Ccl NOTES Jan 19
Calendar to Feb 19+

by Carolanne Reynolds, Editor

Gung Haggis Fat Choy!
        Hope you enjoyed the 250th anniversary of Robbie Burns's birth in 1759 (January 25)
        Jan 26 marked 4707, the Year of the Ox, (Vancouver's) Chinese celebrations Sunday Feb 1
MAIN ITEMS Feb 2nd: Strategic and Financial Planning (Item 5); Item 7 withdrawn -- wonder if an update on Hugo Ray Park; Cmnty Ctr Update; NSh Waterfront Liaison Cmte; then lots of Correspondence
The Mum Song (priceless); Vive le Canada (Immigration); ANIMALWATCH (trucking duck; spider); from the EDITOR'S DESK (Summary of DWV Projects); HERITAGE WEEK Update Jan 30; UPDATES (Cmnty Ctrs Services Director; Trees; WV Shoreline)
=  CALENDAR to Feb 19th-- AFAIK (Heritage Week Feb 16 - 22 listed separately)
=  CULTUREWATCH (Opera; Four Hands, One Guitar); WEBWATCH (Iraqi Sculpture; Charlie Rose interviews Prez Carter on PBS)
=  Ccl Mtg NOTES Jan 19th: 856 Anderson Cr; DVPs for 1350 Ottaburn and 610 11th St; Sponsorship/Partnership Policy Amendment; Cmnty Ctr Qtrly Update; $6M Loan from MFA for installation of water meters; Apptmts (WGs, Library); NSh Substance Abuse WG Report; Correspondence discussion on Library
=  Ccl Mtg AGENDA Feb 2nd
=  NEWSWATCH (Oysters; Info Age Hero; Three Faiths; UN Probe; Zimbabwe); MORE HERITAGE WEEK INFO; BOOKWATCH (Handwriting); WORDWATCH/FOODWATCH (Rumbledethumps); LANGUAGEWATCH (Globish; Apostrophe Catastrophe; Ouch); Maiku (More on Ageing and Death); Quotations

but first:
THE MUM SONG!   Priceless.  All the things Mums say, sung to the William Tell Overture.
     http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o6P2w5GkXmU  It's so fast you'll have to read the captions.
[for the linguistically curious who notice details, Americans write Mom.]
===  Vive le Canada  ===  Immigration
        NBC news report: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QFhYgK4DkpE&feature=related
*  A duck in a truck; a trucking duck
This is too realistic.  Poke and prod the spider with your mouse, also 'grab' one of its legs with your mouse and drag it around the screen -- tell me it's not alive!  Also anywhere on the map hit the Space Bar and it leaves little bugs, watch the spider go after them, this is totally crazy and creepy too!  Also notice the shadow is very real.  Click here:  http://WWW.onemotion.Com/flash/spider/

===  HERITAGE WEEK FEB 16 to 22 UPDATE  === (confirmed as of Jan 30)
        Heritage Week across Canada always starts with the third Monday in February.
THIS YEAR'S THEME: A Legacy of Learning -- the Heritage of Education
Planning has started; here's what we have so far; subject to change (of course); as well more to be confirmed
***  The Heritage Achievement Awards will be presented at the ccl mtg Monday Feb 16th.
***  There will be an evening of recognition and remarks from a panel of WV authors who've written books on WV on Tuesday Feb 17th at 7pm in the Marine Room at the Srs' Ctr followed by a reception.
***  Talks at Museum Saturday (1pm and 3:30pm) -- Donald Grant, Archivist of the Hollyburn Heritage Society, on "Diamond Head Chalet, A Family's Journey"
***  Heritage Fayre is 2 - 4pm Sunday Feb 22nd at Park Royal (N), displays by cmnty groups
***  Sunday 3:30pm: Free Snowshoe and BBQ at Cypress; reservations required
***  ONGOING EVENTS and details near end of this newsletter; flyer will have all the info
from the Heritage Society of BC:
HERITAGE WEEK 2009 -- February 16 - 22; A Legacy of Learning - the Heritage of Education
The 2009 Heritage Week poster features Ridgeway Elementary School in the City of North Vancouver.
In 2005, Ridgeway was at risk of demolition because of costs for seismic upgrading.  To save their historic school, residents mobilized and formed the Ridgeway Heritage Society.  The City and School District #44 worked willingly with the Society to find a solution. In 2008, Ridgeway School was protected as part of a zoning bylaw amendment that involved other school sites, bonus building density, and density transfers.
The Ridgeway Elementary story is now an inspiration for other B.C. communities to protect and keep their irreplaceable heritage schools.
The list of past recipients is on the 'Heritage Achievement Awards' page:
Heritage Week 2008: http://www.heritage.westvan.org/hw2008.html

