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Officers from the RCMP’s Integrated Homicide Investigation Team are calling on the public to help provide clues to a homicide after a badly burned body was discovered in a shelter along a trail near Lynn Creek in North Vancouver Monday.

An RCMP officer and police tape block the entrance to a wooded area near Lynn Creek where a burned body was found by a regular trail user Monday. PHOTO CINDY GOODMAN

The homicide team was called out after the grisly discovery was made off Bridgman North Trail in a densely wooded area near East Keith Road and Mountain Highway by a regular trail user Monday morning around 10 a.m. So far there’s little information about the discovery, including whether the body is that of a man or a woman. Police are awaiting the results

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government has given approval to Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline expansion.

Trudeau announced the decision from Ottawa Tuesday afternoon, clearing the last regulatory hurdle before the company can build the pipeline, which will triple the amount of bitumen destined for the Westridge terminal and increase five-fold the number of Aframax Tankers departing from Burrard Inlet. Trudeau said the deeply controversial pipeline project was safe, necessary for creating middle-class jobs and ensuring Canada is economically strong enough to transition to a carbonfree economy. “We also know this transition requires investment and that this will not happen overnight to fund this change to a

MP Wilkinson says most concerns addressed, Tsleil-Waututh vow to fight project in the courts carbon-free world,” he said. “We said that major pipelines could only get built if we had a price on carbon and strong environmental protections in place. We said that Indigenous peoples must be respected and be a part of the process and we said we would only build projects that could be built and run safely,” he said. Trudeau’s statement did not mention his campaign promise that pipelines must have community consent, which, at the end of the ministerial panel hearings in September, Burnaby NorthSeymour MP Terry Beech said had not been granted. Trudeau acknowledged that Beech has been one of the project’s most substantive critics, among many in B.C.

“To them and to all Canadians, I want to say this: If I thought this project was unsafe for the B.C. Coast, I would reject it,” he said. “This is a decision based on rigorous debate, based on science and on evidence. We have not been and will not be swayed by political arguments, be they local, regional or national.” Trudeau acknowledged the deep controversy that surrounds the project and said he too bears some of the risk. “I share a deep and abiding sense of responsibly for our spectacular West Coast. Indeed it is a personal issue for me,” he said, noting he spent much of his youth visiting his grandparents on the North Shore and spent years as a teacher in Vancouver. North Vancouver’s Tsleil-Waututh Nation remains steadfast in its opposition to the pipeline expansion and is vowing to continue the fight. “Right now Prime Minister Trudeau is approving a project

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An artist’s rendering shows a new Argyle secondary on the site of the school’s current playing fields as viewed from Frederick Road.

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School officials seek input from community to help finalize scaled-back design by spring JANE SEYD jseyd@nsnews.com

Parents of Argyle secondary students got a look at preliminary plans for a new high school Thursday, including lots of “flexible” classroom space and a large commons area that can be opened up to become a performance or presentation space if needed.

Architects for the $49.1 million rebuild project have had to get creative after funding for the new school fell about $3 million short of what the school district had originally hoped for, meaning some of the non-essential items have had to be dropped or scaled down in the design. Outside washrooms and change rooms for community use have been dropped, but could still be added later, said Mark Pearmain, superintendent of schools for North Vancouver. Instead of a standalone performance space, the design includes a two-storey atrium/

lobby space near the main entrance to the school that can be connected to a drama studio for larger audiences. The design also includes features like movable walls between some classrooms so that classes can be opened up and combined if the situation warrants. There are three smaller gym spaces in the proposed design, including two that can be combined to a championship-sized court, Pearmain added. Heather Skuse, chairwoman of Argyle’s parent advisory council, attended an information meeting with about 150 other parents and members of the public on Nov. 24. “I think the reaction from the parents was generally pretty good,” she said. “The design of the building is really neat. Everybody understands if we were being given the actual true amount of money we need there would be a lot more options.” Education Minister Mike Bernier announced in June that a new Argyle secondary

A schematic map shows the location of the new Argyle school and field. school will be built to replace the seismically risky high school. Of the $49.1 million budgeted for the project, $37.7 million is being funded by the province while the school district is providing $11.4 million, money that came from the sale of former Monteray and Keith Lynn school sites. The new Argyle school will be built on the site of the current playing fields, while a field will be created on the site of the current school, after it is demolished. That is the most time-effective and

cost-effective way to build a new school, said Pearmain. Skuse said some parents at the meeting voiced concern about how Argyle’s athletics programs will continue during the two-year build without access to a field. Whether that field is artificial turf or an “all weather” gravel field will depend on whether other funding partners come to the table, said Pearmain. The school district only has enough cash to pay for a gravel field, but school officials are in discussions

with the District of North Vancouver about partnering on an artificial turf field, which would be available for community use. Skuse said parents definitely prefer a turf field. “I don’t think anybody wants a gravel field,” she said. There are also plans for Kilmer Creek, which currently flows in a culvert under the school, to be opened and flowed around the new school field. The municipality also has a role in determining how

A conceptual design of the new Argyle shows the south view of a proposed media-tech area (at left) and a northwest view at plaza level (at right).

much parking is required at the school. Bylaws require 165 parking stalls for Argyle. If the municipality grants a variance, that could be reduced to 110 spaces, making more room for outdoor space, such as a smaller training field for athletes, said Pearmain. Skuse said personally, she’d prefer less parking and more outdoor space for students. Parents at the school are keen that facilities at the new school are adequate to support the programs currently running at Argyle, she added. “We have staff that are dedicated to extracurricular (programs),” she said. “There are some amazing programs. As parents, we want them to be supported.” The public is also being invited to weigh in for different traffic circulation options proposed for the school site. The school district hopes to finalize a design for the new school by the spring, with construction set to begin in the fall of 2017 and a target date for the new school opening some time in the fall or winter of 2019. The school district is accepting public feedback on the plans until Dec. 9.


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‘Broken promise’: NS NOPE From page 1 that is a violation of our stewardship policy and our law” said Tsleil-Waututh council member Charlene Aleck in a statement. “Their permits are illegitimate, I believe they will be thrown out in court, this is just the beginning of another phase of this conversation.” The decision is also a black mark for what the TsleilWaututh had hoped would be a step towards reconciliation with the federal government. “There is a terrible history of the mistreatment of First Nations people in Canada. It saddens me because we hoped things might be different with Trudeau but today’s decision is a big step backwards,” she said. Rueben George, manager of

the Sacred Trust Initiative said protests to halt construction are also likely. “We’re ready and willing to do whatever it takes to stop this pipeline,” he said. North Shore NOPE (No Pipeline Expansion) founder Janice Edmonds said the Liberals have misjudged the benefits and the risks of the project. “He hasn’t read any of (the evidence)” she said. “It’s definitely too dangerous.” Edmonds also called out the Liberals on the broken promise. “They said they wouldn’t build anything without community consent. He doesn’t have that,” she said. “He promised that to me.” North Vancouver MP Jonathan Wilkinson said there is a range of opinion within the

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fingerprints and/or missing persons reports – it’s difficult to know what might have led up to that person’s death, said Foster. “We have a lot of unanswered questions right now and we’re in a holding pattern. Once the identity’s been confirmed, we’ll know a lot more at that time.” Foster said further crime scene analysis is needed to determine if the homicide happened at the location where the body was discovered or somewhere else. Officers are hoping to speak with anyone who was on the trails in that

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Hollyburn Gardens debate spills into 2nd night Ambleside neighbours decry all-rental project while West Vancouver seeks rental units BRENT RICHTER brichter@nsnews.com

West Vancouver council chambers overflowed into the surrounding halls for a contentious public hearing Monday night and council’s debate overflowed into a second night.

