WVM2010 - 20
Ccl Mtg AGENDA Sept 13th
Calendar to ~Sept 26th

by Carolanne Reynolds, Editor

Hope you enjoyed your summer; now the next season here -- "summer-lite"
MAIN ITEMS Ccl Mtg Sept 13th: WV Arts Ctr Trust, KMC; DVP 6275 Taylor Dr; DVP 2208 Queens & 1865 22nd extended to June 2011; OCP re 803/889 Taylorwood Pl; 2200 Marine Dr road closure; $6K grant to Legion; Emergency Plan; Gleneagles Clubhouse Concession; KMC Fee for Service; Devt App Status; STILL NO LETTERS!
=  Vive le Canada (100th Anniversaries, etc); from the EDITOR'S DESK; UPDATES (WV Stats; Financial/Annual/MidYear Operating Reports; WV Solar Hot Water; Invasive Weed Progs; Buy a Brick Campaign; Utility Infrastructure; WV History Project); POLICEWATCH
=  CALENDAR to Sept 26th; CULTUREWATCH (Theatre; Art; Sculpture)
=  ANIMALWATCH (moose-play; Dogs at the Bar; Bear climbs to third floor -- for tomatoes???); BEERWATCH (oldest); INFObits (Jewish New Year; Eid; NY -- NOT a mosque!; 70th anniversary of the Battle of Britain); WEBWATCH (Museum of Tolerance/Chutzpah); NEWSWATCH (American woman, Pal'n husband); SCIENCEWATCH (Pacific Plastic Gyre); CPTWATCH (Hebron; 'nuff said); SENIORWATCH :-); WOMANWATCH; HERITAGEWATCH; ECOWATCH/TREEWATCH; SALMONWATCH; TRAVELWATCH (cheap flights; satire :-)); LANGUAGEWATCH/BOOKWATCH/GRAMMARWATCH (The Glamour of Grammar); WORDWATCH (Rejected; OED); MAIKU; QUOTATIONS/THOUGHTS/PUNS

===  Vive le CANADA  === 100th Anniversaries and more Harper summer spending
o  100th Anniversary of: the Canadian Navy; the Seaforth Highlanders; the PNE
At the PNE Saturday Sept 4th a celebration of the Canadian Navy's 100th Anniversary -- the Cdn Navy Tattoo and these most prestigious international military bands put on a spectacular show, featuring Britain's Band of HM Royal Marines, the US Marine Corps Band, The Seaforth Highlanders, and the Vancouver Police Pipe Band. Traditional music and military drill as they toast to both the Navy and the PNE's Centennial.
o  Throughout the summer the Prime Minister as been making announcements re grants.  Didn't our area get $40M?  This past week Harper has announced $22M for the Nanaimo cruise ship terminal!
o  September 9, 2010  Saskatoon, SK:  Prime Minister Stephen Harper today announced support to rejuvenate the Diefenbaker Canada Centre, helping the Centre maintain and promote Canadian research, culture, and history. The announcement comes as the Centre celebrates two key milestones: the fiftieth anniversary of the Canadian Bill of Rights and the thirtieth birthday of the Centre itself.
o  70th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain and the Blitz; commemorations in the UK (see INFObits for history).

===  from the EDITOR'S DESK  ===
     PUBLIC CORRESPONDENCE: have been promised an update; let's see what happens Monday night.
===  UPDATES & INFO  ===
     LAND AREA  *   87.4 square kilometres
          POPULATION    * 44,452 residents (BC Stats)
                * 8% Children 0 - 9 (2006 Census)
                * 14% Youth 10 - 19 (2006 Census)
                * 23% Seniors 65+ (2006 Census)
                * 23% are a visible minority (2006 Census)
                * 15% have a disability (2001 Census)                  
                * 3,200 businesses (District of West Vancouver)
                * 18,830 households  (Canada Post)
                                MUNICIPAL FACTS  * 724 permanent employees
                                                     * $113 million operating budget
                                                     * $27 million capital budget
+  PAY (our $$$s at 'work')
        Those DWV staff earning over $100K are in WVM17
>  The Financial Information Act regulations require all local governments, to make available to members of the public certain detailed financial schedules in addition to the regular year end financial statements of the District.  This information consists of detailed listings of
 - Remuneration and expenses for all members of Council
 - Remuneration and expenses for all employees with salaries in excess of $75,000
 - Payments aggregating in excess of $25,000 to suppliers of goods and services
 - A statement regarding any employee severance agreements in effect for the year
A separate requirement under the Community Charter is to report details of all permissive property tax exemptions for the year.  For convenience, that report is included with the FIA schedules.

>  The District of West Vancouver's Annual Report provides an introduction to our community and the municipal organization. It highlights accomplishments from the past year, charts our progress as we work towards the goals in the Corporate Business Plan, and identifies priorities for coming years.
The Report includes consolidated financial statements, as well as individual Fund financial statements, and the Auditor's Report thereon. The report also includes selected five-year financial and statistical data.
+ Mid-Year Operating Review Reports
     Challenge you to find it on the DWV website.  I finally tracked it down clicking on a link that said 'false'!:
+  West Vancouver is Becoming Solar Hot Water Ready
Thursday, September 02:  If you are building a new home you need to know about the requirements in the BC Building Code that apply to new WV homes.
The Solar Hot Water Ready Provision requires all new single family homes to provide designated space on the roof that can accommodate additional load for future solar collectors, and piping that runs from the home's primary heater to the roof. The Building Code does not require a solar hot water system to be installed, only that future installation be accommodated, and details must be shown on drawings submitted for a building permit.
Info: Solar Hot Water Ready Brochure + Building on my Property + Guides and General Information + call 925 7055
+  Public Safety Bulletin - Giant Hogweed
Is there a giant in your backyard or along your stream edge? The WV Parks Department has recently noticed increasing populations of the 'Giant Hogweed', a plant that is known to cause redness and irritation of the skin. While the District is currently taking measures to remove this weed from municipal property, we wish to provide information on its identification and removal, work with the community, and bring it under control.
See whole article: http://www.westvancouver.ca/Government/Level3.aspx?id=29564
+  Japanese Knotweed Control Project
Japanese knotweed are tall (1 to 5 m), bamboo-like plants with long, hollow stems and heart-shaped leaves. It is an aggressive invasive plant that is threatening native plant species in Caulfeild Park. 
Beginning August 20th, knotweed stems will be injected with the herbicide glyphosate (Roundup) in two areas of Caulfeild Park. The work will be performed by a qualified contractor under the supervision of the Parks Dept. Funding for this project is gratefully accepted from the Lighthouse Park Preservation Society and is managed through the District. 
+  Build Community, Buy a Brick Campaign
The WV Community Centres Services Society is a volunteer, not-for-profit, membership driven organization of West Vancouver residents dedicated to ensuring our facilities, the programs they provide and the individuals participating, foster a true sense of community based on inclusiveness, generosity of spirit and good health.
The Build Community, Buy a Brick Campaign provides you the opportunity to be a part of meeting those goals and enhancing the benefits of our Community Centre. Be recognized as a community builder or recognize a loved one by having an individual or family name(s) engraved on a brick located in the South Plaza at the south entrance to the WV Cmnty Ctr.
Your contribution will support how the Society adds value to Cmnty Ctr programs. For example, current initiatives include acquiring recording equipment for the Cmnty Music Hall, musical components for the children's playground and a large screen and projector for the Atrium.
Buying your brick:
Bricks can be purchased for a fee of $500. Tax receipts will be issued by the Society.
In Person:  Bricks may be purchased in person at the Cmnty Ctr reception desk, from the Board of Directors of the Society. Cash, cheque, and major credit cards are accepted.
Online:  Purchase your brick online through WebReg. A Society member will follow-up with you shortly afterward to obtain wording for your brick.
What can go on the brick?
Engraving is restricted to an individual or family name(s) only, 2 lines maximum, 15 characters per line.
Life of the Bricks:  The brick will be maintained for a minimum of ten years and if replacement is necessary due to damage it will be at the cost of WVCCSS. It is expected that the bricks will remain in place past the ten-year lifespan providing the current plaza and pathways remain intact.
+  Utility Infrastructure Renewal Open House
        4 - 7pm -- Wed Sept 15  --  Cmnty Ctr Atrium
        Planning Strategically for Utility Infrastructure Renewal (See details in Calendar below)
+ West Vancouver Historical Society Centennial Project
        ~ EXHIBITION -- Sept 14 to Oct 16 at WV Museum (Details in Calendar)

