AGENDA Jan 11th
Calendar to Jan 31st

by Carolanne Reynolds, Editor

Happy New Year! (and new decade depending on your definition!)
Main Items on Agenda Jan 11th: (finally!) indicating/acknowledging mtg start at 6pm (then closed) as has been happening, and reopened at 7pm with two unusual DVP 'Applications' (6165 Gleneagles, 1313 Fulton) b/c the variation in both cases already exists thus indicating already built without permits; V4S WG Final Report; Strategic Plan and BSC; Five-Year Financial Plan; Apptmts; Correspondence including UBCM Grants, CRTC, Followup on Endowment Fund $$$, Nelson Crk Flood, Hollyburn Cabin Permits
NB: Jan 18 will be the Finance Cmte mtg for public input re Budget 2010; next ccl mtg Jan 25
Vive le Canada (Two brave Cdns; Loyalist mug); ANIMALWATCH (Polar bear; cat drinking at the tap); from the EDITOR'S DESK (Opening?; subscriptions; initials); UPDATES (WebAlerts; E-Policing Alert; OGC Society)
=  CALENDAR to Jan 31st; CULTUREWATCH (Theatre, Music)
=  List of WVM Newsletter Topics/Titles during 2009: 1 - 28
=  INFObit (cougars in BC); The Land Conservancy; BEERWATCH (Trappist Monks); WEBWATCH (World Clock); NEWSWATCH (The "Freeze"); WOMANWATCH (Mediaeval Ladies Jan 14); LANGUAGEWATCH (dead?); BOOKWATCH (Brain/Mind Reading; China/Waking Dragon); MAIKU for New Year; QUOTATIONS/PUN

===  Vive le Canada  ===
+  Rick Mercer and Rick Hansen, both men in motion!: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OtAJFIOz8xs
+ Loyalist missionary's silver beer mug could fetch $100,000
        by RANDY BOSWELL, The Vancouver Sun, 2010 Jan 7 (Thursday) pB7
A 268-year-old beer mug that was brought to Canada during the American Revolution by a prominent Loyalist refugee - Rev. John Stuart, the future founder of the Anglican Church in Upper Canada - hits the auction block this month in the U.S. and is...read more...
+ Storied Loyalist beer mug could fetch $100,000 at auction by R Boswell, CANWEST NEWS SERVICE JAN 6
Story/photo at: http://www.canada.com/life/Storied+Loyalist+beer+could+fetch+auction/2412429/story.html

+  Sad polar bear gets new home in Scotland:
+  Kitteh dwinks fwom phauwset - pretteh epic acksualy....Cat drinking from faucet :).  (This is 2:56m but you get the point in the first bit) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-UTdhK0lwuw

===  from the EDITOR'S DESK  ===
Halleluia!  Finally the agenda that comes out now has the mtg Ccl has before 7pm.  (See agenda below.)  The next hurdle is to lower the in camera quotient.  Not everything to do with 'legal' and 'land' have to be in a closed session.  They MAY be, if it cd "harm the interests of the M", not just b/c it might be awkward or embarrassing.  Many items ought to be discussed in public and if a legal opinion required, that ought to be public as well.  Let's see if the door will creak a bit more open as 2010 progresses....
As you know, you can subscribe to WVM by sending email to subscribeWVM@westvan.org or go to the website www.westvan.org to send in the form.
Please note that although the issues are numbered and are put up on the website, updates and interim mailings are not, nor are they printed for distribution.
With usually two ccl mtgs a month, and WVM coming out with the agenda for the next ccl mtg, among other ramifications of not being weekly are omissions of dates of cmte/WG mtgs b/c not yet on the DWV website calendar.  Updates are sent for current/immediate news.  For completeness of the record, sometimes these earlier mtgs are put in the subsequent WVM issue.
*  What do all those initials mean??? [more just added!]
For complete Initializations, Acronyms, and Abbreviations, see http://www.westvan.org/acronyms/
AAMOF = As A Matter of Fact
        BSC = Balanced Scorecard
CWOT = Complete Waste of Time
        DBA = Dundarave Business Association (in commerce, Doing Business As)

===  UPDATES  ===
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+ Old Growth Conservancy Society      [OGC]
The Old Growth Conservancy Society brings together members of environmental and recreational communities for the protection of the 54-hectare Old Growth Conservancy on Hollyburn Ridge.
The Society's mission is to work with the community at large and the District to ensure that the ecological integrity of the Old Growth Conservancy is protected and that its natural values are respected and appreciated. Activities include education/interpretation projects, site monitoring, research, and consultation with community organizations and the District to minimize recreation and development impacts on the Conservancy. 
Old Growth Conservancy Society Constitution and Bylaws(276516)
Contact:  Alan Bardsley, President 604 925 3416  [In Calendar see AGM and Annual Hike]