===  from the EDITOR'S DESK  ===
Here's something new on the DWV website and is an excellent summary of what's going on in the District.  Highly recommended!
Community Focus Overview -- Monday, January 19, 2009
The Community Focus Overview is a compendium of 39 topics presented to Council December 2008.  The outline found here presents, in one or two page summaries, status and direction projects and processes of particular interest to the District at this time.  Community Focus Overview - 2009 (PDF, 255 KB)
        Visit: http://www.westvancouver.ca/Level3.aspx?id=13450
===  UPDATES  ===
> Community Centres Services Society Executive Director & Director of Operations
The District of West Vancouver, in partnership with the WV Community Centres Services Society (WVCCSS), is pleased to announce the appointment of Cathy Matheson to the position of Executive Director for the WVCCSS.  Under an agreement with the District, the Society is responsible for all programs and services delivered through the new Community Centre and the Aquatic Centre.
Ms. Matheson will continue to oversee the management role of the Office of Cultural Affairs and Corporate Partnerships.  "This blending of responsibilities is appropriate for the times and will contribute toward ensuring the success of our new Community Centre, while planning for the future," states Grant McRadu, CAO. "It is a good fit as Ms. Matheson has a breadth of experience in both the public and private sector, strong relationships with community groups and levels of government, and a broad skill set that will support the success of  the Society in the launch of governance and oversight."
For the whole story, see: http://www.westvancouver.ca/Level3.aspx?id=13506
     North Shore tree lovers should be aware of the Tribute Trees program operated by the KIWANIS CLUB of CAPILANO.  This has been running since 2004 and donors apply for a specific tree in West Vancouver parks to be dedicated to a relative or friend as a tribute to that person.  A bronze plate with a suitable inscription is secured to a rock at the foot of the tree by West Van Parks staff who maintain the tree for a minimum of ten years.
     The donation of $1500 is equally divided between the Parks Department for the above work, and the Kiwanis Club who disperse their funds to deserving charities throughout the North Shore, such as Children with Disabilities, NSh Search and Rescue, children's camps, etc.
     To date 117 trees have been planted in our parks, as can be seen at the Capilano Cemetery, in Memorial Park, at new Civic Community site , and other locations.
     For a brochure check the Municipal Hall, the Seniors' Centre, or the WV Library.  Anyone interested in donating a tree shd contact Stan Ward 922 9152 or email stanw_ca@yahoo.com.
Timeline of Pilot projects completed, underway and planned September 2008 - May 2009
December 4, 2008
     A meeting with Mr. Chris Badger and senior staff at Port Metro Vancouver, Steve Jenkins, Environmental Coordinator for the District of West Vancouver, and several directors of the WVSPS was held at the Port's office.
     Potential opportunities and linkages between the goals of the District of West Vancouver Shoreline Preservation Plan (SPP) and the Port's goals and policies in the areas of of community engagement and environmental sustainability were discussed. The meeting was very positive and future discussions and actions are expected to follow.
     In the coming months work at Lawson and McDonald area will be finalized including planting of foreshore plants and details of sand bypass at Lawson Pier.
     Work is underway to apply the principles learned in recovering erosion fronting seawalls to an eroded area of private and public waterfront just east of Cypress Creek. Carefully placed intertidal boulder groups will trip storm waves, thus creating a broader surf zone that in turn enables stability and recovery of a flatter shoreline slope.
     The proposed pilot project at Navvy Jack Point, that has been a high priority of the Shoreline Preservation Plan, is proposed to be implemented as soon as possible subject to available budgets or sponsored contributions. The work involves placement of offshore subtidal reefs and mid tide islet / tombola formations.
     Initial planning examination of the area just east of the Ambleside Pier, (another proposed SPP project) is also being considered to improve the quality of the shoreline while improving the safety of boat launching and access.
For more info see: http://www.westvanshoreline.ca/history/index.html

===  CALENDAR to Feb 19th  === [mtgs at M Hall unless indicated otherwise; check for changes]
+ WinterSong Festival -- Events throughout February
The annual WinterSong Festival celebrates the musical arts and the human voice with a broad range of exciting and dynamic performances all around West Vancouver. The festival features professional and emerging talent of all ages and includes events at Kay Meek Centre, West Vancouver Memorial Library, and West Vancouver Presbyterian Church.  Download the Winter Song Flyer (pdf, 315k) 
        See: http://www.westvancouver.ca/Level3.aspx?id=5154
= Tues Feb 3rd ~ 1pm ~ Heritage Achievement Awards Cmte upstairs at WV Museum
= Thurs Feb 5th ~ 5:15pm ~ Measuring Up WG
= Sat Feb 7th ~ 9am ~ Lighthouse Park Preservation Society Ivy and Broom Pull at Caulfeild Park
= Sun Feb 8th ~3:30 - 4:45pm ~  Free Spirit Skate at the Ice Arena
Come celebrate your Olympic Spirit! Join us for an afternoon of skating, Olympic-themed activities, prizes, and light refreshments.  Admission and helmets are free. Skate rentals are extra.
= Thurs Feb 12th ~ 2pm ~ Launch: One-Year Countdown to the Games! (at WV Cmnty Ctr lawn)
=  Sat Feb 14th ~ 10am - 4pm ~ St. Monica's Church and the Western Residents' Association are pleased to announce the opening of the Nifty Thrifty Shop at St. Monica's Church Hall, 6404 Wellington, Horseshoe Bay (at the roundabout).  We need your help in donating saleable items which can be dropped off at St. Monica's 5 to 7pm Tuesday evenings. Owing to lack of space, we cannot accept items such as television sets, computers, or large household appliances.  A great place to meet friends and enjoy a cup of coffee.  For more info, phone Karen at 921 1956.
=== Heritage Week Events Feb 16th to 22nd
=  Wed Feb 18th ~ 7pm ~ Library Bd mtg at Library; but Bd of Variance at M Hall CANCELLED
=  Thurs Feb 19th       ~ 8:30am ~ Cmnty Engagement Cmte
                ~ 4:30pm ~ Design Review Cmte
                ~ 5:15pm ~ Measuring Up WG
+++  WV MEMORIAL LIBRARY +++ http://www.westvanlibrary.ca/event/calendar.php?month=FEB 
> BC & Canadian Genealogy  ~~  Tuesday, Feb. 10th: 10:15 - noon
Genealogy Event in Celebration of Spirit of BC Week!
Find out about new and existing resources available for BC & Canadian genealogy, followed by "Bring and Brag".  Share some of your successes and show us the results of your research! Find out more... 
For more information, call the Reference Dept at 925 7443.
> Astronomy Talk  ~~  Thursday, February 19th: 7 - 8 pm
International Year of Astronomy 2009
Four hundred years ago Galileo's use of a telescope to look to the stars changed the way we think of our place in the Universe.  Join us for an illustrated discussion of some of astronomy's biggest discoveries and the major questions astronomers are studying today with HR MacMillan Space Centre's Astronomer, Raminder Samra.  This Event is FREE and everyone is welcome.  Find out more...
For more information call the Reference Dept at 925 7405.                                      
Fridays Feb 6, 13, 20English Corner 10 - 11:30am practise English conversation

