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2011 exports a record for Neptune Jane Seyd

POTASH exports from North Vancouver’s Neptune Terminals continued a skyrocketing climb last year, pushing the overall volume of commodities shipped from the North Vancouver terminal into a record year.

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ONE of a pair of bald eagles takes another twig to its nesting site in the Lower Lonsdale area. Bald eagles mate for life. A typical nest is five feet in diameter, but nests used year after year can be almost twice that size and weigh more than 1,500 kilograms.

Neptune handled just under 13 million metric tonnes last year — the most ever shipped through the terminal, according to Neptune president Jim Belsheim. About half of that was potash. Fuelled by a jump in global food prices, exports of potash — a mineral mined in Saskatchewan and used in fertilizers — have gone sky high in the past two years, more than tripling since 2009. In 2011, a record 7.2 million metric tonnes of potash was shipped through Neptune, See Coal page 5

What to do with the kids on Monday James Weldon

FOR working parents scrambling to find childcare, next week’s promised teachers’ strike poses a serious challenge, but for North Shore businesses and municipal governments, the walkout presents an opportunity.

In the wake of the BCTF’s announcement Thursday that its members would stay away from school Monday through Wednesday, parents throughout the community have casting about to find an alternative for their kids. Ski hills, rec centres, even golf courses have stepped in to fill the void. Of the North Shore’s three ski resorts, Grouse Mountain was first out of the gate, with the announcement of special ski and snowboard and educational camps that will run 8:30 a.m to 3:30 p.m. for the


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three-day strike period. The programs, which will feature skiing lessons and other activities for school-age kids, run to $235 for a full three-day package including rental and lift ticket. “We were monitoring the news closely to find out what would happen,” said spokeswoman Ainslie Fincham. “Many of us here in the office have young kids, and (the strike’s) a real issue for all of us, so it was top of mind. Because we have programs and facilitators and facilities in place, it was sort of a natural fit to expand on them to support kids and parents in need.” The camps, which together can take about 400 students, were already filling up Friday, said Fincham. Cypress Mountain followed close behind with a three-day Snow

Camp aimed at kids aged seven to 14. The full three-day package, including ticket, rental, camp and lunch will run parents $279. “I’ve got an eight-year-old at home, and I’m not sure what I’m going to do with him come Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, so this is a great option to keep him busy when they should be at school,” said Joffrey Koeman, director of sales and marketing for the resort. The resort’s North Vancouver neighbour, Mount Seymour, announced a similar package Friday, with a three-day kids camp for $199 — including lift tickets, equipment rentals, lunch and shuttle — and a three-day snowshoeing and tubing camp for $149. At the same time, the North Shore’s municipalities were also scrambling to throw open their doors. The North Vancouver Recreation Commission launched all-day camps at five community centres for the three-day strike period, with prices starting at $41.60 a day, and West Van’s rec commission will be running programs at See Schools page 5


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SUNDAY FOCUS Illegal suites

Death traps or affordable housing? Benjamin Alldritt

EVERY morning, hundreds of North Shore residents, possibly thousands, raise their heads from their pillows in illegal homes. Some of these residences are firetraps. Some violate the local zoning bylaws. But most are the only homes their tenants can afford on the North Shore. Exactly how to balance the need for affordable housing against fire safety and the rule of law is something that has vexed local government for decades. Richard White, deputy city manager for the City of North Vancouver, says the issue dates all the way back to the Second World War, when homeowners were encouraged to rent out part of their houses to support the burgeoning workforce at the shipyards. A few dozen of these wartime suites still exist. They are technically legal, despite being a half-century out of step with the building code. In the years following the war, the pendulum swung the other way, with houses that tended to be smaller and generally didn’t have basements readily converted into suites. What’s more, owners were starting to be more concerned about the character of their singlefamily home neighbourhoods. That’s when the city first stepped in to prohibit new secondary suites. “I think it was a pride-of-ownership thing,” said White. “People thought ‘We don’t live in an apartment district, we live in a singlefamily area.’ The typical response was from a neighbour who didn’t want ‘renters’ next door, even though the whole house could be rented at any time.” As the years went by, houses grew larger again and were sometimes purchased as an investment rather than as a home for the owner. “That would annoy the neighbours because then the landlord isn’t there to keep an eye on things,” White said. Early in White’s career with the city, in the late 1970s, planning staff hired a few students to spend the summer surveying exactly how many suites there were. “Some people refused to let them in but for the most part we had co-operation. We probably went into 80 per cent of the houses, and we found several hundred more suites than we had expected,” White recalled. In a 2009 housing study, Metro Vancouver estimated there are slightly more than 7,000 secondary suites on the North Shore, and White guessed two-thirds of those are likely “out of compliance” in one way or another. Based on the survey results, the city struck a citizens’ committee to decide how to address the suite question. After a few false starts — such as allowing suites only for family members — the city ultimately legalized secondary suites in single-family houses. The province also updated the building code, relaxing some of the requirements for fire separation between the two units. What also came to light during the survey was the growing number of suites in duplexes. “Typically a duplex can have two suites, and that’s starting to sound like an apartment building. There are some very large duplexes in the city,” said White, “and some of them may have had four or more suites.” The city banned these outright, although many still exist. Once a contentious issue, basement suites in single-family homes have “more or less disappeared as an issue since then,” White said. “That change has been very productive for the city and it’s created more affordable housing for the city, for sure, which is a side benefit that was buried in the issue initially.” The District of North Vancouver has a similar set of bylaws, allowing secondary suites only in a single-family home in which the owner lives. The suite cannot be more than 40 per cent of the building. West Vancouver has only recently allowed suites, but owners face hundreds of dollars in fees to have their suite inspected and legally registered, a policy that has likely deterred many from coming forward. The duplex question remains problematic in the city. Two cases that have come before council in the past year have been on city hall’s radar, incredibly, for decades. Despite complaints from neighbours, White said actually enforcing the bylaw is a tricky proposition. “It’s not like a conventional infraction, where there’s an action and a ticket and then you go to the courts. You’re dealing with

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NOBODY really knows how many North Shore residents have found an affordable home by renting an uninspected illegal suite, but the figure may run into the thousands. the owner’s rights to the property, and a tenant or tenants’ rights as well. The city has an affordable housing policy that encourages us to increase the amount of affordable housing. Our city is a great example of that pendulum swinging back and forth between wanting compliance and a willingness to accept. I know of places where there have been complaints, the suites have been removed, and then they get reinstalled. Do you go every year and check?” In one duplex on the 300-block of East 14th Street, city inspectors discovered two illegal suites and ordered them removed. The owner complied, only to reinstall the kitchen appliances after the inspectors left. When the neighbours complained again and staff returned, the owner applied to have his building rezoned. Council denied his application, but the owner took the case to court and won. That rezoning is now going forward. In another case, in Ottawa Gardens, neighbours got into a dispute with the tenants in an illegal fourplex. That case was also headed to court until Coun. Rod Clark abruptly changed his mind and helped vote down a staff request for a court order. “It was just in advance of the election,” Clark said. “Believe me, I considered what the political impact would be to me, but changing my mind needed to be done. I reconsidered the implications to the people in the suites.” Clark’s change of heart was motivated, he said, by conversations he had with two senior citizens, both widowed and both living in illegal suites in duplexes. “They called me up and said Rod, there are literally thousands, or at least hundreds of these things that operate under the radar and there’s no problem. The city policy of just acting on complaints is a

bad one. How can it be that you allow them in single-family homes but not in duplexes? “And I thought about it for a good long time. There is a problem with low-cost housing in the City of North Vancouver, and this is a way to provide it. I don’t get many complaints about suites in duplexes, but everyone knows they’re there. The whole situation is a mess. In that kind of milieu, I cannot go for turning people out who are paying a reasonable rent and have contributed to the community for many years. I can’t see them turned out into the street over a technicality, in my mind.” Clark, who lives in a legal suite himself and has also been a landlord in years past, said he struggled to overcome his irritation with owners who openly defy the city’s bylaws. “I did it in spite of them,” he said. “I did it because people are crying for affordable housing. Before then, I was blinded and enraged by the arrogance and the thumb on the nose that those two people were giving council and the community in general.” But the veteran councillor admits that legalizing duplex suites may be “the thin end of the wedge.” “If we allow them in duplexes, you know the next place they’ll want them? In apartment buildings. So I don’t know where it’s going. But there’s so much pressure on our housing stock. “There is a balance, and I don’t pretend to know what that balance is. If we get a complaint that someone is living in a crawlspace and the access isn’t good and there are no fire alarms, yeah, we have to take action because it’s a life safety issue. I would never override the fire department. But I don’t know where that line is, to be honest.”

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Coal capacity to increase

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a 30 per cent increase over the year before. The biggest markets for potash are Brazil, China and Indonesia. Last year the company completed an expansion of its potash-handling facility to improve speed and efficiency and allow faster loading of ships. The project has increased Neptune’s annual potashhandling capacity to 11 million tonnes and boosted its workforce. There are now about 300 people working at Neptune — compared to about 250 before. Belsheim said those ranks could swell again to about 400 once the terminal completes the upgrade of its coal-handling facility, currently underway. Neptune is in the midst of investing $63.5 million worth of new equipment for its coal-handling facility that will increase

“I’m very optimistic,” he said. “Everything we know points to strong markets for both our primary products.” Belsheim said that has direct spinoff benefits for the economy in North Vancouver. In a typical year past, Neptune might spend $3 million buying from local businesses. “This year we will be $20 million or higher,” he said. According to 2011 statistics recently released by Port Metro Vancouver, other significant volumes shipped through port terminals last year included 5.8 million tonnes of wheat, 5.8 million tonnes of canola and 4.6 million tonnes of lumber. China, Korea and Japan were the biggest export markets. Canada imported 2.9 million tonnes of household goods and 1.8 million tonnes of construction materials through the port last year, most of that from China.

the terminal’s coal-handling capacity to 12.5 million tonnes annually from its present eight million tonnes. The biggest component of that upgrade is a new $20-million stacker-reclaimer — the piece of equipment that actually moves the coal — currently being built at Ramsay Machine Works near Victoria. “We made the decision to have it built in British Columbia,” said Belsheim. “We believe we’ll get a higher quality machine. “It’ll be installed faster and easier.” A total of 20.9 tonnes of metallurgical coal and 11.7 million tonnes of thermal coal was shipped last year through all of the port’s terminals. Neptune only handles metallurgical coal, which goes to steel mills in Asia. Most of that comes from mines in southeastern British Columbia. Belsheim said he expects the recordsetting pace to continue this year.