Back to School Speed Limits
Starting Sept 7th, school zone limits go back into effect, 30km/h from 8am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.  See the Informative Newsletter for BC published monthly by the Block Watch Society of BC. at www.blockwatch.com

===  CALENDAR to Sept 26th  ===
All mtgs are at M Hall unless indicated otherwise.  NOTE: shown are mtgs known at this date; often there are additions, changes, cancellations after WVM goes out.  Check the DWV Calendar: http://www.westvancouver.ca/Calendar.aspx  Notices/mtgs/changes too late for the last WVM or too early for the next one are sent to subscribers as updates.  They then, unfortunately later, appear in the newsletter.
== Tuesday Sept 7
       ~ 7pm ~ Parks Master Plan WG, Cmnty Ctr (Cedar Room)
       {NB: told held even though WG's webpage had July 15 as the last mtg; after my query, updated} 
== Wednesday Sept 8
        ~ 5pm ~ Awards Cmte
        ~ 7pm ~ Field Sport Forum WG, Cmnty Ctr (Mountain Room) --CANCELLED
== Thursday Sept 9
        ~ 4:30pm ~ Design Review Cmte
~ 5pm ~  Community Brick Fundraising Campaign Official Unveiling Ceremony
Join the West Vancouver Community Centres Services Society (WVCCSS) for the official unveiling ceremony of the Build Community, Buy a Brick Campaign.
The campaign, launched in June 2010, is a fundraising initiative that recognizes outstanding community builders who support enhancing the programs and services of the West Vancouver Community Centre. Financial supporters are recognized with an engraved brick at the South entrance to the new Community Centre. The unveiling ceremony will be attended by board members and supporters, staff, the Mayor, and Council. The official dedication will commence at 5:30 pm.
5 - 6:30pm. (official dedication at 5:30) -- WV Community Centre, south entrance.
About WVCCSS  --  The West Vancouver Community Centres Services Society is a volunteer, not-for-profit, membership driven organization of West Vancouver residents dedicated to ensuring West Vancouver Community Centres, the programs they provide, and the individuals participating, foster a true sense of community based on inclusiveness, generosity of spirit, and good health.
The Build Community, Buy a Brick Campaign is ongoing. Information about purchasing a brick and information on the West Vancouver Community Centres Services Society can be found at www.westvancouver.ca/wvccss
{Editor's Note:
Nurdled around the DWV website and found the Society's newsletter:
wch has full information.  Bricks are $500 and have the name engraved.  See Updates.}
FYI, more about the WVCCSS: http://www.westvancouver.ca/Residents/Level3.aspx?id=16370&utm_source=redirect&utm_campaign=wvccss

== Friday Sept 10     ~ 8:30am ~ Cmnty Grants Cmte, Cmnty Ctr (Cedar Room)

Coho Festival ~ 11am - 6pm ~ Sunday Sept 12
The Coho Festival was started in 1980 by the Ch of Commerce.  See the Coho Society of the North Shore website: http://www.westvancouver.com/coho/  and join in and help restore North Shore salmon streams for present and future generations.
This year's festival activities on Sunday include:
+ COHO RUN  --  9am run starts; buses at 7:45am
+ COHO WALK  --  10 - 2pm --  Family Walk (down the Capilano River);
+ SALMON BARBECUE  --  Ambleside  11 - 6pm
        Come and enjoy our famous salmon barbecue meal, cooked to perfection by our Celebrity Chefs.
+ DISPLAYS: Streamkeepers; Groundfish displays; Coast Guard Hovercraft; Fisheries and Oceans Canada
                This year wine is being served as well as beer.
+ SCHOOL ART DISPLAY  --  Park Royal South Mall
        North Shore Elementary School students display their salmon artwork. Sept. 2nd - 8th.
STUDENTS'  TAG DAY  --  North Shore Shopping Malls
North Shore School students man Coho Festival booths in local Malls to collect donations for salmonid enhancement projects. Students wear Coho Festival 'bib' for identification. Sept.15th
For the whole schedule: http://www.westvancouver.com/coho/index.php/festival
> West Vancouver Historical Society Centennial Project
        ~ EXHIBITION -- Sept 14 to October 16 at WV Museum
        ~ 7pm ~ Tues Sept 28 at Srs' Ctr -- PUBLIC MEETING             
The WVHS and the WV Museum present a photographic and memory exhibition of historic neighbourhoods of West Vancouver. The exhibition is a prelude to the publication of "West Vancouver - Cottages to Community" in Fall 2011.
The Society has held several public meetings for residents to provide memories and photographs for possible inclusion in the book. The final public meeting for residents will focus on the Horseshoe Bay and Whytecliff neighbourhoods, although memories regarding any area in West Vancouver is welcome.
Interested residents can also view the West Vancouver Historical Society website at www.wvhs.ca or email the Society.
>  Utility Infrastructure Renewal Open House
        4 - 7pm -- Wed Sept 15  --  Cmnty Ctr Atrium
Planning Strategically for Utility Infrastructure Renewal
Working Together to Meet West Vancouver's Infrastructure Needs  
Every time you pour a glass of drinking water from your tap, flush your toilet, or see rain water flowing into a catch basin, you benefit from WV's utility infrastructure. Maintaining and replacing this infrastructure is self-funded through utility user fees. As the systems age and need replacement, the current budget is not sufficient to do the job. Ultimately, utility rates will need to be increased to address the ageing infrastructure and safeguard the quality of life for future generations, or levels of service will be significantly reduced. 
The District has taken the first steps in a long-term "asset management" approach by determining what we own, its worth and condition, when it needs replacement, and ultimately, how much money will be needed at that time. By developing a long-term Infrastructure Management Plan and seeking support from senior governments, the District's goal is to address future needs in an efficient and cost-effective manner.
For more info, pls visit www.westvancouver.ca/utilities under 'Engineering Infrastructure & Asset Management'. For questions regarding the Open House, pls contact Tamara Shulman, Education & Outreach Coordinator at tshulman@westvancouver.ca or 921 2178.
== Wednesday Sept 15 [more]
        ~ 6pm ~ Child Care Services WG, Cmnty Ctr (Cedar Room)
        ~ 7pm ~ Bd of Variance (M Hall); and Library Bd mtg (Welsh Hall)
== Thursday Sept 16
        ~ 5:30pm ~ Police Board mtg at Police Station (boardroom)
        ~ 6pm ~ NSh Family Court/Youth Justice Cmte (DNV M Hall)
~ 7:30pm ~ WV Streamkeeper Society AGM
           St Stephen's Church (885 - 22nd) -- Reports; Election of Officers for new Board
~ 7pm ~ A Taste of Pakistan Fundraiser at the Kay Meek Ctr
Awarding-winning musician Cassius Khan, who is renowned for his ability to execute highly skilled tabla compositions while also singing ghazals, promises to spice things up with his beats. Khan's music is followed by a fabulous Pakistani fashion show and students from Kamal Music Center will cap off the night.
Enjoy the food and bid in an auction on artwork by internationally-renowned painter Jane Clark, international "plein air" painter Alfonso Tejada, Seattle artist Sarah Bastien, and Vancouver painter Kate Kennedy.
Tickets are $20. All proceeds go to the Canadian Red Cross to assist in flood relief in Pakistan.
For tickets call 913 3634 or visit www.kaymeekcentre.com.
== Saturday Sept 18
~ 1:30 - 3pm ~ ARTHUR ERICKSON MASTER WORKS at the West Vancouver Museum
Simon Scott, who photographed many of Arthur Erickson buildings, will give an illustrative presentation on the architect. Among many of Erickson's noteworthy and innovative designs, the focus of Scott's presentation is on the Filberg House, Arthur Erickson's own house, the Museum of Anthropology, the Baldwin House, and Simon Fraser University.  Register online or call 925 7270. Cost is $10.  For more information about this lecture please visit the Museum website.

