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Less talk, more action needed in child poverty fight Mike Howell

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Sadly, it has become a tiresome refrain from your premier, your mayor and your prime minister — that in a country, a province and a city as rich and progressive as any others on earth, there is no reason children should be living in poverty. Premier Christy Clark, in an April 17, 2013 editorial in the Vancouver Sun: “While political parties disagree on many things, we can all agree that even one child living in poverty is too many.” Mayor Gregor Robertson, in a Dec. 3, 2015 news release: “There is no reason that in a city as compassionate and prosperous as Vancouver that any child should be going to school hungry.” Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, in a Nov. 20, 2016 statement marking National Child Day: “Each child deserves to be raised in an environment that is free of violence, discrimination and exploitation; to grow up with proper nutrition, health care and a good education;

and to have a voice in matters that affect them, and a real, fair chance to succeed.” Hard to disagree with their sentiments. And, it should be acknowledged, all three levels of government have taken some action on this file in the way of the Canada Child Benefit, B.C. Early Childhood Tax Benefit, funding for school meal programs, an increase in childcare spaces, commitments to a living wage for workers contracted by the city, subsidized housing, rent supplements, rent bank assistance and job creation. Yet, when all of those initiatives are added up, they have hardly put a dent in child poverty in B.C. Here’s the sad reality: • One in five children in B.C. lives in poverty, which is higher than the national average. • A total of 82,960 poor children live in Metro Vancouver. • The majority of poor children have parents who work. • In 2014, the richest 10

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per cent of B.C. families received 27 per cent of the total income, while the poorest half of families shared only 25 per cent. The facts don’t get any better in a report released Nov. 24 by First Call, the B.C. child and youth advocacy coalition that tracks child and family poverty. As the coalition noted in its report, it’s been researching the topic for two decades.

“Our first B.C. report card showed that one in five [more than 170,000] B.C. children were poor,” said the report, which used Statistics Canada data to determine poverty rates. “It is profoundly disappointing that, 20 years later, the data still shows one in five [163,260] B.C. children are poor.” So what does Christy Clark have to say this time? She deferred to Children

and Family Development Minister Stephanie Cadieux, who issued a lengthy statement the same day as First Call’s report. In it, Cadieux covered some of the ground I mentioned earlier about taking some action. Here’s some of what she said: “No one wants to see families living in poverty, and government is working to reduce poverty in British Columbia through a focused approach that grows the economy and creates secure, well-paying jobs — including more than 180,000 jobs created since the launch of the B.C. Jobs Plan.” She went on to point out the $855 million the government has committed to build 5,000 new units of “affordable housing,” with at least $50 million of that to be spent on 10 projects in Vancouver — funding the mayor has applauded. There’s also the Single Parent Employment Initiative, which funds people on income and disability assistance to be trained for jobs. Changes to the Medical Services Plan next year will also

reduce premiums to about 40 per cent of B.C. families. “We are making progress, but it takes time,” the minister said. “There is still work to do.” First Call believes that work should include raising the minimum wage and boosting income and disability rates. Governments should also implement a $10-a-day child care program, increase funding for First Nations and provide funding and supports for youth aging out of foster care. More of what First Call wants can be read in its report, which included this statement: “We like to think of ourselves as a caring, civilized society, but in fact we have been tolerating and sustaining shameful levels of child and family poverty for decades. By allowing our society’s wealth to be concentrated in the hands of fewer and fewer wealthy individuals, we have allowed thousands of children to grow up in poverty that we know hurts their health and ignores their human rights.” Sadly, those words, too, have become tiresome.

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Nov. 29 that the federal cabinet has approved Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain 987-kilometre pipeline project to be built from Alberta to Burnaby, despite widespread criticism from Mayor Gregor Robertson and the Tsleil-Waututh First Nation. Calling it “a major win” for Canadian workers and families, Trudeau told reporters in Ottawa the $6.8-billion project is in the best interest of the country’s economy, acknowledging he expected pushback from people concerned about oil spills and the continued dependence on fossil fuels. “If I thought this project was unsafe for the B.C. coast, I would reject it,” said Trudeau, noting the cabinet’s decision hinges on Kinder Morgan meeting or exceeding all 157 conditions set out by the National Energy Board in May. More than 50 conditions are related to the environment and 53 involve engineering and safety. “This is a decision based on rigorous debate on science and on evidence. We have not been

and will not be swayed by political arguments, be they local, regional or national.” Robertson has been an ardent critic of Kinder Morgan’s plan, which will almost triple the number of barrels of oil shipped per day from 300,000 to 890,000 and translate to a seven-fold increase in tanker traffic in and around Vancouver waters. The mayor released a statement following Trudeau’s decision, saying he was “profoundly disappointed” and that approving a heavy oil pipeline expansion was “a big step backwards” for Canada’s environment and economy. “This project was approved under a flawed and biased Harper-era regulatory process that shut out local voices and ignored climate change and First Nations concerns,” Robertson said. “The federal government’s decision on Kinder Morgan is a missed opportunity for Canada, as there’s never been a better time to aggressively shift to a clean energy future.” The mayor pointed out Vancouver’s economy created 94,000 jobs last year and significant tax revenue for Canada. “It doesn’t make sense to jeopardize that suc-

cess with the risk that comes with an expanded Kinder Morgan heavy oil pipeline and more tankers,” he said. “As I’ve said repeatedly, it is not worth the risk.” The decision came the day after Chief Maureen Thomas of the TsleilWaututh Nation, whose traditional territory includes parts of the North Shore and Burrard Inlet, was in Ottawa to tell reporters how approval of the pipeline project would “reopen many old wounds.” “Quite frankly,” the chief said in a statement, “such action will irreparably harm our relationship for some time to come possibly for generations.” Ian Anderson, the president of Kinder Morgan Canada, called the federal cabinet’s decision “a defining moment for our project and Canada’s energy industry.” In a statement Tuesday, Anderson said the project will mean $46.7 billion in taxes and royalties for governments, more than 800,000 person years of employment over the life of the project and allow producers to capture an additional $73.5-billion in revenues. @Howellings