Hollyburn Properties is asking the district to rezone a piece of its land at 125 21st St. to allow for 41 purposebuilt rental units in two buildings standing three and four storeys, sharing the lot with the 126 units in the already existing Bellevue Tower. The new buildings would include an extra 23 parking spots and the developer would contribute $1 million to the district, $700,000 of which would go into a fund to build affordable housing, and $300,000 of which would go to local parks improvements. If approved, they would be the first purpose-built market rental units constructed in West Vancouver in 40 years. Though it conforms with West Vancouver’s official community plan, the rezoning was overwhelmingly unpopular with its immediate neighbours, more than 20 of whom came to speak

against the project. Common themes among the opposition were how it would impact parking and traffic, the district’s lack of a comprehensive plan for the enclave tailored by the neighbours, the concern that it would set a precedent for other in-fill developments, the loss of green space, loss of views and loss of privacy, construction impacts, and an overall skepticism that West Vancouver was in need of more rental units. “Today, there are approximately 180 people living on the equivalent of five housing lots in West Vancouver. To change that formula so dramatically without

any meaningful neighbourhood consultation is to not appreciate the value of the space and room to move and breath on the health and well-being of people living in small, congested spaces,” said Pat Pearmain, chairwoman of the strata council of the nearby Navvy Jack West building. Pearmain added that she has known several people to successfully sign residential leases without any difficulty. Those who supported the project, urged council to respond to the rental housing crisis, many of them citing a statistic released earlier that day by the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. that vacancy in West Vancouver had fallen to 0.2 per cent. Ambleside merchant Duncan Pearce urged council to think about the wider demographics that would be

affected by the decision. “I think council has a duty and obligation to be forward looking and review statistics, review the recommendations from staff and to be courageous because you of all people know how long it takes to get a project approved in this municipality and it’s going to take a long time to change the conditions we need to change in West Vancouver to make this a healthy and vibrant community,” he said, noting that, at the age of 47, he was one of the youngest people to speak at the public hearing. The project itself is all much more innocuous than the opposition let on, he added. “What’s been proposed here is a very, very modest increase in the number of units. Forty one units is a freckle on the skin of this community,” he said.

But following a five-hour public hearing, the majority on council were feeling too spent to properly digest and debate the matter, instead

voting to delay the decision to another council meeting scheduled for Tuesday evening (after North Shore News’ print deadline).

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he Liberal party has a web page that invites all Canadians to support Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s “bold plan to fight climate change.” The web page extols credible environmental policies and bashes the previous Conservative government. It’s true Stephen Harper would have made his announcement with more discretion and less charm; but he would have made the same announcement. Trudeau approved Kinder Morgan’s project while rejecting Enbridge’s Northern Gateway pipeline. His rationale for dismissing Enbridge was that it wasn’t in the best interests of the affected communities. We would argue that it’s very rarely in the interests of a community to be affected by a pipeline. There will be jobs, but they’ll come at the cost of the land surrounding the

pipeline, which will be permanently lost to our economy. There are numerous environmental and health concerns surrounding unreported pipe ruptures, tankers running aground, and the ability of spilled bitumen to elude a response crew’s booms. But even if every last drop stays in the pipeline and in the tankers, we still face a colossal problem: our forward-thinking leader is stuck in the past. The 119,000 kilometres of pipeline that have criss-crossed the country over the past 160 years have spurred our economy, but they’ve also led us to the precipice of environmental catastrophe. The path to a carbon-free future is not paved with oil. Anyone who says different is selling something. At press time, 1,333 Canadians had pledged to support Trudeau’s bold plan to fight climate change. We hope our prime minster will someday be among them.

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Rick McCandless, a retired assistant deputy minister who now spends his days analyzing ICBC and BC Hydro finances, has been warning for months now that ICBC’s growing habit of using profits from the optional insurance side (almost a half-billion dollars this past year) to keep basic insurance costs from growing at an explosive rate cannot be sustained (and neither can the continued depletion of the Crown’s capital reserves). The B.C. Liberals now say they will not take a financial “dividend” from the increasingly cash-strapped Crown for at least the next three years. But even that handsoff approach (assuming they stick with that pledge, and assuming an NDP government, if elected, also would not dip its hand in) won’t solve the riddle of rising costs. Vehicle crashes in B.C. have jumped an astounded 15

per cent in the past two years (distracted driving has likely played a major role in the big increase). Those crashes mean personal injury claims are up (and more expensive on their own; whiplash damages now average more than $22,000, up from an average of less than $5,000 a decade ago) and so are the costs of repairing vehicles. Improved technology and safety features on motor vehicles have made them much more expensive to repair. For example, in 2005 it cost $620 to repair the windshield of a Toyota Camry. Today, it costs $2,250 (because of a built-in crash avoidance camera) and takes longer to fix. Another example: a headlight of a Mazda 6 cost $500 to replace in 2005, but today the cost has ballooned a whopping 220 per cent to about $1,600. Throw in the adverse U.S.

dollar exchange rate (most repair parts are sourced in U.S. dollars) and an alarming situation looks even bleaker. All of these factors meant ICBC’s vehicle damage repair costs skyrocketed by $200 million (17 per cent) in just one year (from 2014 to 2015). Those costs are now approaching $1.5 billion, and are increasing yearly roughly three times the annual rate of inflation. All these rising costs are borne by ICBC, which simply isn’t raising rates high enough to pay for them. But while the insurance game is changing, the political game associated with it likely won’t. Almost since it was created in the 1970s, government decisions dealing with ICBC rates have frequently been based on politics, and not economics. The NDP governments in

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Standing up for B.C.’s Coast Recently, a tugboat carrying hundreds of thousands of litres of diesel fuel ran aground in Bella Bella. The resulting fuel spill has been a disaster for the local marine environment and the residents in the area. This is another example that shows what British Columbians have known for a long time, federal spill response

Emergency crews respond to a chlorine leak at the Canexus plant on Amherst Avenue on North Vancouver’s industrial waterfront Nov. 16. FILE PHOTO MIKE WAKEFIELD

