Ccl NOTES June 20
Calendar to July 21

by Carolanne Reynolds, Editor

 Celebrate Canada and Welcome the Royal Couple!
MAIN ITEMS on the ccl mtg AGENDAs July 4:
PUBLIC HEARING on Housekeeping Amendments to Zoning Bylaw No. 4662, 2010
-  WV Police Board 2011-2013 Strategic Plan and Mid-Year CompStat (Comparative Statistics) Report
-  Construction Impacts on Neighbours (File: 1603-01/1610-01)
2011 [Five-]Year Financial Plan Budget Amendment Bylaw No. 4693, 2011 (File: 1610-20-4693)
Firearm Regulation Bylaw No. 4686, 2011 (File: 1605-01/1610-20-4686)
Fees and Charges Amendment Bylaw, Schedule 7 - Fire and Rescue Permits and Services
Water Utility Loan Authorization Bylaw No. 4691, 2011 (File: 1610-20-4691) -- RECOMMENDED: THAT
   1.   Third reading rescinded;  2.  amended by deleting Pt 3 and renumbering; and 3. read a third time as amended.
Proposed Official Community Plan Amendment for Block Bounded by Esquimalt Avenue, 20th Street, Fulton Avenue, and 21st Street; and Rezoning and Development Permit for 2031, 2047 and 2063 Esquimalt Avenue (File: 1010-20-08-041/1610-20-4619/4678)  --  RECOMMENDED: THAT
          1.  OCP Amendment ... adopted;  2.  Zoning Amendment Bylaw ...  adopted; and  3.  Devt Permit ...  approved.
Water Shortage Response Plan Amendment Bylaw  (File: 1610-20-4690) for adoption
-  Change to Council Meeting Schedule (File: 0120-01)
    amended by scheduling special Ccl mtgs for Monday July 11 at 4pm and Monday July 25 at 7pm  :-(
AmblesideNow/Public Safety Building Project Expense Report for the period ending May 31
-  Correspondence List {See Agenda below}
=  Vive le Canada (La Fete nationale; Duke/Duchess of Cambridge's tour; Cdn flag for Will); from the EDITOR'S DESK (Royal/Tea); UPDATES & INFO (Award for WV Streamkeepers; PkR Expansion; Kidneys, WRA); BLOCKWATCH (WVPD)
=  CALENDAR to July 21st; CULTUREWATCH (Theatre; Art; Music); SUBSCRIBER HEADSUP (Updates A, B, C, D with lots of info)
=  Ccl Mtg NOTES June 20th: Pumpkin Fest Cmte; 2010 Annual Report; OCP Amendment/Rezoning for Safeway site (new proposal);  Cmnty Grants Cmte's grant recommendations and updated Policy Framework; Animal Control and Licence Bylaw Compliance; MetroV Labour Relations; Housekeeping Amendments to Zoning Bylaw for PH July 4; Water Shortage Response Plan; Water Utility Loan Authorization Bylaw; Policy Review -- Obsolete Policies FAC Terms of Ref and BC Ferries HBay; Devt Applic Status; Hollyburn Cabins (Permits); Correspondence includes: E-Comm AGM; more Hollyburn Mews PH submissions; Flood Control; Petting Zoo; Souvenir Album; RGS Resolutions; Dogs and Bikes; UBCM: TLC (Canada Day Open House at B C Binning House).....
=  AGENDAs July 4th
=  ANIMALWATCH (ocelot kitten; Sumatran tiger cub; strange new species); INFObits (Greece/Economy; Flotilla); HEALTHWATCH (US Medicare); PEACEWATCH (int'l help); TREEWATCH (healing ritual; sad tree); HOCKEYWATCH (no royal riot!); CDN BOAT TO GAZA; HOLIDAYWATCH (photos); OTTAWAWATCH (royal mail; brilliant Harper move); VICTORIAWATCH (Sultan Report); ROYALWATCH (Trip; DOs and DON'Ts; Wimbledon; Royal symbols); HERITAGEWATCH (HWV; Vancouver Walking Tours); BOOKWATCH (Pakistan): LANGUAGEWATCH (Reasoning: for truth or to win?); WORDWATCH (fave headline); HUMOURWATCH (Monkeytail Beards; Classes for Women; Love); MAIKU (tanka; human nature); QUOTATIONS/THOUGHTS/PUNS

===  Vive le CANADA  ===  From the Prime Minister's Web Site (http://www.pm.gc.ca/)
+  PM unveils details of 2011 Royal Tour       (June 21, 2011   Ottawa, Ontario)
Prime Minister Stephen Harper today announced the itinerary of the Royal Tour of Canada by Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
From June 30 to July 8, 2011, Their Royal Highnesses will tour the National Capital Region, Montréal and Québec City (Québec), Charlottetown and Summerside (Prince Edward Island), Yellowknife (Northwest Territories), and Calgary (Alberta)......
{rest under OTTAWAWATCH}
For more details on the itinerary, including where the public can see The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, visit the 2011 Royal Tour website at www.royaltour.gc.ca .
             Send greetings to the royal couple: http://www.royaltour.gc.ca/msgbrd/index-eng.cfm
+  Saint-Jean-Baptiste        (June 24, 2011    Ottawa, Ontario)
Prime Minister Stephen Harper today issued the following statement to mark Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day:
"Every year on June 24, Québécois and French-Canadians in communities across our country gather with friends and family to mark Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day, a day that celebrates our rich Francophone heritage.
"Today, we take pride in Canada's vibrant French culture and celebrate a language that is spoken by over 9 million of our citizens and that unites us to the 74 other states and governments of La Francophonie. We are also reminded that French is not only one of our two official languages, but also the founding language of our great and diversified country.
"As Canadians, we cherish our shared history, one that has shaped our present and will help us define our future. As we move forward together, we can be proud that in building a country with different languages, cultures and identities, we have created an inclusive nation that is founded on the principles of equality and diversity.
"As we celebrate the invaluable contribution of French-Canadian culture to our society, I extend my best wishes, on behalf of all Canadians, to all those who today are celebrating the heritage of Canada's Francophonie. Have a wonderful F=EAte nationale!"
+  New Personal Flag for HRH Duke of Cambridge in Canada   (June 29)
PM unveils a new personal flag for use in Canada for His Royal Highness the Duke of Cambridge
Prime Minister Stephen Harper today unveiled a new personal flag, for use in Canada, created for His Royal Highness The Duke of Cambridge. The flag, whose creation and design were approved by Her Majesty The Queen and His Royal Highness The Duke of Cambridge, will be flown for the first time tomorrow when The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrive in Ottawa to begin their nine-day Royal Tour of Canada, from June 30th to July 8th.
"We are proud to be once again honouring members of the Royal Family with their own personal flag for use in Canada," said the Prime Minister. "The flag is a testament to the special bond between Canada and the Royal Family and pays tribute to our shared history, traditions, and institutions. It will be flown with great pride throughout the upcoming Royal Tour by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge."
The new flag was developed by the Canadian Heraldic Authority at Government House in Ottawa. When The Duke of Cambridge is in Canada, his personal flag will be flown day and night at any building at which he resides and on all vehicles in which he travels. It is the first personal flag to be created for a member of the Royal Family since 1962, when it was announced that Her Majesty The Queen of Canada had adopted a personal flag for her own use in Canada.
The Queen has also approved the design and creation of a personal flag for future use in Canada by His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales.
For a high definition image of the flag pls visit: http://www.gg.ca/images/royal/cambridge.jpg

===  from the EDITOR'S DESK  ===
So much happening and so little time -- so late so will save till next issue.
Royal-watching, doncha know ... while sipping utterly delicious Stone Fruit Tea from Murchie's (wch through Freudian slip referred to as Stoned Fruit Tea).

===  UPDATES & INFO  ===
BC Hydro will fund volunteer work in communities throughout the province through a Community Champions Award program.  To be eligible, the volunteer group must be nominated by students in the community.
The initiatives undertaken by West Vancouver Streamkeepers working with the students from West Vancouver Secondary led to the Environment Protection Network (EPN) students nominating our Society for this award.
On May 27, Streamkeepers were presented with a cheque in the amount of $1,500 as a result of the students' nomination. Bill McAllister, Jim Torry, and Hugh Hamilton attended the cheque presentation at West Vancouver Secondary School.
[See the recent article on this award written by Rebecca Aldous of the North Shore Outlook.
http://www.bclocalnews.com/greater_vancouver/northshoreoutlook/news/122970028.html ]
The nomination was written by EPN student leader, Joseph McDaniel.
This donation will be project directed to assist with improvements to the Nelson Creek Hatchery as well as signage in the community raising awareness of our salmon bearing streams.
We extend our sincere thanks to BC Hydro for their generous contribution to our stewardship organization and to the EPN students who made this possible through their nomination of West Vancouver Streamkeepers.
We have opened a Display Suite in Park Royal South across from Please Mum to talk about The Village Expansion development. In this suite you can find information about the new retailers coming to Park Royal, the new intersection going in on Marine Drive to replace the westerly overpass, and the design for residential and movies theatres. We are excited to share our future plans with you, and welcome any feedback you may have. The suite will remain open until July 17 every day from 12pm to 4pm, so visit us anytime. If you don't have time to visit us, check us out online at parkroyalconnected.com.
Tuesday, July 12, from 10 am to 2 pm
                        St. Monica's Church, 6404 Wellington Avenue, Horseshoe Bay at the roundabout
The Directors of the Western Residents Association would like to invite you to participate in this important program. There is no cost involved but pre-registering is required (see below).
This program, offered by the Kidney Foundation of Canada (BC Branch) provides a free screening opportunity for members of the Western Residents Association who are at risk for Kidney Disease.
All people being screened must fall into one or more of the following at-risk categories: those with diabetes, high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease; or those of Asian, Aboriginal, African, and South Asian descent; or those with a family history of kidney disease; or those who are 55 and over.
Most of the symptoms of early kidney disease are silent.  Our aim is to assist those in risk categories for kidney disease to know as soon as possible their kidney function level.  This way, steps can be taken to stop or slow down the progression of the disease.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                ===  BLOCKWATCH  ===
Please go to the Block Watch website (click on underlined words) for your spring/summer
Block Watch Society newsletter for June, July, and August.
See: http://www.blockwatch.com/Newsletters/JuneJuly%20Aug%202011.pdf

=======  CALENDAR to July 21st  =======
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 (see just above).  They then appear in the next newsletter.
>  Summer of Cinema and Song
Presented by Drs Debra Rovinelli and Graham Foster at West Vancouver Optometry Join us at 7pm in John Lawson Park for Summer of Cinema and Song on the waterfront. Bring a chair or blanket and enjoy live music as the sun sets, then stay and watch a great film in the park!  Date  /  Song  /  Cinema
        Sunday, July 10  /  The Sea To Sky Wind Ensemble  /  The Blind Side
        Sunday, July 17  /  Redgy Blackout Acoustic Duo  /  Invictus
== Tuesday July 5    ~ 7pm ~ Parks Master Plan WG
== Thursday July 7    ~ 7pm ~ Design Review Cmte
== Saturday July 9th
~ noon to 4pm ~   Historic B.C. Binning Residence Open House
Tour this National Historic Site and learn about why this unique example of early Modern Era architecture had a lasting impact on the work of artists and architects across Canada.
Admission by donation.  Carpooling and public transit are recommended as parking is limited.
        2968 Mathers Crescent  (Just off of 29th Ave. and Marine Dr.)
        Contact The Land Conservancy for additional information:
                604 733 2313   tbaker@conservancy.bc.ca   www.conservancy.bc.ca
== Sunday July 10th
Art Walk on Sunday -- 11 am to 5 pm
Spend a day in Horseshoe Bay and visit local potters and painters. Enjoy the route on foot or catch the shuttle bus from Gleneagles Community Centre parking lot every half hour starting at 11am.
Destinations include: the Gleneagles Community Centre where there will be demos of pottery and painting, tents in Horseshoe Bay Park and visits to the studios of local artists and potters. This is a wonderful opportunity to meet some of the talented people who live and work in Western West Vancouver.
Full details available at: www.horseshoebayartwalk.com
== Tuesday July 19     ~ 7pm ~ Parks Master Plan WG
== Wednesday July 20    ~ 7pm ~  Bd of Variance; and Library Bd at Library
== Thursday July 21    ~ 4:30pm ~ Design Review Cmte

