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Windstorm rocks West Vancouver Gusts of up to 100 km/h down power lines to 2,000 homes James Weldon email@example.com
WORK crews continued to clean up the mess Tuesday morning, a day after a bout of vicious weather toppled trees and brought down power lines across West Vancouver. The storm, with gusts as high as 100 kilometres per hour, tore into the community at about 9:30 a.m. Monday, driving trees and branches into power lines, knocking out service to almost 2,000 homes and soaking the area with about 30 millimetres of rain. Exposed neighbourhoods near Howe Sound were hit especially hard, with scores of homes losing power around Whytecliff Park, Gleneagles and Eagle Harbour. Gleneagles Community Centre and the West Vancouver Seniorsâ€™ Activity Centre were also left in the dark. Traffic backed up along Marine Drive when a gust brought down a large maple and some high-tension power lines in the 2900-block. Firefighters rushed to cordon off the area and redirected drivers, snarling traffic for hours while crews waited for busy arborists and BC Hydro workers to clear away the hazard. Another tree in the 5600-block disrupted traffic near Caulfeild at about the same time, and a homeowner on McKechnie Avenue got a nasty surprise when a wind-toppled cedar slammed into the roof of their home. No one was in the house, according to firefighters, and the tree stopped in the attic, meaning the building is likely reparable, they said. Other minor mishaps cropped up throughout the first, especially blustery, twohour period, during which emergency crews responded to at least nine stormrelated calls. See Residents page 3
Church campers plucked from 300-metre cliff face James Weldon firstname.lastname@example.org
TWO kids from a church camp had a close call on the weekend when they got trapped at the top of a 300-metre drop-off on Anvil Island and had to be rescued by air. The boys, seven and 12, set out on a day hike with fellow campers on the Howe Sound island shortly after noon on Saturday when they got separated from their group. Disoriented, the pair wandered toward a steep, hazardous area on the sheer north face of Anvilâ€™s peak. With the afternoon waning, they found themselves on a cliff band about 300 metres above sea level, unable to go any further and unable to backtrack. The boys started screaming for help. A boater passing near the north end of the island heard the cries and eventually figured out they were coming from the tiny figures at the top of the cliff. The boater radioed in their position to authorities. Lions Bay volunteers passed the call along to North Shore Rescue, who quickly scrambled a flight team. Racing against the encroaching darkness, the crew spotted See Helicopter page 4
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WEST Vancouver Fire and Rescue personnel and a BC Hydro representative discuss how to deal with downed power lines and a fallen tree on Marine Drive near 29th Street Tuesday morning.
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Chilean miner recalls 69-day ordeal World watched rescue of 33 men trapped 700 metres underground Benjamin Alldritt email@example.com
ONE of the Chilean miners who spent more than two months trapped deep underground last year described his nightmarish ordeal to a rapt audience in North Vancouver Saturday. Franklin Lobos, 54, came to promote a fundraising ballet performance that supports reconstruction in Chile after the earthquake and tsunami that also struck his country in 2010. Partnering with Habitat for Humanity, Together for Chile plans to rebuild a school in Santiago. “We really want to help these children have a school again,” Lobos said in Spanish, speaking through translator Jose Miguel. Welcoming Lobos to La Zuppa restaurant, Victoria Bakich said many of the dozens of people there Saturday had also gathered to watch the rescue unfold. “Our families and Chileans and everyone who prayed for us, they are (responsible for) us being here alive,” Lobos said. “I think God heard.” On the afternoon of Aug. 5, 2010, Lobos was working underground in the San Jose copper and gold mine. It was a 15kilometre trip to the surface along the mine’s winding access ramp, and he had 700 metres of mountainside vertically above his head. Only 20 metres away from him, hundreds of thousands of tonnes of rock suddenly gave way, completely blocking the access ramp and cutting the power and telephone lines to the surface. Quickly realizing how completely trapped they were, the men gathered together and Lobos reached for his faith. “We realized there were 33 of us and actually I was the one who said ‘That’s how old Jesus was,’” he said. Lobos said they put their chances of survival at one to two per cent. They were all acutely aware, he said, of a similar accident in Mexico where the trapped men were underneath 70 metres of rock. “They just let them die,” he said. The conditions he and his coworkers faced, Lobos said, were “inhuman.” The gallery they took refuge in was a constant 40 C with 90 per cent humidity. With only two cans of tuna between them, they rationed out a teaspoon per man each day — then every two days, then every three. Their only water was the muddy, contaminated groundwater that seeped into the mine. Some miners wrote last letters to loved ones before the makeshift lamps fashioned from equipment batteries and lightbulbs went out. The mountain continued to heave and crack around them. “We kept ourselves united,” Lobos said. “Teamwork was really important and no one ever tried to get more than one teaspoon. We always kept an eye on each other and made sure no one wandered off into the mine to do something stupid. We never let anyone be by themselves.” The miners had no idea that on the surface, a massive rescue operation and frenzied global media attention had descended on the site and that probes were being drilled in the faint hope of finding survivors. For 19 days, the 33 men waited in the suffocating darkness. “My happiest day wasn’t actually when I got out,” Lobos said, “but when the first probe got into the gallery. Then they knew we were alive.” Lobos had lost 18 kilograms by the time the first supplies came through.
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VICTORIA Bakich (left) and Juan Carlos Paez (right) greet Franklin Lobos who was fundraising in North Vancouver Saturday for earthquake relief in Chile. Lobos was one of 33 miners trapped underground for 69 days last year. Down that narrow lifeline, rescuers sent clean water, vaccines, blankets, and eventually established a video link. The men attempted to establish some normalcy, and set up a three-shift work schedule. But while their physical conditions improved slightly, Lobos said, they were still suffering mentally. “The psychological work was hard. You try to give advice to one of the young ones, but inside you’re in the same position, hopeless. Many of us still carry psychological scars. One of us is in a medical facility. Sometimes I wake up in the night thinking about what I’m doing right and wrong . . . It’s really complicated to make friends after you’ve been rescued. But we have to carry on with our lives. Sometimes you think it was only 70 days down there, but it wasn’t. It was years. We lost years of our lives and we won’t get them back.” After another 50 days, a NASA-designed pod was ready to start lifting the men to freedom. The day of the rescue, Lobos said, part of the gallery began to cave in, and the atmosphere was panicked. “It’s really hard to find a reason why we’re here. I was really, really lucky,” he said. Lobos was the 27th man to ride the shuttle. He spent nine minutes being hauled up in a 55-centimetre-wide pod. The scariest part, he said, was the transition from bare rock to the steel tube near the surface. “It felt like I was going down again, and I thought, ‘I’m going to be the only guy to die in here,’” he said. At the surface, he was greeted by his daughters Claudia, 21, and
Carolina, 27, who had kept vigil at the mine. “I didn’t really care about all the people there, I just wanted to see my daughters.” Lobos was ambivalent when asked if he thought the disaster had led to safer mining practices in Chile. The mine had seen fatal accidents before and Lobos, like many others, had been attracted to the high pay that accompanied the risk. “I hope the companies have learned something from this,” he said. “And not all companies are bad. Just after the accident everyone makes promises, but time goes by. Actually, two days after we were rescued there was another accident and two miners died. Since then between 20 and 30 miners have died, so I’m not sure how big those changes are.” Lobos was asked how the experience had changed his life. As a young man, he said, he had been a professional soccer player. But after retirement, he had separated from his wife and become estranged from his daughters. “But after the accident,” Lobos said, “I recovered my family. I’m back with my wife now and I reunited with my daughters as well. I’m really enjoying watching my granddaughter grow. We’re really united as a family and I try to show my feelings. But you shouldn’t wait to go through what I did to tell the person next to you that you love him or her.” Lobos was promoting a performance by the National Ballet of Chile, at Queen Elizabeth Theatre Oct. 6. For information visit www.bafonatour.com.
Residents urged to stay clear of downed powerlines From page 1
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Job 1 B.C. cabinet ministers Mary Polak and Pat Bell address the First Nations Summit held Friday at the Squamish Nation’s Chief Joe Mathias Centre on Friday. They were there to explain how the B.C. Jobs Plan will affect First Nations.
“A big gust would come, and then immediately the calls would come in,” said West Vancouver division fire chief Martin Ernst. “We, as a fire department and emergency services in general, were stretched thin. . . . It was challenging.” In an earlier press release, he urged residents to stay clear of downed power lines and report all such incidents to BC Hydro. The storm, although a little earlier in the year than usual, was not atypical of a fall weather system, said Patrick Cool, a meteorologist for the Weather Network. The bad weather was the product of a very low-pressure system up near Haida Gwaii interacting with a very highpressure system over Arizona, he said. “When you have a strong area of high pressure next to an area of very low pressure, whoever is in between will get the strong
winds,” said Cool. “That’s what Mother Nature does; it moves the air around to sort of bring everything to a nice balance.” The factors were similar to those that produced the huge windstorm that levelled much of Stanley Park in 2006, he said, although it was on a much smaller scale. The system, which pummelled much of B.C.’s coast and the Lower Mainland, forced the cancellation of 50 ferry sailings on various routes, but service remained on schedule throughout the day for the more sheltered Horseshoe Bay. About 30 North Vancouver homes lost power Monday, but overall the storm left the community largely unscathed. Cool said he expected the weather to remain relatively good for much of the week, before another rainy system moved in on the weekend.
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Lawyer to run in Seymour for NDP HE won’t get a chance to run for more than a year and a half, but Jim Hanson has still secured the B.C. NDP nomination in North Vancouver-Seymour. “I believe we can do better,” he said in an interview. “I have children in our school system. I’m the son of parents who are seniors on the North Shore and I have children who will be entering the labour market. I think we can do better.” Hanson, 50, is an Argyle secondary graduate and lives in Jim Hanson the Blueridge neighbourhood with his wife and two children. He holds law degrees from UBC and Oxford university in the U.K. As the senior partner of Surrey’s largest law firm, Hanson has represented the passengers of the doomed ferry Queen of the North, as well as suing the provincial lotteries corporation on behalf of gambling addicts. “Jim always acts for individuals,” his campaign release says, “and never for corporations. He has acted, and continues to act, for persons of all ages, races, religions, sexual orientations and occupations, and has had extensive contact with the province’s less fortunate.” North Vancouver-Seymour’s sitting MLA is B.C. Liberal Jane Thornthwaite. The provincial election is scheduled for May 14, 2013. — Benjamin Alldritt
NV couple hurt in fatal road accident TWO North Vancouver residents are recovering in hospital in northern B.C. following a deadly head-on crash outside of Vanderhoof. The couple were heading west in a Ford Explorer on Hwy. 16 at about 11 p.m. on Sept. 19 when an 18-year-old man driving east in a Pontiac Sunfire apparently failed to negotiate a right-hand turn and strayed into their lane, according to North District Traffic Services. The collision killed the driver of the Sunfire, a Prince George resident. His name is being withheld at the request of his family. Both of the middle-aged occupants of the Explorer suffered non-life-threatening injuries. One was taken to the Vanderhoof hospital, the other to the University Hospital of Northern B.C., in Prince George. Police have not yet determined the cause of the collision, but say weather was likely not a factor. They are calling for witnesses. — Benjamin Alldritt
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with North Shore Rescue. A nighttime, overland operation might not have had such a happy outcome, he said. “The northeast of Anvil is almost completely vertical drop-offs into the ocean,” said Jones. “These kids were very lucky they stopped where they did, and we were able to spot them in diminishing light. . . . Any further delay, and their call would have required 20 to 30 volunteers to be deployed on a rope rescue, which would have been very dangerous.”
the victims on a first fly-by, then touched down on the island to rig up a rescue apparatus. A volunteer dangling from the end of a long-line plucked the boys from the cliff face at about 6 p.m. and flew them to a clear area back at their camp. The boys were unharmed. It was fortunate the victims were found when they were, said Tim Jones, team leader
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Berry sentencing hearing delayed Abuser’s lawyer withdraws from case suddenly Jane Seyd firstname.lastname@example.org
A former Capilano College instructor and acting coach has had his sentencing for sexually abusing five girls delayed in B.C. Supreme Court.
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SHOWN here in an earlier court appearance, Michael Berry’s ill health has impacted the timeliness of his trial.
A hearing for Michael Berry, 73, was to have started Monday morning before Justice Paul Williamson, who in April found Berry guilty of sexually abusing four girls in incidents dating back more than 30 years. Berry previously pleaded guilty to a charge of gross indecency in relation to a fifth girl. During the trial, Crown prosecutor Elliott Poll told the judge that all of Berry’s victims came from deprived backgrounds, and that many of the girls were promised gifts and money in exchange for sex. Most of Berry’s victims were between 10 and 13 at the time he had sex with them. The victims, now adult women, testified against Berry during a trial that took six years to make its way to court. On Monday, they expected Crown counsel Elliott Poll to outline why Berry, currently free on bail, should spend considerable time in jail for his crimes. Instead, Berry’s defence lawyer, Ray Enright, told the judge he had to withdraw from Berry’s case over an issue that arose during a meeting with Berry last week. Enright said he
couldn’t elaborate on the issue, but indicated it was serious and that he’d consulted with other senior lawyers before deciding to bow out. “It goes to the very heart of the solicitor-client relationship,” he said. Enright added because Berry doesn’t have the money to hire his own lawyer, he will have to apply for legal aid. Williamson said he found the turn of events “very troubling,” adding he wanted the sentencing rescheduled for as soon as possible. Lengthy delays have dogged the case ever since police arrested Berry at his Horseshoe Bay home in May 2005. Berry tried to have the case delayed three years ago, arguing in provincial court that his charter rights were violated when he was denied legal aid because his income is not low enough. He asked for his case to be halted until the court could find him a publicly funded lawyer. But a judge denied Berry’s application, saying any hardships he faced were of his own making. Berry, who entered the
courtroom on Monday in a wheelchair and looking frail, has been suffering from a series of medical problems that have had an impact on the court case. During the trial last fall, Berry’s lengthy videotaped statement to police was played for the judge in Berry’s absence after Enright told Williamson his client was too ill to attend court. On Monday, Berry asked the judge to consider a variety of medical procedures he has scheduled over the next two months when choosing court dates. “These are important to me,” said Berry, adding he usually can’t stay awake in the mornings after he takes medication. But the judge told Berry, “There are other things that are important too.” When it does go ahead, part of the sentencing hearing is expected to focus on the kinds of medical care available to Berry in prison. Williamson gave Berry two weeks to get going on finding a new lawyer to represent him at the sentencing hearing.
