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21 22 City hall spent $1 million on Occupy Vancouver Awesome tour photos Merry fitness!

Police department unsure of deficit Mike Howell Staff writer

For several weeks this fall, protesters gathered outside the Vancouver Art Gallery.

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The city’s deputy city manager says he doesn’t anticipate the Vancouver Police Department will run a deficit this year despite spending almost $600,000 to monitor the now-defunct “Occupy” protest outside the Vancouver Art Gallery. Sadhu Johnston said Tuesday that more bills could trickle in from the VPD but believed 99 per cent of the policing tab for the protest has been calculated. “I don’t believe that they’re going to come in in the red,” Johnston said of the VPD, whose chief warned in October the department could face a deficit because of costs associated with the protest. Deputy Chief Adam Palm-

er told the Vancouver Police Board at a recent meeting that all costs will be finalized by early January. The police board held off writing a letter to city council warning them of a possible deficit until January. As of Dec. 15, the city’s overall tab for managing the protest was $981,103, with $590,000 of that incurred by the VPD and another $345,878 from the city’s engineering department. The city’s emergency operations centre spent $28,494 and Vancouver Fire-Rescue billed for $16,730. The VPD’s costs were largely associated to overtime, with the department spending $394,000 in the first five days of the protest, which began Oct. 15 outside the art gallery. See DEPUTY on page 4

Cops recommend 52 more Stanley Cup riot charges Announcement brings total charges to 215 against 80 suspects Mike Howell Staff writer The Vancouver Police Department has recommended another 52 charges to Crown counsel against 20 suspects allegedly involved in the Stanley Cup riot. Monday’s announcement by

Insp. Les Yeo of the integrated riot investigation team brings the total charges to 215 against 80 suspects. “My message to the rioters who think they have gotten away with their crime spree: ‘We are not backing off and more arrests and more charges are just around

the corner,’” said Yeo, noting a third batch of charges will be forwarded to Crown counsel in January. So far, Crown has approved 69 charges against 27 people, some of whom made first appearances in Vancouver provincial court last week.

Crown spokesman Neil Mackenzie said he expected the prosecution team will finish reviewing the first batch of charges sometime in January. “There’s none, at this point, that the Crown has concluded we will not approve charges on,” said Mackenzie of the initial 163

charges recommended against 60 suspects. Mackenzie said the Crown office is equipped to deal with the workload and suggested the charge assessment process could speed up as prosecutors become more familiar with the types of files. See ALLEGED on page 4

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Continued from page 1 “The branch is certainly prepared to assign additional prosecutors, if we need to, to keep the files moving efficiently,” he added. The new batch of recommended charges include participating in a riot, mischief, assault and break and enter. Of the 20 suspects, 16 are men and four are women, with an average age of 19. Six are under 18—the youngest is a 15-year-old boy—and the eldest is a 27-year-old woman. The names of the adults cannot be released until charges are approved while names of juveniles are protected under the Youth Criminal Justice Act. Four each are from Surrey and Burnaby and two each from Richmond and North Vancouver. The other eight suspects live in Vancouver, Maple Ridge, New Westminster, Prince George, Tofino,

“WE WILL CHARGE AS MANY PEOPLE AS WE CAN.” Les Yeo

Chilliwack, Lethbridge, Alta. and Blaine, Wash. The VPD provided reporters a fact sheet with details about what led to the arrest of three suspects. In one incident, police allege a 19-year-old Surrey man punched a Good Samaritan numerous times in the back of the head. In another incident, a 17-yearold Surrey female punched, kicked and spat at one officer and bit another while being arrested. Police said the arrest occurred after officers told the female numerous times to avoid an area where paramedics were treating an unconscious man. A 24-year-old man from Blaine was arrested after he allegedly

broke into a store in the 700block Granville Street and stole “a number of items.” Police said he was wearing a hockey jersey with his own surname emblazoned across the back. Yeo said police will launch additional strategies in the new year to increase the volume of visitors to the VPD’s riot website. Yeo wouldn’t elaborate on the strategies. “We will charge as many people as we can, and I would say the majority of the charges will be in the early part of 2012,” said Yeo, when asked when the VPD will conclude its investigation. The riot erupted downtown June 15 after the Vancouver Canucks lost Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final to the Boston Bruins. Cars were torched and businesses looted, causing several millions of dollars in damage. mhowell@vancourier.com Twitter: @Howellings

Thousands rioted downtown following Game 7 of the Stanley file photo Dan Toulgoet Cup final.

Deputy city manager says it was difficult to predict size protest size of the crowd. The city’s management team also heard rumours that some protesters were prepared to deploy the “black bloc” tactic of wearing masks and causing destruction and violence. “Once we realized it was largely peaceful, we really ramped back on the staffing on site virtually after that first weekend,” Johnston said. Comparatively, the city of Portland, Ore. spent more than $1.4 million in polic-

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public’s safety and private land.” Costs for city lawyers to seek the court injunction are not included in the city’s tab. That’s because the case was part of the legal team’s daily work. The city also saved costs with hotel rooms used by city staff monitoring the protest. Johnston wouldn’t say which hotels but said hotel management offered the rooms at no charge. mhowell@vancourier.com Twitter: @Howellings

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out of the hearing and calling it “a sham.” The Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre was among the groups arguing that hiring lawyers would be too expensive and called on the provincial government to pay for legal bills. So far, the inquiry has heard testimony from relatives of the missing and murdered women and Vancouver Police Department Deputy Chief Doug LePard. The inquiry is headed by Wally Oppal and among his tasks is to make findings respecting the conduct of police investigations into missing women from the Downtown Eastside between Jan. 23, 1997 and Feb. 5, 2002. The disappearance of the miss-

