Ccl NOTES Oct 4
Calendar to Nov 5

by Carolanne Reynolds, Editor

hope you all had a great Thanksgiving; now enjoy fall's bounty
        apples, apples, apples, -- poetry and UBC Apple Festival......
MAIN ITEMS Ccl Mtg Oct 18th: Wetmore; traffic light for Park Royal along Marine Dr; Metro Regional Growth Strategy; Sec Stes Update/Report; Rezoning/Devt 1305 Marine Dr (Shell Stn); 2011 Tax Exemptions; Date for 1220 Duchess DVP; Proposed Wireless Tower 26th & Upper Levels; Devt Applications; STILL NO LIST OF LETTERS but have been promised an update.
RIDDLES; Vive le Canada (Commonwealth Games); from the EDITOR'S DESK; POLICEWATCH (Crime Prevention workshop; Halloween prep); UPDATES & INFO (Awards; new parks; bridge traffic; accessibility; percussion; Rutledge Field)
=  CALENDAR to Nov 5th (starting with UBC's Apple Festival); CULTUREWATCH (Theatre; Art; Music, Opera, Photography)
=  Ccl Mtg NOTES Oct 4th: Delegation/100th Anniversary of the Girl Guides; Adoption of 2200 blk MDr Road Closure (deferred); Debate re Endorsement of MetroV integrated Liquid Waste Mgmt Plan (Major $$$); 2011 Tax Exemptions; DVP App 1119 Keith
=  Ccl Mtg AGENDA Oct 18th
=  ANIMALWATCH (cats; kung fu bear; lion; seagull; selection); INFObits (Lennon, FLQ, Germany, More on the Commonwealth Games); BEERWATCH (Tangerine); NEWSWATCH (set fire to Mosque; loyalty); GAZAWATCH (Cdn and Jewish aid boats); WEBWATCH (We adore Boris! Great character, great politician! Intelligent, articulate, and amusing too...); MONEYWATCH (hidden US debt); CPTWATCH (homeless); ENVIROWATCH/PARKWATCH (Stawamus Chief/Malamute; Plastic to Oil); CIVICWATCH (Oct 1); HERITAGEWATCH (Srs' Ctr 17th); MAIKU (Thanksgiving; apples); QUOTATIONS/THOUGHTS/PUNS

===  RIDDLES  ===
What do you call a fish with no eyes?
What do you get if you cross a bullet and a tree with no leaves?
What is a mouse's favourite game?
===  Vive le CANADA  ===  The Games! (you've probably keeping track of our medals)
The Commonwealth Games is an int'l, multi-sport event involving athletes from the Commonwealth of Nations....
The event was first held in 1930 under the title of the British Empire Games in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. The event was renamed as the British Empire and Commonwealth Games in 1954, the British Commonwealth Games in 1970, and gained its current title in 1978. Only six teams have attended every Commonwealth Games: Australia, Canada, England, New Zealand, Scotland, and Wales. Australia has been the highest achieving team for ten games, England for seven and Canada for one.
There are currently 54 members of the Commonwealth of Nations, and 71 teams participate in the Games. The four Home Nations of the United Kingdom - England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland - send separate teams to the Commonwealth Games, and individual teams are also sent from the British Crown dependencies of Guernsey, Jersey, and the Isle of Man (unlike at the Olympic Games, where the combined "Great Britain" team represents all four home nations and the Crown dependencies). Many of the British overseas territories also send their own teams. The Australian external territory of Norfolk Island also sends its own team, as do the Cook Islands and Niue, two states in free association with New Zealand. It was reported that Tokelau, another dependency of New Zealand would be sending a team to the 2010 Games in New Delhi, India. In the end however they did not.
The 2010 Commonwealth Games are on in New Delhi, India, until October 14.
{More info in INFObits below.
I'm sure most of you know they were last held in Vancouver in 1954, at Empire Stadium where the four-minute mile record was broken.}
===  from the EDITOR'S DESK  ===
>  PUBLIC CORRESPONDENCE -- Absolutely shocked the letters have been moved again so more clicks to reach it.  Now when you click on the Agenda & Minutes page and finally find a reference at the bottom, it sends you to the page about how to write a letter to Mayor & Ccl!  Bizarre.
Strange, also, that in looking at the past five weeks I found for one week's letters, I cd copy and paste, but not the others.  Inconsistent.
>  Sorry this newsletter much later than usual; busier than usual and then suffering from a cold and trying to hold it at bay.  Meant I missed several things including the Heritage and Harvest wch I hope will be annual and look forward to for next year.
Because mtgs added and cancelled, hard to keep up so try to send out Updates between WVMs.
>  Ignatieff asked a 96-year-old what his secret was to longevity.  He answer sex and booze, so Ignatieff says that'll be in the Liberals' health plan.

We are holding our annual Captain & Co-captains meeting on Wed Nov 3rd at 7pm at Sentinel School.  Our Chief, Peter Lepine, and Sgt. Tim Kravjanski will be our main speakers this year.
We would like to have a good half hour for questions, comments, and discussion after the speakers, so the meeting should be about an hour or an hour and a half.
If you would like to bring a neighbour or two to the meeting, please do!
Hope to see you there.
Anne Russell, Community Services Unit, Block Watch Coordinator, 925 7363 annerussell@wvpd.ca
+ excerpts from Block Watch Newsletter October 2010
> BC Crime Prevention Association Workshop
The Annual Training Symposium from November 5th - 6th features a multitude of workshops that further educate in crime prevention. The theme this year is "Back on Track". Some of the workshops featured are: "Evolution of Block Watch", "The Role of Victim Services in Crime Prevention", and "Response to Illegal Drug Operations".
To see the symposium brochure, click here; To register, click here   Source: http://bccpa.org
{for complete lists of topics below, pls see newsletter}
> Halloween Safety...
- Children running across the street and off the sidewalks risk a collision with a motor vehicle.
- Unwrapped treats or those in loose packaging from unknown sources may be unsafe to eat.
- Nylon or heavyweight polyester costumes are best. Even so, "Flame-Resistant" does not mean fire-proof.
- Tell your children to stay in well-lit areas and only visit homes that have their outside lights turned on.
- Make sure they know never to go inside homes or cars.
- Examine the treats your children bring home before they start eating them. Throw out any treats that are not wrapped, have loose or torn wrappers.
        Source: http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/hl-vs/iyh-vsv/life-vie/halloween-eng.php
> Fireworks Safety...
- Many Cities and Municipalities have banned fireworks, so be certain to check before you purchase any fireworks.
- Buy only from a licensed dealer
- Ignite one firework at a time.
- NEVER hold lit fireworks.
- If a firework doesn't go off, do not approach or pick it up for at least 30 minutes.
- DO NOT attempt to relight the device.
- After 30 minutes, immerse in water and throw away.
        Source: http://bc.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/ViewPage.action

===  UPDATES & INFO  ===
The West Vancouver Museum is the proud recipient this month of the distinguished Community Award from the BC Chapter of Architecture Canada. The Community Award is granted to members in the community whose appreciation and advocacy for architecture and architects have improved the environment and community. Recipients of this award at the West Vancouver Museum are: Darrin Morrison, Director/Curator; Kiriko Watanabe, Assistant Curator; and Isaac Vanderhorst, Museum Educator.  Congratulations, West Vancouver Museum!
The Canadian Pakistani Women Society raised close to $8,000 on September 30th at the Taste of Pakistan event held at the Kay Meek Centre. All the money raised went to the Canadian Red Cross in support of flood victims in Pakistan.
>  Park adjacent to Squamish Chief:
> Malamute bluff now protected | Local News | Squamish Chief ...
24 Sep 2010
... "It's very significant because when the process of the Chief itself becoming a park, which began 20 years ago, the Malamute was always ...
www.squamishchief.com/.../SQUAMISH0101/.../SQUAMISH/malamute- bluff-now-protected
NB: the company that illegally logged 1500 trees of that property was facing fines of $1K to $10K per tree, so 'donated' the land.......
>  15% of Denman Island protected -- and for a butterfly!
...  The B.C. government has acquired 18 properties totalling 750 hectares of private and Crown land, comprising approximately 15 per cent of Denman Island.
The purchase price was $6.7 million. An innovative funding formula enabled the acquisition:
=B7         Private land owner North Denman Lands Inc. made a donation of $1.4 million.
=B7         The provincial government made a $232,000 cash contribution and transferred Crown land development rights valued at $3.9 million to the company for future residential development purposes.
=B7         $1.2 million was provided to North Denman Lands Inc. through a third-party carbon offsets agreement with ERA Carbon Offsets Ltd. and the Forest Carbon Group.
 The newly-acquired lands are within the relatively rare Coastal Douglas-fir biogeoclimatic zone. The acquisition also includes land within the Chickadee Lake watershed and areas important for a number of species at risk, including the Taylor's Checkerspot butterfly.  For more info, see:
        1.B.C. PROTECTS SENSITIVE LANDS ON DENMAN ISLAND12 Oct 2010 ... "Denman Island is home to one of Canada's most unique ecosystems," said Penner. ... including the Taylor's Checkerspot butterfly. ...
        2.      www2.news.gov.bc.ca/news_releases.../2010ENV0062-001243.htm - Cached
New Bus-Only Lane on Marine Drive
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.
See Construction Updates:  http://www.westvancouver.ca/Level3.aspx?id=30480
>  Capilano River Bridge Traffic Updates
The construction of the new Capilano River West Bound Bridge is ongoing and the contractor, Neelco Construction expected hours of work for the project will be 7:30am to 9:30pm (14 hours/day), Monday through Saturday, for the next eighth months. The project completion is scheduled for the end of March 2011.
For the week of: October 11 - October 16, 2010
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.
Tuesday, October 12 to Friday, October 15 between 10am and 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. Thank you,  NEELCO CONSTRUCTION
More Traffic Information  New Bus-Only Lane on Marine Drive 
See: http://www.westvancouver.ca/Level3.aspx?id=27868
>  ACCESSIBLITY MEANS BUSINESS                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
The Advisory Committee on Disability Issues for the North Shore (ACDI) are organizing a free access
awareness event at Capilano Mall on Thursday, October 14th from 1-4 pm.  They are inviting business
owners and employees to come down and experience first-hand the challenges people with
disabilities face when attempting to patronize business that are inaccessible.                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
It is the hope of the committee that with more public awareness and education, businesses will
improve their accessibility.  For example, building a wheelchair ramp would be a major milestone
but also improvements related to lighting, washrooms, counter heights, and aisle widths should be
considered.  All of these improvements ultimately help everyone, including business profitablity.                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
For more information on the Advisory Committee on Disability Issues for the North Shore, please contact
the committee clerk at 604-990-2211 or acdi@dnv.org.                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
Have you any drums or percussion instruments at home?
The Music Hall in the West Vancouver Community Centre is looking to establish a collection of hand percussion instruments for students of all ages. We welcome donations of instruments in good condition, including djembes, congas, and accessory percussion instruments.
Please contact Daniel Tones, Music and Dance Program Coordinator, at 604-921-3440 or by email at dtones@westvancouver.ca  if you have any questions.
>  Info on Rutledge Field: http://www.westvancouver.ca/Level3.aspx?id=25808