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the West Vancouver and Gleneagles community centres starting at $45 a day. “Our programmers are wonderful; they put everything together yesterday,” said recreation commission marketing assistant Sharon King. “Everything was dropped and they got all the staff together (to organize it).” King said she anticipated the programs would be about half-full by the end of Friday. Even Northlands Golf Course is getting in on the act. In tweets and Facebook posts Thursday, the District of North Vancouver municipal course offered marooned high school students a special $25 rate for all-day play with lunch included. “We just threw it out (Thursday); it was just kind of on a whim,” said Northlands marketing manager Curtis Johnston. “It’s wait and see if there’s any interest.” Day cares also extended hours to accommodate the anticipated rush. Bee Haven Childcare, which operates three facilities in North Vancouver, offered to take existing clients’ kids for the entire day at no additional charge, inviting parents to drop off youngsters at 8:30 a.m. and pick them up at 3:30 p.m. for no money above their usual fees — except possibly for admission to excursion destinations. “The teachers strike hurts everybody,” said Bee Haven owner Louise Warner. “(Often) both parents work for a reason. To add costs through something that’s not their fault, we feel is a bit unfair.” By Friday, about two-thirds of the daycare’s families had taken it up on the offer, said Warner, leaving the company with about a dozen vacancies for outside kids. Parents who were not already

clients would likely be charged, though, said Warner. With a ban on picketing imposed by the Labour Relations Board, schools will be open during the job action with a skeleton staff of administrators and other non-BCTF workers. No instruction will be offered, however, and both school districts were actively encouraging parents to keep their kids at home. “From our past experience, it would be very unusual for a child to show up during a teachers’ strike,” said West Vancouver school district spokeswoman Andrea Wilson. Beyond next week, the walkout is expected to resume for one school day in every five or until the provincial government’s Bill 22 is past into law. Debate on the legislation is expected to continue into next week. It’s not clear when a voter will take place. Contacts: Cypress Mountain Snow School: 604.926.5612; Mount Seymour sales office: 604-986-2261 ext. 404; Grouse Mountain Resorts: 604-980-9311; West Vancouver registration: 604-9212107; Northlands Golf Course: 604 924-2950; Bee Haven enrollment line: 604-908-2262; North Vancouver Recreation Commission:

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E Canadians like to believe we’re a different bunch than our neighbours south of the

border. We don’t shoot each other as often, we don’t fly into a blind rage at the thought of a national health-care program, and we don’t engage in the same kind of scorched earth political campaigning frequently seen in the United States. Regrettably, that last part isn’t really true any more. In the past few years, our political culture has taken a nasty turn. Politicians and their staffers seem increasingly willing to vault over ethical and even legal boundaries in their quest for electoral victory. If we let this become the new normal, it will discredit our democracy and damage our very identity as Canadians. Elections Canada has a tremendous opportunity to right our crooked ship

you said it “I had to walk up to the bus driver with my teeth in my hands and dripping blood and ask him to call the cops.” North Vancouver’s Steven Andrews recalls the aftermath of a brutal beating he suffered on a crowded Lynn Valley bus in 2010. No one has ever faced charges for the attack and Andrews hasn’t been able to file a civil suit (from a Feb. 26 news story). ••• “Are you going to call the sergeant-at-arms to get me out of here?” City of North Vancouver Coun. Rod Clark challenges Mayor Darrell Mussatto to eject him from council chambers during a heated debate over plans to spend $7,500 in public money on yarnbombing, a woolen form of public art (from a Feb. 29 news story). ••• “It’s anti-bullying day, and we’re being bullied.” West Vancouver Teachers Association president Rob Millard says the province doesn’t play well with others after Education Minister George Abbott announced plans to legislate an end to the teachers’ long-running job action. Teachers plan to walk out Monday (from a March 2 news story).

of state. Complaints made by tens of thousands of citizens alleging fraudulent “robocalls” that sent them to the wrong polling station during last year’s federal election must be investigated. Vicious online attacks against public figures should have consequences beyond the odd staffer losing his or her job. It has to be made clear that as a nation, we won’t tolerate being governed from the gutter. Chasing up all those allegations is no small task. It will take time and cost money. But the federal government must provide Elections Canada with the resources it needs to get the facts, clear the air, and hold any guilty parties responsible. Our voter turnout numbers are already abysmal. Let’s not give our fellow Canadians another reason to stay home.


Planners making CityShaping assumptions

Dear Editor: I’m one of a growing number of City of North Vancouver residents who are concerned about the current process for renewing our official community plan via the CityShaping program. This is a critically important endeavour which will affect the livability of our community for years to come. We need a blueprint for the future — one that serves the hopes and needs of the people who live here. Getting this right requires an open, transparent and honest public input process that reflects the true desires of residents. But based on the initial launch of CityShaping, we are concerned that this will not be the case. Instead, we are seeing the start of a process that is being steered toward a predetermined outcome that may not actually reflect what city residents want for their community.

We believe the key issue is: What level of population growth and density are residents willing to accept? Everything hinges on this. Yet the CityShaping process starts with the assumption of ever-higher population growth and ever-increasing density, with no provision for an open discussion about what rate of growth city residents wish to see. The CityShaping kickoff event at the Pinnacle Hotel on Feb. 16 featured a series of speakers all singing the praises of rapid growth and densification. Now residents are invited to participate by filling out online “workbooks” in which we’re directed to choose from a predetermined menu of the planners’ favoured options. Any alternative options we might prefer are confined to typing into the “Other” box, which guarantees that one of the planner-preferred options will always be “what the majority wants.” Higher population densities are bound to have

impacts on quality of life. These include smaller living spaces, less direct access to outdoors, more traffic congestion, loss of job-producing industries, increased demand for services, and the steady erosion of single-family neighbourhoods. Yet there appears to be no way for residents to discuss the limits of growth. Do we want to become the North Shore version of Vancouver’s West End? It’s possible the majority would be fine with this prospect. But we are not being given the choice. To turn around the movie cliché: If you don’t build it, they won’t come. We don’t need to feel helpless to slow the tide of urban densification. We can, as a community, choose the rate of growth we are capable of handling. That should be the first item discussed in deciding the future shape of our community. Fred Dawkins North Vancouver

The arrogance of view entitlement is astonishing

Dear Editor: Regarding your Feb. 22 story RCMP Investigate Park Tree Cutting: Like most North Vancouver residents, I read this story with some horror. The depth of arrogance required to perform this vandalism (or pay someone else to do the dirty work) is astonishing. I suspect that we’ll be watching for “For Sale” signs at neighbouring houses. As an arborist, I am a bit perplexed by the article’s


description of the damages. Surely the District of North Vancouver is having an independent arborist conduct an appraisal of the value of the trees, plus the costs of clean up, with the intention of pursuing these total costs in court once the perpetrator is found? In terms of finding this person or persons, I can only hope that my colleagues in the arboriculture industry are quietly asking around to see who might have committed this destruction, if indeed members

of the industry aided in the illegal cutting. What this event does highlight is the value of “the view” in real estate. It would seem obvious that buying a home next to a natural area would entail living next to growing conifers. The sense of entitlement, in this case, has obviously gone way too far. Catherine MacDonald North Vancouver





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Your friendly neighbourhood dog burglar

VACATIONERS, beware! If you’re one of those extremely fortunate families who go away during March break, be reminded that this is when thieves may strike.

It’s open season on breakins. That’s according to a news release I just got that’s full of startlingly paranoid tips, which include “Don’t use your home address on your luggage tags” for fear of tipping off criminals to your absence. That likely means our cab drivers and airport bag-checkers are suspect. I picture some service industry professional covertly texting my address to his masked buddy in North Vancouver after seeing my family set off on some (imaginary) trip. “Check this house out,” he might type, adding the pertinent link to MapQuest. “But there won’t be much left inside — the owners appear to have taken everything with them.” I guess all kinds of bad guys are roaming our streets unchecked. Unfortunately for your peace of mind, I include myself in their number. I do a lot of wandering with our rambunctious dog, and she has no aversion to nefarious activities of any sort.

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Kate Zimmerman “This is all grist for your mill,” I tell the pup as we troll local cul de sacs for random detritus on garbage day. “You might as well taste everything life has to offer so you can make informed choices. I don’t eat a lot of Skittles packaging myself, but why should my prejudices curtail your taste sensations?” Because we drift aimlessly about Lynn Valley like noxious spring pollen, I have mixed feelings about how much home security is advisable while you’re away. Who knows, I may feel like breaking into your place myself. You should welcome this opportunity. While the average thief is looking for money and valuables, and may perform acts of vandalism out of malice or boredom, I’m your dream burglar. It’s true

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that I’ll leave my dog tied up outside to upend your potted plants and eat your welcome mat, but I myself will just pry open a window and quietly squeeze in. I mean you no harm. I just want an immaculate house to sit in for a while, not unlike CBC storyteller Stuart McLean’s fictional character Morley, whose task of feeding a neighbour’s fish turned into a case of house envy on a recent episode of The Vinyl Cafe. Like her, I crave the comfort of a place where every inch of living space isn’t covered with chewed bits of wood, drool-drenched dog toys, skateboards, snow-boots, books, trade show gadgets and barbecue equipment. So here’s what I’ll do. I’ll break into your place. I’ll take off my shoes, out of respect (something I don’t do in my own house, which explains the low self-esteem that drives me to live outside the law). I won’t look in your bedrooms, so you can relax about that. I’m just going to walk into your kitchen, which you will have left neat and tidy because you’ve gone away. I’ll sigh at the sight of such immaculate, uncluttered counter-tops. How do you do it? I’ll applaud your colour scheme (probably — no guarantees) and stroke your appliances. I’ll fondle your



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unstained mugs. I’ll comb your calendar, see what you’ve got planned for March. You’ll probably have written on there when you’re coming back, which will be handy information. If there’s anything exciting marked down, I’ll make a note of it, in case I want to attend that performance or event; I may be a burglar, but I’m not completely uncouth. Likewise, I’ll correct any spelling errors on the calendar, no charge. I’ll open the fridge door, just for the hell of it. I know what you’re like — you can’t depart for a week or two without turfing your perishables, in case

you suddenly decide to stay wherever it is you went and your place has to be rented or sold as is. I’ll inspect your array of condiments, which, I promise you, will be fewer and far less freaky than mine, and shake my head admiringly. “Only one kind of mustard? Unbelievable!” I’ll mutter. Then I’ll look in your freezer and predict the likelihood of your ever coming back. If you’ve just got Costco appetizers in there and you went to Hawaii, you won’t be in any hurry, but if you have homemade spaghetti sauce, your own pies and your destination was Comox, you

clearly intend to return as scheduled. I may turn on your TV, watch a little daytime. I’ll flip through your Chatelaine, looking at the recipes you’ve dog-eared to see if I approve. I won’t be able to spend more than 15 minutes because my dog will soon start battering your door with her giant, muddy paws and she might attract the fuzz. I’ll inch out the way I inched in, leaving only a bent window-frame in my wake. I like to know what’s going on in the homes of my neighbours. Is that a crime? Incidentally, bon voyage.

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A stranded snowboarder was saved from the elements last week after he veered out of bounds and ended up surrounded by cliffs in a drainage area off Hollyburn Mountain. “We thought he was probably drowned in the waterfall,” said Tim Jones of North Shore Rescue. “This particular chap, he didn’t want to pay for a lift ticket, so he snow-shoed up Hollyburn and snowboarded.” The Vancouver man boarded out of bounds Feb. 22 and dropped into Nicky Creek, an area where Jones said he had never performed a rescue. After receiving a call from the West Vancouver Police Department, Jones said they traced his footprints to an area just above a waterfall. “That’s where his tracks ended so it was very ominous for us,” said Jones. “Once you get in these gully systems off our North Shore mountains, you usually end up in a waterfall. . . . You’re trapped.” Many skiers and snowboarders panic when they find themselves in a gully, staring at a waterfall and surrounded by cliffs, Jones said. They often try to climb the cliffs and wind up falling into the waterfall. “You can always spot a body in the waterfall

by being on scene, you can’t spot it from the air,” he continued. “We thought we had a body.” The rescue was further complicated by a sudden storm that pelted the rescuers with 60 kilometre-an-hour winds. “The squall was really creating havoc for us,” said Jones. The rescue helicopter was almost forced on its side due to the force of the winds. Tracking behind the storm, Jones said the plan was to drop four rescuers on the scene with enough supplies to last for 24 hours. Because the team had not received any cellphone contact from the snowboarder, Jones said he thought the man was too deep into the watershed to get a signal. After dropping the team in the area, Jones said they made voice contact with the man within 15 minutes. The snowboarder had been in the trees, according to Jones. “He was going nowhere. There was no way he could’ve climbed out of there on his own.” North Shore Rescue has saved lost skiers and snowboarders four times in the past month, something Jones attributes to the cohesive communication within the volunteer organization, as well as to sheer luck. “These last four rescues. . . they are very fortunate, we are very fortunate, that we didn’t have not only one but multiple deaths.” Editor’s note: There have been two more rescues by North Shore Rescue since this story was written.