+++  WV MEMORIAL LIBRARY +++  http://www.westvanlibrary.ca/
+  The Library will be closed July 1st and on Sundays during July and August.
+  Parking and Parking Limit Changes
One of the consequences of being such a popular destination is that finding a parking place can be a challenge.
In order to make parking easier, new parking regulations will be put in place within the next few weeks:
        *       15 minutes on Marine Drive in front of the Library
      *       1 hour on 20th Street between Bellevue and Marine
       *       2 hours on the upper lot west of 20th St.
       *       3 hours on the roof top parking lot
Parking limits are not in effect after 6pm or on Sundays.
For those wanting to stay at the Library for more than three hours, parking within a two-minute walk is available:
        *  On Bellevue between 19th and 21st     *  On 20th Street north of Marine Drive
        *  On Esquimalt, both East and West of 20th Street    *  On 21st between Bellevue and Argyle
We also have bike racks conveniently located at our front entry and we're on major bus routes! Parking Changes [pdf]
The Library's getting a new roof this summer.  For details, see: http://www.westvanlibrary.ca/index.php?page=73 
=  SUMMER CINEMA:  Come out for an evening of film, Welsh Hall, 6:30 - 9pm.
Adventure, Romance, Royals, and Dance:  The King's Speech - 5 July 6:30 - 9pm, Welsh Hall West
{Excellent movie, won the Oscar; we even bought the DVD}
        True Grit - July 12; Last Station - July 19
=  English Corner and  Philosophers' Cafe will resume in September.
+++  WV MUSEUM +++ http://westvancouvermuseum.ca/exhibitions/current_exhibition
=  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 Smiths' 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.
West Vancouver artist Gordon Smith and his late wife Marion collected a diversity of artworks from leading Canadian artists over their decades-long immersion in the Canadian art world.
This exhibition includes important works selected by Ian Thom, Senior Curator, Vancouver Art Gallery.
West Coast Modern Home Tour Saturday July 9
Home Tour: 12 to 4pm, Reception: 4 to 6pm (check-in at the WV Museum from 11am)
Taylor House, Dan White Architect, 1983 urbanpictures photograph, 2011
The West Vancouver Museum's sixth annual home tour takes place Saturday, July 9th from 12pm to 4pm and features five significant West Coast modern homes.
From the 1953 Plommer Residence by Fred Hollingsworth to a stunning recently completed contemporary home by Mason Kent, this year's spectacular line-up of homes offers participants an unique opportunity to visit a diversity of private homes.
Constructed like a bridge and spanning over a rocky outcrop, the 1983 Dan White designed Taylor House has breath-taking ocean views.
Built by Lauder and Tate in a manner of Thompson Berwick and Pratt, a 1959 house sits on the end of a cul-de- sac oriented toward the surrounding forest and illustrates early principles of mid-century post and beam design. This modest house has been sensitively renovated by architect James Hancock for his family.
A 1954 house, originally built on a gravel road, had fallen into disrepair before being transformed into a unique modern house by landscape architect Don Vaughan. Over many years, Vaughan renovated his house to create a setting where architecture, art, and landscape are integral to the overall design.
Tour participants will receive a complete information package with details of all tour homes when they check in. In addition to an architect-guided bus tour, a self-guided option is available.
Sponsored by the British Pacific Properties, a wine reception serving appetizers donated by over fifteen West Vancouver restaurants will take place immediately following the home tour at the Eagle Harbour Yacht Club.
Home tour participants will have an exclusive opportunity to purchase raffle tickets to win a limited-edition print, Tangled Beach, by Gordon Smith. The raffle winner will be announced at the reception after the tour. In addition, we will be giving away an iconic framed photograph, B.C. Electric Head Office 1957, by Selwyn Pullan (printed and signed in 2008) to a one lucky participant.
To register for the tour, please use one of the following codes: 767578 (bus tour with a guide architect, $100); 767579 (self-guided, $100); or 767580 (self-guided, home tour only, reception not included, $90).
To register by phone: 925 7270  and online: westvancouverrec.ca  Registration is limited.
For more information about the tour, please call 925 7179 or visit the Museum's website.
West Vancouver Museum  westvancouvermuseum.ca
Media contact:  Kiriko Watanabe  925 7179   kwatanabe@westvancouver.ca
+++  FERRY BUILDING GALLERY  +++ http://ferrybuildinggallery.com ~ 925 7290
The Artists' Salon  ~ June 21 - July 3
Mixed media art by members of The Arts Connection Networking Salon for Artists
Opening Reception Tuesday June 21 from 6 to 8pm
Artists in Attendance Saturday June 25 at 2pm
13th International MINI ART EXCHANGE  ~  July 5 - 24
Opening Reception Tuesday July 5 from 6 to 8pm
+++ SILK PURSE +++   http://www.silkpurse.ca/gallery2.html
June 28 - July 10  -- "Clay and Colour"
Often we categorize art by medium and style, not necessarily seeing how seemingly different forms of art can complement each other and share a spirit or narrative. Whether it is Sharon Mason's expressive paintings or Roohy Marandi's elegant sculpture, these works all speak of passion and dedication to one's craft.
Opening reception Tuesday June 28th from 6 to 8pm
July 12 - 24  -- "Sunrise"
Employing three distinct visual approaches to some of the rudimentary property features of the Hastings Sunrise neighbourhood, photographer Morgan Applewood invites us to consider how the East Van area has come to represent decorum amidst Vancouver's high-priced housing market & what it means to have the premium of space.
Opening reception Tuesday July 12th 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

+++ 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
For those of you who use Twitter, you can follow us, Tweet us and keep up to date with our events.
Follow us: @westvan60 -- Reid Anderson, Branch Secretary
June 26 {earlier info in Updates}
Dear Friends:
o  Seniors' Annual Mystery Trip - Friday, July 8th.
The sign-up sheet will be posted in the Lounge on June 29th. We are able to take 45 people this year so please, come on out! There will be a $10 per person charge to help cover costs - it will be a fun day!
o  Our Summer 2011 BBQ schedule has been posted in the Lounge. PLS sign up to and take on a Saturday BBQ.
Come out and meet your Branch Executive. The Legion is a great place to meet with friends and enjoy the many activities offered. Our volunteer base is currently small and WE NEED YOU!!!
Please attend our VOLUNTEERS' WORK SHOP 3pm Sunday July 10th.  An occasional few hours of volunteering or being involved in helping a special event happen makes all the difference to the continued
GOOD HEALTH of our Branch.
o  Today's technology leaves us needing people who can use computers and are familiar with the internet and other office machines.      Is that you?
A Wine & Cheese to follow. Pls RSVP to me via, westvan60@telus.net or call the Branch Office: 922 3587.
Joan Thibault President, RC Legion Branch 60 (West Vancouver)

+++ WV CHAMBER of COMMERCE + 926 6614 + http://www.westvanchamber.com
Jul 5 Chamber Breakfast Club
Have you attended one of the Breakfast meetings yet? Why not stop by Cafe TrafiQ next Tuesday July 5th - a great opportunity to network with your morning coffee!
Jul 12 - Chamber Breakfast Club 2
Breakfast Club 2 will meet on Tuesday, July 12th at Delany's Coffee House in Dundarave. This is a second Breakfast Club meeting group - everyone is welcome to join.

+  BARD ON THE BEACH http://www.bardonthebeach.org/ June 2nd to Sept 24 (Tu  - Sun)
As You Like It
Great acting by Lois Anderson, on stage nearly the whole time; and
The Merchant of Venice
a difficult play, an excellent production; even with humour: John Murphy and Ryan Beil
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.
Shylock and The Merchant of Venice  --  Monday July 11 at 7pm
Noted scholars Errol Durbach and Graham Forst join members of the Bard company in a fascinating exploration of moneylending in Shakespeare's England and of one of Shakespeare's most complex and compelling characters.  All tickets only $10.
BARD EXPLORED SERIES  --  Saturday Mornings at 10:30am
Join Bard Education Director Mary Hartman, with special guests featuring SFU's Dr. Paul Budra for illuminating insights into the plays this season. With complimentary coffee and tea, these lectures and discussions are a great way to discover more about Shakespeare's remarkable work.  All tickets only $10.
Now you can listen to Bard's Mary Hartman any time, on your computer or portable device. With special guests, featuring Artistic Director Christopher Gaze, Mary explores the plays and other topics in the world of Shakespeare.  New podcasts will be released throughout the year, so subscribe to receive them automatically.  Click here to listen to our Podcast feed.  Download and subscribe to our Podcasts in iTunes
Bard on the Beach iPhone App
Bard on the Beach and B'stro present the Bard on the Beach app!  Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.  With this app by B'stro, you can easily find play synopses, cast bios, multimedia, social media connections, and ticket and venue information for all the plays and events happening at Bard on the Beach. And with a few features added for fun, including a Shakespearean insult generator and augmented reality "Where's Will?" game, you can have a great time even before the curtain comes up!
Click here to download.
ih.constantcontac/16845F53.png  App Design & Development
SCHOOL GROUPS - September Availability
Bard on the Beach is pleased to offer a number of performances for school groups to attend the Festival at a greatly reduced ticket price.  Tix still available for some September matinees!
For more info contact: Laura Benoit  lbenoit@bardonthebeach.org 604 708 5400 (M-F: 9am-4pm)
+  ARTS CLUB   687 1644
-  Stanley Industrial Alliance  -- Hairspray starring Jay Brazeau, to July 10
-  Revue Stage on Granville Island -- Mom's the Word: Remixed; now playing to July 23
-  Granville Island Stage -- A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline, to July 30
+ Metro Theatre 266 7191
                Harvey by Mary Chase; to July 16
+ Deep Cove Shaw Theatre   --  929 3200
                First ever Improv Night
+ at the Granville Island Dock
        The Navigators/Between Wing and Island  -- www.voilierspectacle.com
the crew of the sailboat, La Loupiote, use the mast, boom, and rigging as a stage to exhibit their acrobatic prowess.  5:30 or 7:30pm; July 6 to 10, Aug 3 to 7, and 10 to 14
    Calendar of Events: http://www.vanartgallery.bc.ca/events_and_programs/calendar_of_events.html
~ VAG PUBLIC PROGRAMS  --  All Programs free for Members.
        Current exhibition: "The Colour of my Dreams".........
~  Out for Lunch -- Eine Kleine Lunch Musik  Select Fridays, 12:10 - 1pm
+  Vancouver Symphony Orchestra  876 3434
                  Many to choose from, pls go to the VSO website: http://www.vancouversymphony.ca/ 
 + EARLY MUSIC VANCOUVER --  40th Anniversary Season -- http://www.earlymusic.bc.ca
        T: 732-1610  F: 732-1602  E: staff@earlymusic.bc.ca Summer Festival tix on sale