===  CALENDAR to Nov 5th  ===
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.
UPDATES sent to subscribers (but with details):
A:      Oct 3 - 9 = Fire Prevention Week; Oct 6 Cmnty Fire Drill at 6:30pm
        Wed Oct 6 = Borealis String Quartet at KMC 1pm, and Oct 8 at 1:30pm
        5pm Thurs Oct 7 - Ccl Mtg, CLOSED Session
B:      Legion; 10/10/10; Bridge Traffic; Jt Water Use; Malalai Joya
        NB: The Finance Cmte mtg 9am Tu 12th was cancelled.
C:      Access awareness event 1 - 4pm Th Oct 14th; change of venue for Early Music concert
+  Margaret Trudeau at 32 Books in Edgemont Village, Sat Oct 16th from 2 to 3pm (about her book, Changing My Mind)
UBC Apple Festival
~ 11am to 4pm ~ Saturday and Sunday -- October 16 and 17 --  UBC's Annual Apple Festival
Located throughout the grounds of the Botanical Garden
Admission fee - $2 for adults. Under 12 free. Includes free entry to the Garden! Free bike parking!
*  UBC Farm Apple Festival Tours
On October 16 and 17, the UBC Farm is excited to be a part of the UBC Botanical Garden's AppleFest. In addition to a booth on-site at the festival, they will be offering tours of the UBC Farm Heritage Orchard:
        Date: Saturday, October 16  --  Times: 11am, 1pm and 3pm  Location: UBC Farm entrance gate
The UBC Farm Heritage Orchard was designed, grafted and planted as a student Directed Studies project in 2005. The orchard is composed of 120 trees, including 75 apple varieties. 2010 marks our second year of significant harvest.
*  About the Apple Festival
A family event for all ages, the UBC Apple Festival celebrates one of British Columbia's favourite fruits. All are welcome to attend, from children learning about the diversity of apples to those who remember tasting heritage apples in their youth.
Every year, between 11,500 and 13,500 kilograms (25,000 and 30,000 lbs) of apples are sold to a hungry public. Over 60 varieties of heritage, new and "tried and true" varieties are available, grown both conventionally and organically. These include the heritage apple 'Grimes Golden' and 'Ambrosia', recently discovered in Cawston, British Columbia.
Also available for sale are
many varieties of apple trees grafted onto dwarfing root stock, perfect for the home garden or patio.
One of the most popular activities at the Apple Festival is apple tasting. For $3.00, curious eventgoers can taste up to 60 varieties of new and heritage apples grown in British Columbia. Learn the history of those varieties from the Friends of the Garden's "published in-house" Apple Booklet.
The Vancouver Island-based BC Fruit Testers Association mounts a display of the nearly 200 apple varieties still grown in British Columbia. Members of the association are on-hand to give demonstrations of grafting and cider-pressing. Try to stump them with apple varieties from your garden, as they are also available to identify apples (hint: bring along six apples from your unidentified tree). Nearby, Master Gardeners discuss apple-related diseases and pest management. Or, at any time of the year, you can visit UBC Botanical Garden's online Fruit Trees discussion forum!
A children's area is in place for 2010: the Johnny Appleseed Orchard, featuring activity stations. Kids (and adults!) also enjoy the apple pie, hot apple cider, and other delectable treats available.
The Food Fair showcases tasty treats, while the Shop in the Garden features apple-related merchandise. Craft vendors, UBC Herbarium merchandise, and UBC Farm produce are also available on-site.
Buskers provide musical entertainment throughout the day.
Finish off the day by taking home a purchase of
jugs of British Columbian organic apple juice.
For more info, call 604 822 4529.  Want to learn more about apples?
== Sunday Oct 17
        HERITAGE AND HARVEST at Srs' Ctr 11am to 5pm; details below in HERITAGEWATCH
== Monday Oct 18
The Memory Project: Stories of the Second World War
        Share your story! Bring your photos, letters and personal memorabilia to be documented on site.
Monday October 18th, 9 am to 1 pm  -- 
Vancouver Public Library, Alice MacKay Room, Lunch and refreshments will be served
RSVP by email: memory@historica-dominion.ca  Or call toll free phone: 1 866 701 1867 x 251
The Memory Project is providing every living Second World War veteran the opportunity to share their memories through interviews and digitized artefacts and memorabilia to be shared with Canadians through an extensive online digital archive.   For more info: www.thememoryproject.com
== Tuesday Oct 19
        ~ 7pm ~ WRA at Gleneagles Golf Clubhouse
== Wednesday Oct 20 ~ 7pm ~
        Bd of Variance at M Hall; Library Bd at Library
== Thursday Oct 21
        ~ 4:30pm ~ Design Review Cmte -- CANCELLED
        ~ 5:30pm ~ Public Police Bd Mtg in the Welsh Hall at the Library
        ~ 6pm ~ NSh Family Court/Youth Justice Cmte at DNV M Hall
== Saturday Oct 23 ~ 9am - 1pm ~ Gleneagles Garage Sale at the Gleneagles Cmnty Ctr
Come and join us for a morning of fun at the annual Gleneagles Garage Sale where everything old is new again! With over 40 tables displaying a diverse assortment of treasures, you never know what new finds you will go home with! For more info, pls call 921 2100.
== Friday Oct 29
West Vancouver Community Centre, Atrium Featuring the SFU Contemporary Performance Ensemble
Simon Fraser University's Contemporary Performance Ensemble presents Terry Riley's groundbreaking work "In C" as part of the WVCC's Community Concert Series. This is the second concert in our year-long series, and showcases some of Metro Vancouver's best, young musical talent.
Please contact Daniel Tones, Music and Dance Program Coordinator, at 921 3440 or by email at
dtones@westvancouver.ca if you have any questions.
        Gleneagles Community Centre & Clubhouse
Drop the kids off for an exciting evening of tricks, games, and treats at the Gleneagles Community Centre, and then head off to an adults-only party at the Clubhouse. Costume prizes, appetizers, dancing, games and plenty of spooktacular fun!
Cash bar. Adults $29/person; kids $7.50/hr with a two-hour min. For more info, pls call 921 2100.
== Saturday, October 30
~ 10am - 4pm ~ All-Day Workshop -- Building Bridges Vancouver Presents
        Palestine and Israel: Two Nations Traumatized
                How Our Unexamined Feelings Perpetuate the Conflict
        Facilitated by Jennifer Shifrin and Maggy Kaplan
St. Mark's Anglican Church, Larch St and 2nd Ave, in Kits; Cost: $20, includes a light lunch
Pre-registration: required. Please reply before Oct. 22 to haneen@me.com
For more information on the facilitators, content, and purpose of the event, please see
~ 7:30pm ~ The Hebb Theatre, 2045 East Mall, UBC. More Vancouver, BC details on CJPME 
Join us as Dr. Finkelstein discusses the situation in Gaza, the raid on the S.S. Mavi Marmara, the current stage of the peace process, and the prospect of another regional war in the Middle East in this lecture.  Website. Admission $15, $10 for students with ID. Vancouver, BC tix available on-line here, or via telephone at 1-888-222-6608.  Mr. Finkelstein's speaking tour is proudly presented by Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle East (CJPME.)  For more info on these exciting events, please see our Website.  
== Friday Nov 5 ~ 1:30 - 5:30pm ~   at WV Cmnty Ctr
Table Matters...a North Shore Discussion about Food Security and Urban Agriculture
Please specify to your readers that we are asking for registration either by phone (see number below) or the EventBrite website address.
 Food systems issues are enough of a priority that all five North Shore Mayors are coming to speak at this event. I hope you or a representative can join municipal staff, politicians, non-profit organizations, businesses, and interested community members in discussing this important issue.
 To register, please phone Dawn Lavender at 604-904-6200 ext. 4167 and leave a message or email dawn.lavender@vch.ca with the name, email address, organization, title, and phone number of your representative(s) and she will register them.
          Sincerely,  Margaret Broughton, Community Nutritionist, Vancouver Coastal Health, 604 904 6482
== Friday Nov 5, Saturday Nov 6
Concerts will be presented in the newly renovated auditorium in Vancouver Technical School at 8pm on Friday, November 5th, the Kay Meek Theatre in West Vancouver at 2pm on Saturday, November 6th, and in the ACT Theatre in Maple Ridge at 1:30pm on Sunday, November 7th. The concerts are guaranteed to offer musical selections to satisfy everyone, from dances and movie music to military marches and swingin' big band tunes.
The Band of the Fifteenth Field Regiment, Royal Regiment of Canadian Artillery, is the only professional concert band in Vancouver. In addition to supporting regimental and brigade functions, the band performs throughout Canada, the United States, Europe and Asia as representatives of the 39 Canadian Brigade Group. Since 1985, the band has gained an international following and is now widely recognized as the best band in Canada's Army Reserve. Recordings of the band are eagerly sought after by collectors of military music and the general public.
The BC Military Music Society, in partnership with the Royal Canadian Legion Foundation, and the BC Mainland Military Family Resource Centre is proud to present this concert series. All funds raised will support serving soldiers, military families, and veterans in British Columbia.

+++  WV MEMORIAL LIBRARY +++  www.westvanlibrary.ca/event/calendar.php
Take part in our month-long series of programs on aging well for families, caregivers, and seniors. From a concert and cupcakes on Grandparents Day to lectures on the dilemmas faced by mid-life sons and daughters coping with aging parents, we cover it all. Author visits, travel tips, a movie night, family workshops and programs that explore hearing loss, dementia, and depression through lectures and discussions, every week holds something new. For more information call 925 7403.
=  ONGOING Fridays, Oct 22, Nov 5  --  English Corner  --  10 - 11:30am
        Come practise English Conversation! Free, no registration required.
=  Tuesday Oct 19
o  DO YOU HAVE A BUCKET LIST?  --   2 - 3:30 pm, Welsh Hall.
Join baby boomers David and Anna Smith as they share their world travel tales and budget tips from their excellent world travel and photo adventures. As frequent world travellers they will show you their bucket list on six continents and how they budget, travel, plan, and pack as seniors. David Smith is a professional photographer, travel writer, and guest lecturer. Anna is a fabric artist and lecturer. Both are "dream travellers capturing the world one smiling face at a time". They always have their bags and cameras packed for their next travel adventure.
o  MOVIE NIGHT: THE BUCKET LIST  --   7 - 9 pm, Welsh Hall.
Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman are two terminally ill men on a road trip with a wish list of things to do before they "kick the bucket." A funny and inspiring film that reminds us all that life is precious.
        For more information please call 604 925-7403.
Wednesday 20
Family Meeting: Planning Care for Family Elders
North Shore Caregiver Support Program and the Library present an informative movie & discussion. 1 - 3 pm, Welsh Hall. To register or for more information, call or email Karyn at 604 982-3320; Karyn.davies@nscr.bc.ca.
Join North Shore Caregiver Support Program for an informative movie & discussion on effective care planning, including topics such as communicating with family members, collaborating with healthcare professionals, step-by-step decision making, respecting elders' wishes, and putting plans into action.
Wednesday, October 20, 1:30 - 3:30 pm, Welsh Hall.
           For more information please phone Karyn at 604 982-3320, or email karyn.davies@nscr.bc.ca
=  MICROCOSMOS ~ 7:30pm ~ Friday October 22
Microcosmos, formed by four distinguished chamber musicians, explores music from the rich repertoire of the past one hundred years. Funded by the bequest of Robert Leslie Welsh. Doors open at 7pm. Seating is limited so come early.  For more info about this exceptional musical event pls visit the West Vancouver Memorial Library website.
Saturday 23  Welcome to the Departure Lounge: Adventures in Mothering Mother - Author Visit with Meg Federico
Meg will read selections from her book, and invite the audience to share their experiences. 2 - 3:30 pm, Welsh Hall.
Wednesday 27  The Fishes Remain the Same: Lighthouse Park Preservations Society Lecture
Andy Lamb will talk about the fish species in the Pacific Northwest. 7 - 9 pm, Welsh Hall. Everyone welcome.
Saturday 30
Dementia: Exploring Care & Communication When a Relative Has Dementia
This session of mini lectures and discussion will examine the issues that arise when family members care for a relative with dementia. 1 - 4 pm, Welsh Hall.
Wednesday 3     The German Operas of Mozart, Beethoven, and Weber
Nicolas Krusek is back with a new 5 morning series of music talks. 10:30am - 12:30pm, Welsh Hall. No registration required, just drop in and enjoy!  

+++  SFU CITY PROGRAM  +++  www.sfu.ca/city    Oct 26 and 28  NEW LECTURES:
VIA Architecture Urban Design
Ellen Dunham-Jones is Professor, School of Architecture, Georgia Institute of Technology. She is a Visiting Fellow in Urban Sustainable Development, supported by an endowment made possible by the Real Estate Foundation of BC and Fraser Valley Real Estate Board.
=  Next Generation Urbanism  --  7pm October 26, SFU Harbour Centre
                Admission is free, reservations are required. Reserve at www.sfu.ca/reserve
Recessions are deadly for urban development activity -- but fertile times for re-thinking and re-positioning, for looking around and looking ahead. What are the new horizons for North American metros as we look to and beyond recovery? What urban design debates in the schools are informing the next generation? Ellen Dunham-Jones will draw on both her own research into retrofitting suburbia for a more sustainable future as well as the work of leading new urbanists, bankers, and policy makers to speculate on how shifting demographics, new technologies, economic and natural resource challenges are informing new directions in the design of cities.
        Lecture sponsored by SFU City Program, SFU Urban Studies, and VIA Architecture.
        Lecture Flyer:  http://www.sfu.ca/city/PDFs/EDJVancouverposterv2.pdf
=  Retrofitting Suburbia -- 7pm October 28, Room 2600, SFU Surrey, 250-13450 102 Avenue
                Admission is free, reservations are required. Reserve at www.sfu.ca/reserve
How can ghostboxes, dead malls, aging office parks, out-dated edge cities, and blighted commercial strips be retrofitted into more sustainable places? Co-author of the award-winning book, "Retrofitting Suburbia: Urban Design Solutions for Redesigning Suburbs", Ellen Dunham-Jones will explain the drivers behind successful built suburban retrofits in North America and illustrate the three principal strategies: re-inhabitation, redevelopment, and re-greening.
        Lecture sponsored by SFU Urban Studies.