===  CALENDAR to Jan 31st  ===
[Pls note a) that all mtgs are at M Hall unless indicated otherwise and b) with such a long gap between ccl mtgs and WVMs along with often no or v short notice of mtgs on the DWV website, this section, while hoping to, cannot possibly, be complete.  Please check DWV website wrt cmtes and WGs that are of interest to you.]
2010 !
= Tuesday Jan 12
      ~ 7pm ~ MetroV Regional Growth Strategy Public Consultation; Eagles Club, 170 W 3rd, NV
Senator Nancy Greene Raine; Minister of State for Sport Gary Lunn; and I invite you to join us for a memorable evening! The athletes, Olympian Annamay Pierse and Paralympian Andrea Holmes have now joined our panel that, with YOUR input, will leverage the benefits of the Olympic and Paralympic Games.
As your Member of Parliament, I have organized this town hall discussion to ensure that you have the chance to hear these leaders and provide your input to make sure Canada's Games have a lasting, positive impact. Our "Post-Olympic Legacies- Economic and Health" townhall will take place in the Atrium of Park Royal Shopping Centre, South Mall, in West Vancouver at 7pm on Tuesday, January 12th, 2010.  Come and share your views!
Pre-registration is free but a ticket is required. Please pick up your ticket during office hours (9 am - 5 pm) at our West Van office (Unit 21, 285 - 17th Marine Drive) between Monday, January 5th and Friday, January 8th.
This is an important extension of the 20:10 Parliamentary Fitness Initiative which I introduced in the House of Commons last April.
Help us make 2010 a truly happy and productive year!  ~~ Best wishes, John Weston, MP
= Thursday Jan 14
      ~ 7:30am ~ Field Sports WG (moved to Jan 7th)
      ~ 5:30pm ~ Cmnty Engagement Cmte
= Monday Jan 18 ~ 7pm ~ FINANCE CMTE MTG BUDGET 2010 (for public input; info Mon 11th)
= Tuesday Jan 19
      ~ 7:30pm ~ WRA Mtg, Gleneagles Golf Club Cmnty Rm; Guest Speaker: Gareth Rowlands, WV Transit
= Wednesday Jan 20th
      ~ 5:30pm ~ Housing PP WG at Library in E Musto Room
      ~ 6pm ~ Child Care WG [CANCELLED]
      ~ 7pm ~ Board of Variance
      ~ 7pm ~ Library Board AGM at the Library (Welsh Hall)
                at WV Seniors' Centre (in the Marine Room); Doors open at 6:30pm
Another busy year for the Society; come hear an update on last year's activities including:
        - Launch of the monitoring program
        - Winter hikes from the SW corner to the Eustace Smith blazes
        - MEC grant to improve the Conservancy Crossing Trail
        - Website design
This is also an opportunity to renew your membership -- $10 annual mbrship fee for 2010.
= Thursday Jan 21
      ~ 4:30pm ~ Design Review Cmte
      ~ 5:30pm ~ WV Police Bd Mtg at WV Police Station
      ~ 6pm ~ NSh Family Court/Youth Justice Cmte, DNV M Hall
      ~ 7 - 9pm ~ WORKSHOPS at Cmnty Ctr
    Series on "Skills for Mindful Living" Launches January 21st
Join us for the first of an ongoing series of free, educational workshops designed to provide opportunities to the West Vancouver community to develop healthy strategies for living and skills to enhance family relationships.  The series opens with The Three Faces of Stress presented by Jo-Anne Weiler, M.A., R.C.C.
The "Skills for Mindful Living" series is a BC Association of Clinical Counsellors (BCACC) community service initiative (Public Presentation Project) developed in collaboration with Canadian Mental Health Association North and West Vancouver Branch (CMHA) and West Vancouver Community Centres Services Society (WVCCSS).  BCACC Registered Clinical Counsellors will present educational workshops addressing daily life issues such as stress reduction, parenting, family and couple relationships, conflict resolution, anger management, and mindfulness.
All workshops will be held in the Cedar Room in the WV Community Centre and are open to the first 40 registrants.  To register, please call 604 987 6959 x 233 or email Katie.hughes@cmha.bc.ca.  While there is no fee for registration, donations are welcome with the proceeds invested back in the local community-based charities.
For more information about the project partners, please visit their websites BC Association of Clinical Counsellors (www.bc-counsellors.org), CMHA North and West Vancouver Branch (www.northwestvancouver.cmha.bc.ca), and the WV Community Centres Services Society (www.westvancouver.ca/wvccss ).
= Saturday Jan 23 (also at the Legion, see their section below)
      ~ 6:30pm ~ Robbie Burns Night at Gleneagles Cmnty Ctr with the Vancouver Fiddle Orchestra
        Bar, Dinner, Dancing; Tickets: $39.95 per person
= Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday Jan 25/26/27  ~ 3 - 7pm ~ Energy Fair, Cmnty Ctr Atrium =
                = Wednesday Jan 27  ~ 7pm ~ Energy Forum =
= Tuesday Jan 26
~ 7:30pm ~ Iran's Fight for Democracy -- do we have a role? (at the Library)
The Northshore Greens host a discussion to highlight the world's largest pro-democracy movement -- and it is taking place in Iran today.  Last June, the scenes of millions of people demonstrating for freedom exploded across television screens, newspapers, and the Internet, and on social media.  The tragic death of Neda Agha-Soltan, a young woman who was participating in a protest against the outcome of the Iranian 2009 presidential election, became a rallying cry for the demonstrators.  
Why is all of this happening?  What chance do democracy demonstrators have? 
The Green Party of Canada is committed to grassroots democracy.  We have been watching these events intently.  That's why the local North Vancouver Green Party association has invited several well-informed speakers to participate in a panel discussion, shed light on some of the significant issues, and answer your questions. We'd like to understand the events better and perhaps discover how Canadians can lend their support to this drive for democracy. 
Moderator: Claudia Cornwall, North Vancouver Green Party
Soushiant Zanganehpour is a consulting analyst with SFU's Graduate School of Business. Until recently, he was the Iran Program Coordinator and a researcher at UBC's  Simons Centre for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation Research.  He is a co-author of Iran in the World: The Nuclear Crisis in Context.   He will speak about human rights in Iran, the problems of dual citizens, and policy implications for the Canadian government.
Hassan Zakeri graduated with an MSc from Sharif University of Technology in Tehran and is currently enrolled at UBC in a PhD program in economics.  Hassan was in Tehran during last year's election and the aftermath and will speak about those events. 
To learn more visit http://www.northshoregreens.ca/
Interviews or additional info contact:
        Claudia Cornwall   604 986 3843     Robyn Quinn, APR     1 778 977 2264
= Saturday Jan 30 -- OGC Event
Annual Snowshoe hike in the conservancy.  Please email abardsle@yahoo.com or katharine@steig.com if you will be coming.