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The provincial government is expected to quash a policy that requires police officers in B.C. to be investigated for attempting to resuscitate a person in need of medical assistance who suffers serious harm or dies. Firefighters, paramedics and the public do not face the same scrutiny if they perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation, commonly referred to as CPR, on a person in need of medical assistance, Vancouver Police Chief Adam Palmer told the Vancouver Police Board Nov. 24. That fact has meant some police officers are hesitant to provide medical help, including administering naloxone to drug overdose victims, knowing there is a possibility an investigation will be launched by the province’s Independent Investigations Office, or IIO. “We just don’t think it’s fair,” Palmer told the board, but assured members that officers will intervene if they are the only emergency personnel on scene. “If they’re trained or not, they’re going

to try and help that person. We have good people. They’re not going to sit there and watch somebody perish. We’ll always try and help, but the way the current situation is set up is definitely not ideal.” The IIO confirmed to the Courier that it has investigated police officers in B.C. for administering CPR or naloxone to people in need of medical intervention. None of the investigations has involved VPD officers or led to charges. The Courier contacted the Ministry of Justice after the police board meeting and received an emailed statement in response to questions about the government’s practice to have the Independent Investigations Office investigate officers for using CPR. The statement said: “The [agency’s interim] director has advised that the IIO is developing a policy directive that, where officers are acting as or with first responders, and death or serious harm occurs, the police will not be required to notify the IIO, unless the incidents involved use of force. It is the under-

standing of the ministry that the IIO will be meeting with police services to consult with them and receive their input on the policy.” In an emailed statement to the Courier Nov. 28, Const. Jason Doucette, a VPD media liaison officer, said the department was “encouraged” by the ministry’s response, adding that “these investigations result in significant impact on the officers involved, and their respective police agency.” “As that policy is currently being looked at by the ministry, police services and the IIO, it wouldn’t be appropriate for us to comment further at this time,” Doucette said. RCMP Sgt. Annie Linteau said in an email that the RCMP also shares the concerns of the VPD and other police forces about the government’s practice, echoing Palmer’s point that “life-saving measures are distinguishable and are provided by other first responders without similar consequences.” For a longer version of this story, go to vancourier.com. @Howellings

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From France to Morocco, from Morocco to the U.S. and eventually to Canada — uprooting her life and moving abroad was the norm for Morgane Oger before she was 17. It wasn’t until three decades later, however, that that constant state of flux became hugely problematic. A renoviction from her Kitsilano home, followed by a four-month scramble to find a new digs, are two experiences central to Oger’s recent decision to try and do something about it. Oger is now running as the NDP candidate for Vancouver-False Creek in next year’s provincial election. The 48-year-old was formally acclaimed on Sunday, Nov. 27. “I want to make a change,” she told the Courier in a phone interview. “The perversion of our rental economy is such that no matter where I looked to live, the price was equally

exorbitant. It went from exorbitant to outrageous.” Oger said she was renovicted from her Kitsilano home in April, and only found new accommodations in Coal Harbour — outside of the Vancouver-False Creek catchment area — in July. A single mother of two, Oger said her per-bedroom costs rose by 70 per cent. Making changes to the Residential Tenancy Act to empower renters is a pivotal point in Oger’s platform. A former Vancouver District Parent Advisory Council chair, she also cites increased funding for public schools, bolstering the small business sector and improving governance as her key talking points. Policy aside, Oger is also in the running to make history. If elected she will become the first openly transgender MLA in B.C. history. “When I started with my transgender activism, it was very hard to get allies to stand by my side,” she said. “Yet, the NDP were there and they stayed all along.”

Oger is a member of the Vancouver Board of Education’s Pride Committee, and is chair of the Trans Alliance Society. She also serves on the city’s LGBTQ2+ Advisory Committee. Born in France, Oger moved to Vancouver in 1983. A University of B.C. grad in engineering, Oger works in the IT sector and owns a marina on the Sunshine Coast. Vancouver-False Creek was created in 2008 and borne out of parts of Vancouver-Burrard, Vancouver-Fairview, Vancouver-Point Grey and Vancouver-Mount Pleasant. Liberals have held the seat since 2009 when Mary McNeil won that election with 56 per cent of the vote, while current MLA and former Vancouver Mayor Sam Sullivan captured 52 per cent of the vote in 2013, beating out NDP candidate Matt Toner who received 37 per cent of the vote. The 2017 election is slated for May 9. @JohnKurucz