=== January 20 - February 4 ~~ What the Camera Sees: Colour and Black & White Photography
=== February 6 - 22 ~~ JANE CLARK - Drawn to the Unknown
Paintings and drawings of BC and a new collection of historical narrative poems of BC in the 1800s.  This is the feature exhibition for Spirit of BC Week in partnership with Spirit of BC North Shore.  Admission FREE 
Opening Reception & Book Launch:  Friday, February 6th, 6 - 8pm
Artist in Attendance:  Saturday, February 7th, 2 - 3pm
An Evening of Readings by Jane:  Thursday, February 12th, 7 - 8:30pm
***  Jan 8 to Mar 8 in DWV's M Hall's Lobby: Paintings by Jill Royall
Royall works with images from the visible world transformed through the action of imagination on colour and form, to create autonomous paintings on canvas that offer their discovery to viewers.*

+++ SILK PURSE +++  www.silkpurse.ca   --  February 3 - 15
"Give Peace A Chance"
We celebrate "Spirit of BC" Week this year's exhibition theme "Give Peace a Chance". This special 'MINIATURE' exhibition is about action -- moving your body, your mind, and your heart. What does 'peace' look like, sound like, feel like, taste like? Imagine, but don't stop there. This exhibition will feature over 50 Lower Mainland artists to -- Sing peace! Sew peace! Sculpt peace! Dance peace! Draw peace! Design peace! Play peace! Paint peace! Perform peace! Carve peace! Collage peace! Cook peace! Bake peace! Build peace! Birth peace! This exhibition is about moving from dreams to action - about bringing peace in the world through creation!
{Editor adds: Speak Peace!}
Opening Reception: FRIDAY February 6th from 6 - 8pm

+++  WV MUSEUM +++   Visit: http://www.westvanmuseum.blogspot.com/
        The Prints of Alistair Bell  Exhibition ends February 7

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Vancouver Opera's CARMEN uneven but still v enjoyable; see haiku at end inspired and written in the first few minutes; you still can see it Tu/Th Feb 3rd and 5th next week; the Saturdays were sold out.  See http://vancouveropera.blogspot.com/2008/12/carmen.html
   Website: http://www.vancouveropera.ca/ and tix 683 0222.
MUSIC  --  Two guys, one guitar:
===  WEBWATCH  ===
>  IRAQI SCULPTURE -- January 29, 2009 -- Updated 0117 GMT (0917 HKT)
Monument to Bush shoe-throwing shines at Iraqi orphanage
BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) -- For the war-beaten orphans of the northern Iraqi city of Tikrit, this big old shoe fits.  A huge sculpture of the footwear hurled at President Bush in December during a trip to Iraq has been unveiled in a ceremony at the Tikrit Orphanage complex. http://edition.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/meast/01/29/iraq.shoe.monument/index.html
>  PBS's Charlie Rose interviews Prez Jimmy Carter: http://www.charlierose.com/view/interview/10027
You can watch or click on 'transcript' to read. (I can forward a better copy of the transcript if you like.)