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Municipal affairs District of North Vancouver Regular council meeting, Monday, March 5, 7 p.m. Reports: ■ Financial plan public input. ■ Longboarding strategy. Special meeting of council, Tuesday, March 6, 5 p.m. ■ Financial plan deliberations. Council workshop, Tuesday March 6, 6 p.m. ■ Inflow and infiltration ■ Metro Vancouver Lions Gate Secondary Wastewater Treatment Plant.

City of North Vancouver Regular council meeting, Monday, March 5, 6 p.m. Delegations: ■ Philippine Arts & Culture Exposition Society. ■ Lower Lonsdale Business Association. ■ Presentation House Gallery. Reports: ■ Resident parking policy 300block East 14th Street. Motion and notices of motion: ■ Lack of employee parking at Lions Gate Hospital.

■ Moratorium on enforcement of secondary suite policy. ■ Community public art grant. ■ Council attendance at out of town conventions. ■ Surplus school district lands and properties. CityShaping workshop, Saturday, March 10, 1 p.m. 123 West 15th St. District of West Vancouver Regular council meeting, Monday, March 5, 7 p.m. ■ Proposed agreements for

purchase and sale: 1300-block of Marine Drive. ■ Updated data from council remuneration task force. ■ Five-year financial plan. North Vancouver School District 44 Finance and Facilities Standing Committee Meeting, Tuesday, March 6, 7 p.m. West Vancouver School District 45 Public board meeting, Tuesday, March 6, 7 p.m.

WVPD alarm response catches break-in suspect WEST Vancouver police arrested an alleged robber late on Monday after responding to a home alarm in the 3000-block of Spencer Drive.

“When they arrived on scene they confirmed it was a break and enter,” said WVPD Const. Lisa Schmidtke. After spotting a broken window in the home on Spencer Drive, police set up a roadblock and stopped a North Shore taxi leaving the area. The taxi’s passenger was allegedly in possession of stolen property that had been identified by the homeowners, as well as tools that could be used to break into a home, according

to police. Cesar Lopez, a 29-year-old male with no fixed address, is set to face charges of breaking and entering in North Vancouver provincial court on March 7. Police credited the arrest to the homeowner’s diligence in setting the alarm. “Responding to things like home alarms does help us proactively prevent crime,” Schmidtke said. “West Vancouver is a very safe community and it is safe due to . . . property owners being actively involved in keeping their own property safe.” — Jeremy Shepherd



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RUN4ACAUSE’S Sarah Jamieson is running six kilometres a day for 439 days in support of poverty-stricken women and girls. She plans to run 101 km on May 20 and invites community members to join her for all or a portion as part of the 2012 Walk In Her Shoes campaign.


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Canadians to walk six kilometres or 8,000 steps in someone else’s shoes,” she says. The first year, she organized a six-km walk and a film screening. Last year, in celebration of the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day, she endeavoured to run 100 km in one day and invited community members to join her for whatever leg they saw fit. She was honoured with a national top fundraiser award, having raised $4,500, which was partially matched by the Canadian International Development Agency. This year’s Walk In Her Shoes event is set for May 20. Jamieson plans to run 101 km and walkers/runners of all ages and fitness levels are invited to join her for all or a portion of the distance. “My goal now is each consecutive year to bring it up one kilometre and to hopefully get more people on board to do it as a relay,” she says. The route, divided into a number of districts, starts at 6 a.m. at North Vancouver’s North Shore Athletics and travels through Deep Cove, Edgemont Village, West Vancouver and Dundarave, Stanley Park, Kitsilano, UBC, and the Downtown Eastside, and ends around 9 p.m. at the Terry Fox memorial in Vancouver. “Terry Fox was my first inspiration for running when I was in Grade 4 so it means a lot to me to be able to finish the 101 km there as well to go through the Downtown Eastside and celebrate the missing women and to get the Downtown Eastside women networked out as well,” says Jamieson. She hopes to raise $20,000 and attract 100 participants. Those interested are encouraged to register through Care’s website, www., and join Jamieson’s team, “PB” & JAMS: RUN4ACAUSE — PB is an acronym for personal best — then choose which leg/legs they’d like to run and conduct fundraising. Jamieson plans to spend the next three months promoting the event, getting participants geared up for whatever distance they’re interested in completing and encouraging their fundraising efforts. She plans to hold film screening nights, and is available to speak to interested groups or schools who want to learn more about the campaign and Canada’s role in international development. She’s also looking to obtain additional corporate sponsors. Jamieson isn’t stopping there. In an impressive show of further commitment to the cause, last year on International Women’s Day she committed to running six km a day for 365 days. She’s missed a mere three days due to a case of food poisoning. Rather than complete the year March 8, in honour of the 2012 Walk In Her Shoes campaign, she’s decided to continue, finishing on May 20, totalling 439 days. “We tend to look at International Women’s Day as a celebration of how far we’ve come, but what I would like to do is focus on how far we still have to go,” she says. So far, Jamieson has tracked 3,170 km. Jamieson is also busy with TEDxKids@BC and is helping organize upcoming events April 5 at Science World and another in October. “If I can empower youth and empower kids to look beyond the scope of what they see in their own community or even look to help their own community, it’s well worth it,” she says. Jamieson credits two pivotal moments in her life with having inspired her interest in philanthropy and community activism. “The first one was in 2006 when I went to Sudan and really saw what poverty, conflict and famine can do to a country, but also, how much hope and opportunity there is,” she says. Jamieson was amazed by the street children she met and how


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Second Annual Vancouver Bike Show: Western Canada’s largest cycling showcase will take place March 4, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at Vancouver Convention Centre West, 1055 Canada Place, Vancouver. All the latest technology will be showcased from leading manufacturers and retailers in mountain and road bikes, commuters, electric, touring, BMX and more. There will also be gear, accessories, cycling fashions and biking events. Admission: $12/$10. Tickets: or at the door. Relay Information: The Easter Seals 24 Hour Relay is a community fundraising event taking place June 16-17 that challenges groups to relay for 24 hours to help send kids with disabilities to Easter Seals Camps. Find out what the event is all about and how to get involved at an information session Monday, March 5, 6:30 p.m. at the North Vancouver City Library, 120 West 14th St. RSVP: or 604-873-1865. Info: Chi Kung for Inner Peace and Well-being: Learn ways to balance, strengthen and circulate your energy Wednesday, March 7, 7 p.m. at John Braithwaite Community Centre, 145 West First St., North Vancouver. Presented by the Canadian Mental Health Association. Admission by donation. Info: 604-9876959 or Zumba Fitness: Free classes will be offered every Friday from March 9 to 30 at 10 a.m. at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 1110 Gladwin Dr., North Vancouver.

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Get Dressed Delivers West Coast Style Erica Hughes owner of two Get Dressed Based on a simple concept- delivering superior stores on the North Shore has always had a products and service- today Get Dressed is passion for clothing. From the time her mother a premium fashion destination for discerning worked in fashion at Eatons, to guiding her shoppers. Knowing the lines they carry in detail customers with clothing choices today, this is the key. passion continues to drive “Buying within those lines Erica’s success. “With their is what distinguishes a great dedication to their “I always loved fashion and store from an average one. even in high school was up I buy every line personally customers and on the latest fashion trends. and the results speak for community, Get Mom always said you don’t themselves.” Dressed is a North have to have a lot of money Erica is also passionate about Shore original.” to look your best,” says Erica. her community. Raising her own family in “We raise funds and donate Deep Cove, Erica wanted to do something to North Shore schools and projects. Last year outside the home and in 2002, the Get at Seymour Golf and Country Club we raised Dressed concept was born. over $5,000 for the Lions Gate Paediatric ward.” “Get Dressed was established as a specialty With their dedication to their customers and women’s boutique clothing store delivering community, Get Dressed is a North Shore a West Coast ‘casual but current’ style. Since original. then, our reputation has spread well beyond the North Shore as a destination shop providing fabulous clothes and exceptional service.” ERICA HUGHES

North Shore Nort h re wo ho women omenn lead addding dinng the th way Female entrepreneurs are continuing to make their mark, and their trademark. A recent study commissioned by the National Women’s Business Council shows the percentage of trademarks granted to women has more than doubled in the past several decades.The study also found the number of patents awarded to women has significantly grown over the past several decades. A spokesperson for the organization says the topic of intellectual property is often considered an indicator of entrepreneurial activity. Female entrepreneurs, it seems, are still blazing trails in the areas of advertising and business, clothing, education and entertainment, and scientific and technological services and design. These were the top five industries that had the highest female participation in trademark activity, noted the report.

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The top categories for female-owned patents were chemistry, bio-affecting drugs, semiconductor device manufacturing and furnishings.

It takes ingenuity, intelligence and courage to pursue new ideas. Whether they pursue small business or big business opportunities, it is clear that women will continue to lead areas of business innovation. Every March 8, people the world over recognize what was originally known as International WorkingWomen’s Day. In recent years, March 8 has come to be known instead as InternationalWomen’s Day. This day to celebrate all women celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2011.

Let’s make March 8, 2012, the beginning of another 100 wonderful years of women in the workforce as leaders, innovators and entrepreneurs.

If there’s one truism that applies to Dr. Shehla, it’s that she’s a hard woman to pin down. Whether it’s operating two successful North Shore skin care clinics, practicing family medicine or climbing mountains for charity pursuits, she’s constantly running the risk of spreading herself too thin — but she wouldn’t have it any other way. “Sometimes I feel like I’ve bitten off more than I can chew, but the saving grace is that I’m thoroughly enjoying it,” she says, and laughs.

treats patients with chronic skin conditions such as acne, eczema or psoriasis and rosacea, services that are covered by the B.C. Medical Services Plan with the referral of a doctor.

“I’m where I am today because I have an incredible team”.

It’s been only eight months since Ebrahim opened the doors of Ambleside Dermedics Health Centre in WestVancouver, building on the success of her sister clinic,Afterglow Medical Aesthetics and Skin Care in NorthVancouver.

But whereas Afterglow’s focus is and remains solely cosmetic aesthetics — laser and light therapies, Botox and fillers — the Ambleside location also offers a host of wellness programs and general dermatology services as well. Having recently completed her diploma in Dermatology,Ambleside Dermedics

“Sometimes dermatological wait times are so long, so it’s been a very good addition to my practice. I feel like I’m able to provide effective health care to my community in a timely and positive way,” says Ebrahim.

On the cosmetic side of the coin,Ambleside Dermedics is one of the only practices in the Lower Mainland to offer Selphyl treatments — or what has been commonly referred to as the “Vampire” face lift in mainstream media. The procedure involves running the patient’s own blood through a centrifuge to separate platelets and growth factors from the red blood cells and then injecting those platelets back into the patient to help stimulate the body’s natural collagen production process. Ambleside Dermedics is also the only clinic on the North Shore to

offer Ultherapy — a novel ultrasound procedure that lifts and tightens the neck, jaw line and brow without any invasive surgery. Ebrahim attributes her success in business to equal parts ambition, passion and plain, old-fashioned elbow grease, but she is also quick to dole out credit to the quality staff she surrounds herself with at both her North Shore clinics. “I’m where I am today because I have an incredible team.We are like a big happy family and my success has come because they believe in my vision and help me achieve it,” says Ebrahim. She also realizes that the example she’s setting is a doubly important one — not only can she stand as an inspiration for other women, but also immigrants in the bargain. As a result, she’s quick to give thanks — and give back. One of her mandates at both North Shore clinics is to donate a portion of all her profits to Opportunity International, a charity organization that helps women in underprivileged countries to establish their own businesses through micro finance loans. DR. SHEHLA EBRAHIM MD, CCFP, DPD.


