Ccl NOTES Nov 2nd
AGENDAs Nov 16
Calendar to Dec 10

by Carolanne Reynolds, Editor

~ The next scheduled ccl mtg after Nov 16 is Dec 7 ~
=  MAIN ITEMS Nov 16th: Public Hearing on Secondary Suites then at the ccl mtg: WV Cmnty Ctrs Services Society's Strategic Plan; Integrated Resource Recovery; Hollyburn Ridge Cabins' Fee Increase; Eagle Island Parking; Housing Pilot Prog Interim Report (is one coming to a nbrhd near you?); Ev Dr Devt street-naming (one is Arthur Erickson Place); Spirit Trail; Westmount Traffic; DWV Awards Cmte; Child Care Ctr at Gordon House; and Correspondence: location of Fish & Chips shop; Renaming Srs' Ctr; Floral Clock.
Vive le Canada (Hello, Chuck; The Torch); ANIMALWATCH (Fishwatch; donkeys painted with black stripes to be zebras); from the EDITOR'S DESK (V4S secrecy; WRA & John Weston, MP; VO: Norma); UPDATES (V4S Games; Volunteer for WV; Olympics Souvenir Progs)
=  CALENDAR to Dec 10th; CULTUREWATCH (Theatre, Music, Opera)
= Ccl Mtg NOTES Nov 2nd Public Hearing on Home-Based Biz; Ccl Mtg: Presentation by WV Legion (#60) re Veterans' Week Nov 5 to 11; E-Comm Update; Financial Challenges to Region; Strategic Transportation Plan Update; intro of SECONDARY SUITES bylaw (for PH Nov 16); Zero-Emission Vehicles; Application Status List
=  Ccl Mtg Agenda Nov 16th: PH on Sec Stes and Reg Ccl Mtg
=  INFObits (Fall of Wall; Water; HiTech Farmers); SCIENCEWATCH (Hubble: seeing furthest into space; Water on Moon); WOMANWATCH (Jewish Girls; Afghan Woman MP/Book Launch); NEWSWATCH (UN: Goldstone; MAPS); LANGUAGEWATCH; PUNCTUATIONWATCH (Challenge); A few more A&As; Nov 11th MAIKU; Quotations
The power of punctuation... A challenge: pls let me know how you wd punctuate the above sentence
===  Vive le Canada  ===
During the visit of Prince Charles and Camilla: Send Greetings to the Royal Couple  All messages are reviewed before being posted on the site. Messages will be posted in the language in which they are submitted.  Go to: http://www.visiteroyale-royalvisit.gc.ca/mess/index-eng.cfm
How can you not get excited as you watch the torch?  by skateboard, by surfboard, by dogsled, by canoe,...   the vastness, such diversity, so happy to be Canadian and celebrate our country and cultures....  this past week the northernmost inhabited cmnty in the world, Alert (NU), and most eastern point in North America, Point Spear (NL).
Royals vs Republic on CBC's At Issue panel Nov 12.  See video and comment until Nov 19. http://www.cbc.ca/thenational/indepthanalysis/atissue/story/2009/11/12/national-atissue-091112.html

In 1997, 16.1M sockey returned to the Fraser, in 2009 only 1.7M........
Great the fed govt is having an inquiry -- wd feel better had they moved when at 10M surely enough of a drop to take notice then.  This low might require drastic measures.
One of my concerns about the viability, future, worth of democracy -- think of Newfoundland with so many voters fishing for a living, what politician wd hv bn elected wanting controls so the cod wd not disappear?  Only once nearly all gone is it possible to try to save? or how long will it take?
Same with old-growth trees?
Saw this headline in the Guardian Weekly: The man behind Gaza's fake zebras
Dr Mahmoud Barghout, director of the Happy Land Zoo in Gaza Strip, has so little cash he has painted donkeys with black stripes to look like zebras in a bid to amuse children in the besieged Strip
So clicked on it to get:
The owners of Happy Land Zoo in Gaza made headlines when they painted two donkeys with black stripes to look like zebras in a bid to amuse children in the besieged strip. Yet despite the zoo's name, director Mahmoud Barghout, 20, describes the depressing realities that may force them to shut down
The rest is at http://www.guardianweekly.co.uk/?page=editorial&id=1328&catID=9&CMP=EMCGUWEML339

===  from the EDITOR'S DESK  ===
+  V4SWG -- secret presentation of survey results??? (See Updates)  Finance Cmte redux?
+  WRA had invited MP John Weston to speak on Friday Nov 6 and he gave an interesting talk on what inspired him to serve in govt, a report on stimulus spending, an update on the Fisheries Roundtable and Inquiry, and then answered questions.
He was in WV for Remembrance Day to lay a wreath no doubt also honouring his father who was captured by the Japanese in WW2 and forced to work on the railway/bridges from Calcutta to Singapore for two or three years.  An inspiration.
+  Our Legion did a great job with organizing Remembrance Day Nov 11th -- the sun came out even though a rainstorm was predicted; then tea to music in the Library.
+  New Ferry Service: Coastal Link inaugural Nov 17 (see Calendar)
+  Vancouver Opera's season opens Nov 28 with Norma (see CULTUREWATCH below) and Richard Bonynge is back -- remember when he was here with Dame Joan Sutherland? their first visit was in 1963 on Oct 17 and it was also NORMA!

===  UPDATES  ===
*  Value for Services
A Value for Services Survey was distributed to all West Vancouver households the week of October 5th, with a completion deadline of October 19th. The survey has now closed, and the Working Group will present the results to Council on November 16th. 
Well, Dear Readers, the paragraph above was on the DWV website until Nov 12th when the presentation to Ccl Nov 16th was deleted.  At the Nov 10th V4S WG mtg, staff recommended the WG present this report at 6pm, thus a 'closed' mtg before the ccl mtg Nov 16th.  IMO, reporting the results of the Synovate survey does not qualify to be in camera.
*  VOLUNTEER FOR WEST VAN! http://www.westvancouver.ca/government/level2.aspx?id=3206a
Committees & Groups
West Vancouver has expanded how it seeks advice, and taps into the expertise of residents wishing to work on council policies and projects. As community leaders and volunteers, we value your time and have adapted our structure to better meet your ability to contribute. Volunteer Now! 
We are currently accepting volunteer applications for a variety of boards, committees, and working groups. For more detailed information please click here. Applications are due by 4:30 pm on November 20, 2009.
In addition to Council Standing/Select Committees, Working Groups on specific issues, each with a Councillor and staff lead, will ensure priorities identified by Council will receive focused attention, resulting in real progress in 2009.
*  Community Engagement
                Volunteers Wanted
westvancouver.ca -- West Vancouver has expanded how it seeks advice and taps into the expertise of residents wishing to work on Council policies and projects. As community leaders and volunteers we value your time and have adapted our structure to better meet your ability to contribute. Working groups on specific issues, each with a Councillor and staff lead, will ensure priorities identified by Council will receive focused attention, resulting in real progress in 2010.
If you are a West Vancouver resident and would like to volunteer to serve on a board, committee, or working group, opportunities are currently available in the following areas:
Boards   * Board of Variance * Memorial Library Board
* Awards Committee
* Community Engagement Committee
* Community Grants Committee
* Design Review Committee
North Shore Committees  * North Shore Advisory Committee on Disability Issues
Application forms and detailed information are available in the Legislative Services Department at the Municipal Hall at 750-17th Street, West Vancouver, B.C. on regular business days. Call 604-925-7048 for more information. Applicants are requested to mail, fax (604-925-7006), or deliver completed applications with a brief personal resume, to the Legislative Services Department, or e-mail to committees@westvancouver.ca
Apply by 4:30 pm on November 20, 2009
Vancouver 2010 Official Souvenir Program now on sale across Canada
Nov 13, 2009  Vancouver, BC - Celebrated Canadian authors Douglas Coupland and Roch Carrier are among the major contributors to the Program.  For more info: http://www.vancouver2010.com/olympic-news/vancouver-2010-official-souvenir-program-now-on-sale-across-canada_185816wc.html

==  CALENDAR to Dec 10th  =====
Pls note that ALL mtgs are at M Hall (usually in the MFCR, Main Floor Conference Room, but sometimes in the chamber) unless indicated otherwise.  Additions and changes can occur at any time so best to check the DWV website calendar wrt cmtes and WGs that are of interest to you.  Often cmte/WG mtgs are not posted or confirmed until a couple of days beforehand so this is a moving target!]
NOTE: b/c there won't be another newsletter for about three weeks (the next ccl mtg is scheduled for Dec 7 unless Ccl has a special mtg), this Calendar can't possibly be complete so pls check the DWV website and its Calendar.
Only those changed after WVM24 came out
=  Wednesday, Nov 4  ~ 5pm ~ Strategic Transportation Plan WG [ADDED]
=  Monday, Nov 9  ~ 9am ~ Finance Cmte mtg CANCELLED  (when will they meet???)
=  Tuesday, Nov 10 ~ 5pm ~ Value for Services WG mtg (ADDED)
=  Thursday, Nov 12 ~ 4pm ~ Climate Action WG in Cedar Room, WV Cmnty Ctr (ADDED)
=   Nov 13 - 15 ~ CRACKERJACK: Fine Crafts at Music Box and Silk Purse