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HE economy and job creation are clearly on the minds of both our provincial and federal governments. Premier Christy Clark spent much of last week in a dance of the seven veils, revealing each day a little bit more of what she dubbed Canada Starts Here: The B.C. Jobs Plan. There were several tantalizing speeches, but not a lot of substance beyond a clear commitment to fasttrack future mining in the province and to build previously promised liquefied natural gas terminals in Kitimat. New mines will offer some new jobs, certainly, but absent from the announcements were any innovative initiatives that might create homegrown industries. What is it about the British Columbian mentality that sees this province content to be a provider
of raw resources to the rest of the world? Could we not manage to create more added value to our lumber before shipping it away to the United States? Could we not pick a burgeoning industry and create incentives within it to put more young people to work? Why could we not be a world leader in solar technology? What if incentives created the need for thousands of trained installers? Young people would be working — and spending — while the province saved energy. It’s no different federally. In Ottawa, the image of Alberta’s oilsands industry is undergoing a huge facelift to make it more palatable to the rest of the world. Whether the PR campaign succeeds or not, the controversial Keystone XL pipeline to the Gulf of Mexico is exporting bitumen, not refined crude.
Save these purple maples Dear Editor: Last Monday (Sept. 19), as I was walking to the bus stop I had occasion to walk on Eastern Avenue past the row of beautiful and somewhat rare purple maples. What brought me to a full stop was the yellow plastic ribbon tag on the trunk of each tree. A tag that was explained by a placard, stating that these trees are due to be chopped down. Horrified, I took note of the number for the city’s arborist and, when home, called and left a message for him to call me. I received a call back from the arborist. During the call he told me that all but three of the trees that line two sides of the Extra Foods parking lot are due to be destroyed by the developer
Mini billboards invade W. Van Dear Editor: It wasn’t long ago that there was a huge community outcry about a limited number of First Nations billboards. Suddenly, oversized bottles of vodka, cans of tuna and blow-up shots of country pop stars adorn almost every block of Marine Drive in Ambleside and Dundarave. While I’m grateful that more bus commuters now have a roof over their heads, what gives? Karol Traviss, West Vancouver
— a developer who, apparently, is going to turn the entire site into a huge open-pit type hole, starting with the trees. When asked, he told me that the way to prevent the loss of these fabulous adult trees was to petition city hall. Ergo, this letter is to ask for all of your readers who feel that this destruction of trees is senseless and unnecessary to contact city hall or to join me in signing a petition. Apparently city hall does listen. For more information on getting involved, visit the Facebook page: saveourpurplemaples. Jennifer Leigh Neufeld North Vancouver
Fees on milk bad for families Dear Editor: In reference to the Sept. 16 North Shore News story Got Milk? Maybe You Gotta Have a Deposit, I agree with District of North Vancouver Coun. Roger Bassam that the staff proposal to support a deposit on milk containers constitutes a tax. Unfortunately the staff report provided to council contains some significant misinformation. According to the B.C. Dairy Council 2010 year-end status report, plastic milk jugs were estimated to have an overall recovery rate estimated at between 70 per cent and 80 per cent. This is at odds with the staff report to
council which indicated a recovery of only 10 per cent. Missing from the report is the fact that not only is it proposed to charge a deposit (estimated at about 25 cents) but a nonrefundable recycling fee. The result — people will pay more for milk. Milk, unlike other beverages, is an essential part of our diet, especially for young families. I trust the province will take a broader view of this issue and take into consideration the welfare of young families on this matter. Adding any taxes to milk products is a bad idea. Corrie Kost North Vancouver
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Eureka answers underfoot “If geothermal energy is the answer to Canada’s future energy needs, we should at least know that by now. But 100 years after the world’s first commercial geothermal power plant was built in Italy in 1911, we don’t.” North Shore News editorial, Sept. 16, 2011
AT some point in our lives, each of us will have an Archimedes moment, a “Eureka!” feeling that the solution to a tough problem is sitting right at our feet. That happened to me when I read about the report, Geothermal Energy Resource Potential of Canada, that had triggered the News editorial — except that the solution to British Columbia’s power needs is not at our feet but under them. Authored by Stephen Grasby and a team of scientists at the Geological Survey of Canada (GSC), the report should shake up our traditional way of thinking about how we create and deliver electrical power to the people of the province. But first a story to explain why that moment was so important for me. Earlier this month, a friend sent me an article which described an innovative project in the Philippines. In April, Manila’s mayor, Alfredo S. Lim, announced his city’s support for a solar lighting project that uses nothing more than a clear plastic bottle, purified water and a little chlorine bleach to produce a 55-watt solar light bulb. The bulbs are installed by cutting holes in the tin roofs of homes that are little more than plywood shacks. Sealant holds the bottles steady and the “light bulbs” take the place of fire-prone kerosene lamps and candles. Manila’s “isang litrong liwanag” or litre of light project has begun to bring light into the darkness of
Just Asking Elizabeth James three million homes around the city that have no power. As I read the account of this so-simple initiative, and compared it with independent power projects and the environmentally controversial Site C dam, it occurred to me that what North America really needs is a hefty dose of desperation. From 1962 to 1968, the W.A.C. Bennett earthfill dam was the grandiose project of its time and it has served us exceptionally well over the years. That said, the project was not without serious environmental downsides — evidence of which can be seen to this day in the debris and stark arms of dead trees that reach out as testament to man’s carelessness all along the rim of the 200-kilometre man-made Williston Lake. Nor did the Bennett dam benefit the people of two remote First Nations communities who were torn from their homes as the artificial lake flooded their lands. Those people still must depend on diesel generators for their power because, so far as I can tell, they have not yet been connected to the BC Hydro grid. What an insult. How can we even think of spending $8 billion to flood thousands more acres of farmland and wild lands for Site C, and why do we tolerate the privatization of our pristine rivers when, as the people of Manila and other poor areas of the world have shown, it’s possible to devise less destructive solutions by thinking outside
the box? This is not to suggest we recycle plastic bottles into light bulbs; but I have wrestled with these thoughts as I wrote columns about the political problems that beset BC Hydro. My own light began to dawn a half-century late, because it was in 1957 that, looking without seeing what was at my feet, I visited Radium Hot Springs and first saw one of Mother Nature’s power plants at work. The Geological Survey of Canada findings were presented to the midSeptember conference of the Canadian Geothermal Energy Association in Toronto, and are due to be discussed again by a panel at CanGEA’s annual Geothermal Power Forum to be held in Calgary on Nov. 4. Prefacing these conferences, CanGEA stated in Aug. 2010: “Geothermal energy represents a massive opportunity that is well poised to tackle some of Canada’s greatest challenges, including: climate change (reducing GHG emissions), energy security, job creation, and northern and remote community development.” The association then explains that the 5,000megawatt potential of Canadian geothermal energy “could create 10,000 full and part-time jobs, and is
equivalent to more than 25 mega tonnes of [carbon] offsets per year.” The emphases are CanGEA’s. In 2007, the Gordon Campbell government enacted Bill 44, the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Targets Act. That legislation established 2007 as the baseline against which a 2020 deadline for a 33 per cent reduction in GHG emissions would be measured. Since then, the CampbellClark team has imposed tax after tax in the name of reducing carbon emissions. Lectures about the need to create green jobs were recycled by Premier Christy Clark at every whistle-stop during last week’s trip around the province. But how can those goals be reconciled with her re-announcement of the liquefied natural gas terminals in Kitimat? I ask because, although an improvement over use of coal or fossil fuels, the production of LNG is by no means an environmentally clean process. In response to a feel-good Vancouver Sun editorial on Sept. 23 which claimed, “LNG plants [are] essential to develop B.C.’s natural gas bounty,” an guest column by Marc Lee and Iglika See Kitimat page 8
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MUNICIPAL debate over whether to support the inclusion of milk and milk substitute beverage containers in the provincial deposit-refund system continued at two council meetings last week. Allen Lynch, manager of the North Shore recycling program, was in attendance at District of West Vancouver to field questions from council members. However, after nearly 45 minutes of discussion, it became clear that the North Shore recycling program is somewhat of an enigma — even to West Vancouver’s councillors. “So, is the Blue Box basically a loss-leader for your business?” asked Coun. Shannon Walker. “I am not a business; we are government: the North Shore Recycling Program,” responded Lynch. When it came time to evaluate the benefit of adding milk containers to the depositrefund system, Coun. Bill Soprovich showed no hesitation in revealing skepticism over the staff recommendation. “I think it is inflationary to the consumer. . . . It’s a scamming process, somebody is going to have their hand in there and I think it’s Metro” said Soprovich, who demanded that Lynch offer an explanation as to what impact a few milk cartons would be. “Right now, the milk containers — whether they are cartons or milk jugs — they are a cost to the municipalities . . . by putting them into the deposit-system, that cost would be removed,” explained Lynch. Lynch stressed that there is a public perception that municipalities gain by including plastic milk jugs in the Blue Box system, when in fact, the entire mixed container system, unlike the newspaper and
mixed paper, does not currently net any revenue for West Vancouver district. “Scavengers get most of them,” said Lynch. “They are out there before the collectors come along.” Lynch encouraged council to approve the recommendation, noting that most milk cartons are currently going in the garbage system, for a fee of close to $100 a tonne. “There is not a lot of awareness that you can actually take milk cartons back to one of the Encorp depots,” said Lynch. This disclosure baffled Coun. Michael Smith. “What is happening to the milk carton that you put in the Blue Box now?,” he asked. “The milk cartons don’t go in the Blue Box,” replied Lynch. “Well it does at our house,” said Smith to warm laughter from around the room. In the end, Coun. Michael Evison brought council back to order. “I can’t understand why we are spending so much time on milk cartons, because to me it looks like we are saving some money for the municipality . . . and I am very much in favour of it,” he said. With the motion passed — supported by all members save Soprovich — West Vancouver will send a copy of the staff report to the Minister of the Environment, Terry Lake, and Metro Vancouver in support of adding milk and milk substitute beverage containers to the deposit-refund system. Meanwhile, City of North Vancouver’s council unanimously agreed to support deposits for milk containers after minimal discussion.
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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING AND PUBLIC MEETING Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 4360, 2004, Amendment Bylaw No. 4694, 2011; Zoning Bylaw No. 4662, 2010, Amendment Bylaw No. 4689, 2011; Development Cost Charge Waiver Bylaw No. 4695, 2011; AND Development Permit Application No. 11-005 for the 900 Block of 21st Street Notice is given that a PUBLIC HEARING AND PUBLIC MEETING will be held in the Council Chamber of the Municipal Hall of The Corporation of the District of West Vancouver at 750 - 17th Street, West Vancouver, BC on Monday, October 3, 2011 at 7:00 pm to consider the following:
of 1.5 for a care facility and 1.15 for seniors’ low-cost housing.
• maximum Floor Area Ratio of 1.5;
Subject Lands: Policy BF-B7 applies to the lands shown on the map below:
• maximum Building Height of 16.2 metres and up to five storeys. Subject Lands: Civic Addresses: 2105, 2130/2140, 2152/2150, 2165, and 2175 Haywood Avenue shown on the map below:
Applicant: Kiwanis Seniors Housing Society of West Vancouver Purpose: Kiwanis has applied to redevelop one of its three properties to provide seniors’ low-cost housing. The proposal involves building two new apartment buildings that will include resident amenity space and gardens, new landscaping, and underground parking. The proposal requires an amendment to the Official Community Plan (OCP) and the Zoning Bylaw, which are described below. 1. OFFICIAL COMMUNITY PLAN BYLAW NO. 4360, 2004, AMENDMENT BYLAW NO. 4694, 2011 Proposed Official Community Plan Amendment: If adopted, Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 4630, 2004, Amendment Bylaw No. 4694, 2011 would amend Policy BF-B7 to allow for a care facility or seniors’ lowcost housing to be developed at a maximum Floor Area Ratio of 1.5. The existing BF-B7 policy allows for a maximum Floor Area Ratio
• maximum Lot (site) Coverage of 45%; and
4. DEVELOPMENT PERMIT APPLICATION NO. 11-005 If the Official Community Plan Amendment and Zoning Amendment bylaws described above are approved, the applicant will be required to construct the development in accordance with a Development Permit approved by Council. Proposed Development Permit No. 11-005 imposes requirements and conditions for the development of the subject lands, including: • Two apartment buildings comprising of a four-storey building on the east side of the property and a five-storey building on the west side; • Maximum Floor Area Ratio of 1.5 and maximum site coverage of 45%;
2. ZONING BYLAW NO. 4662, 2010, AMENDMENT BYLAW NO. 4689, 2011 Proposed Zoning Bylaw Amendment: If adopted, Zoning Bylaw No. 4662, 2010, Amendment Bylaw No. 4689, 2011 would amend the ‘CD5-Comprehensive Development Zone 5’ to divide the existing “Area 2” into “Area 2” and “Area 3,” as shown on the map at right. The amendment would allow for the following within “Area 3”: • apartment buildings for seniors’ low-cost housing;
• 49 underground parking spaces and 8 surface parking spaces; 3. DEVELOPMENT COST CHARGE WAIVER BYLAW NO. 4695, 2011
• Resident amenity spaces and gardens; and
If adopted, Development Cost Charge Waiver Bylaw No. 4695, 2011 would waive 100% of the District of West Vancouver Development Cost Charges (DCCs) payable pursuant to Development Cost Charge Bylaw No. 3801, 1993, for not-for-profit rental housing in the 900 Block of 21st Street by the Kiwanis Seniors Housing Society of West Vancouver.