NB: Some of the info sent out to subscribers (below) have parts moved to the body of this WVM.
Wednesday, 9:42 PM  29   WVM2011-12: Update A
Some announcements and events in the next few days that were not in WVM12.
Herewith: Budget/Remuneration then info/events, summer classes, and qtn/thought/pun.
First, clarification re DWV salaries/remuneration.  The Budget Book is magnificent and the biggest ever but they are NOT in the Budget Book (item on June 20 ccl agenda) and are not yet on the DWV website.  FIA is different from Budget.  They, along with expenditures and other information, can be found as part of an agenda item (6 -- http://www.westvancouver.ca/uploadedFiles/Your_Government/Agendas_and_Minutes/2011/May/11may19-6.PDF ) on that special ccl mtg Thurs May 19 to wch only the briefest of reference was made at the May 16 mtg.  The FIA will be coming again presumably and be made public plus posted on the website (must be done by June 30).
In chronological order:
     1 = New Bus-Only lane on MDr now open [June 20]; Grand Opening Celebration June 25
     2 = Safeway Site Proposal Update
     3 = June 21 National Aboriginal Day; Henry Charles (First Nations storyteller-in-residence at VPL)
     4 = Salsa-by-the-Sea on Thursdays starting June 23
     5 = Strides for Strokes Walkathon June 25
     6 = Horseshoe Bay Anniversary Celebrations Saturday June 25th all day!
     7 = Waves Jazz Festival, a preview at Park Royal Saturday June 25th from 2 to *3pm*
     8 = Canada's Multicultural Day Monday June 27 at VPL
     9 = Coho Society AGM June 27
   10 = Changes planned for Park Royal (view and comment June 28)
   11 = Canada Day breakfast at Park Royal -- free pancakes! -- from 10 to 11am on Friday July 1st
   12 =  Farmers' Markets are back! Dundarave Saturdays; Ambleside Sundays
     -  Summer Classes for Women :-)  -  Qtn/Thought/Pun {both moved to WVM}
= 1 =
New Bus-Only Lane on Marine Drive Now Open
Monday, June 20  A new bus-only lane from Marine Drive to Lions' Gate Bridge is in operation, making transit service faster and more reliable.  Seven things you need to know:
         1.  There will be a new advance light for buses at Marine Drive and Taylor Way.
         2.  No left turns from Marine Drive onto Garden and McGuire Avenues in either direction (North Vancouver)
         3.  Bus lanes are for TransLink buses only
         4.  Bus lanes are in effect 24/7
         5.  No vehicle lanes are lost
         6.  Cycle routes are clearly marked
         7.  You can still access businesses and residences by using the bus lane for right turns
The Marine Drive Transit Priority Project is funded by the Government of Canada, Province of British Columbia, and TransLink. The Districts of West Vancouver and North Vancouver, as well as Park Royal Shopping Centre are partners in the project.  Learn how it works   See: http://www.translink.ca/marinedrivetransitpriority
+  Saturday June 25 GRAND OPENING
Transit Priority Lane Grand Opening Celebration hosted by Park Royal from 10am to 2pm
Join Park Royal in congratulating the District of West Vancouver, the West Vancouver Police Department, and TransLink for the new Transit Priority Lane on Marine Drive, opened on Monday, June 20. This new Bus lane will help speed up commuter traffic by giving buses an advance green light to allow them through the intersection in a timely manner.
Check out the website [ http://shopparkroyal.com/events/community-information-celebration-session-park-royal-south ] for more details.  For more info on the new bus lane, follow these links:
= 2 =
Safeway Site Proposal Update
Tuesday, June 21  West Vancouver, BC:  At its June 20 meeting West Vancouver Council considered a staff report on the outcome of the initial community consultation on the redevelopment of the Safeway site, located at 1650 Marine Drive. Council has requested that the applicant come forward with a comprehensive community engagement program. 
Mayor Pamela Goldsmith-Jones says: "The public meeting on March 10 pointed out two things: most people recognize the potential for improvements of a rezoned Safeway site, and the community wishes to be involved in the process for its design. Council completely agrees."
More: http://www.westvancouver.ca/Level3.aspx?id=34850
= 3 =
June 21 was National Aboriginal Day
Henry Charles, storyteller at VPL, is the last Musqueam to have lived in the forest of Point Grey.  He left in 1968.  Think he said his great-grandfather (maybe great-great) welcomed an explorer (Capt Vancouver?) to English Bay.  He's speaking at the VPL on Monday June 27 (see No 8 below).
More info:
Henry Charles will be VPL's third first nations storyteller-in-residence
VANCOUVER - The Vancouver Public Library's third first nations storyteller-in-residence Henry Charles is the last surviving member of the Musqueam Nation to have lived in the endowment lands adjacent to the University of British Columbia, VPL's Jean Kavanagh said in a news release.
"I gained a rich knowledge of my culture from the time I spent living there with my grandparents," Charles said. "When my parents and siblings moved to the Musqueam Reserve in the early 1960s I stayed behind and continued to live in the wooded area with my grandparents. This experience greatly formed who I am."
The rest: http://communities.canada.com/vancouversun/blogs/covertocover/archive/2011/03/07/henry-charles-will-be-vpl-s-thrid-first-nations-storyteller-in-residence.aspx
+ There's a five-minute video of Henry Charles telling a scary story of a Sasquatch at the mouth of the Fraser River at: http://www.vpl.ca/events/details/first_nations_storyteller_in_residence
+ For more information about the program, please call First Nations Storyteller in Residence Project Manager Sophie Middleton at 604 331 4041.
You can read about the previous First Nations Storytellers in Residence here.
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Salsa by the Sea
June 23 to Aug 25 on Ambleside Landing (near FBG) from 6:30 to 8:30pm on Thursdays; $6 drop-in
Open to all; ph 925 7290; see http://ferrybuildinggallery.com for info.
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Strides for Strokes Walkathon
        Saturday June 25 --  John Lawson Park from 10am to 1pm
Four-kilometre walk, run, or wheel along the West Vancouver sea-walk to raise funds for the Speech Therapy Program at the North Shore Stroke Recovery Centre.
Info: 778 340 5803, www.nssrc.org  from: http://www.westvancouver.ca/Level3.aspx?id=25826
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Sewell's Marina, Troll's Restaurant, and The Spirit Gallery Anniversary Celebrations
        Saturday June 25 from 7am to 5:30pm in Horseshoe Bay
June 25th 2011 is a big day for Horseshoe Bay! Sewell's Marina, Troll's Restaurant, and The Spirit Gallery will be hosting anniversary celebrations that are sure to happen only once in 80, 65, and 20 years! Highlights will include; Pancake Breakfast at Troll's, boat and tour specials, classic Horseshoe Bay entertainment, special guests from the Vancouver Aquarium, and lots of fun for kids and families!
Partial proceeds from tour specials and boat rentals will go to benefit the Vancouver Aquarium Howe Sound Research team.  For more info pls contact Haley of Sewell's Marina. p: 921 3474  e: groupsales@sewellsmarina.com
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WAVES JAZZ FESTIVAL -- June 16 to July 23
Park Royal is a proud supporter and sponsor of the Waves Jazz Festival in West Vancouver, on from June 16 to July 23.  The fabulous entertainment acts usually perform at The Silk Purse Arts Centre, but on Saturday June 25 from 2 to *3pm*, the festival is previewing the K-Sisters at The Village at Park Royal.  Treat yourself to an afternoon of sweet, sizzlin', swingin' harmonies of the K-Sisters: A group of talented beauties sing a variety of music from jazzy favourites to the beautiful classics from the Andrews Sisters. Don't miss it!  For more on performances at the Waves Jazz Festival check out http://www.silkpurse.ca/music2.html .
[* time changed]
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Celebrate Canada's Multiculturalism Day on Monday June 27
        ~ 1 to 5pm ~  The event is FREE!  All are welcome!
Come and celebrate Canada's Multiculturalism Day at Vancouver Public Library. Enjoy arts, culture, exhibits, and performances from around the world right at home!  Performances include:
Storyteller-in-Residence Henry Charles  1:15 - 1:45pm
Sambata         2 - 2:20pm                 Za Daikon            2:35 - 2:55pm
UBC Persian Music Ensemble              3:10 - 3:30pm
Vancouver Cantonese Opera               3:45 - 4:05pm
For more information please contact VPL Multicultural Services at 604 331 3774.
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Coho Society AGM  at 6pm Monday June 27
The Annual General Meeting of the Coho Society will be held at the WV Memorial Library.  There will be an election of new Directors and also a resolution for adoption of amendments to our bylaws.   Refreshments will be served.
In order to vote, you must have an up-to-date membership in the Coho Society.  All memberships are now up for renewal.  You can either pay on line at www.cohosociety.com (donate), or pay the night of the AGM. 
To have a membership form e-mailed to you, please contact Carrie at info@cohosociety.com  Register
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VIP Wine and Cheese Reception - Introduction to Changes at Park Royal
             ~ 5 to 7pm ~ Tuesday June 28 at Park Royal South (South Mall Display Centre, in front of Sport Chek)
On June 7th, Park Royal launched a six-week public information program encouraging everyone on the North Shore to come and view its current plans and ideas for future expansion.  Park Royal is especially interested in your comments on their plans and ideas for new stores, the proposed residential development, and bringing movie theatres back to West Vancouver at Park Royal South.
You are cordially invited for a VIP Wine and Cheese reception and introduction to the new and proposed changes to Park Royal.   RSVP:    Rama Diallo  922-3211 or rdiallo@parkroyal.ca
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FREE Canada Day Breakfast - July 1
Kick off Canada Day at The Village in Park Royal.  Bring the whole family!
From 10 to 11am balloon artists, music, and a FREE Pancake Breakfast! The International Rotary will be serving these delicious hot cakes and will be selling beverages to fundraise for their community initiatives.  You can find us right outside Whole Foods Market and Cactus Club Café.
NB: CANADA DAY CELEBRATIONS -- Info on the picnic at Lawson Park and fireworks were in WVM12
                     Details see: http://www.westvancouver.ca/Level3.aspx?id=13852                                                                                                             
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Weekly Farmers' Markets all summer
Saturdays 9 to 3 - Dundarave Farmers' Market, 2400 Marine Drive
Sundays 10 to 3 - Ambleside Farmers' Market - Bellevue Ave & 13th St.
Saturday June 25        4:51 AM 7       WVM2011-12: Update B
Herewith: money and zoning issues (A); mtg changes (B); CULTUREWATCH, operas this weekend (C); La Fete nationale du Quebec (D); Best News Headline so far this year (E); QUOTATIONS/THOUGHTS, INSULT, PUN
= A =
First, a couple of things to prepare for for the July 4th ccl mtg, in case you wish to comment or provide input.
1 = Zoning Bylaw Amendments PH July 4th; see http://www.westvancouver.ca/Level3.aspx?id=34860
     {their link is empty now but I've alerted the Hall and hope they'll fix it soon so you can read it.}
Remember that $3M+ for AmblesideNOW ?  Bit of a glitch -- coming back to Ccl July 4th too:
CAO: there's been a question that's been posed to us re the expenditures that Ccl approved for the AmbNOW.  Just wanted to advise Ccl that on July 4th, there'll be two budget amendments coming forth, one for 2010 to deal with the surplus, and in 2011 to incorporate the expenditures for AmbNOW into the amended 2011 Budget
{Cclr Walker had called the amt exorbitant and Cclr Sop had made the reasonable suggestion to allocate $1M and when that's spent, come back with report before getting more.  There will be a Finance Cmte mtg at 4pm on Monday June 27th.}
= B =
BELATEDLY, alas -- recent info on the DWV website Calendar:
=  surprised to see a Police Bd mtg now there (for 5:30 Tues June 21) -- not there June 20 when emailed to you, Dear Readers.
=  Parks WG June 21 mtg CANCELLED
=  Design Review Cmte mtg Th June 23 moved from June 16th CANCELLED
= C =
=  Macbeth, Verdi's rendition of the Scottish tragedy, by Opera Pro Cantanti at Pacific Theatre 8pm Sat June 25th (340 8545)
=  Britten's opera Albert Herring at UBC Old Auditorium June 23 to 26 (822 6725)
{= D, E, F = in WVM}
PS [Sun Jun 26]
Last performance is tonight at 8pm -- RECOMMENDED (but it is heavy-going, serious)
Regret I did not see Our Class at the Jericho Arts Ctr (224 8007) earlier. Saw it last night and it is indeed thought-provoking, well worth seeing.
A study in people's reactions in crises, changes, occupation also touching on nationalism, loyalty, self-preservation.  An (unpleasant) slice of history.
Made me think of mob mentality and the Stanley Cup riot.
Covers 1925 to 2001 from a small village in eastern Poland at the beginning (Russian Communism invasion followed by Nazi invasion) to some who go to New York.
Scratch our icing of civility and what happens?
S  (Normal)     Editor, WVM     3:44 AM 18      WVM2011-12: Update C
More new info and photos.  Remember this is in addition to what was in WVM12 and previous Updates
Serious, silly, salmagundi, follow:
Finance; Legion update; Kate and Will at Wimbledon (photos); Amazing new species (photos); travel photo of the day and top images round the world; symbolic presence of monarchy in Canada; the seductiveness of wine; Qtns/Thoughts and Pun
-----------  $$$   -------------------
First, in preparation for the Monday night ccl mtg (July 4th) check out the Finance Cmte's agenda, June 27.  After $3M+ sailed through approved on Monday June 20, someone noted that those amts have to be formally approved in a budget so some is going into 2010's and some in 2011's.
Pls do look at the costs and amts estimated for the AmblesideNOW project -- the $3M is but a nibble -- the size and cost of the PSB is totally absent and cd they be $70M?  See what's being paid for consulting, legal, etc fees in the appendices:
--------------  Our Legion  -----------------------------
Next: an update from our Legion
RCL UPDATE June 26     
o  General Meeting, 7:00 pm, Tuesday, June 28th
Now that the Stanley cup Playoffs are complete there will be no more disruption! I urge you to attend this very important meeting - our last until September.
{NB  Rest of Update C has been moved to the body of WVM}
S (Normal)     Editor, WVM      Friday, 3:56 AM 18    Canada Day & Ccl Mtg July 4
Happy Canada Day!  Best wishes to Will and Kate as they tour Canada.
First, activities for Canada Day followed by main items for the ccl mtg July 4th (PH on Zoning; WVPD; 20thEsq Adoption; PSB Expense Report; GLH's future); then a Greek INFObit and Quotation/Thought/Pun
+  FREE Canada Day Breakfast - July 1
How are you kicking off Canada Day? Bring the whole family to The Village at Park Royal from 10am to 11am this Friday -- we'll have balloon artists, music, and a FREE Pancake Breakfast! The International Rotary will be serving these delicious hot cakes and will be selling beverages to fundraise for their community initiatives. You can find us right outside Whole Foods Market and Cactus Club Cafe.
+  Canada Day Celebration and Fireworks  ~~  2:30 to 10:30pm
Dress up in our national colours and join us for a picnic at John Lawson Park to celebrate our nation's birthday. Bring your own picnic basket, or enjoy a selection of barbecued treats, and sweets while watching our live entertainment!
The Canada Day fireworks show starts at 10:30pm.
Schedule of Events
        2:30pm  Janestown  ~~  3:30pm  Robert Kennedy  ~~  4:30pm  The Whiskey Dicks
        6pm  WV Youth Band  ~~  6:45pm  Official Ceremony and singing of O Canada
        7pm  Famous Players   ~~  10:30pm   Fireworks Finale!
Traffic, Street Closures, and Parking for Fireworks
Please consider alternative modes of transportation such as public transit, cycling, walking or parking at Park Royal Shopping Centre and walking into the event area, as parking and vehicle access along the waterfront may be restricted.  Local traffic may be subject to road closures and parking restrictions south of Marine Drive. Residents will be asked to show identification with their address.
Additional Blue Bus service will be available after the fireworks, stationed along Marine Drive between 13th and 25th Streets. Additional service will also be available from Park Royal after the event.

