Ccl NOTES May 9/11
Calendar to June 10

by Carolanne Reynolds, Editor

Now heading to the Victoria Day Weekend
and  the Community Day Parade Saturday June 4
o  Uplift for Hollyburn Mews changed from ~$600K to $155K (so Cmnty Benefit down to $116K)
o  For approval: a special ccl mtg 5:30 Thurs May 19 (that agenda not out yet)
o  A (closed) Audit Cmte mtg on Tues May 17 (at M Hall 4 - 7pm)

after the presentation to the 525 Pathfinder Squadron Royal Canadian Air Cadets for their 60th Anniversary at 6:45 and the PH on Hollyburn Mews at 7pm; after that:
Delegation from Lionsview Srs' Planning Society; DPA 2430 Russet; Wetmore bylaw adoption but proposed design for approval; liquor licence for Larson Station; AmblesideNOW expenditures and next steps ($3M+!); Finance and Audit Cmtes' Tof Ref; Centennial WG; Building Bylaw (sec stes); Traffic and Parking regs; Ccl mtg schedule change (adding Thurs May 19 at 5:30pm); Rezoning and DPA 2436 Haywood; Correspondence: lots of letters re Hollyburn Mews; two re Russet; staff reply re prov prop at 900 22nd for sale -- First Nations have placed a claim and see just-added Correspondence May 13, 1a11.
=  Vive le Canada (Cadets 60; Parks 100); from the EDITOR'S DESK (Salmagundi); UPDATES & INFO (Tax Rates; WVHS Book; 21st St Safety; Spuraway 100; Fisheries Awards; Blue Bus)
=  CALENDAR to June 10th; CULTUREWATCH (Theatre; Art; Music, Opera, Photography); NATUREWATCH
=  Ccl Mtg NOTES May 9th: 6pm: Devt Permit App (Rodgers Crk); Three readings of Annual Tax Rates (deadline for adoption is May 15 so needs another ccl mtg; sure indicates there cd hv bn a WG and more time for citizen input); Adoption of Eagle Hbr Parcel Tax Bylaw; Grosvenor's Ideas Fairs for 1300blk; Bylaw Notice Enforcement Amendment Bylaw; sp ccl mtg May 11; LCAC apptmts; Devt App Status to Apr 29; Correspondence/Letters: grants and finance cmtes' minutes, cmnty garden, Safeway site, salmon designation, staff response to ADRA questions re Hollyburn Mews (20th & Esquimalt), 20th St parking ban; responses by the four political parties to UBCM questions on policing/infrastructure/finance; Friends of Historical Piers, moving Coast Guard Aux to HBay, water shortage plan, DNV re DNV OCP, Hollyburn Mews (ADRA and resident), liquor licence for Larson Stn, staff response re cmnty garden
>  Youth Ccl Mtg 7pm: debate re voting age; Youth Week activities; Awards
=  Ccl Mtg AGENDAs May 16th
=  ANIMALWATCH (Birds, Orcas, Tigers); INFObit (63rd); BEACHWATCH; CREEKWATCH; SCHOOLWATCH; VILLAGEWATCH (Amniyr); TREEWATCH (olive trees); LIVING on the Seam Line; PEACEWATCH (Clinton, Barak, Ashrawi, Media; BRAVERY; ROYALWATCH (Queen; Royal Wedding; Honeymoon); ROMANCEWATCH; BOOKWATCH (Neverisms); HERITAGEWATCH (Erickson Garden; Walking Tours; 1899 Legg residence; Kogawa house; historic theatres); LANGUAGEWATCH (Psychiatrist and Proctologist); MAIKU; QUOTATIONS/THOUGHTS/PUNS

===  Vive le CANADA  ===
o  525 Pathfinder Squadron Royal Canadian Air Cadets - 60th Anniversary
o  100th Anniversary of Parks in Canada
"A Century of Conservation:  Parks and Cultural Landscapes" was the theme for Heritage Week 2011 in recognition of the centennial of both BC Parks and Parks Canada this year.  Heritage Week began on National Heritage Day, the third Monday in February.
Canada's Dominion Parks Service, created in 1911, was the first such national organization in the world.  The same year, the Government of British Columbia passed legislation to create Strathcona Park on Vancouver Island, the beginning of our provincial parks system.
Today, there are hundreds of provincial parks throughout B.C.  Our national parks, and National Historic Sites which are part of the same system, protect and celebrate priceless natural treasures and some of our most historic places.

===  from the EDITOR'S DESK  === Salmagundi
o  Hope you enjoyed Mother's Day and now we look forward to Father's Day.
o  Looking forward to Cmnty Day June 4th.  Look for three old cars (1930, 1965, and 1969) in Heritage West Van's entry in the parade.  The tentative date for RoyalTea-by-the-Sea is Sat Aug 13. (if you'd like to help or participate, pls call 922 4400.)
o   Fashion.  Apparently Cclr Ev is partial to paisley.  What an elegant tie he wore to the May 9th ccl mtg -- looked like silk/satin with pale blue and pale green intertwined.
o   There's much turmoil in the world and no space to touch on it all.  Readers will have noticed I do try to provide information (other side; objective) on the Middle East since it is not fully reported here (esp in NAm except for Quebec).  That's partly b/c I lived in Beirut for a while and loved it -- the city has many similarities with Vancouver -- on the water, sea in front, mountains behind, and multicultural.  Muslims, Jews, Greeks, Christians, Armenians, etc live together.  Many I met were trilingual (and more: Arabic at home, French for school since it was a French mandate territory), English for business.  There was a v nice Palestinian secretary at the Canadian consulate -- and her parents still had the key to their house.  In Vancouver we have some v brave souls here in Vancouver -- Independent Jewish Voices, for example.  The head of the Canada Palestine Assn is a Christian.
Justice and peace do not belong to any one group or religion, we must all espouse and encourage those values.  Bethlehem was 60% Christian when I was there and now I'm told maybe not even 15%.
At the end you'll see how difficult it is for children even to go to school, how villagers try to live on their land though their homes keep being demolished, how hard to make a living if their olive trees cut down, how inspiring it is to see that Christian Peacemaker teams, Doves (Italian), Muslim Peacemaker Teams, and many Israeli groups (B'Tselem, Ta'ayush, Yesh Din, etc) work together for mutual respect and peace.  There is more optimism now with reconciliation between Hamas (Muslim) and Fatah (secular) -- fingers crossed -- comments by Dr Hana Ashrawi, a Christian mbr of the govt.
o  ROMANCEWATCH at the end is amusing.
o  Sad, however, the loss of two men recently: Mike Campbell and Juliano Mer-Khamis.
o  Can't help marvelling at the consistent dedication of our Queen.
o  Future looks good with the great youth winning all those awards.
Some wondered and Sop asked about the timing (May 9th and 11th) but budget discussed months ago.  The Dir/Finance kindly provided an explanation:
The tax rate bylaws are so late in coming out in a bylaw (relative to the budget) owing to the fact that the District must wait for all the other levels of government to send us their tax requisitions. TransLink, Metro, and the Municipal Finance Authority sent their tax requisitions to the District throughout the early part of April, while the School requisition wasn't received until April 29th. The final tax rate bylaw cannot be compiled until we have received all of the requisitions and it must be adopted prior to May 15th in each year (per the Community Charter).
It's the story of West Vancouver's neighbourhoods.  This book, celebrating our centennial, will be available for orders on Community Day, June 4th, through the West Vancouver Historical Society.
The book, authored by Francis Mansbridge with photo editor John Moir, will be available in mid September.  This is a limited edition publication so early orders are recommended.  It is a 176-page hard cover book with full colour throughout.  All proceeds from the book will be returned to the community through donations to the West Vancouver Archives, Museum, and Library to preserve the history of West Vancouver.  The Historical Society will have a booth on the Plaza behind the Community Centre.  Please place your order early to ensure a copy is reserved for you. 
21st Street Pedestrian Safety and Traffic Calming
After significant public input, the District has added traffic calming and streetscape measures along 21st Street between Queens and Inglewood Avenues to its 2011 Road and Utilities Capital Program. Over the next two years, this project will greatly improve pedestrian safety and traffic flow along this key transportation corridor, with particular attention paid to improving safety around nearby schools.  etc
Official report of  Debates of the Legislative Assembly (Hansard) -- Wednesday, May 4, 2011
R. Sultan: Last month I helped constituents celebrate the 100th anniversary of Spuraway, a large home on the banks of the Capilano River and a hub for a complex of 176 strata homes. This quiet corner of my community is close to trails, parks, and shopping.
Spuraway is multicultural - British lumber money, Asian roofline, B.C. log house walls, Japanese carpentry, and an aboriginal fireplace. It's one of the oldest buildings in West Vancouver, having served as a farmhouse; an equestrian centre; and a family home to the Mahons, the McDermotts, and the Gibsons.
The centenary committee compiled Spuraway's rich history. The birthday party featured top hats; the Peirsons' 100-year-old Rolls-Royce; and stories from Val McDermott, Gordon Gibson, and others who grew up there.
There's a connection to this Legislature. Gordon Gibson Sr., one of the owners, was a hard-drinking logger elected B.C. Liberal MLA in 1953. He's famous for his speech in these chambers declaring that money talked in the granting of forestry tenure. For that, the Lands and Forests Minister spent 28 months in what we used to call the crowbar hotel.
He was also famous for losing both his logboom and his float home, with his wife still in it, heading off to Japan in a violent storm. He had to make a choice. He chose the logboom.
Gordon Jr., his son, a scholar and author and also a B.C. Liberal MLA and leader of our party, lived in Spuraway. Gordon Campbell asked Gordon Jr. to recommend a new voting system, and he did, authoring our epic [citizens'] assembly.
So Spuraway and its residents have many tales to tell. I ask you to salute its next 100 years.
2012 National Recreational Fisheries Awards - Call for Nominations
From: "XNCR, Awards" <XNCRAwards@DFO-MPO.GC.CA>
Each year, five National Recreational Fisheries Awards are presented to deserving individuals or organizations. Fisheries and Oceans Canada is now seeking nominations for the 2012 Awards.
For those of you who would like more information about previous award winners or additional information on the program, the link is: http://www.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/fm-gp/peches-fisheries/rec/rfa-ppr/awards-prix-eng.htm.
If you know of anyone else who might be interested in making a nomination, please feel free to forward this information to them also. Note that nominations received after August 2011 will be considered for the 2013 Awards.
Transit Riders Give West Vancouver's Blue Bus Top Ratings
Tuesday, April 05  West Vancouver's Blue Bus continues to earn very high approval rating from the people it serves, especially with the service increasing in popularity. Blue Bus has rated first in nine out of 11 quality measures and second in a tenth category, in TransLink's most recent quarterly Customer Satisfaction survey.

=======  CALENDAR to June 10th  =======
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 an issue or too early for the next are sent to subscribers as updates.
May is Child Care Month
May is Child Care Month in British Columbia!  West Vancouver's Child and Family Hub is your source for information on events and facts of interest to families with young children and child care providers in the community. 
Events and Activities for Children and Child Care Programs   Visit http://www.westvancouver.ca/Level3.aspx?id=27094
== Tuesday May 10  ~ 7pm ~ Parks Master Plan WG
== Sunday May 15
BC Special Olympics - North Shore Walkathon: Regn 9am, Walk 10am - 1pm; Ambleside Park
Walk the seawall from Ambleside to Dundarave Beach in support of the North Shore Special Olympics programs, all are welcome.  Info: cmatthews@vsb.bc.cawww.sobcnorthshore.ca.
== Tuesday May 17
        ~ 4 - 7pm ~ Audit Cmte (will move to closed session)
        ~ 7pm ~ Parks Master Plan WG
~ 7:30pm ~  WRA Regular Meeting at the Gleneagles Clubhouse
Guest Speakers: Anne Russell, Block Watch WVPD, and Laurie Mark, Kidney Foundation, BC Branch
Anne Russell will give a short presentation on Block Watch and Laurie Mark will explain the Kidney Screening Program. Both will answer related questions.
== Wednesday May 18 at 7pm
        Bd of Variance in the Ccl Chamber and the Library Bd at the Library
== Friday May 20
          Harmony Arts Juried Group show DEADLINE . Info: K Tong, 218 6570 www.harmonyarts.ca

* * *  Celebrate the Victoria Day holiday Monday May 23  * * *
== Tuesday May 24
        ~ 7pm ~ Parks Master Plan WG
~ 6 - 8pm ~  Tues May 24th and Wed 25th  NEW!  1300Blk Marine Dr
Ideas Fair III: "Development Concepts"
Citizens who participated in our Ideas Fairs in March and April generated more than 70 boards with their ideas and visions for the 1300 Block of Marine Drive.
Please join us to review our summary of community input from Ideas Fair I and II and to discuss Development Concepts and potential Community Amenities for the 1300 Block. Your feedback will be helpful as we begin to prepare a rezoning proposal for the 1300 Block.
Who:    Anyone interested in Ambleside Village          Where:West Vancouver Community Centre Atrium
Please register --  contact Julia Reimer at 731 9053 (x101) or jreimer@brookpooni.com to confirm registration.
See all the community ideas at www.amblesidewaterfront.com
           28 Mar  ~ 1 Apr  ~  2 Apr  ~  3 Apr  ~ 14 Apr  ~ 16 Apr  ~ 17 Apr  ~  21 Apr  ----> May 24 and 25
Ambleside Business Ideas Fair Youth Ideas Fair (West Van Secondary)
Ideas Fair I: Use, Character, Connections Ideas Fair I: Use, Character, Connections
Ideas Fair II: Bringing It Together Ideas Fair II: Bringing It Together Ideas Fair Open House Kids Ideas Fair (P. Johnson Elementary) Begin Preparing Development Concepts
Ideas Fair III: "Development Concepts"      www.grosvenor.com           Living Cities
1300 Block Marine Drive Ambleside Village
Other News: The Temporary Art Greenway is Open!
Grosvenor understands that Ambleside Village is special. We believe that art, culture, and placemaking can better connect the 1300 Block to the waterfront and differentiate Ambleside Village as an exceptional place to live, shop, and enjoy the amenities of West Vancouver.
When we took possession of the old gas station site at the west end of the 1300 Block, we recognized that we had an opportunity to do something different to improve Ambleside Village while we work with the community and District to develop a plan for the Block.
