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Mayorwon’t voteonPt.Grey bikelanes MIKE HOWELL Staff writer

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TANGLED UP IN PLASTIC: Photographer Michael J.P. Hall examines our disposable culture and waste

plastic in his exhibit “Entanglement” at Science World. See story page 22. Scan page with Layar for a video.

Summer patio takes off in Gastown STANDALONE PATIO FIRST OF ITS KIND IN VANCOUVER CHERYL ROSSI Staff writer

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ancouver’s first standalone patio opened in front of Rainier Provisions liquor-licensed coffee shop and deli on Carrall Street at West Cordova two weeks ago. With its lime green, squash yellow, plum, peach and tomato-hued wooden pickets, the 30-seat patio is a fresh sight on a sometimes-gritty street. Sean Heather of the Heather Hospitality Group says the city and the provincial liquor board wouldn’t previously

license patios that weren’t set apart from a restaurant, but the presence of a fire hydrant or manhole cover could thwart plans for an immediately adjacent patio. “It’s a pilot project and if it works, then it will open up opportunities for other people around the city to put patios,” Heather said. “In this weather, if you don’t have a patio, you’re not getting a lot of people sitting inside.” The city will assess how well the standalone patio has worked at the end of the summer and when its licence comes up for renewal in a year. See TRIAL on page 4

ayor Gregor Robertson will not vote this month on whether the city should proceed with cycling and pedestrian upgrades along the Cornwall-Point Grey corridor. That’s because Robertson recently purchased a home in Kitsilano within a block of York Street and wants to erase any doubt that he could be in a conflict over the upgrades. “In recent weeks, the mayor apprised senior staff, including the city solicitor, of this property transaction and they were requested to provide advice and a legal opinion on any possible conflict that the mayor might be in with regard to future decisions of council related to the Point Grey-Cornwall bike corridor,” said a statement issued by the mayor’s office Wednesday. “The city solicitor has informed the mayor that there is no legal conflict with voting on matters related to the Point Grey-Cornwall bike and pedestrian safety upgrades at this time. However, out of an abundance of caution, the mayor informed the city solicitor he will be recusing himself from voting on the upcoming ... project. The city solicitor will review the final staff report on the project and provide any further advice to the mayor on this matter as required.” The mayor’s office issued the statement after a blogger posted information and a link to a realty company’s site that revealed Robertson’s house, near 25th and Oak, was for sale. The statement said the mayor is selling his house, which is listed for $1.9 million, because his family is downsizing now that his children have graduated from high school. Council is expected to vote later this month on cycling and pedestrian upgrades for the Point Grey-Cornwall corridor. Documents on the city’s website show potential upgrades running from the Burrard Bridge to Jericho Beach and include a combination of separated bike lanes, wider sidewalks, street closures and removal of on-street parking spots. The city hasn’t set a date for the vote, although it is anticipated for the week of July 22. The plan has been divisive and included heated public meetings and street protests. One group, which includes former city councillor Peter Ladner, favours a city-designed option that would mean significant upgrades for cyclists and pedestrians along Point Grey Road. Other residents have called for the vote to be delayed. mhowell@vancourier.com


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According to one reader, Alexandra Park in the West End should shed its obscure royal moniker and be renamed in honour of Joe Fortes.

CLASS NOTES: STANDING UP BY CHERYL ROSSI Two graduates from alternative school programs are preparing for post-secondary education thanks to the help of non-profit STAND.

12TH & CAMBIE: CHOW DOWN BY MIKE HOWELL Our scribe’s favourite former city councillor resurfaces taking a sledgehammer to the downtown viaducts.

OPINION TOWERING INFERNO BY ALLEN GARR The city’s huge misstep in proposing towers for Commercial Drive and Broadway is a disaster in the making for Vision Vancouver.

DINING PERU PLEASE BY TIM PAWSEY Chicha restaurant brings the tastes and colours of Peruvian cuisine to Mount Pleasant.

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In advance of her Vancouver speech, the Canadian hockey great talks about defeat, depression and the emotional benefits of exercise.

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P19: ENTERTAINMENT: PICKS OF THE WEEK Video clips of events and artists who’ll be performing in Vancouver in the upcoming week.

P25: GASTOWN GRAND PRIX IN PICTURES, VIDEO Pictures and video by Dan Toulgoet of the amazingly fast Gastown Grand Prix bicycle race.

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Scott Edwards, manager of street activities for the city, noted the city chose an establishment with a restaurant primary licence for the trial. He says the province is agreeable to four of five such patios proceeding this year and he has told business improvement associations about the opportunity. But what makes a separate patio work at Rainier Provisions’ site isn’t necessarily common across the city. Carrall Street was previously reconstructed with wider sidewalk bulges. A bike lane flanks the sidewalk so that motor vehicle traffic isn’t within arm’s reach. Rainier Provisions has no history of liquorrelated infractions and Heather has agreed to have an employee on the patio at all times. “We’re fortunate that we have a hand-held ordering system on iPod minis and we also have a hand-held credit card processing system,” Heather said. “It’s a little onerous in that if I had the patio beside the

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Restaurateur Sean Heather enjoys a pint on the patio of Rainier Provisions new street patio at Carrall and Cordova. building, which would be eight feet from where it is, I wouldn’t have to do that. And the truth of the matter

is in the afternoons when you have five people on the patio you still have a staff member standing on it.”

The veteran restaurateur hopes his trial will help others. “We’re not a fledgling startup business

so you have some disposable revenue, if you like, so if we can do something that’ll help our brothers

and sisters and maybe be acknowledged that somebody did that, then that’s worth it to us.” According to Heather, architects and designers in the area have praised the patio but those who participate in the weekly Binners Market on Carrall resent that it encroaches on their space. Michael Green Architecture, an award-winning Vancouver-based firm that champions the use of timber, even advocating for wooden skyscrapers, designed the patio so that it can be quickly uprooted. “Any patio in Vancouver has to be able to be dismantled within 24 hours,” Heather said. “For example if [the city rents] out a street to a movie and the movie doesn’t want a patio on it, the city’s not going to lose the revenue because you won’t move the patio.” The patio at Rainier Provisions is open from 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. on weekdays, later on weekends. crossi@vancourier.com twitter.com/Cheryl_Rossi

NPA blames MetroVan mayors for transit inaction VISION’S MEGGS SAYS PREMIER SCUTTLED HARD-WON AGREEMENT MIKE HOWELL Staff writer

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n NPA city councillor has accused local mayors of “inaction” on developing funding mechanisms for transit upgrades and suggested that is the reason the provincial government wants a referendum to gauge support for transit projects. George Affleck made the accusation Tuesday at a council meeting during a debate about the referendum that is expected to be held when Metro Vancouver residents vote in their respective 2014 civic elections. His comments were directed at the mayors’ council on regional transportation that has attempted for several years to work out a definitive and sustainable way with the provincial government to fund transit improvements. “The inaction by the mayors’ council and the inaction by TransLink over the last several years on how to fund the priorities in this region has frustrated not only the citizens

of this region but obviously the province, as well,” said Affleck, adding the mayors’ council’s rejection of the referendum creates another political battle with the provincial government. “The reason the referendum was created was because of inaction in this region.” Affleck’s comments were quickly refuted by Vision Coun. Geoff Meggs, who said the mayors would “go absolutely bonkers” if they heard somebody say they had been inactive on the transit file. Meggs pointed out the mayors’ council previously reached consensus with former transportation minister Blair Lekstrom on imposing a vehicle registration fee to generate money for transit, only to be rejected by Premier Christy Clark. “Months of hard work and negotiation and mediation went down the drain,” Meggs said. “So, I don’t want to be political but I do want to be factual. This has been an extremely difficult process by a mayors’ group which has no legislative or financial support or ad-

ministrative ability to do much.” Mayor Gregor Robertson, who belongs to the mayors’ council, said he and his fellow mayors also requested the provincial government use a portion of carbon tax revenue to fund transit. Robertson acknowledged the increase in gas tax to trigger the construction of the Evergreen SkyTrain line from Coquitlam to Vancouver. But, he said, a referendum is the wrong way to go to adopt sustainable funding mechanisms for transit. He believes municipalities would likely be pitted against each other over who should get transit improvements. “This referendum means an 18-month delay to any action on transit investment in Metro Vancouver,” said Robertson, noting the mayors signed an agreement three years ago with the provincial government to find funding sources to fund transit. “We have seen almost no action in those three years.” The debate over the referendum arose after Affleck introduced a motion to have the