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Ebrahim is also currently training for an August climb on the slopes of K2 as part of a humanitarian effort to raise money for a girls school in Northern Pakistan. Previously, she participated in charity climbing treks to Everest base camp and the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro. “I feel so fortunate and grateful that Canada has given me this opportunity to become who I am today,” she says.“If I was living in a third-world country none of this would have been possible. It’s a tremendous gift.”

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A family tradition of healing Feng Li comes by her love ofTraditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) honestly. It was her grandfather, a Chinese doctor who specialized in dermatology, and her grandmother, an obstetrician, who inspired Li to pursue a career in the ancient art ofTraditional Chinese Medicine.

Last year Li took over the Natural Healing and Acupuncture Centre, which has been a fixture at the Park andTilford Shopping Centre in NorthVancouver for more than 20 years.

Before taking over that operation, she was the driving force and namesake behind Feng Li Acupuncture and Acupuncture and Natural TCM can serve Healing in White Rock, a business she launched as viable health 17 years ago and still solutions for a continues to practice out host of common of today. She currently medical ailments splits her time between both locations.

Li graduated from Nanjing Medical University in her native China in 1988 and practiced as a physician there before immigrating to Canada in 1994. She has been practicingTraditional Chinese Medicine and acupuncture here in the Lower Mainland ever since.

Li says one of the things she appreciates most about practicing medicine in Canada is the freedom she is able to enjoy here. It’s something she never takes for granted. “I’m very thankful and appreciative for the opportunities I have here. I really enjoy working here in Canada. It’s very friendly,” she says.

Li, a registered member of the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of B.C., is a firm believer in providing timely, friendly, calming and one-on-one care to all of her patients. Much likeTCM itself, Li believes in treating the entire mind, spirit and body — not just the physical symptoms of any given condition. It’s a holistic mindset that can be used to improve the health and wellbeing of patients of all ages.

Acupuncture andTCM can serve as viable health solutions for a host of common medical ailments such as skin conditions like acne, rosacea and eczema, allergies and asthma, fatigue and insomnia, migraines and arthritis.As well, Li and her staff are skilled in employing integrated Western andTCM therapies to help patients deal effectively with stress, anxiety and depression, promote smoking cessation and weight loss as well as facial rejuvenation through cosmetic acupuncture.

Li works side by side at the North Vancouver location with Dr. Katelyn Chen, who graduated as a doctor ofTCM from ShanghaiTraditional Medical School in 1995 and specializes in treating women’s health and hormonal issues, digestive problems and skin conditions.

The Natural Healing and Acupuncture Centre also offersTui Na (Chinese Massage) and Qi Gong (life energy balance) therapies as well as a wide variety of herbal and nutritional supplements. “We can help all of our clients to get happier and healthier here,” says Li. “There are many things that we treat which relate to emotional health, and we also try to help our patients make positive lifestyle choices as well.”

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Holly Back celebrates her career & community connections Holly Back is a bona fide example of what women can achieve when they employ hard work, perseverance and a little gumption. After leaving her teaching job at a local high school in 1998, Back took a deep breath, rolled up her sleeves and embarked on a whole new career, launching what turned out to be a wildly successful salon and hairdressing school.

“At one time I was a single mom with two kids and a full-time job,” she says. “There’s nothing as difficult as that. My life now is fantastic.” It is easy to give back to my family and my community they have given me so much. She realizes that she has forged a unique platform from which she can also serve to inspire other women.

“I try to teach other “Making Today, Holly’s Salons women, be proud of who and Schools can boast of you are and what you do,” a difference thousands of repeat clients she says. for women.” and a wall full of business Back says that Canadian excellence awards.As well her women are in a truly unique boutique style school is proud position by virtue of living to say they have graduated in such a progressive part of the world hundreds of students which many of where they are free to pursue personal them have become top stylists within the and business success. It’s a lesson she’s hairdressing industry. quick to impart to her students. Back has also made charity work a Back says,” We have a very multicultural large part of her daily routine and also staff representing at least 10 countries. encourages her staff and students alike to Our backroom conversations are very donate their time and efforts to a host of interesting with a multitude of subjects” worthwhile fundraisers. Back says “Giving back to your community needs to be a Back is very much an advocate for part of your everyday life”. women, and especially women in business.

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She has done several public speaking engagements on this very subject. Back says Holly’s Salon’s and School’s is not her first nor her last challenge at business. Her entrepreneurial spirit has a few more projects in the works. She has done several interior design and renovations using her creative mind of colour and design, who knows where this might take her next. She has also done a term in local politics as school trustee and is still very much interested in the politics of our community. But for right now, she remains committed to the continued success of her salon and school, and to the staff she’s come to regard as family. And while Back has been featured in newspapers and magazines like Chatelaine’s, she’s about to make the leap to the small screen — on March 8 she and her husband Dennis and sons Jordan and Mitch will be featured in an episode of the Food Network Canada’s Family Cook Off program.

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Dollarton’s Women in Business exceptional customer service…with flare Shawna Conrad, a North Vancouver resident and owner of the Bone and Biscuit Co. is new to Dollarton Village and is thrilled to be a part of this fantastic community. Shawna offers a common sense approach to feeding a natural dry or raw diet and believes wholeheartedly that the cornerstone to good health is nutrition. The store carries a selection of raw foods as well as their very own bakery! Many products are made locally. Grooming services coming soon.

As a resident of Deep Cove,Perienne Sadler opened Cove Fine Foods in 2011 to bring quality food made from fresh,whole ingredients to our community.Whether it is dine in,take out,or catering,Cove Fine Foods is dedicated to making the best quality breakfast,lunch, and dinner,7 days aweek,for our beautiful community. A vast selection of marinated natural meats,daily lunch and dinner specials,and a large selection of Terra Breads baked fresh daily,Cove Fine Foods is a one stop shop! Connect with Cove Fine Foods on the web,Facebook (Cove Fine Foods) or Twitter (@CoveFineFoods) for daily specials,offers,and menu’s.

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Cove Fine Foods | 778.340.1919 Cathy Marlatt’s Cove Health Vitamins is successfully completing its’ 4th year of courteous and friendly service. After raising her two daughters in the community, Cathy was able to fulfill her dream of opening a health business. With the valuable help of friends and local contractors, this store was built. That was the hard part. The easy part was building a loyal and consistent client base. For two years in a row, customers voted Cove Health Vitamins the best on the North Shore! It has been Cathy’s honour to serve the customers of this community.

Dr. Nasim Mitha graduated from UBC and lives near her practice, which has been aesthetically designed for patient comfort. She enjoys practicing in the Deep Cove community, and the friendly atmosphere of businesses in Dollarton Village. Dr. Mitha understands the special requirements of family dentistry, and has a special interest in orthodontics, particularly for children. Clinical excellence and patient satisfaction are her practice hallmarks. She takes pride in her team, which is ever-ready to greet you with a smile.

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Mention manicures, pedicures, facials, make-up or any of the finishing touches in between and the North Shore’s own Fruition Day Spa is sure to be part of the conversation. With a 11 year history of serving her community and numerous NSN nominations, awards and local recognition Laura Gobbo, owner, has established and fostered a real sense of community among her clients. Connect with the Fruition Day Spa community on Twitter (@fruitiondayspa) or on Facebook (Fruition Day Spa North Van) for the latest news and exclusive offers.

A physiotherapist for 25 years, Paige Larson is founder and owner of North Shore Sports Medicine Clinics. Her team of physiotherapists, massage therapists, acupuncturists, and Pilates instructors share her goal of providing patients with the finest, award-winning care. That dedication has led to thousands of satisfied patients, as well as expansion, as their Winter Club clinic recently moved to the larger, more easily accessible location of 340 Brooksbank, across from Park and Tilford mall. North Shore Sports Medicine | 604.929.8444

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Fresh Tap means fresh wines

WHEN it comes to offering wines by the glass, Vancouver has long been at the cutting edge.

In fact, few other cities can boast the selection available here; it’s turned us into a pretty choosy bunch. Put it down to tougher drinking driving laws (or maybe our uber-discerning palates) but most of us are more likely to order a glass of wine to go with a specific dish rather a bottle for the entire meal. However, sometimes ordering by the glass can be a crapshoot. After all, who knows how long that bottle of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc might have been open and sitting there? One night? Two? Fact is you don’t. And in some cases the server doesn’t either. If Mike Macquisten and Steve Thorp — the young entrepreneurs behind Vancouver Urban Winery — get their way, we’ll be drinking a whole lot more

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wine from kegs, and in the pretty near future. You can already check out their Fresh Tap keg wines at Vancouver’s Edible Canada at the Market, which has two Nichol Vineyard Naramata wines (Nichol’s Gewurz is a slam dunk with a couple of dishes). Fairmont Hotel Vancouver will shortly be offering Blasted Church Hatfield’s Fuse for banquets, and possibly more. Not only do the drops (which come from a 19.5-litre stainless keg) taste perfect

but the wine tastes exactly it did when the winemaker last set eyes on it. It has to pass a thorough check by the company’s staff winemaker before being kegged from the bulk shipment. Macquisten and Thorp rightly figured if beer can be sold on tap, then why not wine? They went looking for clues in Europe (where wine’s been sold on tap for years) and south of the border, where it’s just beginning to catch on in cities such as San Francisco, Denver and Las Vegas, not to mention New York. Aside from keeping the

wine far fresher than in bottle (because the kegs are nitrogen filled), there are also plenty of other advantages ranging from lower product cost to less freight, breakage and, of course, spoilage. What will be really interesting will be to see who passes the savings onto the customer — and who doesn’t. In the meantime Fresh Tap also has its own brand of imported regional wines, named “Nice Catch.” First out of the gate is a very drinkable Kiwi Sauv Blanc, with a Mendoza Malbec (Argentina) expected soon.

The pair are also planning a retail store — and the spacious, character building is already in demand as a function room. (55 Dunlevy Ave., 604-566-9463) While Fresh Tap’s a no-brainer for Casual Fine Dining chains, for whom high volume, keg budget wines are an obvious choice, Macquisten and Thorp are also setting their sights a lot higher. They’re in negotiation with at least one premium producer and there may be more. However, with our thirst for affordable wines, there’s no question that most of the keg product will be at the lower end. The arrival of well made, economical bulk regional wines from overseas also has broad implications for

highly contentious Cellared in Canada products, which will finally get some much needed competition. So next time you’re dining out, if someone asks if you’d like a glass of keg wine, don’t be a snob: give it a try! You might just be surprised; and you’ll be drinking a far more sustainable product than its bottled cousin. ••• Belly’s Budget Best ■ Fiano del Salento Pietrariccia Surani IGT 2009. Here’s an early budget scoop from wine fest that’s perfect for spring sipping and straight-ahead seafood. Crisp, clean, floral, citrus and mineral toned Fiano, from Italia’s “heel.” Just look for ‘Surani” — BCLS $15.99.

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MARY-LISA Guns stops in front of the Saigon Opera House while visiting Vietnam.

ANTONIO and Stefano Benzan stop to check out the News with El Capitan, a well-known vertical rock formation in Yosemite National Park, looming in the background. A group of Argyle, Carson and Handsworth secondary students get together in front of the Leaning Tower of Pisa during a trip to Italy.

ERIK, Markus, Amanda and Ed Nieweler show the view from their hotel room deck looking out onto Sant Miguel Bay in Ibiza, Spain.

JANINE and Ann Thur explore the Aletsch Glacier, the largest glacier in the Swiss Alps.