- for Events and Programs: http://www.westvanlibrary.ca/index.php?page=5
- for Event Calendar: http://www.westvanlibrary.ca/event/calendar.php
        Stay up to date with what's going on at the Library - Register now for our Monthly eNewsletter!
+  Celebrate BC's Family Literacy Week
What better way to observe Family Literacy Week (January 25-31) than a trip to your favourite Library? Come in to browse our new books or catch a storytime (schedule here) We always love to see you!
+  Your Library Card is Your Ticket!
Literature Criticism Online culls literary reviews and criticism from books, magazines, newspapers, and journals, and puts it all in a searchable, browsable database that's available 24/7.  Covering contemporary writers of novels, poetry, plays, short stories, and nonfiction, Literature Criticism Online is an invaluable resource for students, book club members, and all lovers of literature.
+  Music at the Library
Free Friday Night Concert Series
Come to your Library to see local band Van Django perform on January 29th at 7:30pm. Van Django is an acoustic string ensemble whose music is well-rooted in the gypsy jazz of 1930s Paris.  The group, formed in 1998, has toured extensively in Canada, and more recently in the United States and internationally. They have twice been guests of the Seattle Symphony Orchestra and have been featured regularly on CBC.  This concert is FREE and open to all. Refreshment provided by the Friends of the Library. Find out more...
Italian Bel Canto Opera Lecture Series
Beginning this month the West Vancouver Memorial Library presents a six-week course that will explore the lives, works, and influence of the three great Italian bel canto composers: Gioacchino Rossini, Gaetano Donizetti, and Vincenzo Bellini. Find out more...                                    
+  The Great Museum of the Sea
Join author, storyteller, television host and undersea archaeologist James Delgado as he takes us on a three-thousand-year tour of the sunken past in the "Great Museum of the Sea". This is an event for curious adventurers of all ages. Saturday, January 23, 2pm in the new Welsh Hall.
Don't Forget!
The Friends of the West Vancouver Memorial Library AGM will be held at 1:30 on Wednesday, January 27th in the Welsh Hall.
+  Adult Programs at the Library
English Corner:  Practise English conversation, discuss interesting topics, make new friends. Come to English Corner Fridays (January 8, 15, 22, 29)  from 10 to 11:30am in the Welsh Hall.  Find out more...
Philosophers' Cafe 
The Olympics - What medals does VANOC deserve for the job it's doing? For staging the games? Artistic events? Security? Tickets? Volunteers? Corporate involvement? Community participation? Legacies? What are the opportunity costs? No registration required. Admission $5. Phone 925 7403 for further info. Friday, January 15th from 10:30am - 12:30pm, The Welsh Hall - East.

 +++  WV MUSEUM  +++  Visit:  http://www.westvanmuseum.blogspot.com/
The next exhibition is Monster, presented with the Vancouver 2010 Cultural Olympiad with the support of the Audain Foundation, opening February 4

+++  FERRY BUILDING GALLERY  +++  http://ferrybuildinggallery.com/
MIXED MESSAGES -- January 12 - 24
Mixed Media / Artists:  Anni Hunt, Bahram Javahry, Fariba Mirzaie, Aileen Marie Vantomme, Claire Sunok Choi
Opening Reception:  Tuesday, January 12, 6 - 8 pm
Artists in Attendance: Saturday, January 16, 2 - 3 pm
+++ SILK PURSE +++  www.silkpurse.ca
January 19- January 31  --  "Hand-Hooked Rugs: Sense & Sensibility"
This hand-hooked rug exhibition explores the application of contemporary west coast sensibility to a craft form with roots in Eastern Canada. The exhibit consists of thirty hand-hooked rugs. The designs and vibrant colour applications are informed by their physical environment and the day-to-day lives of the rug-hooking artists who create them. Rug Artists include: Michelle Sirois-Silver, Linda Spence, Georgia Exworth, Freda Jackson, Tanya Graham, Katie Rainwater, Donna Roald, Fran Moore, Lee Stevens, Michelle Watters, Judy Schick, & Anne Vuilliamy.
Opening Reception: SATURDAY January 23rd from 2-4 pm
FREE DEMO  --  SATURDAY January 23rd from 12-4 pm  --  Everyone is Welcome!!
     Many of the contributors will be available to demonstrate their craft and meet with the public during this FREE demonstration. Several of the rugmakers are certified instructors and are available to teach workshops.
     Hand-Hooked Rugs: The art of rug-hooking is centuries old, although just how old is debatable. Theories abound on just where or when the craft started. Some historians believe that descendants of the ancient Egyptians made the first hand-hooked rugs, while others believe the craft began in China or Europe.
     We know for certain that the resurgence of interest in the mid-19th century began in New England and the maritime provinces of Canada, created originally out of necessity but in the 1940s it became a major fashion statement and a most popular way to make a creative statement. These rugs hang in art galleries across the country, and the Silk Purse takes great pleasure in displaying these unique works of art presented by the Vancouver Rug Hookers Association.
Come out to see this intricate, one-of-a-kind collection of works and learn for yourself the age-old art of Rug-Hooking.  Free of Charge!
*  RUG-HOOKING WORKSHOP  --  Saturday, January 30, 2010 ~10 am - 3 pm
        FEE: $65 per participant.  MUST REGISTER!!  CALL 925 7292

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Getting onto the mail list: the simplest method is to call the box office (604 913 3634) or email tickets@kaymeekcentre.com
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= 3pm Sun Jan 10 =  Marc DESTRUBÉ & Alex WEIMANN in recital, SPECIAL... [details in last issue]
= Tues Jan 19
     ~ 7:30pm ~  MOVIES AT THE MEEK: THE COVE
= 7:30pm Fri Jan 22 =  PRO ARTE CENTRE SHOWCASE 2010
= 2:30pm Sun Jan 24 =  THREE CLEVER PIGS
= 8pm Mon Jan 25, Tues Jan 26 =  ARTS CLUB ON TOUR: MOM'S THE WORD: REMIXED

+++ ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION BRANCH 60, West Vancouver +++
The Winter Issue of "The Torch" is available.
To view the newsletter, just click the following link for direct access:
As well, here is the link to the Military Service Recognition Book Submission Form mentioned in Peter Cherry's Memorabilia Report. Page 1 - http://www.westvan60.com/Images/scan0013.jpg  Page 2 - http://www.westvan60.com/Images/scan0014.jpg
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
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
***  The Annual Robbie Burns Dinner 7pm SATURDAY Jan 23 tix: $40 per person
Tix will be available at the Bar, immediately following the Meat & 50/50 draws, this Sat, Jan 9th.

