 Gemini, share your insight on a project if you have ideas on a different approach. If you keep your thoughts bottled up, frustration can fester and aggravate you.

SAGITTARIUS NOV 23 – DEC 21 Sagittarius, spending too much time indoors is not good for you. Try to get out and socialize a bit more this week, taking in some new sights while you’re at it.

CANCER

JUN 22 – JUL 22 You need to take an intellectual approach to handling some trouble that has come your way. Thinking rationally can help you, as can taking time to find the best solution.

CAPRICORN DEC 22 – JAN 20 Capricorn, you can see what you want to achieve just hovering in the distance, but right now you do not have the means to get there. A little patience is warranted.

LAST SUNDAY’S ANSWERS: A. addition B. compute C. teach D. equation

WORD SCRAMBLE Rearrange the letters to spell something pertaining to therapy.

DYBO

36. Romania 37. Sirius Satellite Radio (abbr.) 39. Potential difference 40. A class of synthetic detergents 41. Drunkard 42. Doesn’t win or lose 44. Appellative 45. Spiritual leader 46. Implant

YOUR WEEKLY HOROSCOPE

CRYPTO FUN A.

SUNDAY, APRIL 17, 2016

LAST SUNDAY’S ANSWER: DIVIDE

DO YOU HAVE

OSTEOARTHRITIS?

The OASIS program can help you take control of your osteoarthritis. The OASIS program offers you:

LEO

Individual Assessments: Book an appointment at our North Shore clinic; doctor referral required. FREE Education Classes: Learn more about managing your osteoarthritis; no referral required.

WORKING TOGETHER FOR HEALTHY JOINTS To find out more, go to www.oasis.vch.ca or call our North Shore OASIS Clinic at Lions Gate Hospital 604-904-6177.

VIRGO

JUL 23 – AUG 23 Leo, let someone else take over the reins this week. You can use a break and this is a good chance to see what others around you are capable of accomplishing. AUG 24 – SEPT 22 Consider a new approach to personal interactions, Virgo. By being more open to others’ opinions, you may get to see another side of the equation. It’s important to be receptive.

AQUARIUS

JAN 21 – FEB 18 Aquarius, the more things have been going your way, the more you feel confident everything will fall in line this week. Just don’t get too ahead of yourself.

PISCES

FEB 19 – MAR 20 If you want your ideas to be valued, you’ll have to speak up a little more, Pisces. Don’t be afraid to express confidence in your abilities.


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