=  Tuesday, Nov 17
Reintroducing Water Travel To The South Coast, Coastal Link Ferries Opens Second Route
Contact: Captain Shaker 778-231-7872 ihab@coastallinkferries.com
Having successfully built up ridership from the Bowen Island community over the last 12 months, Captain Shaker and his company, Coastal Link Ferries, look forward to expanding their services to West Vancouver on November 17th, 2009.
Coastal Link Ferries will begin regularly scheduled service between West Vancouver and Downtown. The passenger ferry, Coastal Runner, will depart from the 14th Street dock at 7:30am, 8:00am, 8:30am, and at 4:45pm.
Vancouver departures will be at 7:45am, 8:15am, and at 4:30pm and 5:00pm, with service to Bowen Island on the 5:00pm Vancouver(Downtown) sailing. The Coastal Link Ferries' Coastal Runner, is a 70-passenger, Transport Canada certified vessel with a professional, licensed crew. Coastal Link Ferries will continue to offer a 6:50am Bowen Island to Vancouver departure.
The Mayor and Members of the West Vancouver Council will come aboard for the 8:00am departure from the 14th  Street Dock in West Van and will travel to the Downtown the Vancouver Dock(foot of Bute Street) to be greeted by representatives  of Vancouver City Council.
      ~ 7pm ~ WRA Annual General Meeting, Cmnty Use Room, Gleneagles Golf Course Clubhouse.
        Mbrships are $15 and can be purchased at the door.
After the AGM, there will be a discussion of regulations that will be put in place for the Olympic period, eg the posting of signage, the Horseshoe Bay intersection point for the Olympic Torch journey, and any regulations that might affect residents personally.
If you have a motion to bring for the Annual General Meeting, please provide notice of this motion in writing, seven days before the meeting date (November 10, 2009), to Barbara Pettit, at 6222 St. George's Avenue, West Vancouver or pettit@portal.ca.
Members in good standing are entitled to attend and vote at the AGM.
Please join your volunteer Board to celebrate our successes over the past year and to learn about plans for the 2010 season.
=  Wednesday, Nov 18
        ~ 9am ~ Finance Cmte [CANCELLED -- so it says on DWV Calendar but better check!]
        ~ 5pm ~ Strategic Transportation Plan WG at Srs' Ctr
        ~ 6pm ~ Child Care WG
        ~ 7pm ~ Library Board at Library in Peters Room
=  Thursday, Nov 19
        ~ 10:30am ~ Official Opening of Viewing-Platform (Keith, E of TWay at Brothers Crk)
        ~ 4:30pm ~ Design Review Cmte Mtg
        ~ 5:30pm ~ Cmnty Engagement Cmte
        ~ 6pm ~ North Shore Family Court/Youth Justice Cmte at DNV M Hall
~ 7pm ~ The Story of West Vancouver's Neighbourhoods - Open House
The West Vancouver Historical Society is looking for long-time residents to share their memories (and possibly photographs) about their neighbourhoods for possible inclusion in the Society's book, planned to coincide with West Vancouver's 100th anniversary. In preparation, the Society has held several meetings to gather information on various neighbourhoods.  This meeting's focus is the 'neighbourhood' of the British Properties to be held in the atrium of the Cmnty Ctr.  For more info regarding any WVan neighbourhood, interested residents can email the Society at wvhs@shaw.ca 
~ 7:30pm ~ WV Streamkeeper Society Public Mtg at St Stephen's (885 - 22nd)
After the election of the board at the September AGM, the officers were chosen: Michael Ritter and Elizabeth Hardy as co-chairs, Jeff Anderson as Secretary, Jeff now treasurer handing over to Bill McAllister in new year.
REPORTS on/from: the public viewing platform -- see spawning salmon now! -- officially opened in the morning; DFO; WV Creeks (by Creek Co-ordinators); Cypress Creek Watershed; Storm Drain Marking; Salmon Surveys; Hatchery; WV Shoreline Preservation Society; NSh Wetland Partners; WVSkBoard.  Announcement of the Egg-Take at the Tenderfoot Hatchery in Squamish 10am Sat Nov 21st.  Other/Questions.
=  Saturday, Nov 21
   ~ 1pm ~ John Weston, MP: Canada's Evolving Relationship with China and Hong Kong at Cmnty Ctr
=  Wednesday, Nov 25
        ~ 9am ~ Finance Cmte (hope?)
        ~ 7pm ~ Bd of Variance
        ~ 7pm ~ WV Historical Society mtg at Srs' Ctr [Details not available at this time]
=  Thursday, Nov 26
        ~ 4pm ~ Climate Action WG in Cedar Room, Cmnty Ctr
        ~ 5pm ~ NSh Adv Cmte on Diability Issues at DNV M Hall
        ~ 5:30pm ~ Housing Pilot Prog WG
        ~ 5:30pm ~ WV Police Bd mtg in Police Board Room
~ 7pm ~ Shifting Gears Free Public Lectures
Sponsored by the Bombardier Foundation and the Active Transport Lab at UBC and BC Recreation and Parks Association. UBC Robson Square. Free admission - reservations required. Call 778-782-5100 or email cstudies@sfu.ca and for complete details, download: Shifting Gears Flyer
Learning from Toronto: Elyse Parker, Public Realm Section, Toronto's Transportation Services
=  Saturday, Nov 28
Saturday 2009 November 28 at 2pm
in the Audio-Visual Room at the Seniors' Activity Centre
from the ADRA Board:
...We urge all members of ADRA to attend this A.G.M. on Saturday, 2009 November 28, not only to elect a new board of directors but also to discuss the general direction that ADRA should take in 2010. There are many issues to be resolved by Council in the near future that will affect residents of Ambleside and Dundarave. We consider that ADRA should be active in representing the residents' positions on these issues.
Our present plan is to decide, with your input, on which issues to concentrate, to form committees to establish our position on these issues, and to present them to Council. Each committee would be chaired by a director and would include members from ADRA.
Although ADRA must remain apolitical, we should ensure that residents' views on issues are clearly expressed to Council. In addition, wherever possible, we should endeavour to have representatives from ADRA on the municipal working groups that deal with the relevant issues.
* Secondary suites
* Budget, Tax Increases
* Infill Housing
* Spot Zoning
* Traffic, Parking
* Ferry to Vancouver from Ambleside
* New Artificial Turf Hockey Field in Ambleside
It is important to build the membership of ADRA and we encourage you to bring prospective members to the meeting.
o   For the whole letter, agenda, and mbrship form: http://www.scribd.com/doc/22493534
o   For further information or to serve on a cmte or the board, pls contact Gordon Ward-Hall (922 7387); to contact the Treasurer and enquiries about membership ($5 for a couple at the same address), pls call Ray Richards (926 5364).
=  Sunday, Nov 29
~ 3pm ~ Fabiana Katz Fustion Latina -- Concert at St Francis in the Wood, 4773 S Piccadilly
        Advance tix $15 available at the door or phone 922 5685
Wednesday, Dec 2nd
-- during ccl mtg reference was made to an open house for the Strategic Transportation Plan WG but it's not yet on the DWV website.
Thursday, Dec 3 ~ 6pm ~ Honour a Life at the WV United Church (2062 Esquimalt)
This gathering has been created for bereaved families and friends who wish to honour the life of a loved one.
The welcoming reception will take place from 6 to 6:45pm and light refreshments will be provided as participants take the time to personalize "tree cards" (provided) and sign the "Honour A Life" book. Following this reception, a ceremony of remembrance with music, words, and images will take place at 7pm. The evening will conclude with candlelight walk to the Sea Walk Garden to place cards on the tree.
For more information, please visit: lionsgatehospicesociety.org 
=  Wednesday, Dec 9
        ~ 6pm ~ Library Board at Library in Peters Room
        ~ 7:15pm ~ Field Sports Forum WG in Mountain Rm at WV Cmnty Ctr
=  Thursday, Dec 10
        ~ 4:30pm ~ Design Review Cmte

- for Events and Programs: http://www.westvanlibrary.ca/index.php?page=5
- for Event Calendar: http://www.westvanlibrary.ca/event/calendar.php
Library Board is seeking New Board Members
Interested West Vancouver residents please ask at the Circulation Desk for an infomation Package.      
        Applications due Friday, November 20, 2009.
Friday Night Concert: Victory Girls -- 7:30pm Friday, November 27
The Victory Girls are a musical trio that spotlights 1940s-style close harmony vocal music.
Concerts are free and open to all but seating is limited so come early - doors open at 7pm.
My West Vancouver - A Photo Contest
The West Vancouver Memorial Library first annual "My West Vancouver" photo contest! You are invited to submit your photos of West Vancouver that capture the spirit and beauty of the place we live and love.
        Submission deadline: Friday December 18, 2009, 3:00 pm
Philosophers' Cafe -- Thursday November 26
10:30am - 12:30pm in the Elizabeth Musto Room. No registration is required. Admission is $5.00.
What level of funded health care should be available for Canadians who are homeless, poor, or addicted?
~ 10 - 11:30am ~  Practise English conversation, discuss interesting topics, make new friends.  Nov 20, Dec 4.

+++  FERRY BUILDING GALLERY  +++ http://ferrybuildinggallery.com/
*  Nov 20 - Dec 19
The Ferry Building Gallery invites you to "GREAT STUFF"
An exhibition and sale of unique crafts, fine artwork, and distinctive gifts at affordable prices from over 40 of the best artists and artisans, just in time for the Christmas shopper!
Special Gallery Hours: 10am - 6pm; late Friday shopping until 8pm; closed Monday.
Preview and Opening Sale on Friday, Nov 20 from 4 to 8pm
+++ SILK PURSE +++  http://www.silkpurse.ca/
November 3 - 15  --  "Celestial Textiles"
Members of the Lower Mainland textile artists group FibreEssence present an exhibition inspired by the heavens, the stars, the sun, the planets, and space in all its glory. This exhibition is a creative exploration and interpretation of 'heavenly' textiles, their creators, and how their creations are brought to life. Take a journey with us to the far corners of our galaxy and meet the people who define the world of textiles! This show will include many presentations, including lecturers/presentations and planet viewings by the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada.
Opening Reception: TUESDAY November 3rd from 6 - 8 pm
November 17 - 29  --  "Harmonious in Form & Function"
Well-known and highly celebrated clay artists, Louisa Leibman and Roohy Marandi, along with photographer Masoud Soheli offer a range of pottery and photography that is not only beautifully constructed, unique in form, but earth-friendly. Art work that becomes an integral part of your life! Their art is designed not only to be aesthetically appealing, but practical in function.
Opening Reception: TUESDAY November 17th from 6 - 8 pm

+++  WV MUSEUM  +++  Visit:  http://westvancouvermuseum.ca/
November 10 to December 23
Greetings from Friends: Mid-Century Art Cards 1945 - 1975
       showcases a collection of greeting cards, drawings, and prints designed by prominent regional artists and architects, including B.C. Binning, Gordon Smith, Alistair Bell, Don Jarvis, Jack Shadbolt, Arthur Erickson, and others. The cards reveal an interconnected social network among artists and architects who were the vanguard of the region's art and design scene. The intimate and compact format of a limited-edition artist greeting lends itself well to experimentation and humour.
BC Binning: Works from the Collection
       features artwork donated to the Museum by the Estate of Jessie Binning in 2008. Bertram Charles Binning was a central figure in the development of regional mid-century art and design; in 1971 he was honoured with the Order of Canada. BC Binning, born in Medicine Hat, Alberta, grew up in Vancouver. He taught at the Vancouver School of Art and the School of Architecture at the University of British Columbia where he also founded the Department of Fine Arts.  The tectonics of the North Shore topography became the primary element driving Binning's graphic style. Early in his career Binning chose drawing as primary mode of expression, with a simple and precise line as its driving force. The majority of the works in BC Binning: Works from the Collection come from this exciting period in Binning's practice.
Opening Reception ~ Monday November 9th, 7 - 9pm

o  To see a list of events: http://kaymeekcentre.com/on_stage/events_calendar
o  To see the electronic newsletter, the address is http://kaymeekcentre.weebly.com.
o  To get onto the mail list: the simplest method is to call the box office (913 3634) or email tickets@kaymeekcentre.com
~ 8pm ~ "Here on the Flight Path" by Norm Foster (ends Nov 21st)
~ 8pm ~ Sat Nov 21st ~ Pacific Symphonic Wind Ensemble: Symphonies of Wind
~ 7:30pm ~ Thurs Nov 26th ~ The North Shore Celtic Ensemble: Celebrating a Decade
+++ ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION BRANCH 60, West Vancouver +++
The Summer-Fall issue of "The Torch" is now available.  To view the newsletter, just click the following link for direct access:
http://www.westvan60.com/Images/The%20Torch%20Newsletter%20-%20Summer-Fall%202009.pdf  The newsletter is available to any non-member who is interested.  To sign up, please fill in the form at the bottom of the webpage, http://www.westvan60.com/newsletter.html
The next newsletter will be going out in early December.  Please email me at Thetorch60@telus.net, if you would like to submit an article, or if you have any questions or comments.
Thank you for your interest.  Best regards,  Janice Mackay-Smith, The Torch / Lounge 922 1920
~ 7pm ~ Saturday Nov 21st -- Baron of Beef Buffet
Enjoy salads, baron of beef, Yorkshire pudding, roast potatoes, vegetables, dessert -- $20
The deadline for purchasing tickets is next Wednesday, the 18th.  They are for sale behind the bar.