+++  WV CHAMBER OF COMMERCE  +++ http://www.westvanchamber.com
Join us for this Special Olympic Breakfast with Mayor Pamela Goldsmith-Jones who will share plans for the Games and beyond.  Also included in this discussion will be new Chief of Police Peter Lepine who will discuss security during the Games.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
~ 7:30 - 9am ~ Wednesday January 20th -- The Capilano Golf and Country Club
Sponsored by the West Vancouver Community Foundation.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Come Celebrate West Vancouver as an Olympic Venue City!  We will have special Olympic give-a-ways and a door prize!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Please RSVP by 5pm Thursday January 14th on our secure website www.westvanchamber.com or call 604 926 6614. Our host, Capilano Golf and Country Club, requires advance number for preparation. Please also note that we are unable to give a refund without 48 hours' notification; however a delegate substitution is welcome at any time.

The Edward Curtis Project makes its World Premiere! Jan 21 - 31
The Cultural Olympiad and the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival join us in presenting the much anticipated Edward Curtis Project.  Join us for the show that has been in development here for over two years.
Written by: Marie Clements; Photography: Rita Leistner; Directed by: Brenda Leadlay and Marie Clements; Dramaturgy: Paula Danckert; Featuring: Kathleen Duborg, Stephen E. Miller, Kevin Loring, and Tamara Podemski; Composer: Bruce Ruddell; Songwriter: Leela Gilday; Design team featuring: Barbara Clayden, John Webber, Tim Matheson, and Andreas Kahre
Presentation House Theatre is pleased to present a modern-day picture story entitled, The Edward Curtis Project. This multi-disciplinary theatre performance and photographic exhibit is an investigation into the life and controversial legacy of Edward Curtis and the [Amerindians] he captured in his famous photographs between 1900 and 1930.
The Edward Curtis Project story creates a dialogue between Curtis and a Metis foreign correspondent named Angeline who finds herself slipping from existence - a situation forecast Curtis's turn-of-the-century book entitled The Vanishing Indian.  In her journey to recover from a traumatic experience, Angeline finds herself face-to-face with the controversial photographer who was obsessed with documenting the [Amerindian] way of life he thought was dying out.  The juxtaposition of Curtis's romantic photos with today's realistic renderings challenges them both to face the cost of seeing.
"This is an investigation across disciplines, artistic forms, race, gender, anthropology, appropriation, desire, drive, consumption, journalism, documentation, and illusion," says world-renowned playwright and creator, Marie Clements.
The conception and creation of The Edward Curtis Project is as fascinating as the story it tells. With generous support from the Arts Partners in Creative Development, Marie Clements and acclaimed photojournalist Rita Leistner followed Curtis's footsteps and travelled to numerous first nations communities. The stories and images gathered informed the collaboration between the play and Leistner's photo reportage Travels in First Nations: Beyond the Edward Curtis Project. These unforgettable and haunting photographs will be shown concurrently at the North Vancouver Museum (located in the same building as the theatre). 
The world premiere of The Edward Curtis Project will run at Presentation House Theatre in NV from January 22nd to 31st, with a preview on January 21st. All shows are at 8pm, with additional matinees on Saturdays at 4pm, and Sundays at 2pm.
Tickets $24 to $28 For more info, or to book, call 990 3474, or click here to order online.
+   BLACKBIRD THEATRE at the Cultch: Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?  Dec 28 to Jan 16
        Added performance on Jan 17; Visit TicketsTonight.ca or call 604 251  1363
+  THE ARTS CLUB (687 1644)
- Mrs. Dexter and Her Daily -- January 7 - February 7 -- Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage
        by Joanna McClelland Glass, directed by Marti Maraden
        Starring Nicola Cavendish and Fiona Reid
A world premiere co-production with Canada's National Arts Centre English Theatre
Friendship, Maid to Order  --  A finely crafted portrait of Mrs. D and Peggy, whose longstanding employer-servant relationship may be coming to an end. The women cross class and cultural boundaries in this tale of love and loss and loyalty, set in Toronto. http://www.artsclub.com/20092010/plays/mrs-dexter-and-her-daily.htm
- NEVERMORE: The Imaginary Life and Mysterious Death of Edgar Allan Poe
        Production conceived by Jonathan Christenson and Bretta Gerecke
Presented with the Vancouver 2010 Cultural Olympiad -- Jan 21 - Feb 6 -- Granville Island Stage
A Catalyst Theatre production, presented with The Cultch and the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival
A Musical Fable for Adults -- "All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream." So wrote Poe nearly two hundred years ago. His lingering myths are fused with music in this enthralling, fantastical rendering of the Gothic dreamscape of his life, revealing the psychology of the man whose haunting, darkly comic writings resonate in each of our tell-tale hearts. http://www.artsclub.com/20092010/plays/nevermore.htm
+  VANCOUVER PLAYHOUSE  --  tix 873 3311
Beyond Eden -- world premiere, part of the 2010 Cultural Olympiad  -- Jan 16 to Feb 6
In the abandoned Haida village of Ninstints stand totem poles. They have stood there for decades. Lewis Wilson and his long-time friend and colleague Max Tomson are on an expedition to rescue these totem poles and save them from their waterlogged, beetle-infested, and fragile condition. On their journey both men struggle: Wilson with his authority and resistance to removing the poles; Max to find his place between the white world and his Haida ancestry.
+  Jericho Arts Centre, 1675 Discovery
THEATRICS AT MANSFIELD PARK created & directed by Joan Bryans
        January 2 - 9 (excl Monday), Matinee 2pm on Sat Jan 9th
Tix: $16 (includes refreshments); call 224 8007 extn 3; more info at: VITAL SPARK THEATRE
Vital Spark Theatre
Back by popular demand!  You are once again invited into the Jane Austen household to experience the warmth of a Regency winter entertainment.
In this play, inspired by the Austens who regularly put on entertainments for their family and friends to brighten the dark winter days, you will be welcomed into the warmth -- a blazing fire, a hot drink, and above all, the wit and cheer of the entertainment itself.  Join the Austen family as they entertain you with music, song, poetry, and a theatrical -- this one based on the work of Jane's Mansfield Park:
   Meet the Bertram family. While father is away the play's the thing. Behind the guise of theatricals.
   romance, temptation and indecorum reign.  Will Edmund, with Fanny Price's help,  win the battle
   against such goings-on or will he succumb to the oh-so-tempting Miss Mary Crawford?
Theatrics at Mansfield Park is created and directed by Joan Bryans whose previous winter entertainments include the popular Looking for Mr. Darcy, Regency Revels, and A Jane Austen Holiday Fayre.  Joan also wrote and directed the very well received Birthright (subsequently published by Playwrights Press), Two Years in Nicola, and By Some Divine Mistake, the story of Alma Rattenbury which ran at the Jericho Arts Centre last season.
Banish old Winter! Thrill to Austen's wit and wonderful characters! Hot mulled drinks and regency treats provided!
+  VSO -- See www.vancouversymphony.ca -- way to go, support Bramwell Tovey at the Olympics!
+  Early Music Vancouver          (See also WOMANWATCH at end for concert Jan 14)
A Medi=E6val Triptych  8pm January 22 - 26 at Recital Hall, UBC School of Music, 6361 Memorial Rd
The only North American stop for this unique three-concert series featuring the acclaimed ensembles Sequentia and Dialogos.
=  The Rheingold Curse: A Germanic Saga of Greed and Vengeance from the Medi=E6val Icelandic Edda
        Friday January 22; Pre-concert introduction by Benjamin Bagby at 7:15pm
=  Barlaam and Josaphat: Medi=E6val Wanderings of a Cosmopolitan Legend
        Sunday January 24; Pre-concert introduction by UBC Professor Chantal Phan at 7:15pm
=  The Grail, the Knight and the Poet: The Medi=E6val Perceval Legend
        Tuesday January 26; Pre-concert introduction by Benjamin Bagby at 7:15pm