All enquiries regarding the proposed bylaw, bylaw amendments and the Development Permit may be directed to the West Vancouver Planning Department, Municipal Hall. Phone: 604-925-7055.
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Copies of the proposed bylaw, bylaw amendments, the Development Permit and other related documents may be inspected
from September 16, 2011 to October 3, 2011 at the Municipal Hall at 750-17th Street, West Vancouver, BC on regular business days (Monday to Friday except for statutory holidays) between the hours of 8:30 am and 4:30 pm. For convenience only, some of the documents may also be available for viewing on the District’s website at westvancouver.ca or at the West Vancouver Memorial Library at 1950 Marine Drive, West Vancouver, BC (phone 604925-7400 for current information on Library hours of operation). All persons who believe that their interest in property is affected by the proposed bylaw, bylaw amendments and the Development Permit will be given an opportunity to be heard and to present written submissions at the Public Hearing and Public Meeting. Submissions received for the Public Hearing and Public Meeting will be included in their entirety, in the public information package for Council’s consideration and for the public record. Submissions received after the close of the Public Hearing will not be considered by Council. S. Scholes, Municipal Clerk September 16, 2011
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Sun rising on lane division WV council sends Sunset Lane subdivision bylaw to hearing Kerry Blackadar email@example.com
DISTRICT of West Vancouver council has introduced a zoning bylaw amendment that would allow for the subdivision of Sunset Lane lands. If approved, the rezoning would resolve a lengthy land-access and ownership negotiation between the municipality and BC Rail Properties, who are seeking to sell the land to adjacent property owners. “I think the frustrating thing about Sunset Lane is that on the surface it all looks pretty straightforward . . . but when you look at it, you realize that there are a number of different stakeholders and everybody has a slightly different interest or slightly different approach to how they think the issue should be addressed,” said Bob Sokol, the district’s director of planning, lands and permits, at last week’s council meeting. Sunset Lane, located parallel to Marine Drive, runs adjacent to the railway line starting at Creery Avenue. The roadway, which serves as an access point for residents of 14 neighbouring properties on Marine Drive, is currently
FORMER West Van mayor Mark Sager owned by BC Rail Properties. Access and use of the land has been a well recognized problem for some time, and has plagued a handful of residents for more than 30 years. “It has been a problem for as long as I have been alive,” said Mark Sager, who represented the 14 affected property owners at the Sept. 19 council meeting. “I use to deliver newspapers on that street, and it was a problem back then.” The zoning amendment bylaw introduced on Monday would allow for the creation of substandard — or smaller
lots — and includes provisions related to the placement of garages adjacent to the lane, recognizing the shallow depth of the lots. If approved, the bylaw would permit council to approve the subdivision of BC Rail Property lands, which would clear the way for the subsequent purchase or lease of the newly created lots to the adjacent property owners. As part of the negotiations, Sunset Lane, together with the cost of maintaining it, would be dedicated to the district. “BC Rail Properties went a long way in trying to address some of the issues we raised and the residents raised,” said Sokol. According to a district staff report, BC Rail Properties are offering a 10 per cent discount to adjacent property owners who agree to purchase the newly created lot within three months of subdivision. The company will also offer residents not wishing to purchase the land the option to lease it from BC Rail Properties for $500 a year plus property taxes — the terms of which are transferable upon sale of the parent property to a new owner. BC Rail Properties will also pay the district $150,000 towards the reconstruction of Sunset Lane, estimated to cost $450,000. Affected residents attending Monday night’s council meeting expressed hope that
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Silk Purse art opening
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Featured artist Elizabeth May exhibits her works.
Surya Devi entertains those in attendance.
Board member Sylvia Aldrich shows her support.
Featured artist Krystyna May chats with gallery-goers.
Gallery volunteer Steven Snider greets guests. Representatives of the West Vancouver Community Arts Council hosted an opening reception for In Search of Colour, the latest show at the Silk Purse Arts Centre, Sept. 20. The show features the work of mother and daughter Krystyna and Elizabeth May. Krystyna is an art therapist and Elizabeth lives with autism and the exhibition, which will remain on display until Oct. 2, explores the concept of individual expression and communication through art. Info: www.silkpurse.ca.
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MARIANE Babey shows off some of her tomato harvest at the official opening of the Lillooet Park Community Garden, the first community garden in the District of North Vancouver. The garden is located between Lillooet Road and Old Lillooet Road. Snacks, garden demos, games and prizes were all part of the event.
Lillooet garden bears fruit when the Lillooet Park Community Garden opened recently. BUILDING BY DESIGN Kevin Vallely discusses Vancouver’s housing bubble. Page 18
Dig Deep Todd Major IT was a first for the District of North Vancouver and another successful garden opening in an ever-growing list of community projects for the Edible Garden Project and its manager Heather Johnstone,
Located north of the Holiday Inn, off Lillooet Road, the garden was built using almost all volunteer labour, except for construction of fencing by a contractor and a waterline installed by the district. With generous donations from community partners, the Lillooet community garden is now a reality and a functioning garden with 46 plots and waiting list of 30 people. I spoke to the garden’s co-ordinator, Magdalena Kozlowska, who also works as a gardener at Park & Tilford Gardens, to ask why she thinks community gardens are important. Kozlowska told me that, “Community gardens like this one allow residents who don’t have the space to
garden, a place to grow food, to teach their children about the importance of soil, plants and growing food. It also builds a sense of community through daily interaction at the garden and it provides people with a connection to the earth through contact with the soil and by growing plants.” Connection to the earth is definitely important since many children living in cities think food comes from the grocery store without understanding where or how food is grown. During his opening ceremony speech, District of North Vancouver Mayor Richard Walton spoke about “the opportuntiy to build community” and “enhancing social values” through the creation of gardens like the Lillooet community garden. I asked District of North Vancouver Coun. Robin Hicks, who was also in attendance,
why society should be building projects like this. “It’s the right thing to do.” he said. Hicks went on to say that seeing the Lillooet garden reminded him of his grandparents’ garden allotments during the Second World War, where they grew much of the food their family needed to survive the war. Hicks said, “Food was always expensive and in short supply during the war. So my family, like most others, grew food in community allotment gardens.” Hicks told me that the district has a fund set up to provide seed money or matching funds for groups wanting to start a community garden in their neighbourhood. Hicks went on to say, “But don’t just come asking for money. Come prepared with a proposal and some detail for council to review so we can make an
Watershed Tours: Metro Vancouver has opened the Capilano and Coquitlam Watersheds to the public by hosting guided bus tours of the Lower Seymour Conservation Reserve throughout September. Visit metrovancouver.org for dates and times. Registration required: 604-432-6430 or email@example.com. Loutet Farm Workbee: The whole community is invited to help out at Loutet Farm Wednesday, Sept. 28, 5:307:30 p.m. at East 14th Street and Rufus Avenue, North Vancouver. Tools and gloves will be provided and no experience is necessary. Help build pathways and fences, weed beds and more. Info: volunteer@ ediblegardenproject.com. Ivy Pull: The Lighthouse Park Preservation Society is looking for volunteers to pull invasive plants in the West Vancouver park Saturday, Oct. 1, 9 a.m.noon. Meet at the upper kiosk in the parking lot. Bring clippers if possible and wear old clothes and work gloves. Info: Alexandra, 604-922-1485. Zero Waste: Attend a free workshop about reducing, reusing and recycling Saturday, Oct. 1, 1-4 p.m. at Quayside Village Co-housing Community, 510 Chesterfield Ave., North Vancouver. There will also be
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Rainforest Program — Tiny Treasures: Trek through Lynn Canyon Park to learn about the abundant fall mushrooms with naturalist Terry Taylor Sunday, Oct. 9, 1-2:30 p.m. at Lynn Canyon Ecology Centre, 3663 Park Rd., North Vancouver. Fee: $5. Registration: 604990-3755. Info: www.dnv.org/ ecology/. Capilano Garden Club meets the second Monday of each month at 7:30 p.m. at Canyon Heights Christian Assembly, 4840 Capilano Rd., North Vancouver. The Oct. 10 meeting has been moved to Oct. 17 and will feature guest speaker Ian McGlashan on the topic of chrysanthemums. New members welcome. Guests: $5. Info: 604-980-4964. Capilano Flower Arranging Club meets the second Wednesday of each month (except July and August), 7:30 p.m. at Delbrook Community Centre, 600 West Queens Rd., North Vancouver. They have demonstrations, guest speakers and workshops. New members and guests welcome. Info: Donna, 604-986-9360 or Heather, 604-987-5382. Deep Cove Garden Club meets the fourth Thursday of each month (except July, August and See more page 17
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Creative place settings will impress guests colour or different colours of acrylic paint. Using a coloured permanent marker, write your guest’s name on the clothespin and clip it to your napkin. Place the napkin on the plate.
SET a pretty table this month with some creative ideas. Flowers in the center of the table are always lovely but sometimes setting a dining table for a special occasion requires a little panache. Whether you are setting a formal or casual dining affair, a little creativity goes a long way to impress your guests. Here’s a few place setting ideas that take just minutes to assemble and are sure to impress even the most discerning guest.
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Post it! Find these cute, little Post-It Flags at Staples and use them to mark each place setting. This is a cute idea for a very informal but modern table setting. No fuss here — just simplicity. Pinecones For a nice, autumn place setting try using a little pinecone. Write your guest’s name on a small piece of paper and insert into the scales of the pinecone. Place one or two smaller ones beside the place card cone and decorate with autumn-coloured
Chalkboard napkin ring Miniature chalkboards can be found at craft stores and a few dollar stores as well. These little boards can be tied onto a napkin and used as a napkin holder. Simply write your guest’s name on the chalkboard and reuse it for next time. Clothespin A simple clothespin can be great for a place setting. Next time you are at the dollar store, pick up a small bag of clothespins. Bring them home and paint them in the same
Photo place card Computers come in handy for this idea. Locate photos of your guests on your home computer and print them out in a 4x6 format. If you have a Photoshop program, try to isolate a photo of each guest for each place setting. Cut the photo down to fit a piece of construction paper about seven centimetres square. Paste the photograph on a coloured piece of construction paper and trim the edges. Place the photograph on a napkin at each guest’s place setting. Folded napkin knot Sometimes the simplest ideas are the prettiest. A plain, white napkin tied into a knot complemented with a white cardstock name card makes a beautiful place setting. Place the napkin in the center of the plate and complement with silverware. email@example.com
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Report refutes rumours of a housing bubble THE numbers are in and it would appear that our sky-high property values are being held together with far more than a thin film of soapy water. Reports by the Canadian Real Estate Association and Building by Design Central 1 Credit Union suggest that B.C.’s real estate Kevin Vallely market may be slowing down but sure isn’t a bubble ready to burst. Central 1 Credit Union’s report, issued on Sept. 15 forecasts that the total number of B.C. home-sales will be slightly lower this year from last, dipping down less than a point, but that house prices will soar to an all-time high, up an estimated 6.8 per cent from 2010. The author of Central 1 Credit Union’s report, economist Brian Yu, suggested that low interest rates — which look to stay low until at least early 2013 — and a limited supply of land will keep housing prices moving upwards. But it doesn’t end there. The most compelling factor to suggest we’re not in the midst of a bubble is far more pragmatic: people are living in the homes they buy. According to Yu, market speculation seems to be at normal level, comprising only two to three per cent of the total B.C. market, so if the economy slows there will be less likelihood of a speculation-induced bust as homeowners will tend to hold onto their homes rather than sell them in a weaker market. Adding ammunition to Yu’s argument was the release of the Canadian Real Estate Association’s report on the same day suggesting that 70 per cent of markets across the country are in balance. Even a spike of activity in the Vancouver and Toronto markets seen earlier in the year has eased back to normal levels. I’ve intuitively felt that our housing values in Vancouver, specifically here on the North Shore, are not artificially inflated but rather reflect desirability of the locale and the limited supply of buildable land that our topography permits. Our communities on the North Shore are delineated by a perimeter of mountains and ocean that creates one of the most beautiful locales on earth while preventing outward growth. The fact that we’re only minutes from a thriving, world-class metropolis
From page 14 December) from 7 to 10 p.m. in the Multicultural Seniors’ Room at Parkgate Community Centre, 3625 Banff Court, North Vancouver. Meetings include speakers, workshops and field trips. Info: Elaine, 604-9292928 or Chris, 604-924-1628. The Upper Lonsdale Garden Club meets every second Thursday of the month, 7:309:30 p.m. in the basement of St. Martin’s Anglican Church,
WHILE B.C.’s home sales are predicted to slow down slightly from last year, house prices are expected to soar to an all time high, up an estimated 6.8 per cent from 2010. suggests to me more than ever the adage “location, location, location.” There are those who argue that the trap door will eventually drop but I suspect it won’t be anything so dramatic. My
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I asked Johnstone: What are some of the benefits of growing community gardens? She told me, “The value goes beyond the environmental protection benefit and the tangible benefit of growing food. It’s much more than just those two things. These gardens provide people with a place to meet and be neighbours, a place to grow friendships and share the experience of growing food. It’s also a safe, healthy place to spend time with children and to teach children about the importance of plants and soil to people.” I could see that Johnstone is looking ahead into the future of cities and food security when she told me, “It’s the kids who will protect the land in the future so we had better teach them how to do it now.” I still believe that municipalities should require all new highdensity-developments to include a community garden as part of the development permit application, so residents can have the opportuntiy to grow food, friendships and social values in a garden located close to home. As Heather Johnstone said, “It takes a group of people to start and grow a community garden, not just one person.” Todd Major is a journeyman horticulturist, garden designer, writer, consultant and organic advocate. For advice contact him at email@example.com.