+++  WV MUSEUM  +++  Visit:  http://www.westvanmuseum.blogspot.com/
KAO TANABE  --  October 26 to December 23
Takao Tanabe is one of Canada's most respected artists with a career spanning over six decades. This exhibition profiles a series of new watercolour paintings of the Rocky Mountains in winter alongside a selection of earlier works from the artist's own collection.
For more info about this exhibition pls visit the Museum website or call 925 7295 (usu opening reception on Tu 26th)

+++  FERRY BUILDING GALLERY  +++ http://ferrybuildinggallery.com ~ 925 7290
+  September 28 - October 17
                Desire: The Magnificent Obsession  --  Paintings by Elizabeth Topham
+  October 22 - November 14
        A CELEBRATION OF THE DAY OF THE DEAD -- works by Jose Antonio Madrazo
                                An exhibition of mixed media folk art from Mexico
The Ferry Building Gallery is honoured to present new folk art by Jose Antonio Madraza of San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, a whimsical mixed media exhibition just in time for the Halloween season.
The focus of the art is Day of the Dead (el Dia de los Muertos), a national celebration in Mexico and other Latin American countries which honours those who have passed on.
Madrazo's folk art is made from hand-forged metal, wooden figures, ceramics, and popular Mexican sayings, adorned with elegant hues and electric colours.  Each piece is unique.  His works are shown in galleries, museums, and folk art shops around the globe: the Peabody Museum, Gilcrease Museum, Denver Art Museum, Brookyn Museum, and the Epcot Centre.  Others are part of private collections including those of comedian Garry Shandling, musicians Keith Richards and Adam Ant, actor Eric Idle, and Spike Lee, to name a few.
The exhibition is generously sponsored by the Mexican Consulate General of Vancouver. The artist will be present for the Opening Reception and Artist in Attendance.
The public is warmly invited to attend all events and receptions and admission is free.
Opening Reception: Friday October 22 from 6 - 9pm
Artist in Attendance: Saturday October 23 from 2 - 4pm

+++ SILK PURSE +++  www.silkpurse.ca
*  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
October 19 - 31  --  "With Needle & Thread"
An exquisite exhibition showcasing the excellence of embroidery and promoting it as a recognized art form, The North Shore Needle Arts Guild takes you on a journey from traditional to contemporary needle art. Enjoy a unique array of works in crewel, stump work, canvas work, free machine embroidery, Japanese Silk embroidery, silk ribbon embroidery, bead work, whitework, petit point, hardanger, mixed media, and fibre art by over 20 talented textile artists. Textile artists will provide FREE demonstrations each day.
Opening Reception: TUESDAY October 19th 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 Secret in Their Eyes (Tuesday, October 12)  Winner of the Best Foreign Language Film at the 2010 Academy Awards. Unpredictable and rich with symbolism, this Argentinean murder mystery lives up to its Oscar with an engrossing plot and mesmerizing performances. This provocative story of the tenacity of justice is gorgeously filmed with passion and artistry,
Last Train Home (Tuesday, October 19)
Coco Chanel and Igor Stravinsky (Monday, November 1)
>  Vancouver Recital Society returns to Kay Meek Centre for an exciting third season of exceptional artistry. On October 24 the Aviv String Quartet and pianist Robert Kulek kick off the season with the rich, warm and lushly romantic music of Brahms.

+++ 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
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
=  Saturday, October 2nd, our weekly meat draw will feature five turkeys and five hams in lieu of the usual ten meat draw prizes.  The draw will begin at 4:30pm, and the cost will remain at $5 for a strip of ten tickets. 
As well, at 7:30pm on the same evening, a Jam Session will take place in the Lounge.
Come on in and enjoy the festivities this Saturday!
=  At this Saturday's meat draw, October 16th, five members of the Band of the 15th Field Regiment, Royal Regiment of Canadian Artillery, will put on a small performance.  They will perform between 4:30 and 5pm, and the meat draw will follow. They will be here to promote their concert at the Kay Meek Centre on Saturday, November 6th at 2pm. Tickets for their concert will be available for purchase in our Lounge Bar during the time they are at our Branch.
The concert on November 6th is guaranteed to offer musical selections to satisfy everyone, from dances and movie music to military marches and swingin' big band tunes.  Email of October 9th had further information on the Band.
{full letter in last issue of WVM}
Veterans Week, November 5 - 11 is a time to reflect on all Veterans, past, present, and those currently serving in our Canadian Armed Forces.
Our Poppy Tagging Board is up in the Lounge, ready to be filled in.
The dates for tagging this year are Wednesday, November 3rd to Saturday, November 6th, inclusive.  There are two-hour spots to be filled as follows:  10 - noon, noon - 2, 2 - 4, 4 - 6 on all four days, with an additional 6 - 8pm slot on Thursday, November 4th.  There are 22 venues, and 17 timeslots, for a total of 374 spots to be filled!
Put down your name for at least one two-hour time slot.  That's not a lot of time to spare.  For your time and effort, soup and a sandwich will be waiting for you upstairs in Memorial Hall following your shift.
 Your support for the poppy campaign is very much appreciated!  Thank you to those who have already signed-up!
=  See Calendar Nov 6 above for the Band of the Fifteenth Field Regiment

+++  WV CHAMBER OF COMMERCE  +++ http://www.westvanchamber.com
Next Social Nov 9 at YaYa's

See www.bardonthebeach.org and see about fundraising for the new tent!
+ Hendry Hall  983 2633  --  Death by Chocolate, murder mystery Oct 21 - Nov 6
+ SMP Dramatic Society 767 0665
~ Fawlty Towers (two episodes: A Touch of Class and The Hotel Inspectors) at St Martin's Church (195 E Windsor, NV), Oct 21 - 23 {NB: been told sold out by 12th but hope to bring it back next year -- maybe try to get on the wait list! must be a lot of Brits on the NShore...}
+ Vancouver Playhouse -- www.vancouverplayhouse.com
~ The Musical The Fantasticks (Oct 2 - 23) has Christopher Gaze and Jeff Hyslop; the longest running production of any kind in American theatre.  HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO OCT 30!
+ Arts Club (tel 687 1644)
~  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
~  39 Steps, Stanley Stage  -- Oct 21 to Nov 21
   Comedic adaptation of Hitchcock's 1935 film; four actors play all 150 roles; Dean Paul Gibson directs
+ Headlines Theatre, in collaboration with Neworld Theatre, Transformative Communities Project Society, and Jews for a Just Peace present: Ashtar Theatre's The Gaza Mono-Logues
October 17, / Rhizome Café / 6:30pm
Admission by donation; Reservations recommended. 604 871 0508
"The war was a black ghost that covered Gaza's day and night. It imposed its hell on people, on the earth and sky and air that we breathe." - The Gaza Mono-logues
The Gaza Mono-Logues is an exciting global project initiated by Iman Aoun, Artistic Director of Ashtar Theatre, Palestine's first theatre training organization for youth. The impulse for the project emerged from the attack on the Gaza Strip, December 2008 to January 2009, which led to the death of 431 children and wounded another 1,872. In 2009 Ashtar Theatre, with the help of UNICEF, began conducting drama therapy and creative writing workshops with youth directly affected by the attacks. By focusing on these youths' individual experiences, their dreams, fears, and hopes, Ashtar Theatre compiled a body of work that led to the birth of The Gaza Mono-Logues.   
Ashtar Theatre has organized recitals of the The Gaza Mono-Logues in 30 cities worldwide, in multiple languages, all on the same day: October 17, 2010. Headlines Theatre, in collaboration with Neworld Theatre, Transformative Communities Project Society, and Jews for a Just Peace is proud to be part of this important undertaking. In the Vancouver production, staged at the Rhizome Café, six local youth will each perform a monologue written by six youth in Gaza. The evening begins with a musical introduction by local musician Emad Armoush, and will end with a facilitated discussion after the monologues. Vancouver is the only Canadian city hosting the global project.
For more information: http://www.thegazamonologues.com/
The Gaza Mono-Logues Vancouver is directed by David Diamond, Rachel Aberle and Aliya Griffin.
+ Jericho Arts Centre
Fighting Chance Productions proudly presents Sweeney Todd   ~  Oct 18 - 30
music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, book by Hugh Wheeler
+ The Cultch
~ after the quake  --  October 13 - 23 at the Cultch
        by Haruki Murakami adapted for the stage by Frank Galati
        presented by The Cultch, co-produced by Pi Theatre and Rumble Productions
        Historic Theatre, 1895 Venables; Tix on sale now at tickets.thecultch.com or 604 251 1363
Last season's hit returns to the stage! Don't miss the show that wowed critics and audiences alike.
In 1995, a disastrous earthquake devastated Kobe, Japan and the Tokyo subway was hit by deadly poison gas attacks. after the quake is based on bestselling author Haruki Murakami's stories about life in the wake of disaster.
Directed by Craig Hall and Richard Wolfe. Performed by Leina Dueck, Manami Hara, Alessandro Juliani, Hiro Kanagawa, and Tetsuro Shigematsu.
+ Presentation House  http://www.phtheatre.org/thirdstreet/feature1/
9 Parts of Desire
     Presentation House Theatre is pleased to present the Western Canadian Premiere of 9 Parts of Desire by American/Iraqi playwright Heather Raffo. A one-woman tour-de-force starring Valerie Buhagiar (from last year's The Veil), 9 Parts of Desire gives a voice to the modern Iraqi woman living in the world of Saddam Hussein pre- and post-9/11.
     In 9 Parts of Desire, we meet a whole cross-section of Iraqi women: a sexy painter, a radical Communist, a doctor, an exile, wives, lovers, a crone trying to make money by selling anything she can, and a young girl who dreams simply of leaving the house. This work delves into the many conflicting aspects of what it means to be a woman in the age-old war zone that is Iraq. It is an unusually timely meditation on the ancient, the modern, and the feminine in a country overshadowed by war.
     Winner of the 2005 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize Special Commendation, Heather Raffo was inspired to write 9 Parts of Desire while visiting the Saddam Art Centre in Baghdad. "I wandered up some stairs into a back room and saw a haunting painting of a nude woman clinging to a barren tree," says Raffo.  "Her head was hanging, bowed, and there was a golden light behind her like a sun.  I stood motionless in front of the painting. I felt she had captured something within me." This image becomes the central icon in the play, and the painter, a woman named Leilah Al Attar, who was killed by an American bomb, is the inspiration for one of the play's strongest voices.
      "Although I am not Muslim, nor Iraqi, I feel a strange compulsion to tell the story of these women as if they are my sisters," says Brenda Leadlay, who directs.  "I feel passionately about this play because I believe there is an urgent need for people in the West to gain a greater understanding of the Muslim culture, which is misrepresented in the media and is one of the fastest growing populations on Earth.  9 Parts of Desire offers a window into the lives of the Iraqi people that is not seen on the TV news."
     9 Parts of Desire features an original musical score composed by Serwan Yamolky, an Iraqi Oud Player, Set Design by Pam Johnson, Lighting Design by Jergus Oprsal, Costumes by Sabrina Evertt, Sound Effects by Kevin McLardy, and Stage Management by Heidi Quicke.
 9 Parts of Desire previews on Thursday, October 14, at 8 pm, and opens Friday, October 15. It then runs nightly through until October 30. There will be Saturday matinees at 4pm and Sunday matinees at 2pm. Tickets are $24 - 30, except the preview, where all seats are $12 and the pay-what-you-can matinee on Saturday, Oct 16th at 4 pm. Tickets are available by calling 604 990 3474, or online at www.phtheatre.org.  Call 604-990-3474 or click here.
    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.
+ MUSIC at the VAG -- Eine Kleine Lunch Musik on Fridays
+  VSO
There are just so many great things, pls go to the Vancouver Symphony Orchstra's website: http://www.vancouversymphony.ca/ and choose from all those magic musical offerings.
+ EARLY MUSIC VANCOUVER --  40th Anniversary Season
~ Brisk: Orpheus and the Domestication of the Animal World relocated to the Norman Rothstein Theatre
Friday evening October 15 at 8pm (pre-concert introduction at 7:15)
This venue is perfectly suited to a concert featuring six wonderful musicians along with the
Canadian premiere screening of "The Domestication of the Animal World".
The Netherlands' Brisk Recorder Quartet makes its first appearance in Canada with a selection of consort music for recorders and viols from the early English Baroque. The programme features Thomas Campion's masque "The Domestication of the Animal World," accompanied by an animated film created for this project by students of the Academy for the Arts in Utrecht.
Brisk Recorder Quartet (Amsterdam):
Marjan Banis, Saskia Coolen, Bert Honig and Alide Verheij, recorders
with Rainer Zipperling and Susanne Braumann, violas da gamba
~ Fretwork: "The World Encompassed" Sir Francis Drake's Circumnavigation of the Globe 1577-80
Saturday evening, 30 October 2010 at 8pm (pre-concert introduction at 7:15)
This performance has been relocated to the Norman Rothstein Theatre (950 West 41st Avenue)
When Sir Francis Drake set sail in 1577, he took with him four viol players, who almost certainly had no idea that they were about to embark on an epic journey -- which may have included the waters around Vancouver. Now, the world's leading consort of viols has commissioned composer Orlando Gough to create a journey in sound that charts Drake's remarkable feat. Music from the 16th century is woven seamlessly into this musical voyage.
Fretwork (United Kingdom): Susanna Pell, Asako Morikawa, Liam Byrne, Reiko Ichise, Richard Tunnicliffe, and Richard Boothby, violas da gamba
--  Tix are $35 (students & seniors $3 discount) are available through Early Music Vancouver, by phone at 732 1610, on-line at www.earlymusic.bc.ca, and in person at Sikora's Classical Records.  For directions to the Norman Rothstein Theatre, please visit:  http://www.normanrothsteintheatre.com/contact.php
Rush Seats for students with valid ID will be on sale for $10, at the door only, from one hour prior to the start of the concert. Subject to availability.
This concert is included in our "Bring a Youth for Free" programme; please contact the office of Early Music Vancouver for details and ticket orders.
For more information, please visit: http://www.earlymusic.bc.ca/CM2-Brisk.html
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.b
* VANCOUVER OPERA --  683 0222 -- http://www.vancouveropera.ca/
VO-commissioned opera: Lillian Alling, the true story of a young woman's quest into the wilds of BC
Queen Elizabeth Theatre: OCTOBER  16, 19, 21, 23
Lillian Alling  --   All performances 7:30 pm
VO proudly presents the world premiere of its new commissioned opera by Canada's foremost opera-creation team: composer. John Estacio and librettist John Murrell
In 1927, young Lillian Alling arrives in New York City from Russia in desperate search of a man called Jozéf. Penniless, she walks across North America and into the wilds of northwestern BC, following Jozéf's elusive path. During her brave trek, she is embraced by a Norwegian farming community in North Dakota, incarcerated in Oakalla Prison Farm near Vancouver, and loved by Scotty, a lineman along BC's "telegraph trail".
Seeking freedom in the future but bound to a dark past, Lillian's fierce determination and alluring mystery drive her into danger and forever change the lives of everyone she meets. A cathartic scene on the banks of Skeena River reveals a shocking truth and brings Lillian face to face with destiny. Her story will take you deep into the emotional heart of love and courage.
Based on a true story and legend.
About the Production:
Conducted by Jacques Lacombe; Directed by Kelly Robinson; New production designed by Sue LePage
Lillian: Frédérique Vézina; Irene: Judith Forst; Scotty: Aaron St. Clair Nicholson'; Jimmy: Roger Honeywell; Jozef, Wyman, Sergei: Thomas Goerz
* PHOTOGRAPHY  Caroun Art Gallery (CAG), www.Caroun.net
Exhibitions 2010:  http://www.caroun.com/CarounArtGallery/Exhibitions/00-Exhibitions.html
o  Painting, Group Exhibition (Subject OPEN)
        --  October 1 - 14  --  Reception: Saturday October 2 from 4 to 9pm
Works by: Farkhondeh, Jahan Inaanloo, Hartounian, Hossein Kashian, Mohammad Hamidi, Mohammad Kazem Rokni, Nazanin Khaleghi, Tabatabaei & Yalda Khajeh zadeh
o  "Different Nature", Painting Exhibition by Mohammad Kazem Rokni
        --  October 16 - 30  --  Reception: October 16 from 4 to 9pm
Different sizes of framed paintings by water colour and acrylic on paper
o  "Qajar Style Painting", Jahan Inanloo
        -- November 1 - 15 -- Reception: November 6, 2010, 4-9pm
        Different sizes of framed paintings by water colour on paper and board and oil on Canvas
A workshop on "Techniques of Traditional Painting" will be held on November 13, 2 - 5pm; it is open (and free) to public.
Jahan Inanloo was born in Orumieh, Iran, to Turkish parents in the northwest part of the country. She studied archaeology at the University of Tehran.
She is an accomplished artist, art historian, critic, and writer, having written "Historical Persian Art" (1995), publishing in three editions.
She worked as a curator at "Razavi Museum" in Meshed. There she's illustrated and illuminated holy script and has restored historical artworks. Later, she worked at the "Malek Museum" in Tehran.
As a lover of traditional art, Jahan sought out many artists who were unknown, and learned their fascinating and complex techniques that she described in "Historical Persian Art". She admires the purity of their stories, and her artwork recalls traditional Persian ceremonies, and the subject matter of marriage, love, and everyday life.
She's participated in more than ten group exhibitions in Meshed, as well as some at the "Zaferanieh Gallery" in Tehran.

