Ccl NOTES Sept 13
CLOSED Mtg Agendas Sept 20/22
Calendar to Oct 8

by Carolanne Reynolds, Editor

autumn's official start Sept 22; may we have a bit more summer please?
MAIN ITEMS Ccl Mtg Sept 20th and 22nd:  NONE!  Well, at least none for us b/c both CLOSED.  Next public ccl mtg is Oct 4
=  Vive le Canada (Politicians you choose; Terry Fox); from the EDITOR'S DESK (AWAD; Bard; Yes?; WVSkS) ; UPDATES & INFO (Cap River Traffic; Marine Dr Bus Lane; Taylorwood Place Redevt)
=  CALENDAR to Oct 8th; CULTUREWATCH (Theatre; Art; Photography; Call for actors; Early Music)
=  Ccl Mtg NOTES 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 (Debate on Uplift of interest to taxpayers); 2200 Marine Dr road closure (Wetmore); $6K grant to Legion; Emergency Plan; Gleneagles Clubhouse Concession; KMC Fee for Service; Devt App Status; STILL NO LETTERS! but interesting discussion about putting them on agenda (set off --); PQP: noise on hwy for Ansell Pl and Seascapes with petition; more on importance of Uplift and Cmnty Benefits for the public.
=  Ccl Mtg AGENDAs Sept 20th and 22nd (FWIW)
=  ANIMALWATCH (pet raccoon; taming a squirrel); SALMONWATCH (Weekend); INFObits (WVSPCA; Opera History); NEWSWATCH ('free' speech?); CPTWATCH (Reflection); WOMANWATCH; HERITAGEWATCH (Vancouver Special Tour; History and Masonry); ECOWATCH/TREEWATCH; RIVERWATCH; Unofficial Laws; BOOKWATCH (Banned); LANGUAGEWATCH (TextSpeak); GRAMMARWATCH (National Punctuation Day); WORDWATCH (AWAD passes 1M!); MAIKU (Remembering); QUOTATIONS/THOUGHTS/PUNS

===  Vive le CANADA  ===
>  if only we had more offering themselves to serve/represent their countrymen......  truly inspirational....  such a loss........  MNA Claude Bechard
On As It Happens (CBC radio) Wednesday, Sept 8; listen to Part One but start quite far along, just after 18 minutes.  http://www.cbc.ca/asithappens/episode/2010/09/08/thursday-sept-08-2010/
>  OTOH some elect a congressman such as this one (your jaw will drop at his comments and your admiration for the US navy admiral will rise): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8yT48wiRue4
>  30th Annual Terry Fox Run Sunday Sept 19!
The Terry Fox Monument was erected near the site outside Thunder Bay where Terry Fox ended his Marathon of Hope on September 1st, 1980. He passed away on June 28th, 1981. The monument, with its view of Lake Superior, is a moving tribute to Terry Fox's incredible courage and his journey, which lasted 143 days and covered 5,373 kilometres.
"The image of Terry Fox running along Canada's highways is forever etched in the memories of those who witnessed it in person or through the power of film and television," continued the Prime Minister. "On September 19th, I encourage Canadians to once again carry on where Terry left off and run to fight cancer."
The first Terry Fox Run was held in 1981. The month of September was chosen to reflect the month in which Terry decided to end his run. Since 1981, millions of Canadians have taken part, making the Run one of the largest single-day cancer fundraisers in the world.   [The Prime Minister's Office - Communications]

===  from the EDITOR'S DESK  ===
>  PUBLIC CORRESPONDENCE: have been promised an update; let's see what happens whenever there's another (public) ccl mtg.
>  Beware Fulton & 14th.
2010 Cadillac ran a stop sign so was hit by a 2010 Mercedes wch pushed it into a third car.  Totalled the two 2010s.
Only in West Vancouver you say?
Some of you may know that I copyedit AWAD (A Word A Day) and it's now passed 1M subscribers!  Anu's announcement is in WORDWATCH at end.
And Christopher Gaze announced the plays for next season: As You Like It, Merchant of Venice, The Wars of the Roses (Henry VI Pts 1, 2, 3), Richard III -- you saw it here first!
>  The Real Power of Yes?
Sir David Hare's captivating play "The Power of Yes" at the Jericho Arts Ctr is described as 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.
Chancellor Gordon Brown, Northern Rock, Lehman Bros, Bank of Scotland, Goldman Sachs, and many other characters -- directors, academics, journalists,......
Rarely has there been a quieter, more attentive, audience.  Perhaps they were trying to follow the sequence of terms and banking actions, though the playwright does walk us through.
The help I wd like is for a banker or accountant on my elist who may have seen or read the play, let me know if it's accurate.  It sounds so, but although I took some Economics at university, obviously not to this level.
OTOH, it seems to me banking practices and theory were secondary or almost irrelevant b/c the meltdown may be explained by our human faults -- ego, hubris, fear of competition/failure, etc.
And that is something I learned in my Economics course: lowering the price or increasing the price of an item does not necessarily mean selling higher or lower quantities.  Depends on human nature -- desirable? prestigious? embarrassing?
Anyway, I've long suspected that the sort of govt we experience is not so much the system as the ability, ethics, and sincerity of the leaders (and those participating).
If bubble and bust is a natural cycle aided and abetted by humans, guess we'll never avoid disasters, better just prepare for them.
We have a lot to thank our Canadian bankers and regulators for -- the bankers didn't fall for the enticing tempting returns bragged about and apparently weren't fooled or greedy, and our regulators (David Dodge) and regulations kept them on a tighter leash than in the US.
So glad to be in Canada.
Look forward to reading any comments anyone wd have.........  Carolanne
The AGM was held Sept 18.  The President, Elizabeth Hardy, gave the annual report, and the financial report was received.  The unusual part of the meeting occurred with the Election of the Directors.
A director (past president) of the Coho Festival went to the front of the room and presented a recommended slate of nine.  (Some at the mtg came with this same printed list for voting.)  Elected by acclamation: Barrie Adams, Mike Akerly, John Barker, Bill Chapman, Sandi Dix, Nora Gambioli, Elizabeth Hardy, Bill McAllister, Jim Torry.
FYI, at the mtg I pointed out that at last year's AGM I had made a motion to expand the board to 11 to welcome more directors and have new ppl.  Unfortunately it failed, so I was pleased to note that this new board has in fact two new ppl.
Nevertheless, it was disconcerting to have one organization name the board for another organization (regardless of how worthy those named all are, not at all the point).  Do hope this is not a precedent no matter what group.

===  UPDATES & INFO  ===
+  Capilano River Bridge Traffic Updates -- Monday, August 30
Please be advised that Neelco Construction will be implementing the following traffic control measures to facilitate construction activities for the replacement of the Capilano River Bridge.
For the weeks of: August 30 - September 4, and Sept 6 - 11 
Monday to Friday from 10am to 2:30pm - Full closure of the west-bound inside lane on Marine Drive between Capilano Road and Highway 99, and the east-bound inside lane on Marine Drive between Taylor Way and Capilano Road.
Please expect minor delays - allow extra travel time.
+  Marine Drive Bus Lane Information Display  --  Thursday, September 02
A bus-only lane is being built on Marine Drive from Pound Road east in West Vancouver to the Lions' Gate Bridge, providing faster, more reliable service for transit users. This project builds on the Capilano River Bridge replacement work already underway to improve traffic flow. The public is invited to learn more about the bus-only lane at a public information display.
Park Royal Shopping Centre:
        Thursday, September 2  --  11 am to 3 pm    Saturday, September 4  --  11 am to 3 pm
TransLink, District of West Vancouver, and Park Royal Shopping Centre representatives will be on hand to answer your questions.  For info, pls contact Vincent Gonsalves, Community Relations Coordinator  604-453-3043  www.translink.ca
+  New Bus-Only Lane on Marine Drive   --  Thursday, September 23
A bus-only lane is being built on Marine Drive from Pound Road east in West Vancouver to the Lions' Gate Bridge, providing faster, more reliable service for transit users. The bus-only lane will open in Spring 2011.
Construction Updates:  Friday, September 24th - Construction on the West Van portion begins with the removal of trees and vegetation on the south side of Marine Drive, from the pedestrian control crosswalk by the Keg to Taylor Way. The curb lane has been closed to facilitate this work.
For information about the project email vincent.gonsalves@translink.ca, call 604-453-3043, or visit www.translink.ca
+ Taylorwood Place Redevelopment
Proposal highlights include:
                60 townhouses
                Two low-rise apartment buildings with 50 units each, adjacent to Keith Road
                Vehicle access from Keith Road
See Calendar re public mtg Oct 6 and website for details: http://www.westvancouver.ca/Level3.aspx?id=30376