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of 3.4 per cent City staff also recommends a $485-million capital budget (up from $325 million in 2016), with $233.9 million for utilities and transportation projects, $80.1 million for affordable housing, $61.3 million for civic and community facilities and $47.1 million for parks, open spaces and recreation. Whether city council will approve such a dramatic hike in property taxes is an open question, with the city report pointing out tax hikes between 2012 and 2016 have averaged two per cent. The report says Vancouver has had the third lowest property tax hike in the region, when adding together the past five years. Only Port Coquitlam and White Rock have been lower. Port Moody, Surrey, Langley Township and Maple Ridge have all had average tax hikes of three per cent or higher between 2012 and 2016. Council voted last year to raise taxes by 2.3 per cent to help balance a $1.2 billion operating budget. That hike was in addition to an increase in utility fees, including 4.2 per cent for water service and 9.9 per cent for sewer. Solid waste costs remained the same. In 2017, water service fees are expected to increase by four per cent, sewer by 11.3 per cent and solid waste by 3.8 per cent. Recreation fees are slated to go up by 2.5 per cent and permit fees by two per cent. The proposed 3.4 per cent property tax hike for next year would mean an extra $72 cost for a singlefamily home assessed at $1.39 million and $73 for utility fees. A busi-

ness property assessed at $618,000 would see a $133 tax increase over 2016 and $70 in utility fees. Approximately 43 per cent of residential properties in Vancouver are single-family homes and 52 per cent are strata units. The rest are other forms of residential. The city report warns how Vancouver’s red-hot housing market could affect how much money a residential property owner pays next year. “As the value of singlefamily homes has increased at a much faster pace than strata condominiums in the last five years, single-family homes have experienced a rise in property tax above the council-directed increase, while strata condominiums have experienced a reduction in property tax,” the report said. “This trend will likely reverse in the coming years as strata condominium pricing has started to escalate at a much faster pace.” The report says two per cent of the 3.4 per cent hike would help pay for existing services while an additional 1.4 per cent would help pay for new projects and initiatives. The new operating budget calls for $22.3 million in investments, including $3.8 million for “public realm cleanliness,” $3.1 million to operate new fire trucks, $2.5 million for temporary housing, $2 million to implement the empty homes tax and $655,000 to enhance security at public buildings. Council will first hear Dec. 7 from city staff on the budget proposal before voting Dec. 13. @Howellings

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o much for that bromance between Mayor Gregor Robertson and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Anyone who thinks that Robertson had a heads up on Tuesday’s announcement from Trudeau approving the Kinder Morgan pipeline would be accused of smoking something. While Trudeau was on his feet in Ottawa, Robertson was off in Mexico, ironically at a C40 Mayor’s Summit where municipal leaders from around the globe were meeting to seek “urban solutions” to climate change. Further, while Alberta’s Premier Rachel Notley was in Ottawa for this announcement, which will most certainly help both the Alberta economy and her sagging popularity, B.C. Premier Christy Clark was back home in Victoria and clearly caught off guard and miffed. You could assume that Clark got her moment in the sun with the approval by Ottawa of the LNG proposal. But that was then and this is now. Instead of a statement from Clark, we got a bit of a boiler plate release from her Environment Minster restating the five conditions that would have to be met for B.C. to buy into the Kinder Morgan expansion, which is not to say no. Even then, as the media covering the provincial capital noted, if Clark did have wind of the announcement, a press release would have landed on their desks moments after Trudeau’s surprise announcement. A half hour after Trudeau had his say, they were still waiting. Last we heard from the Clark, by the way, was that the pipeline which will greatly increase both the volume of bitumen to the coast and number of tankers plying the waters here did not meet her criteria for an

acceptable project. You have to wonder just what political damage this announcement will do to Trudeau out on the West Coast. He did manage to hook the Kinder Morgan decision together with his continued rejection of the Northern Gateway pipeline that would have run through some of B.C.’s most sensitive environmental areas, including the Great Bear Rainforest. The First Nations people were ecstatic with that decision and with Trudeau’s decision to turn the moratorium against oil tankers of the northwest coast into a law. But down here in the vote rich southwest corner of the province, whatever honeymoon he has managed to draw out on his election until now will well be over. A number of Vision Vancouver councillors have been in full court press mode for weeks, if not months, rallying people to oppose the Kinder Morgan project. It was almost as if they knew they were in for a fight they may not win. And it is not just Robertson and his council colleagues who were appalled at the prospect of tanker traffic going up to seven times the number we are now seeing running through Burrard Inlet; six other mayors have expressed opposition to this project. That includes the mayors of New Westminster, North Vancouver, Victoria, Squamish, Bowen Island and the mayor who has fought hardest and longest to try and stop this project, the mayor of Burnaby, Derek Corrigan. Last spring, they were all calling for Trudeau to “step in and introduce a fair and rigorous public hearing process that takes into account input from all stakeholders and crossexamination of witnesses, the same standard applied previously for all other projects.” You could say that what they got was

Tuesday’s announcement, one where the Prime Minister argued that you can balance resource extraction and economic growth with environmental protection. Robertson’s press release had him fuming: “Vancouver’s economy created 94,000 new jobs last year and significant tax revenue for Canada. It doesn’t make sense to jeopardize that success with the risk that comes with an expanded Kinder Morgan heavy oil pipeline and more tankers. As I have had said repeatedly, it is not worth the risk.” For all the times he has repeatedly said that, Trudeau wasn’t listening, didn’t be-

lieve him, or didn’t care. When Trudeau was asked if he was putting the needs and desires of Alberta ahead of those of B.C., he said what he was doing was in the best interest of the country. He may find it is not that simple. And he may also find that while First Nations leaders are pleased about the Northern Gateway decision, they will still stand with municipal leaders in the southern part of the province to oppose what they see as a project that will inevitably lead to an environmental disaster. @allengarr

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and feeling connected to the people that live next to you — knowing I know my neighbour, I know them by name. Doing things within that community is very appealing to us. And, there’s a financial aspect of knowing that as a group there’s some cost certainty. It’s by no means cheap, but there are some cost certainties. We know ahead what we’re getting into and what we’re doing.”