===  Ccl Mtg AGENDA Jan 11th   ===
Note: At 6pm the regular Council Meeting will commence in open session (in the main floor conference room), and will be immediately followed by a motion to exclude the public in order to hold a closed session, pursuant to section 90 of the Community Charter. At 7:00 pm the open session will reconvene (in the Council Chamber) for consideration of the scheduled agenda items.
6:00 PM
THAT in the public interest, members of the public be excluded from part of the January 11, 2010 regular Council Meeting on the basis of matters to be considered under the following section of the Community Charter:
90. (1) A part of a council meeting may be closed to the public if the subject matter being considered relates to or is one or more of the following:
1. personal information about an identifiable individual who holds or is being considered for a position as an officer, employee or agent of the municipality or another position appointed by the municipality.
THAT the open session of the January 11, 2010 regular Council Meeting be adjourned to the Closed Session.
7:00 PM
At 7pm, following conclusion of the closed session, the following items will be considered:
5.  APPROVAL OF AGENDA -- January 11, 2010 Regular Council Meeting Agenda
6. Adoption of December 7, December 14, and December 18, 2009 Council Minutes
RECOMMENDED:  THAT the following Minutes be adopted as circulated:
December 7, 2009 Regular Council Meeting;
December 14, 2009 Regular Council Meeting; and
December 18, 2009 Special Council Meetings.
7. Development Variance Permit Application No. 09-003 (6165 Gleneagles Drive) (File:  1010-20-09-003)
At the December 7, 2009 regular meeting Council received the report dated November 16, 2009 from the Community Planner regarding Development Variance Permit Application No. 09-003 for 6165 Gleneagles Drive and set the date for consideration for January 11, 2010.
= Reports received up to January 7, 2010:  NAME: / DATE: / FOR COUNCIL CONSIDERATION:
Development Variance Permit Application No. 09-003 (6165 Gleneagles Drive) / Nov 16 / Dec 7
= Correspondence received up to January 7, 2010 for Ccl Consideration Jan 11:
F. van Mulligen / Dec / Jan 11; L. & R. Boehm / Dec 6; M. & B. Palacios / Nov 21; N. Moffatt / Dec 14; B. & L. Kootchin / Jan 4; J. Earle / Dec 20; B. Amer & A. Raso Amer / Dec 15
RECOMMENDED: received for information.
If Council wishes a further staff report, then:
RECOMMENDED: THAT staff report back to Council
RECOMMENDED: THAT the proposed DVP which would provide for an existing dwelling with a third storey and covered deck to be retained, be approved.
8. Development Variance Permit Application No. 09-038 (1313 Fulton Avenue) (File:  1010-20-09-038)
At the December 14, 2009 regular meeting Council received the report dated December 8, 2009 from the Community Planner and the Manager of Community Planning regarding Development Variance Permit Application No. 09-038 for 1313 Fulton Avenue and set the date for consideration for January 11, 2010.
= Reports received up to January 7, 2010:  NAME: / DATE: / FOR COUNCIL CONSIDERATION:
Development Variance Permit Application No. 09-038 (1313 Fulton Avenue) / Dec 8 / Dec 14
= Correspondence received up to January 7, 2010: / DATE: / FOR COUNCIL CONSIDERATION:
No items received to date.
        RECOMMENDED: received for information.
If Council wishes a further staff report, then:
RECOMMENDED: THAT staff report back to Council
RECOMMENDED: THAT the proposed DVP which would vary the maximum Floor Area Ratio to allow an existing dwelling with an addition to the main floor and basement to be retained, be approved.
9. Value for Services Working Group - Final Report (File:  0117-20-VALSR)
        Presentation to be provided.
1. Council accept for information the following recommendations of the Value for Services Working Group which have been incorporated into the DWV Strategic Plan, specifically the Balanced Scorecard where performance measurements for accomplishing these initiatives can be monitored.
2. The Survey results (attached as Appendix A) and the information provided to Council by the Value for Services Working Group (attached as Appendix C) be received and considered.
3. Council accept that within the Strategic Plan there is a strong commitment to financial restraint and that employee performance measurement indicators are contained within the Balanced Scorecard.
4. Council's approval of capital expenditures and service level enhancements [always] be subject to careful review to determine if they are in the public interest and respond to documented resident demand.
5. Since labour costs are the largest component of expenditures and expenditure increases, a focused [effort be] placed on increasing efficiencies through:
        i. alternative delivery methods; and
        ii. increased employee productivity.
6. A comprehensive review of user fees be undertaken in 2010.
7. A review of all leases to the private sector or private individuals of municipal lands or assets be undertaken, with a view to moving to market rates.