== Weekend Sept 18/19 in Britannia!
We're unearthing a new attraction...
The BC Museum of Mining is now the Britannia Mine Museum. Along with the new name, the Museum has been transformed with exhibits, theatre, a "mining tornado", mineral gallery and fascinating A-Z exhibit. The new exhibits and interactive activities are set to be unveiled September 18th & 19th.
We're currently open and offering guided tours... don't miss our thrilling underground experience.
Rediscover the new Britannia Mine Museum. Stroll along the boardwalk and visit the new theatre, mineral gallery, and restored heritage buildings full of fun, new hands on exhibits. Step back in time and take a joy ride through an underground mine, pan for real gold, and dig up some treasured stories of our mining pioneers.
Bring your friends and family to the grand opening weekend. Unearth the explorer in you!
EVENT: Grand opening weekend of the new exhibits and museum features.  COST: Museum admission rates
== Tuesday Sept 21
        ~ 7pm ~ Parks Master Plan WG
== Wednesday Sept 22 ~ 6:30pm ~ Cmnty Consultation: Pacific Arbour Plans for Wetmore Site, at Srs' Ctr
== Thursday Sept 23
        ~ 5pm ~ NSh Adv Cmte on Disability Issues at DNV M Hall
+++  WV MEMORIAL LIBRARY +++  www.westvanlibrary.ca/event/calendar.php
Fridays, Sept 10, 17  --  English Corner  --  10 - 11:30am
        Come practise English Conversation! Free, no registration required.
Thursday Sept 16  --  The Age of the iPad  --  7:30pm
        Linguist Steve Kaufmann will discuss a new learning paradigm in the age of the iPad. Welsh Hall.
Friday Sept 17  --  Philosophers' Cafe: Criminal Court Proceedings --  10:30am to noon
Join guest Wallace Craig, who served as a Provincial Court Judge for over 20 years, for this discussion in the Welsh Hall East. No registration is required. Admission $5.
Monday Sept 20  --  Kay Meek OffStage  -- 10:30am
Intimate Conversations: The Chamber Music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, a special lecture with Vancouver musician Marc Destrube of Early Music Vancouver. Welsh Hall.
Thursday Sept 23  --  Journey Through the Jungle: Borneo  -- 7:30pm
Sheryl Gruber & Brent Loken of Ethical Expeditions will present documentaries and stories about the environment and people of Borneo, one of the most biologically diverse places on the planet. Welsh Hall.
+++  WV MUSEUM  +++  Visit:  http://www.westvanmuseum.blogspot.com/
September 14 to October 16
Fragmented History:  Objects and Meaning features a selection of artworks and historical artifacts from the museum's own collection, and presents in a series of thought-provoking displays that explore critical themes pertaining to collecting institutions.  
The act of collecting is rooted in a desire to endow value and meaning to our lives through the gathering and ordering of the material world around us. Motives that drive this accumulation of 'things' are complex and varied, ranging from the psychological desire to possess, the emotional need to preserve and remember, to the political and economic drive for power, status, knowledge, and validation.  The history of the Museum as an institution is inextricably linked to this practice, and the collections that it houses embody the assumptions about knowledge and value of the societies and culture that create them.
Fragmented History explores the acquisition, organization, and display of objects, addressing some key topics in collecting discourse -authenticity, fragmentation, classification, possession, and the imbuing of value.  This exhibition includes artworks by well-known B.C. artists including Emily Carr and Jack Shadbolt, as well as personal possessions from the estates of B.C. Binning and architect Hugh Hodgson in juxtaposition with other historical items from the Museum's diverse collections.  The exhibition re-evaluates the relationships between institutions, visitors, objects, and collections.
The WV Museum's opening reception is Tuesday, September 14th from 7pm to 9pm.
For more information about the exhibition, please call 925 7295.
+++  FERRY BUILDING GALLERY  +++  http://ferrybuildinggallery.com/  ~ 925 7290
+  September 3 - 25
Inspired by Nature: Parks of West Vancouver   --   Mixed Media Group Show
Andrea Barber, Liz Byrd, Susanna Blunt, Ray Bradbury, Mary-Jean Butler, Toni Cavelti, Barrie Chadwick, Mary Comber Miles, Elizabeth Cox, Jackie Frioud, Pamela Goldsmith-Jones, Ronda Green, Lauren Henderson, Ingunn Kemble,  Colleen McDonald, Patti Martinuik, Lyn Noble, Trish Panz, Diego Samper, Gordon Smith, Linda Waverley, and Helen Weiser.
See poster:  http://ferrybuildinggallery.com/exhibitions/upcoming_exhibition
Opening Reception: Friday Sept 3 from 6 to 8pm
Reception with Artists: Saturday Sept 4 from 2 to 3pm
       Evening Presentations: Tuesdays at 7pm
                Sept 7th ~ Dr Keith Wade: Our Forest Biodiversity
                Sept 14th ~ Dr Jeff Marliave : Rockfish and Glass Sponges of West Vancouver
{NB: the poster has the wrong dates and that's what the last WVM had (as did the NSN), in fact the talk order was switched, so this one is right.}
+  The Ferry Building Gallery has an exciting line-up of Programs for the Fall and Winter.  For detailed information please take a moment to check-out the attached documents.
http://ferrybuildinggallery.com/programs_events/fallwinter_programs_2010        To REGISTER:  Please call 925 7270
+++ SILK PURSE +++  www.silkpurse.ca  ~  925 7292
*  September 7 - 19  --  "Natural [Tranquillities]"*
Long-time Lower Mainland artists Christine Collison, Martin Henry, and Judy McKinnon exhibit their beautiful collection of still lifes, wildlife, and landscape paintings in watercolours and acrylics. This striking group of work creates a soothing, tranquil look at the beauty of nature in the relaxing atmosphere of the intimate Silk Purse.
Opening Reception: TUESDAY September 7th from 6 - 8pm
* [This is Cdn spelling b/c from tranquillity]
Complete list of events: http://kaymeekcentre.com/on_stage/events_calendar
Electronic newsletter: http://kaymeekcentre.weebly.com
Simplest way to get on email list, call 913 3634 or email tickets@kaymeekcentre.com
The Season Brochure is in the mail!
If you do not receive yours this week and would like a copy, please call the box office (913 3634). We will happily mail one to you.
=  Performing at Kay Meek Centre September 8, 9, 10
Internationally-renowned singer-songwriter, poet, humorist JEREMY TAYLOR
Tickets available online or by calling the Kay Meek Centre box office.
=  Tuesday, September 14
Mickey Rooney: appears live in Let's Put On A Show!
Mickey shares his rich 80-plus year career in this autobiographical musical with songs taken from his films, highlighted with film clips, humour, and anecdotal memories.
Let's Put on a Show! also features singer, actress, and wife of 29 years, Jan Rooney, plus an onstage trio and singers in a moving tribute to Mickey's famous co-star from his days at MGM, Judy Garland.
Read about this performance and buy tickets online or call the box office.
=  Get the Most for Least  --  tel 913 3634
Save up to 20%  --  Purchase series tickets to Vancouver Recital Society, Early Music Vancouver, Musically Speaking, Arts Club, or Movies at the Meek.
Save 20%  --  Purchase ten or more tickets to any one performance and we will take 20% off your order.
+++ ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION BRANCH 60, West Vancouver +++
Website: http://www.westvan60.com/  Tel Office: 604-922-3587; Lounge: 604-922-1920
The Summer-Autumn Issue of "The Torch" is now available
 To view the newsletter, just click the following link for direct access:
 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  Pls email me at thetorch60@telus.net if you wd 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 North Shore Candlelight Tribute will be taking place this Saturday evening, the 11th, at the North Vancouver Cemetery.  The March On is at 5:45pm, with the Parade and Ceremony following at 6pm
It is a very touching tribute to honour all Canadians who have sacrificed their lives for peace and freedom worldwide.  Candles are provided.  Add'l info: 604 317 9033, 619 5670; Legion Branches 60, 114, and 118, ANAF Unit 45, and Veterans Affairs Canada.
 +++  WV CHAMBER OF COMMERCE  +++ http://www.westvanchamber.com  926 6614
Come celebrate with other members at the second Annual Park Royal Village Block Party on
Thursday, September 9 !  Festivities run from 4 to 7pm                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
with a Chamber of Commerce Members' Social, Business Tradeshow, roaming performers, live entertainment, a kids' zone, and a wine tent.                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
>  ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
The WV Chamber of Commerce AGM is on Wednesday, September 15th at 5pm at the Park Royal Community Room, on the 2nd floor of the South Mall. (Down the hall from Dudek Shoes.)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          
+++  WALKS      with David Cook  924-0147
Thursday September 16th
Cypress through the Seasons  --  A talk for the Botany Section of Nature Vancouver.
Meeting 1930 hours at Unity Church, 5840 Oak St., Vancouver
Speakers: Katharine Steig, Rosemary & Terry Taylor
Join Katharine Steig and the Taylors for a photographic tour of Cypress Provincial Park's rich natural history through the seasons. The Cypress people are returning after a three-year absence with a new and equally entertaining photographic cornucopia of what this mountain park has to offer the Naturalist.
* Robson Reading Series at UBC Bookstore/Library at Robson Square
7pm Thursday Sept 16th: Annabel Lyon (author of The Golden Mean) and Naomi Beth Wakan (author of Book Ends: a year between the covers).  {Naomi is a well-known haiku poet.}
+ BARD ON THE BEACH ~~ Tel 739 0559 ~~ www.bardonthebeach.org
        Much Ado About Nothing; Antony and Cleopatra; Falstaff; Henry V Pt 1 and 2
+ Arts Club (tel 687 1644) ~ Tear the Curtain at the Stanley Stage: Previews Sept 9 - 14, runs to Oct 10
+ Metro Theatre  tel 266 7191
Brighton Beach Memoirs by Neil Simon  --  Aug 28 - Sept 25; Matinees: Sept 5 and 19th      
A coming of age comedy offering a hilarious portrait of the American family, set in Brighton Beach, New York in 1937.  This entertaining tale centers on 15-year-old Eugene Jerome; witty, perceptive, obsessed with girls, and forever fantasizing about his baseball triumphs as a star pitcher for the New York Yankees. Through daily journal entries, the aspiring writer begins to understand the complexities of life, the need for family, and the humour in it all.
+ Hendry Hall -- 983 2633
      Barbecue Blues, written and directed by David Read; husband and wife comedy; Sept 9 to 25th
Opening Night of FRINGE: Appi-teasers - 7pm Tues Sept 7; Venue: Performance Works
Coming to the 2010 Vancouver International Fringe Festival
Firehall Arts Centre (689-0691), Sept 9 - 19 -- Dead Man's Cell Phone
This Vancouver premiere of Sarah Ruhl's oddball comedy confronts two of life's inevitabilities: death and cellphones.  About Dead Man's Cell Phone:
Dead Man's Cell Phone is a Canadian Actors' Equity Co-Op, being produced at the Vancouver International Fringe Festival.  Seven performances only between Sept 9 - 19th.
    Click here for show times.  You can contact us by email:  info@deadmanscellphone.ca
    To get a list of our show times sent to you via email, just email us at shows@deadsmanscellphone.ca
+ Jericho Arts Centre (1675 Discovery)  tel 224 8007
Sept 3 - 26 United Players proudly presents THE CANADIAN PREMIERE of The Power of Yes by Sir David Hare directed by Adam Henderson
On 15 September 2008, capitalism came to a grinding halt. In the wake of the financial crisis, the National Theatre commissioned David Hare to write an urgent and immediate work that sought to find out what had happened and why. The Power of Yes is the result. After having met with many of the key players from the financial world, David Hare has created a compelling narrative, as enlightening as it is entertaining. Hare takes us on a fascinating journey to discover the causes of the financial crisis, asking questions we all want to know the answer to, and gives flesh to a rogues' gallery of characters.The Power of Yes is not so much a play as a jaw-dropping account of how, as the banks went bust, capitalism was replaced by a socialism that bailed out the rich alone.  Read on.......
Thursday through Sunday, at 8pm; Tix: $14 - $18
Reservations call 604 224 8007, ext. 2  2010 / 2011 SEASON TICKETS still available from $60 for 5 plays   www.unitedplayers.com
    Calendar of Events: http://www.vanartgallery.bc.ca/events_and_programs/calendar_of_events.html
Also:  http://www.vanartgallery.bc.ca/e-glance/eglance_sept10.html
- Tues Sept 21 ~ 7pm ~  In Dialogue with Carr
Artists in Dialogue I / Evan Lee and Liz Magor / In the Gallery
Join Vancouver artists Evan Lee and Liz Magor in discussion about their practice in relation to Emily Carr's work. Lee speaks about his image-making process and the different ways in which he and Carr represent BC's forests. Magor considers how she conceptualizes the wilderness as refuge in her sculptural works. Free with Gallery admission.
-  VAG PUBLIC PROGRAMS  --  All Programs free for Members.
NOW SHOWING: July 1, 2010 - January 3, 2011
IN DIALOGUE WITH CARR: Douglas Coupland, Evan Lee, Liz Magor, Marianne Nicolson
This exhibition strategically pairs the work of Emily Carr with key contemporary BC artists to draw out a dialogue between Carr's legacy and the myriad ways in which artists respond to it.
For more information on the Gallery's relocation campaign, visit our new relocation website at www.newvanartgallery.com. You can also join the discussion on our Facebook page.
-  Visit the Gallery to see Ian Thom's latest curatorial project, Bearing Witness: Works from the Collection http://www.vanartgallery.bc.ca/the_exhibitions/exhibit_bearing_witness.html
Zimsculpt Stone Sculpture from Zimbabwe -- more than 150 stone sculptures from Zimbabwe at VanDusen Botanical Garden to Sept 26th.