+++  WV CHAMBER OF COMMERCE  +++ http://www.westvanchamber.com
Breakfast Cancellation                                                                                                                                         
        The Wednesday, November 18th Breakfast meeting has been cancelled.
Deck the Halls - It's Time to Plan for Christmas!
The Chamber is delighted to hold the 2009 Christmas Party and Silent  Auction at the elegant English style manor house, The Capilano Golf and Country Club.                                                                                                                                                                                            
Wednesday, December 2 
6:30pm - Cocktails - No Host Bar  // 7:00 pm - Dinner                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Sponsor: The World, the only residential community at sea in the world                                                                                                                                                                                         
Tickets: $125.00 per person (Includes 1 Drink Ticket)                                                                                                                                                                                          
Dress attire is elegant holiday or your best business attire.... it is the perfect place and time to celebrate in style!                                                                                                                                                                                               
Please RSVP ASAP.  Our host, Capilano Golf and Country Club, requires advance number for preparation.  Please remember, last year sold out quickly!                                                                                                                                                                                            
Please also note that we are unable to give a refund without 48 hours notification; however a delegate substitution is welcome at any time.                                                                                                                                                                                            
Silent Auction Request. Want a great way to promote your business this holiday season?  Donate to our Silent Auction!  If you would like to donate an auction item, please contact the Chamber at 926 6614 or write to info@westvanchamber.com or go to the website.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
+  METRO THEATRE: A British comedy, Theft
+  PRESENTATION HOUSE: Souvenirs by Michele Riml to Nov 29th (990 3474).
+  HENDRY HALL -- Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (pantomime) starts Dec 4 (983 2633)
        Irving Berlin's White Christmas  at the Stanley until Dec 27th
        It's a Wonderful Life starts on Granville Island Nov 26th
        = Dirty Rotten Scoundrels starts Nov 21st (873 3311)
JERICHO ARTS CTR --  Nov 13 - Dec 6 (Thu-Sun) -- http://www.jerichoartscentre.com/
THE VERTICAL HOUR by David Hare; Director: Tamara McCarthy; tel 224 8007
"Politics is about the reconciliation of the irreconcilable," says Nadia Blye, an American war reporter turned Yale Professor of International Relations.  With her faith in academia beginning to erode and memories from her time in the Balkans and the Middle East haunting her, she travels to the Welsh borders with her boyfriend, to visit his father, who has his own past to reckon with.  UNITED PLAYERS
+  VSO -- So much!  see vancouversymphony.ca
+  VANCOUVER OPERA  ~~  http://www.vancouveropera.ca/
        GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY * Season opens Saturday Nov 28
NORMA by Bellini
        Nov 28, Dec 1, 3, 5 -- All performances 7:30pm at Queen Elizabeth Theatre
Passion leads to death when Norma, a powerful Druid priestess, has a secret affair - and two children - with Pollione, the commander of the occupying Roman army. When she discovers that Pollione has seduced a young acolyte, Norma admits her terrible guilt and offers herself in sacrifice to the gods. She and Pollione die, engulfed in flames.
Norma is a great bel canto masterpiece.  Bellini's haunting melodies, dramatic scene-painting and tender and intense emotions have been praised by no less than Richard Wagner, who loved the opera's rich flow of melody and deep glow of truth.
Conducted by Richard Bonynge; Directed by Tazewell Thompson
Norma - Hasmik Papian; Pollione - Richard Margison; Adalgisa - Kate Aldrich' Oroveso - Alain Coulombe