Through April, our team created a Temporary Art Greenway on our vacant lot. Jaume Plensa's "Overflow IV" sculpture and Kon Dimopoulis's "Blue Trees" were made possible through a partnership between Grosvenor, the Buschlen Mowatt Fine Arts Ltd. Foundation, and the Vancouver Biennale. Benches and a bike rack will be installed shortly. We hope you enjoy these works. Through the summer and fall, we anticipate that the Temporary Art Greenway will become a participating location for many of West Vancouver's fabulous community events.
www.amblesidewaterfront.com  1300 Block: Private & District Land, Marine Drive, Bellevue 14th St  ~~ www.grosvenor.com
== Wednesday May 25
        ~ 7pm ~ WV Historical Society AGM at Srs' Ctr  
History of the West Vancouver Band to be presented by Director Doug Macaulay
Doug Macaulay, Principal Conductor and Director of the West Vancouver Youth Band, will speak at the AGM.  All are welcome.  Doug will review the history of the WV Band including the early days of Arthur Delamont and the growth of the Band through the years.  The WVYB has the distinction of being the oldest continuous Youth Band in Canada.  Many of the other bands in the area such as the Kits Boys Band, the Beefeater Band, and others have folded in recent years.
== Thursday May 26
        ~ 4:30pm ~ Design Review Cmte -- CANCELLED
        ~ 5pm ~ NSh Adv Cmte on Disability Issues; DNV M Hall
~ 7 - 8:15pm ~ "Glimpses" into the Meaning of Dementia by a Duo of Daughters
Authors Beth Kope, Falling Season (www.leafpress.ca), and Cathie Borrie The Long Hello -- The Other Side of Alzheimer's (www.cathieborrie.com) will talk about their caregiving journeys and read excerpts at the Ferry Building Gallery -- poetry and music.  NSh Cmnty Resources (Helen Wait 982 3313); books for sale by 32 Books.
== Friday May 27
        ~ 1:30 - 4:30pm ~ Parks Master Plan WG site visit, Large Parks Above Hwy
~ 4:15 - 5pm ~  Community Concert Series
Private Lesson students from the West Vancouver Community Centre, Woodwinds, Brass, and Percussion
The WVCC and Pacific Arbour Retirement Communities present the Series in the atrium.  The monthly performances feature musicians from around Metro Vancouver. All concerts are free and open to the public.  See full schedule of performances.
== Saturday May 28
~ 9am to 1pm ~ Gleneagles Garage Sale
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 information, please call 921 2100.
~ 11am - 5pm ~   HEY Day ("Helping Every Youth" Day)
to be sponsored by MP John Weston, Park Royal Shopping Centre, and CUSO-VSO North America.
HEY Day - Youth Inspiring Youth
Parliament and Youth Work Together to Host Youth Volunteer Fair
Local high school students of the Youth Volunteer Organizational Committee ("YouthVOC") and MP John Weston today announced HEY Day, an event where local youth will have a unique opportunity to look close-up at local and international volunteer opportunities. HEY Day will take place on May 28th in the South Atrium of West Vancouver's Park Royal Shopping Centre. Approximately 15 of the world's international and local volunteer and education organizations from Canada and the United States will participate in the event to present relevant opportunities at informational booths that will be set up from 11am until 5pm.
~ 6 - 8pm ~ A speakers' forum with acclaimed speakers such as the Deputy Director of the Peace Corps, Carrie Hessler-Radelet.
Per their mission statement, student YouthVOC members are working in cooperation with Weston "to inspire youth to broaden their horizons and become aware of their own abilities to make a positive impact in the local and global community by providing volunteer resources."
It is very inspiring to know that we are planning an event that will benefit the youth of the North Shore," said youth organizer Yun Kang, a grade 11 student at WV Secondary School. "We will do our very best to ensure that HEY Day will provide the youth of the North Shore with the inspiration and knowledge to volunteer in the international and/or local communities."
We hope that HEY Day will motivate other youth to change their lives, change their communities, and change their world," said Weston.
Participating organizations include HEY Day sponsor CUSO-VSO North America, and others such as Canada World Youth and the Peace Corps.
"Mulgrave is very excited to be involved with the first HEY Day," says Eddie de Beer, the Deputy Head of Mulgrave School. "This event promises to play a very positive role by introducing students to the diversity of international and local volunteer opportunities available to them today."
For more information contact:
        Yunkyoung (Yun) Kang, Representative of YouthVOC, 604 347 9718, youthvoc@gmail.com                                     
        Wendy Noble, Office of John Weston, MP, 604 947 4617,  westoj0@parl.gc.ca
== Sunday May 29
~ 7:30 - 11am ~ Rotary SeaWalk Run
A beautiful return journey along the West Vancouver waterfront. Raises funds for Canuck Place Children's Hospice and Rotary Charities.  Start at The Village at Park Royal.  Info: 778 773 2998, www.seawalkrun.com
==  Monday May 30
~ 7 -  9pm ~   ....ON BROADWAY" DESIGN LECTURE
Broadway, extending across almost the entire city, is not only an important street for walking, living, shopping, and work but is also one of Vancouver's busiest transit corridors.  How can we make it better?
Allan Jacobs, former Director of City Planning for San Francisco and author of Great Streets, and Elizabeth Macdonald, Professor of Urban Design at the University of California, Berkeley, will speak to best practices in street design and provide advice on the design of Broadway and how it could be a 'Really Good' Street, if not a 'Great Street'.
Free public lecture at Hbr Ctr; reserve a seat @ www.sfu.ca/reserve
== Tuesday May 31
        ~ 6 - 8pm ~ Lower Caulfeild Advisory Cmte at St Francis-in-the-Wood (gym)
== Thursday June 2
~ 5:30pm ~   Pumpkin Fest Steering Cmte
FYI after six months of conceptual planning the Steering Committee of the Pumpkin Fest is ready to launch.  Look for us in the Community Day Parade and kiosk afterwards.  Would you care to come and see community engagement in action?  Our next meeting is June 2nd in the Cedar Room at the Cmnty Centre.
~  Application DEADLINE for the Girls' Fire Fighting Camp (Aug 5 - 7): Camp Ignite.  Train with a team of female firefighters for a fun-filled, action-packed weekend: Introduction to fire fighting; Health & nutrition seminars; Community talks; Fitness activities; Team building exercises; Meals & accommodations.  Open to all females 16 - 18 years of age. Find out about a challenging and
exciting career.  Ask your school counsellor for an application form and drop it off at WV Fire Hall No. 1.
== Friday June 3 -- DEADLINE!
HARMONY ARTS is July 29 to Aug 7  http://harmonyarts.ca/
http://harmonyarts.ca/artists/  NORTH SHORE STUDIO TOURS: North Shore artists and art galleries (including Bowen Island and Lions Bay) may register for this tour to exhibit and sell their artworks to visiting patrons. The tour dates are Sunday, July 31 and/or Sunday, August 7 Registration deadline is Friday, June 3.
== Tuesday June 7   ~ 7pm ~ Parks Master WG mtg
== Thursday June 9   ~ 7 - 9pm ~ SFU Harbour Centre Campus
May 2010 marks the 40th Anniversary of Michael Geller's graduation from the University of Toronto School of Architecture -- and the beginning of an active career in architecture, planning, real estate development, and community life.  Since then, Michael Geller has had a coast-to-coast career in both public and private sectors, involving ground-breaking projects in Vancouver from False Creek South to UniverCity.  Join him for a four decade retrospective of his work.  Lots of illustrations - visual and verbal - in the Geller Style.
***This event is free, but requires registration beforehand. To register, go to www.sfu.ca/reserve. ***
Joshua Randall, The City Program, Continuing Studies, SFU at Harbour Centre; Tel 778 782 5254; Email: city@sfu.ca

+++  WV MEMORIAL LIBRARY +++  http://www.westvanlibrary.ca/event/calendar.php
=  English Corner ~ Fridays May 20, 27, June 3, 10 
~ Practise English Conversation 10 - 11:30am.    For more info pls call Fariba Rocker at 604 506 6616.
= WELCOME TO THE PHILOSOPHERS' CAFÉ  ~~  10:30am - noon ~~ Friday May 20
Comfortable surroundings for vibrant street level discussions on burning issues of the day. No formal philosophy training required; real life experience desired. Come early, stay late.
Philosophers' Cafés are organized by Interdisciplinary Programs in Continuing Studies at Simon Fraser University in cooperation with the dedicated, peripatetic moderators listed alongside each event on this website: http://www.sfu.ca/philosopherscafe/
Everyone welcome. Experience and registration are not required. Admission $5
Winning  -- When is the cost of winning too high? When, in fact, does the winner lose?

+++  WV MUSEUM  +++  http://westvancouvermuseum.ca/exhibitions/current_exhibition
o  Sylvia Tait: A Classical Spirit ~ Apr 13 to May 21
Abstract painter Sylvia Tait studied at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts under Arthur Lismer, Jacques de Tonnancoeur, and Eldon Grier before settling on the West Coast. Her work is influenced by abstract expressionism with colour- infused forms clustered or linked together and migrating across the surfaces of her canvases. This exhibition features a broad survey of Tait's work from the early 1960s to the present.
o The Smith Collection  ~  June 9 to August 27
A selection of works by leading Canadian artists from Gordon Smith's private collection
Immersed in the visual art world, West Vancouver artist Gordon Smith and his late wife Marion collected a number of interesting works by leading Canadian and international artists. The wealth of their art collection is evidence of the lives the Smiths touched and conversely those who influenced Gordon Smith's artistic practice. Through examining the Smith's influence to the Canadian art world, this first exhibition of the Smith Collection includes works by Rodney Graham, Douglas Coupland, Jack Shadbolt, and Ann Kipling among many others.
Opening Reception Wednesday June 8 from 7 to 9pm
+++  FERRY BUILDING GALLERY  +++ http://ferrybuildinggallery.com ~ 925 7290
Capilano U Grad Show 2011 - Textile Arts  ~  May 17 - 29
Artists' Talk Saturday May 21 from 2 - 3pm
four heathers LAY/ER/ED   ~  May 31 - June 19
Heather Jphnston - photograph, ink, and encaustic on wood panel; Heather McAlpine - acrylic on canvas; Heather Cairns - ceramics; Heather Aston - monotypes and mixed media on wood panel
Opening Reception Tuesday May 31 from 6 to 8pm
Artists in Attendance Saturday June 4 from 2 to 3pm
+++ SILK PURSE +++   http://www.silkpurse.ca/gallery2.html
May 17 - 29  --  "Swans and Other People"
artworks by Jacquie Manning Popular teacher and painter Jacquie Manning exhibits her multi-media explorations and documentations of unusual encounters with animals while trekking through Europe. A departure from her abstract works.
Opening Reception Tuesday May 17th from 6 - 8pm
May 31 - June 12th  --  "A Way of Seeing"
Photographic images by emerging photographer Maryam Russell. In this exhibit Maryam attempts to draw the viewer into a different perspective and way of seeing things, in order to reconsider the world around us. She invites the viewer to see the simple graces of life through the lens of her camera.
Opening Reception Tuesday May 31st from 6 - 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 (also for tix) or email tickets@kaymeekcentre.com
PRO ARTE GALA  / 6:30pm Sunday May 29
June 9 - "Diamonds and All That Jazz"
Join Grammy award-winning jazz/pop vocalists, The Manhattan Transfer, and celebrity host, Vicki Gabereau, for a spectacular evening of great food, fine wines, melody, and song in support of the Kay Meek Centre.

+++ 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 Winter Issue of "The Torch" is now available
 To view the newsletter, just click the following link for direct access:
 The newsletter is available to any non-member who is interested.  To sign up, please fill in the form at the bottom of the webpage, http://www.westvan60.com/newsletter.html
Drop in -- This fun night is for Branch members and guests
      ...May 19, June 2, 16 & 30.  Info - call Kelvin Andrew - 921 9665
6:30pm Monday May 16th at Municipal Hall
CIVIC RECOGNITION CEREMONY FOR THE Royal Canadian Air Cadets 525 Pathfinder Squadron on the occasion of their 60th Anniversary. All welcome! Reception to follow in Memorial Hall
May 21st        - PATIO OPENING 1st Annual Bar-Be-Que
                Back By Popular Demand  "The TomCats"
Friday, May 27th  -- Dinner in the Lounge with Music; Burger & a glass of Beer $10.00
Sunday, May 29th --  Veterans' Social in the Lounge; 2 - 4pm
 +++ WV CHAMBER of COMMERCE + 926 6614 + http://www.westvanchamber.com
May 14 - West Vancouver Fire Firefighters Car Wash
The West Vancouver Fire Fighters Charitable Society will one again be holding their annual carwash in Ambleside this Saturday.
May 24 - Chamber Breakfast Club  --  Location: Cafe TrafiQ
Tuesday, May 24th, 7:30 - 8:30am for the next Breakfast Club. New members are encouraged - a great opportunity to establish new contacts.  Member - 0.00 Register
May 25 - 1st Annual Chamber Golf Tournament
80% SOLD OUT! Don't miss this great opportunity to network on the greens! Reserve your spot today!
Gleneagles Golf Course  /   Golf & Dinner - $100.00, Dinner Only - $50.00 Register
June 7 - 2011 Annual President's Dinner and Business of Excellence Awards
West Vancouver Yacht Club. Nominations are now being sought for the West Vancouver Chamber of Commerce Awards of Excellence. All members of the WV Chamber and community are encouraged to submit nominations for businesses or for themselves.  Ticket - $99.00 Register
+  BARD ON THE BEACH http://www.bardonthebeach.org/ June 2nd to Sept 24
As You Like It: June 9th; grand opening celebration (by invitation only)
The Merchant of Venice opens Saturday June 18
Henry VI, Wars of the Roses, opens Wednesday July 6 
Richard III opens Saturday July 16.
     Tix: book online or call Box Office M-F 9am to 4pm, 739 0559; reserved seating this year.
Shakespeare 201 -  7pm Tues May 24 
SFU's Dr. Paul Budra returns once again to engage and amuse us!
Owing to the overwhelming popularity of last year's Shakespeare 101, Paul is back and this time he delves a little deeper into what makes Shakespeare well...Shakespeare. Bringing his signature charm and extensive knowledge, Paul will get you primed and ready for our 2011 productions and will keep your mind limber for a great season of Shakespeare.
        Price: Free! (pre-registration required) Where: SFU Woodward's, 149 W Hastings 
> Bard on Screen is back at Vancity Theatre! 