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Are Your Family Roots in a Tangle? The genealogy librarian at West Vancouver Memorial Library, 1950 Marine Dr., will be on hand to help anyone frustrated by a tricky family tree Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2-4 p.m. Info: 604-925-7400 or www. westvanlibrary.ca. Author Talks: Jo Hammond, Betty Keller and Rosella Leslie will present their new B.C. coast-themed books Wednesday, Sept. 28, 7:30-9 p.m. at the West Vancouver library, 1950 Marine Dr. Info: 604-925-7400 or www.westvanlibrary.ca. Prom for Peds: A fundraiser for the Lions Gate Hospital pediatric unit will take place Saturday, Oct. 1, 7:30 p.m.-1 a.m. at the North Shore Winter Club, 1325 East Keith Rd., North Vancouver. There will be a live band, appetizers, silent auction, photo booth and a cash bar. Admission: $25. Tickets: cwbisk@ yahoo.com or shaneemyles@ ymail.com. Disaster Response and You: A free workshop to learn about how to respond during a disas-
Family Film Night: A series of free family-friendly films will be shown on Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m. at Lynn Valley library, 1277 Lynn Valley Rd., North Vancouver. Schedule: Oct. 4, Gnomeo and Juliet; Oct. 18, Despicable Me; Nov. 1, Toy Story 3; Nov. 15, Cars 2 and Nov. 29 to be announced. Registration required: 604-984-0286, ext. 8144. How to Choose an E-book Reader: A free information session that covers the key points to be considered before purchasing an e-reader Wednesday, Oct. 5, 7-8:30 p.m. at North Vancouver City Library, 120 West 14th St. Info: www.nvcl.ca or 604998-3450. The Ultimate Traveller: A series of travel talks on faraway places with photographs by world traveller Peter Langer will take place on Wednesdays, 7-9 p.m. at the Ferry Building Gallery, 1414 Argyle Ave., West Vancouver. Schedule: Oct. 5, The Himalayas - Bhutan; Oct. 12, The Himalayas - Nepal and Tibet; Oct. 19, India - The North; Oct. 26, India - The East; Nov. 2, Sri Lanka and Nov. 9, India - The South. Fee: $15 per session. Registration: 604925-7270. Seymour Art Gallery and Curves North Vancouver will
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Fabulous at 40 CLOCKWISE from top left: Donna Patrick, Murray Wimbles, Sheila Simington, Marlene Bjornson, Shelley Williams and Gordy Patridge invite members of Carson Graham’s class of 1971 to a 40-year reunion, Saturday, Oct. 1 at the Lucas Centre. For registration and more information go to www.carsongrad71.myevent.com. host a fundraiser in support of the gallery Friday, Oct. 7, 6:30 p.m. at Mosquito Creek Bar & Grill, 2601 Westview Dr., North Vancouver. Evening will include a silent auction and Zumba dance demonstration. Admission: $20, includes dinner and a drink. Tickets: 604-924-1378.
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— compiled by Debbie Caldwell Email information for your non-profit, by donation or nominal fee event to listings@ nsnews.com. For our online listings, go to www.nsnews.com scroll to Community Events and click on Add Your Event.
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SAT OCT 1 1–4:30 PM A FREE, fun and exciting celebration of the performing arts on the North Shore FEATURING Local youth bands, Lion’s Gate Sinfonia, Pandora’s Vox and Burstin’ with Broadway more info at kaymeekcentre.com
Ambleside Orchestra rehearses Wednesdays, 3:30-5:30 p.m. at Highlands United Church, 3255 Edgemont Blvd., North Vancouver under the direction of Nicolas Krusek. There are opportunities for string players. Yearly fees: $150 (adults), $75 (students). Info: 604-9221035. Caroun Photo Club: Meetings are held the third Wednesday of every month, 7-9 p.m. at the Silk Purse Arts Centre, 1570 Argyle Ave., West Vancouver. Visitors are welcome. Info: www. carounphotoclub.com. Dare to be Heard, presented by the North Shore Writers Association, meets the first Wednesday of every month, 7-9 p.m. at Mollie Nye House, 940 Lynn Valley Rd., North Vancouver. The association invites writers of all genres, fiction and non-fiction, to read their work in a friendly, comfortable atmosphere and to listen to other writers share their work and talk about the writing process. Readers are invited to attend to get to know established and new local writers. Free for members and non-members by donation. Deep Cove Ladies’ Lions Club meets at 6:30 p.m. on the second and last Wednesday of each month at Lions Garey Ham Court, 936 Bowron Court, North Vancouver. New members are welcome. Info: Sally Scott, 604-924-1923. The Dutch Koffieclub meets the third Wednesday of every month, 10 a.m.-noon at the food court, Park Royal, south mall, West Vancouver. Meet new people and keep up your Dutch language or improve it. Used Dutch magazines and books will be available. Info: Henk, 604-987-4978 or Nel, 604-987-6879.
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Canvases for care JUDY Savage, of the Lions Gate Hospital Foundation, and artist and art instructor James Tabasi invite the public to Tabasi’s exhibit, a fundraiser in support of The HOpe Centre. Paintings will be displayed at Kay Meek Centre, Oct. 2-31, with an opening reception, Sunday, Oct. 2, 5-10 p.m. 7:30-9:30 p.m. at Hollyburn elementary, 1329 Duchess Ave., West Vancouver. Info: Simon at 604-925-9333. North Shore Chamber Orchestra meets Wednesdays, 7:30-9:30 p.m. at Sutherland Secondary, 1860 Sutherland Ave., North Vancouver and is looking for new string players. Info: jeanaireland1@hotmail. com or 604-980-3132. North Shore Chorus meets Wednesdays, 7:15-9:45 p.m., at Mount Seymour United Church, 1200 Parkgate Ave., North Vancouver. New members are welcome. Info: 604985-2559, www.nschorus.com or email@example.com. North Vancouver Newcomers’ Club welcomes singles and couples who are new to the community or have experienced change of status and are looking for a new social group with meetings the first Wednesday of the month as well as a variety of activities throughout the month. Info and details: Heather, 604990-0240. Pacific Spirit Choir is preparing Messiah and Mozart’s Requiem as well as repertoire for their May 2012 tour of Holland, Belgium and France. Rehearsals are Wednesdays from 7:45 to 9:45 p.m. at West Vancouver
United Church, 2062 Esquimalt Ave. New members welcome. Info: Gerald van Wyck, music director, 604-808-5231 or www.pacificspiritchoir.ca. reVive Vocal Ensemble is expanding and inviting young women, 19 years and over, to join their group, which rehearses Wednesdays, 6:45-9 p.m. at St. Stephen’s Anglican Church, 885 22nd St., West Vancouver. Info: Tiffany, 604-813-8433 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Soroptimist International of North and West Vancouver, a volunteer service organization for business and professional women, meets on the second Wednesday of each month, September to June, 7 p.m. Info and location: 604-980-0108 or sinorth.westvancouver@ soroptimist.net. Guests are welcome. SpeakerHub Toastmasters meets every Wednesday, 5:457:15 p.m. in the Education Centre at 1044 St. Georges Ave., North Vancouver. Guests are welcome. Info: Gordon at 604-986-3179 or gbl@ netsplash.ca. Weavers Square Dance Club: Plus Dancing every Wednesday, 7:30-10 p.m. at St. Martin’s Church Hall, 195 East Windsor Rd., North Vancouver. Info:
Bingo: Every Thursday, 6-10 p.m. at the North Shore Alano Club, 176 East Second St., North Vancouver. Info: 604987-4141. Canadian Federation of University Women: The North Vancouver chapter of this national organization committed to improving women’s status and human rights meets on the second Thursday of every month, September to May, 7 p.m. at the Royal Canadian Legion, 123 West 15th St., North Vancouver. Info: 604-980-8372 or www.cfuwnvwv.vcn.bc.ca. Chancel Choir: New members are invited to join the choir, which practices on Thursdays, 7:30-9:30 p.m. at St. Andrew’s United Church, 1044 St. Georges Ave., North Vancouver. No experience necessary. Info: www.st-andrews-united.ca or 604-985-0408. Community Lunch: Come and enjoy lunch with other people in the neighbourhood, Thursdays, noon to 1 p.m. Hosted by the Sharing Abundance Association at St. Andrew’s United Church, See more page 30
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Ship to shore PIERCE Ostrander (left), and Leona and Phoenix White check out model ships at the Vancouver Shipyards port open house. The event gave the public a behindthe-scenes look at the shipyard and information on Seaspan and Port Metro Vancouver operations. Kids activities and music were also included in the day.
Parent-Child Mother Goose: A free program for parents and babies up to 12 months old that focuses on the pleasure and power of learning rhymes, songs and lullabies, Wednesdays, Oct. 5-Nov. 23, 10:30-11:30 a.m. at Capilano library, 3045 Highland Blvd., North Vancouver. Registration required: 604-987-4471, ext. 3. Info: www.nvdpl.ca/ children. After-School Sports: Ages eight to 15 can drop in for fun any Monday, Wednesday
or Friday, 3:30-5:30 p.m., John Braithwaite Community Centre, 145 West First St., North Vancouver. Fee: $1. Art Studio: Develop your artistic ability while working on your own projects or try something new. Youth ages 1317 can drop in to the studio, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesdays at John Braithwaite Community Centre, 145 West First St., North Vancouver. Fee: $2.
French Storytime: Free drop-in for ages six to nine, Wednesdays, 4-4:45 p.m. at North Vancouver City Library, 120 West 14th St. Info: www. nvcl.ca. Imagination Storytime: A free drop-in program every Wednesday, 10-10:30 a.m. at Active Baby, Capilano Mall, North Vancouver. Suitable for children ages one to five. Info: 604-986-8977.
Crafts Funtastic: Children ages six to 12 can discover the wonderful world of art with creative activities including painting, sponging, drawing, collage and more on Wednesdays, 3:30-5:30 p.m. at John Braithwaite Community Centre, 145 West First St., North Vancouver. Drop-in: $2. Info: 604-982-8311.
Mount Seymour United Church Choir: Children and youth who want sing, shout, clap, drum, move and groove to inspirational songs of all kinds are invited to join the choir. Practices every Wednesday, 4 p.m. at 1200 Parkgate Ave., North Vancouver. Info: 604-929-1336 or www. mtseymourunited.com.
Family Storytime: A free dropin program of stories, songs, action rhymes and more for the whole family, Wednesdays, 1:30 p.m. at West Vancouver Memorial Library, 1950 Marine Dr. Info: 604-925-7408 or www.westvanlibrary.ca.
Parent and Tot Gym: Dropin gym for ages one to five, Wednesdays, 6-7:30 p.m. at John Braithwaite Community Centre, 145 West First St., North Vancouver. Fee: $1. Info: 604-982-8300. See more page 27
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MOST siblings have their fair share of rivalry, but what’s the best way for parents to handle that? Counsellors Colleen and Patti Drobot will be addressing these issues at a seminar on Friday, Oct. 14, 7 p.m. at Mount Seymour United Church. The cost is $15. Parkgate Family Services, Cove Community Church and Mount Seymour United Church are partnering up to host the event as well as future parenting workshops. To register, call Parkgate at 604-983-6350 or go to www.northvanrec.com. The event code is 277150.
Kelly Fuller, 8, Braemar elementary Art teachers: Suzanne Brumec and Kelly Munro Favourite art: drawing and painting Favourite artist: Jackson Pollock His teachers write: Kelly is such an enthusiastic art student! Before he begins to work, he has a clear vision of what he wants to create. Kelly has the ability to incorporate much detail while at the same time draws and paints with colourful abandon.
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CHILDREN who walk to school get fresh air and exercise as well as a chance to get used to the idea of being in class. When parents drive their kids to school, there are often problems with traffic congestion.