===  CCL MTG NOTES Nov 2nd  === [Cclr Sop absent]
===  Reconvened Public Hearing  ===
Zoning Bylaw No. 2200, 1968, Amendment Bylaw No. 4603, 2009 (File:  1610-20-4603)
The Director of Planning, Lands and Permits will describe the subject application.
Applicant: District of West Vancouver
Affected Lands: The proposed regulations regarding Home Craft, Occupation, or Business uses apply to residential zones
Purpose: The proposed Zoning Bylaw amendment updates regulations (Section 31.105) for Home Craft, Occupation, or Business uses in West Vancouver.
Proposed Zoning Bylaw Amendment: The Provisions for a Home Craft, Occupation, or Business are amended to:
1.   Allow home-based business [HBB] operators to have clients attend their business sites provided no more than one client attends the property at any one time.
2.   Remove the current restriction on the wholesale dollar value of the "stock-in-trade", materials, supplies, or goods that can be stored or kept on the property.
3.   Provides for the following types of businesses to be prohibited from being operated as home occupations {shd be parallel/consistent}:
A beauty salon or barber shop;
Schools or recital areas;
Orchestra or band training;
A restaurant;
Stables or kennels for the boarding and breeding of animals;
Places of public assembly;
Retail sales directly from the site;
Real estate office; and
The salvage or repair, or both, of motor vehicles.
4.   Require that all client parking [be] provided off-street.
3.   PRESENTATION  A presentation will be provided on the proposed amendment bylaw.
4.   PUBLIC HEARING PROCEDURE  Mayor Goldsmith-Jones will describe it.
1) Reports received up to October 29, 2009:  TITLE / DATE / DATE RECEIVED/ TO BE RECEIVED / NO.
o Zoning Bylaw Amendment - Home Craft, Occupation or Business / Aug 31 / Sept 21 / R-1
oZoning Bylaw Amendment - Home Craft, Occupation or Business / Oct 21  / Nov 2 / R-2
2) Correspondence received up to October 29: TITLE / DATE / DATE RECEIVED/ TO BE RECEIVED / NO.
o C. Adams  / October 5, 2009 / October 5, 2009 / C-1
o J. Parker  / October 5, 2009  / October 5, 2009  / C-2
o T. Dobell  /October 5, 2009  / October 5, 2009  / C-3
o M. Taylor  / September 28, 2009  / September 28, 2009  / C-4
On Sept 21, 2009, Council set the date for the Public Hearing. The statutory notice of PH was published in the NSNews on Sept 27 and Sept 30. The Municipal Clerk will note written submissions received for the Oct 5 and Nov 2 Public Hearings.  At the Oct 5 Public Hearing, Council adjourned the Hearing to be reconvened on Nov 2.
Liz Holitzki, Bylaws: Report answers questions; tonight I'll address three
1 - Tupper parties not a biz, regulated through other regulations; public assemblies have always been prohibited in private homes
2 -  Definition of a client: cd mean more than one person, accompanying or a family
3 -  Too much traffic or noise, already handled by other bylaws: noise, parking, zoning; or Biz licences can be revoked
Other four questions straightforward and simple
Mayor, re announcement re Public Input: do I have to?  briefly?
MClk: sufficient and also on the screen
Diane Vowels: good job, Liz; hope to hear if I can go ahead soon
        the legitimacy of HBB good for District; revenue has not been addressed
{Mayor three calls if anyone else wishing to speak}
MS moved: THAT all written and verbal submissions be received and that the Reconvened PH be closed.
Mayor: when will this come back?
MClk: Nov 16
1.  APPROVAL OF AGENDA -- add to Item 8
2.  ADOPTION OF MINUTES  -- October 19, 2009 Regular Council Meeting.
3. J. Woodham, President, West Vancouver Branch 60, Royal Canadian Legion [RCL], regarding Veterans' Week November 5 -11, 2009 (File:  0055 20 RCLE1)
JW: 65th anniversary of Normandy Landing
RCL dedicated to remembrance; defended our country in both war and at peace
Wed 4th to Sat 7th Nov you'll see us out and about with our trays; don't hesitate to donate
will be visiting local schools and churches and passing on memories
hope to see everybody at the Parade on Nov 11th; District/Ccl, thank you for the support
PowerPoint Presentation [slides]
raised $56K; [pointing to slide] there's Rosemary Block with large poppy umbrella
TP: thx and will have the honour of laying the wreath with Mayor away.
Mayor: see you this week, think we're doing a tour. 7:26
4.  Youth 2010 Olympics Pin Design (File:  3085-01)  Presentation to be provided.
who??: exciting night; rest of us like an unopened present
we've asked you, Madam Mayor; students here but they don't know who
Mayor: beginning with elem sch competition
{For completeness and accuracy, here's the announcement from DWV:
2010 Pin Design Contest Winners!
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
On November 2, 2009 the 18 elementary and secondary Pin Design Contest winners were announced at the West Vancouver Council Meeting. Each winner will have their design produced as a West Vancouver pin.
The winners of the Elementary Pin Design Contest are:
Gold: Drew Van Unen, Grade 7, Caulfeild Elementary School 
Silver: Nasim Abrishami Moghaddam, Grade 6, Caulfeild Elementary School; Francesca Brind-Boronkay, Grade 6, Bowen Island Community School; Helen Jeong, Grade 6, Mulgrave School
Bronze: Shaina Chorley, Grade 6, Ridgeview Elementary School; Jonathan Kim, Grade 5, Mulgrave School; Eric Wei, Grade 6, Ridgeview Elementary School; Duncan Lucas, Grade 5, Mulgrave School; Andy SunJun Hwang, Grade 4, Collingwood School
The winners of the Secondary Pin Design Contest are:
Gold: Emily Wei, Grade 10, West Vancouver Secondary School
Silver: Michaela Vince, Grade 9, Collingwood School; Alex Ainsworth, Grade 9, Collingwood School; Taylor Lee, Grade 12, Rockridge Secondary School
Bronze: Max Hasman, Grade 8, Collingwood School; Ian Kaart, Grade 11, Rockridge Secondary School; Kolton Babych, Grade 12 Sentinel Secondary School; Jocelyn Poirier-Hardy, Grade 12, Sentinel Secondary School; Jennissa Guevara, Grade 12, West Vancouver Secondary School
West Vancouver would like to congratulate the winners and thank all contestants for their participation.
Pins will be made available to the public beginning in 2010.}
Mayor to Emily Wei, WV Sec, gold winner: tell us about your design
EW: didn't know what to draw; just LGB cuz it's old and what I think of when I think of WV
seawall and mtns, Lighthouse Park where we always play
draw all these things, make up my memories of WV and what it means to me; proud of city
all hold... spirit
Mayor: thank you for igniting our spirit
[to school Trustee, Carol Dekker]
CD:  thank you so much to help celebrate; team at 2010 to make it good for kids, thank you to xxx... tyvm
5. E-Comm Information Update (File:  2715-07)
Presentation to be provided by K. Shymanski (President and CEO of E-Comm), D. Watson (VP Operations), and J. Robertson (Director of Communications).
Ken Shymanski: [SLIDES] most cmnty spirit
3K a day, five min or less; 95% five seconds or less answered.
unsubscribed cell ph and placed thousands of calls to us; take those calls v seriously
if you've got an old cell phone and giving away, it's not a toy -- take the battery out!
grade of service .0595% ... 99.96 availability target and above that
all police depts in LM on system
Radio Customers -- those in red on Fire System; not, not
try to have those not on, on
Wireless Phase II is the CRTC's mandate to provide locn info from cell phones
at the moment no cell locn info given to operator; just gives cell tower locn.
if GPS within 50m, if {not?} 500m  ...  can't tell what floor
so if choice cell phone or wire line, take wire line b/c has specific info
can be bottom or top floor of hi-rise and if you can't speak, can't find you
2010 Olympics -- those pin designs quite amazing!
when broken leg or someone with a gun, it's 911
Public Safety Advocacy -- make sure you know where you are advertising,
if you can't speak English have ability to call and be understood in your language; within a minute understand what you are saying
do not preprogram your cell phone, already speed dial; often gets knocked get hundreds a day can hear ppl laughing and talking; can't tell if serious or not
Mayor: give Ccl a couple of ideas
service has been excellent; WV last to join
cheer went up; made region a whole region; also know it's expensive
want cmnty to understand expense, issues, safety of cmnty
{don't know who's speaking?}:
we're under those financial pressures like ev else
funded by taxpayers; you're our shareholders
going through a budgeting process
assessing costs and passing on to customers
we're a non-profit assn, you're our customers and here to serve you  ... 2009
ME: ty for your presentation
what sp arrangements have you had to make for Olympics? still under bar of 5 secs?
KS: [expect] like normal July/August expectation is Feb wch is lowest will look like July/Aug -- hardest b/c vacation time
cancelled vacations, calling in auxiliaries, and ready for overtime
able to keep up 95 - 5
ME: somebody was abusing the system; were you able to track them?
KS: don't have locn info; worked with xxx took time to cut that caller off
an unsubscribed tel has no number; difficult to trace and find.
MS: plan on reducing your budget 2010; be interested b/c eager to xxx as well
KS: consulting agreement; difficult; focus on skill-based training, just those to perform their jobs; mgmt devt put off for a year
MS: salaries and benefits
KS: can't discuss, b/c board Mayor is on
Mayor: not unlike most in region, challenges; taking seriously and coming forward with suggestions
congratulations...  for xxx
and advertising -- can't say I'm by a tree
ppl probably don't realize how responsive you are and how successful
my understanding above the ??? 5 secs, starts to unravel
in good hands, tyvm
6. Financial Challenges Facing the Region (File:  0185-01)
        Presentation to be provided by J. Resnick, CFO, Metro Vancouver.
Mayor: Resnick; ML on cmte and I'm on board, Mr Resnick
JR: great to be in WV
joined by XXXX, and Fred... resp for utility planning
second year we've done this study; looking at long-term priorities
{as you cd guess I groan when I see a slide with a list lacking parallelism........, but anyway}
asked us last year to do this study
not analysis, more provocative, look at big questions
basis to provide a basis, decision to be made
CHART: cost metroV, TransLink, regional costs, cost per capita, per household, %age of Median
per capita, affordability
look to see how or? diff householder affected
Assumptions: an optimistic xxx and a pessimistic
metroV cost drivers: utility -- water, liquid waste, solid waste
water ageing infrastructure and growth; conundrum conserve puts pressure on water rate
Lions' Gate waste water upgrade, cost
need to look at waste treatment facilities
driven by water sales - 2010 Revenues [slide]
here's how we see expenditures, owing $550M to $1.5B in 2030
av household $400, to $1000 in 2030
Liquid waste requires Iona 2020 and LG 2030 (but slide says 2020)
extreme between bottom line and pessimistic scenario, no funding from govts
GVS and DD projected M Levy
options: cost variable re defer or cancel, sr govt; financing variables ramp up reserves longer debt
rev-generating variables
looking at liquid waste as resource recovery but early days
Next step to layer in costs to M
layer in TransLink -- $400M a year gap in commitment to transit vision, just got $130M stabilization; assume in some fashion back at table to fund $450M they need
Factor all those things in together, see costs rising considerably over time
CHARGE ?   re regional impact total regional expenditures
optimistic, moderate, pessimistic
{SUMMARY 8:06}
see household costs rising from $5,628 in 2008 to $12, 051 in 2030
critical issue secondary treatment dealt with differently
Board Resolution  [SLIDE]  "levy as you go"
Mayor: wd you like to hear from our CAO first?
CAO: thank Mr Resnick first; challenges facing us and across North America
        to be charged on assessments
even though $s minor, assessment basis was unacceptable to us
needed unanimous, fortunate NV supported us; felt unfair
been under moderate projection for WV in 2020
we'll be spending $17M twice as much as Delta wch has three times our popn
fortunately able to convince others; review of our funding; taken quite a while for Terms of Reference
rate rapidly increasing; Ms inequitable; may have exceeded practical limits
under Mr Resnick and Mr Earle of Bby; you have a copy with you
subcmte from sev Ms XXXX
will be looking at cost-sharing and finance models around the world
academic review; haven't chosen consultant
undertake a literature review around the world
analysis of best practices; recognize the costs gigantic, not millions, billions!
put that with TransL, xxxx
v big; challenge how to deal with this
Engg to look at... guiding principles...  to what extent envtal .....
funding models:  continue to use prop? ..... as in England BAT
user fees? other revs? cost-sharing models
take a hard look at alternative finance models -- risk, value for money; strengths and weaknesses
various jurisdictions --- not only in world with this challenge; timely report
plsd Jim on the cmte and moving us forward
b/c out of the box, diff to find someone to take on
talked to xxx; too broad; so narrowed it down
this is going to be a leading light; know Vanc looking a in similar way
it is staggering; have to address it, can't afford to ignore it
app Mr Resnick's help in leading us forward
it is inequitable
Mayor: questions
SW: wrt study, and I know you have to find a consultant ... is there a timeline?  our costs went up 20$
CAO: originally to be completed in time for 2010 budget deliberation, lucky if for 2011
serious political decisions; money has to be spent; must be other ways
SW: money has to be spent, analysis going on, assume some analysis of alternative delivery models as opposed to going through status quo
JR: part of study, lot of things going on; Qs to be answered
new liquid and solid waste; service delivery of region vs Ms; all being re-examined in a fresh light
this particular study went from this big, cost allocation, to being a fundamental piece of looking at financial sustainability for the region
ML: imp to note that in WV when we look at per household cost, in metroV av household is a $600K property, and in WV it's $1.4M
so the av bite in 2009 {tax paid in WV} is in excess of $1K, not $432, then by 2014 it will likely be in the nbrhd of $1500 - $1600, wch is a 53% increase
the importance of the initiative that Mr McRadu articulated, you just can't say enough about how important it is b/c when we end up at 20% of household income going to basically the taxes associated with metroV, TransLink, and M govt, we're basically being taxed out of our homes, reality in this cmnty
not an insignificant challenge, undertaking; absolutely critical b/c the economic sustainability of metroV and TransLink--
I've got my calculator and can't make the numbers, Jim, I'm sorry
JR: that's why putting numbers out; none of these decisions are set in stone yet; Min of Envmt establishing guidelines re wastewater effluent restrictions
Something is going to have to be done
knowing that those projects are coming, having time to devp strategy to deal with other levels of govt
TransL is in transition; Mayors' Ccl mtg held their noses and said $130M, really looking for better plan and for other levels of govt; as we look at other jurisdictions and find past 30 to 40 years that the amt of infrastructure in Canada owned by Ms has gone from 20/30% to 50/60%
and you're supposed to finance that on 8 cents out of ev tax dollar; fundamental issues that need to be addressed
ME: plsd to hear this study is being undertaken
was told horrendous cost of the proposed sewage plant for the NSh wd be borne by the NSh
issue of inequity
mentioned how able to break costs down on a per capita, per household, basis; lot of variables
but how does MetroV square off with Toronto, Montreal, Kelowna, other Ms, etc?
JR: putting together info; have some anecdotal data
MetroV is really divided into four separate legal entities
look at the Water District for example
our revenue sources are $0.49 per cu m wholesale water rate to District
in Toronto $1.21; in Germany $2.85; so fairly good comparison for us
difficulty trying to find Ms with same pkg of services and fund them the same way
v small component of GVRD function that goes directly to a tax bill, that's just the regional district function, the parks, our part of the 911 contract administration; it's about $50M in total for the region
Everything else we do, like the Water District is $200M, is funded through a wholesale water rate that then gets marked up by the M and rolled into the tax bill
sewer levy on a v complicated basis; wet weather flow calculations, tier one and tier two costs; Fred cd explain it better than me; essentially user pay system; trash funded by a tipping fee
back of the napkin estimates what an av household costs; best being consistent; hard to be scientific
an av home in WV diff from one in rest of region, so we struggle coming up with those numbers
{hope he's not just realizing that now!}
Mayor: thank you for this presentation
imp for everyone in region to understand status quo is obsolete and leading us in the wrong direction; systemically change our behaviour and expectations
Actually have to decouple prop taxes from a lot of this or we won't be in our properties -- lots of places in the world have done that; Sweden, Denmark, etc -- they hit the wall with energy crisis
We don't have, relatively speaking, expensive energy, expensive water, but what we have is crippling costs ahead of us, and we shd use that as an opportunity to recognize we've got to change course; and we'd better get going
To understand TransLink decision that was made b/c I wdn't want to introduce a false sense of security, the Mayors' Ccl will be back in the spring with the v same problem we faced in the first place
hope in the intervening months working with prov, better way
between regional govts, Ms, been v collaborative but not allowing us to take bold steps
plsd put out to Ccls, congratulations, Ccl, for drawing a line in the sand
helpful p 12 of your powerpoint -- to put, where you talk about the projected M levy, popn numbers, add another column to that, really interesting b/c then wd allow WV to see just how inequitable this is, and further underscore prop values not a reflection of ability to pay in many cases
ML: thanks....
7. Strategic Transportation Plan Working Group [STPWG] Update (File:  0117 20 TRPLN)
        Presentation to be provided.
RF: CEC est'd WG in the spring
v hard-working through late spring and through the summer
DWV STPWG {Yeji An, Bart Copeland, Heather Drugge, Stefen Elmitt, Peter Scholefield, James Stewart, Rosamund Van Leeuwen, Kay Vinall, Peggy Wilson}
Peter Scholefield, Stefan Elmitt co-chairs, Ray Fung and Brent Dozzi staff liaisons
Chair and co-chair
Peter: app v much the effort; v approp here tonight to talk to you
b/c today is the beginning of bicycle to work first time this week usu in spring
focusing on a transp modal shift, going to be a challenge
purpose to provide advice; get ppl out of sgl-occupancy vehicle
some of our objectives; work to set reasonable goals
existing objectives in the OCP and Envtal Strategy we'll be adhering to:
reduce dependence on vehicles
providing alternatives; promoting xxxxx
Why need? peak oil, fuel costs, climate change, other issues facing WV in 21st century
2020 peak oil/climate change means 50% reduction in GHG by 2020, global perspective
WV: biggie, issue of health; healthy modes (walking cycling); less funding for a lot of the initiatives
other local issues, increased traffic S2S; imp Xing of LGB, cessation of car traffic after 2030
tolls?  xxx
demographic shifts; changes in technology -- electric vehicles
Some of the ideas in our discussions
recognize some progress has been made, such as Spirit Trail, Traffic calming, ....  westbound bridge over Cap R, good but small steps
Some of the goals for 2010: wd like to see extension of Spirit Trail (need data); assignment of staff/resource; Transp Cmte to allow input from public and stakeholders.
hope a transportation hierarchy policy in 2010
low speed electric vehicles, recharging facilities
report on progress made since 2010; exp in corridor Amb/Dund either slow traffic or dedicated bike lanes
also asked by cyclists, new user-friendly bicycle maps
mass-transit, ten-min ; slower traffic signals;  pay parking in Amb/Dund
looking for complete reconfiguration of corridor Amb/Dund to xxx sgl-occupancy vehicles
waiting for our...to come up with some drawings what look like in 2025; Implementation
we've been working diligently since July 8th, met 14 times, three times with consultants
a number of issues going to be important
set up a base-line date of existing system and monitoring progress
est list of transp priorities intrigued to find Vanc has already done it; pedestrian, mass transit, xxx
all new and existing devts with these priorities in mind; interesting policy and we'll be .. something like that
stakeholders; transp demand mgmt; good public outreach and social marketing; way of bringing about behaviour change can't be xxx; looking at barriers and pilot projects; real challenge to ppl to adopt these ...
pilot projects good
easy win???  not costly and not controversial
traffic calming already being used, facilitates; interagency coordination
finally, integrating land-use planning with transp
last slide on progress to date; sending documentation over to TransL
prepared an outline of the report; also prepared three sections of the report
in month of Nov -- look at car, transp of commercial goods
invite all of you to come to our open house Dec 2nd in atrium 5 - 8pm
vote, express your POV
by mid Dec, oh after that open house, in middle of Dec will be reviewing and getting info over to TransL
then will get a full interim report, will review over holidays, and final draft Jan mid and final report end of Jan; ambitious plan, just starting on it; any questions?
Mayor: sorry your ccl liaison not here, know all cclrs take pride in what they do
ME: to me another wonderful example of WG set up; thank you for a lot of hard work
demonstrates cmnty's interest
listened to ... trans of NYC; now dedicated 215 miles of cycle xxx
commitment; if not taken at this stage will fall far behind
slide: river, bike on rope???
TP: in ??? put road...  done quickly xxx; just outside of Florence place to plug it in just outside the plaza
look fwd to final report
Mayor: Ask Mr Leigh
DepCAO: Climate Change  much embedded; holistic
staff has just gone through BSC for all of these initiatives; Ccl will see in short order
Peter: in closing, if Cclr Sop had bn here he wd hv been quite vocal; he comes up with lots of good ideas; always asking us to think outside of the box; hope to have those and practical
8. Zoning Bylaw No. 2200, 1968, Amendment Bylaw No. 4617, 2009 and Fees and Charges Bylaw No. 4414, 2005, Amendment Bylaw No. 4616, 2009 for Secondary Suites (File:  1610-20-4616/4617)
1.   Zoning Amendment Bylaw as attached to the report from the Director of Planning Lands, and Permits dated October 23, 2009, be introduced and read a first time in short form;
2.   Zoning Amendment Bylaw be presented at a Public Hearing on Monday, November 16 at 7pm in the Council Chamber;
3.   The Municipal Clerk be directed to give Statutory Notice...
4.   The proposed Secondary Suites Program Brochure which outlines requirements for building new suites and legalizing existing suites in buildings constructed before January 1, 2010, as attached to the report from the Director of Planning Lands and Permits dated October 23, 2009, be presented for public comment concurrently with the proposed secondary suite Zoning Bylaw Amendment Bylaw No. 4617, 2009, and be considered for approval if the proposed Zoning Amendment Bylaw is adopted;
5.   Fees and Charges Amendment Bylaw as attached to the report from the Director of Planning Lands and Permits dated October 23, 2009, be introduced and read a first time in short form; and
6.   Further consideration of Fees and Charges Bylaw ... take place concurrent with Zoning Amendment Bylaw.
Mayor: well-attended Town Hall mtg
Sokol: [slides] v strong policy background, going back to OCP; housing options and for srs
Cmnty Dialogue on nbrhd character and housing
rec 3.2 called for sec stes and we're doing just that
some issues raised:
        nbrhd character; will affect, to detriment
        financial impact on the xxx due to increased demand for services
        how do you... address existing sec stes, between 600 and 3000;-- how legal, acceptable standard
        maintenance of prop values of adjacent props
        district-wide or nbhd by nbrhd
each of these will be addressed
proposed bylaw provisions for new stes
sec stes are allowed; may not be detached from principal bldg
min 214, or max 968sf or 40% wchever less
        penalizing those with smaller houses with 30% other Ms have 40% so staff had
registered owner must occupy to ensure upkeep of bldg
other reqs: must be sep exterior; must not be facing main street to maintain character -- if two may look like a duplex, so to maintain sgl fam character
offstreet vehicle pkg space, pervious surface :-)
re mode shift or transp  xxx with 200ft of designated bus stop; from 400 to 200, walking distance so not too large an area
cannot have a separate legal title
lastly, ste cannot have sep metered water or electric service
Staff estimates between 650 and 3000 sec stes {exist now in WV}
how to deal with them?
prog we're proposing
application onetime fee $300 onl be allowed for units constructed prior to a specified date
also recognize legalization only for a limited period of time a year or a year and a half
don't want to five years down the road.....   xxx
following applic, basic life safety standards and pkg requirements
identify provision nec to bring ste up to those standards; if standard not met, decommission
increased prop assessments, up between $40K and $50K so $200 to DWV
utility fees, b/c metered covered
similar for garbage colln add'l
annual registration fee for stes, $150 annual registration fees, maintaining registry of stes, toward paying for add'l costs
study of around Vancouver, cover through utility fees, two charge around $100, wd be a bit higher than other Ms
experience in other Ms, not an initial registration or huge demand, esp in intro period; we're recommending about a year and a half, an add'l clerk in bylaws fire inspector bylaw staff mbr for the year
to prove we're not alone; building on experiences of most of the other Ms; DWV will be joining the vast majority of Ms
ML: can you tell me what the trigger wd be to the assessment changes?
put in ????
Sokol: we provide bldg permit info, goes to Assessment
ML: confident annual registration fee will cover all the costs provision needed
Sokol: believe will cover a portion
a number here we're not covering anything so some will be xxx
Most other Ms, furthers other policy goals, less expensive rental housing; want to encourage
ML: look at Craig's List, affordability of sec stes in WV is questionable
want costs borne by prop owner, not other residents -- police, fire, roads
concerned only ppl coming out ahead is the prop owner
not sure meeting our other goals
assured costs borne by those benefiting
wrt staff adds, presume contracted positions as opposed to new hires; fixed term contracts?
Sokol: not planned; as temp position, part-time, full time
ML: how do we measure costs? hard to estimate cost of sec stes in the M
have here ??? with initial ??? planning -- household sizes were larger
with sec stes close to what xxx transp plans
most utilities sized for a larger popn than we have now
ML: sch taxes, and increased number of residents
Sokol: don't believe $150 charge wd do that
MS: one key question about the ste issue is how we get ppl to register existing stes
I read report; a little confusing
how to enforce - - reactive, to xxx loss of
proactive --  seeks out; health and safety first xxx
confused, going to use a reactive or proactive
Sokol: a proactive b/c giving a year or so to xxx
complaint against, then enforce the bylaw; it's a combination ...  approach
after a year date, take a hard line; then enforce it
MS: close the ste if nec
Sokol: yes
MS: good
SW: essential annual fee to recover at least some of the cost; know it is a road we have to go down; perhaps more than $150 but not too high so won't come forward
Mayor: don't, then near deadline, rush
we want proper standards in WV; not going to be tolerant
ME: Cclr Lewis asked all my difficult questions
wrt front door, I'm not going to have a ste but I have a side door on Rose Cr, ppl not coming
many doors below grade and still facing
prob with insisting, pervious surface
many props will already have existing space paved -- intent to reverse that
inconsistency, nicely paved, having to have pervious; nice idea but impractical
Mayor: opp before PH
Sokol: if things Ccl as a group feels shd not be there then; if want to hear from public
not wrt use and density
Mayor: pervious to impervious we can do that
ML: can we make adjustments
Sokol: yes, diff track
Zoning bylaw Amendment readings; once PH, can't make signif changes; a lot more leeway with fees and charges
ML: interested if staff cd bring forward
cost of residential component of 2ndary stes
Mayor: Clrk has reminded me these six motions to be voted on separately
SSch: replacement report provided on table
Sokol: changes to reflect comments by the M solicitor
ME moves the six staff recommendations (at beginning of this item):
2 = 16th of Aug -- [Mayor corrects him to November]
4 = Mayor: is staff also welcoming comments on this brochure
Sokol: absolutely
6 = Mayor: shows how these are going together, showing how costs covered
9. Neighbourhood Zero-Emission Vehicles (Traffic and Parking Bylaw No. 4370, 2004, Amendment Bylaw No. 4618, 2009) (File:  1800 00/1610 20 4618)
1. Neighbourhood Zero-Emission Vehicles be allowed on District roads with speeds of 50kph or less; and
2. "Traffic and Parking Amendment Bylaw" be introduced and read a first, second, and third time.
RF: since second time before Ccl will skip definitions
concern by some of safety; a niche and provides an alternative; opportunity to reduce GHG emissions
wd allow M to show a leadership role, doing our part in this
open the door to residents to take advantage to operate these vehicles; staff expect uptake to be quite slow
suggesting a permitting system; don't have to spend a lot of effort, elaborate signage changes, erecting more infrastructure
risk to public quite low; staff recommends be allowed; if questions we also have Brent Dozzi here
ML: Mr Fung, Mr Lewis, have
don't have air bags, intrusion, bumpers; while ICBC licenses these vehicles do not consider them safe
RCMP does not support these vehicles b/c sees conflict wrt road safety
going here from leading edge to a bleeding edge, and wd not like a staff bleeding b/c hit?
Mayor: input, question
ML: how can we endorse an unsafe vehicle?
RF: b/c don't feel uptake... overall risk low
as time passes, technology is improving; rapidly in near future; some of these things will be catching up
first step in monitoring the situation
ME: roadway section between ... and District is provincial -- able to go from WV to CNV?
RF: don't want to be extremely xxx but MDr, TWay if down TW and xxx Welch, technicality intersection but way of getting to NV
ME: re permitting drivers, means someone living on NSh required to get a permit for three Ms?
RF: not aware, defer to Mr Dozzi
BD: wrt first point, we are .... with Min of Transp to see if an add'l permit will be required, a Z-owner
wrt permit, wd be specific to WV; our counterparts in the city looking at a permit as well
specific to WV; first of all want to log ownership, ensure compliant with Transport Canada low speed vehicles, sticker: at worksyard can inspect, confirm insurance. and inform owner specific restrictions for WV roads
maybe need three or permits or four if Ministry wants one
ME: signage -- cost $10K?
if permitting individs, surely a disclaimer they cannot go onto Upper Levels
RF: exactly what the staff position is
est costs and we're saying, practical approach, not do that initially; through permit system to minimize our upfront investment
ML: not sure how you get this vehicle to worksyard -- take it up on a trailer???
BD: suspect wd have to take bike to worksyard or get lift from a friend
hwy and XX not xxx
Nora Gambioli: here as co-chair of Climate Action WG to reiterate for those of you if you don't remember we were here end of July in case
unanimously agree that Ccl legalize electric vehicles for WV; coming to you soon; wanted to reiterate that point
TP made motion: support, did research; none issued yet so not lot on the road
looking at xxx; reduce by seven tons
we do allow all kinds of unsafe transp on our roads, bikes, scooters, motorcycles; and don't think we've had... tested
we're really just saying, and these vehicles are not inexpensive,
in Europe all these on road; Italian deaths no diff from Canada's statistics
Transp WG; no reason why we can't model after N prog for new drivers -- not our responsibility, theirs
this is really just opening up the opps for the electric car market ... ; will be supporting
MS: not going to put myself in a position contrary to Ms Gambioli and Climate Change
reasons Cclr Panz
a moped and some of these scooters, not much protection
prov of BC altered Motor Vehicles Act, presumably to allow them to operate
if they want to see how this zero-emission vehicle works out, the only way is to try it out
I'm going to support it
ME: just as Cclr Smith, have to follow eloquent xxx; Cclr L is correct, not safety as other
I will be xxx
ML: my final comment wd be, take great suggestions .... encourage and lead
by denying unsafe it is that proper safety standards
in good conscience I cannot support this bylaw
Mayor: depending on wch way Ccl votes, Ccl wd like to be informed
carbon emission, seven times, there you go met your xxx
PASSED with ML opposed
10. Consent Agenda Items - Reports and Correspondence
RECOMMENDED:  THAT the Consent Agenda items as follows be approved:
Item 11 - Development Applications Status List
Item 12 - Correspondence List.
11. Development Applications Status List (File: 1010-01)
12. Correspondence List (File:  0120 24)
Mayor: a bit strange
ME: Housing PP -- 17 applicants, narrowed down to seven, expect responses and replies in next three weeks, Ccl will be informed
Again v hard-working group; some examples of what we might be able to do for alternative housing
Mayor: assume come to Ccl?
Sokol: WG will report to Ccl in Dec and Ccl will be selecting
ME: Nov 16 an interim report
{jingle bells} during the week I attended, went up to Grouse, blessing the bear bells
have been assembled 15-16,000 sold
lovely ceremony by Squamish; the three bells, the three mountains; three Ms; air, land, and sea; past, present, and future; hope many will buy; proceeds will go to BEAR SMART
Mayor: where will you get these bells?
ME: Grouse Mtn
Mayor: handy spot?
ME: Lonsdale Quay.  I'll report back next ccl mtg
Mayor: Grouse Mtn has done an outstanding job of securing as their base for 2010, and supporting the Spirit Cmte as well; thank you to Grouse as well
TP: attended Gaining Ground Resilience Cities Conference
in view of financial challenge; cities facing transformational challenges; imperatives, ...... shock of ecic downturn
imp to know cities are powerful agents for change; first time in history more popn in urban than rural
partnerships; greening, old jobs creating new
this one comment is particularly telling: "Democracy is not something done to us or for us, what we do to create cmnties that work for all."
MS: Madam Mayor, WV Cmnty [Ctrs] Services Society AGM, you were a guest speaker along with a former Olympian, assume--
Mayor: Cathy Priestner Allinger
MS: just about to come to me
am sure you'll want to add remarks; looks like preparations for the Olympics going to be quite exciting in WV
plans for the CCS Society ...  turn over to you
Mayor: thank you, sitting there and see how far it has come; every sgl director and yourself continuing your term
well-served and rewarded??? on our behalf
thank you, Cclr Smith; congratulations to Society for successful xxx
and thanks to Ch of Commerce the following week
more diverse than ever
lessons learned from Salt Lake City; how to make best; how to show -- well done by Chamber
Wd just like to add, Brit Pacific Props at FBG on Friday launched Rodgers Crk WG book; copies for each of the mbrs of Ccl; being used by Planning Depts, at universities, designers, sustainability ppl, b/c of what was pioneered in WV; it was a new way to plan a cmnty, by the cmnty, facilitated by our staff; by the devpr wishing to make a positive, lasting, long-term contribution
That process allowed WV to look at the mtnside differently; I know still going to be challenges in implementation.  Really a great step forward.  And to have that book there and all the participants there brought a nice sense of closure and ceremony to a really good process.
Anything further?
ML: V4S WG survey results back looking forward to presentation by Synovate; had a heartening response rate
looking forward tomorrow for the presentation from Synovate around those results, and I wd think shortly thereafter forthcoming to Ccl for a full report
Mayor: excellent.
{Pls note that until Nov 12 the DWV homepage and the Value for Services WG webpage stated that their presentation wd be made to Ccl Nov 16.  Unfortunately, staff told the WG at their mtg that it wd be given to Ccl at 6pm, that is, in camera before the ccl mtg and not at the ccl mtg.  I'm querying that b/c some of us do not think the results of a cmnty survey qualify to be in camera.} 
15.  ADJOURNMENT [9:36]