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Mike Lang is accustomed to small apartments with exorbitant rental and purchase prices — he recently returned to Vancouver from living in Hong Kong, one of the most expensive cities in the world. So while he and his wife Cherie consider the recent acceleration in the city’s housing market “ridiculous” and not in any way tied to typical salaries, they’re prepared to settle for less than a stand-alone home with a big backyard. They’re currently renting in Dunbar but want to buy a place to establish roots, stability and housing security for their two daughters, aged two and six. They’re in a financial position to purchase their own condo, but the prospect of living in a building or neighbourhood hollowed out of families due to sky-high real estate prices doesn’t appeal. They want more than a place to live — they want connections and community. A handful of Vancouverites have addressed this desire through cohousing, a type of collaborative living in which a group forms, finds and buys land and then designs and builds a complex. The complex features individual units that members purchase, as well as shared areas such as a common kitchen and outdoor space. Members usually hold some communal meals, make decisions by consensus and have responsibilities around the building. Traditional cohousing isn’t cheap; members pay close to market rates although there’s no developer markup since they act as the developer. Among the rewards, however, is the extra space and, most importantly, social relation-

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ships. One complex (Vancouver Cohousing) already exists in East Vancouver, while another (Little Mountain Cohousing) is going through the city’s rezoning process for a complex in the Riley Park neighbourhood. But it takes time for projects to come to fruition. Lots of time, especially when it comes to assembling land in a city where single lots cost millions. It also requires a group to stick together and handle myriad details through the lengthy development period. That’s where Our Urban Village comes in — it tweaked the cohousing concept and turned it into what’s been dubbed “cohousing lite.” The Langs are among 19 families belonging to the group, which aims to work with a developer to realize their common goal. The developer would earmark a predetermined number of units within a development for the group to

bulk purchase. That could mean, for example, buying several floors in a new condominium complex. They would also need some access to amenity space and one apartment to turn into a community space. The upside: they don’t have to assemble the land, find professionals to make the project happen, work on nitty-gritty development details or push the project through city hall for approval. And there’s less time commitment for busy, young families. But at the end of the process, they move in and function like a traditional close-knit cohousing community. The downside: they lose control over design, they likely won’t get a standalone complex and they’ll have to figure in the cost of a developer mark-up. The Langs see cohousing as a great option for their family. “We were OK with the idea of moving into a smaller place. We didn’t really feel like we needed a detached home or anything

like that,” said 40-year-old Mike Lang. “[Part of it was] wanting to be part of a community and the feeling that a lot of developments in Vancouver are not really for people to live. It’s more like an investment. So even if you pay a lot of money for a place, you move in and there may or may not be a lot of other people there living with you. We wanted to have that community.” Going with “cohousing lite” meant they could work with a developer who already had land and a development in the works, which Lang considers important given the cost and competitiveness for property. He also noted if you’re trying to buy a condo without being part of a cohousing group, you might have to sleep overnight to get a unit. “[And] you may move into a place and find out your neighbours don’t even live there — it’s a bunch of empty apartments that are being Airbnb’d or rented out month-to-month,” he said. “A big part of what we’re interested in is community

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Kathy Sayers, 68, grew up moving every two years. That’s why the prospect of living in a cohousing community appeals to her. She was involved in the original Little Mountain cohousing group, which didn’t gel, before becoming one of the founders of Our Urban Village. It formed after she and others wondered if there was an easier way to establish cohousing than starting from scratch. The average cohousing project, she pointed out, takes four to six years to complete. Given Vancouver’s high land prices, they also realized future cohousing projects will likely end up looking similar because their footprints will be so small. “[So] we just decided to look for a quality builder and try to slide our concept into a building. We’re looking to buy either three floors in a tower... or, naturally, we would prefer our own building or low-rise. But we decided to be as adaptable as we could for what was going on in Vancouver,” she said. They checked with city hall and others to see whether it was a reasonable idea and, after visiting a small, nine-unit cohousing complex in Seattle, became convinced they didn’t need a huge amount of shared space. “You can’t swing a cat without hitting a yoga studio in Vancouver, so do we really need that? So, we pulled back to what we considered the basic elements. In order to have community, you have to have common space. We’ll never get 6,200 square feet like Vancouver Cohousing — the Taj Mahal [of cohousing],” said Sayers. “Because of a historical accident, they pulled it off. They assembled that land at just the right time and that group stuck together. It’s an amazing community that stuck together through so much adversity to get it built. It’s a hard thing to do and they did a wonderful job. But we don’t think we

could do it. That land now would cost [many millions]. It would be prohibitive to build.” Our Urban Village, which held its first information session in July 2015, closed its membership off at 19 families because they’re not sure how many units they’ll ultimately be able to secure. (They also have 150 people in their email list.) But they see cohousing lite as a way to get into a complex sooner through a model that works “good enough” for them. “We’re giving, to our developer, the 20 per cent that [Vancouver Cohousing] saved. So we know we’re going to be paying market rates. And we also don’t get as much control over design, but we think we can do something that works,” Sayers said. They identified six preferred neighbourhoods “where young families are, where there’s a sense of energy and growth,” and talked to about 13 developers. The group has one site that’s promising, which they can’t talk about yet, but they will be meeting soon to see if it’s “actionable.” Three other developers are interested. One is trying to buy land with an eye to doing Our Urban Village’s project. The other two are farther out because their projects are big. The group hopes to make a decision by January. If they create a model that works, they hope others will be able to follow suit. They promised city council they’d document the process, providing a blueprint for cohousing lite, and they’ll put interested groups in touch with developers whose sites they can’t use. Sayers hopes more cohousing-style communities develop in Vancouver but she suspects the real estate market will make it difficult. “It’s so hard to do with land prices what they are. There has to be another kind of model. And maybe it’s ours that’s kind of a compromise model. But there has to be [a way]. Young people want to stay in the city. They’re willing to live in smaller spaces if they get community. But they have to have that trade-off.” Lang agrees there’s a demand. “Our city is changing in different ways and people realize they want to get back to knowing people in their community,” he said. @naoibh


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Made from Botrytized grapes (also known as Noble Rot), this is a fantastic option for a dessert wine if you’re looking for an alternative to the ice wines we find so readily available. Pairing this viscous, nectar-like wine with rich desserts will unearth a vibrant acidity and add a dimension greater than the sum of its parts.