Vision Vancouver politicians who also serve as Metro Vancouver directors urge the Metro Vancouver board to report back on various issues, including the potential economic, social and environmental ramifications of referendum results in Metro Vancouver. The ruling Vision Vancouver party, along with Green Party Coun. Adriane Carr, instead supported Meggs’ motion to endorse the mayors’ council’s rejection of the referendum. Meggs’s motion also asks Metro Vancouver’s transportation committee to clarify options available to municipalities “to ensure voters have a true opportunity to make their wishes known in the event no agreement is possible with the province on the wording, administration or funding of a referendum.” “It doesn’t change the fact,” Affleck said, “that the premier continues to state that she’s absolutely committed to pushing forward with this referendum.” mhowell@vancourier.com twitter.com/Howellings


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s regular readers will know, I’ve written more than a few inches of copy over the years about former Vision Vancouver city councillor George Chow. And, as I’ve stated previously, it wasn’t done out of any allegiance to him or his party. But how can a civic affairs scribe like me, who knows an enigmatic character when he sees one, avoid not letting you in on Chow’s world of wonder. Once again, some background: The guy is a K-car lover who enjoys showing reporters photographs of him doing roof repairs, knows an interesting urinal when he sees one (and supplied this scribe with a photograph), uses his excess water from his bath to flush his toilet, revealed he would walk on hot coals in Chinatown for a fundraiser (not sure if he did), is able to recite poetry from his childhood (“A pen and a man. A man and a pen. This is a pen. This is a man”), has a life-sized photograph of himself and claims he was named after King George. See what I mean. Journalism gold … well, maybe not journalism and maybe not gold … but city hall can’t all be about rezonings, bike lanes and community plans. Last time I spoke to Chow he was running for a provincial seat with the NDP

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Former city councillor George Chow says the viaducts have outlived their usefulness. He’s seen here pretending to take a sledgehammer to the structures. Or is he? in Vancouver-Langara. “Chow for change” was his slogan. It didn’t work. He lost. So what’s he up to now? Well, if my eyes don’t deceive me, a photograph I recently obtained shows Chow armed with a sledgehammer. Maybe a new workout regime? Not sure, but he’s swinging the hammer at what looks like a concrete wall. Wait a sec…that wall looks familiar. Actually, it’s not a wall, at all. It’s the side of one of the…viaducts? What the… GEORGE CHOW IS TAKING DOWN THE VIADUCTS! GEORGE CHOW IS TAKING DOWN THE VIADUCTS! Yes, you read it here first, Chow has already single-handedly started to demolish the hulking structures — even though city council has yet to give the green light to take down the freeway leftovers from the 1970s. This deserved an explanation from the man himself. “It was just to show my opinion on what should happen to [the viaducts],” said Chow,

noting the photograph ended up in the Sing Tao newspaper. So you’re not demolishing the viaducts? “No, no,” he said, chuckling through the phone line, “but I would say the viaducts have outlived their usefulness.” Chow might have good reason to take the suckers down. Turns out, when Chow arrived in Vancouver in 1965, he stayed at a single-room-occupancy hotel at Union and Main streets. That hotel, which was above a London Drugs, had to be knocked down to make way for the viaducts. “We lived there for a number of years until the building was expropriated to make way for the socalled freeway,” he recalled. Interesting, George, and thanks for the explanation. Note: I was about to hang up when the topic went from viaducts to urinals. Chow said he recently took a photograph of a urinal that he described as an “engineering marvel.” I’m expecting it in my inbox any day now. Oh boy, oh George. mhowell@vancourier.com

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he City of Vancouver will seek a court injunction against the owners of a Granville Street singleroom-occupancy hotel to have them comply with 105 violations related to safety and maintenance. City council gave city staff the green light Wednesday to seek the injunction in B.C. Supreme Court because the owners don’t have a plan to clean up the Clifton Hotel at 1125 Granville St. The hotel, which has 73 rooms, is listed as the secondworst building on the city’s rental property database. Violations included melted electrical devices, no running water for six days, the lack of fire walls between floors and walls, inoperable washrooms, cracked and bulging walls and a faulty structural beam. Zohreh Fazi-Mashhadi, Abolghasem Abdollahi and Yahya Nickpour are the principal directors of the company that owns the hotel. Recent efforts by staff to work with Abdollahi and Nickpour to bring the hotel into compliance have been unsuccessful, said the report, adding that the business relationship between the two men fizzled. “Although these violations are serious, staff feel the building should not be evacuated at this time,” the report said. “In the event the owners choose to vacate the building instead of performing the repairs, staff will be available to assist tenants for relocation.” Before council voted to proceed with the injunction, Abdollahi told council he was “doing my best” to address the violations and wanted two months reprieve. In addressing council, resident Shawn Thorpe described the hotel as “a shithole” crawling with bedbugs, mice and cockroaches. He invited council to visit the hotel. mhowell@vancourier.com twitter.com/Howellings

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West End reader wants to see Alexandra Park, located across the street from English Bay, renamed Joe Fortes Park. Lyn Guy emailed to say she’s been watching with interest as nearby Morton Park undergoes extensive renovations to better accommodate the sculpture installation Amaze-ing Laughter. And while Guy is pleased about that work, she says it also highlights the neglect Alexandra Park is suffering. In 1911, the park was named af-

ter the long-deceased Queen Alexandra, the consort of Britain’s King Edward VII. “…I am pleased as punch that an almost invisible patch of land has made it this far as a visible icon for Vancouver,” Guy wrote in part. “Now, if we could just push to change the under-used Alexandra Park (named for a lesser queen?) with the bandshell in its drab, old-man-in-a-brown-raincoat look…” Guy says the park and its aging bandstand, built in 1914, are used largely by the homeless and she believes that with creative landscaping, the tiny green space could once again become a popular family destination. Fortes, who died in 1922, moved to Vancouver in the 1890s and eventually moved to a cottage on English Bay, where he’s credited with teaching thousands of children to swim and saving dozens of swimmers from drowning. “I’ve been choked ever

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since the city allowed Fortes’ cottage to be demolished when it could have been rolled across and onto the park and made into a museum or information centre,” wrote Guy of the beach-front cabin where the lifeguard lived out his days. “[Renaming the park] would make up for such a lost chance.”

In Wednesday’s Courier I wrote that the park board ended the contract of the mediator who was helping most of the city’s community centre associations negotiate a contract with the park board.