8. Staff analyze and address the apparent discrepancy of resident satisfaction for various District services.
10. Strategic Plan and Balanced Scorecard (File:  0280-03)
1. Council receive the Balanced Scorecard (BSC) as the 2010 District Staff Work Plan as directed by Council through the West Vancouver Strategic Plan and forward to the January 18th Finance Committee meeting; and that
2. Updates to the Strategic Initiatives shown within the Balanced Scorecard be published twice annually to acknowledge progress on community goals.
11. [Five-]Year Financial Plan Bylaw No. 4628, 2010 (File:  1610-20-4628)
        RECOMMENDED: THAT [Five-]Year Financial Plan Bylaw No. 4628, 2010 be read a first time.
12. Appointments to Boards and Committees (File:  0115-01)  -- Information to be provided.
13. Consent Agenda Items - Reports and Correspondence
Item 14 - Correspondence List.
14. Correspondence List (File:  0120 24) -- to be received for information.
Correspondence received up to December 23, 2009
Requests for Delegation  --  No items presented.
Action Required
(1) L. Jackson, Chair, Metro Vancouver Board, December 11, 2009, regarding Request for Resolution in Council for Metro Vancouver Canadian Radio Television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) Submission
        Referred to Mayor and Council for consideration and response.
        Attachments available for viewing in Legislative Services Department.
(2) B. Brennan, Strata Corporation VR1992, December 10, 2009, regarding State of Property at 2436 Haywood Avenue
        Referred to Director of Planning, Lands and Permits for consideration and response.
        Attachments available for viewing in Legislative Services Department.
(3) December 16, 2009, regarding Hollyburn Cabins
        Referred to Director of Parks and Community Services for consideration and response.
No Action Required
(4) Letters regarding Secondary Suites (3 submissions)
        1) December 8, 2009  2) December 8, 2009  3) December 14, 2009
(5) D. Welch, Policy and Programs Officer, Union of BC Municipalities, December 10, 2009, regarding Healthy Food and Beverage Sales (Phase 4) - Approval and Terms and Conditions
(6) H. Nyce, President, Union of British Columbia Municipalities, December 8, 2009, regarding 2009 UBCM Administered Grants
(7) A. Park, Vice-President, Programming/Educational Services, Shaw Communications, December 16, 2009, regarding Metro Vancouver's Submission to the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission
(8) F. van Mulligen, Reatta Management, December 2009, regarding Development Permit Application 09-003 (6165 Gleneagles Drive)
Responses to Correspondence
(9) B. Dozzi, Manager, Roads and Transportation, December 18, 2009, reply to M. Nikpay regarding Cross Creek Road at Chartwell Drive - Traffic Congestion, Safety and Parking
Responses to Questions in Question Period  --  No items presented.
Correspondence received up to December 31, 2009
Requests for Delegation  --  No items presented.
Action Required
(10) November 26, 2009, regarding Westmount Road
        Referred to the Director of Engineering and Transportation for consideration and response.
(11) December 7, 2009, regarding Woodgreen Drive
        Referred to the Director of Engineering and Transportation for consideration and response.
No Action Required (receipt only)
(12) Committee and Board Meeting Minutes
        (a) West Vancouver Memorial Library Board - November 18, 2009
(13) B. G. Hlynsky, B. Gordon Hlynsky Architect Inc., December 1, 2009, regarding Annual Inspection Fee for Fire Service
(14) K. Shymanski, President and Chief Executive Officer, E-Comm 9-1-1, December 22, 2009, regarding 2009 Overview and Financial News
(15) December 28, 2009, regarding Hollyburn Cabin Permit Fees for 2010
(16) J. Froese, E-Comm 9-1-1, December 30, regarding E-Comm's e-communique Winter 2010
Responses to Correspondence  --  No items presented.
Responses to Questions in Question Period  --  No items presented.
Correspondence received up to January 6, 2010
Requests for Delegation  --  No items presented.
Action Required
(17) G. Pajari, December 29, 2009, regarding the Endowment Fund
        Referred to Chief Administrative Officer for consideration and response.
(18) January 4, 2010, regarding Nelson Creek at Cranley Drive (Nelson Creek Flood)
        Referred to Director of Engineering and Transportation for consideration and response.
(19) January 5, 2010, regarding Cranley Flood (Nelson Creek Flood)
        Referred to Director of Engineering and Transportation for consideration and response.
No Action Required (receipt only)
(20) K. Vance, Senior Policy Advisor, Union of British Columbia Municipalities, December 3, 2009, regarding Coroner's Report: Foreign Students and Recreation Activity
(21) J. Slater, MLA for Boundary-Similkameen, December 17, regarding "Living Water Smart" Blog
(22) December 23, 2009, regarding Hollyburn Cabins 2010 Permit Fee
(23) Six letters of support regarding DVP Application No. 09-003 for 6165 Gleneagles Drive
Responses to Correspondence and to Questions in Question Period  --  No items presented.