Vancity Theatre, in conjunction with Bard on the Beach, will screen two award-winning Shakespearean films on two Mondays in May in advance of Bard's 2011 season. The evenings include a brief introduction and a post-movie discussion hosted by Bard Artistic Director Christopher Gaze and other members of the Bard company. Buy your tickets today!
Monday May 16 -- SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE -- Directed by John Madden
What if William Shakespeare was embroiled in a complicated love affair at the time he was writing Romeo and Juliet? The Academy Award-winning romantic comedy Shakespeare in Love explores what might have happened - with hilarious and dramatic results. The film stars Joseph Fiennes, Gwyneth Paltrow, Colin Firth, and Judi Dench and was written by Tom Stoppard and Marc Norman.
7:30pm Special introduction and post film Q &A hosted by Bard Artistic Director Christopher Gaze
Al Pacino's deeply-felt film Looking for Richard explores Shakespeare's significance and relevance to the modern world, through interviews and an in-depth analysis of his play Richard III. The documentary includes performances and commentary by British and American actors including Al Pacino, Kevin Spacey, Winona Ryder, and Alec Baldwin. Directed by Al Pacino.
+ Vancouver Playhouse 873 3311
        MacHomer by Rick Miller, a melding of Macbeth and the Simpsons  May 14 and 15
 + Arts Club (687 1644) www.artsclub.com
-  Stanley Industrial Alliance  -- Hairspray starring Jay Brazeau, May 7 to July 10
                        {our best wishes for Jay's speedy recovery!}
-  Revue Stage on Granville Island -- Mom's the Word: Remixed, May 26 to July 23
+ Pi Theatre   872 1861  Dare You  www.pitheatre.com
We dare you to take a break from hockey!
Wed June 1st marks an NHL time-out between the Stanley Cup semi-finals and the final showdown. Why not let go of all that drama and grab some comedy instead!  Dare You is part improv show; part reality TV and part cabaret. CTV personality Marke Driesschen will host, as guest experts help daring folks face their fears on stage.  Our team of experts includes: Burlesque Queen Burgandy Brixx, Vancouver Masters Syncro (yes, a whole synchronized swim team), members of Bollywood Shenanigans, and more.  This laugh-filled evening also includes a TheatreSports match inspired by people's legendary phobias. Each team is made up of seasoned TheatreSports pros and a daredevil participant who'll be walking the improv high-wire for the very first time.  We'll also have a live tribute to Vin Diesel's movies, and a new rendition of the song everyone loves to hate (we dare not speak its name). Throughout the evening audience members will be invited to bid on exceptional prize packages in a live auction led by Jimmy Mitchell.
Pre-show reception at 6:45, enjoy some snacks and try our featured theme-based cocktail.
Great night out and a wonderful way to support TheatreSports, Pi Theatre, and the performing arts in Vancouver. 
Tix available from TheatreSports  and for more info check out www.dareyou.ca
+ Pacific Theatre  731 5518
The Great Divorce from the novel by C S Lewis, May 19 to June 18
A theological journey from Hell (a dreary city in the north of England) to Heaven (nothing you've ever imagined) that will forever change the way you view eternity
+ Jericho Arts Centre  (1675 Discovery)  224 8007
Our Class by Tadeusz Slobodzianek, Western Canadian premiere, June 3 to 26
The Reputation of Lady Mary, a theatre piece about Lady Mary Wortley Montagu
by Charles Sigel, June 6 to 22
+ Metro Theatre 266 7191
        Haunted by Eric Chappell, May 7 to June 4
+ Studio 16  684 2787
Eurydice  May 25 to June 3
is a contemporary flair to the Greek myth of Orpheus. Follow Eurydice's love story from earth to underworld and the chaos of clever characters along the way....
Secretly Women Productions have been described in the press as: "[U]ndoubtedly Vancouver's hardest working actors on stage right now." [- Mark Robins]
+ Roundhouse Cmnty Ctr (corner of Pacific and Davie)  254 0707  
Radix Theatre Society: 8pm May  13 to 21 (4pm matinees May 14, 21; no show May 15, 16)
Inspired by the 1997 chess match in which Garry Kasparov, arguably the best chess player of all time, was defeated by the IBM computer Deep Blue.  The show explores complexity, competition, and humanity's evolving relationship with technology. 
+ Deep Cove Shaw Theatre    929 3200
        Stones in his Pockets by Marie Jones, an Irish comedy; May 5 - 21
                        (We saw this in London and enjoyed it v much)
+ Hendry Hall  983 2633
        Checkout Girls by Louise Roche, British musical; May 27 to June 11
+ Presentation House Theatre  990 3474
One-woman play: Belle of Amherst by William Luce.  May 10 - 21
based on the writings and poetry of the 19th century reclusive genius, Emily Dickinson
    Calendar of Events: http://www.vanartgallery.bc.ca/events_and_programs/calendar_of_events.html
~ VAG PUBLIC PROGRAMS  --  All Programs free for Members.
~  Out for Lunch -- Eine Kleine Lunch Musik Select Fridays, 12:10 - 1pm
Walking + Falling
Jim Campbell, Chris Marker, and Eadweard Muybridge / April 2 - September 5
Walking + Falling presents the work of three notable artists who have utilized new media to explore and represent complex notions of time, movement and memory: Jim Campbell, Chris Marker and Eadweard Muybridge.
Ken Lum  /  February 12 - September 25
Over the past 20 years, the internationally acclaimed Vancouver artist Ken Lum has developed a compelling and complex body of work. This exhibition will survey Lum's career and will include recent projects that have not been presented in North America.
May 26   Heller Lecture   The Colour of My Dreams  ~ Dawn Ades  7pm, in the Gallery
May 26   New Gallery Tours - All exhibitions: 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 2:30pm in the Gallery
May 27   Revolution By Night: The Surrealism Dinner ~ The Colour of My Dreams; 6pm, in the Gallery
May 28   Members' Opening  The Colour of My Dreams ~ 7-10pm, in the Gallery
May 29   New Gallery Tours   All exhibitions 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 2:30pm in the Gallery
+  CARMEN by Bizet
Vancouver Concert Opera Co-Operative present this passionate opera with narration by Bernard Cuffling.  7:30pm May 14 Canadian Memorial United Church www.vancoco.ca
+  Vancouver Symphony Orchestra
                  Many to choose from, pls go to the VSO website: http://www.vancouversymphony.ca/ 
=  Bach & Haydn: The Musical Masters
8pm Fri/Sat, May 20/21  --  Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at UBC
       Bach   Brandenburg Concerto No. 5
     Haydn   Symphony No. 94, Surprise; Schumann   Symphony No. 1, Op. 38, Spring
=  Sweet!
8pm Sunday May 22 -- Symphony at the Roundhouse; Roundhouse Community Centre
Our final concert, with Maestro Tovey at the helm, features music composed in the style of the suite. Like a fine evening with a sampling of tapas and wines, this concert will be a veritable smorgasbord of sounds to tickle the ears, and inspire the imagination. A special feature of this concert will be the premiere of Tim Brady's new work for ensemble and soprano, We're Hardcore, a setting of poetry from Canadian rock icon Gord Downie of the Tragically Hip.
Tales from the Vienna Woods  --  Orpheum 2pm Thurs May 26           
        Pierre Simard conductor; Christopher Gaze host
The very best of the Musical City, featuring Mozart's Magic Flute Overture and Piano Concerto No. 21, excerpts from Beethoven's Symphony No. 6, Strauss's Tales from the Vienna Woods and Blue Danube Waltz, and Von Suppe's Morning, Noon, and Night in Vienna.
=  A Night at the Cotton Club, with Byron Stripling --  8pm at Orpheum, Fri/Sat May 27/28
=  The Mischievous Adventures of the Rascally Rhythm -- 2pm Sunday May 29 at Orpheum
+ EARLY MUSIC VANCOUVER --  40th Anniversary Season --  http://www.earlymusic.bc.ca
              Summer Festival tix now on sale T: 732-1610  F: 732-1602  E: staff@earlymusic.bc.ca
~~~  Caroun Art Gallery: "Iranian [Nomadic] Hand-woven" in May
A Collection of different items of woven items, by Iranian tribes: "Kilim, Zilu, Jajim, small Rug, Cushion, Bag, Shiraki, Tache, Ribbons, Long, Clothes, Textile..."
Open 12 noon to 8pm (closed Mondays); North Vancouver, 1 778 372 0765  www.Caroun.net
Caroun Photo Club (CPC) 5th Annual Photography Competition/Exhibition 2011 is announced. Complete info is posted on: CPC website: www.CarounPhotoClub.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/Caroun-Art-Gallery/185765774772749?sk=app_2373072738
2011 Competition is different from last year's. It will be held in two rounds:
The first part is on facebook, free and open to public worldwide: People's Choice Award; It's open to public!
The second section is almost the same as last year's, a Juried Competition. A Canadian Jury will judge the photos.  Professional and Amateur photographers worldwide are welcome to take part.
Prizes are also different. There are more than medals and mentions! Winners will exhibit their works at the Caroun Art Gallery
There are 26 Winners and Selected Works. Lots of chances to win! And more! Please read the announcement completely, and do exactly as mentioned!  You can send your photos NOW!

===  NATUREWATCH  ===   David Cook 924 0147
10am Friday May 27
Title: Secrets of a Temperate Coniferous Forest
An interpretive walk for Salmonberry Days of Dunbar Residents' Association
Meeting place: Trailhead at Spanish Banks Beach, NW Marine Drive. See Pacific Spirit Regional Park map at: http://www.metrovancouver.org/about/maps/Maps/Pacificspiritmap.pdf.
The Spanish Banks Trail is trail No. 23 on the map.
Description of event: On this two-hour forest walk, biologist David Cook points out how the components of a typical second growth forest and invasive plants work together to produce a functional but ever-changing whole.  A free public event. No registration required.

An update re mtgs and the Agendas was sent:
Date: Sat, 14 May 2011 01:55:34 -0700  Subject: AGENDAs May 16 (+ PH on Hollyburn Mews)
HEADSUP: Ccl Mtg Monday May 16th:  4:30pm for in camera mtg; 6:45 for the Delegation (Cadets....); 7pm Public Hearing on Hollyburn Mews followed by regular ccl mtg.

===  COUNCIL MTG NOTES May 9th  ===
~ 6pm ~ SPECIAL CCL MTG at Cmnty Ctr
The Youth Council meeting will commence at 7pm following the Special Council Meeting.
6:00 PM
1. Call to order
2. Approval of May 9, 2011 Special Council Meeting Agenda
3. Adoption of Minutes -- April 18, 2011 Regular Council Meeting.
4. Development Permit Application No. 10-050 for Lot 12 on Highgrove Place (in Area 1 of Rodgers Creek) (File:  1010-20-10-050)
At the April 4, 2011 regular meeting Council received the report dated March 24, 2011 from the Community Planner regarding Development Permit Application No. 10-050 for Lot 12 on Highgrove Place (in Area 1 of Rodgers Creek) {DPA} and set the date for consideration for May 9, 2011.
Reports received up to May 5, 2011:
DPA  /  March 24, 2011  /  April 4, 2011 and May 9, 2011
DPA  /  April 27, 2011  /  May 9, 2011
Written Submissions received up to May 5, 2011:
NAME:  /  DATE:  /  FOR COUNCIL CONSIDERATION:  No items received to date.
Mayor: No 3 [sic?] is DPA for Highgrove Place in Rodgers Creek -- Mr Sokol.
Sokol: going to it pass on to Geri Boyle who'll make a brief presentation.
GB: quite a big night for lots of reasons
another Devt Permit for the Rodgers Crk area, but this is the first Devt Permit for multi-family housing in RCrk; first applic before Ccl for cluster housing; another step forward in realizing the RCrk plan.
The maps, uh, -- don't show too well up here
we're dealing with Lot 12 in Area One of RCrk
The other 11 sgl-fam lots within RCrk Area One are all under construction at the present time, so this is the last vacant site; large, it's over two acres in size
will only have 18 cluster housing units and will be arranged in three bldgs
Bisecting the site is Tributary B; not exciting name but that's how we named them across the hillside; this is Trib B
Trib B is protected and will be enhanced.  The proposal is consistent with the RCrk Devt Plan doc and the kind of setbacks envisioned
implementing and realizing the plan through this process
Note, this Devt Permit contains minor variances for the entrance trellises for the units on the north side of the street, v minor variance; important in terms of the architectural presence and features of the bldg itself
Review by the Design Rev Cmte; had a couple of looks, examined in great detail b/c the first
saw it again, team did some serious modifications to the project and think end product far better than what they actually saw.  You're seeing the revised product.  It was taken to a public information mtg a week and a half ago so if any mbrs of the public wanted to see the public cd come forward.
Some mbrs of the broad cmnty did attend; v few.  Mbrs of the BPAHA did attend but not many, it was a lovely evening that night
{well, possibly not many b/c it was NOT on the DWV Calendar so I had no notice of such a mtg or I wd hv put it in my newsletter -- was only BPAHA told?}
will turn over to Geoff Kroll, of BPP; will take a few minutes to explain the proj itself.
GK: VP of Devt for BPP, joined by Mike Courtenay (sp?), Sr VP for Design and Construction, and Don Andrew, Principal of Creekside Architects, the main architect on this project
first multi-fam bldg in RCrk but not the first for BPP in the area; we've learned from first two areas, Taylor's Lookout, applied it, evolution of design on the hillside
cluster -- really just townhouses or terraced dwellings not served by a common entrance
three sep bldgs with six units each
three similar bldgs with a five-storey facade, and a single-floor structure facing north, reinforced concrete
first level is entrance to level two and three and entrance from lane
level two has two sgl-level apts; level three again; levels four and five are two two-storey apts
...garage, parking...
designed to respect steep topography, created terraced structure that flows with the contours
merging traditional west coast architecture with contemporary alpine architecture as prescribed in the RCrk envisioning process for the area
natural stone, wood soffits, beams, and glass, main elements
terraces landscaped
will be certified green
variety of indigenous species hardy to hillside
Trib B, watercourse runs N to S between bldgs B and C; enhance with plant material and rain garden catchment areas to filter the water
low impact devt strategies, storm water mgmt plan
details in the packages you have
this is the next stage of the RCrk Plan
Sop: like what I've seen in design, set into hillside, low roofs, much talked about over the years
asked for due diligence on the creeks, talked to Ms Boyle; but are the creeks whether ephemeral or otherwise going to be left in a natural state even though bldgs going to be close?
you're not going to groom ev crk in your prop as time goes on, I hope
my understanding when nodes in place wd leave everything around it natural, ie less [sic] roads, less building, more green,--
Mayor: --let him answer the question
GK: a lot of work went into assessing all the creeks in the area
this one in the middle of this project was deemed to have a lower value, although all the creeks have a high value, but compared to the other creeks, particularly Marr Crk to the east and RCrk to the west, that particular tributary we knew ahead of time, given the constraint to the site -- creeks to the east and west, Chippendale Rd to the south, 1200ft contour to the north, that Trib B wd be impacted -- so the design incorporates, not necessarily leaving it in its natural state but leaving it in a naturally functioning state that enhances its ecological function as part of the overall creek system
At the end of the day I think you'll be pleased with the results you'll see with what looks and functions as a natural watercourse.
