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I’ve always dreamed of having a backyard ice rink. So I went online the other day to watch some YouTube videos on how to make my dream come true. What I should have been watching are videos on how to build a bunker and prepare for the apocalypse. I’m half-joking. After what I’ve witnessed, heard, read and experienced this winter, I’ve lost a considerable amount of hope in humanity and people’s ability to adapt to a temporary inconvenience. Panic has set in and many of us have become more self-involved than we already are: Hey, young person from down the street, that parking spot you bogarted was shoveled out by residents (I know you saw us) for an elderly neighbour’s family visiting from California. Who does that? Apparently, the same

type of me-first person who steals more than the two-bucket maximum of salt from fire halls the night before it was to be made available free to the public. Was that you trying to sell it for a profit on Craigslist? It’s also the same person who transforms into Grampa Simpson at this time of year and waves his clenched fist at the city for not immediately plowing his road or picking up his garbage. Maybe some of that anger is warranted. Maybe the city could have acted sooner. Or maybe the media gods were tired of the griping by residents about real estate and arranged for the snowpocalypse/icemare. Now I’m getting ridiculous. But here’s what I know: It’s winter and driving and walking and getting from A to B might take a little longer, just like in other cities in Canada, including Toronto, where I endured three winters and lived to write about it.

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Obviously, my two new best friends didn’t subscribe to this reality when we met on my way home the other night. I was slowly inching my front-wheel drive, snowtire equipped car up an icy incline when a guy in a pickup truck (it’s always a guy in a pickup)

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transformed into the Incredible Hulk. I’ve experienced this same sort of behaviour from people during a power outage when I witnessed spats breaking out at the local Starbucks over access to power outlets to charge phones. Same goes for parking spot battles at malls during Christmas. Everyone is in a rush and we appear to be sliverclose to losing it when the world doesn’t turn as it should each day. So we blame government, we blame our neighbours, we blame businesses. Because, as we all know, it’s all about us, right? Let me conclude with this: When the much-anticipated big shaker hits Vancouver, I hope I’m nowhere near the epicentre because that’s when we’ll see what humanity really looks like. The test runs, so far, suggest we’re in trouble. For now, I’m going to get working on that rink. @Howellings

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The provincial government announced Tuesday that people who own homes with values that fall below $1.6 million can receive an annual homeowner’s grant worth several hundred dollars. The government said it will raise the homeowner’s grant threshold from $1.2 million to $1.6 million, which is a response to owners worried about losing hundreds of dollars in grant money to offset property taxes. Property assessments released earlier this month showed value increases — from Squamish to Chilliwack — ranging from 30 to 50 per cent, putting the value of many homes above last year’s $1.2 million threshold to qualify for a homeowner’s grant. The move by govern-

ment means that 91 per cent of homes in British Columbia will qualify for a homeowner’s grant of up to $570, with that financial break reaching up to $770 for homes in northern and rural areas. About 83 per cent of homes in Metro Vancouver fall below the $1.6-million threshold. Finance Minister Michael de Jong was scheduled to address media later Tuesday, but in a morning press release said the 33 per cent increase to the threshold is the government’s way of doing its part “to help keep housing costs affordable for families.” The minister made a pointed remark that municipalities also have a part to play in addressing the province’s affordability crisis — a point made repeatedly by Premier Christy Clark, who has criticized some municipalities for the high cost of development fees,

slow development permit approvals and the lack of housing supply. “Local governments can also work to keep property taxes at a manageable level for residents by controlling their spending and reigning in the amount of revenue they need to operate,” de Jong said. David Eby, NDP MLA for Vancouver-Point Grey and his party’s housing critic, said he was startled the threshold was so low for so long, noting it was at $1.1 million in 2014, despite the skyrocketing price of real estate in the province. “The only surprise to me was it took so long for the government to do this,” Eby told the Courier. “But, clearly, when people started to receive their [property value] assessments, and started calling their MLAs during an election year, that wasn’t going to be feasible.” Continued on page 7

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Public Hearing: January 24, 2017 Tuesday, January 24, 2017, at 6 pm City Hall, 453 West 12th Avenue Third Floor, Council Chamber Vancouver City Council will hold a Public Hearing to consider zoning for these locations: 1. Miscellaneous Text Amendments (1) 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 2133 Nanton Avenue (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. The proceeding includes a correction to the address of CD-1 (642) from 4375 Arbutus Street to 2133 Nanton Avenue (formerly known as 4255 Arbutus Street). 2. Miscellaneous Text Amendments (2) Miscellaneous text amendments to the Zoning and Development By-law, sections 11.19.1 and 11.28.2 (e), the RM-7, RM-7N and RM-7AN, the RM-8 and RM-8N, the RM-9, RM-9A, RM-9N, RM-9AN, RM-9BN, the FM-1, the HA and HA-1A , HA-2, FC-1, RT-3 and RM-3A District Schedules. The amendments achieve the intent of previous changes to the Zoning and Development By-law and they correct inadvertent errors. 3. 2720 East 48th Avenue (6465 Vivian Street) To rezone 2720 East 48th Avenue (6465 Vivian Street) from CD-1 (Comprehensive Development) District (7A) to a new CD-1 (Comprehensive Development) District, to increase

the floor area from 1.03 to 1.55 FSR and to increase the height from 10.0 metres (33 feet) to 14.5 metres (48 feet) to permit a seniors social housing development. A consequential amendment to CD-1 (7A) to remove the rezoning site 2720 East 48th Avenue is also proposed. 4. 575 Drake Street (Covenant House) To rezone 575 Drake Street from DD (Downtown) District to CD-1 (Comprehensive Development) District, to increase the floor area from 1.00 to 5.15 FSR and to increase the height from 21.33 metres (70 feet) to 36 metres (118 feet) to allow for a 10-storey social service (institutional) building providing shelter rooms, program and amenity space for at-risk street youth as well as office spaces for Covenant House Vancouver. 5. 530 Drake Street (Covenant House) To rezone 530 Drake Street from DD (Downtown) District to CD-1 (Comprehensive) Development) District to CD-1 (Comprehensive Development) District, to increase the floor area from 1.00 to 3.05 FSR to allow for a five-storey social service (institutional) building providing shelter rooms and program spaces for street youth as well as office spaces for Covenant House Vancouver.

All submitted comments will be distributed to Council and posted on the City’s website. Please visit vancouver.ca/publichearings for important details.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THESE APPLICATIONS INCLUDING LEGAL DESCRIPTIONS OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTIES: vancouver.ca/rezapps or 604-873-7038 Anyone who considers themselves affected by the proposed by-law amendments may speak at the Public Hearing. Please register individually beginning at 8:30 am on January 13 until 5 pm on the day of the Public Hearing by emailing publichearing@vancouver.ca or by phoning 604-829-4238. You may also register in person at the door between 5:30 and 6 pm on the day of the Public Hearing. You may submit your comments by email to mayorandcouncil@vancouver.ca, or by mail to City of Vancouver, City Clerk’s Office, 453 West 12th Avenue, Third Floor Vancouver, BC, V5Y 1V4.

