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2012 West Van Matters
 » #19 Notes Sep 17; Agenda Oct 1; Cal to Oct 20
 » #18 Notes Sep 10; Agenda Sep 17; Cal to Oct 6
 » #17 Agenda Sep 10; Cal to Sep 22
 » #16 Notes Jul 23; Cal to Aug 31
 » #15 Notes Jul 9; Agenda Jul 23; Cal to Aug 18
 » #14 Notes Jun 25; Agenda Jul 9; Cal to Jul 30
 » #13 Notes Jun 18; Agenda Jun 25; Cal to Jul 13
 » #12 Notes Jun 4; Agenda Jun 18; Cal to Jun 30


2011 West Van Matters
 » #21 Ccl NOTES Oct 3; Ccl Agenda Oct 17; Calendar to Nov 11
 » #20 Ccl NOTES Sep 19; Ccl Agenda Oct 3; Calendar to Oct 21
 » #19 Ccl NOTES Sep 12; Ccl Agenda Sep 19; Calendar to Oct 7
 » #18 Ccl Agenda Sep 12; Calendar to Sep 22+
 » #17 Ccl NOTES Jul 25; Calendar to Aug 31+
 » #16 Ccl NOTES Jul 18; Ccl Agenda Jul 25; Calendar to Aug 15
 » #15 Finance Cmte NOTES Jul 11; Ccl Agenda Jul 18; Calendar to July 28
 » #14 Ccl NOTES Jul 4; Ccl Agenda Jul 11; Calendar to July 25
 » #13 Ccl NOTES Jun 20; Ccl Agenda Jul 4; Calendar to July 21
 » #12 Ccl NOTES Jun 6; Ccl Agenda Jun 20; Calendar to July 8
 » #11 Ccl NOTES May 16/19; Ccl Agenda Jun 6; Calendar to June 24
 » #10 Ccl NOTES May 9/11; Ccl Agenda May 16; Calendar to June 10
 » #09 Ccl NOTES Apr 18; Ccl Agenda May 9; Calendar to May 20
 » #08 Ccl NOTES Apr 4; Ccl Agenda Apr 18; Calendar to May 13
 » #07 Ccl NOTES Mar 21; Ccl Agenda Mar 4; Calendar to Apr 22
 » #06 Ccl NOTES Mar 7; Ccl Agenda Mar 21; Calendar to Apr 8
 » #05 Ccl NOTES Feb 21; Ccl Agenda Mar 7; Calendar to Mar 23
 » #04 Ccl NOTES Feb 7; Ccl Agenda Feb 21; Calendar to Mar 11
 » #03 Ccl NOTES Jan 24; Ccl Agenda Feb 7; Calendar to Feb 24
 » #02 Ccl NOTES Jan 10; Ccl Agenda Jan 24; Calendar to Feb 10
 » #01 Ccl Agenda Jan 10; Calendar to Jan 27

2010 West Van Matters
 » #29 Ccl NOTES Dec 13; Ccl Agendas Dec 20; Calendar to Dec 31+
 » #28 Ccl NOTES Dec 6;Ccl Agendas Dec 13/15; Calendar to Dec 22
 » #27 Finance Cmte NOTES Nov 22;Ccl Agenda Dec 6; Calendar to Dec 18
 » #26 Ccl NOTES Nov 15;Finance Cmte Agenda Nov 22; Calendar to Dec 9
 » #25 Ccl NOTES Nov 1;Ccl Agenda Nov 15; Calendar to Dec 9
 » #24 Ccl NOTES Oct 18;Ccl Agenda Nov 1; Calendar to Nov 19
 » #23 Ccl NOTES Oct 4;Ccl Agenda Oct 18; Calendar to Nov 5
 » #22 Ccl Agenda Oct 4; Calendar to Oct 21
 » #21 Ccl NOTES Sept 13; Ccl Agendas Sept 20/22; Calendar to Oct 8
 » #20 Ccl Agenda Sept 13; Calendar to ~Sept 26
 » #19 Ccl NOTES Jul 26; Calendar to Sept 12
 » #18 Ccl NOTES Jul 19; Agenda Jul 26; Calendar to Aug 8+
 » #17 Ccl NOTES Jul 5; Agenda Jul 19; Calendar to Jul 31
 » #16 Ccl NOTES Jun 28; Agenda Jul 5; Calendar to Jul 23
 » #15 Ccl NOTES Jun 21; Agenda Jun 28; Calendar to Jul 9
 » #14 Ccl NOTES Jun 7; Agenda Jun 21; Calendar to Jun 30
 » #13 Ccl NOTES May 31; Agenda Jun 7; Calendar to Jun 24
 » #12 Ccl NOTES May 17; Agendas May 31; Calendar to Jun 12
 » #11 Ccl NOTES May 10/12; Agendas May 17; Calendar to Jun 5
 » #10 Ccl NOTES May 3; Agenda May 10/12; Calendar to May 20
 » #07 Ccl NOTES Mar 15; Agenda Apr 12; Calendar to Apr 30
 » #05 Ccl NOTES Feb 8/10; Agenda Mar 1; Calendar to Mar 17
 » #04 Ccl NOTES Feb 1; Agenda Feb 8; Calendar to Feb 28
 » #03 Ccl NOTES Jan 25; Agenda Feb 1; Calendar to Feb 11
 » #02 Ccl NOTES Jan 11 & 18; Agenda Jan 25; Calendar to Feb 5
 » #01 Ccl Agenda Jan 11; Calendar to Jan 31

2009 West Van Matters
 » #28 Ccl NOTES Dec 14 & 18; Calendar to Jan 12
 » #27 Ccl NOTES Dec 7; AGENDA Dec 14; Calendar to Dec 31
 » #26 Ccl NOTES Nov 16; AGENDA Dec 7; Calendar to Dec 20
 » #25 Ccl NOTES Nov 2; AGENDA Nov 16; Calendar to Dec 10
 » #24 Ccl NOTES Oct 19; AGENDA Nov 9; Calendar to Nov 20
 » #23 Ccl NOTES Oct 5; AGENDA Oct 19; Calendar to Nov 5
 » #22 Ccl NOTES Sep 21; AGENDA Oct 5; Calendar to Oct 22
 » #21 Ccl NOTES Sep 14; AGENDA Sep 21; Calendar to Oct 8
 » #20 Ccl NOTES Jul 30; AGENDA Sep 14; Calendar to Sep 24~
 » #19 Ccl NOTES Jul 27; AGENDA Jul 30; Calendar to Sep 12~
(plus UPDATE)

 » #18 Ccl NOTES Jul 20; AGENDA Jul 27; Calendar to Aug 2
 » #18 Ccl NOTES Jul 20; AGENDA Jul 27; Calendar to Aug 2
 » #17 Ccl NOTES Jul 6; AGENDA Jul 20; Calendar to Jul 31
 » #16 Ccl NOTES Jun 22; AGENDA Jul 6; Calendar to Jul 24
 » #15 Ccl NOTES Jun 15; AGENDA Jun 22; Calendar to Jul 9
 » #14 Ccl NOTES Jun 1; AGENDA Jun 15; Calendar to Jun 25
 » #13 Ccl NOTES May 25; AGENDA Jun 1; Calendar to Jun 18
 » #12 Ccl NOTES May 11; AGENDA May 25; Calendar to Jun 7
 » #11 Ccl NOTES May 4; AGENDA May 11; Calendar to May 28
 » #10 Ccl NOTES Apr 20; AGENDA May 4; Calendar to May 15
 » #9 Ccl NOTES Apr 6; AGENDA Apr 20; Calendar to May 7
 » #8 Ccl NOTES Mar 30; AGENDA Apr 6; Calendar to Apr 25
 » #7 Ccl NOTES Mar 23; AGENDA Mar 30; Calendar to Apr 9
 » #6 Ccl NOTES Mar 2; AGENDA Mar 23; Calendar to Apr
 » #5 Ccl NOTES Feb 16; AGENDA Mar 2; Calendar to Mar 28
 » #4 Ccl NOTES Feb 2; AGENDA Feb 16; Calendar to Feb 28
 » #3 Ccl NOTES Jan 19; AGENDA Feb 2; Calendar to Jan 19th+
 » #2 Ccl NOTES Jan 12; AGENDA Jan 19; Calendar to Jan 31st
 » #1 Ccl AGENDA Jan 12; Calendar to Jan 18

2008 West Van Matters
 » #34 Ccl NOTES Dec 15; Calendar to Dec 31/Jan 12
 » #33 Ccl NOTES Dec 8; AGENDAs Dec 15; Calendar to Dec 24
 » #32 Ccl NOTES Nov 17; AGENDAs Dec 8; Calendar to Dec 15
 » #31 Ccl NOTES Oct 27; AGENDAs Nov 17; Calendar to Nov 30
#30 Ccl NOTES Oct 20; AGENDAs Oct 27; Calendar to Nov 12+
#29 Ccl NOTES Oct 6; AGENDAs Oct 20; Calendar to Oct 31
#28 Ccl NOTES Sep 29; AGENDA Oct 6; Calendar to Oct 26
#27 Ccl NOTES Sep 22; AGENDA Sept 29; Calendar to Oct 10
#26 Ccl NOTES Sep 8; AGENDA Sept 22; Calendar to Sep 30th+
#25 Ccl AGENDA Sep 8; Mtgs/Events to Sep 15th
#24 Ccl NOTES July 28; Calendar to Aug 31 +
#23 Ccl NOTES June 21; AGENDA July 28; Cal to Aug 5th
#22 Ccl NOTES July 14; AGENDA July 21; Cal to 31st
#21 Ccl NOTES July 7; AGENDA July 14; Cal to 25th
#20 Ccl NOTES June 16/19; AGENDA July 7; Cal to 16th
#19 Ccl NOTES June 9; AGENDAs June 16; Cal to June 30/~July
#17 Ccl Notes May 26, PH 28; Agenda Jun 2; Cal to Jun 18
#16 Ccl Notes May 12 (Youth); Agenda May 26; Cal to Jun 8
#15 Ccl Notes May 5; Agenda May 12; Cal to May 29
#14 Ccl Notes Apr 21/May 1; Agenda May 5; Cal to May 15
#13 Ccl Notes Apr 14; Agenda Apr 21; Cal to Apr 30+
#12 Ccl Notes Apr 7/10; Agenda Apr 14; Cal to Apr 27
#11 Mtg Summary Mar 17; Agenda Apr 7l Cal to Apr 19
#10 Ccl Notes Mar 17; Cal to Apr 16
#09 Ccl Notes Mar 10; Agenda Mar 17; Cal to Apr 7
#08 Ccl Notes Mar 3; Agenda Mar 10; Cal to Mar 20
#07 Ccl Notes Feb 18; Agenda Mar 3; Cal to Mar 13
#06 Ccl Budget Notes Feb 11; Agenda Feb 18; Cal to Feb 29
#05 Notes Feb 4; Agenda Feb 11; Cal to Feb 22
#04 Notes Jan 21; Agenda Feb 4; Cal to Feb 13
 » #03 Notes Jan 14; Agenda Jan 21; Cal to Jan 31
 » #02 Notes Jan 7; Agenda Jan 14; Cal to Jan 25
 » #01 Agenda Jan 7; Cal to Jan 16

2007 West Van Matters
 » #41 Notes Dec 17; Cal to Dec 31
 » #40 Notes Dec 10; Agenda Dec 17; Cal to Dec 21
 » #39 Notes Dec 3; Agenda Dec 10; Cal to Dec 17
 » #38 Notes Nov 26; Agenda Dec 3; Cal to Dec 13
 » #37 Notes Nov 19; Agenda Nov 26; Cal to Dec 8
 » #36 Agenda Nov 19; Cal to Dec 5
 » #35 Notes Nov 5; Cal to Nov 28
 » #34 Notes Oct 29; Agenda Nov 5; Cal to Nov 20
 » #33 Notes Oct 22; Agenda Oct 29; Cal to Nov 16/18
 » #32 Notes Oct 15; Agenda Oct 22; Cal to Nov 9
 » #31 Agenda Oct 15; Cal to Oct 25
 » #30 Ccl Notes Oct 1; Cal to Oct 18th
 » #29 Notes Sept 24; Agenda Oct 1; Cal to Oct 12
 » #28 Notes Sept 17; Agenda Sept 24; Cal to Sept 30
 » #27 Notes Sept 10; Agenda Sept 17; Cal to Sept 27th
 » #26 Agenda Sept 10; Cal to Sept 21st
 » #25 Notes Jul 23/25; Cal to Aug 31st/Sep 10
 » #24 Notes Jul 16; Agenda Jul 23; Cal to 31st+
 » #23 Notes Jul 9; Agenda Jul 16; Cal to Jul 22nd+
 » #22 Notes Jun 25; Cal to Jul 11th
 » #21 Notes Jun 18; Agenda Jun 25; Cal to Jul 4th
 » #20 Notes Jun 11; Agenda Jun 18; Cal to 28nd
 » #19 Notes Jun 4; Agenda Jun 11; Cal to 22nd
 » #18 Notes May 28; Agenda Jun 4; Cal to June 16
 » #17 Agenda May 28th; Cal to June 7th
 » #16 Notes May 7/9/11/14; Cal to May 31st
 » #15 Notes Apr 23rd; Agenda/Notes Apr 30th; Agenda May 7th
 » #14 Notes Apr 16th; Agenda Apr 23rd; Cal to May 5th
 » #13 Notes Apr 2th; Agenda Apr 16th; Cal to Apr 22nd
 » #12 Notes Mar 26th; Agenda Apr 2nd; Cal to Apr 1st
 » #11 Agenda Mar 26; Cal to Apr 1st
 » #10 Notes Mar 12th; Cal to Mar 29th
 » #9 Notes Mar 5th; Agenda Mar 12; Cal to Mar 24th
 » #8 Notes Feb 26th; Agenda Mar 5; Cal to Mar 17th
 » #7 Notes Feb 19; Agenda Feb 26; Cal to Mar 11th
 » #6 Notes Feb 12th; Agenda Feb 19th; Cal to Feb 28th+
 » #5 Notes Feb 5th; Agenda Feb 12th; Cal to Feb 18t+
 » #4 Notes Jan 22nd; Cal to Feb 8th+
 » #3 Notes Jan 15; Agenda Jan 22; Cal to Jan Feb 2+
 » #2 Notes Jan 8; Agenda Jan 15; Cal to Jan 21
 » #1 Agenda Jan 8; Cal to Jan 14
2006 West Van Matters
 » #38 Notes Dec 18; Cal to Jan 7th
 » #37 Notes Dec 11; Agenda Dec 18; Cal to Dec 3
 » #36 Notes Dec 4; Agenda Dec 11; Cal to Dec 22
 » #35 Notes Nov 27; Public Hearing Dec 4; Cal to Dec 15
 » #34 Notes Nov 20; Agenda Nov 27; Cal to Dec 8
 » #33 Notes Nov 14; Agenda Nov 20; Cal to Nov 30
 » #32 Notes Nov 6; Agenda Nov 14; Cal to Nov 28
 » #31 Notes Oct 30; Agenda Nov 6; Cal to Nov 22
 » #30 Notes Oct 16; Agenda Oct 30; Cal to Nov 1
 » #29 Notes Oct 2; Agenda Oct 16; Cal to Oct 30
 » #28 Notes Sept 25; Summary Oct 2; Cal to Oct 20th
 » #27 Notes Sept 25; Agenda Oct 2; Cal to Oct 1
 » #26 Notes Sept 18; Agenda 25; Cal to Oct 3
 » #25 Notes July 27/Sept 11; Sept 18 Agenda; Cal to Sept 29
 » #24 July 27 Minutes; Sept 11 Agenda; Cal to Sept 12
 » #23 Notes July 24; Agenda July 27; Cal Aug/Sept
 » #22 Notes July 17; Agenda July 24, August Cal
 » #21 Notes July 10; Agenda July 17; Cal July/Aug
 » #21 Notes July 10; Agenda July 17; Cal July/Aug
 » #20 Agenda July 10th; Cal to July 20
 » #19 Notes June 26; Cal to July 15
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 » #17 Notes June 12; Agenda June 19; Cal to June 30
 » #16 Notes June 5; Agenda June 12; Cal to June 25
 » #15 Notes May 29; Agenda June 5; Cal to June 17
 » #14 Agenda May 29; Cal to June 9
 » #13 Notes May 8/15; Cal to May 31
 » #12 Notes May 1; Agenda May 8; Cal to May 18
 » #11 Notes Apr 24; Cal to May 10
 » #10 Agenda Apr 24; Budget; Cal to May 2
 » #9 Notes Apr 10; Budget; Cal to Apr 30
 » #8 Notes Apr 3; Agenda Apr 10; Cal to Apr 23
 » #7 Notes Mar 27; Agenda Apr 3; Cal to Apr 9
 » #6 Notes Mar 20th; Agenda Mar 27th; Cal to Apr 2nd
 » #5 Ccl Mtg Summaries; Agenda Mar 20th; Cal to 25th
 » #4 News Feb 6th/13th; Cal to 19th
 » #3 Notes Jan 16th & 23rd; Cal to Feb 8th+
 » #2 Notes Jan 16th; Agenda 23rd; Cal to Feb 1st
 » #1 NOTES Jan 9th; Agenda 16th; Cal to 20th
2005 West Van Matters
 » #37 NOTES Dec 12th; Calendar to 31st (& peek at January)
 » #36 Ccl Agenda Dec 12; Calendar to 17th
 » #35 Ccl Notes Nov 21st & Dec 5th; Events to 14th
 » #34 Ccl Notes Nov 7th; Agenda Nov 21st; Events to 21st
 » #33 Ccl Agenda Nov 7th; Events to 12th+
 » #32 Oct 24 Ccl Mtg Notes; Events Nov 9th
 » #31 Oct 24 Ccl AGENDA; Events Oct 31th
 » #30 Oct 17 Ccl AGENDA; Events Oct 27th
 » #29 Oct 3rd Ccl Mtg NOTES; Calendar Oct 16th+
 » #28 Sep 26 Notes; Oct 3 Agenda; Events to Oct 11
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#21 Mtg June 20; Agenda 27th; Calendar to July 1st
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WV Council Nov 2016

2016 CCL NOTES Jul 4/18/25/Aug31/Sep12 BITS Sep19/Oct3/17 24; Agenda Nov 7; Cal > Nov7
Housing • Sewell's Landing Devt • TREES • Public Art • Heritage

[PDF Version recommended as it is more readable that this HTML version]


have an awesome autumn...

= MAIN ITEMS Nov 7: Legion/Remembrance Day; Social Plan Framework for WV; CEC Terms of Reference

= Vive le Canada (Stmts; Senate); from the Editor's Desk (WVM); WVPD (Congrats to our Chief Constable; Halloween)

= Updates & Info (Volunteers for WV; SAC: Cycling BC; Streamkeeper News; MLA Sultan's newsletter; By-Election)

= CALENDAR to Oct ; CULTUREWATCH (Some info re Theatre; Art; Museums; Music)

= HEADSUPs 6.5A: Sun Sept 25 / 6.5B: Haywood & 24th 6:30pm Today / 6.5C: Ccl Mtgs Sept 19/Oct 3; Mtgs/Events 6.5D: More Mtgs/Events / 6.5E: Notices/Events/etc / 6.5F: Ccl Bits Oct 3; RCM-SAR, CEEP, Mtgs,etc / 6.5G: Oct 17 Ccl Agenda; News,etc / 6.5H: Mtgs Wed/Th! / 6.5I: Grants Sub-Cmte / 6.5J: Candidates; Talk&Walk / 6.5K: Storm/Apples, etc 6.5L: Oct 17 Ccl Bits + Mtgs! / 6.5M: News; Even More Mtgs! / 6.5N: Buses/Events/GCC Open House,etc (PS re BDS; Addn: Tour) / 6.5O: Bus Strike Tomorrow + Hollyburn / 6.5P: Blue Buses running! Ccl Tidbits Oct 24 etc / 6.5Q: Mtgs, Minutes / 6.5R: Ccl Agenda Nov 7; Mtgs, Music, etc; Halloween Precautions! / 6.5S: HALLOWEEN History/Humour

>>> COUNCIL Mtg NOTES: July 4, 18, 25; August 31; September 12 <<<

= ANIMALWATCH (Flying Fish; Nat'l Reptile Day); INFObits (Seniors Day; Wilderness, etc); ROYALWATCH (Brooch; the Other Prince William): CANADAWATCH (Moose); PHOTOWATCH (Fall's Gold); FOODWATCH (Butter Tarts); HOUSEWATCH (Obama's); BOOKWATCH (BC Craft Beer); LANGUAGEWATCH (precariat; gig economy; Cdn accent); WORDWATCH (fall/autumn); HERITAGEWATCH; MAIKU & ZENRYU; QTNS/THOUGHTS/PUNS/Cartoons, Quiz, etc

=== Vive le CANADA === http://pm.gc.ca/ PM's Statements (+ Quiz)

+ Oct 1

This October, I am pleased to join Canadians from coast to coast to coast to celebrate Women’s History Month.

This year’s theme – Because of Her – gives all Canadians the chance to recognize and appreciate the significant achievements and contributions women have made to our great country...

... Our government has embraced the opportunity to serve on the UN Commission on the Status of Women, and we are ardent supporters of the UN Women’s HeforShe campaign. I am honoured to be the youth ambassador for HeforShe...