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Don’t want to serve chardonnay with turkey dinner? How about this beautifully floral and fruity blend from the Central Okanagan? With just a touch of sweetness and balancing acidity, this is a perfect pairing with a traditional holiday dinner. Orofino Vineyards — 2014 Riesling, SCOUT VINEYARD, CAWSTON, B.C.

B.C. has been quietly producing some worldclass Rieslings over the years and few demonstrate that better than Orofino,

located in the Similkameen Valley — structured, elegant, powerful and balanced. Surprise your guests or your host with this gem from our own backyard. Kaesler Wines — 2012 Stonehorse Grenache Mourvedre Shiraz BAROSSA VALLEY, AUSTRALIA

Trying to find a full-bodied wine that won’t clash with traditional holiday fare? This smooth and fruity, yet structured Aussie wine is surprisingly well-rounded to pair with a variety of dishes. It’s also fantastic on its own. Brigaldara — 2014 Valpolicella VENETO, ITALY

Incredibly smooth yet complex, this is a total departure from the large scale production Valpolicellas we find so readily available to us.

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Meringue Squares Preheat oven to 375°F PASTRY 1½ cups Five Roses all purpose flour ¼ cup brown sugar ½ cup butter MERINGUE TOPPING 2 egg whites 1 cup brown sugar 2 tbsp. Five Roses all purpose flour ½ tsp. baking powder ½ cup shredded coconut 1 cup chopped nuts METHOD Mix pastry ingredients together until crumbly. Press into a shallow greased 7 by 11-inch pan. Bake in a moderate oven for 10 minutes or until mixture starts to brown. Let cool to lukewarm. Beat egg whites until stiff, but not

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Freda Simpkins describes this recipe as a favourite of her mom, Anna Gustafson, especially during the holidays.

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dry ingredients. Cut in the butter until the mixture resembles course crumbs. Mix together the egg, lemon juice and 2 tbsp. of water. Blend egg mixture into dry mixture just until it holds together (you may need to add a bit more water). Gather pastry into a ball and chill for 30 minutes. On a floured surface, roll out dough to 1/8-inch thickness. Cut into rounds with a 3-inch cookie cutter ASSEMBLY Pre-heat oven to 375°F. Lightly grease baking sheets. Spoon a little filling into the centre of a round. Fold over the round and press to seal edges (you now have a half circle). Place on baking sheets and bake until golden — about 10 to 15 minutes. When cool, they can be dusted with sifted confectioner’s sugar. MAKES ABOUT 4 DOZEN

INGREDIENTS 1 cup shortening 1½ cup sugar 3 eggs 1½ cups raisins 1 cup chopped nuts 1 cup chopped dates 1 cup currants or peeled fruit 3 cups flour ½ tsp baking soda ½ tsp salt 1 tsp each of cinnamon and nutmeg ½ tsp each of cloves and allspice ¼ cup of strong cold coffee ¼ cup of milk METHOD Cream shortening with sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in dried fruits and nuts. Mix well. Combine flour, baking soda, salt and spices. Add to creamed mixture along with coffee and milk. Mix well. Drop onto cookie sheet and bake for 20 minutes.

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Chefs Joseph Gosselin and Chris Whittaker threw an all-Canadian celebration to mark Timber’s first birthday.

Lise McGee and Mireille Sauve toasted Timber’s first birthday with Les Dames Wine, crafted by Sauve in support of food and beverage education for women wishing to enter the hospitality industry.

Jeff Scott, founder of the Live It! Love It! Foundation, is a beneficiary of BC Adaptive Snowsports fundraising efforts. The charity aims to enhance the quality of life for children, youth and adults with physical and cognitive disabilities.

Global TV’s Sophie Lui anchored Monica Chui’s very successful LiveRight Gala at the Trump Ballroom. The 13th edition saw well-heeled gala-goers enter the yet-to-be-completed Trump Tower via the Fortis BC building.

TIMBER GROWTH: Home of Canadian comfort food, Timber celebrated its first birthday. Loyal fans and media convened at the popular Robson Street restaurant to help chefs Chris Whittaker and Joseph Gosselin blow out the birthday candle and enjoy the delicious fare Timber is known for. From deep fried cheese curds, Elk tourtiere and their acclaimed bison burger, which has been served up more than 10,000 times in its inaugural year, attendees feasted while looking back at a memorable first year, one that included many craft beer-paired dinners and fundraisers; the most memorable in support of The Tragically Hip’s Gord Downie’s Brain Cancer Research. For a longer version of this column, go to vancourier.com.

