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GLYN Hughes and many of his neighbours spent their Thursday cleaning up after a burst water main ﬂooded his basement on Lauralynn Drive and swept mud onto several other properties.
Hughes was alerted to the problem just after 10 p.m Wednesday, when he noticed the ﬂashing lights of a ﬁretruck near his home. “We looked outside and there was nothing but water,” he said. District of North Vancouver crews had the water shut off 40 minutes later, and worked through the night to clean debris from Carmaria Court, downhill of the rupture. District ﬁreﬁghters and RCMP ofﬁcers were also on the scene. “Our basement is on ground level, so it just came in through the front door,” Hughes said. “And we’ve been cleaning up ever since.” No one was injured and there was no serious property damage. Water service was quickly restored to the affected homes and crews aimed to have the roadway completely cleared by the end of Thursday. District spokeswoman Jeanine Bratina said it isn’t known exactly why the pipe broke, but the municipality’s 50-year-old asbestos-cement water mains are growing brittle and fail comparatively frequently. When they do, the municipality replaces them with more durable ductile iron. The district spends $3 million each year on replacing the aging pipes, which translates into three to ﬁve kilometers each year. Staff believe as much as $12 million worth of “high-risk” pipe remains in the ground. Although no one was in any danger during this ﬂood, Dorit Mason of the North Shore Emergency Management Ofﬁce visited the neighbourhood to check on See Residents page 3
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Next Rodgers Creek phase approved
WV council grants development permits for Mulgrave area homes
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CHEERS from landowners and developers resonated in West Vancouver council chamber Monday night after councillors unanimously approved a development permit application for Area 3 East of the Rodgers Creek development area.
With approval at hand, the site, located immediately north of Mulgrave school, is now open for development, subdivision and single-family-house construction on 21 of the 42 single-family lots. Yet permit approval did not come without lengthy debate over environmental concerns and zoning bylaw variance issues, as well as recognition from council of the ever-receding West Vancouver tree-line. “It’s precious and we want you to pay attention to your surroundings,” warned Coun. Bill Soprovich on Monday night. “We want to make sure that this development doesn’t create a massive development — we really are very serious about the enclaves that we could create and the green left in-between and the natural state outside the development.” To date, council has approved Area 1 and Area 2 for development, and house construction is currently underway at both of these sites. Area 3 East, which is just under 10 hectares and sits generally west of Rodgers Creek, contains 45 lots, including 21 standard lots, as well as 21 smaller single-family lots, two cluster housing sites, and an apartment, estimated to be ﬁve or six storeys — all subject to a further development permit. The development area, owned by British Paciﬁc Properties Ltd., Ancore Developments Ltd., Showmark Rodgers Creek Development Inc. and Canada Charpac Developments Ltd., is home to ﬁve watercourses, including Rodgers Creek and a number of tributaries of Pipe Creek, making it an environmentally sensitive land requiring protection. At Monday night’s meeting, West Vancouver Streamkeeper Society, a recognized partner of the development working group, was represented and voiced support of the environmental strategy for Area 3 East, which involved collaboration with the district’s environmental co-ordinator, Steve Jenkins, and environmental consultants, including Alex Satori. “Streamkeepers’ view of this is narrow: it’s about the streams, about the ephemerals, it’s about our set-backs in habitat, and I can tell you that we were quite comforted by what we saw and the explanations we were given,” said Stramkeeper president John Barker. Council also weighed in on zoning bylaw variances prior to approval of the development permit. To make allowance for the steep terrain of Area 3 East, a number of zoning bylaw variances were incorporated into the development permit, including provisions for grade calculations for determining building height, and over-height retaining walls, estimated to be as high as four metres (13 feet) on some lots. “These are not huge variances, but cumulatively they sound like a lot,” said the district’s manager of community planning, Geri Boyle. Coun. Bill Soprovich raised concerns over the stability of the over-height retaining walls. “How do you get stability from an eight-foot wall?” asked Soprovich. “They would have to be constructed under engineering requirements,” said Boyle in response. Richard Cook of Jorden Cook Associates, a Vancouver-based planning ﬁrm, reassured Soprovich that “we won’t have houses
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CARSON the cat, seen here with the Paciﬁc Animal Foundation’s Lana Simon, was discovered two weeks ago trapped inside a drainage at North Vancouver’s Carson Graham secondary. Its owner is still unknown.
Trapped cat still in search of owner
CARSON, the cat that spent as much as a month trapped inside Carson Graham secondary, is still homeless.
The domestic longhaired feline is being cared for at North Vancouver’s Mosquito Creek Veterinary Hospital, but so far none of the potential owners who have come forward have checked out. Plenty of people have offered to adopt the lost pet, however, according to hospital staff. Carson was found trapped inside a drainage by a construction crew working on a new wing of the school last week. Workers
heard mewing coming from an adjoining structure and ended up tearing off ﬂashing until they were able to reach the animal. At the time, Carson was starving and suffering from liver damage, but apparently had access to water. The cat has been steadily gaining strength since then and is now able to eat on its own and is very affectionate, said staff. Carson has a tattoo in one ear, but the number is only partially legible, so it’s not clear whom it is registered to. Anyone who recognizes Carson can email mcvhosp@gmail. com. Respondents will be asked to provide information relating to the tattoo. — Manisha Krishnan
At-risk cooking school outgrows North Van digs
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A program that teaches homeless people and at-risk youth how to cook has been so successful they need a new, larger home. The North Shore Culinary School came to the City of North Vancouver’s council Monday to ask if they could move into the disused horseshoe club building in Mahon Park. Over the past four years, said director Don Guthro, the school has received 168 applications and has graduated 43 people through its six-month program, followed by a two-month internship — all of it free to the students. “The school’s focus is on persons at risk — youth or disadvantaged
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Police hope friends will recognize dead man From page 1
vertical stripes of black, gold, rust and green. He wore black socks and black boxer shorts with a distinctive polar bear pattern. “Somebody knows who he is,” said Cpl. Jag Johal, spokesman for the WVPD. “He may have been a street person; he may have had some problems with alcohol given the damage to his teeth. But this person has friends, so we’re asking our media partners to fan out these pictures and help ﬁnd someone.” Johal said the B.C. Coroner’s Service routinely checks unidentiﬁed remains against
the region’s missing persons reports. Dental records and DNA will also be retained in case nobody comes forward before the body has to be disposed of. Anyone who may be able to help identify this man should contact West Vancouver police at 604-925-7300 and mention ﬁle 11-11056, or call the coroner’s Identiﬁcation Tip Line at 1-877-660-5077. This is the second body found in Burrard Inlet this month. Last week, a 59-yearold man was pulled from the water near Cates Park. Police have not determined cause of death in either case, but foul play is not suspected.
Residents warned to prep for rain From page 1 residents and remind them to be prepared for more serious incidents such as the 2010 landslide that damaged several Wembley Drive homes and the fatal 2005 Blueridge slide. “It’s not just mudslides; it’s any type of emergency,” Mason said. “We all have a personal responsibility to be prepared. It could be an extreme weather incident, any type of hazard.” The ofﬁce is putting on a series of free or low-cost workshops in the coming weeks to educate residents about what they need to do to keep themselves safe in the event of an emergency, and what services are available to them afterwards. Visit www.nsemo.org and click on Training and Education, or call 604-9697000. Bratina also wanted to remind residents that given the heavy rains expected soon, they should make sure the storm drains in front of their homes are free from leaves and other debris to prevent overﬂows from damaging their property.
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AREA 3 East, north of Mulgrave School and east of Rodgers Creek is just under 10 hectares and contains 45 lots, two cluster housing sties and an apartment, estimated to be ﬁve or six storeys.
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built on stilts, we won’t have houses that are ﬂying in the air, but ones that ﬁt and set in the ground quite nicely.” Questions were also raised by Coun. Trish Panz over the possibility of future requests from home owners looking to remove trees in district-owned parks to make way for skyline view, and by Coun. Michael Evison, who pressured Boyle to consider the ﬁscal impacts of the project and the burgeoning cost of maintaining park land and trails, inherited though
development of the region. “We are looking at how to minimize the costs on the district,” said Boyle. “Our parks department is insisting on certain types of planting . . . and we have even gone a step further and we are in the midst of negotiating with British Paciﬁc to actually have them take on responsibility for the Chippendale rightof-way for the next 10 years, until the area has matured.” Overall, council showed great appreciation for the work and collaborative approach adopted by the developers.
“I think the process has been very extensive, and very inclusive, you worked very closely with our planning staff” said Coun. Michael Lewis, directing comments towards the developers. “I think you have kept us, and the public well-informed as you’ve gone through development of Area 3 East and I have no hesitations.” The next stage for development of the Rogers Creek Area will be Area 3 West, which has just one landowner and is slotted for the creation of estate-size single family lots.
School’s backers eye Mahon Park
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adults,” he said. “The training provides them with employable skills that give them the conﬁdence to adapt to the work environment, thus making the transition smoother back into the community. These students have gone on to work part time and full time in the hospitality industry.” Currently housed in the Lookout North Shore Housing Centre, Guthro said a larger, permanent space would mean the school could build a lab kitchen, ofﬁce space, common space for events and an edible garden. Hedidacknowledgethatthebuildingpresented some challenges and may need retroﬁtting for gas
or electrical service. “We thought it would be a good ﬁt, a win-win for both sides,” Guthro said. “We are conﬁdent in the success of the culinary program and its students and ask the council for its blessing to move forward with this vision at Mahon Park.” “It’s amazing the kind of really cool things that change people’s lives that are going on right under your nose that we don’t know about,” remarked Coun. Craig Keating. “I think this is an amazing project that helps a lot of people get skills for the rest of their lives.” Council voted unanimously to order a staff report on the feasibility of the school using the building.
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OR a government supposedly bent on ﬁscal prudence, the Tories have spared no expense when it comes to unnecessary and wrong-headed legislation. The Safe Streets and Communities Act, the latest incarnation of the government’s plan to get tough on crime, promises to draw hundreds of millions of dollars from federal coffers with nothing to show in return. Crime in Canada is at its lowest ebb since 1973, having decreased year on year for the past 20. Young adults commit more crimes than other age groups, meaning that our aging population has naturally driven down criminal behaviour — and will continue to do so — at no cost to taxpayers. Ignoring this, the new legislation calls for beefed-up mandatory minimum
sentences and an elimination of house arrest for certain crimes in the mistaken belief it will achieve the same objective. But mandatory minimums do little to deter crime. What they do is cause those facing such sentences to ﬁght long and hard in court. That can only add to the burden of an already-taxed system, resulting in more delays — and ironically, more cases being tossed out. The proposed measures haven’t worked in other places, like the United States, and they won’t work here. Those who write background documents for the Justice Department have said as much, but the Tories have put politics ahead of their sound policy advice. This bill won’t make us safer, but that was never really its intent; rather, it aims to make us feel better about an imaginary crime wave.
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Dear Editor: My homeowner taxes were increased this year 25 per cent. What do I get for this? A current sign on Marine Drive advises residents to “use alternate route” September/October due to construction. At 12:45 p.m., Wednesday of last week, the back road to Park Royal (the alternate route) was lined up westbound at Fell to Pemberton. It was also lined up westbound from Phillip Avenue to Capilano Road. And that was not rush hour. The North Shore is a trafﬁc zoo. For the last few years, the North Vancouver District and City has been in a building boom. Continual construction and trafﬁc delays have plagued residents. There is more to come, as projects on Lonsdale between 13th and 17th are to begin, and Marine Drive at Capilano Road. I do not object to growth or new residents, the North Shore is a great place to live and grow. Have you told these people however, that they should not bring a car? You claim our city and district are not grappling with the problems of sprawl and accompanying pressures on transportation experienced by other municipalities in the Lower Mainland and that your efforts lean towards becoming a more complete community, with people living and working in the same area to help solve transportation problems. This is a big city area, and its commerce and employment is spread from here to the Fraser Valley. You expect the new arrivals to live, socialize and work within a radius of their home? Have you told them you have narrowed lanes of trafﬁc to allow for bicycle lanes (I have yet to see any bicycles in most of these lanes), to allow for trafﬁc circles, speed bumps and narrowed corners? Have you told them the present infrastructure does not seem to be able to handle this growth, to support the density? I do not ever remember voting for these trafﬁc improvements and likely did not pay as much attention as I should have. As an example, I objected loudly to no avail, to the trafﬁc circle in my neighbourhood (I was one of 19 per cent who returned the survey for trafﬁc calming, but one of 49 per cent who voted against it). Cars continually play chicken, honk horns and screech tires as they chase each other to get by. The trafﬁc circle itself took over two years to ﬁnish and is not pretty among the million dollar real estate.
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Twinning wastes taxes Dear Editor: I wholeheartedly agree with Coun. Rod Clark’s stand on the City of North Vancouver’s twinning relationships with Chiba in Japan and Huizhou in China and his attempts to save my tax dollars. Why on earth is the city involved in doing the provincial government’s job of looking for business? How did council have the right to make this ‘twinning’ arrangement without consent of we the tax payers in the ﬁrst place? Just because it was provincially funded ($43,000) doesn’t mean it hasn’t cost us all a lot more for such grand tours by the hierarchy of politicians in our community. If it means a costly referendum to get rid of such extravagance for unproven beneﬁts to us, I say let’s have a referendum and stop such frivolous spending of our tax dollars. Florence L. Nicholson North Vancouver
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Quebec-ﬁrst will hurt NDP
THE recent visit to B.C. of federal NDP leadership candidate Brian Topp served as a reminder that the sudden success of the party at the national level presents a potential downside for the provincial wing.