On behalf of the Government of Canada, Sophie and I encourage all Canadians to join us in celebrating Women’s History Month. I also urge you to become part of the Government of Canada’s #BecauseofHer campaign, to share and learn more about all of the remarkable women – past and present – who have influenced us, and who have helped build a better, stronger, and much more inclusive Canada.

+ Oct 5

The theme of this year’s World Teachers’ Day – Valuing teachers, improving their status – is an important one. Teachers have the awesome responsibility and the humbling opportunity of building the society of tomorrow through the students they teach every day in their classrooms.

I am exceptionally proud of having been a teacher. Regardless of whatever other job titles I hold over the course of my life, I will first and foremost be a teacher. That is why I was particularly delighted to present this year’s Prime Minister's Awards for Teaching Excellence and Excellence in Early Childhood Education.

In fact, today is also the beginning of the nomination period for the Prime Minister’s Awards. Between now and January 9, 2017, I encourage all Canadians to recognize our tremendous educators and their contributions to the future of Canada by nominating them for the #PMAwards.

+ Oct 20

The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today announced that His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, will travel to the Middle East – visiting Jordan, Israel, and the West Bank – from Oct 29 to Nov 6, 2016.

The visit will focus on security, refugee resettlement, and development issues – as well as promoting stronger innovation and education ties with the region.

In Jordan, the Governor General will visit a refugee camp and the Queen Rania Teacher Academy.

In Israel, he and Mrs. Johnston will visit Technion University to discuss student diversity. The Governor General will receive an honorary doctorate for his contribution to the Canada-Israel innovation relationship. His Excellency will also participate in a panel discussion on sustainability and environmental innovation at Bethlehem University, in the West Bank....

Quick Facts

o This will be the first time a Canadian Governor General {will} conduct State visits to Jordan and Israel and a visit to the West Bank...

o During his time in the Middle East, the Governor General will meet with a number of political leaders including: His Majesty King Abdullah II ibn Al Hussein of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, as well as Jordan’s Prime Minister H. E. Dr. Hani al-Mulki; Israel’s President Reuven Rivlin and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu; and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas....

o Jordan is a valued partner for Canada in the Middle East given its peaceful vision for the region, strong bilateral trade links, and close collaboration on refugees.

o Canada values its steadfast relationship with Israel. Relations between the two countries are multifaceted and have been enhanced in recent years through increased cooperation in several areas, including trade, investment, and innovation.

o Canada remains committed to working with the Palestinian Authority, with whom we have a strong relationship.

o A two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict remains the only viable option to a comprehensive, just, and lasting peace.

+ QUIZ: Can you answer the Qs Colbert is asked in the interview when thinking of fleeing to Canada? (See QTP section at end.)

Watch: http://www.vulture.com/2016/10/stephen-colbert-considers-moving-to-canada.html


o Prime Minister announces intention to recommend the appointment of nine new Senators Oct 27, 2016

Under the new process, the following people are being recommended for appointment to the Senate:

~ Yuen Pau Woo (BC) ~ Patricia Bovey (MB) ~ Harvey Max Chochinov (MB) ~ Marilou McPhedran (MB)

~ René Cormier (NB) ~ Nancy Hartling (NB) ~ Wanda Thomas Bernard (NS) ~ Daniel Christmas (NS) ~ Diane Griffin (PEI)

Quick Facts

  • Under the Canadian Constitution, the Governor General appoints people to the Senate. By convention, Senators are appointed on the advice of the Prime Minister.

  • For the first time ever, the process was opened up to allow Canadians to apply. Following a four-week application period, which generated over 2,700 applications from Canadians across the country, the candidate submissions were reviewed by the Independent Advisory Board for Senate Appointments, which then provided the Prime Minister with non-binding recommendations. From that pool of candidates, the Prime Minister selected the nine people he will recommend to the Governor General for appointment to the Senate.

See: http://pm.gc.ca/eng/news/2016/10/27/prime-minister-announces-intention-recommend-appointment-nine-new-senators

o On Oct 31, the PM appointed six new senators from Ontario:

Gwen Boniface, Tony Dean, Sarabjit S. Marwah, Lucie Moncion, Kim Pate, Howard Wetston

o On Nov 2, six from Quebec:

Renée Dupuis, Éric Forest, Rosa Galvez, Marc Gold, Marie-Françoise Mégie, Raymonde Saint-Germain

=== from the EDITOR'S DESK ===

o Well, did say earlier this year the worst of my life and although some respite, still the case. Part of the reason that there have been fewer WVM newsletters this year but the Headsups between try to keep you all up to date. Getting better...

This one brings me almost up to date and the next one shd be the final catch-up. Pls bear with me as I try to carry on!

The CultureWatch section will be less inclusive.

o wrt "I squid you not!", perhaps I shd hv explained to our younger readers what it was a riff on so you'd get the humour and a chuckle. Jack Paar was the host of The Tonight Show before Johnny Carson. My father jocularly repeated Paar's comment: "I kid you not."

SURPRISE -- a plug by Rick Mercer for his TV show came on during CBC's The National, and he said "I kid you not"!

o The Kimchee/Kimchi Haggis performance was great!

=== WVPD ===

o Sept 16 -- Congratulations fo our Chief Constable, Len Goerke, who has been officially named as a Member of the Order of Merit of the Police Forces. The investiture ceremony was in Ottawa, presided over by His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada. Chief Goerke was honoured for a distinguished 29-year policing career. Chief Goerke joined the WV Police in 2014, after a 27-year career with the Abbotsford Police that concluded with service as the Deputy Chief.

The Order of Merit of the Police Forces was created in 2000 to recognize conspicuous merit and exceptional service by members and employees of Canadian police forces whose contributions extend beyond protection of the community.

For more info: https://wvpd.ca/index.php/breaking-stories/1369-congratulations-to-our-boss

o Lots of Halloween Info/Warnings -- sent out in Headsups

=== UPDATES & INFO ===


Oct 24 -- West Vancouver is committed to seeking the advice and tapping into the expertise of residents wishing to work on Council policies and projects, as well as serving on boards, committees, and working groups.

As community leaders and volunteers, we value your time and have developed a structure to meet your ability to contribute. If you are a WV resident and would like to volunteer to serve on a bd, cmte, or WG, opportunities for 2017 are available as follows -- see: https://westvancouver.ca/news/volunteers-wanted-0 DEADLINE November 14


Welcome to the Seniors' Activity Centre E-news! This is where you will find information on programs and events happening at the Seniors' Activity Centre! To view the current Seniors' E-news click here.



Newsletter: Info on upcoming programs, events, trips, and more. Includes the Nov and Dec menus.

{Absolutely packed with great things -- impressive! No wonder awards!}

Click here to view: http://click.mailsender05.com/web_files/2924/DWV_SSNL-16-6_WEB_v3.pdf

+ Cycling BC

- Sept 30 News: http://us3.campaign-archive2.com/?u=05396696229a2e236eb99a8dd&id=59b7ed4a5a&e=f1cb9865a1

- Canadian Track Championships

The Cdn Track Championships wrapped up on Monday, with multiple national titles and podium finishes for BC riders.


- Coaching Course Sunday in North Vancouver (Oct 23)

Join us in North Vancouver this Sunday to become a trained community cycling coach! This course is geared towards those who would like to work with their local community, cycling club, or with Cycling BC’s iRide program.

+ More Cycling BC info: http://us3.campaign-archive1.com/?u=05396696229a2e236eb99a8dd&id=fe6a49adca&e=f1cb9865a1ter N

+ Work party provides park’s final touches at Ecole Pauline Johnson

School and community-use project nears completion Rosalind Duane / North Shore News SEPTEMBER 30, 2016 03:48 PM

See more: http://www.nsnews.com/community/neighbourhoods/work-party-provides-park-s-final-touches-at-ecole-pauline-johnson-1.2355861#sthash.QR0Y6cGJ.dpuf

+ WV Streamkeeper Society ... some info from Newsletter #30

- Mike Akerly has stepped down from the Board, and Mike Perley has joined (just three letters different! :-)).

- 24 nets will be installed at Thunderbird Marina and WV Yacht Club; each net can hold up to 1M herring eggs.

- Larson Estuary Enhancement will be the topic at the Visionary open house Th Oct 27 at Gleneagles Clubhouse.

- Visit the viewing platform on Brothers Crk at the Keith Rd crossing, east of Taylor Way, to see chum and coho salmon. Prez John Barker wrote Oct 23 to say chum arrived last week, so right time for viewing

- The American Bullfrog, a 20cm invasive creature, is evident in both Elveden lakes and has moved into the ponds in the Capilano Golf & Country Club. Attempts to eradicate this unwanted animal are proving difficult and containment seems to be the best hope. They're extremely harmful to other aquatic life including insects, other frogs, snakes, ducklings, and fish.

Society's website: http://www.westvancouverstreamkeepers.ca


Larson Bay Park is small but significant waterfront park in the Gleneagles area. This park hs bn identified for some improvemts in 2017 and 2018. Before beginning work, the District wants your input on a number of proposals under consideration for this park, including:

o Larson Creek enhancement and rearing pond

o tennis court alternatives and opportunities

o tackling invasive plants in the park

o prioritizing improvements to the trails

o proposal to remove the washroom facility

Please visit westvancouverITE to find out more and share your input: http://www.peakdemocracy.ca/portals/149/1743

+ MLA Ralph Sultan, FALL NEWSLETTER http://ralphsultanmla.ca/newsletter/west-vancouver-capilano-fall-2016-report-3/

Childhood Obesity

The BC Healthy Living Alliance has convinced me that putting a tax on sugary drinks would create a healthier population.

West Vancouver Place for Sport

It is surprising to learn West Vancouver does not have a useable running track. A local alliance involving the School Board and the Municipality hopes to change that.

Saving BC’s Wild Steelhead

Capilano River, at my office door, is one of few friendly places for our magnificent sea-going trout: the steelhead. But Cap – and other southern BC waters -- do not make life easy for returning steelhead.

Notable People in West Vancouver-Capilano

The drive and initiative of West Vancouver-Capilano constituents continues to amaze. Read about Paralympic athlete Nathan Clement, urine recycler Dan Mavinic, and French Legion of Honour recipient Harry Greenwood.

+ BY-ELECTION -- Nov 19 -- ADVANCE VOTING: Nov 5, 8, 9, 14

12 candidates for one position, councillor:

David Ayriss, Farzaneh Bamani, Joanna Baxter, Tom Dodd, Tara Haddad, Rosa Jafar, Jon Johnson, David A. Jones, Andy Krawczyk, Peter Lambur, Vernon Pahl, Carolanne Reynolds.

AFAIK, the first all-candidate mtg is ADRA's at 7pm Nov 2 at the Srs' Ctr.

To check if your name is on the voter list phone Elections BC at 1-800-661-8683 or email electionsbc@elections.bc.ca

INFORMATION: https://westvancouver.ca/government/2016-by-election/voter-information

=== CALENDAR to October 31 + Nov 7 ===

Mtgs at MHall unless otherwise indicated. Mtgs known at date of writing shown; often addns, changes, cancellations after WVM sent. Check the DWV Calendar: http://www.westvancouver.ca/events. Some too late/early for an issue are emailed to subscribers. [Headsup/Notices sent between issues.] Earlier mtgs/events in Headsups. {Best efforts}