===  CCL MTG NOTES Monday June 20th  ===
Rest assured, though, I try my best so this is "best efforts" and, I shd add E&OE.
Note: At 4pm the special Council Meeting will commence in open session in the main floor conference room and will be immediately followed by a motion to exclude the public in order to hold a closed session. At 7pm the regular Council Meeting will commence in open session in the Council Chamber.
1.      Call to Order.
2. RECOMMENDED:  THAT in the public interest, members of the public be excluded ... under the following section of the Cmnty Charter:
90. (1)  ... part ... may be closed ... if ... relates to ...:
(d)  the security of the property of the municipality;
(e)  the acquisition, disposition, or expropriation of land or improvements, if the council considers that disclosure could reasonably be expected to harm the interests of the municipality;
(i)  the receipt of advice that is subject to solicitor-client privilege, including communications necessary for that purpose.
Purpose of meeting: to discuss legal and land matters.
7:00 PM
Amended by in Item 14, replacing p2; adding new item 16.1 re DP 1403 Duchess; renumbering the Consent Agenda accordingly
June 6, 2011 Reconvened Public Hearing/Public Meeting; and  June 6, 2011 Regular Council Meeting.
CAO: there's been a question that's been posed to us re the expenditures that Ccl approved for the AmbNOW.  Just wanted to advise Ccl that on July 4th, there'll be two budget amendments coming forth, one for 2010 to deal with the surplus, and in 2011 to incorporate the expenditures for AmbNOW into the amended 2011 Budget
4. Pumpkin Fest Committee - Pumpkin Fest Event (File: 0055-01)
        RECOMMENDED: event planned for October 2011.
Mayor: pleasure to welcome Patti Bolton and Jennifer Hatton and looks as if some cmte mbrs as well with you tonight.
PB: my pleasure as co-chair with Jennifer Hatton to announce Pumpkin Fest 2011, inaugural celebration of harvest, the weekend between Thanksgiving and Halloween -- Oct 15 and 16 this year.
Celebrating through exhibition and friendly competition of fares, wares, and activities.
Jennifer and I serve separate roles.
My focus is to engage the cmnty, and Jennifer's, as a Cmnty Ctrs Soc bd mbr is devt.
Two main issues have surfaced: the weather, the other is that this will be another event, another strain on our already strained resources.  I want to assure you our goal is that our event [become] a citizen-driven event and self-supporting.  Sustainability, along with inter-generational health and wellness, and decisions by consensus drive all of our processes in the events of the the Pumpkin Fest. We will assure this by reaching out to the cmnty to participate and support this event.
The steering cmte -- sorry haven't PowerPoint -- great team, 34 mbrs, been meeting monthly since Nov 2010 since a successful trial run at the Cmnty Ctr Harvest Festival and sev teams meet weekly in between monthly steering cmte mtgs; and these are golf, dance, fares and wares, sponsorship, event day, and the v successful cmnty day float team.
Cmnty Day terrific forum to introduce Pumpkin Fest to cmnty -- gave out 900 of the 1200 seedlings, such a demand.  Seedlings were started by our greenhouse staff of Parks and Rec, staff nursed them along.  Thank you, Andrew and his staff for nurturing, bringing along to nice startable height.

{while a great event and look forward to it, a bit queasy about getting highly-paid (some over-worked or over-committed) municipal staff to do work for an event put on by a cmnty group.  Is that self-supporting?  Can anyone or any group in the cmnty get staff to do things for an event not yet endorsed by Ccl? how much did it cost taxpayers?  shd there be a budget or done through a grant, wch has to be applied for?}

Will be nursed by families and groups as potential winners of the pumpkin-growing competition; these and other competitions will be judged by a team of celebrities, identities of wch a v deep secret for now.
P Fest has something for everyone, biz cmnty has stepped up but will encourage families and individuals to support us as well.
How?  five ways: volunteer on a cmte or on the daily event; attend the event; participate in fares and wares (growing competition, jack o' lantern, canning, baking, the Peter Jones memorial blue-ribbon pie contest in its second year, best cake, cupcakes, ........wine xxx, quilting...... toys, knitting.)
Wares will be stained glass, pottery, xxx......photography
educational workshops; growing a vegetable on your balcony; what to do with pumpkins left over from Halloween.
Become sustainable partners by committing to more than one year.
I'm going to let Jennifer speak to the devt part, then I'll come back and introduce Declan Lawlor.
Jennifer Hatton: thx re event, entertaining, educating.
Our goal is to build support for the Cmnty Ctr and our Society
Pumpkin Fest is going to be our signature event at the civic site and Gleneagles
using as a vehicle to raise funds -- whether for accessibility lift, youth playground equipment......
so, sponsorships -- one in the room right now many of you know him, Peter Gaskill of Pacific Arbour, sponsoring an all-ages golf tournament at Gleneagles,
Sign up now, rates are good, spots going to go.
Not only does Peter sit on our steering cmte as do two mbrs of his team, they've thrown themselves into it, introduced us to other sponsors such as the Block 22 restaurants.  They're going to be supporting our dance.
thrilled; great corporate leadership; others ... including the District; Howe Sound Brewing will brew a special pumpkin ale for the dance
Pressed Medals -- do awards for Gov Gen, etc -- are on board
announcements in June and July; target local biz
biz cmnty says love festivals but take biz away from us -- Biz Assns, Chamber -- so we're trying to bring the fun to the biz districts.
support; pumpkin, get to carve it with your staff; display in your store front and ppl will vote
winner will get fun things
pumpkin passport, enter stores and get a stamp, eligible to win prizes on the day
Pumpkin Fest window displays, something for lawyers as well
Patti mentioned families.  We have four families on board, engaged, looking for more; lots of opps
work with you to devp a package
PB: handouts for M&Ccl; like to introduce our youngest mbr, Declan Lawlor who will be doing the presenting
if you can just indulge me for a moment.  Raise your dominant hand, stick out your thumb -- is it pink or shades of green?
Declan will give you each of you your own seedling.  Gleneagles Gardeners have thrown down the gauntlet.  Pls click on the Cmnty Ctr Society's website and follow the links.
Thank you for the opp to introduce Pumpkin Fest 2011.