Topp, like many other federal New Democrats, expressed his support for giving Quebec more seats in the House of Commons at the expense of provinces such as British Columbia. He argues Quebec has a unique and historical place in Confederation, and so must be treated differently. The federal NDP doesn’t like plans to expand the House of Commons to give 30 new seats to Ontario, B.C. and Alberta. The three provinces are severely underrepresented in Parliament, based on growing populations in each of them. But Quebec, which is already guaranteed 75 seats, would not receive more seats under the proposal and therefore its actual inﬂuence in Parliament would be diminished. This doesn’t sit well with Quebec nationalists, of course, who wield considerable inﬂuence over the electorate in their province. Now that the NDP is the dominant federal party in Quebec, it ﬁnds itself pandering to that province’s self-interest at the expense of the interests of other provinces. The federal NDP has been courting Quebec’s support for some time now. Its late leader, Jack Layton, pledged to block the redistribution plans last year and even wrote a letter to then-Bloc Québecois leader Gilles Duceppe pledging that his party would block any legislation “that would lead to the reduction of Quebec’s political weight in the House of Commons.” The NDP also supported a law making it mandatory that Supreme Court of Canada justices had to be bilingual, which may bar a large number of qualiﬁed jurists in Western Canada from ever being appointed to the top bench. Layton made it clear that winning seats in Quebec was a top priority for him. The fact his party exceeded even his loftiest dreams made for a deliriously happy election night for the NDP. But now the party may start paying the price that comes with cozying up to a province that demands special status above all others. The NDP has its historic roots in western Canada, and British Columbia has long been a particular stronghold. But will those ties now become strained, even broken, as the party shifts its focus to Quebec? The federal caucus is now dominated by MPs from Quebec. Many of those 59
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MPs are Quebec-ﬁrsters, and whoever wins the party leadership must walk a ﬁne line between accommodating Quebec’s interests while not penalizing traditional areas of strength such as British Columbia and Ontario. But blocking attempts to give B.C. a more deserving presence in Parliament is a no-go in this province. Topp appeared on CKNW radio last week and said he thought British Columbians would gladly give Quebec more than its fair share of seats, which
suggests he is severely out-ofstep with public opinion in this province. And this brings us to the impact that pandering to Quebec may have on the B.C. wing of the party. NDP leader Adrian Dix has only said he supports giving British Columbia more seats in the House of Commons, but he has not — at least at the time of this writing — explained whether he also favours retaining Quebec’s current strength in the House. If the federal NDP becomes painted as a Quebec-ﬁrst party, this will undoubtedly give the B.C. Liberals (and the B.C. Conservatives) a lot of ammunition with which to ﬁre away at Dix and his colleagues. The impact of this situation would be felt most signiﬁcantly outside of Metro Vancouver. Dix has made winning seats in the Interior — places like Vernon, Penticton, the Cariboo and the south Okanagan — a priority for him in the next
election. But those areas are also former strongholds of the old Reform Party, which had at its philosophical core a deep animosity towards Quebec. I suspect many people who voted for that party — which put up some impressive landslide wins in elections — felt the same way. A number of political observers — including myself — said on the recent federal election night a few months back that the NDP should be careful what it wished for when it came to winning electoral success in Quebec. And now the B.C. NDP may be about to ﬁnd out how true that prediction was to blaze a different trail. Keith.Baldrey@globalnews.ca
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Bacon fat and the end of all things
A short time ago, while I was making bacon as it happens, I came to realize that I don’t want the world to end.
Some of you may be surprised that I had to go so far as to make bacon to decide that the collapse of civilization would be a bad thing. But to those I say this: Can you say with complete honesty that you aren’t a little bit curious to see what it would be like? The answer is no. For thousands of years, Western civilization has been obsessed with the Apocalypse. In the book of Revelation, God puts an end to humanity in all kinds of interesting ways, from plagues to war to — oddly speciﬁcally — 200 million ﬁre-breathing lionheaded horses with snake tails. There’s a reason this is such a popular part of scripture: Deep down, we secretly think it might be kind of neat. Admittedly some of Revelation was probably meant in a metaphorical sense, like the whole Beast-of-the-Sea part (“Remember that sevenheaded, 10-horned thing that came out of the ocean a while back with the leopard body, bear feet and lion mouths?” “Yeah. I remember that.” “We should put it in charge of our country.” “That’s a good idea. Maybe it can ﬁx Medicare”) but it’s hard to argue it’s not a little bit fun to imagine. In the movies, human civilization collapses all the time for the same reason. Who, aside from the millions of people who were smart enough not to buy a ticket, didn’t enjoy watching mankind wiped out by dragons in Reign of Fire? In Terminator, most of us are killed by nuclear bombs and the rest are shot by robots. Hooray! In Resident Evil it’s a virus that turns all people, with the exception of genetically engineered ’90sera supermodels, either into zombies or octopus-mouthed businessmen. They’ve made three sequels. In 28 Days Later, a terrible disease that makes your eyes go red and makes you want to barf in other people’s faces nearly wipes out England. It was such a popular idea that they made another one in which that happens to everybody else. In the War of the Worlds, the problem is aliens. And while burying machines all over the earth before the rise of civilization and then
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waiting for humans to get really advanced and numerous before digging them up and evaporating people one by one may not be the most efﬁcient way to extinguish a species, it certainly makes for good viewing. And who could forget this year’s Planet of the Apes prequel, in which the problem isn’t nuclear war or disease so much as it is monkeys? Oh. And in last week’s Contagion, millions of people were wiped out by Gwyneth Paltrow. The list goes on. Movies keep ending the world because people want to see it happen. And people want to see it happen because it indulges a kind of universal fantasy. Our lives are ﬁlled with thousands of written and unwritten rules that we’re forced to follow on a daily basis. They’re the ubiquitous fun-killing code of conduct that makes us stand at right on the escalator, wear pants in public and thank as opposed to noogie the bus driver. It’s why we go grocery shopping as opposed to grocery looting, why we go to funerals in non-Power-Rangers themed outﬁts; it’s why we quietly remind the person in front of us in line that it’s an eight-item express check-out as opposed to just beating them to death with their 18th bag of ’Tater Tots. In a post-apocalyptic world, these rules go out the window. When the Four Horsemen show up, there’ll be a lot of ﬁre and boiling seas and other ostensible bummers, but you know what you won’t be doing? Separating your trash from the recycling. Ever again. What’s more, the hardy survivors of civilization’s end invariably face interesting challenges. Why is driving the kids to school boring? Because you don’t have to ﬁght giant moths to do it. Why don’t people like staff meetings? Because no one there is trying to eat their brains.
This idea, whether people admit it or not, holds a universal appeal. I’m no exception. From a young age, I always quietly looked forward to the day society came apart, when I could ﬁnally stop making my bed, put on an impractical but cool looking post-apocalyptic outﬁt (leather coat, extra belt, back-hostered shotgun, jaunty hat) and set off into the badlands shooting mutants and walking calmly away from explosions. This vision, of course, was founded on two assumptions: 1) That I would survive whatever nuclear/ environmental/monkey-based holocaust happened to be at issue, and 2) That I wouldn’t go bananas. These assumptions came into question recently when I was in my kitchen. I was preparing myself a simple, healthy breakfast, when I inadvertently got my ﬁngers and a good portion of my forearm covered in bacon fat. How I did this is beside the point. “Not a problem,” I thought. “I’ll simply wash the grease off using the fresh, abundant water that I assume will always be readily available in my tap.” It wasn’t until I got to the sink that I remembered the plumbing in my building had been shut off for the day. My reaction, in the face of the unexpected loss of a single aspect of civilization, was to freak right the hell out. I ran around the house looking for something to wipe my hands on and, realizing there was nothing, dialled my phone, presumably with my elbows, and then made my way the three blocks to a friend’s house and washed my hands there. The experience made me wonder how I would handle society’s collapse. What would I do without
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A10 - North Shore News - Friday, September 23, 2011
INQUIRING REPORTER ON Tuesday, Canada’s Conservativegovernment rolled out the Safe Streets and Communities Act — an omnibus bill combining nine previously introduced crime bills that failed to pass during Harper’s minority reign. The legislation will impose harsher punishments for sexual predators and drug criminals and see the end of house arrest and pardons for serious offenders. Critics say the new laws come at a huge cost to taxpayers and will do nothing to reduce crime. Supporters argue it will make our country safer. The answer will become clear in time. — Kerry Blackadar
Tim Crossin Courtney No. I believe prevention is the way to go. We have to ﬁgure out what’s causing crime. It’s a knee-jerk political ideology and it will cost us money.
Craven Denson North Vancouver Yes. I think keeping criminals off the streets will make it safer for us all.
Do stiffer sentences make our communities safer?
Mary Delaney West Vancouver Yes. I think the prospective of a signiﬁcant jail time sentence is a deterrent.
Mahsa Kia Vancouver It depends. You can’t have one generic rule for everyone — but if someone does something and you let them go free, they may do it again.
Mike Healey North Vancouver Deﬁnitely, but I think the punishment has to ﬁt the crime.
MP John Weston visits Iraq Jane Seyd email@example.com
WEST Vancouver MP John Weston says he has a renewed appreciation for Canadian freedoms after recently returning from Iraq, where he spoke to government ofﬁcials about human rights. Weston made the rare trip with the organization One Free World International, a Toronto-based Christian group that advocates for religious minorities and human rights in areas around the world. “No one remembers when a Canadian member of Parliament was last there,” said Weston, following his return from
Iraq on Sept. 15. Yet, he said, “Our voice there is disproportionately inﬂuential.” For many years, minority groups lived together in relative peace in Iraq, said Weston. But years of war have destroyed that. Among those Weston spoke to in Iraq who have suffered persecution were Yazidi, members of a Kurdish religion in northern Iraq, Sabeans, members of another small religious sect, and Christians, whose numbers in Iraq have declined by 50 per cent since 2003. Weston travelled with the leader of One Free World, Majed El Shaﬁe, and met high-level ofﬁcials including the vice-president, and vice-prime minister of Iraq and the president of the Iraqi parliament. “We wanted to leave the message that we cared about the rights of minorities,” said Weston. He said he hopes the government will
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OFWI representative Majed El-Shaﬁe (left) and MP John Weston meet with Vice-President Tariq AlHashimi of Iraq to discuss human rights issues. include protection for minorities in its new constitution. Weston was in Iraq from Sept. 6 to 15. While there, he wore body armour and travelled in armored convoys with tight security. It was a stark contrast to a recent trip around his own riding where he rode his bicycle, he added. “It was overwhelming to witness the fear and distrust in a community beleaguered by violence,” he said. “You appreciate the freedoms we have in Canada.”
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Friday, September 23, 2011 - North Shore News - A11
Prank triggers ﬂood, evacuation at Sentinel
James Weldon firstname.lastname@example.org
WEST Vancouver’s Sentinel secondary was evacuated Tuesday afternoon when someone fooling around with a sprinkler head managed to ﬂood an entire wing of the school.
Fireﬁghters were called to the campus at about 1 p.m. when the school’s ﬁre alarm went off. Crews arrived to ﬁnd students already outside and water gushing from a sprinkler on the second ﬂoor of the east wing. It emerged later that someone had locked a padlock on to the sprinkler head, and that when the lock’s owner had gone to retrieve it, they had inadvertently triggered the system. Fireﬁghters quickly shut off the water and plugged the head — only about eight minutes after it had been triggered, they estimate — but by then several classrooms, a wood shop and an art room had already ﬂooded to a depth of several centimetres. Water had also made its way into the walls and electrical systems, and had leaked down as far as the basement.
While students waited outside, the ﬁreﬁghters and maintenance staff set about containing the ﬂood and vacuuming it up with special equipment. Students were allowed back in to dry areas of the facility after about 45 minutes. The cleanup continued until 11 p.m. Although ﬁreﬁghters initially pegged repair work in the thousands of dollars, the school district later concluded that was an overestimate. “It looks like really minimal damage,” said superintendent of schools Chris Kennedy. “I’ve been told that in most of the classrooms you couldn’t tell it had happened.” The affected wing was back up and running Wednesday morning. The students involved came forward after the incident. Kennedy said he was satisﬁed the outcome was unintentional. While ﬁreﬁghters frequently respond to false alarms, it’s unusual for padlocks to be involved, said West Vancouver division ﬁre chief Martin Ernst. “I’ve been in the ﬁre service 25 years, and I haven’t seen that,” he said. “It was a prank or practical joke that went horribly wrong.”
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A12 - North Shore News - Friday, September 23, 2011
Silver Harbour’s Moon Festival
by Paul McGrath
Event organizer Sepideh Sarrafpour transforms into a Chinese opera actor.
Silver Harbour executive director Annwen Loverin brings her daughter Kiera.
Yu Hua Miao performs a work of Chinese opera. Representatives of Silver Harbour Seniors’ Activity Centre presented a Moon Festival, also known as a mid-autumn harvest festival, Sept. 7. The harvest festival is celebrated by many Asian cultures around the world. The North Vancouver event, supported by New Horizons for Seniors, featured festive treats such as moon cakes and musical performances by the Seniors Research Group of Chinese Opera and Music.
Yu Wen Chen and Jennifer Ko greet guests.
MLA Naomi Yamamoto and District of North Vancouver Mayor Richard Walton attend.
City of North Vancouver Mayor Darrell Mussatto and Stella Jo Dean have a chat.
MLA Jane Thornthwaite and Viva Korea’s Chang Hwa Lee team up for a photo.
Sisters Nicole and Janice Chen enjoy the festivities.
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YOUR NORTH SHORE GUIDE to ARTS & CULTURE
Duo Concertante visiting West Coast: Page 25 Carmen Souza’s Cape Verdean roots run soul deep: Page 28 Ry Cooder’s wry tunes have never sounded better: Page 29 Moneyball hits a home run: Page 30 Mexican ﬁlmmaker Nicolás Pereda is making it all up as he goes along: Page 33
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PRESENTATION House Theatre’s new artistic director Kim Selody has worked with theatre companies across Canada.