Find a way to walk to school “PARENTS who drive their children to and from school are actually the biggest danger to child pedestrians and cyclists around schools. The congestion caused by so many vehicles creates a very dangerous environment,” says David Dunne, director of road safety programs for the BCAA Road Safety Foundation. I was pleased to hear this because I want to see our children walking to school and this comment certainly supports the concept that being driven to school is not always the safest alternative. School has been back a few weeks and I notice all sorts of problems with cars and children in front of the schools. I live two blocks from a middle school and my street is a parking lot morning and late afternoon with parents driving these children to and from school. At my local school and
Parenting Today Kathy Lynn others in the Lower Mainland I see parents grabbing a child’s hand and jaywalking, ignoring the school crossing guards, making U-turns, backing up into crosswalks. None of this is designed to either make children safer or teach them good pedestrian skills. Regular readers will know that I have often spoken of the value of kids walking to and from school. The first and obvious one is that of regular fresh air and exercise. Kids who walk to school daily are not only getting exercise, they are more prepared to arrive
at class ready to focus on the work at hand. Kids who are driven are more likely to be antsy until they get a chance to move and play. Walking also allows them to make the transition from home to school. When they walk to school they are starting the process of separation. They become able to get themselves from one place (home) to another (school), which is a step toward being able to go to visit their friends, shopping at the mall and eventually to their own apartment. There are some steps parents can take to increase their child’s school safety. The first is to teach your children how to walk to school. Talk to other parents so the kids are walking together in groups. Teach them where to cross the road, how to cross safely, and if there are school crossing guards to follow their direction. If they are riding their bikes, ensure that they are wearing a helmet. Bright clothing with reflective strips is a good idea. It’s important
for your bike-riding children to understand that the bike is a vehicle and they must obey the rules of the road. Children taking public transit need to be aware of the bus to take and how to safely board and leave the bus. Texting while walking is a safety hazard, particularly when crossing the road. When you child is engaged with her cellphone her head is down and her attention is not on the traffic. The phone should stay in her pocket or backpack until she reaches the schoolyard. There are also steps all drivers need to take when driving near a school or in any residential area. Slow down and pay attention. Speed limits are slower by schools for a reason. There are children present and you need to be more vigilant. If there are parked cars, pay special attention because a child may suddenly dart out onto the road. If you see an object such as a ball roll onto the road assume there will be a child right behind it. Always stop for school buses when the lights are flashing. It only takes a moment and may well save a life. Much of this information comes from the BCAA Road Safety Foundation, which is a non-profit registered charity working with families, communities and business partners to reduce the number and severity of traffic crashes and injuries in B.C. For more information visit www.BCAATSF.ca. Kathy Lynn is a parenting expert who is a professional speaker, broadcaster, columnist and author. For information or to book Kathy for a speaking engagement, go to her website at www.ParentingToday.ca.
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kids’ stuff From page 23 Parent and Tot Gym: Open gym time for children ages one to five, Wednesdays, 12:15 p.m. at Ron Andrews recreation centre, 931 Lytton St., North Vancouver. Parent participation and supervision is required. Drop-in fee: $1. Sea Cadets offers youth ages 12-18 band, sailing, first aid, citizenship, seamanship, summer camp, high-school credits and friendships. Meetings are held Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m. at 1555 Forbes Ave., North Vancouver. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org or 604988-8911 ext. 1. Storytime: Free weekly imagination storytime for children up to five years old read by North Shore mom Stef Green. Held every Wednesday from 10 to 10:30 a.m. at Active Baby in Capilano Mall. Toddler Storytime: Free drop-in for children ages two to three, Wednesdays, 10:1510:45 a.m. at the North Vancouver City Library, 120 West 14th St. Info: www.nvcl. ca. ToddleTales: Free drop-in storytime for children ages 24-36 months, Wednesdays, 10:30-11 a.m. at Lynn Valley library, 1277 Lynn Valley Rd., North Vancouver. Registration is not required. Info: www. nvdpl.ca/children. ToddleTales: Free drop-in storytime for children ages 24-36 months, Wednesdays, 10:30-11 a.m. at Parkgate library, 3675 Banff Court, North Vancouver. Registration is not required. Info: www. nvdpl.ca/children. Young Mothers’ Program: For mothers 24 years old and under, Wednesdays, 12:302:30 p.m. at John Braithwaite Community Centre, 145 West First St., North Vancouver.
Parent-Child Mother Goose: A free program for parents and babies up to 12 months old that focuses on the pleasure and power of learning rhymes, songs and lullabies, Thursdays, Oct. 6-Nov. 24, 10:30-11:30 a.m. at Lynn Valley library, 1277 Lynn Valley Rd., North Vancouver. Registration required: 604984-0286, ext. 8141. Info: www.nvdpl.ca/children. 103 Air Cadet Squadron: Male and female youth, 12-19 years of age, meet Thursdays, 6:30-9:30 p.m. at 1513 Forbes Ave., North Vancouver. Register at any meeting. Info: 604-987-8818. Aikido: A traditional martial arts class for ages 12-17 Tuesdays and Thursdays, 56 p.m. at North Vancouver Aikikai, 121 East First St., North Vancouver. Fee: $50 per month. Info and registration: 604-983-8730 or nsaikido@ telus.net or www.nsaikido.org. Baby Storytime: Free dropin for children ages two and
younger, Thursdays, 10:1510:45 a.m. at the North Vancouver City Library, 120 West 14th St. Info: www.nvcl. ca. Babytime: Songs, action rhymes, finger plays and picture books geared for the very young, Thursdays, 10:1510:45 a.m. for pre-walkers and 11-11:30 a.m. for walkers up to 23 months, at West Vancouver Memorial Library, 1950 Marine Dr. Free dropin. Info: www.westvanlibrary. ca or 604-925-7408. Gleneagles Family Storytime: Enjoy puppetry, songs and stories, Thursdays, 1010:30 a.m. at Gleneagles Community Centre, 6262 Marine Dr., West Vancouver. Info: www.westvanlibrary.ca.
North Vancouver. Registration is not required. Info: www. nvdpl.ca/children.
storytime for children ages 1224 months, Fridays, 10:30-11 a.m. at Lynn Valley library, 1277 Lynn Valley Rd., North Vancouver. Registration is not required. Info: www.nvdpl. ca/children.
After-school Sports: Ages eight to 15 can drop in for fun any Monday, Wednesday or Friday, 3:30-5:30 p.m. at John Braithwaite Community Centre, 145 West First St., North Vancouver. Fee: $1.
Kids Night Out: Kids can have fun doing arts and crafts, playing in the gym and/or watching a movie, Fridays, 6:45-9:30 p.m. at Lynn Valley Community Centre, 3590 Mountain Hwy., North Vancouver. For ages three to 12. Fee: $9.50. Registration: 604-987-7529.
BabyTales: Free drop-in storytime for children ages 1224 months, Fridays, 10:3011 a.m. at Capilano library, 3045 Highland Blvd., North Vancouver. Registration is not required. Info: www.nvdpl. ca/children. BabyTales:
Parent and Tot Art: Dropin art for children ages two to five, Fridays, 9:30-11 a.m. at John Braithwaite Community Centre, 145 West First St., North Vancouver. Fee: $5/$2
for an additional child. Storytime Fun: A free drop-in program of stories, songs and puppets with a focus on prereading skills, for ages three to five, Fridays, 10:30-11 a.m. at West Vancouver Memorial Library, 1950 Marine Dr. Info: 604-925-7408 or www. westvanlibrary.ca. Table Tennis: Drop-in program for all ages, Fridays, 45:30 p.m. at John Braithwaite Community Centre, 145 West First St., North Vancouver. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Fee: $2. Treetop Tales: A program designed for two- and threeyear-olds on the first and third Friday of every month, 11-
11:30 a.m. at Lynn Canyon Ecology Centre, 3663 Park Rd., North Vancouver. Siblings are welcome. Drop-in by suggested donation of $2.
Imagine and Explore — Fabulous Fungi: Children ages three to six accompanied by an adult will learn about the amazing variety of forest mushrooms Saturday, Oct. 22, 1-2:30 p.m. at Lynn Canyon Ecology Centre, 3663 Park Rd., North Vancouver. Fee: $8.25. Registration: 604-9903755. Info: www.dnv.org/ ecology/. The Magic in Music: A See more page 37
JBCC Story Hour: Free drop-in for children ages five and younger, Thursdays, 1011 a.m. Hosted by the North Vancouver City Library at John Braithwaite Community Centre, 145 West First St. Info: www.nvcl.ca. Karate: Learn and train in traditional Shito Ryu style karate with NCCP certified instructors with Mountain Karate Association. Meet every Thursday at Queensbury Elementary School, 2020 Moody Ave. Juniors 7 to 7:45 p.m., all levels 7:30 to 9 p.m., new members welcome. $7.50 fee per session. For more info phone 604-929-0865. Pacific Spirit Children’s Choir, a fun-filled, serious music-making choir, invites ages five to 18 to their new season. Rehearsals take place Thursdays, 5-6:20 p.m. at West Vancouver United Church, 2062 Esquimalt Ave. Info: Gerald van Wyck, music director, 604-808-5231 or www.pschildrenschoir.ca. Pemberton Heights Mums’ Group meets the second Thursday evening of each month at different members’ homes. Info: Shauna, 604984-4434 or smmarkham@ shaw.ca.
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St. Andrew’s United Church Choir: Angelic Voices, a program for ages five to eight, practises Thursdays, 5-5:45 p.m. at the church, 1044 St. Georges Ave., North Vancouver. Info: 604-9850408 or www.st-andrewsunited.ca. St. Andrew’s United Church Choir: Saintly Singers, a program for ages nine to 16, practises every Thursday, 67 p.m. at the church, 1044 St. Georges Ave., North Vancouver. Info: 604-9850408 www.st-andrews-united. ca. StoryTales: Free drop-in storytime for children ages three to five, Thursdays, 10:30-11 a.m. at Capilano library, 3045 Highland Blvd., North Vancouver. Registration is not required. Info: www. nvdpl.ca/children. StoryTales: Free drop-in storytime for children ages three to five, Thursdays, 10:30-11 a.m. at Parkgate library, 3675 Banff Court,
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Affordable, supportive housing needed now Wendy Brown Contributing Writer
with many homeless people missed during the 24-hour count. Leaving people homeless is not only a terrible injustice, it is just not cost-effective. It costs government less to house people than to leave them homeless. The cost per year to provide housing for someone struggling with mental illness and/or addictions is $37,000 a year, which includes full support services. It also provides an address and telephone which helps a person find suitable employment. In comparison, the cost to the taxpayer to support a homeless person on the street or in a shelter is estimated to be as high as $55,000/year for emergency room services, shelter costs as well as police, fire and ambulance services. For perspective, it costs taxpayers $109,000 a year to house one person in prison. We can end homelessness. The key is building new rental and supportive housing units. We need more affordable housing options to ensure this crisis does not escalate and so future generations are properly accommodated. In order to increase the supply of rental units, the federal
THERE were 117 homeless people counted on the North Shore during the Metro Vancouver Homeless Count in March of this year. Although the overall number of homeless people counted was slightly lower than in 2008, there was a 28 per cent increase in the number of homeless youth found. Surveys show that there are growing numbers of recently homeless youth, seniors and single parents with young children. Homeless counts are considered to be minimum numbers,
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government must reinstate tax incentives for apartment building owners and developers who want to build rental units. Various tax incentives were introduced shortly after the Second World War, but were discontinued in 1993. While these incentives were in place, all Canadians were adequately housed. Much of the rental stock along the Lonsdale corridor is aging, and will eventually need to be replaced. To avoid an even greater housing crisis in our future, we need incentives for developers to replace them with rental units rather than expensive, strata title condos. Housers.ca, Cove Community Church and Mount Seymour United Church will hold a movie night on Saturday, Oct. 15 to showcase two films that highlight homelessness: The Cats of Mirikitani, by Linda Hattendorf, and Homelessness Voices 2010, by Les Merson. Guest speaker Judy Graves will share her experiences of working with homeless people of Vancouver and surrounding areas. The event starts at 7 p.m., at Mount Seymour United Church, 1200 Parkgate Avenue, North Vancouver. Donations of men’s socks and underwear will be collected for the North Shore Outlook Shelter.
what’s going on From page 22 1044 St. Georges Ave., North Vancouver. Free, but donations are gratefully accepted. Info: www.st-andrews-united.ca or 604-985-0709. Contract Bridge: Every Monday and Thursday, 12:30-3 p.m. in the Cedarview Room at Delbrook Community Centre, 600 West Queens Rd., North Vancouver. Drop-in fee: $1. For more information, call 604987-7529. Cool North Shore Drinks: Monthly gatherings with interesting, edgy and engaging dialogue about sustainability issues every third Thursday (except June, July and August). Hosted by Legacy North Shore Society. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org. Dads’ Parenting: Westcoast Family Resources Society offers a free group on Thursdays, 6-8 p.m. Call Stephen at 604417-3407 for information and venue. Deep Cove Bookworms: A book club that meets the second Thursday of the month, 7-9 p.m. in a private home. New members welcome. The group chooses the books; primarily
fiction (both classic and modern). Email lauriekienlen@ yahoo.ca for location and info. Duplicate Bridge: Every Tuesday and Thursday, 12:45-4 p.m. in the Cedarview Room at Delbrook Community Centre, 600 West Queens Rd., North Vancouver. Drop-in fee: $2. Info: 604-987-7529. English Classes: All are welcome to basic and intermediate level classes, Thursdays from 6:30-8 p.m. and Saturdays, 10:30 a.m.noon, at 941 Lynn Valley Rd., North Vancouver. Cost: Free. For more information, call 604657-0908. Family of Origin Parenting: Westcoast Family Resources Society North Shore offers a free group on Thursday mornings. Call Nancy at 604-417-3406 for information, time and venue. Mount Seymour United Church Thrift Shop is open Thursdays, 2-8 p.m. at 1200 Parkgate Ave., North Vancouver. Info: www.mtseymourunited. com. — compiled by Debbie Caldwell Email information for your non-profit, by donation or nominal fee event to listings@ nsnews.com. For our online listings, go to www.nsnews.com, scroll to Community Events and click on Add Your Event.
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YOUR NORTH SHORE GUIDE to EXCEPTIONAL CUISINE
Pinot, Pinot, Pinot: Local wine personality Kurtis Kolt will lead a tasting of five wines from the Pinot family Tuesday, Oct. 4, 6:30 p.m. at Beachside Forno. The wine will be paired with a four-course dinner from new executive chef Jason Harris. Tickets are $70 per person and include all wine pairings. Purchase tickets in advance at Beachside Forno, 1362 Marine Dr., West Vancouver or by calling 604926-3332. photo submitted
DAVID Hawksworth is back in the kitchen, in his new restaurant at The Rosewood Hotel Georgia, and he doesn’t disappoint.