=====  CCL AGENDAS Nov 16th  =====
===  PUBLIC HEARING AGENDA Nov 16th  ===
The Council Meeting will commence immediately following the Public Hearing
1.  CALL TO ORDER [7pm]
Zoning Bylaw No. 2200, 1968, Amendment Bylaw No. 4617, 2009 and Fees and Charges Bylaw No. 4414, 2005, Amendment Bylaw No. 4616, 2009 for Secondary Suites (File:  1610-20-4616/4617)
The Director of Planning, Lands and Permits will describe the subject application.
Applicant: District of West Vancouver
Affected Lands: The proposed regulations regarding Secondary Suite uses apply to [Single-Family] and [Two-Family] Dwellings in most residential, comprehensive development and community use zones throughout the municipality.
Purpose: The proposed Zoning Bylaw amendment introduces Secondary Suite uses as a Permitted Use in West Vancouver. Details are provided below.
Proposed Zoning Bylaw Amendment: A term and definition of a Secondary Suite is added to the Zoning Bylaw as a permitted use in a [Single-Family[ or [Two-Family] Dwelling.
Terms and definitions within the Zoning Bylaw are added or amended. [Single-Family] Dwelling and [Two-Family] Dwelling or Duplex are amended to permit a Secondary Suite and terms and definitions of Cooking Facilities and Kitchen are also added to the Zoning Bylaw.
The Terms and Definitions of In-Law Suite and Family are deleted from the Zoning Bylaw which will no longer permit an In-Law Suite within a dwelling unit.
For residential areas, the proposed bylaw introduces Secondary Suites as a Permitted Use within a [Single-Family] or [Two-Family] Dwelling. The following requirements are also added to permit a Secondary Suite on a lot:
1. A maximum of one Secondary Suite is permitted per lot;
2. A Secondary Suite cannot be detached from the principal building (i.e. 'coach house');
3. A Secondary Suite must have a minimum floor area of 20m2 (215 sq. ft.) and a maximum floor area of either 90 m2 (968 sq. ft.) or 40% of the total floor area of the building, excluding garage space, whichever is less;
4. The registered owner of the property must occupy, as his/her principal place of residence, either the principal residential use or the Secondary Suite;
5. Lodgers, a personal care facility, Child Care Use, or a Bed and Breakfast is not permitted in a building containing a Secondary Suite;
6. The principal entrance to a Secondary Suite must be a separate exterior entrance from that of the Principal Dwelling Unit and must not face the same street as the principal exterior entrance to the Principal Dwelling Unit;
7. One off-street vehicle parking space must be provided for the exclusive use of the Secondary Suite and at least two off-street vehicle parking spaces for the Principal Dwelling Unit if the walking distance from the lot to a bus stop is greater than 200 feet;
8. A Secondary Suite must not be subdivided from the Principal Dwelling Unit under the Land Title Act or the Strata Property Act; and
9. Water service and electrical service for the Secondary Suite and the Principal Dwelling Unit must not be metered separately.
3. PRESENTATION  --  A presentation will be provided on the proposed amendment bylaws.
4. PUBLIC HEARING PROCEDURE {will be described}
1) Reports received up to November 12, 2009:
    o  Secondary Suite Program and Discussion Paper (including appendices A and B) ;
    o  Zoning Bylaw No. 2200, 1968, Amendment Bylaw No. 4617, 2009 and Fees and Charges Bylaw No. 4414, 2005, Amendment Bylaw No. 4616, 2009 for Secondary Suites (including appendices A to D)
    o  Revised Zoning Bylaw No. 2200, 1968, Amendment Bylaw No. 4617 ;
2) Correspondence received up to November 12, 2009:  D. and S. Simunic; C. Thompson
On November 2, 2009, Council set the date for the Public Hearing. The statutory notice of Public Hearing was published in the North Shore News on November 8 and November 11, 2009. The Municipal Clerk will note written submissions received for the November 16, 2009 Public Hearing.
If there is no further public input and Council does not request to have a further staff report, then:
THAT all written and verbal submissions be received and that the Public Hearing be closed.
If Council requests a further staff report, then:
THAT staff report back to Council and that the Public hearing be adjourned to  ______________________.
Members of Council are not permitted to receive further submissions once the Public Hearing is closed.

