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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
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#21 Mtg June 20; Agenda 27th; Calendar to July 1st
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WV Council June 2016

2016 CCL NOTES May 16/Jun 6/13/20; BITS Jul4/18/25/Sep12; Agenda Sep19; Cal > Sep 26+
GRANTS • WV Fin$ Rpts • Waterfront • Masonic Hall • !TREES • Heritage

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{hope you had a} HAPPY SUMMER!

= Sp Ccl Mtg Aug 31 set M By-election Nov 19; Ccl mtgs Sept 12 and 19!

= Vive le Canada (Cda History Week; CBC's The National); from the Editor's Desk (WVM); WVPD (Fentanyl; School's in)

= Updates & Info (Cclr Lewis; NV BIA; Leisure Guide; Cycling BC; Streamkeeper Bd; SAC; WVHS Bd + Stories Project)

= CALENDAR to Sept 26+; CULTUREWATCH (Theatre; Art; Museums; Music; Walks/Talks)

= HEADSUPS 2016 (A to T) -- Headsup 4A: Canada Day / 4B: Updates; Canada Day; Mystery Mtgs; News, etc

4C: Ccl July 4; Mtgs/Openings / 4D: July 18 Agenda; TREES; where our WV staff live / 4E: Ccl AGENDAS July 18/25 4F: Ccl Mtg Jul 18 Bits; Events / 4G: Jul 25 Ccl Bits; Wknd / 4H: Cops for Cancer; Openings / 4I: BC Day Long Wknd 4J: Notices / 4K: Hip; Traffic Notice / 4L: $ Mtg Tu; Royals; Mountie / 4M: Sp Ccl Mtg; LGB Traffic; Events 4N: TuAug30! 4O: ThSep1; Buses; Sam Bawlf / 4P: By-election Nov19; Sep 12 Ccl Mtg Agenda / 4Q: Taste/Dund 8th; Aq Ctr / 4R: Sat 4S (p97): Mtgs, etc 13/14; Sep 12 Bits; Sep 19 Agenda / 4T (p98): Catch-up + Monday Night!

>>> COUNCIL Mtg NOTES: May 16; June 6, 13, 20 <<<

= ANIMALWATCH (Giant swimming venomous centipede); INFObits (Czechia; PM in China stats; RNC; Oz moves; etc); ROYALWATCH (Will & Kate; Rowdy Royals): CANADAWATCH (Women's Suffrage); WOMENWATCH (Ursula Franklin); PHOTOWATCH (Travel); ARCHITECTUREWATCH (Passive House); OLYMPICSWATCH (Yusra Mardini); GLOBALWARMING WATCH (Kiribati); ISRAELWATCH (Civil War?); DESSERTWATCH (Gastown): FARMWATCH; TREEWATCH (old-growth; sallies); FORESTWATCH (Boreal); BOOKWATCH (Vancouver Readers; Syria's secret library; Make America Read Again); LANGUAGEWATCH (Cambridge U Press); WORDWATCH (Rum; trumpiness); HERITAGEWATCH; RTbtS Flyer; Heritage BC; 4S + 4T; Hollyburn Lodge; MAIKU; QTNS/THOUGHTS/PUNS/Cartoons


Friday July 29th to Sunday August 7th

Calendar of events/activities:


2016 Saturday August 13 RoyalTea-by-the-Sea

Seventeenth Annual ~ 2 - 4pm in Dundarave Park ~~ www.royaltea.ca

=== Vive le CANADA === Canada History Week (July 1 - 7)

Canada History Week provides Canadians throughout the country with opportunities to learn more about the people and events that have shaped the great nation that we know today.

Canada is full of unique people, places and events. Canada History Week is a great time to discover them!



CBC's News Anchor of The National, Peter Mansbridge, announced that after 30 years he'll be retiring. His last

broadcast will be July 1st in 2017. Guess chosen b/c that's Canada's 150th anniversary and he wants to be there for that.

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

WVM -- hit and miss is the subtitle; to avoid delaying this further, I have not gone back to look for all the items I'd wanted to put in. Sorry.

Sometimes it seems the faster you run the further you are behind. Intentions to have this newsletter out much earlier obviously were curtailed. If you subscribe, you have been receiving updates (in the form of a Headsup).

July 25, at least at this time, is the last ccl mtg until September. Maybe I can catch up by then! :-)

Subscribe and get them to keep up to date!

The Ccl notes have gaps and ??? but, be warned, CultureWatch suffered most -- however some events in the Headsups. If you want to verify or more info on an agenda item, watch the video of the ccl mtg -- time stamps help to locate place.

As they say in the software industry, there comes a time to shoot the developer and ship the product.

Herewith, shipped.

=== WVPD ===

...Fentanyl is an opioid-based pain killer roughly 100 times stronger than morphine and much more toxic when not carefully and medically administered....

...Users won’t see it, smell it or taste it, but it can kill you....


+ School's back! Along with our provincial partners in public safety, WVPolice urge all road users to watch for children, especially in or around school zones and expect more traffic on our roads.

Police and Speed Watch volunteers will be closely monitoring driver behaviour in school zones across the province.

Parents are encouraged to review the rules of the road with their children and go over their daily route to and from school.

Every school day, unless otherwise posted, a 30 km/h speed limit is in effect in school zones from 8am to 5pm.

=== UPDATES & INFO ===

DWV: saddened to announce the passing of Cclr Michael Lewis in the early hrs of Sat Aug 6, after a short illness.

Michael Lewis was elected to Council in 2008 and re-elected in 2011 and again in 2014. He also served two terms on the District’s Finance Committee. Cclr Lewis was a third-generation WV resident and lived in the Stearman Beach area. He was a semi-retired executive from the telecom sector and recently providing managerial consulting services. Michael was also an active volunteer for non-profits. He was president of the Autism Society of BC, president of the Autism Society of Canada, president of the BC Boys Choir, and a past mbr of the Interested Taxpayers’ Action Cmte of West Vancouver.

He is survived by his wife and two sons. A service in honour of Michael Lewis will be held

Monday August 15 from 2 to 4:30pm at the Gleneagles Golf Course Clubhouse, 6190 Marine Drive.

NSN: UPDATED: West Vancouver Councillor Michael Lewis dies -- Brent Richter / N Sh News AUG 8, 09:57 AM

See: http://www.nsnews.com/news/updated-west-vancouver-councillor-michael-lewis-dies-1.2318182#sthash.pvx3EoS1.dpuf

+ City of North Vancouver triggers Lower Lonsdale BIA process

Business owners would have 30 days to oppose plan Jeremy Shepherd / North Shore News JULY 19, 2016 03:52

Lower Lonsdale may be 30 days from a business improvement area, following a split council vote Monday night. ...

... The BIA would collect between $1 and $1.10 per $1,000 of assessed property value. For a business with an assessed value of $430,000 – the median in the Lower Lonsdale – that amounts to an annual levy of $440.

If you can’t afford (the levy), you probably shouldn’t be in business, she said.

Landlords generally pass the levies to their tenants through triple-net leases, noted Stephen Mikicich, WV’s Manager of Community Planning, who spoke to Council in May.

Businesses with larger assessments, such as the Pinnacle Hotel and the Lonsdale Quay Market and Hotel, would pay between 50 and 55 cents per $1,000 of assessed property value....

...Besides benefiting businesses, the BIA will be a boon to employees, who will be able to work and run errands in a more vibrant community, according to Coun. Linda Buchanan.

In what was at times a contentious debate, Coun. Rod Clark bashed the negative petition as “taxation without representation.

While he credited the BIA supporters for their good intentions, he later described them as “people who have blown $120,000 of our taxpayer money so far and have nothing to show for it.

Previous attempts to form a Lower Lonsdale BIA were frustrated in 2010 and 2013. The fact that the issue keeps resurfacing shows the dogged determination of the volunteers, according to Keating.

If successful, the BIA will begin operating Jan. 1, 2017. They have requested an initial operating budget of $500,000.

The board of the BIA will be elected from property owners and businesses in Lower Lonsdale.

See: http://www.nsnews.com/news/city-of-north-vancouver-triggers-lower-lonsdale-bia-process-1.2305581#sthash.NRmOiaD2.dpuf

+ 2016/17 FALL & WINTER LEISURE GUIDE IS HERE! Find your passion! westvancouverrec.ca

With over 3,500 courses, programs, workshops, lectures, and trips, the 2016/17 Fall & Winter Leisure Guide is brimming with opportunities to discover your passion, cultivate wellness, spark creativity, and foster a spirit of curiosity and learning!

Leisure Guide Pick-up -- Ready for pick-up Wednesday, August 3 Browse our Leisure Guide pick-up locations.

See: http://westvancouverrec.ca/fall-winter/general-information/leisure-guide-information-0

+ Cycling BC

- BC Superweek Begins: Riders to Watch. BC Superweek kicks off this weekend with the Tour de Delta. As the top road cyclists from across North America race in eight events over ten days, BC riders are among the ones to watch.

READ MORE http://cyclingbc.net/news/2016/07/06/bc-superweek-riders-to-watch/

- The fastest week in Canadian cycling begins this Friday, July 8th, as BC Superweek gets underway with the Tour de Delta’s MK Delta Lands Criterium ­– the first of eight races over ten days.

With $125,000 in prize money on the line and some of the top Canadian cyclists and professional American teams registered to participate, the racing figures to be fast-paced and exciting from start to finish. Below is a list of the top riders coming into BC Superweek, though if history has taught us anything, it’s to never count out top local riders. Many of them now on this list are returning pros after catching the eye of team directors at past races.

Newsletter: http://us3.campaign-archive1.com/?u=05396696229a2e236eb99a8dd&id=18deb1fe72&e=f1cb9865a1

- Cycling BC Newsletter: Enroute to Rio - Olympic Games kick off today!


- Cycling BC Newsletter: BC BMX Champions, Premier Road Series Winners

July 22: http://us3.campaign-archive2.com/u=05396696229a2e236eb99a8dd&id=babff9086f&e=f1cb9865a1

July 29: http://us3.campaign-archive1.com/

---->>> Aug 19: http://us3.campaign-archive1.com/?u=05396696229a2e236eb99a8dd&id=8dd0bbbbfb&e=f1cb9865a1

- Cypress Challenge Aug 14 -- Early-bird registration ends Monday for the GlotmanSimpson Cypress Challenge.

VIEW DETAILS http://www.cypresschallenge.com/

- BC Track Championships -- http://cyclingbc.net/event/bc-track-championships/

Cyclists from across BC will vie for provincial championship titles next weekend (Aug 26 - 29) at the Burnaby Velodrome Club. BC Track Championships kick off on Friday morning and run through to Sunday.

- Bike the Night! Registration Sept 10 for event 15th; see details: https://bikehub.ca/bikethenight

- Cycling BC Sept 10 newsletter: http://us3.campaign-archive1.com/

Catharine Pendrel Wins XCO World Cup Title Catharine Pendrel of Kamloops, BC, won the overall World Cup title in Women’s Cross-country on Sunday, in Andorra, just two weeks after capturing Olympic bronze in Rio.


+ WV Streamkeeper Society

> May 5 AGM: http://www.westvancouverstreamkeepers.ca/dox/newsletter29.pdf

New Board: Mike Akerly, John Barker, Bill Chapman, Elizabeth Hardy, Don Harrison, Rich Ketchen, Dave Martin, Bill McAllister, and Dave Reid. The officers appointed by the board following the AGM were

John Barker, President, Mike Akerly, Secretary, and Bill McAllister, Treasurer

The guest speaker, Dr. Brian Riddell, President and CEO of the Pacific Salmon Foundation, provided a most informative talk on the scientific initiatives being conducted by the Salish Sea Marine Survival Project.

More can be found at the PSF website www.psf.ca

> News

We have just received notices from Fisheries and Oceans Canada that two funding applicns WV Streamkeepers made to the Recreational Fisheries Conservation Partnership Program in April were both funded to the full amount of our requests.

Project #1 - These funds provide a substantial part of the total cost to complete the Hadden Creek Culvert Removal and Habitat Upgrades at Capilano Golf and Country Club. The total grant is $213, 382 over a two-year period. We are working in collaboration with the golf club in advancing this exciting salmon enhancement initiative which will complement several other fish passage and habitat projects completed on Hadden Creek over the past several years.

Project #2 - These funds are to construct a protective, storm debris barrier (the “grizzly) upstream of the new, fully funded fish ladder which will be installed in August this year on Lawson Creek, adjacent to the Royal Canadian Legion. The amount of this grant is $23,000.

We are delighted that these two salmon enhancement projects have been so well received. I am sure the supporting letters received from several community leaders (MP Pam Goldsmith-Jones, Ralph Sultan MLA, and Mayor Michael Smith) helped put these projects high on the priority list.

> Lawson Creek Fish Ladder -- Aug 1 Update

The construction of the replacement fish ladder on Lawson Creek, adjacent to the Royal Canadian Legion, will commence on Tuesday, August 2nd. North Construction will do the physical work, CREUS Engineering will provide the civil engineering oversight and Sartori Environmental will attend to environmental matters.

This work is expected to take five to six weeks to complete. Project management is being provided by the District of WV.

The project is fully funded by money raised by West Vancouver Streamkeepers. Funding is being provided by Pacific Salmon Foundation, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Earth Day Canada, WV Community Foundation, the Province of BC, BC Hydro, and The Coho Society of the North Shore.

The new ladder will consist of 11 concrete boxes spread over a greater distance than the old metal fish ladder which was comprised of 8 small boxes. The slope of the ladder will also be reduced through this area. In addition, a small diversion wall will be built, upstream of the ladder, assuring a constant flow of water going through the ladder at all times. This project will allow coho salmon access once again to reach spawning and rearing habitat further upstream on Lawson Crk.

+ SAC -- Seniors' Activity Centre


+ WV Housing Assn Updates {for whole list, see: http://ow.ly/c44V3040ElW}

Blasting: Changes include reduction of the depth beneath finished grade from 24" to 14", and of the overbreak around the

perimeter of the blasting envelope from 4 ft. to 3 ft.

New Tax: Some foreign buyers as well as local buyers have decided, for the time being, to move to the sidelines to wait and see what other buyers will do. It is anticipated they will re-enter the market to purchase a home. Nevertheless, in the short term, the new tax cd have the effect of causing a slower market with marginally lower prices, than had the natural forces of supply and demand been allowed to play out. Regardless of what buyers want, we fully anticipate there to be reluctance from sellers to lower their prices, as many of them do not need to sell, but rather, just choose to sell. Moreover, there are other foreign buyers who have decided to still buy a home, accepting the tax as a cost of purchasing a home in Metro Vancouver.

So where is the West Vancouver housing market today? Now that summer is just behind us, and children are entering school and university this week, we will have a much better idea how everything plays out with the new tax by the 3rd or 4th week of September. As typical for this time of year, the market is somewhat slower.

+ BC Golf House Society Newsletter Aug/Sept: http://campaign.r20.constantcontact.com/render


DIRECTORS: Dave Barker, Michael Barnes, Rod Day, Beth Fraser, Elaine Graham, Barbara Hunter, Roddy MacKenzie, Carolanne Reynolds, Marilyn Rhodes, Wendy Topham, and Tom Wardell

WVHS BBQ ~ 5 - 7 pm ~ Wednesday Sept 14 at the Lawn Bowling Club

rain or shine guests welcome no admission fee, but donations gratefully accepted

This replaces the Society’s regular September General Meeting [778 279 2235 and wvhs@shaw.ca]

+ West Vancouver Stories

for WV Matters by Laura Anderson 778 279 2275 -- Introducing West Vancouver Stories.

For the first time, the stories and memories of the people who built West Vancouver will be formally collected and preserved for the use, education, and enjoyment of our community.

West Vancouver, or Hollyburn, as it was known originally, is almost an island, defined by geography. The people who ventured across the inlet a little more than a century ago liked it that way. They were adventurous, creative, and adaptable, and the community they built reflected those qualities.

They are still with us. They remember the privations of the Great Depression, World War II at home and on the battlefront, and the post-war prosperity that built homes and schools, and supported local businesses: the foundation of West Vancouver today.

Inevitably, the opportunity to tell the story of West Vancouver as it was, in the voices of the people who built this corner of the world, is a window that is closing rapidly.

The West Vancouver Historical Society has stepped in to capture the personal perspectives of the people who contributed to the community’s history and development. The goal is to expand the project to include as many residents of West Vancouver as possible, and ultimately to help other organizations, individuals, and families conduct their own oral histories.

Through West Vancouver Stories, the people who built our community can share their stories and memories. They contributed to this place we all enjoy today. Now, they are creating a valuable resource for historians and researchers and gifting West Vancouver with a lasting legacy.

For information about West Vancouver Stories:

= contact the West Vancouver Historical Society at 778 279 2235 or wvhs@shaw.ca, or

= get in touch with project coordinator Laura Anderson, lander1@shaw.ca or 778 279 2275.

Your participation is welcome whether you have a story to share or would like to make a donation to West Vancouver Stories.

=== CALENDAR to September 26 ===

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 ==========

== Thursday Sept 1st ~ 7pm ~ Awards Cmte; WV Cmnty Ctr

~~~ Labour Day Long Weekend! :-) ~~~

== Thursday Sept 8th

~ 7pm ~ Gleneagles Cmnty Ctr Adv Cmte; GCC

~ 5pm ~ Taste of Dundarave -- see Headsup 4Q and Chamber of Commerce section for details/tix

== Friday Sept 9th

~ 7pm ~ HBBA, Horseshoe Bay Village -- The Horseshoe Bay Annual Movies in the Park will feature family friendly movies alongside Horseshoe Bay’s scenic backdrop. This evening's movie is Zootopia.

== Saturday Sept 10th

~ 5:30am - 4:30pm -- RBC GRANFONDO WHISTLER -- Vancouver to Whistler -- http://granfondowhistler.com

Gran fondos are mass participation cycling events that have enjoyed incredible popularity in Europe for decades and are gaining momentum in North America. The Granfondo Whistler began in 2010 and continues to see up to 4,000 cyclists ride from Vancouver to Whistler.

Motorists can expect possible delays of up to three hours between West Vancouver and Whistler between 5:30am and 4:30pm. During the event, speed limits will be reduced to 60km/h on sections of Highway 99 between Horseshoe Bay and Whistler. For the safety of everyone: there will be some traffic pattern changes throughout the day. Visit website for details.

~ 10am - 3pm ~ NORTH SHORE SENIORS' HEALTH EXPO at Srs' Ctr

Help us launch Dementia Friendly North Shore* with our first annual North Shore Seniors’ Health Expo featuring exhibitors, innovative speakers, and researchers focusing on cognitive, physical, social, and financial well-being. Free admission.

*Dementia Friendly NSh is a tri-M effort to make cmnties supportive of those with dementia and their caregivers.

~ noon ~ SKATEBOARDING CONTEST -- Peter Sullivan Skatepark at Ambleside Park

Supra Distribution and New Line Skateparks presents the 15th Anniversary Street Contest in celebration of building

skateboarding. There will be plenty of prizes. Entry is free to everyone. Contest registration starts at 11am.

== Sunday Sept 11th

~ 11am - 6pm ~ COHO FESTIVAL in Ambleside Park

The Coho Festival is a public event where the whole family can enjoy a day of activities including the Coho Swim, activities for the kids, live entertainment, great food, and interactive learning about the envmt, salmon, and other wildlife.

== Tuesday Sept 13th ~ 4:30pm ~ Finance Cmte

== NB: Sept 14+ -- oodles: NSHist Soc 2pm re summer (NVM&A); Sewell's Devt public info mtg (4:30 at Gleneagles

clubhouse); WVHS BBQ (5pm at Lawn Bowling Club); workshop re Upper Caulfeild heritage (4441 Piccadilly N Devt);

Eve Lazarus at Library (7pm) re her book Sensational Vancouver, etc; find more in Headsup 4S

== Wednesday Sept 21

~ 10am ~ Key Performance Indicators Task Group

~ 5pm ~ Community Engagement Committee Meeting {no agenda av yet}

~ 6pm ~ Memorial Library Board Meeting at the Library

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

~~~ In the Gallery ~~ Kirsten Chursinoff ~~ Painterly Stitches ~~ All month, Art Gallery

With a painterly approach and a full spectrum of needle art techniques,

Vancouver artist Kirsten Chursinoff presents her nature-inspired textile art.

~~~ In the Gallery ~~ Pierre Coupey ~~ Requiem Notations ~~ All month, Art Gallery

Pierre Coupey, founding editor of The Capilano Review and co-founder of The Georgia Straight, has been a practising writer, printmaker, and painter since the early 1960s. This exhibition celebrates the contradictions and tensions deeply embedded in his abstract canvases.

~~~ 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.

+ Tech Talks -- Thursdays ~ 6 - 7:30pm ~

Protecting Your Privacy Online

~ June 14 ~ From protecting your digital identity to managing your social media persona, maintaining your online

privacy to avoiding phishing and other scams, learn how to stay protected in the digital environment.

3D Printing

~ September 15 ~ Join 3D Printing expert John Beihler to learn more about the exciting applications and future devts in the world of 3D printing. Register online to ensure your spot.

+ 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. September 9, 16, 23, and 30

+ Philosophers’ Cafe ~ 10:30am - noon ~

~ June 17 -- Communities -- How can we develop a stronger sense of belonging in our communities?

~ July 15 – Looking to the Future -- What have you loved about and learned from your relationship with SFU?

What do you want to see next?

~ Sept 15 -- Finding Our Way Home -- with Moderator Randall MacKinnon

Is housing to be considered a basic utility for all, or a market commodity for a few?