Chlorine leak signals need for public awareness testing Dear Editor: Re: Chlorine leak at North Van Plant Sends 2 to Hospital, Nov. 18 front-page story. I was walking to work at 6 a.m. Wednesday morning (Nov. 16) hearing what sounded like a train horn blasting at regular intervals. At the Brooksbank Avenue and Calverhall Street intersection, where I could view the entire Lower Lynn area, was when it became apparent that something serious was wrong. Emergency vehicles were rushing from many directions and this horn was still sounding at a constant rhythm. My first thought was that it was a railway situation, but having lived in North Vancouver all my life I was very aware of the chlorine chemical plant in

lower North Vancouver. It was a clear morning and I stopped and watched for any sign of a poisonous cloud that I had heard about years before, still unclear as to what emergency was being responded to. I waited five minutes watching the area, traffic streaming in both directions on the Ironworks Memorial Second Narrows Crossing, thinking of all my neighbours sleeping or just awakening to start their day and whether I should continue walking down to my place of work in the Lower Lynn area. I did continue on to work and tried to find information about what had happened, but did not hear about anything until reading the front page of Friday’s North Shore News.

I am a tradesman in the industrial field and am very aware of the safety protocol at this particular chlorine plant, and it is excellent. My concern is that accidents do happen and with a facility such as this, a much better emergency notification system should be in place. A train horn is not the appropriate answer. A specific, different alarm should be used for all neighbouring residents with regular awareness testing. Notifications on electronic billboards and at bridge crossings should be in place. The local municipal leaders need to review all of this before the big earthquake and (in light of) our growing density. Kevin Hoy North Vancouver

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Dear Editor: I would like to congratulate Peter Lambur on his election to council at the Nov. 19 byelection. I would also like to publicly thank the more than 5,000 voters in West Vancouver who participated in our democratic right to cast a vote, and state an opinion on the issues facing our

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community by voting for their preferred candidate. In particular, my thanks to those who expressed their confidence in my views with their vote. Our community is facing many challenging choices ahead. I ask, as we go forward, for every one of our citizens to become involved, and participate as best they can,

in helping to forge our collective future vision through the many opportunities lying ahead. This will be especially true as our council moves to update/revise our official community plan. That is also a responsibility of our democratic rights. Andy Krawczyk West Vancouver

capabilities have been inadequate, even for current levels of shipping traffic. I’m proud of our Premier and our team that have stood up for years, asking the federal government to step up to protect the west coast. The provincial government has done extensive research into best practices about how marine response on our coast could reach world-class standards. Following this accident, the Federal Government announced measures to strengthen BC’s coast. This recent announcement was a long time coming, but it was one welcomed by the Provincial Government. For many years, we have advocated for better marine-safety and technology along our coast. Recognizing that BC’s coastline is the lifeline for thousands of British Columbians, it’s important to have systems in place in case of tragic instances. The commitment from the Federal Government to build a world-leading marine-safety system, helps to address a number of the shortcomings that have for decades gone unheeded, especially in providing adequate spill response and prevention. On the question of new pipelines, like Kinder Morgan, our government’s position has always been clear and consistent. We will only support new heavy-oil pipelines in British Columbia if our five conditions can be met. These conditions include: 1) the successful completion of the National Energy Board environmental review process. 2/3) Ensuring world-leading marine and land-based spill response, prevention and recovery systems are in place. 4) Ensuring legal requirements regarding Aboriginal and treaty rights are addressed and First Nations are provided with the opportunities to participate in and benefit from a heavy-oil project. 5) That British Columbia receives a fair share of the fiscal and economic benefits from any proposed heavy-oil project. To date, Kinder Morgan has met only part of the first condition, and none of the rest of the five. Premier Clark made these five conditions four years ago, and the Provincial Government has not wavered on them since. Meeting all five conditions will be a challenge. We set the bar high for a reason. We need to ensure B.C.’s concerns around the environment, First Nations’ participation and overall economic benefit are taken seriously. The responsibility for meeting the five conditions is complex and will take a great deal of effort from both industry and governments.

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SEMI ANNUAL SALE Ben Dyment holds an Americauna hen from a backyard coop in the City of North Vancouver last April. The youngster was among CLUCK members who lobbied District of North Vancouver council in the spring to allow backyard chickens. PHOTO MIKE WAKEFIELD

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District of North Vancouver council appears to be almost done balking at backyard chickens.

Council voted Nov. 21 to direct staff to begin drawing up bylaws that would allow single-family homeowners to practise poultry husbandry – if they can comply with a lengthy list of rules. The district is the last of the North Shore’s three municipalities to allow for backyard hens after years of lobbying from the Canadian Liberated Urban Chicken Klub, or CLUCK. Under the proposed rules, homeowners may keep up

to six hens (no roosters) in rodent- and predator-proof backyard enclosures that meet a minimum specified size and maximum height. The chickens may not be slaughtered and their eggs may not be sold. With the rules plus education and enforcement in place, most of council was persuaded the Gallus gallus domesticus would be a net positive, engendering a closer connection between residents and their food source. Before throwing their support behind the bylaw, many of the lifelong North Vancouverites on council recalled when backyard agriculture was common when they were growing up.

The only holdout was Coun. Roger Bassam who said the nostalgia was misplaced. “You know what else we also did back then? We shot the bears when they came down and we shot all the pests and vermin because that’s how we dealt with things. We don’t do that anymore.” The costs don’t outweight the benefits, Bassam added. The North Shore Black Bear Society has endorsed the plan. The public will still be consulted on the rules before council’s final vote on the matter. If council approves the new chicken bylaw, it could be in effect for spring 2017.

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BRIGHTLIGHTS! by Paul McGrath NVMHA 50th anniversary The North Vancouver Minor Hockey Association has spent a half-century helping youth take to the ice. Past players, coaches, directors and parents looked back on that long history with a 50th anniversary bash for the NVHMA on Nov. 18 at the Pinnacle Hotel. The evening had decades worth of memorabilia and photos for guests to check out, while old teammates and friends reconnected over cocktails and listened to local favourite band, Gonch Messiah.

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North Shore ski hills go fully smoke-free Policies include vaping ban

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The forecast will call for a 100-per-cent chance of fresh air at all of the North Shore’s ski areas going forward now that each has gone completely smoke-free in time for the winter season.

Although Grouse Mountain has long been a smoke-free facility, Cypress Mountain and Mt. Seymour have announced new policies expanding restrictions on smoking – and vaping – to cover the entirety of their resorts. At Mt. Seymour, the decision was made specifically with the guest experience in mind, said communications coordinator Sandra Kadel. “Everyone who comes here comes up for the fresh air and to enjoy the scenery,” said Kadel. “We’d like to have a clean environment and breathe fresh air, so we said, ‘We’re going to do it all the way through.’” Until recently, Mt. Seymour guests and staff were still permitted to smoke at a designated area outside of the Three Peaks Lodge, but spaces like that will no longer be offered anywhere within the resort’s recreation area. The updated policy was created in partnership with Vancouver Coastal Health. Kadel said resort officials acknowledge that might mean a “big change” for employees who do smoke, but they intend to offer support to workers who wish to quit by directing them to provincial government programs offering counselling and smoking-cessation products.