MARIA, Sophie, Denis and Charlotte Power take a winding cliffside walkway in Manarola, a perched village in Cinque Terre, Italy.

BARBARA Barbour, Gail Kalmar, Judi Sorensen and Christine Taylor share a cooking class in Vaison-laRomaine, Provence, France.

ED Kry visits the famous Cristo Redentor statue on the top of Corcovado mountain in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

BILL Murray takes the North Shore News to Stonehenge during a retirement tour of Britain.

Going on a trip? Take the North Shore News with you and weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll try to publish your high-resolution photo in our News Around the World feature (there is no guarantee photos will be published). Due to the amount of photos received for News Around the World, it may take several weeks for your photo to appear in the paper. Take a photo of yourself (keep close to the camera, but with the background still in view) in a location outside the province holding a copy of the News, with a scenic background that distinguishes the location. Send it to us with the ďŹ rst and last name of everyone featured in the photo, along with your phone number and a description of where the photo was taken. Send your submission to Rosalind Duane by email only to

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The Way of St. James: The Camino Trail (Spanish: El Camino de Santiago) is the pilgrimage route to the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela in Galicia in northwestern Spain, where tradition has it that the remains of the apostle Saint James are buried. The route to Santiago de Compostela was a Roman trade route, nicknamed the Milky Way by travellers, as it followed the Milky Way to the Atlantic Ocean. — Wikipedia

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NORTH Shore residents Joyce and Evan Llewellyn hiked the 1,600 kilometre Camino Trail through France and Spain to Santiago de Compostela and documented their epic journey: (Top photo left) three markers point the way of St. James; (top photo right) Spanish statue of St. James; (lower photo left) Evan Llewellyn hiking on a trail in Spain; (lower photo right) a view of the Pyrenees.


The road to Santiago

Joyce Thierry Llewellyn Contributing Writer

THERE are three questions hikers and pilgrims ask each other when walking the 1,600 kilometre Santiago de Compostela, or Camino, pilgrimage trail. Where are you from? How far have you walked? How are your feet? A fourth question, “Why?” usually only comes after you’ve shared a bottle (or two) of wine at a crowded table, the exhaustion of the day almost forgotten in the well-being of a full stomach and the camaraderie around you. The Camino is a 1,000-year-old pilgrimage trail with different starting points all over Europe. The end result is the same though — the Cathedral in Santiago, Spain, where the bones of the apostle Saint James are supposedly buried. Along the way, you’ll get many opportunities to ask yourself, “Why?” My husband, Evan, and I found it took hiking up hills in the rain on slippery stone paths, trudging along ancient Roman roads in 38 C temperatures, or trying to find our beds in a

room of 50 snoring new friends to even begin to comprehend why anyone would do such a physically demanding holiday. We began our Camino in the medieval French town of Le Puy-en-Velay, one of the original starting points. Our plan was to walk 20 to 25 kilometres a day, which would get us across France, over the Pyrenee Mountains, and into Santiago, near the west coast of Spain, in 10 weeks, each of us carrying a small backpack filled with the bare minimum of clothes and toiletries. Before leaving Le Puy, we attended the 7 a.m. pilgrim’s Mass and blessing in the Cathedral of Notre Dame. One of the priests officiating took off his cassock at the end of the service, revealing jeans and a white shirt and promptly announced he too was walking the Camino. We heard he was taking his “petite Canadienne” with him. It turns out in France a “little Canadian” refers to a pup tent. (We also discovered the rolling cattle grids used to stop cows from crossing from one field into another are called “passage Canadien.”) Did I train? A bit, but I just assumed the first week would be a tough slog. It See Hikers page 26

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actually took nine days of throbbing legs and aching feet before my body got into the Camino rhythm. What I hadn’t realized was that my feet would be sore at the end of every day of our trip. When we live an urban life, our feet aren’t in shape to take pounding, climbing, sliding, and stumbling up — and down — mountains, through rocky stream beds, and on long stretches of stone or asphalt roads for six to eight hours a day, week after week, for two and a half months. The people we met along the way fit into one of two categories. “Hikers” were on the trail for a variety of secular reasons. Two Irish couples were celebrating both retirement and a 60th birthday. Romanian judge Dana needed a break from her very stressful job. A young man from Austria had just finished his compulsory military training and wanted a cheap holiday before attending university. “Pilgrims,” on the other hand, walked with religious intent, hoping to have a spiritual experience, or find relief from grief, or to give thanks for no longer being ill. In France, we spent an average of 10 to 13 euros a night for a bed in a small hostel with clean sheets along with a three to five course dinner and breakfast. Spain was cheaper at five to nine euros a night but that was only for the bunk bed in a room that might hold 60 or more people — there was no food, rarely clean sheets, and, occasionally, no toilet paper. I started keeping track of the “Best” and “Worst” daily moments in my journal after experiencing both at the same time on Day 10. We walked 28 kilometres that day. Late in the afternoon we found ourselves at the bottom of yet another hill, with Brigitte’s hostel located at the top in the tiny village of Saint Roch. I was exhausted. My feet ached and burned. I stumbled up the steep road, cursing France and demanding to know why Evan ever had such a stupid idea as this trip in the first place. Brigitte, with wild frizzy hair and gypsy clothes, took one look at me, gently patted my hand, and led me inside. She gave me a brandy snifter full of warm Anise tea along with a chipped plate filled with a huge slab of homemade chocolate cake. (Using a brandy snifter for tea was the kind of thing that happened in Brigitte’s leaking, welcoming old house.) She had walked the Camino several years ago in an emotional turmoil after her husband left her for another woman. She felt so at peace by the time she reached Santiago she decided she would dedicate her

hostel, the newly renovated Refugio can hold more than 200 pilgrims when necessary. Days later, we entered Pamplona as the city was preparing for the seven-day festival of San Fermin — the running of the bulls. Along with happy, drunken crowds, the busy streets were made even more claustrophobic by wooden barricades erected to direct the bulls into the town’s bullring. We moved from bar to bar, never eating the same tapas twice and drinking chilled white wine that cost a little more than a dollar a glass. In Granon, we experienced the typical best of the Camino. In this tiny village, Father Luis never turns anyone away. Although his church floor and attic has space for 35 pilgrims, many more turned up when we were there. Evan and I were part of the overflow and given mats then directed into the winter chapel. Father Luis and his helpers tripled the Sangria recipe and literally put more potatoes in the stew. Sixty-one of us crammed into the main room on chairs, benches, and upturned boxes for a delicious communal meal. That was one of many moments that helped me realize why people walk the Camino two, three, and more times. The next big challenge was the Meseta, an eight-day desert hike between Burgos and Leon. Day after day you put one foot in front of the other across flat, dusty, arid land. Guide books describe this section as having driven people mad and the scary stories resulted in some hikers taking the bus to avoid it. Evan and I found it hot, dry, and treeless but all I can say is that anyone who complained about it has never been to Saskatchewan in July. We finally arrived in Santiago 70 days and 1,600 kilometres later. Evan and I were in a daze. This was it? It was over? Now what? Unlike the medieval pilgrims, we didn’t have to turn around and head back the way we had come, but we both felt the need to end our journey with some sort of ritual. After attending the pilgrim’s mass in the Santiago Cathedral, I took a bus to Cape Finesterre on the coast. Purist Evan insisted on walking those extra 100 kilometres. It was only when my tired and painful bare feet sank into Finesterre’s sandy beach and were covered by a cold Atlantic Ocean wave that I felt our walk was over. We’re still trying to sort out our experiences. The Camino was a challenge for us as a couple and for our bodies, but we returned having lost weight and with our feet, knees, and marriage intact. If any of you have considered the possibility of walking this ancient pilgrimage trail, I’d say “Do it!” Don’t worry about “why.” You’ll find that answer along the way.

life to helping other pilgrims. She returned home, sold most of her things, bought a house in this village, and outfitted one room with five beds for pilgrims’ use only. Everything was by donation and communally shared. Our meal consisted of a soup made from dandelions and thistles that she yanked out of her garden, along with the most delicious vegetarian galette I’ve ever eaten. And more chocolate cake. Every day brought new experiences. We arrived in Espeyrac soaking wet after walking hours in the rain only to discover the community gite (hostel) no longer served meals. The grocer had recently died and the only store in town was closed so we set out what food we had: a piece of farmer’s cheese, part of a very tough sausage, a chunk of three-day old baguette, and a sliver of dark chocolate. On the Camino, you acquire an appreciation for food. Bits and pieces can become a gourmet meal when you’re hungry. Day after day we walked through golden wheat fields, between long rows of grapevines, or alongside thousands of yellow sunflowers visible as far as the eye could see. Some paths lead us on misty wooded trails that had sunk below ground level, worn down by millions of feet over 1,000 years. The down side is that day after day of walking many of the hours in silence gives your brain lots of time to chatter, to dig up moments of unfairness or joy, and to re-experience intense memories. There is nothing like climbing mountain trails in thunderstorms and trudging on deserts in sweltering heat to have each day consist of a roller-coaster of joy, despair, tears, awe, pain, and laughter. On our fourth week, we turned a corner on a high country road and saw the Pyrenee Mountains in the distance for the first time. It was an emotional moment; we were now almost half way to Santiago. The next big town was St. Jean Pied-de-Port, located at the base of the Pyrenees. It is also the beginning for many pilgrims and hikers. I had been worried about the Pyrenees and was relieved to find that although it was physically challenging, the fact we had already hiked 760 kilometres meant we were in good shape and could enjoy striding through wild grass-covered mountain meadows and looking down into the valleys below. We passed herds of free-ranging horses, flocks of sheep, a goat in labour, and eagles flying parallel to us. Arriving in Roncesvalles, Spain, on the other side of the mountain range, was a shock: a different language, different food, and instead of a 10-person

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Biathlon: Indulge your inner sniper It’s minus 18˚Celsius and I have to be careful handling the gun — any moisture on my finger and it will freeze to the metal trigger.

Five grapefruit-sized targets sit 50 snow-flurried metres away. Channeling my inner sniper; I exhale, squeeze the trigger and… Bang! A solid miss. That would mean skiing a penalty lap in a real biathlon, but up here at the Whistler Olympic Park (WOP) things are a bit more lenient. “Take your time,” said Steven Murray, coach, rifle safety instructor and giver of moral support. Murray also helps facilitate WOP’s public programs, which offer anyone a chance to don some skate skis and try their luck skiing and shooting on the same range that saw Olympic glory and drama at the 2010 Winter Games. Biathlon (derived from Greek, meaning “two tests,”) originated in the Scandinavian military—they’d endurance-train on cross-country skis and then practice their marksmanship. Not an easy task. Using the .22 calibre, Russian-made regulation biathlon rifle, I shoot two of five targets on my first round while Allie, a

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NORTH Shore Black Bear Society’s Malcolm Fitz-Earle, Christine Miller and Tony Webb, are flanked by George Jasper (left), and Nick Kiss (right), of WCS Recycling, who presented the bear society with a cheque for $966. The money was raised when residents returned recyclables not accepted by the Blue Box program and donated money Dec. 31, 2011.

YOLANDE Martinello, Artists for Kids director, receives a cheque for $4,500 from North Vancouver Community Players Aladdin director Peter Zednik, as show producer Shirley Helgason (left) and members of the cast look on. The group donated proceeds from its annual Christmas pantomime. Another $1,000 also went to the Salvation Army.

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MEMBERS of the Windsor secondary Interact Club celebrate reaching their goal of raising $5,000, which will go toward a clean water project for a community in India.

JOHN Ward (left) of Rotary Club of North Vancouver, presents a cheque for $5,000 to North Vancouver Salvation Army Capt. Glynden Cross. The money was donated to support the New Hope Chef Training Program.