===  CALENDAR to Oct 8th  ===
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.
== Wednesday Sept 15 ~ 6pm ~ Child Care Services WG, Cmnty Ctr (Cedar Room) -- CANCELLED
== Monday Sept 20 (if you don't go to the ccl mtg!)
~ 7 - 8:30pm ~  Building Bridges: Maxine Kaufman-Lacusta
        A program for adults (http://www.vpl.ca/cgi-bin/api/calendar.cgi)  Free
        Alma VanDusen & Peter Kaye Rooms, Lower Level, Central Library [VPL]
Join Maxine Kaufman-Lacusta as she introduces her book Refusing to be Enemies: Palestinian and Israeli Nonviolent Resistance to the Israeli Occupation.
Refusing to be Enemies: Palestinian and Israeli Nonviolent Resistance to the Israeli Occupation is an interview-based study in which over 100 Israeli and Palestinian nonviolent activists share hopes and visions and discuss effective strategies, as well as challenges faced in pursuing the goal of a just peace.
Maxine Kaufman-Lacusta  is a Quaker-Jewish activist who lived in Jerusalem for seven years and has written widely on Palestinian and Israeli nonviolent activism.  Since her return to Canada in late 1995, she has visited Israel and Palestine eight times.  She is a member of Vancouver Jews for a Just Peace and Independent Jewish Voices and has been part of nonviolence training collectives here and in Jerusalem.  Copies of the unofficial early paperback edition of the book will be available for purchase and signing
== Tuesday Sept 21
        ~ 5pm ~ OPEN HOUSE: Proposed Infill Housing 2000-block Esquimalt/Fulton
        ~ 7pm ~ Parks Master Plan WG
== Wednesday Sept 22 ~ 6:30pm ~ Cmnty Consultation: Pacific Arbour Plans for Wetmore Site, at Srs' Ctr
== Thursday Sept 23
        ~ 7:30am ~ Field Sport WG; Cmnty Ctr, Cedar Rm --CANCELLED
        ~ 5pm ~ NSh Adv Cmte on Disability Issues at DNV M Hall -- CANCELLED
== Friday Sept 24 -- National Punctuation Day
        ~ 3:15 - 4pm ~ Cmnty Concert, Cmnty Ctr Atrium
== Sunday Sept 26
~~  WORD ON THE STREET across Canada; at Library Square in Vancouver  ~~
BC RIVERS DAY -- 30th Anniversary; for activities see www.orcbc.ca ph 604 873 5546
Rivers Day is a great BC success story, inspiring UN agencies to endorse it as a global event.  World Rivers Day is now celebrated on the same day as BC Rivers Day.  [See RIVERWATCH below]
~ 7pm ~Talk by Gideon Levy, Israeli journalist; at UBC
Gideon Levy is an Israeli journalist and editor for the Haaretz newspaper [in Israel]. He is also an outspoken opponent of Israel's policies in the occupied Palestinian territories.  Prior to working for Haaretz, Levy was an aide to Shimon Peres -- at that time leader of the Israeli Labour party, now Israel's President - and served in the Israeli army for four years. He is the son of two Holocaust survivors, and was born in Tel Aviv, where he resides.
Join us as Mr. Levy discusses the findings of his most recent book, The Punishment of Gaza, in which he tracks Israel's progressive abandonment of diplomacy in favour of a policy of provocation and the exercise of raw military power.
Gideon Levy's address will be followed by a time of Q&A.
Location: Wesbrook Building (WESB)100, UBC, 6174 University Blvd; More Vancouver details on the CJPME website: http://www.cjpme.org/EventVenueDetails.aspx?EventVenueID=68
Admission $15, $10 for students with ID; Vancouver tix available on-line or via telephone at 1 888 222 6608
Mr. Levy's speaking tour is proudly presented by Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle East (CJPME.)
For more info on these exciting events, pls see www.cjpme.org or call our office at 438 380 5410.
Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle East (CJPME) is a non-profit and secular organization bringing together men and women of all backgrounds who labour to see justice and peace take root again in the Middle East. CJPME's work depends on donations to continue.
== Monday Sept 27
  ~ 10am ~ Tax Sale takes place at M Hall; see: http://www.westvancouver.ca/Level3.aspx?id=30172
== Tuesday Sept 28
        ~ 7pm ~ WV Historical Society, Srs' Ctr
== Thursday Sept 30
        ~ 4:30pm ~ Design Review Cmte
        ~ 5pm ~ NSh Adv Cmte on Disability Issues at DNV M Hall
== Sunday Oct 3
"The only force between us and the complete loss of our natural resources are the people themselves."
- Rex Weyler, Co-founder Greenpeace: Part 1 - PEOPLE POWER
Greetings Friends, Colleagues, and Allies,
BC Citizens for Public Power (BCCPP) proudly invites you to the film premiere for
PEOPLE POWER: Building Social Movements to Protect Public Power in Canada.
PEOPLE POWER: Building Social Movements to Protect Public Power in Canada is the one-hour (six-part) film inspiring citizens to fight the privatization of our rivers and BC Hydro.
The official launch event takes place Sunday, October 3rd at 6pm at the SFU Harbour Centre.
Come and enjoy:
   1.   An introduction to the private power gold rush in Canada
   2.   Traditional approaches to grassroots activism
   3.   New media campaign strategies
   4.   Collaborating with First Nations
   5.   Strategies to counter opposition
   6.   And a call to action to develop effective community-based campaigns to protect public  power
Call 604.681.5939 or email staff@citizensforpublicpower.ca to RSVP
We appreciate your attendance and will only contact you if the event is full.
The Vancouver premiere launches BC Citizens for Public Power's provincial PEOPLE POWER tour. Film screenings and presentations by ecologist/activist Rex Weyler and local community organizers will take place throughout the fall.
== Wednesday Oct 6  ~ 6pm ~ TAYLORWOOD DEVT
A Community Consultation Meeting has been scheduled to give the public opportunity to learn about the development proposal and to provide comments.
6 to 8pm (doors open at 5:30 pm) at Christ the Redeemer Church, 595 Keith Road
At this Meeting, you will have an opportunity to:
                Learn about the proposed OCP amendment, rezoning, and development permit application;
                Hear a presentation about the proposed redevelopment of 803-889 Taylorwood Place;
               Ask questions about the project; and
            Provide comments to help evaluate the proposal
A summary of the meeting proceedings will be prepared, distributed to the neighbourhood, and placed on this webpage.
The Proposal:  DWV has received a major development application from Polygon Homes for lands located at the northwest corner of Taylor Way and Keith Road.  Polygon has assembled this 6.6 acre site, which currently has 21 single-family homes and wish to build 160 multi-family units.
See the full page: http://www.westvancouver.ca/Level3.aspx?id=30376
+++  WV MEMORIAL LIBRARY +++  www.westvanlibrary.ca/event/calendar.php
=  ONGOING Fridays, Sept 24, Oct 1  --  English Corner  --  10 - 11:30am
        Come practise English Conversation! Free, no registration required.
=  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.
= Friday Sept 24  --  Friday Night Concert Series Presents: Steve Maddock
Come out and enjoy the first concert of our 2010/2011 season. Doors open at 7pm, concert starts at 7:30 pm. Seating is limited so come early!
= Saturday Sept 25  --  100 Dresses
Whitehorse storyteller & artist Nicole Bauberger will show projection pieces from the project she completed for the West Van. Community Centre during the Olympics. A family event for all ages. 3pm, Welsh Hall.
= Wednesday Sept 29  --  It Never Stays in Vegas
        Join author Lindy Hughes as she discusses her book. 7:30pm. Welsh Hall.
= Saturday Oct 2  --  Grandparents Day with Rick Scott; 3pm
= Tuesday Oct 5  --  Caught in the Middle: The Dilemmas of Mid-Life Sons & Daughters; 7 - 9pm, Welsh Hall.
= Thursday Oct 7  --  Hearing Loss: Signs, Symptoms, and Coping Strategies
Mandy Fisch, MSc.Aud.C & Jessica Slater BA.Aud.C, will present coping strategies for people with hearing loss, as well as friends and family members. 2 - 3:30pm, Welsh Hall.