VIFF Film & TV Forum — Michael Arndt says great endings not easy to come by: Page 35 More online at www.nsnews.com/ entertainment twitter.com/ NSNPulse
PRESENTATION HOUSE THEATRE’S KIM SELODY
Benjamin Alldritt firstname.lastname@example.org
ASK Kim Selody what it takes to make successful theatre, and the 33-year veteran of the Canadian stage will make one thing very clear: it’s not about the building. “You can actually do theatre anywhere,” he says. “You just need a space where you can see and hear the human beings. That’s what makes live theatre interesting. So you don’t need a lot, you just need to remove the obstacles . . . the basis is the human being.” Nevertheless, Selody joins North Vancouver’s Presentation House Theatre as its new artistic director at a time when the company is hoping to move from its current ramshackle building into a new facility — likely in the next ﬁve to
10 years. It’s can be an “extremely chaotic and challenging” experience, Selody says, and he should know. “I seem to have ended up working with a lot of theatres just as they were opening buildings,” he says. “I stage-managed the very ﬁrst show at the Waterfront Theatre. I worked backstage and onstage when the Arts Club opened on Granville Island. I worked on the design at Performance Works. I’ve had a long relationship with Manitoba Theatre for Young People. I’ve directed a show there every year for almost 22 years and I acted and directed in the ﬁrst shows in their new $60-million theatre. Strangely enough I also directed the ﬁrst show in Prairie Theatre’s new building. “Theatre has a reputation for on-time delivery,” Selody says. “If we say it’s going to open on Tuesday at 8 p.m., it opens on Tuesday at 8 p.m. When See Theatre page 38
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of original artwork by local artists that can be rented for $10 to $40 per month will be on display until Sept. 24. Absorption, Reﬂection, Illumination: An exhibition of abstracted sculpture, paintings and tailored sources of light by Peter Pierobon, Sibeal Foyle and Kent Anderson will run from Sept. 30 to Oct. 22. Opening reception: Thursday, Sept. 29, 7-9 p.m. The Gift Box: Small, impulsebuy gift items will be for sale until Jan. 30, 2012. Works from artists Jen Ellis, Mary Blaze, Heike Kapp, Ana Isabel and Lina Cutnam on sale until Oct. 31. District Foyer Gallery: 355 West Queens Rd., North Vancouver. Gallery hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Info: 604-988-6844 or www.nvartscouncil.ca. The North Vancouver Community Arts Council will present an exhibition that explores decay in different mediums with stone sculptures by Oliver Harwood and acrylic paintings of vintage trucks and tractors by Warren Oneschuk until Oct. 19. District Library Gallery: 1277 Lynn Valley Rd., North Vancouver. Info: www. nvartscouncil.ca. The North Vancouver Community Arts Council will present a photography exhibit titled Photosynthesis: a vivid See more page 17
Word on the Street
NORTH Shore writer Timothy Taylor speaks in the Author’s Tent at Library Square and CBC Plaza downtown on Sunday, Sept. 25 at 2:15 p.m. as part of this year’s Word on the Street celebrations. This year the national literary event runs over three days starting today. For more information on Vancouver highlights go to www.thewordonthestreet.ca/wots/vancouver.
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THE musical satire Smile, a big hit at the 2011 Vancouver Fringe Festival, will be presented at Presentation House Theatre Sept. 28 to Oct. 2 at 8 p.m. with weekend matinees at 2 p.m. For tickets ($18/$12) and more information on the production visit www.awkwardstageproductions.com. From page 16 photographic exhibition of diverse foliage by Jennifer Lamb until Sept. 28. The North Vancouver Community Arts Council will present a photography exhibition of Daniel deRegt’s work Sept. 28-Nov. 9. Opening reception: Saturday, Oct. 1, 2-4 p.m. Ferry Building Gallery: 1414 Argyle Ave., West Vancouver. Admission to all shows is free. Info: 604-925-7290 or www.ferrybuildinggallery.com. Gallery hours: Tuesday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Closed Mondays. Call for Entries: North Shore, Sea to Sky Corridor and Sunshine Coast artists are invited to submit work to be juried for future exhibits Sunday, Sept. 25, 9-11 a.m. Pick up will be from 3 to 4 p.m. Objective Reality: A mixed media exhibition will run from Sept. 27-Oct. 16. Opening reception: Tuesday, Sept. 27, 6-8 p.m. Artists in attendance: Saturday, Oct. 1, 2 p.m. Painters’ Landing: Artists are invited to work, exhibit and sell art on the grass areas at Ambleside Landing and Millenium Park until Oct. 31. Fee: $55 per month. Info: 604-925-7290. The Gallery at Artisan Square: 587 Artisan Lane, Bowen Island. Info: 604-947-2454 or www.biac.ca. Hours: Friday-Sunday, noon-4 p.m. Gallery Jones: 1531 Marine Dr., West
Vancouver. Info: 604-926-2233. Gallery YoYo: 312 East Esplanade, North Vancouver. Gallery hours: Wednesday to Saturday, 1-5:30 p.m. or by appointment. Info: 604-9832896. Grafﬁti Co. Art Studio: 171 East First St., North Vancouver. Gallery hours: Tuesday-Friday, 1:30-6:30 p.m. or by appointment. Info: 604980-1699 or www.grafﬁticoart.com. Kay Meek Centre: 1700 Mathers Ave., West Vancouver. Info: www.kaymeekcentre.com or 604-913-3634. James Tabasi’s work will be exhibited from Oct. 2 to 31 to raise funds for the new HOpe Centre for Mental Health at Lions Gate Hospital. Lions Bay Art Gallery: 350 Centre Rd., Lions Bay. Gallery hours: Monday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Info: www.lionsbayartgallery.com or 604921-7865. Featuring established and upcoming artists. North Vancouver Community History Centre: 3203 Institute Rd., North Vancouver. Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Info and registration: 604-990-3700, ext. 8016. As Dreamt, As Built — Maps and Plans of North Vancouver. An ongoing exhibit of documents that highlight the community’s development. See more page 18
Artists for Kids After School Art Fall registration begins September 23, 2011 Classes for Young Artists ages 5-18 Taught by Terriﬁc Teachers in a North Shore school near you Course information available at our website. Please call to register.
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CALENDAR From page 18 Sunday, noon-5 p.m. Info: 604925-7292 or www.silkpurse.ca. In Search of Colour: Mother and daughter Krystyna and Elizabeth May explore individual expression and communication through art, until Oct. 2. Krystyna is an art therapist and
Elizabeth lives with autism. Annual Call for Entry for Shows: Artists are invited to drop off their work to be juried Saturday, Sept. 24 from 10 to 10:30 a.m. at St. Stephen’s Anglican Church, 885 22nd St., West Vancouver. Pick up will be from 2 to 2:30 p.m. Starﬁre Studio: 6607 Royal
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■ Duo Concertante: Thursday, Sept. 29 at the Silk Purse Arts Centre at 10:30 a.m. Tickets: $12. Info: www.silkpurse.ca. And, Saturday, Oct. 1, 7:30 p.m. at St. Monica’s Church. Tickets: $18. Info: 604-921-9112.
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TIMOTHY Steeves and Nancy Dahn’s lives are truly grounded in their art.
DUO Concertante (Timothy Steeves and Nancy Dahn) are planning a triple-disc set of Beethoven’s sonatas for their next recording project.
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Steeves, a pianist, and Dahn, a violinist, are partners both professionally, as members of the acclaimed Duo Concertante, as well as personally, as husband and wife. “I don’t think there’s anything that moves me as much as music. . . . It just ﬁlls you up so much and is just so intellectually complex as well. It just seems to get your whole self ﬁring on all cylinders. That’s what keeps us going,” says Dahn. The pair met through their work as professors in the School of Music at Memorial University in St. John’s, N.L. Given ofﬁces across the hall from one another, they opted to begin making music together. “We just clicked. Our musical partnership started before the romantic one,” says Dahn. She and Steeves started performing as friends in 1997 and later fell in love, marrying in 1998. In addition to various solo projects over they years, they’ve had widespread success as Duo Concertante, having ﬁve records under their belts, including last year’s Wild Bird. The album’s “Duo for Violin and Piano,” written by Murray Schafer, won a Juno Award for Best Classical Composition earlier this year. Dahn and Steeves have received a number of other accolades over the years, including being named Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council’s artist of the year in
2010. They’re artistic directors of the Tuckamore Chamber Music Festival, an annual two-week St. John’s summer festival they founded in 2000 that features performances as well as workshops and master classes. They maintain a busy international touring schedule, which includes two stops in West Vancouver next week: Thursday, Sept. 29 at the Silk Purse Arts Centre; and Saturday, Oct. 1 at St. Monica’s Church. “It’s a very different feeling when I play with anyone else now because I play so much with Tim,” says Dahn. “We have a way of reading each other that’s pretty immediate. There’s also such feelings of acceptance there with him.” When asked about their unique professional and personal partnership, both talents attest it’s a successful one. “We know some couples who really separate it, you know they have their professional thing and their sort of family thing, but for us it’s always been somehow combined and that’s worked really, really well for us,” says Steeves. Music is very much at the heart of family life, especially now that their children are showing an interest; their 12-year-old daughter plays piano and violin and their nine-year-old son has picked up cello and piano. “It’s sort of all-encompassing, our lives. It’s all one big mash — the family, the marriage, the music — it’s all we know,” says Dahn. “One big mash” could be used to describe their repertoire, which sees them perform a combination of pieces from the classical tradition and new works commissioned for them. “We recognize that many of the pieces that are in the standard repertoire that we really love came about because of a performer — a performer See Teaching page 37
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Capilano U Cap Tourism students, Samantha Glennie (second from left) and Cat Lapointe (second from right), are joined by two new Russian friends at a summer camp for volunteers in the Krasnodar region of Russia. Ten Cap students and four faculty members were there July 29 to August 10 to share their Olympic Games volunteer experiences with 400 Russian youths interested in volunteering during the 2014 Sochi Winter Games.
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Cape Verdean roots run soul deep ■ Carmen Souza, Capilano University Centre for the Performing Arts, Saturday, Sept. 24 at 8 p.m. Tickets $32/$29.
John Goodman email@example.com Cape Verdean musician Carmen Souza opens Capilano University’s fall arts season tomorrow night with a show at the Centre for the Performing Arts. Born in Lisbon to ﬁrst generation Cape Verdean immigrants Souza bridges two worlds with a modernist perspective on folkloric roots. Her latest album, Protegid, features lyrics sung entirely in Cape Verdean Creole. Her sound has a little bit of everything inﬂuenced by genres that have gone back and forth across the Atlantic Ocean several times. Horace Silver’s hard bop funk meets Cape Verde’s African roots in a Lisbon café. Currently touring North America with a trio Souza spoke to the North Shore News from California where her band had performances before heading north. North Shore News: What’s the Cape Verdean community like in Lisbon? Carmen Souza: It’s a community that’s been there for years and years. My parents generation is now 60-plus and there’s been a big development over generations. There are really strong relations between Portugal and Cape Verde and it’s just like home with the same language. I grew up in a community like that. In my time, in the ’80s, there weren’t that many Cape Verdeans in the area where we lived but within the family we had that environment and culture. I grew up with both sides — the Cape Verdean side and the European side. North Shore News: Where were your parents from? Carmen Souza: They are from Santo Antão, the greenest island in Cape Verde. It has a lot of big mountains and is very beautiful actually. They moved to Portugal in their early 20’s — like many Cape Verdeans they went in search of better conditions for their lives. They got married there. They spoke Creole with me and I would respond back to them in Portuguese. It was a whole big mixture. I always understood Creole because it was the language that I grew up listening to. I could understand and I could speak it. Now all of my lyrics are in Creole as well. North Shore News: How did you get involved in music? Carmen Souza: My parents are Christian and I went to church every Sunday listening to gospel music and Cape Verdean
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music. Also my father played the guitar. It was in 2001 that I met Theo Pas’cal, the musical director, who has been working with me for 10 years. He really got me into doing music and going deeper on the music side. I started to work on his projects. He was already an established musician in Portugal and he taught me a lot of things and opened my mind to a lot of things such as jazz. That’s how I grew up musically. North Shore News: Where did Theo see you perform? Carmen Souza: I was auditioning for a gospel choir and he was the musical director at that time. I was chosen in the audition and that’s where everything started. He invited me to work on several other projects that he had. North Shore News: How do you write songs with Theo? Carmen Souza: We compose together and it’s been like this for 10 years. It’s basically creating conversations between the two of us. The songs and lyrics come from photo Patricia Pascal what you live daily and the music is just transpiring CARMEN Souza used a mobile studio to record her album Protegid while touring. from that. It’s been a very natural process and a very Carmen Souza: They had no boundaries in terms of music and comfortable environment to work with. we like that. And we also made sure that they all had their own personal thing on the album. We wanted them to come and North Shore News: Where did you record Protegid? Carmen Souza: Protegid was recorded in several places because show their own personal experience and their own musicality about where they were coming from. We had the pleasure we were touring at the time. We wouldn’t have much time to work with Omar Sosa, a great pianist from Cuba, Marc to get into a studio so we took a mobile studio with us and Berthoumieux, an accordion player from France, and so many recorded in Canada, in France, in New York. It was so much others. It was a blessing. better to record the album like that because it became really special. It had a lot of different elements from different places. North Shore News: Who’s coming with you on tour? That was the way. We’ll record that way again. It gives the Carmen Souza: We have Theo Pas’cal on bass and double album a whole different sound with different energies and bass, of course, and then we have Jonathan Idiagbonya, who is different inspirations. a Nigerian U.K.-based piano player — they call him the Oscar North Shore News: A lot of different ﬂavours on the record Peterson from Africa — and we have a Brazilian drummer, — how was it working with all the musicians? Mauricio Zottarelli, who has been in New York for quite awhile.
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North Shore News: Most of the material on Protegid is original but you chose to do two covers — “Sodade” and “Song for My Father.” How did you choose those two? Carmen Souza: “Sodade” is like the Cape Verdean hymn you know and so I decided to include the best of my roots and the best of my inﬂuences. “Sodade” is a song that has spread around the world and everybody knows it to be Cape Verdean. You can’t speak about Cape Verde and not speak about “Sodade.” Horace Silver was a great pianist who inspires me a lot and he had Cape Verdean origins as well. I do “Song for My Father” and I transcribed the piano solo on his album and made lyrics in Creole dedicating the song to my father as Horace Silver dedicated to his. North Shore News: Have you been to Vancouver before? Carmen Souza: I played on Vancouver Island in 2006. It was a great adventure but we didn’t have much time to see things so I’m looking forward to this trip.
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RY Cooder’s latest album, Pull Up Some Dust and Sit Down, features 14 original tracks that veer all over the Americana map.