THE 11th annual Treasure Chest of Hope, held recently by Soroptimist International of North and West Vancouver, raised $35,300 for various North Shore Soroptimist projects. On hand for the cheque presentation were Byron Giraud, of North Shore Schizophrenia Society, Janet Westcott, of North Shore Youth Safe House, Gillian Santo, with North Shore Schizophrenia Society, Liz Watt, Veronica Loat and Karen Bews, with Soptimist International of North and West Vancouver, and Nanette Taylor, with Hollyburn Family Services.

KIN Wah Leung (right), president of Kin’s Farm Market, and Tom Li, Haney Place Maple Ridge store manager, present a cheque for $3567 to Jocelyn Kwok, Canadian Cancer Society’s coordinator of annual giving. The money was raised through the market’s annual calendar campaign.

TONY Ambrosio, London Drugs Lonsdale location store manager, presents a $750 donation for the HOpe Centre, to Judy Savage, Lions Gate Hospital Foundation president.

BLACK Bear Neighbourhood Pub owner Ron Slinger (left), presents a cheque to North Shore Disability Resource Centre executive directors John Neumann (sitting) and Liz Barnett (second from right) with Sue McMordie and Keith Browne. The donation of $10,000 was raised by the pub after it donated 50 cents from the sale of quesadillas at the pub. In addition, Granville Island Brewing matched the December pub contribution.

WENDY Carter, of the Telus Vancouver Community Board (second from left), presents a cheque for $20,000 for Jessie’s Legacy eating disorder counselling program to Family Services of the North Shore’s Shelley Hine, Sue Bauman, Mimi Hudson and Julia Staub-French.

NORTH Vancouver-Lonsdale MLA Naomi Yamamoto (right), presents a cheque for $75,000 to Family Services of the North Shore’s Julia Staub-French (left) and Sue Bauman. The money was donated to benefit the North Shore Christmas Bureau and family counselling services.The money was received from the B.C. Gaming Commission.

Kudos to those who volunteer their time, money and effort to benefit the many service and charitable organizations on the North MEMBERS of the West Vancouver Fit Fellas club present a cheque for the HOpe Centre to Judy Savage, Lions Gate Hospital Foundation president. The group raised $21,000 at their annual Christmas party.

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Author Talk: Principal of Edmonds Community School David Starr will talk about his book From Bombs to Books: Refugee Children, Their Families and an Exceptional Canadian School Thursday, March 8, 7-8:45 p.m. at Lynn Valley library, 1277 Lynn Valley Rd., North Vancouver. Registration required: 604-984-0286, ext. 8144.

The North Shore Registered Music Teachers will present the 41st annual North Shore Music Festival and workshops until March 10 at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 1110 Gladwin Dr., North Vancouver. Free classes will take place until March 5 at various times. Phone Alice at 604-987-1067 for a schedule. There will be three concerts, March 7-9 at 7 p.m. Admission: $10/$5. 604-929-1592.

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Fair play INSTRUCTOR Susan Hunt is surrounded by members of the North Shore Neighbourhood House theatre and drama program, as they rehearse for their upcoming production of All’s Fair in Love and War, a collection of skits, songs and monologues. The show is on March 5, 7 p.m. at 225 East Second Ave., North Vancouver. Admission is by donation.

Parks Master Plan: A full draft of District of West Vancouver’s parks master plan will be available for public input during an open house Tuesday, March 6, 5-8 p.m. at West Vancouver Community Centre, 2121 Marine Dr. Info: Feeling the Heat — The Challenge of Climate Change: Ian Gartshore, of Shore Energy Solution Ltd., will speak on global warming Wednesday, March 7, 7 p.m. at West Vancouver Presbyterian Church, 2893 Marine Gartshore’s power point presentation will focus on solutions at a local level. All are invited to this free public event.

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has no respect for leadership. In essence you get a bunch of Stanley-Cup-rioting dogs! Respect is not gained through physical force but rather through calm yet assertive leadership while consistently applying the rules of canine social order. A dog becomes “connected” to its owner due

to its respect of the owner being leader of the pack, a pack of two — the owner/ handler and the dog. Once a dog connects with its owner the change in its demeanor — for the better — is immediate and long-lasting. As a pack leader your goal is to strive to have the same relationship your dog had with its natural mother. Good canine mothers are leaders to their litter of pups. The pups looked up to her for protection and discipline. The pups trusted her for everything. When a good canine mother disciplined her pups she would pin her ears, give a low growl, snap as a warning to the pups and if none of that got the response the mother was looking for she might nip or lightly bite the pup to get her point across. The reward for the pups following the mothers

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request was affection, or the pup being allowed to remain in the mother’s personal space, or share some of the mother’s food. The important thing was that the mother never went to the last resort first. There was an escalation of her disciplinary behaviour, starting with the least threatening first. As a dog owner you want to replicate that as much as possible. If you start off with the strongest form of discipline first you create fear in a dog and lose their respect. That is the inappropriate form of discipline, usually using intimidation tactics involving painful corrections for the smallest of infractions. When most humans react harshly to their dog out of frustration or anger it is

usually done impulsively with no intent to harm the dog but rather release the pent up negative energy. Unfortunately, it does nothing to gain respect from the dog, or any species for that matter. So keeping a calm yet assertive mindset at all times is imperative. Intimidation-based training is simply a product of the ego and an unhealthy method of intentionally using pain as a means of gaining control. Conversely if your dog intimidates you, you will struggle in vain to gain its respect, usually resulting in forms of bribery to implore the dog to abide your request. The result of this briberybased coercion is a dog that assumes that its daily routine has no boundaries and you are simply around to fulfill

your duty as his hired hand. In other words your purpose to your dog at that point is to feed him, groom him, walk him then leave him alone. A good human-dog connection will result in a dog that wants to be with you and please you by living within its trained boundaries without questioning them or testing them. Discipline is not a fourletter word, when done with a trainer who understands the proper use of canine-based or maternal-based discipline. Your dog understands and expects you to be the disciplinarian in your dog/ human relationship, because you are supposed to be the leader. It is a necessary part of raising a dog in our human society that requires dogs to be more human-like than dog-like.

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THREE TO SEE THIS WEEK BASKETBALL Senior girls AAA provincial championships March 7-10 Capilano Sportsplex HOCKEY PIJHL playoff game 6 if necessary RICHMOND @ NV WOLFPACK March 7, 7:30 p.m. Harry Jerome arena BASEBALL BCPBL preseason WHITE ROCK @ NS TWINS March 8, 6:30 p.m. Parkgate Park


North Shore shines at B.C. Games NORTH Shore athletes played a huge part in helping Zone 5 Vancouver-Squamish to the second highest medal total and the highest gold total at the B.C. Winter Games held Feb. 23-26 in Vernon.

wasn’t used to playing with that pain yet because I hadn’t practiced at all up until then. The first game I just remember being in tears after the game because it was so painful. . . . By the fourth game I was completely dead, I had no power off the left side of my body.” Handsworth was trying for their third straight B.C. title but with a young team they ended up eighth. As the season faded away Patterson’s pain continued and her hospital tours began: three bone scans, an MRI, a CAT scan and still no answers. By summer the injury was still there and doctors, hoping to avoid surgery, tried three cortisone shots, two in the front of her ankle and one in the back. “They’re really painful,” Patterson remembered. “The one in the back they had to go through the bone to get to it and they didn’t freeze it properly when they did it — that was quite painful.” That shots didn’t work either, so next came surgery number 1. “They did a scope and they found a bone chip and an impingement and a whole bunch of

Alpine skier Frances MacDonald lead the way with two individual golds and one bronze while cross-country skier Katie Weaver scored individual gold and silver medals while also grabbing gold in a relay. Badminton player Alexandra Towhill also took home two golds, winning in doubles female as well as mixed team competition. Here is a list of the medal winners from North Vancouver and West Vancouver as posted on the games website www. Gold ■ Kayla Oxland: figure skating juvenile women. ■ Alexander Ponomarev: karate individual kumite boys 55 kg+ ■ Frances MacDonald: alpine skiing slalom female ■ Frances MacDonald: ski cross female ■ Katie Fleckenstein: alpine skiing giant slalom female ■ Cameron Fitzmaurice: cross-country skiing individual sprint 400-m midget boys ■ Katie Weaver: crosscountry skiing individual sprint 400-m juvenile girls ■ Katie Weaver: crosscountry skiing 4x2 km mixed relay ■ Brendan Wise: karate team kata male ■ Alexandra Towill:

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ALLISON Patterson (left) greets her Handsworth teammates before her first start back in the Lower Mainland championships after nearly a year sidelined with an ankle injury. She’ll play in provincials this week.

Royals star finally rolling Andy Prest

IT was a little more than one year ago that Allison Patterson of the Handsworth senior girls basketball team did what players all over the world do all the time — she rolled her ankle.

Then a six-foot-three Grade 11 forward, Patterson was an all-star calibre player averaging a double-double of 14 points and 11 rebounds for the Royals when she hurt her left ankle in the opening round of the Lower Mainland championships. “It looked innocent enough,” Handsworth head coach Scott Palmer told the North Shore News this week as he recalled the play. “She got caught, came down on somebody’s foot and just went over on her ankle. There were tears on the court but I guess either I didn’t want to believe it was as serious as it was or I just didn’t think (it was a serious injury).” Patterson, however, knew something

Alli Patterson’s ankle sprain a year-long ordeal

was wrong. “As I went down I heard kind of like a crack and I was just like, oh no,” she said. “I knew it was more than just a regular ankle roll. Not good.” Coach and player didn’t know then but it was, in fact, an injury that would haunt Patterson for a year, nearly killing her entire Grade 12 season. X-Rays came back negative, however, and so two weeks later Patterson was on the floor as the Royals battled in the 2011 provincial championships held at Capilano University. “I was still in a lot of pain but I wanted to play and help my team out as much as I could so we ended up taping it like a cast and putting an ankle brace on it and I ended up playing through the four games,” said Patterson. “It was very hard. The first game was the hardest because I


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other doctor terms, so they removed that,” said Patterson. This was August now, and Patterson was hopeful that she would be back on the court for the start of basketball season. But pain came back in the back of her ankle, and another surgery was scheduled. Then came the staph infection. With surgery number 2 postponed, Patterson battled the antibiotic resistant infection that spread into her blood and sapped her of her strength for more than six weeks. When she finally beat that it was time for more surgery, this time a more invasive procedure than the first to remove a piece of bone from her heel. It was now December. “I couldn’t walk,” Patterson said. “I went out on Boxing Day to the mall on crutches.” In early February Patterson was finally ready to try out her ankle in a game. Minutes in, she tweaked it again, putting her back on the shelf to heal her wonky ankle and frazzled confidence. The weight of waiting on the sidelines was a burden. “It was really, really tough,” she said. “I found that sitting at practices at first was the hardest part.” It was tough for her coach too. “When does she get a break?” said Palmer. “I know the big guy upstairs has different cards for all of us — it’s time to deal her a bit of a good card for a change. How much longer can I lose at blackjack here? I kept saying to her,

‘the cards are going to turn sooner or later.’” The cards finally did turn, nearly a year after Patterson rolled her ankle. Back in the same tournament in the same gym — StevestonLondon secondary in Richmond — Patterson started in the Lower Mainland championship semifinal Feb. 23, playing about eight minutes in a 65-57 win over New West. “I can’t even explain how happy I was,” said Patterson. “I was just so excited. It’s been such a long time. Everyone knows what I’ve gone through so they were all really supportive and they were cheering as I was going on.” Two days later Patterson played about 17 minutes in the tournament final, an 81-65 loss to York House. “I’ve been around this for a while and I just hate it when Grade 12s are hurt in their Grade 12 year — it’s their last high school year and you can’t get it back,” said Palmer. “To never play in your Grade 12 year, it’s just not fair. I was really happy to see her back.” Through it all Patterson has maintained a commitment to play at SFU next season, a testament to the skill and determination she has already shown as well as coach Bruce Langford’s loyalty to her as a person and player. The provincial AAA championships will be held March 7-10 at Capilano University and Patterson will be there, helping her team go for gold. The Royals have had a good season without her, winning the North Shore league and earning a No. 4 ranking heading into the

B.C. Championships, but Palmer said he’ll do his best to take advantage of Patterson’s strong defence and rebounding without changing the team’s look too much. “The worst thing I think she can do is put too much pressure on herself,” he said. “The kids, some of them have played with Alli for three seasons now so they know what she can do. My challenge is just making sure we don’t disrupt the chemistry, how we score and how we do it with the (starting) five but also get her some minutes so she can help us. . . . We know she can rebound, we know she can score and I think if she can give us something in the 15-20 minutes a game — that’s huge.” Whatever happens, Patterson’s story already has a happy ending. “Basketball has always been something that I’ve been so passionate about,” she said. “I’ve never really been a quitter. You know when you read those inspiring stories about how people push through stuff — I don’t just want to give up and waste away opportunities. I think that’s what kept me going.”