+++  SFU CITY PROGRAM  +++  www.sfu.ca/city
>  Greenest City Pitch Session  ~ 7pm Friday Oct 1
Venue: SFU Woodwards, 149 W Hastings Street, Vancouver  Admission is free; reservations are required.
Building on the success of the "Talk Green to Us" campaign, the public is invited to participate in the on-line forum www.talkgreentous.ca to share ideas they want to put into action to help Vancouver become the greenest city. The public can also visit the forum to vote on their favourite ideas. The most innovative and creative ideas will be selected to be pitched to, and receive feedback from, a prestigious panel of experts facilitated by Mayor Gregor Robertson and Bill Richardson, host of CBC Radio's Saturday Afternoon at the Opera and In Concert programs.
The panel features professionals from the sustainability sector and community leaders including: Mayor Gregor Robertson; Councillor Andrea Reimer; Arran Stephens, President of Nature's Path Foods; Tamara Vrooman, Chief Executive Officer of VanCity; Janet Austin, Chief Executive Officer of YWCA Vancouver; Matt O'Grady, Editor of BC Business Magazine; and Greenest City Action Team (GCAT) member Cheeying Ho who is the Executive Director of the Whistler Centre for Sustainability.
Enter your ideas by September 24 at www.talkgreentous.ca
Attend the October 1 pitch session. Reservations required at http://websurvey.sfu.ca/survey/64166248
For more details: http://www.sfu.ca/city/fpl2popup.htm
Stewart Brand and "Whole Earth Discipline"
                - the Eco-pragmatist's Manifesto  ~ 7pm Monday Oct 4
Venue: Milton and Fei Wong Experimental Theatre, SFU Woodwards, 149 West Hastings Street
        Admission is free, reservations are required.  Reserve at http://websurvey.sfu.ca/survey/64272363
Whether you realize it or not, your awareness of the world has been influenced by Stewart Brand. He thought the image of our planet might be a powerful symbol, so in 1966 he campaigned to have NASA release the then-rumoured satellite image of the entire Earth as seen from space. He distributed buttons - for 25 cents each - asking, "Why haven't we seen a photograph of the whole Earth yet?" In 1968, a NASA astronaut made the photo public, and in 1970, not coincidentally, Earth Day began to be celebrated. Brand explained that the image "gave the sense that Earth's an island, surrounded by a lot of inhospitable space."
He is on the board of the Santa Fe Institute, and maintains connections with the Electronic Frontier Foundation, Wired magazine and MIT's Media Lab, while occasionally consulting for Ecotrust. He is the original editor of The Whole Earth Catalog (winner of the National Book Award); author of The Media Lab: Inventing the Future at MIT; How Buildings Learn; and The Clock of the Long Now: Time and Responsibility (MasterMinds Series); and Two Cybernetic Frontiers, on Gregory Bateson and cutting-edge computer science. It had the first use of the term "personal computer" in print and was the first book to report on computer hackers. Most recently, he is author of "Whole Earth Discipline" - a provocative book that is likely to make one question the entire range of thinking on the state of the earth and how we should respond. Whether you agree with Stewart Brand or not, you have to hear what he has to say -something you've been doing all your life, whether you know it or not.
For more details: http://www.sfu.ca/city/fpl3popup.htm
>  COMMUNITY EVENTS (not sponsored by SFU City Prog; see links below for more info)
o  Streetcars: The Missing Link? ~ 8:30am Wednesday Sept 29
                Renaissance Vancouver Hotel Harbourside, Vancouver
Program: 8:30 am - 5:15 pm Reception: 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Streetcars: The Missing Link? brings together decisions makers, academics, and community leaders to explore, discuss and debate the potential role of streetcars as a critical link within the transportation system and the idea of bring streetcars back to Vancouver.  For more details: http://www.soeh.ubc.ca/
Walking the Talk
- The Footprint for Active Transportation: A Workshop and Learning Lab
(Part of the Gaining Ground Conference)
MONDAY October 4  --  Segal Graduate School of Business, SFU, 500 Granville Street
Join local leaders, decision-makers, and leading global experts on walking environments and walkability in a full day workshop exploring this foundation of Active Transportation. This exciting day consists of a working breakfast session with professional training on walking environments, followed by an on street hands-on walking audit, analysis, and in-depth discussion. Learn innovative best practices that can be used by you to make communities more walkable.  This session will be led by Dr. Rodney Tolley from Walk21, Jacky Kennedy from Green Communities Canada, and Paul Young, with Public Space Workshop.
To register and for details:  http://www.gaininggroundsummit.com/shoulder_program.htm#walkingthetalk
o  Local Food Plans: Lessons from Other Communities
Plus Dialogue on the Regional Food System Strategy in Metro Vancouver
(Part of the Gaining Ground Conference)  October 5 - 6
Concerns about food - its impacts on our health; its inaccessibility to many low income people; its vulnerability to climate change, soil erosion, water shortages, and rising fuel prices; demand for local food; its role in creating new jobs; and the need for farmers to be able to make a decent living - have vaulted food strategies up the public policy priority list. Find out how Toronto, Portland, and California are planning to transform local food production, distribution and land use, and how to help shape Metro Vancouver's Regional Food System Strategy.
These events are free, however pre-registration is required.  To register and for more details:
+++  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 28 - October 17
Desire: The Magnificent Obsession  --  Paintings by Elizabeth Topham
Opening Reception:Tuesday Sept 28 from 6 - 8 pm
Artist in Attendance: Saturday Oct 2 from 2 - 3pm
+++ SILK PURSE +++  www.silkpurse.ca  ~  925 7292
***  WEST VANCOUVER CMNTY ARTS CCL -- AGM ~ 7pm ~ Sept 8  ***
*  September 21 - October 3  --  "Contemplation"
Art is contemplation. It is the pleasure of the mind which searches into nature and there defines the spirit in which Nature herself is animated. North Shore artists,
Gordon Oliver and Ollie Pritchard's acrylics and oils depict this sense of spirit and self-awareness. Join us as we increase our own sense of reality by the contemplation of their beautiful works.
Opening Reception: TUESDAY September 21st from 6 to 8pm
October 5 - 17  --  "A Little Abstraction"
Well-respected watercolour, acrylic, and mixed media artist and teacher Teressa Bernard, displays her current collection. Past works have been predominantly representational and in watercolour, inspired by the way light fell on objects. Her approach to painting has evolved over the years, from being a watercolour purist to layering watercolour with gouache or acrylic and other mediums to achieve the desired results. She now works primarily in acrylic and enjoys experimenting, inviting an intriguing examination at close range.
Opening Reception: TUESDAY October 5th from 6 to 8pm
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, pls call the box office.
Culture Day at Kay Meek Centre
A FREE celebration of the performing arts on the North Shore: Saturday, September 25
Have you ever thought you would like your 15 minutes of fame on one of our stages? Here is your chance to show off your talent. Give us a call to find out more (913 3634).  Read about Culture Day here.
=  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/  --  ofc: 922 3587; lounge: 922 1920
"Where Volunteers make the difference." Chartered November 17th, 1926
~ 6:30pm Saturday Sept 18th ~ CARIBBEAN NIGHT DINNER AND DANCE
B/c of the success of last year's Caribbean Night Dinner & Dance, Cheryl Varga is once again planning the same.  Tickets are only $25 and include a wonderful Caribbean meal, and dancing to the same high energy steel band music.  Tix now on sale behind the bar, and we hope to see you.....and come in your Caribbean clothes!
Best regards,  Special Events Committee
The Summer-Autumn Issue of "The Torch" is now available
To view the newsletter: http://www.westvan60.com/Images/The%20Torch%20-%20Autumn%202010.pdf
The newsletter is available to any non-member who is interested. To sign up, please fill in the form at the bottom of the webpage, http://www.westvan60.com/newsletter.html
Pls email me at thetorch60@telus.net -- if you wd like to submit a article, or if you have any questions or comments.          
Thank you for your interest.  /  Best regards,  Janice Mackay-Smith, The Torch
September 15, 2010
To all members of Branch 60, their families and our Community friends:
As members of The Royal Canadian Legion we are all aware of our oath and commitment to this great organization. Assistance of our Veterans in need is our priority and our sole reason for existence.
This year we honour and respectfully remember the 65th Anniversary of the End of WWII, and those Canadians who made the ultimate sacrifice, which gave us the great country we live in today.
Veterans Week, November 5 - 11 is a time to reflect on all Veterans, past, present, and those currently serving in our Canadian Armed Forces.
As we approach our most important Fundraising event of the year, I am writing to you to express our
urgent need for persons to assist with our 2010 Poppy Campaign. Our campaign this year, takes
place on Nov 4th, 5th, 6th, and 7th. On those days we have volunteers at different sites in West Vancouver, tagging poppies and accepting donations to our Poppy Trust Fund.
The shifts for tagging are 10 - 12noon; 12 - 2pm; 2 - 4pm; 4 - 6pm. Locations include, Park Royal
Shopping Centre, Caulfeild Village Shopping Centre, Ambleside and Dundarave business districts.
Our tagging board will be prominently displayed on the east wall of our Lounge, and may be
accessed daily during Lounge opening hours starting October 1st.
Please show your respect for our Veterans, by signing up for a tagging shift. For those unable to tag,
any and all donations to our Poppy Trust fund will be gratefully accepted.
I thank you in advance, for your support of our Poppy Campaign and our Veterans.
Sincerely, Rosemarie Block, Branch President/Poppy Campaign Chair.
 +++  WV CHAMBER OF COMMERCE  +++ http://www.westvanchamber.com
 926 6614 for info; govt panel for breakfast mtg Oct 13
+++  WALKS    with David Cook  924-0147
>>>  Sunday 19th September
Dog Mountain, Seymour Provincial Park, NV.  An event for Nature Vancouver.
Meeting: 10am; Entrance to Safeway, Parkgate Village Shopping Centre, NV; Duration: ~ five hours.
Elevation Gain: 50 metres (not 500 metres) over a distance of 4 km (8 km return).
The hike up to Dog Mountain (1050 m) will be an opportunity to learn something of the geology and ecology of this Provincial Park. Interesting views from Dog Mountain of the mountain peaks to the north and the Seymour River valley to the west.
Bring lunch, water & dress for possible changes in weather. Wear deep tread hiking boots with ankle support as the trail is steep, rooty and slippery in places. Sneakers not recommended.
We will be meeting near the entrance to Safeway in Parkgate Village Shopping Centre (corner of Mt Seymour Parkway & Mt Seymour Rd in North Vancouver) at 1000 hours for car pooling as some people may be coming by bus and there is a parking fee in the park.
>>>  Sunday 26th September
Norvan Falls, Lynn Headwaters Regional Park, North Vancouver. An event for Nature Vancouver.
Meeting 10am at Northern parking lot, Lynn Headwaters Regional Park.
Duration/Distance: About six hours, 6.5 km (13 km return).  Elevation Gain: 100 metres.
This will be an interpretive botany/geology hike to Norvan Falls in Lynn Headwaters Regional Park. We will be paralleling the east bank of Lynn Creek along the Headwaters Trail, so elevation gain will only be 100 metres. Bring lunch and water and be prepared for changes in weather.
The meeting location is accessed by driving to the end of Lynn Valley Road, North Vancouver then through the entrance gate into Lynn Headwaters Park and then to the very end of the winding road. For those travelling by bus, there will be car pooling at 0930 hours at Phibbs Bus Exchange. People with cars prepared to give people a lift from Phibbs Exchange and those requiring a lift from Phibbs Exchange should call 924 0147.
+ BARD ON THE BEACH ~~ 739 0559 ~~ www.bardonthebeach.org  ~~ TERRIFIC SEASON ending Sept 25!
        Much Ado About Nothing; Antony and Cleopatra; Falstaff; Henry V Pt 1 and 2
NEXT SUMMER from June 2:
As You Like It; Merchant of Venice; Henry VI Pts 1, 2, 3, called The Wars of the Roses; Richard III
+ Arts Club (tel 687 1644)
~ Tear the Curtain! at the Stanley; to Oct 10; multimedia thriller inspired by the "reel" history of the Stanley
~  Don Quixote, Granville Island Stage -- September 23 - October 23
        An Epic Comedy of Love and Delusion  --  PREMIERE
This immortal quest has captivated readers for over four centuries. Don Quixote's tale of courage and madness is re-imagined with masks, magic, and mayhem. Physical comedy at its finest; brought to you in collaboration with Axis Theatre Company, creators of the smash hit The Number 14.
Co-production with Centaur Theatre, Montreal, in association with Axis Theatre Company
Adapted by Peter Anderson and Colin Heath; Director Roy Surette
Starring Peter Anderson, Michel Perron, Allan Zinyk, Harry Standjofski, Mike Wasko, Beatrice Zeilinger, Sasa Brown, Glenda Braganza
NB: Another wonderful opportunity to see an Arts Club show for only $25 if you are, or ever have been, involved with Metro Theatre or are on our eNewsletter database. Below is the information for the Arts Club's epic comedy, DON QUIXOTE, and information on how to order your $25 tickets (yes, you can bring a date, friends, or whoever you want and they, too, can get a ticket at this price). If you know someone who has been involved with Metro and they didn't get this email, then feel free to let them know and pass on the information/email!
+ 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; 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
                {See From the Editor's Desk for my comments and request for help.}
~ THE FRINGE AT JAC -- Sept 29 - Oct 2 (Wed - Sat)
A selection from the best of this year's Vancouver Fringe Festival. There will be two different performances each day, with five companies performing once or twice over the four days.
Tickets $15 for one, $20 for two, $25 for three and $30 for four.  Valid for any performance. Buy four tickets and see all four shows, or take a party of four to one show.
o Wed Sept 29th --  7pm The Bike Trip; 9pm   Wanderlust
o Thurs Sept 30th --  7pm Framed; 9pm Oh the Humanity! And Other Good Intentions 
o  Fri Oct 1st --  7pm The Exquisite Hour; 9pm Framed
o  Sat Oct 2nd --  7pm Oh the Humanity! And Other Good Intentions; 9pm The Exquisite Hour
CLICK HERE for reservations, or call 604 224 8007, ext. 3
    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
-  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.
Results: CPC 4th Annual Photography Competition 2010
Thanks to CAPA, Allen Bargen, Larry Breitkreutz, Nafiseh Tabari, and the jurors: Hazel Breitkreutz, Lynne R. Kelman, Birt Nord.  The CPC 4th Annual Photography Competition was judged at Caroun Art Gallery (CAG) on Sept. 22, 7 - 9pm. The results:
- First Winner: Sahar Seyedi, Iran (CAPA Gold Medal), for her four works "Evening Chat in the Village", "Entering", Two Different" & "In My Heart"
- Second Winner: Shahriar Davachi, Iran (CAPA Silver Medal), for his work "White in Green"
- Third Winner: Daniel Soheili, Canada (CAPA Bronze Medal), for his work "Old Iranian Mansion"
Winners will receive CPC certificates too.
Selected Works:
- Ali Shahidi, Canada, for his four works "Evolution Passage to Nature", "Green Window to Freedom", "Journeyers" & "Did you find anything to eat?"
- Amir Jam, Canada, for his work "My Trip to BC"
- Daniel Soheili, Canada, for his work "Ceiling of an Old Iranian Public Bath"
- Farhad Varasteh, Germany, for his works "What is that?", "Motherly Music" & "Laughing Pistachio"
- Shahriar Davachi, Iran, for his work "The Hole of the Sky"
- Tabassom Atabaki, Iran, for her work "In My Dream, I Can Fly"
Selected Works will receive "CPC Honourable Mentions"
An exhibition of the photos will be held at Caroun Art Gallery (CAG), www.Caroun.net, November 16-30, 2010.
Complete report and all the photos participated in the competition will be posted up on www.CarounPhotoClub.com on October 2010.
Congratulations --  Caroun Photo Club (CPC)  www.Caroun.org  Masoud Soheili
Dear friends,
Please circulate this announcement to your networks as you think appropriate. If you know young people -- you, your friends, your kids, your siblings, your friends' and colleagues' kids and siblings, your kids' and siblings' colleagues and friends -- who might be interested in this project, please encourage them to get in touch!
Jews for a Just Peace seeks two young performers, age 14-16, from the local Palestinian and Jewish communities, for a performance of excerpts from The Gaza Mono-Logues, created by ASHTAR Theatre in Palestine. We are working in co-operation with local theatre companies neworldtheatre and Headlines Theatre. The three companies will present a total of six of The Gaza Mono-Logues on October 17th.
 Rachel Aberle will be directing the two monologues for Jews for a Just Peace. Please contact her at gaza.vancouver@gmail.com to arrange an audition or if you have any questions. Further information about the project follows below.
                        Best wishes,  Stephen Aberle on behalf of Jews for a Just Peace
In 2009, ASHTAR Theatre, through its Gaza trainer Ali Abu Yassine, started training youth in Gaza again with the support of UNICEF. In 2010, they started training a new group aged 14 to 18 using drama therapy and creative writing. The first three months of work focused on the wounds of the Gaza attack of December 2008 - January 2009, the youths' individual experiences, their dreams , fears and hopes... This work led to the birth of The Gaza Mono-Logues (www.thegazamonologues.com). ASHTAR Theatre is mobilising its long-built global artistic network to produce recitals of The Gaza Mono-Logues with youth groups in 30 world cities, in as many languages, all opening on the same day: the 17th of October 2010.
Gaza will be the starting point; at ten in the morning the initial group will inaugurate the event by reciting their monologues on the sea shore and sending them out as paper boats to the world through the sea. The event will be covered by local and international media. Each country will then start their own recitals, following international time zones until returning to Palestine where each Palestinian city will have its own event. Ramallah and Gaza will be linked through satellite with other partnering countries. After this grand opening, the partners will continue performing the monologues as they wish. ASHTAR Theatre will encourage them and newcomers to program The Gaza Mono-Logues in world theatres and distribute the texts in a pocket book. ASHTAR will document the whole initiative in video and in an art book.
Production name: The Gaza Monologues    Created by: ASHTAR Theatre (Palestine)
Company: Jews for a Just Peace (in co-operation with Headlines Theatre and neworldtheatre)
Director: Rachel Aberle    Production date: October 17, 2010
Audition dates: Please contact Rachel at gaza.vancouver@gmail.com
Contact: Rachel Aberle: gaza.vancouver@gmail.com
               Requires: Two young actors, ages 14-16, from the local Palestinian and Jewish communities.
Come join Early Music Vancouver for the first concert of our 40th anniversary season!  A brilliant performance of chamber music by Mozart, featuring local favourite Marc Destrubé - and the world-renowned natural horn player Andrew Clark.
And don't forget - there's also an informal chat with Marc about the intricacies of Mozart's chamber music!
Mozart String Quintets and the Horn Quintet
Friday, September 24 at 8 pm (pre-concert introduction at 7:15 pm)  Unity Church (5840 Oak St)
***  Sunday, September 26 at 3 pm (pre-concert introduction at 2:15 pm)
        Kay Meek Centre - Studio Theatre
This year we've given Vancouver violinist Marc Destrubé carte blanche to design a series of three chamber music concerts, under the title "Marc Destrubé & Friends". This opening performance will include two String Quintets, scored for two violins, two violas, and cello. The final piece is the fantastically virtuosic and rarely-performed Quintet for natural horn, violin, two violas, and cello - but these musicians are more than up to the challenge!
Marc Destrubé violin; Farran James violin; Steve Creswell viola; Krishna Nagaraja viola; Joanna Blendulf cello; and Andrew Clark natural horn
These concerts are included in our "Bring a Youth for Free" programme.
Series Ticket Prices for all three Matinée performances of the series "Marc Destrubé & Friends" at the Kay Meek at $110 (students & seniors $100) are available via a secure connection from the Kay Meek Centre Box Office or from Early Music Vancouver.
Rush Seats for Students with valid ID on sale for $10, at the door only, from 2 pm on the afternoon of the concert.
Curious about the concert you're about to see? Check out:
Intimate Conversations:
The Chamber Music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  Monday Sept 20 from 10:30 to 11:30am
***  The West Vancouver Municipal Library
In preparation for Early Music Vancouver's first concert of the season, "Mozart String Quintets and the Horn Quintet", violinist Marc Destrubé will speak about Mozart's chamber music. This is a great chance to gain some insight into this repertoire, delivered by an internationally renowned teacher and performer.
Series subscriptions are still available!  If you're interested in seeing several of our concerts, we have a number of series options available this season! There are series subscriptions available for concerts at the KMC, for our concerts at the Chan Centre, for our brand new Marc Destrubé and Friends series -- and more!  For more info, pls visit: http://www.earlymusic.bc.ca/CA-AllSeriesOverview0910.html