Cooder’s wry tunes never sounded better John Goodman firstname.lastname@example.org
■ Ry Cooder — Pull Up Some Dust and Sit Down (Nonesuch Records) Rating: 9 (out of 10) Ry Cooder has put out many ﬁne records over his long career and Pull Up Some Dust and Sit Down ranks right up there with the best of them. His ﬁrst ﬁve solo albums on Reprise from 1970 to 1976 are a continuous string of masterpieces. On his eponymous debut, Into the Purple Valley, Paradise and Lunch, Boomer’s Story and Chicken Skin Music, Cooder created his own unique fusion of blues, folk, country, gospel, rock and Tex-Mex tunes. The roots musician has kept cooking with this mix ever since. There are no borders in his music although as an artist he is very cognizant of place. As a session player early on (for the likes of Jackie DeShannon, Taj Mahal, the Rolling Stones and Captain Beefheart) and as a leader of his own bands, Los Angeles and the surrounding southern California desert region have been a constant presence in everything he does. Like blood in the tracks it’s part of the vibe — these sounds were made in L.A. Almost all of the tracks on Cooder’s early seminal works were covers of other people’s work that he rebuilt as he saw ﬁt. Name another musician who could cover one of of Sleepy John Estes’ idiosyncratic tunes and make it work. Timeless roots Americana operating both as documentation of things past and as contemporary art. In the past decade Cooder has begun composing more of his own material with varying results. Some of his recent music for Nonesuch Records
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L.A. was a brilliant pastiche of everything he’s done. Cooder is completely back on his game for Pull Up Some Dust and Sit Down with a funky, soulful set of 14 original tunes that veer all over the map. Opener “No Banker Left Behind” is a Depression-era Uncle Dave Macon stomper that takes its name from a Robert Scheer article published on the truthdig website about the 2008 economic meltdown. Tracks like “El Corrido de Jesse James,” “Humpty Dumpty World” and “John Lee Hooker for President” are Cooder at his best. Brilliant stuff.
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A30 - North Shore News - Friday, September 23, 2011
Pitt’s Moneyball hits a home run Julie Crawford Contributing Writer
■ Moneyball. Directed by Bennett Miller. Starring Brad Pitt and Jonah Hill. Rating: 7 (out of 10) It has to be said that my favourite parts of a live baseball game are singing during the seventh-inning stretch, and when the kids race the dogs around the bases. And watch it on TV? Never. Therefore, director Bennett Miller (Capote), along with writers and cast have pulled off a coup: getting me to wholeheartedly enjoy a ﬁlm that isn’t just about baseball (yawn), it’s about the business of baseball (snore). Moneyball has got all the trappings of a great sports movie — an underdog team, a hero past his prime — but it’s told from the fresh perspective of a guy who thinks he’s jinxed, and can’t even leave his ofﬁce when the game is on. The ﬁlm starts with a Mickey Mantle quote and real footage from the 2001 season, where Oakland Athletics general manager Billy Beane (Brad Pitt) See Pitt page 36
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A32 - North Shore News - Friday, September 23, 2011
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Friday, September 23, 2011 - North Shore News - A33
Pereda making it up as he goes along Mexican ﬁlmmaker building his cinematic universe from scratch
■ Perpetual Motion: The Films of Nicolás Pereda, Paciﬁc Cinémathèque, until Sept. 26. For schedule go to www. cinematheque.bc.ca.
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A retrospective of the work of someone still in their 20s is a bit unusual to say the least but Paciﬁc Cinémathèque is making a special case for the ﬁlms of young Mexican director Nicolás Pereda. The proliﬁc ﬁlmmaker has built up a considerable oeuvre over the last couple of years moving back and forth between Toronto and Mexico. Born in Mexico City in 1982 Pereda moved to Canada when he was 19 to study ﬁlm at York University. He managed to turn his grad thesis Where Are Their Stories? (¿Dónde están sus historias?, Mexico/Canada, 2007) into his ﬁrst feature ﬁlm and has been turning out top quality cinema ever since. The Cinémathèque is showing all ﬁve of his feature ﬁlms over the next week. New York City’s Anthology Film Archives, which screened the retrospective in July, says “Pereda combines aspects of some of the most notable trends in contemporary world cinema, including elements of deadpan minimalism, slacker cinema, the documentary/ ﬁction hybrid, and long-take formalism. And like Tsai Ming-Liang, Pedro Costa and Jia Zhang-ke, his work has focused on a handful of actors who reappear from ﬁlm to ﬁlm, playing fascinating variations on their previous roles. Drawing a great deal of their power from these actors’ remarkable presence, and from his own evocative sense of place, Pereda’s ﬁlms are among the chief testaments to the incredible vitality and creativity of Mexican cinema today.” Like Portugal’s Costa, Pereda focuses on the trials and tribulations of working class life but he has developed his approach from quite a different perspective. The young ﬁlmmaker grew up See Director page 34
NICOLÁS Pereda’s latest feature ﬁlm, Summer of Goliath (Verano de Goliat), is included in a retrospective of the Mexican ﬁlmmaker’s work at Paciﬁc Cinémathèque.
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A34 - North Shore News - Friday, September 23, 2011
Director moved to Toronto to study
in an afﬂuent neighbourhood in Mexico City with little to suggest early on what his future might be. “We had a TV at home but we never had a culture of watching it,” says Pereda. “The only TV was in my parents’ bedroom and we would watch a family movie sometimes but it wasn’t a very common thing for us.” Although as a child he was interested in the arts there was nothing speciﬁc that drew him in. “Film is an area that when you’re young you don’t know if you’re good at it or not,” he says. “Any other art form you’ve had a taste of it in elementary school or high school. If you paint or dance or act or whatever you already know if you can do that or not. When I was 17 or 18 a lot of video cameras came out and it was fairly easy to put together a ﬁlm on your own with computers. I used to bring a camera to school almost every day.” Most of his early ﬁlms were like “music videos, abstract stuff with no narrative,” he says. Elements from those early experiments pop up in Pereda’s later work. He screened some shorts at local galleries in Mexico City before he moved north to study in 1999.
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really good friends. I hadn’t seen him act but I knew he was an actor. I didn’t know how he would act but most of the actors that I had in my ﬁrst ﬁlm were nonprofessional actors so it didn’t really matter. I quickly realized he could a lot more because he’s a very versatile actor.” Rodriguez is one of the founders of Lagartijas Tiradas al Sol (Lizards Basking in the Sun) MEXICAN ﬁlmmaker a theatrical troupe in Mexico Nicolás Pereda. City. “I started working with the company,” says Pereda. “They were a group of people I wanted to continue to work with. It just sort of happened. There was stuff I wanted to do in Canada but the projects kept bringing me back there. “When we make ﬁlms I just don’t feel I am alone — everybody is incredibly involved in the ﬁlms. They have a work environment where they have very little means but they try to do as much as they can with what they have. It’s very nice working with people who are in tune with what you are doing. I just felt that to built that community in Canada would take me a long time. I am planning something in Canada hopefully shooting next year but if I want to do something in Mexico it’s easy to put together a production.” Other members of Lagartijas Tiradas al Sol appeared in Juntos and the group has been an essential element of all Pereda’s ﬁlms to date. “They are a lot more radical than myself,” he says. “I am incredibly inspired by what they do. They come up with really crazy things.” Teresa Sánchez, another important presence in Pereda’s ﬁlms, mainly worked as a puppeteer before she met the ﬁlmmaker. “I was doing some activist videos in Mexico to promote social change,” he says. “Teresa was hired by someone else to act in one of those and I met her there. She was incredibly talented. She had never been in ﬁlm but had done a lot of puppeteering work. Puppeteers are generally actors and she was very good at comedy. She had a perfect physical presence for the ﬁlms I wanted to make.” Pereda shoots all of his ﬁlms on video with a small crew. Some of his features have been blown up to 35mm but that’s only for distribution purposes. “It’s a bit absurd for some of the ﬁlms most of the budget goes to transferring to 35mm,” he says. “I’ve only done it for distribution as it’s very complicated to distribute it on video. I think it’s going to change very soon and maybe it’s changed already but when I started four years ago in Mexico the main theatres where I could show my ﬁlms didn’t have decent video projection. Juntos and All Things Were Now Overtaken by Silence, which is a documentary, didn’t get commercial releases but the other ﬁlms had potential — I’m not saying a big commercial release but you know ﬁve copies in small arthouse theatres — and so it was important to have the 35mm copy for those.” Each ﬁlm varies as to how much is scripted and how much is improvised. The actors in Lagartijas Tiradas al Sol collaborated closely with Pereda on Juntos and that’s reﬂected in the ﬁlm’s credits. Other productions have been more conventional. “My approach to directing is like my approach to friendship or life generally,” says Pereda. “I don’t have a particular method. I talk to different actors in very different ways and I try different things depending on my relationship with that particular person.” Pereda has plans to make a ﬁlm in Canada next year but before that he has one more project lined up with his Mexican ensemble. The working title for the ﬁnal ﬁlm, in what has become an epic series, is Greatest Hits. “In a way Gabino being Teresa’s son and having a girlfriend, that’s Luisa (Pardo), and having a friend, that’s Francisco (Barreiro), and all of them together have appeared here and there in the different ﬁlms and I think the new ﬁlm will be about looking back at all the ﬁlms and talking about representation in cinema and different levels of reality.”
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“The most difﬁcult part was the majority of students had a different outlook on ﬁlm then I did,” says Pereda. “I felt it was strange the lack of interest towards other stuff. People were very sure of what they wanted to do when we started ﬁlm school and I was a lot more doubtful of what was around. There was a lot of ﬁlms and types of ﬁlmmaking that I was trying to become aware of. Not everybody, but a majority of the students already had a clear idea of what kind of ﬁlms they wanted to do and what kind of ﬁlms they wanted to be watching.” Pereda did meet Alejandro Coronado, the cameraman on all his ﬁlms in Toronto. “We were in the same program at York. We shot a couple of short ﬁlms. We didn’t have too much time to think about what we were doing as we were shooting so often. It was a good time to meet and ﬁnd out how we both worked together.” None of the cast or crew on Pereda’s ﬁrst project had much experience but one actor in particular stood out and has been featured in almost all of his ﬁlms to date. He did a lot of video production work in theatre and opera in Mexico City while he was studying at York and met Gabino Rodriguez on one job. “He was the assistant director of one of the plays I was working on,” Pereda says. “We had to spend a lot of time together and became
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Friday, September 23, 2011 - North Shore News - A35
VIFF FILM AND TV FORUM
Great endings not that easy to come by Michael Arndt talks about what works best at ﬁlm fest forum
■ Michael Arndt speaks at the Vancouver International ﬁlm Festival’s Film and TV Forum as part of “Film Day” on Sept. 29 at 11:15 a.m. Anyone interested in learning more can go to www.viff.org/forum and register there. Tickets for his workshop are $35 and Forum passes are $325.
Jesse Ferreras Contributing Writer
WHAT makes a great ending? Michael Arndt has a pretty good idea. “An ending has to wrap not only the narrative logic of the story,” he says, “and it also has to be emotionally fulﬁlling. It has to wrap up the emotional logic of the story.” Arndt would know. He’s the Academy Award-winning screenwriter of the 2006 indie hit Little Miss Sunshine and he’s bringing his insights on wrapping up a story to a Sept. 29 session of the Film and TV Forum, being held in conjunction with the Vancouver International Film Festival. Dubbed “Endings: The Good, the Bad and the Insanely Great,” it will articulate for aspiring screenwriters the difference between a lousy ending, a good ending and a great ending. Endings to ﬁlms such as Star Wars, The Graduate and Little Miss Sunshine will help him hammer home his points. When you’re writing a story, the ending can often be the most difﬁcult part. You set up a conﬂict, maybe a subplot, and you have to resolve them by the end. Any narrative elements you introduce have to ﬁt into your conclusion. That’s enough to create a “good” ending, the kind of ﬁlm you’ll smile at, leave the theatre and think about no more when you go home. As Arndt tells it, a “great” ending needs a little more. “I think that a lot of times, a movie will wrap up the narrative logic nice and cleanly, and the emotional logic nice and cleanly,” he says. “But very frequently, a story’s meaning is very obvious or predictable. You have good guys versus bad guys, and what you want to do is to make the story’s ending meaningful but in a surprising way.” Arndt feels a good story needs three things at stake: an external set of stakes, like Rocky Balboa becoming champion of the world; an emotional set of stakes, like whether Finding Nemo’s main character will ever get his son to love him again; and a philosophical set of stakes, which sees two values run headlong against each other. “You want it to look as though the hero has been defeated in all three sets of stakes,” Arndt says. “You want to see him going down in ﬂames and there’s not a positive outcome possible, and then quickly it’s possible. You want to create this sort of cascading reversal in which each of the outcomes gets slipped from negative to positive.” The Graduate most certainly ﬁts that bill. The 1967 classic told of Benjamin Braddock, a university graduate who isn’t sure what he wants to do with the rest of his life. He’s welcomed as a hero when he comes home to California and his parents expect great things of him. What he wants of himself is another matter entirely. He gets into an ill-advised affair with Mrs. Robinson, his father’s best friend’s wife, a relationship made all the more complicated when he falls in love with her daughter Elaine. You’re not entirely sure of where the movie is going with this until the end, when Elaine is about to be married off to another man. Benjamin arrives in a huff, interrupts the wedding and sweeps Elaine off with him on a bus out of town. They laugh together as they sit in the back seat … and then they stop. They exchange awkward smiles and the movie ends, its denoument accompanied by Simon and Garfunkel’s “Sound of Silence,” the very song that plays at the ﬁlm’s opening when you meet a character uncertain of his future. The ending is strange, but it works … and for Arndt, it’s one of the best ever conceived for ﬁlm. “It just always works, it never fails to work,” he says. “I just can’t imagine a more perfectly calibrated and executed ending than The Graduate. It’s the last two minutes are just a happiness machine which sends people out smiling, and that’s a very difﬁcult thing to do.”