{And indeed, really impressive!  The Pumpkin Fest Newsletter and Brochure was "On-Table" and here's the link -- lots of plans and info!
http://www.westvancouver.ca/uploadedFiles/Your_Government/Agendas_and_Minutes/2011/June/11jun20-4ot.PDF }

Mayor: I feel with Cmnty Day, you've only scratched the surface.
Cclr Smith, you're on the Cmnty Ctrs Board
MS: As you can tell, the excitement's starting to build for this first-time event.....
thank the cmte.......  look forward to it
Sop: for four years in a row, planted pumpkins in front yard; schools came by, four feet, didn't take any work
Mayor: so you're the one to beat!
REPORTS [7:15]
5. 2010 Annual Report (File:  0300-01)  PowerPoint presentation to be provided.
RECOMMENDED: ... all written and verbal submissions be received.
NL: v proud to present the 2010 Financial Report [SLIDES] financially vibrant
much done with the available resources of the District
2011 initiatives outlines ... Strategic Plan and BSC
Highlights: 2010 Olympic; HAF ...  our own water treatment plant, water supply, ...
we are leaders in how we interact
environment -- do this on top of our services
too much for two slides so encourage you to look through the report
capital asset inventory completed; good for long-term plans
signif planning for financial resources; initial phase of the three-year budget
as always looking to become much more transparent
focus on high-value services
many initiatives started in 2010; approved by Cmte on May 19
ads in local papers that was ready and open to any questions or queries
Mayor: excellent; and meets standard for GFOA
Sop: congratulate you on your job, statistical review
far more transparent, easy to read, explanations on ev area
we engaged you specifically b/c of your knowledge and background
SW: before moving, want to commend you
puts a lot into context; best report I've seen to date
[7:23 CARRIED]
6. Official Community Plan Amendment, Rezoning and Development Permit Application for 1650 Marine Drive (Safeway site) (File:  1010-20-10-061)
Mayor: Ms Boyle has a presentation
GB: remind everyone we call it the Safeway site but not the owner [or applicant]
prev proposal 217Ksf in two diff forms; well devpd and building throughout the prop
Ccl formally saw this on Feb 7; instructed us to consult cmnty; was v early stage
cmnty mtg Mar 10 at SAC; met with Design Review beforehand
Mar mtg was v well attended
got more ppl than we anticipated, ~400ppl; ev had chance to speak
made an audio tape of the mtg
{Audio Recording from the Community Consultation, March 10, 2011
http://www.westvancouver.ca/Residents/Level3.aspx?id=32562 }
and it's posted on our website
200 questionnaires were returned and discussed ......
petition, detailed in report
strong support for redevt of Amb; not unanimous, but signif support
opposition to the towers, but not the only point of concern -- type of devt, didn't feel it reflected the village character, cd easily have open spaces around the building -- high level concerns
Design Rev Cmte supported the proposal; concern not with height but not "WV", had been done other places
Cmnty saying plans presented did not measure up, and didn't matter if Amb or from elsewhere
a lot of ppl concerned
our recommendation was that the plans not be supported further
did hear support of revit and devt
not for architect to sit down and design, suggest public [input]
want brought to District so Ccl and public can see wch way they want to go.
Owner rep here; available for questions
Ev made motion:
1. The specific redevelopment proposal for 1650 Marine Drive (the Safeway site) that was presented at a community consultation meeting on March 10, 2011 not be considered further; and
2. As redevelopment of the Safeway site would contribute to the revitalization of Ambleside Village Centre and as it appears that the public consultation demonstrates support for the redevelopment of the Safeway site, the owner is encouraged to:
(a) carry out a community engagement program that informs a revised development proposal;
(b) present a proposed community engagement program to the District for comment prior to initiating the program; and
(c) prepare a revised proposed redevelopment proposal, that is informed by the community engagement program, for District and community consideration.
--had other proposals, cmnty engaged
unfortunate since our rec this not go forward, some momentum has been lost
proponent has opp and better understanding what cmnty looking for
look forward to another proposal reflecting those aspirations
Sop: cdn't be more emphatic, linkage between this devpr and cmnty
will see an awakening how proposals can come forth in the future now
Mayor: I remember when Ms Boyle [applied] coming from Langley here
asked why; she said b/c ppl really participate in WV
we signal that the Safeway piece is a crucial point
together we can get there.
[CARRIED 7:33]
7. 2011 Community Grants Recommendations: Community and Social Services Grants (File:  0920-07-02/0116-20-CGC)
ML: prez of the board of two, hope will be recipients so remove [myself]
Mayor: xxxx; and say wch
ML: Autism of BC and BC Boys Choir
{he leaves}
Leanne Sexsmith gave intro then introduced:
thanking and acknowledging cmte mbrs: two here tonight: Ed Collins and Coral Winfield
others [named]....... Richard Loat [away]
Cclr Panz Liaison; I'm staff; also Brent Leigh and Cathy Matheson
Cmte has worked hard -- over 100 grant requests and looking at the overall [policy]
arts -- three-year for first time
better distributing in the four categories
focus on increasing support to seniors' progs -- relative to devt and cmnty need
more streamlined framework
increasing access to indiv youth grants, leadership as well as sport; new policies; if passed will be making more youth grants
TP: grants in items 7, 8, and 9; move they be approved
this group did a tremendous amt this year
outstanding amt of work; dove in with great determination and laughter
when I meet with this group, ... how ppl look out for one another
wd like to thank Leanne Sexsmith and Pam Jones -- keep us moving forward and together
dare I mention hockey -- coming in, I always listen to CBC, and Richard Loat was being interviewed by Stephen Quinn and he's starting out tomorrow across Canada
outstanding young gentleman
Sop: I--
Mayor: sorry, my mistake; Cclr Smith is seconder
MS: always good work
Leanne attending last ccl mtg, taking off on safari
Sop: Leanne and Coral and others
remember sitting on this for years and years and always seemed to struggle
we see ourselves always under the pressure of funds
everyone who receives these, need them; don't see other levels of govt coming to their aid
where are we going? more in specific areas? more need
wonder if this cmte only going to work with ones they have av
LS: Cmnty Grants Cmte cd certainly consider coming forward with recs for changes to budget in the fall
have been focusing on ways we can engage the non-profit sector
our grants prog is a small component of what these grps receive
intend to play that role, xxxxx
the majority of their support does come from other sources
NSh Dialogue of those other sectors and brought in key note speakers on adjusting
non-profits continue to work together
AM: the three Ms do work collectively together
real interest is support groups that support residents
at end of each year report on diff made to the cmnty
Sop: if into prov, national, or int'l cd send request for funding
I see in field hockey 15 mbrs and only one applied for $200; have we done away with that prog?
LS: funded under our youth grants prog; plan to increase profile
we looked at two diff streams of Youth Grants and consolidated it into one b/c added leadership initiatives
do have a dozen applics waiting to be reviewed under this new framework.
Richard Loat is going to look into ways of increasing access to that grant
Ev: follows on somewhat from Cclr Sop's first question; guess two questions, I have
First fig for Cmnty Grants is $122K+ and for Arts & Culture $32K+
are we keeping up with demand?
I sat on arts and culture about ten years ago and recall something alike $10K
LS: amt has not significantly changed over the last years
have been able to utilize some money from the substance abuse WG and didn't need to be funded
some services of last year
not fam with arts and culture but AFAIK not increased
Mayor: diff tack; in 2003 moved to three-yr funding; did try to raise it; didn't pass that Ccl or the next; didn't get past this Ccl
what has changed dramatically in cmnty is capacity of cmnty grps
Arts Ctr Trust didn't exist then and it's running a highly successful KMC and supporting all kinds of groups
WV Cmnty Ctrs Services Society didn't exist, but we had an outstanding presentation from them tonight about ways to support outside of prop taxes
NSh Mayors Golf Tournament didn't exist, and we just raised $127K a couple of weeks, shared between the NSh Cmnty Fdn and the WV Cmnty Fdn, and beneficiary this year was both Silver Hbr Ctr and the WV Srs' Ctr for the go-bus
What the 2010 Leadership group will do with this sizeable legacy is as yet unknown; talking about Youth, the Arts, and Sport
WVCFdn and our staff -- hustled and got us signif money for child care, the Columba Festival down at the beach, so I wd say our prop tax contribution is right where it shd be
and b/c it has been such a challenge, the cmnty has taken this up in other ways that vastly outstrip what prop taxes can fund; equitable, gives hope and stability to these groups; they can always use more
we're developing capacity far beyond what we wd hv envisioned maybe eight years ago
well done to the cmnty overall; thx for work; 100 groups is a lot
now let's move to policy; keep it current and provide confidence to our non-profit sector
{well summarized and well said}
{all of these passed at once! from here to 7:51:
THAT the Community Grants Committee recommendations for Community and Social Services Grant allocations for 2011 be approved as follows:
(BC) Canadian Paraplegic Assoc. Transition Services end of [three-year] cycle for 2011      $ 500
Avalon Recovery Society end of [three-year] cycle for 2011      $ 800
Canadian Mental Health Association - Program end of [three-year] cycle for 2011      $ 500
Crisis Intervention & Suicide Prevention Ctr of BC end of [three-year] cycle for 2011      $ 1,000
Friend to Friend Social Learning Society end of [three-year] cycle for 2011      $ 750
Harvest Project end of [three-year] cycle for 2011      $ 2,500
Lookout NS Emergency Aid Shelter end of [three-year] cycle for 2011      $ 3,000
NS Assoc. Mentally Handicapped - NS Connexions end of 3 year cycle for 2011      $ 1,000
NS Disability Resource Ctr - Children's Summer Program end of [three-year] cycle for 2011      $ 2,500
NS Project Society for Low Income & [Handicapped] end of [three-year] cycle for 2011      $ 5,000
NS Schizophrenia Society NS Branch end of [three-year] cycle for 2011      $ 2,000
NS Stroke Recovery - Young Survivors end of [three-year] cycle for 2011      $ 1,000
Subtotal $ 20,550
SPECIALIZED SUPPORT SERVICES - New cycle for previously funded programs
BC Paraplegic Assoc. Peer support begin [three-year] cycle for 2011      $ 500
Canadian Red Cross begin [three-year] cycle for 2011      $ 1,500
Lions Gate Hospice begin [three-year] cycle for 2011      $ 1,000
NS Disability Resource Centre Adults at Risk begin [three-year] cycle for 2011      $ 1,000
NS Women's Centre Society Operating begin [three-year] cycle for 2011      $ 1,500
Subtotal $ 5,500
Canadian Mental Health Association - Support Groups begin [two-year] cycle for 2011      $ 1,000
Multicultural Helping House Society [one-year] cycle for 2011      $ 1,000
NS Women's Centre - Society - single mother support begin [two-year] cycle for 2011      $ 500
Subtotal $ 2,500
Autism Society of BC end of [three-year] cycle for 2011      $ 1,500
Big Brothers end of [three-year] cycle for 2011      $ 500
Big Sisters end of [three-year] cycle for 2011      $ 500
Highlands Church - Lunch Program end of [three-year] cycle for 2011      $ 500
NS Crisis Services Society end of [three-year] cycle for 2011      $ 10,000
NS Neighbourhood House -Learning Together Prg end of [three-year] cycle for 2011      $ 1,000
Subtotal $ 14,000
FAMILY SUPPORT SERVICES - New cycle for previously funded programs
Family Services of the NS - Clinical Counselling begin [three-year] cycle for 2011      $ 14,500
Hollyburn Family Services / WV Family Place begin [two-year] cycle for 2011      $ 5,000
Living Systems - access counselling begin [three-year] cycle for 2011      $ 500
NS Community Resources Society begin [two-year] cycle for 2011      $ 14,500
NS Multicultural Society begin [three-year] cycle for 2011      $ 3,000
NS Restorative Justice - operating begin [three-year] cycle for 2011      $ 5,000
Subtotal $ 42,500
NS Neighbourhood House Edible Garden Project [one-year] cycle for 2011      $ 1,000
NS Multicultural Society - Community Bridging begin [two-year] cycle for 2011      $ 1,000
Subtotal $ 2,000
SENIORS' SUPPORT SERVICES - New cycle for previously funded programs
Capilano Community Services Society - Red Cross Health Equipment Loan Prg
                        begin [three-year] cycle for 2011      $ 2,000
Canadian Hard of Hearing begin [three-year] cycle for 2011      $ 1,000
Lionsview Seniors Planning Soc- Operating begin [three-year] cycle for 2011      $ 3,000
Lionsview Seniors Planning Soc- Srs' Coalition begin [three-year] cycle for 2011      $ 1,500
North Shore Keep Well- Operating Grant begin [three-year] cycle for 2011      $ 2,000
NS Meals on Wheels Society - Operating Grant begin [three-year] cycle for 2011      $ 1,500
NS Neighbourhood House - Seniors Peer Support begin [three-year] cycle for 2011      $ 1,300
NS Stroke Recovery Centre - [Srs'] Peer Support - Operating begin [three-year] cycle for 2011      $ 1 ,500
NS Volunteers for Seniors - Operating begin [three-year] cycle for 2011      $ 3,850
Subtotal $ 17,650
Lionsview Seniors Planning Society - Outreach for Seniors at Housing Risk
                        begin [two-year] cycle in 2011      $ 2,000
Lionsview Seniors Planning Society - NS News Column begin [two-year] cycle in 2011      $ 500
NS Keep Well Society - Emergency Medical Alert Card begin [two-year] cycle in 2011      $ 1,000
Pets and Friends begin [two-year] cycle in 2011      $ 2,000
Subtotal $ 5,500
3rd WV Scouts end of [three-year] cycle for 2011      $ 400
Subtotal $ 400
COMMUNITY SERVICES - New cycle for previously funded programs
NS Life Boat Society - Operating Grant begin [two-year] cycle in 2011      $ 2,500
NS Safety Council - Operating Grant begin [three-year] cycle in 2011      $ 1,000
Coho Society - Operating begin [two-year] cycle in 2011      $ 5,000
Subtotal $ 8,500
COMMUNITY SERVICES - New applications
NS Safety Council - Elmer Pedestrian and Cycle Safety begin [two-year] cycle in 2011      $ 1,600
North Shore Fruit Tree Project - Operating begin [two-year] cycle in 2011      $ 600
Canadian Federation of University Women one year grant in 2011      $ 500
Royal Canadian Legion begin [two-year] cycle in 2011      $ 2,000
Subtotal $ 4 ,700
8. Community Grants Recommendations: Arts and Culture Grants 2011 (File:  0920-07-02/0116-20-CGC)
British Columbia [Boys] Choir begin [three-year] cycle in 2011 $2,000
Sub total $2,000
Community Arts Organizations (Amateur with Membership)
Ambleside Orchestra begin [three-year] cycle in 2011 $500
North Shore Light Opera Society begin [two-year] cycle in 2011 $1,000
O'Shihan Cultural Organization begin [two-year] cycle in 2011 $500
Theatre West Van [one-year] funding cycle for 2011 $3,500
West Van Adult Community Band Assoc. [one-year] funding cycle for 2011 $500
Hollyburn Heritage Society begin [three-year] cycle in 2011 $750
Deep Cove Chamber Soloists Society begin [three-year] cycle in 2011 $750
West Vancouver Historical Society one time funding $4,000
WV Fire Service [one-year] funding cycle for 2011 $1,500
Sub total $13,000
Community (Professional Standard & Staff)
Chor Leoni Men's Choir one time funding $750
Laudate Singers Society begin [three-year] cycle in 2011 $1,000
Pandora's Vox begin [two-year] cycle in 2011 $1,500
Presentation House Cultural Society/Theatre begin [two-year] cycle in 2011 $1,500
Sinfonia Orchestra of the North Shore begin [two-year] cycle in 2011 $2,000
West Vancouver Youth Band [one-year] funding cycle for 2011 $7,500
North Shore Chorus begin [two-year] cycle in 2011 $750
North Shore Chamber Music Society begin [three-year] cycle in 2011 $750
Sub total $15,750
New Applicants
Pacific Spirit Choir [one-year] funding cycle for 2011 $1,000
6th Field Engineer Squadron Museum Assoc. [one-year] funding cycle for 2011 $500
Sub total $1,500
                                            Total - All 2011 Arts & Culture Grants $32,250
9. 2011 Youth Competition and Recognition Fund Grant Application (File:  0920-07-02/0116-20-CGC)
RECOMMENDED: THAT the Community Grants Committee recommendations for a Youth Competition and Recognition Fund Grant be approved as follows:
                Individual:   Brigitte Matheusik (BC Field Hockey Provincial Championships) - $200
{to here!}
[7:51 ML returned]
10. Community Grants Program - Updated Policy Framework (File:  0920-07-02/0116-20-CGC)
        RECOMMENDED: be approved.
TP: group realized had to do that; vision and mission; blueprint wasn't there; access
really imp work; good for cmte to take it on
[PASSED 7:52]
11. Compliance with Animal Control and Licence Bylaw No. 4545, 2008 (File:  1610-01)
Mayor: Mr Simmonds
S Simmonds, Mgr of Bylaws and Licensing Services: in response to increasing complaints about off-leash dogs, Ccl directed staff to review options to enhance compliance; consider recruiting a temp bylaw ofcr re control
believe compliance policy, education, ofcr.....
staff consulted with the WV Dog group on June 15 and they support the recommendations
1. Council adopt the draft Animal Control Compliance Policy attached as Appendix A to the report dated May 24 to assist staff with ensuring compliance with the District's Animal Control and Licence Bylaw;
2. Council authorize staff to create a temporary Bylaw Officer 1 position on a [six-month] trial basis to enable the District to increase compliance...
3. Council authorize an additional $42,000 to be added to the 2011 Operating Budget for the Planning, Lands, and Permits Division to fund this Bylaw Officer 1 position for the [six-month] trial period, to be funded through higher than anticipated building permit and bylaw licensing revenues received to date.
Sop: quickly; timely and right
through good communication with the public; use discretion with those that aren't compliant; creating a win for everybody .....
ML: glad the Dog Group was consulted
TP: some grey zones in this, eg sidewalks close to Cmnty Ctr, having to go to washroom
bring them back to us?
like Sec Stes, coming to me, ppl coming to me saying don't want to look like walking down street but...
Ans: a lot of grey areas not feasible; will be focusing on safety, like on-leash
will monitor with my staff and look to improve the regs
Ev: tell me more about how we're going to communicate
public uses the SeaView; not all from WV and read the NSN
Ans: a variety things to educate the public; some budget
brought some things to demonstrate [holds up]: not costly leashes, waste bag dispensers
a lot of education from park rangers, and in areas like the seawall
expect to see at least one person on ev shift focusing on
my whole complement of five ppl will be xXxxx
11. Compliance with Animal Control and Licence Bylaw No. 4545, 2008 (File:  1610-01)
Mayor: Mr Simmonds
S Simmonds, Mgr of Bylaws and Licensing Services: in response to increasing complaints about off-leash dogs, Ccl directed staff to review options to enhance compliance; consider recruiting a temp bylaw ofcr re control
believe compliance policy, education, ofcr.....
staff consulted with the WV Dog group on June 15 and they support the recommendations
1. Council adopt the draft Animal Control Compliance Policy attached as Appendix A to the report dated May 24, 2011 to assist staff with ensuring compliance with the District's Animal Control and Licence Bylaw. No. 4545, 2008;
2. Council authorize staff to create a temporary Bylaw Officer 1 position on a [six-month] trial basis to enable the District to increase compliance...
3. Council authorize an additional $42,000 to be added to the 2011 Operating Budget for the Planning, Lands, and Permits Division to fund this Bylaw Officer 1 position for the [six-month] trial period, to be funded through higher than anticipated building permit and bylaw licensing revenues received to date.
Sop: quickly; timely and right
through good communication with the public; use discretion with those that aren't compliant; creating a win for everybody .....
ML: glad the Dog Group was consulted
TP: some grey zones in this, eg sidewalks close to Cmnty Ctr, having to go to washroom
bring them back to us?
like Sec Stes, coming to me, ppl coming to me saying don't want to look like walking down street but...
Ans: a lot of grey areas not feasible; will be focusing on safety, like on-leash
will monitor with my staff and look to improve the regs
Ev: tell me more about how we're going to communicate
public uses the SeaView; not all from WV and read the NSN
Ans: a variety things to educate the public; some budget, money for engaging communications staff
innovative, brought some things to demonstrate [holds up]: distributing not costly leashes, designed with WV logos;