Copies of the draft by-laws will be available for viewing on January 13 at City Hall, City Clerk’s Office, 453 West 12th Avenue, Third Floor Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. All meetings of Council are webcast live at vancouver.ca/councilvideo, and minutes of Public Hearings are available at vancouver.ca/councilmeetings (posted approximately two business days after a meeting). For real time information on the progress of City Council meetings, visit vancouver.ca/ speaker-wait-times or @VanCityClerk on Twitter. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON PUBLIC HEARINGS, INCLUDING REGISTERING TO SPEAK: vancouver.ca/publichearings

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3. CD-1 Text Amendment: 1462 Granville Street (formerly 1410 Granville Street) (see C on the map) To amend CD-1 (579) (Comprehensive Development) District for 1462 Granville Street (formerly 1410 Granville Street) to increase the permitted building height of the six-storey commercial building from 26.2 metres (86 feet) to 27.1 metres (89 feet). 4.Mount Pleasant Industrial Area – Amendments to the Zoning and Development By-law (see D on the map) To amend the Zoning and Development By-law to update definitions pertaining to the digital innovation economy, and to rezone limited areas of the Mount Pleasant Industrial Area to I-1A and I-1B (Industrial) District to support speciality spaces for digital and technology uses.

5. Railtown – Amendments to the Zoning and Development By-law for I-4 (Historic Industrial) District (see E on the map) To amend the Zoning and Development By-law to add the Creative Products Manufacturing use, and to rezone some areas of M-2 (Industrial) District within the Downtown Eastside as a new I-4 (Historic Industrial) District. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THESE APPLICATIONS INCLUDING LEGAL DESCRIPTIONS OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTIES: vancouver.ca/rezapps or 604-873-7038 Anyone who considers themselves affected by the proposed by-law amendments may speak at the Public Hearing. Please register individually beginning at 8:30 am on January 13 until 5 pm on the day of the Public Hearing by emailing publichearing@vancouver.ca or by phoning 604-829-4238. You may also register in person at the door between 5:30 and 6 pm on the day of the Public Hearing. You may submit

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News Province projected to spend $821m Continued from page 5 The ruling Liberals are heading into an election campaign, where the province’s affordability crisis is expected to be one of the main issues on voters’ minds as they head to the polls in May. While Eby acknowledged a grant of $570 to offset property taxes on residential properties assessed at more than $1 million may seem like small change for some homeowners, the reality is that selling a property in Vancouver to buy another doesn’t get a person any further ahead. Many homeowners have also leveraged themselves to the point where the homeowner’s grant could be a breaking point, he said, adding that selling to rent is also problematic, with the rental vacancy rate at below one per cent. “Sure, you can sell your house, but where are you going to go?” Eby said. “It’s a nice idea that maybe you could borrow against the value of your house, but every economist is saying that our housing market is due for a correction. So you could find yourself under

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65 and older, or who qualify under the person with disabilities category, or who are a surviving spouse of a veteran who received certain war veteran allowances. In some cases, the grants can reduce property taxes by up to $845, or $1,045, if the home is located in a northern or rural area. Low-income homeowners can also apply for supplements. Deferring property taxes via a low-interest loan program is another option for some homeowners, the government said. @Howellings

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Fifteen thousand detached homes in five different Vancouver neighbourhoods will be scanned with a thermal imaging camera mounted to the top of a car in coming weeks. Through a pilot project, the city wants to identify sources of heat loss in the homes so homeowners can consider options to improve energy efficiency. Homeowners of about 3,000 of the homes, which have the greatest potential for energy savings, will be sent the thermal images, as well as information on how to get an energy assessment and incentives they can take advantage of through companies like B.C. Hydro and Fortis to fix problem areas. The images will be taken over a couple of weeks between the hours of 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. The effort could begin as early as Jan. 16 since the camera works in cold, dry weather. “This is a cost-effective way to help homeowners identify ways to improve the energy efficiency of their home and reduce their energy bills,” explained Sean Pander, the city’s assistant director of sustainability, during a press conference outside a home on Adanac Street in East Vancouver to demonstrate how the camera works. The camera detects temperature differences and shows them in different colours. When something is hot, the image shows bright yellow and red; if it’s cold, it shows as dark blue or purple, so homeowners can see where heat loss is occurring. Open houses about the program, which will cost

about $100,000 — an estimated $6 per home scanned — were held this week. The last one is set for Jan. 12. Pander said the city wants to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from existing homes and buildings by 20 per cent by the year 2020, as part of its Greenest City Action Plan. Neighbourhoods being targeted for the pilot include Strathcona, Hastings-Sunrise, DunbarSouthlands, Riley Park and Victoria-Fraserview. Privacy is being protected, Pander said. The cameras can’t see inside homes and no one has access to the images except homeown- j ers. The images also can’t be used for any other pur- b pose than helping home- t owners improve efficiency. w i Those who aren’t comfortable with their homes being imaged can b opt out by emailing the city at thermal.imaging@ t w vancouver.ca. The pilot project was h developed after a resih dent contacted the city to point out it’s easy to tell which homes aren’t properly insulated by looking at their roofs. The frost melts on ones with poor insulation and remains on the roofs of homes that g are well insulated. “[The resident] said this would be a really effecf tive way to get people to understand that they need h to improve their home,” i Pander said. “That got f us to start some research f around how we could do l this on a larger scale.” Thermal imaging has been used in Detroit and some smaller cities in Massachusetts, as well as in cities in Europe including Edinburgh, Manchester, Liverpool u t and London.

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Opinion ALLEN GARR COLUMNIST

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Christy Clark, the Queen of Chutzpah

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hutzpah” is a Yiddish word that has made its way into the English language. It describes a behavioural trait best explained by a simple story: A man found guilty of murdering both his parents, when appearing before a judge for sentencing, asks for leniency on the grounds that he is now an orphan.

Rather than accepting the government had suffered an overwhelming defeat, Clark sounded like she came away the clear winner. “It’s a chance,” she said, “for us to talk about how to invest more money in kids.” In the world of politics no one is more notable in displaying chutzpah than B.C. Premier Christy Clark. And in no instance is that more evident than her dealings with B.C.’s teachers and the public education of our children.