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The Vancouver Police Board has dismissed a complaint from a local citizen who claimed police officers failed to enforce laws against cyclists during a summer “Critical Mass” bike ride. The complainant, whose name wasn’t disclosed by the police board, filed a complaint with the Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner after the June 24 bike ride. The ride, which occurs the last Friday of every month, saw hundreds of cyclists in June block intersections and disrupt traffic. Many weren’t wearing helmets. The complainant argued cyclists were flagrantly breaking the law, specifically the Motor Vehicle Act, while the Vancouver Police Department’s response was to simply monitor the event. The complaint was turned over to the police board, which led to a police review of the complaint. Acting

deputy chief Mike Porteous conducted the review and concluded in a Dec. 14 report to the board that officers “acted in compliance of VPD policy.” “The police are not duty bound to take enforcement action in every case involving an infraction of the law about which they become aware, and there are many valid reasons why a police officer may properly exercise his or her discretion not to,” wrote Porteous, citing case law that suggested discretion of an officer not to take action in a large-scale event is sometimes a better option to keep the peace. For many years, the VPD has discussed how to police Critical Mass, which is believed to have started in Vancouver in 1998 or 1999. Historically, the event begins outside the Vancouver Art Gallery, where cyclists gather until the group reaches a critical mass before taking to the streets. By design, the event does not have a leader in the tra-

VPD Chief Jim Chu ditional sense, which has made it difficult for police to develop a crowd control plan. As a result, police have taken a conservative approach to the event, much like police do in San Francisco and other cities where such bike rides occur. “San Francisco, similarly to Vancouver, maintains that the best way to police the ride is to escort it through the city and attempt to intervene in any confrontations that take place between cyclists and motorists,” Porteous wrote. “This is consistent with the policy of the VPD and the police in many other major North American cities

when dealing with peaceful demonstrations and/or protests.” Police board member Glenn Wong said he was concerned the VPD’s approach could be interpreted as “carte blanche” for people to flagrantly flout the law. Police Chief Jim Chu replied by saying he doesn’t have “a recipe book” or spreadsheet to follow for each protest. But Chu said the VPD’s focus is to ensure the safety of participants, police and those affected by a protest. “We want to police it as we police any other protest,” Chu told reporters after the Dec. 14 police board meeting. “We want it to end peacefully and we see ourselves as peacekeepers with a measured response to allow people to exercise their democratic rights to protest but also respecting other peoples’ rights to do their business or to enjoy their property rights.” mhowell@vancourier.com Twitter: @Howellings

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Resident pans Little Mountain redevelopment plan One of the last remaining residents of the Little Mountain social housing complex is disappointed by the latest plan for the property’s redevelopment. Ingrid Steenhuisen, who lives in one of four households left standing after most of the complex was demolished in 2009, says the latest proposal from Holborn Properties isn’t much different than the developer’s preferred proposal in July for residential towers on the 15.2 acre site next to Queen Elizabeth Park. “We put so much time and effort into this,” she said. “Some have been on the advisory committee since it started. Some have been on the RPSC [Riley Park/South Cambie] housing subcommittee prior to the advisory group being created, and then some are longer ago than that, right through from the original open house to create the [community planning] process, and that was February 2004.” Holborn plans to replace the 224 social housing units that were built on the site in the 1950s with 234 non-market units. It also plans to add approximately 2,000 market units to the property. The perimeter buildings generally would be four storeys, a little higher along Main Street, and step up to six, eight and 10 storeys, with perhaps one or two buildings of 12 and 14 storeys in the

Most of the 15.2 acre Little Mountain social housing complex next to Queen photo Jason Lang Elizabeth Park was demolished in 2009. middle, if all goes as Holborn has planned. “The community has been willing, from the beginning, to have an increase in density and felt that the existing zoning, which would be five times what was here, was going to be enough of a change to begin with,” Steenhuisen said. The city told the community in July the density needed to provide community amenity contributions from the developer to

fund a new Little Mountain Neighbourhood House and a 69-space daycare on the property. But the density proposed by Holborn is even higher. Steenhuisen said a previous city report said 90 to 100 of the non-market units were to be provided in the first phase of development with the remainder replaced between 2014 and 2023. Former residents get the right of first refusal.

Joo Kim Tiah, president and CEO of Holborn, said the timing would have to be determined during rezoning, but he recognized social housing is a top city priority. Open houses on the project are scheduled for Jan. 26 and 28. He said Holborn wants to make it clear to the community at the meetings that their concerns have been addressed. Tiah expects rezoning to start in February and to break ground by the end of 2012. He refused to speculate on when construction would be completed, saying the speed of construction is dependent on how quickly units sell. B.C. Housing relocated residents from Little Mountain in 2008 after the agency and the city signed a memorandum of understanding on the site’s redevelopment in 2007. Most of the buildings were demolished in 2009. The provincial government’s sale and redevelopment of the site is intended to fund the development of social housing in B.C. Steenhuisen argued the former social housing development between Main and Ontario streets and 33rd and 37th avenues integrated well with the surrounding community. She worries the proposed development would feel like a “fortress.” Tiah said one of the key features of the latest design is that it will be “very permeable” to pedestrians and cyclists. crossi@vancourier.com Twitter: @Cheryl_Rossi