===  CCL MTG AGENDA Nov 16th  ===
2.  ADOPTION OF MINUTES: November 2: Reconvened Public Hearing and Regular Council Meeting.
3. Notice of Award: Canadian Consulting Engineer Award of Excellence for Eagle Lake Membrane Filtration Facility (File:  0520-20-05-002)
        Information to be provided.
4. West Vancouver Community Centres Services Society, Strategic Plan 2009 - 2010 "You Belong Here" (File:  0055-20-WVCCS)
        Presentation to be provided.  To be received for information.
5. Integrated Resource Recovery on the North Shore (File:  0185-08)
        Presentation to be provided.
RECOMMENDED: THAT the report dated October 30, 2009 from the Director, Engineering & Transportation entitled, "Integrated Resource Recovery on the North Shore" be received for information.
6. Hollyburn Ridge Cabins - Long Term Strategy, Permit to Occupy Extension and Fee Increase (File:  1145-04)
RECOMMENDED:  THAT the report dated November 12, 2009 from the Director, Parks and Community Services be received for information.
7. Eagle Island Resident-Only Parking (File:  1785-27)
1. Council direct staff to establish a Resident Parking Zone at the foot of Eagle Harbour Road for Eagle Island residents with an annual permit fee of $10;
2. An annual Occupancy Fee of $100 be established should Eagle Island residents desire a dedicated parking stall; and
3. Costs of $150 per stall for manufacture and installation of personalized name signage be borne by Eagle Island residents.
8. Interim Report on Housing Pilot Program (File:  2515-02-01)
RECOMMENDED: THAT the interim report dated November 6, 2009 from the Senior Community Planner be received for information.
9. Road Closure and Removal of Highway Dedication Bylaw No. 4551, 2009 - Evelyn Drive Development Area (File:  1050-02-09-004/1610-20-4551)
This bylaw received first, second and third readings at the September 14, 2009 meeting and received approval from the Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure on September 25, 2009.
        RECOMMENDED: be adopted.
10. Evelyn Drive Area - request to name streets "Arthur Erickson Place", "Evelyn Drive" and "Vista Mews" (File:  0115-20-SNC01/1050-20-09-005)
 THAT the streets within the Evelyn Drive Area be named "Arthur Erickson Place", "Evelyn Drive", and "Vista Mews" as shown on the map in Appendix A to the November 2, 2009 report from the Community Planner.
11. Spirit Trail Greenway Community Engagement Strategy Update (File:  1785 19)
RECOMMENDED: THAT the report dated October 26, 2009 from the Director, Engineering & Transportation be received for information.
12. Westmount Road Traffic Calming Plan (File:  1805-14)
RECOMMENDED: THAT the report dated November 16, 2009 from the Manager of Roads & Transportation be received for information.
13. Establishment of a District of West Vancouver Awards Committee (File:  0116-20-AWARD)
RECOMMENDED: THAT Council approve the establishment of a District of West Vancouver Awards Committee that will ensure community recognition in Heritage, Youth, Environment, and other program areas deemed appropriate are effectively administered and celebrated year over year.
14. Zoning Bylaw No. 2200, 1968, Amendment Bylaw No. 4603, 2009 (Home Craft, Occupation or Business) (File:  1610-20-4603)
This bylaw received first reading at the September 21, 2009 meeting, and was the subject of a Public Hearing held on October 5 and a Reconvened Public Hearing held on November 2, 2009.
        RECOMMENDED: be read a second and third time.
15. Traffic and Parking Bylaw No. 4370, 2004, Amendment Bylaw No. 4618, 2009 (Neighbourhood [Zero-Emission] Vehicles) (File:  1800 00/1610 20 4618)
This bylaw received first, second and third readings at the November 2, 2009 meeting.
        RECOMMENDED: be adopted.
16. Consent Agenda Items - Reports and Correspondence
Item 17 - Licence Agreement for a Child Care Centre at Gordon House
Item 18 - Correspondence List.
17. Licence Agreement for a Child Care Centre at Gordon House (File:  1145-02)
RECOMMENDED: THAT the report dated November 5, 2009 be received for information.
Correspondence Received up to October 31, 2009
Requests for Delegation  --  No items presented.
Action Required
(1) October 30, 2009, regarding Eagle Island Resident Parking
     Referred to Director of Engineering and Transportation for consideration and response.
No Action Required
(2) Saint Anthony's School, October 20, 2009, regarding Invitation to Remembrance Day Ceremony
     Previously distributed due to timing of event.
(3) K. Kolankowski, Salvation Army, October 29, 2009, regarding Hope in the City Breakfast Invitation
(4) October 26, 2009, regarding Development Application No. 08-041 {Esquimalt & Fulton}
(5) R. Carter, West Vancouver Historical Society, October 27, 2009, regarding Proposed Fish and Chips Concession
{Your Editor found this letter v interesting.  Location is their concern in a historical site deemed by Ccl worth of a serene setting wch might then have odours and seagulls; perhaps move east of Yacht Club, in parking or floral clock area.}
6. Suggestions and Support for renaming the Seniors' Centre to "The C. Peter Jones Memorial Seniors' Centre" (22 submissions)
Responses to Correspondence
(7) A. Mooi, Director of Parks and Community Services, October 30, 2009, regarding Millennium Floral Clock
(8) A. Mooi, Director of Parks and Community Services, October 30, 2009, regarding Dundarave Wading Pool
(9) B. Dozzi, Manager of Roads and Transportation, October 26, 2009, regarding Bylaw Notice for Parking on Westcot Road
Responses to Questions in Question Period  --  No items presented.
Correspondence Received up to November 6, 2009
Requests for Delegation  --  No items presented.
Action Required
(10) S. Woods, Heart and Stroke Foundation, November 3, 2009, regarding Person to Person Campaign
     Referred to Mayor and Council for consideration and response.
(11) November 6, 2009, regarding Municipal Spending
     Referred to Director of Finance for consideration and response.
No Action Required
(12) Committee and Board Meeting Minutes
     (a) North Shore Advisory Committee on Disability Issues - September 24, 2009
(13) Suggestions and Support for renaming the Seniors' Centre to "The C. Peter Jones Memorial Seniors' Centre" (4 submissions)
(14) October 31, 2009, regarding Proposed Fish and Chips Stand
{Found this interesting too.  This writer also wd like the location moved preferring the seawalk to remain commercial-free and with the the smell of flowers......}
(15) November 3, 2009, regarding Pending Increase in Solid Waste Charges
(16) S. Dowey, City of North Vancouver, October 29, 2009, regarding Request for Support - Kiwanis Park & Tilford Gardens' Christmas Lights for Kids
Responses to Correspondence
(17) B. Dozzi, Manager of Roads and Transportation, October 21, 2009, regarding Pipe Creek at Gisby Street - Vegetation
(18) A. Banks, Manager of Parks, October 30, 2009 regarding Dog Walking on the Seawall
Responses to Questions in Question Period --  No items presented.