This week, teachers’ representatives and the B.C. Ministry of Education were figuring out how to divide up the first $50 million — as part of a much larger settlement — the government has been forced by Canada’s Supreme Court to return to the public school system. It is all a result of the court’s decision last November. That was the historically swift conclusion — during a 15-minute recess — the justices reached, overturning a B.C. Court of Appeal decision and backing the B.C. Supreme Court ruling, that the province’s Liberal government broke the law when it first shredded the teachers’ contract in 2002 removing their right to bargain for class size and composition. Over that 14-year period, the government managed to save an estimated $300 million a year or about $5 billion in total. In that context, the $50 million is just a drop in the bucket, no matter how welcome it may be. Meanwhile, students were more crowded in their classrooms and denied or limited in access to special needs teachers, librarians and counsellors. Coincidentally, parents of special needs children who saw the benefits of smaller classrooms were drawn to private schools, which grew in enrolment while the public system shrank. At the time of the original contract

shredding under Bill 28, Clark was Minister of Education. When challenged by the teachers’ union, Supreme Court of B.C. Justice Susan Griffin found Bill 28 unconstitutional because it violated the teachers’ bargaining rights. She ordered it replaced. The Liberals brought in Bill 22 called “The Education Improvement Act.” And that was chutzpah. Once again, Justice Griffin tossed that bill out, concluding it was “virtually identical” to Bill 28. By then 10 years had passed and Clark was now the premier. Her government appealed Griffin’s ruling on Bill 22. And while they won at the B.C. Court of Appeal, they would lose at the Supreme Court of Canada (SCOC). (Those curious about the legal costs incurred by Clark et al in the process can be assured it was considerably less than the billions they socked away over the years. And that is even considering the annual increases to the public education pot.) But here is the punchline. On the weekend following the SCOC decision, CBC News managed to track down Clark for her views. Rather than accepting the government had suffered an overwhelming defeat, Clark sounded like she came away the clear winner. “It’s a chance,” she said, “for us to talk about how to invest more money in kids.”

That $50 million, by the way, came out of a $100 million contingency fund the Liberals had set aside in the event of a loss in court. You got to figure they knew the odds were not good. When Clark’s minister of education announced the $50 million, he carried on with the good news spin, noting, “The action announced by the B.C. Government today is ensuring students benefit from enhanced learning environments now.” It is currently estimated 1,100 teachers will be brought on board full time. Not all of those will be new hires; some will be those who are now part time. Others will be among those who were laid off because of the impact of what is now seen as the government’s illegal actions. Vancouver Secondary Teachers’ Association president Rory Brown says the $50 million will just help school limp to year’s end. “Classes are floundering” because they are “very, very, very full.” Vancouver’s 100 elementary and 18 full-sized secondary sites will get about 10 per cent of that money. As for Clark’s comments about a how this is a “chance for us to talk about how to invest more money in kids”? He dismisses them as “somewhat shameless.” @allengarr

Centerm Expansion Project Notice: Temporary rerouting of port traffic starting January 11, 2017

Map illustrating temporary port traffic changes during geotechnical field studies work on Centennial Road.

Geotechnical work is starting January 9, 2017 within federal port lands along Centennial Road, between Heatley Avenue Overpass and Clark Drive. As a result, neighbours in the vicinity may see increased port traffic starting January 11, 2017.

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Temporary trucking routes entering and exiting Centerm during field studies work

The purpose of this work is to gather additional information on existing sub-surface conditions as part of ongoing environmental and technical work for the proposed Centerm Expansion Project. The work is scheduled to start the week of January 9, 2017 and is expected to take approximately three weeks to complete.

• Timing: This work is expected to be undertaken from January 9 to January 27, 2017.

• Noise: To the extent possible, most geotechnical

work will be undertaken during the hours of 7:00 am to 8:00 pm between Monday and Saturday. Some work, including drilling, may need to be carried out during the hours of 8:00 pm to 7:00 am when truck traffic is reduced, due to operational considerations. Tests to determine soil characteristics, which generate noise similar to the noise from pile driving, will be part of this geotechnical work. It is anticipated that three tests will be completed within one to two work days (7:00 am to 8:00 pm between Monday and Saturday), with the loudest noise limited to periods of two to three hours.

mounted drill rig. A hydrovac truck will also be utilized to confirm underground utility locations prior to drilling.

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• Temporary rerouting of port traffic starting January 11, 2017: Eastbound port traffic on Centennial Road, from the Heatley Avenue Overpass to Rogers Street, will be temporarily redirected over the Heatley Avenue Overpass to the existing city truck routes along Hastings Street and Cordova Street for the duration of the geotechnical investigations. The Heatley Avenue Vehicle Access Gate will be closed to inbound traffic - Clark Drive will be the alternate entrance during this period. Vehicle entry will be allowed for Centerm employees and workers. Container trucks exiting out of the Heatley Avenue Overpass and destined for Clark Drive are anticipated to travel via Hastings Street. Container trucks destined for Highway 1 are to use Cordova Street and Powell Street to McGill Street. (See map)

For enquiries or to register for updates, call 604.665.9563 or email centermexpansion@portvancouver.com. For more information about the project, visit portvancouver.com/centermexpansion.

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Sarah Blyth (left) oversees a team of volunteers at a makeshift supervised injection site on the Downtown Eastside.

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Fighting on the frontline of Vancouver’s fentanyl epidemic Former park board commissioner Sarah Blyth and team operate temporary supervised injection site to combat overdoses

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“Can I get a light?” “Anybody got a light?” “I just need to light this f***ing candle, anybody got a light?” Standing in a small trailer located within the confines of the Downtown Eastside Street Market on East Hastings Street near Columbia, a young man — thin, impossibly pale and soaking wet from a rainstorm — is in need of a light. He’s also holding a spoon, syringe and a small package of what is likely heroin. He is not alone. The man is joined in the cramped trailer by at least nine other men, and one woman, seated at an L-shaped counter — each either administering drugs via hypodermic needle, or about to. The modified first-aid trailer was recently donated by Richmond-based EllisDon Construction and Boxx Modular Canada. Meanwhile, a steady stream of bedraggledlooking men enter the space, each soaked through to the bone from the monsoon-like downpour. And while some choose to wait standing until a chair becomes vacant, others immediately turn around and head back down the stairs to shoot-up in either the makeshift tent set up just a few feet away or to a doorway in the neighbouring alley in an effort to shield themselves from the rain — and possibly from what they think are the prying eyes of this reporter and a Courier photographer. But

before any photographs are taken and to ensure no one is startled by the flash from the camera, market manager and injection-site founder Sarah Blyth bellows out a warning. “We have a photographer here from the media, so you can expect some flash, but he won’t take any pictures of you without permission,” Blyth explains, “unless, anyone would like to have their photo taken.”