{er, um
they're breaking the law and taxpayers are paying to give them leashes designed with a WV logo?
while it's probably not worth a citation, etc., perhaps the 'law breakers' cd be expected to (or asked to) pay or give a donation at least to cover the costs of the leash and the dispenser, hm???
btw, $42K for six months for the staff mbr (bylaw ofcr)?  That means an annual salary of $84K.  Isn't it an unskilled position?  Who sets the salary ranges???}

waste bag dispensers -- these are clip-on to the leash, have doggie bags inside used to clean up after your pet
a lot of education from park rangers,

{so let's look at what we pay park rangers.
Among things needed: a high school education (Gr 12), a driver's licence, first aid and CPR certificate, good command of English (verbal and written); and the pay is $23.93 per hour plus 12% in lieu of benefits, IOW a rate of well over $50K a year.
No wonder I've been told the private sector cannot compete with govt jobs.}

and bylaw ofcrs in areas like the seawall
through recruitment of this temp position, expect to see at least one person on ev shift focusing specifically on the animal control issue, as well as the park rangers we have for the next four months
my whole staff complement of five ppl will be working toward education as well.
Mayor: it's a lovely approach
[PASSED 7:59]
12. Review of Metro Vancouver Labour Relations Function (by J. Dorsey) (File:  1200-01/0185-01)
RECOMMENDED: THAT the report dated June 1, 2011 entitled Review of Metro Vancouver Labour Relations Function (by J. Dorsey), be received for information.
Mayor: Mr Schmaltz
TJ Schmaltz: comment on report you received dated June 6

{have asked about the discrepancy in the dates}

Labour Relns function MetroV relates to Ms
acts as an Employer Assn, providing research, evaluation, and support, particularly during collective bargaining
WV has six collective agreements and four unions
unfortunately over last number of years, anxiety if viable mechanism to provide support to Ms
last year Lbr Relns Bureau commissioned a study of the function and hired James Dorsey a noted lbr relns specialist and arbitrator to review the function
A number of mbrs of the Lbr Relns function have either withdrawn or are in the process of withdrawing.
Rmd 2002; Bby last yr; City of Van, in process; Delta has issued notice, and WV issued notice last year, effective July 2012
you have the Dorsey report dated Mar 3 with his findings
key pts on p2 of my report
Mr Dorsey feels no ab to persuade Rmd and Bby to rejoin so not to be expected
He recommends that a coalition of the willing take place and it be fully funded by those
increase confidentiality
ancillary services continue to be offered on a fee-for-service basis
reps on the various boards -- HR Adv Cmte,.....
all three NSh Ms feel the Dorsey Report doesn't reflect the needs
some discussion of various Ms engaging in some reasonable autonomy model or reasonable participation where good reason to collaborate together
in last few months since release of report, not alternatives
leads me to the conclusion -- where does that leave WV?
signif diffs among remaining mbrs
without Surrey, Rmd, or Vanc, that leaves a v signif number of employees outside the function
attempts to continue, what next steps not taken place
final piece, WV continues to be actively involved in the discussion
hope may find an alternative that wd be viable but nothing to date
WV is looking at what alternatives for July 2012
Mayor: Cclr Smith serves on Bureau our behalf
MS made motion, then said: clear that this org not functioning as intended
personally v disappointed by the Dorsey Report {DRept}, but it was inevitable in the way it was structured b/c Lbr Bd commissioned report, they hired a consultant, not surprising come back with a recommendation things aren't perfect but steady as she goes and leave the org as it is; clearly not acceptable to thinking mbrs of the Labour Bd
reality of Lbr Bd, 18 or 20 reps (from various Ms) most with no mgmt or labour relns experience