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This city’s favourite historian passed away in November of last year, but in his death Chuck Davis created a legacy that brought together a community of artists, says Courier columnist Allen Garr. I spoke with Garr this week about The Chuck Davis History of Metropolitan Greater Vancouver, which was completed posthumously by a team of mostly volunteers and friends who did everything from completing unwritten chapters to creating the beautiful book jacket. The book was released just weeks ago. Garr was one of those contributors, writing four chapters after his friend’s death in November 2010 at age 75. Garr agreed to help Chuck finish the book after the historian discovered he was dying. Chuck was diagnosed with skin, bladder and prostrate cancer in a single week in 2007, but the disease didn’t really take its toll until 2010. Their plan was that Garr would feed Chuck research material about the history of Vancouver, while the author compiled it into chapters. “Two things Chuck wasn’t good at were deadlines and budgets,” Garr said with a laugh. “He spent a decade working on this book.” But when Chuck’s health took a sudden and unexpected turn for the worse last year, the pair of writers decided to go with a Plan B, but unfortunately time ran out. “A few days later he was gone and then it was like, now what the hell do we do?” Garr said. Garr offered to do whatever he could to get the book finished. He was asked to a meeting at the Sunshine Coast home of Howard White,

sandrathomas publisher of Harbour Publishing. “I thought it was just going to be a couple of us, but when I arrived there were a dozen people including writers, graphic designers and staff from the publishing house,” Garr remembered. The group came up with a plan and were determined to finish Chuck’s work in time for the City of Vancouver’s 125th birthday this year. They succeeded. Garr suggested I open the book at any page and begin reading, so that’s exactly what I did and coincidently landed on a page from 1932 with a reference to Christmas. What I discovered was that on Dec. 25, 1932, Greater Vancouverites listened to the first Christmas radio message from the sovereign as King George V spoke from the royal estate in Sandringham, England. “It’s like eating peanuts,” Garr said. “Once you start you can’t stop.”

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It’s true. Were it not for my deadlines Monday, I could have easily spent hours poring over anecdote after anecdote about our city’s history. I discovered that in 1938 the Vancouver Art Gallery was reluctant to purchase a painting by Emily Carr because it cost $400 and that in July 3, 1960, the Vancouver Fire Department battled its first five-alarm fire. And here’s a tidbit: in 1909, Vancouver took its first mechanized ambulance for a test drive and ran over and killed an American tourist. The book is also a sure winner against anyone who argues print is dead. It’s a massive tome of a book with hundreds of historical photos that capture the spirit and feel of the city decade by decade. The first thing I noticed after unwrapping a copy of the book was the glossy feel of the pages and the smell of fresh printed paper, something I’ve never experienced reading online. Garr says the publisher was initially uneasy ordering a first printing of 5,000 copies. But the copies of the book quickly flew off the shelves across Greater Vancouver until all that remained were back orders. Garr says luckily a second edition was ordered just in time for Christmas and Hanukkah and should be delivered to major bookstores across the city Wednesday (Dec. 21). That’s fitting because the book is truly Chuck’s Christmas present to us all. And when it comes to deadlines, it looks like Chuck finally managed to meet the most important of his long and illustrious career—with a little help from his friends. sthomas@vancourier.com Twitter: @sthomas10

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WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2011 THE VANCOUVER COURIER

opinion KESLER, BARNES, PETA MAKE LIST

Christmas gift list for the naughty and not-so-nice When magi visited the Christ child, they didn’t have this in mind. Christmas gifts, once symbols of praise, now represent corruption—mindless consumerism in a material age. Nevertheless, I’ve compiled a gift list for Vancouver’s naughty and not-so-nice. Merry Christmas. A job: to Occupy Vancouver protesters who squatted for weeks outside the Vancouver Art Gallery before blocking truck access last week to the Port of Vancouver, angering longshoremen who, you know, work for a living. Get a job, any job, to occupy your time. Unfortunately, most hardcore Occupy Vancouverites prefer the easy life. It’s their Achilles heel. And so, if faced with a future Occupy squatter’s camp, city officials should erect an employment centre among the tents and tarps, then sit back and watch ’em scatter. Jobs are like kryptonite to Occupy protesters. A soother: for Ryan Kesler, the Canucks six-packed stud who overacts to every slash, every hit, doubling over like he’s been shot. Two weeks ago, following a clean hit from Ottawa Senator forward Nick Foligno, Kesler pouted during a post-game interview, claiming Foligno “deliberately targeted my head.” Boo hoo. You’re 6-foot-two, 200 pounds, making $5 million a year. Shut up and play hockey. But if you want something to complain about, how about your no goals and one assist during last spring’s Stanley Cup final. A job description: for Constance Barnes, newly crowned chair of the park board, already flush with power after only three weeks on the job. During her first park board meeting as chair, Barnes called for the creation of 500 new childcare spaces in Vancouver. Meanwhile, grass grows wild in city parks, the Mount Pleasant pool disappears and wrecking balls loom over the Riley Park rink. If Barnes wants to expand the local childcare system, she should quit the park board and run for the provincial legislature. A pink slip: for all seven commissioners at the Vancouver Park Board and a demolition permit for the park board building on Beach Avenue. Most cities in Canada don’t have a park board, for good reason. It remains an unnecessary layer of bureaucracy blowing taxpayer cash to justify its existence. For example, Beaver Lake, a glorified pond