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CALENDAR From page 20 Duo Concertante will perform Thursday, Sept. 29 at 10:30 a.m. Tickets: $15/$12. Pappa’s Got a Brand New Bag: Kentish Steele and The Shantelles will perform R&B renditions of the classics Saturday, Oct. 1 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $20/$18. Music for Art — Critters: Lions Gate Sinfonia will perform a concert honouring animals that share the planet with us Tuesday, Oct. 4 at 10:30 a.m. Tickets: $15/$12. St. Monica’s Church: 6404 Wellington Ave., West Vancouver. Duo Concertante with violinist Nancy Dahn and pianist Timothy Reeves will perform Saturday, Oct. 1 at 7:30 p.m. Admission: $18. Info: 604-921-9112. West Vancouver Masonic Hall: 1763 Bellevue Ave., West Vancouver. Live at the Masonic: Vocalists Rae Armour, Linda Kidder and Beverley Elliott will perform Saturday, Oct. 1 at 8 p.m. Norman Foote will open the show with his comedy and music. Admission: $20. Tickets: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. West Vancouver Memorial Library: 1950 Marine Dr., West Vancouver. Info: 604-925-7407 or www.westvanlib.org. Friday Night Concert Series: The Human Statues will perform a blend of pop, folk and funk music Friday, Sept. 23 at 7:30 p.m. Free. West Vancouver Presbyterian Church: 2893 Marine Dr., West Vancouver. The Sentimental Journey: A beneﬁt concert with big band sounds of the ’40s Saturday, Sept. 24, 7:30-9:30 p.m. All proceeds will go to the North Shore Crisis Services Society. Tickets: $15/$10/$5.
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CAPILANO University instructor Luke Ma plays a Kawai grand during a piano sale held last weekend in the Sportsplex Gymnasium on campus. The school is renewing its stock of pianos and more than 100 Baby Grands, uprights and digital keyboards were all offered for sale to the public at discount prices.
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THEATRE Capilano University Performing Arts Theatre: 2055 Purcell Way, North Vancouver. Tickets: 604-990-7810 or www.capilanou. ca/nscucentre. Cap Theatre Series: A performance of Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story Sept. 27 and 28 at 8 p.m. Tickets: $45/$42. Deep Cove Shaw Theatre: 4360 Gallant Ave., North Vancouver. Info and tickets: 604-929-3200 or www.deepcovestage.com. Book of Days: A dark comic mystery will run Wednesdays to Saturdays from Sept. 30 to Oct. 15 at 8 p.m. Admission: $18/$16. Kay Meek Centre: 1700 Mathers Ave., West Vancouver. Info and tickets: www.kaymeekcentre.com or 604-913-3634. Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story will be performed Oct. 3 and 4 at 8 p.m. Tickets: $45/$42/$24. See more page 37
Pitt excellent as the Oakland A’s coach From page 30
is losing, again. The Yankees, with their seemingly endless pockets, keep pilfering players from Beane’s team. We’re like their farm team, Beane rails: “organ donors for the rich.” He begs for more money, but is told point blank: “we’re a small market team, and you’re a small market GM.” Beane is faced with replacing two of his star players on a shoestring budget, while his scouts come up with the same old Band-aid solution that keeps the A’s at the bottom of the league. Then, during a meeting with the Cleveland Indians, Beane notices that management keeps whispering to a chubby guy wearing a bad tie. It’s clear that Peter Brand (Jonah Hill) was picked last every gym class, but he knows a thing or two about baseball. Beane hires him. Peter, fresh from Yale, is a fan of the methodology of Bill James, whose theory suggested that major league teams shouldn’t be looking for big hitters, but guys who could simply get on base. So start the ﬂow charts, grid and code. Beane is putting all his balls in one basket, so to speak, but Peter assures him “we’ll ﬁnd value in players that no one else can see”. In some cases that logic means converting catchers into ﬁrst basemen, or signing guys who can barely run to ﬁrst base, putting together a team “like an Island of Misﬁt Toys” “Baseball isn’t just numbers,” protests the head scout (Ken Medlock, who has made a career out of playing umpires and coaches). Beane’s eagerness to bypass scouting methodology stems from his own sad history, when he was persuaded to turn down a
scholarship to Stanford to pursue professional baseball. In ﬂashbacks we watch as a younger Beane (Reed Thompson) endures strikeout after strikeout, a quick dissemination of his self-conﬁdence, a slow ride back to the minors, then out of the bullpen altogether. The villain in this story is head coach Art Howe (Philip Seymour Hoffman) who may have to deal with the players he is given, but runs his own roster contrary to Beane and Peter’s system. Howe feels neutered by the stats-based system; plus he’s in a huff because his contract hasn’t been renewed. Adapted from a non-ﬁction best-seller by Michael Lewis, screenwriters Aaron Sorkin (The Social Network) and Stephen Zaillian (American Gangster, Schindler’s List) craft a screenplay that’s full of witty patter as Beane’s story unfolds. This is Beane’s story ﬁrst, a story about a revolutionary system second, with the fate of the Oakland Athletics pulling up the rear. A little more shots on the ﬁeld, watching the philosophy at work, would be welcome. As is, the success or failure of the Oakland A’s — you decide — rests squarely on Beane’s shoulders. Pitt follows up The Tree of Life with another stellar performance. He doesn’t hide his handsomeness, though a cheek full of chew doesn’t ﬂatter him, but plays it (somewhat autobiographically?) as a guy whose great genes are failing him, and who needs to ﬁnd another way to get his point across. Pitt excels, whether he’s throwing things around the locker room, or spending singledad time with his 12-year-old daughter (Kerris Dorsey). A great ﬁlm about the business of baseball.
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CALENDAR From page 36 Presentation House Theatre: 333 Chesterﬁeld Ave., North Vancouver. Tickets and info: 604-990-3474 or www.phtheatre.org. Cupid’s in Love: A romantic, comedy, musical Monday, Sept. 26 at 7 p.m. Admission by donation. Proceeds to beneﬁt the new HOpe Centre for Mental Health at Lions Gate Hospital. There will be an audience talk back session following the performance. Smile: A musical satire about a teenaged beauty pageant will run from Sept. 28 to Oct. 1 at 8 p.m. and matinees Oct. 1 and 2 at 2 p.m. Tickets: $12-$22. Theatre at Hendry Hall: 815 East 11th St., North Vancouver. Reservations: 604-983-2633 or www.northvanplayers.ca. An Evening of Three One-Act Plays: A performance of What Mildred Did!, A Way With Words and Babel’s in Arms will run until Sept. 24 at 8 p.m. Tickets: $18/$16. DANCE Capilano University Performing Arts Theatre: 2055 Purcell Way, North Vancouver. Tickets: 604-990-7810 or www.capilanou. ca/nscucentre. Conversations: Professional jazz musicians from the Capilano jazz studies faculty will perform with tap dancer Heather Cornell and the Manhattan Tap Saturday, Oct. 1 at 8 p.m. Tickets: $30/$27.
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ARTISTS Colleen Cosgrove and Brenda Cross display a selection of landscapes done in pastels on archival paper in their exhibit, Scapes, at Ron Andrews Rec Centre until Oct. 30.
CLUBS AND PUBS Beans on Lonsdale: 1804 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver. Info: 604-985-2326. Live music every Thursday, 8 p.m. Brewster’s Coffee: 2436 Marine Dr., West Vancouver. Hours: Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Sunday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Info: 604-925-9820. Bridge Between Pub: 1970 Spicer Rd., North Vancouver. Info: 604-924-1834 or www.bridgebetween.com. The Eagles Club Starlight Room: 170 West Third St., North Vancouver. Harbourside Nights: An evening of rock, hip-hop, folk, roots and electronic featuring Qtripzy, Vancouver Jam Band, Keanna Arnason, Kith & Kin, Treebeard and other guests Friday, Sept. 30, 8-
midnight. Tickets at the door by donation to Musiccounts.ca which helps to keep music alive in schools. East Side Marios: Lonsdale Quay, 123 Carrie Cates Court, North Vancouver. Jack Lonsdale’s Pub: 1433 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver. Info: 604-986-7333. Live music every Friday and Saturday at 9 p.m. La Zuppa: 1544 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver. Info: 604-9866556. SFU Philosopher’s Cafe: Everyone is welcome to join this discussion with moderator Martin Hunt Wednesday, Sept. 28 at 7 p.m. Topic: If goodness and badness depends on consequences, and if consequences are unpredictable, is a bad outcome just a matter of luck? Admission: $5. Fiesta Flamenco every Thursday, Friday and Saturday, tapas and wine, 6:30 p.m., music, 8:30 p.m. Legion #118: 123 West 15th St., North Vancouver. Info: 604985-1115 or email@example.com. Chris Haley will perform Saturday, Sept. 24, 7-11 p.m. Guests welcome — you don’t have to be a legion member. Nasty Habits, a retro 60’s and British Rock band will perform Sept. 30 and Oct. 1 from 7 to 11 p.m. Guests welcome — you don’t have to be a legion member. The LW Club: 1515 Barrow St., North Vancouver. Info: 604253-7141 or www.lynnwoodinn.com. Doors: 9 p.m. Open mic every Wednesday hosted by White Lies. Memphis Blues: 1629 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver. Info: 604-929-3699. Live blues every weekend. Ocean Club Restaurant and Lounge: 105-100 Park Royal, West Vancouver. Info: 604-926-2326. Live jazz every Tuesday, 7 p.m.; live DJ Thursday to Sunday, 11 p.m.-3 a.m. Queens Cross Pub: 2989 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver. Info: www.queenscross.com. Adam Woodall performs acoustic music every Sunday, 7:30-11:30 p.m. See more page 38
Teaching inspires duo From page 25
inspired these composers to write certain pieces. We want to be instrumental in creation of really great music too,” says Dahn. The duo also endeavour to be instrumental in the development of young talent, and have worked with countless students over the years. “You get a lot out of your students,” says Steeves. “It’s tiring, it’s exhausting teaching, but it’s very rewarding because they inspire you, watching them learn and being a part of their growth. I think we’ve both been lucky in that we’ve hard really good students.” Coming off of a busy performance year, Steeves and Dahn plan to spend the next few months focused on their next recording project, a triple-disc set of Beethoven sonatas. One stage was recorded earlier this summer and they plan to record the second stage in January 2012 and the ﬁnal pieces in June 2012. The album’s release is tentatively set for late 2012 or early 2013. “That’s the kind of stuff we really love to play,” says Steeves. “The Beethoven sonatas are sort of the backbone, I guess you could say, of the violin and piano repertoire.” And so, they have resonance in terms of the couple’s relationship. “(They’re) what brought us together,” says Dahn.
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CALENDAR OTHER EVENTS Capilano University Performing Arts Theatre: 2055 Purcell Way, North Vancouver. Tickets: 604-990-7810 or www.capilanou. ca/nscucentre. Cap Film Series — Bloodied But Unbowed: An in-depth study of the 70s punk/new wave movement will be screened as well as a short ﬁlm by students in Capilano University’s documentary ﬁlm program Tuesday, Oct. 4 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $10/$6. Cap Speaker Series — Memoirs of an Addicted Brain: Developmental neuroscientist and former drug addict Marc Lewis will talk about his personal history with drugs and how he overcame the addiction that ultimately led him on a professional path to study the brain Thursday, Oct. 6 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $12/$10. Kay Meek Centre: 1700 Mathers Ave., West Vancouver. Info and tickets: www.kaymeekcentre.com or 604-913-3634. Movies at the Meek — Certiﬁed Copy: A romantic drama of second chances Tuesday, Sept. 27 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $12. Lynn Valley Library: 1277 Lynn Valley Rd., North Vancouver. Info: 604-984-0286, ext. 8144 or www.nvdpl.ca. Family Film Night: A series of free family friendly ﬁlms will be shown on Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. Schedule: Oct. 4, Gnomeo and Juliet; Oct. 18, Despicable Me; Nov. 1, Toy Story 3; Nov. 15, Cars 2 and Nov. 29 to be announced. Registration required: 604-9840286, ext. 8144. Park and Tilford Cineplex: 333 Brooksbank Ave., North Vancouver. The North Shore International Film Series: The North Shore
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Community Arts Council will screen Canadian, independent and foreign ﬁlms throughout the fall winter and spring. Beginners will play Wednesday, Sept. 28 at 7 p.m. Tickets: $11. Info: www. nvartscouncil.ca/events/north-shore-international-ﬁlm-series or 604-988-6844. West Vancouver Memorial Library: 1950 Marine Dr., West Vancouver. Info: 604-925-7407 or www.westvanlib.org. Music Talks — Today’s Broadway: Jazz specialist Neil Ritchie will meet with successful Broadway songwriters Sept. 27, Oct. 4 and 11, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. West Vancouver Seniors’ Activity Centre: 695 21st St., West Vancouver. — compiled by Debbie Caldwell. Email information for your North Shore event to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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you’re interfacing that with the construction industry, it’s really interesting because they’re not used to on-time delivery, usually.” But his long track record of producing shows as the building is being ﬁnished around him — “or not being ﬁnished,” he laughed — has forced Selody to really think about what is essential to good theatre and what can wait. Seeing as it’s a few years at least until Presentation House Theatre might be on the move, Selody’s focus is on the building he’s got. “I quite like the space,” he says. “My biggest fear is that people get so interested in us being in a new space that they won’t come and see us in the space we’re in right now. The building is just an enabler for the art. We can do our work anywhere.” Born in Vancouver and raised in Prince George, Selody has worked in theatre right across the country and boasts a lengthy resume featuring dozens of shows he has acted in, produced, directed or wrote. He is trained in everything from clowning to miming to stage ﬁghting, and has taught everywhere from Langara to London, UBC to Rotterdam. Selody also holds a half-dozen awards for his work, primarily for staging theatre for young people. His most recent gig was as the theatre ofﬁcer for the Canada Council. “Kim is a visionary,” says Shelley MacDonald, a member of Presentation House Theatre’s board. “I felt so excited by what he envisioned for 2012, I felt like leaping out of my seat and applauding. I’m really excited by where Presentation House Theatre is going.” MacDonald said the company received dozens of applicants for the artistic director position. “We received a lot of stellar resumes from some real heavy hitters from across Canada,” she says. Selody says he intends to build on the work of his predecessor Brenda Leadlay, who moved the company away from community theatre and closer to professional productions. But theatre-goers can also expect to see programming inﬂuenced by Selody’s varied career across Canada. “First of all, what’s really interesting to me about Presentation House is its connection to the community. This is something I ﬁnd really exciting, and not as common across the country as you might think. My vision is to have a theatre company and a venue that relates to all aspects of the community. There are elements of the community that are in conﬂict, that are banging into each other. The theatre should be a place to house those contradictions and tensions. For example, I want to continue to explore the work we’re doing with youth, with aboriginal youth, and for young children. So in any given week we’d have two- to ﬁve-year-olds come through the building, teenagers, youth at risk, also yuppies and senior citizens. They may not all come to see the same work, but they all come through the building.” Selody also plans to stage forum discussions at Presentation House Theatre to explore some of the issues raised in productions. “We can ﬁnd two people who have opposing views on an issue and use the theatre as a platform for them. It’s not that we’re trying to stir up the muck, but we’re trying to bring forth that discourse for the community and using theatre as a catalyst. I think what you’re also going to see is the expansion of programs that the public isn’t directly aware of, like classes. We are developing a relationship with an organization that deals with inner-city youth and enhancing the lives of youth at-risk. That’s something I have a personal interest in. I also have a long background working in what I call theatre beyond adults, which is theatre for the very young and for various age groups. I try to think ﬁrst of all about the full human being, from a child to my parent. A big factor is also what’s out there, what’s available and what’s going to work within our budget. Within that, my esthetic kicks in — do I like it? I like the kind of theatre that entertains and engages, and that can be tricky. I try not to have work that is boring.”