===  NEWSLETTER TOPICS/TITLES West Van Matters 2010: 1 - 19r   ===

        2010 Jan 11th Council Mtg AGENDA; Calendar to Jan 31st
        Budget 2010 Intro; public input Jan 18 * WVM Titles 2009: 1-28
        2010 Jan 11th & 18 Ccl NOTES; Jan 25th AGENDA; Calendar to Feb 5th
        RinC Funding * Strategic Plan / BSC / V4S * Version 5 BUDGET 2010
        2010 Jan 25th Ccl Notes; Feb 1st AGENDA; Calendar to Feb 11th
        WV Streamkeepers / EPN * Budget 2010 .69% --> ? * SFMP * Oil Tank Update
        2010 Feb 1st Ccl Mtg Notes; AGENDA Feb 8th; Calendar to Feb 28th
        Sec Stes Fees / Charges * Strategic Planning WG Report * Budget 2010
        2010 Feb 8th / 10th Ccl Mtg NOTES; AGENDA Mar 1st; Calendar to Mar 17th
        Zero Tax Increase 2010 Budget Adopted! * Olympics (WV Plan & Now)
        2010 Mar 1st Ccl Mtg NOTES; AGENDA Mar 15th; Calendar to Apr 17th
        Balanced Scorecard * Capital Fund Controversy * CEC Terms of Reference
        2010 Mar 15th Ccl Mtg NOTES; AGENDA Apr 12th; Calendar to Apr 30th
        Monstrous Precedent? * SAFERhomes * Cmnty Climate Action Plan
        2010 Apr 12th Ccl Mtg NOTES; AGENDA Apr 26th; Calendar to May 4th
        Olympics/Thx * Letters MIA! * Election Task Force * Ambleside WATERFRONT
        2010 Apr 26th Ccl Mtg NOTES; AGENDA May 3rd; Calendar to May 16th +
        Lighthouse Pk * Strat Transp WG * Dogs! * Road Closure & Sale * Endowment $$$
        2010 May 3rd Ccl Mtg NOTES; AGENDA May 10/12th; Calendar to May 20th
        Housing WG Report * Gleneagles Opening * Endowment/ Funds Bylaws Qs & As
        2010 May 10/12th Ccl Mtg NOTES; AGENDAs May 17th; Calendar to June 5th
        More (Unanswered) Endowment Fund Qs * Mill Rates Set * Youth Ccl / Awards
        2010 May 17th Ccl PH/ Mtg NOTES; Ccl AGENDA May 31st; Calendar to June 12th
        Still NO Correspondence on Agenda * Ramp Rant * Utility Rates to Increase
        2010 May 31st Ccl Mtg NOTES; Ccl AGENDA June 7th; Calendar to June 24th
        Library/LEED * Boat Ramp Kept * Esq & 20/21 Deferred * Turf Field Update
        2010 June 7th Ccl Mtg NOTES; Ccl AGENDA June 21st; Calendar to June 30th
        Green House Gases & OCP * Old-Growth Conservancy * DVP 3113 Marine Dr.
        June 21st Ccl Mtg NOTES; June 28 AGENDAs; Calendar to July 9th
        Correspondence still MIA * Black Bear Society * Community Grant$
        June 28th PH/Ccl Mtg NOTES; Ccl AGENDA July 5th; Calendar to July 23rd
        Letters/hide-and-seek * Housing Pilots OCP PH * Finance, Annual Report$
        July 5th Ccl Mtg NOTES; Ccl AGENDA July 19th; Calendar to July 31st
        Staff Pay $100K+ * Dogs * Heritage Homes; Pilot Projs * Corresp Obfuscation
        July 19th Ccl Mtg NOTES; Ccl AGENDA July 26th; Calendar to Aug 8th +
        Restorative Justice * Dogs * 2009 BUDGET Amendment & ANNUAL REPORT
        July 26th Special Ccl Mtg NOTES; Calendar to September 12th
        Wetmore * MDr PkR Light? * Letters Still MIA * Mid-Year Review * Keep Klee Wyck?