===  INFObits  ===
Berlin: Fall of the Wall 1989 Nov 9
The destruction of the Iron Curtain on November 9th in 1989 is still the most remarkable political event of most people's lifetimes: it set free millions of individuals and it brought to an end a global conflict that threatened nuclear annihilation.
o  WATER: it takes three bottles of water to make one of bottled water
o  High Tech Farms: satellite-guided combine harvesters

PEEK INTO SPACE  --  Hubble Ultra Deep Field 3D
The furthest we've ever seen in space; trite but I really mean it: simply AWESOME!
Things travelling faster than light.  We're one of 100 billion galaxies.  I dare you to try to imagine that. http://www.flixxy.com/hubble-ultra-deep-field-3d.htm
NASA SAYS WATER on MOON http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/8359744.stm
        Page last updated at 17:30 GMT, Friday, 13 November 2009
'Significant' water found on Moon -- by Jonathan Amos, Science reporter, BBC News
A camera on the probe shows the ejecta plume about 20 seconds after impact
Nasa's experiment last month to find water on the Moon was a major success, US scientists have announced.
The space agency smashed a rocket and a probe into a large crater at the lunar south pole, hoping to kick up ice. Scientists who have studied the data now say instruments trained on the impact plume saw copious quantities of water-ice and water vapour.

===  WOMANWATCH  ===
+  Israeli drive to prevent Jewish girls dating Arabs
Jonathan Cook, Foreign Correspondent -- Last Updated: September 25. 2009 2:57PM UAE
NAZARETH // A local authority in Israel has announced that it is establishing a special team of youth counsellors and psychologists whose job it will be to identify young Jewish women who are dating Arab men and "rescue" them.
For rest, see: http://www.thenational.ae/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20090925/FOREIGN/709249932/1135
+ MALALAI JOYA, Elected MP in AFghanistan / Book Launch
{Threatened, life in jeopardy, must change places she sleeps at night; already has survived five attempts on her life}
Under the heading of WOMANWATCH/BOOKWATCH/AFGHANISTAN, Malalai Joya who was elected to parliament in Afghanistan (youngest ever woman; and suspended) is on a tour with her book, "A Woman Among Warlords; The Extraordinary Story of an Afghan Woman Who Dared to Speak Out" in North America Oct 23 to Nov 27.
Book Launch: 7pm, Saturday, Nov 14;  St. Andrew's - Wesley Church; 1022 Nelson St, at the corner of Burrard; Suggested Donation: $5-10; All proceeds to Joya's humanitarian projects in Afghanistan.
Sponsors: Simon & Schuster Canada, the Canadian Peace Alliance, Voice of Women - Canada, rabble.ca, Iranian Centre for Peace, Freedom and Social
Interview: http://www.straight.com/article-270310/vancouver/afghan-activist-wants-natos-mission-end
For a complete listing of events with Malalai Joya across Canada (Nov 13 - 27), see: http://rabble.ca/malalai_joya_tour.
Available at book stores.
Maybe young and idealistic but certainly v v brave and it's at least encouraging if someone is optimistic -- how lucky we women are to be living in Canada.