+ Sensational Vancouver

~ 7 - 8pm ~ Wed Sept 14 ~

Local author Eve Lazarus presents an illustrated evening based on her bestselling book Sensational Vancouver, including stories about Vancouver’s famous and infamous, the ordinary and the extraordinary, filtered through the house in which they lived.

+ Monday Movie Night – 6:30 - 9pm

- July 11 Jimmy's Hall

In 1930s Ireland, political activist Jimmy Gralton faces deportation after opening a community hall for the arts.

- July 18 Eddie the Eagle

Based on the remarkable true story of UK’s famous ski jumping underdog, who charmed the world at the 1988 Olympics.

- July 25 Trumbo

In 1947, top screenwriter Dalton Trumbo and numerous other Hollywood figures are blacklisted for their political beliefs.

- Friday 2:30 - 4:30pm August 19 -- Movie Matinee – Zootopia | All Ages

A rookie bunny cop and a cynical con artist fox must work together to uncover a conspiracy.

+ Friday Night Concerts ~ 7:30 – 8:45pm ~

Vahangni ~ June 24

Armenian guitarist Vahagni blends flamenco with folk and classical music to create a unique sound that is both elegant and soulful.

The Bills ~ September 30

Infectious, globally inspired roots music from a quintet known for their instrumental virtuosity and evocative songwriting.

+ Crime and Mystery Panel – Harmony Arts Festival

Join moderator and author Robin Spano as she speaks with Crime and Mystery authors William Deverell, Ian Hamilton, and Sam Wiebe. Part of the Readings in the Park program, sponsored by Maison Senior Living.Tu Aug 2, 4 – 5pm JL Pk

+ An Afternoon with Joseph Boyden – Harmony Arts Festival

Award-winning Cdn novelist and short story writer Joseph Boyden will discuss his journey as a writer and the power and impact of storytelling. Part of the Readings in the Park, sponsored by Maison Senior Living. Th Aug 4, 4 – 5pm JL Pk J


Our library mason bees are resting up to be pollination sensations this spring. We're buzzing about bees at WVML http://ow.ly/oYYk3037bUJ 11:16 AM - 10 Aug 2016

{More very interesting information from David Carson:}

West Vancouver Memorial Library abuzz with Mason Bees by David Carson


+ Canadian Citizenship Preparation Workshop

Prepare for Canadian citizenship at this two-part workshop facilitated by MOSAIC staff. Topics covered include Canada’s history, geography, symbols, and government, as well as the rights and responsibilities of citizenship.

Call 604 254 9626 ext 288 or email pleung@mosaicbc.com to register.

PART 1: Wednesday September 7 ~ 10am – 1pm

PART 2: Thursday September 8 ~ 10am – 1pm

+ Democracy Cafe 2.0 – Electoral Reform

Saturday September 10 ~ 10:30am – 1:30pm

The federal government has promised to change the way we elect our representatives in Ottawa. Join us for an interactive dialogue on the options for change. Pre-register by phone 985 7138, email nscr@nscr.bc.ca or at nscr.bc.ca for a seat. Presented by North Shore Community Resources in partnership with West Vancouver Memorial Library.

+ Boom or Bust(ed) – Real Estate on the North Shore

~ 7 - 8:30pm ~ Tues Sept 20 -- Emilie K. Adin, North Van City’s Dep Dir of Cmnty Devt, presents local real estate issues.

+ Authors in Our Community – House of Blazes

~ 7 - 8:30pm ~ Wed Sept 28 -- On the eve of the great 1906 San Francisco earthquake, Levi Hayes returns from

San Quentin Prison to take back what is his and even the score with the men who set him up.

+++ WVML 2015 Annual Report +++

Discover our 2015 accomplishments in our Annual Report. Now available online:

https://westvanlibrary.ca/sites/default/files/uploads/board/2015%20Annual%20Report.pdf or at any of the info desks.

+++ 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

~ September 14 to November 5 ~


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.

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

~ June 28 – September 2 ~ RIITTA PEIRONE Oil paintings at the Municipal Hall

The Ferry Building Gallery is pleased to showcase the paintings of Riitta Peirone at Art in the Hall.

Free admission. Mon–Fri ~ 8:30 – 4:30pm. Artwork available for purchase. Call 925 7290 for more info


A mixed media exhibition in collaboration with the Consulate General of Mexico featuring the works of 14 Mexican-Canadian artists. The image of the exhibition, a circle symbolizing the pre-Hispanic ball game in which the winner was sacrificed to honour the ancient Gods, illustrates a tradition of ancient Mexico while the artwork showcased hints at the contradictions of modern Mexico.

The exhibition celebrates the Mexican spirit in Canada, a country that has welcomed the exhibiting artists as newcomers.

More information: http://ferrybuildinggallery.com/exhibitions/current_exhibition

~ 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.

Opening Reception: Tuesday September 20 from 6 - 8 pm

~ GUEST BAND: LIVE CUBAN MUSIC featuring Brisas del Palmar

~ Thursday July 14 ~ Lesson 6:30 – 7:30pm, Band 7:30 – 9pm; Cost: $8 drop-in

[video 6m40sec] YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HCTsBixdBvs


~ Thursdays July 7 – August 25 ~ 6:30 – 8:30pm Cost: $8 drop-in (includes lesson)

Do you love the music, rhythms and dance of Latin America? Join us behind the gallery on the waterfront for salsa

lessons and social dancing with Maria Lavaggi. Open to all ages and levels — no partner required.

~ August 30 - September 18

Bold Abstracts - Linda Bell & Marlene Lowdon ~~ mixed media abstract paintings

Opening Reception: Tuesday August 30 ~ 6 - 8pm Meet the Artists: Saturday September 3 ~ 2 - 3pm

~ Art Demonstrations

An Exploration in Mark-making ~ 2 - 4pm ~ Sunday September 11

Whether you lean towards abstract or representational, this interactive demo by Marlene Lowden will be a fun exploration of ways to free up your painting style and create new sparks of inspiration! Free - no registration required

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

> Katarine Dickinson & Heather Rozier: Rhythms In Time ~ August 9 - 28

Two artists, Katharine Dickinson and Heather Rozier, explore the use of very different colour pallets and brushwork techniques while creating gestural paintings that suggest dream-like landscapes.

Opening reception: Tuesday August 9th from 6 - 8pm

> Bob Araki: Beautiful Canada #2 ~ August 30 - September 18

Celebrated artist Bob Araki paints exquisitely designed, almost architectural landscapes and rural scenes inspired by his travels across Canada. Araki's energetic yet precise line work and carefully considered colour pallet transforms otherwise quiet scenes of fields, farmland, and nature into complex studies of the Canadian countryside.

Opening reception: Tuesday August 30th from 6 - 8pm

> Mila Karavai: Materialization ~ September 20 - October 9

Inventive artist Mila Karavai, presents a collection of illustrative works using unconventional surfaces such as paint, aluminum, and papier-mache, that explore the transformation of an idea into a physical form. This unique and expressive work brings to life the evolution of chaotic and abstract shapes into recognizable, content-addressable characters & forms. Opening reception: Tuesday Sept 20th, from 6 to 8pm

+++ KAY MEEK CENTRE +++ http://www.kaymeekcentre.com/on_stage/events_calendar {see for all events}

Call 981 6335 (MEEK) or email tickets@kaymeekcentre.com > SUMMER YOUTH CONSERVATORY

The first production is Disney's PETER PAN (Junior) with a company of 39 young actors (ages 8-13) who will be dancing and singing their way through the adventures of lost boys, pirates, fairies, and the love of friendship and family.

Mark your calendars for two fun shows for young audiences!

PETER PAN -- July 22 ~ 7pm; July 23 2pm BEAUTY & THE BEAST-- August 5th & 6th ~ 7pm

More info & 2016/17 season: http://campaign.r20.constantcontact.com/render?m=1102200742327&ca=29be1b5b-d51e-4118-932e-abb20a847fe7


~ 7pm ~ Thursday September 8

+++ 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 West Vancouver 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 Committee. 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.


MEAT DRAWS EVERY SATURDAY at 3:30 *** note new time!


~ 9am Friday July 8 ~ Veterans' roundtable with Pamela Goldsmith-Jones, MP, on Veterans' matters and concerns

Please RSVP by July 6 to the Legion office at 922 3587

~ 7pm Friday July 8 -- Karaoke in the lounge

~ 5:30pm Friday July 15 -- Mini meat draw in the lounge 5:30 pm

+ Friday August 26 -- Karaoke in the lounge 7pm Hot dog BBQ $4 – tickets at the bar

+ Saturday August 27 ~~~ RCL Branch 60 President’s Birthday Party!

BBQ Pork Ribs, salads, and fixings, on the patio - $20 Dinner starts at 6pm Tix av in the lounge to Thurs Aug 20

Entertainment to follow at 7pm by New Squids On the Dock

+ Saturday September 3 -- The British Butcher’s Annual BBQ Cajun Chicken with side salads $20 – tickets in the lounge Dinner starts at 6 pm Entertainment to follow at 7pm by the Blu Fins

~ 7pm Friday Sept 9 and 23 -- Nathan’s Hot Dog BBQ $3.50 starts at 7pm; KARAOKE IN THE LOUNGE – 7:30pm

~ 7pm ~ Tuesday September 27 -- GENERAL MEETING in the Memorial Hall

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

Drop us a line at info@westvanchamber.com

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


As our AGM approaches, the nomination committee is looking for members interested in serving on the Board of Directors and for members that are interested in working with the various committees that help make our Chamber a success.

With your specific skills, we hope to fill our upcoming vacant board positions and a variety of committee positions that will bring new ideas and vibrancy to our Chamber. You are invited to express your interest by the deadline of 5 pm on Monday, August 15.

There are many benefits to serving as a Director or Committee member. With your skill and expertise, you have an exciting opportunity to initiate new ideas that can affect our business climate and the economic prosperity of the region.

If you wd like to be considered, please contact: Leagh Gabriel, Executive Director leagh@westvanchamber.com


Taste of Dundarave

Thursday September 8th ~~ 5 to 8pm ~~ Tix on sale in Dundarave at the Vitamin House and Red Horses Gallery

This fun event offers the chance to explore the many wonderful businesses in Dundarave Village. Your ticket is a passport to visit each participating business and receive a sample: food, wine, discounts, coupons, and more...

Stroll along Marine Dr between 24th & 25th Streets, listen to outdoor music and visit over 30 fantastic stores, restaurants, and service providers. Tickets: Adult $20; Child 12 and under $5 {more info, see Headsup 4Q}

>>> AGM Tues Sept 20th ~ 5 - 7pm Reception ~ Milestones, PkR <<<

MBRS: Free, RSVP req'd 926 6614 or email info@westvanchamber.com AGM@ 6pm BRING YOUR BIZ CARDS!

=== 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

Romeo & Juliet Merry Wives of Windsor Othello Pericles

What a season! Many sold out! My two faves (Othello and Pericles) had performances added!

Closing Night Saturday Sept 24 http://bardonthebeach.org/schedule


+ Arts Club 687 1644 artsclub.com

Baskerville: a Sherlock Holmes Mystery, Stanley industrial Alliance Stage Sept 8 to Oct 9

+ Vancouver Fringe -- 90 theatre companies; vancouverfringe.com -- Sept 8 - 18

also -- One Woman's Sex and the City: a parody of love, friendships, and shoes -- Sept 22 and 23

+ Jericho Arts Ctr -- jerichoartscentre.com

The Beaux' Stratagem by George Farquhar; unitedplayers.com 224 8007 to Sept 25

+ Firehall Arts Ctr

o Carry On: a Musical; set in YVR Baggage Claim; awkwardstage productions.com Sept 8 - 18

o 2 for Tea -- James & Jamesy are back! Part of the Fringe Festival; various times Sept 11 - 18

(starting at 2:15pm Sun Sept 11) https://www.facebook.com/events/733494563468294/

+ Metro Theatre -- Haywire by Eric Chappelle 266 7191 metrotheatre.com Sept 17 to Oct 8

+ Hendry Hall -- The Odd Couple (female version) 983 2633 northvanplayers.ca to Sept 21



Picasso -– Details, events: 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:


Photography Exhibition: Leyla Mohammadi

This Exhibition is the prize of the Second Winner of CPC Annual Photo Contest 2015 (Free).

July 5 - 15, 12 - 8 pm (Tues - Sat) Opening Reception: July 9, from 4 - 8pm

"Under the Woman's Skin"

Painting Exhibition: Sara Hasani Nalosi Sept 1 - 14; 12 - 8pm (Tues-Sat) Opening Reception: Sept 3 from 4 - 8pm

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.



+ 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

~ 2pm ~ Sept 11 ~ c̓əsna—əm Discussion Series featuring Larry Grant, Jill Campbell, and Vanessa Campbell

+ 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

Four Hands, Four Continents: two pianists play Faure, Debussy, etc 684 7040 roeddehouse.org ~ 4pm ~ Sept 11

+ Britannia Mine Museum

Copper & Fire Arts Event; artists from all over BC -- britanniaminemuseum.ca ~ 10am - 3pm ~ Sunday Sept 11


+ EARLY MUSIC VANCOUVER 732 1610 earlymusic.bc.ca

= FREE EVENT AT GREEN COLLEGE NEXT TUESDAY! -- 5pm Tues Sept 13 -- Trio Sonatas by G.F. Handel

Alexander Weimann, harpsichord; Chloe Meyers, violin; Matthew Jennejohn, oboe; Beiliang Zhu, cello

Come and enjoy four members of the Pacific Baroque Orchestra demonstrate why Handel’s trio sonatas represent to many the peak of the trio sonata as a genre. Enjoy a reception at the College following the event.

= HANDEL and HIS RIVALS -- 7:30pm Fri Sept 16 -- at Christ Church Cathedral

Amanda Forsythe, soprano, and Pacific Baroque Orchestra ~ 822 2697


+ Rabindranath Tagore Festival: poetry, readings, dance, and much more, Richmond Cultural Ctr vancouvertagoresociety.org Sept 9 and 10

+ 26th Vancouver Int'l Flamenco Festival: various venues; vancouverflamencofestival.org Sept 10 - 20

+ Vancouver Chinese Film Festival: vcff.org Sept 9 - 11


+ Saturday September 10th 2016

Guided tour in the Old Growth Conservancy, West Vancouver.

A free public tour by the Old Growth Conservancy Society, West Vancouver.

Leader: Hugh Hamilton. Mtg locn & time: Hi-View Lookout, Cypress Bowl Road, Cypress Provincial Park at 9:30am.

Duration and length of walk: 2 to 3 hours; 1.5 kilometres.

Description of tour: A walk through old-growth and second-growth forests. Learn about the features that make up these two types of forest which are much more than the age and size of the trees.

The Old Growth Conservancy is a 54 hectare (133.6 acre) forested area on WV municipal land at approx 760 metres (2,300 feet) elevation south of the Cypress Provincial Park boundary and west of the Cypress Bowl Road. The area is also of interest because it lies at the elevation where two of British Columbia’s biogeoclimatic zones (the Coastal Western Hemlock and Mountain Hemlock zones) interface, so that both species of hemlock and both species of cedar can be seen occurring together.

Terrain and elevation gain: Terrain is mostly flat with one steep ~10-metre embankment to negotiate. Because some of the route is off trail, be prepared to climb over coarse woody debris covering the forest floor. Therefore it is essential that long-sleeve shirts and long pants be worn to protect against the scratching of bare skin.

Registration is required: Because some walking is off trail, the number of participants will be limited in order to minimise impact on the forest floor as well as to facilitate guidance of people through trackless and heavily forested sections of the forest. To register and determine if there is space, pls email ogcs.wv@gmail.com and include name and phone number.


+ Thursday September 8

Geology of Vancouver area -- A free public talk for White Rock and Surrey Naturalists Society.

Speaker: David Cook, Geologist. Mtg time and locn: ~ 7:30 pm ~ Elgin Hall, 14250 Crescent Road, Surrey

Description of talk: This illustrated talk will be a 400 million-year journey through the geological history of the Vancouver area. Some of the highlights will be sandstones with coal beds laid down in the deltas of 50 to 70 million-year-old rivers, the roots of 37 million-year-old volcanoes, giant granitic boulders brought to the area during the Ice Age, clues to former sea levels left in the cliffs around the shores of Burrard Inlet ,and evidence that even today we live in an area of dynamic geological change.

+ Wednesday September 21

~ 6pm ~ Searching the Past: Locating History and Memory at VPL 331 3603 vpl.ca/events

Asian Canadian cmnty mbrs gather and reflect on its history. {Many speakers including Jean Barman, JJ Lee}

~ 6:30pm ~ Small Trees for Urban Gardens -- VanDusen Botanical Garden

Discover the great variety of small trees for West Coast gardens. vandusengarden.org

~ 7pm ~ Libby Davies: Reflections on a Life in Politics -- Goldcorp Ctr for the Arts

In conversation with Am Johal and Jackie Wong about her long and storied history working in East Vancouver politics and cmnty organizing. sfu.ca/sfuwoodwards/events

>>> 2016 HEADSUP Section: 4A - T <<<

=== 2016 HEADSUP 4A: Canada Day, etc


Comments re newsletter (quasi-index) then some news, events, etc., Legion, Library, Theatre, Brexit, Canada Day maiku

+ WVM Woes

Info keeps coming in constantly so we just have to arbitrarily stop time. More info today that cd have gone in last night’s WVM, hence a Headsup so soon.

WVM 2016 1/2/3/4 was sent out last night but lots of transmission problems. None of the blasts showed up in my SentBox! Some of you must have got it b/c I’ve heard back but my computer won’t show me so looks as if no one did.

House Geek says that problems and delays were probably b/c of the photos and amount of colour. Hope you enjoy them. If you did not get it, or if it was so large as to cause your email problems, you can find it here: http://westvan.org/2016-01/ . Those who don’t like to read on a computer can of course print it.

Yes, we print some and deliver them to a few places (promoting informing residents urging them to participate), but do hope ppl subscribe. FYI, they usually cost about $5, but this one at 118 pages was almost $10 each. Do hope those who pick up a printed one will share, pass it around!

Anyway, re reading, this is a long weekend and it is summer.

There are varied topics so you can pick and choose — not like a detective story or mystery you feel compelled to hurry and read to the end to find out whodunnit.

The beginning has WV info and CultureWatch; the end has various topics as you see from the Table of Contents at the top of the front page. Besides the ccl mtgs notes listed, the May and June mtg summaries appear in the Headsups.

There are some parts of the WVM however that cry out for an index. For example:

Headsups 1 - 23 are on pp9 - 37

Jan 11 to p46 includes questions on the budget presentation

Jan 25 to p55 with a list of the boards and cmtes with wch cclrs assigned on p52

Feb 15 to p64 has the WVPD Crime Stats

Feb 22 to p77 has the Arts Ctr Trust presentation plus much ado about Op Budget and the Asset Levy.

Mar 7 to p87 lists the total appropriation of $4,744,300 for the 2016 Capital Project

{Feb 29; then March 9 and 23 were special mtgs only lasting a few minutes*}

Apr 4 to p93 has tax rates bylaw

Apr 18 to p100 discussed nbrhd character and tree protection

Apr 20 just p100 was about a 7-min mtg (adoption of bylaws)

Apr 25 to p111 passed Heritage Revitalization and Designation bylaws.

* SPECIAL MTGS THAT SLIPPED UNDER THE RADAR: Feb 29, Mar 9, 23, 30: revised and moved to 4B+

> LEGION -- Just got the calendar from our LEGION:

Friday July 1

Come celebrate Canada Day at the Legion! Lounge is open regular hours: noon until 11pm

Cumberland Sausage on a bun with fried onions and potato salad $5.99 - 5pm; $4 Canadian Pints all day

Entertainment from 6 – 10 pm 50/50 PRIZES FOR BEST CANADA DAY OUTFIT!!

Saturday July 2

The Londoners Choir will be performing in the lounge at 4:30pm {5:30pm; Legion sent correction/update, put in 4B}


Getting to the Library During Construction

The Library is open during the construction on the West Wing. Parking, however, is limited [owing] to the closure of the upper parking deck on July 4. Your best option: Travel to the Library by bus, bike, or on foot.

- See more at: https://westvanlibrary.ca/parking-during-west-wing-construction#sthash.blAnkzKd.dpuf

+ JT welcomes OBAMA

User Actions CPAC @CPAC_TV

"There is a place... for politics that is hopeful..."

@CanadianPM introduces @POTUS to Parliament. #cdnpoli #uspoli

[1min 44secs] https://twitter.com/CPAC_TV/status/7482808897009786884


Jessie Awards Round-Up: Big Wins for Onegin June 28, 2016

ONEGIN! The 2016 Jessie Richardson Theatre Awards were held in Vancouver last night, and ended in a slew of wins for Arts Club Theatre's production of Onegin. The production won ten awards, including:

Outstanding Actor (Alessandro Juliani)

Outstanding Actress (Meg Roe)

Outstanding Supporting Actor (Josh Epstein)

Lighting Design (John Webber)

Set Design (Drew Facey)

Costumes (Jacqueline Firkins)

Composition (Veda Hille and Amiel Gladstone)

Direction (Amiel Gladstone)

Outstanding Musical Direction (Veda Hille and the Ungrateful Dead)

Musical Ensemble (Veda Hille and the Ungrateful Dead)

The lone spoiler in the Large Theatre category was Colleen Wheeler, who won Outstanding Supporting Actress for Arts Club's Peter and the Star Catcher.