===  CCL MTG AGENDA Sept 13th ===
6pm in MHall Main Floor Conference Room; 7pm ccl mtg in chamber
Note:  At 6pm the reg Cci Mtg will commence in open session 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 Cmnty Charter.
6:00 PM
RECOMMENDED: THAT in the public interest, members of the public be excluded from part of the July 5 reg Ccl Mtg on the basis of matters to be considered under the following section of the Community Charter:
90. (1) A part of a ccl mtg may be closed to the public if the subject matter being considered relates to or is one or more of the following:
(a) 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;
(c) labour relations or other employee relations;
(d) the security of the property of the municipality;
(e) the acquisition, disposition or expropriation of land or improvements, if the council considers that disclosure could reasonably be expected to harm the interests of the municipality;
(f) law enforcement, if the council considers that disclosure could reasonably be expected to harm the conduct of an investigation under or enforcement of an enactment;
(g) litigation or potential litigation affecting the municipality;
(i) the receipt of advice that is subject to solicitor-client privilege, including communications necessary for that purpose.
3. Council will then proceed with the closed session.  At its conclusion, the ccl mtg follows.
7:00 PM
6.  ADOPTION OF MINUTES --  Adoption of July 26, 2010 Special Council Meeting Minutes
7. P. Gravett and S. Bell-Irving Gray, West Vancouver Arts Centre Trust: Kay Meek Centre (File:  3006 15)
        PowerPoint presentation to be provided.
8. Application for Liquor-Primary Licence from West Vancouver Arts Centre Trust for Kay Meek Centre (1700 Mathers Avenue) (File:  1605-14)
1. The Council report dated August 21, 2010 from the Manager of Permits, Inspections, and Bylaws regarding an application...be received.
2. Council [support] the application...  based on the information contained in the Council report
3. A copy of the resolution be forwarded to the Liquor Control and [Licensing] Branch (LCLB) in accordance with the legislative requirements.
9. Development Variance Permit Application No. 09-044 (6275 Taylor Drive) (File: 1010 20 09 044)
At the July 26, 2010 special meeting Council received the report dated July 14, 2010 from the Community Planner and set the date for consideration for September 13, 2010.
= Reports received up to Sept 9:  J. Allan / July 14, 2010 / July 26, 2010
= Written Submissions received up to Sept 9:  M. and R. Thornton / August 30 / September 13
THAT all written and verbal submissions...be received for information.
If Council wishes a further staff report, then:
THAT staff report back to Council...
RECOMMENDED: THAT the DVP to allow construction of a new detached garage with basement, and new driveway and stairs, be approved.
10. Extension of Development Variance Permit No. 07-021 for 2208 Queens Avenue and 1865 22nd Street (File:  1010-20-07-021)
the approved DVP for 2208 Queens Ave and 1865 22nd St, be extended to June 13, 2011.
11. Official Community Plan Amendment, Rezoning and Development Permit Application 1010-20-10-032 for 803-889 Taylorwood Place (located at the northeast corner of Taylor Way and Keith Road) (File:  1010-20-10-032)
1. Staff consult with the community on the development proposal for land at 803-889 Taylorwood Place (located at the northeast corner of Taylor Way and Keith Road);
2. Community consultation take the form of a public meeting in October 2010 and include direct notification to the properties shown on the map attached as Appendix "B", to the staff report dated September 1, 2010 and a notice of the public meeting be posted on the District website; and
3. Following the community consultation on the development proposal for the land at 803-889 Taylorwood Place (located at the northeast corner of Taylor Way and Keith Road), staff report back to Council on the comments provided by the community and provide a complete review of the development proposal.
12. 2200 Block Marine Drive - Road Closure and Removal of Highway Dedication Bylaw No. 4659, 2010 (Located at 2200 Block Marine Drive and 2200 Block Fulton Avenue) (File:  1010 20 10 040/1610 20-4659)
1. ...be read a first, second, and third time; and
2. Staff [be] authorized to publish the statutory notices required ... setting October 4, 2010 as the deadline for written and oral submissions.
13. One-Time Grant to Royal Canadian Legion (File: 0055-20-RCLE1)
The Finance Committee at its July 23, 2010 meeting passed the following motion:
"THAT the Finance Committee recommend to Council that a one-time grant of $6000 to the Royal Canadian Legion (West Vancouver Branch) be considered for 2010, in lieu of a permissive tax exemption."
RECOMMENDED: ... be approved.
{There was public discussion about this, so this is the resolution.  Great news as the Legion does a lot of good work.  Do think, however, that where the funds are coming from shd be noted since it wd not be in the budget, ie where are they getting the money?
more intriguingly, how much more is there in that fund?}
14. Consent Agenda Items
REPORTS FOR CONSENT AGENDA (recommended be received for information)
14.1. Updated District of West Vancouver Municipal Emergency Plan (File:  2715 02)
14.2. Gleneagles Clubhouse Concession Licence Agreement (File:  1145 04)
14.3. West Vancouver Arts Centre Trust (Kay Meek Centre) Fee for Service Agreement (File:  1135-08/3006-15)
14.4. Development Application Status Report to September 3, 2010 (File:  1010 01)
15. No items.
{This is where Ccl may choose to discuss an item/letter in the Public Correspondence; let us all hope it returns soon -- at least the list of letters so we then are informed of what they've read and we know what topics/subjects are involved, as well as updates and reports from other bodies, govt and cmnty.}

> Mother and twin baby moose playing in sprinkler: http://www.wimp.com/babymoose
>  Dogs at the Bar!
Boy, are these German shepherds ever fast -- watch the eyes concentrating; and mother patient just so long: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f309fSTWYo4&feature=email
>  Bear in Whistler climbs to third storey! (Sept 9, CBC News)
High-climbing bear on MSN Video  A bear in Whistler, BC, scaled a three-storey townhouse to get at some tomatoes, the CBC's Susana da Silva reports. http://video.ca.msn.com/watch/video/high-climbing-bear/16a7fyog9