Apparently that was news to NPA park board commissioners John Coupar and Melissa De Genova. Coupar told me he had no idea Terry Harris had been removed as mediator until he read it in the Courier. Kate Perkins, who’s been acting as lead on the negotiations on behalf of the as-

sociations, told me she was also surprised by the move. Perkins says the associations had no problems with the way Harris was handling the mediation. Perkins added the associations will now work with the park board to find a new facilitator. sthomas@vancourier.com twitter.com/sthomas10

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n Tuesday morning, Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson told CBC Radio that the whole uproar over the Grandview-Woodland community plan was simply a matter of a “misunderstanding.” There is still plenty of time for citizen input, said our bicycling mayor, clearly backpedalling given that the official email from the city dated July 5 declared the “deadline for input is August 2.” But overlook that point for the moment. That “misunderstanding” explanation doesn’t nearly come close to the truth of what actually happened to cause the incredible lack of trust and sense of betrayal harboured by the local residents who have been among the staunchest of Robertson’s supporters. Nor does it begin to touch on the potential for disaster Robertson and his Vision majority face regarding this and three other community plans now in the works. Some of that became apparent on Monday night. It began with this: in all of the months and through the many meetings by city staff with Grandview-area residents there was discussion and even agreement about the need for increased density, but there was never any discussion let alone any mention of towers particularly at Commercial and Broadway and along Hastings. Yet, sure enough when the “emerging directions” plan was released by the city, there they were — much to the shock and horror of the residents. But back to Monday: While Vision Coun. Geoff Meggs mopped his brow owing to the warmth of the night, some 200 people streamed in to pack the second floor meeting room, perch on window sills, squat down on the floor or spill out onto the balcony of the Eastside Family Place at Napier and Commercial. It was a meeting of the Grandview-Woodland Community Council. There was only one item on the agenda: the community plan. There to answer questions was area planner Andrew Pask along with two other city staffers. Noticeably missing was Brian Jackson, the city’s general manager of planning and development. I mention this because, given past practices of the planning department going back to Ray Spaxman then Larry Beasley and even Brent Toderian, whenever there was a contentious issue around planning and development, the head of planning stepped in to take the heat. That was particularly the case when the head of planning was responsible for that issue as was the case with the 11th hour addition of towers to the Grandview-Woodland community plan. The mayor was also absent. But then he prefers more mellow settings where he can kiss babies, kick soccer balls or cut ribbons to open urban orchards. Not that the mayor’s office (i.e. his chief of staff Mike Magee) was without eyes and ears in the room. Attending with Meggs was Vision Coun. Andrea Reimer, who is the liaison for the neighbourhood, champion of the community engagement committee and a former Grandview Woodland resident. As well — notably — another resident, Vision co-chair and frequent party spokesperson who regularly appears on CBC Radio, Maria Dobrinskaya, was there. What they saw and heard was remarkably eloquent, informed, passionate and intimate. It demonstrated unanimity of opposition that ranged from activist Garth Mullins to the executive director of the Hastings North Business Improvement Association, Patricia Barnes. But nothing rocked the house nor exposed the political fragility of what Vision had at stake here more than the withering comments of local NDP MLA Shane Simpson. While he doesn’t usually poke his nose into local politics or impute any malicious intent on the part of his brothers and sisters in Vision, he was clearly annoyed. “Sometimes,” he began, “the planning process goes sideways.” And then went on to say: “Across the community nobody is telling me this plan meets their needs.”Andfinally:“Thisplanisfundamentallyflawedandmaybefatallyflawed. Go back to the drawing board and engage the people.” All of which brought many in the crowd to their feet with applause. For his part, planner Pask, left to defend a decision he most likely didn’t make, said the most controversial part of the plan, the towers at Broadway and Commercial, “is off the table.” Then he added: “We got part right and part wrong – a big part wrong.” And about that there is no misunderstanding. agarr@vancourier.com.

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orget religion or politics. If you’re interested in a knock-down, dragout argument, try pop culture instead. Express your affection for some boundary-breaking filmmaker or lip-synching wunderkind, and someone is bound to energetically express their disbelief. We love to build up our idols almost as much as we like to smash them down. Some years back, I wrote an article for this paper about Rolling Stone guitarist Keith Richards, speculating that the survival skills of the “Rock n’ Roll Cockroach” might extend to thermonuclear war. This resulted in a lecture at a party from an inebriated reader about my “uneducated” satire. I just nodded and shrugged, and minutes later the soused Stones fan fell to the floor and wiped out a potted plant. As punctuation to an argument, Keef couldn’t have played it better himself. Pop culture can infuriate as much as illuminate. During lunch hour gatherings with friends, sometimes the discussion veers into film. One lunch companion, a retired Jungian therapist, can take apart any given movie and explain its working parts with the expertise of a Swiss watchmaker. I have learned a few things from him about blockbuster and B-movies, but occasionally our opinions diverge. The table recently got into a dynamic disagreement about Quentin Tarantino’s Oscar-winning film Django Unchained. The Jung-at-heart guy and another friend thought it a rollicking farce. I thought it was a hollow effort in hipster cool: a ’60s spaghetti western crossed with ’70s blaxploitation. Another friend agreed with me. The argument didn’t quite descend into a food fight, but I was struck that it’s not politics or religion so much as pop culture that amplifies our ego-fueled opinions. “Eye of the beholder” becomes “I of the beholder.” Luckily we were all sitting around eating. There’s a theory that eating in close quarters encouraged civil behaviour in human evolution. The serotonin uptick tended to work against fight or flight reactions, and our ancestors began to dine in groups partly as a bonding mechanism that inhibited aggressive behaviour. (Besides, if you went ape on a fellow hominid with your piehole full of mastodon, there’d be no one around with the wits to perform the Heimlich maneuver.) But I’m wandering away from my main point, as I sometimes do when I’ve got little to say and a lot of space to say it. So here it is: arguments over the merits of film, music, and the arts are subjective differences that can’t be settled through a Wikipedia search — though I know a few people with the habit of pulling out their smartphones like geek gunslingers at the slightest whiff of factual disagreement. Needless to say — but I’ll say it anyway — the Internet has become our all-purpose, portable brain for both fact-checking and flaming. All bets are off in the online world when it comes to polite discourse. The subverbal, face-to-face social cues that humans have evolved over thousands of millennia have shrunk to the bandwidth of misspelled text messages, making it more likely that disagreements go nuclear quickly. A B-list actress disses a megastar singer and it’s all over the Twitterverse in minutes, with the arthritic print media playing catch-up to inflate the most inane exchanges into tabloid headlines. In fact, old-fashioned, face-to face interaction seems to be going the way of cursive script and quilting bees. Great numbers of us lurch around with our noses in our smartphones, tweeting, texting and Instagramming with the twitchy compulsiveness of the Walking Dead. (Did opposable thumbs evolve for this?) Actual phone calls now place a distant third to social networking and instant messaging. Several years ago, I witnessed a woman on Venables go ballistic on a cellphone with her partner or boyfriend. She stopped and began screaming a volley of expletives, with her phone held at arm’s length — presumably so she’d be heard clearly at the other end. You just don’t come across that kind of considerate behaviour anymore. All I say is thank God (or the Indefinable Whatever) that most of our digital devices are small and have rounded corners. For some folks, they’d represent lethal force if they ever met up in the real world. And for those who still do, there’s always breakfast, lunch or dinner — the hairless monkey’s trick for negotiating conversational minefields with good grub. www.geoffolson.com

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GODZILLA FILMING CAUSES GIANT INCONVENIENCES

To the editor: Re: “Godzilla invades East Fraserlands,” July 3. The filming of the Godzilla movie created another problem besides nightime helicopter buzzing of residential communities. For weeks this spring, this production was filming at the Highview Lookout on the Cypress Bowl Road. They had a permit allowing three-minute road closures alternating with openings. Personal experience and reports from others indicate they were commonly exceeding the permitted limits. Remarkably, riding bicycles up the Cypress Bowl Road has become more popular than hiking in the park. Weekends are seeing hundreds of people ride up daily. These closures caused many cyclists, and people driving up to go hiking, to turn around and go back down rather than wait. Most cyclists doing this demanding climb are on timed runs approaching their physical limits. A random stop such as this is very disruptive. Now, many justify this on the basis of the economic benefit of the movie industry. This enthusiasm overlooks a few serious questions. One is whether subsidizing entertainment that many would view as trash is a sensible use of our taxes. Similarly, the money patrons spend to see such movies could be considered waste rather than economic gain. Certainly waking families in the middle of the night and obstructing low-impact recreationists on the single road to a provincial park cannot not be justified by the questionable benefits of Godzilla movies.