The Small Theatre category saw a more diverse slate of winners, including three wins for Upintheair Theatre's The North Plan and two for Twenty Something Theatre's The Out Vigil.

Finally, Théâtre la [Seizime’s] Mathieu Mathématiques took home three awards in the Theatre for Young Audiences division, while Laura McLean won Outstanding Artistic Creation for Delinquent Theatre's Our Time.

For a full list of the evening’s winners, including special awards, pls click here: http://jessies.ca

+ BREXIT ~~ Stephen Colbert Is Genuinely Freaked Out About The Brexit. Here’s what he said last night (June 28).

:-) Funny [7min 6sec] https://youtu.be/iRAU6hODSck

+ OUR CANADA {moved to Maiku at end}

=== 2016 HEADSUP 4B: Updates; Canada Day; Mystery Mtgs; News, etc

{7pm Thursday June 30}

With so many things happening today, will start with the latest on the Annual Report submission, then provide info on the July 4 ccl mtg/agenda changes. Might as well clarify the March mtgs after that.

There’ll be an info section including a Legion event change, more Brexit; qtn


= the missing' submission:

"wrt the Annual Report submission, the CAO explained that KPMG will be reviewing and providing a response. The reply from KPMG is expected in mid-July and then both will be made public.

There are several ppl who have said to me that they don’t have the right to withhold the submission from the public. I wondered why it did not follow the normal procedure. Apparently the intention is to have the submission along with the answers. That brought up another query — why can’t/cdn’t WV staff themselves answer?

= Council July 4 =

o SPECIAL MTG ~ 5pm ~ (closed)

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

Purpose of meeting: matter regarding committee applications.

o SPECIAL MTG ~ > 5:45pm < ~ Revision Notice just put up; mtg in the Chamber!

(but open mtg; looks like tacked on belatedly and belongs to the PH on Sewell’s; confusing)

DWV Notice ========= Revised on June 30, 2016

At 5:45 p.m. the special Council meeting will reconvene in open session in the Council Chamber.

Proposed Sewell’s Landing Development (6695 Nelson Avenue) Information to be provided.



o Feb 29 ~ 10am ~ closed b/c

(a) personal info about an identifiable individ who holds or is being considered for a position as an ofcr, employee, or agent of the M or another position appointed by the M.

o Mar 9 ~ 4:30pm ~ closed b/c

(e) the acquisition, disposition, or expropriation of land or improvements, if the ccl considers that disclosure cd reasonably be expected to harm the interests of the M;

(i) the receipt of advice that is subj to solicitor-client privilege, including communications nec for that purpose;

(k) negs and related discussions re the proposed provision of a M service that are at their prelim stages and that, in the view of the ccl, cd reasonably be expected to harm the interests of the M if they were held in public; and

(l) discussions with M ofcrs and employees respecting M objectives, measures, and progress reports for the purposes of preparing an annual report under section 98 [annual municipal report].

o Mar 23 ~ 11:03am


THAT the sitting of the 2016 Parcel Tax Roll Review Panel be scheduled for Mar 30 at 10am in the Main Floor Conference Room, M Hall.

{And I didn’t see a mtg March 30 on the page with mtgs and agendas — so, what happened?}


Sat July 2

revised time for Londoners


+ CANADA DAY / Activities / Announcements +


~ 7:30am ~ pancake breakfast, Grande Blvd at 13th

~ 10am ~ NSh Canada Day Parade: largest Canada Day parade in BC!

4th & Lonsdale: floats, marching bands, pipers, ... canadadaynorthshore.org Open house at NV Legion 118 after the parade

~ noon - 11pm ~ WV Legion 60

Sausage on bun with fried onions and potato salad $5.99 till 5pm; $4 Canadian Pints all day

Entertainment from 6 – 10 pm 50/50 PRIZES FOR BEST CANADA DAY OUTFIT!!

~ 4:30pm ~ activities start at John Lawson Park WV; fireworks at 10:30pm

For details, see: westvancouver.ca/canadaday


Commemorates completion of CPR to Port Moody and Confederation

family festival — parade, entertainment, food goldenspike.ca

> TIDDLEY COVE MORRIS: ExpOnenti’Ale — Sat July 2

celebrating 30 yrs of traditional English folk dance, Olympic Village, VPL, VAG, Science World tiddleycovemorris.net


= PM Statement:

Ottawa, ON: 10am (July 1) The Prime Minister will deliver remarks at the Ceremony for the 100th Anniversary of the Battles of the Somme and Beaumont-Hamel.


What’s going on at the Srs’ Ctr is incredible — a broad array of activities, etc. — am really impressed. Info on programs and events in July and August can be read in their newsletter just released:



o Is the UK bipolar?

What a high, what a peak, celebrating the Queen’s 90th.

What confusion, depression, desperation w/ a referendum to leave the EU.

What a surprise for Boris to decide not to run for the Tory leadership.

Gove’s decision to run for the leadership has ppl thinking of Shakespeare’s Caesar.

We wish them all the best as they sort themselves out.

o Language

The word games are clearly irresistible.

You saw the comment that Brexit cd be followed by Grexit, Departugal, Italeave, Czechout, Oustria, Finish, Slovakout, Latervia, Byegium, and that only Remania wd stay.

Then I was sent Regrexit. Someone wrote to me saying that I’d forgotten Londin, Camerout, Corbout, and Johnsin.

Now we know that it’s Johnsout. So then came Executrexit. Also saw Bullxit and Borexit.

Am sure there’ll be more.

=== HEADSUP 4C: Ccl July 4; Mtgs/Openings

{Apologies; intended transmission was the morning of July 5 — so this past, present, and future — herewith in haste}

First, bits of the July 4th’s ccl mtg); then Openings, events, etc. QTP

Our best wishes to Cclr Michael Lewis who has missed the last several mtgs b/c of illness. Understand he’s on leave b/c there’s special legislation once three consecutive mtgs hv bn missed.


btw, in looking for something discovered that the DWV website has been changed. Cd not help wondering why a WG was not struck or at least citizens invited to make suggestions for an update or improvements or what they wanted to see (and how/where). Grump.

Had difficulty finding the agendas (Tues); then Thurs received notice that July 18th’s was up but it wasn’t (it was then up by noon on Friday July 8th).

Maybe they can have a mtg for resident feedback on the changed website. What do you think? How wd you make it better or easier?

(The next Headsup will have the July 18 agenda and some info.)

CCL MTG MONDAY July 4th (main items)

= The big surprise, after on Friday receiving a notice that the mtg wd start at 5:45 for receipt of info re Sewell’s, the

subject of the Public Hearing to start at 6pm. was that the Sewell’s devt was being withdrawn. The June 6th motions

were rescinded. Don’t know about you, but find it difficult to believe/understand just b/c of this:

"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 v seriously and agreed to work w/ the Dist to address in a meaningful way

Sounds great and it’s good news the PH has been moved to Sept 19th, so we look fwd to (whatever) the changes.

= North Shore Cmnty Resources item withdrawn

= Item 5: MetroV presentation [6:05 - 6:30] with slides — WV pays the highest prop tax but 84% of their income is from

user fees. — lots of info about what’s going on, what’s planned: urban containment area, bridges, transportation, etc

= Library Bd Annual Report with slides and stats to 6:45 and all the great things they do! Parking affects attendance.

= Status of the Devt of the Trails Plan: SLIDES, stats (some get 1K a week!), maintenance, no trails fairies’ so seeking

volunteers; better signage and garbage colln needed.

= The Demographic, Housing, and Employment Projects presentation had slides and was v informative: Popn

Projection (ageing affecting world and in particular WV [7:08]); Housing Projections (factors, trends) Employment. The

study will inform OCP planning and initiatives.

= The next presentation was Housing Affordability and Diversity in WV, also with slides. Housing Continuum:

Recommended Focus at 7:47. Ctrs and Corridors: Marine Dr/PkR; Taylor Way corridor; Ambleside Town Ctr;

Cypress Village; Horseshoe Bay. Area Planning Processes to be conducted through the OCP review.

Lively discussion to 8:55; Included Mayor’s story of how they got prop for DWV wch was about to be bought by dvprs.

= Great move: temporary protection for a heritage house, the Spencer House on Dean Cr.

= Devt Permits for Rodgers Crk Area 6 and Mulgrave Addns to be considered at the July 25th mtg.

= Interesting reading the Corresp: http://westvancouver.ca/government/mayor-council/write-mayor-council/2016-correspondence-mayor-and-council

= Reports: During the Awards Cmte’s deliberations, no names; Mayor thanked staff for a great Canada Day w/ fireworks.

= PQP: plea for the public to have input to what we were told were the best strategies’ (Dir assured input); plaint that Ccl seems to be

addressing ’treehuggers’ and that if a tree falls Ccl can be sued or found criminally responsible. (Mayor said staff wd look into that).

= Adjournment ~9:15


> starting July 5


July 5 – 24 ~ Opening Reception: Tues July 5 from 6 – 9pm

The work of watercolour artists from all over the world will be

displayed in three galleries in this juried exhibition.

Opening receptions at other participating galleries:

Cityscape Community Art Space July 7 ~ 7 – 9pm International Art Gallery July 9 ~ 2pm

More info: http://www.iwscanada.com/watercolour-biennale.html

> July 7 6:30pm “After Hours at the Vancouver Aquarium vanaqua.org/afterhours

> July 8

at our Legion with our MP, Pam Goldsmith-Jones --------->

> July 8 - 10

= Squamish Nation 28th Annual Youth Powwow,

Capilano Reserve Park 980 4553 facebook.com/events/1744181685836516


Invite you to join us as we meet the cmnties we serve at events this weekend.

- 12th Annual Sexual Abuse & Domestic Violence Prevention March

- 10:30am - July 10, 2016 - Ambleside Park

Join Chief Constable Len Goerke, WVPD officers, and members of our Victim Services Program as we support our partners in the Squamish Nation in this important march to tell victims of domestic violence and sexual abuse that the community is with them. We gather at the Squamish Nation Welcome Figure at Ambleside Park and march to the Squamish Nation Youth Powwow grounds at Mathias Road and Welch Street. All march participants are welcome to attend the Powwow after the march. Admission is $5. Click Here For More Info From WVPD Facebook.


- 28th Annual Squamish Nation Youth Powwow - Capilano Sports Field - 100 Mathias Rd.

~ 5 - 9pm ~ July 8th; ~ 12 - 9pm ~ July 9th; ~ 12 - 6pm ~ July 10th. Traditional singing, dancing, regalia, and food. Celebrate summer w/ the Squamish Nation and guests. Visit the WVPD booth for BlockWatch, 529Garage, ProjectVIGIL, and other crime prevention programs. Click Here For More Powwow Information


- Pulling Together Canoe Journey 2016 -

Check WVPD Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WestVancouverPolice/

and WVPD Twitter: https://twitter.com/WestVanPolice

for updates as our WVPD Canoe Team brings our new canoe Ch’ich'iyúy to the end of a nine-day journey across Lillooet and Harrison Lakes to Stailes Beach on Sunday.

> July 9

Visit us tomorrow , July 9th, for Taste of Park Royal!We have a great day planned with food and entertainment for the whole family. Plus, your chance to WIN* dinner for 6 at the newly renovated Milestones Park Royal. Click here: http://www.shopparkroyal.com/campaigns/taste-park-royal

for full 'Taste of Park Royal' event & contest details. See you soon!

> July 9 and 10

~ 10am - 8pm ~ Third Thai Festival — dance, music, crafts, cooking

— VAG plaza 687 1143 thaiconsulatevancouver.ca

= July 10

~ 7pm ~ Kathaumixw Concert to support Syrian Refugee Project

St Andrew’s United Church, NV 985 0408 st-andrews-united.ca

~ 10am ~ Field Trip: Yew Lake wetland and old-growth, and Bowen Lookout (Cypress Prov Park)

A joint field trip for Nature Vancouver and Friends of Cypress Provincial Park Society.

Meeting Time & locn: 10am at Park and Ride on roof of PkR-N, for car-pooling. Trail-head mtg locn at 10:30am in the Cypress Bowl parking lot at Black Mountain Lodge (not Cypress Creek Lodge) at the end of the Cypress Bowl Rd.

Trip leaders: Katharine Steig 922 7949 katharine@steig.com and David Cook 924 0147 cookeco2@yahoo.com.

Duration: 2 or 4 hours depending on whether Bowen Lookout is included or not.

Terrain: Yew Lake/old-growth trails = flat terrain; to Bowen Lookout = steep climb but the trail is well-maintained.

Difficulty ratings*: A (Yew Lake) & C (Bowen Lookout). Registration: Not required.

Distances: Yew Lake plus old-growth roundtrip 2.5km. Bowen Lookout and return an additional 1.5km roundtrip.

Elevation gain from Yew Lake to Bowen Lookout: 120m.

Description: We will look at the wetland ecology + geology of the Yew Lake area and the ecology of an old-growth forest. Our lunch stop will be Bowen Lookout where there are spectacular views west across Howe Sound to the Tetrahedron Plateau. For those not wanting to go on to Bowen Lookout a separate lunch stop will be arranged.

* The difficulty rating system used by Nature Vancouver is as follows:

A. Easy: easy path or road with minimal elevation change and minimal hazards.

B. Moderate: trail with possible rocks, roots or other hazards.

Moderate gradient, occasional steep but short sections. Up to 100m elevation change.

C. Strenuous: moderately steep gradient. 100 m to 500 m elevation change.

D. Very strenuous: constant steep gradient. 500m to 1,000m elevation change.


Early opening at 11:45am for noon kick-off

— Euro soccer final



painting demonstration with Alfonso Tejada, artist & architect 2 - 4pm Sunday July 10

Free admission. No registration required.

=== HEADSUP 4D: July 18 Agenda; Trees; Staff Residences

Hurrying to get you some info for the next ccl mtg. Giving you a week to get informed and think about giving Ccl input/feedback/suggestions. The tree policy is critically important for our cmnty — not just to preserve its pleasant and green park-like character/ambience, but also the env'mental benefits needed to prevent erosion and flooding.


Have read correspondence about the recommended bylaws and am aghast reading some indignant arguing its their private property so they shd be able to do/have whatever they want. Did they not comply with the bylaws wrt (building) their homes? Talk about disconnect!

For the record, I support the recommendation many have made that instead of 75cm (v few trees this large, esp in Amb, so v little effect), the diameter be the same as the City of Vancouver, 20cm (8 inches).

Planning has kindly sent me a poster they had at Cmnty Day at their booth; it appears below the Agenda. (IMO, wd amend one line to: “can increase property values.) Yes, we want views, but we also have a responsibility to the earth/hillside and our nbrs.


During a discussion wrt Emergency Services, it was mentioned at the last ccl mtg that few staff live in WV thus affecting staffing in the time of an emergency. A subscriber wrote asking how many M staff actually live in WV. My gratitude to Kristi Merilees, Cmnty Relns Mgr, who got the info and sent them to me.

Those figs appear just below under the tree poster. There are three tables: Fire; Police; and Municipal (staff).

Residency and housing are factors in WV. Build a M highrise with special/discounted rents for M employees?


Meant to mention in the last Headsup that it’s Opening Night of Pericles Sunday (7:30pm July 10) at Bard on the Beach. As supporters/donors we go to all the Opening Nights so will give you potted reviews once have seen them all. Actually we have never seen Pericles, so are quite curious and looking forward to seeing it. Can’t resist telling you, however, that in my experience this Opening Night of Othello was that it was the most powerful performance I had ever seen. At least during two periods it was so quiet, the audience was so focused/captivated, you absolutely literally cd hv heard a pin drop.

btw, the VSO will be at Bard on Monday night at 7:30pm (Beethoven, Rossini, and Tchaikovsky).


Now, the agenda, at least I cd find it and it was put up. Unless now put somewhere else, the special mtg usually held at 5pm is not there. Will check.


Ccl Agenda Jul 18 (main items); Planning’s Tree Poster;

Tables showing number of WV Employees living in WV; QTP

> CCL MTG AGENDA July 18 (main items)

= Delegation from the BC SPCA

= DVP for 1045 Sinclair St for a new two-storey house and garage

= Tree Protection: receipt of report (Interim Tree Bylaw);

recommendation of a Tree Bylaw Task Force to assist in

devt of a permanent tree bylaw; three readings of the Interim Tree Bylaw

= Three readings of the Fire Protection and Response Bylaw

= Public Art Reserve Fund proposed.

= Consent Agenda: TransLink Report;

proposed Childcare Services WG;

CEC TofRef Amendments

whole agenda:



DWV poster - - - - - - - >

> DWV STAFF Residences (Fire, Police, Municipal staff)

NB Only 10% of Municipal workers live in West Van

While 47% live in North Vancouver; 43% live elsewhere

Please note: Owing to the only way the addresses can be sorted, this includes all permanent employees from the

Municipal Hall, the Works Yard, exempt employees from Fire and Police, and all recreation areas.

This list does not include library, police civilians, or transit.










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=== HEADSUP 4E: Ccl AGENDAS (July 18/25); Updates; Info/Events/Mtgs

{intended transmission Friday morning July 15)

Quite a few earth-shattering events over the last few days.

Truck in Nice; coup in Turkey (triumph for dictator and Muslim conservatives?); Taliyah found in AB (maiku); horrible week’s photos at bottom

. and MP Pam’s birthday on Bastille Day (14th), so that’s the only pleasant news — wish her a happy birthday.


First a reminder re Ccl’s July 18th agenda (was in Headsup 4D — let Ccl know what you want for tree protection in our park-like cmnty with views), then the main items along with a link to the July 25th agenda; INTRObits; WV updates and mtgs; Events; Walks; DWV Website; Week’s Photos; Zipwire ride over Niagara Falls; maiku

E&OE Apologies for those missed. —- Am sure you know about the Pemberton Music Festival (July 14 - 17) and the Vancouver Folk Music Festival at Jericho Beach (July 15 - 17) plus the Deighton Cup on Sat July 16


+ MONDAY (18th) 🎄

MAIN ITEMS: BC SPCA; 1045 Sinclair (new two-storey house w/ att’d garage); TREE PROTECTION RECOMMS and NEXT STEPS; Public Art Reserve Fund (for three readings); Childcare Services WG; CEC TofRef for approval (!).

+ MONDAY (25th)

MAIN ITEMS: Devt Permits: Rodgers Ck Area 6 (3100 Cypress Bowl Rd) and Mulgrave Sch Addn (2330 Cypress Bowl Rd); Horseshoe Bay Streetscape Design Guidelines; Arts & Culture Strategy; the Correspondence is always interesting.

Full Agenda: http://westvancouver.ca/sites/default/files/dwv/council-agendas/2016/jul/25/16jul25%20-Agenda.pdf



Rollercoaster running fast. “We love EU lost. Cameron resigns. Boris resigns. Nigel resigns. Theresa May becomes PM (July 12) and the next day appoints Boris as Foreign Secretary. Beautiful. You broke it, you fix it! Brilliant. Who more motivated to make it succeed than someone who advocated it!


Bad News: They changed it with no notice, no mtg or WG for residents to make suggestions, things not where expected. Good news: they ask for email re fixes. House Geek says probably not true that they get 50K unique visitors a month; probably means page hits’. Details below.


Starting July 11, 15th St will be repaved from Mathers to Queens. Work will take approx five working days, weather permitting, and will be carried out between 7:30am and 5:30pm.


Water main construction is scheduled to begin in late July and work will continue in the area until late fall. The street will remain open during construction, but delays are possible.

>> NSN: WV debates affordability

West Vancouver debates denser, more affordable future — by Jeremy Shepherd / North Shore News (July 12)

- See: http://www.nsnews.com/news/west-vancouver-debates-denser-more-affordable-future-1.2300684#sthash.1SJumCye.dpuf


~ July 13 Wed ~ 10am ~ Public Art Adv Cmte at the Music Box, 1564 Argyle

~ July 14 Thurs ~ 9am ~ Key Performance Indicators Task Group mtg

~ July 19 Tues ~ 4:30pm ~ Finance Cmte mtg

~ July 20 Wed ~ 7pm ~ Library Board mtg at the Library

~ July 21 Thurs ~ 4:30pm ~ Design Review Cmte mtg


~ July 15 Fri ~ 7pm ~ Graphic Novels — Michael Kluckner: SFU Philosophers’ Cafe at VPL Oakridge vpl.ca/events

~ July 16 Sat ~ 11am ~ Exploring Shakespeare with SFU’s Paul Budra on Othello bardonthebeach.org

SATURDAY and SUNDAY — July 16 and 17

- North Shore Artists Guild: Summer Art Sale: 400 paintings by 36 artists

at The Pipeshop in Shipbuilders Sq, NV nsartists.ca

- Bowen Island: People, Plants, and Places Tour ~ 10 - 4pm ~

Historic + heritage Sites, an art exhibit, gardens, interesting architecture; prebook: 947 2655 bowenislandmuseum.ca


> Saturday July 16th

Mountain stories along the trail in Seymour Provincial Park

To commemorate District of North Vancouver’s 125th birthday

Brought to you by the Elders Council for Parks in BC in partnership with Deep Cove Heritage Society and Mount Seymour History Project.

Mtg locn: Three Peaks Lodge/Grill Cafeteria at Mount Seymour (Google Maps link: https://goo.gl/maps/r9BLnzAbLxv)

Bus transportation: For a small fee of $5, a bus will pick up guests from Parkgate Cmnty Ctr at 9:30am

and will return them to the Community Centre at 1pm.