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markhasiuk in Stanley Park. In July, the board approved $500,000 for a Beaver Lake “restoration” plan, which will eventually cost millions. Barnes calls for childcare spaces. That’s great! Who’s going to pay for it? Soap and water: to football fans at B.C. Place. Been to a Lions game lately? It’s like the Star Wars bar in denim. I know, I know. Due to the outrageous cost of Canuck games, the Lions are the live sporting event of choice for (what Nietzsche called) the “bungled and the botched.” But seriously folks, before busing in from Surrey, jump in the shower. Then, when raising your arms in celebration while spilling flat draft on your stretched and straining Lulay jersey, nearby fans won’t recoil in disgust. As much. A calculator: for Patti Bacchus, chair of the Visiondominated school board, who last week helped earmark $100,000 for a budget review by PricewaterhouseCoopers. In other words, to help cut costs, the school board will spend $100,000 in a district $14 million in the red. And here’s the kicker. Results of the review aren’t binding and may be ignored by Bacchus and friends. That sound you hear is hundreds of Vancouver parents stampeding to the nearest private school. A medium rare porterhouse caked in demi-glace: to the five PETA members in whiteand-black cow costumes who picketed before a crowd of one or two onlookers outside the Vancouver Convention Centre, home to this month’s B.C. dairy industry conference. Hayden Hamilton, local spokesperson for the animal rights group, spoke to the Georgia Straight, the paper of record for nonevents. “Our herd of cows is here sticking up for cows on dairy farms who don’t have a chance to speak up for themselves.” That’s true. Cows can’t talk. Yet PETA spokespeople can. What bitter irony. mhasiuk@vancourier.com Twitter: @MarkHasiuk

One reader claims individuals have had to revert to an analog meter because photo courtesy BC Hydro their smart meter made them sick. To the editor: Re: “Smart meters an uncontrolled experiment on public health,” Dec. 8. Who says radiation from smart meters and other wireless devices is dangerous? This year, the World Health Organization reclassified radio frequency electromagnetic fields as a Class 2B possible human carcinogen. Studies show that children absorb at least twice as much radiation as adults, and Health Canada recently issued advice to reduce children’s RF exposure. Look up “International Experts’

Perspective on the Health Effects of Electromagnetic Fields (EMF) and Electromagnetic Radiation (EMR)” or research the Citizens for Safe Technology website for some conclusions from doctors and other scientific experts worldwide on the evidence of biological and health effects of EMR. People are free to ignore the evidence and embrace as harmless our ever increasing exposure to wireless radiation, but the fact remains that individuals have already had to revert to an analog meter be-

cause radiation from their smart meter made them sick. Scientists know that EMR effects are cumulative and more DNA damage is caused by pulsed rather than continuous signals, so the short strong regular transmissions from wireless smart meters are particularly harmful to our cells. The question is not whether it is dangerous, rather what kind and how much wireless radiation exposure are we willing (or able) to take. Arlene Churchill, Surrey

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To the editor: Re: “Voting for dollars,” Class Notes, Dec. 9. Your school reporter Naoibh O’Connor has been fooled about playground equipment. Did she examine the Douglas School playground at 7550 Victoria Dr. before writing “the old playground is too decrepit to be moved”? Actually, the swings, slides, rings, ladders, geodesic dome, etc. appear as sound as ever, probably under 40 years old. I saw

no serious cracks or chips, not even in the few plastic parts. The logs are holding up. You can see playground items around town that are much older, and still going strong. Our environment cannot endure planned obsolescence. However, the new equipment sellers would rather gain more than $100,000, not including installation, for which folks fundraise their little hearts out. Korky Day, Vancouver

Breaking bones of guilty or innocent wrong To the editor: Re: “Cops’ lawyer attempts to quash hearing,” Dec. 14. Thank you for your article by Mike Howell. Can someone please explain to me why the police would

accidentally break bones during an arrest? The injustice here is not that Yao Wei Wu is innocent, it is that if he were the right guy, most of us probably wouldn’t care. It seems to me that our

response to police violence should not depend on a suspect’s innocence or guilt. Otherwise, we are on a very slippery slope. Rima Wilkes, Vancouver

Grateful patient lauds health care system To the editor:

Re: “Health care experience a positive one,” Letters, Dec. 9. I would like to applaud Ms. Mallue for sharing her positive experiences with our health care system. I, too, have spent the

past year dealing with a major medical problem and received the best of care any system could ever provide. Thank you, Gisela. Ellie Maze, Vancouver

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Long-serving NPA school board trustee Ken Denike and rookie colleague Sophia Woo are facing accusations of misrepresenting a Vancouver School Board policy and pandering to anti-gay sentiment because of comments they made while campaigning at a church picnic this past summer. The clip was discovered only days after interview footage of the two was uploaded to the website of the American anti-gay marriage group National Organization for Marriage (NOM) criticizing the district’s Out In Schools program, which is intended to help students dealing with homophobia and bullying. In the NOM video shot on school board property, the two trustees express disapproval of an educational booklet put out in 2006 that contained a link to a gay men’s health website that features graphic sex scenes they felt were inappropriate for students. The booklet was recently reprinted with the link removed. The YouTube video posted Aug. 20 is no longer available to the public and the account holder who posted it, Timothy Fan, has threatened the newspaper Xtra with legal action after it reposted it on its website. The video portrays a 10-minute question and answer session in a public park with the Christian Social Concern Fellowship. At the event, which is primarily in Cantonese, Denike appears to suggest the school board has a general antidiscrimination policy rather than the specific anti-ho-