========== see mtgs/events in Headsup sections ==========

= KPI Task Grp Mtg 10am Nov 2

= Awards Cmte 7pm Nov 3

Pls see the November Calendar: https://westvancouver.ca/calendar?date=2016-11

+++ WV MEMORIAL LIBRARY +++ 925 7400 westvanlibrary.ca See the Calendar: http://www.westvanlibrary.ca/events/calendar/month

~~~ In the Gallery ~~ West Vancouver Art Instructors Exhibition

This exhibition demonstrates the wide variety of media, styles, and approaches used by the instructors in the creation of their own art.

+ West Vancouver Memorial Library Board Call for Volunteers

Are you a resident of West Vancouver who is passionate about our Library? The Library Board is currently accepting applications for two new trustees. Deadline for submissions is Monday, November 14 at 4:30 p.m.

Applicn: https://westvanlibrary.ca/sites/default/files/uploads/board/LIBRARY_BOARD_RECRUITMENT_PACKAGE.PDF

+ Let’s Talk! Develop your English skills while discussing current events.

BEGINNER: Mondays, September 26 – December 12 ~ 10:30am – noon ~

INTERMEDIATE: Tuesdays, September 27 – December 13 ~ 7 – 8:30pm ~

+ English Corner: -- Fridays ~ 10 - 11:30am ~

Enjoy English conversation while making new friends. Runs to Dec 16, no session Nov 11.

+ Check out: Philosopher's Care, Monday/Friday Movies, Friday night concerts, Authors in our Community, and more!

+ WVML Foundation's Author & Dinner Evening with Linden MacIntyre -- Nov 8th

Get your tickets before they sell out! LEARN MORE: https://westvanlibrary.ca/support-us/foundation-events

+++ WEST VAN MUSEUM +++ 925 7295 http://westvancouvermuseum.ca

Subscribe to news from the Museum by clicking on: http://westvancouver.ca/widgets/subscribe-museum-news%20


by SALLY MICHENER + TAM IRVING Reception: September 13 from 7 to 9pm

For five decades these WestVan-based ceramic artists have been influential as artists and teachers. Their work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally. The exhibition and companion publication situates their newest works in the ongoing and vibrant devt of the ceramic arts in BC. Organized by the WV Museum and guest curated by Carol E. Mayer.

= EXHIBITION & STUDIO TOUR Sat Oct 22 (in Headsup 6.5N): https://westvancouver.ca/calendar/exhibition-and-studio-tour

+++ FERRY BUILDING GALLERY +++ www.ferrybuildinggallery.com ~ 925 7290

~ September 20 - October 16 ~ Reversing the Tide

mixed media by Cori Creed, Esther Rausenberg, Tracey Tarling, and Richard Tetrault

This exhibition is the first in a series that will be shown in galleries across Canada on the subject of our environment and our threatened oceans and waterways.

~ October 18 - November 6 ~ Bending Boundaries -- HEATHER ASTON & CAROL MCQUAID

{Details in Headsup 6.5M}

+++ SILK PURSE +++ http://silkpurse.ca/exhibitions/ 925 7292

~ October 11 - 30 ~ Cara Bain: In Their Midst

Painter Cara Bain sees the grace and goodness possessed by the people in her community and is inspired to share that example of with the world. Bain's colourful, vibrant, and expressive portraits capture the inner beauty of people from all walks of life, celebrating the strength and positivity inherent in the core of us all. Opening reception: Tues Oct 11 from 6 - 8pm

~ November 1 - 20 ~ Teresa Wegrzyn: Colourful World

Teresa Wegrzyn presents her unique view of the world with this stunning collection of vibrant and expressive landscapes full of movement and colour created with dynamic brush strokes and heavily textured acrylic paint application. Opening reception: Tues Nov 1, from 6 - 8pm


http://www.kaymeekcentre.com/on_stage/events_calendar {see for all events}

Call 981 6335 (MEEK) or email tickets@kaymeekcentre.com

KMC PRESENTS: ~ 7:30pm ~ Nov 2 + 3 ~~ Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery

~ 8pm ~ Nov 4 ~~ Rokia Traoré

~ 7:30pm ~ Nov 7 ~~ Film: A Tale of Love and Darkness

CMNTY PRESENTERS: ~ 8pm ~ Nov 2, 3, 4, 5, 9 10 ~~ Arsenic and Old Lace by Joseph Kesselring

also 2pm Nov 5 ~~ Arsenic and Old Lace by Joseph Kesselring

~ 4pm ~ Nov 5 ~~ PUP Presents: Happened at Midnight

~ 7pm ~ Nov 5 ~~ PUP Presents: Drought and Deceit

~ 7:30pm ~ Nov 11 ~~ Lennon - Through A Glass Onion

More: http://campaign.r20.constantcontact.com/render?m=1102200742327&ca=153398a9-5eff-40e9-9abc-d1d9022d3735

+++ ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION BRANCH 60, WV http://westvan60.com Ofc 922 3587 Lounge: 922 1920

Lounge Hours of Operation: Monday to Thursday noon – 10pm; Friday & Saturday noon – 11pm; Sunday 1 – 7pm

> 90th Anniversary in November <

In recognition of the 90th Anniversary of WV Branch 60 (and The Royal Canadian Legion), our 90th Anniversary Cmte will be creating a "Wall of Honour" depicting Branch 60 Veterans, both past and present.

As part of this project, the cmte is seeking photographs of Veteran members, wch will be included in the "Wall of Honour".

Pls drop photographs off at the Branch Office at your earliest convenience, to the attention of Tom Dimitroff, Chair, 90th Anniversary Cmte. We ask that you include the full name of the Veteran, and contact information for the owner of the photograph. It will be duplicated and the original will be returned to you, as soon as possible.

Thank you for your assistance with this project.

** Branch 60 turns 90 in November ** There will be special events to celebrate this occasion!

Two Gala dinners with entertainment! Veterans’ lunch ~ Community open house

COMING IN NOVEMBER!!!! November is going to be a busy month at Branch 60!

**Watch for sign-up sheets to help with the poppy campaign

Purchase your Legion wear or accessories before Nov 11! Legion catalogue is available online or in the office.

> FRIDAY NOVEMBER 11 Parade starts at 10:30 am


JP Fell Pipe band plus entertainment by Gregg Hampson throughout the afternoon

+++ WV CHAMBER of COMMERCE + 926 6614 + http://www.westvanchamber.com write: info@westvanchamber.com

Newsletter: http://us11.campaign-archive1.com/?u=f594b5330b059f8e84056a834&id=3cd549bc02&e=486b806cb6

SPEED NETWORKING ~ 5 - 7pm ~ Wednesday November 9 -- Starbucks, Dundarave Village

Call for auction items for Christmas Dinner

See: http://us11.campaign-archive1.com/?u=f594b5330b059f8e84056a834&id=6d9d894844&e=486b806cb6

=== CULTUREWATCH === Patchy; lots in Headsup

{NB: The VSun has many events, theatre, talks, book launches, and more -- below are some http://www.vancouversun.com/entertainment/listings/ }

BARD ON THE BEACH: Fridays watch Christopher's Corner: https://youtu.be/fXuSOienUG8

2017 Season - June 1 to Sept 23

Much Ado About Nothing The Winter’s Tale The Merchant of Venice The Two Gentlemen of Verona & Shylock (Mark Leiren-Young)


+ Arts Club 687 1644 artsclub.com Baskerville: a Sherlock Holmes Mystery, various locations

+ Jericho Arts Ctr ~ jerichoartscentre.com ~ Ghosts by Henrik Ibsen; unitedplayers.com 224 8007 Nov 4-27

+ Firehall Arts Ctr -- http://firehallartscentre.ca/onstage/miss-shakespeare/

Miss Shakespeare, musical 689 0926 November 5 - 26

+ Metro Theatre -- metrotheatre.com 266 7191

With Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility, Metro hits the historic milestone of 500 shows in this our 54th continuous season. Pray do not be alarmed gentle readers, I am here to tell you Jane Austen’s delicate comedy of manners is a tale of flagging fortune, fickle fate, and flowering romances. Oct 29 to Nov 19

+ Hendry Hall -- http://www.northvanplayers.ca/nowplaying.html 980 3744

The Mystery of Irma Vep, frenetic vampire comedy by Charles Ludlam; 8pm Oct 21/22, 26-29, Nov 2 - 5


+ VANCOUVER ART GALLERY http://www.vanartgallery.bc.ca/events_and_programs/special_events.html


Masoud Soheili, Caroun Art Gallery (CAG) www.Caroun.net www.Caroun.ca www.Caroun.org www.Caroun.com 1403 Bewicke Ave., North Vancouver, V7M 3C7 Tel: 1 778 372 0765 (2 - 8 pm Pacific time)

You’re invited to visit the following exhibition by Caroun Art Gallery in July 2016.

If you’re out of Vancouver, you could visit the picture of the works and the gallery on website next month at:


CPC Annual Photo Contest 2016

http://www.caroun.com/News/VancouverCPC2016/01-VancouverCPC2016.html Deadline: September 30, 2016

You’re welcome to take part in Caroun Photo Club Photo Contest!

The results of all the previous photo contests are posted on website too.


CPC 10th Annual Photography Salon 2016:Theme: OPEN Each participant could send four photos!

For more info, please check: http://www.caroun.com/News/VancouverCPC2016/01-VancouverCPC2016.html Deadline: Sept 30 The time of the photo contest will not be extended. Prizes.


+ MUSEUM of ANTHROPOLOGY -- Unceded Territories; Sepik River, PNG moa.ubc.ca

+ MUSEUM of VANCOUVER http://www.museumofvancouver.ca

The City Before the City;

Connects visitors with one of the largest ancient village and burial sites upon which Vancouver was built


You may have gone to a Halloween party over the weekend, or you might be in your costume right now... Today, we looked into our collection to see what seasonal artefacts we could find, and came up with these fun ones!


+ VANCOUVER MARITIME MUSEUM http://www.vancouvermaritimemuseum.com/exhibits-and-collections

Across the Top of the World: until November

+ Museum nikkei -- http://centre.nikkeiplace.org/chino-otsuka-arrival/

+ Roedde House Museum 684 7040 roeddehouse.org

+ Britannia Mine Museum -- britanniaminemuseum.ca


+ VSO -- http://www.vancouversymphony.ca

November Calendar https://www.vancouversymphony.ca/calendar/2016/11/

+ EARLY MUSIC VANCOUVER 732 1610 http://www.earlymusic.bc.ca/events/

>>> 2016 HEADSUP Section: 6.5A-S <<<

{QTP, pix, cartoons in these sections moved to end of the newsletter}

=== HEADSUP 6.5A: Sunday Sept 25

Overcome/overwhelmed but a bit for you albeit later than intended — the original 6.5A will be later on Sunday and be 6.5B! {Qtns re Monarchy at end}


As you know, the royals arrived in Victoria on Saturday and will be in Vancouver on Sunday:

10:45am. William and Kate arrive at Vancouver’s seaplane terminal downtown for a civic welcome at Jack Poole Plaza next to the Trade and Convention Centre.

Private events during the day include a visit to the Sheway charity for addicted mothers on the Downtown Eastside and to the Immigrant Services Society of B.C. with the prime minister and his wife.

They will also meet with young leaders in arts, sports, charity, business, and film at the Telus Gardens building in downtown Vancouver.

3pm. They arrive at the Kitsilano Coast Guard Station, along with the Trudeaus, where they will meet emergency responders to talk about mental health issues.

They will then step outside for a walk on the bike path and a look at the search-and-rescue equipment before departing for Victoria.

For more info on the visit of Prince William —

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with Prince George and Princess Charlotte


THE HAPA-PALOOZA FESTIVAL Sept 23 - 25 http://www.hapapalooza.com

Several items on Sunday so see website for all; here’s one.

WRITING FROM WITHIN: Memoir and Identity -- Panel Discussion -- VPL Central Branch from 2:40 to 3:40pm

Join four authors as they discuss their experiences and choices when writing from life, and share key lessons they have learned on their professional journeys. With journalist and author Shaughnessy Bishop-Stall, writer and teacher Betsy Warland, Nanaimo poet laureate Naomi Beth Wakan, and mixed Vietnamese-American editor and writer Brandy Lien-Worrall. Moderated by Hapa-palooza festival founder and author Anna Ling Kaye.

Also on Sunday at the VPL is Word Vancouver, see wordvancouver.ca

Sunday, in chronological order

> 8am


Ambleside Park to Dundarave Park and return Registration: 8am Start: 9am Walk Distance: 2.5 km

The Kidney Fdn of Canada’s Give the Gift of Life Kidney Walk takes place each year in cmnties all across the country and is one of the Kidney Fdn of Canada's most important “Recycle for Life" fundraising and awareness campaigns.

> 9am

STRIDES FOR MELANOMA -- Sep 25 - Horseshoe Bay Park

This is a 5km fundraiser walk that begins in Horseshoe Bay Pk. The event raises funds for melanoma and research.

Registration begins at 9am. Walk begins at 10am.

Join Strides for Melanoma Walk for Awareness and help raise awareness and much needed funds for melanoma patient support programs, prevention efforts, and increased awareness.

5km - Don’t worry if you can’t walk the full 5km, every stride counts!

(see map and location details) https://melanomanetwork.akaraisin.com/Common/Event/Home.aspx

{NB: I clicked on the link and the first time it brought up Montreal and said the event had ended; the second it just said no event at this location. My guess: HBay walk will happen but can’t contact anyone right now — up to you!}

> 10am

Heritage Vancouver Top 10 Tour & Talk heritagevancouver.org

> 11am - 11pm

The Grape and the Grain Festival at the Plaza of Nations

Sample spirits, wine, and beer from around the prov thegrapeandthegrain.ca

> noon — see Rivers Day just below

> 1 - 4pm

Music at the Museum; Old Hastings Mill Store Museum (Vancouver’s oldest building)

singalong sea shanties and more 733 9749 hastings-millmuseum.ca

> noon - 4pm

Celebrate Rivers Day with Creek to Creek Festival

What: Creek to Creek Festival is a passport style event with fun activities at every station!

Where: Mackay Creek to Mosquito Creek (Heywood Park to Bewicke Park)

When: Sunday, September 25th from 12pm to 4pm

Join the City of NV, Evergreen, and other cmnty grps as you walk, bike, or roll from crk to crk in celebration of Rivers Day.

With eight interactive stations along the route, there’s something for everyone!

add your personal touch to a huge mural,

learn about trees, bees, bears, and bugs,

tour the salmon hatchery and ride the zipline,

pull invasive plants,

search for beavers and eagles,

learning about the creek habitat, fish, and so much more!

Rivers Day Passport

Don’t forget to pick up your interactive passport at the North Shore Streamkeepers booth at Heywood Park and collect a stamp at each station. Collect every stamp as there’s a prize at the end!

About Rivers Day

BC Rivers Day began in 1980 and has grown exponentially since then. In 2005, Rivers Day was recognized by the United Nations and became World Rivers Day. It's now celebrated by millions of people from communities around the world. Come out, meet your neighbours, participate in a wide variety of activities, and celebrate our urban creeks!

Tools, plants, and light refreshments will be provided.

High School Students Can Earn Volunteer Hours at Rivers Day

High school students can earn volunteer hours at Rivers Day. Pick up a passport, complete the whole route (get all eight stamps), and we’ll trade your passport for a volunteer letter. Passports can be picked up at station 1, Heywood Park.

quotations re MONARCHY {moved to end}

=== HEADSUP 6.5B: Haywood & 24th at 6:30pm Today

In case you live (or work) in the area or your kids go to Irwin Park

Herewith: the notice, the link to details, the details pasted, contact; spending Monday afternoon


Sep 26 -- 6:30 - 8:30pm -- Irwin Park Elementary, 2455 Haywood Avenue

Improvements to the intersection of Haywood/24th are now complete. The Dist is also considering a painted sidewalk on the north side of Haywood betw 24th/Inglewood. Drop by and learn more about Haywood/24th Pedestrian Improvements!

details on the website: https://westvancouver.ca/transportation-roads/major-projects/24th-haywood-pedestrian-upgrades

pasted here:


The District has received a number of requests for pedestrian safety improvements at the intersection of Haywood Avenue and 24th Street from local residents and the Irwin Park Elementary school community.

The District has reviewed the intersection and its extremities, confirming the need for pedestrian safety enhancements.

As a result, the following improvements have been implemented:

= New four-way stop sign system at the intersection of Haywood/24th w/ painted crosswalk at the E leg of this intersectn

= New sidewalk letdown at the northeast corner of the intersection of Haywood and 24th Street.

= Trimming foliage at various locations/extremities, as required

= Installing new and adjusting existing signage related to parking

= Improvements to the intersection of Haywood Avenue and 24th Street are now complete.

Next Steps

The District is also considering a painted sidewalk on the north side of Haywood between 24th and Inglewood. Implementing a painted sidewalk will require the north side of Haywood be designated a "No Parking" area during peak hours (8:30 – 9am and 2:30 – 4 pm) when school is in session.

The sidewalk would be painted, not raised, and regular parking would continue outside of designated hours.

Public Information Session {above} Info: Kevin Osman Superintendent, Roads 604-925-7026

{cartoon moved to end} Lucky! Just Pup Things @justpupthings How I plan to spend my Monday afternoon

=== HEADSUP 6.5C: Ccl Mtgs Sep 19/Oct 3; Mtgs/Events

Hope you had a great first day of autumn! The year's simply rushing along. Plans to send this out Thurs went up in flames.

Anyway, better than nothing :-)

Things got so delayed, as you saw sent out 6.5A with current info. Then had to send out 6.5B for a mtg on Monday.

btw, folks, an aside, a Canadian tidbit: surprised to hear Leonard Cohen is 82 — and coming out with an album!

So, here I am, starting again:

Ccl first: Sept 19 Bits, Oct 3 Agenda: Mtgs/Events; and a punny ending {moved to end]


= Announcements: Chief Constable Len Goerke has been officially named as a Member of the Order of Merit of the Police Forces; and more; see WVM

= PH: Sewell’s Landing — went on for three hours; then three readings passed during the regular mtg that followed.

= DVP 6445 Fox St approved allowing an addn to the existing house be retained

= PASSED: Three Readings for 5-Yr Fin Plan Amdmt + for the DCC for the Amb Waterfront Implement'n Expenditure;

APPROVAL of expenditure for Amb Waterfront Implementation Plan and for the Amb Waterfront works to be completed by Dec 31 w/ any unused funds returned to the Capital Infrastructure Reserve Fund

= 2016 Mid-Year Financial Report rec’d for info

= BYLAWS [9:33] Sewell’s Landing Devt; all passed, ea mbr of Ccl giving rationale [to 10:17]

= Amendments ADOPTED: Bylaw Notice Enforcement and M Ticket Info System Implementation

= DVP 3603 MDr to be considered Ccl Oct 17

= Tree Bylaw WG status update

= Corresp includes replies re Lawson Pk washrooms and cmnty gardens.

= TransLink: Mayor made good point (speaking against a prop tax b/c WV props’ high assessments but little service) that feds don’t tell provs what/how to tax so prov shd not tell Ms.

= Adjournment 10:23

COUNCIL Mtg Oct 3 Main Items

= Delegation: RCM-SAR Update

= Temp Use Permit for temp vehicle parking lots and construction materials storage and staging

on portions of Lots 6, 8, 9, and 10 at Evelyn by Onni for up to three years

= CEEP final report

= OCP Report: Update and Next Steps

= Coach House on Eagle Island to be considered Oct 24

= Proposed 2017 Permissive Tax Exemption Bylaw No. 4916, 2016

= ADOPTION of BYLAWS: Sewell’s Landing Devt; 5-Yr Fin Plan Amendmt; DCC Amb Waterfront

= CORRESP: Vancouver Tree Sale, etc



DWV Mtgs (and some music :-)

o UBCM conference is on this week in Victoria so mbrs of Ccl are over there — wonder if they’ll get to see the Royals.

o In the last WVM, it noted the agenda for the CEC mtg on the DWV calendar was not available. Turns out the mtg has been postponed to Wed Oct 5. Also, was told that according to the Cmnty Charter, cmte agendas are to be made public 48 hours in advance. For the record, if not a week ,for many years my recommendation has been five days or at least three biz days (avoiding expectations for ppl to be glued over the weekend :-)

= Tuesday Sept 27

~ 4:30pm ~ Reserves and Investments Task Group mtg — CANCELLED

~ 6pm ~

> Open House: Sport and Active Recreation Policy (WV Cmnty Ctr)

Join us to review the second draft of the policy. RSVP by Sept 26 to ensure we have enough materials

Info: 925 7200 email: htjhie@westvancouver.ca


> Devt Applicn Information Mtg FOR EVELYN BY ONNI

Sept 27 — 6 to 8pmEvelyn by Onni Presentation Centre, 710 Keith Road

The District has received an application for a Temporary Use Permit for parking and construction storage at Evelyn by Onni. The applicant is hosting an information meeting.


> Roundtable Discussion: Marine Drive STUDY FOR THE PARK ROYAL AREA

Sept 27 — 6 to 8:00pm Location: WV Seniors’ Activity Centre

The Park Royal and Lions' Gate Bridge areas are changing, with devt planned at PkR Mall on Squamish Nation leased land and the Lions' Gate Town Centre in NV. WV staff have prepared a Marine Drive Context Study to understand better how this area is evolving and how three active devt sites in WV fit within this context and can contribute to a cohesive vision for this multi-jurisdictional area.

Advance registration is req'd for attending the Roundtable Discussion. Call/email by Sept 23 to reserve your spot. 925 7055 Email marinedrive@westvancouver.ca For more details, visit the project page:


Additional Events Roundtable Discussion–Thursday, September 29, 6 – 8pm

Open House–Thursday, October 6, 6 – 8pm

Open House–Wednesday, October 12, 6 – 8pm

= Wednesday Sept 28

~ noon hours ~ Microcosmos Quartet, Barnett Hall, UBC — Composers, info: 822 5574 music.ubc.ca

~ noon - 1:30pm ~ Rehabilitation of the Burrard Bridge by Donald Luxton at BCIT downtown

vancouverheritagefoundation.org (also Oct 26)

PUMPKIN CARVING CONTEST — (Registration) —-> PUMPKINFEST Oct 2 (Sunday)

Showcase your most intricate and creative jack-o’lantern design, and win prizes!

Register by September 28 by emailing pumpkinfest@westvancouver.ca, and

pick up your pumpkin at the WV Cmnty Ctr front desk on September 29 or 30.

Drop off your carved jack-o'lantern at the Srs' Ctr between 8:30am and noon on Sat Oct 1.

Entry is free but limited to the first 20 registered contestants.

All entries will be displayed at PumpkinFest on Sunday, October 2.

Click here: http://www.wvcommunitycentressociety.ca/news/scarecrow-contest-and-pumpkin-carving-competition

or go to westvanpumpkinfest.ca for full details - get your team registered now!

= Thursday Sept 29

~ 7:30pm ~ Become a mbr and attend the WV Streamkeeper Society mtg at St Stephen’s.

Get an update on activities/projects as well as hear guest speaker Leslie Shuparski on Baffin Island Floe Edge


= Friday Sept 30 —-> October 2


Sep 30 -- 9am to Oct 2 - 5pm Location: various locations; see Culture Days website for West Van events

Culture Days is a collaborative, Canada-wide volunteer movement to raise the awareness, accessibility, participation, and engagement of all Canadians in the arts and cultural life of their communities. Taking place, Sept 30, Oct 1 & 2, the event will feature free, hands-on, interactive activities that invite the public to participate “behind the scenes — and to discover the world of artists, creators, historians, architects, curators, and designers at work in their community.

More Information: http://bc.culturedays.ca/en


Sep 30 (All day) to Oct 2 (All day) Location: WV Community Centre

Join youth, family, and professionals in the third Annual Diverse Genders & Sexual Orientations Conference for LGBTQ*I2S, non-gender conforming youth, allies, and friends. This epic three-day conference — from Sep 30 to Oct 2—will consist of workshops, panel discussions, social events, and entertainment.

Register: Professionals only (Fri, Sat & Sun) | $75 Parents, Youth, or Child (Sat & Sun) | $40

Gender West Conference https://westvancouver.ca/parks-recreation/youth

=== HEADSUP 6.5D: More Mtgs/Events

A few computer problems, so working around it. Some announcements; more mtgs/events; QTP


[Owing] to a possible water main leak, Metro Vancouver crews will conduct emergency water main investigation work today and two lanes of westbound traffic will be closed on the Highway 1 off-ramp to Taylor Way from 9am to 4pm.

READ MORE https://westvancouver.ca/news/westbound-lane-closures-highway-1-ramp-taylor-way-september-27




Peake of Catering will cease operations at its Appleback Grill restaurant at WV’s Gleneagles Golf Course Clubhouse as of Sept 30 [owing] to a challenging business environment and lack of patronage.

Golfers will continue to be able to purchase snack items at the Gleneagles Golf Course pro shop.

The District of WV will develop a new operating model for the clubhouse in consultation with the public. Details on that process will be announced when they are available. As of October 1 and until a new model is in place, the Gleneagles Clubhouse will be available for rent by members of the public.


at the Museum of Vancouver: http://www.museumofvancouver.ca/content/seniors-day

Seniors Day -- Seniors enjoy a reduced admission to the Museum on this special day.

We're proud to pay tribute to the seniors who have helped build our city and country, and continue to make valuable contributions to our community and society. National Seniors Day is an occasion for Canadians to celebrate and appreciate seniors.

Date & Time: Saturday, October 1. Free coffee & cookies: 10am - 1pm

$5 gets you (65+) in to see our history galleries and our current feature exhibition: ALL together NOW.

Tour the Granville Island Stage for Culture Days!

Get a backstage glimpse of the set for The Flick this Culture Days weekend! All are welcome to attend this tour of our production shop with Technical Director Ace Martens—learn how we build the sets and props for our shows.

Culture Days raises the awareness, accessibility, participation, and engagement of Canadians in the arts and cultural life of their communities.

RSVP now for this free tour on Sunday October 2 at 11am; THE ARTS CLUB


Caroun Art Gallery

"Figurative Painting Exhibition"

Masoumeh Ghahremani Nejad

October 1 - 13 (Tue - Sat) 12 - 8 pm

Opening Reception: October 1 from 4 - 8pm


MONTHLY BIRD COUNTS — Everyone welcome

Meet at the upper kiosk of the parking lot in Lighthouse Park at 8:30am, Sunday Oct 2

Call Suann 926 9094 for more information

=== HEADSUP 6.5E: Notices/Events/etc

2016 September 29

Herewith, in chronological order — News, etc., then something completely different: the Okanagan.

With delays, WVM probably won’t be out before the ccl mtg, but Headsup 6.5C has the link to the agenda Oct 3:


Two of the main items are a delegation from the RCM-SAR (Update), and wrt the OCP, Progress Update + Next Steps

Culture Days are this weekend and events were in the last Headsup 6.5D, culturedays.ca,

and of course, VIFF is on now: viff.org (Sept 29 - Oct 14)


[Owing] to a possible water main leak, MetroV crews will conduct emergency water main investigation work today and two lanes of westbound traffic will be closed on the Highway 1 off-ramp to Taylor Way from 9am to 4pm.READ MORE


Set your cameras to stunning.

Shutterbugs hoping to create a photographic memory of B.C.’s insects, invertebrates, amphibians, and other animals have two days to submit their pictures to the SPCA’s eighth-annual wildlife photo contest.

The contest is meant to illustrate the “resiliency of local wildlife living at the interface with humans, according to Sara Dubois, B.C. SPCA’s chief scientific officer.

- See more at: http://www.nsnews.com/living/photo-contest-showcases-b-c-s-wildlife-1.2352714#sthash.nAg9Zbsc.dpuf

Lions’ Gate Sinfonia ~ 7:30pm Sat Oct 1st ~ The Great Classics centennialtheatre.com


Oct 1 ~ 8am Location: bike race begins in Deep Cove and ends in West Vancouver

Experience the North Shore in an entirely new way on a 50 km or 100 km ride through lush forests, urban centres, and along the beautiful waterfront. Start your ride in Deep Cove and follow the route through all three NSh municipalities.


Oct 2 ~ 7:30am Location: Park Royal start, to Ambleside Park and back to Park Royal

Participants of this annual half marathon run the scenic route through West and North Vancouver with views of English Bay, Lions’ Gate Bridge, Coal Harbour, and downtown Vancouver.


Oct 2 ~ 10am to 3pm ~ Location: WV Community Centre

PumpkinFest is an annual fall fair celebrating our heritage, held the first weekend of October. Join thousands of people for activities from pie contests to pony rides, with food, entertainment, and interactive exhibits galore.

More info: http://westvanpumpkinfest.ca


> More than 100K attended Bard on the Beach this summer.

> The 2017 season, June 1 to Sept 23, will have Much Ado About Nothing, The Winter’s Tale, The Merchant of Venice, The Two Gentlemen of Verona, and a short-run production of Shylock (written by BC’s Mark Leiren-Young).

Click here for more information on our 2017 season: http://ow.ly/W5Lk305ohXV

> Christopher’s Corner Episode 39

Director John Murphy gives us a taste of what he has in store for next season’s Much Ado About Nothing! Published on Sep 30, 2016 -- http://bit.ly/CCe39 ----->

Bard veteran and 2017 director John Murphy joins us for Episode 39!

Even though Shakespeare left us 400 years ago, his plays and characters are still amazingly fresh and up-to-the-minute. Each week, for 52 weeks, Artistic Director Christopher Gaze will bring you a story and reading, highlighting the timeless quality of Shakespeare's works and featuring surprise guests along the way. Tune in every Friday for the latest video!


Metro Vancouver crews confirmed and located a small leak in one of our regional water mains and have scheduled to do repair work on Saturday, October 1. Crews will start working as early at 7am and will last throughout the day.

DETAILS: https://westvancouver.ca/news/westbound-lane-closures-highway-1-ramp-taylor-way-october-1


Peake of Catering will cease operations at its Appleback Grill restaurant at the District of West Vancouver’s Gleneagles Golf Course Clubhouse as of September 30, 2016, [owing] to a challenging business environment and lack of patronage.