Meeting time: 10am at Mt. Seymour (9:30 am at Parkgate Community Centre for those taking the bus).

Duration of walk: Approx 40 minutes.

Terrain: Approx 2km roundtrip along the initial flat section of the Dog Mountain Trail and surrounding area in

Seymour Provincial Park. Level and well maintained route.

Description: A unique outdoor storytelling experience where we travel through time with historical characters. Participants will encounter costumed storytellers along the trail who will weave together the cultural and natural history of the Seymour Valley. Mount Seymour History Project is also hosting a display of historical documents, artifacts, memorabilia, maps, and other unique items in Three Peaks Lodge/Grill Cafeteria.

Guests are welcome to view the display and ask questions. The display will be open until 1pm.

Registration, further info: To register contact the Heritage Mgr at 604 729 8305 or nataliapisarek@mycapilanou.ca. Enquire about bus transportation if required.

> Sunday July 17th

Sunday afternoon walks -- in the Conservation Area at Maplewood Flats with David Cook:

Native fruit basket: First Nations edible plants

Meeting location: The office at the Conservation Area 2645 Dollarton Highway, NV.

Time: 1:30pm.

Duration of walk: About 2 hours.

Registration: Would be appreciated but is not essential. Call 604 903 4471.

For directions to the Conservation area: www.wildbirdtrust.org + click on Maplewood Flats, then Maps and Directions.



Jul 7, 2016 -- The District of WV re-launched westvancouver.ca today as a fully mobile website.

The site gets approximately 50,000 visitors each month, and statistics show us that half of those visitors are using mobile devices, such as cell phones or tablets.A mobile-friendly website is more convenient for residents seeking information, but it’s an important safety issue too, as residents may need to access critical safety information on our website during an emergency when mobile devices are the only option.

While developing the mobile site, we took the opportunity to refresh the design and enhance the navigation. Because monitors are wider now than when the original site was designed, we were able to add three new categories across the top menu bar to reflect up-to-date priorities, projects and directions. We invite you to take a look at Environment, Be Involved and Visit West Van.

No website launch is seamless, and we continue to work on back-end technical issues. If you see something that needs fixing, please email us.

We hope you enjoy the new functionality.


> [Maclean’s] Week in Pictures

The 15 most fascinating, moving, heartbreaking images of the last seven days

by Liz Sullivan, 2016 July 15 http://www.macleans.ca/multimedia/photo/week-in-pictures-146/image/15/

> On the right lines: a new zipwire over Niagara Falls

We get a sneak preview of a zipwire ride above the Horseshoe Falls – one of several ways Niagara is updating its appeal https://www.theguardian.com/travel/2016/jul/17/niagara-falls-new-zipwire-food-restaurants

=== HEADSUP 4F: Ccl Mtg Jul 18 Bits; Events

still trying to go up the down escalator..


The barge is already in English Bay! looking forward to our annual “Celebration of Light: Sat July 23 The Netherlands; Wed July 27 Australia; and Sat July 30 USA.

For info: http://hondacelebrationoflight.com

Of course our great shoreline; also around English Bay and view from the Museum of Vancouver — details on Bright Nights: http://campaign.r20.constantcontact.com/render?m=1102561686303&ca=7ba27ddf-43f1-4f03-9cf4-1779e4d8f267

HEREWITH: July 18th Ccl Bits, events fyi; letter to M&Ccl re TREES; “New Religious Sect at bottom + pun


NB: the video of the ccl mtg on the DWV website doesn’t start until the end of amendments to the agenda; here’s the notice:


CALL TO ORDER 1. Call to Order. APPROVAL OF AGENDA 2. Approval of July 18, 2016 Regular Council Meeting Agenda RECOMMENDATION: THAT the July 18, 2016 regular Council meeting agenda be approved as circulated. ADOPTION OF MINUTES 3. Adoption of Council Meeting Minutes Meeting minutes to be provided. RECOMMENDATION: the following Minutes be adopted as circulated: July 4, 2016 special and regular Council mtgs.


{btw, common mistake but correct English is [Owing to] }


= Cclr Lewis absent.

= Among the announcements: EcoUrbia will occupy the Klee Wyck Nursery (establishing an urban cmnty garden);

there will be a WIND Mobile cell tower at the Operations Ctr

= Delegation from the WV branch of the BC SPCA

= At 6:20 beginning of the discussion wt the DVP for 1045 Sinclair. Apparently turned down by the Bd of Variance and didn’t go to Design Review; complies with FAR; privacy an issue; Planning doesn’t comment on ’taste’. [to 6:52}

= Tree Protection: Comments re private prop, views, split in opinions E-W (but cclrs pointed out where it has been a problem in the west); Report received; Task Force to be established; three readings passed. (my letter below*; I added comments, including a plea for trees and views}

= At 8:07 presentation by WVFire Dept on plans and initiatives — improvements; three readings

= Public Art Fund at min of $50K; passed w/ Cass opposed. My suggestion was that, as I’ve recommended before, (perhaps half) the money from CACs be apportioned to categories such as sports, art, environment, heritage,

etc so that basic funding is assured for planning purposes not cut during the scramble at budget time.

= [8:46] The Consent Agenda included a Childcare Services (rec’d for info) and amendments to the CEC TofRef (for approval) — had wished some explanation/clarification.

= Reports: Cmnty-to-Cmnty mtg with Sq Nation

= PQP: my query was wrt terms for a TF and my suggestion for the Tree TF is to have mbrs from the ratepayer and nbrhd groups across the cmnty to thus get input from all areas. Again, advocated trees and views.

= Adjournment 8:50



Wednesday July 20th

The Fascinating World of Bears ~ 7 - 8:30pm ~

A free public talk presented by the Parkgate Branch of North Vancouver District Library.

Speakers: David Cook, biologist who has been studying the feeding habits of both wild and urban black bears on the North Shore, and Christine Miller, Education Coordinator for the North Shore Black Bear Society.

Locn: Parkgate Library, 3675 Banff Court, NV. Access is west along Mt Seymour Parkway, then left on Mt Seymour Road (the access road to Mt Seymour Prov Park), then left on Banff Ct. Alternative access is through the Parkgate Village Shopping Ctr and Safeway parking lot at the intersection of Mt Seymour Parkway and Mt Seymour Road.

Description: This will be a PowerPoint presentation about the natural history and conservation of the 8 species of bears that presently inhabit the globe as well as two recently extinct species; the European and the Florida Cave Bears. The presentation will conclude with a short presentation by Christine on living with bears on the N Shore.

Registration: Call 604 929 3727 Ext. 8166



Fri July 22 | 7pm & Sat July 23 | 2pm Tix: Adults $10 / Chn $5

The students of our 2016 Summer Musical Theatre Conservatory are ready to showcase all their hard work in two fully-realized performances of PETER PAN JR. THE MUSICAL on our beautiful Grosvenor Theatre main stage.

This event is family friendly and suitable for all ages, come and join the fun!


Wendy Darling loves to tell stories to her brothers, Michael and John. But when her father announces she must move out of the nursery, Peter Pan comes to visit the children and whisks them away to Neverland. Their journey introduces them to the Lost Boys, Mermaids, Indians, and even the infamous pirate, Captain Hook! It's Peter to the rescue when Wendy is taken captive by the dreaded captain, who has his own sinister plans in mind for our hero.

PETER PAN Faculty: Ian Harmon (Director), Kimberly Markarian (Musical Director), Amanda Testini (Choreographer), Rick Rinder (Production Support)

Special Thank you: The 2016 KMC Summer Youth Conservatory is generously supported by Dr. Sepehr Rahmany and Skyline Dental Centre, NV

+ 🎄 TREES 🎄

LETTER TO MAYOR AND COUNCIL {most of my public input comments at mtg}

re Regulation of Trees

Your attempt to address this complex, environmental, and emotional topic is appreciated, as is the work done by staff. Pls consider doing the following:

= decrease the DBH from 75cm to 20cm, the same as the City of Vancouver.

= include other species besides garry oak and arbutus

= add an environmental study to inform measures required

The establishment of a task force would be helpful.

The most important matter that ought to be addressed asap is having a watershed assessment.

Many of the beneficial features of trees have been listed and the significant role trees play in preventing erosion and flooding has to be included.

Safety is a responsibility — in the community and toward our neighbours.

The municipality regulates the construction of structures on private property and has a riparian policy. The vegetation on a lot, especially the trees, merit care and bylaws to ensure the health and protection provided to the soil and retention of water.

Of course views are precious in West Vancouver. This does not mean 360°, denuding the mountainside, nor a completely blocked view. The view is through the trees and/or framed by the trees. Topping trees is not allowed since that kills the tree, however careful windowing can ensure the life of the tree as well as a view.

Cooperation and collaboration must be encouraged while this is dealt with in a reasoned and scientific approach.

Trees can increase the value of a property. Years ago the Caulfeild plateau development was referred to as Hiroshima Heights.* Many choose to live in West Vancouver precisely because of its park-like character which makes it so desirable.

People ruing the devastation is upsetting. While the reluctance for staff to state a lower DBH is recognized, it is my hope Council will pass a lower DBH (50cm was mentioned in the report) tonight, though tentative, until the recommendations from the task force. Let us keep our beautiful community happy and healthy.

{* Note for clarification: b/c cleared of trees, area looked devastated, less desirable; some mentioned to they wd hv preferred that the devprs had left some trees.}

-> NEW RELIGIOUS SECT New Religious Sect Found In Alaska {cartoon moved to end of newsletter}

=== HEADSUP 4G: July 25 Ccl Bits; Weekend and more

Well, as time zips by, the Weekend Headsup didn’t get transmitted. Herewith what was to go out with some news, some old, and some future events.

Will start with a few notes, then Ccl Mtg Bits (last night, July 25), then various announcements, HAF, RTbtS, stats (who’s tallest?); QTP

Surprised to learn that this is National Moth Week — July 20 to 28 —

and that there actually are some pretty moths! See: http://nationalmothweek.org

This year, Bard’s Christopher Gaze gives a little chat every Friday commemorating Shakespeare’s 400th anniversary: Christopher’s Corner Episode 29 https://youtu.be/tgcgdqtGCV0

DWV put out updated info on the Interim Tree Bylaw (Task Force in fall):


COUNCIL MTG BITS July 25 Both Cclr Gambioli and Lewis absent

= Excellent informative delegation: North Shore Volunteers for Seniors SLIDES

= Site Preparation work approved for BPP’s Rodgers Crk Area 6

= Devt Permit for addns to Mulgrave approved

= Horseshoe Bay Streetscape Design Guidelines looked great in the slides but Cam’s efforts to find out the cost,

even approx, were not successful. Even the time period not clear. Will come back to Ccl for approval. [7:17 - 7:31]

= Bylaws Adopted: Public Art Reserve Fund ($50K) w/ Cass opposed; Interim Tree Bylaw

= Plsd the Mayor asked someone signed up wrt a Consent Agenda item to speak before they "rec’d" the whole Consent

Agenda. Resident asked Qs and made some good points. The item was on the devt of an Arts & Culture Strategy

wch appeared to be all laid out w/out having gone to the CEC (usu process to set up bodies such as cmtes/WGs/etc).

The staff guideline doc queried earlier will be put on the DWV website.

= Devt Permits to be considered: 6445 Fox St (Sept 19); 4361 Erwin Dr (Sept 12); 6236 Summit (Sept 19)

= Appreciated v much that the Mayor during Reports referred to the RoyalTea-by-the-Sea Sat August 13 since I was

unable to attend.* (My remarks were emailed to DWV just minutes before the ccl mtg started; see what I intended to

say at the bottom of this email.)

We all look forward to the Harmony Arts Festival starting July 29.

= Some comments about rock-crushing and construction noise

= Correspondence as interesting as ever.

= Adjournment 8:11 !3


The newly renovated Ambleside Skatepark will be known as the Peter Sullivan Skatepark in honour of the generosity and efforts of skateboard entrepreneur Peter Sullivan. Sullivan helped bring $100,000 to the skatepark renovation project. Sadly, Sullivan died in 2015 without seeing the completed project.

Read more. http://westvancouver.ca/e-news/renovated-skatepark-named-after-donor

If you didn’t catch these over the weekend (this was supposed to go out Friday), then think about them for next year.

~ Third Annual Squamish Wind Festival, July 21 - 24 squamishwindfestival.com

~ Boundary Bay Air Show, 11 am July 23 boundarybayairshow.com

~ Artists in the Garden, Kits Cmnty Ctr, 10am - 3pm July 23 ph 257 6976

~ Caribbean Days Festival, Waterfront Park, NV, July 23 and 24 caribbeandays.ca

~ Brewery and the Beast, Festival of Meat, Concorde Pacific Lot July 24 breweryandthebeast.com

~ Skinny Dipping Record Setting; 10th Annual at Wreck Beach 9am - 3pm metrovancouver.org/events


Salt-Water Moon,, by David French; time: Newfoundland 1926; Pacific Theatre

July 26 - 31 planztheatre.brownpapertickets.com

"Beau of the Ball" Exhibit Opening

On Thursday, July 28th, the Roedde House Museum is proud to present our new exhibit on the Dandy, The Beau of the Ball! Come join us from 5 to 7pm for a finely dressed evening filled with a themed photo booth, tours of the new exhibition and small reception featuring unique drinks all around! Admission is free. --->


It's almost here! Summer means Harmony Arts Festival when West Van throws open its doors and invites everyone to experience a celebration of the arts. Mark your calendars for this 26th annual celebration taking place

>>> Friday July 29 to Sunday August 7 <<<

along the waterfront between 14th and 16th Street.

Read more. http://harmonyarts.ca

Heritage Vancouver


How'd Granville Street develop?

Join us for our WALKING TOUR

this Sat. $10/15

ROYALTEA-by-the-Sea INFO (for Ccl mtg)

{Here’s what I was going to say (timed at 1min 10secs !) at July 25 ccl mtg}

Good evening. Carolanne Reynolds, Chair of Heritage West Van.

First of all, congratulations and thanks to Council and staff for such a productive year.

My best wishes for a happy summer and continuing the initiatives and plans in September.

After enjoying the Harmony Arts Festival, please accept my invitation to all of you to attend the seventeenth annual RoyalTea-by-the-Sea.

It will be held on Saturday August 13th from 2 to 4pm in Dundarave Park.

Sip some tea and listen to a bit of bagpiping as well as remarks from a couple of residents who attended the Queen’s 90th Birthday celebrations in London.

Information can be found at royaltea.ca and in the next issue of [the newsletter] West Van Matters. Reservations can be made by phoning 922 4400 or sending email to reservations@royaltea.ca

There is a prize for the best hat — but we haven’t had a gentleman win it yet so maybe this year will be different!

That’s a challenge! :-)

Thank you again, have a great holiday, and look forward to seeing you.

Mirror, Mirror, on the wall, who’s the tallest of us all?


Canadian men, for instance, had an average height of 170.7 centimetres (5-foot-7) in 1914. Average height continued to grow over the next 100 years, topping out at 178.1 centimetres (5-foot-10) in 2014.

Like Canada, the U.S. saw a similar drop in its relative height rankings. American men, who were third tallest in the world in 1914, were 37th tallest in 2014. American women fell from fourth tallest in 1914 to 42nd tallest a century later.

Among other things, they found that:

The tallest men in 2014 were in the Netherlands, with an average height of 182.5 centimetres (6 feet).

The tallest women could be found in Latvia, with an average height of 170 centimetres (5-foot-7).

so here’s the report from CBC: http://www.cbc.ca/news/health/height-growth-canada-1.3695398

Canadians still getting taller, but not as fast as others

Dutch men and Latvian women are, on average, the tallest in the world

CBC News Posted: Jul 26, 2016 2:24 PM ET Last Updated: Jul 26, 2016 2:24 PM ET

=== HEADSUP 4H: Cops for Cancer; Openings

Excited to learn Will & Kate will visit us in the fall! (Got the announcement from the PMO Wednesday morning)

Will they take Prince George to Prince George?

Princess Charlotte too young to travel (in case anyone remembers the former name of Haida Gwaii).

Lots happening — it’s the BC Day long weekend!

Just letting you know what’s on Friday:

Cops for Cancer at 5pm and two (art) opening receptions at 6pm.

Oldest house in the West End; Puns

+ Cops for Cancer - Team North Shore Shipyards Night Market Jail & Bail

Help Cops for Cancer Team North Shore Raise Money for Paediatric Cancer Research & Support Programs!!

Join WVPD Cst Jeff Guiel, Cst Craig Petrie and members North Vancouver RCMP at the Shipyard Night Market North Vancouver on Friday July 29th from 5 to 9pm for a Team North Shore Jail and Bail fundraising event. Local celebrities including Chief Cst Len Goerke will be arrested’ and spend some time in a special cell at the North Vancouver Shipyards Night Market. You make bail with donations to Cops for Cancer! All funds raised help the Canadian Cancer Society support paediatric cancer research and patient care programs.

Can't be there Friday! Make a secure on-line donation any time.

Click http://bit.ly/1ZdOeyO to donate on behalf of Cst Jeff Guiel

Click http://bit.ly/21xwSOZ to donate on behalf of Cst Craig Petrie

See Craig & Jeff's Excellent Cops For Cancer Tour De Coast Adventure for more information!


Silk Purse Gallery July 29 – August 7 Opening Reception: July 29, 6 – 7pm

Annual juried group exhibition features mixed media works by 23 local artists exploring the theme of Community Metamorphosis. More information: http://www.silkpurse.ca


Ferry Building Gallery July 29 – August 14 Opening Reception: Friday July 29, 6 – 9pm

Sponsored by British Pacific Properties. Mixed media by: Joan Balzar, Enda Bardell,

Barr Cogswell, Dene Croft, Alfred Depew, Daniel Izzard,Sheree Jones, Peter Langer,

Pablo Ruben Lopez Sanz, Cheryl Massey, Vincent Massey, Sandrine Pelissier, Isabelle Procter,

Lee Roberts, Sara Robichaud, Brian Romer, Anna Smith, David Smith, Alfonso Tejada,

Roger Watt, and Xwalacktun.

More information: http://harmonyarts.ca/art/artspeaks-showcase-exhibition

+ The oldest house in the West End, 1944 tmblr.co/ZfdQvx29q008e #Vancouver

=== HEADSUP 4I: BC Day Long Weekend!

Enjoying the long weekend? and let’s all celebrate BC Day!

We had a brief internet problem but fixed now; this was scheduled to go out Friday night alas but it takes you through to Tuesday.

The Harmony Arts Festival has started (July 29 to Aug 7). The schedule was in the last headsup, here’a link to the webpage: http://harmonyarts.ca

Celebration of Light: The Netherlands was good (one super display/moment); Australia was better (several colourful explosions); and Disney from US was the best (even more multi-coloured lights/shapes). Always enjoyable. They think largest crowd ever for the fireworks on Sat night (~500K). On the whole, however, not as good a selection as in previous years — and we’ve watched them all!

Vancouver’s Pride Parade: over three hours, from clouds to blue skies. Our PM with his whole family was at the beginning; great to see the WVPD with Chief Goerke marching too. First time for a sitting head of govt* to be in the parade!

{* fyi, our head of state is the Queen; recently a commentator incorrectly referred to Trudeau as our head of state}

= CTV video of parade [2min 17 sec]: http://www.ctvnews.ca/ctv-national-news

= CBC newshttp://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/justin-trudeau-vancouver-pride-parade-1.3702613?cmp=rss

Justin Trudeau steals the show at the Vancouver Pride Parade

He is the first sitting prime minister to march in front of 500,000 revellers in Vancouver's West End

By Chad Pawson, CBC News Posted: Jul 31, 2016 12:04 PM PT Last Updated: Jul 31, 2016 8:12 PM PT

Herewith: What’s on? (by date); BC Books; from the Editor’s desk (Nuttall Decision); QT+Puns

> WHAT’S ON???

July 28 - Aug 1

= Squamish Days Logger Sports Festival; [815 4994] squamishdays.ca

= Wanderlust Festival at Whistler; wanderlust.com

= 9th annual Sculptors’ Society of BC show at the VanDusen Gardens ssbc.ca/events

July 29 and 30

= Internationall Handbell Symposium 2016 Showcase Concerts; Vancouver Convention Ctr ihs2016vancouver.ca

= Dido and Aeneas + La serva padrona presented by West Coast Opera and Opera Mariposa

7:30pm at Metro Theatre [266 7191] facebook.com/westcoastopera

July 30 = Afro-Brazilian Carnaval; Granville between Robson & Smithe; [537 8943] axevancouver.com

July 30 and 31

Powell Street Festival, Canada’s largest festival of Japanese arts and culture; powellstreetfestival.com

July 30 - Aug 1

Brigade Days at Fort Langley Historic Site; many activities;...

with arrival of the Fur Brigade’s canoe at 1pm Monday [513 4777] pc.gc.ca/fortlangley

until July 31

Bard in the Valley, The Taming of the Shrew in Douglas Park, Langley; bardinthevalley.com

Monday Aug 1

= 9am - 4:30pm ~ Wreck Beach & Body Acceptance Day [856 9598] metrovancouver.org/events

= 1 - 4pm ~ Roedde House Museum, admission by donation; celebrate the holiday with some history!