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mophobia policy it has had on the books since 2004. Denike tells the small gathering that a vote for Vision Vancouver would mean “voting for the basically mandatory involvement in the curriculum for gay, lesbian, etc., which is not the way we’ve done things in Vancouver. In the past, what we’ve done is say you cannot discriminate but not to try to protect one particular group. The object is not to discriminate against anybody rather than say this particular group needs to be special.” Vision Vancouver board chair Patti Bacchus called his comments misleading. “I was really surprised to see him out there saying these things and implying to people that if you don’t vote for the NPA, you will have your children taught things that are inappropriate,” she said. “It is fanning homophobic fears, in my opinion, in order to pander and get votes instead of being truthful about what is currently happening in the VSB.” Denike, who said he has a shaky grasp of Cantonese and so translation was provided by Woo, said his remarks are being blown out of proportion for political reasons and were simply

made off-the-cuff. “I may have oversimplified stuff or whatever,” said Denike. “We were just trying to have a conversation. It wasn’t a production video thing, it wasn’t done on-script or prepared. If I made a shambles of it, I apologize. It wasn’t meant for public consumption and it was a private event.” Gay youth activist Ryan Clayton said Denike’s comments go against his voting record. “I know trustee Denike has voted in favour of explicit protections for gays and lesbians in the past, so certainly his voting history goes against the things he said at that picnic. Even after this video was taken, he voted in favour of supporting a provincial antihomophobia policy, so I would say he is clearly lying to that group,” said Clayton. Denike and Woo told the Courier they support gay marriage and that they gave the interview that appeared on NOM’s website under the impression it was for a documentary on an American news channel. “There was no mention of the anti-gay marriage website,” said Woo. “[The interviewer] didn’t say a single word about it.” Twitter: @flematic

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Community Calendar with Sandra Thomas

One of my co-workers joked this week, “I hate solstice, it’s become so commercialized,” in a not so subtle dig at Christmas. Today (Dec. 21) marks solstice, which means the days will finally begin to get longer, if only by a few minutes. But anything will be an improvement over the 3:30 p.m. gloom we’re been suffering through recently.

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Events this Wednesday organized by the Secret Lantern Society begin with a lively lantern procession through the streets of Strathcona and end at the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden and Park. Enjoy the beautiful heron and koi lanterns created by artist Joey Mallett, the whimsical tea set lanterns of Carmen Rosen and the ginkgo and red maple tree lanterns hand-crafted by garden volunteers. The procession begins at the Strathcona Community Centre, 601 Keefer St., at 6 p.m. If you weren’t able to attend any of the earlier lantern making workshops, there’s one taking place at the community centre from 4 to 6 p.m. Cost is $5. The Granville Island solstice event includes three processions that begin together at Leg-in-Boot Square in Southeast False Creek and then splits with participants heading to Granville Island and H.R. MacMillan Space Centre. The processions begin at 6 p.m. In Yaletown the party begins at the Gathering Place, 609 Helmcken, from 1 to 5 p.m. with a procession at 5:30 p.m. to Emery

Barnes Park. Lantern processions will then parade to Cooper’s park and the Vancouver Aquatic Centre. The Roundhouse Community Centre is also hosting a solstice event at 6 p.m. as part of the Yaletown festivities. The East Side of the city is privy to a very special series including solstice music, a lantern making workshop and storytelling taking place in three homes on Parker Street. Following the house concerts, a procession leaves Parker Street and meanders to the courtyard of the Britannia Centre off Commercial Drive. Last year’s shows were sold out, so you’ll want to check the website to see if there are any spaces left. For more information visit secretlantern.org.

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The women who seek out the services of St. James Community Service Society’s Powell Place shelter will enjoy a Christmas dinner of turkey with all the trimmings Dec. 25. But it won’t be any old turkey and cranberry sauce—instead, the women will be treated to Christmas dinner from the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver. The dinner will include all the fixings a guest at the Fairmont might enjoy, right down to the pastries and pumpkin pie for dessert. A hotel employee will deliver the dinner on her day off on Christmas Day. The Fairmont has been providing the holiday feast to the shelter for more than a decade. The hotel staff also helps during the year with periodic clothes drives, movie nights and a Mother’s Day tea. The Powell Place Emergency Shelter is a 24-hour, safe place for women who shouldn’t have to choose between sleeping on the street and the potential threat of violence they might find in a mixed shelter. sthomas@vancourier.com Twitter: @sthomas10

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A couple days of rest may be all you need if you have a cold, but persistent sinusitis can lead to serious infections and other complications. Not to be taken lightly, it’s estimated that 2.6 million cases of acute sinusitis occur in Canada annually.

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“Antibiotics aren’t always necessary when you’re feeling under the weather,” said Dr. Bob Schellenberg (pictured, below), Division Head of Allergy and Immunology, St. Paul’s Hospital and Professor of Medicine, UBC.

• How long have you had a runny nose? Cold sufferers typically have a runny nose for two to three days, then a stuffy nose for two to three days. After that, most people begin to feel better. A sinus infection can last for a week or longer. • What colour is your nasal discharge? Colds generally mean you’ll have clear mucus when your nose is running, but a bacterial infection can produce greenish or yellow mucus. This isn’t a fool proof test, but in general can give you an indication of whether or not an infection is present.

• Do you have a fever? A fever can sometimes indicate a bacterial infection. Sinus infections are sometimes accompanied by a low-grade fever, while colds typically are not. What should you watch for when sinusitis is suspected? Schellenberg advised, “A few specific symptoms including nasal discharge for more than seven

days, plus the presence of a fever, are key distinguishers of a cold versus bacterial sinusitis.” Most colds go away without medical treatment. If you have pain around your face or eyes along with thick yellow or green nasal discharge for more than a week, it’s a good idea to see your doctor.