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Rene Papier and sons Jonas and Connor enjoy a day of riding at Mt. Seymour during a past winter season. All three of the North Shore`s ski areas now have policies banning smoking and vaping across their entire facilities. FILE PHOTO MIKE WAKEFIELD

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A number of home building and renovation projects on the North Shore have once again caught the eye of industry leaders, as 20 different developments in West and North Vancouver have been recognized as finalists for this year’s Georgie Awards.

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Leovista Avenue home that is contending for six different awards, including Custom Home valued $1.3 million to $1.899 million. Another highly recognized project was North Vancouver’s Elenora Residences, which garnered four nominations for Burnaby’s Symphony Homes. This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Georgie Awards. The winners will be announced during a gala to be held in Vancouver in March. Visit georgieawards.ca to see the full list of nominees.

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Eleanor Campbell (left) of the North Shore Hospice and Palliative Project and Pat Byrne will be among those decorating a memorial tree to participate in Thursday night’s Honour a Life celebration in West Vancouver. PHOTO PAUL MCGRATH

Remembering lost loved ones during the holidays MARIA SPITALE-LEISK mspitale-leisk@nsnews.com

When the cheerful Christmas music rings out in the mall, a rush of grief washes over mother Cathy Sosnowsky, who hastily finds the nearest exit.

With one less place setting at the Christmas table, her son’s absence is palpable. Sosnowsky has mustered through each holiday season with a brave smile on her face for almost 25 years. “Something is missing and it’s supposed to be a season of happiness and joy,” says Sosnowsky. The West Vancouver mother lost her son a few days after his 17th birthday in 1992. Alex had climbed up a tennis bubble in Whistler late at night

‘Tis the Season with a friend. He stepped on a seam and fell through the roof to his death – two weeks before Christmas. When December creeps up every year, Sosnowsky mindlessly goes through the motions. “You don’t want to ruin everyone else’s good time. You put on a false face,” she says softly. Being around other bereaved parents helps to the ease the pain of grief at Christmas time. The Candle Lighting Ceremony is an annual North Shore tradition

for bereaved parents and their relatives and friends, organized by the local chapter of The Compassionate Friends. Parents arrive at St. Andrew’s United Church clutching framed photos of their children. During the moving ceremony, each parent places a lit candle next to their child’s photo and has the chance to say a few words if they wish. “I think losing a child is different than losing a parent or a spouse,” says Sosnowsky. “Your children aren’t meant to go before you.” Being amongst kindred spirits this time of year can help lift spirits in the hearts of the bereaved, says Sosnowsky.

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Similarly, VCH aided in the development of Cypress Mountain’s updated approach to smoking and vaping, said director of sales and marketing Joffrey Koeman. The extension of the smoke-free policy at Cypress means all ski runs, hiking trails and parking lots are off-limits for lighting up, and the smoking shelter at the upper corner of Lot 1A has been removed. “Smoking is inconsistent with public recreation,” Koeman said via email. “We also wanted to be consistent with West Vancouver parks policies. We are constantly seeing more and more families come skiing, so we felt that this was the right thing to do.” As Cypress makes the transition to going completely smoke-free for a first year, resort staff won’t be undertaking “heavy-handed enforcement” but rather making polite requests to those violating the policy. Koeman said Cypress officials aren’t concerned that enforcing the new rule will be an issue. “Going smoke-free at our resort is not meant to create hardship for visitors who desire to smoke, but rather it is to ensure that all visitors are able to enjoy their mountain snow experience in an environment that considers the welfare of all and promotes general wellbeing in the most meaningful way,” said a Cypress announcement detailing the policy change.

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‘Emotional experience’ can help with grieving process From page 17 “There is a feeling that you are not alone,” she says. “We understand each other’s pain.” Cancer, car accidents and other misfortunes have claimed the lives of children being remembered during the candlelit ceremony, but more increasingly it’s drug overdoses sending parents into a spiral of grief. “When I say children, they can be 10, 23 or 40 years old. They are still our children,” says Sosnowsky. This year’s bereaved parents’ Candle Lighting Ceremony takes place on Wednesday, Dec. 14, at 7:30 p.m. at St. Andrew’s United Church in North Vancouver. Refreshments and casual conversations will follow the ceremony. Those looking for more information can contact Sosnowsky at 604-770-4570. Another candlelit ceremony honouring departed loved ones will be held Dec. 1 on the West Vancouver waterfront. The 24th annual Honour a Life celebration sees family members and friends of those who have passed away gather

for a non-denominational ceremony. The event starts at 6 p.m. at West Vancouver United Church, where loved ones write personal messages for the deceased on memorial cards while interacting with their fellow bereaved. “It can be an emotional experience, but you are with people who understand you,” says event organizer Eleanor Campbell. “I’ve heard people say the next morning they feel lighter about the grief.” After about an hour, the group will begin its candlelit walk to a memorial tree by the ocean at the foot of 19th Street. Once all the cards are placed around the tree by the bereaved, the fir is lit up in white lights and a song is played. “It’s just a beautiful evening of remembrance,” says Campbell, who honours her parents and a special brotherin-law every December during the event. Many families make it an annual tradition to attend Honour a Life in West Vancouver. One regular attendee told Campbell the special ceremony brings his family closer together.

The man had lost his father and every year brings his mother and his own family, who all live in different places, to the event. “They all come together for the ceremony which is their way of starting the December holiday season,” says Campbell. Donations can be made to the North Shore Hospice & Palliative Project, a partnership between Lions Gate Hospital Foundation and North Shore Hospice Society, which is putting on the Honour a Life event. More information is available at lghfoundation.com/ events/24th-annual-honour-life. As the anniversary of her son’s death approaches, Sosnowsky, her family and some of Alex’s friends will head to a riverside memorial in Squamish where his remains were scattered. “He was a kayaker,” says Sosnowsky of her adventurous son. As they gather by the river, Alex’s loved ones will sing “American Pie,” the Don McLean classic with lengthy lyrics that Alex could warble with ease. “He was a very joyful kid,” says his mother.

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New child care centres in the City of North Vancouver’s residential neighbourhoods may be 20 per cent quieter than the old ones, following a split council vote.

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two measures that effectively reduced the maximum number of children in a residential daycare from 20 to 16. The reduction is a backwards move, according to Coun. Linda Buchanan, who touted residential neighbourhoods as an ideal place for daycares and for children. “Given the economics we have right now within singlefamily neighbourhoods and the cost of housing, (daycares) might be the only way for you (to) find children in neighbourhoods these days,” she said.