Early Music Vancouver -- 1254 West 7th Avenue Vancouver BC   V6H 1B6
T: 604 732-1610  F: 604 732-1602  E: staff@earlymusic.bc.ca  W: www.earlymusic.bc.ca

===  CCL MTG NOTES 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
Mayor:  ...first ccl mtg back after an amazing summer on the west coast.
Wd like to begin by welcoming two new directors to our team here at the DWV.
CAO: I am v honoured and pleased to introduce Nina Leemhuis as our new Director of Financial Services.  She has joined us as of July 28th; resident of WV; has had over 20 yrs at sr mgmt levels in financial acctg.  She was the CFO for BCIT and has provided leadership to the growth of that enormous organization.  She's also worked with the aerospace industry in the Vancouver airport.  BCIT is a public sector org with over 50K students and 2300 FTEs.  She brings with her extensive experience in implementing and monitoring new financial policies and procedures, something we were looking forward to.
As well, financial accountability and measures.  An ability to motivate and mentor administrative teams.  We went through an exhaustive search...... entice her to come to WV; she lives in WV; star to bring in; all looking forward to working with her.
NL: truly a pleasure to be here.  Spent the last month and a half getting to know staff and some of the operations, and looking at some of the great opps here..... some financial challenges; looking forward to digging in with all of you.
Mayor: now, our new Dir/Library Services.  We don't always have the Dir/LibServices at our ccl mtgs but always are thrilled when you are here.  Jenny comes to us from the US; was most recently the Dir of the Hartford Public Library, but her education began with a Bachelor of Journalism at the U of Texas, a Master's in English, a Teacher's Certification in Secondary English, a Master's of Library Sciences, and a graduate Academic Certificate in Advance Management of Libraries.
You've come to the right place.  Everybody in WV has that much education.
I was v fortunate to be at the final stages of the interview process and what really impressed me about Jenny's background was her volunteer involvement with a symphony orchestra, and her facility in talking about literacy and integrating literature, but also literacy in math and literacy in finance, and literacy in the arts.  Think that's going to be a v welcome addition to WV, and we're thrilled you're here.
Jenny Benedict: As you well know the WV Memorial Library is a much-beloved treasure in this cmnty and since I've been here I've bn meeting a lot of cmnty mbrs, sharing how they feel about the Library...what shines through, fondness and memories of experiences there...... heartening, remained vital throughout lifespans and next generations...  honoured and delighted, continue to maintain
Mayor: also a pleasure to announce Terry Fox Run on Sunday Sept 19th; DWV first raised TF flag, 30th anniversary.  Appropriate to read from book by Douglas Coupland also from WV; "What If....."
DWV thrilled to be working with other mayors and Douglas Coupland.....
Also, in keeping with that, the Keep Well Society of the NShore wants us to know their special week is this week as well.
amended, adding: 14.5, release of decision naming of Ambleside A field to Rockridge Field, and 15.1 regarding Correspondence to the Other Items section
        {wd be simpler if list of Correspondence there in the first place}
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.
Mayor: welcome delegation, always a pleasure
S B-I G: intro
PG: SLIDES -- 41% from WV, 31% NV, 18% Vancouver; notice ppl coming here as a destination
4500 hours with 91 volunteers; $262 av donation
Corporation support (three slides!)
young kids $5 a ticket; 19 to 37 ??? ; three restaurants 15% off and come to KMC
slides of collaborations
Musically Speaking in afternoon no need to come at night, no stairs
musicians to schools: Sentinel and Collingwood
Culture Day at KMC Sunday Sept 25
Net revenue pie chart
Mayor: congratulations, exiting fall prog and quality first-class; making WV shine
Sop: seen a lot of theatres have a tough go -- want to acknowledge you and board for an outstanding job; without you don't think it wd happen
Mayor: and a few of his friends, sitting behind you right now
SW: Well done; thx....
8. Application for Liquor-Primary Licence from West Vancouver Arts Centre Trust for Kay Meek Centre (1700 Mathers Avenue) (File:  1605-14)
Sokol described applic and hours: seven days per week; alcohol not a primary function, solely in support of other activities; during week of July 26 notices in NSN, notices mailed out; mtg; DWV received five different responses; some general disagreement with alcohol
Given history of compliance recommend approval.
Mayor: shd hv mentioned you're able to speak to any item on the agenda and shd hv mentioned that.
Maggie Pappas: here to support Paul Gravett and Susan, and as having been a founding member and who came up with the name
served at intermission not time for more than a bit to enhance the event
not allowed to go outside, those are the smokers
normal as with elsewhere
Can't believe how far the KMC has come in a short time -- due to Paul and his staff
Kay Meek wd be so pleased, she ended up donating $8M to this
last pin, huge door cutting off school; but drinking not in excess
ML: I recommend THAT:
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.
I'll echo comments
Sop: going to fill their jars at midnight?
Mayor: don't think they go beyond.
Sop: why the extra time?
Mayor: Trust or Planning?
Sokol: part of application
S B-I G: we'd, staff, wd want to go home after the performance, true, Paul?
PG: yes
S B-I G: except annual gala
Sop: performances over at midnight?
S B-I G: rarely, usu between 10 and 10:30;
Sop: why?
S B-I G: believe requirement of application to Liq Control Bd
MS: getting into ridiculous element here
suppose new year's eve, annual, once a year midnight drink
as Cclr Lewis said; can't we finally get over the 97 or 98 or 99 years track record of nannyism that we have in this cmnty
Mayor: did you say that?
ML: I might have
Mayor: is that your way of calling for the question?
I wd also like to reiterate Sch Bd is also in favour of this
they have a big stake in this as well
they, KMC, reputation to maintain.
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
Geri Boyle, Planning staff, gave description and reasons for variances.
Mayor: presentation by applicant?
GB: they are available if questions
Mayor: none
Sop moved: THAT all written and verbal submissions...be received for information.
Sop moved: THAT the DVP to allow construction of a new detached garage with basement, and new driveway and stairs, be approved.
The prop is v steep; don't think we shd hv any concerns
so narrow, maybe keep bulge open?
GB: kept just where garage is
Ev: one letter from nbr to west in support, nbr to the east any comment?
GB: none at staff level; applicant?
Jason King, contractor: I did receive corresp and a ph call from nbr to east
re setbacks; elderly couple, trouble to discern what we're looking at
they were quite happy and in support of our proposal
Ev: says reference to blvd landscaping to be determined
other detail, why this still to be determined?
JK: in trying to discuss with District arborist and ... 7:34
        as well as in xxx
we work primarily in WV; trying; still determination
GB: we were a bit stymied with summer vacations
re how to plant in blvd/District area
PASSED [7:35]
10. Extension of Development Variance Permit No. 07-021 for 2208 Queens Avenue and 1865 22nd Street (File:  1010-20-07-021)
Mayor: any comments?
GB: no
Ev moved: THAT the approved DVP for 2208 Queens and 1865 22nd, be extended to June 13, 2011.
I'm comfortable with this
ML: this was originally 2008; seems exceptional
GB: certainly is
the two owners both got ill, one after another; totally delayed their plans
the variance had two parts; first to resubdivide and they carried that out immediately; the bldg part caused the delay
ML: comfortable that
GB: yes, talked to them about dates
MS: it actually goes back further than 2008; Bd of Variance June 2006
how much staff time does one, or two, property owners get to expect
Bd dealt with it, staff did, given an extension
ev time it comes need a staff report
at some point, not a charity; trying to run a biz here; don't have time to 7:38 ... xxx
Mayor: support
approved, so reasonably sized houses ... xxx
try to provide slightly diff
they have six months; they've come back once so support
Sop: in the past came back once, didn't support it b/c lots too small
wrt Smith, whole process too long
no guarantee started in six months
what are they asking?  setback 10 - 12ft ...?  xxx
where's the livable ...?
Mayor: question is about extension
PASSES (Sop and Smith opposed)
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)
GB: 6.6 acres; been assembled by Polygon
not something Ccl usually sees; roads resp of the owners
You probably drive down and don't notice this on the other side of the trees
OCP Policy H3 provides for a site-specific area [cites features]
staff's view is supportive
re Housing Dialogue, smaller and multifam units
Keith Rd is a collector-level road so there is a separation there
St Anthony's school and church; on the north side another separation [see context map]
lack of connection reinforced by large berm along north and east boundaries
think it stacks up quite well as to separation from the nbrhd
looking at townhouses and apartments
taken into account views wrt heights
impact of traffic -- residents take access at Keith Rd -- see Site Plan [slide]
underground parking structure for the apts
submitted a traffic study and as a result have added technical clarity
some definite probs with line-ups along Keith in [rush] hours
allow turning lanes?
staff is recommending that the cmnty be consulted on the project
applic has done its consulting, this wd be a Ccl-directed consultation
applicant hasn't presentation tonight, will save it for later, but here to answer questions
Mayor: anyone wanting to speak at this stage?  No?
MS moved: THAT
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.
Has staff been made aware of our CB policy?
Sokol: been made aware
MS: does applicant pay in advance so adequate?
Sokol: when submit application and they also pay fee
Mayor: commensurate with staff time required is the question
GB: fee is $12K; comfortable in saying pretty close on that one; will cover staff time on this one
v experienced devt team, open to providing us complete info in timely manner; makes difference
ML: think v interesting proposal and gives sufficient opp to hear from cmnty
Sop: in 1972 this area was zoned R3 with 0.5 units to acre
in 1980 it went up to 21 units, 2.35upa
and now 2010 asking for 160 units, that's 24.3upa, an incredible climb of density
if that be the case, don't know what public's going to say re traffic and other things, wd we not be v wise to consider the incredible uplift of this prop and the impact it's going to have and determine the Uplift in dollars back to this cmnty and the taxpayer prior to any sessions with the public?
b/c after the fact it's going to get legs and move.
end result goes into negotiable patterns
but I'm not accepting the fact that if this were to move along -- and Ms Boyle b/c they did some roadwork at TWay and Upper Levels that be considered "public amenities", and thank you v much -- This is a substantial increase, from 21 to 160 units
the Uplift is incredible and think we shd hv discussion with the owners about that
GB: you've hit the basis for the discussion on Cmnty Benefit
cd say cd go through that process right now but frankly proposal itself has not been tested in the cmnty; we feel important to have that discussion first b/c it isn't a done deal