===  Ccl Mtg NOTES January 19th ===
SW: Amended by adding to Item 5, add'l info report regarding cmnty grants, cmte Terms of Ref; adding new item, 5.1 re apptmt to LMTAC; adding Item 6, add'l info report re fees and charges.
3.  A. Van Eden, Chair, North Shore Family Court and Youth Justice Committee, regarding 2007 Annual Report (File: 0115-20-NSFC1)
Andrew Van Eden: tyvm; I'm 2008 Chair of the cmte, usually present each year mid year, this time a bit late
adv body to all three Ms; link with justice system; assist developing progs, monitor, provide opinions to Attorney General (where apptmt comes from).
majority of statistics; coordinator re domestic violence and day-in-court sessions
In 2007, some administrative changes; been under guidance of CNV, now moving to DNV where we'll be for three years after wch we'll be coming to DWV for three years.
Increased scope of reporting statistics
half-day info systems re day-in-court followed by half-day in court; valuable
Judge gets copy of draft report; he has reviewed and supports this report
In 2007, focused on cybernet safety, bullying hot topic; session at Centennial to educate public about these social networking, about 600 attended.
we put together a task force on the legislation, about the Act itself
great participation from justice cmnty
will continue 2008 and 2009
of concern number of aboriginal youth in court
cmnty support for young ppl
met with other cmtes around the prov; worked more closely with Att-Gen office; has been an apptmt of a liaison from his ofc
highlight on staff you're seeing, decrease in domestic violence -- 10% of dom violence cases come from WV
about 30% go to disposition about half do not proceed
part of that concern we surmise, particularly in NV is that there are no victim services in NV
in WV you have Victim Services within WV Police and they attend with victims
we are aware there ar some funding available and hoping for progs like WV in NV
Youth statistics, generally trend decrease in number of files
however in WV 2007, number jumped to an increase of about 12% -- something we kind of want to watch there to see if it's an anomaly or becoming a trend
We believe, general consensus, not that decrease but merely number of charges has decreased
Youth Criminal Justice Act allows range discretion for police officers to use and we believe they're using it so being charged in court, alternatives, extra-judicial sanctions being one of them.
v interested in learning about these non-charge cases; what's that interaction like, what's happening to those young ppl
had both Chief Const Heed and [RCMP] Insp Kennedy attend our mtgs; right now not aware how to get those statistics but believe they're there somewhere
With VPD, a Youth Referral Coordinator, an actual position, looks at non-charge files and follows up
Hope to hook young person up with some resources; perhaps use restorative justice
Somehow make contact with family, b/c if come in contact with Police, some concern, hope to head off before ever is a charge
This model cd be of benefit to the NShore; exploring that
Also concerned about age of young offenders -- increase in 14- to 15-yr-olds; generally 15- to 16-yr-olds the majority.
Justice is moving quickly
moving from 2008 to 2009, we are asking for a slight budget increase, and hope to do further strategic planning and to cmnty engagement
exciting coming in 2009 and look forward to coming back with report for 2008.  Tyvm
Sop: congratulations
notice in your reports, you have dom abuse and internet use, have you consideration about drug use in 2009?
major increase, seems to be a concern in WV; wonder if realize cd lead to increase work for your cmte
Ans: considerable conversation about drugs and alcohol; feel true; is there a better way to track
ME: I've been appointed to sit on this cmte, had first mtg last week; understand much better
looking forward to working with them.
Thank delegation
4. Comments on the Lions Bay Official Community Plan Bylaw (File: 0190-04)
THAT Council direct staff to submit the comment letter (Appendix A) attached to the January 6, 2009 report from the Director of Planning, Lands and Permits regarding Comments on the Lions Bay OCP Bylaw.
Sokol: they're completing their OCP, distributed for our comments; staff has reviewed plan and it calls for relatively modest growth, 500 add'l residents between 2006 and 2041
strong policy re preservation of natural amenities
our comments relatively minor re Fire Dept and occasionally Police Dept called out
Sop: agreement still in limbo wrt boundary between WV and Lions Bay, ability for us to go beyond boundary, we still have a liability issue?
tell prov, they have to increase police numbers to meet emergency services as corridor grows, either they or Metro Vancouver?
major concern is that on way to LBay, small enclaves of citizens not in jeopardy b/c our Fire Dept goes beyond call, but still left in limbo for a number of years; in limbo or is boundary ever going to disappear?
CAO: Cclr Sop is correct; do not go outside our boundaries unless agreement; haven't, do not respond.
has been request from prov to go beyond, staff hv said no, until time we feel comfortable wd not respond beyond our boundaries
Sop: why?  why after all these years not solved this problem?
CAO: various reasons, can provide full report; if car accident and we take a vehicle out there, likely tied up for three or four hours and takes away from us our ability to respond to fires within our M, takes to remote location; and secondly, doesn't cover our costs.  We have to go to prov govt and get a PEP number, and they only refund a portion of that.
1 takes away our ability to our own emergencies, and 2 v costly item for us
have bn some discussions; know prov wants us to move forward with this, particularly with Olympics coming; prov govt not prepared re costs and Fire Dept feels wd endanger our own residents.
Sop: all right; I'll leave it there for future
TP: in the next 20 years, the corridor is expected to double and will have effect on all cmnties including WV
recognize LBay addressing thoughtful
sense of place and future
encourage the public to look at the Sea-to-Sky Greenbelt Initiative and SmartGrowth; growth of cmnties
in light of growth in future, worth looking at
Mayor: the motion is to respond to letter, what's missing is that Ccl had discussed this Jan 19 mtg so they realize, add Cclr Sop's and Panz's comments
Sop: is the prov aware that held in limbo, there's responsibility?
make sure they know we are providing services, Fire and joint District and between; nec to supply the monies, wch they wd do anyway; all comes down to this msg
unheard of in this modern day and age
CAO: certainly we put that msg to the prov, however discussions over last few years, my understanding is that they've been refusing to compensate M for what we believe is the accurate costs
we're having ongoing discussions wrt Olympics; they're aware of it
MS: don't see why we can't, at the staff level, offer our fire/police services to LBay who have substantially lower prop taxes than WV, and they cd in theory, pay us an annual fee for providing backup emergency services for police and fire wch wd help offset some of our costs and wd also ensure they'd have a backup; don't see why we wdn't entertain a lucrative financial proposal from LBay along those lines
CAO: sure we'd be happy to, and with any of our nbrs
hourly basis, nowhere near the cost of training our staff and our firetruck; believe was some discussion during firefighters' review; has been an ongoing discussion for many years; can bring back
Mayor: long way to Lions Bay; NV has to back up WV; in general might make sense but wdn't want to look at in isolation.
5. WV Community Grants Committee Terms of Reference (File: 0920-07-02) for approval
ME: observations; firstly, we're stating that the 2008 cmnty grants
before and while meeting
supposed to work on basis of 2008 budget? we haven't established the 2009 budget
Anne M: the 2009 budget is currently in at the same
the cmte did not recommend further funding, so currently same as 2008
Sop: also a three-year funding cycle we've adopted in principle; prev ccl passed
re history of the grants, been pretty stationary for several years
in social services we did open the door, found right here with providers, the small amts extremely important; did look at bigger picture, what they provide, a story for another day
set amts cmte works to
Mayor: those recommendations come to Ccl wch we ratify in May 2009
ME: re the three-year grants prog, is there a mechanism for review?
AM: annual accountability form, submitted Dec 15, has been revised for 2009 year to showcase how cmnty orgs providing services to WV make a difference in this cmnty; showcase to Ccl and in newspaper so ppl can see differences the cmnty grants prog made to this cmnty
CARRIES [7:29]