Rather than a step backwards, council’s move to prohibit principal use daycares is a move to “respecting and protecting” residential neighbourhoods, according to Coun. Rod Clark. “We’re not prohibiting daycare in residential zones, what we’re saying is: ‘You can’t have businesses,’” Clark said. As someone who had his own daycare problems while raising children, Clark said he was sympathetic to parents. “One of us stayed home

with the kids because we couldn’t find daycare that was appropriate, so I understand all those issues,” he said. Buchanan differed. “With all due respect to my colleague … that was a long time ago. The reality for families now is very, very different. They cannot choose for one person to stay home.” Buchanan noted that if child care centres are pushed into commercial zones, they will likely cost cash-strapped parents even more.

While daycares may be the second most costly expense young families face, housing is still the greatest cost, noted Coun. Pam Bookham. Council should not encourage commercial daycares that utilize “much needed housing,” according to Bookham. “Some facilities are opening and transforming the property quite significantly,” Bookham said. East Fourth Street resident Janet Malcolm said she’s witnessed that

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No ‘full-fledged’ businesses: Back No plastic, please: From page 23 on deaf ears,” Coun. Craig Keating countered. “What happened was we had a principal disagreement.” The new “unduly restrictive” policy “radically changes” the path the city has been on, according to Keating. “Certainly when I was a kid 50-odd years ago, child cares were all over the neighbourhood I lived in. It was a good thing, it was an inclusive thing, it was a

healthy thing, it was a thing that built neighbourhoods,” he said. “And by the way, 50 years ago they did it for money, too.” Coun. Don Bell supported the new measures, mainly because he said he was skeptical of daycare operators who don’t live in the neighbourhood where they do business. “I support a home business, I don’t support a business-business,” he said, noting the impacts of traffic congestion that can accompany a daycare.

Coun. Holly Back agreed, saying she wouldn’t support a “full-fledged business” in a residential zone. “I am opposed to principal use daycare,” she said. What the city may ultimately need is a better way of dealing with contentious issues that arise between much-needed daycares and their neighbours, according to Mayor Darrell Mussatto. Council voted 4-3 to prohibit new principal-use daycares in residential zones; with Mussatto, Keating and

Buchanan opposed. The city’s three principal use child care centres would be grandfathered in, according to a staff report. However, any new principal use daycares would require a rezoning and council approval. Principal use daycares such as Discovery Castle, Golden Star and Kidsland have received “very few complaints,” according to the report, which noted that the greatest number of complaints were directed at an accessory use daycare.

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CNV studies LoLo campus for Alcuin College Private school would replace tire shop JEREMY SHEPHERD jshepherd@nsnews.com

Lower Lonsdale may be about to get an education.

Alcuin College has applied to build a new private school at 300 West Esplanade, complementing their St. Georges location.

City of North Vancouver council voted unanimously to send the proposal to a public hearing scheduled for Dec. 5. The 2.5-storey tower would stretch up 40 feet and houses 15,000 square feet of floor space over one level of underground parking. The kindergarten to Grade 12 school would cover 89 per cent of the 7,901 square-foot site, currently occupied by Tireland Performance Centre. Lower Lonsdale Business Association president Bill Curtis lauded the proposal,

describing Tireland’s “nondescript concrete block building” as being out of place in the revitalized neighbourhood. The school would extend nearly to its property lines on each side, offering only a onefoot setback on the south side. Tireland has setbacks of 10 and 20 feet. The landscaping plan is “limited to due to the site coverage,” according to a city staff report. However, a rain garden of shrubs and tall, narrows trees has been

proposed to help manage storm water and “soften” the school’s appearance. Other landscaping is planned to screen the underground parkade and provide a buffer along the Forbes Avenue bike lane. The main access to the new school would be off Mahon Drive. A right of way would need to be registered to maintain public access for a portion of the Mahon Avenue sidewalk. The proposal does not

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REVIEW: TASTE VANCOUVER EXPLORES LOWER LONSDALE

LoLo foodie tour serves a bite of history

The Dish Chris Dagenais I was recently invited to participate in a new North Shore foodie offering, a Lower Lonsdale culinary walking tour guided by Taste Vancouver Food Tours. I’ll be honest, I was initially sceptical about it. I have always been averse to tours. The act of walking in a group, being directed, having my experiences curated and my photo opportunities scripted: it just doesn’t jibe with my personal definition of adventure. When I visit somewhere new, I like to get lost and to have minimal structure to my schedule, clearing the way for whatever might arise organically. By and large my approach has paid massive dividends, resulting in spontaneous moments of gloriously eyeopening, transformational discovery that have helped define me as a person. Like the time I trusted a stranger in Kolkata who promised to show me parts of his city I wouldn’t likely stumble upon on my own; the colours, scents and images I saw that day are firmly deposited

Kat Bastow from Artisan Wine Shop at Lonsdale Quay pours a sample of pinot noir for Taste Vancouver Food Tours guide Brent Hirose, who led a culinary walking tour of Lower Lonsdale on Saturday, Nov. 19. PHOTO PAUL MCGRATH into my bank of core memories. Or when I gave into an impulse in Tokyo and dined at a Roppongi-district izakaya populated by hard-looking dudes covered in traditional

irezumi tattoos; by the end of the night I was shouting “kanpai” and sharing shochu with a crowd that may or may not have been yakuza. But a couple of summers

ago, on a trip to Scotland, I did join a tour. My wife DJ signed me up, giving me a day off from parenting. Reluctantly, I hopped a bus and was soon underway. I’m so glad DJ

prodded me to go. Here’s what I found: while I may not have had my usual moment of spontaneous, euphoric discovery, I nevertheless ended up with a much deeper

sense of historical context for the sites I visited. Short of going home to research every street, building, beach,

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and, in all but one case, have written about them for this column. For me, then, the most fascinating aspect of this event was the trivia and history surrounding the venues and their respective locations. There were indeed a few kernels of wisdom about the neighbourhood with which I was previously unfamiliar, including a few compelling stories about characters who once walked The Shipyards and left their indelible mark on our collective heritage. Most of the stops on the tour took place within Lonsdale Quay. I suspect that’s because the tour is in its infancy and has launched in autumn; this is a strategic move on the part of operators to keep participants warm and dry in our notoriously

pier and hamlet afterwards, there is simply no way I could have unearthed the rich and compelling stories that lay beneath the surface of each spot on the tour. With this insight in mind, I agreed to attend Taste Vancouver Food Tours, Lower Lonsdale edition, and joined a group of about a dozen other foodies to explore what the bustling neighbourhood had to offer. Now, it should be said that I am uniquely poised to already be very familiar with the eateries of Lower Lonsdale, so my experience of the tour is going to be much different than most. I had, in fact, already been to each of the venues on the itinerary