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Through crime sprees, a decade of recidivism, rampant drug use and rape, Mark Hughes has travelled through the darkest recesses of the human experience. Now he’s shedding light on his life by making light of it. The Vancouver-based stand-up comic hosted a pair of shows this past weekend called Tragedy + Time Served = Comedy. The show blended monologue with jokes sprinkled throughout that recall his harrowing journey, and how he’s continually working toward redemption. Hughes hosts an open mic night Dec. 1 at Seven Dining Lounge and a large-scale production Jan. 7 at the Rickshaw Theatre. In between those, he’s co-organizing, hosting and emceeing a Dec. 8 comedy mixer that will serve as a fundraiser for the Overdose Prevention Society. Hosted at the Rickshaw, the show

was organized on short notice in response to the massive fentanyl overdose epidemic raging through the Downtown Eastside. Calling Hughes’s style brash is an understatement. Taboo is a word that doesn’t exist in his vocabulary and no subject matter is off limits. “When I say that, I literally mean nothing,” he said. “There are some comics who do have limits. I really don’t believe there’s anything you can’t make funny. Not a single thing.” A self-described “highmaintenance kid,” Hughes had an upper middle class upbringing in Point Grey. He felt a growing disconnect with his parents and sisters through his early teenage years, and by 15 he was shooting heroin and cocaine. That same year, he found himself in jail for the first time. It’s a setting that became a constant over the next 11 years of his life. “I found an identity, and a community as it were, in the criminal and drug cul-

ture,” said Hughes, 36. “I did that for years and years and I liked it.” The insanity swirling around Hughes came to a head in 2000, when he was 21. He went on a crime spree across Vancouver that included convenience store robberies, break and enters, a home invasion and a high speed police chase. He was sentenced to nine years in jail, but paroled in 2005. He was out of prison for about a month before his past caught up with him. “I was so institutionalized, I didn’t know what to do out here in the community so I robbed a bank so I could get sent back to prison,” he recalled. Hughes got sober in 2006 and was released from prison one year later. When Hughes got out, many of those linked to his criminal past were dead. All but one of his close friends abandoned him and he maintains a passing relationship with his immediate family. Continued on page 26

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Public Hearing: December 13, 2016

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Vancouver City Council will hold a Public Hearing to consider zoning for these locations:

to consider the following development permit application: 1345 Davie Street To develop the site with an 18 and 19-storey, multiple-dwelling building containing 221 dwelling units (153 market and 68 social housing) all over four levels of underground parking, having vehicular access from the lane. TO SPEAK ON THIS ITEM: 604-873-7770 or lidia.mcleod@vancouver.ca

Open House: China Creek Park Improvements The Park Board and the City of Vancouver Engineering Department are upgrading China Creek North Park with a new playground, a pedestrian connection on the west hill and pump station replacement with washroom facilities in the southeast corner of the park. Join us at the upcoming open house to share your ideas and provide feedback on the proposed upgrades. Thursday, December 8, 2016, 5 – 8 pm Mount Pleasant Community Centre, 1 Kingsway Information about the project and a questionnaire will be available at the open house and online after the event. FOR MORE INFORMATION: vancouver.ca/china-creek-north

1. Miscellaneous Text Amendments Miscellaneous text amendments to the RM-5, RM-5A, RM-5B, RM-5C and RM-5D Districts Schedule, CD-1 (642) By-law No. 11658 for 4375 Arbutus Street (formerly known as 4255 Arbutus Street), CD-1 (582) By-Law No. 11069 for 1768 Cook Street (201 West 2nd Avenue), CD-1 (612) By-law No. 11279 for 1551 Quebec Street, 1600 Ontario Street and 95 East 1st Avenue (Southeast False Creek Areas 3A and 3B). The amendments achieve the intent of the initial rezoning approvals, and correct inadvertent errors. 2. Temporary Modular Housing To add a new definition for “temporary modular housing” (TMH) and associated regulations to the Zoning and Development By-law, and to amend four City-owned CD-1 sites to allow TMH, located at: CD-1 (181) at 2610 Grandview Highway; CD-1 (210) at 4170 Nanaimo Street; CD-1 (247) at 3098 Southeast Marine Drive and 3099 East Kent Avenue North; and CD-1 (310) at 3590 Copley Street,2275-2355 Vanness Avenue and 3560-3590 Walker Street. Design guidelines are also proposed to ensure high quality design and neighbourhood fit. 3. 315 West 11th Avenue (Doerffler House) To add the existing heritage building (Doerffler House) at 315 West 11th Avenue to the Vancouver Heritage Register in the ‘C’ evaluation category, and to designate the exterior of the heritage building as protected heritage property.

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Performing stand-up comedy ‘felt like robbing a bank’ Continued from page 24 While kicking drugs was “pretty easy,” learning how to live in a society he’d been removed from for 10 years was the steepest learning curve. Hughes says he was raped in jail and suffers heavily from post-traumatic stress disorder. “When I started going to prison I was so young

that I never really learned how to do a lot of stuff that civilians do,” he said. “I remember interacting with members of society when I was 27, 28, 29 there was so much stuff I couldn’t do and they wouldn’t understand why. I didn’t want to tell them why.” Stand-up entered the picture in 2013, after Hughes took comedy

classes in New Westminster. Within two months, he performed his first stand-up gig. His first few shows didn’t focus on his life, as he initially thought jokes about drug abuse and jail time would alienate his audience. He recounted a story about his criminal past in a stand-up class after the fact and his teacher encouraged him to pursue

those subjects in his act. He did, and it went off like a hot damn. “Someone asked me when I got off stage, ‘What did that feel like?’ and I responded with, ‘It felt like robbing a bank,’” Hughes recalled. “That’s probably why I still do it, because that was the thing I was missing. I needed to get jacked on something. If you

can’t shoot heroin or you can’t rob banks, what do you do? You tell jokes.” Hughes has since performed across Metro Vancouver and Vancouver Island and was featured during the 2016 Vancouver Fringe Festival. Stand-up isn’t his only job — by day Hughes sells alarm systems — but he’s consistently gigging every month.