ADDED ITEM:  5.1 --  LMTAC: Cclr Evison appointed as liaison

6. Fees and Charges Bylaw No. 4414, 2005, Amendment Bylaw No. 4589, 2009 (File:  1610-20-4589)
        RECOMMENDED:  be read a first, second, and third time.
ML: info recently received by Ccl; some questions around how to approach for 2009
my feeling a wee bit cart before the horse so I wd recommend this be deferred to the March 2nd
Several: Feb 2nd
ME: fully support, have many questions of my own, certainly wd be easier to review some of these items with staff
CARRIED [7:31]
7. Consent Agenda Items - Reports and Correspondence
Mayor: remove for discussion?
Sop: 7 / ML: alt / ME: capers / reports 8, 9; corresp 5, 7
8. Development Permit Application No. 08-042 for 2490-2496 Marine Drive (former Capers Food Store site) (File: 1010-20-08-042)
1. The Municipal Clerk give notice that the DPA for 2490-2496 Marine Drive which provides for internal and external tenant improvements to an existing building will be considered at the meeting of Council on Monday, February 16, 2009;
2. The notification for the DPA be expanded, beyond the 100 m set out in the Devt Procedures Bylaw, to include all owners and occupiers within the area shown on the map attached as Appendix B to the report dated January 9, 2009 regarding the DPA; and
3. At the February 16, 2009 consideration of the DPA (attached as Appendix C to the report dated January 9, 2009 regarding the DPA for 2490-2496 Marine Drive), the DPA be considered with the added provision that ingress/egress from the lane be provided at least six consecutive hours each day, with the specific hours identified by the applicant based on the best business operating practices, and that additional signage accompany this ingress/egress.
Sop: This shdn't be in a consent agenda; shd come to us at ccl mtg
Mayor: about entrance front and back; decision tonight considering
Sokol: action tonight is to set date for consideration; items 2 and 3 are just other items Ccl will consider at the same time
Sop: rather strange; it says "recommended that"
we're setting a date for a mtg; but consideration, shd be information provided
3 under guise of xxxx
consideration re lane -- when we make a statement on 16th; shd be discussed, not predetermined, that's what's explained to us on the 16th
I object to call
Mayor: I'm not entirely clear that it's not consideration; we have no idea if [will pass]
Sop: so all we need is No 1
Mayor: second is to expand notification wch I'm sure residents wd appreciate
No 3, staff are saying wd be nice to notify re length of the lane
motion is on floor; perhaps have a cclr move the recommendation
[SW did, TP seconded]
Sop: did we discuss safety factor along 25th b/c pedestrian...
size of sidewalk, refurbishing along westerly side of bldg, a major concern
Mayor: to consider all of this on 16th
Sop: my point -- doesn't have to be in motion
we're predetermining this -- all this detail
we're having the mtg on the 16th, that's it
ME: agree with Cclr Sop's earlier comment; this is one of many, why singled out?
Sokol: b/c proposal did not include entrance from rear, staff's recommendation is that it be added in
going out to public want ppl to comment on
Mayor: as opposed to just application
Sop: not against it, it's about process, call for a mtg
Mayor: from the POV of staff -- not fair not to tell public about this wch is separate
MS: concern; every merchant in Dund has pleaded with
desperately need an anchor, point one
obligation to fast-track this application through
the way I read this, on 16th, staff report public will have access to; then Ccl after hearing from the public and staff, can ..... get going on this blank location; need to get going
opposed to any suggestion this Ccl is not marching forward asap
TP: think this came out of the Design Review; think it worthwhile considered
Mayor: came out of Design Review
ME: I'm not confused; item no 3 simply adds to original...
9. Alteration Permit Application No. 08-047 for 4768 and 4772 The Highway, Lower Caulfeild (File: 1010-20-08-047)
THAT the Municipal Clerk give notice that the APA which provides for a lot line adjustment between the two existing properties will be considered at the meeting of Council on Monday, February 16, 2009.
ML: two lots there now, one house on the larger lot?
Sokol: there are two lots and two houses, this will be adjusting the line between the two lots
b/c in Lower Caulfeild area requires come to Ccl
CORRESPONDENCE LIST FOR CONSENT AGENDA  [full list was in last issue]
10. Correspondence List (File:  0120 24)
No Action Required (receipt only)
5.  January 5, 2009, regarding Snow Removal and Seniors
ME: concerns some residents re snow storm
wd appreciate some of the resolutions staff have come up with ad promoting
worthwhile to convey clearly to public not only that we have reviewed the many issues but that staff have come up with v constructive proposals
mitigate; may experience
Mayor: Mr McRadu, a summary?
Brent Leigh: we all looked... at the instance
multidisciplinary approach we will be striking in the future; looked at more resources; able to mobilize that
Raymond Fung also mobilized one of the DOC
at the end, certainly some add'l measures we can bring to bear in future
ME: recognize that but anxious to bring it to public's attention
Mayor: certainly can respond to her, and beyond that?
ME: to the gen public
Mayor: will there be a report to Ccl?
CAO: At debriefing last week we had not anticipated a report
but will come forward with a number of recommendations dealing with snow, emergencies; staff report; notify not only general public, biz and nbrhd assns; can explain how we'll get this info out
Mayor: thank; so accept 5, with action item, report
11. REPORTS from MAYOR/CCLRS -- none
Jay Brownlee with Firefighters' Union: missed my opp to segue into Electoral Area A re Lions' Bay
will take to Fire Chief ... ongoing issue, immense amt of stress particularly b/c mandated not to go beyond boundary; will follow up with Chief Cook