   {a pseudo watercourse? faux? make-believe natural?}
Sop: DFO still gives guidelines of what you can do in those creeks?
GK: DFO much higher level planning; they received a copy of the Rodgers Crk Area plan; were very pleased with the direction the M was going in; the day to day design details, we deal with the District staff, and a variety of envmtal consultants
Sop: when will the Chippendale be open?
GK: open now, for [services, heavy truck traffic during construction]
open to the public next year
TP: on Trib B, notice it's parkland.  can you give me the status of what the ephemeral will be once proj complete and who will be owning it and maintaining it?
GK: three sections of Trib B.  Between Chippendale Rd and Highgrove Place wch is covenanted, in favour of M; and also a statutory ROW for the water.
{God's exercising rights to water in the Richelieu and Assiniboine rivers -- pays any attention to ROW???}
So it's private prop so it will be maintained by the prov prop owners but the District has final say in what happens in that creek.
The next section between the two legs of Highgrove Place, same thing.
maintained by the public but District always has the right to access that prop and to do or mediate any work or do any work at the cost of the prop owner
Above Highgrove Place it's park, left in its natural state, responsibility of the M
Ev: your intention to build three simultaneously?
GK: one right after the other
once we go in and disturb the site, we want to get it finished, get it landscaped, and re-established as  quickly as possible
Ev: time frame?
GK: with approval tonight, bldg permit, hope to start construction this summer;18 months before bldgs all complete
Mayor: been before Design Review Cmte twice; natural setting and sympathetic built form -- how satisfied are you, Ms Boyle, with what architect has come back with?
GB: DRC's concern was view from distance, horizontality, shall we say, unrelenting
a lot details to reduce that
each of the five levels there was concrete beam from one length of the bldg to the other, reinforced that
changed, opened up the middle and those beams gone, introduced diff materials, changed window system so not same across the whole bldg, start to see things differently
diff view distance with horizontality
design team has tried, good effort to address that
elevations from the south the most difficult to really appreciate from a distance
the cross-section, you see one here, how bldg fits really nicely into the site
at one end one storey, off top end of Highgrove Place -- how steep the prop is
plsd with efforts and changes they've made
Mayor: anything more? call for public input?
Ms Scholes anything about what we've received so far?
SSch: reports and to date no submissions
Mayor: see some mbrs of the BPAHA here, but no further comment?
Sop moved: all info rec'd for information
Then Sop moved: THAT subject to additional comments or concerns being raised on the project at the public meeting, staff recommends that the updated proposed DPA attached to the report from the Manager, Community Planning dated April 27 be approved.
{subject to, but how resolved???}
remember when they came some years ago and we said go away; didn't want to see hillside, sgl fam all the way across, did that in Whitby Estates; want diff sizes
came with a layout; this is the first phase
these three units, take a bit, and then five phases to go
excellent job of design
like lots of natural space, trails, roads less than in Whitby, Chartwell, and other areas
good, look forward
SW: I was at both Design Review mtgs when BPP came forward, ack work they did
challenges, they came back with a more refined product
look forward to seeing how it fits into the landscape
CARRIED unanimously
Mayor: thank you for sustainability and the envmt and the built form
Mayor: moving to Item 5
{The Mayor must have had different numbering on her agenda initially but now back to what we have.}
5. 2011 Annual Tax Rates Bylaw No. 4683, 2011 (File:  1610-20-4683)
        RECOMMENDED: be read a first, second, and third time.
{hm; sorta makes a mockery of some calls to speed up budget so no WG, etc when left to the last moment anyway (deadline for adoption of tax rates is May 15; this is three readings so need another ccl mtg -- Wed?}
Mayor: annual tax rate bylaw
[TP moved, and Mayor called question]
oh, did you put your hand up to speak?
Sop: did I get a groan from that side of the table?
Mayor: maybe
Sop: why are we here then if we can't speak?
Ms Leemhuis, when we look at Appendix A
by average or not? guess user-pay; gives clearer understanding
see averaging cost to taxpayer
can the utilities be included, states no longer do that?
done quarterly
Mayor: ask Dir/Fin to comment b/c not our intent to not be clear about facts utilities separate
but think you're wanting full public disclosure
Nina: absolutely agree; tax and utility portion in what goes public
so everybody is aware of the full costs; prop as well as utilities
this report relates only to the tax rate bylaw
6:24  {see a fuller clarification by the Dir/Fin above in Updates & Info}
6. 2011 Specified Area and Local Area Service Tax Bylaw - Parcel Tax (Eagle Harbour) Bylaw No. 4684, 2011 (File:  1610-20-4684)
        RECOMMENDED: be read a first, second, and third time.
7. 1300 Block Marine Drive - Ideas Fairs (File: 0500-01)  Presentation to be provided.
[RECOMMENDED:] THAT the presentation from Grosvenor Americas regarding 1300 Block Marine Drive - Ideas Fairs be received for information.
Mayor: a brief update
as WV turns 100 next year; getting involved in Ambleside NOW
seven mtgs; formal process at May 16
worked with the students at PJ and WVHigh
Michael Mortensen, Grosvenor: depth of involvement
leisure... , boards at the back {drawings by students?}
   {slides -- almost impossible to see with lighting; v v faded}
signed a non-binding MOU to purchase at a fair market price
Summary, know you can't see it
   {impossible to read anything on the slides}
Mar 28 to ABA
these ppl will inherit Amb Village ten or so years from now
co-design facilitation; devpd images and rated them; interested in sustainability and places to hang out
to Mr Cheng
James Cheng: a day in the life of the ppl in the block
...walking has the highest count; walking envmt...
like midblock connection
concerned about character of 14th St
lower scale on 14th, like blue trees
don't forget Marine Dr; remember MDr is our ceremonial entrance into WV; nip the two together
MM: massing exercise; model at the back
playing with the blocks
like idea of the mews, covered space between the two; about as wide as this atrium; covered light
learned a lot how ppl want to live in the next 50 years
May 24 and 25, another series of Ideas Fairs for feedback
tell ppl what we heard; ten top boards
hope to bring a rezoning applic in
what you can expect under present zoning and then two or three alternatives
remarkable how youth were engaged; can't vote in elections but they can participate
happy to be here on the eve of the Youth Ccl
Sop: where are we going from here?
MM: after results from May; will have some concepts for zoning
TP: can you tell me the top idea that came out of the youth
MM: a lot want a valid place to be 8 or 9 o'clock?
caters to a diverse range of ppl
desires quite like everyone else's; want to socialize
Mayor: in common with most of the cmnty
look forward to working with you
MS: look forward
Ev: over the years, Grosvenor has gone to extraordinary lengths; involve youth and schools
largely going to be their inheritance, speaking for myself
largely for the next generation so delighted
Sop: add congratulations
process first time; saw it happen here four times
summation by Mr Cheng to this Ccl
this process is imp
in these larger devts; they went ahead and solicited ideas; talked with us and with the public
really quite positive; looking forward to the end result
8. Bylaw Notice Enforcement Bylaw No. 4368, 2004, Amendment Bylaw No. 4681, 2011 (File:  1610-20-4681)
       This bylaw received three readings at the April 18 Council Meeting
9. Consent Agenda Items
9.1. Change to Council Meeting Schedule (File: 0120-01)
              Schedule amended by scheduling a special Ccl mtg 9am Wed May 11 [at M Hall]
9.2. Appointment to E-Comm Board of Directors for 2011/2012 (File: 2715-07/0115-01)
the appointment of Mayor Goldsmith-Jones as the North Shore representative on the E-Comm Board of Directors for the 2011/2012 year confirmed.
9.3. Appointments to Lower Caulfeild Advisory Committee  (File:  0115-20-LCAC1)
          for the term ending Jan 31, 2012: Leslie Gilbert; Jim Carter; and Alexandra Hejduk.
9.4. Development Applications Status Report to April 29, 2011 (File:  1010-01)
        received for information.
9.5. Correspondence List (see link on electronic agenda)
Council Correspondence up to April 15, 2011 (up to 12:00 noon)
Referred for Action
(1) F. Farrell, April 5, 2011, regarding Parking Ticket on Esquimalt Avenue
        (Referred to Director of Planning, Lands and Permits for consideration and response)
Received for Information
(2) Committee and Board Meeting Minutes - Cmnty Grants Committee - February 18, 2011
(3) C. Baxter, April 5, 2011, regarding Community Garden
(4) S. Riddell, April 13, 2011, regarding Invitation to Community Forum (April 19, 2011)
(5) April 14, 2011, regarding Taxes
(6) April 15, 2011, regarding Community Consultation on 1650 Marine Drive (Existing Safeway Site)
Council Correspondence up to April 21, 2011 (up to 12:00 noon)
Referred for Action
(1) J. Sikes, April 20, regarding Status of Vancouver Coastal Health Authority Property at 990 22nd St
        (Referred to Director of Planning, Lands and Permits for consideration and response)
Received for Information
(2) Committee and Board Meeting Minutes - Finance Committee - March 14, 2011
(3) North Shore Committee - Vancouver Area Cycling Coalition (NS-VACC), April 19, 2011, regarding NS-VACC Presentation to West Vancouver Council on April 18, 2011
(4) Two Submissions dated April 18 and 19, Union of BC Municipalities, regarding Election Engagement and 2011/2012 (Spring) Regional Community to Community Forum Program
(5) North Shore Community Resources, April 14, 2011, regarding 2011 North Shore Community Volunteer Spirit Award Recipient
(6) April 18, regarding Warning About Engaging West Van Dog Lobby Group for Parks Master Plan
(7) Hon. T. Lake, Minister of Environment, March 30, 2011, regarding Designation of Pacific Salmon as Provincial Fish
(8) Two submissions dated April 18 and 20, regarding Hollyburn Mews Proposed Devt (2031, 2047, and 2063 Esquimalt)
Responses to Correspondence
(9) B. Sokol, Director of Planning, Lands, and Permits, April 15, 2011, response to Ambleside Dundarave Ratepayers' Association regarding 20th Street and Esquimalt Avenue
Council Correspondence up to April 29, 2011 (up to 12:00 noon)
Referred for Action
(1) D. Robertson, April 20, 2011, regarding 20th Street Parking Ban
        (Referred to Director of Engineering and Transportation for consideration and response)
(2) Child Find British Columbia, April 15, 2011, regarding Request for Proclamation of National Missing Children's Month and Missing Children's Day
        (Referred to Municipal Clerk for response)
Received for Information
(3) Committee and Board Meeting Minutes -
        Board of Variance, March 16, 2011; West Vancouver Memorial Library Board, March 16, 2011
(4) Union of BC Municipalities, April 28, 2011, regarding Federal Party Survey Results
 {has graph of responses from the four political parties on several policy questions posed; surprisingly no responses from the Tories; take a look!
http://www.westvancouver.ca/uploadedFiles/Your_Government/Council_Correspondence/2011/April/11apr29%20-%20Severed.pdf }
(5) Hon. P. Bell, Minister of Jobs, Tourism and Innovation, April 18, 2011, regarding Competition for "Most Small Business Friendly Community Award"
(6) Two submissions dated April 20, 2011 regarding Friends of Historical Piers League Petition
(7) P. and H. Scholefield, April 21, re Support for Moving the Coast Guard Auxiliary to Horseshoe Bay
(8) D. Petitpierre, April 21, 2011, regarding Reducing Expenditures
(9) L. Stuart, March 22, 2011, regarding Safeway Site
(10) Metro Vancouver, April 15, 2011, regarding Revised Water Shortage Response Plan
(11) District of North Vancouver, April 26, 2011, regarding Proposed District of North Vancouver Official Community Plan Bylaw 7900, 2011
(12) Nine Submissions dated April 15-18 re Hollyburn Mews Proposed Devt (2031, 2047, and 2063 Esquimalt)
(13) Eight submissions dated April 20-28, re Gleneagles Golf Course (Larson Station) Liquor Licence Application
Council Correspondence up to May 3, 2011 (up to 4:30 pm)
Responses to Correspondence
(1) I. Haras, Manager of Parks Operations, April 28, response to C. Baxter, re Community Garden.
10.  OTHER ITEMS  --  No items.
11. Reports from Mayor/Cclrs 
MS: given this is Youth Week; been reviewing youth policies; coming back June or July
TP: tel survey about our Parks
[Parks WG] going on upstairs
tomorrow at Gleneagles?
what do you like most?  what needs attention?  what ideas for future?
remind everyone, WG mtgs are open; always excited when ppl attended
first Earth Run over weekend, first ever on  the North Shore; hope to become an annual event
hope across Canada
we started with 60 runners raised of $2K
... acknowledge Elaine {who???}; the first event is always easiest
Sop: on your behalf went to the Dundarave sailpast on weekend; it's been going since 1963
Hollyburn Sailing Club; wonderful things for kids; great group
SW: at the X for the NSh, Softball, WV and NV Leagues come together
Nancy Greene was there, exciting; we were freezing and they just wanted to party
up at XXXX another groups of girls; female strength
Ev: Battle of the Atlantic's Memorial Service
v few veterans sadly; on the waterfront
so many ppl and so many ships lost during the Second World War; quite moving
more to the point -- after 66 years, still continue to represent and recognize
Mayor: thank you for representing our cmnty so well
really app how much mbrs of Ccl pitch in; I can't be everywhere but you are
12. Public Comments/Questions  [none]  13.  Adjournment [6:46]
Mayor: remind ev the Youth Ccl will be here at 7pm
like to acknowledge Barbara Brink for being here as we acknowledge

Youth Mayor: Ye Ji An
Youth Councillors: Rufina Ip, Jillian Trach, Minah Sei, Mariela Moen, Julia Tikhonova, and Su Ji An
The Mayor introduced newly re-elected MP John Weston.