Beat the heat during the long weekend, relax in the cool shade of a Vancouver Victorian https://www.roeddehouse.org/en/

= 1 - 8pm ~ Celebrate BC Day at the Legion [922 1920] Chicken on a bun $10; tix at the bar

Aug 2 - 12 ~ Vancouver Bach Festival (put on by Vancouver Early Music) earlymusic.bc.ca


from the NV City Library Reader’s Blog

In [honour] of Monday’s upcoming bc day, we thought it was high time to highlight a few of our province’s literary treasures. British Columbia is blessed to have a plethora of literary talent, many of whom root their stories in the places and regions they know best: the vast and varied BC landscape. Below is a collection of both contemporary and classic BC-saturated books to keep you company while enjoying the beautiful long weekend ahead!

Happy reading! https://nvcltopshelf.com/2016/07/30/celebrating-british-columbia-books/


There was a lot of commentary about the recent court decision to overturn the Nuttall guilty decision.

Though no doubt facilitated, the implication that the couple were completely innocent bothered me so I wrote to CBC.

From: Carolanne Reynolds <cr@carolanne.ca>

Subject: Nuttall & Co Date: July 29, 2016 at 5:30:06 PM PDT To: onthecoast@cbc.ca

If law enforcement exceeded guidelines, that shd be dealt with — sanctions or some sort of penalty for the over-eager officers — and/or review of the law.

It ought not to be overlooked, however, that it showed — dramatically — that these two ppl (so, no doubt others) cd be talked into a terrorist act. We were lucky it was police so was stopped.

There are obviously others who can be easily radicalized. How do we prevent or nullify them?

The two were guilty of terrorism, they went along with the plan.

Surely some punishment (community work?) is merited — they must take some responsibility for agreeing to doing something so harmful, possibly not as much as for those who do it alone or self-motivated.

Hard not to think that some of the young men in the int’l news weren’t egged on by others (even if just by the internet) who weren’t police so the terrorist acts happened.

At least with this example, we cd hope that some bent on harm might not accept encouragement fearing they were police.

Another effective deterrent?

Responsibility — yes

Consequences — yes

But the degree shd match.

=== HEADSUP 4J: Notices; Events; ...

The roller coaster keeps rolling! Another great Harmony Arts Festival!


First of all, some v sad news:


Aug 6, 2016 The District of West Vancouver is saddened to announce the passing of Councillor Michael Lewis in the early hours of Saturday, August 6, after a short illness.

Today is a very sad day for everyone who knew and worked with Michael, and our thoughts and prayers are with his family now, said Mayor Michael Smith. “Michael made many thoughtful contributions to important policy and project decisions on Council and his voice will be missed. He cared deeply about West Vancouver and in addition to being a fine Councillor, served his community well in many other ways."

Lewis was first elected to Council in 2008, and was re-elected in 2011 and 2014.

He is survived by his wife and two sons. A service in honour of Michael Lewis will be held

Monday August 15 from 2 to 4:30pm at Gleneagles Golf Course Clubhouse, 6190 Marine Drive.

> Herewith: notice re LGB (repaving postponed); some events ICYMI


Aug 5, 2016 [Owing] to the updated weather forecast, paving of the Lions’ Gate Bridge north approach viaduct scheduled for August 5–7 have been postponed.

The new dates for paving of the north approach viaduct will be advertised as soon as they are confirmed.

> In Case You Missed It — contact for other activities and keep in mind for next year

= August 6 and 7 (Saturday/Sunday)

Richmond Maritime Festival; free family festival, Steveston’s waterfront heritage, beautiful boats, and more

Britannia Shipyards National Historic Site richmondmaritimefestival.ca

= August 7

History, Tea, and Tour — 2 - 4pm — $5/10

Gather at the Nature House for refreshments to recall the British High Tea society of old Vancouver during pre-WWI era. We’ll trace their route to the Park’s former “Entertainment Hub to visit monuments, memorials, plaques, and historic gardens, and have an inside tour of the historic Stanley Park Pavilion, once the site of dancing and opulent dining.


=== HEADSUP 4K: Hip Tonight + Traffic Notice and Bard Episode 33

{fyi started with best intentions Friday but delayed so shall send out immediately part of what was to go in, and the rest later.)

Summer at last! Hope you’re all enjoying the great weather.

PNE opens this weekend, TUTS (Theatre Under The Stars in Stanley Park for newbies), and Bard on the Beach are in full swing. In fact, Bard has added six addl performances (Othello and Pericles)!

Pity about the big water leak problem confining the causeway at Lost Lagoon.

(See DWV notice below.)


Tragically Hip at Legion and Cmnty Ctr, then info on closed lanes southbound on Causeway + Bard (and pun)




Aug 20 ~ 5:30 to 8:30pm in WV Community Centre (Atrium)

Along with a number of communities across Canada who are organizing viewing parties and community gatherings, the WV Community Centre with support from the WV Community Services Society, will be hosting a gathering to screen CBC’s broadcast of The Tragically Hip: A National Celebration..

This is the Tragically Hip’s final concert.

. ....and at the Legion --->


Lions' Gate Bridge & Stanley Park Causeway Traffic Advisory - August 19 - 22

There are more delays in store this weekend for drivers using the Lions' Gate Bridge. Metro Vancouver crews are continuing emergency work to repair a leaking water main at the Stanley Park Causeway beside Lost Lagoon. The work will result in lane closures for southbound traffic headed from Lions' Gate Bridge through the Causeway to West Georgia St.

Metro Vancouver now advises two lanes of southbound traffic will be closed on West Georgia Street, where the Stanley Park Causeway ends adjacent to Lost Lagoon.

The two southbound lanes will be closed at 8pm Fri evening, Aug 19, while work continues through the weekend.

Traffic is anticipated return to regular patterns by 5am Monday, August 22.

Traffic control personnel will be in the area to keep vehicle and pedestrian traffic moving safely. Drivers should expect delays and use caution when approaching the area. An earlier stage of this water main repair resulted in extensive traffic back-ups on the North Shore on both the NV and WV approaches to Lions' Gate Bridge.

Options for drivers crossing from the NSh to Vancouver during the lane closures include diverting via the Second Narrows Bridge, planning extra time for travel over LGB, or postponing vehicle travel until after conclusion of the work.

Drivers are urged to avoid blocking intersections during periods of heavy congestion. Please do not enter an intersection until there is space for your vehicle on the other side of the intersection.



Christopher's Corner Episode 33 [video is 1min 53sec]

=== HEADSUP 4L: $ Mtg Tu; Royals; Mountie

Glorious summer weekend. Bright start to the PNE. Lots on.

Attention! Bean-counters, monarchists, and Canadians

Herewith: Reserves and Investments Task Grp mtg; Royal Visit; Cdn Photo; QTP


Location: Main Floor Conference Room, Municipal Hall, 750 17th Street

AGENDA: https://westvancouver.ca/sites/default/files/dwv/assets/gov/docs/Committees-Groups/Committees/Reserves-Investments-Task-Group/R_I_TASK_GROUP_AGENDA%20AUGUST%2023.pdf

Main Item: 4. Review of Proposed Draft Investment Policy and Guidelines


Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (Will & Kate) will visit BC from Sept 24 to Oct 1st.

Of course starting in Victoria. More info in WVM 5/6.5 (imminent).


Mountie + baby beaver = most Canadian photo ever?

Only thing missing is a double-double: commenter

CBC News Posted: Aug 22, 2016 1:10 PM CT Last Updated: Aug 22, 2016 1:52 PM CT

That's a lot of Canadian symbolism packed into one photograph! RCMP Cpl. Jason Pinder,

who volunteers with Regina's Salthaven West animal rehabilitation centre, posed for a portrait with this rescued beaver kit.


=== HEADSUP 4M: Sp Ccl Mtg; LGB Traffic; Events; etc

Notice just received that there’ll be a special ccl mtg 9am Wed morning Aug 31. It’s to appoint a Chief Election Officer. The election for a councillor must be held within 80 days of the apptmt.

Don’t forget:

PNE this weekend; TUTS (Stanley Park) ends Sat Aug 27; Fakespeare Festivel (York Theatre, thecultch.com) ends Sun Aug 28

29th Annual Wooden Boat Festival on Granville Island; Thursday Aug 25 to Sun Aug 28 vancouverwoodenboat.com

Also, the Kite Clash at the Squamish Spit starts Fri 26, goes to Sun.

Int’l competition, beer garden, DJs’ spin, twin tip slalom race facebook.com/Kite-Clash-1561370530843493

and Festival of Tibet 2016 — cultural activities and more tcsofbc.org

HEREWITH: First, Sp Ccl Mtg; LGB Traffic Notice; Free Walking tour Friday; ending with an outlandish squid

COUNCIL MTG 9am WED August 31

NB: Two Ccl mbrs will participate in the meeting by electronic communication; the speakerphone in the MF Conf Room will be used for the electronic communication and will allow all those attending the sp Ccl Mtg open to the public to hear the proceedings of the meeting.

S.Scholes,Mgr, Legislative Services/M Clerk be appointed chief election officer, and M. Panneton, Deputy Clerk be appointed deputy chief election officer for a by-election to fill one vacancy for the office of Councillor;

the chief election officer set a general voting day for the by-election which must be on a Saturday no later than 80 days after the date the chief election officer was appointed;

View Whole Agenda: https://westvancouver.ca/sites/default/files/dwv/council-agendas/2016/aug/31SP/16aug31-Notice%20of%20Meeting.pdf

LGB TRAFFIC (Notice from WVPD)

Drivers using Lions Gate Bridge have more delays to prepare for this weekend.

The BC Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure has scheduled re-paving of the north viaduct portion of the Lions Gate Bridge crossing for the evenings of Friday August 26th and Saturday August 27th.

Weather permitting this weekend, the paving work is expected to result in the following lane closures and traffic diversions on Lions Gate Bridge;

Friday August 26 and Saturday August 27

8 to 10pm – one lane open in each direction, with temporary traffic stoppages in both directions.

10pm to 8am – single lane alternating traffic.

The Ministry advises at least one sidewalk on the bridge will remain open for pedestrians and cyclists at all times.

Motorists, cyclists and pedestrians are urged to use extra caution during lane closures and respect the safety of the paving crews and traffic control personnel.

FREE West Hastings Walking Tours

There is just one more free walk to go! Thanks to a partnership with the Downtown Vancouver Business Improvement Association we have been offering 45-minute lunch time walking tours with John Atkin. The final walk begins at The Perch, Lot 19 on West Hastings Street (at Hornby Street). Registration for the tour will be held at the meeting point beginning at 12 noon. The tour will focus on the architectural and historical context of the many significant heritage buildings on West Hastings St.

Friday, August 26th The Perch, Lot 19 (W. Hastings St. at Hornby St.)

Registration begins at 12 noon, walk at 12:15pm


No, it’s not Halloween and it’s not April 1st, but aren’t you captivated by its googly eyes???

The tiny purple squid, known as Rossia pacifica, had scientists on the Nautilus Live team in hysterics when they stumbled across his hiding place in Southern Californian waters last week.

The stubby squid looks like a cross between an octopus and squid, but is more closely related to cuttlefish, says the Nautilus team. (Nautilus Live/YouTube)

=== HEADSUP 4N: Tues Aug 30


The last Headsup (4M) had details about the WED 9am sp ccl mtg to appoint a Chief Election Officer (Sheila Scholes).

Until this afternoon (29th) the DWV website showed a panel was to be held at the Library wrt {federal) Electoral Reform (chaired by our MP Pam Goldsmith-Jones) at 4pm and when clicked for more info it showed 6 - 8pm. I double checked with our MP’s ofc and it starts at 6pm. Details below.

There’s an opening reception at the FBG at 6pm Tues night also.


Aug 30, 2016 - 6 to 8pm Location: West Vancouver Memorial Library, Welsh Hall

The Govt of Canada committed that 2015 would be the last election under the first-past-the-post system. An all-party parliamentary committee has been established to identify and conduct a study of viable alternate voting systems to replace the first-past-the-post system.

This event is free and will be a combination of presentation and discussion. Registration is requested and can be done online at the event website.

Member of Parliament, Pamela Goldsmith-Jones will be in attendance.

Visit the event webpage for more info and to register for this free event. Democracy Talks: Electoral Reform




Linda Bell is an award-winning Canadian artist who works primarily in mixed media including acrylic collage.

Marlene Lowden paints primarily in oils and enjoys the challenge of abstract expressionism.

Opening Reception: Tuesday August 30 ~ 6 – 8pm Meet the Artists: Saturday September 3 ~ 2 – 3pm

=== HEADSUP 4O: Thurs Sept 1 + Blue Buses


Whoops — shd hv gone out earlier today. Buses then some events, news, QTP.

Rather worrying info on the news re our Blue Buses, so most grateful DWV Communications sent out more complete information (my emphasis).


From: West Vancouver Communications <communications@westvancouver.ca>

Subj: Blue Bus union votes to strike, but no service disruptions are anticipated for the Labour Day long weekend

Thursday, September 1 - Yesterday, employees of the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) voted unanimously in favour of a strike and are now in a position to give {72 hours’ notice} of job action. {Transit riders, however,} do not have to worry about service disruptions over the long weekend because both the District of West Vancouver and the ATU have committed to a mediated bargaining process.

Both the District and the ATU have committed to continue bargaining through the mediated process and remain hopeful that the parties can reach a mediated settlement without a work stoppage. Even if the union provides {72 hours’ notice} today, they are not in a legal position to strike until both parties have met with the mediator and the mediator decides that the parties are too far apart.

The collective agreement between the District of West Vancouver and the Amalgamated Transit Union, which represents Blue Bus employees at West Vancouver Transit, expired on March 31, 2016. There have been seven bargaining meetings since then.

The District presented a complete package offer to the ATU on August 24, 2016, which includes a wage increase identical to the settlement reached between Coast Mountain Bus Company and its employees.

West Vancouver Transit operates under contract to TransLink. All expenditures for the operation of Blue Bus are recovered from TransLink. The budget for 2016 is approximately 16 million dollars. Blue Bus operates eleven routes and provides more than 7 million passenger trips per year.

Strike activity would inconvenience many people who depend on Blue Bus. Strike activity could impact Blue Bus service on all eleven routes, including to and from downtown Vancouver, Park Royal, Horseshoe Bay, Capilano University, the British Properties, and {Lions’ Gate} Hospital.


Dear Microcosmos and Kessler Academy friends,

We have been working intensively since Saturday on the wonderful program we are performing at Pyatt Hall on Thursday evening at 7:30 with the Kessler Academy participants. The program includes Bartok’s folksy Romanian Dances, and Schönberg’s deeply felt and intensely romantic Verklärte Nacht (Transfigured Night), as well as other masterworks of the 20th century and a short gem or two from the current one.

Last year’s performance in the intimate surroundings and beautiful acoustics of Pyatt Hall was sold out. Please purchase tickets by going to Music on Main’s website: http://www.musiconmain.ca/concerts/the-kessler-academy-2/

For more information about the Kessler Academy, please see: kessleracademy.com

We look forward to playing for you on Thursday with our young friends!

Marc, Andrea, Tawnya, and Becky

THURSDAY Sept 1st Deadline for tix (for BBQ Saturday)

At the Legion — Just a quick reminder for SATURDAY Sept 3rd..

The British Butcher’s Annual BBQ Cajun Chicken with side salads — $20 per person – tix av at the bar.

Deadline for ticket purchase is Thurs Sept 1st. Dinner starts at 6 pm; Entertainment to follow at 7pm by the Blu Fins.

BC Historian

Samuel Bawlf, historian (1944 - 2016)

BC BookLook #66 announced: Historian Sam Bawlf of Saltspring Island died of cancer on Aug 20, at age 72. A former Social Credit cabinet minister, he wrote a bestseller that purported to prove

Sir Francis Drake reached the waters of present-day B.C., ostensibly at Comox.

See: http://bcbooklook.com/2016/08/25/samuel-bawlf-historian-1944-2016/

=== HEADSUP 4P: By-election Date; Snow; Ccl Mtg, +

Hot off the presses!

Wow! 3cm of snow at Whistler just reported!

Date for the municipal by-election for the vacant councillor seat has been set for November 19.

Link to Sept 12 regular council mtg agenda.


Books survive! (Article in the NYT)

Aylan Kurdi — Sad anniversary of the three-year-old Kurdish child found dead on the beach

(wch immediately triggered a maiku). It’s the first anniversary so you’ll see it on the TV news tonight.


+ Devt Permit for 4361 Erwin Dr to allow for a detached secondary ste on the second storey of a new accessory building

+ Three readings of Proposed Bylaw Notice Enforcement Bylaw (Housekeeping Amendments)

+ Lots of Correspondence!

NYT: Internet hasn’t killed books! Good News!

No, the Internet Has Not Killed the Printed Book. Most People Still Prefer Them. by DANIEL VICTOR ,SEPT. 2, 2016

the story: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/03/business/no-the-internet-has-not-killed-the-printed-book-most-people-still-prefer-them.html

{re LANGUAGE: just so your eyes aren’t polluted, in Canada the spelling is [per cent]}

MAIKU 2015 September 2

(the first anniversary) a child on a beach

face down in the sand

his future drowned in the sea

{My poem was published in the Haiku Canada Members’ Anthology 2016, “Sailing into the Moon.}

=== HEADSUP 4Q: Taste of Dundarave Th 8th; Aq Ctr [without photos]

Herewith three bits: Taste of Dundarave 5pm Thursday 8th; Aquatic Ctr closed; Lions impeding traffic (not in Dundarave :-)); and three puns

NB: {revised} for more info, call the Chamber at 926 6614 or go to: https://westvanchamber.com

West Vancouver Chamber of Commerce Newsletter September 7, 2016 View this email in your browser

Taste of Dundarave Thursday September 8th ~ 5 to 8pm ~



Tickets ordered online can be picked up at our tent after 4:30pm Thursday too.

Stroll along Marine Drive between 24th & 25th, listen to outdoor music, visit and receive samples from over 30 fantastic stores, restaurants, and service providers.

Your ticket is your passport to Taste of Dundarave! Tix: Adult $20; Child 12 and under $5

Live Music by: Neil Bonnett Peggy Stortz Rock Paper Moon

PLUS chance to win one of three fantastic Prize Draw Gift Baskets with fabulous items from Dundarave businesses: wine, jewellery, handbags, books, jams, grilling salts, luxury bath soaps, tote bags, candles, gift certificates for travel, food, coffee beans, home cleaners, and more...


August 19


September 25

{Lions and puns moved to end}

=== HEADSUP 4R: Saturday + Pun

...had already sent some — on Saturday: PAWS for a Cause (SPCA)


RBC GRANFONDO WHISTLER (will clog roads)

5:30am  SEE: https://westvancouver.ca/calendar/rbc-granfondo-whistler


10am — see: https://westvancouver.ca/calendar/north-shore-seniors-health-expo 

SKATEBOARDING CONTEST -- Peter Sullivan Skatepark in Ambleside Park

noon; https://westvancouver.ca/calendar/skateboarding-contest

Supra Distribution and New Line Skateparks presents the 15th Anniversary Street

Contest in celebration of building skateboarding. There will be plenty of prizes.

Entry is free to everyone.  Contest registration starts at 11am.

+ Heritage BC (via Twitter: @HeritageBCanada) ------->

RT @nikkeimuse:

Powell Street historical walking tour -- Sept 10.

Register online or by phone ow.ly/8DNl3035w5K

{HEADSUP 4S and 4T pp97/98 }


NOTES: May 16; June 6, 13, 20

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, haven'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 !!!