=== NEWSLETTER TOPICS/TITLES West Van Matters 2009: 1 - 28 ===
        2009 Jan 12th Council Mtg AGENDA; Calendar to January 18th
        Snow/Rain/Flood Alert * DWV Hall org/info * WVM2008 Title list 1-34
        2009 Jan 12th Council Meeting NOTES; Jan 19th AGENDA; Calendar to Jan 31st
        856 Anderson Cr * Cmnty Ctr Update * $6M Loan for Water Meters
        2009 Jan 19th Ccl NOTES; Feb 2nd AGENDA; Calendar to Feb 19th
        Family Court/Youth Justice * Lions Bay & DWV * Cmnty Grants Cmte
        2009 Feb 2nd Council NOTES Feb 16th AGENDA; Calendar to Feb 28th
        Strategic/Financial Planning * Cmnty Ctr Update * Heritage Week Awards/Events
        2009 Feb 16th Ccl Mtg NOTES; Mar 2nd AGENDA; Calendar to Mar 28th
        2009 Heritage Awards * Ctrs Society * Budget * Capers Redevt * SPOGG
        2009 Mar 2nd Ccl Mtg NOTES; Mar 23rd AGENDA; Calendar to April
        Proposed BUDGET 2009 Intro * WVPD CompStat * Dogwalking
        2009 March 23rd Ccl Mtg NOTES; March 30th AGENDA; Calendar to April 9th
        BUDGET 2009: Submissions, Questions * Brit Props 'Retrofit' * WVPD
        2009 March 30th Ccl NOTES; Apr 6th AGENDA; Calendar to April 25th
        BUDGET Qs & As & Qs * Strategic Vision Planning * More BUDGET!
        2009 Apr 6th Ccl Mtg NOTES; Apr 20th AGENDA; Calendar to May 7
        Hugo Ray Park * Unitarian Church Redevt * Heritage Update * Streamkeepers
        2009 Apr 20th Ccl Mtg NOTES; May 4th AGENDA; Calendar to May 15th
        Spirit Trail * Strategic Planning * Marine Dr Priority Project (Capilano River)
        2009 May 4th Ccl NOTES; AGENDAs May 11th; Calendar to May 28th
        Child Care * Taxes * 6695 Nelson * Nbrhd Character/Housing * 2000blk Esquimalt
        2009 May 11th Ccl/Youth Ccl NOTES; May 25th  AGENDA; Calendar to June 8th
        Voting * Strategic Planning * Expropriation by Prov * Youth Ccl/Awards
        2009 May 25th Ccl NOTES; June 1st AGENDA; Calendar to June 18th
        Regional Growth *  Parking * Wetmore?  Museum? * Hide-and-Seek Mtgs
         2009 June 1st  PH & Ccl Mtg NOTES; AGENDAs June 15th; Calendar to June 25th
         Finance Cmte/WGs  * Child Care Regs Bylaw * Accommodation/Olympics
         2009 June 15th Ccl Notes; AGENDA June 22nd; Calendar to July 9th
         Takumi Restaurant * Mulgrave * Craigmohr * HRA/Heritage Conservation
         2009 June 22nd NOTES; July 6th AGENDA; Calendar to July 24th
         Museum Mirage * WVPD * Palmerston Ploy * 2008 Finances * GRANTS
         2009 July 6th Ccl NOTES; July 20th PH/Mtg AGENDAs; Calendar to July 31st
         Firehall Site Rezoning * Fisherman's Cove Fuel * Smoking Regs * Olympics/Visitors
          2009 July 20th NOTES; July 27th AGENDA; Calendar to August 2nd
          Fisherman's Cove Marina * WGs: Measuring Up; Climate Action     
          2009 July 27th Ccl NOTES; July 30th AGENDA; Calendar to Sept 12th
          SALARIES DWV 2008 * Spirit Trail * Strategic Plan * PkRoyal * Sec Stes
          2009 July 30th NOTES; Sept 14th CCL AGENDA; Calendar to Sept 24th
          Bear Facts * New Chief * NSh Heritage Wknd * Acronyms & Abbreviations
          2009 Sept 14th Ccl Mtg NOTES; Sept 21st AGENDA; Calendar to Oct 8th
          Mayor's Summer Summary * CAO@WRA * Scrap over Food Scraps -- Budgeted?
         2009 Sept 21 Ccl Mtg NOTES; Oct 5 AGENDAs; Calendar to Oct 22
         NSh Police Services Review * HBB Zoning * Streamkeepers' Annual Report
         2009 Oct 5 Ccl NOTES; Oct 19 AGENDA; Calendar to Nov 5th
         Home Biz * Strategic Planning * V4S * TransLink * Esquimalt Upzoning * MUWG
         2009 Oct 19 Ccl NOTES; Nov 2nd PH/Mtg AGENDAs; Calendar to Nov 20
         Openness? * Home-Based Biz * Dog-Walking * Sport Fields * Ferry at 14th?
         2009 Nov 2 Ccl NOTES; Nov 16 AGENDAs; Calendar to Dec 10
         Home-Based Biz * E-Comm  * Region's Financing * Sec Stes * UN: Goldstone; Maps
         2009 Nov 16th Ccl Mtg NOTES; Dec 7th Cc. AGENDA; Calendar to Dec 20th
         Sec Stes * Hollyburn Ridge Cabins * Eagle Island * Housing PP * Calming Westmount
         2009 Dec 7th Ccl Mtg NOTES; Dec 14th AGENDA; Calendar to Dec 31st
         2010 Assessments * Utilities Infrastructure Mgmt & Cost$ * Secondary Suites
         2009 Dec 14th & 18th Ccl Mtg NOTES; Calendar to Jan 12th
         Housing Pilot Projs * Budget * Utility Charge$ * $7M from Endowment Fund * Appointments