===  Ccl Mtg AGENDA Feb 2nd ===
January 12, 2009 Regular Council Meeting; and January 19, 2009 Regular Council Meeting.
3. North Shore Emergency Management Office (NSEMO) (File:  0180-16)
RECOMMENDED: THAT Council thank D. Mason, Director
4. Status Report on Remedial Action for Excavation at 856 Anderson Crescent (File: 1605-05)
RECOMMENDED: THAT Council receive for information the January 21, 2009 report by the Acting Manager of Permits, Inspections and Bylaws
5. Strategic and Financial Planning (File:  0005-01)
RECOMMENDED: THAT Council create a long term strategic vision and plan to guide District of West Vancouver policy and budget decisions.
6. Community Centre Quarterly Update - Volume X - January 23, 2009 (File: 3002-04/0592-02)
RECOMMENDED: THAT the report from the Director of Olympic Services & Projects be received for information.
7. Item withdrawn.
8. Fisherman's Cove Marine Fuelling Facility (File: 1147-20-5908)
RECOMMENDED: THAT Council receive for information the January 23, 2009 report from the Director of Planning, Lands and Permits
9. North Shore Waterfront Liaison Committee Initiation (File: 0115-01)
RECOMMENDED: THAT the report from the Deputy CAO be received for information.
10. Amendment to Council Meeting Schedule (File: 0120-01)
RECOMMENDED: THAT the Council Meeting scheduled for March 16 be cancelled and that a Council Meeting be scheduled for March 23 at 7pm
11. Consent Agenda Items - Reports and Correspondence
12. Re-appointment to the North Shore Advisory Committee on Disability Issues (ACDI) (File: 0180-18)
RECOMMENDED: THAT the re-appointment of Rosamund Van Leeuwen and Brigitte Vogelsang for the term January 1, 2009 to December 31, 2010, be approved.
13. Appointments to Design Review Committee (File:  0116-20-DRC)
RECOMMENDED: THAT the following reappointments and new appointments be made to the Design Review Committee for the term ending January 31, 2010:
Reappointments: Alexandra Bennett, Eric Lees, Jennifer Marshall, Karl Ray
New Appointments: Duane Siegrist, Tom Bunting, Michael Richardson, Donal O'Callahan.
14. Dundarave Physiotherapist Corporation - Physiotherapist Clinic Lease at the Aquatic Centre (File: 1145-02)
RECOMMENDED: THAT the report dated January 23, 2009 be received for information.
15. Development Applications Status List (File: 1010-01) --  received for information.
16. Correspondence List (File:  0120 24)
Correspondence Received up to January 16, 2009
Requests for Delegation  --  No items presented.
Action Required
(1) P. Nicolson and C. Currie, North Shore Female Ice Hockey Association, January 9, 2009, regarding 2009 British Columbia Female Pee Wee Hockey Championships
   Referred to Acting Director of Parks and Community Services for consideration and response.
(2) January 13, 2009, regarding Completion Date for the West Vancouver Community Centre
   Referred to Acting Director of Parks and Community Services for consideration and response.
No Action Required (receipt only)
(3) L. Sundquist, Ministry of Environment, January 7, 2009, regarding Invitation to North Shore Bear Working Group Strategic Planning Session
   Previously distributed due to the timing of event. Attachments available for viewing in Legislative Services Dept.
(4) C. Fair, BC Assessment, January 5, 2009, regarding 2009 Property Assessment Roll
(5) P. Simpson, Greater Vancouver Home Builders' Association, January 13, 2009, regarding Ottawa Citizen Newspaper Column
(6) A. Spencer-Chubey, Greater Vancouver Home Builders' Association, January 14, 2009, regarding Report on the Housing Market
   Attachments available for viewing in Legislative Services Department.
Responses to Correspondence  --  No items presented.
Responses to Questions in Question Period  --  No items presented.
Correspondence Received up to January 23, 2009
Requests for Delegation  --  No items presented.
Action Required
(7)  January 18, 2009, regarding Neighbourhood Electric Vehicles in West Vancouver
   Referred to Director of Engineering and Transportation for consideration and response.
No Action Required (receipt only)
(8)  January 21, 2009, regarding West Vancouver Community [Centre]
(9)  January 18, 2009, regarding Opposition Members of Parliament
(10) January 19, 2009, regarding British Columbia Ferry Commissioner's Office
(11)  Hon. G. Lunn, Minister of State (Sport), January 8, 2009, regarding 2010 Olympic Torch Relay
(12)  S. Clark, UBCM, January 16, regarding Community Tourism Program - Marketing for 2010 Olympics
(13)  L. Jackson, Metro Vancouver, Jan 9, regarding Nominations for Metro Vancouver Agricultural Adv Cmte
(14)  H. Schoemaker, Metro Vancouver, Jan 15, regarding FCM Call for Infrastructure Projects
(15)  S. Dowey, City of North Vancouver, Jan 22, regarding North Shore Waterfront Liaison Cmte
Responses to Correspondence  --  No items presented.
Responses to Questions in Question Period  --  No items presented.
17. REPORTS from MAYOR/CCLRS  18. Public Questions/Comments  19. ADJOURNMENT

===  NEWSWATCH  ===
>>>  Oysters:  Gem of the ocean
        Dec 18th 2008 | CAMBRIDGE, MARYLAND  From The Economist print edition
A dozen ocean-cleaners and a pint of Guinness, please
JUST as household trash tells you a lot about a family, so mankind's rubbish heaps reveal much about the species. One of the best lies in the waters around Manhattan. There, archaeologists have found mounds of oyster shells, known as middens, dating back to 6950BC.
People have fed on oysters so long that the man whom Jonathan Swift called brave for first eating one is quite out of range of history's eye. Sergius Orata, a Roman engineer who lived in the first century BC, cultivated oysters in southern Italian lakes by bringing them to spawn on rock piles that he surrounded with twigs. Larval oysters settled on the twigs, which the cultivator could monitor easily; when the oysters grew to marketable size, they were plucked off and sold.
A long article, weaves history, politics, nations but with a theme and central idea
As for the bishop smiling, my interpretation might be instead that he expected it and got the desired result.
     For the rest:  http://www.economist.com/displayStory.cfm?story_id=12795573&fsrc=nwlptwfree
>>> William Tyndale: Hero for the information age
        Dec 18th 2008  From The Economist print edition
Subversion, espionage and a man who gave his life to disseminate the Word
AN EMERGING nation looks increasingly confident as a player on the world stage, thanks to a mixture of commercial prowess and deft diplomacy. In its capital and in coastal cities, you can feel the excitement as small manufacturers, retailers and middlemen find new partners across the sea. But the country's masters face a dilemma: the very technology, communications, and knowhow that are boosting national fortunes also threaten to undermine the old power structure.
China in the 21st century, contemplating the pros and cons of the internet? No, Tudor England, at the time when a gifted, impulsive young man called William Tyndale arrived in London-not to make his fortune, but to transform the relationship between ordinary people and the written word. As he soon discovered, London in 1523 was a city where ideas as well as goods were being disseminated at a pace that frightened the authorities, triggering waves of book-burning and repression.
      For the rest:  http://www.economist.com/displayStory.cfm?story_id=12792603&fsrc=nwlptwfree