   Unfortunately this has not been well-reported; some facts needed.
***  FIRST
It was disappointing to learn that the Canadian delegate at the UN voted against the Report on the basis that it was imbalanced b/c it did not require the same investigation of Hamas but it did!
From:  http://www.un.org/News/Press/docs/2009/ga10883.doc.htm
Also speaking in explanation of vote, Canada's speaker said his delegation had voted against the resolution because it was concerned about the imbalanced nature of the Goldstone Report, as it had not called on an investigation by both sides.  It had assumed that Israel was wholly culpable.  Proceeding with the twelfth special session of the Human Rights Council had not been appropriate, as a solution would have been to negotiate rather than antagonize the parties.  Canada still called on all parties to respect their duty under international human rights and humanitarian laws.  Noting that Israel had been in the midst of carrying out its own investigation, he called on all sides to be investigated by the relevant parties.
From the Goldstone Report
("Report of the United Nations Fact-Finding Mission on the Gaza Conflict", A/HRC/12/48, 25 September 2009)  (page 427):
1969 (e) The Mission recommends that, upon receipt of the committee's report, the Security Council should consider the situation and, in the absence of good-faith investigations that are independent and in conformity with international standards having been undertaken or being under way within six months of the date of its resolution under Article 40 by the appropriate authorities in Gaza, acting under Chapter VII of the Charter of the United Nations, refer the situation in Gaza to the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court pursuant to article 13 (b) of the Rome Statute;
The Goldstone Report is not perfect but has many facts nonetheless that ought to concern anyone working for Human Rights.  Indeed, Mr Goldstone, btw a Jew himself, was very active in human rights work in South Africa so he had the proven experience necessary to consider this situation and he was perceived to be objective.  My bolding.
pages 17-18:
Already at the beginning of the military operations, the Al Bader flour mill was the only flour mill in the Gaza Strip still operating. The flour mill was hit by a series of air strikes on 9 January 2009 after several false warnings had been issued on previous days. The Mission finds that its destruction had no military justification. The nature of the strikes, in particular the precise targeting of crucial machinery, suggests that the intention was to disable the factory in terms of its productive capacity. From the facts it ascertained, the Mission finds that there has been a violation of the grave breaches provisions of the Fourth Geneva Convention. Unlawful and wanton destruction which is not justified by military necessity amounts to a war crime. The Mission also finds that the destruction of the mill was carried out for the purposes of denying sustenance to the civilian population, which is a violation of customary international law and may constitute a war crime.
The chicken farms of Mr. Sameh Sawafeary in the Zeitoun neighbourhood south of Gaza City reportedly supplied over 10 per cent of the Gaza egg market. Armoured bulldozers of the Israeli forces systematically flattened the chicken coops, killing all 31,000 chickens inside, and
destroyed the plant and material necessary for the business. The Mission concludes that this was a deliberate act of wanton destruction not justified by any military necessity and draws the same
legal conclusions as in the case of the destruction of the flour mill.
page 60:
According to United Nations sources, almost 40 per cent of the West Bank is now taken up by Israeli infrastructure associated with the settlements, including roads, barriers, buffer zones and military bases.
The number of tenders in East Jerusalem has increased by 3,728 per cent (1,761 housing units, compared with 46 in 2007).
page 60:
It is estimated that 33 per cent of the settlements have been built on private land owned by Palestinians, much of it expropriated by the State of Israel on asserted grounds of military
"Since 1967, the Israeli authorities have demolished thousands of Palestinian-owned
structures in the [Occupied Palestinian Territory], including an estimated 2,000 houses in East
page 61:
If completed, 85 per cent of the Wall will be located inside the West Bank, and 9.5 per cent of West Bank territory, including East Jerusalem, will be cut off from the rest of the West Bank. It is estimated that 385,000 Israeli citizens in 80 settlements out of the total of 450,000 Israeli citizens in 149 settlements and 260,000 Palestinians, including in East Jerusalem, will be located between the Wall and the Green Line.  In addition, approximately 125,000 Palestinians in 28 communities will be surrounded on three sides and 26,000 Palestinians in eight communities will be surrounded on four sides
page 62:
Despite the claim by Israel that restrictions of movement within the West Bank are imposed on Palestinian residents for security purposes, most of those internal restrictions appear to have been designed to guarantee unobstructed travel to the Israeli inhabitants of the settlements. None of these restrictions applies to Israeli citizens travelling throughout the West Bank.
A two-tiered road system has been established throughout the West Bank in which main
roads are reserved for the exclusive use of Israeli citizens while Palestinians are confined to a
different (and inferior) road network. The Israeli-built roads in the West Bank form a network
linking Israeli settlements with one another and to Israel proper. Palestinians are denied free access to approximately 1,500 km of roads within the West Bank.Travel on these roads by Palestinians is completely forbidden.
page 63:
A number of Israeli policies and measures especially since 1996 have contributed to effectively separating Gaza from the West Bank, despite the commitments contained in the Oslo I Accord by which "the two sides view the West Bank and the Gaza Strip as a single territorial unit, whose integrity will be preserved during the interim period."
page 64:
In addition, the Israeli authorities - who are in control of the population registry - have stopped updating the addresses of Palestinians who have moved from Gaza to the West Bank. The new requirement for a permit is based on a person's registered address, enabling Israel to bar Palestinians whose registered address is in Gaza from moving to the West Bank. This measure has also retroactively turned many Palestinians who already live in the West Bank into illegal residents.
Despite prohibitions under international humanitarian law (IHL), [54] Israel has applied its domestic laws throughout the Occupied Palestinian Territory since 1967. Notably, existing planning and construction laws were annulled and replaced with military orders, and related civil powers transferred from local authorities to Israeli institutions, with ultimate discretion resting with military commanders.
The application of Israeli domestic laws has resulted in institutionalized discrimination against Palestinians in the Occupied Palestinian Territory to the benefit of Jewish settlers, both Israeli citizens and others. Exclusive benefits reserved for Jews derive from the two-tiered civil status under Israel's domestic legal regime based on a "Jewish nationality," which entitles "persons of Jewish race or descendency [sic]" [56] to superior rights and privileges, particularly in land use, housing, development, immigration, and access to natural resources, as affirmed in key legislation.  Administrative procedures qualify indigenous inhabitants of the Occupied Palestinian Territory as "alien persons" and, thus, prohibited from building on, or renting, large portions of land designated by the Government of Israel as "State land".
page 65:
The two-tiered civil status under Israeli law, favouring "Jewish nationals" (le'om yehudi) over persons holding Israeli citizenship (ezrahut), has been a subject of concern under the International Covenant on Economic, Social. and Cultural Rights.
pages 66-67
On 29 June {2006}, days after the capture of Gilad Shalit, the Israeli armed forces in the West Bank arrested eight Palestinian Government ministers and 26 members of the Palestinian Legislative Council. The Council has been unable to operate since, as the continued detention of its members means it cannot achieve a quorum.

===  MAPS  ===  Shrinking borders (text and maps from a website)

Let's say that Palestinians had agreed to the state of Israel 62 years ago. According to Netanyahu, there'd be peace today. His use of the present perfect tense "do what they have refused to do" together with the adverb "finally" tells Palestinians that Israel has always been willing to make peace based on the original 1947 borders, illegal though they were. (See map #2 below and note that Jerusalem is wholly within Palestine.)
Now look at the 1999 map and see how much land Israel has stolen, not counting recent theft and the effect of the apartheid wall. Netanyahu cannot assert a continuity between 1947 and the present unless he is prepared to revert to the old borders and renounce creeping colonization. It seems we have had basis for a peace agreement all along.


As you know, I subscribe to World Wide Words by Michael Quinion in the UK.  There is a section called [sic] spotting and reporting some mistakes found in publications.  Here's one a Canadian sent in (appeared in Nov 7 ebroadcast), and about one here in BC:
In the "brevity is the soul of wit" department, Brian Mason noticed a sentence in the section of a pamphlet giving the biographies of candidates for the board of directors of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives: "[He] now writes for the one-line journal theTyee.ca."
{World Wide Words is copyright (c) Michael Quinion 2009. All rights reserved. The website is at http://www.worldwidewords.org .}

===  PUNCTUATIONWATCH  === the challenge
Pause for the commercial break: the importance of punctuation, the oft neglected/ignored stepsister of grammar.  Well, you saw:
If you are a man, you might have left it plain:
A woman without her man is nothing. or used commas: A woman, without her man, is nothing.
As a woman, you might have chosen:   A woman: without her, man is nothing.

ecic = economic
pkg = parking (on occasion, package)
reqmts = requirements
S2S = Sea-to-Sky (highway)

===  MAIKU  ===  2009 Nov 11th 
two minutes' silence  /  with gratitude and  /  in awe of their sacrifice

===  QUOTATIONS  ===

In honour of Vancouver Opera's Golden Anniversary, celebrating opening of 60th season:
        Opera: an exotic and irrational entertainment.. 
                -- Samuel Johnson, English author, lexicographer, etc (1709 - 1784)

The only person who is educated is the one who has learned how to learn . . . and change.
                -- Carl Rogers, American psychologist (1902 - 1987)
Words ought to be a little wild for they are the assault of thoughts on the unthinking.
                -- John Maynard Keynes (Baron, CB), British Economist (1883 - 1946)
I love being a writer.  What I can't stand is the paperwork.
                -- Peter De Vries, American editor and novelist (1910 - 1983)
The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.
        -- Isaac Asimov, American scientist and writer (1920 - 1992)
On the plains of hesitation bleach the bones of countless millions who, at the dawn of decision, sat down to wait, and waiting died.
        -- Sam Ewing, American writer (1921 - 2001)
The older one gets, the more one feels that the present moment must be enjoyed, comparable to a state of grace.
        -- Marie Curie, nee Sklodowska, Polish-French chemist and physicist (1867 - 1934)
Obstinacy in a bad cause is but constancy in a good.
Rough diamonds may sometimes be mistaken for worthless pebbles.
A man may be in as just possession of truth as of a city, and yet be forced to surrender.
                -- Sir Thomas Browne, English author (1405 - 1682)
In a democracy debate is the breath of life.
                -- Dwight D. Eisenhower, General and US President (1890 - 1969)
It is impossible to defeat an ignorant man in argument.
                -- William G. McAdoo, US industrialist, lawyer, and politician (1863 - 1941)

- Happy hour is a nap.
- You wonder how you could be over the hill when you don't even remember being on top of it.
- You look forward to a dull evening.
- Your secrets are safe with your friends because they can't remember them either.
- You don't remember being absent minded.