{Cclr Sm probably one of few cclrs in Lower Mainland who owns a company and has negotiated union contracts}

that means you have to have a strong staff that leads the board in direction that staff feels it shd go, and that hasn't happened
to compound, no support from MetroV wch the staff report to; IMO whole thing dysfunctional
no choice but to find a better alternative
Sop: Mr Schmaltz and Ms Leemhuis, it wd seem to me; HR deals with six unions here in WV
I wd rather like to see, rather than increase HR staff, that at those times, contract out services when needed
obvious as Smith says not working, and don't think it ever will
the Ms all have diff unions, wd that work either?
status quo now, take it upon ourselves and look at a new direction
potential for HR to handle that with limited staff  --  get all that?
Mayor: think question is direction for WV
TJ: page 5 summarizes that briefly; alternatives to current labour relns function
one choice contracting out; professional negotiator or other support staff as needed
certainly I can assure Ccl, looking for partnerships with like-minded Ms
certainly some unhappy; perhaps opp for some cost-sharing
challenge not all collective agreements are alike
need for a WV solution, not complete collaboration; cost-sharing a potential option
Sop: this is only received for info; we have to move forward; are the recs going to come by way of report or wait another year?
Mayor: we have given our notice
CAO: Mr Schmaltz has given a v good overview of this
one of the more controversial items we've had with my peers at RAAC and at the board
we are obligated to be in the Bureau for one more year
having discussions with like-minded Ms, CAOs and Dirs of HR; will be coming forward
the Bureau itself, RAAC, holding discussion amongst themselves; ways of moving forward
there will be recommendations coming
Ev: to allow me to understand alternatives
about Lbr Relns bureau but your first reference is MetroV -- is that separate?
if so, how can we utilize those services?
TJ: good question
what will become of the current Lbr Rlns Function wch has sev depts offering diff services; research, job evaluation
falls within umbrella I've simply called MetroV not knowing what it will be called, mentioned on last page
anticipated some services may still be av on a fee-for-service even though services no longer exist, through the offices of MetroV
Mayor: MetroV; and can't do anything with this dead dog, as Cclr Sm said

{must have said that during the closed mtg beforehand b/c he didn't say it in this mtg!}

MS: speaking for myself, to be successful org we need to be contracting out certain parts of labour negotiations
want to keep control as much as we can
need to hear from our staff what issues are, what probs are
get about solving them so more effective and motivated workforce
I don't feel this collapse of the Lbr Relns Bd will be negative thing for WV at all
if you let it, lbr negs can go on indefinitely but if you have a tight timeline and two willing parties, then you can usually make some pretty good progress
not just saying that b/c I see a colleague from WVMEA sitting in the audience
[hope] better times ahead
Mayor: thank you
[PASSED 8:15]
13. Housekeeping Amendments to Zoning Bylaw No. 4662, 2010 (File:  1815-13/1610-20-4679)
1.  "Zoning Amendment Bylaw" be read a first time;
2.  "Zoning Amendment Bylaw" be presented at a Public Hearing on Monday, July 4, 2011 at 7pm...
3.  The Municipal Clerk give notice of the Public Hearing...
Sop: metric conversion not....
as we proceed; doesn't require a bylaw for conversion?
Sokol: it does actually require a bylaw to convert from imperial to metric
in front of you not a bylaw, just a list
14. Water Shortage Response Plan Bylaw Amendment (File:  1610-20-4690/1815-13)
        RECOMMENDED: be read a first, second and third time.
RFung: new lawn sprinkling restrictions
NV bringing forth bylaws as well in the next short line/time???
MetroV has been experiencing some transmission constraints
ways to shift that burden over a period of time
shift over seven days and to morning when lower demand period
season starting June 1st

{no one observes that today is June 20.......}

..... major piece of this bylaw amendment
Mayor: and you'll be notifying ppl of that
ML: this is a stage one; there's also a stage two not alluded to in your report
RF: stage one; if reservoir levels drop, then stage two comes in,
even Mondays only; odd Th only
drops from three times a week to once a week
ML: if we're going to notify shd give stage two
Mayor: xxx
RF: there are four stages; wd be broadcast through public announcements
Ev: does that mean we're going to have the new regs, going to start first of June?
no fines for sprinkling infractions?  confusing
{yeah, right; esp since it's June 20 now!}
RF: a bit surprised by adoption by Bd... a lot of our...
looking at magnets and xxx
printed a year in advance
so wd like to move to the new hours asap but discretion as to enforcement, but look at this summer a period getting used to
unless signif abuse, little enforcement then full next year
15. Water Utility Loan Authorization Bylaw No. 4691, 2011 (Eagle Lake Development Plan) (File:  1610-20-4691)
        RECOMMENDED: be read a first, second, and third time.
NL: more of a housekeeping item
bylaws in 2002, amended in 2006, again in 2007.....  and another 2008 re borrowings wrt infrastructure
unfortunately bylaw read and adopted before being approved by the Municipal Inspector [sic]; bylaw in front of you corrects that oversight but nothing has changed
[ML moves the three readings]
Sop: the new loan requested is $13M?  $3M over prev in 2009?
NL: exactly the same
Sop: we've made annual payments in those years from 1997 to date, a balance of $10,269,000 still owing
NL: still owing, for initial borrowings
we've internally funded some capital projects related to Eagle Crk Pump Plant and now need to go to MFA and get extra funds
Sop: so Eagle Lake devt is for future costs? or same costs?
NL: same costs wch we've internally funded
Sop: annual payment then wd be just under $3M?
NL: including the cmnty ctr borrowings as well
the borrowings relating to Eagle Lake treatment ctr filtration plant are covered through water rates
the borrowing that we're going to commence wrt the rec ctr, those will be covered off by the Vancouver Coastal Health lease
Sop: have we seen a decrease in the water cost b/c of the filtration plant? and the capacities, lower cost from Metro?
I haven't seen any major decrease.....
as you point out, a couple of years ago, there's still other costs associated so, what are we -- 2025 or 2030 before we'll see a pay-off?
RF: since time initial biz case was done to justify the Eagle Lake Membrane Filtration Plant, the projections of the water rate has increased higher than what was projected at that time, and so with those higher rates, to the extent we're able to offset that with our own water production, it's actually proved to be more beneficial than first calculated
{but this doesn't answer Sop's question, does it}
[CARRIED  8:26]
16. Consent Agenda Items
The following Consent Agenda items may be considered separately or in one recommendation.
RECOMMENDED: THAT the Consent Agenda items as follows be approved:
ADDED: 16.1 re Devt Permit Applic 1403 Duchess to rescind June 6 motion (to consider DPA July 4th) changed to July 18;
then renumbering
Item 16.1 [2]- Policy Review - Obsolete Policies: Finance Advisory Committee Terms of Reference and BC Ferries Horseshoe Bay;
Item 16.2 [3]- Development Application Status List to June 10, 2011;
Item 16.3 [4] - Hollyburn Cabins Long Term Permits - Permit to Occupy Approval;
Item 16.4 [5]- Correspondence List. See: http://www.westvancouver.ca/Government/Level3.aspx?id=32102
16.1. Policy Review - Obsolete Policies: Finance Advisory Committee Terms of Reference and BC Ferries Horseshoe Bay (File:  0282-01)
RECOMMENDED: THAT the following obsolete policies, as described in the report dated June 3, 2011 from the Director of Financial Services, be rescinded:
* BC Ferries Horseshoe Bay Policy #02-10-12;
* Finance Advisory Committee Terms of Reference Policy #02-10-285.
16.2. Development Application Status List to June 10, 2011 (File:  1010-01)
        RECOMMENDED: be received for information.
16.3. Hollyburn Cabins Long Term Permits - Permit to Occupy Approval (File:  1145-04)
RECOMMENDED: THAT the report dated June 14 from the Deputy CAO be received for information.
16.4. Correspondence List (see link on electronic agenda)
        RECOMMENDED:  THAT the correspondence list be received for information.
Council Correspondence Update to June 3, 2011 (up to 12:00 Noon)
Referred for Action
1.  R. Stewart, May 22, 2011, regarding 2011 Property Tax Notice
        (Referred to Director of Financial Services for consideration and response)
2.  S. Blundell, May 31, 2011, regarding BC Ferries - Horseshoe Bay
        (Referred to Director of Planning, Lands, and Permits for consideration and response)
3.  R. Beltz, June 1, 2011, regarding Hollyburn Cabins Draft Permit - June 6, 2011 Council Meeting
        (Referred to Deputy Chief Administrative Officer for consideration and response)
4.  E-Comm 911, May 27, re Invitation to the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders of E-Comm
        (Referred to Mayor and Council for consideration and response)
Received for Information
5.  Six Submissions dated June 1-3 re Hollyburn Mews Proposed Development...
        (Referred to June 6, 2011 Reconvened Public Hearing/Public Meeting)
6.  Metro Vancouver, May 27, 2011, regarding Building Sustainable Financial Strategies
7.  Lower Mainland Local Government Association, June 2, 2011, regarding Member Release - Flood Control and River Management Committee
8.  K. Bunting, May 30, 2011, regarding Petting Zoo at Community Day
9.  P. Ward, May 18, 2011, regarding Souvenir Album of West Vancouver
Responses to Correspondence
10.  S. Mikicich, Senior Community Planner, June 2, 2011, response to N. Beatty regarding Still Demanding Inventory and Answers Regarding Esquimalt Avenue (Hollyburn Mews Proposed Development for 2031, 2047, and 2063 Esquimalt Avenue)
Council Correspondence Update to June 10, 2011 (up to 12:00 Noon)
Referred for Action
1.  L. Jackson, Metro Vancouver Board, June 2, 2011, regarding Regional Growth Strategy: Participation of Affected Local Governments in the Non-Binding Dispute Resolution Process between Metro Vancouver and Coquitlam
        (Referred to Director of Planning, Lands and Permits for consideration and response)
Received for Information
2.  P. Miller, June 3, 2011, regarding Dogs and Bikes
3.  Union of British Columbia Municipalities, June 6, 2011, regarding Federal Budget Highlights and UBCM Resolutions - Submission and Debate
4.  18 Submissions dated May 6 to June 6, 2011, regarding Hollyburn Mews Proposed Devt                         
        (Previously received at the June 6, 2011 Reconvened Public Hearing/Public Meeting)
5.  [The] Land Conservancy of BC, June 8, re Invitation to Canada Day Event - BC Binning Residence Open House
Council Correspondence Update to June 14, 2011 (up to 4:30 PM)
Referred for Action
(1)  C. McCormick, MyOwnSpace Housing Society, June 10, 2011, Request for Delegation regarding Creation of Semi-Independent Housing for Young Adult Children who are Developmentally Challenged
        (Referred to Mayor for consideration)
Received for Information
(2)  Committee and Board Meeting Minutes:
        Design Review Committee - February 24, 2011 and March 31, 2011;
        Community Grants Committee - April 1, 2011
(3)  C. Walker, June 7, 2011, regarding Ambleside Development
(4)  R. Helten, MetroVanWatch, June 13, 2011, regarding Metro Vancouver versus Coquitlam June 14 and June 16, dispute resolution on RGS (Regional Growth Strategy)
(5)  UBCM, June 14, 2011, regarding 2011 Strategic Wildfire Prevention Initiative.
18.  OTHER ITEMS  -- No items.
19.  REPORTS from Mayor/Cclrs
Mayor: lots, been a long time
MS: first, AGM success Cmnty Ctrs Society; Barbara Brink re-elected; Society recently awarded a three-year substantial grant, think about $120K from United Way, a credit to the Society
District also received a prov child care award: Leanne Sexsmith and Joanne, uh--
Mayor: --McKenna
MS: received the award on behalf of the District
Fourth thing, a v successful Youth Week -- capped off by a dance at arena 500 youth attending with no incidents of any kind, a tribute to staff and the 500 youth
{and parents!}
fifth, on a personal note, I want to make note of the fact, the new part of the seawall on the east side of 15th, the Millennium Park I think, is now open, and now added another section for public waterfront use; desire and dream of Ccls for many years, and we just had another small 33ft chunk added
staff shd be commended for that
TP: list
Eagle Hbr fun run over 400 participants, example of partnership with the cmnty
Lib launched their facebook page
successful e-read event; WVML was first to introduce Kindle, went national, building on that
Friday, exciting evening at Library, a nice glass of wine; chat with Doug Coupland and Mayor, chat went off in all sorts of directions; wonderful evening
Chamber, v successful Prez's Dinner
Adrian Rowland honoured with the citizen of the year award; we know all his tremendous work on foreshore and linking in with revit of Amb
re Parks Master Plan every intention this month but beginning Sept far better; looking at a ten-year plan
Parks WG had an excellent session working with our young citizens last week
ML: All mbrs of Ccl were at the Chamber's dinner, a fun evening
Mayor: except me
ML: v successful Cmnty Day; Parade great fun; all mbrs there in parade or on sidelines; great fun event; cmnty seemed to really enjoy it
on your and Ccl's behalf, I had the opp to attend the LGH volunteer recognition event; close to 200 volunteers there; wonderful work for the hospital; my pleasure to rep Ccl there
Sop: was at many of these functions, had a great time, so I won't so we'll be out of here in a short time
SW: forgot about Cyclebetes during Youth Week, up at Collingwood; all high schools of the NSh coming together to raise money for juvenile diabetes; 24hr relay; v impressive; originated at Rockridge, now sharing
I also attended the Relay for Life on behalf of Ccl, to raise money for cancer; a lot of ppl as survivor; running all day long
[8:33] Mayor: what we do in a much broader cmnty; thx to acting mayors recently (Lewis and Walker)
congratulate Anna Wyman on 40 years of dance in WV
also Dolly Cartwright of LIonsview, her group, 60th anniversary of the NSh volunteers for seniors
I was the dinner speaker at the BC Landscape Architecture conference and gala, and as a result of that they're giving grant to WV Streamkeepers; contribution, really great when that's our reputation
attended BC Assn of Police Bd in Nelson, new assistant Dep Minister, Clayton Pecknold who I have a long-standing relationship with; he's replacing Kevin Begg.
New minister, Shirley Bond; new premier, Christy Clark whose priority is safe communities wch is modelled after Alberta, wch is inter-deptal budgeting and policy-making between health, justice, children, and families
That was spearheaded by Alison Redford, the [former] Minister of Justice for Alberta, now running for leadership of the Conservative Party in AB
Her key person was Wendy Tynan, my assistant during the Olympics
BC has some things to learn from AB
that's v exciting
topic is all around civilian oversight, the new independent investigation ofc, but also Police Bds are concerned beyond just if someone dies in Police custody
a whole bunch of questions around professional standards for other things that go wrong
BC Assn of Police Bds is putting together a cmte on that and they've asked me to serve on that
Sue Ketler and I went to Florida, and presented at the Alliance for Innovation on behalf on DWV and WVCCS Bd
that was a real eye-opener, realize the struggles at the local govt level in the US
These orgs considered innovators but faced with forced signif budget cuts, forced by the state level, and forced amalgamations, need to annex land and keep devping b/c all they can think of in terms of driving revenue, wch is fairly shortsighted
we were viewed as innovative and asked a lot, where do you get these volunteers? this kind of leadership, drive, fund-raising capacity?
apart from WV residents are leaders, think b/c our institutions set up on purpose to require that
we've given up some control, typical at local level b/c we believe so strongly in the capacity of the cmnty
v encouraging
so diff from the economy in the US......
thank two long-serving mbrs of the Police Bd, Mark Reder and Susan Arnold; interviewing, will be introducing two new mbrs when Police strategic plan comes forward in a couple of weeks at Ccl
I chair the governance cmte for E-Comm, and we've been working v hard on strategic planning, and the further integration of emergency communications, interoperability and resilience
Opening of the bus lanes -- Ray, how did it go today?
it went well?
RF: yes
Mayor: Police will be monitoring the fact that cars aren't supposed to go in that lane; given us a grace period of a month
was also asked by UN, by the Secy-Gen of Forum for Human Settlements, to write a paper on what we presented and a series of interview questions; that will be in a UN magazine; you'll all receive a copy of that
There's more coming out of that b/c of the integrated systems thinking that we and our staff and citizens are applying to sustainability in WV
On a kind of a fun note, at the Vogue Theatre this Thurs night, there's a sp presentation on West Coast Modern.  It's a format of 20 slides 20 seconds per slide, rapid-fire thought; many WV architects will be there, and commentators
They've asked me to start off the mtg as one of the presenters, and it's sold out!  who can believe that?
a lot that we're working on, all of us
v busy time of year and thank you for pitching in and covering for one another as we represent WV's success at home and much farther afield.