Subscribe! write subscribewvm@westvan.org] ABBREVIATIONS, ACRONYMS, INITIALISMS puzzling? See: http://www.westvan.org/glossary

~~~ May 16 ~~~


e) the acquisition, disposition, or expropriation of land or improvements, if the ccl considers that disclosure could reasonably be expected to harm the interests of the municipality; and

(i) the receipt of advice that is subject to solicitor-client privilege, including communications nec for that purpose.

Purpose of meeting: land and legal matter.


Revised on May 11, 2016: To add:

- written submissions to Item 4 - Proposed Heritage Designation Bylaw No. 4891, 2016; and Proposed Heritage Revitalization Agreement Bylaw No. 4890, 2016 (1425 Gordon Ave); and

- written submissions to Item 5 - Prpsed Zoning Bylaw No. 4662, 2010, Amdmt Bylaw No. 4895, 2016.

1. CALL TO ORDER [6:10]

Mayor asked the MClk to describe procedures; comments are limited to five min, must say if WV resident.


3. Proposed Heritage Designation Bylaw No. 4879, 2016; and Proposed Heritage Revitalization Agreement Bylaw No. 4877, 2016 (5616 Westport Place) (File: 1610-20-4879/4877 / 1010-20-15-001)

Applicant: Synthesis Design Inc. Subject Land: 5616 Westport Place

Proposed Bylaws:

Heritage Designation Bylaw No.4879, 2016: the proposed bylaw would provide for ongoing legal protection (heritage designation) of the existing heritage house (Sykes Residence).

Heritage Revitalization Agreement Bylaw No. 4877, 2016: the proposed bylaw would:

allow subdiv of 5616 Westport Pl as an incentive for legal protection of the existing heritage house (Sykes Residence) on the northern lot (Lot 1);

allow construction of a new sgl-fam house on the southern lot (Lot 2); and authorize zoning bylaw variances and increased rock removal to accommodate the new house.

A public meeting will be held concurrently regarding proposed Development Permit No. 15-001 (5616 Westport Place).

Proposed Development Permit No. 15-001: the proposed permit wd allow for devt of the new house on steep terrain. Access to the new house would be from Westport Road.


Lisa Berg, Planning: first is the Sykes residence; heritage value {described}, owner Major Sykes and archit Peter Kafkaenable subdivision, building the lower levelSLIDE shows upper and lower lotongoing legal protection; ability to vary with a Heritage Alteration Permitrock removal.. protect site’s residence and12 nbrs attended an info mtg last week; what designation meant etc, plus variances for the newer housestaff recommend support; hand you over to project architect


Curtis Krahn (of Synthesis Design): representing Dave and Christie Leslieover past 20 months instruction from SMik and talked to Don Luxtongeotech engr re site below, to DRC twice, supportone of the main concerns was the height 3.1ft over the max, but small %age [6:20] figs, no views affected except as you drive bytrees cut down, maybe keeping 4 of the 30 to be cut down; replanting; what can keep, willon-site staging area re construction; water run-off plan, storm system

letters; also from NSh Preserv Society; heritage


1) Reports received up to and including May 11, 2016:

2) Written submissions received up to and including May 11, 2016:Written submissions listed below were received at or following the April 25 Ccl mtg at wch Ccl set the date for the May 16, PH. Written submissions listed below were received prior to the April 25, 2016 Ccl mtg at which Ccl set the date for the May 16 PH. On April 25 Ccl set the date for the PH and concurrent public mtg. The statutory notice of PH will be published in the NShNews on May 8 and May 11, 2016 and notices were mailed to property owners / occupants within the notification area. The MClk will note written submissions received for the May 16 PH and concurrent public mtg.

Reports received up to and including May 16, 2016:





Heritage Revitalizn Agrmt, Heritage Designation, and Devt Permit No. 15-001 for 5616 Westport Place (Sykes Residence)

April 6, 2016

April 25, 2016


Heritage Revitalization Agreement Bylaw for 5616 Westport Place

May 16, 2016

May 16, 2016


2) Written submissions received up to and including May 11, 2016:Written submissions listed below were received at or following the April 25 Ccl mtg at wch Ccl set the date for the May 16, PH. Written submissions listed below were received prior to the April 25, 2016 Ccl mtg at which Ccl set the date for the May 16 PH. On April 25 Ccl set the date for the PH and concurrent public mtg. The statutory notice of PH will be published in the NShNews on May 8 and May 11, 2016 and notices were mailed to property owners / occupants within the notification area. The MClk will note written submissions received for the May 16 PH and concurrent public mtg.

2) Written submissions received up to and including May 16, 2016:

Written submissions listed below were received at or following the April 25, 2016 Council meeting at which Council set the date for the May 16, 2016 public hearing.




April 25, May 12, 13, 16, 16

A-1 - A-5

{DWV minutes:

S. Scholes (Municipal Clerk) informed of the total number of staff reports and written submissions received to date and that on April 25 Ccl set the date for the PH and concurrent public mtg, the statutory notice of PH was published in the NSh News on May 8 and May 11, and notices were mailed to property owners and occupants within the notification area. }




North Shore Heritage Preservation Society

April 24, 2016


???Following receipt of public input regarding proposed Heritage Designation Bylaw No. 4879, 2016, proposed Heritage Revitalization Agreement Bylaw No. 4877, 2016 (5616 Westport Place), and proposed Development Permit No. 15-001 (5616 Westport Place) Council will consider and receive submissions regarding proposed Heritage Designation Bylaw No. 4891, 2016 and proposed Heritage Revitalization Agreement Bylaw No. 4890, 2016 (1425 Gordon Avenue).???

Darlene Holmes: prop was clearcut two years ago by BC Hydro

totally in favour of heritage and saving; absolutely in fav or H desig

concerns: tree removal, character of sgl-fam housing in nbr; and destruction

TREES am a bit sensitive b/c of approach

[she read notes]

concern about clearing of trees on private lands [6:27] -- 44 trees xxx

2 rot; rest were fine

in a city block 74 trees lost

you state site????

character-altering you mention

bylaws to negative impact of new construction

rules are being bent

going to be rock removal — drop in cliff, wd like that quantified -- how many rocks?

our house too is a Kafka house, it too is on stilts -- 30 - 40ft on stilts

above-ground pool wd be affected by any blasting; concerned, we’re two lots below

keep within bylaws as much as possible

{GREAT} [6:30]

A Orr: live directly across; main concern not Heritage desig, it’s the height of the house across from us

av, reg ht, from the bottom of the bldg to top is 50ft

know of none in WV but none in our nbrhd

4th storey 1100sf

down, an open space a full suite

put master bedroom there and bring more in line with rest of nbrd; wd like to see that variance negated by City [sic] Hall

{NB: WV is not a city, it's a district, hence DWV. NV has both a city and a district. WV does not yet qualify to be a city.}

xxx all in the name of a heritage house

fine designate; age of the Heritage house? it’s the same age as the houses in the nbrhd

wd like house to be a lot lower than it is

Peter Miller, NSHPS: our board has discussed the two HRAs and support saving the two houses from demolition

Mayor: anyone else want to speak? If not, on to 1425 Gordon

4. Proposed Heritage Designation Bylaw No. 4891, 2016; and Proposed Heritage Revitalization Agreement Bylaw No. 4890, 2016 (1425 Gordon Avenue)(File: 1610-20-4891/4890)

Applicant: Vinson House Developments Ltd. Subject Land: 1425 Gordon Avenue

Proposed Bylaws:

Heritage Designation Bylaw No.4891, 2016: the proposed bylaw wd provide for ongoing legal protection (heritage designation) of the existing heritage house (Vinson Residence).

Heritage Revitalization Agreement Bylaw No.4890, 2016: the proposed bylaw wd:

retain the existing heritage house (Vinson Residence);

allow for a garden suite in the basement of the heritage house;

and allow construction of two detached houses and garages to be accessed from the lane.


LB: Vinson house; shown on screen; other a subdiv; this is a devt [6:35]

move Vinson house forward requires variance owing to slope of lot

suite in V house in lower level two; cottage and laneway cottages {gave what complied and what didn’t}


10 ppl at mtg May 4; Qs re infill; generally supportive

concern with locn and number of units; cd be seen as precedent-setting re density

said unique and not broad changes in area

hand it to Michael Geller



Sop: on phone to [6:40]

LB: land-use; bylaws subj to a PH; this is diff and quite unique

Sop: other H sites in the past, sgl structures altered slightly, understandable

with V house, new methods had to be ...

don’t understand, manage other bldgs; the site is H site with one bldg

other bldgs don’t fall under, is that right?

Sop: the site as a whole is eligible by HRA; xxx tool provide variances in &&&

prev .. the new structures are incentives for retention

MB: when these HRA bylaws were drafted, some guidelines; any reason issues around FAR not included?left to decide one at a time???

LB??: there aren’t guidelines per se; ev one coming before you unique ... come before you ...

first was the Toby House, a v large prop; cd not create a subdiv so bylaw allowed building a second building ...wrt the Sykes, doesn’t qualify as a subdiv but . Ccl to another in the works is to consider strata

all to Design Review; ea a heritage conservation plan and based on national standards, but depends on Ccl’s discretionM Geller: Chetner Partners, Jim Bussey, Architect, and Don Luxton, H consultant, the bestasked why do I take on these projectsprecedent-setting; five years ago today Hollyburn Mews, many similarities: too dense, change nbrhd, parking probsrun thru presentation, slightly diff; a lot of angst re ... SLIDE of Hollyburn Mews [6:47] don’t want to see

only prop on the H Register; many in Metro concerned losing a lot of heritage; don’t have worth, think land has worthkeep these and conserve them

if you cd read the legal agreements we’re even


will either be rebuilt as a replica or ... resorts to .28FAR current density

covered by strict legal agreements

in fairness to you is b/c first time; much more xxx than [elsewhere] two Dorothys; speak to do we have to have four units, why not three? why not under main house?SLIDEsubdivide sometimes vertically sometimes horizontally; sometimes completewe decided to keep as much as we cd; so we cd keep letter: not raising house, lowering 1 ft77ft lot; one of the most imp houses you have in WVneeds a lot of work to bring it up to standards but we’re prepared to take it ontried to reach next door — not successful; no furniture on main floorother nbr xxx increased that setback [6:52]a legitimate concern about xxx in front and cutting down a tree so main change and moved house backproposing four unitshouse; garden suite is large, 1900ft (wonderful unit); laneway cottage garage at back; xxxdensity is 25% less than Hollyburn Mews, slightly less FAR


looking at colour of housegreening of the lane

want to recreate an Edwardian garden b/c part of nbrhd char; keeping 55ft garden, larger than some on this blockparking is an issue; hope sought by sgl parents — HMews sglcatering to ppl who want to downsize and stay in WVonly four units, Elaine sold Hif you have two cars, it’s not for you; don’t kid yourself, garages, they’ll fill with storagetrying to make state-of-the-art; allow ppl to age in place

wd like to think a worthwhile endeavour; imp for WV to do — a lot watching how we’re saving heritageG&M write about xxx working together; begin to change; loss of these houseschallenge of restoring them do not overcome the price of the land

Mayor: you can take a breath now

MClk: Many reports


1) Reports received up to and including May 16, 2016:





Heritage Revitalization Agreement and Heritage Designation for 1425 Gordon Avenue (Vinson Residence)

April 6, 2016

April 25, 2016


2) Written submissions received up to and including May 16, 2016: Written submissions listed below were rec'd at or following the Apr 25 Ccl mtg at wch Ccl set the date for the May 16, PH.





May 8, 2016


Sr Cmnty Planner, response to submission dated May 8

May 9, 2016



May 12, 15, 16, 2016

A-3 to 11

Owners of Hollyburn Mews Strata Complex

May 16, 2016


Written submissions listed below were rec'd prior to the Apr 25 Ccl mtg at wch Ccl set the date for the May 16 PH.





April 23, 24, 2016

B-1 to 3

North Shore Heritage Preservation Society

April 24, 2016


S. Scholes (Municipal Clerk) informed of the total number of staff reports and written submissions received to date and informed that on April 25, 2016 Council set the date for the public hearing, the statutory notice of public hearing was published in the North Shore News on May 8 and May 11, 2016, and notices were mailed to property owners and occupants within the notification area.

Cam: . height b/c steep; building with rather than blasting

ANS: 5ft of talus so have dropped the house down, DRC wanted down more; so we

less, we blast higher the house

MClk: I’ll note the reports and letters, one on table today; two others today

Mayor: wd like to hear from the public


Mayor: second Miller time!

Peter Miller of NSh Heritage Preservation Society:

[6:56 - 58] {LISTEN!}

David Thistle: live in Amb; helping WV grow responsibly [6:59]; don’t want to become Kitsilano

think Ccl has identified some xxx

do app efforts devpr has gone to

two sep

heritage shd not be used to leverage density

heritage designation one thing, several on the same site is a concern about the nbrhd and is precedent-setting

xxx re parking concerns; isn’t suff on streets

one car -- Gordon has ditch on one side and when vehicles park, only one car can pass

house and a suite plus two add’l homes pushes and extends this devt — great but shd be toned back and not pushed fwd

progress is good but modernization doesn’t have to increase density

one home changed to a multi-fam devt

to change home to two cottages, suite, xxx, and home below and &&&

I believe and nbrs, too much -- cd hv two or three in ea; 12 ppl on that lot

this needs more time to fully devp again two homes being built on it

do app efforts of the devpr; Ccl and staff to have more thought before going ahead with this precedent-setting

{Laura Anderson next spoke —- transcript (a) and notes (b) provided —}

(a) LA: work with seniors; lived in WV all my life

know the owners, Valiant Vinson; no Q about the heritage history

congratulate the owners who have restored to xxx [7:05]

&&& alternative is demolition &&&

when ppl downsized in WV in the past, wd be to a little house in Amb, but those days are gone

density is preferable to xxx and the ghost houses common now

having a garden house? &&&

hope this is a precedent so WV’s character and xxx preserved

(b) Here are the points I wanted to make:

VVV house built in 1913, before any of us here were born

congratulations to owners, and DWV planners -- innovative plan for this landmark heritage building

response for people who want to remain in WV and age in place

precedent setting is a good thing in this case.

Here is what I remember and probably not delivered in this order:

I'm with WVHS and work with seniors; grew up in WV

familiar with the house built in 1913 by Valiant Victor Vinson, and its value re local heritage as well as the people who lived in it over the years

Congratulations to DWV staff and Council for the planning and to the owners for their impeccable restoration of the house; the alternative is demolition

used to be that when people were ready to downsize they bought a little house in Ambleside

{CR, your editor's note: same point M Kluckner made in his talk (at the WVHS mtg) -- Vancouver used to be livable in that there was housing for all stages of life -- now being whittled away.}

those days are gone; now, even if people sell their homes, they can't afford to live in

WV (and should have mentioned that the spec houses are far too large for their needs)

here's a way for people to age in place and also they can walk out their door into a garden

Finally, my response to the precedent comment:

I hope this project does set a precedent, prefer density over monster homes, rather houses, and ghost houses, and derelict gardens, and rather than disappearance of neighbourhoods and community, we preserve them.

Christine Banham: support strongly on xxx level

{GET} [7:07]

on Dialogue on Housing; hits all we. downsizing

dwellings with nice comb of house and garden; garage one and cottage in the front

home for family, seeing small families; shortage of supply

sort of thing I think WV residents value; don’t think all want to be in basement suites; commend re design

won’t be much longer until

this will be distinct... many don’t give.. I support this

MIchael Kemble: moved here in 1969; seen a lot of change; v few of these remaining houses

we live right across from an undesignated house

support the zoning; a sensitive infill project; wrt nbrs; garden protected, Edwardian

if sold to a normal devpr wd probly lose the house and the garden

most houses in 1950s and 60s one and a half {check}; now boxes

if considering more strategies, Ccl more density.

across from us, owner in 70s, considering selling and doesn’t want to designate b/c will affect the price

unless some assurance that she wd benefit; nil? just sell and get the money

wrt cars, we are probably few ppl one car for last 4 to 5 years (not the same)

don’t think need to provide more than space for one

Mayor: can come up and tell us how to pronounce your name

Bill Cafferata: definitions of heritage rather vague; permits a lot of variance re zoning

how will they control onslaught of the houses that will likely ensue

{Someone shd disabuse him of his misunderstandings. Definitions of heritage are not vague; Ccl can permit variances to any zoning, not just heritage (and being heritage in itself does not "permit a lot" of anything); wrt an onslaught, while highly debatable, still, Ccl has full control.}

Mayor: anyone else? No? move on to next [7:14]

5. Proposed Zoning Bylaw No. 4662, 2010, Amendment Bylaw No. 4895, 2016 (site landscaping, fences, and

lot consolidation; to regulate fence height and materials, maximum allowable floor area on consolidated

lots, and landscaping regarding control of storm water runoff) (File: 1610-20-4895)

Applicant: The Corporation of the District of West Vancouver

Subject Lands: All single family dwelling and duplex dwelling zoned lands in West Vancouver

Proposed Bylaw: the proposed bylaw amendment would regulate site landscaping, fences and lot consolidation: fence height and materials; maximum allowable floor area on consolidated lots; and landscaping regarding control of storm water runoff. The proposed bylaw would apply to all single-family-dwelling and duplex-dwelling zoned lands in WV.

(The prov Land Title Act allows for consolidn of lots by the Land Title Ofc w/out the approval of the Dist or the Dist’s Approving Ofcr.)


{Staff gave background and said wd be coming back in the fall}

front yard fences to 4/5 ft, side 6; larger 6ft an 8ft side and rear; combined 8ft if landscaping, retaining wallno permitting; enforcement on a complaint basislot consolidations can lead to constr out of scalecannot restrict but we can reduce size of bldg on the consolidated lot and that’s what we intend to do [how to calculate]owners can come to Ccl for variances if heritage or hardship for example

lot minimums: now 8400sf under the rule 6300 not including exemptions; 28K sf, 9800sf, 4700sf; site landscaping

{[7:20] missed}

run-off + stormwater mgmt; protect preserve restore natural &&&; encourage native species; reduce impervious services&&& $50K at conclusion, no formal landscape inspections; staff will monitor

Cam: Mr Bishop, is it possible to make this retroactive to one year ago?believe Mar/Apr Feb 2015 but for wch lots haven’t received bldg applicnshad experience re tree bylaws, question ethical ... cut trees in advance of the tree bylaw ... last year.

shd be making it retroactive to when we first in Feb 2015 if not builtCB: expedient to move fwd with this bylaw; bring forth an amendment bylawCam: so we can’t amend at second reading

CB: no

Cam: so have to have a second PH

Mayor: Mr Bailey

JB: that’s an option av to you

Gamb: one of my questions just answered, retroactive

sev letters to me; sev re hedges, since had many more

you’re restricting fence ht but I have a hedge next to me 20ft, moss grows, xxxcan we deal with hedges in the fall or consult on

JB: this is our first phase

hedges complicated, they grow; look at in fall when bring back

Sop: thank you, Mr Bishop150% rule wd allow for certain size, excluding exemptions. so what %age with exemptions?CB: design specificSop: so cd be larger than 150%?CB: possible but not alwaysSop: privacy going to be altered significantly; Ccl gives right and privacy goes on below; Ccl can alter?CB: if circs that warrant, can consult Ccl

trying for consistency throughout M, not wildly

Sop: w/ desire to build a new home; grave importance to person below, do something to mitigate below and then below mitigatesdon’t know answer butMayor: not sure there’s a Q thereMB: in the undersized lot 3K, 6K -- thought we had a min guarantee re house size, like 2500sfyou indicated 3K on the consolidated lotCB: was in an RS3 zone [7:29]v rare but wd fall back to existing, .35 (FAR)MB: reading this bylaw, informative; a lot of the values of the cmntyminimal disruption, min irrig, drought resistantgoing to have to be some review for staff re meeting these conditionsCB: good question and new area for us; hearing public re landscaping; this felt a soft introduction; impervious xxxin terms of staffing; want to min the impact on the applicants as well as our staffa not insignif challenge

MB: b/c 100% security for the landscape plan, is that going to encourage ppl to do the minimum?

CB: we are accepting 100% security but be capped at $50K; some will be above; this is a soft intro

if deemed xxx [7:32]


1) Reports received up to and including May 16, 2016:





Building Bulk and Neighbourhood a Bylaws

April 4, 2016

April 18, 2016


Amdmt to Prpsed Zoning Bylaw Amdmt No. 4895, 2016

April 13, 2016

April 18, 2016


2) Written submissions received up to and including May 16, 2016:

Written submissions listed below were rec'd at or following the Apr 18 Ccl mtg at wch Ccl set the date for the May 16 PH.





April 21, 22; May 8, 16

A-1 to 4

Written submissions listed below were rec'd prior to the Apr 18 Ccl mtg at wch Ccl set the date of the May 16 PH.





2015: Feb 23, 24, 25, 26, 27; Mar 20; Apr 22;

May 26; Jul 13; Sept 6; Oct 16; Nov 26

B-1 to 15

Dir/Planning response to submission dated Nov 26, 2015

January 5, 2016



December 8, 2015


Dir/Planning response to subm dated Dec 8, 2015

January 18, 2016



December 17, 18, 2015

B-19 + 20


April 15, 2016


S. Scholes, MClerk: the total number of staff reports and written submissions rec'd to date, and that on Apr 18, 2016 Ccl set the date for the PH, the statutory notice of PH was published in the North Shore News on May 8 and May 11, 2016.


Mayor: first person Gordon Hlynsky

GH (architect): cd speak on all but fencing; lived in this home for 35 years, been v happy

large prop, built in 1951; garden and outdoor living

this peaceful Altamont nbrhd has been invaded by huge homes, some good and some bad

house N of us applied for a variance

nbring(?) over half an acre, riparian area Rodgers creek, v small area to build on

three storeys, 1200 sf {CHECK [7:34]}

xxx more than 30ft {can look in?} almost ev room and.. overlook