On the frontline

It was last September when the former park board commissioner became the face of the fight against fentanyl with her grassroots efforts to bring attention to what she had already deemed a health crisis. Blyth teamed up with Downtown Eastside activists Ann Livingston and Chris Ewart to erect a tent to be used as a supervised injection site, one not initially sanctioned or supported by Vancouver Coastal Health. That one tent became two, but the overdoses continued. Finally this past December, Vancouver Coastal Health came on board and began providing clinical support and harm reduction supplies, while the PHS Community Services Society and its partners ensure the site is staffed 12 hours per day, seven days per week. Blyth, who has a paid position with the society as the market’s coordinator, also volunteers much of her spare time to the injection site. “I haven’t taken too many

days off since we started,” Blyth said. “Even Christmas Day, I spent part of it at home and then headed down to the market.” Blyth said early last year the market became the go-to place to find help when someone on the street was suffering an overdose. Then, as the number of overdoses steadily increased, Blyth was one of the first front-line workers to recognize something was really wrong. “It’s tough to watch as more and more people around you die,” Blyth said. “After a while we said, let’s get a tent and some Narcan. Now we’re seeing hundreds of people a day, 25 at a time.” Blyth has spoken to her 13-year-old son Sebastian about the crisis. “I tell him things have changed and it’s not the same down here as it used to be. I tell all young people, you just have to be careful.”

Community effort

A team of volunteers, all trained in CPR and to administer the opiate antidote drug Narcan, stand on guard in case of an overdose. It’s the harsh new reality of the fentanyl crisis devastating not only this city’s Downtown Eastside, but the entire province, including many suburban areas. Fentanyl is a relatively inexpensive, powerful synthetic opioid being added to everything from cocaine to heroin and marijuana to imitation Valium. Blyth calls the dozens of

volunteers who help run the injection site seven days a week “beautiful people.” “People in the community are taking care of each other,” Blyth said. “I’ve seen military members and paramedics down here, too. And even people who can’t stay to volunteer, have been dropping off food and blankets. We really need more blankets.” Volunteer Norma Vaillancourt says she’s saved five lives since taking the training. “You know they’re overdosing when they slouch over and their lips turn purple,” Vaillancourt explained. “The first time I had to give someone Narcan I was really nervous, but I’m not anymore. Then I like to sit with them and rub their shoulders as they come to, to make them feel safe.”

Political intervention

It was recently reported in the Courier that 755 people in B.C. died of an illicit drug overdose between January and November 2016, a 70 per cent increase over the same period in 2015. The death toll reached that level after a record-breaking November in which 128 people died, the highest number of deaths recorded in a single month in recent memory in B.C. In Vancouver, the statistics show 164 people died in the first 11 months of the year. That’s 30 more for the same period in 2015 and 64 more than in 2014. In November, the B.C. Coroners Service confirmed an even more deadly synthetic opioid called

carfentanil was found near the body of a man who died in East Vancouver. The drug, often used to tranquilize elephants, is considered the most toxic opioid used commercially. “Carfentanil, fentanyl, pig de-wormer, they’re putting anything they can get into the drugs they’re selling,” Blyth said. “You think you’re taking a Valium and boom. The decision to take that Valium can be your last.” Blyth credits efforts of the city and province, but says more needs to be done at the federal level. “The City of Vancouver has also been very supportive and they trained 300 people how to use Narcan and [provincial Minister of Health] Terry Lake has been really understanding,” said Blyth. “It’s the feds that are dragging their feet repealing Bill C-2. This is an epidemic and they need to repeal that bill.” Bill C-2, introduced by the Harper government and also known as the Respect for Communities Act, made it almost impossible to open supervised injection sites because of the 26 criteria, including a need to hold community consultations and seek approval from multiple stakeholders. Prior to being elected in October 2015, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau promised to repeal the Respect for Communities Act, but had made no move until December 2016, when the Liberals announced the existing National

Anti-Drug Strategy would be replaced with a “more balanced approach” called the Canadian Drugs and Substances Strategy. The new strategy “restores harm reduction as a core pillar of Canada’s drug policy.” “What they need to do is legalize drugs like heroin,” said Blyth, pushing a strand of pale blue hair off her face. “The hospitals are filled with people, the morgues are full, ambulance attendants, firemen and police are all burning out. It’s devastating for nurses, mental health workers and even neighbours. Heroin isn’t even that expensive to make, so it has to be cheaper to make it and legalize it than paying for all of these services. Legalizing heroin would give people a chance to get their lives back on track and even stop the survival sex trade. This is not going away.” A GoFundMe initiative at gofundme.com/wesavelives started by Blyth in September had a goal of raising $3,000, but to date has raised more than $27,000. The money goes towards supplies, including cleaning products, candles and needles, as well as volunteer training and memorials. Blyth says it takes about $240 a day to operate the injection site. “People care about this,” said Blyth. “It can be a simple mistake, but kids are dying from it. Something has to be done.” @sthomas10


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Long-awaited Killarney Seniors Centre breaks ground Sandra Thomas

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Standing near the back of the gymnasium at Killarney Community Centre Monday afternoon, senior Marian Hartley told the Courier the day’s ceremony was long overdue. Hartley was one of dozens of seniors gathered for a groundbreaking ceremony for a new dedicated seniors centre, scheduled to be completed in early 2018 at a cost of $7.5 million. Seniors in the neighbourhood have been pushing city hall and the park board to build a seniors centre in the community for more than 20 years. “I’ve got to say it’s been a long time coming,” said Hartley, who’s lived in the neighbourhood for 38 years — her parents moved to Killarney 60 years ago. Opening the ceremony was federal Minister of Defence Harjit Singh Sajjan, also a longtime resident of the neighbourhood. “Public infrastructure connects people, creates healthy communities and long-term prosperity for Canadians,” said Sajjan on behalf of Minister of Infrastructure and Communities Amarjeet Sohi. “We are proud to be supporting the development of the Killarney Seniors Centre to bring these vital services to seniors in southeast Vancouver. I look forward to seeing this facility completed and enjoyed by many.”

Federal Minister of Defence Harjit Singh Sajjan, also a long-time resident of the neighbourhood, spoke at the ground breaking ceremony for the Killarney Seniors Centre, which is scheduled to be completed in early 2018 at a cost of $7.5 million. PHOTO DAN TOULGOET

The 10,000-square-foot centre will offer instructorled and drop-in recreation activities, hot lunches, off-site excursions and outings, special events and numerous support services, including educational and development programs. Because it took so long for the seniors centre to actually move forward, many past and present politicians were on hand for the ceremony, including acting-mayor Raymond Louie, park board

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noted the seniors centre has been on her radar for years, first as a park board commissioner in 2002, then as a city councillor in 2005, and finally as member of the provincial government.