===  CCL MTG NOTES Oct 4th === Mayor and Cclr Lewis absent
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 October 4 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 council meeting may be closed to the public if the subject matter being considered relates to or is one or more of the following:
4.   the security of the property of the municipality;
5.   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; and
        (g) litigation or potential litigation affecting the municipality;
11.   negotiations and related discussions respecting the proposed provision of a municipal service that are at their preliminary stages and that, in the view of the Ccl, could reasonably be expected to harm the interests of the municipality if they were held in public.
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.
7:00 PM
Acting Mayor TP: are we ready to go?
Welcome, everyone; lovely to have all these wonderful young ppl in the Ccl Chambers tonight.
Announcements: Oct 4 to 8 is Ride-Share Week sponsored by TransLink and Jack Bell Ride-Share to reduce etc; Reminder 1pm Sunday Oct 17 Ccl will be honouring former Mayor Peter Jones for his outstanding leadership and contributions to the citizens of WV and the SAC (weather-permitting outside, otherwise in the atrium).
AM, Dir/Parks: v plsed to report on Sept 23 the WV Cmnty Ctr received the 2010 Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver Commercial Bldg Award in the category of Cmnty Facilities.  We're v honoured to be selected as the winner.  Other facilities in the running for this award were the Robert Lee YMCA, Mtn View Cemetery, SFU Arts & Social Complex, Cypress Lodge Riverview Hospital, Stratford Hall Lower School, and Mount Pleasant Ctr.  In addition, we found out last week that the WV Cmnty Ctr has been selected from among 87 entries by the Athletic Biz Magazine for a 2010 Facility of Merit Award, and a presentation will be made on Dec 3rd at the 2010 Athletic Biz Conference and Expo in San Diego.
A/M TP: thank you
5.  APPROVAL OF AGENDA for October 4 Regular Council Meeting Agenda
              Sept 13 Regular Council Mtg; Sept 20 Regular Council Mtg; and Sept 22 Special Council Mtg.
7. D. Hales, Girl Guides, 100th Anniversary of Girl Guides of Canada (File: 0150-01)
A/M TP: pls come forward
AC:  I'm Amelia Cook and this is Rebecca Anderson and Alix Donville from the First WV Pathfinders with the Girl Guides of Canada.
We bring you greetings; we are celebrating the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Girl Guides of Canada this year.
Present the DWV a certificate of appreciation for your support over the years.
Rebecca A: to name a v few cclrs who have helped us.
Ms Gladys Davies, the first female cclr for WV, was our first NShore Division Commissioner
the first female mayor, Pat Boname, was a much-loved District Commissioner
Mayor Derrick Humphreys sympathized with our desire for a place to study nature and conservation, and made the Phyl Munday Nature House available to us; and through us to other youth and school groups.
The Fire and Police Depts gave us great talks and demonstrations
The Parks Dept gives us so many beautiful places, spaces, for hiking, nature study, and play.  They have looked after our time capsule for 25 years.
The Museum put on a wonderful display about WV Guiding for our 75th anniversary.
The Library has allowed us to put a display on now for our 100th anniversary.
The Cmnty and Srs' Activity Ctrs have kindly invited us to help create West Van's first Heritage and Harvest Festival; a day of games and fun for the whole family, it is on September 17th {whoops, she means Oct 17th} and at 1:30pm we will be opening the time capsule buried 25 years ago to see what was important to girls back then; and we get a chance to fill it again and bury it for another 25 years.
We invite you all to come to this fun day.
Alix D: On our site tried to use skills we've learned; painted fish on drains, cleaned beaches, planted native plants, pulled ivy from Lighthouse Park, collected food for the foodbank, entertained seniors, babysat at cmnty events, and assessed public bldgs for wheelchair accessibility.
We open the Lighthouse Park Nature room to the public every Sunday afternoon.
We thank you for all you've done and do for us and we invite you to tell us of any ways we can be of service to the cmnty.
Sop: can't believe it's 100 years; it seems like only yesterday Cclr Smith and I joined the Boy Scouts and Cubs.... tradition carrying on.... valuable, and did you bring us any cookies?
{thanks passed}
8. Cedardale Elementary School, Climate Change Champions (File: 0195-01)
RFung Dir/Engg: Climate Change showdown
turn it over to the principal
Principal: the teacher will tell you about it after chn tell you of their experience
Houman Rodd (sp?): grade six -- had a lot of fun
telling my parents what to do for a change was a pleasure!
turning car on
turned into a better person; comrades better too
used to be a really bad person
little things can make a big diff; thank you
Girl: didn't water lawn
so no watering
flowers bloom not needing water
A/M TP leading to thanks but interrupted by RF: believe teacher to speak
TP: sorry
Teacher: students have said already
Sunshine Coast learned......
taking fair earth share
Earth Day, Climate Showdown
two components contributed to success
students got to ... with relevant meaningful
secondly, positive vision it delivered
RF: BC Sustainability Assn
[gave examples 7:19]
Top prize to Ms Arsenault's class ...
32 tons for the class equivalent of taking six cars off the road for a year
Andrew Wong, Chartwell, reduced it by 3.2 tons = running car for seven mos
Ev: went over to the school
one of the requirements was to reduce amt of animal meat we normally enjoy
thrill to watch the chn; they learn so quickly
MS: excellent presentations
in particular ....
become an agent of change, even at such a young age
9. 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)
RECOMMENDED:  THAT "Road Closure... Bylaw No. 4659, 2010" be adopted.
Sokol: we also notify utilities; an issue has come up wrt Terasen
since advertised, ppl who wish to speak shd do so now, and adoption deferred
{NO ONE}  7:23
10. Municipal Endorsement of Metro Vancouver Integrated Liquid Waste and Resource Management Plan (File: 1765-16)
RF: John McMahon of Utilities who can provide an overview
JMcM: this is an update -- ILWRMP
Integrated Liquid Waste and Resource Mgmt Plan b/c refocused, to include reuse
protection of public and envtal health
Doc set up with a series of strategies: M and Regional
Current Status a bit split
adopted by GVS&DD board May 21 2010, submitted for approval
Ms being asked to endorse the M commitments; being funnelled through to be given to MOE
key reqmts:
        need to upgrade Lions' Gate and Iona Waste Water Plants
        prov and fed changes -- not whether, WHEN
Treatment Plants all regional
work not really at the M level; diff mgmt plans
Asset Mgmt Plan -- all Ms have to start on this; DWV has already started
a new one that has not been done is an infiltration/inflow Mgmt Plan
Stated on Integrated Storm Water Mgmt Plan
Update M bylaws
Most Significant Impacts:
        Design and Constr costs of the new Lions' Gate WWTP
        Construction costs and staff resources to devp and implement various Mgmt Plans
going to be potential impact on future devt applications, land use planning, and regulatory reqmts (bylaws)
[slide of Cost impacts of Sewage Treatment Plant Upgrades 7:32]
questions of cost sharing and cost allocations -- prov, fed, primary, secondary, etc
NSh cost substantially more
substantial increases to both financial and staffing resources......
can't not do it
[Recommendations slide 7:34]
cost sharing and cost allocation are different
wd be nice to have sharing 1/3, 1/3, 1/3 -- forward this doc
Ev made motion:
1.   The report be received;
2.   The municipal commitments included in the proposed "Plan" be endorsed subject to an equitable distribution of funding from municipal and senior governments for the waste water treatment facilities, such as replacement of the Lions' Gate Waste Water Treatment Plant;
3.   Metro Vancouver be requested to review past cost-sharing practices for large municipal infrastructure projects to ensure equitable cost allocation amongst member municipalities;
4.   The Federal and Provincial governments be requested to provide 1/3 funding each for the new Lions' Gate Wastewater Treatment Plant; and
5.    A copy of this resolution and report be forwarded to MetroV, DNV, CNV, and to the Squamish Nation.
Thank staff for this report
two signif points for the benefit of the public
1st: imp of prov and fed govt fundings; in the absence of that funding, huge
2ndly: inequity in the distribution of costs
at the moment an av house on the NSh wd pay $160 a year, Fraser Valley $156; go to 2030 if there is prov and fed funding, NSh wd be paying about $600 whereas FValley about $300
imp we drive this home to metroV
if NO prov/fed funding then the cost to the av house in 20 years' time wd be three times what FValley wd be paying, somewhere in the order of another $1400 per household per year