===  BEERWATCH  ===
World's 'oldest beer' found in shipwreck
By Les Neuhaus, CNN  September 3, 2010 6:33 a.m. EDT
(CNN) -- First there was the discovery of dozens of bottles of 200-year-old champagne, but now salvage divers have recovered what they believe to be the world's oldest beer, taking advertisers' notion of 'drinkability' to another level.
Though the effort to lift the reserve of champagne had just ended, researchers uncovered a small collection of bottled beer on Wednesday from the same shipwreck south of the autonomous Aland Islands in the Baltic Sea.
"At the moment, we believe that these are by far the world's oldest bottles of beer," Rainer Juslin, permanent secretary of the island's ministry of education, science and culture, told CNN on Friday via telephone from Mariehamn, the capital of the Aland Islands.
"It seems that we have not only salvaged the oldest champagne in the world, but also the oldest still drinkable beer. The culture in the beer is still living.".....
All the cargo on the ship -- including the beer and champagne -- is believed to have been transported sometime between 1800 and 1830, according to Juslin. He said the wreck was about 50 meters deep (roughly 164 feet) in between the Aland island chain and Finland......
The islands are at the entrance of the Gulf of Bothnia, in the Baltic Sea. They have Swedish-speaking people, though the island itself falls under Finnish protection. The Aland chain forms a Nordic archipelago of more than 6,000 skerries and islands.
from:  http://www.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/europe/09/03/baltic.sea.beer/index.html
===  INFObits  ===
+  Jewish New Year:
Rosh Hashanah - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It is the new year for people, animals, and legal contracts. .... Jewish Year 5771: sunset September 8, 2010 - nightfall September 10, 2010; Jewish Year ...  en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosh_Hashanah - Cached - Similar
+  EID -- end of Ramadan
=  Eid ul-Fitr - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Eid ul-Fitr (Arabic), often abbreviated to Eid, is a Muslim holiday that marks the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting ...  General rituals - Islamic tradition - Practices by country
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eid_ul-Fitr - Cached - Similar
=  Eid al-Adha - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Eid al-Adha (Arabic) "Festival of Sacrifice" or " Greater Eid" is an important religious holiday celebrated by Muslims worldwide to ...  Other names - The Hijrah - Traditions and practices  en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eid_al-Adha - Cached - Similar
+  (Not a) MOSQUE in NY?
Some background:
+  Battle of Britain and the Blitz -- 70th Anniversary
                [Events 2010 August 20: http://www.raf.mod.uk/events/ ]
The Battle of Britain (German: Luftschlacht um England or Luftschlacht um Gro=DFbritannien) is the name given to the air campaign waged by the German Air Force (Luftwaffe) against the United Kingdom during the summer and autumn of 1940. The objective of the campaign was to gain air superiority over the Royal Air Force (RAF), especially Fighter Command. The name derives from a famous speech delivered by Prime Minister Winston Churchill in the House of Commons: "The Battle of France is over. I expect the Battle of Britain is about to begin..."
Phases of the battle
The Battle can be roughly divided into four phases:
     o 10 July-11 August: Kanalkampf, ("the Channel battles").
     o 12 August-23 August: Adlerangriff ("Eagle Attack"), the early assault against the coastal airfields.
     o  24 August-6 September: the Luftwaffe targets the airfields. The critical phase of the battle.
     o  7 September onwards: the day attacks switch to British towns and cities.
Battle of Britain Day
Winston Churchill summed up the effect of the battle and the contribution of Fighter Command with the words, "Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few." Pilots who fought in the Battle have been known as The Few ever since. Battle of Britain Day is commemorated in the United Kingdom on 15 September. Within the Commonwealth, Battle of Britain Day is usually observed on the third Sunday in September. In some areas in the British Channel Islands, it is celebrated on the second Thursday in September.
The official website of the Battle of Britain Historical Sociey. An educational history of the Battle of Britain designed for the internet for use by ...  www.battleofbritain1940.net/

===  WEBWATCH  ===  Muslim graves removed to build "Museum of Tolerance" -- Chutzpah!
Ethnically cleansing the dead  --  August 15, 2010
The destruction of an ancient Muslim cemetery by Israel has been going on for decades but the latest round of desecration is possibly the most outrageous when you consider why it is happening:
Yesterday, the day before the Muslim holy month of Ramadan began, at 2:30 in the morning, workers sent by the Israeli authorities, protected by dozens of police, destroyed the tombstones in the last portion of the Mamilla cemetery, an historic Muslim burial ground with graves going back to the 7th Century, hitherto left untouched. The government of Israel has always been fully cognizant of the sanctity and historic significance of the site. Already in 1948, when control of the cemetery reverted to Israel, the Israeli Religious Affairs Ministry recognized Mamilla "to be one of the most prominent Muslim cemeteries, where seventy thousand Muslim warriors of [Saladin's] armies are interred along with many Muslim scholars. Israel will always know to protect and respect this site." For all that, and despite (proper) Israeli outrage when Jewish cemeteries are desecrated anywhere in the world, the dismantlement of the Mamilla cemetery has been systematic. In the 1960s, "Independence Park" was built over a portion of it; subsequently an urban road was built through it, major electrical cables were laid over graves and a parking lot constructed over yet another piece. Now some 1,500 Muslim graves have been cleared in several nighttime operations to make way for.....a $100 million Museum of Tolerance and Human Dignity, a project of the Simon Wiesenthal Center in Los Angeles. (Ironically, Rabbi Marvin Hier, the Wiesenthal Center's Director, appeared on Fox News to express his opposition to the construction of a mosque near Ground Zero in Manhattan, because the site of the 9/11 attack "is a cemetery".)
Such tolerance!
Posted by Levi9909 @ 6:26 AM Comments (1)
from Jews sans frontieres:      http://jewssansfrontieres.blogspot.com/2010/08/ethnically-cleansing-dead.html

===  NEWSWATCH  ===  LA Times 
An American woman seeks justice for Palestinian husband
        by Edmund Sanders, Los Angeles Times, August 18
Israeli police say they shot Ziad Jilani after he sideswiped three officers with his car in a 'terror attack.' His family says it was an accident. Wife Moira vows to 'push this until the day I die.'
Reporting from Jerusalem -- Get the girls ready, Ziad Jilani's wife recalls him saying as he rushed out the door, and when I'm back from prayers we'll have a day at the beach. With temperatures soaring and school in recess, the Jilani family was looking forward to a little fun and relaxation.
The complete article can be viewed at:

===  SCIENCEWATCH  === excellent article in NSN Sept 5
Three Vancouver explorers return home after scouring the oceans for our trash
... Images =BB Ryan Robertson, Hugh Patterson and Bryson Robertson display the mostly plastic trash they collected on a beach in Nootka Sound on the west coast of Vancouver Island.
The two small communities on the isolated Australian islands of Cocos Keeling are long-time winners of the country's "Tidy Towns" competition but, just steps away, three Vancouver sailors found a different story.
On the eastern side of the atoll, strong trade winds bring waves crashing onto the shores, and with the waves come piles of plastic stretching out to the horizon.
That's all Ryan Robertson saw when he landed on the beach two years ago as part of a Vancouver-based exhibition to document plastic found in the oceans and beaches around the world....
In that 10-metre section of beach, he and his crewmates, younger brother Bryson Robertson and friend Hugh Patterson, found 350 sandals and 240 pop bottles.
After an hour or two of cataloguing the jetsam, the waves had washed ashore enough trash to obscure their effort....  plastic from all around the world, including North Vancouver, ends up in the world's oceans.....
The swirling ocean and wind currents push all the garbage in the North Pacific into one spot, called the North Pacific Gyre, where a high pressure zone causes it to get stuck. There, the plastic floats around in a garbage dump the size of Alberta far out of sight from most.
Because the plastic can't fully break down naturally, the sea is littered with tiny pieces of plastic the size of zooplankton, which are then ingested by the fish and birds......
Back ashore, they plan to keep working on their mission, with a documentary called Our Plastic Oceans planned for release in 2011.
Other videos from their journey, as well as updates about the research and their current position, can be found on their website at www.oceangybe.com, or by searching Oceangybe on www.youtube.com.
Read more: http://www.nsnews.com/technology/Three+Vancouver+explorers+return+home+after+scouring+oceans+trash/3484559/story.html#ixzz0yiwfHrtZ