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ROMANCING THE STOVE Green beans arrive PAGE 32
ALTHOUGH we have fared better than most, the Rube Goldberg machine that continues to take down the world’s most powerful economies wreaked some havoc here too. Job hours were cut, exports and investment dropped, household spending dipped — and we didn’t get to eat David Hawksworth’s food for more than three years. The much-loved local boy — who grew up in West Vancouver but cut his culinary teeth in Europe working in Michelin-starred kitchens such as Le Manoir aux Qaut’ Saisons, L’Escargot
and The Square — garnered an impassioned following as exec chef at South Granville’s West restaurant. It seemed clear, when he untied his chef’s apron there for the last time at the tail end of 2007, that his fans would soon be following him downtown to his own restaurant in the soon-to-be
glossified and reopened Hotel Georgia; scheduled for early 2009. It didn’t work out that way though. When the economy took a dive, so did the hotel project, and it sat for months on end, wrapped in a gloriously huge Canadian flag during the Olympics but otherwise dormant. So news that Hawksworth would finally realize his dream this spring was greeted with excitement, and with expectations that climbed rapidly into the stratosphere. Funny thing about expectations — they can so rarely be met. When I finally made it into Hawksworth for dinner earlier this month I was prepared to be let down. Maybe just a little. (Hey, cut me some slack. I’m a
journalist, ergo something of a cynic.) I’m happy to say it didn’t work out that way either. My expectations were met, even in some cases, beaten into submission. Make no mistake, unintended hiatus or not, this guy can cook. The space is spectacularly pretty. Its 2,800 square feet is divvied into three: the lounge, the Pearl Room and the Art Room, with passage taking place through high arched doorways. It’s all in the details — everywhere you cast your gaze there is something lovely to look at: moulded ceilings, soft leather seating, the glittering elliptical chandelier in the pearl room, spidery light fixtures and Rodney Graham’s custom See Obsession page 38
Bishop’s celebrates the season with a four-course harvest table menu Sunday through Thursday until Oct. 20. Cost: $48 and a special wine pairing to complement the menu is available for an additional $25. Bishop’s is located at 2183 West Fourth Ave., Vancouver. Reservations available at: 604-738-2025 or www.bishopsonline.com. Discover Wines of Argentina: On Thursday, Sept. 29, 79:30 p.m. Wines of Argentina will host a tasting to showcase the quality and variety of wines the country produces at the Sutton Place Hotel, 845 Burrard St., Vancouver. The event will feature bottles from over 24 wineries. Learn about what the country offers consumers who are looking for value, but don’t want to sacrifice taste. Tickets available at: $44 available at www. winesofargentina.ca. Anthony Bourdain comes to Vancouver for one night only, and speaks at the Centre in Vancouver for Performing Arts; Saturday, Oct. 29 at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $47.50; 855985-5000 or at Ticketmaster.ca. — compiled by Debbie Caldwell
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Angela Shellard GREEN beans are one of my favourite veggies, and right now they’re at their best. Beautiful local beans are available at most large grocery stores and produce markets. There’s so much more you can do with them beyond steaming or boiling — try one of the recipes below and broaden your horizons. Choose slim, unblemished green beans that snap in two when you bend them — if they don’t snap they’re not super-fresh.
2 lbs fresh green beans 3½ Tbsp kosher or pickling salt (don’t use regular table salt) 2½ cups white vinegar 2½ cups water 1 Tbsp sugar 4 large cloves garlic 4 large sprigs of fresh dill 4 small jalapeno peppers Sterilize four one-pint canning jars and their lids by placing them in a large pot of water and bringing them to a boil. Drain upside down on a clean towel or paper towel. Wash the beans and remove ends. Slice the garlic and the jalapenos (if you want less spicy pickles remove the seeds and veins from the See Elegant page 34
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DILLY pickled beans — made with the season’s freshest ingredients — are addictive. Wait a week before eating . . . or don’t.
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BLOCK 22 Where the Japanese, French & Italians all get along!
Join us for our 2ND Annual Fall Harvest for Harvest Project. F O R TH E M O NTH O F O CTO B E R... Each restaurant will feature a 3 course menu for
* For each one of these special menus sold, the restaurants will donate $5 to the Harvest Project in North Vancouver
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Elegant bean casserole goes great with turkey From page 32 peppers). Combine water, vinegar, salt and sugar in a large saucepan and bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer for five minutes. Meanwhile place one sliced garlic clove, one sprig of dill and one jalapeno in each jar, then pack in green beans. Ladle the vinegar mixture into the
jars up to ¼-inch below top; place lids on jars. Process the jars in a boiling water bath for 10 minutes or store in refrigerator. Store at least one week before eating (but I can’t usually wait that long — they taste really good even one day after making!)
Czech Green Beans
You can substitute Brussels sprouts, broccoli or cauliflower florets for the green beans in this recipe. 1 lb fresh green beans, trimmed and bias cut into 1½-inch pieces 4 Tbsp butter 1 medium onion, finely chopped 2 tsp sweet Hungarian
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paprika, or more to taste 1 Tbsp flour 1 cup sour cream ¼ tsp salt Cook green beans in boiling salted water until just tender; drain immediately. Meanwhile, in a large skillet sauté onions in butter until translucent, 4-5 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in paprika until well combined. With a fork blend the flour and salt into the sour cream. Add to the onions in the skillet, mix well and simmer on low for 4-5 minutes. Stir in the beans and simmer until heated through, about 5 minutes.
Not Your Mother’s Green Bean Casserole From the Food Network’s Alton Brown comes this elegant version of a classic — no mushroom soup or canned green beans in this one. Try it with your Thanksgiving turkey. For the topping: 2 medium onions, thinly
sliced ¼ cup all-purpose flour 2 Tbsp Japanese panko bread crumbs ½ tsp kosher salt Non-stick cooking spray For beans/sauce: 1 lb fresh green beans, trimmed and bias cut into 1½-inch pieces Salt and freshly ground black pepper 2 Tbsp butter ¾ lb mushrooms, trimmed and sliced 1 clove garlic, minced 2 Tbsp all-purpose flour 1 cup low-sodium chicken broth 1 cup half-and-half (Creamo) Preheat oven to 475 degrees. Combine the onions, flour, panko and salt in a large mixing bowl and toss to combine. Coat a baking sheet with non-stick spray and spread the onions out evenly on the sheet; place on middle oven rack and bake until golden brown, about 30 minutes — toss the onions
two to three times during cooking. Remove from oven and set aside until ready to use. Reduce oven temperature to 400 F. Meanwhile, blanch the beans for five minutes in boiling salted water. Drain and immediately rinse with very cold water to stop cooking. Drain and set aside. Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add mushrooms and salt and pepper to taste and cook, stirring occasionally, until mushrooms start to give up liquid, about four to five minutes. Add garlic and cook another one to two minutes. Sprinkle flour over mixture and stir to combine; cook for one minute. Add broth and simmer one minute; decrease heat to medium-low and add cream. Cook until mixture thickens, six to eight minutes. Remove from heat and stir in ¼ of the onions and the green beans. Turn into a buttered casserole dish and top with remaining onions; bake until bubbly, about 15 minutes. Serve immediately.
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Jacquie Perkins Jacquie Perkins was born on Sept. 28, 1921. Her family sends their love on her 90th birthday.
Arthur and Barbara Broomhall Longtime North Vancouver residents Arthur and Barbara Broomhall wed in Vancouver, on Sept. 29, 1951. They celebrated 60 happy years together on a recent cruise.
Helen and Dal McCrindle West Vancouver residents Dal and Helen McCrindle (née Mason) were married Oct. 2, 1971 in Vancouver. They are celebrating their 40th anniversary with family and friends. Congratulations!
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Jackie and Jack Connell Jack and Jackie Connell were married in Bennington, Vt., on the Feast of Angels Day, Sept. 29, 1951. They will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary tomorrow. Congratulations!
It’s not the days we remember, it’s the moments.
Richard and Vera Silvester Richard and Vera Silvester wed on Sept. 30, 1961 in Cleethorpes, North East Lincolnshire, England. Their family wishes them a happy golden anniversary and wishes them many more happy years together.
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Book reveals seasonal wonders in nature â– Seasons, by Anne Crausaz (Kane Miller, unpaged) $20.50
Fran Ashdown Contributing Writer
â€œTO everything there is a seasonâ€? and lately there have been several lovely books published that deal with this theme. The most artistically beautiful of them must be Seasons by Anne Crausaz, which is not really a story but rather a collection of literary and visual snapshots of the many pleasures to be found in nature as the year progresses. The perspective changes from up close to a
view of remote landscapes and features a little girl observing and mostly interacting with flowers, bugs, leaves and snow as she savours a variety of scents, sights and tactile sensations. The illustrations, all double-page spreads, are truly exquisite. The stylized, finely detailed drawings against a white background are reminiscent of Japanese prints. The text as well brings to mind haiku especially with regard to the picture of snowflakes drifting onto an empty field. â€œShhhh. Listen to the silence of the snowâ€? is the perfect accompanying phrase. Readers will want to look at this picture book over and over again as they are reminded of their own special
memories of seasonal wonders in nature. Other titles about the seasons and fall are as follows: â– A Bear for all Seasons, by Diane Marcial Fuchs; â– A Bunny for all Seasons, by
Janet Schulman; â– Green Eyes by A. Birnbaum; â– Here Comes the Year, by Eileen Spinelli; â– Leaf Man, by Lois Ehlert; â– Leaves, by David Ezra Stein; â– Listen, Listen by Phyllis Gershator; â– The Little Yellow Leaf, by Carin Berger; â– Seasons, by Blexbolex, and â– Snow Rabbit, Spring Rabbit: A Book of Changing Seasons, by Sung Na. Fran Ashdown is the childrenâ€™s Librarian at the Capilano branch of the North Vancouver District Public Library. Her favourite season is fall because that is when lots of new books are published. For more library information, check out www.nvdpl.ca.
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NORMAN Foote (left) will be the opening act for Linda Kidder, Beverley Elliott and Rae Armour for their upcoming concert, Live at the Masonic, Saturday, Oct. 1, 8 p.m. at the Masonic Hall, 1763 Bellevue Ave., West Vancouver. The concert is the first in a series. Tickets, $20, at www.ticketweb.com.
kidsâ€™ stuff From page 27 monthly program that teaches children the basics of music education and appreciation in a relaxed and friendly group setting Saturdays until June 16, 10:30 a.m. at the Silk Purse Arts Centre, 1570 Argyle Ave., West Vancouver. Pianist and music teacher Karen Lee-Morlang will lead the workshops. No previous music experience is needed. Fee: $10 per class. Reservations required: 604-925-7292. Family Storytime: A free drop-in program of stories, songs, action rhymes and more for the whole family, Saturdays, 10:30 a.m. at West Vancouver Memorial Library, 1950 Marine Dr. Info: 604-925-7408 or www. westvanlibrary.ca. Parent and Tot Gym: Dropin gym for ages one to five, Saturdays, 9:15-10:45 a.m. at John Braithwaite Community Centre, 145 West First St., North Vancouver. Fee: $1. Info: 604-982-8300. Scottish Country Dancing: Every Saturday at Mickey McDougall gym, 123 East 23rd St., North Vancouver. Beginners, 9-10 a.m.; intermediate, 10-11 a.m., and advanced, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Info: 604-922-4406 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Storytime with Carol: Indigo Park Royal presents Carol Healy with stories for all ages every Saturday, 11 a.m. at the Park Royal Shopping Centre south mall location. For more information call 604-9223222.
*Young Naturalistsâ€™ Club â€” Fungus Among Us: Children ages five to 13 accompanied by an adult will discover the amazing variety of mushrooms in the forest Sunday, Oct. 2, 1-2:30 p.m. at Lynn Canyon Ecology Centre, 3663 Park Rd., North Vancouver. To take part in YNC programs you must become a member of the club by signing up at www.ync.ca. Registration: 604-990-3755. Info: www.dnv.org/ecology/.
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Circle of Dreams: A program to connect seniors with parents and children in the same community so they can spend fun time with each other. There is an information session the first Sunday of every month, 3 p.m. at Dream Designs Chakra Lounge, 1502 Marine Dr., West Vancouver. RSVP: 604-922-8325.
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art installation in the Art Room. My only complaint: the polished marble tables are set too close together — it’s a squeeze to get in and only the buzz in the room prevents you from hearing every detail of your neighbours’ conversations. On the other hand, it’s not easy to get a reservation; if the tables were more generously spaced it might have been even longer before I could have dined at Hawksworth. The real star of the show, however, is the food. Hawksworth excels at what he calls contemporary Canadian cuisine; his obsession with pedigreed ingredients and his craft shine; ingredients are local, influence is Asian, technique is thoroughly French. There are elements that surprise and delight, but it’s never weird. This isn’t “comfort food,” nor is it at all uncomfortable. Though we were sorely tempted by appetizers such as foie gras parfait and yellowfin tuna carpaccio, and entrees like sablefish in tom yum broth, duck breast, or pork belly, we decided to sample the summer tasting menu. (Now we have an excuse to go back soon, to see what’s planned for fall.) Veal carpaccio arrived,
as artfully arranged as the installation on the wall behind us: ethereal slices of tender meat studded with romesco, crisped bread and thick shavings of parmesan. Slow cooked halibut cheek was next. It tasted of summer: impossibly buttery, accompanied by sunchoke, corn, and a puff of lobster emulsion. The mix of tastes and textures on the plate with pork belly were a revelation: chorizo was rugged, pea tendrils added delicacy. As it should have been, the bacon-wrapped elk loin was last in the well orchestrated progression towards fall: earthy and darkly rich, it was served with elegant puffs of parisienne gnocchi, fava beans and saskatoon berry jus. Without wine pairings, the tasting menu is $78 per person; with them, it’s $114. It’s worthwhile to spend the extra — the wines, like all of those in the glass-walled cellar — are thoughtfully chosen. It was an outstanding dinner, unforgettable. Our bill for two, which also included cocktails, dessert and coffee, added up to $297.92, including HST. Hawksworth Restaurant at the Rosewood Hotel Georgia, 801 West Georgia Street, Vancouver. Call 604-6737000 for information or visit hawksworthrestaurant.com.