>>>  IN MORE OPTIMISTIC DAYS (Middle East)  Tuesday, December 9
1 = This interview is in NY Review of Books (http://www.nybooks.com/articles/22112):
Olmert says he is 'ashamed' of settlers violence
Israeli Acting Prime Minister, Ehud Olmert described, Sunday, settler's violence in Hebron as "pogrom" a word mostly used to describe attacks against Jews in Europe.
2 = Let's hope:  Honour killings and gender abuse denounced
Eight United Nations agencies have co-sponsored the first Palestinian 'festival' to combat violence against women, driving home the message that so-called "honour killings" have nothing to do with honour and seeking to break the conspiracy of silence surrounding domestic abuse.
3 = a good start:  Three faiths find common cause in Israel
A predominantly Muslim group of 26 people participated in the first-ever trip to Israel organized by the UK-based Three Faiths Forum, the Israeli Ministry Of Foreign Affairs reported.                                                                        
>>> UN to probe Gaza compound attack
The January 15 attack destroyed much-needed food and medical supplies [Reuters]
The UN secretary-general has announced an investigation into the attack on the UN headquarters in the Gaza Strip during Israel's 22-day assault on the Palestinian territory.
Ban Ki-moon said on Thursday that he was angered by the "unacceptable" Israeli attacks on civilians and UN relief agency (Unrwa) compounds.
"Over the past several weeks, unacceptable and terrible situations have taken place against the civilian people and against particularly the United Nations compounds, where many civilians were sheltered," he said at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.
The UN chief's announcement came shortly after nine people, seven of them schoolchildren, were injured in an Israeli air raid on Khan Yunis, a city in the southern Gaza Strip.
Israel seemed to be targeting a Palestinian fighter on a motorcycle, witnesses told Al Jazeera. There have been a series of raids on Gaza in recent days despite the Israeli government calling a unilateral ceasefire to end the fighting on January 17. 
'Upset and angered'
Ban said there would be an "independent investigation to look into the case of [the] Unrwa compound bombing".
The bombing set fire to warehouses, destroying badly-needed food and medical aid.
UN officials say they have evidence that white phosphorous, a smokescreen agent that can
"I myself saw and visited this compound, which has been destroyed by Israeli forces. It was just, again, unacceptable, and I was very much frustrated and upset and angered by what I had seen," Ban said.
        For the rest: http://english.aljazeera.net/news/middleeast/2009/01/2009129232237121901.html

The Save Zimbabwe Now campaign is coordinating the hunger strike:                                                      
"Save Zimbabwe activists begin hunger strike" - The Times, 1/25/09                     
"A Growing Chorus In S. Africa Urges Action on Mugabe" - Washington Post, 1/25/09
"Police fire rubber bullets to break protest at SADC meeting" - ZimOnline, 1/26/09     
"Special Report: Crisis in Zimbabwe" - The Times, last update 27 Jan 2009                      
MDC denies Zimbabwe deal claims - BBC - Jan 27, 2009
>>>  Late-breaking news: Zimbabwe has just knocked ten zeroes off its currency.  [!]  <<<

> FERRY BUILDING GALLERY:  February 6 - 22
"Drawn to the Unknown"
The Ferry Building Gallery is participating in the Spirit of BC with Jane Adams, West Van artist. Her exhibition of paintings, drawings, stories, and poems is on the history of BC, 1800s to present. It focuses on nature.  The launch of her book, same title as the exhibit, is on Feb 6.
        Joan McIntyre, MLA, is opening the exhibition Friday, Feb 6 at 6pm.
SILK PURSE:  February 17 - March 1
 "Super Natural BC"
Celebrating BC's heritage and history, the Silk Purse Gallery (1570 Argyle) presents Vern Montgomery a well-known Vancouver artist. He is partial to capturing scenes from the past such as old streets of Vancouver that have long since gone. His paintings show his strong desire to communicate and tell stories of what he sees around him as well as some local history. He has a positive outlook on life, and enjoys making people smile with his art.
Opening Reception: TUESDAY, February 17th from 6 - 8pm;  FREE, Everyone Welcome
> Diamond Head Chalet-A Family's Journey: Saturday February 21
Guest Speaker: Donald Grant
Archivist Historian of the Hollyburn Heritage Society and the Hollyburn Ridge Association
Two showings of the film will run at the Museum from 1:30pm to 3pm and from 3:30pm to 5pm.
In the mid-1940s, three Hollyburn Mountain pioneers, Joan Mathews, Ottar Brandvold, and Emil Brandvold, built beautiful Diamond Head beside Elfin Lakes in Garibaldi Provincial Park. During the next three decades, thousands of people visited the lodge to enjoy summer hiking, winter skiing, and the warm hospitality of Joan and the Brandvold brothers. Donald Grant's film, "Diamond Head Chalet - A Family's Journey" (2008) tells the story of the lodge and the Brandvold/Mathews family. The film features over 200 historic photos and slides, spectacular colour movies from the 1940s, and contemporary video taken during a family reunion at Elfin Lakes in September, 2007.
Descendants of Joan, Ottar, and Emil will be present to answer questions.
Registration is not required for attending this talk, but limited space is available for seating. Admission is by donation.
>  Heritage Week Snowshoe Tour & BBQ
Enjoy an informative snowshoe trek through the snowy mountain forests and meadows on Hollyburn Ridge at Cypress Mountain's Nordic Area.  Included in the tour will be a stop at historic Hollyburn Lodge for a BBQ.
Tour information:       Sunday February 22nd from 3:30 - 5:30pm  Please check in at 3pm
Children eight years and older are welcome when accompanied by an adult.
Booking/cancellation information
Pre booking is required.  Please call the Snowshoe Coordinator at 604.913.2573 to reserve your place.  Spaces are limited and will be booked on a first come first served basis.
The tour is free, though a credit card number will be taken to secure the booking.
We require 24 hours' notice for cancellation -- late cancellations are subject to a $15 fee per person.
       Call 922 4400 or write HeritageWeek2009@heritage.westvan.org
As you know from past Heritage Weeks there are some displays/activities that are ongoing as well as special events. We hope again there'll be week-long exhibitions plus not just the usual events but  also new ones.  The panel of WV writers who've published books about WV is an addition I'm particularly looking forward to.  Confirmed so far are Peter Hall, Francis Mansbridge, and Tom Taylor.  Elspeth Bradbury wd be there but she'll be in Scotland during Heritage Week.
Reserve a table (will be supplied) for the Fayre -- a great time meeting and mixing other community groups and showcasing your group to the public -- so setup can be planned.
We appreciate Park Royal's accommodation undercover for this time of year especially.