also raising the grade likely result in the killing of our hedges


how wd you like to have that in your backyard? our only option is a fence

reasonable, no!

some nbrs hv moved; homes in our nbrhd impacted

16Ksf house 10ft away, lit up; look in

once this option is taken away from this

carte blanche put up anything without regard

I don’t want to look at a 20ft fence, can plant

crane re trees

don’t think this bylaw shd be passed as it is

put anything up you want; only recourse you have

[Mayor asked if anyone else wanted to speak.]


Cam: situation, v sympathetic as Mr Hlynsky pointed out -- causing hardship we don’t want to ...

what recourse is open to Mr H?

Can he apply to Ccl to build a fence or to you? how can we regulate it but allow when circ sympathetic?

JB: been to house; he cd apply to Ccl and also to BoV

if Ccl wanted to xxx to staff, we cd and future bylaw

Cam: come with DVP &&& [7:39]

I don’t want to vote for the bylaw unless that possible, or not close the PH

JB: take your point, Cam

Ccl wd hv to pass a bylaw. xxx

Cam: take a straw vote from Ccl -- know it’s unusual but convinced by Mr H

Mayor: let’s hear from fellow cclrs

Gamb: again my Q; Cam and I on same wavelength tonight

reasonable variances and process as simple as poss

Sop: variance is not going to solve the prob

why, in Altamont are we allowing these large houses impinging on ...?

that more signif than fence issue

JB: reason house being built as it is b/c within the bylaw ... staff can’t

Sop: is there not a position, alter bylaw to prevent what’s happening?

JB: that’s what we’re going through now; in fall bringing back rock removal, etc

may address Cam’s concern; cd allow for minor variances when we bring back on other issues

wd recomm proceed with the bylaws as now

Cass: want to xxx Cam and Gamb; good fences make good nbrs

that wch they’ve had to say, I do support

ML: was always understanding that a citizen had the option of coming to Ccl or the BoV

support this; looking at delegation of authority possible, keep it off Ccl’s agenda

Cam: with that in mind, will make the recomm for all three PHs


MOTION THAT all written and oral submissions regarding proposed:

Heritage Desig Bylaw No. 4879, 2016;

and Heritage Revitn Agrmt Bylaw No. 4877, 2016 (5616 Westport Place);

Heritage Designation Bylaw No. 4891, 2016;

and Heritage Revitalization Agreement Bylaw No. 4890, 2016 (1425 Gordon Avenue); and

Zoning Bylaw No. 4662, 2010, Amendment Bylaw No. 4895, 2016;

up to and including the May 16, 2016 public hearing be received and that the public hearing be closed.

Mayor: discussion?

Sop: what happened to democracy? I have the right to vote on each one

Mayor: if anyone wants toMClk: this is one PH with five bylaws, if there’s one Cc lrwho wishes to, can reconvenecan put forward motion to leave a specific

can close those have heard and don’t want to

Cam: I’ll rescind

Mayor: no need to; Sop can speak what

Sop: so I have the right to &&&

Mayor: this is democracy in action

Sop: in favour of heritage but ...

Mayor: we're speaking about closing the PHs

Sop: think more shd be done on Vinson

Mayor: xxx

Sop: xxx

Mayor: for motion or against?

Sop: I don’t want to vote


speak later

Mayor: vote for or against all three?

Sop: just Vinson

Mayor: or abstain

{Surprised the Mayor said that. Cclrs cannot abstain. During my first weeks on Ccl (1988), an issue came up I wanted to abstain on (maybe I didn't favour yes over no) and was firmly told not possible, but I cd leave the chamber.}

Sop: can’t abstain

{he's right!}

Mayor: I’m going to rule passed with Sop opposed [7:50]

Council members are not permitted to receive further submissions once the public hearing is closed.


= Revised on May 11, 2016:

To provide add'l info for Item 11 -- Proposed Heritage Designation Bylaw No.4879, 2016 and

Proposed Heritage Revitalization Agreement Bylaw No. 4877, 2016 (5616 Westport Place); and

To provide addl info for Item 12 -- Proposed Heritage Designation Bylaw No. 4891, 2016 and

Proposed Heritage Revitalization Agreement Bylaw No. 4890, 2016 (1425 Gordon Avenue).

= Revised on May 13, 2016:

To add Ccl mtg minutes to Item 3;

To amend the recommendation for Item 9;

To withdraw Item16.1 -- Proposed Subdivision of 3656 McKechnie Avenue and 3609 Creery Avenue; and

To add new Item 16.5 -- Notice of Motion regarding Increasing Maximum Fine Amount.

= Posted on May 16, 2016:

April 18, 2016 regular Council meeting minutes; and

April 25, 2016 special Council meeting minutes

Query: Some years ago, ccl mtgs were every Monday (but not on the fifth Monday) and the

minutes were provided on the previous Friday. Why were the Apr 18 and 25 ccl mtg

minutes not posted until May 16, the very day of the ccl mtg???

1. Call to Order.

2. Approval of Agenda amended by:

adding to Item 3: minutes of the Apr 18 sp and reg Ccl mtgs, Apr 20 sp Ccl mtg, and Apr 25 sp Ccl mtg; amending the recommendation for Item 9;

adding to Item 11 addl info and a report re Heritage Revitalization Agreement Bylaw for 5616 Westport Place; adding to Item 12 additional information;

withdrawing Item 16.1 re Proposed Subdivision of 3656 McKechnie Avenue and 3609 Creery Avenue; adding new Item 16.5 regarding Notice of Motion regarding Increasing Maximum Fine Amount;

AND THAT the agenda be approved as amended.

Mayor: motion carries; unan this time [7:51]

3. Adoption of Minutes

April 25, 2016 special Council meeting minutes to be provided.

Following minutes adopted as circulated: April 18, 2016 special and regular Council meetings;

April 20 sp Ccl mtg; and April 25 sp Ccl mtg.


4. Half the Sky Advocacy Group, re Human Trafficking in BC (File: 0055-01) -- Presentation to be provided.

Cathy Peters: on behalf of me and my husband

xxx at Pk Royal; Bill C-36 into law; exploitation

focuses on the actual source of the harm, the buyers of sex and profiteers

now a person who calls for a woman to come to his room is breaking of law

encourage enforcement; growing serious and invisible crime

B-53 B-80; on folder given to you: B-53 work together to stop human trafficking; they have all the stats

left a copy of each with you

Cdn Women’s Fdn

grew up in WV, to school here; obvious rest of world loves it too

alive here and in ev nbrhd

29-yr-old mixami;[?] pimping out 20 girls -- three from NSh, one from WV HS

happening in ev Ms ... key word is “exploiting

$280K av trafficker &&&

xxx up to 20 to 60 drug-addicted

av age recruited 14 - 16; this age is dropping, 11 to 12; for aboriginals as low as 7

lured, tricked, or xxx

demand for human prostitution ... hand in glove

driven by the demand to buy sex; internet increasing; porno increases demand

supply: ... local girls and women being actively recruited; stand outside of schools, even elem

Netherlands, Germany, and xxx trafficking has exploded; int’l crime has moved in

if we even legalize prostitution; Americans will come

aboriginal women and girls first, making resid schools xxx

do not want legitimized, legalized, or normalized

employment laws do not apply b/c independent contractors

Prost cannot be made safe -- man user and woman used

drugs, gangs, and prost, there is trafficking, xxx

US State Dept has identified that Vancouver is one of the main xxx in the world

children involved indication society not safe [8pm]

girls victims, boys predators; porno affects the brain; effect devastating

ask Ccl NOT to grant biz licences to massage, nail studios, etc {listed}

victim disclosure statements have given to you

youth exploitation; info re xxx

I’m available to follow up with any of your cmtes, have met with Police, RCMP

Mayor: xxx [8:03]

My wife’s away so I went to a nail salon to get my toenails cut, so am I going to a ???

met with Len Goerke

stats are NEW; speaking to you b/c RCMP tell me we have an epidemic

Cam: serious but what can we do? can’t stop issuing licences to

we don’t direct the police to do anything; they bring charges then prosecute

human trafficking laws on books, nothing we can do to change

the prost laws were recently struck down b/c unconstitutional

app your passion; don’t know what

ANS: needs a direction from us

Cam: doesn’t need any directive from us; WV has no jurisdiction over police

all we do is fix the budget; don’t think anything we can do

biz licences, pushing an open door

MB: thank you; I did read the book you sent; really challenging to read; compelling

if stats are correct 7% of men purchasing sex, so 22K in WV, so we have some xxx {~1500???}

most of us attending that conference in Sept

wd hope we don’t issue licences for [8:06]


follow money

thank you for your good work; made motion

THAT the delegation regarding Human Trafficking in British Columbia, be received for information, with thanks. [8:08]

Gamb: re UBCM those two motions passed last year; there was an urban rural divide on the issue

need to bring them up to speed, info outdated.


5. Proposed Devt Permit No. 15-082 (Renewal of Devt Permit No14-004 for 1583 Marine, Shoppers Drug Mart)

At the Apr 18 reg mtg Ccl rec'd the report dated Mar 29 re proposed Devt Permit Renewal for 1583 Marine Dr and set the date for consideration for May 16, 2016.

Reports received up to and including May 16, 2016:





Development Permit Renewal for 1583 Marine Drive

March 29, 2016

April 18, 2016


Devt Permit for 1583 Marine (Shoppers Drug Mart)

August 20, 2014

September 8, 2014


Written submissions received up to and including May 16, 2016:





May 13, 2016




LB: Ccl approved permit; it has expired; one renewal can be considered by Ccl, if to expire again, wd be req'd to apply again; an enquiry about parking; not changed since permit approved in 2014

ML: going to commence imminently?

LB: planning to commence construction in 2017.

ML: may be a case the horse has left the barn

Ccl and maybe Shoppers Drug Mkt missed opportunity to modifying proposal?

LB: applicant contacted the Planning Dept, knowing permit expired last year; they have not proposed any changes

ML: don’t know if Ccl’s purview but I’d be inclined to bring that up with the proponent

LB: in audience, bring up?

ML: yes


Mayor: name?

Peter Kulkani: director of &&&; wd be happy

ML: real estate not a core. of Shoppers {biz?}

look at the site, look at med facility 16/17

glorious opp to bring resid xxx ... without xxx

don’t want to tell you xxx ... opp the citizens of WV wd all benefit from [8:14]

Cass: I’m hearing from ppl behind considerable screening so not looking at cars

LB: did want to review so screening for rooftop and bldg itself

while plans have not changed; fencing along the west, east, and south facade; plantings along the S and E facade along the roof; not an extensive roofing or trellis at that mtg

the installation of a structure on the roof; dialogue of parking at 17th bank trellis as screen; much smaller bldg this is an expansive area; quite a bit of attention to screening

layout of parking on the roof and borders being landscaped, felt adequate

Cass: these indivs live in the north so east not

really going to be impacting the N, staring into a parking lot; granted looking into a parking lot right now

LB: plans haven’t been changed; don’t recall any talk about screening

installing a portion along the roof cd the parking layout; they meet the min; adding pillars, etc wd affect

Cass: not in bldg but do not {know if} can build trellis

at mtg, learned about ingress and egress, from Cam, more than I want to know for rest of my life

do recall wd be screening

Sop: don’t know why reinventing wheel; identified, picture and written word

some on Ccl didn’t want one storey; went back to Shoppers and SMik didn’t want to go higher

feel they shd be given their renewal

pix here, they were going to make it pleasant, greening

other consideration, I heard, go up some prob with xxx No

Mayor: there was an issue re undergrd parking

LB: I recall as well; discussion; through analysis entrance up 16th off N, . entrance up 4ft, many challenges

Cam: Cclr Lewis after my own heart tonight

screening is putting lipstick on a pig; exactly what we shdn’t be building; lack of imagination


Cam: no, I’m speaking to it

year-long delay and no discussion; shd hv bn

our zoning isn’t good enough in Amb yet

a challenging site; a ROW beside, they cdn’t have been offered

xxx on behalf of staff and owner; opp to provide &&& housing choice ... with the gas station; loss this opp

not happy we didn’t explore and not happy with owner cd build three storeys and [8:23]

don’t think we’re being progressive enough &&&

Mayor: supposed to be questions

NL: staff worked extensively with owner

Cam: but not since ...

NL: xxx

Mayor: Cclr Cam, please

{think he was speaking while Nina was}

NL: prior ...

does fit within the model of Shoppers

Mayor: Now, does anyone have a Q?

MB: this will be the third {Shoppers} — PkR, Dund, and this ...; big is cosmetics

this locn, a lot of srs use the pharmacy ... is this .. three within blocks of each other

P Kulkani: can’t give out trade secrets...; a lot of analysis for a new; this isn’t new; think can .

Mayor: and from my observation, all three successful

Gamb: --

Mayor: sorry, have ask for public input


Melinda Slater: was not intending

know the PkR but like this one in Amb

this applicn within what is allowed xxx; whose is xxx

{GET 8:26}

for God’s sake, approve this pls.

MOTION: THAT all written and oral submissions be received for information.






Devt Permit Renewal for 1583 Marine Drive

March 29, 2016

April 18, 2016


Devt Permit No. 14-004 for 1583 Marine Drive (Shoppers Drug Mart)

August 20, 2014

September 8, 2014


No written submissions received to date.

MOTION: proposed Devt Permit ... for renewal of Devt Permit ... for 1583 Marine, Shoppers Drug Mart, be approved.


Sop: when some of these in diapers

what it means to the ppl in that area

parking beside and now on roof

except xxx

Mayor: I wd echo what Cclr Sop said

recognition; come into the cmnty; refresh; positive comments by Design/Staff

build a new ... ; to start questioning how many stores is &&&

need new devts and we shd be welcoming them with open arms, rather than denigrating

sorry the gentleman from Shoppers had to listen

Cam: don’t mouth support for housing choice and options and make no efforts

we do lots to regulate

I was in diapers or nearly

told Walmart and xxx

Cclr Sop's mem

MacDonald’s and Burger King and we’ll end up looking like a strip mall -- not my vision

sorry some here haven’t vision

Cass: while I do want diversity xxx

do not want what I see in NV

xxx so close to the pavement not funny

still support; be sensitive to those overlooking your parking lot; know it is imp

MB: this is, as Cclr Lewis pointed out to me, it’s owned by Loblaw's, not a boutique anymore

we can be selective as to what businesses

just as I objected to the Shell stn .go ... xxx see many not want to see that

it’s a question of fit in our area

hope this Shoppers xxx ppl are supporting it

I know what it’s about; I go to PkR

know why Melinda doesn’t like — it’s junk food and cosmetics

Cass: it is not our role as a Ccl to &&&

before taken over by Loblaw’s .

I frequent their store on 16th, other than that you have to go to PkR London Drugs

medical that’s where they go &&&

Mayor: wise words. [8:36]

{Cclrs Cameron and Lewis left the mtg at 8:36pm. Cam returned at 8:37pm and Lewis returned at 8:38pm.}

6. Proposed Temporary Use Permit No. 16-008 (1327 Marine Drive) (File: 1010-20-16-008)

At the Apr 18 reg mtg Ccl rec'd the report dated Mar 29 re proposed Temp Use Permit for 1327 Marine and set the date for consideration for May 16, 2016.

Reports received up to and including May 16, 2016:





Proposed Temporary Use Permit for 1327 Marine Drive

March 29, 2016

April 18, 2016


Written Submissions received up to and including May 16, 2016: None.

{DWV minutes: Cclr Booth recused herself for consistency as this matter deals with the Grosvenor site and left the mtg at 8:39pm.

Cclr Sop left the mtg at 8:40pm and returned at 8:42.m.}



James Allan: for Grosvenor; SLIDES up to 40 hours; access via lane

MDr side will be landscaped.

Gamb: see in report the owner has installed fencing as agreed re fire-damaged bldg

that was Taso’s, and my understanding was landscaping shd hv bn done over three years ago

JA: contaminated soil took a year or two; ensured now

Gamb: driving by, noticed cars already parking there.

JA: yes

Gamb: shd not allow parking until landscaping

Cass: who owns the land?

JA: understand CoV; applicn, had permission to park; leave to applicant

Cass: so will be paying owner some kind of rent?

? missed ?

JA: [8:41]

Cam: $12 or $16M sold recently; prob vacant lots

too many causes a prob for the streetscape; incent them to build

JA: unique circumstance -- typically don’t allow before a xxxx

unusual b/c fire damage so allowed demolition for safety reasons; typically this wd not occur

Cam: you did not ans my Q

sitting there for a couple of years

measure we can take to disincent so not of flip it

JA: not familiar with but bylaws if unsightly

Cam: not prop??? tax or??? [8:43]

[Councillor Soprovich left the meeting at 8:40 and returned at 8:42pm.]



MOTION: all written and oral submissions received for information.





Proposed Temporary Use Permit for 1327 Marine Drive

March 29, 2016

April 18, 2016

Submissions: None to date

Cam: didn’t see end

JA: up to three years

Cass: when do they intend to start?

Dave Sharman with Grosvenor: intended to sell the site from CoV

was in interest of Grosv to utilize

haven’t had conv with new owners; will discuss landscape with new owners

Cass: why wdn’t

JA: wd guess they’d be in favour

Cass: so technically speaking we’re moving forward on a wing and a prayer

Gamb: so we have your assurance, conv with new owner will be in place before you park your cars

JA: reason behind TUP to allow trades parking since prevly said tr parking wd be av

getting to &&&

Gamb: so we

JB: says within two months {CHECK [8:47]}

MOTIONS: Submissions rec'd for information

TUP for a temporary vehicle parking lot at 1327 Marine Drive, be approved.

PASSED UNAN [8:48] {Councillor Booth absent at vote, returned to the meeting at 8:49pm}

7. Community Outreach and Engagement Policy (File: 0282-02)

Kristi Merilees, Mgr, Cmnty Relns: first opp to present to Ccl

service {gave background}

over 550 residents provided feedback


homes and nbrhds be notified in a more timely manner

under “Scope a few exemptions

road, emergency or safety, or legislated at discretion of director

streamline and simplify so all parties understand scope of engagement

to ensure consistency, staff guidance document been used in a pilot. since Jan this year

had success being more pro-active

Mayor: your first presentation to Ccl, you did v well, Ms Merilees

{For many years I recommended there be a sort of ombudsman for residents to contact for info, direction, and help; finally they did, and Kristi is the first to fill that role. And, agreed, she's been great.}

Cam: been an excellent xxx since she was appointed


the only concern I’ve heard is how well it is working

some expressed level of consultation for some; diff place on spectrum

useful, this will be subject to a periodic review

Cmte and public feedback; speak about keeping &&& [8:54]

KM: being that this policy is new

input from staff also on where improve; opp to make greater than it is

think it’s the CAO’s expectation to review a year

Cam: &&& thank Ms L and you, Ms M; big change and improvement

Sop: thank you for your contrib; year plus

staff doc, a long time in coming

a gauge, a consistency. not that staff not consistent

changing cmnty; something like this to help the bldg industry

communication; this trying to do that and it’s a real &&

KM: to ensure we are transparent and consistent; same in large and small projects

MB: when this came to CEC one Q was what was .

KM: the only relation is ensuring consistency

rescinding prev; based on input; items important to them, what and how communicated

approach to consultation

Cass: this is a living doc while we improve the process

I hear public not being consulted till late; plan will override their wishes

KM: have heard that myself

engagement — go out w/ draft plan; some wd prefer go out with no plan and they play a role in creating that plan

understand that frustration

Cass: feeling is that plan is known and get &&& [9pm]

btw, you yourself well regarded

however 3K coerced and another with 300 wording skewed

IOW, the survey itself is worded end justifies the means

KM: ev time we initiate

if a survey is required, team exists as a group

some of the Qs were high level and need to bring down for public

xxx that’s great feedback

Cass: &&&


Mayor: decisions not based on vote by public

we xxx

not xxx

Cass: xxx

Mayor: not on a petition

Cass: ...

Mayor: frustrating thing I’ve

all the public engagement, then they immediately say my voice was not heard

not all supported by 44K

input and engagement; can’t respect the wishes of ev mbr of the cmnty

Melinda Slater: also a fan of Kristi’s

the existing Public policy was good but never used; hope the new one is better

xxx; understand the Waterfront — was level 2 if anyone

yet public was only asked when [to be] implemented

note [9:05]

a perm stage in John Lawson Pk and a bistro in Sailing Club; surprised Silk Purse last to know going to be knocked down

&&& ... Mayor says not based on surveys -- how will petition/feedback if xxx?; waste of time if just thrown out

some on Ccl say revenue needed but nowhere mentioned in the Plan

good to hear policy, .. cuz still needs improvement

{------- Most grateful for Melinda's notes:

The new Community Outreach and Engagement Policy was approved by Council on Monday. I spoke to this item, using the waterfront plan as an example. The main points I made were as follows:

I think the existing PIP is a good policy - the only drawback is that it has never actually been used.

Before you throw out the old policy, better be confident the replacement is as good as or better than what you’re getting rid of. And I’m not so sure it is.

I understand the new policy was given a “test run on the Waterfront Plan.

Surprised Waterfront plan was at “Level 2 - the “Consult tier of the 4 spectrums of engagement. If anything warrants a higher level of public engagement, surely the waterfront does.

Staff said we’re at the start of the process, but the public was only asked for input on HOW key components of the plan can be implemented (not if or what should be implemented).

We’re told 40 years of consultation has taken place and resulted in this ONE plan, yet some key elements have turned out to be wildly inconsistent with what the public wants (e.g. permanent stage in J.L. park and a rebuild of the HSC to include a bistro).

Over 40 years of consultation but Silk Purse users are the last to know it’s going to be knocked down -- how is that possible if we’re consulting properly?

I’m still unclear on how it was decided to change some elements of the WF plan but not others.

Some on Council indicated revenue generation is an important factor but there’s no reference to this anywhere in the consultation process. Why is that?

Mayor says we don’t make decisions based on what a survey shows, but I’d like to know what weight is given to survey results.

How are we actually measuring public feedback?

How exactly will it play a role in how decisions are made?

It’s not worth my while to waste (Council’s) time and mine barking on about what I’d like to see if ultimately it’s just thrown out anyway.

Of particular note is the Mayor’s comments that Council doesn’t make decisions BASED ON A VOTE in the Community, (or on what a survey says or on how many people sign a petition), they make them based on STAFF RECOMMENDATIONS. He also indicated that if 3,000 people signed a petition, there may be 10,000 (with an opposing point of view), but that petition hasn’t been circulated. (A view that MAB seems to also hold - the people she talks to never seem to fill out surveys).