{silent scream: it IS part of the deal!!!}

want discussion on density and use and type of housing first
certainly before we proceed to write any bylaws, that discussion on Uplift will be reported to Ccl and will have to meet with Ccl's approval

{7:52 er, um. let's put the horse before the cart, shall we?
Well said; good start, Sop, tyvm!
The cmnty shd know BEFORE the discussion starts, ALL the factors.  The cmnty shd be involved in CHOOSING the CBs and they can't do that until they know the Uplift.  It's part of deciding whether or not this is desirable.  And CERTAINLY the owners shd be made aware of the CB portion of the Uplift.  Why lull them into thinking the increase in the value of their property will cost them nothing?  Just b/c that's been done in the past.
Haven't we established that a portion of this windfall is owed the citizens b/c it is their cmnty, their quality of life, theoretically they decision to change the zoning, so they shd benefit as well?
Please, Ccl, don't be swayed by this delay tactic.  NOT FAIR: not to the owners/devprs, not to the taxpayers.}

Sop: we don't have the manpower...
Sokol: at this point, yes, we have staff av to handle applics before us; if future come forward, not enough staff, we'd bring them forward and talk with CAO re add'l funding and sources
Sop: Policy H3 -- from a sgl-fam area; this is a stratified area
GB: sgl-fam housing there now
Ev: share concern with the CB and the Uplift; shd be addressed to Ccl at a relatively early stage
Second, not nec approp at this stage to delve into the finer points of the devt
a bit surprised that the hi rise wd be a wood construction
GB: applic is proposing that for four storeys and that is allowed

{Preliminary research: think that only three storeys was allowed till lately -- as a result of pressures from developers, four.  Wood is safer in earthquakes but I was told three or under.  Anyone with more info, pls let us know.}

Ev: lower end of what might be considered approp devt in WV?
GB: applicant taking that into consideration
Mayor: helpful to hear from applic; woodframe construction technology and bldg codes have changed
imp to hear from the beginning
Renee Rose (sp?): Sr VP of Devt at Polygon Homes, primarily wood; built 10K in last 30 years
happy to take you around
far more affordable; hoping to provide something a bit more affordable
Mayor: thank you for that clarification
SW: I support this applic; fair amt of consultation already and traffic at TWay
before we go into Cmnty Benefits [CBs], look at economics
always get into debate about what is affordable
hate to get distracted by CBs; listen to what nbrs have to say

{pardon me, distracted?  make it a gift to the devpr instead of having residents get paid for the increased value of the land as a result of upzoning they're granting?  why favour devprs and give them freebies?  I had not thought I'd speak at this ccl mtg but this definitely needs background, context, and explanation, so will have to speak at PQP b/c once Ccl starts to debate, the public is no longer permitted to.}

TP: excellent comments; looking forward footprint and sustainability
Mayor: crafted CB policy
housing forms
seeing that be taken up; at this stage public's turn; made in WV soln
Sop: find it fascinating to find someone support when we have to go through a whole process understanding the whole project
fact remains: absolutely vital to citizens of WV and this Ccl wd be to establish, as they do in the City, where they receive a large portion of the Uplift of any major devt they have
we've steered clear of this in a few of the past projects; we've gone nowhere with it and I think it's about time that we establish a policy that really speaks out to it.
how many times going through with this and not address that avenue?
There are ppl who wd love us to go through with this and I'm a v open-minded  person and so we have to look at all avenues, traffic and everything else, and if it does move from 21 to 160, start giving us some cash.  That's the way it is for us in the future here in WV.
Mayor: Mr Sokol? maybe Mr McRadu to comment on the Cmnty Amenity policy
MS: we all know what the policy is
Mayor: I'm not sure Cclr Sop--
Sop: --I do v much, tyvm, Madam Mayor.  In fact it's never been attended to, and once this starts, ah the last time we had one of these, "Oh, we're too late, we cdn't do anything", so the amenities were a traffic light and fixing the bus stop!
I disagree that that's a benefit to this cmnty, that is going to warrant the size of this devt.
Go for it or not, I want to see some bucks coming back to this cmnty from that.
Mayor: I disagree with your characterization of our Cmnty Amenity Policy and its efficacy, but that will be up to the applicant to respond accordingly

{hold it just a minute!  Has he even been told what it is?  and if no amount, how can the the applicant respond?  how can the cmnty???
Seems the point of the timing of getting the information has been completely missed or glossed over.}

furthermore what we're deciding tonight is does this go out for public consultation, this is not even introducing first reading
so there's a ways [sic] to go, and I believe we have put some really good public policy in the hands of the cmnty, and it will be up to the applicant to deliver on that.

{hm? going out to consultation without knowing the Uplift so the cmnty doesn't know how much $$$ for the cmnty benefits?  how can they let Ccl and the applicant know what CBs wd make the devt acceptable???
Surprise b/c the Mayor usually wants to see the ducks in a row........}

MS: [hope] I can bring closure to this debate; good thing Sop says he has an open mind b/c listening to the public and to staff when they bring this back, but we need to clarify a couple of points
1: don't want to leave the impression that Ccl considers everybody, virtually everybody in this room, who lives in a woodframe house that it's substandard housing
secondly, need to leave the applicant feeling we're positive about the proposal, encourage good devt, and we want to hear from the public and we want to see it move forward on an orderly basis, and that all these questions raised tonight be answered
we are positive, hope everybody leaves with positive impression
Mayor: [question]
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)
GB: never going to be used; actual process under the Charter
devt lot we're talking about is the Wetmore redevt site
[pointing to lane on slide]
many things to be put in place and road one of those
Cmnty mtg on Wed Sept 22 re the site
ML moved: THAT
1. ...be read a first, second, and third time; and
2. Staff are [sic] {shd be BE} authorized to publish the statutory notices required ... setting October 4, 2010 as the deadline for written and oral submissions.
well explained by Ms Boyle, public mtg at srs' ctr important; I'm supportive
CARRIED [8:05]
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?}
to laughter.......:
Sop made motion, Mayor: wch year?
Sop: 2010
Mayor: I'm a mbr as Cclr Smith is, along with others, but not in conflict; b/c many benefits shared by the entire cmnty for the Remembrance Day ceremony
Sop: not a mbr, but Ccl Smith takes me there once in a while
Mayor: one time you went in between an in camera mtg and a ccl mtg though!
MS: just wish Cclr Sop wd buy once in a while!
Mayor: any discussion
throughout prov and maybe the country, Royal Cdn Legion looking for permissive tax exemption
have every reason to ask for that
we are suggesting that commensurate with the prop taxes paid instead of tax exemptions for wch no end of applications; wd rather honour their commitment by awarding them this grant in great appreciation for what they provide to the cmnty and what they've provided to our country.
14. Consent Agenda Items
REPORTS FOR CONSENT AGENDA (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. WV Arts Centre Trust (KMC) 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.}
***  Pls note that 15.1 was added to the agenda at the beginning of this ccl mtg.  The public agenda stated "No Items".  No identification of wch letter was given nor any indication wch one -- they just start into discussion with all of us sitting there in the dark.  Why wd Cclr Lewis not want the public to know wch letter by having the list of correspondence on the agenda and then just referring to the one he wanted to talk about???
Ask him.  ***
Mayor: Ccl Lewis
ML: corresp over sec stes
if Sokol wd take a look; report back wrt some clarification and some enlightenment
don't want to speak about a specific issue
we have the bylaw; if ways to improve
Sokol: staff aware of some of the issues raised in the letter
{One subscriber asked me: what issues? what letter? Is this an appropriate way to conduct Council discussions?}
looking into this, what other Ms do; staff working on preparing a report for Oct 4
Mayor: understand had some increase in number, rate, of applications over the summer as deadline gets closer?
Sokol: up to 140 applics, think well over 200 by end of month