Mayor: 16th anniversary of Youth Week; WV started it; introduction of Youth Council
+++ SOME COMMENTS during debate on voting age:
86% of youth concerned about low turn out and 89% felt duty
why do you think don't vote?
tell me they like to get involved but don't know how
disconnected from politics
feel they don't have enough say as to how the cnty is going
feel they don't understand politics
many volunteer in nongovtal orgs
many feel their votes don't count
politicians don't approach them
re politicians and parties -- part of helping raise number of youth; resp of politicians and parties
build trust by being honest and truthful a lot more ppl wd
politicians shd explain to youth why shd be involved
to make politics more interesting
worried already too late by time you graduate
18 might not be able to vote till some years after that; some continue to opt out
this behaviour may not change till older
happens anywhere else?
seen youth votes go down
Austria lowered voting age to 16 and still not
around the world, about 18, a few at 16, 17, and some at 21
if young ppl voting less sand less, doesn't matter vote in rest of world
give youth ev opp to make a diff; we'd see voter turnout increase
if targeted youth wd see vote
heard some say they don't know enough -- ridiculous
need to feel more empowered
involve more ppl in politics with or without the vote
need to use social media to get the vote out
wd like to add Face book and X are important too
debate, like this
eg Justin Trudeau spoke at Rockridge and ppl had more interest
I'd have no idea how to vote tomorrow and I'd be quite intimidated
want to push forward on lowering the voting age
in turn leads to a stronger society
Ccl and Youth continue to meet, report back to Mayor and Ccl ideas on addressing this issue
Media Release: West Vancouver Recognizes Youth at Youth Council and Youth Awards
For more information, visit www.westvancouver.ca/youth.
Media Release - West Vancouver Recognizes Youth at Youth Council and Youth Awards
Friday, May 13, 2011
for all the awards and the (long!) list of names: http://www.westvancouver.ca/Level3.aspx?id=34244

1.   Call to Order.
2.   Approval of May 11, 2011 Special Council Meeting Agenda
3.   2011 Annual Tax Rates Bylaw No. 4683, 2011 (File: 1610-20-4683)
4.   2011 Specified Area and Local Area Service Tax Bylaw - Parcel Tax (Eagle Harbour) Bylaw No. 4684, 2011 (File: 1610-20-4684)
                        {The video of this mtg is 55 seconds long -- rubberstamp!}

===  COUNCIL MTG AGENDAs May 16th  ===
4:30pm in M HALL, MFCR
Note: At 4:30 pm the regular Council Meeting will commence in open session (MFCR), immediately followed by a closed session. At 6:45pm the Council Meeting will reconvene for a presentation to the Cadets for their 60th Anniversary, and then adjourn, to commence the PH/Public Mtg at 7pm. The Council Meeting will reconvene afterward.
4:30 PM
1. Call to Order.
RECOMMENDED:  THAT in the public interest, members of the public be excluded from part of the May 16 regular Council Meeting on the basis of matters to be considered under the following section of the Community Charter:
90. (1) A part of a council meeting may be closed to the public if the subject matter being considered relates to or is one or more of the following:
1.   personal information about an identifiable individual who holds or is being considered for a position as an officer, employee or agent of the municipality or another position appointed by the municipality;
   (c) labour relations or other employee relations;
   (e) the acquisition, disposition, or expropriation of land or improvements, if the council considers that disclosure could reasonably be expected to harm the interests of the municipality;
   (g) litigation or potential litigation affecting the municipality;
   (i) the receipt of advice that is subject to solicitor-client privilege, including communications necessary for that purpose;
3. Council will then proceed with the closed session.
5. 525 Pathfinder Squadron Royal Canadian Air Cadets - 60th Anniversary (File: 0055-01)
        Presentation to be provided.    RECOMMENDED:  THAT Council thank...

7:00 PM
Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 4360, 2004, Amendment Bylaw No. 4619, 2011 (2031, 2047, 2063, 2081 and 2091 Esquimalt Avenue; 711, 733, 761 and 789 20th Street; and 2030, 2040, 2074, 2078 and 2090 Fulton Avenue); Zoning Bylaw No. 4662, 2010, Amendment Bylaw No. 4678, 2011 (2031, 2047 and 2063 Esquimalt Avenue); and Development Permit Application No. 08-041 (2031, 2047 and 2063 Esquimalt Avenue) (File:  1010-20-08-041/1610 20 4619/4678)
The Director of Planning, Lands, and Permits will describe the subject application.
Applicant: Geller Properties Ltd.
Subject Lands for Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 4360, 2004, Amendment Bylaw No. 4619, 2011: Civic Addresses...
Subject Lands for Zoning Bylaw No. 4662, 2010, Amendment Bylaw No. 4678, 2011: Civic Addresses...
Subject Lands for Development Permit Application No. 08-041: Civic Addresses...
Proposed Official Community Plan Bylaw Amendment:
The proposed Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 4630, 2004, Amendment Bylaw No. 4619, 2011, if adopted, would amend the Official Community Plan to allow future infill housing development on the subject lands, subject to rezoning. The proposed policies for infill housing development are:
Infill housing is to enhance the character of the local neighbourhood and meet a high quality of building and landscape design;
Infill housing is to be ground-oriented and may include: smaller single-family dwellings, coach houses, duplexes, triplexes, and/or combinations thereof;
An infill housing project may include consolidation of individual lots;
An infill housing development must not exceed a maximum Floor Area Ratio of 0.61; and
The subject lands are designated as Infill Housing Development Permit Area BF-B 13 under subsections 919.1 (1) (e), (h), (i) and (j) of the Local Government Act; the objectives of the designation and the guidelines that will govern the issuance of development permits for development in the area are specified.
Proposed Zoning Bylaw Amendment:
The proposed Zoning Amendment Bylaw, if adopted, would amend the Zoning Bylaw by:
Creating the CD47 Comprehensive Development Zone 47 (Hollyburn Mews) and rezone the lots located at 2031, 2047 and 2063 Esquimalt Avenue from RS5 Single Family Dwelling Zone 5 to CD47 Comprehensive Development Zone 47 (Hollyburn Mews).
Purpose: To provide for development of a nine-unit ground-oriented strata residential project with nine enclosed parking spaces.
Development Permit Application No. 08-041:
If the bylaws described above are approved, the applicant will be required to construct the development in accordance with a Devt Permit approved by Council. Proposed Devt Permit No. 08-041 imposes requirements and conditions for the development of the subject lands, including:
nine two-level plus basement strata units comprised of: six duplex units fronting Esquimalt Avenue, and three coach houses at the rear lane;
Floor areas (exclusive of basements)* of 1,155 sq.ft. for each coach house; and duplex units ranging in size between 1,430 and 1,625 sq.ft.;
A floor area (to site area) ratio of 0.61, and maximum site coverage of 45%; and
Enclosed parking for nine cars, and driveways that can be used as four visitor parking spaces.
{* exclusive of???  that's one way we end up with monster houses.
Must insist we're told how many sq ft so that we know in effect what the real FAR is.
btw, what's the difference between spot zoning and block zoning?  just size?
New name then: monster spot zoning and jumbo spot zoning? a specialty of the unPlanning Dept?}
3. PUBLIC HEARING/PUBLIC MEETING PROCEDURE  --  Mayor Goldsmith-Jones will describe.
For details see: http://www.westvancouver.ca/uploadedFiles/Your_Government/Agendas_and_Minutes/2011/May/11may11-notice%20of%20meeting.pdf
1) Reports received up to May 12, 2011:
=  Cmnty Amenity Contribution for Proposed Rezoning
{Read this  http://www.westvancouver.ca/uploadedFiles/Your_Government/Agendas_and_Minutes/2011/May/11may11-r1.pdf
to see how Uplift went from ~$600K in April to $155K in May ending up that Geller Prop's Cmnty Benefit contribution dropped from $450K to $116K.  I'm not a realtor so I can only guess and it sounds v low.  For the District to upzone property, rather than granting as a gift, free, it's only fair that the taxpayers/residents get part of this increase in value for (the policy is 75% of the increase/Uplift from the rezoning). Are citizens getting a fair amt? increasing to nine units on what was three sgl-fam lots -- anyone with an analysis, pro or con, is welcome to write to WVM and/or speak at the Public Hearing Monday night.  It's not clear to me what the true figures are.}
= Rationale for Proposed Official Community Plan Amendment for the Whole Block
= OCP Amendment for Block Bounded by Esquimalt Avenue, 20th Street, Fulton Avenue and 21st Street; and Rezoning of 2031, 2047 and 2063 Esquimalt Avenue (Development Permit Application No. 08 041)
= Additional Information: Assessment of Uplift From Proposed Rezoning
= 2031, 2047 and 2063 Esquimalt Avenue - Current and Proposed Zoning
2) Written submissions received up to May 12, 2011:
To view all written submissions {and yes, some ppl wrote more than once}
{In case you don't recognize the names, most of those in favour are architects, planners, devprs, realtors but their professions are not given.  To be fair, planners look at density and locations in relationship to the whole municipality, not from the POV of residents in love with their own special block and familiar quality of life.}
G. Hiscox; B. Pettit; G. Ward Hall, Ambleside and Dundarave Ratepayers' Association; L. & J. Broman; B. & D. Bell; A. & G. Simpson; P. Hill; F. Pagani; C. Hunter; C. Walker; K. Little; T. Partington; G. Polman; Lionsview Seniors' Planning Society; M. Carter; D. Weber; P. Cunliffe; P. Gooderham; J. Gibson; I. & J. Baggott; R. Brodie; K. Higgins; H. Spouge; P. Gaastra; A. Bhayani; H. Park; N. Stevenson; C. Cassidy; F. Baradarani; C. Mason; S. Bhayani; D. McConnell; F. & J. Parrott; F. Parrott; D. Spouge; M. Rostamabadi; M. Cairns; E. P. Eggert; F. Musson; S. Kaufman; A. Woronuik; T. Campbell; P. Ramsay; J. Wark; J. Wark; K. Kaufmann; J. Fitzgerald; C. Hall; A. Pahand; B. & M. Clark; A. & G. Simpson; B. Beale; W. Lunan
On April 18, 2011, Council set the date for the Public Hearing/Public Meeting. The statutory notice of Public Hearing/Public Meeting was published in the North Shore News on May 8 and 11, 2011. The Municipal Clerk will note written submissions received for the May 16, 2011 Public Hearing/Public Meeting.
If there is no further public input and Council does not request a further staff report, then:
RECOMMENDED: THAT all written and verbal submissions be received and that the PH/Public Mtg be closed.
OR If Council requests a further staff report, then:
RECOMMENDED: THAT staff report back to Council and that the PH/Public Mtg be adjourned to ____________________ (date, time, location).
Mbrs of Ccl not permitted to receive further submissions once Public Hearing/Mtg closed
9.  ADOPTION OF MINUTES: May 9, 2011 Special Council Meeting; and May 11, 2011 Special Council Meeting.
10. D. Cartwright, M. Leyland, and K. Niesczeri, Lionsview Seniors Planning Society, regarding SENIORS TODAY: Building a better tomorrow survey project (File:  0055-20-LSPS1)
        PowerPoint presentation to be provided.   RECOMMENDED: THAT Council thank...
11. Development Permit Application No. 10-056 (2430 Russet Place) (File:  1010-20-10-056)
April 18 Council received the report dated April 8 re this DPA and set consideration for May 16, 2011.
Reports received up to May 12, 2011:  DPA
Written Submissions received up to May 12, 2011: W. J. Coulter
RECOMMENDED: THAT all written and verbal submissions be received for information.
If Council wishes a further staff report, then:
RECOMMENDED:  THAT staff report back to Council regarding submissions received
THAT the proposed DPA, to allow a new two-storey dwelling with basement within 15 metres of top of watercourse bank and with zoning bylaw variances to reduce the east side yard and increase building height, be approved.
12. Official Community Plan Amendment Bylaw, Rezoning Bylaw and Design Development Package 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:  1610-20-4676/1610-20-4677/1010-20-10-040)
These bylaws received first reading at the March 7, 2011 Council Meeting, were the subject of a Public Hearing/Public Meeting that was held and closed on April 4, 2011, and received second and third readings at the April 18, 2011 Council Meeting. Council is not permitted to receive any further submissions on these bylaws.
RECOMMENDED: THAT Official Community Plan Amendment Bylaw be adopted.
RECOMMENDED: THAT Zoning Amendment Bylaw be adopted.
RECOMMENDED: THAT the proposed design development package dated March 4, 2011 and attached to the report from the Manager, Community Planning dated May 4, 2011 be approved.
13. Application for Patron Participation Endorsement Liquor Licence - Larson Station 6190 Marine Drive (File:  1605-14)
1.  The Council report dated May 5 from the Mgr, Bylaw and Licensing Services be received for information;
2.  Council support the application by Larson Station for the Gleneagles Golf Course at 6190 Marine Drive for a Patron Participation Endorsement Liquor Licence based on the information contained in the Council report dated May 5, 2011 from the Manager, Bylaw and Licensing Services; and
3.  A copy of the resolution be forwarded to the Liquor Control and Licensing Branch (LCLB) in accordance with the legislative requirements.
14. AmblesideNow: Accomplishments, 2011 Expenditures and Next Steps (File:  0115-20-ARC1)
1. Council approve the proposed expenditures for March to December 2011 of $3,134,600 for AmblesideNow (of which $413,500 had been previously approved by Council) as recommended by both the Finance Committee and Ambleside Revitalization Commission; and
2. the March to December 2011 proposed expenditures be funded by the net proceeds of sale from municipally-owned lands including: 2301 Ottawa Avenue; the Horseshoe Bay Fire Hall lots (6538 and 6528 Marine Drive, and 6385 Nelson Avenue); and the 1300 Block of Marine Drive (Police Building site, parking lot and lane).