Steve Grant, Vancouver

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CYCLISTS UNSAFE ON ARTERIAL ROADS; USE SWELL BIKE LANES INSTEAD

To the editor: Re: “Bike lanes remain divisive, according to recent poll,” July 5. Is the City of Vancouver really serious about ensuring the safety of people riding bikes? For example, the city’s web page about cycling safety tips and regulations says “Check out Bike Sense, a comprehensive BC guide to operating a bike in traffic,” without even providing a clickable link. Despite the fact there are bike lanes and routes criss-crossing the city, many riders persist in using very busy streets like Knight, Main, Granville, and so forth, where there are vehicles like huge container trucks driving day and night. But usually only within a few blocks of these streets are others designated as bike-only, which have swell user-activated signals where they cross every major road! Maybe it’s time for the city to label large roads as “no bikes,” just like there are “no trucks” allowed on smaller residential streets.

Mike Quigley, Vancouver

PARK BOARD NEEDS TO CONSULT MORE ON ONECARD ROLLOUT To the editor: Re: “Roll-out of Vancouver Park Board ‘s OneCard ‘illthought out,’” June 14. My understanding of the June 10 park board press release is that the rollout in July is for rinks, pools, and fitness centres only. The remaining community centre programs will come under the One Card in September, provided the com-

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munity association boards vote in favour. However, since Core Services are yet to be defined, I am not sure how they will decide which programs will come under the OneCard in less than three months’ time, nor am I convinced this is adequate time for public consultation. In this regard, Dave Pasin’s concerns about vagueness and deadlines are certainly justified. Dropping the membership requirement to access programs and facilities at community centres won’t result in a complete loss of association membership because some people will want to influence the programming and facilities available to them. This will undoubtedly cause the practice of stacking boards by interest groups with an agenda to become even more prevalent. Anita Romaniuk, Former COPE park commissioner

PT. GREY ROAD UPGRADES WILL BENEFIT EVERYONE To the editor: Re: “Bike lanes remain divisive, according to recent poll,” July 5 Approving upgrades to Point Grey Road benefits kids, seniors, pedestrians, cyclists and the entire community. This road is a residential street with a speed limit of 30-kilometres per hour, which is exclusively ignored by the 13,000 daily drivers using the street as a thoroughfare. Calming traffic along this street will minimally affect drivers who can take the route of Macdonald then Fourth or Broadway, both of which are under capacity. Most importantly, the health and safety of our citizens is at stake in this project.

Kyle Zheng, Vancouver

SOCIAL MEDIA COURIER STORY: “Cities urged to use development fees to fund transit,” July 10. UDI Pacific Region @udibc: What are Vancouver’s funding priorities? More community centres or a subway to UBC? COURIER POLL: “Would you agree to ‘road pricing’ (eg tolls on roads, vehicle access to downtown) if the revenue collected helped fund better transit?” July 5. 604commuter @604commuter: Road pricing is already happening — through gas tax. KUDOS & KVETCHES: “We’re number one… again!” July 5 Gina Kay Landis @ginakayRE: “Booya” is a celebratory term. Why are you cheering about an area with #poverty? #BritishColumbia

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KITSILANO According to food writer Cassandra Anderton, creator of the Good Life Vancouver blog, the Khatsahlano! festival taking place this Saturday, July 13, is not only a celebration of music and art but also one of culinary delights. Anderton proved her point this past Tuesday afternoon during a media preview of what festival-goers can expect from this year’s food offerings. In support of the festival the city is allowing restaurants along 10 blocks of West Fourth Avenue to expand to include outdoor spaces such as sidewalks. The street cuisine will be so extensive and varied one section has been dubbed the Food Truck Circus. My advice is to arrive early and with an empty stomach. Most restaurants are offering specials and some have created dishes for the festival day only. The new kid on the block, August Jack, scheduled to open today (July 12), has created a special tasting plate of eight tapas, while another recent addition to the ‘hood, Tractor Foods, will introduce the public to its makeyour-own salads, soups and stews concept. Top Chef alumnus Trevor Bird of Fable Kitchen has reintroduced his popular chickpea fritters and added a home-made gazpacho soup topped with crumbled bacon. Among other restaurants offering food and drink specials this Saturday are Bimini Pub, Bibo Pizza, Romers Burger Bar, Las Margaritas, Terra Breads and Trattoria, where the first heat of a meatball eating competition starts at 1 p.m. For more information, visit goodlifevancouver.com where Anderton has been writing daily updates on the Khatsahlano! festival food scene.

CHAMPLAIN HEIGHTS The Champlain Heights community is rallying around neighbours who lost their homes and possessions in a terrible fire last Sunday. The fundraiser takes place at the Village Pub,

7725 Champlain Crescent., from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. with a 50/50 draw and the weekly Lions Club meat draw from 5 to 7 p.m. Enjoy live music from 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 (cash) at the door and include a beer and burger. Proceeds will help neighbours when they need it the most.

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Tickets are still available for the “After-Party” barbecue taking place at the Royal Vancouver Yacht Club following the Easter Seals Charity Regatta taking place this Saturday, July 13. Following the regatta, the public is invited to drop by the adjacent Hastings Miller Park at 3 p.m. for a waterfront barbecue, beer garden, silent auction and the summer sounds of Tropical Heat. There will also be lots for the kids to do. After Party tickets are $15 and available by calling 604873-1865 or at eastersealsregatta. ca. Scan page with Layar for website information.

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Creekside Community Centre and the Bone & Bowl pet supply store are hosting a free community event this Saturday, July 13, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the Village Plaza in the Olympic Village. Pet-a-Palooza will offer numerous information kiosks and opportunities to learn pet first aid and holistic care. Pets will also have the chance to take part in a talent show. An SPCA adoption centre will also be on site.

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The Brock House Society is hosting its annual Summer Fair this Saturday, July 13, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Look for handcrafted items, original oil paintings, home baking, gifts, games, a silent auction and White Elephant sale among others. Also for sale will be signed copies of the recently published book Thorley Park to Brock House, which chronicles the first hundred years of Brock House — from family home to heritage landmark. Shoppers can enjoy a cold beverage in the garden pub and enjoy entertainment by the Brock House Big Band and the Vancouver Morris Men Dancers, so seriously what’s not to love. sthomas@vancourier.com twitter.com/sthomas10

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Food and craft beer are a major component of Chris Hall’s August Jack, a new pub that is scheduled to open July 12 on Fourth Avenue and which is taking part in the annual Khatsahlano Festival on Saturday, July 13.


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two and a half-page report titled “Country Lanes Demonstration Project” from Engineering Services to city council, dated July 9, 2002, is buried on the website archive known as former.vancouver.ca. It is a “former” public policy conceived by a group of enthusiastic city staffers who saw the potential in Vancouver’s otherwise overlooked back alleys. But with so many laneway homes being built today, will the Country Lane program that has lately languished win new fans at city hall? Most of us know what typical back lanes look like — that is where we park our cars, store our garbage receptacles or stumble upon old TV sets and soiled mattresses. In contrast, the Country Lane is an inviting public space that combines tough plastic grids and “structural” permeable soil that allows grass to grow. Two concrete strips running down the lane bear the weight of vehicles, while the remaining space is both durable and green. Despite receiving international recognition, the Country Lanes never caught on as a citymaking initiative. Their detractors within city hall were quick to point out the expense of the demonstration project — $225,000 for three lanes — ignoring in that new initiatives often cost more at the outset. It is rumoured that engineering department senior management of the day vehemently rejected the new lane surfacing concept in favour of tried and true asphalt paving. When a city garbage hauler used his truck tires to rut the newly planted grass during the Country Lane’s early days, it all but confirmed that rumour. Approved during the final months of the NPA political dynasty, Country Lanes never again

found a political champion in the administrations that followed. Over time they fell off the radar of city planners. A decade later, fans are as passionate as ever about Country Lanes. Over the noon hour on July 14, folks who were instrumental in the creation of the first Country Lane behind 700block East 27th Avenue will gather to celebrate the 10th anniversary of a unique public space. A community block party — the latest of several that have been held there over the decade — will be a chance to demonstrate the success of the demonstration project. The lane was originally pitched as a way to reduce the burden on storm sewer systems by providing natural filtration for rain water. In addition, the summertime heat caused by the offgassing of asphalt is replaced instead by cooler, landscaped surroundings. It has also lived up to expectations as a community space, where drivers usually slow down to navigate the tire tracks. To the delight of organizers, former mayor Philip Owen — whose council approved the lane — has promised to stop by. Attendees will include Sharole Tylor and Jeannie Kamins, whose neighbourhood activism garnered the attention of Sandy James, the retired city greenways planner who spearheaded the lanes project. Tylor and James are quick to credit the creativity and leadership of city staffers Dave Desrochers, Wally Konowalchuk and David Yurkovich for the success of the project. Invitations are out to others at the city including the current council and staff to see the Country Lane how it was meant to be — as a great gatheringplaceforpeople.Organizershopethat an old idea will one day become new again. Mike Klassen (@MikeKlassen) is B.C. director for the Canadian Federation of Independent Business, and a proud member of Vancouver’s Mountain View neighbourhood.