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■ Isabel Rose Gallant and Alesi Marina Davies: karate team kata female Bronze ■ Frances MacDonald: alpine skiing giant slalom female ■ Kyle Alexander: ski cross male ■ Isabel Rose Gallant: karate individual kata female ■ Dot Forder: cross-country skiing individual sprint 400-m midget girls ■ Morgan Won and Maxim Langlais: curling male ■ Brendan Wise: karate team kumite male


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There’s a good story here for anyone facing tough times, said Palmer. “You can’t quit on yourself, things are going to get better,” he said. “It’s been interesting to watch this young 16/17-year-old. I don’t think she dealt well with it early on. You go through that, ‘Why is it my turn all the time. When do I get a break?’ It’s turned her into a much more mentally tough person. She deals with it really well now and I think it will be a good thing for her for the rest of her life. It’s going to take a lot of adversity to beat up Alli Patterson now.” ••• The AAA girls provincial tournament will run March 7-10 at the Capilano University Sportsplex and both Handsworth and Argyle from the North Shore will take part. The two squads will play in the feature evening games on Wednesday with Handsworth taking on Maple Ridge at 7 p.m. and Argyle facing Oak Bay at 8:45 p.m. The championship round will be played Saturday, March 10, with the bronze medal game at 2 p.m. and the gold medal contest at 4 p.m.


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KIRBY - Richard Russell (Ross) In Deep Remembrance of my Dear Husband who passed away on March 5, 2002. 10 years ago my world crashed in. My heart still aches in sadness, as I speak your name. Love and Remembrance outlasts all As You are always in my heart Forever loved. Forever missed Your Loving Wife

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BECKER - Michael April 26, 1957 - Feb. 14, 2012 Michael passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family after a brief but courageous fight with cancer. A degree at UBC, then Journalism at Langara College led Michael to a career focusing on the betterment of his community. He was always happy concentrating his talents on helping others. Michael spent 15 years at the North Shore News, first as a Reporter and eventually as Editor. He then moved into Media Relations for BCIT, before spending the past 7 years at The United Way of the Lower Mainland where he became Marketing and Communications Director. Outside of work Michael was passionate about music, photography, kayaking, and exploring the outdoors. He was open to and interested in all new experiences and anybody with a story to tell. Michael’s quick wit and kind manner were apparent to everyone. He is survived by his wife Tracy, daughters Maya and Kiera, son Evan, brothers Oliver and Adam, mother Doris Becker, father Helmut (Ingrid) Becker, and faithful dog Henry. Michael faced the challenge of the final 7 weeks of his life with courage, positivity and selflessness. He will be missed enormously by the countless people whose lives he touched. A Celebration of Michael’s Life will be held at 1pm on Sunday, March 11 at the Royal Vancouver Yacht Club, 3811 Point Grey Road, Vancouver. The family is very grateful to Dr. Paul Sugar. In lieu of flowers, donations to The United Way of the Lower Mainland.

BOLUS, Aaron

May 7, 1987 – Feb. 24, 2012

It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved son, Aaron. Aaron leaves to mourn his mother and father, Lily and Richard, grandparents Nick and Mary Ostrowski and Christine Bolus. He was predeceased by his grandfather, John Bolus. Aaron will be lovingly remembered by his aunt, Jane Boyd, and uncles, Joseph, George and John Ostrowski, his cousins, Luke Ostrowski and Lara, Alexa and Jenna Ostrowski, and his many close friends. Aaron was part of the first generation of Mulgrave School students where he enjoyed public speaking and subsequently at Collingwood School where he gained a love of photography. Aaron started his post-secondary studies at the University of Victoria. He then attended Capilano University studying political science while writing and acting as treasurer for the Capilano Courier newspaper. With a passion for travel, Aaron visited all regions of the South Pacific with his parents and explored Europe on his own. While his time was too short, Aaron filled his life with love and compassion beyond his years. In lieu of flowers, an endowment fund in Aaron’s name has been established at Capilano University. The Aaron Bolus Arts Award will exemplify Aaron’s love of both fine and applied arts as well as his commitment to helping others. Donations may be made to the Capilano University Foundation at 604-990-7937. A celebration of Aaron’s life will be held March 8th at 2:00pm at First Memorial Boal Chapel, 1505 Lillooet Road, North Vancouver.

TOBER, Wanda Greta Nov 01, 1932 - Feb 22, 2012 Wanda passed away peacefully at her home in North Vancouver with her family at her side. Predeceased by loving Mama and Papa Emilie (1997) and Michael (1977), and husband John (2006). Wanda will be deeply missed by siblings AnnaMarie Lylyk and Eduard Lemke, and family Ralph & Gina, Max; John & Lori; Karin, Tanya, Desiree; Otto. Please join us for a Celebration of Life on Sunday March 11 at 11:00am at the Scandinavian Centre (6540 Thomas St., Bby). The family is grateful to Drs. Bugeja and Seliske, hospital staff, friends at Churchill House, and the home care nurses and palliative team who cared for Wanda. In lieu of flowers please consider a gift to North Shore Home Support care of LGH Foundation.

ATKINSON, Mary Ruth July 21, 1926 - Feb 21, 2012 Predeceased by loving husband Arthur, son John Scott, & sister Jean Harris. Survived by daughter Marilyn, son Richard, & daughter-in-law Mary-Sue, Ruth will be fondly remembered as "Ga" aptly named by her grandchildren Heather, Scott, & Brooke. A quiet memorial service was held March 2nd at West Vanc. St. Davids United Church. In lieu of flowers the family asks for donations to St. Davids United Church Mission/Outreach Fund supporting First United in Vanc. Downtown Eastside

Lions Gate Hospital Foundation expresses gratitude to those who made a donation in the month of February, 2012 in memory of the following individuals:

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Elisabeth was born Feb 22, 1921 in Paks, Hungary. She passed away peacefully in her 91st year surrounded by her loving family. Elisabeth immigrated to Canada with the love of her life Dr. Ferenc Tusko following the 1956 Hungarian Revolution. She is now reunited with him in Heaven after losing him too soon in 1965. As the matriarch of our family, she stood as an indestructible pillar. She had high standards and expected you to do your best at all times. She was loving, welcoming and always had a feast prepared for her friends. She freely expressed her point of view, kept you on your toes and was there whenever you needed her. The world is a little less bright without her, but all the more bright for having her in it. Her love will forever live within our hearts and memories. She was survived by daughter Agnes (Joska), son Csaba; Grandchildren: Peter (Marie), Zsuzsi (Jan), Krista (Anthony), Kari (Istvan), Csaba Jr. and Stephen; Greatgrandchildren: Christopher, Gregory, Andrew and Matthew. Nyugodja´l Be´ke´ben! Anyu.


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Aries March 21 - April 19: Continue to rest, lie low. Contemplate: how have you come here, and where are you going? It’s a little too early to make plans, as many factors, and your own certainty, will “show up missing” over the next few weeks – significant revisions will arise in April. Complete projects and duties now, rather than starting anything new. What seems a dull Sunday might transform, this night or Tuesday, into romance or a pleasure foray. Your money luck improves over the next four weeks. Tackle growing chores midweek. Relationships have a strong message for you Thursday night onward. Taurus April 20-May 20: You’ve felt a bit put-upon, that luck wasn’t on your side, these last few weeks. That changes, Monday onward. Your gracefulness and subtle magnetism return; your popularity surges upward, puzzlement will dissolve. Still, don’t start new projects or new romances before April. You often judge yourself by your possessions. That will cause you much wondering and bemusement in May/June – but these months of indecision will be only part of a longer phase of good money/possessions luck, from April to July, which in turn kicks off a hugely lucky year of money, lasting to mid-2013.) Gemini May 21-June 20: The accent continues on ambition, reputation, mingling with “big shots” – considering your poor luck of the last few years, take a defensive rather than daring stance here. Strictly avoid starting ambitious new projects before April 4. (A slowdown starts soon, technically March 12. This will bring back a former hope, or “light lover” – but that’s next week onward.) You’ve been more gregarious the last few weeks: now, through March, socializing mingles with “quiet joys.” BTW, those years of bad luck end in June; bad karma ends in late August. Then a year of splendid fortune begins.

Cancer June21-July22:Yourmellow,understanding mood continues. Relationships are changing (20082023). This month is an excellent time to figure out why – why they’ve changed, what you can do, the meaning of it all. Your vision and thoughts are broader and more acute than usual. You’ll be surprised/ gratified by the nuggets of affection and optimism you uncover. (That’s partly because, now to April 3, your popularity rises.) Chase money – carefully – Sunday eve to Tuesday. Travel, talk, messages fill midweek: say heartfelt, loving things. Settle into home Friday/ Saturday. Finish, don’t start, projects. Leo July 23-Aug. 22: The mysteries continue. But you’ll solve a lot of them Sunday eve to Tuesday, when your energy and alertness return. (Passivity promotes mystery; action solves it.) And Tuesday night to Thursday, when money luck (combined with action) can reveal the forces and currents underlying many aspects of your life, and reveal a profitable, satisfying road ahead. Take action! But stop Thursday; sit back, relax, have a coffee and communicate Friday/ Saturday. All week, start nothing that will demand further (supportive) efforts after this week. E.g., buy stocks, don’t start a business. Virgo Aug. 23-Sept. 22: Relationships dominate all month, but this week the aces fall in your lap. Take advantage of your position, luck and strength, especially Wednesday – but keep in mind the need to please another, to co-operate and work as a team. Strictly avoid starting any new projects before April 4; finish instead. (A period of slowdowns, mistakes and indecision technically begin March 12.) You’re hopeful Sunday morning, but to little avail. Retreat this p.m. through Tuesday eve: meditate, finish chores, rest. Your energy and charisma surge midweek. Examine money (buy nothing) Friday/Saturday.