{Cclr Ev kindly sent email with the figures:
Good Morning,
Present approx NS $181  Fraser Valley $156
2030 with Fed/Prov funding: NS $565 Fraser Valley $323
2030 without funding: NS $1391 Fraser Valley $506
Regards, Michael}

We shd take as an example, water, hydro, and gas
water: pay same per unit on NSh as in Bby and Richmond; same is true of gas.
inconceivable ever accepted a plan with this inequity between NSh and rest of the Lower Mainland
For those reasons, I'm going to suggest a friendly amendment that we beef up the recommendation so clear to other Ms to allow our Mayor to better represent some of the corrections I believe are nec
A/M TP: specific wording?
Ev: Item no 3 change 'be requested' to: "be required"
'to ensure equitable' to: "to develop equitable cost allocations"
A/M TP: Ccl, consider that a friendly amendment?  seconder?
carry on
Sop: support but this is far from equitable to the NSh, nor is it a serious application of future technology; it's not sustainable
have to move this plant, maybe correct; but re secondary treatment we'll be paying right through the nose, higher cost than Metro M mbrs
before any attempt to pass this motion, particularly (2), it concludes the M commitment be endorsed but it is huge!
and what are the aggregate costs that are developed over the years to support our part
no doubt some effort on our part
substantial, $250M, maybe as high as 70%, M commitment, or higher!
no consideration of future technology, future education
still throwing garbage down the sink when we've got an organic plant to collect it and compost it.
all down drain and in sewer
spending so much time on the other end of the pipe when we shd be dealing with the front end of the pipe.
how many toxins, paint thinners, and crap putting down there we shdn't be
we're promoting more usage when shd be promoting less usage
not our staff but being guided in the wrong direction
it's imperative we receive funding from prov/feds
alarmed for citizens of our cmnty, NSh, in the fact we're going to face this extraordinary amount of extra money b/c of a small sewer district -- we're going to take the brunt
not fair, not equitable, and before we pass this, Mr Mgr, somebody, our mayors, and yourselves, have to at least get to Metro and have some conversation before this thing comes to ... don't think we shd commit our staff to anything until resolved
so I won't support this, and pls give me something back I can hang my hat on tonight
MS: I don't really disagree with much that's been said
I can't accept wording like "subject to equitable distribution of funding" -- who makes the determination? MetroV? prov? federal govt?
shd say: until an equitable funding model approved by DWV Ccl
whole question of liquid waste, metroV, and who pays what -- huge problem and challenge
think we shd defer until we have more facts on the table
I don't really know what we're approving here
just a four-page report by staff, due respect, but doesn't say anything, and our approval doesn't mean anything
b/c we don't know what we're approving -- no facts, no figures, no biz case; nobody knows how much the feds are going to kick in, now much the prov is going to kick in, how the M cost-sharing formula will work..... nothing here
I recommend we table the whole thing until staff can come back with more finite and definite facts that we can then debate
A/M TP: as a motion?
MS: I move that we table this.
SW: am in agreement with what Cclr Sop/Smith said
problem: report says in point No 4 there's a risk that the Min of Envmt will require that the District conform to the much more cumbersome reqmts of the M sewage regulations.
is there a date? up against a time gun?
JMcM: bit of a grey area; not happened
believe MOE won't actually approve it from a M perspective unless endorsements from it
SW: prob too nebulous state of affairs
say cost allocations for increased staff and planning but doesn't say now much those are
agree with developing equitable cost distribution; needs to be approved by us
b/c endorsement has us heading into unknown; needs to be more clarity what the endorsement is
A/M TP: what happens if we don't endorse this?
there's a reference to the M sewage regulations and what does that open up for us?
JMcM: they're provincial
an LWMP supersedes the prov/M sewage regulations
other good basically comes out of the LWMP
a lot needed for larger Ms such as this one; a lot of joint planning, a lot of benefit besides sharing of info
Sewage regs are the base min reqmt
we'd have to go back and review the implications of not signing on
what we're doing here is just looking at the M components; the regional components, the waste-water treatment plants, the regional infrastructure issues, has already been passed by the GVS&DD Board, not requested of this Ccl -- not being asked to endorse regional reqmts, wch hv already been passed by the regional reps on the Board
TP: so we're really being asked today is to go for prov fed funding; a partnership piece here
JMcM: that's one
also endorse the M reqmts, the mgmt plants, the IR [?] the asset mgmt plants, the I&I mgmt, the ISMPs; a lot of really good work will come out of this as well, that the District needs to take care of its own assets and for future planning
a lot of other smaller reqmts we have not gone into detail on, that's why we've incorporated a copy of the plan into the report
wd be here all night if I tried to read through them
RF: we're up against a rather challenging public approval process
we participate as part of MetroV
MetroV Board has already adopted the plan including the regional commitments
even if decide not to endorse tonight, doesn't remove commitment to contribute unless we were no longer part of the GVS&DD
as a mbr, we've already agreed to costs shared by the region
attempting to say as staff, that depending on the level of cost-sharing and the distribution of those costs, and the fact that  funds come out of the same ratepayer at the end, we're attempting to make this linkage as far as we have leverage, wch is over our M endorsementst
basically saying our ability to meet M commitments,  constrained depending how signif that regional share is going to be.
can bow out but wd be working with a much more cumbersome piece of legislation and many of the actions in the commitment are some we'd feel we'd want to undertaketake as best practices [anyway].
eg, asset mgmt and utilities renewal, some of that work already started
value of assets, looking at life cycle, maybe look at doubling our investments in those areas before age gets to such a burden, start impacting
some of those things we wd want to do
controlling infiltration/inflow on private side sewer laterals, proactive
that's why we've structured the way we have, perhaps worded funny but way to exert as much leverage as possible over the situation given the signif costs, things we have limited ability to influence
TP: so regional costs are coming our way b/c Lions' Gate Treatment plant will need to be replaced by 2020. so we don't really have a decision on that piece already decided
that will have an impact on our own asset mgmt if we are not seeking to have 2/3 covered by the other govts on the regional piece
RF: that's correct
JMcM: we cdn't physically decouple sewage from the regional system; we have no way to treat without going to Lions' Gate
A/M TP: those decisions have been made
JMcM: over the past 50 to 60 years as been built
CAO: two items really before Ccl tonight
first, technology -- is this what we shd be funding?  direction we've been going
as recently as last week, the Mayor has been speaking with Minister Penner, about potential of bringing on new technology
other Ms want
Challenge is the costs wch are largely unknown
we're being asked to approve something we truly don't know the cost of
WV has been leading the charge at Metro at looking at that
calling the Fiscal Gap.
The Gap we've been talking about led to the Kitchen Report
Look at all the costs, liquid waste, solid waste, TransLink, and everything else
at CAO and Metro level, we are recommending a study be undertaken to determine costs of liquid waste to add to rest
huge unknown
trying to bring Ccl together to look at all costs facing us, haven't had time yet
this is a bellwether; we're part of MetroV at this time.
This is only partial of what we're facing
Sop: incredible we can spend months Metro time, everybody else, and in 15 minutes supposed to  decide at first public mtg on the issue
before spending $1B we shd have our ducks in order and look at NSh
if necessity, DFO...
in building this new plant on the NSh, if it's it's not equitable
why not wait until some facts; not that we want to turn it down
sensibly we've got to stand up for the taxpayers of this cmnty
when unique writing of a report, I get v suspicious
feel uncomfortable, mixed msg
okay we shd pass that, but part and parcel of bigger without cost allocations or anything else
tabling it will give chance to enlighten us a bit more
A/M TP: if all right with you, Cclr Smith, go Mr Fung
RF: these issues have been swirling around for quite some time now
eg always voicing concerns re funding Lions' Gate plant
during consultation stage in May 2009 we demanded at that point cost-sharing if upgrading with timeline advanced to 2020
sent signal strongly
challenge for staff is that the Liq Mgmt process is prov, so binding agreement is between prov and MetroV, yet the regulations re upgrading of LG Plant are federal regulations
in good faith we're trying to work together to resolve between all the diff players
that's why staff saying continue to work with MoE, and we agree look to advancing timeline to 2020, and since fed regs/reqmts, want to strongly advocate b/c downloaded to local jurisdiction, they need to come with dollars as well
that's why the recommendation before you today; best approach, balancing
wrt deadline for comments -- were supposed to be received by end of Sept but talked to counterparts and okay tonight -- expect bundled up so prov can look at them fully

{thought bubble: if deadline was Sept 30 -- and remember this is Oct 4 -- shdn't this have come to Ccl about a month ago?  has been worked on and swirling for some time as was said.}