READ MORE: https://westvancouver.ca/news/operations-cease-appleback-grill-restaurant-west-vancouver

PARK ROYAL = Job Fair on Level 2 of PkR-S Sat Oct 1st from 11am - 5pm

= Open on Saturdays to 7pm, starting October 1st

GEORGIA STRAIT ALLIANCE CELEBRATION WATER’S EDGE DAY --10am Sat Oct 1 and also 2pm — Maritime Museum at Vanier Park -- Dr. Jonn Matsen will be giving a presentation on how the Squamish Streamkeepers have brought Herring Recovery to Howe Sound and now also to False Creek.

VANCOUVER ART GALLERY Picasso Exhibition ends Oct 2nd — and VAG will be open till 9pm.

5th Annual Trolley Dances ~ noon Sun Oct 2nd ~

CityScape Cmnty Art Space 988 6844 nvartscouncil.ca/events/trolley-dances

Herstories: a West of Denman Historical Walking Tour

~ 1pm ~ Sunday Oct 3rd — streets between Denman and Stanley Park

hear about the lives of remarkable women who lived in this nbrhd stanleyparkhistory.wordpress.com

Kogawa House News ~To Write Is to Resist {panel discussion}Monday October 3 from 7 to 9pm

Free admission; Venue: Canucks Family Education Centre (Britannia Community Centre)

In their writing, Wanda John-Kehewis, Carmen Aguirre, and Rita Wong unmask and decry these forces and the impact they have had on the environment and people’s lives: cultural genocide, state repression, systemic racism, displacement, and the pillage of natural resources, to name a few. But in doing so, they also chart journeys of human dignity, courage, love of life, beauty, and activism. Theirs is a literature of denunciation and hope. For them, To Write Is to Resist. To Write Is to ReCreate. In partnership with the Vancouver Latin American Cultural Centre

Sip and Savour at the Pipe Shop in NV (Oct 3) sipandsavouryvr.org

~ 7 - 10pm ~ Taste wine, beer, food — a fundraiser for BC Women’s Newborn ICU

VSO: Bohemian Rhapsody ~ 8pm Mon Oct 3 ~ at the Centennial Theatre 876 3434 vancouversymphony.ca


The Duke and Duchess just visited and tasted the delights — here’s more information on that special area of BC — also an area with the only desert in Canada (not just ’semi’!).

A wine tour of Canada’s beautiful Okanagan Valley

A thousand miles north of Napa, an explosion of funky wineries amid glorious British Columbia scenery are producing fine tipples, along with fantastic farm-to-plate food

Wine is booming in the Okanagan. Twenty years ago, there were only 31 wineries in the region; now there are over 130. The area is dominated by the spectacularly beautiful 135km-long Okanagan lake, which runs from Vernon in the north down to the semi-desert region of Osoyoos. It’s even reputed to have its own equivalent of the Loch Ness monster, the Ogopogo. From: https://www.theguardian.com/travel/2016/oct/02/okanagan-canada-wine-british-columbia-vineyard-lake

=== HEADSUP 6.5F: Ccl Bits Oct 3; RCM-SAR, CEEP, Mtgs, etc

Well, what a long ccl mtg Monday night. From 6 to almost 11pm! and remember Ccl (with staff) started at 5pm closed sp mtg. Hope you enjoyed Culture Days and Pumpkinfest and looking forward to our long Thanksgiving Weekend. We have lots to give thanks for.

Herewith: Ccl Bits; Mtgs; VSO; Legion; CEEP; QTP {to end}


= Sewell’s devt withdrawn from the agenda

= RCM-SAR: v interesting and informative presentation w/ slides [6:03 - 6:16] — recommend you watch.

= Temp Use Permit (Evelyn by Onni): as a result of comments from residents, Lot 6 removed from motion

= A fascinating final report from the CEEPWG. Their hour started at 6:40 naming the mbrs and their (impressive,

relevant) qualifications. {See news release below} Worth watching as well.

= Staff report about implementation of CEEP and will report in a year to evaluate

= OCP Review Progress Update and Next Steps (started at 8:03)

= The winner of the night! Proposed Coach House on Eagle Island (two hours starting just before 8:30)

Many powerful and passionate comments. Emergency services situation from a mbr of the Coast Guard.

Cam even referred to Milan Kundera, “unbearable lightness. Turns out parking on the mainland’ is also difficult.

MB said the process shd continue; Gamb agreed, but Sop, Cass, and the Mayor voted against going to PH, so failed

= Proposed 2017 Permissive Tax Exemption passed however comments made that shd know what cmnty services performed to qualify. [10:39]

= Reports: PumpkinFest; UBCM (WV's affordability resoln not on the agenda; WV's on a fine increase was approved)

MEETINGS! {doppelgangers needed}

When I was on council there was a policy, perhaps informal, that there wd be no conflicts wrt mtgs so that a mbr of Ccl cd go to any or all meetings. On the weekend working on the newsletter I looked at the DWV Calendar and, knowing there was a Cypress Liaison mtg on Wed Oct 5th at 5pm, was taken aback to see three other mtgs at about the same time {from https://westvancouver.ca/calendar?date=2016-10}:

+ Wednesday Oct 5 4:30pm Design Review Committee Meeting

5:00pm Community Engagement Committee Meeting

6:00pm By-Election Information Meeting

(There’s also an RCM-SAR event I understand, but of course not something that qualifies to be on this Calendar.)

It was a surprise to see the CEC there about the same time as a couple of other mtgs. Even their title is about “cmnty engagement! Surely the same principle of making it possible for mbrs of ccl to attend shd apply to residents, the cmnty.

This policy may not (yet?) be required but surely it’s a desirable one to promote inclusion (and transparency).

It was done decades ago and the mtgs were written down in a diary at the admin desk. No conflicts.

Not easier today with the Internet and computers?

Council, pls consider.

+ Thursday Oct 6: 6:00pm Open House: Marine Drive Study for the...

7:00pm Awards Committee Meeting

VSO 604 876 3434 — http://www.vancouversymphony.ca

{below} The Music Of David Bowie Wednesday Oct 5 Specials Orpheum Theatre

The Look Of Love Thursday Oct 6 Tea & Trumpets Orpheum Theatre

Return To The Cotton Club Friday Oct 7, Saturday Oct 8 VSO Pops Orpheum Theatre



Traditional dinner with trimmings — $20 Dinner starts at 6:30pm -- Entertainment to follow by the Alley Cats

922 1920 Tix available at the bar and must be purchased by October 5

CEEP {DWV Press Release}

Tuesday, October 4, 2016, West Vancouver, BC-

District of West Vancouver council has adopted the Community Energy & Emissions Plan (CEEP), committing the District to reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from community sources to by [sic] 40 per cent by 2040.

The plan, developed by a working group of citizens, provides strategic direction to reduce GHG emissions through neighbourhood design, housing policy, land use, and transportation planning, and solid waste reduction and management.

Here’s what the CEEP WG recommends:

- Activate existing villages through residential and commercial growth

- Initiate Cypress Village and protect Upper Lands forests

- Create new housing options for empty nesters

- Facilitate high-demand housing types

- Support low-cost, low-carbon building retrofits and renovations

- Facilitate higher building efficiency construction

- Attract enhance transit through conducive land plans

- Strengthen pedestrian and cycling infrastructure

- Enable car-sharing and electric vehicle uptake

By implementing these measures, the CEEP working group believes the District of West Vancouver will not only reduce emissions linked to global warming, but will advance core community priorities that promote social and economic sustainability, including public health, nature protection, transportation efficiency and choice, housing for all ages, and infrastructure savings.

The CEEP is a result of a two-year-long process that [sic] driven by one of the District of West Vancouver council’s key priorities, to address issues around the natural environment and climate change.To read the CEEP report, go to westvancouver.ca/ceep.

Media Contact Jeff McDonald Director of Communications

c: 604 396 3692 | d: 925 4736 | e: jmcdonald@westvancouver.ca

=== HEADSUP 6.5G: Oct 17 Ccl Agenda; News, etc

Have a happy Thanksgiving Weekend!

Herewith: News; Main Items Oct 17 Ccl Mtg; Cultural Events; QTP+cartoon


= Empty house taxing? Some news reports, but on checking found out rather confusing and when bleating that asking let alone informing the public was missing (and not mentioned at Ccl) was told it was misreported. Stay tuned. This is a tricky issue.

= BING THOM — Sad sudden loss of this internationally famous local architect. Read about him and see photos of some of his notable buildings (the Chan Ctr is one).



o Delegation - WV Historical Society, re Goals and Work in the Cmnty

o WV Cmnty Fdn Presentation

o Proposed DVPs for:

- 3378 Radcliffe: Consideration of applicn to revise the approved house design

- 5204 and 5210 Marine Dr: Consideration of applicn to revise the approved accessory building and elevator

- 1376 Jefferson: Considern of applicn to vary the locn of the sec ste to the basemt of the existing detached garage

- 3603 Marine Dr: Consideration of applicn to add variances to max retaining wall height and min side yard to the pool/pool deck area

o Evelyn by Onni Lot 6 Devt Applicn: Consideration of cmnty consultation

o TransLink Customer Service Performance Report for Q2, 2016

o Temporary Use Permit for Park Royal: To set date for consideration

Documents: Agenda: https://westvancouver.ca/sites/default/files/dwv/council-agendas/2016/oct/17/16oct17-Agenda2.pdf


> Oct 7 - 9 (Fri/Sat/Sun)

Third Annual Harvest Haus — Queen Elizabeth Plaza — Fri/Sat/Sun harvesthaus.com

Celebrate Oktoberfest at the West Coast’s largest German-inspired cultural harvest festival

> Sunday October 9 <

MUSIC ~ 3pm ~ Burnaby Lyric Opera: its first Wagner presentation: Act 1 from Die Walkure

Shadbolt Ctr 604 205 3000 shadboltcentre.com

~ 4pm ~ Songs of Jealousy & Passion at Roedde House roeddehouse.org

Fabiana Katz (mezzo soprano) and Stephen Boswell (guitarist) perform passionate Latin music

THEATRE ~ Den of Thieves at Studio 16 ends Sunday Oct 9th offsidetheatre.com


WALK: This Weekend!

In the Footsteps of the Past: Retracing South Asian History in Kitsilano

This weekend we head out to reprise a popular walking tour from 2015 about the rich history of the South Asian community in Kitsilano. The tour will be led by Curator and Community Engagement Specialist Naveen Girn, Filmmaker and Researcher Paneet Singh and Historian Dr. Milan Singh.

In 1908, the first Sikh Gurdwara in North America (Places That Matter site #32) opened in Kitsilano. Located at 1866 West 2nd Avenue, this religious, social and political gathering place was situated next to homes owned by the South Asian community and the sawmills where they worked. This walking tour will retrace the living legacy of this important space for the South Asian community by pointing out lost and still existing buildings that illustrate the intercultural past of Vancouver, the fight against racial discrimination, and the stories that still resonate today.

Sunday October 9th -- 11am - 12:30pm -- Register here $15 or $9 with valid student ID

Bowen Island Apple Festival this Sunday

This annual Thanksgiving Sunday festival slices up an enjoyable serving of small- town country charm. It's a free, family-friendly event featuring a display of over 100 varieties of heritage apples pie-baking contest baked goods, preserves and homemade pies for sale minstrels farmers' & crafters' market cupcake walk and lots more!

qtp+cartoon {to end}

=== HEADSUP 6.5H: Meetings Wed/Thurs

Hope you all had a a great Thanksgiving weekend. The weather held but hear the deluge starts in a couple of days.

After the theatre offer, mtgs Wed (12th) and Thurs (13th). Some Thanksgiving cartoons at the end :-)

Had hoped to get the “Buy one, Get one free offer from the Arts Club, for the comedy Bakersfield Mist, sent out earlier so you cd take advantage of it, but you might want to try anyway and see if they’ll be kind in the morning.

Nicola Cavendish is always good. Get the details: http://archive.skem1.com/csb/Public/show/cw21r--9son9-1i8cp4o1

As for mtgs, a bit strange.


You’ll see on the DWV Calendar that the Public Art Advisory Cmte mtg is on twice and at the same time! It’s even listed twice on the home page! Anyway it’s at 10am Wed Oct 12 at the Music Box.

Agenda: https://westvancouver.ca/sites/default/files/dwv/assets/gov/docs/Committees-Groups/Committees/Public-Art-Advisory/2016/PAAC_MEETING_AGENDA_OCTOBER_12%20-%20UPDATED.pdf

Well, I read the agenda and this was of interest

4.1 Public Art opportunity at new Public Service Municipal Hall (PSMH) building

4.2 Public Art donation opportunity for Lawson Park playground/Dundarave area from community member

4.3 Public Art piece “Passages’ has been removed from Lawson Creek Studio and put into storage


was shocked to see the restrictions wrt public questions. I spearheaded allowing the public to attend cmte mtgs and ask questions. Ccl (years ago) first did not allow it and then relented to say there cd be questions wrt “process and disposition. Some lobbying after that removed that restriction. Has it snuck back in??? I’ll be asking tomorrow if this restriction has been reinstated. Have no problem with their being limited to two minutes (as long as it doesn’t include the response!).

Yes, it’s true that not all residents know all about the topics, etc., but let them ask whatever they want. If it’s inappropriate or irrelevant (for that cmte), then let them know who at the Hall can assist/help. More open and polite, no?


Oct 12 -- 6 to 8pm at St. Anthony’s School Gym at Christ the Redeemer Church, 595 Keith Rd

The Park Royal and Lions' Gate Bridge areas are changing, with devt planned at Park Royal Mall on Squamish Nation leased land and the Lions' Gate Town Centre in NV.

WV staff have prepared a Marine Drive Context Study to understand better how this area is evolving and how three active devt sites in WV fit within this context and can contribute to a cohesive vision for this multi-jurisdictional area.

No registration is required to attend the open houses. Visit the project page for more details.

See: https://westvancouver.ca/government/mayor-council/councils-priorities/official-community-plan-review/marine-drive-study-park-royal-area

FYI: The three active development applications in the study area are:

752 Marine Drive (former White Spot restaurant)

303 Marine Drive (current Earls restaurant)

660 Clyde Avenue, 657 and 675 Marine Drive

TAKE THE SURVEY! What do you think about the study’s objectives, principles, and directions for three West Vancouver sites in this multi-jurisdictional area?

Take the Survey http://www.peakdemocracy.ca/portals/149/1743 Closes Oct 21


~ 10am ~ The Key Performance Indicators Task Group Mtg has been CANCELLED


Location: Gleneagles Community Centre, 6262 Marine Drive (in Cypress Corner West)

AGENDA: https://westvancouver.ca/sites/default/files/dwv/assets/gov/docs/Committees-Groups/Committees/Gleneagles-Advisory/2016/2GECCCOMMITTEE_AGENDA_OCTOBER_13_2016.pdf

and yippee! This agenda just has an item simply named Public Questions. Great. CARTOONS

=== HEADSUP 6.5I:

Surprise! Just this morning this mtg was put on the Calendar.


Oct 12, 2016 - 4:00 pm Location: Vista Room, West Vancouver Community Centre, 2121 Marine Drive

AGENDA: https://westvancouver.ca/sites/default/files/dwv/assets/gov/docs/Committees-Groups/Committees/Community-Grants/2016/2016_10_12_CGC_-_POLICY_REVIEW_SUBCOMMITTEE_MEETING__4_AGENDA.pdf


Mtg is shown as from 4 to 5pm.

Also good news, Public Questions is just public questions with no stated restrictions as to topics.

OTOH, surprised only showed up this morning since I thought three days’ notice wd be considerate if not required. Policies are important! Of interest to residents.

———————————————— pun; to end

=== HEADSUP 6.5J: Candidates; Talk&Walk

Running late (as usual) so here are the candidates so far (deadline is Friday afternoon, but earlier a talk and walk.

Will keep you posted.

Three puns/groaners at the end.


As far as I can tell four just filed on Thursday, Th 13th (>)

David Ayriss

> Farzaneh Bamani

Tom Dodd

> Rosa Jafari

Jon Johnson

David A. Jones

> Andy Krawczyk

> Peter Lambur Here’s the site: http://election.westvancouver.ca/candidate-information


Friday October 14th -- An old-school Naturalist: Glenn Ryder (1938 - 2013)

A free public talk and walk by Elders Council for Parks and DNV Public Library.

Presenters: Phil Henderson (Biodiversity Centre for Wildlife Studies) and David Cook (Biologist).

Meeting time and location: 11am, Parkgate Library 3675 Banff Ct, NV.

The library is opposite the Parkgate Cmnty Ctr and adjacent to the Parkgate Village Shopping Ctr at the corner of the Mt Seymour Parkway and Seymour Road which is also the access road to Mount Seymour Provincial Park.

Duration of event: Approximately 2 hours.

Description of the event: Phil Henderson will celebrate and commemorate Glenn Ryder’s stories and profound respect for the natural world. Glenn Ryder has been described as the finest field naturalist in British Columbia. He is well known for his detailed field notes, his artwork, and written works on natural history. Following Phil’s presentation David will take you through the nearby Roche Point Forest where in 1994 Glenn completed a wildlife study for the District of NV. Some of his observations in this old-growth forest will be referred to from Glenn’s written notes during the walk.

Registration required. Register by calling 604-929-3727 ext 8166.

=== HEADSUP 6.5K: Storm, News, Apples, etc

Rushing while receiving news of impending storm (Phase 3); still there are pumpkin puns at the end.:-)

> CBC Radio breaking news at 4:15pm said Stanley Park will be closed tonight as of 8pm (am assuming Park, not causeway) until morning (guessing will evaluate situation then; winds have reached almost 100kmh so far on Island, all ferries cancelled).

> Blue Bus Service: an overtime ban starts Sunday at 4pm; see [ONE] below for info.

> CCL AGENDAS: Oct 17’s main items were in Headsup 6.5G;

See: https://westvancouver.ca/sites/default/files/dwv/council-agendas/2016/oct/17/16oct17-Agenda2.pdf

*** For Oct 24, see: https://westvancouver.ca/sites/default/files/dwv/council-agendas/2016/oct/24/16oct24-Agenda.pdf

> CANDIDATES: late filers Friday; add to those in 6.5J: Joanna Baxter, Tara Haddad, Vernon Pahl, Carolanne Reynolds

> This Friday’s episode of Christopher’s Corner [TWO]

> MEETINGS/EVENTS (some; as I said rushing — apologies to those omitted)

Ivy Pull this morning :-(, so for future reference:: https://westvancouver.ca/calendar/ivy-pull-lighthouse-park

25th annual Apple Festival at UBC Botanical Garden ~ 11am - 4pm ~ http://botanicalgarden.ubc.ca

NB: Apple Festival will be taking place at UBC Botanical Garden on October 15 & 16, rain or shine.

Notice: Nitobe Memorial Garden is closed today October 15th due to strong winds.

Yes, more but want to let you know about Stanley Pk and the buses; will send another Headsup trying to catch other things this weekend.. that have been missed, cancelled, or still to be enjoyed.


from Kristi, Mgr of Cmnty Relns:

For your reference, the information below is to ensure that all members of the community who use the Blue Bus service are updated regarding current contract discussions. Please share this email with your neighbours and group members.

Talks broke down yesterday between the District of West Vancouver and the union representing West Vancouver Blue Bus drivers and maintenance staff. An agreement on a new contract was not reached.

The Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) is now in a legal strike position and has announced plans to begin a ban on overtime this Sunday, October 16 at 4 p.m. The District of West Vancouver is hopeful that the overtime ban will not result in significant service delays or disruptions. Information on Blue Bus service disruptions caused by ATU job action will be posted on westvancouver.ca and on District social media channels as soon as we become aware of them. The District of West Vancouver is committed to working with the ATU to reach a deal that’s fair for both sides and is willing to return to the bargaining table at the ATU’s convenience.

Please contact Translink to learn about any adjustments to their services in West Vancouver: Translink Customer Service Line - 604-953-3333 Website - Translink.ca

We will do our best to keep all residents and stakeholders informed through westvancouver.ca, Twitter and Facebook at the following addresses: westvancouver.ca @WestVanDistrict - Twitter @WestVanDistrict - Facebook


Dear Carolanne,

Happy Friday! We hope you enjoy this week's instalment of Christopher's Corner. Let us know what you think of the episode on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram using @bardonthebeach and the hashtag #ChristophersCorner. Don't forget to share this with the Shakespeare lover in your life. See you next Friday!

Doesn’t Christopher look spiffy! The Thanksgiving episode [video 1m34sec] https://youtu.be/htIkmjtSWO4

puns {to end} Sorry, these pumpkin puns are kinda corny enjoy!

=== HEADSUP 6.5L: Ccl + Meetings!

haste — not time for culturewatch events

Herewith: chronological: last night, today, and tomorrow, then THURSDAY! followed by MDr Survey and math puns

BITS at COUNCIL LAST NIGHT {Oct 17}— v briefly

= v interesting WVHS presentation by current prez Rod Day (who’s been both an alderman and a councillor!)— history, mission, contributions, role, and more! — followed by an update by Laura Anderson re project West Van Stories. Qs and discn re museum, future, and plans for tours of Pt Atkinson during Canada’s 150th anniversary next summer. [6:10 - 6:30]

= an informative delegation re the WV Cmnty Fdn by Gordon Holley. They’re embarking on a campaign to let ppl know all the good work they do in the cmnty — impressive: grown quickly, millions invested, gives grants, and more. Their Vital Signs report is now available.

= [~6:55 - 7:20] DVPs all approved: 3378 Radcliffe; 5204/5210 Marine Dr; 1376 Jefferson; 3603 Marine Dr (amendment);

= presentation, Qs, and next steps for Evelyn by Onni Lot 6 Development Application [end ~7:50]

= Consent Agenda, Corresp; some discussn re parking at/around PkR, the Great BC ShakeOut Earthquake Drill Oct 20

= Reports included recent Howe Sound Forum mtg w/ possibility of UNESCO designation; Zero-Waste and Garbage; Awards Cmte; Aboriginal Relations; health outcomes as a result of density; .

= PQP: suggestion since some devts/presentations in Imperial (feet and inches) and some in Metric, that both be given; since someone asked, provided info re Hollyburn Lodge opening planned for Jan 15, 90 year anniversary (piece in last WVM); queried why Howe Sound Forum mtg not on DWV Calendar; reminded Mayor at Cmnty Day 2014 he said there’d be a Heritage Cmte in fall; he said he always talks about it w/ the CAO (and then chickens’ was said -- no explanation).

= Adjournment ~ 8:07!


> Tues

= Ivy Pull at 9am (same info as for the one Sat): https://westvancouver.ca/calendar/ivy-pull-ambleside-pond-1

= 4:30pm Finance Cmte; (don’t you just love these short URLs?)

Agenda: https://westvancouver.ca/sites/default/files/dwv/assets/gov/docs/Committees- Groups/Committees/Finance/2016/FINANCE COMMITTEE AGENDA - OCT 18_ 2016.pdf

> Wed

= 6:30pm Lower Caulfeild Adv Cmte at St. Francis-in-the-Wood.

Surprised again seeing on this cmte the restriction at PQP for “process and disposition

Agenda: https://westvancouver.ca/sites/default/files/dwv/assets/gov/docs/Committees-Groups/Committees/Lower- Caufield/2016/LCAC_Agenda_October_19_2016.pdf

Yes, this link works even though Caulfeild is misspelled....

> Thursday October 20

~ 9:30am


AGENDA {no PQP restrictions!}: https://westvancouver.ca/sites/default/files/dwv/assets/gov/docs/Committees-Groups/Committees/CommunityGrants/2016/2016_10_20_CGC__POLICY_REVIEW_SUBCOMMITTEE_MEETING__5_AGENDA.pdf

~ 10:15am


On October 20, millions of people worldwide will practise how to Drop, Cover, and Hold On at 10:20 a.m. during Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drills! British Columbians can join by registering for the 2016 Great British Columbia ShakeOut. Participating is a great way for your family or organization to be prepared to survive and recover quickly from big earthquakes – wherever you live, work, or travel.

More Information Earthquake Preparedness ShakeOut BC Prepared BC

~ 4pm


Location: Gleneagles Cmnty Centre, 6262 Marine Drive

BC Transportation and Infrastructure is seeking input on a highway link between the Sunshine Coast and Lower Mainland. Attend an Open House on Thursday October 20 from 4 – 8pm at Gleneagles Community Centre and learn more about the preliminary study findings. The consultation process also includes an online survey.

~ 4:30pm


AGENDA: https://westvancouver.ca/sites/default/files/dwv/assets/gov/docs/CommitteesGroups/Committees/DesignReview/2016/drcagenda20161020.pdf

Main items: o 2530 Marine Drive – 1st appearance (File 16-056)

New Duplex Devt Devt Permit DP16-056

o Onni Parcel 6 – 1st appearance (File 16-024)

Replacement of clubhouse with 6 townhouse units, redesign and relocate portion of Evelyn Walk, consolidate Lot 6 with Lot 7

Devt Permit DP16-024 (with OCP amdmt and rezoning)

AND -- no restrictions noted under PQP and this is the cmte that used to have them!



~ 6 to 8pm at WV Cmnty Centre, Atrium

Learn more about the Integrated Stormwater Management Plan (ISMP) for the Brothers, Vinson, and Hadden Creeks and provide your feedback at an open house.

[click on:] http://www.peakdemocracy.ca/portals/149/Issue_1743 What do you think about the study’s

objectives, principles, and directions for three WV sites in this multi-jurisdictional area?

3 days left before deadline! This topic has 322 visitors and 144 responses: 92 registered responses and

52 unregistered responses. That's 7.2 hours of public comment @ 3 min per response. The deadline for participation is 11pm on October 21. http://www.peakdemocracy.ca/portals/149/Issue_1743

math puns moved

=== HEADSUP 6.5M: News and Even More Mtgs!

Too many! even two more to add to that list for Thursday! incredible..

* overwhelmed — something like photo at bottom

Will again do in chronological order so here goes!

How frantic the fall has become!

Sorry missed FBG’s opening reception last night — full description follows.

btw, today’s the first anniversary of the new federal govt — Trudeau/Liberals elected one year ago today.

Do scroll down b/c again they’re in chronological order but there’s no separate list.

First, however, an update on the buses from DWV so you can plan:

Media reports indicate that the transit union is planning a full strike for Friday, October 21.

We are encouraging Blue Bus users to make other travel arrangements.

Cancellations, delays and route changes will be posted at westvancouver.ca or Blue Bus users can follow District social media for updates. You can also sign up to receive transit alerts at translink.ca.



October 18 – November 6

Exploring the elemental connection between print & paint

Opening Reception: 6 - 8pm Tues Oct 18. Meet the Artists: 2 - 4pm Sat Oct 22.

Artist Demo: Relief Print demo with Carol McQuaid, Sunday October 23, 2 - 4 pm


The Hot Sheet — Wednesday October 19

Welcome to your Writers Fest hot sheet! From Monday October 17 - Sunday October 23.

We’ll be sending you a list of the Writers Fest events that still have tix, so if you haven’t purchased tix in advance or re hoping to catch a few additional events, stay tuned.

Note: online and phone sales for events stop 3 hours before the event, you can still buy tix at the door, or at our Festival Box Office, located at 1398 Cartwright St. INFO: http://us12.campaign-archive1.com/


Social Media Breakfast In Celebration of BDC Small Business Week in Canada

Social Media for Small Business – the Dos and Don’ts

Amica – WV (Theatre), 659 Clyde Thursday October 20 7 to 9am

Our Guest Speakers:

Catherine (Cat) Barr – Owner, WestVancouver.com & NorthVancouver.com

Since 1996, Chamber member Cat Barr has reported on all aspects of life in Vancouver and has over 15,000 photos and articles published in print. She is the founder/owner of WestVancouver.com and NorthVancouver.com and is a pioneer in the web publishing industry. An accredited journalist, with a background in print, television, radio and production, she is best known for her social event columns and celebrity photos in various newspapers and magazines.

Nick Bellamy – Owner, Adaptive Marketing Solutions

Chamber member Nick Bellamy is the owner of Adaptive Marketing Solutions. He has worked in sales for over 10 years, in a variety of industries including food, retail, automotive, and advertising. He understands the challenges and the opportunities that are here on the North Shore. Nick has been nominated as a young entrepreneur for the North Vancouver Chamber of Commerce’s 2013 Business Excellence Awards. He is Google Adword’s and Google Analytic’s certified, and is registered in the Google Partner program.

This informative breakfast meeting will give you some excellent tips on what to do and not do with your small business social media.

WV Chamber members: $25 Non-members $35 *+GST

Ticket includes coffee/tea and light breakfast Venue Sponsor: Amica West Vancouver

BDC Small Business Week, October 17 – 21. Small Business Week is an annual celebration of entrepreneurship that the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) has organized for almost 40 years. Each year, more than 10,000 business people come together at hundreds of events across Canada to celebrate entrepreneurship, learn, and network with other entrepreneurs. BDC is the only bank devoted exclusively to entrepreneurs. It promotes Canadian entrepreneurship with a focus on small and medium-sized businesses.