“It is a thrill to be here today at the milestone ground breaking for the new Killarney Seniors Centre at Killarney Park,” Anton told the crowd. “It is a tribute to those in the neighbourhood who have worked so hard to bring us to this milestone, led by Lorna Gibbs and the Southeast Vancouver Seniors’ Arts and Cultural Society.” Gibbs, a longtime community and seniors advocate, was in attendance at the ceremony, but kept to her seat with the exception of standing to be recognized during the speeches. Gibbs worked tirelessly alongside members of the society and, in particular, Keith Jacobson, who unfortunately passed away in June 2016, without seeing the centre become a reality. Hartley also credited Jacobson for helping push the centre to this stage. “There’s been a lot of politics involved, but much of the credit really does need to go to Keith,” said Hartley, a member of the Seniors Hub Council at South Vancouver Neighbourhood House. “He was a real community activist.” @sthomas10

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A former child soldier whose own battles with PTSD and addiction propelled him to offer hope and support to addicts in the Downtown Eastside. A victim of childhood sexual abuse who, after surviving for years as a stripper, now has a PhD in social work and her own counselling practice. A teenaged A student and volleyball star who has overcome a traumatic brain injury and years of bullying. These three people — Jemal Damtawe, Dr. Barbara Harris and Coltyn Liu — are three of the recipients of last year’s Courage to Come Back awards. Today, Coast Mental Health is seeking nominations for this year’s celebration of “triumph and courage.” “These are people whose daily example makes us walk a little bit taller on our own path, and try just a bit harder to overcome our own difficulties. They demon-

Last year’s Courage to Come Back Award recipients were Meredith Graham, Jemal Damtawe, Dr. Barbara Harris, Coltyn Liu, Christy Campbell and Tom Teranishi. PHOTO AVI DHILLON

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New York’s High Line could offer view of future Vancouver park Michael Kissinger

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Recent news that James Corner, the landscape architect behind New York City’s High Line, had been tapped to design a multi-use park slated for 21 highly coveted acres along northeast False Creek sent tongues wagging in Vancouver. The High Line was also top of mind last March when Mayor Gregor Robertson announced the city was purchasing Arbutus Corridor. He called the purchase and plan to turn the nine-kilometre stretch of land into public space a “once in a lifetime opportunity.” “This is really Vancouver’s chance to have a New York-style High Line, a repurposing of what was freight railroad. This is kilometres of public space that’s accessible through our city for all residents to use and connecting many of our neighbourhoods,” he said at a press conference. So what exactly will Vancouver’s new parks look like, and what the heck is so

Full of greenery, art installations, benches and postcard-worthy viewpoints, the High Line has quickly become a refuge for tourists and locals alike.

great about the High Line that could warrant the hiring of — gasp! — a red-blooded American to put his grubby paws on what will potentially be one of the most exciting and most-used park spaces in the city since Stanley Park and the wobbly bicyclist-clogged Seawall? I decided to check it out for myself.

Last train

The origins of the High Line date back to the early 1900s when it served as an above-ground railway for trains running from 34th Street to St John’s Park Terminal, at Spring Street, carrying goods to and from Manhattan’s factories and warehouses. In 1980, with the growing dominance of the trucking industry, the High Line’s last train completed its final run, reportedly carrying three carloads of frozen turkeys. For all you pop culture nerds, the abandoned High Line was also once featured in the video for Pat Benatar’s “Love is a Battlefield” (which it is, by the way), and the Woody

Green mile

Locals and tourists walk the High Line. PHOTO MICHAEL KISSINGER

Allen film Manhattan. The derelict trestle was almost demolished but wasn’t thanks to the efforts of local residents and activists. In 1999, Friends of the High Line formed to advocate for the line’s preservation and reuse as a public space. After years of lobbying, planning, public consultations and construction, the first section of the park opened to the public in 2009 and has continued to grow.

Take a walk on the wild side

Feel-good, community cuddliness aside, the High

Line is a wonderful way to see the ever-evolving city that surrounds it. Starting at the outer edges of Hell’s Kitchen, the 2.3 kilometrelong public park cuts a swath through the neighbourhood of Chelsea down to the meatpacking district and the West Village with views of the Hudson River to the west and the bustling, noisy, urine-scented metropolis to the east. The elevated walkway is closed off to bikes, so it’s not really an efficient transportation route but rather a chance to interact with the city on foot.

The High Line also boasts nearly 124,000 square feet of planting beds (more than two NFL football fields). And those beds grow more than 100,000 plants. According to the Friends of the High Line website, the park’s plant selection favours native, drought-tolerant, and lowmaintenance species, which cuts down on the resources that go into the landscape. For oglers like myself, the High Line also provides an eye-level view of how some New Yorkers live, with the park winding past big-windowed living rooms and kitchens of condos and stylish apartments a bagel’s throw away, and new developments under construction seemingly at every turn. Because I also live a Pavlovian treat-based existence, I appreciated the numerous opportunities to interrupt

my leisurely walk with a well-deserved refreshment or goodie. At various intervals, there are stairs or elevators to the streets below, providing access to Chelsea’s Gallery District, a host of cafes, restaurants and shops and the jam-packed Chelsea Market, which serves as part artisanal food court, part hipster shopping mall. At one point during my travels I posted a photo to my Instagram account showing crowds of people walking the High Line past a manicured lawn, a jungle of trees and shrubbery and Barbara Kruger’s giant “Blind Idealism Is... Deadly” mural. “Are you visiting the future?” one of my friends jokingly replied to the post. Hopefully, in some ways I was. For a longer version of this story and photo gallery, go to vancourier.com. ••• Accommodations for this story were provided by INNSIDE New York NoMad in Chelsea. For more information on the High Line, go to thehighline.org.

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VIVA ITALIA: Now in its fourth year, the weeklong, 16-film Vancouver Italian Film Festival offers a unique celebratory mixture of films old and new for movie buffs to enjoy. Created to raise awareness and promote all aspects of Italian cinema, the festival is presented by Il Centro Italian Cultural Centre and the Vancouver International Film Festival, with the assistance of the Consulate General of Italy in Vancouver. Each year, the cinematic celebrations feature a Fellini film. And, fittingly, the Italian filmmaker’s portrait of the Eternal City Rome launched this year’s cinematic celebrations.

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Lights of Hope logistics manager Jaime Hurd, along with committee member David MacKenzie and his wife Debbie, raised a glass to all the volunteers and benefactors who contributed to the $3-million tally for St. Paul’s Hospital.

Petti Fong and Pamela Martin were among attendees who came together for an inspired evening of cooking and fundraising in support of cancer care. A reported $50,000 was raised for Inspire Health.

Cinematheque acting managing director Lindsey Wasserman’s first intro to My American Cousin was in her Grade 10 English class — a movie her English teacher said was not like other Canadian films.

With the assistance of Massimiliano Iachinni, Consul General of Italy, Mauro Vescera’s Il Centro Italian Cultural Centre presented the fourth annual Italian Film Festival at the Vancouver Film Centre.