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the Beach,!” says Kennedy. The theatre festival will serve up a full-on barbecued salmon feast (BC Wild, of course), and the dinner is created by Emelle’s, Bard’s longtime catering partner. “Patrons can also pre-order picnics on other performance dates, pick up at the site and dine outdoors before the show,” says Kennedy. Bard patron Melanie just posted on Facebook: “Definitely an annual tradition. Summer wouldn’t be summer without Bard and fireworks!” Don’t miss out. Reserved seating is $99 (all-inclusive, wine/beer extra); details and tickets at bardonthebeach.org or phone 604-739-0559.


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Small, bright, inexpensive and whimsical, these IKEA plant pots (ikea.ca) are great for a table or ledge. Arrange them in colour schemes, and fill with herbs or small florals. Alternate use: serve up side salad to guests!

SOUTHLANDS NURSERY on Balaclava St. is an oasis of charm and well-sought out finds. The Vietri line of planters from Italy evoke old-world, and while not inexpensive, work as true art pieces; southlandsnursery.com.

West Side fave DAVID HUNTER GARDEN CENTER (2560 W. Broadway) carries terra cotta (shown), ceramic, plastic, cedar, and aggregate pots and planters in a variety of colours, shapes and sizes to fit your style.

For container gardening in outdoor spaces we can think outside of the box – take milk crates, or metal washtubs (shown by ORLING AND WU) and make plant groupings with artsy flair. Repurposing has a whole new look!

Hartley Rosen and the team at FIGARO’S GARDEN on Victoria Drive (figarosgarden.ca) can show you how to implement a combo of bird baths, pots and assorted fresh foliage into a wild, or serene, garden mecca.

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Vancouver’s dynamic blues-stomping duo THE PACK A.D. headline the music portion of the KHATSAHLANO MUSIC AND ART FESTIVAL. The 10-block street party takes over Kitsilano’s West Fourth Avenue between Burrard and MacDonald, July 13, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., with 12 stages, more than 50 performers and bands, local artisans, art exhibits and a few aging hippies experiencing acid flashbacks of days gone by in Kitsilano. For more info and a schedule of events, go to khatsahlano.com. Vancouver puts out welcome mat for Calgary burlesque stars RAVEN VIRGINIA and Miyuki Divine as they shimmy and shake their way across the Electric Owl stage as part of the BLUE MORRIS’S ROCK AND ROLL BURLESQUE show, July 12, 8:30 p.m. The sophisticated evening of burlesque and live old rock and roll accompaniment also includes the talents of such creatively named performers as Bruce Wang, Connie Cahoots, Isadora Belle and Ruthe Ordare. Tickets at rockandrollbq.bpt.me. More info at bluemorris.com. Comedian TIM HEIDECKER of Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! fame teams up with cringe comic Neil Hamburger and special guest Clownvis for an evening of uncomfortable silences, groans and confused laughter at the Biltmore, July 13, 7:30 p.m. Sadly this one is sold out. Details at biltmorecabaret.com. For more than 10 years California indie rockers ROGUE WAVE have flown under the radar with their finely crafted pop songs. Hear what all the fuss, or lack thereof, is about when the band plays the Biltmore, July 16, in support of their latest album, Nightingale Floors. Seattle’s Hey Marseilles opens. Tickets at Red Cat and Zulu Records or online at ticketweb.ca.


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There’s been a lot of fuss made about Mayor Gregor Robertson selling his Douglas Park digs for a cool $1.95 million and moving west to Kitsilano. Some have pointed out the staggering price tag further illustrates how Vancouver’s real estate market is way out of whack. Others are trying to make a meal out of the fact that Robertson is moving into supposedly hostile territory due to the current dust up over proposed bike lanes, while the Courier’s Mike Howell astutely points out that the more pertinent story is that Robertson, to avoid any conflict of interest, has recused himself from voting on whether the city should proceed with cycling and pedestrian upgrades along the Cornwall-Point Grey corridor. For the ruggedly handsome and unconventionally attractive city hall watchers at K&K, the real story is not house prices or bike lanes but how this change in neighbourhoods will transform our earthy, green-minded, chia-eating mayor into a Kitsilano “dude” — if not a fullfledged “bro.” We’ve lost track of the number of friends, loved ones and co-workers who’ve been struck down in the prime of their somewhat cool lives by the urge to chillax and kick it Kits style. Here’s what we can expect when the mayor moves. Warning, it’s not pretty. • Stage 1: Robertson will quietly replace his bike helmet with an array of distressed baseball caps. At first, it’ll go unnoticed. A green Fidel Castro-style army cap is only fitting for a left-ofcentre politician, right? But then it’ll be a fake gas station attendant hat with old school logo from Pennzoil Motor Oil or Quaker State. Then it’ll be a denim cap inexplicably adorned with a faded and tattered number 7. And before you know it, Robertson’s gone full-on Kits, wearing a replica vintage Canucks baseball hat. And you know what that leads to — wraparound sunglasses perched atop the brim of said hat, which he’ll never take off, not even in council chambers. Not cool, bro. Not cool.

• Stage 2: Biking less and less because he doesn’t want to take off his distressed Canucks lid, Robertson will seek other forms of fitness. Namely beach volleyball. His shirtless torso arching mid-spike, silhouetted by the sinking sun on Kits Beach. The dusting of beach sand coating his ripped abs like the salted rim of a margarita glass. The smell of Hawaiian Tropics and Mike’s Hard Lemonade. The constant high-fiving. He’ll be so far gone the only bike he’ll ride again will be a stationary one at Ron Zalko or the tricked-out downhill mountain bike he takes to Whistler on weekends. • Stage 3: After tweaking his treasure trail muscle in a particularly wicked beach volleyball game with members of the soul-funk band It’s All Good, Robertson will change up his exercise routine and discover the cult-like regimen known as Crossfit. In a few short months, Robertson will get beefy. His puka shell necklace will barely fit around his bulging neck. He’ll start wearing tank tops and other sleeveless shirts, if he even wears shirts at all. At council meetings he’ll show off his newfound strength by bench-pressing Heather Deal and Raymond Louie before challenging Penny Ballem to an arm wrestle. Which he’ll lose. But that will only inspire him to train harder and get even more ripped. • Stage 4: Tired from too many workouts, his head throbbing from the tightness of his ever-present distressed baseball cap and the sound of the ocean lapping against the shore, Robertson will seek solace in music. Having pawned his tuba to pay for his downhill mountain bike and a down payment on a sweet Jeep YJ, the mayor will finally hit rock bottom and purchase a beat-up acoustic guitar in a sketchy back alley deal behind Fabutan. After a first few strums, he’ll be hooked. First it’ll be some laid-back Jack Johnson tunes, then Bob Marley, and finally he’ll check into “Hotel California,” the cool wind in his hair, the warm smell of colitas rising up through the air. “It’s such a lovely place,” Gregor will croon between sips of Corona, not realizing that, as the song says, he can check out any time, but he can never leave. twitter.com/KudosKvetches