Buy a Social Media Breakfast Ticket Now

TALK 7:30pm Thursday

Undercover Invaders

A free public talk for the Botany Section of Nature Vancouver.

Speaker: Caroline Astley

Meeting time & location: 7:30 pm. Unitarian Centre, 949 West 49th Ave (at Oak Street), Vancouver.

Description of the talk: Invasive plant species are ubiquitous in the Lower Mainland, and are quite often overlooked. Some produce beautiful flowers, others delicious fruit, but all have an impact of some kind. One thing is for certain, invasive plants are here to stay, so what can we do about them? Caroline’s talk will outline the biology of a few common invasive plants, discuss their impacts, and introduce management techniques.

Caroline is a Registered Professional Biologist with Hemmera Envirochem Inc. in Burnaby BC. She completed her Master’s research on the impacts of Himalayan blackberry on breeding bird diversity in the Lower Mainland. Her passion is landscape and vegetation ecology. For further information about Nature Vancouver refer to www.naturevancouver.ca.

=== HEADSUP 6.5N: Buses, Events, GCC Open House, etc

Oodles and oodles. Apologies no time to provide a complete list even of those of most interest.

Will recommend again that you look at the Scene section of the Vancouver Sun, specifically pC10 wch lists events by category (music, theatre, art, etc).

Math Q & A at end.

Buses first; heard they’ll be meeting Sunday to try to avoid the strike on Monday

from the DWV today:

Mediated talks between the District of WV and the union representing West Vancouver Blue Bus drivers and maintenance staff are planned for this weekend.

The Amalgamated Transit Union has announced plans for a full strike on Monday, October 24. The District of West Vancouver is hopeful that an agreement can be reached so that a full strike can be avoided.

Despite the transit union’s claims, the District has not asked for any concessions to existing benefits. The District has made a fair offer which includes a salary adjustment comparable to the contract accepted by Coast Mountain Bus Company workers earlier this year.

Earlier this week, the transit union implemented a ban on overtime, causing trip cancellations and inconvenience for many passengers.

A Selection from [VSun] SCENE

= Check out VSO performances: vancouversymphony.ca

= The Stanley Park Halloween Ghost Train has started, see ghost-train.ca

= A subscriber recommended Comfort Cottages (PAL Studio Theatre, ends Sunday westerngoldtheatre.org )

> Oct 21 -- Fretwork — in Nomine: earlymusic.bc.ca

late Renaissance English instrumental music, 7:30pm Christ Church Cathedral

> Oct 20 - 22 -- John Cleese and Eric Idle at the QET! ticketmaster.ca cleeseandidle.com

> Oct 23 -- UBC Opera Tea: opera arias in the UBC Botanical Garden at 2pm ubcoperatickets.com


Today’s Hot Sheet from the Vancouver Writers Fest -- List of events and tix available for today and tomorrow

Interesting title for one on Saturday:

#75: Love Through All Ages

Performance Works | 5:00pm -- Peter Behrens | Eimear McBride

Peter {Behrens’s} new novel, Carry Me, glues together Billy and Karin in a complex, passionate and long-lasting love affair that ranges from the Isle of Wight to Frankfurt, Berlin and New Mexico. In Eimear McBride’s new novel, an 18-year-old Irish girl recently arrived to London falls into the arms of an older actor, “modesty flying everywhere. Come spend your evening basking in love.


FRIDAY to SUNDAY (Oct 21 - 23)

Annual Sunshine Coast Art Crawl, 130+ galleries sunshinecoastartgallery.com


~ 10am ~

> Cypress Falls Park: Old growth trees & falls. A slow interpretive nature walk.

A free public event brought to you jointly by the Old Growth Conservancy Society and Nature Vancouver.

Trip leader: David Cook.

Meeting time and location: For car-pooling and those travelling by bus meet at 0930 hours at the Park & Ride of Park Royal North, WV (on the roof) and for those travelling by bus. Alternatively, meet in the parking lot at the end of Woodgreen Place off Woodgreen Drive at 1000 hours.

Duration: 3 to 4 hours Walking distance: 2 to 3 km. Elevation gain: ~110 metres

Terrain: The trails are poorly defined and poorly maintained in many places. Caution is required where there are steep drop-offs into the Cypress Creek canyon. There are rough and slippery sections of trail and hiking boots with deep tread and ankle support are essential.

Difficulty rating: Using the Nature Vancouver rating system, the difficulty rating approximates “C. The Nature Vancouver website is www.naturevancouver.ca.

Description of event: A natural history hike along the trails of Cypress Falls Park in West Vancouver. Cypress Falls Park contains one of the North Shore’s oases of old-growth forest with two waterfalls in a pocket canyon formed by Cypress Creek. There will be a focus on the ecology of old-growth forests.

Bring lunch and water and dress for changes in weather.

Registration not required. There is no cost except for sharing of gas from Park Royal. Memberships in Nature Vancouver (www.naturevancouver.ca) and the Old Growth Conservancy Society (www.ogcs.ca) are not required.

> ALSO at 10am!


Oct 22, 2016 - 10:00 am to 12:00 pm Location: Gleneagles Golf Course Clubhouse

The District of West Vancouver is hosting a community open house at the Gleneagles Clubhouse for the public to come give suggestions for new community recreation programs and events. Please bring your ideas to help direct the future programming at one of West Vancouver’s favourite community buildings – the Gleneagles Clubhouse.

Take a tour through the Gleneagles Clubhouse and bring your ideas for new programs and community events.

Drop-in activities for children will be available. Coffee and light refreshments provided.

For detailed information on the Gleneagles Clubhouse, go to westvancouver.ca/gleneaglesclubhouse

~ 1pm ~


This Weekend! Laneway House Tour

This weekend is our last house tour of the year and while the weather may have been grey and wet this past week, it is all clear skies ahead for Saturday. The weather report is calling for a sunny day as we open 6 great examples of small homes built behind existing residences. See how laneway housing can work for heritage while learning some creative ideas for space saving design.

We recently wrote about the above tour home for Spacing Vancouver to highlight its inventive design which complements the main house, and minimizes impact on the neighbours. Designed by Architect James Burton, this 850 sq ft home is filled with light and space, but its low profile limits overshadowing. The clerestory windows maintain privacy while filling the space with natural light. It is sure to change some minds about small space living!

Come get inspired by innovative design, see how to fit your project in with the neighbourhood and learn about building, financing and harmonizing a laneway home with a character home.

Saturday October 22nd 1pm - 5pm Register Here $30 or $23 with valid student ID


Places That Matter: Temple Sholom

The latest addition to the Places That Matter Plaque Project is Temple Sholom. Created in 1965, Temple Sholom was Vancouver’s only Jewish Reform Congregation. The group met in members' homes until 1976, when they moved to a former Masonic Hall. Services, religious school and community gatherings were held here until January 25, 1985, when a firebomb destroyed the Temple. Rabbi Philip Bregman managed to recover all but one of the Torahs from the burning building. This arson became a reminder of the cracks existing behind Vancouver’s tolerant, multicultural self-image. With support from Mayor Mike Harcourt, the Temple was re-built at Oak St. and 55th Ave. in 1988.

Prayers and remarks will be offered by Rabbi Dan Moskovitz, Rabbi Phillip Bregman, Emeritus, and Cantor Arthur Guttman, Emeritus.

Sunday October 23rd 2pm FREE - All are welcome to attend Trimble Park (Trimble St at W 8th Ave)


Vancouver Heritage Foundation see more: Click to view this email in a browser


Math Q&A

PS to 6.5N: Why BDS Matters: A Town Hall Discussion About Illegal Occupation in Palestine and Unceded Indigenous Lands

Whoops; missed this; came in yesterday afternoon

Information in that troubled area. Many seem not to know what BDS really is and about Green Party controversy.

If you’re interested, this may help:

It’s tonight at 6:30 -- however looks like websites given if you wish further information.

Otherwise — have a great Friday evening, and weekend!

Date: October 20, 2016 at 4:56:36 PM PDT

Subject: [ijv-van-ann] Fwd: Why BDS Matters: A Town Hall Discussion About Illegal Occupation-In Palestine and Unceded Indigenous Lands


Why BDS Matters: A Town Hall Discussion About Illegal Occupation In Palestine and Unceded Indigenous Lands

St James Community Hall , 3214 W. 10th, Vancouver


Oct 21, 6:30-8:30 pm

Price Free admission Categories Activism, Forums & Talks

WEBSITE —-> https://www.facebook.com/events/696513227191000

A Vancouver Town Hall on the Green Party of Canada’s Boycott, Divestment, & Sanctions Policy

WHO: Lisa Barrett, former Green Party of Canada International Affairs critic and candidate for Vancouver {Centre};

Dimitri Lascaris, former Green Party of Canada Justice Critic and candidate for London West;

Sid Shniad, National Steering Committee, Independent Jewish Voices;

Audrey Siegl, Musqueam First Nation artist and activist, 2014 candidate for Vancouver City Council

WHAT: A town hall on the Green Party of Canada’s recently adopted policy expressing support for the use of boycott, divestment, and sanctions in order to bring an end to Israel’s occupation of Palestinian territories.

WHEN: Friday, October 21, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM, PDT

WHERE: St James Community Hall, 3214 West 10th Ave, Vancouver, B.C.

WHY: This adoption of this resolution led to Green Party leader Elizabeth May threatening to resign the leadership. The defence of the policy by Ms. Barrett and Mr. Lascaris ultimately led to their removal from the Green Party shadow cabinet by Ms May. The BDS policy will now be a central focus of the Green Party’s upcoming special general meeting in Calgary in early December, where the party will revisit the resolution and determine next steps. It will be helpful for Green Party members and the public at large to understand the pros and cons of the resolution. This town hall is intended to generate a constructive discussion about the BDS policy. All points of view are welcome.


This is an announcement from Independent Jewish Voices, Vancouver. To find out more about how you can get involved, or to reach us with any questions, please email ijv-vancouver@ijvcanada.org For more info about IJV, please visit http://ijvcanada.org/.

To post to this group, send email to ijv-vancouver-announcements@googlegroups.com.

Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/ijv-vancouver-announcements.

To view this discussion on the web visit


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+ Addn to PS to 6.5N: WV Museum Studio Tour Tomorrow!

for art lovers!

EXHIBITION AND STUDIO TOUR -- Saturday October 22 -- 10am to 2:30pm

Location: Tour starts at the WV Museum, 680 17th Street, then departs for artist studios and Horseshoe Bay for lunch

Join guest curator Carol E. Mayer at the Museum for a guided tour of the exhibition, then travel by bus to visit Tam Irving's and Sally Michener's West Vancouver studios and have lunch with the artists at a restaurant in Horseshoe Bay.

Cost: $50. Register by calling 925 7270 (Activity #25291) or register online. Cost of tour includes transportation and lunch.

West Vancouver Museum -- http://westvancouvermuseum.ca

=== HEADSUP 6.5O: Bus Strike Tomorrow + Hollyburn Gardens

Sunday 2016 October 23 -- Thought I’d get this update info on the buses to you asap. Three’s a charm.


As for ccl mtg tomorrow night, the main item is:

Hollyburn Gardens Rental Infill, 195 - 21st Street

Rezoning and Devt Permit; adding two new bldgs and 41 units for first reading and PH on Nov 28

Full report: https://westvancouver.ca/sites/default/files/dwv/council-agendas/2016/oct/24/16oct24-6.pdf


Mediator books out as transit union rejects DWV offer, plans full strike for tomorrow

Sunday, October 23, 2016, West Vancouver, BC – Mediated talks between DWV and the Transit Union have not resulted in an agreement. The Amalgamated Transit Union has announced plans for a full strike on Monday, October 24.

The District of WV made significant movement in talks today, and believed that an agreement could be reached and a full strike could have been avoided. “We understand that a transit strike is extremely inconvenient for many people, said District communications director Jeff McDonald. “By proceeding with this unnecessary strike, the transit union will be causing hardship for those who depend on Blue Bus, especially students and seniors.

The District came to the negotiating table today with a fair offer including a salary adjustment and other benefits comparable to the contract accepted by Coast Mountain Bus Company workers earlier this year. Despite the transit union’s claims, the District had not asked for any concessions to existing benefits.

Last week, the transit union implemented a ban on overtime, causing trip cancellations and inconvenience for many passengers. Jeff McDonald, MA

Director, Cmnty Relations & Communications | DWV t: 925-4736 | c: 396-3692 | westvancouver.ca

3 QTP| to end

=== HEADSUP 6.5P: Blue Buses running! Tidbits from Oct 24 ccl mtg, etc

The latest news! Thought you’d want to find out right away.

I happened to still be in the lobby after the mtg and there came a news photographer. Guess you’ll see photos on the news. He’d come for statements b/c the strike was settled and the buses will be running in the morning. It’s tentative and the union will vote on Thursday.

Was doing other things (the mtg was over just after 8pm) and Jeff McD has sent out a media release so have now appended it to this Headsup.

Herewith: Oct 24 Ccl Bits; Bus Info; Monday Films at KMC; cats and dogs..


+ Addns to agenda: Delegation re VCH; and Sewell’s Devt

{why not on agenda? or if sudden, why not revision in red on the web?}

+ VCH: presentation/slides of co-location of VCH services, a hub; planned for April 2017

Not just for youth; they’re even adding parent support.

{yes, date given was April 1 but am sure they’re serious}

+ Item 4 Reconsideration of a tree permit applicn denied started at 6:29. The owner brought in a new design and since neither Planning nor Ccl had seen it, the decision was made that it be taken to Planning for evaluation.

+ Fees and Charges Amendment Bylaw sailed through.

+ Hollyburn Gardens Rental Infill item (adding 41 units) started at 6:50 and lasted an hour. Quite an interesting discussion, and there will be a PH Nov 28. First rental bldg in 40 years.

Traffic and parking are a concern; some tenants park on the street rather than pay the $50 monthly fee. Michael Geller, consultant to Hollyburn Properties, said that wd be addressed. The CAC is over $1M.

{will see how calculated; suggestion be put in Affordable’ Fund}

Some residents complained re traffic, parking, blocking views, but surprise was hearing locals had submitted a petition a cpl of yrs ago objecting and this had NOT been mentioned. {rap someone’s knuckles?}

One cclr knew nothing about the petition; one cclr mentioned remembering having red the petition and made good suggestion the petition be updated and represented before or at the PH.

+ Added Item 9.1 was re a letter pulled from Corresp about the %age of rentals and stats (Ccl wants to add 160???) was referred to Planning for reply and to be made public

+ Reports included some mtgs (Chamber’s AGM; Library fundraiser Nov 8 with Linden MacIntyre) — plus, if I heard correctly, Sop said his son will be No. 1 high school quarterback in the prov. {wow!}

+ At PQP, one resident wanting an update on the ramp (gave his contacts’ with list of bodies contacted such as Port, recreational boating cmte, harbourmaster, etc) and said the Lions Gate Marina is for sale and is 27 acres. Also said a biz grp has a design to build a ramp and small launch facilities.

Another resident complimented staff for adhering to the interim tree bylaw (re permit item earlier). Planning said the new design wd come back if the owner requested something not permitted

+ Adjournment at 8:07!


Blue Bus strike over as District of West Vancouver and transit union reach agreement

Monday, October 24, 2016, West Vancouver, BC – Talks between the District of West Vancouver and the union representing Blue Bus transit workers have resulted in a deal reached this evening. Full Blue Bus service resumes tomorrow.

We are pleased that the people who rely on Blue Bus will no longer be affected by this strike, and that service will be returning to normal on Tuesday, said District communications director Jeff McDonald.

The deal is tentative and must be ratified by the Amalgamated Transit Union membership in a Thursday vote.

Media Contact Jeff McDonald, Director of Community Relations & Communications

c: 604-396-3692| d: 604-925-4736 | e: jmcdonald@westvancouver.ca

Tuesday Mtg


FILMS first one of the series

Don't miss 'INTO THE FOREST' tonight in the Grosvenor Theatre at Kay Meek Centre

INTO THE FOREST Monday Oct 24 ~ 7:30pm ~ English, 96min Tix: $10 Adult; $7 Student

A mesmerizing and powerful story about two teenage sisters who are forced to fend for themselves in a society that may be on the brink of collapse. Based on Jean Hegland's novel of the same name, Into the Forest takes place in the not-too-distant future, as a massive power outage overwhelms all of continental North America. Living with their recently widowed father (Callum Keith Rennie) in a house hidden away in the woods of Northern California, sisters Nell (Ellen Page) and Eva (Evan Rachel Wood) gradually become aware of the severity of their situation. Through precarious conditions, the two are forced to face an uncertain future in which they have to figure out how to survive on their own. Together they face dangers and an unknown that both test and strengthen their relationship under extreme circumstances.

Reminiscent of Margaret Atwood's A Handmaid's Tale, Into the Forest, is a mesmerizing and thought-provoking story of hope and despair set in a frighteningly plausible near-future America. (Trailer video: https://youtu.be/_TRSvK-Omwc)

TIFF (Toronto International Film Festival) Official Selection 2015

Director: Patricia Rozema CANADA, 2015

Click HERE or contact our Box Office at 981-6335 to book your tickets!

Kay Meek Centre is a not for profit charity (CRA number: 11929 6010 RR0001). Donations welcomed

=== HEADSUP 6.5Q: Mtgs, Minutes

Herewith, some mtgs Wednesday Oct 27 so you don’t miss (at least notice of) mtgs,

along with some questions and QTP

+ WEDNESDAY October 27 ~~ 9am, 4:30pm, and 5pm +


> OPEN HOUSE: LARSON BAY PARK Oct 27 - 4:30 to 7pm in Gleneagles Clubhouse, 6190 Marine Drive

Larson Bay Park is one of a series of small but significant waterfront parks in West Vancouver. This park has been identified by the District for some improvements in 2017 and 2018. Before beginning work, District staff would like community input about the following possibilities under consideration for this park:

Proposed rearing pond and Larson Creek

BC Hydro upgrade to Bowen Island power connection

Necessity for / improvement to tennis court

Strategy for the removal of invasive plants in the park

Trail improvements

Washroom building

To share your ideas about Larson Bay Park, please join us at this open house.

If unable to attend, pls visit westvancouver.ca/larsonbaypark for more info or to provide comment: 925-7130 Email


AGENDA 4. Reports/Items 4.1. OCP Review and Community Consultation

4.2. Arts and Culture Strategy Consultation Plan

4.3. Next Steps for a Volunteer Resource Pool

4.4. Discussion Re: Horseshoe Bay Park Visioning

As you know, I usually check the website to see what’s on the agenda and items, but when I clicked on


was surprised to see no minutes since March:


March 30



April 26


May 24


June 21


Sept. 21


Oct. 5


Oct. 27


so have written to the Hall asking what happened; hope the minutes will be put up soon.

=== HEADSUP 6.5R: Ccl Agenda Nov 7; Mtgs, Music, etc; Halloween Precautions!

oodles, as usual; planned this to go out earlier today, sorry.

Herewith: Ccl Agenda Nov 7; Halloween Info; Events, Walks, Legion; Trump’s Taxes

First of all, the agenda for Nov 7, the next ccl mtg. Yes, a great improvement Ccl and staff instituted is making the agenda public ten days before the mtg. Completely understandable that there may be revisions or additions before the actual mtg. In that case, those items are added in red at the top right of the agenda.

MAIN ITEMS Nov 7 Ccl Mtg:

= Royal Canadian Legion WV Branch; Veterans’ Wk + Remembrance Day; Presentation.

= Proposed Temp Use Permit for 752, 756, and 764 Marine (PkR): Applicn to allow temp vehicle parking (PkR mall customers), for up to three years

= Reconsideration of Tree Permit Applicn for 984 Sinclair Street

= Proposed Changes to Blueprint for Social Responsibility and Change -- Framework for a Social Plan for WV

= Cmnty Engagemt Cmte – Proposed Amdmts to TofRef: Info to be provided

{hm; surely the amendments wd hv bn approved by the cmte before being put on the agenda, so why not made public so we can be informed and support or make other/addl suggestions, give our views to mbrs of Council — maybe even say it’s great! It is the Cmnty Engagement cmte so let’s include the cmnty’s citizens.}

AGENDA: https://westvancouver.ca/sites/default/files/dwv/council-agendas/2016/nov/07/16nov07-Agenda.pdf


Halloween is just days away but for parents it is never too soon to plan for fun and safe celebrations for all ages.

The first priority for West Vancouver Police and our emergency response partners is public safety. We will start with a refresher on Fireworks Safety.

West Vancouver Police and our partners at West Vancouver Fire and Rescue encourage you to include a discussion with your children about fireworks as part of your Halloween preparations.

Fireworks sales are permitted in West Vancouver from October 25th through October 31st, however, you and your child need to be aware of District of West Vancouver Bylaws relating to fireworks.

1. Fireworks can only legally be possessed or used in WV by persons over the age of 18.

2. Fireworks can only legally be discharged in WV between October 25th-31st.

3. Fireworks can only legally be discharged on Private Property in West Vancouver.

o A DWV Permit is required for any use of fireworks in West Vancouver.

o Info on Permits: call 925 7370 or visit WV Fire Hall #1- 760 16th St,, 8:30am - 4:30pm, weekdays only.

o Fines for violation of District of West Vancouver Fireworks bylaws start at $500.

Click Here For More Information On Fireworks And Safety In The District Of West Vancouver


More Blockwatch Halloween Safety Info will follow in coming days, including trick or treating, and costume safety basics.

SOME EVENTS {Fri/Sat/Sun at bottom of this section}

+ TONIGHT, Friday October 28 at the LEGION: KARAOKE 7:30pm

+ TOMORROW, Saturday October 29

= 9am =


9am - noon — The Dale Park. Meet at the corner of Water Lane and The Dale. Help us plan and mulch at The Dale Park!

Provided: Drinks, a light snack, hand tools, and a guaranteed opportunity to get dirty, have fun. and meet some new ppl!

What to bring: Please wear old clothes, sturdy shoes, or hiking boots and work gloves.

Tiffany Bentley, Parks Planning Assistant 604-921-2913

= noon to 5pm =

12th Annual Rabbit Festival at the Scottish Cultural Ctr, 8886 Hudson

Bring your bunny for checkup, grooming, and nail-clipping. By donation.

Presented by Vancouver Rabbit Rescue & Advocacy ~ 731 6026 ~ vrra.org

= 2pm =

MUSHROOM WALK > see the poster from Lighthouse park


Dance the night away with the Die Hards PRIZES FOR BEST COSTUMES


= 8pm = City Opera Vancouver: Lost Operas of Mozart at Christ Church Cathedral

{and VSO’s Bramwell Tovey will make an appearance!} cityoperavancouver.com


Kimchee* Haggis

Scottish bagpipe player, Joe MacDonald,* and Korean sitar player, Andrew Kim (formerly of Delhi 2 Dublin), fuse Scottish traditional music with Indian sitar and instruments from around the world. http://artstarts.com/events

In Vancouver 11am and 1pm Saturday at the ArtStarts Gallery, 808 Richards

At Westminster Quay 11am and 1pm Sunday

* Info from VSun; have since found out correct is: Kimchi and McDonald. it was a great performance; we really enjoyed it.

Trump’s Missing Tax Returns {moved to end}

=== HEADSUP 6.5S: Halloween: WVPD, History, Humour

Still working on overdue WVM 7/8/9 so another Headsup cuz Halloween is tomorrow!

Spooky! A night of boos?

Herewith four parts: one re safety, one sweet, one serious, and one silly.

> First,

the third in the WVPD’s series on Halloween for parents.

West Vancouver Police are asking all members of the community to play their part for Halloween Safety, in the third instalment of our ePolicing For Parents Halloween Trilogy.

In Halloween Safety 1, WV Police ePolicing for Parents emphasized the need for understanding of Safety Basics and Legal Issues For Fireworks Use In West Vancouver.

Parents putting final touches on costumes and plans for {Monday’s} Trick or Treating are encouraged to review our e-Policing For Parents "Halloween Safety 2" for suggestions on how to prepare for a safe and fun event.

In the third and final instalment of our Halloween Safety trilogy now posted at www.wvpd.ca,

WV Police encourage all community members to share responsibility for ensuring a safe celebration, particularly any community members who expect to be driving Halloween Night.

Click Here To Visit Our Website For More Info And Halloween Safety Tips: https://wvpd.ca/index.php/breaking-stories

> Second,

TRICK OR TREAT at Park Royal 3:30 - 5:30

Halloween is Just Around the Corner!

Park Royal invites you to trick or treat on October 31 from 3:30 - 5:30pm when over 50 of our retailers will be handing out special treats. Don't forget to look for the Park Royal Mermaid who will have extra goodies! Plus enjoy performances from North Shore's very own Vanleena Dance Academy.

Even free tea of the day (if you’re wearing a costume) at David’s Tea all day Oct 31st!

and more — see: http://us6.campaign-archive1.com/?u=154752fe0d2d34354f3f970c3&id=0415bb0962&e=27c92281ac

> Third,

a bit of history from Deacon Lucy excerpted from the Thurible (from the St James Church on the DTES)

I never understood that there was a connection between Halloween and All Souls’ Day. Halloween comes from the ancient traditions of the Celts who inhabited the British Isles, long before Christianity arrived.

November 1st was traditionally the beginning of their winter: the season of darkness and death. Therefore there was a festival on October 31st when the Celts believed that the souls of the dead were loosed on earth, there were fire and sacrificial rituals that they believed protected them from death and spirits. Like many of the pagan festivals it was gradually co-opted by Christianity (All Souls’ Day: November 2nd),

Halloween gives us a time to connect over candy.

Deacon Lucy


Hallow = holy; e’en = short for evening. The holy evening’ is the night before Nov 1st, All Saints’ Day, and All Souls’ Day is the day after that. I kind of suspect there might be some ancient path from Diwali, a Hindu festival from ~ Oct 29.

Here are 12 photos:

Diwali: Hindu festival of lights -- Updated 1:05 PM ET, Sun October 30, 2016


and from the PM’s statement today: Ottawa, Ontario October 30, 2016

The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on the first day of Diwali and Bandi Chhor Divas:

Today, we join Hindu, Sikh, Jain, and Buddhist communities across Canada and around the world to celebrate Diwali and Bandi Chhor Divas.

This holiday – known as the Festival of Lights – reflects the triumph of good over evil and celebrates the power of knowledge and hope over ignorance and despair. It is also a time of contemplation and an opportunity to reflect on how to help those less fortunate.

As we light diyas, share meals, and exchange gifts, we are reminded that Canada’s unique diversity is a blessing. Diwali brings some of the world’s great faiths together, and celebrates our shared values of respect, inclusion, and pluralism.

On behalf of our family, Sophie and I wish all those celebrating a very happy Diwali and Bandi Chhor Divas!


of course, end with silly {moved to end}


NOTES: July 4, 18, 25, Aug 31, Sept 12

Apologies not as complete as usual, begging forgiveness; at least can watch the video of any item of interest.

Explanations: ... is a gap deemed not important; xxx indicates something was said; &&& something significant was said; underlined means important; and bolded is v important; GET is something I thought I ought to find, play, and transcribe -- but sorry, didn't had time to do so. Of course ? is something I question or am wondering about. Also, ### is something I wanted to ask about or check into, and again hadn't the time. @@@ is where I intended to write something.

{This indicates my comments + this is for other musings}

Corrections, clarifications, and additions most welcome!

These notes give you an idea of what was said. To make sure of exactly what was said, pls watch/listen to the video on the DWV website (or read the rather brief DWV minutes). The times help in finding the place. Apologies for gaps. E & OE !!!

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To read the Correspondence to Council (referred to in ccl mtg notes under Consent Agenda), click on:


~~~ July 4 ~~~

[Cclr Lewis absent]


(a) personal information about an identifiable individual who holds or is being considered for a position as an officer, employee or agent of the M or another position appointed by the municipality.

Purpose of meeting: matter regarding committee applications.

[Revised on June 30: At 5:45 p.m. the special Council meeting will reconvene in open session in the Council Chamber.]


Mayor: if I can have some quiet here; wd like to reconvene our mtg

{===from DWV minutes:

4. At 5:51pm in the Ccl Chamber Mayor Smith reconvened the open session of the July 4, 2016 sp Council mtg, ===}



6. Proposed Sewell’s Landing Devt (File: 1610-20-4897/4898/4899 / 1010-20-15-037)

Request from Applicant to Withdraw Application (On-Table)


This has the reports and oooooodles of redacted submissions

Agenda w/ submissions: https://westvancouver.ca/sites/default/files/dwv/council-agendas/2016/jul/04PH/16jul04-PH-Agenda2.pdf

{<===== DWV minutes:

J. Bailey (Dir/Planning): it has come to the District’s attention that there are significant concerns being expressed regarding affordability and the ability of local residents to purchase units in the Sewell’s devt; staff in good faith have communicated these concerns to the applicant and the applicant is taking these concerns very seriously and has agreed to work with the District to ensure that these concerns are addressed in a meaningful way; in order to allow for these discussions the applicant has requested that the project be removed from the public hearing agenda this evening; staff will work with the applicant to make progress on issues related to affordability and local purchasing accessibility to units in the devt; and a new public hearing is recommended for September 19, 2016. =====>}

JB: over the last few days there has been considerable concern expressed over affordability and the ability of local residents to purchase units in the devt. Staff have taken these concerns to the applicant, and the applicant has taken these concerns seriously.

v and agreed to work w/ ... the disc addressed in a meaningful way; requested remove tonight

staff work with applicant

progress on affordability and local purchasing accessibility; new PH week of Sept 19th

Mayor: not proceeding with PH; back on 19th

JB: yes and scheduled

Mayor: a couple of cclrs are signed up; want to?

Ans: no

Mayor: anyone want to speak? 3 min or less, and we stress the less

Bruce Ballingall: live in beautiful downtown H Bay since 1966

Mayor: if the project; it’s been withdrawn.

BB: oh no

Mayor anyone want to speak?

Gamb: withdrew their applicn today

moved June 6 motions be rescinded; PH Sept 19

Mayor: xxx

7. Adjournment


1. Call to Order.

Mayor: moving right along


that Council, at its July 6, 2015 closed meeting, approved a works and services agreement with British Pacific Properties for construction of the main and eastern legs of the Rodgers Creek area devt stormwater diversion system in accordance with the following funding sources for the District’s cost share: approx $2.23M from BPP’s Cmnty Amenity Contributions, approx $0.7M from BPP’s Storm Drainage Devt Cost Charges, and approx $3.32M to be funded from the Sewer Utility Fund, and that the agreement has now been executed; and also that Council, at its June 20, 2016 closed meeting, approved the renaming of the Ambleside Skateboard Park to the Peter Sullivan Skateboard Park for a fifteen-year term ending on June 20, 2031, that Peter through his passion and leadership in the skateboarding cmnty facilitated and financially supported the renovation of the skateboard park, and that the naming of the skateboard park after Peter Sullivan recognizes his generosity, talent, and commitment as a resident to his cmnty; and thanked the Sullivan family for their contribution.

2. APPROVAL OF AGENDA amended by:

= adding to Item 3 the minutes of June 13 and 20, 2016 Council meetings;

= withdrawing Item 4 regarding delegation from North Shore Community Resources;

= adding new Item 9.1 regarding Temporary Protection of the Spencer House (2089 Westdean Crescent);

= withdrawing Item 10 re Proposed: OCP Bylaw ..., Amdmt Bylaw ...; Zoning Bylaw ..., Amdmt Bylaw ...; and Phased Devt Agreement Authorization Bylaw No. 4899, 2016 (6695 Nelson Avenue - Sewell’s Landing Devt);

= adding new Item 12.4 re Appointment of Alternate to Greater Vancouver Regional District Bd of Directors (Metro V)


Minutes adopted as circulated: June 13, 2016 special Council mtg; and June 20, 2016 special and regular Council mtgs.



4. NSh Cmnty Resources (NSCR), re Affordable Housing and the Cmnty Housing Action Cmte (CHAC) (File: 0055-01)

Item withdrawn.


5. Metro Vancouver Presentation (File: 0185-01) Presentation to be provided.

intro first item

Mayor: v privileged this evening in our chamber to have three high-powered ppl from MetroV: chairman Greg Moore, Raymond Louie, and CAO Carol Mason

We might actually be able to come up with another chair

think most of our residents are aware b/c of our high assessments we pay the highest per capita cost for MetroV, TransLink, policing through IHIT


I presume here to thank us for our generous contribution


{FYI: G. Moore (Chair, Greater Vancouver Regional Dist Bd of Directors); C. Mason (Commissioner/Chief Administrative Officer, MetroV); and R. Louie (Vice Chair Greater Vancouver Regional Dist Bd of Directors)}

GM: am sure your residents v appreciative

84% of rev comes from user fees, not prop tax, as xxx and

disappointed so many left after the Sewell’s PH cancelled

Mayor: didn’t know you were going to be here!

G Moore: guess that must hv bn so :-)

Second Narrows crossing — new water supply tunnel SLIDE [6:04]

conceptual work for several years, design this year; hope to have by 2017; start in 2018 and complete in 2022;

1km long $380M

SLIDE water supply prep (with details) [6:05]

{and more slides with commentary}

Water conservation campaign

Lions Gate Secondary Wastewater Treatment

Three RFP proponents

Riverside; Configurations

Metro 2040 Industrial Lands Designations

1M coming, need jobs

Key Findings of Industrial Lands Inventory

any questions?

Sop: you said contrib insignif

Ans: no, 84% user-fee based; 5.4 something for MetroV Housing Corp money received

regional issues M taxes not saying not signif not all

Sop: thank you for the clarification; proportion?

C Mason: 70% cost of facility waste water plant $450M 70% shared, 30% NSh sewer area; wd hv to do the math for break

Sop: any round figs?

ANS: can I get back to you, boring 2020

Mayor: staff looked at any figs what expecting, Ms L

NL, CAO: still waiting for the prov contrib to come fwd; wd like to have it confirmed asap

relative to 1/3 1/3 1/3; av WV inc $600 per year

Ans: $270 per household

each from prov/fed by year 2030 will be reduced incrementally

Sop: by 2021 no inc? av cost to taxpayer?

Ans: no, will be reduced; based on non-grant

Sop: a bit of honey; beautiful on the xxx — going to let someone else ask a question

Mayor: that’s refreshing


Cam: Deas Island bridge — can you outline the highlights?

understand signif bills Metro will have to pay in addn to bridge and growth strategy

Man: xxx appre

4-lane tunnel to 10 too big of a scope

didn’t match transp goals — reducing from sgl-occupancy vehicles to transp

easier to drive, more will drive,

10-lane, increased pressure on farmland

regional growth strat

alleviating that throughput, will be pressure

prov will note the urban containment east boundary, however all have round widen (winding?) roads without make pub transp pressure on agri and ind

driving, less pollution but number increases; air quality issues; regional park under this bridge plus Fraser estuary

we had many concerns; can’t build yourself out of congestion

Hwy 1 didn’t decrease traffic jams, just diff

more ppl living in Langley, Surrey to NSh so a reversal, more going to NSh

in afternoon, Mary Hill bypass are now backed up off of Hwy 1; they’re looking at linear rather than overall

work with us, TransLink, and xxx, better

Mayor: through? no more?

Sop: I knew you’d indulge me b/c you find my Qs refreshing

{ho ho}

re Sea-to-Sky — now finding gridlock — future?

movement of goods and services valuable; pressure at TWay and MDr

Ans: invited to participate in the fixed-line connection to the Sunshine Coast

we haven’t got the prov money for the region so why billions to Sunshine Coast?

we’ve got 56% of popn in 3% of the prov and not getting much $$$; let’s focus on what’s going on inside the region

in RFT now; will go up [6:27] — ten-yr vision and bridge not in it

MB: one question — bike

Ans: considered it, and public, but wd take an hour and a half

MB: asked b/c know you

MOTION: the Metro Vancouver Presentation be received for information.


Mayor: do thank you and interesting for our residents to hear services ; our citizens who watch weekly as required viewing

Ans: thank you; pls pass our best wishes to Cclr Lewis.


6. Memorial Library Board Annual Report Presentation (File: 1900-10)

PowerPoint presentation to be provided.