---< correspondence---------------------------------------------------

{Cclr Smith obviously thought the discussion of sec stes was over and brought up CORRESPONDENCE:
MS:  while we're on the subject of Other Items, this is the place where Correspondence comes up and I was wondering, and maybe my question shd be for Ms Scholes, why we can't put the link that is on the website for Correspondence that comes to Ccl on here so that mbrs of the public can go click on the link while reading through agenda and read the letters that come to Mayor and Ccl.
Mayor: You mean just this spot on the website?
MS: yes
Mayor: type in.  Okay, good suggestion

{Thanks MS for bringing this up but, um, just a bit of clarification.  The LIST of Correspondence shd be on the agenda.  Putting the link is not enough -- and may not even be necessary.  The essential, indeed critical, requirement is to KNOW what's on the list.  Then, if anyone interested that person can go and try to find out where staff/Ccl have hidden it this time.  IOW, having the link is secondary to having the list on the agenda.  There are ppl without computers so a link is moot, and some organizations/bldgs print and post the agenda.  Still uninformed if not list.
Pls keep this in mind.  It's the LIST that needs to be on the agenda as the minimum, NOT the link.}


-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------correspondence >---

Sop: two points, Mr Sokol, if one is allowed two lodgers who pay rent to owner of the house, what if one rents downstairs and one upstairs, is one a sec ste?
downstairs not a sec ste? not allowed b/c not owners?
lodgers allowed in this cmnty
Sokol: need to look into specifics
key diff between a sec ste and a lodger, is that a sec ste is a completely independent living unit, whereas a lodger is living in a part of the house and probably sharing the kitchen.  That's the distinction.  Also believe lodgers limited in duration of time
Mayor: look fwd to your report

===< correspondence==================================================

Sop: a followup to Cclr Smith
my thoughts were that a lot of ppl now are looking at the letters on the Web, some thankful there
it's not that they're going there; some are
my thoughts were, to all of Cclr Smith, that, when we won't nec have the letters here, you know how you list the different Consent Agenda items, we cd just have the listing of -- cuz there's five letters in -- just the heading of each letter, so visually an indiv can see that and if it perks their interest, then they can go look it up on the Web

{By Jove, he's got it!  I think he's got it!  Oh, frabjous day!  How long for some others to get it???}

don't think it's a difficult task to put five or six lines of the heading of each topic of the letter

{sure isn't}

Mayor: Ccl has gone around on this discussion several times and it's Ccl policy, the Ccl decision right now, is that the letters we receive from the general public are not on the formal Monday night ccl agenda

{DEAR READERS, PLS NOTE the word 'discussion' b/c there was
no motion (or discussion for that matter) passed at a (public) ccl mtg.}

but they are absolutely on the website for everybody to see,

a) IF they have a computer
b) IF they can find them -- they're not on the agenda
c) there is no reference at all on the agenda to letters or correspondence.}

and in many ways it's more accessible and there are more ways in to finding that.

{Well, here I nearly woof my cookies.
A bold-faced misstatement.
This is absolutely and categorically NOT TRUE.
Until March, all correspondence was listed on the agenda and you cd click on a letter to see it.  No doubt that was the easiest and most accessible. 
Has the Mayor forgotten what was done in the years before March this year???
Keep in mind, if that's a lot of work, we're not asking that each letter be separately clickable, just that the list of the letters (as Sop said earlier, sometimes just five or six) on the agenda.
While it wd be helpful to be able to click on the link on that agenda item, we're not even asking for that.  We just want to know what's there.  Wherever they put it, if someone's interested they can go search for it.
When first asked to bring the Correspondence back they hid it on the Mayor and Council page -- who'd think of looking there for something that cd be considered at the ccl mtg (and was previously on the agenda)?
The mere fact that we have to go searching for it is incontrovertible proof that it's not more accessible now.
ASTONISHING!  How cd the Mayor possibly claim that?
Has someone hypnotized her to deny the truth?
under the evil influence of a local Rasputin?
caused selective amnesia?
Rather worrisome.}

What we are trying to use our agenda for is the public policy decisions we need to make on behalf of the cmnty
any mbr of Ccl can put any piece of correspondence on that formal agenda at their request

{but WE don't get to see that b/c it's not on the public agenda!!!}

In order to manage our legislative agenda and also to protect it somewhat from abuse, that's the decision we've made.

{what abuse?  It's been done for years and years; anything libellous or litigious has been removed.}

For sure, I think we've taken great strides in how accessible

{but the strides have been backwards!!!}

that Correspondence is through the Web, and directing ppl to it is a good suggestion

{Suggestion? anyone listening?
Pardon me, but it's pathetic a couple of cclrs, thanks Smith and Sop, have had to bring it up.  A couple of times at that and only managed to get it to inch back, not fully back, not even meaningfully back.}

So I can follow up with Ms Scholes on that.
But I wasn't planning on that debate tonight so, if you want to have a better one, we shd plan on it next time.
Sop: how wd you like me to set it up?
Mayor: for the 15th time, if you wd like to do that, you can, but I think we have a system that works quite well.
Sop: What area wd it fall under? cd I talk about it next week under Reports and ccl agendas?
where wd I put it?
Mayor: you may take the initiative to craft a public policy that you think wd be better as well
Right now the majority of Ccl I think, believes, what we've got is working
Sop: you know we are progressive
by putting it on the Web
and we can be even more progressive and be a leader in this prov by putting a listing of those on the ccl agenda in future.
Simple stuff.

{Full marks to Sop for being persistent to try to get an answer and make some progress. 
Must point out however, that we are no longer the leader in the prov.  Other Ms still put the letters on as we did until March -- some of them do not even delete names as DWV started doing sometime ago -- so we've slipped behind.
At this point, the list so we know what the Correspondence is about is PARAMOUNT.
Smith and Sop have agreed, the others did not speak up at the mtg -- where do they stand?  in front or behind closed doors where the decision to remove was made?
Is this the kind of democracy we want?  their definition of openness and transparency?
Removal of rights and ease of access to information is a cornerstone and shd not be taken lightly.
Answer to Sop?
Cut off and Mayor moved to next item.
Let's see what happens in next episode, next mtg.
Stay tuned.}

================================================================correspondence >===