Jim Sinclair’s Cinematheque launched the national yearlong campaign to screen the country’s top 150 moving-image works with Sandy Wilson’s award-winning film My American Cousin released in 1985.

Bauhaus Restaurant’s Stefan Hartmann, Ayden Kitchen’s Nathan Guggenheimer and the Pointe Restaurant’s Warren Barr and Brendan Foell headlined the fundraising dinner that featured recipes from the Inspired Cooking cookbook.

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Community ON FROZEN POND

Last week’s cold snap had young and old strapping on the blades and enjoying a rare skate on two outdoor ice surfaces — Trout Lake and the duck pond at Vanier Park. PHOTOS DAN TOULGOET

Above: Matt Biso, left, and Johnny Alexandre play shinny on the frozen pond in Vanier Park on Jan. 4. The glassy ice was blown clean of snow following a cold snap. Left: Sunna Mogensen took her figure skates to Trout Lake during a break in class at the nearby Lost Boys Studio where she is studying visual effects. “It’s kind of funny how a little bit of snow and everyone is going crazy,” said the Icelander who moved to Vancouver in the spring. “I didn’t pack my winter clothes because I wasn’t expecting snow.”

Under the cover of moonlight on Jan. 4, a few students from Van Tech secondary gathered at Trout Lake to clear snow off a small rectangle of ice and create a makeshift rink. They carried buckets of water from the lifeguard station to smooth out bumps and piled snowbanks to simulate boards. The next day, dozens of skaters appeared to pass around the puck and play pick-up hockey. From left: Anthony Conte, Oscar Youssef, Gabriel Economos and Marco Favaro.

For the first time since 1996, the park board deemed Trout Lake safe enough to skate on, meaning the ice was at least 12-centimetres thick, and granted Vancouverites once-in-a-generation wintertime memories.

The park board deemed only Trout Lake safe for skating, but the smooth ice covering the shallow pond in Vanier Park was too tempting for some to resist.


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This winter, Vancouver is Negan. We are all Negan KUDOS AND KVETCHES Like a lot of people, we often watch The Walking Dead and wonder how we’d fare if there was a zombie apocalypse or some other disaster that turned society upside down like a Jell-O mold and shook it. And although we’d like to imagine the majority of us would act decently and with principles, like a Rick or a Michonne or Daryl, we’re beginning to have our doubts. As one of our colleague’s recently lamented, just take a look at what happens when Vancouver is faced with the tiniest bit of adversity in the form of inclement weather. It’s as if the thread holding civilization together is given a tug and everything unravels. How else do you explain that when the city announced 10 fire

departments across the city would be doling out free road salt to anyone with a bucket to de-ice their sidewalks and walkways that much of that free salt had already been taken during the night by hordes of salt-hungry marauders. Apparently, people were even loading it into the back of their trucks without any thought of leaving some for the rest of us. This is not an isolated incident. Back in 2006, a mini riot broke out in a Vancouver Costco over a bottled water shortage. After the city issued a boil-water advisory, hundreds of panicked citizens lined up at 4 a.m. and scrambled to get their hotdog-scented hands on the few remaining bottles. Vancouver does not handle this kind of stress well. We also have a long history of losing our collective cool and regressing to our primal selves when we’re hidden

within the anonymity of a crowd. Need we remind you of the hundreds of people who ransacked downtown Vancouver during the Stanley Cup riot… both of them. We couldn’t even handle it when Guns ‘N Roses cancelled a concert in Vancouver. And they always cancel concerts. Which is why these icy streets and snowfall warnings do not bode well for Vancouver’s survival as a species. Too many Vancouverites don’t like to wait in line or for their turn. We are takers. We take what we want from others and to hell with the consequences. We smash windows and loot London Drugs. We snap photos and selfies when someone lights a car on fire. We are not Ricks or Daryls when the going gets tough. We are Negan. We are all Negan. That said, at least we’re not Carl. @KudosKvetches

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Cavalia’s Odysseo marries horses and humans in theatrical extravaganza There’s a scene in Cavalia’s Odysseo when costumed handlers and horses take to the stage with not a bridal, harness or saddle in sight. There’s also no physical contact made between horse and human as they walk the stage, yet the communication between the two is obvious. Call it telepathy, call it training, call it what you like, but the bond between animal and man is palpable. It’s just one of the goosebump-inducing scenes

that makes up Odysseo, considered the world’s largest touring production. This season brings together 70 horses and 45 artists in a spectacular journey during which they discover some of the world’s most beautiful landscapes. The show includes what’s known as a “liberty act,” because the purebred Arabian horses are directed only by the soft murmurs of their trainer and a “caravan act,” which comprises too many humans and horses too count.

Cavalia founder and artistic director Normand Latourelle brings together equestrian arts, acrobatics and high-tech theatrical effects for this larger-thanlife show. In celebration of this country’s 150th birthday, Cavalia is interrupting its U.S. tour

to launch a multi-city Canadian run with Odysseo starting in Vancouver, Jan. 31. Other Canadian cities on the tour include Mississauga and Ottawa. Odysseo’s theatrical effects are as spectacular as they are numerous and include

a state-of-the art projection screen three times the size of the world’s largest, a lifesize merry-go-round built for the show, a three-storey mountain for dazzling perspectives and a lake made up of 40,000 gallons of recycled water, which magically appears for a splashing finale.

their audiences to the desert and savanna of Africa, the American Southwest, the Northern Lights, an ice cave and Easter Island without them ever leaving their seats. The Odysseo White Big Top is more than twice as large as the one created for Cavalia’s original production.

Fittingly, the entire show takes place under the Big Top, a white tent standing 124-feet tall, which in Vancouver will be located on Olympic Village grounds under the Cambie Street Bridge. It’s there, horses and handlers will transport

For more information and tickets visit cavalia.net or call 1-866-999-8111. Special VIP tickets include premium seats, a buffet dinner and an exclusive visit to the stables after the show. Odysseo runs until Feb. 19.

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A local documentary filmmaker and videographer wants the world to know that how we age is up to us “We have much more control and power to move on in life the way we want to than we think,” says Laurent Goldstein, president of Citrus Pie Media Group. “It’s society and our parents and grandparents who’ve modelled how they think we should age, but that’s only their belief system.”

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a difference in our lives and others and do what we’ve dreamed, but never believed possible. That is what the film Your Second Fifty is about.” To be clear, the documentary is not so much about super seniors doing amazing things, but rather it offers information and advice on how to live your next 50 years looking and feeling the best you can. To that end, the film includes interviews with what it calls “Game Changers,” including doctors, plastic surgeons, artists, philosophers, motivational speakers, coaches, athletes and financial advisers. A screening of Your Second Fifty: Rising above the fears of aging takes place at 6:30 p.m., Jan. 24 at the Cultch Theatre, 1895 Venables St. The event includes a meet and greet with several of the professionals included in the film, as well as a panel discussion and raw food snacks. Some of the local businesses selling tickets to the screening include, Glory Juice Co., Float House, Spectus Eyewear, Qi Integrated Health Clinic and Nucca Spine Clinic. For more information about tickets or the screening, call 778-374-0065.