{do we really want to be selling land -- an asset that holds or increases in value over time, in perpetuity -- to pay for advice on how to revitalize Ambleside?  (Besides this is expensive -- how much are the consultants being paid?  Why is the Chair being paid and why is his rate so high?)  Remember that the last Ambleside revitalization happened in 1989 -- revitalisation typically lasts slightly less than a generation -- is it prudent to sell off land assets to fund projects with such a short lifespan? What will Council do when Ambleside needs to be revitalized again but there is no more property left to sell?}
15. Finance Committee and Audit Committee Terms of Reference (File:  0116-20-FIN)
1.  The attached Terms of Reference for the Finance Committee, Policy No. 02-30-330 entitled "Finance Committee Terms of Reference" (Appendix A) be approved for adoption by Council as recommended by the Finance Committee;
2.  The attached Terms of Reference for the Audit Committee, Policy No. 02-30-331 entitled "Audit Committee Terms of Reference" (Appendix B) be approved for adoption by Council as recommended by the Finance Committee;
3.  Upon Council adoption of the above-noted policies, (Policy No. 02-30-330 and Policy No. 02-30-331), that Council rescind the following policies:
i.  Terms of Reference for the Finance Committee, Policy No. 02-30-320 (Appendix C) be rescinded;
ii.  Terms of Reference for the Audit Committee, Policy No. 02-10-302 (Appendix D) be rescinded; and
iii.  Terms of Reference for the Finance and Audit Committee, Policy No. 02-10-302 (Appendix E) be rescinded.
16. West Vancouver Centennial Working Group (File: 0117-01)
RECOMMENDED:  THAT the proposal for the creation of a Centennial WG, as set out in the report dated May 11, 2011, be referred to the Community Engagement Committee.
{they're going to have to appoint a CEC first since its term expired in Dec (and they hadn't met since May)}
17. Building Bylaw No. 4400, 2004, Amendment Bylaw No. 4685, 2011 regarding Secondary Suites and the Expiration Date of the Alternative Life Safety Standards (File:  1610-20-4685)
1.  The report dated May 4 from the Mgr, Bylaw and Licensing Services be rec'd for information; and
2.  "Building Bylaw" be read a first, second, and third time.
18. Traffic and Parking Bylaw Regulations (File: 1605-01) -- Information to be provided.
19. Consent Agenda Items
19.1. Change to Council Meeting Schedule (File: 0120-01)
RECOMMENDED: amended by scheduling a sp Ccl mtg for 5:30pm Thurs May 19 in the Ccl Chamber
19.2. Rezoning and Development Permit Application No. 11-013 for 2436 Haywood Avenue (File:  1010-20-11-013)
RECOMMENDED: THAT the report from the Senior Community Planner and the Manager of Community Planning dated May 5 be received for information purposes.
19.3. Correspondence List (see link on electronic agenda)
RECOMMENDED: THAT the correspondence list be received for information.
Council Correspondence up to May 6, 2011 (up to 12:00 noon)
Referred for Action
1.  May 4, 2011, regarding Secondary Suite, third Parking Spot and Distance to Bus Stop
        (Referred to Director of Planning, Lands and Permits for consideration and response)
Received for Information
2.  Two Submissions dated May 4 and 5, DNV, re Amended Bylaw - DNV Proposed OCP Referral
3.  Four Submissions dated May 3-6, regarding Hollyburn Mews Proposed Devt
4.  12 Submissions dated April 27-30, 2011, regarding Gleneagles Golf Course (Larson Station) Liquor Licence Application
Council Correspondence Update to May 10, 2011 (Up to 4:30pm)**
Received for Information
1.  Three Submissions dated May 6-9 regarding Hollyburn Mews Proposed Devt
        (Referred to May 16, 2011 Public Hearing/Public Meeting)
2.  W. J. Coulter, May 6, 2011, re Proposed Devt Permit No. 10-056 for 2430 Russet Place
        (Referred to May 16, 2011, Council consideration)
Responses to Correspondence
3.  B. Sokol, Director of Planning, Lands, and Permits, May 3, 2011, response to J. Sikes regarding Status of Vancouver Coastal Health Authority Property at 900 22nd Street.
20. OTHER ITEMS -- No items.

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===  INFObit  ===    63rd Anniversary for Israel (good) and for Naqba (bad)

===  BEACHWATCH  ===  Canada's Top Ten

===  CREEKWATCH  ===  from WV Streamkeepers
Getting bigger every year - West Van Secondary's
Environmental Protection Network
by John Barker
Encouraging the next generation to care for the streams in our community is vital work. So when a teacher from West Vancouver Secondary School asked West Vancouver Streamkeepers to help get students involved, we jumped at the chance.
For many years, among other activities, our Streamkeepers have surveyed local streams and recorded the adult salmon returning to spawn. We invited students from the Environment Protection Network (EPN) to join us in this wet but rewarding task.
The students seem to like it! Participants have gone from 28 students in the first year, to 32 in the second, 46 in the third and 67 in 2010. Some kids participated all four years.
Students are divided into teams, each led by a Streamkeeper. This year we had 14 teams surveying separate zones on Brothers Creek, Hadden Creek, Lawson Creek, McDonald Creek, and Rodgers Creek.
Each team completes one survey a week for seven weeks starting in mid-October.
One student assembles the findings of all 14 teams and distributes a weekly summary to DFO, Capilano Hatchery, Pacific Streamkeepers Federation, Streamkeeper members, and other stewardship organizations.
The cumulative count of coho and chum salmon observed in the last three years has been 343 in 2007, 283 in 2008, and 872 in 2009. This year the salmon count is tracking very closely to 2007 and 2008.
The program is strongly supported by the Mayor and Council as well as municipal staff. At the Wrap Up Celebration held at the end to honour the students' volunteer contribution, Mayor Pam Goldsmith-Jones has attended each year to present t-shirts and congratulations.
DFO has described this student outreach initiative as a unique partnership, bringing together good stewardship practices and education.
Safety is paramount in any volunteer activity - especially when young people are involved. West Vancouver Streamkeepers developed safety protocols for the program, and presented it to the secondary school's board of directors. Your group may find this a useful model.
Duties of Streamkeeper leaders:
Meet the students at the agreed start point of the survey zone.
Discuss the risks associated with creeks:
* that water levels rise and fall unexpectedly
* that flowing water can be verystrong
* the danger of a fall into a fast-moving stream, on the rocks beside it, on wet rocks in shallow water, or from the stream bank
Encourage the students to be aware of their surroundings, and take note of:
* rising water levels - don't take risks * animals present * property owners * other persons in the area
Tell students to take their time. "Observe what is around you and think about what you see." Teach them respect for salmon, other aquatic species and the habitat in which these animals live. Ask them to try not to be intrusive into their environment. Ensure the data collected and information collected are accurate.
* All students are provided with a high-visibility vest that they and the Streamkeeper sponsor must wear during the survey.
* Students provide their own wading/walking stick for stability when walking the stream bank or beside the stream.
* Students provide their own knee-high boots.
* Students performing in-stream surveys are provided with chest or hip waders.
* Students doing surveys through large culverts are required to bring a flashlight or a head lamp.
Types of survey:
1) Bank Surveys - viewing salmon from the land adjacent to the stream.
2) Partial In-Stream Surveys - members wearing waders are able to cover more of the stream than is possible from the banks.
3) In-Stream Surveys - Each student and Streamkeeper sponsor is provided with waders. Special care is taken to avoid potential spawning areas or disturbing fish.

21 April 2011   Israeli military invades Palestinian school
   Around 10:50am on 21 April 2011, during the Jewish festival of Passover, CPTers received a call to say that Israeli soldiers had invaded the premises of Bin Tarek School. The school has a roll of between 600 and 700 boys between 15 and 18 years of age.
   CPTers went immediately to the building, and saw a group of six Israeli soldiers at a street corner near the school.
   School staff welcomed the CPTers, and also members of TIPH (Temporary International Presence in Hebron), who arrived at the same time. The Headteacher played a video from a camera on a TV screen. The film was of poor quality, but showed soldiers in the school playground. He also had on his desk two spent percussion grenades and a heavy chain that had been cut.
   Teachers told the internationals what had happened. At 10:35am, when the pupils were all in their classrooms, Israeli soldiers arrived unannounced and tried each of the doors/gates to get onto the school premises. The soldiers cut through the chain holding one of the gates and got into the school playground. They were then unable to get through any of the entrances into the school building itself. The soldiers set off two percussion grenades in the school playground. Two teachers told the CPTers that the pupils were upset by the commotion.
   As school ended and the boys left, the teachers stationed themselves outside the school to monitor their departure. Despite the impact of the soldiers' attack on their school, the boys left for home in an orderly manner and continued to behave well as CPTers followed them up the street and through the Qitoun checkpoint.
   The Israeli military reportedly justified their invasion of the school by claiming that pupils had been throwing stones. However, there are arrangements for liaison between Israeli and Palestinian authorities in such circumstances. The Israeli military did not follow these procedures.

=== VILLAGEWATCH  ===  Amniyr (cont'd from last issue)

Israeli military demolishes, then evacuates village of Amniyr
Amniyr, South Hebron Hills, West Bank
Link to photos: http://cpt.org/index.php?q=gallery&g2_itemId=22860
   On Friday, May 6, the Israeli military declared the area of Amniyr, a Palestinian village south of Yatta, a closed military zone and chased away the families who own the land, after demolishing structures and trees on the land the day before.  The demolitions occurred at 5am on Thursday, May 5, when the military destroyed six shacks and uprooted 150 olive trees in Amniyr.
   On Friday, the Palestinians of Amniyr had returned to the land and hung six tarps to create makeshift tents.  The Israeli army issued a "closed military zone" order on the area at 9am.  At 2pm
seven military jeeps arrived, including police and border police.  The commanders showed the order and gave the people one minute to leave.
   Using sound bombs and tear gas, the soldiers and police forced off the land all the Palestinians present - about thirty adults, many of them elderly, and ten children - as well as accompanying internationals.  One woman, Fatmi Mahmoud Jaboor, passed out due to the bombs and required medical attention.  The Palestinian Red Cross evacuated her to the hospital, and she was dismissed in the evening.
   At 7pm four military jeeps returned to Amniyr and destroyed the tarps and what had been left standing in the area.
   This is the third time in ten weeks that the military has destroyed trees, tents, dwellings, and other structures on the land of Amniyr, effectively demolishing the entire village and affecting six families.
Although Amniyr is Palestinian-owned private property, Israel has declared it "state land" and prohibits the people of Amniyr from building any structures or using the land.  A local Palestinian leader has told CPT that he believes Israel is trying to confiscate the land of Amniyr because of its proximity to the Israeli settlement of Susiya.
Christian Peacemaker Teams and Operation Dove have maintained an international presence in At-Tuwani and South Hebron Hills since 2004.
Follow breaking news from the South Hebron hills on Twitter @cptpalestine.

Date: Wed, 11 May 2011 09:08:52 +0300
Reply-To: cpthebron-owner@yahoogroups.com
Israeli military prolongs Amniyr closure; CPT releases video on recent evacuation
Amniyr, South Hebron Hills, West Bank
Link to video: http://www.youtube.com/user/AtTuwaniProject#p/u/0/tVFzTCKSerI
   The Israeli army renewed the 'closed military zone' order for the village of Amniyr until next Monday, May 16, effectively keeping Palestinian owners off their land for at least another week.
   CPT has released a video of the evacuation of Amniyr, a Palestinian village south of Yatta, carried out by the Israeli military on Friday, May 6.  After declaring the area a closed military zone, soldiers and police used tear gas and sound grenades to chase away the families who own the land.  The previous day at 5am, the military destroyed six shacks and uprooted 150 olive trees in Amniyr, demolishing all the structures in the village for the third time in about ten weeks.
   On January 19, 2011, the Israeli Occupation Authorities delivered demolition, evacuation, and halt  construction orders.  Since then, the village was completely demolished on February 22, then again on March 29, after the Palestinians of Amniyr rebuilt their homes. According to the Applied Research Institute in Jerusalem (ARIJ) and the Land Research Center (LRC), the owners of the 88 dunums of land targeted by the evacuation order have original ownership documents from the Turkish Ottoman era.
   In the last fifteen years, Palestinians in the area have endured several waves of eviction and land confiscation.  Using military orders to establish closed military areas, "security zones" and a "National Park" prohibited to Palestinians, the Occupation Authorities have thereby restricted the land accessible to Palestinians. The Occupation Authorities have also destroyed cisterns and caves and denied basic services to the Palestinian families still living on their land, while allowing Israeli settlers to build homes and facilities on the confiscated land.
For background on the area see: http://www.poica.org/editor/case_studies/view.php?recordID=3002
CPT-Palestine in At-Tuwani, South Hebron Hills; 0542-531-323; 0595-980-718; Twitter @cptpalestine

Date: Wed, 11 May 2011 02:00:03 -0400 (EDT)
From: "CPTnet: the news service of CPT" <cptnet@mailman.cpt.org>
Subject: [CPTnet] SOUTH HEBRON HILLS: Israeli military demolishes, then evacuates village of  Amniyr
To view the on-line version click here.
CPTnet  -- 10 May 2011
SOUTH HEBRON HILLS: Israeli military demolishes, then evacuates village of Amniyr
{similar, updated report:}  ...On Friday, May 6...
On Friday, the Palestinians of Amniyr had returned to the land and hung six tarps to create makeshift tents.  The Israeli army issued a "closed military zone" order on the area at 9am.  At 2pm seven military jeeps arrived, including police and border police.  The commanders showed the order and gave the people one minute to leave.
Using sound bombs and tear gas, the soldiers and police forced off the land all the Palestinians present - about thirty adults, many of them elderly, and ten children - as well as accompanying internationals.  One woman, Fatmi Mahmoud Jaboor, passed out due to the bombs and required medical attention. The Palestinian Red Cross evacuated her to the hospital, and she was dismissed in the evening.
At 7pm four military jeeps returned to Amniyr and destroyed the tarps and what had been left standing in the area.
This is the third time in ten weeks that the military has destroyed trees, tents, dwellings and other structures on the land of Amniyr, effectively demolishing the entire village and affecting six families. Although Amniyr is Palestinian-owned private property, Israel has declared it "state land" and prohibits the people of Amniyr from building any structures or using the land.  A local Palestinian leader has told CPT that he believes Israel is trying to confiscate the land of Amniyr because of its proximity to the Israeli settlement of Susiya.
See more photos of the incident at: http://cpt.org/index.php?q=gallery&g2_itemId=22860

"(...) military forces came and expelled the residents by force. The army sealed the caves used as residences, destroyed water cisterns, scattered the flocks of sheep and goats, and confiscated tents and other property primarily mattresses, blankets, and food. A total of some 700 people were evicted."