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North Shore News food columnist Chris Dagenais gazes at a hearty sample during a culinary walking tour of Lower Lonsdale on Nov. 19. PHOTO PAUL MCGRATH torrential neck of the woods. Additionally, there are a lot of great stories in the Quay. Of particular interest to me was the opportunity to hear from the ownership and management of the various venues speak about their businesses, about the origins and motivators that got things started. So often I am not afforded this chance as I visit venues anonymously for my reviews. A slice of signature Pear and Brie pizza at Bowen Island Pizza Company, for example, was accompanied by an anecdote from owner Melanie McCready that made the experience so much more intimate and personal. For a moment, I felt invested in her success. The Salmon Shop’s owner Costa Zogaris offered our group some insight into the nuanced technique that informs his smoked fish products, including the revelation that there is professional

certification for the skill. We heard from the passionate staffers at the Artisan Wine Shop who were exceptionally well-informed about their VQA-only products, and then enjoyed a top-notch Sunday lunch-style spread at Sharkey’s Chophouse, which has made a name for itself not just for its butchery, but also for its hearty, ready-to-eat meals featuring roasts and all the trimmings for an exceptionally good price relative to the size and quality of the meal. Other Quay stops included The Soup Meister, and Cilantro and Jalapeno, the fresh-made wares of which have also been featured in these pages. Beyond the Quay, we sampled deep-fried pickles and craft beer at nearby Tap & Barrel, succulent squid and light prosecco at Pier 7, glutenfree, vegan patisserie at Two Daughters Bakeshop and then

North Vancouver City Mayor Darrell Mussatto dives into a meat platter at Sharky’s Chophouse in Lonsdale Quay on one stop of the culinary tour. PHOTO PAUL MCGRATH concluded with tasty bites from El Dorado Pie & Treats back in the Quay. I would suggest this tour is a good way to introduce out-of-towners to a little taste of what is happening here across the inlet, giving them a high-level sampling of fare that would likely be cost prohibitive to try at full à la cart prices. My hope is that as the tour gains traction, organizers will be able to get on-board a few more of Lower Lonsdale’s great independent spots.

Taste Vancouver Food Tours are $59 per person, last about two hours, and can be booked at tastevancouverfoodtours.com. Chris Dagenais served as a manager for several restaurants downtown and on the North Shore. He earned his sommelier diploma in 2001.He can be reached via email at hungryontheshore@gmail.com. North Shore News dining reviews are conducted anonymously and all meals are paid for by the newspaper.

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include a gym or an outdoor playing field, meaning the students will likely play at Waterfront or Semisch parks. Alcuin College will likely work with the city staff on a park plan that will either include a stewardship program or a financial contribution to improvements in Semisch Park, according to the staff report. Situated alongside a major truck and bus route, the project includes 11 parking spots. The current zoning requires 16 parking stalls and a loading spot. Given that the site is only a 10-15-minute walk from the SeaBus, staff advocated the parking reduction. Alcuin College students are encouraged not to drive to school, according to the staff report. The loading spot was also deemed unnecessary by staff, given both the “size and frequency” of deliveries to the school would be small. An estimated 38 vehicles

will be parked in the area for between five and 10 minutes during drop-off and pick-up periods. School staff are slated to monitor the drop-off areas to keep “disruption of on-street parking … to a minimum.” Writing in his capacity as outreach co-ordinator for the strata at 168 Chadwick Court, former Lower Lonsdale Business Association president Doug Ausman praised the proposal’s “extremely sensitive” design and good traffic management strategy. “The building is a unique and beautiful design, which will enhance the area’s appeal,” he wrote, adding that he wholeheartedly encouraged council to approve the school. His sentiments were echoed by First Quay Holdings president Walter Berukoff, who also wrote that he “wholeheartedly” supported the project and encouraged council to approve the application.

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Hockey fans may know that a hockey puck in summer is soft and pliable to the touch, but on the ice it becomes quite firm and rigid. The same happens to car tires, and that’s why Duncan Pearce of The Urban Garage

in West Vancouver recommends winter tires when the thermometer starts to drop. “Winter tires are an investment in safety,” says Pearce. “I think when safety is involved there’s no cutting corners.” He explains that typical summer and all-season tires are made of a compound that hardens as it gets cold. Winter tires perform better once the temperature dips below 7C, specifically with stopping distances, and the ability of the tire to grip and turn. “All-season tires are just tires made with the same

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Tires most important part besides brakes From page 34 but the investment may also extend the life of summer tires because they aren’t being used throughout the cold season. “All-season tires are designed to be a compromise, and any time you compromise it’s kind of like being an all-rounder on a sports team: you’re never going to do anything the best. You’ll be OK at some things,” says Pearce. “When you try to design a tire to be all things it’s impossible.” All-seasons won’t be the best grip in the dry summer but they will be better in the wet than a pure summer tire. Pearce calls them a “Jack of all trades, master of none.” All-season tires, which most cars are sold with now, are “not bad” in a number of different areas, he says, adding: “By putting an all season tire on your car you’re kind of accepting OK performance but not the best performance.” Optimal traction conditions happen in the dry heat of the summer, but in the

winter tires really have to perform well. ���Tires are the single most important safety device on your car aside from your brakes,” says Pearce, noting they are the car’s only connection with the road. Once tires lose traction basically your car is out of control, especially when braking or turning, he adds. “They have a huge affect on the performance of a car. They’re your sole point of contact with the road,” says Pearce. “The biggest thing you can do to improve the performance of your car is to put a good set of tires on it. It’s the least expensive and most effective thing you can do to improve the performance of your car.” Pearce, who founded his full-service (diagnostic, repair, and maintenance) garage in Ambleside in 1999, explains that it’s also important to keep tires in good working condition. “An improperly inflated tire, if too low, will present more rolling resistance and

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will therefore consume more fuel to propel the car along the road,” he says, noting that can affect gas mileage. An overinflated tire will not provide optimal traction and will wear improperly as it’s being used. Drivers should also keep an eye on the wear of the tire. On all tires there is a wear bar embedded in the tread. The tire has grooves with tread blocks that form the high point. The channels in between those tread blocks are the grooves and in the groove of every tire there’s a series of wear bars. As the tire tread wears

down the tread blocks will eventually become level with those recessed wear bars, and if that wear bar is equal in height to the tread block it means the tire is completely worn out. A tire gauge can also be used to determine wear by measuring the depths of the grooves. Pearce recommends drivers take a look at their tires at least once every season. Spring and fall are good times to get prepared for extreme driving conditions, he adds, and says now is the time to get winter tires on rather than waiting for the first snowy, wet conditions to come around. October is the best month to put on