SOME SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS: Headache/facial pain or pressure of a dull, constant, or aching sort over the affected sinuses is common with both acute and chronic stages of sinusitis. This pain is typically localized to the involved sinus and may worsen when the affected person bends over or when lying down. Pain often starts on one side of the head and progresses to both sides. Acute and chronic sinusitis may be accompanied by thick nasal discharge that is usually green in colour and may contain pus (purulent) and/or blood. Often a localized headache or toothache is present.

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1. Over the years there have been plenty of Scrooges, but for our money the best bah-humbugger has always been Alastair Sim in the 1951 film adaptation of Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol. See for yourself when Vancity screens the holiday classic in all its black-and-white glory Dec. 21 and 23. For more info, call 604-683-FILM (3456) or go to viff.org. 2. Montreal-based DJ, graphic novelist and Ninja Tune recording artist Kid Koala appeases his furry fan base with a beat-filled visit to the Rickshaw Theatre Dec. 21. Tickets at Beat Street, Highlife, Red Cat, Zulu or online at liveatrickshaw.com.

3. Still riding high from his appearance on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson and a slew of well-received gigs stateside, Vancouver/New Yorkbased comedian Phil Hanley comes home for the holidays and a two-night stint at the Comedy Mix (1015 Burrard) Dec. 22 and 23. For tickets and info, go to thecomedymix.com or check out Hanley doing his thing at philhanley.net.

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4. Who doesn’t like a Christmas party—besides our old penny-pinching employers? The hip and happening kids at Winnie Cooper are hosting a holiday doozy Dec. 22 at the Waldorf Hotel. The multi-room Christmas party and fundraiser for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada features live performances in the cabaret by Oh No! Yoko, Ville Kulla, The Gay Nineties, Philoceraptor & Inherent Vices and Teen Daze with DJ Wobangs spinning tunes between sets. Meanwhile in the Hideaway, Tristan Orchard and Christian Flores lay down some sweet soul and Motown tracks at the ’50s/’60s dance party. Doors at 7 p.m. Admission is $10. More info at waldorfhotel.com and winniecooper.net.

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As part of our yearly holiday atonement series, the wrongdoers at K&K beg forgiveness for past sins, egregious errors in judgment and despicable acts. • Several years ago, we partook in a stag party for a high school friend. Part of the festivities involved an afternoon of paintball, which we weren’t terribly excited about because we considered ourselves too sophisticated and mature to enjoy running around the woods in army fatigues while shooting balls of paint at people. As it turned out, we enjoyed the experience so much that a nasty competitive streak took over our sweaty, bush-scratched body. On two occasions we were shot in the face from an unknown sniper, and both times we committed the cardinal sin of paintball—we wiped the paint off our goggles and continued our Rambo-like pursuit of revenge and body counts as if nothing had happened. If you don’t know, wiping is the lowest thing you can do in paintball. Lower than shooting your friends in the back, which we also did. Our behaviour that day continues to haunt us, and we can’t help wonder if our dishonorable actions somehow contributed to our friend’s marriage falling apart a few years later.

Sorry, buddy, that you’re marriage didn’t pan out. Sorry, paintball community, for flagrantly disregarding the moral code of your noble sport. • We recently went shopping at Save on Foods to buy supplies for granola. It makes us feel healthier, which in turn allows us to rationalize our increased alcohol intake over the holidays. While in the bulk section, we loaded up on rolled oats, barley flakes and kamut, but when we noticed that kamut costs twice as much as rolled oats and looks pretty much the same, we combined our bags and wrote down the bin number for oats—saving us a few dollars, which we then spent on booze. Sorry, Save on Foods, for subverting the honour system of the bulk food section. Sorry, chubby body, for filling you with so much delicious alcohol over the holidays. Sorry, readers, for repeatedly subjecting you to the word “kamut.”

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youth at-risk in Vancouver. Courier readers have been extremely generous in their donations, and the Courier has collected more than 50 bags of goods. That said, for reasons we’re still trying to figure out, one anonymous donor dropped off a bag containing, in all seriousness, a pair of edible, Gstring underwear, a battery-operated farting soundeffects machine and a pack of tarot cards. And while it is the thought that counts and all three items add up to a typical Friday night at the K&K household, we have to wonder what was going through the person’s mind when they donated said goodies. We might not work with at-risk youth or have much experience with homelessness beyond repeated viewings of 1981’s On the Right Track starring Gary Coleman as a homeless shoeshine boy living in a railway station with a knack for picking winning racehorses, but we’re pretty sure edible underwear, fart-making machines and tarot cards are low on the priority list. Unless of course we’re woefully ignorant of the edible-undie-wearing, cheesy joke fan, Goth demographic living on Vancouver’s streets. If that’s the case, we apologize.