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Sunday to Thursday keeps you in “ambition mode,” Aries, but Thursday afternoon (PST) you will enter a month of joy, social delights, popularity, optimism, flirtation and all-round good luck. Tackle chores or seek employment Sunday/Monday. Both days are a little unreliable, so don’t aim too high and take any setbacks with a mellow calmness. Best time: 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. Monday. Relationships tease and excite you – and maybe frustrate you – Tuesday to early afternoon Thursday.

I’m sure I don’t need to belabour this advice, Libra, but you may be attracted to overworking this January – a bad idea not only this month but until mid-May. (Instead, seek managerial roles and delegate chores.) Retreat Sunday/Monday — rest, contemplate, plan the future, and deal with civil servants, charities and spiritual matters. Both days are frustrating, both nights promise success. Your energy, charisma, effectiveness and clout surge upward Tuesday to mid-afternoon Thursday.

Sunday/Monday are very romantic, but also are filled with various challenges. Monday daytime can be particularly frustrating. However, both nights are great – so confine your meetings to “evening dates.” Tackle chores Tuesday to Thursday afternoon. Stick to routine chores – don’t try anything too adventurous, and be careful with both electricity and chemicals. Your duties might increase at your place of employment — this will turn out well so don’t refuse them.

You will be sorely tempted all January to plunge into romance, a creative project, teaching or a speculative risk. However, this is the very zone you should be avoiding before mid-May, as it contains subtle disappointments and dead ends. If you must seek romance, seek social romance or a friendly love affair – infatuation will be your downfall if you risk it this winter/spring. That very thing, a light romance, appears in your life Sunday/Monday – however, there will be much better times to pursue it.

Those in charge remain temperamental, shuffling between affectionate and impatient. Best approach: do your job faithfully, and smile. Don’t you give your career any extra attention or effort before late May; Just keep your head down and maintain the status quo. This is your last week of mysteries, sexual yearnings, research, lifestyle changes, and surgery or health diagnoses. By Thursday mid-afternoon you will begin a month of mellow feelings, love and compassion.

Don’t hold yourself hostage at home. Don’t let chores, children or anyone else tie you down to the home front. Don’t start a new repair, renovation, landscaping or other big domestic project. And finally do not buy a home. All this, until mid-May. The temptation to do any of these things will be very strong all January – resist! Sunday/Monday focus on your career and worldly standing. Problems, obstacles and refusals fill both day times, while ease and success come both night-times (after 4 p.m. PST).

A powerful attraction might turn your thoughts towards a wedding or other cultural event – wrong! Don’t approach this area (cultural rituals, higher education, international travel, intellectual pursuits and legal affairs) before mid-May. Subtle traps and long term dead ends exist here until then. All week, avoid trying to mix these things (e.g., international travel) with your work regime. Errands, short trips and casual contacts fill Sunday/Monday.

Don’t waste time in chatter or wild goose chases, nor fill your days with small, easy tasks. This applies until mid-May – but the temptation to waste time like this assaults you very strongly all January. Instead, apply yourself to higher learning, legal affairs, far travel, or profound thoughts. These will come easily Sunday/Monday, although both daytimes are filled with obstacles. Act both night times, when luck favours you.

A month of work and drudgery will end Thursday afternoon, to be replaced with a month of new, fresh horizons, significant relationships, opportunities and challenges. Be diplomatic, co-operate, be extroverted and “sign up” — grab those new horizons (et al) before mid-May, as after that, until November 2018, subtle traps and moral issues will enter all these areas. Until mid-May, avoid chasing extramarital sex or major investments.

For a long time, I’ve been advising you to invest rather than spend, and to seek equity rather than earnings. This warning began November 2015 and will last until mid-May 2017 – but its peak temptation occurs all January. For example, you could be tempted to spend your earnings on chocolate bars rather than buying a few stocks or equipment for your business. Until mid-May think “asset growth.”

Venus And Mars in your marriage sign all month will strongly tempt singles to chase someone and/or begin cohabiting – and can tempt all Virgos to make a commitment or grab an opportunity. And you just might grab that person or opportunity Sunday/Monday when your charisma, energy and clout are at a monthly high. But listen, Virgo: it will be like conquering an empty city, as the Chinese say. Until mid-May, for your own sake, please remain independent and noncommittal.

The general accent remains on social delights, flirtations, entertainment, popularity, optimism and the simple joy of living. But Thursday begins a new month of quietude, contemplation, planning, and dealing with various bureaucracies. Sunday/Monday offers relationships, new horizons and fresh opportunities — but this can also be reversed and cause enmity, refusals and arguments. The enmity tends to crop up during both daytimes; and the good things both nights.

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Bruins retire Eric Ming’s No. 21 jersey Players embrace late coach’s message about ‘important things’

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Eric Ming once said the important things in life are those things you leave behind. To Ming, the esteemed basketball coach and youth mentor who died in September from leukemia at the age of 30, the most important things were how he cared for other people and invested in his community.

has created the Eric Ming Community Hero Scholarship, two prizes each valued at $1,000 for a male and female basketball player, manager or scorekeeper. Finally, a trophy presented during the tournament to the most inspirational male and female Bruins will be named after Ming, who won the hardware in 2003. The small emblem from the year he received the award

You realize the things that are important are the things that you leave behind. And the things that you leave behind is how you treat others, how you effect your community, and how you support the ones that you love. Eric Ming, 1986-2016

Now this week, at halftime of a senior boys basketball game on Jan. 12, the Britannia Bruins he cherished so deeply are leaving something for him. It’s permanent, and like the legacy Ming left with hundreds of players he coached since the time he was a teenager, it will motivate and empower young athletes to aspire after the important things. Britannia will retire Ming’s jersey. A white, No. 21 Bruins jersey will hang from the rafters of the Mike Evans Gymnasium, over the court where Ming dedicated innumerable hours of his energy, talent and guidance despite having been diagnosed with cancer at the age of 19. The school will also bestow scholarships in his name, and the district