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Chicha’s colourful causa dish includes Cangrejo (piquant crab salad with avocado, mango and aji amarillo), Atün (albacore tuna with whipped cilantro potato, passion fruit ponzu and wasabi cream and Verduras (lima beans and black mint over purple beetroot puréed potato). For more photos, scan page using the Layar app. and friendly, TV-free spot on Broadway near Main, which was bathed in early evening sunlight the night we visited. Our well-travelled group was awestruck as we explored causa: brightly coloured combinations that transported the humble potato (and us) to new heights. Friendly dissent broke out (always a good sign) as to which was the favourite. It’s a toss-up between Cangrejo, piquant crab salad and avocado with mango and aji amarillo ($12) and Atün, fresh Albacore tuna perched on top of an unlikely vibrant green tower of whipped cilantro potato that plays exquisitely off passion fruit ponzu and wasabi cream ( $11). Also not to be discounted:

the Verduras ($9), with lima beans and black mint over purple beetroot puréed potato. Whichever way, we were hooked on a symphony of riotous taste and colour, the ingredients fresh and flavours simply conceived yet at the same time ingeniously clever. It’s that artful point of difference and the little ambushes that set these plates apart, such as butternut squash stew with tacu tacu de locro (cripsy lima beans and rice cakes, topped with a fried quail’s egg, $12), or classic “cebiche” of chilled cod with

corn on the cob, cilantro and sweet potato. ($12). An artfully piled quinoa salad with red onion, mango and avocado arrives with a zesty cilantro jalapeño and haucatay dressing, $10. (The haucatay herb, sometimes compared to a cross between mint and coriander, is indigenous to Peru.) Again, it’s the combinations and contrasts that make this dish one of the best vegetarian plates of the year. One more standout: tender Yarrow Meadows duck confit, served on a coriander and dark beer rice that imparts a gently roasted flavour. At $17, it’s at the higher end of the list but worth every penny. Desserts are a “must try,” too, particularly the sweet potato pumpkin doughnuts with piced honey that, again, adds another dimension. Go for a platter, you’ll need it, although you might also fall for the flourless molten chocolate cake or the cheesecake. There’s plenty more. But you owe it to yourself to make your own discovery. Settle down with a pisco sour (one of the best between here and Lima, so you might need more than one). It works wonders for indecision. info@hirebelly.com

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JACKED UP: Eva Markvoort spent her life with Cystic Fibrosis (CF), a genetic disease currently without a cure. Her friends Duncan Gillespie, Andrew Dalik and Graham Dalik organized Lawn Summer Nights event —which Markvoort was able to take part in the inaugural year — as a tribute to the 25-year-old’s vibrant energy and determination to raise awareness of CF. Markvoort passed away in 2010, but her legacy lives on with the annual Lawn Bowling benefit, which has spanned to Toronto, Victoria, Ottawa and London, ON. Forty stylish teams gathered at Granville Park Lawn Bowling Club for the fifth running. Since its inception, Lawn Summer Nights, sponsored by KPMG, has raised over $250,000. LATIN FIESTA: Members of Vancouver’s Latin American community gathered at the Roundhouse for the Inspirational Latin Awards, part of Latin America Week and Carnaval del Sol activities. Laura Cuñer (business); Mario Pochat (arts), Julien Phipps, Evelyn Cervera and Silvia Ortega (sport) and Trevor Hirsche (altruist, non-Latino Roots) were feted for their outstanding achievements and contributions in shaping B.C.’s economy and cultural development. HEAT IS ON: Vikram Vij fronted a culinary tour of South Asian Cuisine to kick off the third annual Indian Summer Festival. Festival founders Sirish Rao and Laura Byspalko greeted partygoers to Dr. Sun-Yat Sen Classical Chinese Garden to kick off the Indian cross-cultural celebration that combines food, music and thought leaders.

Inhouse sake specialist Miki Ellis served up sake spritzers at the newly reopened and relocated Miku Restaurant in the former Aqua Riva Granville Street space.

Lawn Summer Nights co-founder Duncan Gillespie has seen his CF fundraiser expand to four other cities across Canada (Toronto, Victoria, Ottawa and London).

West restaurant wine director Owen Knowlton released Owen, BC VQA Cabernet Franc, produced by B.C.’s Okanagan Crush Pad.

Sirish Rao and his wife, Laura Byspalko, created the cross-cultural Indian Summer Festival, a 10-day celebration of food, music and ideas.

Entrepreneur Francisco Javier Barajas and Latincouver executive director Paola Murillo hosted the Latin community’s best and brightest at the Inspirational Latin Awards.

All You Need is Lawn members Evan Allegretto, Dini Lusney and Evan Hall were among the stylish teams that came out in support of Lawn Summer Nights Cystic Fibrosis benefit.

U.S. Consul General Anne Callaghan welcomed guests, including her visiting mom, Jo Kervick, to celebrate her 87th birthday, at a Fourth of July party.

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CANADIANS OPEN DOOR TO KIDS Nat Bailey Stadium, home of the Vancouver Canadians, is opening its doors to 300 boys and girls this summer. Playing under the banner of the Vancouver Canadians Baseball Foundation League (VCBFL) players aged six to 10 will receive free equipment, meals and transportation in order to learn a sport they might otherwise not be able to connect with. The VCBFL was founded last summer by the Vancouver Canadians Baseball Foundation and the Boys & Girls Club of South Coast B.C. The league is designed for families who cannot afford to put their children through organized sports. Each of the 300 players are given a glove, batting helmet and ball bag, hot dogs at the stadium after the game, and transportation to and from Nat Bailey if necessary. The program lasts for seven weeks, from July 9 to Labour Day, and includes six games for each of the 13 teams. The schedule was selected because it coincides with both summer vacation and a rash of away games for the Vancouver Canadians, which leaves Nat Bailey Stadium empty for more than half of the seven weeks. “These are kids who wouldn’t otherwise get a chance to play organized baseball,” VCBF chairman Jake Kerr said. “A lot of them don’t even understand that there are three bases when they first show up. We want them to learn how to play baseball and team sports and build confidence. It’s something nice for them to do in the summer and an opportunity to do something they normally wouldn’t get a chance to do.” Coaching roles are filled completely by volunteers, who include people connected to the Vancouver Canadians, employees of equipment suppliers and fans. Kerr also referred to the volunteers as mentors, and said that the league aims to teach players sportsmanship and “the kind of life values you hope kids would pick up.” — Drew McLachlan

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fter the close of the 1998 Olympics, Canada’s national hockey team captain Hayley Wickenheiser suffered an emotional low. The runner-up letdown of a silver medal at the Nagano Games will never leave her. “To the day I die, I will never forget standing at the blue line during the medal ceremony,” she wrote in her 2010 memoir, Gold Medal Diary. “I was completely crushed.” One in four women will experience depression in her lifetime. Five per cent will live with depression for more than a year while less than two per cent will be depressed for a month or more at a time. Women are three times more likely than men to suffer from depression. Wickenheiser was never diagnosed with clinical depression, but her mood fell to new depths. She had a way of coping. “No matter how bad things are, I always feel better after a workout,” said Wickenheiser, who won gold at three consecutive Winter Olympics following Nagano. Exercise that raises your heart rate for at least 25 minutes is proven to effect brain chemistry as well as antidepressants and talk therapy. Research also shows running increases levels of serotonin, a mood-elevating hormone. On July 13, Wickenheiser will be in Vancouver for the second annual Run for Women, a Canadian race series for girls and women that benefits women’s mental health programs through the B.C. Women’s Hospital Foundation. The five- and 10-kilometre courses begin after Wickenheiser speaks to the crowd at 8 a.m. at UBC’s Thunderbird Stadium. There is also a one-km course for girls. Visit runforwomen.ca for more info. Wickenheiser, 34, who has been cleaning up her hometown of Calgary