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ERB, DONALD RALPH (1934 to 2011) Beloved husband, father, grandfather, uncle and best friend, Don passed away on September 12th. He was born and raised in Calgary. Predeceased by his father and mother, Ralph and Rene, his twin sisters, Glenora and Valerie, brother in law Peter Nicholson and special cousin Bette Boon. He graduated with a degree in Architecture from University of Manitoba and was a member of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity. Don met his wife-to-be, Susan (Moore), at University and had just celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in July. Don and Sue moved from Calgary to Vancouver in 1965 where he practised architecture and formed a partnership in the 70’s, Hanson Erb Architects. He was known for his generousity, good taste, fine sense of design and colour, and impeccable wardrobe. Don enjoyed a good story (always remembering the punch line), a fine single malt, a dry martini, the fishing trips to the Charlottes, and constantly washing and waxing his car. Don loved his golf and good friendships at Capilano Golf Club and managed to achieve 6 holes-in-one. Don was extremely proud of his sons, Colin and Blair, and adored their spouses (his girls), Chantel and Amy. He was absolutely delighted with his grandkids, Lachlan and Avery. He will be missed by his nephew, Kirby and a host of great friends and extended family. Rest in peace and hopefully in addition to a choir of angels there will be a little song and violin playing by your favourites, Renata Tibaldi, Anne Sophie Mutter and Neil Diamond for you to enjoy. Don requested that there be no service, but rather a toast and a quiet memory or two in the company of friends. In lieu of flowers a donation to the charity of your choice would be appreciated.
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JANSEN - Gerald Oct. 8, 1930 – Sept. 17, 2011 It is with great sadness we announce that Gerry passed away peacefully surrounded by family at Lions Gate Hospital on September 17, 2011 from complications following a stroke. He is survived by Anne, his loving wife of 56 years, daughters Laurie (Tom), Cathy (Rex), Sharon (Ken) and son Greg (Brit) and grandchildren Dan, Michelle, Brittany, Shauna, Christa, Amanda, Alyssa and Lisa. Gerry is survived by his sister Annetta (Sandy) and predeceased by his brothers Wilf (Alice) and Edward (Doris). Gerry was born and raised in Winnipeg. He graduated with a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Manitoba in 1955 where he was known as the Blonde Bomber with the Varsity Basketball team. Gerry and Anne lived in Edmonton for a year before moving to the West Coast in 1956 where they raised their family. Gerry enjoyed a long career working for Shell Oil and B.C. Hydro. He enjoyed many happy years of tennis and curling at the North Shore Winter Club, representing B.C. twice in national curling championships. Golfing at Meadow Gardens and travelling with friends and family were his other passions along with being an avid bridge player. His gentle nature and sense of humour will be greatly missed by his family and many friends. A special thanks to the nurses and staff at Lions Gate Hospital for their care and support. In lieu of flowers, donations to the B.C. Cancer Foundation or Parkinson Society BC would be greatly appreciated. A Celebration of Life will be held on Thursday, September 29, 2011 at 1:00 pm at the North Shore Winter Club, 1325 Keith Road, North Vancouver.
Bugden, Helen Nov 15, 1928 - Sept 10, 2011 BUGDEN (nee King), Helen, passed away on September 10th, 2011 at Lions Gate Hospital. Helen was born in Sydney NS, and moved to West Vancouver in 1967. Helen was predeceased by Ken, her husband of 58 years. Helen is survived by her sons Earl (Debra) and George (Nadine), and her grandchildren Jennifer, Mark, Heather and Michelle. A private service will be held. Donations may be made in memory of the deceased to a charity of your choice. ROY, Bill (William Charles) 1943-2011 Peacefully at home in Ottawa on Friday, September 16, 2011 following his eighteen month battle with leukemia. Loving husband for 22 years to Deborah Casey, he will also be sadly missed by his sister Susan Kaija, brother Dalton Roy (Wendy), friends and relatives back East, and many friends on the North Shore. For those who wish, contributions in Bill’s memory may be directed to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada or the Ottawa General Hospital.
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WHEELCHAIRS $40/EA, 4 wheel walkers $30, other misc equipment. call 604-922-4033
ST. BERNESE PUPPIES Great Temperament, Perfect Health, www.stbernese.webs.com $750 (604) 615-1759
Alder • Birch • Maple Dry, Clean Hardwoods
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Recreation Cashier The North Vancouver Recreation Commission invites applications for the position of Recreation Cashier. For position details and to apply visit www.northvanrec.com/ employment Employment opportunity #A207 Closing Date: October 3, 2011
HAPPY TIMES DAYCARE, spaces avail ages 0-5; exp’d. lic’d, Mon-Thurs. Mt Seymour Parkway. Roya 604-987-6559
ALL SMALL breed pups local & non shedding $399+. 604-590-3727, 604-514-3474 www.puppiesfishcritters.com
AMERICAN Pitbull puppies M/F Dewormed, vet checked. $500 Call: Aaron @ (604) 819-6006
2 IKEA chair & footstool sets. Birch frame, clean, natural colour fabric. $60 a set or $110 for 2 sets. U pick up W.Van. 604-926-4873 4 TABLES for living room, pecan wood & glass, excellent cond $120 obo for 4. 604-985-0220
CHOC LAB puppies, vet checked, family raised, ready to go Sep 30. $550. 1-604-701-1587
7 PC WALNUT DINING STE, china cab & bufffet, $75 please call 604-986-7316
PUG PUPPIES(Black) 3 male, 1 female, 10wks old, Family raised with both parents, 1st shot, vet checked $800 Call: (604) 942-3926 PoCo
BUNKBED Steel frame twin size with mattress $100 Call: (604) 986-6014 Black Leather Overstuffed Couch Good quality overstuff leather couch. Non smoking home. The couch has a few scratches from a cat but is in good condition. Asking $500.00 Call: (604) 985-1506 or email: email@example.com
QUEEN MATES BED SET, oak frame, headboard with mirror, 6 drawers, storage cabinets + lighting options. Queen mattress not included, immac cond. $550 obo. 604-562-9207 VINTAGE DANISH Teak dining table & 4 chairs, 40'x55' extends to 77' & 99'. $425. 604-988-2653
COUCH AND loveseat, free for pick up. Call 604-984-8554 DINING TABLE, quality marble/ 1/2' bevelled glass, mint shape, 42' x 6’ very heavy, 3 pieces , you pick up 604-551-9551 FREE DIRT - Delivered for free. North & West Van. Minimum 5 yards. 604-985-4211 TOP LOADING Kenmore heavy duty washer.. 604 990-0903
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P/B YORKIES, 2 M, vet chkd, 1st shots, no papers, 11wks, ready, $500. 604-302-8782... Mission
STANDARD Poodle Puppies Apricot & Cream - CKC Reg email pics available $1200 - - - - - - will deliver Call: (250) 256-0518
Cares! The North Shore News has partnered with the BC SPCA to encourage responsible pet guardianship and the humane treatment of animals. Before purchasing a new puppy, ensure the seller has provided excellent care and treatment of the animal and the breeding parents. For a complete guide to ﬁnding a reputable breeder and other considerations when acquiring a new pet, visit spca.bc.ca.
Friday, September 2011 - NorthShore ShoreNews News–- A41 A41 Friday, September 23 ,23, 2011 – North
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NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS Anyone having a claim against the Estate of HELEN ISOBEL HUNTLEY, late of Sunrise of Lynn Valley, 980 Lynn Valley Road, North Vancouver, B.C. V7J 3V7, who died on March 28th, 2011 must file same with the undersigned no later than October 31st, 2011, after which time complete distribution may be made by the estate trustees having regard only to the claims then filed. Dated at Peterborough this 20th day of September, 2011. Ruth Ann Moffatt and Jane Craig Estate Trustees By their solicitors LILLICO, BAZUK, KENT, GALLOWAY, 163 Hunter Street West, Box 568, Peterborough, Ontario, K9J 6Z6 NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS Notice pursuant to S.38 of the Trustee Ac tis hereby given to creditors and others having claims against the following estate: GOLDA OSTROFF, late of 303 - 1010 West 2d Avenue, Vancouver, B.C., that they are required to send full particulars of such claims to the undersigned executor at Suite 1110- 100 Park Royal, West Vancouver, B.C., V7T1A2, before the first day of November, 2011, after which date the estate’s assets will be distributed, having regard only to the claims that have been received. ADELE NAOMI COHEN, Executor William F. Spohn, Solicitor
NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS Re: Estate of Heather Gayle Kercher, Deceased formerly of North Vancouver, British Columbia Creditors and others having claims against the Estate of Heather Gayle Kercher, Deceased are hereby notified under Section 38 of the Trustee Act that the particulars of their claim should be sent to the Administrator, Charles Michael Gordon Nelson, c/o McDaniel & Tillie, Barristers and Solicitors, 201 – 64 Station Street, Duncan, BC V9L 1M4 on or before the 24th day of October, 2011, after which date the Administrator will distribute the Estate amongst the parties entitled to it, having regard to the claims of which the Executor then has notice.
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HUGE GARAGE SALE Sat, Sept 24th 10am-12noon 2565 Westhill Way Furniture, toys, books, sports, ETC
WEST VAN 2 FAMILY SALE Sat Sept 24th 9-1pm 3916 & 3956 Sharon Place (Sandy Cove area) Pictures, trunks, tools, furniture, ski wear & equipment, childrens items, housewares
WEST VANCOUVER BIG Garage Sales: 2370 & 2372 Marine Dr. Saturday Sept. 24, 8AM-1PM, Collector neighbors having downsize sales '94 5.0L Mustang, Shelby paint;'86 MR2; mid-century bedroom set; vintage beaded bags; loom; mixed porcelain; vintage jewellery; toys; DVDs; PS3 games; trade tools, etc, all good condition! Rain or Shine
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NORTH VAN MULTI FAMILY GARAGE SALE Sunday, Sept 25th 9am - 12noon 965 Hampshire Rd Furniture, small appliances, housewares, toys & more! North Van. Norgate Area
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NORTH VAN MOVING SALE Sat Sept 24th 9-2 1952 Larsen Rain or shine! A little bit of everything!
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Saturday, Sept, 24th 8:30am - 2:00pm Sunday, Sept 25th 9:00am -1:00pm 2541 Wilding Way General household, garden items, art, etc.
NORTH VAN TWO FAMILY MOVING SALE Sun, Sept 25th, 10am - 2pm 238 West 26th St ( in back lane) Everything from furniture & collectibles to tools & toys NORTH VAN Collectibles & sooo much more!!! Upper Lonsdale! 231 West 26th St. Saturday 9am - 2pm Rain or shine!
GARAGE SALE Sunday, Sept 25th 10am - 4pm 323 East 13th St Central Lonsdale NORTH VAN DOWNSIZING SALE Sat, Sept 24th 9am -2pm 1930 Mahon Ave, in laneway 2 small pool tables, furniture, lamps, pictures, kitchen stuff, knick knacks, movies, plus size ladies & mens clothes, ladies shoes..etc..
SNOW SHOW GEAR BLOWOUT!! TRUCK LOAD of NEW Snowboards, Skis, boots (ski&snowboard) outerwear, goggles, bindings, gloves, toques, skateshoes DC, 32, Delbello, Salamon, Elan, Burton, etc.
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Garage Sale! Sat. Sept. 24th, 9am - 1pm 2004 Boulevard Cres. Household items, tools books clothes and so much more
DON’T MISS THIS ONE!! Sat & Sun, Sept 24 & 25 9am - 1pm 1168 Adderley St Electronics, fantastic teen/ young adult clothing, tons of kids stuff & more!! NORTH VAN
GARAGE SALE Sat, Sept 24th 10am - 2pm 771 East 13th St (in back lane) Electronics, good quality clothes, household items, toys, fish tank accessories N. Van
GARAGE SALE Sat, Sept 24th 9am-12noon 698 Fairway Drive
Household, furniture, oak D/R table/chairs, exercise machine w/weights and more.
North Van 2 DAY SALE Warehouse Clearance
up to 80% off Annual Fall Brand Name Skate, Ski & Board Clothing Blowout Sale- Sat & Sun 9-5 1453 Lonsdale (Downstairs) Brand name outerwear, goggles, hoodies, pants, skate shoes, accessories, snowboards, snowboard boots, skis, ski boots & more!!
DOWNSIZING GARAGE SALE
Sunday, Sept 25th 9am-2pm 4479 RANGER AVE Furniture, garden tools, and much more. North Van Moving Sale Sat 9 am - 4pm 4133 Virginia Crescent (at top of Sunset) Clothing, new tie dyed t shirts, jewlery, household misc, good stuff!! Rain or Shine!
NORTH VANCOUVER Garage Sale 4450 Nottingham Road, Upper Lynn Valley: Saturday September 24, 10 am-1 pm Bike stuff, household goods, hockey table, books, old cameras Rain or Shine.
NORTH VANCOUVER Lynn Valley - Page Road Hoskins & Dempsey MULT-FAMILY YARD SALE Saturday September 24 8:30 AM - 2 PM Hand Tools, Shovels, Garbage Cans, Wheelbarrow, Children's Clothes/Toys, Baby Clothes/Toys, Books, some electronics, misc good stuff. Rain or Shine. Please No Early Birds NORTH VANCOUVER Garage Sale 4550 Prime Street Upper Lynn Valley: Saturday September 24, 10am-3 pm Moving sale Family home downsizing. No early birds. Rain or Shine.