=== TREEWATCH  ===
Date: Thu, 12 May 2011 11:54:34 +0300
Subject: [cpthebron] At-Tuwani: Palestinian trees destroyed in ongoing settler vandalism and harassment
Reply-To: cpthebron-owner@yahoogroups.com
Palestinian trees destroyed in ongoing settler vandalism and harassment
At-Tuwani, South Hebron Hills, West Bank
Link to photos: http://cpt.org/index.php?q=gallery&g2_itemId=22931
   In the early morning of 12 May 2011, Palestinian farmers discovered that during the night unknown perpetrators had vandalized ten olive trees in Humra valley, near At -Tuwani in the South Hebron Hills. The trees and the land belong to At-Tuwani resident Salman Jibrin Raba'i. The evidence suggests that the vandals sawed and then broke branches off the trees, completely destroying seven trees and partially damaging another three.
   A spokeperson for the Raba'i family remarked that, due to the late spring rains, they had expected a good olive harvest this year. One olive tree in the area produces an average of twelve kilos of olive oil. Therefore, the cumulative loss of these damaged trees' production is a substantial financial blow to the family. The property owners called the police in order to lodge a formal complaint. Due to numerous prior similar incidents in the area, Palestinians suspect that the perpetrators are likely settlers from the nearby Havat Ma'on settlement outpost.
   This incident continues a string of recent episodes of settler vandalism and harassment in the area surrounding At-Tuwani. Several times during the last ten days, settlers have grazed their flocks on Palestinian fields, further harming crops already suffering from the winter drought. On 8 May, seven settler youths harassed a Palestinian shepherd and his flock grazing in Khoruba, south of the outpost. The settlers ran away when the shepherd called the police.
   On 5 May, as Ibrahim Ahmed Amur surveyed his olive grove near Road 317,  he discovered that vandals had cut about one hundred meters of fence line, destroyed 25 fence posts, and hacked an olive tree. This same olive grove was completely ravaged in January 2006, a deed which police suspected was done by local settlers.  The Amur family thus lost four years' worth of olive crops from the 120 ravaged trees. They filed a complaint in 2006 but to date have not received any compensation.
   In the last ten days, on at least three different occasions, settlers have also harassed Palestinian children on their way home from school in At-Tuwani.  Each time, as the school children walked on the road near the settlement and outpost, settlers stalked the children along the road.  Soldiers from the military escort assigned to protect the school children got off the jeep to walk between the settlers and children, but did not detain the settlers or otherwise address this pattern of harassment.  For further information on the history of the military escort for the school children, in place since 2004, please see: http://bit.ly/ga4xYq
   The ongoing settlers' harassment of Palestinians and damage of Palestinian property, as well as the lack of adequate response by the appropriate authorities, raise questions about the capability of the Israeli government to control settlers in the area and to ensure Palestinian security.
Operation Dove and Christian Peacemaker Teams have maintained an international presence in At-Tuwani and South Hebron Hills since 2004. Follow breaking news from the South Hebron hills on Twitter @cptpalestine.  CPT-Palestine in At-Tuwani, South Hebron Hills

===   LIVING ON THE SEAM LINE!  ===  Other interference with Palestinian traffic
Imneizil and A-Seefer
Imneizil is a Palestinian village located 2 kilometers north of the Green Line and about 7.5 kilometers southwest of At-Tuwani. Between Imneizil and the Green Line sits the Israeli settlement of Beit Yatir, or Mezadot Yehuda. In this area, the Israeli-built separation barrier bites into the West Bank to circle around Beit Yatir and create contiguity between this settlement and Israel. Also included on the "Israeli" side of the barrier is A-Seefer, a small Palestinian village of about 100 residents, who now must pass through barrier checkpoints to reach families, schools, workplaces, and essential services on the "Palestinian" side of the barrier. In February 2009, the Israeli military declared this region between the Green Line and the separation barrier a "Seam Zone". The Israeli administration requires that, starting at age 16, Palestinians residing in this Seam Zone must have permanent resident permits from Israel to continue to live in their homes. Palestinians living elsewhere, including relatives or service providers, must obtain "visitor" permits to access this community.

===  PEACEWATCH  ===  Clinton (US); Barak (Israel); Ashrawi (Palestine)
AL-KHALIL: An open letter to Bill Clinton from the Christian Peacemaker Team in Hebron
8 May 2011
To: The Honorable William J. Clinton, 55 West 125th Street, New York, N.Y. 10027
From: The Christian Peacemaker Team in Hebron c/o CPT, P.O. Box 6508, Chicago, IL 60680
An open letter to President Bill Clinton from the Christian Peacemaker Teams in Hebron
Dear Mr. Clinton:
   In 1997, USAID renovated Shuhada Street in Hebron and the water, sewage and electrical infrastructure of Hebron's Old City. The U.S. undertook these renovations as part of the Oslo II Hebron Protocol with the stipulation that Shuhada Street, once the main thoroughfare in Hebron, would remain open to both Israeli and Palestinian traffic, and that Old City residents would have the same supply of water and electricity that the Israeli settlers in Hebron did.
   Members of Christian Peacemaker Teams in Hebron were witnesses in 1997 to the attacks Israeli settlers made on the Palestinian laborers and USAID engineer David Muirhead. As you probably know, these attacks and Israeli-imposed curfews caused the renovations to end up costing U.S. taxpayers twice as much as projected. Shuhada Street has never fully reopened, and it has been years now since Palestinians have freely walked on it. The alley where our apartment has been since 1995 once teemed with commerce; now only our neighbor, a small shop selling pigeons, and we are left.
   More urgently, the USAID water and electricity, which were supposed to serve both the Hebron settlers and the residents of the Old City, are no longer available to the Old City residents. Some of our neighbors recently went ten days without water -- water that you guaranteed them when you supported the Hebron Protocol.
   We know you must feel grieved that your attempts to promote peace between Palestinians and Israelis during your presidency have come to naught, and we know you care about Israeli security. But a very small positive action you could take is insisting that the Israeli government live up to its commitment to provide the same supply of electricity and water to Hebron's Old City that it provides to the Hebron settlers. Doing so will not harm Israeli security and will make an enormous improvement in the lives of the struggling and impoverished Old City residents.
With hopes for peace and human rights,  Christian Peacemaker Teams-Hebron
Subject: JPost Article: Barak: We can't have it both ways with Palestinian unity
Israel can't have it both ways opposing holding negotiations with a unified Palestinian government all the while insisting it cannot negotiate with a divided Palestinian government, Defense Minister Ehud Barak said on Monday.
For years, Israel has been telling the world that there's a problem in negotiating with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas because he doesn't control the whole of Palestinian territories, Barak told Israel Radio in a Memorial Day interview.
Barak noted that the moment Hamas joins a Palestinian government, Israel cannot say: "'Oh no,' we can't talk to [Abbas] now" because Hamas is in the government.
                More: http://www.jpost.com/DiplomacyAndPolitics/Article.aspx?id=219839
from http://english.pnn.ps/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=9993&Itemid=61
Dr Ashrawi  added that this deal brings new hope for the Palestinian struggle and offers peace.
"Against the backdrop of a failed peace process, reconciliation also injects a new sense of confidence and renewal in the Palestinian struggle for freedom and self-determination, beginning with an end to Israel's occupation. It offers both Palestinians and the international community an opportunity to build momentum towards peace leading up to September." Dr Ashrawi stated.
Responding to Israeli criticism to Palestinian reconciliation Dr Ashrawi deemed it as short-sighted and self-defeating.
"The Israeli government wants to dictate to Palestinians, not negotiate. This has been made clear in its response to Palestinian reconciliation. Its decision to withhold Palestinian funds is not only illegal and in breach of existing agreements, but designed to undermine Palestinian efforts to achieve recognition and statehood by September. It reveals the extent to which Israel seeks to thwart Palestinian state building efforts and subvert international support for a Palestinian state," Dr Ashrawi said.
Dr Ashrawi ended by calling on the international community to support Palestinian reconciliation efforts.
"The Arab world and the international community must undertake their responsibility to ensure the success of Palestinian reconciliation which constitutes a serious contribution to peace, stability, and democracy in the region."
Earlier in the week Israel's government announced that it will not talk to any Palestinian government that includes Hamas. Meanwhile Chairman of the Israeli Parliamentary Committee for Forging Affairs and Security Shaul Mofaz of the right wing Kadima asked the Israeli government to assassinate Palestinian leaders like the US did with Osama Bin Laden in Pakistan.
From: "CJPME/CJPMO" <webmaster@cjpme.org>
Date: Mon, 09 May 2011 15:17:04 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: CJPME Media Alert - Hamas, Fatah proclaim reconciliation deal.
A CJPME Media Researcher has launched a media alert for the following article:
Title of Piece: Hamas, Fatah proclaim reconciliation deal.
Hyperlink to Piece: http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/story/2011/05/04/hama-fatah-cairo-agreement.html
Media Outlet: CBC - Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
Comments of the CJPME Media Researcher:
This article, published by the CBC, was written and supplied by the Associated Press. Your letter will be addressed not to the CBC, but sent directly to the Associated Press author, Maggie Michael. The article repeats, the same distortions about Hamas, saying that "Hamas, whose founding charter calls for the Jewish state's destruction"... The fact is that Hamas has said many times that it would recognize Israel's right to exist along the 1967 borders. If the author wants to make this reference to Hamas's charter that does not recognize Israel, then reference must also be made to Netanyahu's Likud party charter that categorically rejects the creation of a Palestinian state west of the Jordan river. The press cannot constantly vilify Hamas for its charter and never say a word about Likud's. Please refer to CJPME's factsheet (http://www.cjpmo.org/DisplayDocument.aspx?DocumentID=297) for more details on Hamas's and Likud's positions.
===  BRAVERY ===  from The Economist 
Mike Campbell -- Mike Campbell, farmer of Zimbabwe, died on April 6th, aged 78
Apr 20th 2011 | from the print edition
HE COULDN'T say he hadn't been warned. In 2000, just as Robert Mugabe's land reforms gathered pace, 20 or 30 young black "war veterans" appeared at Mike Campbell's farm, Mount Carmel, near Chegutu, 60 miles south-west of Harare. They seemed set on staying. According to a government requisition order of 1999, this land belonged to them and to the poor blacks of Zimbabwe.
Mr Campbell offered them a shed to sleep in; he didn't want them chopping down his trees to build their huts. From that point, hoodlums from Mugabe's Zanu-PF Party kept turning up. Over the years, everything went. They stole the irrigation pumps and tractors he'd used to turn his 3,000 acres of veld into mango and citrus groves so lush that he had become the leading grower in Zimbabwe, selling his fruit to Marks & Spencer in England. They rustled his cattle, a special Sussex/Mashona herd of small, hardy beasts. They even stole the copper telephone wires on which the bright blue bee-eaters would sit and flash, and set fires round his stone-and-thatch farmhouse which he couldn't put out, except with the garden hose he used to water his roses.
Within the first year they burned down his pride and joy, the Biri River Safari Lodge. This was his boyhood dream of a place: giraffe, impala, warthogs, game birds, and so many white-tailed wildebeest that even his German sea-captain ancestor, who had started farming and breeding wildebeest near the Cape in 1713, might have envied him.
                The rest: http://www.economist.com/node/18584000?story_id=18584000&fsrc=rss
Juliano Mer-Khamis
Juliano Mer-Khamis, Jew, Arab, actor, and activist, died on April 4th, aged 52
Apr 14th 2011 | from the print edition
... Rather than throwing stones or learning to shoot, his young actors could curse, dance, shout poems, sing. With his deep, passionate voice and wildly waving arms, he would teach the children of Jenin to hurl words and music at the occupiers until they overcame them, and the armoured cars trundled back across the Green Line. "Aren't we here for something?" he would cry to the faint-hearted.
His Freedom Theatre, set up in 2006 to replace his mother's workshop (bulldozed by the Israelis four years earlier), was the first acting school in occupied Palestine. It drew audiences from Ramallah, Bethlehem and even Israel, bused in semi-secretly through the mountains. By 2009 700 to 800 children attended every year, including many girls. There was a waiting list. They acted "Alice in Wonderland".....
                from: http://www.economist.com/node/18557289
Juliano Mer-Khamis (?29 May 1958 - 4 April 2011[2]) was an Israeli actor, director, filmmaker, and political activist of Jewish and Christian Arab parentage.[3] On April 4 2011, he was assassinated by a masked gunman in the Palestinian city of Jenin, where he established the Freedom Theatre.
Biography  --  Juliano Khamis (later Mer-Khamis) was born in Nazareth, the son of Arna Mer, a Jewish communist, and Saliba Khamis, an Israeli-Arab intellectual and one of the leaders of the Israeli Communist Party in the 1950s. He had two brothers, Spartacus and Abir.[4] His grandfather was Gideon Mer, a scientist who pioneered the study of malaria during the British Mandate.[5] In his youth, he adopted his maternal surname, Mer, and served in the Israeli Defense Forces as a combat soldier in the Paratroopers Brigade.[6] In a 2009 interview with Israel Army Radio, Mer-Khamis said of his background "I am 100 per cent Palestinian and 100 per cent Jewish." [7]
Mer-Khamis was married to Jenny, a Finnish activist he met in Haifa. They had a son, Jay, and were expecting the birth of twins at the time of his death. [8]
                        Rest:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juliano_Mer-Khamis
Published: 9:56PM Thursday May 12, 2011 Source: Reuters
Queen Elizabeth surpassed George III on Thursday to become the second-longest reigning British monarch in more than 1,000 years of history.
Only Queen Victoria, whose relatives and descendants make up a who's who of European royalty across the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries, spent more time on the throne.
The 85-year-old Elizabeth II, who acceded to the throne on February 6, 1952, has now ruled for 59 years and 95 days, more than every other monarch bar Victoria in more than 1,000 years of British history when leap-year days are included.
The longevity of her reign pushes George III, who was king from 1760 until 1820 during the period that the United States won independence from Britain, into third place. George suffered from mental illness in the latter part of his life which was documented in the successful film The Madness of King George.
Buckingham Palace said there would be no celebration to mark the occasion. "It's business as usual," a spokesman said.
The Queen, who celebrates her diamond jubilee next year, will become the longest reigning monarch in September 2015.
Last month, Prince Charles, 62, broke the record for spending the longest time as heir-to-the-throne.