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Hayley Wickenheiser, Canada’s national women’s hockey team captain, will speak at the Run for Women, July 13 at UBC. Scan this page with the Layar app for a link to the event website. following the floods, spoke to the Courier last week from the Okanagan after finishing a national team training camp in Penticton. For the complete interview, visit vancourier.com/sports Question: Do you include running in your own exercise regime? Answer: I do running, biking, all sorts of stuff — usually track work, mostly interval work. We don’t do a lot of long distances with hockey. It’s mostly sprints. Q: How have you been helping clean up after the flood in Calgary? A: A big group of friends helped organize a clean-up crew and we have gone to seven or eight homes and completely gutted them and helped people get rid of the debris. The magnitude, it was indiscriminatory. Rich, poor... It didn’t mater. The amount of water in some homes is six feet up the wall. The stories the locals would tell was of a tsunami-like wave coming through the neighbourhood. Q: Have you personally dealt with depression or been close to teammates who have? A: For sure. I don’t know if I’d say clinical depression, but I can tell you, after losing the Olympics in ‘98, I went through a bit of an Olympic depression for about a year. It’s a huge letdown when you want something so bad and it doesn’t happen. We need to find ways to cope. For me, I always feel bet-

ter after a workout. Q: How do you feel after you work out? A: Clarity, more energized. Better about myself that I’ve been productive and done something that’s good for my own health. Q: How do you motivate yourself when you don’t feel like exercising? A: I always think about everybody else that’s working out when I’m not! The day that I am not doing something or skip a workout, someone else is doing it. I always want to think about it like that and also I have a desire to be the best athlete I can be. If you’re dedicating yourself everyday to try to get a little bit better or to work on your fitness or different parts of your athleticism or career to improve over time, it really adds up. It doesn’t all have to be done in one day. Q: You’re an Olympian — what about the rest of us? What would you tell us to stay motivated when we don’t feel like lacing up the sneakers? A: I think it’s exactly the same philosophy. Sometimes it really is about getting up, putting your shoes on and getting out the door. Even if you start and say, “I’m going to walk 10 minutes around the block,” it might turn into 20 or 30 and you might surprise yourself. I think that’s really a key factor: sometimes the hardest thing is just to get started. mstewart@vancourier.com twitter.com/MHStewart


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CORNER GASTOWN: The Gastown Grand Prix turned 40 this year and shows no sign of slowing down. The July 10 bike race, hosted for the second time by local tech company

Global Relay, lived up to its name this year by offering the largest purse of any North American criterium with $45,000 in prize money. Last year’s champion, San Diego-based rider Ken Hanson (above, right), won the men’s division after a tight sprint to the finish line with a time of 1:17:47.60 over 50 laps of the 1.2-kilometre circuit course. Leah Kirchmann of Winnipeg won the women’s title with a time of 0:52:40.40 over 30 laps of the same circuit, which loops west on Water Street, back down the hairpin turn onto Cordova and around past the Gassy Jack statue on Carrall. Scan this page with the Layar app or visit vancourier.com to see more photos and video from the race.

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t’s summer, and that means all kinds of fun for Vancouver cyclists. Daily commutes under sunny skies, perfect weather for long weekend road rides, the refreshing cool of the forest trails in Stanley Park and Pacific Spirit Park in the heat of the day. It also means that the summer’s festival of bike fun is almost upon us: Velopalooza! So what is Velopalooza? It’s a communitydriven celebration of biking that was originally inspired by Portland’s Pedalpalooza. The goal is simple: promote fun bike rides

and events in Vancouver and its surrounds. A quick look back at past Velopaloozas is ample demonstration of how the cycling community has taken this concept to heart. The first two years of the festival offered events that included food-themed rides, costume rides, kid-friendly rides, historic tours, and even a chicken coop route. This year’s festival runs from July 27th to August 11th. So what’s on the calendar for 2013? Well, it’s looking pretty rocking at this point even though not all events are listed yet. On the 27th and the 28th, there’s the opportunity to join the wonderful Slow Food Cycle Tours in the Fraser Valley. On Aug. 1, you can sign up for a City Lights at Night Ride. If you have sufficient energy, the next day there’s a Bike Art Crafternoon (the Space Babe edition, no less) and a Bike Art Night ride in the evening.

On Aug. 3, there’s my personal favourite: a 19 and over brewery tour (just be careful how much you imbibe before getting back on the bike). For those looking for a little more of a leg stretch the Vancouver Bicycle Club (whom I highly recommend as a friendly and welcoming cycling group), invites newcomers on their Sunday Leisure Ride the following day. Through the following week there’s a gelato-tasting ride, a ride that celebrates moving stuff (and kids) on cargo bikes, trikes and trailers, and a variety of local rides. Not tempted by any of the above events? You’re also invited to submit your own rides at velopalooza.ca. Your ride can feature anything you’re passionate about: food, green spaces, local history, costumes or even raising awareness for a particular cause. All you need to do is come up with an idea, figure out where you’re starting, what route you’re going to take and how long it

will take to ride, and then post to the Velopalooza calendar. If you’ve never led a ride before, it’s actually easier than you might think. The most important things are to be welcoming, as flexible as you need to be, and willing to keep an eye on your group to ensure that no one gets left behind. I’ve been kicking around some ideas for rides that might be fun to add to the calendar. At the moment I’m leaning toward combining my love of bikes and libraries, and planning a tour of Vancouver Public Library branches by bike. What do you think? What themes would you like to see that aren’t already on the calendar? Send suggestions my way, or better yet, plan your own ride to celebrate cycling with fellow bikers this summer. Kay Cahill is a cyclist and librarian who believes bikes are for life, not just for commuting. Contact her at kay@sidecut.ca.

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BURIAL PLOTS Cementry Plot in Ocean View, can take 1 coffin or 2 urns, $9K obo,604-465-9572

WANTED

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GARAGE SALE

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PROPERTY FOR SALE

WATER VIEW LOT - PRICED BELOW ASSESSED VALUE! Walk to all lower Gibsons has to offer! Call Shauna or visit www.shaunagold.com for details. (604) 218−2077. $180,000

RECREATIONAL PROPERTY

HOUSES FOR SALE

GALIANO EXECUTIVE Home & Cabin on priv beach, completely furn’d, many extras, ready to move in. Reduced to $849,000! Global Force Realty. 604-802-8711 www.yourlinktorealestate.ca

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HUGE GARAGE SALE Sunday 10-3 pm Over 30 vendors. All money raised goes to families who have children with cancer. Household items, clothes, plants & lots more!! Vancouver Community College (VCC) parking lot, 1100 block Great Northern Way (6th Avenue) 2 blocks west of Clark Drive. Come out and support the BC Childhood Cancer Parent’s Association. www.bcccpa.org

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APARTMENTS/ CONDOS FOR RENT KERRISDALE, 1 BR $1000, Now/Aug 1, h/w flrs, updated, incl heat & h/w, 1 yr lease, ref’s, np/ns, 778-772-7011

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SUITES FOR RENT 1br+den, glvl ste, Victoria & Prestwick Dr, ns/np, $850mo w/hdro Aug 1 604-325-7991 2 BDRM new bsmt ste, ldry, incl, utils incl, Boundary & 22nd. near transit, Avail immed $1,100 ns, small dog ok 604-433-7153 3 BR bsmt, kitch, bath, $1200 incl util/cbl/net, ns/np, no drinkg or drugs, coin wd. Call 604-879-4325

HOUSES FOR RENT 2 BR large, new home, Victoria / 62nd, no pets, n/s, $1200. Avail now, Call Sam 778-551-2487

HAZTIC LAKE Swans Point. 1hr/Vanc. incl. lot & 5th wheel, ski/fish $134,500 604-209-8650 uSELLaHOME.com id5491

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FARMS/ ACREAGES

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CONCRETE

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We repair all national brands of appliances and refrigerators CERTIFIED REFRIGERATION