“I’m not good at pretending or coming up with a cover story,” he said. “I don’t come up with these white lies and pretend these things didn’t happen to me. Something always told me it had entertainment value.” @JohnKurucz For info, see markhughescomedy.com.

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Sports & Recreation FIELD HOCKEY | JUNIOR WORLD CUP

Hockey player makes his best pitch St. George’s student one of four Vancouver players on Team Canada

Megan Stewart

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Hockey players don’t know what they’re missing. Ice hockey players, says Jamie Wallace, can learn a lot from Canada’s other hockey, the one played on a giant turf field in sneakers with a hard little ball and an even harder, hooked stick. “My skills in ice hockey improved so much from playing field hockey,” said Wallace. “It’s a really good sport for your hands and fitness.” For nearly eight years, 17-year-old Wallace played both sports, crossing over from the rink to the pitch. Being right-handed was a significant advantage since players in the outdoor game can only handle the ball with the right side of the stick face. A centre on ice, it was for the same reasons he played midfield on the turf. “I like to get involved on both ends of the field. Even though it entails more running or skating, I want to be involved in every play,” he said. Modestly, Wallace doesn’t describe himself as a natural, but his cross-over ability and on-field vision was evident from the beginning. He preferred the space on the larger playing surface, the tactics and the team strategy. He also raved about the tight-

knit “family” that spans the entire country. Because of the relative seamless and enjoyable transition from ice to field, the hockey player found himself rising in both sports. He played for Vancouver Minor and was optimistic he’d be called in the WHL bantam draft. Similarly, he was playing on the provincial team for Field Hockey BC and was scouted by Team Canada. The senior at St. George’s school always aspired to play sports at the highest level possible. He felt his ambitions were being realized. That’s when Wallace got a concussion. Playing for B.C. at the national field hockey tournament in Ontario more than three years ago, an opponent’s stick flew up and hit him in the face. He was out for half a year. When he finally returned to the field, he was again hit in the head with a stick and this caused all the painful symptoms of a brain injury to return. “Hockey is a really tough sport,” he said. “It’s fast and physical and rough.” His development put on hold for a year, Wallace didn’t return to ice hockey and instead dedicated himself to the other sport he loved and excelled at.

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“I decided I would switch my focus full time on field hockey. I was selected to the national program and it keeps on going from there and now here I am,” he said. Later this month, Wallace will wear the Maple Leaf

at the junior men’s World Cup in Lucknow, India. In their first match of the tournament, Canada plays the hosts on Dec. 8. Read a longer version of this story at vancourier.com/sports. @MHStewart

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Vancouver represents On a roster of 18, only four players on the U21 men’s national field hockey team are from outside B.C. and the rest are from the Lower Mainland, including four Vancouverites. In addition to Jamie Wallace, they are Angus Grauer, Thomson Harris and Rajan Kahlon. A graduate of West Point Grey Academy, 21-year-old Grauer is the goalkeeper for the UBC Thunderbirds and

will make his debut in net for Canada. Harris, an elite cross-country runner when he was a Kitsilano Blue Demon, plays for the Vancouver Hawks and is a freshman at UBC. Rajan Kahlon is still in high school at Magee secondary and plays with the United Brothers club team. He and Harris won a silver medal for Canada at the Junior Pan American Championship in Toronto this spring.

FOOTBALL | B.C. CHAMPIONSHIPS

Moretto carries Jugglers to semi-final win Megan Stewart

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mined next week, Dec. 3, when Notre Dame meets the Terry Fox Ravens with their own blazing star, running back Jeremie Kankolongo. Against the New West Hyacks at BC Place Nov. 26, Notre Dame took a 14-0 lead as Moretto rushed for two touchdowns. In the third quarter after the

Notre Dame quarterback Steven Moretto (no. 9) dives for one of three rushing touchdowns he scored in a semi-final win against the New West Hyacks at BC Place Nov. 26. PHOTO JENNIFER GAUTHIER

Hyacks got on the board, Moretto ran again for a third major to cement the Jugglers’ win.

Griffins go down to Marauders Despite playing with guts and grit, the Hamber Griffins lost the varsity Tier II championship 33-14 to the Pitt Meadows Marauders at BC Place Nov. 26. Quarterback Cedrick Henderson threw for two touchdowns, first to Arthur Lee and then to Sebastian Kondratowski. Jeffroy Ojong made big gains for the Jugglers on his punt returns and rushes. “It was our goal all year to get here and we got here,” said Lee. “We couldn’t really get it together when it came down to it, but I couldn’t ask for more. Pitt is a really good team.” Read full story online at vancourier.com/sports.

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You are still immersed in a time of mystery, Taurus. Secrets and hidden layers surround you — be sure to dig deep, as financial, medical and sexual/ intimate luck remains high, and hidden valuables await you. Be ambitious Sunday/Monday – higher-ups favour you and you will make a good impression. One of these higher-ups might point you to a hidden treasure Sunday. Happiness floats in late Monday night through Wednesday.

Chase money this month, Scorpio. Buy/sell, cultivate new clients, ask for a pay raise or more work, hold a garage sale, etc. In general, your luck is good here. You continue to struggle with conflict on the home front (or, you are working hard on a home repair, decorations, etc.). Wednesday onward adds a sweet, affectionate note that can, if you let it, dissolve any friction. Sunday/Monday emphasize your home and family situation.

You remain in a significant relationship month, Gemini. As you are also immersed in a year of romance, these present few weeks might introduce you to your future mate. Sunday/Monday bring great luck in love, intellectual communications, higher learning, far travel, legal affairs, media and broadcasting, and cultural and international affairs. Someone you meet Sunday before 9 p.m. (PST) might be a future mate if you’re single, or a good friend or lucky and honest business associate.