===  INFObits  ===
Five people have been killed by cougar attacks in the past 100 years in B.C., according to the provincial environment ministry website. Four of those deaths occurred on Vancouver Island.

===  THE LAND CONSERVANCY [TLC]  ===  www.conservancy.bc.ca
+  Adopt a cougar for someone you love, save a special place with a TLC Tribute Gift, give the gift of adventure with an Explore BC Gift Certificate or treat someone to Tea for Two at Abkhazi Garden.
+  Caretaker Wanted for Historic Joy Kogawa House
Do you have a love for Vancouver's cultural landmarks?  Are you looking for a temporary place to live?  TLC is currently seeking a warden to live in the Historic Joy Kogawa House and assist with minor maintenance while the Writers-in-Residence program is on hiatus from February 1st to March 31, 2010.  Contact Tamsin Baker at 604-733-2313 or email tbaker@conservancy.bc.ca to apply.
+  Educational Workshops
TLC will be hosting a series of educational workshops this winter and spring at the Eagles Estate Heritage Garden in Burnaby.  The workshops focus on sustainable gardening and some of the topics covered will be basic pruning and tree care, sustainable gardening for beginners, vegetable gardening, invasive species control, gardening for bees, and mason bees.  Registration is now open for the basic pruning and tree care workshop.  Call 733 2313 or email lralph@conservancy.bc.ca
+  Catch the Spirit of the Games
TLC's Baldwin House  Photo by Tom Freebairn
Looking for accommodation during the 2010 Winter Olympics? Stay at The Land Conservancy's beautifully designed Arthur Erickson house on Deer Lake in Burnaby this February and enjoy the spirit of the 2010 Winter Olympics.  Book now at 1-888-738-0533
===  WEBWATCH  ===
"THE CLOCK"  MIND BOGGLING -- world stats -- You've never seen a clock like this one.......... 
===  NEWSWATCH  ===  The "Freeze"
        According to Israeli newspaper Ha'Aretz: http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1132944.html
===  WOMANWATCH  ===  Mediaeval Ladies' Voices
Voices of the Medi=E6val Lady: Music and Poetry of the Female Troubadours
     Chantal Phan, Professor at the Department of French, Hispanic and Italian Studies, UBC
Thursday evening, January 14, 2010 at 5pm
        Piano Lounge, Graham House, Green College 6201 Cecil Green Park Road, UBC
Admission is free. Parking is available at the Rose Garden Parkade off Marine Drive.
The troubadours of the 12th and 13th centuries, who sang of courtly love, politics, and the love of God, included a number of female poet-composers known as "trobairitz". This lecture will outline the literary themes found in the trobairitz songs and in sung dialogues between male and female authors, as well as ways to retrieve their melodies. The talk will include some musical and visual examples.
Jointly presented with Green College, UBC.
        To see this on our website, please visit: www.earlymusic.bc.ca/W-GC-Lectures.html
===  BEERWATCH  ===
+  Aging Trappist monks brew on by PHILIP LENKINSOP, REUTERS
Bottles of Westmalle beer are seen at the production line at Westmalle brewery September 22, 2009. Monks may no longer show up on the factory floor at Westmalle, but they ensure its marketing is earnest and have capped production at 120,000 hectolitres (12 million litres), making it the second largest Trappist brewer, after Chimay.  Photograph by: Yves Herman, Reuters
WESTMALLE, Belgium - A gold standard for beer connoisseurs, the Trappist ale in Westmalle Abbey streams through state-of-the-art equipment with not a monk in sight.
+  Loyalist beer mug story is under Vive Le Canada at the beginning.
===  LANGUAGEWATCH  === Endangered --> Dead
Western Abnaki (also known as St. Francis) is an indigenous language spoken by around 20 individuals along the St. Lawrence River between Montreal and Quebec City. It is being supplanted by French and is considered nearly extinct. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Western_Abnaki_language
===  BOOKWATCH  ===  Two reviews from the NYT -- Brain and China
'Reading in the Brain'
        by STANISLAS DEHAENE, reviewed by ALISON GOPNIK, "Mind Reading"
A French cognitive scientist explains the phenomenon of literacy and its effects on the mind.
'When China Rules the World'
        by MARTIN JACQUES, reviewed by JOSEPH KAHN, "Waking Dragon"
An argument that China will displace the United States as a superpower and upend our notions of modernity.
...Sovereign wealth funds acquired powerful new leverage as a result of the credit crunch, commanding resources which the major Western financial institutions palpably lacked.  The meltdown of some of Wall Street's largest financial institutions in September 2008 underlined the shift in economic power from the West with some of the fallen giants seeking support from sovereign wealth funds and the US government stepping in to save the mortgage titans Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae partly in order to reassure countries like China, which had invested huge sums of money in them: if they had withdrawn these, it would almost certainly have precipitated a collapse in the value of the dollar.  The financial crisis has graphically illustrated the disparity between an East Asia cash-rich from decades of surpluses and a United States cash-poor following many years of deficits.
According to projections by Goldman Sachs, the three largest economies in the world by 2050 will be China, followed by a closely matched America and India some way behind, and then Brazil, Mexico, Russia and Indonesia. Only two European countries feature in the top ten, namely the UK and Germany in ninth and tenth place respectively. Of the present G7, only four appear in the top ten. In similar forecasts, PricewaterhouseCoopers suggest that the Brazilian economy could be larger than Japan's, and that the Russian, Mexican and Indonesian economies could each be bigger than the German, French and UK economies by 2050. If these projections, or something similar, are borne out in practice, then during the next four decades the world will come to look like a very different place indeed.

===  MAIKU  ===  2010 January 8

                teeter on the edge
                        leap into time's void
                                soar on wings of the new year 
===  QUOTATIONS  ===
Human history becomes more and more  a race between education and catastrophe.
                -- H. G. Wells, English author (1866 - 1946)
Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little.
                -- Edmund Burke, English statesman and writer (1729-1797)
People who matter are most aware that everyone else does, too.
                -- Malcolm Forbes, American publisher (1919 - 1990)
If you could kick the person in the pants responsible for most of your trouble, you wouldn't sit for a month.
                -- Theodore Roosevelt, 26th America President (1858 - 1919)
Personal growth may be defined as having better problems this year than you did last year.
                -- Dr Mardy Grothe, American psychologist and writer
+  PUN (groaner):   It is tough to do inventories in Afghanistan because of the tally ban.