===  CPTWATCH  ===  Hebron
CPTnet  --  22 August 2010
HEBRON REFLECTION: "Captain, Where Is Your Sense of Decency?"  by Paulette Schroeder
       Backed up by 30 Israeli soldiers and two Israeli policemen, you, Capt.Bassem, cleared the way for your soldiers to weld shut three Palestinian shops on the same site as the Saturday weekly "Open Shuhada St." Action. Though the shopkeeper who worked these shops had nothing to do with this nonviolent weekly action of the Palestinian activists, you made him "an example" of your intention to forcibly stop this resistance movement. After arresting one international and four Palestinians, one very brutally, you sealed the shops through your final orders to the soldiers.
       Captain Bassem, why did you at the last minute before the welding began, decide to shove the shopkeeper's large cart loaded with Ramadan merchandise into one of the shops to be closed? What entered your spirit? What possessed you to make the suffering of this man more intense on the day before Ramadan, a season of fasting, prayer, almsgiving, visiting family, and sharing happiness and hospitality?  There you stood behind the "strong" row of Israeli soldiers and Border police.  You saw the soldiers preparing to weld one of the shops shut. You eyed the cart standing outside the shops. It was at that moment, despite the cries and  pleas of a CPTer filming the action, that you chose to push the cart roughly behind the doors.  The CPTer insisted she'd retrieve the Ramadan merchandise for the shopkeeper or you could do it, but you used no compassion.  You made the cart inaccessible to the merchant.  With a careless brush of your hands you wiped away any possible kindness or justice. You heard the CPTer's words:  "Where is your sense of decency?  What has this shopkeeper done to merit this hatefulness?" You had warned the shopkeeper earlier in the afternoon he'd have a half hour to remove his items from his three stores, but actually you gave him two hours before you barreled down on the shops and on the people resisting.  The shopkeeper had done what you had asked him to do.
       I watched this all happen, Captain.  I wondered what was going on in your heart.  I had often encountered you on the streets before this day, and most often I observed you as a decent policeman trying to do your job.  This day I saw something so different in you.
       This day's sorrow you cannot now undo. Your decision to bring more pain into the Palestinian people's lives with such unwarranted cruelty to the demonstrators and to the shopkeeper is paradigmatic of this Israeli Occupation. It kills the soldiers' spirit and creates psychological difficulties for them after they serve in the West Bank. I wondered if the Occupation is also having such an effect on you. I ask you, and I ask the soldiers:  Is this the sort of future you want to create for Israel, or for yourselves?
CPT's MISSION: What would happen if Christians devoted the same discipline and sacrifice to nonviolent peacemaking that armies devote to war? Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT) seeks to enlist the whole church in organized, nonviolent alternatives to war and places teams of trained peacemakers in regions of lethal conflict.
COMMENTS: To ask questions or express concerns, criticisms and affirmations send messages to peacemakers@cpt.org.
NEWSLETTER: To receive CPT's quarterly newsletter by email or in print, go to http://cpt.org/participate/subscribe
from: http://www.cpt.org/cptnet/2010/08/23/hebron-reflection-"captain-where-your-sense-decency"
CPTnet  --  10 September 2010
HEBRON: Soldiers practise breaking and entering
     At 3:30pm on 24 August 2010, thirty-four soldiers gathered at the alley in front of the CPT apartment.  Five soldiers stood at the entrance to the alley to keep the onlookers back while the others broke open shop and apartment doors along the street.  When the CPTers asked what they were doing, the soldiers said they were practising how to break into shops.  They broke open or damaged at least five doors along the street.  They started to break into three other shops, but stopped when a shopkeeper hurried up to them, unlocked the shops, and persuaded them not to break into the remaining buildings.
     At one point, some of the soldiers went back to their base and were replaced by another group of soldiers who also began practising how to break into Palestinian shops.  The soldiers left the area at 5pm after unsuccessfully trying to break into an apartment door that a Palestinian family had welded shut.  As the soldiers left, a shopkeeper asked them who would pay for the damaged locks, but they did not answer.
     The following day at 1:30pm, ten soldiers returned.  Five soldiers again lined up at the entrance to the street to keep onlookers back.  The other five soldiers brought equipment to weld shut one of the shop doors that they had broken open the day before.  They said they needed to do secure the door to prevent anyone from going up to the roof where soldiers are stationed to watch the market.
     One of the shopkeepers persuaded them to wait until the owner of that shop could come and talk with them.  In the meantime, she asked them to fix the lock on her shop door that they had broken the day before.  The soldiers did work on her door, and while they did not completely fix the broken lock, they did make it possible for her to padlock the door.  When the owner of the shop that the soldiers were planning to weld shut arrived, he assured the soldiers that they did not need to worry about anyone using his shop to gain entrance to the roof.  He reminded the soldiers that his shop had always been locked until they broke the lock, and that he had been a good neighbor to the military for years.  With the help of the other shopkeeper, the man persuaded the soldiers to give him a chance to block the entrance to the roof himself.  A soldier kept asking when this would happen, but the Palestinians told him they would need time to raise some money and to gather some people to help.  The soldiers finally agreed to this arrangement.
On-line version: http://www.cpt.org/cptnet/2010/09/10/hebron-soldiers-practice-breaking-and-entering
===  SENIORWATCH  ===  :-) oh, what happens when we age.......
     Thought you would appreciate this lady's invocation!
===  WOMENWATCH  === Sept 7 in Le Monde diplomatique by Heidi Morrison
        Palestinian women academics: http://mondediplo.com/blogs/palestinian-women-academics-soldier-on
Now that cmtes/WGs started mtg, will get an update on Klee Wyck.
Also may be some events at Hollyburn Lodge last weekend in Sept; update in next issue.
This is very interesting, and what Kew Gardens and the Royal Navy did on Ascension Island may serve as a model for other areas in the world.  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-11137903
===  SALMONWATCH  ===  Here's one theory.....  absence/abundance of lice?
From: Tyee Bridge <tyee@tyeebridge.com>
Sept 9, 2010 1:13:12 PM / FYI (via Dane Chauvel) / From: The Kershaws Sent: Wed, Sept 08, 2010 5:35 PM
To: jferry@theprovince.com  Subject: 2010 Sockeye Salmon run and Sea Lice
FYI -- The lowest levels of sea lice were recorded during the out-migrating sockeye smolt period of this year's record run of sockeye. That year was 2008 when the Pacific Salmon Forum study reported that only 4%--7% of the Chum and Pink salmon fry, tested in the Broughton, were infected with sea lice compared to 2007, where up to 70% were infested. Other data collected in 2008 had sockeye with 1.8 lice per smolt compared to 7-9 lice per smolt tested in 2007 and 2009. In fact, it actually looks like how the salmon farms manage their sea lice, so go our south coast Wild salmon returns. Open net fish farming can hardly be vindicated by this years return, rather the data makes for a good case for the salmon farmers to move to closed containment so we can have Wild Salmon returns like these in the future.
Our association predicted a large return of Sockeye partly due to the low levels of lice in 2008. The data is readily available for anyone to look at and I would be happy to discuss it with you further.
Regards, Paul Kershaw, Area D Gillnetters President, 250-752-1508
=== TRAVELWATCH  ===  Cheap flights -- Fascinating Aida  :-) (Irish group)
oh, what happens when you buy a cheap flight! -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZAg0lUYHHFc
A Guide to the Magic and Mystery of Practical English  by Roy Peter Clark ~NYT Review of Books ~
'The Glamour of Grammar'  reviewed by AMMON SHEA
A grammar manual for the 21st century that endorses breaking rules that make no sense.
The Poetry of Prose  --  published: August 20, 2010
We English speakers have been terribly insecure about our ability to communicate in our native tongue for at least 200 years, if the number of books aiming to correct errors in our speech and writing released during that time is any measure. Basic grammar books have existed since the 16th century, but it wasn't until the 18th that guides like Robert Baker's "Reflections on the English Language" (1770) and James Elphinston's charmingly titled "Inglish Orthoggraphy, Epittomized" (1790) began specifically addressing common mistakes of usage. It was in the 1800s, though, that anxiety over usage really started to mount, with hundreds of grammars and polemics finding their way to print: 1829 saw "The Vulgarities of Speech Corrected: With Elegant Expressions for Provincial and Vulgar English, Scots, and Irish; for the Use of Those Who are Unacquainted With Grammar"; in 1841 there was "Decline of the English Language: The Cause and Probable Consequences"; and "A Plea for the Queen's English" came out in 1863. For the most part these were pragmatic and steely-eyed affairs, not the kinds of books to employ excess humor or display too-great charity regarding the vicissitudes of usage.
Whole review at: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/22/books/review/Shea-t.html?_r=1&nl=books&emc=booksupdateema3
Questions for Roy Peter Clark  August 20, 2010, 11:12 AM  --  Stray Questions
Grammar, glamorous? Really?
At one time in the history of the language "glamour" and "grammar" were the same word. As Casey Stengel once said: "You could look it up." The link turns out to be magic. Back in the day, grammar had a much broader meaning. It stood for language knowledge connected to all kinds of learning, including the dark arts.
That connection between language and magic may be clearer in the word "spell". It denotes both the order of letters to form words and an incantation to show your mystical power and influence. As that great grammarian Screamin' Jay Hawkins once explained, "I put a spell on you ... cause you're mine."
In the common imagination, grammar has lost all those enchanting associations. Now it conjures everything unglamorous: nagging perfectionists, pedantic correctionists (my spell checker wants me to change that word to "creationists"), high school students asleep at their desks, stalactites of drool hanging from their lips.
My seemingly impossible mission, if I choose to accept it, is to bring back to language learning and usage some of the magic, some of the energy and power, some of the fun. I hope my book invites people who feel left out of the literacy club to join a community of writers. Imagine a nation of readers and writers.
A teacher of mine once argued that there were only three ways to become more literate. The most literate people - think of a William F. Buckley Jr. or a Susan Sontag - have these behaviors in common. They write all the time and in different forms; they read widely, deeply and critically; and they talk about reading and writing in special ways. No one will learn Standard English without applying it in the context of making meaning. Not Eat Pray Love. But Read Write Talk.
What is the future of standardized usage in the era of texting, tweeting, and the rise of "Globish"?
Thanks for teaching me a new word. I had not heard "Globish"; I now know it's a neologism, a new word, that blends "globe" and "English". I also know that a Frenchman (why is my spider sense tingling?) is marketing it as a stripped down form of English that can become the standard dialect of international business. His recipe is to limit vocabulary to 1,500 words, to learn only the most basic sentence structure and to bleach out all the color: no cultural references, no idiomatic expressions and, most of all, no jokes! I encourage the Frenchman to "refudiate" that idea.
===  WORDWATCH  === Rejected, New, Non Words, and Dictionaries
More on rejected, new, and non words.
When Luke Ngakane heard that the OED had a vault of failures, he wrote The English Dictionary of Non Words.  He liked furgle (to feel around in your pocket for a coin or key) and polkadodge (pedestrian dance when both move in same direction to dodge the other).  There's also earworm and dringle.  See: http://news.bbc.co.uk/local/oxford/hi/people_and_places/arts_and_culture/newsid_8757000/8757975.stm
With usage they can become words in a dictionary.
The words rejected by the OED I referred to earlier can be found at:
Some of them are really already used words.  For example, locavor(e) wd certainly be understood by anyone in Vancouver so hope that rejection is short-lived.
Some words IMO definitely have a future:
Accordionated - being able to drive and refold a road map at the same time
Fumb - your large toe
Lexpionage - the sleuthing of words and phrases
Nonversation - a worthless conversation, wherein nothing is explained or otherwise elaborated upon
Optotoxical - a look that could kill, normally from a parent or spouse
Peppier - a waiter whose sole job is to offer diners ground pepper, usually from a large pepper mill
Pregreening - to creep forwards while waiting for a red light to change
Quackmire - the muddy edges of a duck pond
Whinese - a term for the language spoken by children on lengthy trips
Wurfing - the act of surfing the Internet while at work
Xenolexica - a grave confusion when faced with unusual words
OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY  --  http://www.oed.com/about/history.html
How it began  --  1857: The Philological Society of London calls for a new English Dictionary
More work than they thought  --  1884: Five years into a proposed ten-year project, the editors reach ant
One step at a time  --  1884-1928: The Dictionary is published in fascicles
OED Online will relaunch in December 2010.  more...
Latest additions: June 2010  On 10 June, the revised range Rh to rococoesque was added to the Dictionary, along with new entries across the alphabet. The Chief Editor reviews some of the most interesting linguistic developments in this range more...
Restaurant reprised
Readers of last quarter's publication notes will know that, with the aid of numerous readers' contributions, we had identified 1821 as the year in which eating houses named 'restaurants' started to spring up in Britain and America. I'm grateful to those of you who have taken up the challenge to find still earlier references. The current version of the entry includes two early outliers: one, from 1815, describing coffee-houses and 'an excellent restaurant' in Paris; the other, from 1806, using the word in a translation of the 'Regulations of the Literary Society of Antwerp'.
The word is recorded in its modern sense in French from at least 1771, so it is possible the other earlier uses may be discovered. But at present the establishment of such establishments in New York and London can still be dated to 1821.
                        JOHN SIMPSON, Chief Editor, Oxford English Dictionary