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Cable chains a clumsy stop-gap measure From page 39

pedestrians to be cautious on the roads and Elm says that foggy headlights can hinder the light your car emits onto the road. “What happens when you’re bombing around on the highway all the time is essentially your plastic headlights kind of get sandblasted over a longer period of time,” he says, recommending a headlight polish when this happens. “Basically, a cream and a buffer and some good ol’ fashioned elbow grease, you can actually buff the polish of your headlight assembly back to clear view.” As for the inner workings of the car, Elm advises not to underestimate the importance of testing the pH and temperature protection levels of antifreeze. Antifreeze is measured in both Protective Temperature Rating and it’s pH balance. New antifreeze should read -40/-30 with a balanced pH of seven, according to Elm. “You don’t want it to be either getting to too high

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Ryan Elm of Derosa Automotive buffs out a headlight lens which should help improve night vision for the vehicle’s driver. PHOTO MIKE WAKEFIELD For a proper winter tire that will hold true on trips along the Sea to Sky Highway, the Coquihalla or through slick mountain passes, Wilson says to look for the three-peak mountain and snowflake symbol on the sidewall of a tire. However, one word of caution from the road rubber retailer is to be wary of tires

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marked with the “M+S” symbol, meaning mud and snow. “M+S is another way of saying all-season ... so I would never want to be up in the mountains in the snow with a tire like that,” he says. For those not wanting two sets of tires for the driving they do, all-weather tires are a compromise Wilson would

approve of. As for cable chains for winter roads, he dubs those a “stop gap” and a real hassle to install. “By the time you’ve realized that you should have your chains on you’re usually already in trouble. Picture yourself in conditions where you’re thinking I better put the chains on ... getting out

of the car into the slush and muck and trying to fit these things on around your tires,” he says. “But even when you get them on, if you happen to not fit them exactly correctly you can end up doing damage to the car because they can come off and damage the body or the inner fender.” Tune ups at this time of year are beneficial for diagnosing problems that need to be fixed immediately, but Wilson also says they can help with knowing what to expect from your car performance wise, calling it preventative maintenance. Even if the upgrades aren’t required immediately, knowing what level your car is performing at is advantageous during wet and cold driving conditions. “Having a great shop you can rely on and getting mechanically ready before the first freeze is a great first step for getting ready this winter,” says Elm. “The rest of the winter is on us drivers to remember to give that extra little space in front of us and know that it will take an extra 10 minutes to get there.”

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STRING THEORY Lynn Valley Services Society volunteers Margaret Fraser, Adele Wilson, and Barb Streigler string Christmas lights at the Mollie Nye House in anticipation of the Bright Christmas celebration set for Thursday, Dec. 1. The free event is set to include carol singing, cookie decorating, and a lantern parade from the Karen Magnussen centre. The festivities run from 7 to 8:30 p.m. PHOTO PAUL MCGRATH

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Zoning Bylaw, 1995, No. 6700, Amendment Bylaw, 2016, No. 8530 (CD-684)

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and newspapers. Must have familiarity with email and the internet. West Vancouver Memorial Library, 1950 Marine Dr., Thursday, Dec. 8, 2-3 p.m. Register: westvanlibrary.ca DEVICE CLINIC Sign up for a 30 minute appointment to learn iPads, Androids and other mobile devices Saturday, Dec. 10, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 604-9257405 or westvanlibrary.ca SKYPE: AN INTRODUCTION Learn how to create an account for Skype and connect with friends and family around the world Wednesday, Dec. 14, 3-4 p.m. West Vancouver Memorial Library, 1950 Marine Dr. Register in person or call 604925-7405 westvanlibrary.ca PERSIAN BOOK CLUB Read and discuss classical and contemporary Persian literary prose with Feloor Talebi. Participants must be fluent in Persian. Thursday, Dec. 15, 2-4 p.m. West Vancouver Memorial Library, 1950 Marine Dr. westvanlibrary.ca CREATIVE ESCAPES Bring your watercolours, knitting project, sketch book or other artistic project for an informal evening of imagination and socializing Thursday, Dec. 22, 6-8 p.m. at CityScape Community Art Space,

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING

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Hearth Architecture

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Qualex Landmark Northern Limited Partnership

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Temporary Use Permit No. TUP2016-00001

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The proposed Permit and background material will be available for viewing at City Hall between 8:30 am and 5:00 pm, Monday to Friday, except Statutory Holidays, from November 25, 2016, and online at www. cnv.org/publicmeetings.

Please direct any inquiries to David Johnson, Planner 2, at djohnson@ cnv.org or 604-990-4219.

Please direct any inquiries to Michael Epp, City Planner, at mepp@cnv. org or 604-982-3936.

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING WHO:

Anthem Chesterfield Development Ltd.

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Bill Curtis & Associates Design Ltd.

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Zoning Bylaw, 1995, No. 6700, Amendment Bylaw, 2016, No. 8514 (CD-681)

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Monday, December 5, 2016 at 7:00 pm Council Chamber, City Hall 141 West 14th Street, North Vancouver

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Zoning Amendment Bylaw, 2016, No. 8514 to rezone the subject property from a Comprehensive Development 89 (CD-089) Zone to a Comprehensive Development 681 (CD-681) Zone to permit the development of a mixed-use building consisting of 57 residential units over approximately 10,000 square feet of commercial floor space and one and one-half levels of underground parking for 74 vehicles. The proposed density is 2.7 times the lot area (FSR), with a maximum building height of 52.5 feet.

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If you believe you may be affected by the above proposal, written or email submissions, including your name and address, can be sent to Jennifer Ficocelli, Deputy City Clerk, at jficocelli@cnv.org, or by mail or delivered to City Hall. Submissions must be received no later than 4:00 pm, Monday, December 5, 2016, to ensure their availability to Council.

The proposed Zoning Amendment Bylaw and background material will be available for viewing at City Hall between 8:30 am and 5:00 pm, Monday to Friday, except Statutory Holidays, from November 25, 2016, and online at www.cnv.org/ publichearings.

The proposed Zoning Amendment Bylaw and background material will be available for viewing at City Hall between 8:30 am and 5:00 pm, Monday to Friday, except Statutory Holidays, from November 25, 2016, and online at www.cnv.org/ publichearings.

Please direct any inquiries to David Johnson, Planner 2, at djohnson@cnv.org or 604-990-4219.

Please direct any inquiries to Carly Rosenblat, Planning Technician, at crosenblat@cnv.org or 604-982-3989.

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Your North Shore Guide to the games people play SPORTS NEWS? Contact sports editor Andy Prest at 604-998-3538 or email aprest@nsnews.com

Pipers pipped in final shootout Dominant run in AAA soccer ends in B.C. silver ANDY PREST aprest@nsnews.com

Soccer is a game unique in its ability to bring greatness to a humble team or to humble a great team.