Mayor: I'm going to move to Item 16 now, Reports from Mayor and Councillors, in case you want to bring it up again.
Sop: Yeah, I wanted to talk about {laughter}
We had a very rainy day yesterday {re Coho Festival on Sunday}, God bless all those who came out
cclrs who came out -- how to feed 1000 staff or volunteers, cuz that's all that was there!
we'll carry on, second time in 31 years I've been involved
ev happy; I got soaking wet
cclrs with smoke in their eyes cooking salmon, terrific
Mayor: and you make it terrific, Cclr Sop, or Coho Billy, as you sign your emails to me
Sop: may I add one more thing
we've been raising money, education; first fingerlings in hatchery ...streams, habitat, streamkeepers and others have helped us; sponsors giving us money
years of preserving coho, we stopped serving coho b/c we didn't want to add to the demise list
isn't it fascinating after all these years, between 25 and 31M sockeye returned to our waters.
I still maintain and one day I will find out before I pass this Earth, that somewhere those coho are out there and they'll return to the degree we had in the past.  I'm keeping my fingers crossed after this year b/c to me all this work thousands of dollars raised, years, and finally the sockeye were there.
TP: success of Nature/Parks at FBG, exhibition there until Sept 27
opening packed; all the hard work of the LPPS that got this rolling; remarkable show
never thought I'd see a riot into the Library, but on Friday night the recipients for the summer reading prog happened and all of our young citizens were there
such a treat to be there, exciting
the Mayor was an important piece of that b/c kids cdn't get enough of her
Mayor: wonderful event, 1600 young readers signed up, SRO
great way to welcome our new Chief of Library Services
anything further?
Mayor: I have at least four mbrs of the public wishing to speak wrt a petition Ccl received late this afternoon.  First name is Allan Raffi [sp?]
AR: reside just off Ansell Place.  This petition is about the noise level
a lot of supporters here tonight
also Seascapes, Citrus Wynd and Bedora.
noise elevation right after the four-lane hwy was opened
5, 5:30 in the morning sound of trucks wake us up
sleep deprivations; I woke up at 4 in the morning today; weekends are worse; traffic volumes worse, 200% b/c of travellers to Whistler, esp in the summer
Sunday afternoons between noon and 7pm cannot stay out on the patios
Cclr Sop was good enough to visit us on a Sunday afternoon and we had trouble understanding each other b/c of the noise level
cannot entertain on the patio
intolerable; asked Brent Dozzi (DWV) to do sound recordings; did so, around same time as opening up the hwy, Labour Day weekend.
it was rainy, traffic lower, but high levels
Min of Transp did own recording in Oct/Nov last year, a rainy Tues at 10am, not really a good representation, and they said noise levels not there
Lions Bay and Squamish have been less favoured by Min of Transport with asphalt treatment, noise lower [????] mile or mile and a half either side; noise levels lower and speed levels 60 and ppl respect that but for some reason not in our area
seen going by us 130, 160, where the speed limit is 80
concrete, chopped down mountain, where before vegetation and soil softened
created an amphitheatre, noises amplified
we have 180 sigs
Mayor: wd like to suggest b/c we're just all-- oh, I know you've been working with Cclrs Smith and Sop for sure
perhaps I can organize a mtg with you and whoever in the cmnty, Brent Dozzi on our staff who has a good relnship with the Min of Transp and with our MLA, Joan McIntyre
and then we can come up with an approach; we'd be plsd to represent you.
Notice the petition is to our MLA.  Let's do that together.
Have more mbrs wishing to speak, or we can carry on with this course of action.
Ashley Robinson?
Ashley R: same road as Lions Bay; all the traffic has to come through
strategies used: pavement, barriers, still installing, and zero done at Ansell Point and SeaScapes
understand DWV has some resp
one to hold mtgs with Min of Transp and as far as we know didn't happen
enforcing 80kmh, not being done; mufflers, up to 160kmh an hour
also have some sigs; my colleague has a map -- just hold it up if you don't mind
{Lady stands up in gallery holds up a map}
hands up who's here
Mayor: that's what we'll be able to do; not in this format
take your concerns; so much history
Ccl Sop, a few more to speak
Sop: I'll wait
Dr Jay Wurtman [sp?]: a recent resident at Seascape, having lived in Eagle Harbour
the noise problems are diff to describe; have to keep doors and windows closed all the time, in summer time, unfortunate
our one-year-old baby kept awake even with doors and windows closed
drives my wife crazy, wch is why my wife has allowed me out tonight
noise on MDr a big headache for us
something else to be done: enforcement; noise bylaws need to be taken seriously
run my lawnmower on Sunday a $2500 fine
motorcycles more; need to do something about that
Anthony Wood: ...  agree with most of the comments
been living at Seascape for four and a half years; the diff between before and new hwy amazing; totally diff
a bit further back than some of the residents but even where we are, noise levels much too high
thinking of moving but if some of these steps introduced; wd go to solving, if 50% shd make our lives a lot better
Lars Linksell [sp?]: before the hwy opened we had construction; had noise for several years, a diff one, now vehicle more constant, more or less around the clock
want to enjoy the outdoors, noise is always there; believe above prov limits, decibels
only thing Ccl interested in is money; suggest  reduce prop taxes 50%, goes down till acceptable solution...
Mayor: challenge for us is within Min of Transp, so goal to work together, to represent you
in my experience; take that approach with our MLA and Minister, some hope of success
LL: I was there the day Kevin Falcon when he opened; promised several things that day wch we didn't get at all
one of the first ppl driving through; promised things, didn't happen...
Mayor: hope you took good notes
LL: I can still remember it; I didn't
unfortunately, he's not the Minister of Transp--
Mayor: --maybe fortunately
thank you; wd like to know from your group -- don't have anyone else on the Speakers' List, who wd be our contact so we can follow up?
Sop: I think, Allan and Ms Husband [sp? hard to hear]
it goes beyond the fact; notify Ms McIntyre
public v forgiving, our public; over years certainly can put up with a lot of things
can't put up with sleep deprivation and quiet enjoyment
before hwy,
{but hwy went through in 1958 from Squamish, Seascapes developed well after that}
lived many years; put up with, today super speedway
Than cannot be tolerated by the taxpayers of this cmnty for a long periods of time
point is we, you, will do our v best with Ms McIntyre
we have done our testing; proved conclusively levels higher than what the project team established
take this seriously resolved as quickly as possible, go ahead and alleviate
no person shd be forced to lose sleep or sell home, b/c of something put in by the prov govt
if you build it they will come, and if they built it and they have come then support ppl along there put up noise abatement
end of story
Mayor: not sure anything you said is diff from proposed course of action
unless you wd like to lead it yourself?
Sop: if folks want to join; not going to let this go
know you'll do everything in your power but I know the prov govt, things have a tendency to slide; don't want it to slide any further than has been
these ppl need their sleep; shdn't have to wake up at 5:30 in the morning
Mayor: All right.  Nice to receive your petition at about 4:30 and to see you here tonight, and to be acting on that.
Ms Scholes, our Clerk, will be in touch with your leadership
set up a mtg as soon as we can
I don't have anybody further wishing to speak so, ... well, oh, on this matter
Sorry.  If I don't see anybody, then I'll go to Carolanne Reynolds, for separate, I believe, comment
CR: Welcome back.  Hope everybody had a great summer.
Thank you for the comments on the Correspondence; I hope the list will appear on the agenda b/c it is not quite as easy as being portrayed, but I think with one little suggested piece given, it can be -- but what I am here to speak about is, I was overjoyed to hear the comments made about Uplift and Cmnty Benefits mentioned tonight.
It took about 15 years for the District to recognize there was such a thing as Uplift, and another five years for the CBs; so I'd like to thank you, Mayor, for bringing that up and saying that you have crafted a policy; thank Cclr Smith for requesting it be discussed now; and to thank Cclr Sop -- it was quite correct [saying] delayed to the end often, and when it doesn't happen and much less; and to thank also Cclr Evison for saying it's information we shd have to then discuss.
It was my understanding that anything that was an increase in density -- and shd apply to all -- in this case it's from 21 units to [160] units -- that part of the process, when staff brought their report to you, one of the things that was asked to be mentioned in the report was in fact the Uplift, and I thought that was in place.
So if you didn't get that, I'm quite concerned.
As to CBs, most Ms have a policy that it's about 2/3 to 3/4, so once you have the Uplift, then you can go out to the public and say, what is it that you wd like as CBs in return, b/c what somebody pays for a property with 21 units is considerably less than what someone pays for a property with 63 units.  The ppl who bought this property bought it with a lower density.  What the cmnty is giving to the applicant is increased value in this assessment, and what the cmnty, the ratepayers, want it return -- not to ask them to pay the full amt of what they wd have to pay for whatever the increase in units is, but at least a portion is only fair for them to pay.
Now, once that amt is calculated, then when this was discussed before, the mayor at the time said, well, we'll let the cmnty say wch, once we've set the amt, the cmnty will decide.  We have had, as someone has pointed out, sometimes, for example in Evelyn Drive, the CBs were decided by staff and it didn't go to the Ccl or to the cmnty.
So I'm hoping that in this case, you get the Uplift right away so that when you go out to the cmnty we can say, "look at this great devt, it's an increase but it's affordable housing and this is what we're getting in returm, pls support it."  I think it's not only a way to ensure support, but it's only fair to the ratepayers to get some return for what they are granting.
So, I heard the little bell.
If anyone has any questions about that, fine, otherwise, I'm looking forward to a list of letters on the Correspondence and the Uplift on this so we can all look at what marvellous suggestions ppl can have for this great devt.
Thank you.  Hope you had a great summer.  Bye.
18. ADJOURNMENT [8:45]

=  CCL AGENDAS Sept 20/22  =
NB: both mtgs closed to public [next public ccl mtg Oct 4]

 === Monday Sept 20th ===
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. There are no items for Council's public agenda this week other than to open the meeting and then hold a closed session.  The next regular Council Meeting will be held on Monday, October 4.
6:00 PM
THAT in the public interest, members of the public be excluded from part of the September 20, 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:
(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;
(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.  ADJOURN TO CLOSED SESSION  Council will then proceed with the closed session.
(Note:  The meeting will conclude following the adjournment of the closed session.)

===  Wednesday Sept 22nd ===
The Special 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.
9:00 AM
THAT in the public interest, members of the public be excluded from part of the September 22, 2010 special 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:
(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.
90. (2) A part of a council meeting must be closed to the public if the subject matter being considered relates to one or more of the following:
2.  the consideration of information received and held in confidence relating to negotiations between the municipality and a provincial government or the federal government or both, or between a provincial government or the federal government or both and a third party.
Purpose of meeting: to discuss land matters.
3.  ADJOURN TO CLOSED SESSION  --  Council will then proceed with the closed session.
(Note:  The meeting will conclude following the adjournment of the closed session.)

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     Should Canada criminalize criticism of Israel as antisemitic hate speech? Some Canadian parliamentarians think so. The Harper government recently gave $450,000 to support an international conference that brings together in Ottawa in November Zionist supporters from parliaments around the world. Their goal is to expand the definition of antisemitism to include criticism of Israel.
{INCREDIBLE!  so will it be anti-Canadianism to criticize Harper or the Cdn govt policies!!!}
     The Canadian Parliamentary Coalition to Combat Antisemitism (CPCCA) is the Canadian branch of this effort. It's an informal coalition of MPs from the Conservative, Liberal and NDP that has been studying the growing threat of what they call a "new antisemitism".
     The CPCCA, which will release a report at the conference in Ottawa, is expected to recommend changes to the human rights legislation or hate laws that would make it illegal to criticize Israel.
     Responding to this threat to free speech, Michael Keefer, a University of Guelph professor, has written an important book, Antisemitism Real and Imagined, that provides an in-depth investigation of the extent of antisemitism in Canada, the ideology of the "new antisemitism," and the role of the CPCCA as a mechanism to protect Israel.
     In an attempt to raise awareness of the imminent danger, Dr. Keefer is conducting a western Canada tour that begins in Vancouver.
Hear MICHAEL KEEFER, along with MICHEAL* VONN, Policy Director for the BC Civil Liberties Association. The meeting is co-sponsored by CUPW and organized by the Seriously Free Speech Committee.
*  not a typo; it is EA and she's an adjunct professor at UBC
===  CPTWATCH  ===
        Hebron: God's Justice, Even for the Shops
                Steve Heinrichs  --  And the shops of the city will clap their hands!
    That =EDs what those radical biblical prophets would be singing if they were here in occupied Hebron, tramping thru the streets of the Old City, seeing the overwhelming number of Palestinian shops that have been shut down by the Israeli forces.  Long time ago, these courageous truth-telling Jews, like Isaiah and Jeremiah, went around proclaiming to the oppressed that God was coming to bring justice to all things.  Not only people, but everything would receive God's peace, so that according to the prophetic imagination, even "the trees will clap their hands" (Is. 55:12).  And if trees clap, why not Palestinian shops?
    The prophets dreamt of a world with jubilant trees because the trees were one of the chief victims of ancient imperial politics.  They had been clear-cut by empire after empire in order to satisfy a variety of violent and extravagant purposes; thousands of military chariots, fleets of naval war ships, opulent palace residences and temples.  "But there is hope for the trees!" shout the prophets.  One day they will clap their hands because God will come at last to rescue them from the death-dealing ways of the empire.  One day the trees will clap because the powers of this earth will finally stop abusing them, stop taking more than they really need, and never again cut them down for purposes of war.
    Today, in the streets of Hebron's Old City, I can hear those old prophets singing that familiar tune once again, yet remixing the powerful words to speak hope and challenge into this particular situation.  "And the shops of the city will clap their hands."
    Over the past decade, more than five hundred Palestinian shops have been welded shut and well over a thousand more closed due to Israeli imperial politics.   That =EDs about 75 % of the shops in this place, and the impact of such oppression, as you can well imagine, has been devastating.  Once the hub of trade, giving life to the entire community, today's Old City struggles simply to survive.  And the violence against the shops continues.  This past month, we have witnessed Israeli soldiers arbitrarily breaking open the doors of three more shops, and welding shut three others.  It is outrageous.  And the prophetic tradition won't stand idly by.  So if you and I have ears to hear, let us hear those ancient Palestinian activists singing a subversive song in today=EDs Palestine, crying out to God and to us and against the Israeli Empire, "And the shops of the city will clap their hands."
    One day, God will restore all things; not just Israeli and Palestinian, but even trees, and yes, even the shops of Hebron.  Until that day, let us boldly sing the song of our elder prophets, and perhaps we will hear a little clapping, even today.
===  WOMENWATCH  ===
from VSun:
=  20-year-old woman new fire chief in Port Renfrew (had volunteered for four years)
=  most common cause of death of women in China: suicide
        (from a story about those who get paid to retrieve bodies from a river, some murdered)
Saturday, September 25th from 12 - 5 pm $25
Get your tickets early so you don't miss out! get INSPIRED, EDUCATED, & INSIDE local renovated Specials.  Experience the stories of creative and unique projects.
+  Masonry in Heritage Buildings   7pm Thursday Sept 30th
Presentation by North Shore Heritage Preservation Society
Anchor Room, John Braithwaite Community Centre  145 West 1st Street, North Vancouver
Entry by donation.  Details: 926 6096 or  www.northshoreheritage.org
Dwayne Friesen, a certified brick specialist at I-XL Industries, will give a presentation and slideshow on the use of masonry in heritage buildings in Vancouver and Western Canada.
The talk will include:
   *    the historical use of brick and stone as a building material in Greater Vancouver
   *    design features and trends, and construction techniques
   *    historical and contemporary brick manufacture
   *    the availability of reproduction masonry
   *    identifying and matching heritage bricks
                                               A question and answer session will follow
15 slides in Port Alice?
did you notice the mountainside had been logged?
shd we be surprised?
will greed without sensitivity to the environment continue to triumph over its consequences?
===  RIVERWATCH  ===
Subject: National Geographic Articles on World Rivers Day, Urban Stream Restoration
Dear River Advocates,
Attached are links to two interesting and timely postings from National Geographic by river conservationist Mark Angelo.  One focuses on the phenomenal growth we've seen in World Rivers Day (which has its roots in British Columbia, Canada).
The second article looks at the importance of urban stream restoration, relating it to the quality of life we enjoy in our communities.
It is great to see these issues being raised by the National Geographic Society, as part of an ongoing series they're doing looking at global waters issues.