You’re riding a wave of high energy levels, charisma and effectiveness. Start important projects, make significant contacts, be assertive and state your case. You are the leader now. However, a time of mistakes and delays begins Dec. 19 – make sure anything you start now will finish before then, or be on a solid footing (to ride out the three-week confusion phase). Sunday/Monday brings errands, short trips, paperwork in details, communications and casual acquaintances.

The drudgery continues, Cancer. You might as well just plod through your chores and get them done. Eat and dress sensibly. Take your vitamins and get your regular rest. Sunday/Monday bring you mysteries: if you can solve them, profit or other valuable experiences await. This is quite likely Sunday, especially night time, when your domestic arena might produce a profitable idea or suggestion.

Continue to take a relaxed, quiet attitude toward events. This is your month for deep rest, a time to contemplate, meditate, find your emotional and/or spiritual center, and from the place of calmness that this should give you, you can make clear eyed, effective plans for the future. Be charitable, deal with civil servants, institutions and “head office.” Be the wise one – your timing will win.

Romance surrounds you, Leo. If you are single, you might not meet the great love of your life this month, but you could start a very satisfying, friendly love affair – one that, although it will probably not last more than a year or so, you will always fondly remember. Sunday/Monday confront you with relationships, all of them good. Marriage, partnership, relocation themes, litigation, agreements and contracts, challenges and cooperation – all these go well Sunday.

You are still involved in a whirl of popularity, socializing, optimism about your future, flirtations, entertainment and fun. Fun is actually important right now, as it stretches or exercises your mind and heart. As with Gemini and Libra, you are in a significant romantic and/or creative year (to autumn 2017). If single, you could meet someone while socializing who could become a strong love prospect. Your charisma and energy soar upward Sunday/Monday — and a special “friend” might appear Sunday.

The accent remains on your domestic situation, Virgo. In the broadest view, this includes your home, family, security, property, diet and nutrition, retirement plans and support for your children’s education. Be restful, for this is a “hibernation” month. In general, luck is with you in these areas, and your whole family feels optimistic – all year. Dive into chores Sunday/Monday – but save the routine ones for Monday.

The accent remains on your career, prestige relationships, neighbourhood standing, your ambitions and interfacing with authorities. Use Sunday/Monday to prepare for career action during the remainder of the week. Rest, contemplate your worldly position, and plan. You might have a brilliant inspiration or you might write a brilliant proposal Sunday p.m. (PST). Your energy and charisma surge upward Monday night through Wednesday.

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According to the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia, the average number of crashes in which someone is killed or injured due to driving too fast nearly doubles from fall to early winter — from 114 in October to 222 in December. So it makes sense that in addition to traditional seasonal tire changes, drivers should adopt other precautionary measures to prepare their car for winter.

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And since 1947, employees at Speedy Glass team have seen it all, which is why they’ve assembled a few tips to help drivers prepare their cars for winter in order to cut down the risk of accidents. Before winter settles in, it’s important to assess your vehicle to determine potential problem areas. In addition to having the sparkplugs, brakes, suspension and wheel alignment checked out by a professional, don’t forget your headlights. A driver with damaged headlights will, on average, lose four seconds of reaction time in an emergency situation. Another concern for Canadian drivers is that collisions with animals on highways are on the rise. Properly functioning headlights can help a driver react faster to that deer suddenly crossing the highway.

Measures must also be taken regarding chips in windshields. During winter, even the smallest chip can become a full-on crack due to contrasts in temperatures. In addition to affecting a driver’s visibility, an improperly installed windshield can also decrease its ability to withstand airbags in the case of a collision. And remember, snow and ice must be removed from the windshield and the wiper fluid reservoir topped up. Nothing is more dangerous than reduced visibility due to winter precipitation and the accumulation of salt on your windshield. Here are more safety tips from Speedy Glass:

TIRE PRESSURE: A vehicle’s tires must be filled adequately to offer the best-possible performance and grip on the road. Each time the temperature drops by six degrees Celsius, the tire pressure drops by one pound per square inch. Professionals suggest increasing the pressure of your tires from two to four pounds per square inch during winter.

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MAXIMIZE VISIBILITY: Windshield wiper manufacturers recommend they be replaced twice per year to ensure their efficiency. Anti-rain treatments are another way to ensure maximum visibility. This type of treatment is especially useful during the winter given the way ice can affect the windshield’s water repellent efficiency, making it easier to remove ice from a treated windshield.

FUEL: Driving low on fuel can damage your vehicle in cold weather. Keeping a full tank decreases the risk of freezing any of the ducts. The trunk of your vehicle should also include a winter kit consisting of a minimum of a shovel, adhesion plaques, jumper cables, a thermal blanket and a flashlight which could prove to be essential in an emergency situation. A first aid kit is also good to have on hand. BATTERY: Cold temperatures can weaken your battery. Ask a professional to check for traces of corrosion to ensure worryfree starts and make sure your cables are firmly fastened. BRAKES: Avoid driving on icy roads with brakes that are not in perfect condition. Regular check-ups are essential.

Vancouver’s problem with homelessness is at an all time high, with many of those with no home of their own being under the age of 24. At the Courier, we decided to provide an opportunity to our readers to give a little cheer and kindness to the youth on our streets this holiday season.

When out shopping for those stocking stuffers this holiday season, see what’s on special and grab an extra something on top of your usual purchase. Please note that we ask that all items be NEW! Simply drop your items at the Vancouver Courier office at 303 West 5th Avenue on Alberta between November 10th and December 16th. Hours are Mon-Fri, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. For further information contact June Stafford at 604-630-3501


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