NORTH VANCOUVER Garage Sale 1237 Dyck Rd Lynn Valley: Saturday September 24, 10 am-4 pm Sunday September 25, 10 am-4 pm Good stuff! Kids, housewares,boating equip. Mexican imports, furniture, pictures, xmas and much more! Everything in good condition, don't miss this one! Please no early birds. Rain or Shine.
NORTH VANCOUVER, Moving Sale, 980 Beaconsfield Road Edgemont Village Area: Saturday Sept 24, 9 AM - 1 PM, Sunday Sept 25, 9 AM - 1 PM, We are downsizing and are selling several quality items including couches, tables, chairs, beds, home theater, audio and exercise equipment, tools, games tables and much more. Rain or Shine. NORTH VANCOUVER Garage Sale 4341 Hoskins Road Upper Lynn Valley: Sunday Sept 25, 11 am-3 pm kids stuff, kitchen stuff, stuffed animals, clothing, books Rain or Shine. N.Van
Sat. Sept 24th 9am-3pm 11507 Bowser Ave Furniture, lamps, new rug, new ladies clothing, household miscellaneous. WALNUT GROVE GARAGE SALE Rain or shine Saturday September 24th 8:00 am to 2:00 pm 21012 – 86 Ave Langley off 88th Ave & up Walnut Grove Drive up from the Walnut Grove Recreation Centre Gas BBQ, bathroom sinks, toilet, TV, furniture, built in vacuum hose with cover, cell phones, computer misc, household items, books etc small appliances sporting goods, yard stuff, men’s and women’s CLOTHES and much, much more!! WEST VAN DOWNSIZING Sat Sept 24 10 am - 12 No early birds 5302 Westhaven Wynd TV, weight bench/weights, end tables, xbox/games, art, cooler, dvd plyr, portable bbq, items as new barely used.
JIM’S HARDWARE IS LIQUIDATING Deep Discounts Everything must go! Sat & Sun, 10am - 5pm 2474 Marine Dr Rear parking lot W.Van
GARAGE SALE Saturday, Sept 24th 10am - 1pm 1165 13th St. ( in the lane) Everything you have been looking for!!
A42 - Friday, September 23,23, 2011 A42 -–North NorthShore ShoreNews News – Friday, September 2011
Apartments & Condos
North Van Apt. Rentals
Apartments & Condos
West Van Apt. Rentals
1 BR, central Ambleside, small concrete bldg, balc, corner, pref 55+ ns, np, Oct.15. 604-612-4427
Bach from $815 1 Bdrm from $1020 2 Bdrm from $1515
1 BDRM Recently reno’d 800sf, available in quiet waterfront building, exceptional ocean view, No pets, non-smoking. 2180 Argyle Ave. West Vanc. 604-913-1849 for viewing appointment
1989 Marine Drive NORTH VANCOUVER
City & Mtn. Views. Includes heat & hot water. Pool, Jacuzzi, sauna & tennis courts on site. Security & video monitoring. On major bus route.
RENTALS 778-727-0159 email@example.com www.caprent.com
★ CENTRAL LONSDALE ★ Spacious 1 BR. Featuring large kitchen, lots of storage, heat/hot water incl. N/s, no pets.$960 604-983-0634 1 BR $1000. large, bright, hardwood, ns, np, near seabus, quiet bldg. 604-618-8338 1 BR +den bsmt, newly renod, central Lonsdale, suit quiet ns, np, $1095, Oct 1, 604-320-9238
1550 Duchess Ave, W. Van. Studio & 1 Br Move-in Bonus Fitness rm out door pool, nr shops, transit & Seawall. 1 yr lease, N/pets. Heat, hw incl’d. Member of Crime Free Multi-Housing Program. 604-922-4322
Park Royal Towers Completely Renovated
1 & 2 Bdrm Suites 1BR (700-770 sq.ft.) 2 BR (1070 sq. ft.)
144 W. 14th St MARLBOROUGH TOWER 1 BR ($1350/mo). Avail Oct 1st. With balconies and spectacular views, well maintained, clean, quiet concrete highrise. Fabulous Central Lonsdale location, next to library, transit, shops and close to schools. Sorry, no pets. Heat and hot water included. Call 604-983-6920 to view.
Spectacular Views, Walk to Shops & Transit Hardwood Floors Pool Rent includes all utilities.
1-877-273-8716 935 Marine Drive
6522 2 bd 1 bth Ctrl Lonsdale ’New’ Villa St. Georges! 3rd floor faces west ’sun’, deck, pkg, bike room $1495 2 bd 2 bth MacKay & Marine The Touchstone Popular Bldg ss appls, carpet, newish decor! 1 pkg & on bus route $1895
www.mandergroup.com Kristin Royal LePage NS 604-671-6175 2 BDRM, Brand new, unique corner ste, views of city/greenbelt, cat ok, $1875 604-202-8485
GREAT LOCATION! 145 West Keith Road.
PARADISE VALLEY, Squamish District, avail now. A private A-frame country house in the lap of nature. Bright comtemporary 2 Br, full bath, large kitchen & dining rm, sunken living rm, large deck, hot tub. Family with children who love country lifestyle welcome, pets neg. Rent $1550/mth + utils. For viewing Diana 604-889-3659 firstname.lastname@example.org
18 YRS Professional cleaner has openings. Excellent references, Please call 604-980-1495
PARKGATE MALL 4 BR, 2 bath, rec room, fp, 5 appls, $2,000NEG NP NS, avail NOW 604-988-6572
$18/HR. Quality House cleaning. 604-983-3477 www.qualityhc.com
W VAN, Dundarave 3 BR, den, new carpets, paint, shops, seawall, $3600, np, 604-319-7674
EUROPEAN CLEANING Service. 15 yrs experience, excellent refs. Call Ivana 604-987-9290
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Great premises for lease suitable for Medical Clinic. Lower Caulfeild. Excellent parking, great rates. Available immediately
Out Of Town
WIDOW over 65, will share penthouse in Waikiki with a friendly female, ns, nd, for 1 to 3 mths, you pay only 1/2 maint 604-987-3726
FURN ROOM, Upper Lonsdale, incl TV, net & utils, np ns, $500, avail immed. 604-984-8242
N.C.B. CONCRETE LTD. Specializing in residential concrete. Repair, removal and new installation. Patio specialists. 604-988-9523, 604-988-9495
BAKER BROS Construction.. Specializing in Custom homes, framing, foundations, decks, big or small jobs, over 35 years exp. Call Wayne 604-781-1909
Houses - Rent
4 BDRM, 2 bath, Ambleside, view, n/s, no pets, refs, lease, $2400, Avail now. 604-329-0126 LYNN VALLEY, clean 4br+rec rm 2.5 baths, large fenced yard, near bus & shops. 778-772-3189
1 BR+DEN lrg new bright ste, gas fp, wd, np, ns, $1180. Avail Oct 1st Northlands 604-924-9910
23-LONSDALE: BRIGHT, clean, 4 bed, 2 ba. W/D. 1 nat gas, 1 wood f/p. N/S, N/P. Min. 1-yr lease. $2500/mo + util. See http:/ /www.willinform.com/340.htm then call 778-991-1267
TUCKTON PL. 1520 Chesterfield Ave 2 BR $1,295 No Pets. Wdays 990-2971 Wkends 778-340-7406
HUGE 1 BR Ambleside Bsmt Suite, priv. gated entr. Own W/D. 2 Bus rts. Inclusive. Single occ. N/S N/P $1100 Ref. 604 7821221
EDGEMONT 1br+den, radiant flrs, wd, i/net, satellite, ns np, max 2, $1250incl Oct 1. 604-985-7267
3BDRM/2BTH 3480 Manning Place, North Vancouver, BC Beautiful Rancher, family-oriented Cul-de-sac. Small pets ok. Walk to parks, shopping, rec center & library. 3 beds + den, 2 baths. $2400/mth Tel: 778-862-0235 or 604-929-7775 email@example.com
3 BR, 2.5bath, New Reno W 16 N. Van. fp, 2 levels, large balc. garage, storage, wd, ns, np, now, $2500+utils, 604-926-5929
3 BR’S Avail MOVE IN ALLOWANCE. 5 appls, 1.3 bath, variable lse term, NP/NS, Rent Start/ $1700. To view call 604-986-0511
• BUY • SELL • RENT
As new 2 BR, 2 lev T/H style unit, 1.5 bths. N/S, N/P. Nov 1. So time to plan your move. $1800. Lease & perfect refs a must.
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NORTH SHORE FENCES Quality work by professionals Repairs and construction Call 604-230-3559
Hardwood Floor Refinishing Repairs & Staining Installation Free Estimates
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Golden Hardwood & Laminate Prof install, refinishing, sanding, and repairs. 778-858-7263 INSTALLATION REFINISHING, Sanding. Free est, great prices. Satisfaction guar. 604-518-7508
NORTH VANCOUVER YOUR HOME GUTTERS
NO HST! til Sept 30 • Gutter Installation, Cleaning & Repairs • Rooﬁng & Roof Repairs • Moss Control, Removal & Prevention 25 year Warranteed Leaf & Needle Guard
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HANDYMAN SERVICE - Fix those nagging problems inside & out. Call Mike - 604-925-6381
GEOFF’S HAULING. Fast, friendly service. 10 yrs exp. 604-328-9127, 604-926-8889
PRO GAS - North Shore Furnaces, boilers, gas fitting, heat pumps. Service & installation. 604-925-1341 www.progas.ca
Certiﬁed Horticulturists Design • Planting • Maintenance Fall Clean-ups. Call Scott. www.KatsuraLandscaping.ca
PACIFIC LANDSCAPE CONSTRUCTION LTD. Custom Landscape Installs Paving Stones & Walls, Drainage & Grading, Irrigation & Lighting, New Lawn Installs, Outdoor Kitchens
A Landscape & Maintenance Co. Free estimates 604-926-0014 www.westpac-contracting.com GREAT CANADIAN LAWNS New lawns & repairs, lawn mtce, landscaping, lighting, patios 604-924-LAWN (5296)
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2 BR + Den, $2500. Dundarave W Van, new, garden level, own nice yard, gourmet kitchen, d/w, w/d. Avail now. 778-322-1688 2 BR, SPECTACULAR VIEW, 2 deck, furn/unfurn Upper Lonsdale $1500, ns np 604-984-8242
GOOD NEIGHBOUR Fencing & Decking Cedar, Chain link, Repairs Reasonable rates. 604-987-4522
PRO GAS - North Shore Gas fireplaces. Repair & safety inspection. 604-925-1341 www.progas.ca
AFFORDABLE, Reliable, Quality Guaranteed. Boarding, Taping, Spraytex. Dave 604-984-7476
Affordable Fencing & Decking Quality workmanship for 25 yrs. on the N. Shore, 604-929-6669
2 HONEST exp’d & reliable ladies will clean your house to perfection. Excellent ref’s. 604-929-7286
1 BR at mid Highland Blvd nr public transit ns np $650 suit single occupant 604-984-2938
1 BR ste, 1000sf, 2 storey, wood f/p, h/w flrs, incl utils, cat ok, shr w/d, $1000, Oct 1, 604-984-9232
GAS FIREPLACE tune-ups & service. RM Construction Ltd. 604-988-1011
1 BR Horseshoe Bay, own entry, incl prkg, cable/wireless internet, share w/d, ns np, nr bus $875 + % util, Oct 1, refs 604-781-4687
HOMAWAY INNS Specializing in furn accom at reas rates. call 604-723-7820 or visit www.homawayinns.com
EUROPEAN QUALITY Housecleaning, reliable, exp , ref’s avail, also Move In or Out, 604 760-7702
DRAIN TILES & WATER LINES Without Digging a Trench 604-985-4000
3 BR, central Lonsdale, fp, fenced garden sunny deck, 1.5 bath wd, ns, np, $1450, 604-921-6410
Find the Key to your New Home
1 BDRM, clean bsmt ste, Lynn Valley, shar wd, prefer 1 n/s, np, Oct 1st $850 inc. 604-986-1962
Bachelor 2 BR starting at $1450 Avail Now. Ocean view. Indoor pool. Concrete bldg. Heat & Hot Water incls. Call 604-986-3356
Ventana - 175 W. 2nd St. 908-7368, 1 BR, g/level, patio, prkg, N/P, Oct 1, lease, $1400
QUALITY FINISHING carpentry, framing and repairs. Detailed & professional, Call 778-233-0559
FURNISHED ACCOMODATION N/S. DAY/WEEK/MTH, rates. grandmanor.net 604-988-6082
3 BR, den, 2 bath, beautiful Woodlands home, view, storage, 10 min to shops, nr beach,$2500 NS. Oct 31. Chris 778-870-0745
ACE DRYWALL. Avail immed. Board, tape, spraytex, repairs. 16 yr exp. No job too small. Mike 604-808-2432, 604-985-4321
1 BR Horseshoe Bay, own entry, incl prkg, cable/wireless internet, share w/d, ns np, nr bus $875 + % util, Oct 1, refs 604-781-4687
WWW.EASYRENT.CA W. Vanc. 1144 Lawson Ave. 4 br +den, 2 bath, all appl, nr Elem/High schl, NOW, $3895 604-662-3279
concrete, by shops, Cat Ok
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YOUR NORTH SHORE GUIDE to THE ROAD
Five fuel sippers to ease your pain at pump NEWS photo Mike Wakeﬁeld
AUDI’S brand-new A7 impressively combines the sensibilities of a sedan, the practicality of a wagon and the excitement of a coupe. It is available at Capilano Audi in the Northshore Auto Mall.