Continue reading the main story  /   http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-13363504
11 May 2011 Last updated at 22:01 ET
As Queen Elizabeth II enters the history books as Britain's second longest-reigning monarch, BBC royal correspondent Nicholas Witchell looks at how her 59-year reign compares with those of other long-serving sovereigns.
Last month the Queen celebrated her 85th birthday. Next year she will reach her Diamond Jubilee, when it will be 60 years since she came to the throne.
Elizabeth II has achieved a number of significant milestones as Queen of the United Kingdom, and this week she passes another.
On Thursday 12 May 2011, she becomes the second-longest serving monarch Britain has ever had.
On that day she overtakes the length of the reign of George III, a king remembered largely for the "madness" which overtook him in later years.
George III died in 1820 after a reign lasting 59 years and 96 days.
Evolving Britain
Now the reign of Elizabeth II (or, for the factually insistent in Scotland, of Elizabeth I, since the crowns of England and Scotland were only brought together in 1603, after the reign of the other female monarch called Elizabeth) is surpassed in length by that of only one other British sovereign.
Who else, of course, but Queen Victoria, who reigned for 63 years, seven months, and three days, and died at the age of 81 in January 1901.
Victoria's reign witnessed Britain's rise to become the then-global superpower. There were industrial, cultural, and scientific changes on an unprecedented scale and by the time of her death the British Empire encircled the globe.
George III's reign was also a period of great change for Britain. The American colonies may have been lost during his time on the throne, but the military ambitions of France were decisively defeated at the battles of Trafalgar and Waterloo.
George III was also, incidentally, the first king of the entity known as "the United Kingdom" after the union of the crowns of Great Britain and Ireland in 1801.
[The future Queen Elizabeth waves to the crowds on the day of her father's coronation in 1937]
But neither reign can surely quite match the sheer scope of the changes that have occurred during the reign of the present Queen.
She came to the throne less than seven years after the end of World War II. Britain was victorious but essentially bankrupt. Sir Winston Churchill was prime minister and food was still rationed.
In the years that have followed Britain has shed its empire and seen changes to virtually every significant aspect of national life that could scarcely have been imagined on that February day in 1952 when she was so suddenly propelled onto the throne by the death of her father, George VI.
No let up
The one constant presence on the national stage throughout the past six decades has been the Queen. Today, the majority of the British population (to say nothing of the inhabitants of the 15 other "realms" of which she is also sovereign) have known no other head of state.
[Back on the Buckingham Palace balcony - this time after her wedding to Prince Philip in 1947]
She will never retire. Only at the moment of her death will she cease to be Britain's Queen. Even if she were to become incapacitated, she would still remain monarch, albeit then with her immediate heir taking over her constitutional duties as Prince Regent (exactly as happened in the final years of the reign of George III).
But there is not the slightest sign that the reign of Elizabeth II is slowing down in any significant way.
Next week she will make an historic first state visit to the Republic of Ireland, the territory that was once part of the British Crown; later this year she will travel once again to another of "her" countries, Australia, for a meeting of Commonwealth heads of government, and next year she will visit different parts of the UK to celebrate her jubilee.
Will she beat Queen Victoria's record?
If Elizabeth II is still on the throne on 10 September 2015 she will have done so. She will then, metaphorically speaking, be crowned as the longest-serving sovereign in the 1,000 year history of the British monarchy.
Few at the moment could possibly doubt that she will do it.
Related Internet links  --   Official website of the British Monarchy
o  Royal wedding: honeymoon destinations fit for a future king
Thursday 12 May 2011  Telegraph.co.uk
Prince William and Kate Middleton will be desperate to avoid the crowds and paparazzi on their honeymoon. Sophie Campbell has some exclusive options.
o  Top ten hideaways for a royal honeymoon
o  Will and Kate in Seychelles for honeymoon
Published On Tue May 10 2011  This is one of the 11 villa bedrooms on the North Island resort in the Seychelles. The royal couple have landed on the island to begin their belated honeymoon.
Cassandra Vinograd, Associated Press
LONDON - So the wait for a royal honeymoon wasn't so long after all.
Prince William and his wife, the former Kate Middleton, have landed in the Seychelles for a private holiday on the island chain in the Indian Ocean. ...
...The hideaway is apparently the North Island, one of 115 islands in the Seychelles.
William has two weeks' leave from his job as a search-and-rescue helicopter pilot, but palace officials would not say if they will be away the entire two weeks and asked that the couple's privacy be respected.
After the media blitz surrounding their April 29 wedding at Westminster Abbey, the couple have made it clear they'd like to be left alone by photographers.
A day after the wedding, the newlyweds asked the media not to intrude on their first weekend of married life, which they spent at home before William returned to military duty.
...The Daily Mail reported that the couple flew by private jet to the Seychelles, then took a helicopter to a $6,300-a-night villa. The paper said two Scotland Yard officers checked out the destination three weeks ago to ensure privacy.
The new Duke and Duchess of Cambridge had vacationed in the Seychelles in 2007, staying at an exclusive resort on the island of Desroches.
The Mail said the luxury villa with "an open-air bathroom area with sunken bath and shower, a private garden and a wooden deck with freshwater rock pool and yoga pavilion."
Privacy has long been a main concern for the royals while planning their honeymoon.
...The couple's decision earlier to delay their honeymoon surprised many. While he went back to work, Middleton - now known as the Duchess of Cambridge - was snapped by photographers grocery shopping near the couple's home on the remote Welsh island of Anglesey.
The Seychelles is an archipelago of 115 Indian Ocean islands about 1,600 kilometres east of the Kenyan coast. A popular luxury destination, it lies outside the cyclone belt, so severe storms are rare, adding to the destination's appeal.

=== ROMANCEWATCH  === stages of love (guess who's right)
"Anyway, here we are with our little burgers and cokes, making the sort of desultory conversation that those who have been married 30 years make -- when this newly married couple walk in."
Bikram Vohra; Love is the Last Bite; Khaleej Times (Dubai, United Arab Emirates); Apr 16, 2011.

===  BOOKWATCH  ===  Neverisms
The last book I copyedited has just been published.  Author Dr Mardy Grothe sent me this msg.  He's a quotation-collector extraordinaire.
Subject: Great things for Neverisms today! USA Today and Huff Post! Date: Wed, 11 May 2011
From: Drucker, Heather To: Dr. Mardy Grothe
http://www.usatoday.com/life/columnist/finalword/2011-05-10-final-word-never-say_n.htm and

Tours are conducted every Thursday at 5pm April to October, and at other times of the year for a group of four or more by special arrangement. Cost is $15 per adult. Special prices for children and students. Reserve 738 4195 or by email.
        Arthur Erickson House and Garden Foundation aegarden@telus.net
+ Walking Tours
Historical and Architectural Walking Tour of Commercial Drive
Saturday May 28th 10am to noon  Tour guide, Maurice Guibord
HVS members $10;  non-members $15 | Details & online payment
+ Gordon T. Legg Residence (1899); Proposed Designation
On May 17th, 7:30 pm, Vancouver City Council will hold a Public Hearing to consider the following:
* Designate the existing building at 1241 Harwood Street which is listed on the Vancouver Heritage Register as protected heritage property and which will ensure the protection of the building from inappropriate alterations and demolition in the future.
* This protection will be in exchange for approval of bonus floor area for use in the proposed 18-storey residential tower on this site.
Heritage Vancouver fully supports this application. This very significant late Victorian-era estate house will be demolished unless the City of Vancouver approves an onsite density bonus of 26,000 square feet. The density cannot be transferred offsite as the Heritage Density Bank has been frozen since August 2007. If the Legg Residence is demolished the owner will have the right to build an 11-storey condo tower on this site instead of the proposed 18-storey tower.
Heritage Vancouver included the Legg Residence on our 2011 Top Ten Endangered List because of the threat to the future of this building.
This application received the support of the City's Design Panel and Heritage Commission.
> Minutes of the Urban Design Panel (PDF, 137k)
> Minutes of the Vancouver Heritage Commission (PDF, 37k)
The Legg Residence, one of the few surviving grand estate homes built in the West End at the end of the 19th century, is extremely important to the history of the West End. This house was under construction in July 1899, just 12 years after the arrival of the CPR railway. The Klondike Gold Rush had ushered in a brief wave of prosperity, and the city's wealthier citizens were developing a number of grand residences, such as Gabriola on Davie Street, in the desirable West End.
We encourage you to write Mayor and council to let them know you support the retention of the Legg Residence, at mayorandcouncil@vancouver.ca.
We also encourage you to contact the city and let them know you would like to speak on behalf of retaining the Legg Residence. Call Terri Burke in the City Clerk's Department 871 6399.
Please copy Heritage Vancouver on your e-mails or contact us if you are interested in speaking to Council. info@heritagevancouver.org
Tickets: $75 TLC and Heritage Vancouver members; $100 non-members
Includes wine and hors d'oeuvres reception (Tax receipts will be issued)
Join Canadian author Joy Kogawa and heritage consultant Donald Luxton for an evening of story telling, and celebration of a significant Vancouver Heritage Success Story. This is a unique opportunity to experience Joy in conversation with Donald as she reminisces about her childhood memories of living at 1450 West 64th Avenue. Joy and Donald will also take you on guided tours of the house and garden and you will have the opportunity to discover The Land Conservancy's restoration plans for the site.
The Historic Joy Kogawa House was featured on Heritage Vancouver's 2005 Top Ten Endangered Sites at a time when demolition of the building seemed inevitable. Thanks to the efforts of The Land Conservancy of BC (TLC) and a grassroots organization of community activists, donations were received from more than 500 people across Canada and the house was purchased in 2006. The Kogawa House has special literary significance as the childhood home of acclaimed Canadian author Joy Kogawa, and now operates as a writer's centre that regularly hosts literary events and an annual writer-in-residence program. The Land Conservancy is about to embark on restoration of this important Vancouver landmark house. It has been identified as one of Heritage Vancouver's Success Stories.
This unique event, co-presented by Heritage Vancouver Society and The Land Conservancy of BC, is a one-of-a-kind opportunity to experience the intimacy of the Joy Kogawa House. The event is a fundraiser in support of the restoration of the house and of Heritage Vancouver's heritage conservation initiatives.
Find out more at: kogawahouse@yahoo.ca, Heritage Vancouver at www.heritagevancouver.org or The Land Conservancy at www.conservancy.bc.ca
              Tix (Tax receipts will be issued): On-line: > via Paypalatheritagevancouver.org/payments.html
+ Historic Theatres:  
Good Bye to the Pantages; Hollywood Theatre sold; The Ridge Theatre for sale
It is with a great deal of sadness that we witness the demolition of Vancouver's historic Pantages Theatre (1907). There was long-standing support by Heritage Vancouver for the conservation of the Pantages. We worked with different owners over the years, and it was on our Top Ten Endangered List several times. We were hopeful that the last application would conserve the theatre. Unfortunately a deal could not be negotiated with the City.
For the last several years, the roof of the Pantages has been breached. As water infiltrated the interior structure deteriorated to the point where it was beginning to collapse in several locations. Over time it reached the point where interior structural collapse was imminent. As the plaster soaked up water, it began to fail, and was falling in pieces to the floor. Emergency documentation was undertaken by the City in 2010, and salvage work on representative plaster sections was undertaken at the same time. Comprehensive photographic documentation provided a detailed record of the theatre's appearance.
We did not win this battle. Although this is a very sad ending, and a huge loss to Vancouver's heritage, the building was doomed by a number of political, social, and economic forces that prevented a better outcome.
                                      > View our Flickr Pantages set   > View our Pantages Theatre info page

The Psychiatrist and the Proctologist
        Best friends graduated from medical school at the same time and decided that, in spite of two different specialties, they would open a practice together to share office space and personnel.
        Dr. Smith was the psychiatrist and Dr. Jones was the proctologist; they put up a sign reading: "Dr. Smith and Dr. Jones: Hysterias and Posteriors".  The town council was livid and insisted they change it.
        So, the docs changed it to read: "Schizoids and Hemorrhoids". This was also not acceptable.
        So they again changed the sign. "Catatonics and High Colonics"......No go.
        Next, they tried "Manic Depressives and Anal Retentives"....thumbs down again.
        Then came "Minds and Behinds"....still no good.
        Another attempt resulted in "Lost Souls and Butt Holes".......unacceptable again!
        So they tried "Analysis and Anal Cysts".....not a chance.
        "Nuts and Butts".....no way.
        "Freaks and Cheeks".....still no good.
        "Loons and Moons".....forget it.
        Almost at their wit's end, the docs finally came up with:
        "Dr. Smith and Dr. Jones -- Odds and Ends" ..... The town council loved it.

===  MAIKU  === 2011 May 15

cool spring creeps slowly   *  May is late to warm    *   making lilacs reluctant

There is no greater mistake than the hasty conclusion that opinions are worthless because they are badly argued.
                        -- Thomas Huxley, English biologist and writer (1825 - 1895)
Every worthwhile accomplishment, big or little, has its stages of drudgery and triumph; a beginning, a struggle, and a victory.
                                                -- Mohandas Gandhi
When a man does a household job, he goes through three periods: contemplating how it will be done; contemplating when it will be done; and contemplating.    
                                                --  Marcelene Cox
The price of freedom of religion or of speech or of the press is that we must put up with, and even pay for, a good deal of rubbish.
                        -- Robert H. Jackson, US Supreme Court justice (1892 - 1954)
The sound of a kiss is not so loud as that of a cannon, but its echo lasts a deal longer.
-- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr., American physician, professor, author (1809 - 1894)
Never try to reason the prejudice out of a man.  It was not reasoned into him, and cannot be reasoned out.
                           -- Sydney Smith, English writer and Anglican cleric (1771 - 1845)
It's only when the tide goes out that you learn who's been swimming naked.
                        -- Warren Buffet, American investor, industrialist, philanthropist (b 1930)
Why not go out on a limb? That's where the fruit is.    -- Will Rogers
Ignorance is the softest pillow on which a man can rest his head.  -- Michel de Montaigne
There are no right answers to the wrong questions.    -- Ursula K. Le Guin, American writer (b 1929)

              When asked about rumours that he owned a bakery,
                                                     Shakespeare replied, "It's much a-dough about muffin."
I used to like Russian dolls until I realised they were full of themselves!
The topiary artist invested all his money in shears and hedge funds.