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kids’ stuff From page 37 three to five accompanied by an adult will learn about migration through nature stories, crafts and outdoor exploration Monday, Oct. 3, 10:30-11:30 a.m. or 1:30-2:30 p.m. at Lynn Canyon Ecology Centre, 3663 Park Rd., North Vancouver. Fee: $8.25. Registration: 604990-3755. For details, visit the website www.dnv.org/ ecology/. A Capella Chorus: Choirs for children ages eight to 12 and youth 13-18 are looking for new members. Learn songs from Africa, raise money for Education Without Borders, perform outreach concerts for the elderly and make recordings. Rehearsals are Monday evenings at St. Andrew’s United Church,
1044 St. Georges Ave., North Vancouver. Fee: $40 per month. For more information, visit www. acapellachorus.com or email email@example.com. After-school Sports: Ages eight to 15 can drop in for fun any Monday, Wednesday or Friday, 3:30-5:30 p.m. at John Braithwaite Community Centre, 145 West First St., North Vancouver. Fee: $1. Family Place: Drop-in for children under five and their caregivers, Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to noon at the West Vancouver Community Centre, 2121 Marine Drive. Drop-in: $3. For more information, call 604-925-7141. French for Fun: Free drop-in French program for children ages three to five, Mondays, 10:15-10:45 a.m. at the North Vancouver City Library, 120
West 14th St. For details, visit the website www.nvcl.ca. Open Door: A support group for single mothers of preschool-age children, with free child care and workshops, meets Mondays, 9:30 a.m.1:30 p.m., at 870 Lynn Valley Rd., North Vancouver. Lunch will be served. For more information, call 604-9851122 local 28. North Vancouver Youth Band is looking for new members at all levels. Practices are held Monday to Thursday. For more information, call 604-980-5823. — compiled by Debbie Caldwell Email information for your non-profit, by donation or nominal fee event to listings@ nsnews.com. For our online listings, go to www.nsnews.com and click on Add Your Event.
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Mall music JULIAN King tries his hand on the xylophone at the Ava Music display during Cool After School at Capilano Mall. The event showcased local community groups, organizations and businesses that offer after-school activities on the North Shore.
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YOUR NORTH SHORE GUIDE to THE GAMES PEOPLE PLAY
Dempster up for MLB’s Clemente award GIBSONS native and former North Shore Twin Ryan Dempster was recently announced as the Chicago Cubs’ nominee for the prestigious Roberto Clemente Award.
photo Kaz Turcotte
KYLE Hoekstra celebrates as his backhand shot nestles into the net to seal the North Van Wolf Pack’s 3-1 win over Mission Saturday at Harry Jerome Arena in the Pack’s first game since moving from Squamish.
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Wolf Pack starts with W New North Van Jr. B team wins debut game Andy Prest firstname.lastname@example.org
IF first impressions are the key to success then things are looking good for the new North Van Wolf Pack Junior B hockey team after their 3-1 win over the Mission Icebreakers in their first-ever regular season game in their new home. The Pack spent the last three seasons playing in Squamish but moved to North Vancouver’s Harry Jerome Arena during this summer’s offseason to take up permanent residency on the North Shore. On Saturday night they kicked off their season in style with a strong performance to win their home opener. The win was all
the more sweet for the holdover players from last season who slogged their way to a 6-36-4 record in Squamish. “It was great — we haven’t won for a while. It’s a good start to the season,” said team captain Garrett Woodside after the game, adding that the team was encouraged by the nearly 400 fans who came out to see the game. “That was awesome, that was the best crowd out of any team in the league. If we can keep that up and even get more that’ll be unreal.” Woodside made a little North Van Wolf Pack history as well, scoring the team’s first regular season goal on a power play deflection less than four minutes into the game to give the Pack a 1-0 lead. “I was just banging around in front of the net, which is what I’m supposed to do, and I got lucky and tipped it,” he said. “It was pretty sweet to score the first goal ever with this whole organization here in North Van. That’s pretty special, and hopefully there’s more to come.” With five minutes left in the first period the Wolf Pack’s Marcus Houck picked up a rebound in front of the Mission net, See Fresh page 44
photo Kaz Turcotte
A good crowd turned out to watch Hoekstra (left) and the Wolf Pack celebrate their debut win.
The annual award recognizes a Major League Baseball player who best represents the sport through positive contributions on and off the field, including sportsmanship and community involvement. Each MLB team nominates one player. Dempster and his wife started the Jenny Dempster Family Foundation after their daughter was diagnosed with DiGeorge Syndrome. The foundation raises awareness, reaches out to families with children suffering from the rare disease and supports DiGeorge Syndrome research. The award selection includes a fan vote — the winner of a fan poll will receive one vote among those cast by a nine-person selection panel which includes the late Clemente’s wife Vera and former players Cal Ripken Jr. and Nomar Garciaparra, among others. Fans can vote until Oct. 9 at www.chevybaseball.com/ clemente. Clemente was a 12-time MLB all-star who died in a plane crash on New Year’s Eve in 1972 while trying to deliver supplies to earthquake victims in Nicaragua. ••• North Vancouver’s Mark Dekanich will have to wait a little bit longer to begin his See Injured page 44
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Fresh start in North Van yields 2-0 record From page 43
NEWS photo Paul McGrath
Downed by the Bay A pack of Capilano players try to get their offence going against the Bayside Sharks in a BCRU Lower Mainland elite men’s game Saturday at Klahanie Park. Both teams were 2-0 heading into the contest but Bayside came away with an 18-14 win to stay undefeated. The Sharks now sit second in the league behind Burnaby with Capilano in third. Visit the photo gallery section at www.nsnews.com for more pictures from the game.
Sacre’s Zags to play in Vancouver NORTH Vancouver’s Robert Sacre and the rest of his Gonzaga Bulldogs will pay a visit to Vancouver Nov. 19 for an NCAA exhibition game against the University of Hawaii at Rogers Arena. The game, dubbed the inaugural BC
Basketball Classic, will be a homecoming for Sacre who starred at Handsworth secondary, leading the team to a provincial AAA title in his Grade 11 year. “It will be exciting to get Rob back home to play,” said Gonzaga head coach Mark Few in a release. “He’s one of the all-time great Zags.” Sacre, a seven-foot centre, is entering his senior year with the Bulldogs. Last
season he started every game for the Zags and led the team in rebounding and blocks while finishing second in points. Gonzaga also features two other Canadians: Kamloops native Kelly Olynyk and Kevin Pangos from Newmarket, Ont. Tickets, starting at $14, will go on sale Friday, Oct. 14 and will be available at all Ticketmaster outlets. — Andy Prest
Injured Dekanich will miss start of NHL season From page 43 gig as a full-time NHL goaltender. The Argyle secondary and Colgate University grad was scheduled to start the season as the backup goaltender for the Columbus Blue Jackets but that’s on hold now as Dekanich suffered a high-ankle sprain in an exhibition game Sept. 20 against the Winnipeg Jets. Dekanich was injured late in the first period and then finished the frame but did not return in the second. He’s expected to miss at least four weeks.
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made a nifty move and slid in what would turn out to be the game-winning goal. “He’s probably our purest goal scorer, he just has a knack around the net,” said coach Matt Samson of Houck, a North Vancouver native who worked hard to get back on the ice this year after suffering a nasty broken leg last year. “If he stays healthy he should put 20 in.” Mission tightened things up with a power play goal from Ryan Lisowsky early in the second period. Later in the middle frame came another North Van Wolf pack first as North Vancouver’s Bryden Luscombe dropped his gloves in the team’s first fight. The short, rapid-fire scrap happened after Luscombe laid an open-ice hit on a Mission defenceman, prompting the Icebreaker’s Nolan Wallinger to jump in and throw down the gloves. Luscombe received a checking to the head penalty in addition to his fighting penalties — a total of 30 PIMs all told — while Wallinger earned the instigator penalty and both fighters were ejected from the game as per the Pacific International Junior Hockey League’s one fight rule. The third period was all Pack as the North Van team poured it on, outshooting the Icebreakers 21-7 while getting a shorthanded insurance goal from Kyle Hoekstra. Linemate Robert Johnson blocked a shot on the penalty kill, springing Hoekstra for a breakaway that he converted with a nifty deke and high backhander. “(Hoekstra) was the number 1 star for us tonight, he was our best overall player,” said Samson. “Hoekstra, (Jamie) Creamore and Johnson — that’s a line that we’re going to look to. We can get a goal out of them, we can get a defensive shift. They’re a big part of our penalty kill.” Goaltender Jordan Liem got the win for the Wolf Pack, making 23 saves including a few acrobatic moves coming after Wolf Pack turnovers. “He was solid,” said Samson. “He was with us last year as a 17-year-old and we struggled defensively — well we struggled in all facets — but a lot of times he faced a lot of rubber. He had a tough year but he battled through it and I think he’s going to be that much better for it this year. He was right on the cusp of making the jump up to Junior A so I look for him to be one of the top three or four goaltenders in this league no question. That was a good start for him.” The city that the team calls home is just one of the things that is going to be different about the Wolf Pack this year, said Samson. “Really the only thing that’s the same is our jerseys,” he said. “We have a couple of players (back), but we’ve really taken the mindset that this is a fresh start. It’s comparable to the Thrashers moving to Winnipeg — no one is worried about what the Thrashers did last year, they’re excited for Winnipeg. On a smaller scale, that’s what we’re trying to say to these guys. We’ve got a fresh start, great opportunity, great support as you can see. “It’s nice to look up and see a bunch of bodies in the seats. It seemed like there was a good vibe in here and the fans were into it. I hope they were happy with what they saw.” The following day the Wolf Pack continued to prove that they’re new and improved, scoring a 7-5 win over the Grandview Steelers at the Burnaby Winter Club. Down 4-2 after one period, the Pack stormed back with five goals in the final two frames to take the win with Houck again scoring the winner on a penalty shot with less than five minutes left in the game. With a 2-0 record the Wolf Pack sit atop the standings in the PIJHL’s Tom Shaw Conference. They’ll face a stiff test Thursday when they travel to Richmond to take on the Sockeyes, last year’s conference champions. The next home game for the Wolf Pack will be Saturday, Oct. 1 at 7 p.m. at Harry Jerome against the Delta Ice Hawks.
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DAVIES - Rosemary Rae (Nee Hostetter) Sept. 29, 1938 - Sept. 20, 2011 Rosemary Davies died at Lions Gate Hospital as the result of complications of Alzheimer’s Disease. She passed away peacefully by her husband in the Palliative Care Unit 7 West. She is survived by her loving husband of 35 years and children, Cheryl, Laurie and David; sister Anne Hostetter, nieces Katherine Robertson, Elizabeth (Bob) Nordland, Patricia Masters, Linda Riches, nephew Rick Newton. Rosemary was predeceased by her brother George Bligh Hostetter; sisters Mildred Robertson, Margaret Humphrey and Ethel Newton. Heartfelt thanks from her husband to Dr. A Cheng and all the other Doctors, nurses, care aides and other staff of the Lions Gate Hospital, Evergreen House and Cedarview Lodge. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Alzheimer Society of B.C. would be greatly appreciated. A Memorial Service will be held at First Memorial Boal Chapel, 1505 Lillooet Rd. North Vancouver, B.C. on Saturday October 1st at 10:00am.
SMITH - Wilda Jean (nee Magee) May 25, 1912 – Sept. 22, 2011 Wilda passed away at the age of 99 in North Vancouver. She was born in Gull Lake, Saskatchewan and moved from Camrose, Alberta to Vancouver at the age of 16. Predeceased by her husband Stanley Fenwick Smith and her brothers James and George Magee. Wilda will be lovingly remembered by her two daughters Wendy McCrea and Sheila de Groot (Ian) of North Vancouver, her grandchildren Meghan Bawa (Dipin) of Surrey, Kelly McCrea (Jean Luc Charbonneau and their daughter Amelie) of Courtenay, Patrick McCrea of Halifax, and Margo Ross (Mike Mawdsley) of Victoria. Wilda was fond of bridge games, crossword puzzles, political discussions, picnics, and her daily gin and tonic. She had a unique sense of humour that remained with her until the end. No service by Mom’s request. If desired a donation to her favourite charity the Canadian Red Cross would be appreciated. Thank you to the kind staff who cared for her at Lion’s Gate Hospital and Inglewood Care Centre over the last few months. PAQUETTE - Brent passed away peacefully on September 15, 2011 surrounded by family. He was blessed with many dear friends, both locally and in Victoria. Throughout his illness he never lost his sense of humor or his dignity. He will be so missed by all who loved him.
LAWRENCE, Jennie “Bonnie” Oct. 12, 1917-Sept. 3, 2011 Passed away peacefully at Lions Gate Hospital. Bonnie was a beloved daughter of parents Stanley and Della Ross of New Westminster. Predeceased by husband Benjamin Lawrence, sisters Dorothy Cripps, Bernice Saunders, daughter Carolyn Wilson, granddaughter Patti Wilson and best friend Peggy Scoble. Bonnie was a giving and loving person who showed kindness to everyone she met and was accomplished at whatever she put her mind to. Survived by children, Bill (Sharon) Kennedy, Donna Lawrence, Brent (Tess) Lawrence. Neices and nephews: Brydon, Sidney, Joanne, Miriam, Lorraine, Lynn and Mary-Ellen. Grandchildren: Valerie, Barbara, Brian, Andrew, Rosilee, Laine and Jordan. She will also be missed by her long time school friends June and Marj along with friends Toni, Leith, David and Freddie. We will love you forever. A Celebration of Bonnie’s life will be held with a private family gathering. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice.