Mary-Jo Campbell: intro’d mbrs of the board, etc

SLIDES 2015 end of a five-yr plan

outdoor backyard — success, loved, grateful to Lib Fdn donors

new programming and equipment; Raspberry Pi; Tech Talks

new 5-yr plan launched in October

pilot proj school ’students’ with lib cards

Dist contrib’d re new checkouts

55th anniv; Harry Greenwood &&&

SLIDES Facts and Figs [6:34]; ebooks, AV

visitor number stable

Measuring Effectiveness; Leaders in Navigating Information; 1M visitors; Satisfaction with staff — 96%+

2015 Resources SLIDE [6:39]

Gratitude to ; recognition to Cclr Lewis for last two years

Report may be picked up from the Lib [6:41]

Sop: xxx 45K Qs — what are you doing wrong? :-)

M-J: delighting b/c curious; book recommendations, finding a particular; inquisitive or information -related

Sop: xxx

Jenny Benedict: a lot of info online, etc, not nec to find; librarians

Sop: stable amt of visits;

{shd be ’number of visits’ b/c countable}

have you reached capacity, not going to increase?

Jenny: one of the restrictions we face is parking; amt of ppl who come to

{shd be number of visits! influenced by Sop?}

M-J: areas of WV underserved; cd be doing other services, interesting opps

Sop: plan to satellite in future?

M-J: researching now — bricks and mortar or service delivery; satellite xxx desktops; huge range base not just on need but costs

MOTION: THAT the Memorial Library Board Annual Report Presentation be received for information.

Mayor: thx usu good job

xxx Sept 16 — highlight of the year, evidently wrong

{laughter} [6:45]

7. Development of a Trails Plan for Public Lands – Status Report (File: 2175-01)

PowerPoint presentation to be provided.

A Mooi gave intro/background: Corinne Ambor and Andrew Banks; brief powerpoint of that process

AB: trails valuable asset

SLIDES What is a Trails Plan?

Factors Influencing Trails [numbers of trails, bridges, etc. — many! some trails 1K a week!]

envmtal impact, etc; lack of connectivity and amenities

on land owned by BPP; add’l

Next Steps — staff will complete plan this summer; public mtgs to finalize

Mayor; any Qs?

Sop: cycling park on the mtnside?

AB: recogn an opp on Cyp Mtn; Cyp V consideration will be given

Sop: nothing today; look to see if will intro


near future; overall planning process

Sop: are you getting good co-op locks on trails below 2K

Ans: view them as a partner

MB: reviewed material, any safety concerns?

AB: wrt safety; hope in Trails Plan

MB: re maintenance 138kms of trails; do we have any other partners besides BPP?

AB: Holy Mt cmnty help {?}

hope to have a platform; other user groups; a lot for Dist staff to maintain; seek volunteers

Cass: 3Qs — mtn-biking somewhat dangerous in my estimation; who is liable?

AB: expectation user to be aware; none of our trails sanctioned

Cass; that didn’t really answer my Q


guess depends on xxx; notice garbage cans; if putting more, recycling bins?

AB: a consideration

learn from the success of that; help go up into mtns; have to be careful esp wrt bear attractants

going to start of xxx slow to go first biz areas

Cass: saw opp for rev generation; my heart was warmed 84% in MetroV; what are you thinking? paid parking?

AB: xxx; paid parking wd be a consideration; more holistic plan

Cass; where this rev?

AB: trails are a v popular activity; maybe other amenities — refreshments, so, for ex, Cypress Village

Cass: thank you

NG: 56 pages, questionnaire; bar graphs later?


NG: a lot been consulted wch is appreciated

Hollyburn Ridge area concerned about mtn bikes, cause erosion and new erosion channels

are we considering different areas in the Upper Lands? wdn’t invite mtn bikers in some areas

AB: will be considering that

Cam: lot of the trails aren’t maintained v well

Lighthouse Park, even White Lake good; Baden Powell in bad shape, and Booth’s point, we don’t have the money

got volunteers; NSMBA helping in NV, even decommission trails

will answer some of the concerns of the Ridge ppl

don’t like Ridge Assn sweetheart deal, don’t want anyone else

need signage, I’ve been lost up there; signage and maintenance; manage themselves sensibly

Alan Bardsley: thank you for seeing the trails plan moving fwd; concerned what happens after this

hike the trails, they’re in terrible

xxx teams go to NV

later on Rodgers Crk; xxx will affect two xxx

{7pm GET}

BPP too so they cd be kept open

the plans for Cyp V are where??? we really need to get this addressed

heard trails are complex, also, not cheap

heard you can use volunteer labour; NV donated $100K .. trails have been transformed

also construction of trails such as bobsled

look fwd to your support after trails plan complete; maintaining — more than trails fairies

Mayor: some valid comments there— see what other Ms spend on trail maintenance; best practices and if we...

AMooi: we’ll be doing

Mayor: shudder to think NV wd be doing anything better


MB: over 250 ppl filled out the survey; shows importance ppl place on this

Mayor: thx, staff — sorry, did you wish to speak?

K Steig: the amt of ppl want to be out there

{ppl are countable! number of ppl!}

so v glad WV doing the Trails Plan, so thank you

MOTION rec'd for information. [7:03]

8. Demographic, Housing, and Employment Projections (File: 2610-05)

David Hawkins: myself and Claudia Freire SLIDES

{er, um; Claudia Freire and I }

how, first into the OCP review — dense and technical report so will just give you highlights

projections presented as a scenario

Part 1: Popn Projection — 25% 10.5K ppl, to 53K in 2041

MetroV projects 60K ppl incl IR-5 lands

ours less b/c regional 46%; Surrey grows around 10K ev yr

25% srs,13% in region; low 25 - 44; 16% vs 29 region

decline proportion of chn 38% to see SLIDE 21%

SLIDE of age profile 45 - 64 Ageing affecting world and in particular WV [7:08]

Part 2: Housing Projection

inc of 28% . to 21K in 2041; our share of households wd decrease

push -- less land av; pull -- life-style choices

Housing Factors / Trends; Housing Change by Type [7:11]

Demand for apts: new srs’ and new rental; 3500 new apt units, 550 to 800/950

highest regional incomes and home values

61% of households are mortgage-free; demand for ownership options

hist reg propn 58% owned houses with empty bedrooms in the region

Part 3: Employment

projected growth is optimistic

employment growth by sector, by work, by place

Conclusion [7:17] study will inform OCP planning and initiatives

Sop: if 10K growth to 2021; we’d look at all forms of housing to meet that demand

DH: meet with cmnty; built form, etc

Sop: how does it differ from last ten years, virtually no growth, and

DH: ultimately will depend on new OCP to be less static (?) and how meet needs as well as Ccl decision going fwd

Sop: this for info and next to inform, not a piece to inform

DH: have linked it to the OCP website

Sop: what’s diff from xxx and to inform?

DH: this was received for information, from consultants

Sop: need in this cmnty for rental housing; hope that stock stays; hope affordability in the rental

DH: the following agenda item will address that

Sop: thank you; consultants did an excellent report;

{made? gave?}

will take a week or two for it to sink in

MB: content-heavy report; interesting report

not a whole lot of surprises; have seen a lot of this; it drills down to detail and rationalizes conclusion

one Q I have is srs popn to grow 72% over next 25 yrs

difficult to project the housing needs of that group

p148 think need for more apts but this page says have to be cautious b/c of inc’d life expectancy activities. declines, small proportion requiring this sort of

housing for seniors, anybody over 65 — wide spectrum and with ppl living to 100

what can we take away from this report wrt that

DH: v complex one; gross fig 3500 units, conventional

constant propensity

however doesn’t respond to behavioural; more a conversation to have with the cmnty

no yard but townhouse, on ground floor, condo but

p95: anticipated on av 161 new units per year — Sewell’s is around that number

looking on av but Q is the breakdown, eg sgl detached (low), att’d ground-oriented apt, needs greater examination

DH: I completely agree; this is v much a top-down from demographers and economists

our approach as cmnty planners talk to our residents and then build up

MB: useful some concrete goals; think cmnty wd app that esp when making decision around housing

another, the “missing generation; shrinking working age popn but contraction in younger ppl

is this a foregone conclusion or we can take steps to accommodate?

extrapolate out 50 years, what kind of a make up do we have? is this healthy?

what about young families and young ppl?

DH: public policy aims to serve cmnty, implies a focus on down-sizing

also aims to shape; influence our demographics, so can attract xxx gens

Gamb: nice segue from Booth

demographics 2011 so already 5 yrs out of date

have to be closing schools and no or v few young adults in the cmnty

in terms of planning — is this Q for the cmnty? take care of needs indicated by the demographics and/or try to change the demographics by having xxx ask the cmnty where we want to go; or just ask cmnty how we want bldgs to look for current

DH: asked both questions; ans always an emphatic YES

one part of family, age in place, and grandchn in Langley; suspect cmnty will want to weigh in on both

Cass: what is your definition of affordable?

DH: v good Q; household costs less than 30% of income

relative b/c some may choose to pay more

geographically, housing costs more in WV

Cass: xxx education and s &&& we’re trying to market ourselves as xxx

unf we don’t have a hotel, in your outlook contemplate a hotel somewhere?

DH: interested in.

Cyp V potential for hotel as well, also Amb

Cass: food, restaurants, Amb, Dund

DH: consultants projs to WV

Cam moved:

THAT the report titled “Demographic, Housing, and Employment Projections: DWV attached as Appendix A to the report dated June 15, 2016 be received for information.


Mayor: thank you v much, David

9. Housing Affordability and Diversity in West Vancouver (File: 2517-06)

Mayor: have a number wishing to speak

DH: same team; prev WG recomms


Purpose — with cmnty engagement; grouping strategies

Ccl not passing anything this evening; this is to inform

2015 New Studies and P Land 2018 updated OCP {?}

thank participants, WG mbrs

Housing Context [7:37]

incomes not increasing as much as housing prices

capital flows affecting housing

SLIDE Housing Affordability

< $30K in household income; av sgl detached $3M now

58% sgl-detached homes; apt 29%;

13% x; sec suites 8% x %.. ageing rental has to be addressed

Cmnty Dialogue [7:43]

Sec stes, now legalized; coach houses. Hollyburn Mews.. progress

use surplus Dist-owned lands ...

amend OCP housing policies

Anticipated Housing Demand

From 2011 to 2041: Planning Ahead

Housing Continuum: Recommended Focus [7:47]

where shd variety of housing types go? where? apts above comm? not nbrhds to expand

How? zoning strategies

Proposed Updated Housing Strategies

corridors and strategies

Claudia Freire: SLIDE: Proposed strategies — Affordability

~1900 rental units in Amb ares

Existing purpose-built rental sites

Hollyburn Gardens Infill applicn; other sites with infill potential

as David already spoke about [7:55]

{correct is: "has already spoken about" as she says/continues}

that we’ve already spoken about

Proposed Strategies — Affordability; allow bonus density design review, Ccl approval

see slide mention ctrs !!!!! [7:56]

provision of units various sizes; reduce parking reqmts, etc; financial incentives

Proposed Strategies — Diversity

Ctrs and Corridors: MDr ~ PkR ~ TWay corr ~ Amb town ctr ~ Cyp V ~ H Bay


3 coach houses approved and 5 appicns; incentive for conservation of heritage props

CONCLUSION Staff Recomms [8:02]

Mayor: obviously a v big topic, so many signed up; remind cclrs 20 to 30 secs

if as CAO addresses Qs to staff before mtg so they’re prepared to answer

Sop: OCP 2018, at what time an interim report on the OCP?

DH: sometime in fall, process update where we are with various studies, how much info — Sept or Oct

Sop any idea?

DH: no mtg schedules

Sop: Mr Bailey in relationship to housing needs

JB: identifying certain nodes and corridors [5 above]; other areas, more gentle

provide clarity to citizens, Ccl, and devt cmnty who make enquiries on a reg basis

MB: from 0 years ago press has amplified ???

thank you again for your work

a lot in here; good ecic analysis of site profiles

one jumped out at me — basically it said FAR1.75 may make viable in 4 storeys, 3 storeys does not make viable

we have a number can only do 3 storeys can only mean they won’t devp

DH: reason we commissioned the analysis, strategies that might work; have informed conversation with the cmnty

propose options that are realistic

might be as simple as swapping out the second floor off to residents or add a fourth floor

MB: going on in other Ms, the level of creativity in creating affordable housing; WV hasn’t engaged in those practices at all [8:08]

bn a lack of inventiveness in face of the degree of the issue

across Lower Mainland considerable interest

MB: look back at the demographic graphs, didn’t link the housing needs to the employment wrt trying to get more ppl to work and live here (compared with 20 yrs ago)

CF: no, we don’t have it but cd provide

MB: interested in that b/c traffic caused by ppl who no longer live here

cmnty wd be interested in that data.

Cass: we all choose to live in various areas wrt &&&

do believe we need diversity; we’re losing a lot of our boomer gen, to Van, more exiting {or exciting???}

what screams to me is Amb, in fullness of time Cyp V

HBay PkR Amb and Dund — isn’t it counter-productive push, drive up price of sgl-fam homes in that nbrhd

DH: any plans for Amb will be worked out with the residents

options cd be many things, residents above retail; town houses in shoulder area

some place hi rises with no transition from sgl-fam; affordability always a challenge; mechanisms we can deploy

increasing density wd provide a greater &&&

is Amb going to Amb

If I’m in Eagle Hbr, not going to be consulted b/c don’t live in Amb; will be by nbrhd specific

DH: think there’ll be cmnty-wide but charrettes with nbrhd focus

Cass: so nbrhd going to direct and improve the density

DH: working with them and bring to Ccl

xxx empty xxx, sticky notes

Cass: we have an ageing popn base, ev time I talk to [ppl], talk about parking; not talking about hopping on a bus xxx not to go uber?

DH: ???

RF: car-to-go

and live in xxx, wide transp needs

not all served by a sgl-occ vehicle; driving [Miss Daisy]s

point is need to address srs' popn in a comprehensive way

not nec, a right, or xxx

Mayor: hope we don’t see David H as resp for housing prices in WV

Gamb: we will be actively fwding these to Chamber, ADBIA

DH: concur

Gamb: census info from 2011 but changes dramatically xxx will be added to your report a lot quite outdated

DH: correct

Mayor: finally at point we can hear from our public [8:17]

bell rings 15 secs before

{Cclr Sop left the mtg at 8:17pm and returned at 8:20pm.}

Don Peters: live in NV, Chair, Community Housing Action Cmte ... v much

spent time looking at; fortunate to have a complete briefing about what was in this report; clearly this is about affordability

seems to us, seems report just getting to it from a supply approach — the missing piece is income

a number of Ms in Metro addressing it in this way

low to low-moderate income

two ranges 30-50% income; low 5-MOd {?} 50 - 8% median household income

accepted 30% as acceptable affordable but what is not affordable to you

tricky point, to

fig what income groups are we concerned about

we do like the tenant-assistance policy accepted by DNV CNV

do like full or partial replacement of rental; adopt 2 for 1

[3min over]

DP: have 30secs?

Mayor: how about 20?

DP: LAND Gordon 22nd; [8:22] liked your.

Judy White: mbr of Cmnty Housing Action Cmte, and founding mbr of A Place to Call Home

report, excellent; encourage Ccl to remain open-minded to all ideas

congrats to Ccl and David on this report

good news, a few weeks Onni 24th and 4, 25th, got to walk through

YWCA so we have 9 units we didn’t have xxx months ago; young mothers; have to be from the NSh and working on the NSh

share with you it can be done and sorry it was done by NV first

IGA in Dund, 15 45 driving

that’s only IGA in Dund

affordable housing facing

Melinda Slater: [8:24]

like. info on other

need a fulsome disc with cmnty and nbrhd resid before start these .

Cclr Cam addressed this at the Jun 20

critical cmnty have opp to

reflection cmnty op

not just staff/prof opinion

recommend to cmnty for comment

@@@INSERT--- {In interests of time/speed, am grateful that Melinda Slater had sent me her notes and they appear here:

Hello all, for anyone interested, here are some notes from the July 4 Council meeting on Agenda Item #9 on Housing Diversity and Affordability and a few about item #8 , Demographic, Housing, and Employment Projections. (My speaking notes follow, then notes of what others said and lastly my thoughts in blue font at the end.)

Melinda Slater:

I’d like to thank staff for their work on housing strategies, particularly for recognizing OCP policy requires clarity on such matters as what could be built and where; and the need to include clearly articulated criteria (for zoning or OCP amendments). I also like the information on what other jurisdictions are doing to protect and expand rental housing.

However we need to have a fulsome discussion with the Community before the strategies recommended in this report are used to inform revisions to the OCP. Councillor Cameron addressed this very matter in relation to the Marine Drive Context Study at the June 20 Council meeting.

This is a good report, and I appreciate the detailed information it contains. It’s critical that the public (including neighbourhood residents) [have] an opportunity to review it and to provide comment. This will help ensure the Official Community Plan is indeed a reflection of the Community’s vision and not just a product of staff’s professional opinion.

Please accept this report for information only and direct Staff to take these recommendations to the public form comment and input.

Thank you.

At Public Q & C I said: {have moved this to PQP}


First speaker Don Peters, 678 W. Queens, North Van, Chair of Community Housing Action Committee said he has spent quite a bit of time with Planning Dept of WV looking at the elements of this plan as it was being produced. We’re fortunate enough to have a complete briefing from Claudia Freire and Mr. Hawkins not long ago about what was in this report.

Urged Dist of NORTH Van to look at Marine Drive between Gordon and 22nd; without land can’t do very much.

NOTE: Don Peters was in June 29 NS News article (Rent control pitched for LoLo mid rise): While the devt may not be pleasing to the eye it will be welcome to the wallet, according to Don Peters, chairman of the Cmnty Housing Action Cmte, who called the proposal: “exactly the kind of thinking we need. Re: applicn to replace the 6-unit and 5-unit rental buildings at 362 & 368 E. 3rd with a one 6-storey, 40-unit apartment at 2.6 FAR, with 16 parking spots and one car-share vehicle; 5 units will be rent-controlled for at least 5 years, preventing rental rates of more than average as determined by CHMC.

Second speaker Judy White, 3223 Marine, Mbr of (C.H.A.C.) also founding member of A Place to Call Home.

Urged Council to remain open-minded to all opportunities and ideas that may come forward.

Thanked “Claudia and David for this report.

Also mentioned the 9 affordable housing units in Onni’s NV development on Lonsdale between 13th & 14th that was accomplished through density bonusing. The units are finished to the same standards as everything else in the building and are for young mothers who are from the North Shore and work on the NS.

Also said IGA in WV has 60 employees, but only 15 live on N Shore, all are students who live with their parents; 45 are driving to work every day and we wonder where the traffic comes from, so affordable housing is a part of all the problems we’re facing.

(I spoke 3rd and at Public Q&C, see above.)

Speaker #4 was Courtney Bowman, 5730 Cranley Drive, a young woman (early 20s) whose family moved to WV 10 years ago and could afford to live here [owing] to their secondary suite. She works in HS Bay, takes transit to work, a short ride from where she lives with her parents, is in process of acquiring a small business, but would like to be able to afford her own place to live. Would love opportunity to live and own a business in this community. Would like to replace [parents'] carport with a coach house that she and her boyfriend could live in; it would be affordable and provide space for them to have a family.

(Mayor advised her to contact Planning department regarding Coach house application, this is something the District is encouraging.)

Speaker #5 Michael M: thank you very much to staff, we did have a chance to meet with Jim Bailey and with Claudia (but not yet with D. Hawkins); said this report has caused a lot of discussion in community and as evidence of that has brought a letter (b/c he can't be here himself today) from Father Gary Frankin, pastor of St. Anthony’s parish in Dundarave, requesting Council work with us to create non-market housing and use district land for community land trusts. (Mentioned how parish will cease to exist w/o new families, etc.).

Speaker # 6 Andy Krawczyk, 5389 Aspen Drive, "Co-chair of Community Dialogue on Housing and the Upper Lands on housing that reported to Council not too long ago"; his commitment to housing originated 40 years ago when as a teacher at Carson Graham they used to deliver Xmas baskets to needy families across NVan, "some students asked why are we delivering baskets in upper Lonsdale and upper Delbrook, to homes that look better than the home that I live in? Reality is some people are land rich but asset poor and simply don’t have a place that they, in order to stay in the community, that they could go to.

Congratulated Planning on bringing forward strategies on affordability and diversitywhat they’re saying is we need some concrete resolutions to move forward with, because in order to move forward WV does need to pay attention to who we really are as a community, NOT just those who come to Council meetings (with all due respect to those who come to Council meetings). Urge you to do 3 things:

1) Full & active engagement, absolutely critical that engagement be focused on neighbourhoods, but also focused on the community because it is not only Ambleside, it is not only HS Bay that is growing, but it is those that are in HS Bay in WV that are going to need to accept the community as it changes.

2) Urge education, make sure the things outlined in agenda item #8 primarily, those kinds of facts and figures, people have in front of them; truth sometimes gets lost and instead we get jargon instead of truth, so need education;

3) Focus on building a sustainable community, not just in looking after each other. Let’s not have the focus just on what happens in my neighbourhood, let’s have the focus on the future neighbourhood which is our community.

(Mayor: Well said.)

At start David Hawkins down-played significance of the recommendation - asking to “inform (revisions to the OCP) IN NO WAY PREDETERMINES THE OUTCOME.

Note to self: BS! Why would strategies that inform’ our housing policy NOT influence the outcome of development (applications)?

As per David Hawkins's comments, I expect that any form of public engagement will include questions along the lines of “Are your housing needs being met? Do you anticipate [their] being met in the future?, but what about HOW we address these concerns? I don’t expect staff will be open to other suggestions/strategies.