MS: think we're mixing some issues
nobody suggesting decoupling our sewer pipes from the Metro system or we stop replacing our own sewer lines in the M
all we're saying is we're looking at what we can approve; I think Cclr Sop said it v well, we approve facts and figures; none here
biz plan, not suggesting staff not continue working lobbying govts
trying to avoid TransLink hit, a disproportionate share of the region's costs, b/c costs and none here
no rapid transit system, we pay $800M on a Golden Ears bridge that starts and ends nowhere and nobody uses it, we pay our share of that
at some point we have to stand up and say we're not prepared to pay a disproportionate share of TransLink, sewers or anything else
happy to pay our fair share
we need to table this and have a full workshop with Mr McRadu and staff, coming back with more, so better understanding what approving and what our options are
suggest we call the question on tabling
Ev: I have a second question
I believe in tabling if better and further than we are already
cdn't help noticing CAO nodding somewhat in agreement
MS: he generally does when I talk xxx
Ev: ask Mr McRadu, maybe come back in a week or how long, can staff come back that can meet that reqmt?
table tonight so maybe ahead in a week, ten days, three weeks' time, whatever it is
CAO: this review has been going on for almost a decade now; work progressing
focused discussion; difficult to find a time
have to set something up in the next week or so
try to explain the history of liq waste, the decisions made, and implications of not making decisions, and whether we support it or not
tried to do in this report, but it's a huge task -- number of policies and reqmts huge on MetroV and ourselves
essentially being directed by fed govt
try to explain in a couple of hours in a workshop, the rationale for the liq waste plant
there is a biz plan; challenge, at the back different scenarios  -- at this time no funding from prov/fed govt;at this point said look at worse case scenarios no funding
you have three scenarios: if funding; no funding; 1/3 1/3 1/3
{isn't that two? hard to believe full funding from other govts but we cd be optimistic}
can walk you through that; incumbent on us to do that
A/M TP: call question on deferral?
CAO: tabling
A/M TP: okay, tabling
11. Tax Exemption Bylaw No. 4660, 2010 (2011 Permissive Tax Exemption) (File: 1610-20-4660)
RECOMMENDED: ... be introduced and read a first, second, and third time.
NL, Dir/Fin gave background/history
12. Consent Agenda Items
MS moved these for receipt for information seconded by Sop:
12.1. Development Variance Permit Application No. 10-046 (1119 Keith Road) (to set date for consideration) (File: 1010-20-10-046)
MClerk give notice that the DVP Applic to vary the Zoning Bylaw to allow construction of a new main floor deck, will be considered on Monday, November 1.
12.2. Apptmt of Ccl Rep to WV Chamber of Commerce (File: 0055-20-WVCC1)
        Cclr Walker to be appointed effective September 2010.
A/M TP: thank you, Cclr Sop; moving along to Reports from Mayor and Cclrs
Sop: Question?
A/M TP:  wrong paper, sorry; thank you.  I've got such a good team here tonight.
I love this team.  Okay, Reports from Mayor & Cclrs.
{MS gestures}
Sorry.  You're just so far away from me tonight, that's the problem.  Cclr Smith.
MS: I generally have that effect on ppl.
13. No items.
=  Sept 6 to 10
Ten letters; interesting that the part, Answers to Public Questions, is missing.
=  Sept 13 to 17 --  11 items: http://www.westvancouver.ca/uploadedFiles/Your_Government/Council_Correspondence/2010/September/10sep13-17.pdf
=  Sept 20 to 24 -- 14 items
MS: just like to mention the unveiling of plaques at the Cmnty Ctr
sold 47 bricks $500 each, name enshrined, planted just outside the main entrance to the Cmnty Ctr, a fundraising event for the Society; contact Sue Ketler
Ev: attended UBCM conference with you and the Mayor last week
wide range of topics; met a number of ministers
civic elections -- number of proposals; one if shd be three or four years and the vote was that it wd stay at three years
A/M T/P: civic party a smashing success; think most ever attended in our lovely clubhouse....
{see Mayor's speech in Updates and Info at beginning of newsletter}
wanted to acknowledge both the WV Soccer Club and WV Field Hockey Club for fundraising
more delightful to refer to Ambleside 'A' field as Rutledge Field, exciting piece for Ambleside
worthwhile sharing a bit about Ross Rutledge, joined Field Hockey prog in 1980, a NSh resident
became captain of Cdn team from 1987 to 1991
was an Olympian, described as the best ever ctr fwd and goal scorer Canada ever produced
Sadly he passed away in April 2004 at the age of 41; his legacy of leadership, hard work, and giving back to his cmnty will live on for all who step onto that Rutledge Field
looking forward to the next phase, of those incredible cmnty drivers, seeing the fieldhouse renovated and brought up to WV standards.
CR (voice/nose a bit stuffed): Good evening -- I see other ppl; I'm not feeling well today either, so I guess there's something going around
Anyway, Carolanne Reynolds, Editor of West Van Matters
Thank you also again -- the civic reception was a smashing success as A/M Panz said.
Also, congratulations to the Girl Guides tonight.  I, too, like Cclr Sop, was looking forward to buying some cookies out in the lobby, but didn't see any.
Also, the Climate Change Showdown {whoops, I meant the Climate Action WG; must still have been thinking of the } and the improvements it made was really an impressive report.
And actually in thinking about the Taylorwood Devt, I wondered if the principles from the CAWG wd be incorporated into this new devt.
[A/M] Cclr Panz, when I mentioned a couple of months ago that there were no notes on the [Climate Action] WG's webpage since the Oct mtg and their last mtg was in March, and there was a final report, you seemed shocked, so I presume you will be shocked again to learn that they're still missing. 
I went to look to see how it might apply to Taylorwood -- now I don't know how you work things, but there's been no information from this [WG] since October.
Perhaps, if someone looks at them, we can say what great effect your Climate Action WG recommendations had on the planning for Taylorwood.  I think that wd be helpful and give a lot of credit to your WG.
        {Pls note: Cclr Panz was the Ccl Liaison for the CAWG.}
The other question I have is, now that the Taylorwood Court open house mtg is on Wed and it's going from 21 units to 160 units wch is eight times the present zoning {density}, so I was hoping, as some other cclrs last time asked, I hope that the Uplift information will be available at the Open House.
A/M TP: Your first question is, ah, will go with that one first.
I will ask Mr McRadu about making sure WG notes and all of that is kept up to date.
{looks at CAO} Take note of that.
CR: thank you
A/M TP: second one, will ask Mr Sokol to comment about the open house and the public amenity fee.
Sokol: the number for Uplift and Cmnty Amenity contribution will not be available on Wed night.
The purpose of this mtg is an initial public consultation on the concept of the project.  To actually get to the point where you can calculate Uplift you need to know what the project is, do some pretty detailed studies, and that info just isn't done until Ccl directs us to prepare bylaws, and then once Ccl directs us to prepare bylaws that info will be brought forward to Ccl.
CR: With all due respect, may I say, that when this was discussed initially, and Mr Sokol was not here then, it was recommended if not approved and passed (wd hv to look at my notes), but the Uplift info was supposed to be part of the report.  And even if it wasn't the exact figures, there is a ballpark, there's ballpark information that can be provided going from 21 to 160 units, and it was intended initially that that wd be done early in the process, not only at the bylaw stage, and we were promised by Mayor Wood that -- unless/and going later, I'm not even thinking about Cmnty Benefits now, I just think the information on the Uplift figure shd be given first.
Cmnty Benefits comes later, with substantial public consultation, so there have been Uplift figures given in the past before the bylaws were passed, and I wd strongly recommend that -- and perhaps the Dir/Planning wasn't aware of that, as four cclrs mentioned at the last mtg, it wd be really appreciated and helpful to have those Uplift figures.
And if not, perhaps some of us in the cmnty cd find experts who cd give that information to be available to Ccl or to the open house mtg.
A/M TP: thank you for your comments, and we'll take note of those.
CR: Thank you; and enjoy Thanksgiving
A/M TP: you too.  Next is Mr Pajari
George Pajari: Thank you v much, Your Worship.
Although my questions touch on the Police Board, I beg your indulgence b/c the questions are actually to M staff.  This is the only open forum in wch I can ask them.
I was wondering, through you--
A/M TP: --maybe we shd get clarification on that?
GP: these are questions related to M staff
A/M TP: is it in reference to the Police Board?
GP: It is, but the staff mbrs don't attend the Police Bd mtgs, and so, I can't ask that question at Police Board.
A/M TP: well then carry on
GP: and Madam Mayor, if you think the question is out of order you may suggest that it not be answered.
I was wondering, through you, Madam Mayor, if the Director of Finance cd tell us when she appeared in front of the Police Bd in camera on Sept 16, did she request that her appearance be in camera, or did the Police Bd ask her to appear in camera?
CAO: Through you, Madam Mayor, that's an in camera mtg and we cannot comment on that.

Asking for an in camera mtg is NOT in camera.  They haven't gone in camera yet!
Look at the closed mtg held before Ccl mtgs.  They, that is meetings, must start open, in public.  Then they move to go in camera by citing the sections they think qualify.  It is then voted on before going in camera.   Do notice, Dear Readers, how quickly staff grab in camera in order not to answer regardless of whether or not closure applies?  And then Ccl readily (unthinkingly?) agrees as you see in the A/M's response.}

A/M TP: No.  I don't think that's an appropriate question for the public forum.

{Well, it is, and it's not at all in camera or forbidding/prohibited just to ask for a mtg, whether closed or open!
Note, also, no cclr points out these two responses are incorrect -- but maybe it's a question of being brave enough to say the Emperor has no clothes to the CAO and the A/Mayor.......
hm -- now we have a hint why so many more closed mtgs recently?
Not only then does this demonstrate a lack of commitment to openness, but furthermore not even enough strength of commitment to openness to ask something be open when it shd be and there's no legislation allowing it to be closed.
'Tis to weep.
Anyone being made answerable to campaign claims?
Any voters asking that they in fact carry out their stated commitment to openness?}

GP: the public minutes for the in camera mtg touch on this matter, so whether she requested or whether the board requested her to be in camera is, in fact, on the public record
CAO: through you, Madam Mayor, I think that question shd be posed to the Police Bd.
A/M TP: I think it needs to be directed to the Chair of the Police Bd.

{So now the both switch, and punt to the Police Bd.}

GP: Madam Mayor, to the CAO, is there a policy on staff who appear before the Police Bd requesting that they appear in camera or is that decision made by the Police Bd?
A/M TP: over to Mr McRadu
CAO: do you want to repeat that question?
GP: is there a policy wrt staff appearing in front of the Police Bd in camera inasmuch as are staff able to request that that be in camera, or is, are, in camera presentations by staff in camera by request of the Police Bd only, that is, whose, who decides whether a staff mbr appears in camera or in public?
Is it by the staff mbr's request?
is Police Bd? is there a policy wrt this?
CAO: it depends on the topic being discussed whether it's an in camera issue or not

{hm; yes, that's true, but who asks -- wch no doubt is public -- has still not been answered.}

A/M TP: I think I'm understanding here, but you'll correct me if I'm wrong.  My understanding is that that wd be up to the discretion to the Police Bd as to how they deal with their in camera sessions, and who is asked to present at an in camera mtg, but if you wish...

{If they've decided on a topic that's in camera, then of course they can request ppl to attend.
Again, however, that's not under debate.  Since a staff mbr appeared before an in camera Police Bd mtg -- was it at the request of the staff mbr of the Police Board?
At least that's what appears to me to be the question........}

GP: I will ask the Police Bd, but I may be back--
A/M TP: --that wd be just fine
GP: --back here
A/M TP: --that wd be just fine.  Thank you. So we're over to Cclr Smith
Sop: before you/we go to Cclr Smith, thank you for an excellent job tonight as Acting Mayor, your first time, you did a great job.
A/M TP: well, I had a great team, so appreciate it; thank you for your support.
16.  ADJOURNMENT  [8:22]