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DOWNSIZING FURNITURE Give-a-Way Prices or best offer: Custom made, multicolored Couches: $500 for both (orig.2300), 2 Blue Lazy Boy sofa beds with twin mattresses: $250 each (orig.1200), Green stain wood 7’ bureau:$200 (orig.1000) And more! Call 604-723-5942 or GLASS DINING room table & chairs, miscellaneous furnIture. 604-925-8433 HIGH QUALITY household furn, some antiques, glasswares, white plastic outdoor chairs, glass Risto tables etc. Ron, 604-990-4126 NEW LEATHER sectional L shape, 44 sony tv, dining set, queen bdrm ste, electronics, persion rugs, tables, patio bench 604-789-9008 SOFA & Loveseat for sale! Reclining La-Z-Boy. Navy Blue. $1000. Good cond 604-986-7460 SOFA & loveseat, matching arm chair $500. Good condition 604-988-5943




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★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Libra Sept. 23-Oct. 22: Tackle chores. Protect health; eat and dress sensibly. Though March is always a month of drudgery for you, it will be lightened this time by a relationship. A friend could be all talk, or physically intimate – the former is a lot safer. (You aren’t really in a good mating phase before June, not in an excellent one until September – before this, sex is great, but not a basis for life-mating.) Your popularity and optimism rise Sunday eve to Tuesday – be happy! But retreat to rest, contemplate and exercise charity midweek. Your energy and charisma rise Friday on. Start nothing new, big. Scorpio Oct. 23-Nov. 21: You’re on a wee winning streak – take risks, be adventurous. But don’t start any large projects (ones that will demand your participation later in March). Sunday morning’s mellow but not successful – leave love for the moment. Be ambitious Sunday eve to Tuesday pre-dawn – the path is smooth. An ally will either fight you or promote you. Wishes come true Tuesday night to Thursday: optimism, social delights and entertainment arrive. A love interest could climax, become an affair. But retreat, rest and contemplate Friday/Saturday. Plan nothing big, start nothing big this week. Sagittarius Nov. 22-Dec. 21: The accent lies on home, family, property, security, retirement, gardening, nutrition, stomach and soul. Diving into any of these will give you a feeling of satisfaction – but finish rather than begin projects, in these or any zones. A romantic glance, a friendly but rushed conversation, could spark an affectionate interlude, but any relationship begun now will inherit indecision. (And an old flame might return later in March, complicating everything.) These are just a “stirring” – soon, April onward (into 2013) a serious sweet bond will arise. Good career luck midweek.



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March 4 - 10, 2012 Capricorn Dec. 22-Jan. 19: Travel, communicate, perform errands, do paperwork – do these quickly, now, as a major slow-down hits this area next week, which will leave you “out of the loop,” planning-wise and data-wise, to April 4. (Speaking of planning, make none now; wait until April, after the situation has changed.) Life’s depths, sexual urges and financial actions fill Sunday eve to Tuesday. A mellow, wise mood flows Tuesday night to Thursday: dive into culture, international affairs, intellectual pursuits, and love. Luck accompanies you Sunday eve to Thursday, so act. A romantic mood creeps in. Aquarius Jan. 20-Feb. 18: Chase money – but don’t start any large projects (especially in monetary, friendship or communication zones) before April 4. Your home becomes a more affectionate place in March. You’ll be talking, mailing, travelling all month, too, but make your major contacts now, not later. Schedule meetings for April, not March. Relationships bless you Sunday eve to Tuesday: a property question might arise. Delve into intimacy, big finance, research or health problems Tuesday night to Thursday – you might make a major, lucky investment. Wisdom, but not much luck, Friday/Saturday. Pisces Feb. 19-March 20: Your energy, charisma and clout ride a peak wave – but the results of your actions might not be what you want, if you begin projects now (or anytime before April 4). Finish things, instead. You might meet a splendid friend soon (around March 13, but it could occur anytime March 5 onward). Tackle chores, protect your health, Sunday eve to Tuesday. Tuesday night to Thursday brings great relationships, exciting meetings and new opportunities (but remember my advice about new projects). (You’ll see these people again mid-next week.) Take care with money, intimacy Friday/Saturday.

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1 BR, S. Facing, $920/mo, Available April 1 Gated prkg, quiet, drapes, heat incl. no pets. 1 yr lease, walk to seabus 170 W 4th. 604-987-0558

1 BR $900, top floor, reno’d, lower Lonsdale, heat hw prkg incld, April 1st, np, 604-984-2148

1 BR $975 incl heat/hw prkg, hw flrs, Lonsdale & 21, quiet bldg, np, avail Apr 1, 604-990-4088

1 bdrm, 3rd flr corner unit, spacious $925 incl heat & h/w, Apr 1st, ns, np, 604-983-9469

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LANGLEY. Great 2 BR mobile, $48,900. Pad rental: $460/mo. No age restriction & 1 small pet ok. Lorraine Cauley, Royal Lepage North Star, 604-889-4874

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2 BR, 16th flr, new reno, Woodcroft, pool/gym, mtn view, prkg, $1550 March 1st. 604-261-4246

1 BR, large W. 20th & Lonsdale, heat, hw & prkg, no pet, n/s,avail Apr. 1st, refs req’d. 604-960-0452

2 BR Large $1175, April 1. Parklike Setting, Outdoor Pool, Playground. drapes, heat & prkg. incld. 1 yr lease. no pets 1228 Emery Pl. 604- 987- 4922

1 BR’S, MOVE IN ALLOWANCE, Quiet & clean building. Rent starts $1,050/mo. Incls heat & hot water. N/S, N/P. 1 year lease. Cable & prkg extra. 604-985-4272


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2 BR, hardwood, top flr corner, view, large patio, cat ok, Lonsdale & 19, $1250, ns, 604-986-4927


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2 BR, large, $1160. avail April 1, New flooring, nr Hospital & Safeway, no pets, prkg, heat incl. 1 yr lease 150 E. 11th. 604-987-4922

1 BR large, Lower Lonsdale, hardwood, $1050 incl heat, h/w. avail Now. Cat ok. 604-986-2095

1 BR’s large, quiet well maintained bldg, hardwood, heat & hot water incl’d, lower Lonsdale, np, ns, avail Now. $950 & $1100, 604-987-3650


1 BR, large bright, balcony, 15th/ Lonsdale, $895 incl ht & h/w ns np

1 BR bright large, top flr, Central Lonsdale, hardwood, quiet well kept bldg. ns, np, avail Mar 1. $916 incl heat/hw 604-904-7545

1 BR nr Quay, 14th flr, mtn view, balcony, incls u/g prkg & locker, ns, Apr 1. $1040. 604-983-9874

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2 br a corner suite, 2nd flr of very quiet 3 story walk up, E. 15th St. large private balcony, southern exposure, new windows, dw, new carpet, venetian blinds, free laundry fac. no smoking & np, Immed, $1200/mo. 604-830-0857 msg.

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1 BR, partial water view, central Ambleside, small concrete bldg, bright, balcony, top corner, ns, np, avail now 604-612-4427

6515 AMBLESIDE OCEANVIEW, 2 BR + den, remodeld, granite, SS appls, heat/hwater/cbl, $3800, 450sf deck, cat ok. 604-922-1043


PARKGATE AREA, 1,239 sqft, 1 BR + den, 1.5 bath, grd flr with garden patio, u/g prkg, locker, own laundry, gas frpl. Walk to all amen, bus stop, trails. NP NS. Quiet adult bldg. Credit check, 3 Refs. Unfurn $1450, Partial furn $1700. Apr 1. 604-929-0776

PARKRIDGE TERRACE 110 E. Keith Rd. Great location, park like setting, sauna, indoor pool, parking avail. Newly reno’d ★1 BR + DEN $1185 Water & city view No pets, 604-988-7379

Upper Lonsdale 2 BR $1215/mo, ns np, Mar 1st, 604-987-8807 WOODCROFT - Whitecliff Bldg, 16th flr, 2 BDRM, North facing, mtn view, rec ctre, pool. Mar 1st . n/s n/p 604-988-6227, 318-0800


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WESTWIND APTS 2025 Bellevue Ave, W Van, 2 BR Reno’d fantastic ocean view, $1,850, Cat OK, Senior discount. 604-913-0734 DUCHESS 590 - 17th St 1 Br d/w, n/p, n/s. Avail April 1st. By appt. 604-922-8741

1 BR avail. Excellent views, rents incl. heat & h/w. Tennis courts, indoor pool, saunas, exercise & games rooms on premises. Walk to beach & shops. No Pets. 1552 Esquimalt. 604-922-8443

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1550 Duchess Ave, W. Van. Studio & 1 Br avail 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

1 BR, self contained fully furn, lower Lonsdale, incl phone, utils cable/net fp, prkg, now, $500/wk or $1500/mo 604-986-6253

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LARGE 2 br airy & bright, $1,400 incl util ns, np, nr Princess Park, L. Valley Apr 1st. 604-986-8082

1 BR central Lonsdale, ground level, own wd, fp, storage, yrd, ns, np, $950, Mar 1, 604-369-7780 1 BR + den bsmt, BRAND NEW family room, w/d, d/w, patio, alrm, hydro & cable, ns np, Central Lonsdale $1350. 604-985-6607

2BDRM Newly Reno’d bright suite ideal for couple or young family, w/d shared, inc utilities! Cats OK $1,250 Monthly Call: (604) 868-3687

1 BR newer, central Lonsdale, gas fp, suit 1 ns, np $990 incl utils hardwood Apr 1, 604-329-1128

2 BDRM, 1 BTH 1825 Palmerston, West Van. 2 bdrm, garden level suite with view,very bright,insuite laundry, dishwasher,hardwood floor. Small Pets OK $1,800/m, utility included. Call: (604) 617-0807.

1 BR ste Lynn Valley appl incl w/d, i/net, nr all ammens, avail Now. $1200/mth +25% utils.ns np Contact George 604-619-5634

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Ideal for seniors pH Balanced, Buffered Creatine Energy Drink Powder Have the Energy You Want. When You Want it! Quickly and safely boosts energy for people of all ages and fitness levels. ZipFuel is a highly absorbable Creatine instant energy drink with natural buffering agents that reduce $ Save 2 acidity. Deliciously refreshing natural Orange Fizz flavour.



Ester C Supreme 600mg Citrus Free, non-acidic Ester C enhanced with polysaccharides & bioflavonoids. BONUS 25% more


95 29 908 g




150 caps

Supreme Multi Expecting - High Potency



300 g Powder

Formulated to be a premium supplement for the specific needs of expectant mothers with a maximum amount of Folic Acid, to guard against neural tube defects in the foetus. It also has high potency B vitamins, to help with pregnancyrelated nausea and stress in the $3 expectant mother.


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Ultra Prim 1000 mg

(Evening Primrose Oil)

30 ml Drops

1050mg Capsules Source of expeller pressed and hexane free Essential Fatty Acids High concentration of 240mg of GLA

LEAN WHEY™ Protein Powder

Olive Leaf Extract


Borage Oil


This formulation can help those with chronic respiratory problems breathe easier. It is a useful adjunct for anyone with asthma, bronchial congestion, & sinus problems. It’s also ideal for occasional hayfever, or to deal with air pollution, $ such as car exhaust & second hand Save 7 smoke. It can even help with a cold.

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An anti-inflammatory, natural pain control aid plus an excellent alternative to NSAIDS, you can trust Tristar Serrapeptase to help dissolve any dead or non-living tissue.These advanced enteric coated capsules are a great natural $ supplement. Save 10 120 enteric

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1 DAILY TO EASE HOT FLASHES 100% Organic Red Sage • New-Extra strength one-a-day formula • Reduces the frequency and severity of hot flashes and sweats • Promotes a good night’s rest • Clinically tested • Natural, safe and effective

• Increase bone mass and density • Healthy joint cartilage • Beautiful skin • Fewer wrinkles • Stronger nails • Thick, strong, healthy hair

TriStar Serrapeptase

100,000iu 120 Capsules

Ultra pure, great tasting, sustainably sourced Omega 3, beneficial for cardiovascular health, brain function, skin health, inflammation, optimal fat metabolism, immune system. Pure chek third party tested for quality and purity.Also available with added $ Vitamin D Save 3re

• Excellent for eye health • Source of omega-6 fatty acid • Helps alleviate PMS symptoms

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North Shore News - March 4, 2012  

North Shore News - March 4, 2012

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