So it appears that STAFF RECOMMENDATIONS are the be all and end all.

All Councillors seemed to agree the new Community Engagement policy is good, not perfect, but a good start.

Cameron said there will always be people who want to be consulted at a different level. If they feel strongly about something they want to be consulted at highest level, and that’s understandable. BUT at a point Council and staff have to make decisions about what level of consultation is appropriate. Will we always get it right? - No, but intention is to try find that balance. (Note to self - the road to hell is paved with good intentions.) We’re not just governing by survey. Need to take surveys into account, but also have to take Staff’s professional advice - their views on how community will evolve in the future and there’s many, many variables. Public are an integral part, but not the only part. He encourages people to keep commenting and suggesting ways to improve the process.

Gambioli thinks we’re way ahead of other municipalities by implementing this document. Also that when we have the budget, the time and staff available and when we know a project is coming down the pipe we should err on the side of MORE engagement. Thinks people's preference is to collaborate but we don’t always have time to put together a working group and wait a year, or to put together an advisory committee or task force, but may well have time to put together a work shop or charette, which are part of the collaboration portion. (NOTE to self - “Collaborate is level 3, no mention of level 4 - “Empower. Also, is 40 years not enough time for a working group?)

Booth mentioned there’s a certain level of distrust in the community and no amount of paper is going to change that; what will is continuing to listen to the community and making transparent decisions. Thinks this new policy is very similar to the old PIP and that Council has to continually earn and prove worthy of citizens trust. “If there’s a level of distrust out there that means we have to work harder at gaining trust.

The Mayor doesn’t know what “all this nonsense about trust is. Says he’s out in the community more than anyone, can’t think of a group that hasn’t invited him to speak (church groups, service clubs, ratepayers group, chamber of commerce, etc.) Doesn’t get any sense of this lack of trust. "What happens is there’s a very small number of people in the community that go away thinking there’s been no engagement because their particular view of the world isn’t listened to." He doesn’t accept that - can’t get 100% buy in to everything that’s proposed. "Some people think their view should always be listened to and that’s not the way it works. We listen to everybody. Staff & Council are keen to listen and engage, we’re very open and transparent and anyone who says different is talking through their hat - it’s certainly not true.

Cassidy - The perception is not a distrust of Council, rather of staff. Feeling is staff have more power than Council. Of those few who come forward and speak, unfortunately as in life, 80% of work is done by 20% of the people. There’s those who are not going to come forward and speak as either (1) intimidated, (2) can’t be bothered or (3) because someone else is going to do the work for them. Thinks we need to listen to the few because she believes they speak for many.

Cameron again acknowledged some public concern as to the level of consolation that’s occurring (that is, people would like to see a different level of consolation - a different place on the 4 spectrums of engagement.) (I think it’s lame to say the “Consult tier was chosen for the WF as it was a given that there would be a Sailing Club and that the Silk Purse and Music Box would have to come down. This is a good example of where they’ve missed the mark completely on appropriate level of engagement.) -------}

See my letter to Ccl about this in: COUNCIL CORRESPONDENCE UPDATE TO MAY 27

(3) West Van Matters, May 27, 2016, regarding “May 16 Ccl Mtg: Trust vs Distrust / Perceptions

(Referred to Director of Planning and Development Services for consideration and response)
https://westvancouver.ca/sites/default/files/dwv/council-correspndence/2016/may/16may27-copy3.pdf ________________________________________________________________________________________________

[Cclr Sop left the mtg at 9:16pm and returned to the mtg at 9:18pm.]


= The report dated April 25, 2016 ... be received;

= The Community Outreach and Engagement Policy be approved; and

= Cmnty Engagemt Policy (appr'vd by Ccl 2007), Public Involvemt Policy, + Designing Public Involvemt Processes (approved by Council in 2004) be rescinded.

Cam: briefly b/c you spoke well re surveys

this is not a perfect doc, we will always have to strive to improve

always ppl want to be consulted on a diff level; some the highest level; nothing surprising

at some point Ccl and staff have to make a decision

will we always get it right, NO -- we’ll try to improve

we’ll take surveys into account but also staff’s professional xxx; public integral but not the only part

keep suggesting ways to improve

do think this is a step further and it’s the first step

ML: culture of continual improvement; is it perfect today? no, it’s not

Sop has said you get to have your say but not your way

v impressed by what’s been done

Ms Merilees . look back as progress on the journey

Gamb: we’re way ahead of most Ms by implementing this

when we have the budget, time, staff available, xxx coming down the pike, we shd err on the side of more xxx

don’t always have time to put together a WG or have a year, but maybe time for a charette

when we can, we shd do as much as we can

MB: don’t think Ccl is impervious to certain level of distrust in the cmnty

what is going to change that is by continuing to listen to the cmnty; making transparent decisions

compared it to prev doc and they’re v similar

same questions, who’s at the table, evaluated

hv to continually try to earn worthy of the trust our citizens put in us

if a level of distrust, we have to work harder and strive for that

thank you for this, proof will be in the pudding

{indeed! and who's eating -- and not gagging!}

Mayor: this is a two-way street; support input and engagement

we do listen to what the cmnty

don’t know about what this thing trust is

can’t think if there’s a group I don't speak to -- churches, chamber, ratepayers [listed more]

don’t make a decision without the cmnty having input

small number go away thinking not listened to but I can’t accept that; not easy to get 100%

don’t think distrust

some feel their view is the only one; not the way world works; we have 7 views, sometimes swayed

as Churchill said, not perfect but best

staff keen to &&& ... anyone saying not is talking through their hat -- not true

Cass: not the distrust of Ccl, it’s of staff, more power than Ccl

for those few who come forward

80% of work by 20%; &&& intimidated; feel they can’t speak {GET}

what I feel from cmnty, Ccl respected

Mayor: I think staff is too.

8. Community Grants Recommendations: Arts and Culture Grants (File: 0116-20-CGC1) [9:17]

Cam: came in lately, Sop did most of the heavy-lifting; we try to depoliticize

We have two [staff] Arleta Beckett, Glen Madden (in audience); also Ms Banham who can sit four hours at mtg to support

want to support the process

Cam moved: be approved as written

Mayor: anyone want to speak?

{murmurs: it’s 9:20; can’t ask Qs???; Mayor, we’ve got 40 min}

Gamb: scholarship fund used?

Ans: $800 used so far

{GET whats left}

Gamb: any increase in funding?

ANS: stagnant; same

Gamb: I understood

Mayor done more

{GET} another point here!!!! [9:21]

Gamb: L get more

Cam: &&&; no doubt we need to increase the budget; that’ll come later

MOTION: the Cmnty Grants Cmte’s recommend'ns for Arts and Culture grant allocations for 2016 approved as follows:

Third year of a three-year cycle (2014-2016):



N Shore Chamber Music Society

Performing Arts



Presentation House

Performing Arts



Deep Cove Chamber Soloists

Performing Arts



Hollyburn Heritage Society




Laudate Singers Society

Performing Arts






Second year of a three-year cycle (2015-2017):



Theatre West Vancouver

Performing Arts



West Vancouver Adult Cmnty Band

Performing Arts



WV Fire Services Museum & Archives




West Vancouver Youth Band Society

Performing Arts



Pacific Spirit Choir

Performing Arts






First year of a three-year cycle (2016-2018):



NSh Polish Association – Belweder




North Shore Light Opera

Performing Arts



Dundarave Festival of Lights

Performing Arts



Gleneagles Scottish Country Dancers

Performing Arts



Sinfonia Orchestra of the N Shore

Performing Arts






Funding for a one-year project:



Chor Leoni Men’s Choir

Performing Arts



Harmony Training/Performance Society

Performing Arts



North Shore Music Academy Society

Performing Arts



NV Cmnty Arts Ccl – Art in the Garden

Visual Arts



Dundarave Festival of Lights

Performing Arts



Seacoast Theatre Centre

Performing Arts



West Vancouver Historical Society







Grand Total $34,400 CARRIED

9. Community Grants Recommendations: Community Services and Social Services Grants (File: 0116-20-CGC1)

Cam: with this exception:

THAT the Cmnty Grants Cmte’s recommendns for Cmnty Services and Social Srvces grant allocns for 2016 be approved as follows with the exception of $1,100 assigned to the Cdn Hard of Hearing for Operating costs, and that the $1,100 will be kept in the Community Services and Social Services fund for future requests that may be received in 2016.

Mayor: thanks to the cmte for the good work

your cmte has ...

Ms Gordon has a shocked look on her face

COMMUNITY SUPPORT SERVICES: Existing cycle 2015-2017 (second of a three-year cycle)

3rd West Vancouver Scouts: Operating (Hollyburn Cabin)



Rotary Club of the North Shore: Operation Red Nose



WVTrack and Field Club: Junior Devt Program and Cmnty Track Meets






COMMUNITY SUPPORT SERVICES: Existing cycle 2014-2016 (third of a three-year cycle)

Coho Festival Society: Operating



Gleneagles Golf Club Society: Junior Golf Tournament



North Shore Neighbourhood House: Edible Garden Project



North Shore Safety Council: Operating



North Shore Salvation Army: Frozen Meals Program



West Vancouver Marine Rescue Society: Operating






COMMUNITY SUPPORT SERVICES: New cycles (previously funded)

Air Cadets of Canada: Operating

3 year



Lighthouse Park Preservation Society: Dale Park Restoration

1 year



North Shore Community Resources: Information Volunteer

3 year



North Shore Community Resources: Operating

3 year



Sharing Abundance Association: Meal Program

1 year







Green Teams of Canada: Engaging WV Youth in Park Restoration

1 year






FAMILY SUPPORT SERVICES: Existing cycle 2015-2017 (second of a three-year cycle)

Autism Society of BC: Community Group



Big Sisters of BC: North Shore Mentoring Programs



North Shore Crisis Services Society: Operating



NSh Neighbourhood House: Young Parents Program






FAMILY SUPPORT SERVICES: Existing cycle 2014-2016 (third of a three-year cycle)

Hollyburn Family Services: Wired for Success



Family Services of the N Shore: Clinical Counselling






FAMILY SUPPORT SERVICES: New cycles (previously funded)

North Shore Cmnity Resources: Parent and Child Resources

3 year



North Shore Multicultural Society: Community Bridging

3 year



North Shore Multicultural Society: Neonology

3 year



North Shore Multicultural Society: Operating

3 year







Cerebral Palsy Assn of BC: Summer Campership

1 year






SENIORS SUPPORT SERVICES: Existing cycle 2015-2017 (second of a three-year cycle)

North Shore Stroke Recovery: Stroke Survivors’ Peer Group



Rotary Club of West Vancouver Sunrise: Seniors’ Christmas Luncheon



Senior Citizens Special Services Society: LINKS to Healthy Living






SENIORS SUPPORT SERVICES: Existing cycle 2014-2016 (third of a three-year cycle)

Canadian Hard of Hearing: Operating



Hollyburn Family Services: Supporting Seniors to Remain Housed



Lionsview Srs’ Planning Society: North Shore News Older and Wiser Column



Lionsview Seniors’ Planning Society: Operating



Lionsview Seniors’ Planning Society: Service to Seniors Coalition



North Shore Keep Well Society: Operating



North Shore Meals on Wheels: Operating



North Shore Neighbourhood House: Seniors’ Peer Support



North Shore Volunteers for Seniors: Operating






SENIORS SUPPORT SERVICES: New cycles (previously funded)

Capilano Community Services Society: Red Cross Loan Program

1 year



Pets and Friends: Operating

3 year






SPECIALIZED SUPPORT SERVICES: Existing cycle 2015-2017 (second of a three-year cycle)

Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention Society of BC: Operating



Friend 2 Friend Learning Society: Play Centre for Children with Autism



Lookout Emergency Aid Society: Operating (for the N Shore Shelter)



North Shore ConneXions Society: Friendship Circles



North Shore Disability Resource Centre: Community Response Network



North Shore Disability Resource Ctr: Parents’ Night Out Support Group



North Shore Disability Resource Centre: Summary Bursary



North Shore Disability Resource Centre: Transition and Employment



North Shore Schizophrenia Society: Operating






SPECIALIZED SUPPORT SERVICES: Existing cycle 2014-2016 (third of a three-year cycle)

Change the World (DBA Harvest Project): Operating



North Shore Hospice Society: Operating



North Shore Women’s Centre: Operating



N Shore Women’s Ctr: Single Mothers’ Support Group



Spinal Cord Injury BC: Peer Program



Vancouver Adaptive Snow Sports: Operating






SPECIALIZED SUPPORT SERVICES: New cycles (previously funded)

Canadian Mental Health Association: Operating

3 year



Canadian Mental Health Association: Support Groups

3 year



Special Olympics BC: Operating

3 year







Avalon Recovery Society: Operating

1 year



Avalon Recovery Society: Peer Support

1 year



North Shore Advocacy Group: Operating

1 year



NSh Cmnty Resources: Cmnty Housing Action Cmte

3 year



North Shore Stroke Recovery Centre: Art Therapy

1 year



Special Olympics BC: North Shore Sports Program

3 year


TOTAL: $129,800






{hm -- fascinating; wonder why the minutes omit the total for this....by my reckoning it's $129,800.}

10. Proposed Zoning Bylaw Amdmt 3304 Radcliffe (Prpsd Zoning Bylaw No. 4662, 2010, Amdmt Bylaw No. 4839, 2016) PowerPoint presentation to be provided.

Sop: xxx how do you determine the high water mark?

JA: &&&

Sop: walked with Mr Chapman ... pink

JA: ...

Sop: that’s how you know; all irregular.

Mayor: think you will keep that in mind

MB: way to see xxx

JA: yes, that’s correct

MOTIONS PASSED: = be read a first time.

= the proposed be presented at a PH scheduled for June 6 at 6pm ... notice be given of the PH

BYLAWS [9: 26]

Mayor: turn over to Mr Bailey, Cclr Lewis

11. Proposed Heritage Designation Bylaw No. 4879, 2016 and Proposed Heritage Revitalization Agreement Bylaw No. 4877, 2016 (5616 Westport Place) (File: 1610-20-4879/4877)


Mayor: whole bunch of arrows -- what’s going on?

Appendix A for proposed Heritage Revitalization Agreement Bylaw No. 4877, 2016

Appendix B for proposed Heritage Revitalization Agreement Bylaw No. 4877, 2016

Appendix C for proposed Heritage Revitalization Agreement Bylaw No. 4877, 2016

The proposed bylaws rec'd first reading at the Apr 25 Ccl mtg and Ccl scheduled a PH to be held on May 16. If the May 16, PH has closed, the proposed bylaws may be considered for second and third reading at the May 16 ccl mtg. If the PH has closed, Ccl is not permitted to receive any further submissions regarding the proposed bylaws.

MOTION: “Heritage Designation Bylaw No. 4879, 2016 be read a second and third time time.

MClk: info


MOTION: “Heritage Revitalization Agrmt Bylaw No. 4877, 2016 (5616 Westport Pl) be read a second and third time.

{Discussion. My notes:

three storeys plus basement

JB: strike the word 'minor' b/c amt is in the range of 400cu m; about 100cu m not a minor amt, appropriate

need to be undertaken in further assessment; for the sake of transparency, remove the word 'minor'

MClk: with that as a 'minor' amendment, wd be same}

[From the DWV Minutes:

MOTION: proposed “Heritage Revitalization Agrmt Bylaw ... (5616 Westport Pl) be amended in Schedule A as follows:

in section 1.7 to add language authorizing minor additional rock removal limits; and

by adding section 2.1(b)(f) to allow for a maximum building of three storeys plus basement.

J. Bailey (Director, Planning and Devt Services) referred to additional rock removal limits and recommended that “minor be deleted from the proposed amendment to section 1.7 in Schedule A of the proposed bylaw.

Councillors Lewis and Soprovich accepted the deletion of “minor as a friendly amendment, so that the motion is:

proposed “Heritage Revitalization Agreement Bylaw ... (5616 Westport Pl) be amended in Schedule A as follows:

in section 1.7 to add language authorizing additional rock removal limits; and

by adding section 2.1(b)(f) to allow for a maximum building of three storeys plus basement.

The question was called on the motion.]


ML: read as amended second time, then third


12. Proposed Heritage Designation Bylaw No. 4891, 2016 and Proposed Heritage Revitalization Agreement Bylaw No. 4890, 2016 (1425 Gordon Avenue) (File: 1610-20-4891/4890)

Appendix A for proposed Heritage Revitaln Agrmt Bylaw ..., Appendix B for prpsd H Revitaln Agrmt ...

The proposed bylaws received first reading at the Apr 25 Ccl mtg and Ccl scheduled a PH to be held on May 16. If the May 16 PH has closed, the proposed bylaws may be considered for second and third reading at the May 16 Ccl mtg. If the PH has closed, Ccl is not permitted to receive any further submissions regarding the proposed bylaws.

Gamb: just waiting for my little red light

{FYI, frequently there are problems with the mic system; to be heard, the red light must be on}

Mayor: wch is the one to debate?

{cdn’t hear JB’s answer}

MOTION: THAT proposed “Heritage Designation Bylaw No. 4891, 2016 be read a second and third time time.

both carried

MOTION: THAT proposed “Heritage Revitalization Agreement Bylaw (1425 Gordon) be read a second and third time.

Gamb: have to dig out my notes

Mr Kimble shd give Mr Geller his address for across the street

one speaker, Laura Anderson

I think this is a great precedent; can’t be b/c not many houses like this -- horde of devprs? —- but I wish!

wd like to thank the Leslies, Geller, Chetner, staff

on a 33ft lot in Amb, the FSR is already .6; so actually under what wd be built in

ML: input generally positive

concern wd be Hollyburn Mews debate; maybe more understanding; this is what shd be done anyway

funding it under an HRA -- what have we got? 20 heritage houses this wd qualify; we’ve got 100s wd fit the demographic

commend proponents on creativity

plsd reached this endgame; agree with Cclr Gamb, hope we see more

Sop: don’t have an issue with Mr Geller and his excellent proposal, but something getting at me, reaching an HRA based on its heritage; will be more b/c we haven’t interpreted ...

suddenly four homes on one lot

some said will be good for the nbrhd, think we need to look further before putting four on one lot

haven’t had a master plan for upper Amb

maybe strip &&& -- I’ll be the lone voice, but not against you, Mr Geller

MB: this is &&& ... looked at buying it; not far away — I looked at this {LESLIE???}

these are money pits; have to upgrade electrical, plumbing, to bring back

cost a lot of money and I didn’t have the appetite for that

only a limited number of heritage houses on the register. xxx

H Mews has been a huge success

issues raised by the nbrs around parking, don’t disagree; Gordon is not a pinch point, cars coming; four spots not

also was a one-car family for years; there are some who manage with one car

these types are in demand; losing these types to the west; homes with walk-out gardens and can’t find them here

point for my supporting — win-win for the cmnty, smaller affordable homes

Cam: agreeing with Cclr Lewis almost to a word tonight

change is upon us; WV is not going to stay as it’s been; blding lot in Amb is $2.5 to 3M dollars now

&&& how do that: adapt, densify

on Ccl make sure densify in a way sensitive to the nbrhd [9:44]

if we don’t allow this flexible approach, house knocked down, get huge xxx; lose history; need to be flexible, if not, lose

xxx heritage designation ... do hope this is a precedent but don’t think it will be xxx

recall sitting in the Ccl Chamber before elected and the rending of clothes and tearing of.&&&

{GET -- think he was referring to H Mews, v controversial at the time}

flash-forward 4 or 5 years, a wonderful example &&&

does provide ... it fits, it works, ... in H Mews any guide, going to be

something that will dispel the fear; can’t keep doing things the same way; going to end up with skewed &&&

good on Mr Geller for taking this on; hope it’s done well and will be supporting it

Cass: wd be remiss if not

know ... 2011 ... want to make it clear not opposed to HMews, but to the rezoning; happy with what came about

whether ev in the block happy another issue

it wasn't [?] HMews is that

speaking last have let 80%, do 80%

have house taken down or proceed; more importantly move

quirky little ways.turn corner and say wow! xxx -- hope the one Mr Kimble xxx

Mayor: was going to speak but it’s been six hours, we started at 4 o’clock

we definitely need more housing options in Amb

my only xxx is 98% of the residents of WV will never see it, hear about it, or xxx

if 4 we shd be xxx I wd hv liked to see that basement ste be a rental unit 00 that wd be a nice cmnty benefit

only three resid units plus a xxx ste for sgl family

--> Second and Third Readings carry with Sop opposed [9:50]

13. Prpsd Zoning Bylaw No. 4662, 2010 Amdmt Bylaw No. 4895, 2016 (site landscaping, fences, and lot consolidation)

The proposed bylaw received first reading at the Apr 18 Ccl mtg and Ccl scheduled a PH to be held on May 16. If the May 16 PH has closed, the proposed bylaw may be considered for second and third reading at the May 16 Ccl mtg. If the PH has closed, Ccl is not permitted to receive any further submissions regarding the proposed bylaw.

RECOMMENDED MOTIONS: = be read a second time. and = be read a third time.

Cam: expedited, come back in fall; also want to see this backdated

I’d propose Mr Bailey make this bylaw applicable to Feb 2015 if not yet bldg permit

JB: reading third time but instructing staff to report back

Mayor: did mention that

{if fall, those lots still get bldg permits}

[NB: Cclr Sop left mtg at 9:51, was absent for the vote on second reading, returned at 9:53 for the disc and voted on third reading.]

14. Proposed Devt Cost Charge (Underground Wiring) Expenditure Bylaw No. 4896, 2016

The proposed bylaw received first, second, and third reading at the April 25, 2016 Council meeting.


15. Proposed Development Cost Charge (Parks) Expenditure Bylaw No. 4900, 2016 (File: 1610-20-4900)

The proposed bylaw received first, second, and third reading at the April 25, 2016 Council meeting.



Mayor Smith referred to the corresp from the WV Soccer and Field Hockey Clubs re a proposal to develop a field sport

clubhouse at Ambleside Park and said that staff will report back to Ccl re how to move forward on this matter. [9:54]

16. Consent Agenda Items

= Item 16.1 re Proposed Subdivision of 3656 McKechnie Ave and 3609 Creery Avenue (Item withdrawn);

= Item 16.2 regarding Proposed New House with variances at 3742 Marine Drive;

= Item 16.3 regarding Delegation Request;