FREWIN, Mary Margaret (Moir) Born in Windsor, Ontario on February 11, 1925 passed away peacefully on Thursday, September 22, 2011 at Lion’s Gate Hospital after a brief illness. She is predeceased by her loving husband of 56 years, David, and survived by her five children David (Margaret), Cynthia (Ron), Stephen (Cindy), Julia (Scott) and Celia (Peter), grandchildren and great grandchildren. Moir was a member and volunteer for many years at the Vancouver Art Gallery and the West Vancouver Yacht Club. She worked in accounting for Western Scale Co. Ltd., the family business, from 1970 to 2007. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, September 29th at 2:30 p.m. at Hollyburn Funeral Home, 1807 Marine Dr, West Vancouver. Reception will follow at the West Vancouver Yacht Club, 854 Marine Drive. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the West Vancouver Memorial Library. For those wishing to share a memory of Mary, please visit www.hollyburnfunerals.com
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Jan spent almost exactly half his 98 years in Norway and the other half in Canada. A successful career in Shipbuilding in Norway and Canada culminated in Newfoundland, where he became a member of the Ocean Ranger Commission and received an Honorary Doctors Degree at Memorial University. He and his wife Nenna moved to Bowen Island when he was in his late 70's. Here, blessed with good health and a wonderful community, he lived a very active and contented life. After having been a caregiver for his wife and following her passing in 2000, he embarked on an amazing last chapter of his life: building kayaks; writing stories; teaching fencing; joining Toastmasters, the Canadian Authors Association, and Rotary; being a "grandfriends" at school, hosting Scandinavian dinner parties, and any other activity that struck a chord with him. An enthusiastic, very optimistic and social man, he was much loved and admired by all who knew him. We are especially grateful for the outstanding care he received the last three months at the Lions Gate North Shore Hospice. In lieu of flowers a donation to the North Shore Hospice or the charity of your choice would be appreciated. A Celebration of Life will take place in the Bowen Island United Church, 1120 Miller Road, Bowen Island, Sunday Oct 2, 2011 at 1 pm.
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Furst, Jan January 16, 1943 September 24, 2011 Jan Furst passed away peacefully September 24, 2011 in the North Shore Hospice.
RYBCHINSKY - Jessie May (nee Nichols) Nov. 8, 1936 - Sept. 9, 2011 Jessie passed away peacefully in Wakaw Sask. Predeceased by husband Stanley, parents Alberta and Valentine Nichols. Survived by daughter Sandra Trotter (Colin), son Brian (Wilma) and grandsons Alex, Wyatt, Tanner and Cale. Raised on Cortes Island, Jessie moved to North Van and married Stan in 1956. Jessie was a School Secretary, volunteer and friend to all. She will be missed by family, friends and neighbours. Celebration of Life on Sunday, Oct 2nd 2pm-4pm at the Holiday Inn- 700 Old Lillooet Road, North Vancouver.
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NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS Notice is Hereby Given that Creditors and others, having claims against the Estate of Helene Emelie Ulinder, formerly of 231 East 15th Street, North Vancouver, BC, Deceased are hereby required to send the particulars thereof to the undersigned Executor, c/o Spagnuolo & Company Real Estate Lawyers, 300 – 906 Roderick Avenue, Coquitlam, BC, V3K 1R1, on or before October 30, 2011, after which date the estate’s assets will be distributed, having regard only to the claims that have been received. Kyle Ulinder and Alexa Marya Ulinder, Executors.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS Re: Estate of Heather Gayle Kercher, Deceased formerly of North Vancouver, British Columbia Creditors and others having claims against the Estate of Heather Gayle Kercher, Deceased are hereby notified under Section 38 of the Trustee Act that the particulars of their claim should be sent to the Administrator, Charles Michael Gordon Nelson, c/o McDaniel & Tillie, Barristers and Solicitors, 201 – 64 Station Street, Duncan, BC V9L 1M4 on or before the 24th day of October, 2011, after which date the Administrator will distribute the Estate amongst the parties entitled to it, having regard to the claims of which the Executor then has notice. NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS Notice pursuant to S.38 of the Trustee Ac tis hereby given to creditors and others having claims against the following estate: GOLDA OSTROFF, late of 303 - 1010 West 2d Avenue, Vancouver, B.C., that they are required to send full particulars of such claims to the undersigned executor at Suite 1110- 100 Park Royal, West Vancouver, B.C., V7T1A2, before the first day of November, 2011, after which date the estate’s assets will be distributed, having regard only to the claims that have been received. ADELE NAOMI COHEN, Executor William F. Spohn, Solicitor
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Sports & Imports
1994 MERCURY Topaz, 245,000 km, good drivable cond, has small oil leak $500. 604-943-5121
2007 JEEP Wrangler Sahara Unlimited 4 wd BCAA inspected $22,960 89,600 km’s www.autofleet.biz 604-304-7653 Carproof report & warranty included
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2005 BUICK Rendezvous, auto pw, keyless ent. 140 K kms, 1 owner. No accidents. $6500. 604-986-1115, 604-723-5689
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Apartments & Condos
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Houses - Rent
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Spectacular Views, Walk to Shops & Transit Hardwood Floors Pool Rent includes all utilities.
1 bdrm- $1,025-$1250 Spacious, pool, storage, heat & hw, dw, quiet,
West Van Apt. Rentals
NORTH VANCOUVER INVESTMENT PROPERTY Side by side Duplex yields $107,000/yr and fully carries your mortgage with a 5% return on cash and 13% on your equity! Long term rentals with utility contribution from tenants keeps administration to a minimum. Vibrant, convenient Lower Lonsdale. Amazing city, mountain, water views from an immaculate, fully renovated property.
1 & 2 Bdrm Suites
WOODCROFT, 1 bdrm, enclosed balc, prkg, rec fac, new paint, utils incl, NS NP, $895 778-865-7455
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REAL ESTATE 6052
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THE ART OF HARDWOOD FLOORS Dust Free. Affordable Rates! Free Estimates.
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604-984-4147 3 BR’S Avail MOVE IN ALLOWANCE. 5 appls, 1.3 bath, variable lse term, NP/NS, Rent Start/ $1700. To view call 604-986-0511
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2 BR bsmt suite, Tempe Heights, 5 appls, gas f/p, ns np Oct 1st $1500 + utils 604-340-8178 23-LONSDALE: BRIGHT, clean, 4 bed, 2 ba. W/D. 1 nat gas, 1 wood f/p. N/S, N/P. Min. 1-yr lease. $2500/mo + util. See http:/ /www.willinform.com/340.htm then call 778-991-1267
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FURN ROOM in apt, Large, use of kitchen & w/d, incls prkg & utils. Now, $675. 604-925-3186
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Specializing in Small Jobs
Quality Work, Professional Service
Odd Job Services - Home & Garden - Rain or Shine
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We accept Visa, Mastercard & Interac Licenced & Insured Local & Long Distance
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1175 W.15 St. North Van
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Sundecks & Stairs Form work, Int/Ext finishing. Mike 604-290-3082
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Re-Rooﬁng & Repairs Specialists
604-929-7133 Flat Rooﬁng Rooﬁng • •Flat • Cedar Shingles Shakes • Asphalt • Asphalt Shingles • Roof • RoofMaintenance Maintenance
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North Shore Home Services. Power Washing, Window & Gutter Cleaning. 604-988-5294 POWER WASHING Fast and thorough - we use only top quality equipment for the best results at lowest costs. Res, Comm, Strata - 778-233-0559 POWERWASHING. GUTTERS & repairs. Awnings, Best rates. Free estimates. Doug 985-4604
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20 year Labour Warranty available
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Tried & True Since 1902
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WESTCOAST ROOFING SYSTEMS
604-987-7325 Rubbish Removal
GEOFF’S HAULING & Handyman Service – Fall Clean-up –
Headwater Management TOP SOIL, SAND, GRAVEL, etc. Pick-up or Delivery 175 Harbour Ave. North Vancouver
$ BEST RATES $
Dangerous tree removal, pruning, topping, hedge trimming & stump grinding. Fully insured & WCB
Jerry 604-618-8585 Andrew 604-618-8585
Fast, Friendly Service 10 years on North Shore
A-1 TRI CRAFT TREE SERVICES (EST. 1986)
604-328-9127 | 604-926-8889 #1 TRAILER TRASH BOYS We haul everything, no load too big or small, we do it all. Free est. 604-317-2500/ 929-7195 BELL MINI BINS 604-922-5101 Small or large household jobs & Mini bin service. 7 days a week Fast # inexpensive # reliable. DISPOSAL BIN RENTALS 7 days a wk. Fast service 604-985-4211 orangebins.com DISPOSAL BINS: Starting at $199 + dump fees. 604-306-8599 www.disposalking.com North Shore Do all Services Local man for rubbish removal etc. Michael 778-868-5079
#AAA# TREE SERVICE. Tree & stump removal, pruning/trimming. Ins & cert. arborist 604-987-8500 A.ALL AREA TREE SERVICE Topping, pruning & stump grinding. 604-726-9153 & 604-926-1526
NORTH SHORE Home Services Gutter & window cleaning, Power Washing Est 1963. 604-988-5294 WINDOW Washing, Pressure Washing, Gutter Cleaning FALL SPECIAL: New clients save 15% off! WCB, fully insured. For free estimate call: (778) 235-1709 or email: email@example.com
20 YEARS IN BUSINESS
Water Lines (without Digging) Sewer Lines (without Diggging) Install. Draintiles. 604-985-4000
PLUMBING & DRAINAGE
LOCAL PLUMBER - Licensed, insured,GASFITTING, renos, Repairs. VISA 604-929-6956
GALLERY PAINTING & Consultant LTD
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MOVING & STORAGE
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MAGIC PAINTING 604-315-7070 We do it right the first time. 30 years exp, references avail.
BAMFORD CONSTRUCTION Ltd. Quality Renos & Repairs. 604-986-2871 www.bamford.ca
GARDEN SERVICES LTD.
A.All Area Gardening Service
FALL SPECIALS PRICES!! # STAFFORD & SON # Interior/Exterior. Top quality work. Reasonable rates. 604-809-3842
Call Derek 604-351-4140
PRO GAS - North Shore Furnaces, boilers, gas fitting, heat pumps. Service & installation. 604-925-1341 www.progas.ca
NORTH SHORE Home Services Windows, gutters, power washing 604-988-5294
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IF IT’S NOT A HONDA, IT’S JUST ANOTHER CAR. ‡
$ Honda has received more quality awards than any other car maker ‡ and the Honda Civic has been the best-selling car in Canada for 13 years running£. So you can buy a car, or you can buy a Honda.
169 1.99 #
2011 Reader’s Choice Platinum Winner
% *† APR PER MONTH FOR 48 MONTHS ¥
$2,660 DOWNPAYMENT OAC FOR SEDAN. INCLUDES FREIGHT & PDI. $2,915 DOWNPAYMENT OAC FOR COUPE. INCLUDES FREIGHT & PDI.
2012 Civic Sedan LX $ 18,885
MSRP** INCLUDES FREIGHT AND PDI.
2012 Civic Coupe LX $ 19,385
MSRP** INCLUDES FREIGHT AND PDI.
816 Automall Drive, North Vancouver 604-984-0331 www.paciﬁchonda.ca
** MSRP is $18,885/$19,385 including freight and PDI of $1,395/$1,395. For all offers license, insurance, applicable taxes and registration are extra. Dealer may sell for less. Dealer trade may be required. #Limited time lease offers based on a new 2012 Civic Sedan LX 5MT/2012 Civic Coupe LX model FB2E4CEX/FG3A4CE. Lease example based on new 2012 Civic Sedan LX 5MT/2012 Civic Coupe LX model FB2E4CEX/FG3A4CE available through Honda Canada Finance Inc. */† 1.99%/1.99% lease APR for 48/48 months O.A.C. Monthly payment, including freight and PDI, is $169/169. Down payment of $2,659.74/$2,915, ﬁrst monthly payment, environmental fees and $0 security deposit due at lease inception. Total lease obligation is $10,771.74/$11,027. Taxes, license, insurance and registration are extra. 96,000/96,000 kilometre allowance; charge of $0.12/km for excess kilometres. Dealer may sell for less. Dealer trade may be required. ¥$1000 gas card offer applies only to retail customer purchase, lease or ﬁnance agreements on all new 2012 Civic models. Gas card offer includes HST/GST where applicable. Valid only on purchase, lease or ﬁnance agreements concluded at participating Honda retailers. Dealer participation required. ‡Honda Element, Fit, Accord, Accord Crosstour, Civic, Civic Insight (tie) and Ridgeline received the lowest number of problems per 100 vehicles in their respective categories in the proprietary J.D. Power and Associates 2011 U.S. Initial Quality StudySM. Study based on responses from 73,790 U.S. new-vehicle owners, measuring 234 models and measuring opinions after 90 days of ownership. Proprietary study results are based on experiences and perceptions of owners surveyed in February-May 2011. Your experiences may vary. Visit jdpower.com. £As reported by Canadian manufacturers for calendar year 2010. **/#/*/†/¥ Offers valid from September 1st through September 30th, 2011 at participating Honda retailers. Offers valid only for British Columbia residents at BC Honda Dealers locations. Offers subject to change or cancellation without notice. Terms and conditions apply. Visit www.bchonda.com or see your Honda retailer for full details.
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