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has been changed to glittering red, and a picture of his grinning face sits atop the hardware. “There is a saying that ball is life, but for Eric that was true,” said Wayne Hoang, a former player who later joined Ming on the Bruins senior boys staff. Hoang assured the late coach he would remain with the team while simultaneously finishing a kinesiology program at Langara. A promise like that is one of those important things. Hoang said Ming used the game to teach difficult life skills, such as “learning how to work hard without anyone watching.” “Because,” said Hoang, “if you do that, you can accomplish anything in life and, at times, we push the kids and we yell at them, but over time they start do-

ing it themselves and that is probably the most rewarding part, seeing them work hard themselves.” Britannia’s senior boys roster counts two players who were coached by Ming. Fahim Alam and Cody Sagmaquen were both in Grade 10 when they were called up to the 2015 team that went on to finish second at the city championship, a title they want for themselves — in Ming’s honour — this time around. “It was the best year, my favourite,” said Alam, who is president of the Britannia student council, just as Ming was the year he graduated. Ming was an assistant coach the year Britannia won the 2010 AA provincial championship. He taught the fundamentals of the game, emphasizing the basics, smart choices and mental resilience. Sagmaquen said this elevated the talent of a lot of otherwise mediocre players. It’s how Ming built championship contenders as well as committed teammates and gritty players. “He pushed us every single practice,” said Sagmaquen. “Made us run even when we were dying on the floor, kept pushing us. He said the game is all mental and even though we weren’t the best at playing, he told us to build ourselves mentally — that will help us succeed.” Both players were at Ming’s funeral and signed their names to the gameworn jersey that was buried with the Britannia alum. On it, Alam wrote the nickname Ming used for him. “At the time I had a little alter ego going, so he always called me, “F, f, f, to the a, a, a, to the h, h, i, m,” he said. “I’m still grieving a little

Basketball players Fahim Alam, right, and Cody Sagmaquen stand on either side of Wayne Hoang, a former Britannia Bruins player and current coach, who prepares to retire the No. 21 jersey in honour of Eric Ming. The ceremony is Jan. 12 at Britannia secondary. PHOTO DAN TOULGOET

bit. Rather than let it get me down, I used it to create a set of goals for myself, like, Eric would want this. It would make him proud, so I’m going to do these things for him. “I was always one of the lesser-skilled players and even for me, he dedicated the same amount of time that he gave to others for me too,” said Alam. “He actually pushed me and I developed my skills and developed my attitude,

like, I shouldn’t quit, I can keep working at it, and I could be a better basketball player one day. I mainly have him to credit for my hard-working attitude today.” These are more important things. Alam’s list of goals includes maintaining a 90 per cent average in school, preventing the Vancouver School Board from shutting down Britannia and also winning the 2017 bas-

ketball city championship. “There’s potential for sure,” added Sagmaquen, endorsing his friend’s ambitions. “It’s important.” Eric Ming died Sept. 12, 2016. His jersey will be retired Thursday, Jan. 12, at halftime of the senior boys basketball game against the Templeton Titans. The game begins at 1:45 p.m. at Britannia. @MHStewart

A day in the life of Eric Ming Fahim Alam was shooting hoops with friends outside the Ray-Cam Co-operative Centre on a hot evening in the summer of 2015 when Eric Ming cycled past. He got off his bike and asked the teenagers if he could join in. “We were like, get over here,” said Alam. “We had a little smack talk going back

and forth. He wasn’t like many coaches. He was a great coach but he was also a great friend. That is not something all coaches can be. After, he even treated us to doughnuts.” Wayne Hoang was fundraising by selling Krispy Kreme pastries. “He called him up and said, ‘Hey

Wayne, I’m going to buy a box for the kids. He called right from the court,” said Alam. “Honestly, all the player wanted to play for him because his attitude and the atmosphere he created around him was amazing. Everyone wanted to be a part of it.”

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Automotive BRAKING NEWS

Iconic Ford machines going green Hybrid versions of the Mustang and F150 slated for launch in 2020

Two of the most redmeat vehicles on the planet must be Ford’s F-Series pickup truck and its Mustang two-door. The former’s for haulin’ stuff, and the latter’s for haulin’ butt. Yee-haw, etc. Pass me your finest, largest belt buckle. However, Ford’s ringing in the new year with the surprising announcement that they’ll be adding hybrid versions of both vehicles to the lineup by 2020. What in tarnation? Now you jest hold

on a minute there — are you talkin’ ‘bout turning my pony car into some kinda eco-weenie mobile that hugs trees and eats grass? Well sir, let me point out that actual ponies eat grass, and plenty of incautiously driven V-8 Mustangs have occasionally hugged a tree, albeit usually only the one time per car. But I digress: the hybrid pickup and coupe/convertible can be seen as nothing but good news for the blue oval, and for the rest of us. Slated to launch with rear-wheel drive and

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THE VANCOUVER COURIER T H U R SDAY, JA N UA RY 1 2 , 2 0 1 7

“The greatest of the great! It must be experienced.” — Christine Walevska, “Goddess of Cello”, saw Shen Yun 5 times

ALL-NEW 2017 SHOW WITH LIVE ORCHESTRA MADE IN U.S.A.

An Inspiring Journey Through 5,000 Years of Civilization

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2. Because classical Chinese dance has 5,000 years of history and opens your eyes to wonders.

of its unique live orchestra 3. Because that blends East and West. it features groundbreaking 4. Because animated backdrops that immerse you in the action.

5. Because each year Shen Yun

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“Five stars... The top! I have reviewed over 4,000 shows, none can compare

“The spirit of hope, beauty, and blessing... It’s a fabulous gift to us.”

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Sine McKenna, award-winning Celtic singer

“Exquisitely Beautiful. An extraordinary experience for us and the children. ”

“I just wish there is a way that I could cry out to mankinds, they owe it to

Cate Blanchett, Academy Award–winning actress

Jim Crill, veteran producer, saw Shen Yun 5 times

“One big poetic event...It was so inspiring, I think I may have found some

“Exciting to watch and really inspirational.”

Robert Stromberg, director, and Academy Award–winning production designer for Avatar

Stewart F. Lane, Six-time Tony Award-winning producer

to what I saw tonight."

themselves to experience Shen Yun”

new ideas for the next Avatar.”

A Gift from Heaven PACKED THEATRES AROUND THE WORLD. AUTIENCES DEEPLY TOUCHED THE PEOPLE of ancient China have long held that their magnificent culture was a gift from heaven. Art was primarily a means to explore the connection between humankind and the higher universe. Through the universal language of music and dance, Shen Yun weaves a wondrous tapestry of heavenly realms, ancient legends, and modern heroic tales, taking you on a journey through 5,000 years of divinely inspired Chinese culture. Its stunning beauty, purity, and tremendous energy leave audiences greatly uplifted and deeply inspired. Experience the arts connecting heaven & earth! Experience Shen Yun!

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Call 888-974-3698 Visit ShenYun.com/Van Tickets start at $85 (near Langley Farm) Shen Yun—Not Made in China 3 shows only. Tickets are selling fast. Buy now to avoid missing out.


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