===  CCL MTG AGENDA Oct 18th ===
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 October 18 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;
(k) negotiations and related discussions respecting the proposed provision of a municipal service that are at their preliminary stages and that, in the view of the council, could reasonably be expected to harm the interests of the municipality if they were held in public.
7:00 PM
6.  ADOPTION OF MINUTES as circulated:
October 4, 2010 Regular Council Meeting; and October 7, 2010 Special Council Meeting.
7. E. Minish, Collingwood School, Renovations and Student Enrolment (File:  0195-01)
8. M. Atkinson, Request to Designate Wild Pacific Salmon as the Official Provincial Fish (File:  0150-01)
        RECOMMENDED: THAT Council thank re a request to urge Premier Campbell to designate....
9. Official Community Plan Amendment, Rezoning and Design/development Approval for land, at the northwest corner of Marine Drive and 22nd Street, known as the Wetmore site (2203 Marine Drive and 787, 793 and 815 22nd Street) (File:  1010-20-10-040)
1.      Development application 10-040 by Pacific Arbour Retirement Communities for land, at the northwest corner of Marine Drive and 22nd Street, known as the Wetmore site, advance in the development approval process; and
2.      Staff bring forward draft bylaws and a design/development package for Council consideration, with the proposed plans for the northwest corner of Marine Drive and 22nd Street site further detailed after the following modifications are considered:
(a) The relationship of the proposed development with the proposed new east-west section of public park and Tudor Gardens be improved through measures such as increasing the at grade building setbacks and/or increasing the stepping of the two upper storeys of the building at the north end;
(b) [The reduction of] the long massing length (approximately 350 feet) and scale of the curved building fa=E7ade (the south and west sides) from the 2nd and 5th storey levels;
(c) [Further steps] to reduce the 'institutional' character of the building, including limiting the use of brick masonry on the east and north fa=E7ades and the base ground floor storey, and using wall facing materials for the residential floors that have a stronger residential character;
(d) [Further detail and development of] the ground fa=E7ade from the scooter entrance to 22nd Street, ensuring that the sidewalk and the retail floor function as one plane and that the window well and the greenhouse do not crowd the sidewalk and the garden character of Marine Drive; and
(e) [Measures to ensure] that the proposed new east-west park section is not simply a walkthrough by incorporating plantings that reinforce the 'garden' concept while remaining opaque.
10. Proposed Signalized Intersection on Marine Drive at Main Street, Park Royal (File: 1785-01/0200-20-PRSC1)
1.   Consistent with the District's Official Community Plan (OCP), Strategic Transportation Plan, and the federal North Shore Trade Area Study, Council [approve] in principle a street level crossing from Park Royal Shopping Centre South to Park Royal Shopping Centre North across the DWV's dedicated highway known as Marine Drive, subject to the following:
(a) negotiation and making of a [licence] of occupation agreement to permit the level crossing over Marine Drive under Part 3 of the Community Charter; and
(b) a condition of the continuation of the [licence] of occupation being that all future development of Park Royal Shopping Centre South be subject to:
(i) consistency with the District's OCP development permit guidelines for built form and neighbourhood character for Park Royal Shopping Centre; and
(ii) []consultation with the District's Design Review Committee and Council as appropriate, but not approved by the Design Review Committee or Council.; and
2. With agreement on such a [licence] of occupation, Council [authorize] staff to approve detailed design drawings for the intersection, including landscaping and signalization design, subject to conformance to District standards and requirements.
11. Comments on Draft Metro Regional Growth Strategy (File:  0185-01)
1.      Council [affirm] that the District supports the September 3, 2010 Draft Metro Regional Growth Strategy and recommends adoption of the Strategy by the Metro Board.
2.      Council direct staff to submit the letter to Metro on West Vancouver's comments on the September 3, 2010 Draft Metro Regional Growth Strategy as outlined in the October 8, 2010 report from the Director of Planning, Lands and Permits entitled, "Comments on Draft Metro Regional Growth Strategy".
12. Secondary Suites - October 2010 Report (File:  1605-20)
1.   Council direct staff to prepare a zoning bylaw amendment to remove the owner occupancy requirement for homes with secondary suites, but to require that non-owner occupied suites must have a designated local contact who is managing the rental and will facilitate resolution of any issues that arise.
2.   Council direct staff to not enforce the owner occupancy requirement for secondary suites -- as per Zoning Bylaw No. 2200, Section 31-109.1(4) until a final Council decision is made regarding the zoning bylaw amendment pertaining to the owner occupancy requirement for homes with secondary suites.
3.   Council direct staff to prepare a building bylaw amendment to formally establish the alternative life safety standards for existing secondary suites and to set March 31, 2011 as the date by which a secondary suite application must be filed for an existing suite to qualify for application of the alternative life safety standards.
4.   Council direct staff to prepare an amendment to the Fees and Charges bylaw to establish an annual fee of $450 for a non-owner occupied dwelling with a secondary suite to cover the additional administrative costs of monitoring such suites.
13. Rezoning and Development Permit Application 10-035 for 1305 Marine Drive (Shell Gas Station) (File:  1010-20-10-035)
RECOMMENDED: THAT the report from the Senior Community Planner and the Manager of Community Planning dated October 7 be received for information.
14. Tax Exemption Bylaw No. 4660, 2010 (2011 Permissive Tax Exemption) (File:  1610-20-4660)
                This Bylaw received three readings at the October 4, 2010 Council Meeting.
15. Consent Agenda Items
The following [listed] Consent Agenda items may be considered separately or in one recommendation.
RECOMMENDED: be approved:
15.1. Development Variance Permit Application No. 10-043 (1220 Duchess Avenue) (to set date for consideration) (File:  1010-20-10-043)
RECOMMENDED:  THAT the M Clerk give notice that the DVP Application to allow floor area within the attic of an existing house to be retained, will be considered on Monday, November 15
15.2. Proposal by Data and Audio Visual Enterprises (DAVE) Wireless to Install a Wireless Tower on Highway Right-of-Way near 26th Street (File:  0135-03)
1. The report dated October 5 from the Community Planner and the Manager Community Planning regarding the proposal to install a wireless pole and antenna near 26th street and the Upper Levels highway be received for information; and
2. Staff prepare for Council consideration by mid December 2010, and public review in January 2011, an updated Personal Communications System (PCS) Antennae Site Approval Process Policy.
15.3. TransLink Customer Service Performance Report for Quarter 2, 2010 (File:  1305-05)
RECOMMENDED: THAT the report dated Oct 8 from the Transit Manager be received for information.
15.4. Development Application Status Report to October 8, 2010 (File:  1010-01)
RECOMMENDED: be received for information.
16. No items.  This place reserved for Correspondence!
Bizarrely, the letters on the DWV website have been moved yet again.  I checked the last five weeks and found one week that can be copy and pasted (other weeks there in way they can't be), so here's one:
Action Required
(1) September 14, 2010, regarding Lot 4, 5 and 15 Block B and Extension of Electrical Power to Cabin
        (Referred to Director of Planning, Lands, and Permits for consideration and response)
(2) Amalgamated Transit Union, September 1, 2010, regarding Support in Recognizing the Vulnerability of Transit Workers
        (Referred to Director of Engineering and Transportation for report)
For Information
(3) Committee and Board Meeting Minutes
        (a) Board of Variance Hearing Minutes - July 21, 2010
        (b) Design Review Committee Minutes - July 22, 2010
(4) September 15, 2010, regarding Parking Restrictions at John Lawson Park
(5) Union of British Columbia Municipalities, September 10, 2010, regarding RCMP Contract Update - Background Information
(6) BC Hydro, September 3, 2010, regarding Funding Available for Electric Beautification Projects
(7) August 27, 2010, regarding Secondary Suites (Loss of Affordable Housing due to implementation of Secondary Suites bylaw)
(8) Metro Vancouver, September 3, 2010, Request for Comments on Draft Regional Growth Strategy (September 2010)
(9) Forrest Marine Ltd., undated, regarding Fraser River Hall of Fame Gala Dinner
(10) Columbia Institute, September 7, 2010, regarding Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA)
(11) 4 submissions regarding Sunset Point and Sea to Sky Highway Traffic Noise
(The following correspondence was submitted at the September 13, 2010 Council Meeting)
(a) September 13, 2010
(b) September 13, 2010
(c) Petition original, September 10, 2010 (with attached letters)
(d) Petition for Highway Noise Complaints, September 10, 2010 (with attached letters)
Responses to Correspondence  --  No items.
Oct 4 - 8: Wetmore, Taylorwood; 21st St calming; Library refit schedule; list of resolutions passed by UBCM
Oct 12 - 15: Of course more letters on Wetmore and Taylorwood, also one from DNV re Integrated Liquid Waste Water and Resource Mgmt plan saying they passed it.

===  ANIMALWATCH  === (Cats, Bear, Lions, cat/seagull, selection)
this was the original footage with the original audio not edited at all enjoy

===  INFObits  ===
>  October 9 -- wd hv bn John Lennon's 70th birthday (1940 -  1980)
>  1970 - 2010: FLQ and War Measures Act Oct 16 40th anniversary
>  October 3  marked 20th anniversary of German reunification
>  Okanagan Wine Festival Oct 1 - 10 -- excellent but.....
        Alas, orchards being replaced by vineyards; more profitable.
>  More on the Commonwealth Games
As well as many Olympic sports, the Games also include some sports that are played mainly in Commonwealth countries, such as lawn bowls, rugby sevens and netball.[1] The Games are overseen by the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF), which also controls the sporting programme and selects the host cities. The host city is selected from across the Commonwealth, with eighteen cities in seven countries having hosted it.
A sporting competition bringing together the members of the British Empire was first proposed by the Reverend Astley Cooper in 1891 when he wrote an article in The Times suggesting a "Pan-Britannic-Pan-Anglican Contest and Festival every four years as a means of increasing the goodwill and good understanding of the British Empire".
In 1911, the Festival of the Empire was held in come London to celebrate the coronation of King George V. As part of the festival an Inter-Empire Championships was held in which teams from Australia, Canada, South Africa and the United Kingdom competed in events such as boxing, wrestling, swimming and athletics.
In 1928, Melville Marks Robinson of Canada was asked to organise the first ever British Empire Games. These were held in Hamilton, Canada two years later.
The first Games were held in 1930 in
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. The name changed to British Empire and Commonwealth Games in 1954, to British Commonwealth Games in 1970 and assumed the current name of the Commonwealth Games in 1978.[2]
At the 1930 games, women competed in the swimming events only.[3] From 1934, women also competed in some athletics events[citation needed].
The Empire Games flag was donated in 1931 by the British Empire Games Association of Canada. The year and location of subsequent games were added until the 1950 games. The name of the event was changed to the British Empire and Commonwealth Games and the flag was retired as a result.
BTW: 1930 = 400 participants; 2006 = 4049
>  Rescue of Chilean Miners
"Canadians can be proud that Canadian companies participated in the rescue efforts by drilling two backup rescue shafts as well as providing airlift, drilling expertise, generators, temporary housing modules and initial on-site satellite communications."

===  BEERWATCH  ===
Tasted one that was yummy maybe from http://www.lostcoast.com/beers.html ; googling got:
The Lost Coast Brewery - Our Beer!
TANGERINE WHEAT A refreshing citrus ale, Lost Coast Tangerine Wheat ... last beer. ALLEYCAT AMBER=AA A full-flavored amber ale made with roasted caremel malt. ...

===  NEWSWATCH  ===
o  Subject: PA: Settlers targeting mosques to hinder peace talks
After another mosque set on fire, Palestinian official says West Bank Jews trying to 'stress conflict's religious aspect,' adding they are 'too powerful for any Israeli government to ignore'
Also: http://www.haaretz.com/jewish-world/adl-outraged-by-west-bank-mosque-arson-condemns-extremist-jewish-violence-1.317195
o  Subject: Loyalty oath proves Israel is racist, say Israeli Arab leaders
The Israeli Arab sector responded furiously Wednesday when it learned that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu intends to bring to cabinet vote an amendment to the Citizenship Law requiring anyone applying for citizenship to declare loyalty to Israel as a "Jewish and democratic" state.
more: http://www.haaretz.com/news/national/loyalty-oath-proves-israel-is-racist-say-israeli-arab-leaders-1.317674
o In January, to mark Jewish Arbor Day, Israel's conservative-leaning prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, planted a sapling in Ariel. He declared it the "capital of Samaria" and an integral part of Israel.
{NOTE: Judea and Samaria are names for provinces on the West Bank for Zionists with the goal of a Greater Israel.}

===  GAZAWATCH  === Ships to Gaza; Jewish, Cdn
Real Aid True Solidarity, an anti-war benefit evening for Afghanistan and Palestine
featuring Afghan MP Malalai Joya, MC - author and comedian Charles Demers, Music by Joaquin Ernesto; Special guest speakers on Palestine and Pakistan
Support www.canadaboatgaza.org - a Canadian initiative to aid the civilian population of Gaza living under Israeli blockade
7pm Tuesday October 12,  W2 Storyeum - 151 W. Cordova
followed by a special W2 After Party with DJs, live Afghan music and songs by Majid Qiyam, cash bar and food until 9pm until late
Sponsored by W2 Storyeum (creativetechnology.org); Media sponsor rabble.ca and organized by StopWar.ca, contact stopwar@resist.ca
Tickets: $10-$20 sliding scale available at People's Co-op Books, 1391 Commercial Drive
For more information  http://canadaboatgaza.org
-- Here are a couple of press releases that CBG has put out dealing with recent events re: Gaza siege:
Canadian Boat to Gaza applauds Jewish Boat's effort to break Gaza siege
Canadian Boat to Gaza applauds UN report that Israel flotilla attack was illegal

===  WEBWATCH  === Blonde Boris, the inimitable Mayor of London
1:  Paxman presses Johnson on call for tougher strike laws
Newsnight's Jeremy Paxman presses Mayor of London Boris Johnson about his proposals to change the law governing strikes to make it harder for workers to take industrial action.
Boris Johnson wants the government to introduce legislation preventing action unless at least 50% of union members in a workplace take part in a ballot.
Watch Jeremy Paxman's interview with Boris Johnson in full on Newsnight on Monday 4 October 2010 at 10.30pm on BBC Two and afterwards on the Newsnight website.
2:  Boris Johnson on light-fingered Parisians and honest Londoners
4 October 2010 Last updated at 07:29 ET
Boris Johnson said "only three" cycles have been stolen under the London bike hire scheme launched a few weeks ago, and all were later recovered.  But he said hundreds have been stolen by "light-fingered Parisians" before saying he does not want to damage the 'entente cordiale' with France.