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No more performances Apparently the London of Charles Dickens looked something like Vancouver today: if you were rich, you were very, very rich, and if you were poor, you were homeless. And so it’s completely fitting that this SFU Woodward’s Cultural Programs and Vancouver Moving Theatre production (in association with the Vancouver Playhouse Theatre Company) relocates the story of A Christmas Carol to the Downtown Eastside with references to Value Village, Woodward’s and the much-missed Only Seafood Café, to name a few. This is the show’s second year, and it’s well on its way to becoming an annual favourite. It’s also appropriate that adaptors Michael Boucher, Savannah Walling and Jay Brazeau (with contributions from the ensemble), weave Raven, as the narrator (Margo Kane), into the story; as the program acknowledges, the show takes place on the traditional territory of the Coast Salish People. Brazeau is a great humbugging Scrooge, a Downtown Eastside pawnbroker, who barks, “Shuddup” at the children singing, “We Wish You a Merry Christmas.” Music is a big part of this adaptation with three onstage musicians providing backup for everyone including Jim Byrnes, Tom Pickett, Sam Bob, Stephen Lytton, Mike Richter, Donna Soares and Walling. And there’s a small, sweetly singing St. James Music Academy children’s choir, too. With lots of local commentary (“Who do you think I am? Jimmy Pattison?” snarls Scrooge), it’s a made-in-Vancouver Christmas Carol right down to the biggest turkey coming from Save-On-Meats. “Bah! Humbug!” turns up as “Bah! Humbird!” and “Bah! Humdung!” but the story remains the same: Scrooge is transformed overnight into a decent Christmas-keeping soul. Directed by Max Reimer with musical direction by Neil Weisensel, Bah! Humbug! brings Christmas back to Woodward’s—not as the magical Christmas windows we gazed at years ago but in SFU Woodward’s Fei and Milton Wong Theatre as a heartwarming benefit for the DTES Community Arts and the DTES Heart of the City Festival. It’s one sweet humbug. Don’t miss it next year. —Jo Ledingham

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Goh Ballet’s production of The Nutcracker was as warm and cheery as you’d expect. Centre in Vancouver for Performing Arts. The Goh Ballet Academy, one of the country’s best schools, established its Youth Company in 1979 to help young dancers make the transition from student dancer to professional by working with internationally renowned rehearsal masters and choreographers, and to give the students an opportunity to perform on a main stage with principal dancers from some of the best ballet companies in the world. This Nutcracker, for example, features Michele Wiles, until recently a Principal Dancer with American Ballet Theatre and Cory Stearns, who became an ABT Principal Dancer in 2011. What a thrill for young local dancers to be part of a show with such outstanding artists. This was a big production involving 200 dancers (on a rotating basis), fairytale sets, gorgeous lighting and 30 Vancouver Opera Orchestra musicians. Opening night featured rising star Samara Rittinger as Clara and a sweeter, more delicate little dancer you couldn’t imagine. Clara, you remember, receives the nutcracker from magician Drosselmeyer (Damien Carriere) at an elegant Christmas party hosted by her parents. After the nutcracker—in the form of a wooden soldier—is broken and subsequently repaired, Clara takes it to bed with her. The nutcracker is magically transformed into a handsome prince and off they go into fantasyland where they meet, for example, dancing snowflakes, sugarplums, Cossacks, Arabs, Chinese and waltzing flowers. Dancers ranged in age from tiny little ones dressed as mice to young adults on the cusp of auditioning for major ballet companies. Full of heart and Christmas cheer, the Goh Ballet Nutcracker is on its way to becoming a Vancouver tradition. Auditions are already scheduled in May 2012 for next Christmas. —JL joled@telus.net

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‘Awesome’ photographer documents chaos and squalor of touring punk band with Cheryl Rossi

“Adam PW Smith was 43 years old when he started a week of touring around Britain with The Dreadnoughts. He was 87 years old by the time that week was over,” reads the author bio in Smith’s recently selfpublished book, This Place is Awesome. The music lover and selftaught photo-journalist first saw local high-energy “gypsy-klezmer-polka-celtic-cider-folk-punk band” The Dreadnoughts in 2007 at their second show ever. When Smith heard the band was touring Britain for a week in 2009, he volunteered to join the five younger men in their van and photograph “the mayhem.” He got what he expected, only more of it. “The lack of privacy, the lack of comfort, the lack of civility,” he said. “It aged me in dog years.”

ear would have been ‘please spread the word that we need a place to stay tonight,’” he writes in another. Smith says he’s always been fascinated by the reality of rock music and where it differs from the myth. “The myth is kind of predictable and silly,” said the man who came of age in the era of 1970s punk. Photographer Pennie Smith’s 1980 book The Clash: Before and After made a huge

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Smith ended up with a profusion of black-andwhite shots that document the onstage pandemonium, vehicular chaos, offstage squalor and tedium. Unexpectedly, he realized the notes he’d taken provided him with rich material to mine. Particularly the experiences of touring with a low-end-of-the-food-chain band that was promised a meal a night but scrabbled for a place to sleep after each show and functioned with young, intelligent bandmates behaving like the boys in Lord of the Flies. This Place is Awesome is part photo doc, part travel diary rife with witty and wry insights and observations. “One thing I don’t quite understand about the British is why, when the road is twisty and has room for only one vehicle, they insist on planting seven foot high hedges along the sides to give both a sense of claustrophobia and impending doom…” he writes in one section. “Now call me crazy, but on arriving in a strange town and knowing that I’d be exhausted in a few hours, perhaps the first statement out of my mouth to a local


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Activity can offset weeks of merrymaking

Exercise at least 30 minutes every day Megan Stewart Staff writer

Keeping active is the key to a healthy holiday season in the face of heightened demands, expectations and platefuls of sweet and savoury indulgences. Even healthy, active adults may tip the scale ever so slightly following weeks of merrymaking, but end-of-year excesses don’t have to lead to regret or unrealistic New Year’s resolutions. “People’s schedules start to get pretty hectic this time of year,” said Joanna Weiler, a personal trainer at North Vancouver’s Hollyburn Country Club. The difference between a few minutes of exercise and none at all, she says, is immense. “Poor nutritional choices really wreak havoc on your energy levels. If you can keep that exercise up, even if you are counteracting that with booze and extra food, at least the exercise keeps your metabolism up, keeps your energy up, keeps you feeling good.” Come 2012, your healthy habits either persisted through another calendar year or you may have developed new ones worth pursuing. “Going into January, you will feel better about continuing on that path,” she said. Here are five tips for healthy living this holiday season and through the year. Plan ahead. Whether you are travelling or hosting guests, take the time to plan individual or group activities both indoors and outside. “The biggest thing is planning ahead and knowing what your plan is so you can prioritize your workouts,” said Weiler. Setting a course of action and telling others about it will help keep you accountable. “If you can get that 30 minutes in, it’s excellent.” Get creative. Vancouver’s community centres, including ice rinks and swimming pools, are open most days and some are open Christmas and New Year’s Day. Head indoors for familiar terrain if you regularly visit a gym or take a breath of fresh air and get outside. Weiler advises