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Columnist Brendan McAleer reviews the 2011 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution in next week’s Rev.
greater than the sum of its parts. If there’s anything working against the newest Audi, it’s demand. There are undoubtedly many consumers who would appreciate the sensibilities of a four-door coupe, but it’s debatable whether any of the current entries offer enough value to justify their higher costs. Until that happens, the A7 will remain a fashion statement in a niche market. And if you must make a statement, it’s absolutely the one to own. Design The A7’s exterior design is characterized by a long wheelbase with short fender overhangs, but the detail that makes it special is the smooth ﬂow of the rooﬂine into a sharp-edged rear spoiler that carries right down through the rear fenders. Up front, the A7 has
So it was earlier this week as I refuelled my Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution tester, just prior to returning it. In many ways the Evo was one of the best cars I’ve ever driven (watch for an upcoming review soon), with mongoose-quick reﬂexes and ample turbocharged power. On the other hand, it swilled premium fuel like a glutton, almost as though somebody had drilled a hole in the fuel tank. So there I stood, paying well over a buck-and-a-half a litre for premium, silently willing the pump to click off as the numbers on the display rolled relentlessly on, ceasing to resemble a fuel bill so much as the GDP of a small European nation. This is ridiculous, I thought; sure the Evo was a barrel of laughs, but was it worth the petroleum-based hangover? No. It isn’t, and here’s why: Five of the best fuel-efﬁcient, cheapskate runabouts that are still a hoot-and-a-half in the handling department. The Mazda2 It’s ﬁtting we start this reasonably-priced roundup with a Mazda: more than
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A7 makes a statement
LEAVE it to Audi to take a good idea and make it better.
When everyone else jumped on the SUV bandwagon a decade ago, Audi responded by making the wagon better with the A6 Allroad. When it came time to release a no-compromise sports car, there was Audi with the spectacular R8. And as luxury sports coupes have come back into fashion, Audi brought us the impressive A5. Once an afterthought in the luxury ranks, Germany’s “other” automaker has been nothing short of brilliant over the past decade. It started with the interior, with a top-notch design work that made Audi’s some of the most comfortable and inviting vehicles on the road. Quality was already on the rise, and the Quattro allwheel-drive system had long been a standard for excellence in the industry. When Audi
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designers ramped up the exterior styling, the package was complete. So, what does Audi have in store for us next? How about a car that combines the sensibilities of a sedan, the practicality of a wagon and the excitement of a coupe? That would be the brand-new A7. There are no shortage of “four-door” coupes (sedans with coupe-like rear proportions) these days,
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Hyundai moving from most improved to MVP From page 45
any other company, Mazda builds cars that are cheap thrills. Not to knock their build-quality either — that’s top notch — just that Mazdas often provide a level of driving pleasure that’s unmatched by the big-budget badges. So it is with the diminutively cute Mazda2, which boasts a humble 100 horsepower 1.5-litre engine and a somewhat plain-jane interior. No matter, this car is within a few pounds of the original Miata, and every single one of those ponies under the hood is a friendly nag that nuzzles your palm and only nibbles at the fuel trough. The ‘2 is an absolute blast to pilot, a real driver-focused car with great sightlines and fantastic steering. It’s not that fast in a straight line, what with the teeny-tiny engine, but it corners with gumption and will put a grin on your face that’s as big as the one on its grille. The Hyundai Veloster It’s time to stop talking about Hyundai in terms of how far they’ve come since a decade ago. Sure, were there an automotive award for Most Improved, the Korean company would be ﬁrst in line; thing is, they’re ﬁrst in line anyways. For design, performance and technology, Hyundai’s rapidly becoming a benchmark brand. Here’s their latest, though you’re probably
just starting to see them on the roads. It’s called the Veloster, and as the name implies, it’s a zippy little rig. Lighter than a Mini Cooper, and equipped with a direct injection 1.6-litre engine that produces an impressive 138 h.p., the Veloster posts up some pretty lively performance ﬁgures for its class. But what is its class anyway? With three asymmetrical doors, big alloy wheels and some very edgy styling, the Veloster is sort of a funky grand-tourer for the urban set. It’s hip-and-happenin’ with a full suite of impressive tech, and will get you noticed in a number of eye-searing shades of paint. The Honda Fit Quick, what’s a synonym for “athletic”? That’s right: Fit! It’s a, um, ﬁtting name for Honda’s hot little hatchback, which channels the spirit of the CRX much better than its more-stylish stablemate, the CR-Z. It’s also more practical, with four doors and an enormous amount of trunk space with the seats folding ﬂat into the ﬂoor. You can cram a staggering amount of stuff into a Fit — you’d think its DNA was part moving van — but it’s the way it drives that’s the real treat. Like the Mazda2, it’s got a small-dis-
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Friday, September 23, 2011 - North Shore News - A47
No fuel nursing needed with VW diesel From page 46
placement 1.5-litre engine that sips fuel. However, in true Honda fashion, this revvy little mill is a real screamer, and pumps out 117 h.p. with its i-VTEC valve-control system. The Fit is equal amounts of fun in automatic or manual, and while it may overlap in cost with the Civic (its theoretical big brother), it’s a more ﬂexible car, and perhaps the better buy. The Fiat 500 Motoring pizzazz is not just about the driving dynamics.
Sometimes you need to have something with a little curb appeal. This endearing ride will have you glancing fondly over your shoulder every time you park it. Ciao, bella! The 500’s underpinnings are from the rather prosaic Fiat Panda: a nice little car that’s as boring as a pair of sensible shoes. Still, the Panda’s best bits are its decent chassis and efﬁcient 1.4litre engine and the 500 makes good use of both. What’s more, it’s a beautiful wee car, arguably more attentiongetting than something far more expensive like an Aston-Martin. People smile at you when you’re in a 500 — and the 500 smiles
back at them. One caveat: the automatic transmission makes for a good cruiser, but the spirit of this car really demands the ﬁve-speed manual, preferably shifted at high r.p.m. while gesticulating wildly and shouting at everyone. Andiamo! The Volkswagen Golf Tdi Here’s the thing about a modern turbo-diesel engine. While you might see some pretty good numbers from any one of the preceding small gasoline engines, you’ll have to nurse them along gently to get maximum economy. The diesel, on the other hand, couldn’t care less how hard you are on the go pedal. So it is with the Golf Tdi. At once you get that splendid Germanic handling feel that VWs are famous for, and in the next breath you also get miserly fuel economy, even if you drive with some spirit. It’s good enough to have you wondering why more manufacturers don’t bring over their diesel options. One reason could possibly be cost: TDi models are at a price premium from the regular Golf. Still, it’s an investment that pays back at the pump, particularly if you’ve got plenty of highway miles to cover on your commute. Brendan McAleer is a freelance writer and automotive enthusiast. If you have a suggestion for a column, or would be interested in having your car club featured, please contact him at mcaleeronwheels@gmail. com. Follow Brendan on Twitter: @brendan_mcaleer.
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In addition to the standard Xenon headlights, which are designed such that the car doesn’t need fog lamps, the A7 has the option of LED headlights to go with the LED taillights and running lamps. It’s a very interesting option that sets the Audi apart while also reducing energy consumption. Inside, the A7 boasts high-end ﬁnishes and a simple, sensible aesthetic, with an upright dash and wide console. There’s just the right amount of wood and chrome accenting, balanced against an excellent LCD display between the gauges and a larger LCD screen that disappears smoothly into the dashboard. Where quality is concerned, the A7’s materials, construction, and overall attention to detail are superb. We’ve come to expect great
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No hint A7 is a hatchback until you pop open the lid From page 48
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THE A7’s exterior design has the feeling of a sports coupe’s skin stretched over a sedan frame. There’s almost no hint that it’s a hatchback until the tailgate pops up.
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THE Acura ZDX shares the A7’s ﬁve-door design but the similarities end there. The ZDX is much more like a sedan-SUV cross while the Audi is more coupe-like. is a clear winner. This is particularly apparent in the rear, where the BMW looks almost unﬁnished. Lexus GS The current GS goes for $54,650, but Lexus is already showing off the incoming 2013 model, equipped with a 3.5-litre V-6 generating 306 h.p. and 277 foot-pounds of
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SALE PRICE $17,998 D BRANW NE
INC A/C & LUDES LOCK DIFF ING
$28,540 - $10,542
All prices net of all rebates. Plus taxes & fees and documentation of $598. Vehicles not exactly as shown.
D BRANW NE
INC A/C & LUDES LOCK DIFF ING
E X C L U S I V E
N O R T H
Northshore Auto Mall, 800 Automall Dr. North Van
www.cartergmnorthshore.com S H O R E
S T O R E
2011 MAZDA 2
2011 MAZDA 6
2012 MAZDA 5
BEST SELECTION. †
FINANCING FOR UP TO 84 MONTHS
GT-V6 model shown $39,235
143 Finance from at
Including $500 Dealer Signing Bonus,
12,990 BEST PRICE from
Includes freight and PDI. Taxes extra.
Including $1,000 Dealer Signing Bonus,
21,290 BEST PRICE from
Includes freight and PDI. Taxes extra.
BEST PRICE from
I Includes freight and PDI. Taxes extra.
PLUS, UP TO
BEST TIME TO BUY.
for 84 APR months Finance from
BEST DISCOUNT of
for 84 APR months
BEST DISCOUNT of
Includes $1,000 dealer signing bonus
BEST DISCOUNT of
morrey mazda $
freight and PDI. On ﬁnance price from $14,990. $0 down. Taxes extra.
Includes $500 dealer signing bonus
freight and PDI. On ﬁnance price from $24,690. $0 down. Taxes extra.
Including freight and PDI. On ﬁnance price from $23,490. $0 down. Taxes extra.
2.9 for 84 APR months
$ Finance from
14,990 $2,800 0 BEST PRICE from
BEST PRICE from at
Including $500 Dealer Signing Bonus,
24,940 BEST PRICE from
Includes freight and PDI. Taxes extra.
Includes freight and PDI. Taxes extra.
Including $2,000 Dealer Signing Bonus,
Includes freight and PDI. Taxes extra.
Including $1,000 Dealer Signing Bonus,
freight and PDI. On ﬁnance price from $27,190. $0 down. Taxes extra.
GT model shown from $26,190
What do you drive?
NO PRIOR AUTOMOTIVE FINANCE HISTORY? NO PROBLEM.
freight and PDI. On ﬁnance price from $17,290. $0 down. Taxes extra.
GS model shown from $19,790
freight and PDI. On ﬁnance price from $28,690. $0 down. Taxes extra.
Includes $2,000 dealer signing bonus
FINANCE YOUR FIRST CAR AT
2011 MAZDA 3
BEST DISCOUNT off
Includes $500 dealer signing bonus us GT model shown from $26,020
BEST DISCOUNT of Includes
GT model shown from $41,790
BEST DISCOUNT of
Includes $1,000 dealer signing bonus
GT model shown from $38,485
EXTENDED TO SEPTEMBER EXTENDED 30th. WHILE TO SEPTEMBER SUPPLIES LAST! 30th. See WHILE your SUPPLIES Mazda dealer LAST! or visit mazda.ca for details.
*Dealer Signing Bonuses are available on retail purchase/finance/lease of all new, in-stock 2011 Mazda models from September 1-30, 2011. Bonus amounts vary by model. Maximum $2,000 Dealer Signing Bonus available on 2011 MX-5, RX-8 and CX-9. Dealer Signing Bonus can only be applied against the purchase price [or accessories to such purchase]. No cash surrender value. Offer excludes 2012 Mazda5. See dealer for complete details. †0% APR Purchase Financing is available on all new Mazda vehicles. 84-month term available on 2011 Mazda6, MX-5, RX-8 and Tribute. Other terms vary by model. Using a finance price of $14,990 for 2011 Mazda2 GS (B5XB51AA00)/$17,290 for 2011 Mazda3 GX (D4XS51AA00)/$24,690 for 2011 Mazda6 GX(G4SY61AA00)/$27,190 for 2011 CX-7 (PVXY81AA00)/$28,690 for 2011 MX-5 GX(L2XS61AA00)/ $23,490 for 2012 Mazda5 GS (E6SD62AA00) at a rate of 1.9%/1.9%/0%/3.9%/0%/2.9% APR, the cost of borrowing for a 84 month term is $1,031/$1,189/$0/$3,924/$0/ $2,493 bi-weekly payment is $88/$102/$136/$171/$158/$143 total finance obligation is $16,021/$18,479/$24,690/$31,114/$28,690/$25,983. Finance price includes freight and PDI of $1,495 for Mazda3, Mazda2/$1,695 for Mazda6,CX-7, MX-5, Mazda5. Taxes are extra and required at the time of purchase. Other terms available and vary by model. !0% APR Lease Financing is available on new 2011 Mazda vehicles (excluding MX-5, RX-8 and Tribute). Using the new 2011 Mazda3 GX (D4XS51AA00) as a representative example with a lease APR of 0%, monthly payments of $229 for 36 months, total lease obligation is $8,251, including $0 down payment & $500 signing bonus. Lease payments include freight and PDI of $1,495. Taxes extra and required at the time of purchase. 20,000 km per year mileage allowance applies; if exceeded, additional 8¢ - 12¢ per km applies. 25,000 km leases available. Other lease terms available and vary by model. Offered leasing available to retail customers only. **The advertised price of $12,990/$14,990/$21,290/$24,940/$24,290 for the 2011 Mazda2 GS (B5XB51AA00)/Mazda3 GX (D4XS51AA00)/Mazda6 GX(G4SY61AA00)/MX-5 GX(L2XS61AA00)/CX-7 GX(PVXY81AA00) is a special price for the duration of the “Best Event” and includes freight and PDI of $1,495 for Mazda2, Mazda3 /$1,695, for Mazda6, MX-5, CX-7, plus the $500/$500/$1,000/$2,000/$1,000 signing bonus and the event cash discount of ($2,000/$2,300/$3,500/$3,750/$3,000). 2012 Mazda5 GS (E6SD62AA00) price is $21,590 including $2,000 cash discount.The selling price adjustment applies to the purchase and is deducted from the negotiated pre-tax price and cannot be combined with subsidized purchase financing or leasing rates. $75 max. PPSA, licence, insurance, taxes, down payment and other dealer charges are extra and may be required at the time of purchase. Dealer may sell/lease for less. Dealer trade may be necessary on certain vehicles. Lease and Finance on approved credit for qualified customers only. Offers valid September 1-30 while supplies last. Prices subject to change without notice. Visit mazda.ca or see your dealer for complete details. Images not exactly as shown. ‡ Offer available on retail purchases of new 2011 Mazda2/Mazda3 models with no prior auto finance experience. This program can be used in combination with all other incentive program (excluding the Mazda Graduate Rebate). Some conditions apply. See mazda.ca or your dealer for complete program details.
A52 - North Shore News - Friday, September 23, 2011
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