Bailey commented on “identifying certain nodes and corridors" in terms of focusing growth (they’ve already done that. Aside: Marine & Taylor Way corridor; Cypress Village, & HS Bay); and providing certainty of what it will look like.

Note to self: I agree with need to identify where growth will take place and what it will look like - but seems staff have already done this. Exactly where and when does the public get to weigh in and what kind of influence can residents have over their own neighbourhoods?

Cameron: Diverse, complete, healthy community; acknowledged there are others who have a different opinion (e.g. let market dictate); people who are advancing this position should ask themselves if they could afford to live here if starting out. Frankly time is at election to vote people in if you think it should be survival of the fittest.

Nora Gambioli: No concerns about issue of actual motion (these reports are being used to inform the OCP), because this data will be going alongside the questions that will be posed in consultations that will be coming up, so NOT ENTRENCHED in her opinion.

MAB: Must inspire excellence and lead by example; must all look at community we want for future - doing our bit for the broad spectrum of residents, not just people that have $5 million to buy a house. Need to do our bit for people like the [Bowmans] (speaker #4). Encourage community to look at what they can contribute, e.g. adding coach houses where there’s a secondary suite - that’s not asking too much. Being creative around land trusts. Let’s not live up to our reputation that we’re for the ultra rich.

Thank you, staff, for providing a road map for what is economically viable and some different approaches to accessibility.

Resists receiving reports for information, not very clear when you do that as a general rule;

Staff have been clear (this report) is to Inform, provide CONTEXT, there [are] a lot of options and data - that’s all it is. There [are] some recommendations about strategies and we need staff’s guidance on that and need to see what every other municipality is doing. Nothing threatening in this report. (It’s informing and providing context.)

There are 3 separate opportunities for community input, specifically in groupings around community plan, around area planning processes, and development applications that are already in the pipe.

Looking to community to provide input.

Mayor: Can still improve our community. Something about it can’t stay the same as it was 50 years ago. Also noted Coastal Health property the District purchased is ideal for rental and family housing.

David Hawkins's comments regarding Agenda item #8:

Difference between "receive for information (as per Agenda item #8) and “inform (e.g. “be used to inform revisions to housing policies in the OCP as in Agenda item #9) is there is no specific direction (for item #8);

ability of OCP to be less static. Also said this report(?) is linked to the OCP website (Was this available on line for the general public to see prior to tonight's meeting?);

DWV has highest regional incomes and home values;

Demand for apartments: ~550 new seniors + ~800-950 new rental units. (Note to self: How does this measure up to previous reports that indicated downsizers prefer ground-oriented dwellings with small gardens?);

Surrey grows by 10,000 every year! (WV expected to grow by ~10,400 in next 30 years.);

Numbers are NOT targets, real numbers will be based on decisions made in the community and by Council (“the Horseshoe);

Employment projections refer to jobs LOCATED in WV (projected growth of ~200 jobs/year "is optimistic.);

No fixed work place means on average any given day where employee is located (e.g. construction worker, taxi driver).

MAB: Question about relationship between ground-oriented dwellings and apartments - NEEDS COMMUNITY INPUT(??)

my other area of concern is (shrinking # of young people) - is this a healthy community?

Hawkins: SERVE the community in this case (by addressing large/growing senior demographic) but policy also aims to SHAPE & INFLUENCE.

Nora: Do we just take care of planned demographics or do we plan for (young families)? How do we serve existing (demographics/residents) and provide opportunities (for young people/families)?

My take: This report (Housing Affordability and Diversity) is selling density bonusing (as well as and reduced parking requirements) under the umbrella of creating affordable, diverse housing options in order to obtain approval for development applications in the Taylor Way & Marine Drive Corridor and Ambleside Town Centre.

Staff have apparently reviewed elements of this report with special interest groups, including a complete briefing of what was in the report before it was presented to the public.

Staff have already decided where density is going (Taylor Way & Marine, Ambleside Town Centre, Cypress Village, & HS Bay), and also what it will look like (high-rise apartments, at least 3 storeys of residential over commercial in Ambleside, etc.).

We’re going to hear from people who will argue pretty well any development is actually for the greater good of the community and therefore trumps residents' wishes for their neighbourhoods; residents who wish to retain certain characteristics are basically selfish and greedy for denying bonus density increases to allow diverse and affordable housing options. Too bad HS Bay! Too bad Ambleside! Suck it up and accept the way of the future!

Also, Council seems to think along lines of: everyone likes the report ergo, must agree with its content; and sees no harm in accepting the strategies in the report to INFORM revisions to OCP as this does not mean the strategies are entrenched and public will still get to comment?

Cameron in particular (and likely Nora) as well as the Mayor seem to think there are people (are they referring to me or to C. Cassidy?) who object to addressing diverse housing options -- but I don’t think that’s the case. My point is I wanted an opportunity to discuss the best strategies to deal with the matter.

Interesting how the commissioned report indicates to be economically feasible it’s necessary to build at least 3-4 storeys of residential above commercial (as Nina and others are expecting for Ambleside’s Marine Drive).

We still don’t know what type of housing is needed/wanted (high-rise apartments or ground-oriented units; senior care facilities, or active senior housing?; how many family-oriented housing options are needed to attract this demographic to the point where we have a “healthy community? How is that measured?)

I believe we need to come up with our own community plan because we are not going to get anything remotely close to the opportunity to shape or influence anything of significance if left to the District. Staff have their own agenda/professional views they are advancing. There is no appetite to truly engage the public to determine their actual wants.

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Courtenay Bowman: Cranley Dr thank you for your efforts and considering coach houses and sec stes

moved here 10 yrs ago, afford to live here b/c xxx

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currently working in H Bay; wd love to own a biz in HBay; coach house my boyfriend and I cd live in

chance to give my chn

&&& xxx close to 250 bus route

hope Ccl will continue to look at strategies such as this

how cd see

Mayor: thank you; good luck with your biz

contact Mr Bailey; applicn for a coach house, xxx contact planning staff

M. Markwick: did have a chance to meet with staff

bringing a letter from Father Franken, St Anthony’s in Dund

non-market housing for families

St Anthony's formed in 1921 and parish, if fam prevented from joining us, dies

true of WV

how long will it last if we do not. can live here

pushed fams in our parish, unprecedented housing insecurity

Pope Francis; lack of housing

dignity growth of fams; major issue for human ecology

creation of Island Trusts

for non-mkt

WV Alliance Vanc some of our mbrs here today

best practices

removing the cost of land from the equation create non-market housing

give letter to staff

<=== DWV minutes
M. Markwick (2463 Ottawa) provided a written submission and spoke on behalf of G. Franken (Pastor, Saint Anthony’s Parish) relative to housing affordability and diversity including: create non-market housing for families; real estate and rental markets have pushed families to unprecedented housing insecurity; lack of housing problem; and community land trusts. ===>

Andy Krawczyk: co-chair of sev WGs

{Former Co-Chair, Upper Lands WG and Community Dialogue on Housing and Neighbourhood Character WG}

when I think of what kind of commitment I had

35 yrs ago teacher at Carson Graham.... student Ccl sponsored

deliver Xmas hampers to needy fams

why are we delivering in upper ..

living in better houses than we are; some ppl land rich and asset poor

didn’t have a place

NV has changed in 40 years; not suggesting WV anywhere near that level

Congrat Planning on bringing forth strategies; they’re saying we need some concrete strategies

WV has to pay attn to who we are, not just those who come to Ccl mtgs, xxx

full and active engagement

not only Amb, not only HBay, those who are in HBay going to have to accept HBay as it changes

agenda item 8 facts and figs ppl have in front of them

elections where truth gets lost so jargon rather than truth

emphasis at building a sustainable cmnty

not just what happens in our nbrhd but in our cmnty

Mayor: thank you, well-said.

Cclr Sop, put the motion on the floor

Sop moved: THAT the housing strategies included in section 4.1 of the report dated June 17, 2016 be used to inform:

1. Revisions to housing policies in the District’s Official Community Plan;

2. Area planning processes to be conducted through the Official Community Plan review; and

3. The review of development applications with a significant housing component.

Mayor speak to?

Sop: said ... xxx staff has done, more to be done

work our way through, logical plan; one of the year {?} as we didn’t speak about Ms L and NSEMO

Ms L and a few others in an earthquake only one or two {staff live in WV}

{Table in Headsup 4D in last WVM -- 5-6.5 -- shows where staff live; concern b/c emergency responders}

as Mr Bailey said, in some . positive step fwd

Cam: this whole issue can be reduced to Mr Hawkins refers to shd include:

[8:38] aged, diversity {get words!!!}

the diverse complete healthy cmnty

report falls out xxx

can’t afford it? tough, and if you need to leave, too bad

personally I feel xxx

ppl shd ask themselves if they’d move into here today

for myself, no way we cd afford to buy in here today

as Mr K said, your time's at the election to vote if you can afford to live in full stop

this is a housing crisis; doesn’t show up like a war

ultimately destroying our cmnty

change is happening and w .. if we don’t &&&

don’t think it can go that way.

When Cclr Booth and I brought forth at the last metg

xxx we also have to do our share and address the supply side

we can’t build ourselves out of &&&

if you believe in a diverse cmnty this is in

Mayor: thank you for those comments

MB: in our mission stmt in our Cmnty Strategic Plan inspire excellence and lead by example. Since Cclr Cam and I ...

talked to ppl; WV has a reputation for being v wealthy and unaffordable

as Cam said we all have to look at the future

doing it for the broad xxx, not just those who have $5M to buy

for ppl like

article in G&M, sons being kicked out b/c rents going up

not just a gold rush, everyone’s going to be affected

ev contribute, understanding

allowing coach houses where sec ste, a v small price to pay, a small price to pay

land trusts

we’re already behind the 8-ball, the things we’re asking of the cmnty is inspiring excellence and leading by example

this is not just for the rich

I don’t think anyone wants to live in that sort of cmnty.

strategies and approaches re affordability

receiving it for info; I do resist; not clear when you do that

this is to inform and to provide context, a lot of data, recomms on strategies

need to see what other Ms are doing

do invite everyone in this cmnty to read this report

informing context, three sep opps for proviing input.

I’ll be supporting

Gamb: 5 things to say

one thing tthat hasn’t been discussed -- DENSITY

we talk about diversity, cover for density

am saying get used to it and hope others will be xxx

apts 30% but 2% of the land

58% sgl but 80% of land; all points to density

Second; suggest to staff 5 places to increase


wd challenge staff, I wd accept, consider more density in and around Dundarave

C Cove and xxx are

Cypress Park

Sq Nation bought some land

all near transit, shops, schools so wd go further

3 near end of report sec 2.4 allows bonus density for srs' housing near transit — take out srs' part

wdn’t be specific

need housing for more than just srs

4 analysis related to income; consider in next report from staff

5 have no concern about the motion; this date will be going alongside questions posed

Cass: no issue whatsoever in density of housing; think it was an amazing report

font of info

going to mtgs; I’ll be boring with all these

like ppl to think I’m intelligent

do have trouble with “affordable

HMews, last one went $1.8M, had gone up $1M

a chance to get a foot in the door

unless controls who is buying, going to be asking about income

some to xxx speculation

taxing ppl living offshore not paying capital gains xxx

305 vacancies in bldgs, fully sold

don’t bandy about the word affordable, so if we want to attract ppl to come, take their finances into consideration

Mayor: a v timely topic

1944 no UL hwy no . top of 15th top ... Caulfeild undeveloped

often wonder if the residents at the time had the right to say we like WV the way it is and don’t want it to change

the world moves on

WV xxx have to ... if think no xxx

behind the VCH, to Aquilini and three Sq

met with CAO

able to scoop from

prov govt before to Aquilini

build housing we do want and direct to whatever housing you want

have to be xxx lived in WV for so many years, have to be employed by sch bd, etc

move slowly

public sector

I try to speed it up


had many a nasty look from staff

perhaps the "go slow" way is the way to go

we try to be creative

good staff

Mr Bailey has dazzled the cmnty with some things

{smiles?} [8:55]

Mayor: next shd be a quick one

9.1. Temporary Protection of the Spencer House (2089 Westdean Crescent) (File: 2585-03-04)

?: temporarily protect the Spencer house, 2089 Westdean Cr

cmnty H register; w/ LGA may order temp protection

Ccl orders temp protection 60 days

DirPlanning post one or more notices on prop; remove notices on expiry

[8:58] MOTION:


    1. Ccl has est'd a cmnty heritage register identifying real property that ccl considers to be heritage property; and

    2. The property located at 2089 Westdean Crescent, ... is included in the District’s cmnty heritage register; and

    3. Pursuant to xxx the Local Govt Act, a local govt may order that real property be subject to tem protection.

  2. THAT the Ccl of DWV orders that the Property is subj to temp protection for a period of 60 days commencing on the date this Resolution is passed, and the prohibitions in s. 609 of the LGA apply to the property without exception during the 60-day period; and

  3. THAT the Dir/Planning... or a staff member acting on behalf of the Director is authorized to post one or more notices of temporary heritage protection on the property, in the form attached to this Resolution, and to remove the notice or notices upon the expiry of the 60-day period.


10. Proposed OCP Amdmt/Zoning, etc (6695 Nelson, Sewell’s Landing Devt) (File: 1610-20-4897/4898/4899)

Item withdrawn

11. New Business (File: 0120-01) -- None


12. Consent Agenda Items (approved)

  • Item 12.2 re Proposed Addns to Mulgrave School (Proposed Devt Permit for 2330 Cypress Bowl Lane)

(To set date for consideration);

  • Item 12.3 regarding Correspondence List; and

  • Item 12.4 re Apptmt of Alternate to GVRD Board of Directors (Metro Vancouver).

The following Consent Agenda Item 12.1 was excluded from the consent agenda for debate.

12.1. Prpsed Site Prep Works Rodgers Crk Area 6 (Prpsed DP for 3100blk Cypress Bowl Rd) (File:1010-20-16-002)

    J. Bailey (Director, Planning and Development Services) responded to Council queries

Sop: speaking cdn’t hear well ... about BPP

JB: correct, the numbers are

staff are not aware of the complete tree count

as come forward DP with subdiv w/ sp permits control that

at this moment don’t know the xxx trees

{mic came on?}

Sop: have allowed road ... gives way to groomed hills

staff can do and . trees

JB: staff will be working with applicant consistent with the xxx 55%

green space in the Rodgers Crk area

Sop: the owner of the lot have to look at 75cm

JB: wd hv to address, &&&

Cam: Sop brings up a good point

number of things since

coming hard on us why letting BPP but down

JB: Pks have reviewed this; recog signif tree removal for roads

comfortable recommending what we are

Mayor: remember 50% of area to live in its site

why we changed

re sections to the east, Rodgers Crk going to be something we’re quite proud of

Cass: when trees come down, repurposed or what happens to them?

JB: may have a rep ... xxx or? ... Mr Bryce Tupper with BPP

BT: we have onsite milling so reuse and repurpose; look to do that as much as we can

Cass: rock-crushing on Hawstead Pl, nbrs complained, is there a nbr issue?

JB: agree; there’s nothing round

looking to retain a lot on site to avoid trucking; will look at noise impacts but we don’t anticipate

Cass: recogn basic for the roads.

MOTION: proposed DP for Rodgers Crk Area 6 (3100 Block Cypress Bowl Rd), to allow for site preparation works consisting of road rough-in, culvert installation, and associated tree removal, as described in the report dated June 14 re proposed DP be considered at the July 25 Ccil mtg; and that notice be given of consideration of the proposed devt permit.

CARRIED [9:05]

12.2. Proposed Addns to Mulgrave School (Prpsed DP No. 16-001, 2330 Cypress Bowl Lane) (File: 1010-20-16-001)

MOTION: Devt Permit to allow for prpsed addns to Mulgrave School, as described in the report dated June 15 re prpsed DP be considered at the July 25 Ccl mtg; and that notice be given of consideration of the proposed DP.

12.3. Correspondence List (File: 0120-24) (click here to view correspondence packages)

> Council Correspondence Update to June 10, 2016 (up to 12:00 Noon)

Referred for Action

(1) June 6, 2016, re “Blue Bus 257 Express Route Changes in Horseshoe Bay

(Referred to Director of Engineering and Environment Services for consideration and response)

(2) June 9, 2016, re “Patio bylaw (Dog Restrictions)

(Referred to Manager of Bylaw and Licensing Services for consideration and response)

Referred for Action from Other Governments and Government Agencies - No items.

Received for Information

(3) 3 submissions, June 6-8, 2016, regarding Proposed Development at 1763 Bellevue Avenue (Masonic Hall Site)

(4) 3 submissions, June 8-10, 2016, regarding Ambleside Waterfront Concept Plan

(5) June 8, 2016, regarding “Ambleside Youth Centre

(6) 3 submissions, June 8-9, 2016, regarding Tree Protection

(7) HUB Cycling, June 8, 2016, regarding “HUB Bicycle Bulletin - June 2016

(8) St. Stephen’s Anglican Church, June 9, 2016, regarding Appreciation for Donation of West Vancouver Flag

(9) May 24, 2016, regarding “Fence & hedge heights (Zoning Bylaw No. 4662, 2010, Amendment Bylaw No. 4895, 2016 re Site Landscaping, Fences, and Lot Consolidation)

Received for Information from Other Governments and Government Agencies - No items.

Responses to Correspondence - No items.

> Council Correspondence Update to June 17, 2016 (up to 12:00 Noon)

Referred for Action

(1) 2 submissions, June 10, 2016, regarding Cross Walk Signs and Flags

(Referred to Director of Engineering and Environment Services for consideration and response)

(2) June 13, 2016, regarding “Update (Road Surface Conditions at 21st and Skilift Road)

(Referred to Director of Engineering and Environment Services for consideration and response)

(3) Strata Plan VR-2185, Lincoln Gardens (Grp letter signed by 9 reps), re Vehicle Speed and Noise on Marine betw 20th & 23rd Sts

(Referred to Chief Constable for consideration and response)

(4) June 16, re “Lost trees at 23rd and Marine (Devt Permit No. 14-055 and Temp Use Permit No. 15-088 for 2290 Marine Drive) (Referred to Director of Planning and Development Services for consideration and response)

Referred for Action from Other Governments and Government Agencies - No items.

Received for Information

(5) Committee and Board Meeting Minutes – Design Review Committee meeting June 2, 2016

(6) 3 submissions, June 9-14, 2016, regarding Tree Protection

(7) 2 submissions, June 10-13, 2016, regarding Proposed Development at 1763 Bellevue Avenue (Masonic Hall Site)

(8) June 12, 2016, regarding “Fw: The Spirit Trail project (Community Planning)

(9) Jones & Company, June 13, 2016, regarding “Agenda Tonight

(Request to Speak at June 13, 2016 Council Meeting regarding Ambleside Waterfront Concept Plan)

(10) June 13, 2016, regarding Safe Cycling Routes Through Ambleside (Submitted at June 13, 2016 special Council meeting)

(11) Petition with 83 names, June 13, 2016, re the Silk Purse (Ambleside Waterfront Concept Plan) (Submitted at June 13 sp ccl mtg)

(12) 8 submissions, June 13-17, 2016, regarding Ambleside Waterfront Concept Plan

(13) North Shore Heritage Preservation Society, June 15, re “Workshop on How to Enhance and Conserve Heritage Homes (June 22)

(14) 2 submissions, undated-June 14, 2016, re Proposed Sewell’s Landing Devt (6695 Nelson Avenue)

(Referred to July 4, 2016 public hearing)

Received for Information from Other Governments and Government Agencies - No items.

Responses to Correspondence

(15) MClerk, June 14, response re “Email #9: Human Trafficking/Sexual Exploitation/Youth and Child Exploitation in BC and locally

> Council Correspondence Update to June 21, 2016 (up to 4:30 p.m.)

Referred for Action

(1) June 2, 2016, regarding “Property tax increase- 2016

(Referred to Director of Financial Services for consideration and response)

(2) Strata Plan VR31, Surfside Towers, Jun 19, re “BC Hydro contracted work on 22nd Jun 16 start (Electrical Pole Fire)

(Referred to Director of Engineering and Environment Services for consideration and response)

(3) June 17, 2016, regarding “Clear cutting at 945 Duchess Avenue (Tree Protection)

(Referred to Director of Planning and Development Services for consideration and response)

(4) Ambleside Boaters, June 17, re “Ccl Mtg of June 13, 2016, boat ramp closure (Ambleside Waterfront Concept Plan)

(Referred to Director of Parks, Culture and Community Services for consideration and response)

(5) June 20, 2016, regarding “Hazard Tree on District Property

(Referred to Director of Parks, Culture and Community Services for consideration and response)

Referred for Action from Other Governments and Government Agencies - No items.

Received for Information

(6) Committee and Board Meeting Minutes – Memorial Library Board meeting May 18, 2016

(7) 3 submissions, June 18-21, 2016, regarding Tree Protection

(8) 5 submissions, June 17-20, 2016 regarding Ambleside Waterfront Concept Plan

(9) June 19, 2016, regarding “Real estate anti-speculation motions

(10) June 20, 2016, regarding “Tennis Courts – 21st & Gordon Avenue

(11) 2 submissions, June 20-21, 2016, regarding Marine Drive Context Study

(12) Wood WORKS! BC, June 2016, re Invitation to Nominate a Civic Building for the 2016 Comnty Recognition Awards

Received for Information from Other Governments and Government Agencies