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CERAMIC TILING STONE & TILE SETTING, embellished tile decorating. Call Steve 604-888-1285

CERAMIC TILING

604-255-0043

DEMOLITION

Excavating - Drain Tile Old garage, carport, house, pool, repair main water line, break concrete & removal. Licensed - Insured - WCB

HOME SERVICES

GAS & ELECTRIC

CLEANING CLEANING SERVICE. Reas rates, specializing in homes. Guar work. Refs. 604-715-4706 ENVIRO MAID - Insured and Bonded. Residential. Exc refs. Free est. $25/hr.604-685-1344 enviromaid.net WHITE ROSE Window Cleaning Inside& out. Gutters cleared & cleaned too! 604-274-0285

CONCRETE A 1 Retaining Walls, Foundation, Stairs, Driveway, Patio, Sidewalk. Any concrete work. Est 1977. Basile 604-617-5813 A Concrete Specialist sidewalks, bsmts, paving stones, patios. Santino 778-892-5559 L & L CONCRETE, All types: Stamped, Repairs, Pressure washing, sealing 778-882-0098

FLOORING

HENRY’S

HARDWOOD FLOOR SERVICES

DEMOLITION

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KB METAL PRODUCTS LTD. Fence & Gates : Chain Link & Aluminum Ornamental. ´Free Ests: 604-619-8434

Sanding & Refinishing Installation Quality Workmanship Free Estimates Fully Licensed & Insured

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ANYTHING IN WOOD Hardwood floors, installs, refinishing. Non-toxic finishes. 604-782-8275 CELTIC Hardwood Floors Install & Refinish Qlty work. Reas Rates. 604-293-0057

DRAINAGE RNC DRAINAGE

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n 1989, Toyota decided to enter the luxury car market in a significant way. They did so by creating the Lexus brand that became the standard by which all other luxury brands were measured. Their first model introduced was the LS and this class-leading full-size sedan has continued being the range’s flagship ever since. I still remember driving one of the first Lexus LS to hit the market. I was shocked at how well the car performed against some of the established models in the market place. The car was so quiet and refined that it felt like it was riding on air. Lexus has always been respected for building luxurious, safe and reliable cars. However, they were sometimes criticized for being too conservative. Recently, their new models such as the blazing LFA supercar and sharp-looking GS and IS models have changed peoples’ opinion somewhat. Lexus never forgot about the car that started its brand, though. All along the way, the LS maintained its technological innovation and unsurpassed luxury. However, when held up against the established market leaders from Europe, Mercedes, BMW, Audi, and Jaguar, the Lexus flagship lacked a performance element. Well, for 2013, that will end with the introduction of the new F Sport model.

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Standard equipment on the Lexus LS includes a 16-way power adjustable driver seat with auto slide-away and 12-way power adjustable front passenger seat and dual-zone automatic climate control and park assist.

Driving the new LS is also not a major departure from years past. Engine and road noise continue to be almost imperceptible. However, the revised air suspension system is a noticeable improvement as it delivers a class leading smooth ride while remaining easily manoeuvrable. The Drive Mode Select feature allows the driver to further tailor the feel of their ride with Eco, Normal, Comfort, Sport and Sport S+ driving modes. Each selection alters the characteristics of the powertrain, suspension and steering. The new F Sport option is the version enthusiasts are most interested in. It boasts a lower, sport tuned air suspension, larger Brembo brakes and 19-inch forged alloy wheels. These additions are impressive upgrades. Under hard driving, body roll is nearly eliminated but the dampers are still smooth over most road imperfections. The steering is the sharper, though feedback is still not as responsive as some of its rivals. The LS refuses to lose any of its composure under any circumstance, reminding you it’s able to balance the performance with luxury. Generally speaking, even the F Sport is still very much tuned for refinement and comfort vs performance but the overall feel is greatly improved over the regular model. See LEXUS on page 38

headlamps project the sophistication at its heart. High-intensity discharge lights are standard but those seeking for something special can opt for an all-LED setup. The Lexuslogo taillamps are especially eye catching and definitely reinforce the confidentance-inspired appearance. The visual changes are nice, but the most exciting news is the introduction of a performance edition. Available in rear-wheel and all-wheel drive, the F Sport does not receive any more horsepower upgrades but it does get more aggressive styling and unique suspension setup options. The results are startling as the F Sport can appear downright sinister.

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2013 marks possibly the biggest refresh this model line has ever seen. Half of the car’s six thousand parts have been reengineered. The basic size and weight remain the same as the outgoing model. The most obvious change is the front fascia. Lexus’ new spindle-shaped grill gives the LS a bold new look. Other refinements include chrome accents, a lower front bumper and a bulge running up the centre of the hood. The chrome accents along the side lead to a sculpted rear-end which continues Lexus’ dramatic new image. If the eyes are the windows to the soul, the LS’s new

The area that sees the least significant changes in the refresh is the engine compartment. Lexus’ naturally aspirated direct-injected 4.6-litre eight-cylinder engine powers the majority of the line, except for the hybrid. The rear-wheel-drive models receive six more horsepower, up to 386-hp and 367 ft-lbs of torque and the allwheel-drive gets 359-hp with 367 ft-lbs of torque. The only alternative is a hybrid powertrain which mates a 5.0-litre V8 to two electric motors using a CVT transmission. These combine to create 438-hp and 385 ft-lbs of torque.

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Sitting in the 16-way power adjustable driver seat, the spaciousness is noticeable as there is plenty of room for your head, arms and feet. Every surface you touch is either soft leather or smooth veneered wood. Customers have their choice of premium leather upholsteries and five wood treatments. This creates an environment that is outstanding in the luxury sedan market. Those eyeing the new

F Sport will receive black leather seats and steering wheel and aluminium accents. The large Optitron analog tachometer and speedometer are clear and easy-to-read, but that’s not the most noticeable improvement. The previous model’s touch screen navigation has been replaced with a 12.3-inch multimedia display unit. It’s set higher and deeper in the dash making it easier to read and is controlled with the Lexus Remote Touch haptic joystick.

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Also, Lexus’ signature analog clock is now equipped with a GPS-based time correction. This is a pretty neat feature, even though it’s likely one that won’t be used all that often. Lexus didn’t ignore those who spend time in the back seat. They will be comforted by the Ottoman Seating Package with Shiatsu massage and a ceiling-mounted, nine-inch screen with Bluray DVD player. With the redesigned LS, Lexus continues to offer unsurpassed occupant comfort in this price range.

The starting price for the LS 460 is $82,950. The range topping LS 600h L starts at $131,200. The lineup includes all-wheel-drive and long-wheelbase options as well as the F Sport package. Standard equipment includes a 16-way power adjustable driver seat with auto slide-away and 12-way power adjustable front passenger seat, dual-zone automatic climate control, NavTraffic, NavWeather, fuel prices, sports and stocks from SiriusXM Radio, enhanced

Bluetooth technology, 12.3inch split-screen multimedia center-console display, USB iPod connectivity, backup camera, brake assist, electronic brakeforce distribution, smart stop technology, and park assist. Additional features, available as options or on higher trims include right-rear power recliner with ottoman and multifunction Shiatsu massage, four-zone climate concierge, pre-collision warning system with all-speed dynamic radar cruise control, blind spot monitor with rear cross-

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7.99lb/ 17.61

+deposit +eco fee product of Italy

36%

750g product of Canada

20%

4.49

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light or 2%

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product of Canada

Italian Volcano Organic Lemonade or Limeade

400g product of Canada

Dairyland Cottage Cheese

10.99lb/ 24.23kg

150g

Paradise Valley Pork Back Ribs

10.99

from

Organic Hand Picked Raspberries from Olera Farm Abbotsford, B.C.

value pack

2.19

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225ml product of France

Produce Department

Wild Sockeye Salmon Fillets

assorted varieties

assorted varieties

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Meat Department

Hardbite Gluten Free Potato Chips

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Vancouver Courier July 12 2013