No matter how much possession you have or how many shots you take, sometimes that big goal can feel very, very small. That was the case Saturday at Burnaby Lake Sports Complex where the Argyle Pipers senior boys swarmed the net belonging to Victoria’s Reynolds Roadrunners in the final of the AAA provincial championships but couldn’t put the ball in the net. The game ended in a 0-0 tie and the Roadrunners went on to win in a shootout, their goalie making one save to preserve a 5-4 advantage and secure the title. The result left Argyle head coach Darren Rath to console his talented Pipers, who scored a bittersweet silver for the second year in a row. “I’m proud of the way the team played,” he said. “They gave everything they had. They performed really, really well, and without question they were the best team

Argyle’s Declan Confortin (right) scraps with a player from Reynolds secondary in the final of the senior boys provincial AAA championship tournament Saturday at Burnaby Lake Sports Complex West. Reynolds won gold in a shootout following a 0-0 tie. PHOTO SUPPLIED PAUL YATES/VANCOUVER SPORTS PICTURES there. They were just unfortunate not to get rewarded.” Argyle made a comfortable run to the final, beating

North Peace, McMath and L.A. Matheson to win their pool before topping Oak Bay 3-1 in the semifinals to book

their spot in the championship game. With gold on the line, the Pipers came out firing, taking it to the

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shots narrowly miss the goal,” said Rath, adding that his players executed the game plan nearly flawlessly. “They played everything on the ground to our strengths, they started from the back through the midfield, they switched the ball when it wasn’t on, tried to create and get to the other side. … They just needed to score a goal. If they’d scored one goal they would have won the game.” The Pipers were led by Grade 12 captain Matthew Miki, who scored three goals from his centre midfield position during the tournament and was named to the Commissioner’s 11 tournament all-star team. “He’s always in the middle of the park, and has been since he was in Grade 10,” said Rath. “He’s a very, very nice player to watch. He’s technically sound, he has an excellent soccer brain, very intelligent, terrific vision, maintains excellent composure.” Miki was surrounded by

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their best warmup of the season, they had their best overall team performance attacking and defending as a collective group. … I think Reynolds had the ball in our half maybe 10 times all game. Maybe four times in the second half.” As time rolled on, however, the Pipers continued to pound the ball at the net but couldn’t find the decisive touch. “I’d say there were at least 10 glaring opportunities,” said Rath. “We switched the ball well, we moved the ball well, we did everything except put the big toe on the ball and put it in the net – all the ball needed was just a pass into the goal. We failed to score, and when you don’t score, you don’t win.” The game went into overtime and still Argyle found no glory, instead nailing the post with a potential game-winner. “We had crosses go right through the six-yard box,

elite players, with several of the Pipers coming from the Mountain United B.C. Soccer Premier League team, the Whitecaps residency program, the provincial team or even the national team program. Owen McBride, Max Kensett and Dumars Graham anchored the defence, Ethan Pomeroy, Miles Gailiunas and Declan Confortin joined Miki in midfield and Alex Wallace played up front. Multi-sport star Devin O’Hea – coming off a strong season with the Argyle football team – made his presence felt all over the pitch. The Pipers, however, still ended up in the same spot they were in last year when, as an extremely young team, they lost 5-1 to Charles Best in the provincial AAA final. This year’s loss had more of a sting, said Rath. “This year we were the stronger team,” he said. “Everybody that saw the game knows that we were the best team in the province. We deserved to win,

Argyle head coach Darren Rath consoles his charges after the Pipers lost a penalty shootout in the final of the provincial AAA championships. PHOTO PAUL YATES/VANCOUVER SPORTS PICTURES unfortunately we didn’t get the reward. The boys are devastated. Even more so than last year.” The silver lining for the Pipers is that they are still a relatively young team. The starting lineup included just four Grade 12 players, with two Grade 10s and five Grade 11s. They should be

a strong bet to make it back into the championship game next year, although they just learned the hard way that there are no guarantees, said Rath. “We’ve got to get there first,” he said. “It would be really nice if we could get back there and finish the job. Hopefully third time

lucky, but it’s not easy to get there, it’s obviously not easy to win even of you have the best team there. You still have to score the goals. Hopefully we can get back there again, make it a third straight final and, hopefully, finally finish with a gold medal and make these guys happy.”

Field notes

Friesen leads the Blues

Capilano University’s Simon Friesen was named the PacWest male volleyball athlete of the week after helping the Blues split a pair of matches against the powerhouse Vancouver Island University Mariners.

FAVOURITE CHANNELL North Vancouver’s Jane Channell headlines the opening event of the World Cup Bobsleigh and Skeleton season this weekend in Whistler. The skeleton racer finished third overall in the World Cup standings last year, her first full season on the circuit. PHOTO SUPPLIED DAVE HOLLAND

The second-year setter helped the Blues hand the Mariners, then ranked No. 1 in Canada, their first loss of the season Nov. 18 on the road in Nanaimo. The following day the Blues nearly

repeated the feat, losing a five-set thriller. Friesen ended the weekend with a total of 97 set assists with only five errors through two five-set matches while also adding a total of 28 digs. The Blues will end the fall term by hosting the University of the Fraser Valley Thursday, Dec. 1 with the women getting things underway at 6 p.m. and the men to follow at approximately 8 p.m.

NEILSON EARNS RUGBY ALL-STAR SPOT North Vancouver’s Jess Neilson earned a spot on the Canada West all-star team after a strong season with the University of Victoria’s women’s rugby team. The Carson Graham graduate, a third-year fly half, helped the Vikes make it to the Canada West final where they lost to the University of Calgary. – compiled by Andy Prest Email: aprest@nsnews.com

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^$1,000 AWD Credit is available on the purchase/lease of new 2017 Lexus NX 200t AWD models and will be deducted from the negotiated purchase/lease price after taxes. Ð$1,500 Cash Purchase Incentive on new 2017 Lexus RX 350 AWD models may not be combined with special lease and finance rates offered through Lexus Financial Services as part of a low rate interest program. All advertised lease and finance rates are special rates. Incentive offers take place at the time of delivery. See your Lexus Dealer for whether tax applies before or after the application of Cash Purchase Incentives. *Lease offers provided through Lexus Financial Services, on approved credit. *Representative lease example based on a 2017 IS 300 AWD sfx ‘A’ on a 40 month term at an annual rate of 1.9% and MSRP of $45,518. Bi-weekly lease payment is $219 with $4,230 down payment or equivalent trade in, $0 security deposit and first bi-weekly lease payment due at lease inception. Total of 86 bi-weekly lease payments required during the lease term. Total lease obligation is $23,248. 60,000 kilometre allowance; charge of $0.20/km for excess kilometres. *Representative lease example based on a 2017 NX 200t sfx ‘A’ on a 40 month term at an annual rate of 1.9% and MSRP of $45,319. Bi-weekly lease payment is $219 with $3,540 down payment or equivalent trade in, $0 security deposit and first bi-weekly lease payment due at lease inception. Total of 86 bi-weekly lease payments required during the lease term. Total lease obligation is $22,557. 60,000 kilometre allowancez; charge of $0.20/km for excess kilometres. MSRPs 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.


North Shore News November 30 2016