===  BOOKWATCH  ===  Book Review: Handwriting
Here's a book review sent to me that caught my attention.  In particular the making of quill pens and wch wing determines for right- or left-handed.
Handwriting is on the Wall
               Penmanship skills are being slowly erased in a typing and texting age
WSJ, JANUARY 24, 2009  <http://online.wsj.com/public/page/news-books-best-sellers.html>   
Script and Scribble by Kitty Burns Florey; Melville House, 190 pages, $22.95
...For all its modesty, "Script and Scribble" covers a lot of ground. Ms. Florey describes the making of quill pens (which curve slightly according to which wing of a goose they're taken from and thus are adaptable to left- and right-handers) and of special pens for use on spacecraft (in an environment of zero gravity).

{This reminds me of the joke that the US spent so much money to find a writing implement b/c they knew a ballpoint wdn't write in space.  The Russians solved the problem.  Pencil.}

Thx to Michael Quinion of World Wide Words:
Following recent discussion about this dialect term of cookery, Cara De Silva posted a question to the discussion list of the Association for the Study of Food and Society, a wonderfully eclectic-sounding group. As a result, she was able to tell me about a special sense of "rumble", to stir or agitate violently, to mash potatoes or scramble eggs (the Oxford English Dictionary entry has
a nineteenth-century citation that refers to "rumbled eggs", what we would now call scrambled eggs). So rumbledethumps need not refer to especially heavy treatment of the raw materials. For a revised version of the piece, go via http://wwwords.org?RBDT.


>>> from AWAD
fyi, I copyedit/proofread A Word A Day (it goes out to 600,000 Mon-Fri, with a selection of subscribers' msgs on the week's words sent out on the weekend).  One link that went out this weekend was on Globish (from France) and the second was on the apostrophe (and others had already sent it to me knowing I'd plead the poor abused apostrophe's case).
1:  New Lingua Franca Upsets French: BBC News
       See: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/programmes/from_our_own_correspondent/7844192.stm
2:  Its a Catastrophe for the Apostrophe in Britain  Associated Press
       See: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090130/ap_on_re_eu/eu_britain_no_apostrophe
        (also see these apostrophe words in AWAD from last year and readers' comments)

>>>  More from World Wide Words:
On the third hand (to quote Larry Niven) sometimes names exist for things that don't exist and never did. The BBC published an article on its Web site on Wednesday (a nod of appreciation to Neill Hicks for submitting it) about the nasty-sounding complaint "cello scrotum". A letter about it appeared in the British Medical Journal on 11 May 1974. It has since been mentioned in several works as an occupational disease, including Advanced Dermatologic Diagnosis, The Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine, The Oxford Companion to Medicine and the Textbook of Performing Arts Medicine. The problem is that it doesn't exist and - as was pointed out by one doctor at the time - couldn't possibly exist. It turns out that it was a spoof by Dr Elaine Murphy, now the highly respected and
respectable Baroness Murphy, formerly a professor at Guy's and St Thomas's Hospital in London. She created it after reading reports about guitar nipple, which she thought was a hoax. She has come
clean because the term resurfaced in the 2008 Christmas edition of the Journal.
        Here's the website: http://www.worldwidewords.org

===  MAIKU  ===
Sorry, thoughts reacting to ageing and death, faced with in new year....
2009 January 18 -- while listening to Eugene Skovorodnikov, pianist, at St Francis in the Wood (WV)
               In the last analysis
                              we are all alone
                                             whene'er the bell tolls
                                                       greed vultures gather
                                                                   betray the term friend
                                                                                sullied by taking money
       Life requires comfort
                                of familiarity
                                              smoothing rocks, edges

2009 January 29 -- Vancouver Opera: CARMEN, written in the first five minutes:

scarlet red curtain
orchestra bursts, cymbals clash
rhythm pulses, pounds
        the black-haired beauty revealed
        reads her fortune in held card

 ===  QUOTATIONS  ===

The artist brings something into the world that didn't exist before, and he does it without destroying something else.
                -- John Updike, American writer (1932 - 2009)
Material power that is not counterbalanced by adequate spiritual power, that is, by love and wisdom, is a curse.
                        -- Arnold J. Toynbee, British historian (1889 - 1975)
Power does not corrupt men; fools, however, if they get into a position of power, corrupt power.
                        -- George Bernard Shaw, Irish playwright (1856 - 1950)
The Argument from Intimidation is a confession of intellectual impotence.
                -- Ayn Rand, Russian-American novelist and playwright (1905 - 1982)
The world is passing through troublesome times.  The young people of today think of nothing but themselves. They have no reverence for parents or old age. They are impatient of all restraint.  They talk as if they know everything.
                -- Matthew Paris, English Clergyman (1200 - 1259)
You can only be young once but you can be immature forever.
                -- Dave Barry, American writer (1947 - )
Good ol' Rumpole of the Bailey, Sir John Mortimer, RIP (1923 - 2009):
When you get to my age, life seems little more than one long march to and from the lavatory.
[for serious remarks by his Penguin editor:
http://www.penguin.co.uk/nf/Author/AuthorPage/0,,1000023047,00.html?sym=MIS ]