===  MAIKU  ===  2010 Sept 2nd West Vancouver

                    summer slides seamless
                                      sneaks, seeps into autumn, blends
                                                                                    beloved west coast

===  QUOTATIONS / THOUGHTS (some back to school) / PUNS  ===

There is no pain equal to that of being forced to think.
          -- Frank Yerby (African-American father, Scots-Irish mother), historical novelist (1916 - 1991)
It is curious that physical courage should be so common in the world and moral courage so rare.
                                         -- Mark Twain, American author and humorist (1835 - 1910)
Those who know, do; those who understand, teach.
                -- Aristotle, Greek philosopher (384 BC - 322 BC)
Personally I am always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught.                                     
                -- Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill, British statesman (1874 - 1965)
It has always seemed strange to me that in our endless discussions about education so little stress is laid on the pleasure of becoming an educated person, the enormous interest it adds to life. To be able to be caught up into the world of thought -- that is to be educated.
                -- Edith Hamilton, American educator and writer (1867 - 1963)
Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
        -- Ralph Waldo Emerson, American philosopher, essayist, and poet (1803 - 1882)
Keep a green tree alive in your heart and a songbird may come to sing there.
                -- Chinese Proverb
Oh, it is excellent to have a giant's strength; but it is tyrannous to use it like a giant.
                -- William Shakespeare, English playwright and poet (1564 - 1616)
You will face many defeats in your life, but never let yourself be defeated.
                - Maya Angelou, American autobiographer and poet (b 1928)
Don't wait for your ship to come in. Row out to meet it.
                - Unknown
Stanislaw Jerzy Lec - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (6 March 1909 - 7 May 1966), born Baron Stanislaw Jerzy de Tusch-Letz, was a poet and aphorist of Polish and Jewish noble origin. Often mentioned among the greatest writers of post-WW2 Poland, he was one of the most influential aphorists on the 20th century, known for lyrical poetry and sceptical philosophical-moral aphorisms, often with a political subtext.
~ We are all equal before the law, but not before those appointed to apply it.
~ Is it progress if a cannibal is using knife and fork?
~ I am against using death as a punishment. I am also against using it as a reward.
I'm reading a book about anti-gravity. It's impossible to put down.
A rule of grammar: double negatives are a no-no.
I've failed the mathematics test so many times I've lost count.
What happened to the woman with ten children?
                                She went stork raving mad.
They arrested a woman for causing an accident while on her cellphone....she was charged with driving while intalksicated.
Under the full moon, Hamlet turned into a werewolf.  Gazing up at the beautiful moon he came up with the famous line, "To bay or not to bay...". {apologies for groaner}
... and my favourite, thinking of books for the summer:
                                                              Reading Kant shouldn't be hard, it comes with Immanuel.