A walk or run along the seawall is always a good way to get exerphoto Jason Lang cise. taking the path of least resistance. “It might be fun to try something new, but on the other hand, maybe you don’t have time to go to the gym. You may stick to your own living room or basement.” Play with the family. Winter is ideal for snowy activities like tobogganing, skiing, ice skating, snowshoeing and building snowmen. If you can’t make it to the mountains and if the temperature doesn’t drop below zero, this advice often falls flat in balmy Vancouver. Instead, hit the seawall on your bicycles, play a team sport or go for a walk as a family. Most Canadian kids aren’t active enough, according to health statistics based on the national average. Weiler’s answer is to play and make exercise fun. “Kids need to be getting 30 minutes of exercise every

day. There is something that’s always fun and usually you can extend that much more past half an hour and it’s quite the day.” Get outside. Fresh air, occasional

sunshine and not-so-frosty winter weather on the West Coast. If you can hit the slopes, be prepared for a good sweat. “Climbing up that hill is quite a workout, especially if you’re dragging a kid in the back of sled,” said Weiler. “Some of these things, you’re not used to doing, you’re wearing heavy boots, a heavy jackets—you’re sweating, your heart rate is coming up, you’re breathing is increasing and you’re using a lot of muscles that you’re not used to using, so you can actually burn quite a few more calories than you’re used to.” Make the most of time off. Work with your schedule—as hectic as it may be—and steal a few minutes to maintain your workout or launch new ones. “If you can get it done first thing in the morning or early in your day, you’re probably better off because you’re going to have less distractions later on with those last-minute invites,” said Weiler. No time in the morning? Weiler says avoid setting unrealistic expectations of yourself. “I can say: Get up and do it at 6:30 in the morning but if there is no way you’re going to do that, then you’re just setting yourself up for failure. It’s a matter of booking that time for yourself. Shopping is a priority but so are your workouts. Any exercise is good exercise—whatever time is going to work.” mstewart@vancourier.com Twitter: @MHStewart

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Ali Chernoff exposes the ghost of Christmas gluttony who hides in binge eating. The Vancouverite and registered dietitian points to U.S. statistics that suggest Americans regularly gain five to 10 pounds over the holiday season. Her Canadian clients, nonetheless, endure the same reality before they contact her and learn healthy ways to feed themselves. Chernoff emphasizes the importance of planning ahead, which not only means opting for certain dishes over others and practicing potion control, but also includes eating balanced meals throughout the day. “A lot of people would starve themselves all day and then go crazy,” she said. “They would have more calories in one meal than in an entire day.” They might lose the weight during the year, but more likely those added pounds added up over time. “They usually lost it but found that every year it was more difficult to take off until they decided to have a New Year’s Resolution and see a dietitian. That’s always how it goes.” This year, beat Jan. 1 by a week. —MS

Weight gain typically happens year round, not just at Xmas Megan Stewart Staff writer

A majority of Canadians assume they’ll gain up to nine pounds this holiday season, but the reality is that weight gain happens year round, not just during the short days and long nights of the Yuletide. In promotion of a low-calorie beer, Canadian brewer Molson released the results of a nationwide survey of 500 men and 500 women. Two-thirds said they expected to gain between one and nine pounds during the holidays. Vancouver registered dietitian Jessica Begg said typical weight gain at this time of year trends toward the lower end of the scale. “It’s not that much,” said Begg, who operates Flourish Wellness and Nutrition. “It’s around one pound, on average. The people who are struggling are struggling all year long.” Although two-thirds of adults polled by Molson

said they expected to gain between one and nine pounds during the holidays, one third said they were concerned about packing on pounds through the rest of the year. Fifteen per cent said they were “very” concerned. The health stats are also concerning. One in four Canadian adults is obese, according to a 2011 report from the Canadian Institute for Health Information. Adult participation in sports has declined from 45 per cent two decades ago to less 28 per cent more recently. Inactivity is identified as the greatest culprit for obesity, especially in women. A certain amount of alarm precedes the season of shortbread cookies, eggnog and rum after hours, deep-fried canapés and second servings of them all. Much of the trepidation is over-blown. By maintaining healthy habits and committing to moderation, said Begg, most Canadians should feel encouraged to enjoy themselves and even indulge—moderately—at

this time of year. Begg suggests Canadians look at the bigger picture. “If they’re on the right tack through the year, usually Christmas time and the holidays don’t really throw people off all that much. It’s not the holidays that are doing it, but maybe come January 1 when they weigh themselves and think, ‘I’ve gained,’ they think it’s because of the holidays but it may have been happening all year.” Imagine these coming weeks as a cruise—a caroling, merrymaking, in-law loving boat trip that’s nearly as secular as Christmas. Beware the all-you-can-eat buffet. The pounds won’t be lost at sea but will accompany you back on land. Strive for balance. If you serve yourself a second helping, add more Brussels sprouts. Turkey dinner can be a well-balanced meal, after all. mstewart@vancourier.com Twitter: @MHStewart


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