===  Interesting Unofficial Laws  ===

"The Law of Volunteering" -- If you dance with a grizzly bear, you had better let him lead.
"The Law of Avoiding Oversell"  --  When putting cheese in a mousetrap, always leave room for the mouse.
"The Law of Reality"  --  Never get into fights with ugly people; they have nothing to lose.
"The Law of Self Sacrifice"  --  When you starve with a tiger, the tiger starves last.
"Weiler's Law"  --  Nothing is impossible for the man who doesn't have to do it himself.
"Law of Probable Dispersal"  --  Whatever hits the fan will not be evenly distributed.
"Law of Volunteer Labour"  --  People are always available for work in the past tense.
"Conway's Law"  --  In any organization there's one person who knows what's going on. That person must be fired.
"Iron Law of Distribution"  --  Them that has, gets.
"Law of Cybernetic Entomology"  --  There is always one more bug.
"Law of Drunkenness"  --  You can't fall off the floor.
"Heller's Law"  --  The first myth of management is that it exists.
"Osborne's Law"  --  Variables won't; constants aren't.
"Main's Law"  --  For every action there is an equal and opposite government program.
"Weinberg's Second Law"  --  If builders built buildings the way programmers wrote programs, then the first woodpecker would have destroyed civilization.

>  September 25 - October 2, 2010
Banned Books Week is an annual awareness campaign that celebrates the freedom to read, draws attention to banned and challenged books, and highlights persecuted individuals. The United States campaign "stresses the importance of ensuring the availability of those unorthodox or unpopular viewpoints to all who wish to read them" and the requirement to keep material publicly available so that people can develop their own conclusions and opinions. The international campaign notes individuals "persecuted because of the writings that they produce, circulate or read." ...
Amnesty International also celebrates Banned Books Week by directing attention to individuals "persecuted because of the writings that they produce, circulate or read."
from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Banned_Books_Week
> Education Ministry bans textbook that offers Palestinian narrative
The [Israeli] Education Ministry summons principal of Sderot area high school after school was found to be using book that offers both the Israeli and Palestinian narratives of the Middle East conflict.

But is there really anything wrong with people using expressions such as "C U L8R" in a friendly email or a text message? We may want to blame this as one of the unintended effect of cellphones, but according an upcoming British Library exhibit http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2010/aug/18/british-library-textspeak-exhibition , http://www.bl.uk/evolvingenglish/, Victorian poets were writing in this manner long before anyone had dreamed of mobile phones.

===  GRAMMARWATCH ===  National Punctuation Day Sept 24!
o  Punctuation gets high marks on holiday
                by Catherine E. Shoichet, CNN  September 24, 2010 6:54 p.m. EDT
(CNN) -- Appreciate the apostrophe, salute the semicolon and exalt the exclamation point Friday. It's National Punctuation Day!
The holiday started when Jeff Rubin, a newsletter publisher and former reporter, grew increasingly frustrated as he spotted errors in the newspaper.
"I would sit at the kitchen table with my red Sharpie ... screaming obscenities, which would upset my wife," says Rubin, 60. "She encouraged me to find another outlet for my aggravation."
In 2004, he secured a listing for the day in the "Chase's Calendar of Events" reference book, and National Punctuation Day was born. This year marks its seventh official celebration.....
        Rest: http://www.cnn.com/2010/LIVING/09/24/national.punctuation.day/index.html
o  More on Punctuation
         Think an ellipsis is when the moon moves in front of the sun?
Celebrate the seventh annual National Punctuation Day=AE September 24, 2010
Enter the NPD Punctuation Haiku Contest and win great punctuation chotchkes
PINOLE, CA - Last year we had a baking contest-and what a delicious exercise that was!
This year we're trying something a bit more literary-our first National Punctuation Day=AE Haiku Contest, with the winners receiving a plethora of punctuation goodies....
        Rest: http://www.nationalpunctuationday.com/
Sample haiku (deadline is Sept 30):
Raised by two parens
I've been bracketed since youth.
I'm an inside job.
When my editor removes
My inflamed colon.
and from: Toronto Star, Canada: Saving language, one comma at a time
at http://www.thestar.com/comment/article/700143
Rubin's message is simple: "This is our language. Learn to use it properly. Have some dignity."

===  WORDWATCH  ===  AWAD passes 1,000,000!

Date: Sun, 19 Sep 2010 19:20:17 -0400
        Wordsmith.org  --  The Magic of Words 
As a computer science grad student in 1994 when I started what would become Wordsmith.org, I had no idea that one day I'd be typing this. This month subscribership of A.Word.A.Day has crossed one million (from Italian millione "great thousand", from Latin mille "thousand"). Welcome, one millionth subscriber Barbara Robertson of West Covina, California.
It has been many years, much has changed, but I enjoy exploring words and sharing their stories with you as much as that first day. And going by this milestone, it seems you too enjoy it (and tell your friends about it).
Here are some interesting facts and figures:
Number of subscribers: 1,000,749
Number of countries and territories represented: 217
Number of top-level-domains represented: 225  (see distribution by domain)
Number of individual pieces of email sent: 2.2 billion
Number of unique words sent: 4,183
Length of longest word featured: 45 letters  (pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis)
Length of shortest words featured: 2 letters  (aa, os, rx)
Word featured most often: 4 times (1994, 1996, 2003, 2006)  (nirvana)
Subscriber who has been with us the longest with the same email address:
Patrice S. Fox, Texas  (since 1995)
Highest number of gift subscriptions sent: 4736 (Thank you, Dante V. Ferraro!)
(also check out a graph of gift subscriptions by domain (who sent to whom))

Longest email address on the list: 251 characters (Tom Trottier):
(I.used.to.have.the.record.long.email.address.in.the.world.but.they.kept.on.changing.the.software.so.my.email.did.not.get.thru-however.now.I.have.foiled.the.bitstreams.and.byteHappy.electroncs.that.scupper.the.least.little.bit.of.ambition AT abacurial.com)
[earlier he had an even longer, a 333-character address]

Shortest address on the list: 6 characters (Rajjesh Mittal)  (r AT p.kg)
Longest domain name: 34 characters  (trinitycatholicacademybrockton.org)
Logarithmic timeline of subscriber growth:
          1: Mar 1994
                    10: Mar 1994
                              100: Mar 1994
                                        1,000: Mar 1994
                                                  10,000: Apr 1995
                                                            100,000: Feb 1998
                                                                      1,000, 000: Sep 2010
We are grateful to all subscribers who have joined us. Thanks for being here! You are what makes Wordsmith.org.
Also a tip of the hat to the people at Wordsmith.org who help bring the daily AWAD: Todd Derr, Carolanne Reynolds, Christy Cox, Stuti Garg, and Eric Shackle (who recently retired at 91).
Happy words to you,
                Anu Garg  (words at wordsmith.org)
Uttering a word is like striking a note on the keyboard of the imagination.
                -- Ludwig Wittgenstein, philosopher (1889-1951)
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===  MAIKU  ===  2010 September 6/7
        miss his responses
                reasoned, thoughtful, leavening ~~
                                      and kind loving smile

{my father passed away 1994 September 29; hard to think so long ago}

It's a weak nation, like a weak person, that must behave with bluster and boasting and rashness and other signs of insecurity.
                        -- Jimmy Carter, 39th US President (b 1924)
The Carter family had come from southern England (Carter's paternal ancestor arrived in the American Colonies in 1635), and had lived in the state of Georgia for several generations. Carter's great-grandfather, Private L.B. Walker Carter (1832-1874), served in the Confederate States Army.  ...  Throughout his career, Carter strongly emphasized human rights.
In 1981, Carter returned to Georgia to his peanut farm, which he had placed into a blind trust a during his presidency to avoid even the appearance of a conflict of interest. He found that the trustees had mismanaged the trust, leaving him over one million dollars in debt. In the years that followed, he has led an active life, establishing The Carter Center, building his presidential library, teaching at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, and writing numerous books.

The love of one's country is a splendid thing. But why should love stop at the border.
                -- Pablo Casals, Catalan cellist, conductor, and composer (1876-1973)
There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered.
                -- Nelson Mandela, activist, South African president, Nobel laureate (b. 1918)
[Journalist Daniel Schorr] had a great way of irritating government officials because he always came up with the truth.
BOB SCHIEFFER (television broadcaster and host of Face the Nation), quoted in Perspectives, Newsweek, 2 August 2010. Schorr died on 23 August at 93.
Learning without thought is labour lost; thought without learning is perilous.
                        -- Confucius, philosopher and teacher (c. 551-478 BCE)
The soundest argument will produce no more conviction in an empty head than the most superficial declamation; as a feather and a guinea fall with equal velocity in a vacuum.
                -- Charles Caleb Colton, English author, collector, and clergyman (1780 - 1832)
All I really need is love, but a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt! 
                                        -- Lucy, of Peanuts
+   Did the reproducing amoeba get a splitting headache?
+   He drove his expensive car into a tree and found out how the Mercedes bends.
+   Tubal ligation can get knotty, but lobotomy is a no-brainer.
+   Mimes are determined to remain silent, to say the least.
+   Those who get too big for their britches will be exposed in the end.
A piece of string walked into a bar and said "Gimme a beer!" but the bartender said "Get outta here! We don't serve your kind here!"
So the string left, but he was thirsty, and he really wanted a beer, so he messed up his hair really badly and looped himself around until he had tied himself into a knot. When the string went back into the bar, the bartender looked at him suspiciously and said "Aren't you that worthless piece of string I just threw outta here?"
No, the string replied, "I'm a frayed knot!"
{Surprised?  Well, I cdn't bear to send you another msg without at least a pun.  Sorry for being so knotty -- presume you're a groan man........}