===  MONEYWATCH  ===
Subject: US Government 'hiding true amount of debt'

===  CPTWATCH  ===
CPTnet 14 October 2010 To view the on-line version click here.
AL KHALIL (HEBRON): Two Palestinians killed, four families made homeless.
     Early on Friday morning, 8 October, CPTers went to the Jabal Johar district of Hebron in response to news that the Israeli military had killed two Palestinians.
     When the CPTers arrived, the military had cordoned off the area, but a Palestinian family invited CPTers to observe from the rooftop of a nearby Palestinian apartment block.  From there they could see heavy machinery at work just behind a mosque, and learned from local people that the military had demolished a three-storey building in reprisal for the killings of four Israeli settlers near Kiryat Arba four weeks ago.  The two dead men, thought to be members of the military wing of Hamas, were accused of killing the settlers.
     While the CPTers watched from the rooftop, a large crowd of young Palestinian men carried away the body of one of the dead men from the site of the demolished house.  When the young men returned about an hour later, they began throwing rocks at the Israeli Border Police in the street below the apartment and burning tires.  The Border Police responded with percussion grenades and later with tear-gas.
     When the Israeli soldiers had completed the demolition of the house, they removed the heavy machinery, and gradually withdrew from the area.  The CPTers then went to the site of the demolished house and discovered it had been home to four families: about thirty people in all.  The families had kept sheep and goats in the basement, and dead animals were lying on the ground.         Curtains and bedding hung from the tangled wreckage of iron reinforcing rods and broken concrete. An upper room had been ready for a bridal suite, and some of the furniture was still in place.
More than a hundred Palestinian men and boys stood silently in the rubble of the house, while women who had lived in the house gathered nearby, bewildered.  "Please tell the world what has happened here today," they asked a CPTer.  Another woman yelled, "What have we done to deserve this?" while she stared at the ruins.
CPT's MISSION: What would happen if Christians devoted the same discipline and sacrifice to nonviolent peacemaking that armies devote to war? Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT) seeks to enlist the whole church in organized, nonviolent alternatives to war and places teams of trained peacemakers in regions of lethal conflict.
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===  ENVIROWATCH/PARKWATCH  === (but park before oil)

> TLC Works Behind the Scenes to Help Secure Malamute
One of the less known facts about TLC's work is the amount of hours the organization dedicates to negotiating deals that save threatened sites throughout B.C. The latest success of the Malamute property in Squamish is no exception.
As a popular climbing destination and valuable falcon nesting bluff, the Malamute was recently protected and added to the Stawamus Chief Provincial Park. It was a multi-level initiative which involved the Province of BC, the District of Squamish, several First Nations, various climbing associations, and the landowner, Malamute Holdings Ltd. From the beginning TLC played a vital role in the land acquisition as the mediator thanks to a grant from Mountain Equipment Co-op and the continuing support of TLC Members.
Read the full story http://blog.conservancy.bc.ca/2010/09/tlc-works-behind-the-scenes-to-help-secure-malamute/

> Man Invents Machine To Convert Plastic Into Oil
In an efficient and safe effort to save us from the ill-effects of plastic waste, Akinori Ito has developed a machine which converts plastic back into oil.  (5min): http://www.flixxy.com/convert-plastic-to-oil.htm

=== CIVICWATCH  === Mayor's Speech

West Vancouver's Civic Party --  Friday October 1 --  Gleneagles Golf Clubhouse

   Honoured guests, on behalf of our Council, thank you for your serious and inspiring commitment to West Vancouver.  It is our pleasure to be your hosts.
   We are thrilled that 340 of you are here, and we wish to convey our deep respect and gratitude for your commitment to the community. This is for sure one of the best nights of the year from our perspective.The success of the evening, and of West Van overall, depends on each of you giving hours and hours during the year leading, engaging, debating volunteering, fundraising, and then taking all of that and laying it out so that we seven on Council can see the direction you see, so that we can understand the foundations of community support so that we can be given the opportunity to lead in the ways in which you need us to, and so that we can exercise our responsibility to realize West Vancouver's full potential.
   I would like to introduce my favourite people, the Council who serve you, along with the entire cast who are your elected representatives.  They all work many, many hours as well - and it isn't always as much fun as it may look!  We've done this before, where I say one name, and you give one clap in reply, then we go to the next one=B7
[Here, mbrs of Ccl and former mayors were named along with MLAs, MP, and others]
...I keep this little statement by Lady Margaret Thatcher beside my keyboard at the municipal hall.  She said "You cannot have a policy that flies in the face of human nature and local loyalties."    Together, we are the test of whether what we are doing fits with our nature as women and men, and with our local beliefs as citizens of West Vancouver.  I know as members of Council and for our professional staff, we genuinely rely on you.  Since I've been Mayor for five years, now, it seemed a natural time to look over the past five years to remind ourselves of what has been accomplished.
   Five years ago we had just started the idea of working groups, and the first ones were the Ambleside Strategy - those recommendations form the basis for the plan coming forward this November, to redevelop the 1300 block, to strengthen the arts and park access along the waterfront, and to design and build a police station adjacent to city hall along with increased housing on the site where the firehall is now.  The Rodgers Creek Working Group had also just started.  Those community driven recommendations are in play, as construction is underway on a smaller ecological footprint, and more diverse and appropriate housing for West Van.
   The Dialogue on Neighbourhood Character and Housing began, and today we have legalized secondary suites, have several dozen registered heritage homes, we are supporting two pilot projects for carriage houses, and we are able to connect community housing needs with subtle change.  There was no community centre - and now not only is there an incredible community centre, it is led by a community board of directors.
   The Measuring Up Working Group recommendations have become a best practice for the province of British Columbia.  Next week, we will open our second daycare centre based on the recommendations of the Childcare Working Group, in Ambleside Park.   These recommendations, too, have become a model the province points to.  It is easy to forget how hard everyone worked to achieve these goals, and what has been the tangible outcome of all those meetings you went to.  There is no way West Vancouver could have achieved these things - the diversity of services and policies, or the depth of understanding of ourselves - without your knowledge of the community and your willingness to dive in.
   It is very special to be here, in our contemporary and cosy, recycled and refined, sustainable and sustaining, Gleneagles Golf Clubhouse.  It is almost one hundred years since the Larson Station stop opened here at Peter Larson's ranch.  The actual clubhouse was opened in 1952, built by the Jewish Cultural and Heritage Society, and we can take pride in our history as this was the only golf club in the Lower Mainland where Jewish people were welcome at the time.
   2010 has been a remarkable year.  I would like especially to recognize the incredible accomplishment of the 2010 Leadership Team who raised over $2 million so that West Vancouver would be an official Venue City for the 2010 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games, and so that everyone could participate here at home, including our own large contingent of red vested volunteers.  Stuart McLaughlin is here tonight, representing the Leadership Team.
   In 2010 we also opened the first section of the Spirit Trail.  We passed our Strategic Plan. We began building a third artificial turf field.  Field Hockey and Soccer are here, together, getting along!  These are examples of success this year that have been thought out, driven and implemented by your leadership and tenacity.
   "West Vancouver will inspire excellence and lead by example" is how our strategic plan begins.   We are all part of this ongoing effort. And so this is the part of the evening where I list off the groups represented here tonight.  It is a staggering list of diverse interests, new directions, deep roots, all ages and abilities.
   This year, as the world came and went, as 15,000 people piled onto the lawn at the community centre for the torch relay, or as the blue bridge was seamlessly moved in the middle of the night or the Lions' Gate Bridge was being dedicated as a National Historic Site, or as we purchased new lots on Argyle and took down unsalvageable homes, this is who kept working and who is here tonight:
[about 50 WGs, cmtes, groups, associations, etc listed]
   Our staff is integral to the community based approach that we have come to expect. We are fortunate to live in a community where our staff is known by name, and where our professionals are considered partners that go far beyond policy analysis or delivery of services.  They share our common commitment to public service, and they respect the understanding of West Vancouver that you bring.  This can be a fairly demanding community, with very high standards. By reaching those standards, our staff demonstrates their best every day. .
Also, last year, former Mayor of West Vancouver Peter Jones, passed away.  Even my parents think he was the finest Mayor West Van ever had.  His many was irresistible and inspiring. He truly improved the lives of everyone who knew him, and he left an enduring mark on West Vancouver in ways we are still living. We will commemorate his contribution on Sunday, October 17th at 1:00 in the afternoon, in the public space between the Seniors' Centre and the Community Centre, and we hope you will come, or visit the plaque that will signify our respect for him and his family.
   Well-known nature writer Annie Dillard says "How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives."  We are fortunate to be among people who choose to spend their days investing themselves in their community.  Take a look around at West Vancouver, and take great pride in what you are spending your life doing.
Thank you so very much.
        Mayor Pamela Goldsmith-Jones

===  HERITAGEWATCH  ===  Sunday Oct 17
Heritage and Harvest
The Seniors' Activity Centre and the WV Community Centres Services Society invite you to celebrate the season and West Vancouver heritage!
There are celebrations and activities for everyone:
o  Watch the official opening of the covered walkway connecting the Community Centre to the SAC
o  Celebrate Peter Jones's contribution to the community
o  Honour 100 years of service for the Girl Guides of Canada and open the 25-year time capsule with the Lions Area Girl Guides
o  Wear your 1960s' skating gear to a free public skate to celebrate the 45-year anniversary of the West Vancouver Arena 
o  Preview the development of a new book by the WV Historical Society that celebrates the 100-year history in West Vancouver
o  Drink tea in the Gladwys Davies Tea Room - Former Commissioner of Girl Guides and first female District Councillor for WV
o  Play traditional games and activities for ALL ages on the great lawn
o  Participate in the blue ribbon pie-baking contest
o  Purchase homemade apple pies and eat a harvest lunch at the Garden Café in the SAC
o  View vintage cars, play table tennis, quilt, and learn to knit at the SAC
o  Pick a pumpkin from the pumpkin patch on the great lawn (tickets available for purchase)
Schedule of Events:
~  11am - 3:30pm  ~  Pumpkin patch, games, and activities open for fun
~  noon  ~   Gladwys Davies Tea Room opens with musical entertainment
~  1pm  ~ Peter Jones dedication
~  1:30pm  ~  Opening of Girl Guide 25-year time capsule
~  3:30pm - 5pm  ~  1960s' FREE skate at the WV Arena

===  MAIKU  ===  Apples and Vancouver's Thanksgiving Weekend

APPLES 2010 Oct 6/7

Wednesday Oct 6 CBC radio's Almanac announced a haiku contest for the UBC Apple Festival coming the next weekend (16/17).  A challenge I obviously cdn't resist so I wrote seven Wed/Thurs and the winners were announced Friday (9th).  The rules were that it had to be 5-7-5 and about apples.  There were six honourable mentions and two prizes; one of mine was one of the prize winners.  It was fun!

CBC chose my third:

                    jonagold, fuji,
                                    cox's pippin, ambrosia ~~
                                                                fruit love at first bite

George chose my first, written within minutes of hearing about the contest:

                       apples in sun/shine
                                       round, red, golden, green, juicy ~~
                                                                             even Eve tempted

[the / means it can be read either as sunshine or as sun shine]

My second was fun:
                               gala, granny smith
                                                      pink lady and honeycrisp ~~
                                                                                 sweet tart delicious

My favourite however is more literary (my sixth):

                    with her first mouthful
                                        of the apple madeleine ~~
                                                                   childhood memories

[obviously influenced by Marcel Proust]

THANKSGIVING Sat/Sun/Mon Oct 9/10/11  if you remember the weather the three days.....
after I got rid of: patience, drenched in rain

                        Vancouver's promise:
                                              after her shower 
                                                               will sparkle bathed in sunshine         


                  rain-washed clear blue sky
                                          Vancouver gleams blue and green
                                                                              fabulous fall day
                          full of Thanksgiving
                                             warmth of food and family
                                                                       outside autumn cool


There are two kinds of "disabled" persons: those who dwell on what they have lost and those who concentrate on what they have left.
THOMAS S. SZASZ (Hungarian-born U.S. philosopher and psychiatrist), "Personal Conduct",The Untamed Tongue: A Dissenting Dictionary, 1990.

Love and time; those are the only two things in all the world and all of life that cannot be bought, but only spent.
                        -- Gary Jennings, American author (1928 - 1999)

In matters of conscience, the law of majority has no place.
MOHANDAS K. GANDHI (Indian spiritual and political leader), quoted in Young India, 4 August 1920. Compare, "The one thing that doesn't abide by majority rule is a person's conscience." HARPER LEE (writer), spoken by Atticus Finch, To Kill a Mocking Bird (novel), ch. 11, 1960.

It's good to slowly come to the realisation that you understand nothing.                                                                               
Maurice Polydore Marie Bernard, Count Maeterlinck (Dutch pronunciation: [mo??is ?ma?t??l??k]; 29 August 1862 - 6 May 1949) was a Belgian playwright, poet and essayist who wrote in French. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1911. The main themes in his work are death and the meaning of life.  Symbolist.

Democracy substitutes selection by the incompetent many for appointment by the corrupt few.
GEORGE BERNARD SHAW (Irish playwright), "The Revolutionist's Handbook", Man and Superman, 1903. Part 1 of Shaw's maxims (1 August 2009) is available from the editor by email, free upon request.
This editor wd like to qualify the above since chary of absolutes.  There are many who are competent but not sure of the proportion who are fully informed.  Appointment by those not corrupt has its advantages too......

We need old friends to help us grow old, and new friends to help us to stay young.
                                      -- Letty Cottin Pogrebin

If you want happiness for an hour take a nap.  If you want happiness for a day go fishing.  If you want happiness for a month get married.  If you want happiness for a year inherit a fortune.  If you want happiness for a lifetime help others.
                                      -- Chinese Proverb

What soap is to the body, laughter is to the soul.          -- Yiddish proverb

For gardeners:
Michelangelo's David is superior to postmodern sculpture - it's an artifact.
A second chimney is superfluous.
I'm inclined to be laid back.

o  What do you call a fish with no eyes?  --  A fsh.
o  What do you get if you cross a bullet and a tree with no leaves? A cartridge in a bare tree.
o  What is a mouse's favourite game? Hide and Squeak