===  CCL MTG AGENDAs Monday July 4th  ===
6:00 PM
THAT in the public interest, mbrs of the public be excluded under the following section of the Cmnty Charter:
90. (1) A part of a council meeting may be closed to the public if the subject matter being considered relates to or is one or more of the following:
4.  the security of the property of the municipality;
5.  the acquisition, disposition or expropriation of land or improvements, if the council considers that disclosure could reasonably be expected to harm the interests of the municipality; and
11.  negotiations and related discussions respecting the proposed provision of a municipal service that are at their preliminary stages and that, in the view of the council, could reasonably be expected to harm the interests of the municipality if they were held in public.
3.  ADJOURN TO CLOSED SESSION  Council will then proceed with the closed session.
At 7pm the Public Hearing regarding Zoning Bylaw No. 4662, 2010, Amendment Bylaw No. 4679, 2011 will be held. The open session of the Council meeting will reconvene immediately following the conclusion of the Public Hearing.
Note: At 7:00 pm the Public Hearing will commence in the Council Chamber. The Council Meeting will reconvene immediately following the Public Hearing.
7:00 PM
Zoning Bylaw No. 4662, 2010, Amendment Bylaw No. 4679, 2011 (File:  1610-20-4679)
The Director of Planning, Lands and Permits will describe the subject application.
Applicant: The District of West Vancouver
Affected Lands: All lands in West Vancouver
Purpose: To introduce various housekeeping amendments to Zoning Bylaw No. 4662, 2010.
Proposed Zoning Bylaw Amendment: The proposed amendments are technical and do not create new "policy" directions. In general terms, the proposed amendments correct minor formatting issues, text, and metric conversions and clarify regulations and language.
        Mayor Goldsmith-Jones will describe the procedure for the Public Hearing.
1) Reports received up to June 30, 2011:
 Housekeeping Amendments to Zoning Bylaw No. 4662, 2010 / June 9 / June 20 and July 4 /  R-1
2) Written submissions received up to June 30, 2011:
  AUTHOR  /  DATE  /  DATE FOR CONSIDERATION  /  NO.  --  None to date.
On June 20, 2011, Council set the date for the Public Hearing. The statutory notice of Public Hearing was published in the North Shore News on June 26 and June 29, 2011. The Municipal Clerk will note written submissions received for the July 4, 2011 Public Hearing.
   If there is no further public input and Council does not request a further staff report:
THAT all written and verbal submissions ... be received and that the Public Hearing be closed.
If Council requests a further staff report:
THAT staff report back to Council and that the PH be adjourned to . (date, time and location).
Council Members are not permitted to receive further submissions once the Public Hearing is closed.
Following conclusion of the Public Hearing, the following items will be considered:
June 20, 2011 Special Council Meeting; and  June 20, 2011 Regular Council Meeting.
7. West Vancouver Police Board 2011-2013 Strategic Plan and Mid-Year CompStat (Comparative Statistics) Report (File: 2900-01)
PowerPoint presentation to be provided.
     THAT Council thank the WV Police Board and Chief Constable Lepine for the presentation
8. Construction Impacts on Neighbours (File: 1603-01/1610-01)
1.   Council receive for information the June 20 report from the Dir/Planning and
2.   Council direct staff to complete a review of its bylaws and procedures related to minimizing construction impacts on neighbours and to report back to Council by September 30, 2011 with specific proposals for bylaw amendments.
9. 2011 [Five-]Year Financial Plan Budget Amendment Bylaw No. 4693, 2011 (File:  1610-20-4693)
                RECOMMENDED:   be read a first, second, and third time.
10. Firearm Regulation Bylaw No. 4686, 2011 (File:  1605-01/1610-20-4686)
1.   The report dated June 13 from the Mgr, Bylaw and Licensing Services be received for information; and
2.   be read a first, second, and third time.
11. Fees and Charges Bylaw No. 4414, 2005, Amendment Bylaw No. 4675, 2011, Schedule 7 - Fire and Rescue Permits and Services (File:  1610-20-4675/2730-02)
RECOMMENDED: be read a first, second, and third time.
12. Water Utility Loan Authorization Bylaw No. 4691, 2011 (File:  1610-20-4691)
1. Third reading be rescinded;
2. be amended by deleting Part 3 and renumbering the remaining parts accordingly; and
3. be read a third time as amended.
13. Proposed Official Community Plan Amendment for Block Bounded by Esquimalt Avenue, 20th Street, Fulton Avenue, and 21st Street; and Rezoning and Development Permit for 2031, 2047 and 2063 Esquimalt Avenue
(File:  1010-20-08-041/1610-20-4619/4678)
These amendment bylaws received first reading at the April 18, 2011 Council Meeting, were the subject of the Public Hearing/Public Meeting held and adjourned on May 16, 2011, and a Reconvened Public Hearing/Public Meeting held and closed on June 6, 2011, and received second and third readings at the June 6, 2011 Council Meeting.
Council is not permitted to receive any further submissions on these amendment bylaws.
           1. OCP Bylaw be adopted;  2. "Zoning Bylaw be adopted; and  3. Devt Permit be approved.
14. Water Shortage Response Plan Bylaw No. 4418, 2995, Amendment Bylaw No. 4690, 2011 (File:  1610-20-4690)
This bylaw received three readings at the June 20, 2011 Council Meeting.
        RECOMMENDED: THAT the Amendment Bylaw be adopted.
15. Consent Agenda Items
15.1. Change to Council Meeting Schedule (File: 0120-01)
be amended by scheduling special Ccl mtgs for Monday July 11 at 4pm and Monday July 25 at 7pm.
15.2. AmblesideNow/Public Safety Building Project Expense Report for the period ending May 31, 2011 (File:  0500-01)
        RECOMMENDED:  be received for information.
15.3. Correspondence List
Council Correspondence Update to June 17, 2011 (up to 12:00 Noon)
Referred for Action
(1) J. Carter, West Vancouver Historical Society, June 15, 2011, regarding Concern over the future of Gertrude Lawson House
        (Referred to Director of Planning, Lands and Permits for consideration and response)
{why not Ccl?  haven't they got opinions or preferences or wishes???}
Received for Information
(2) Committee and Board Meeting Minutes - Board of Variance - May 18, 2011
(3) Maria, June 10, 2011, regarding Please Save Hugo Ray Park - West Vancouver
Council Correspondence Update to June 24, 2011 (up to 12:00 Noon)
Received for Information
(1) C. Short, June 18, 2011, regarding Community Day/District Staff/Thanks
(2) Union of BC Municipalities, June 23, 2011, regarding 2011 UBCM Community Excellence Awards
(3) 2 submissions regarding 1300 Block Marine Drive and Safeway Site dated June 17-22, 2011
Council Correspondence Update to June 28, 2011 (up to 4:30 Noon)
Referred for Action
(1) June 24, 2011, regarding NS NEWS article on [WV] new bylaw officer for dog issues June 24th 2011
        (Referred to Director of Planning, Lands and Permits for consideration and response)
Received for Information
(2) Committee and Board Meeting Minutes - West Vancouver Memorial Library Board - May 18, 2011
(3) Union of British Columbia Municipalities, June 27 and 28, 2011, regarding Municipal Auditor General and CFIB Property Tax Report (Canadian Federation of Independent Business)
(4) R. Helten, MetroVanWatch, June 27, 2011, regarding IMPORTANT: Metro Vancouver versus Coquitlam June 29 & July 5, dispute resolution on RGS (Regional Growth Strategy).
>>>  NB:  Although the DWV website has Correspondence to noon June 30 it still is not noted on the agenda nor is a link provided.  See: http://www.westvancouver.ca/uploadedFiles/Your_Government/Council_Correspondence/2011/June/11jun30.pdf  <<<
16.  OTHER ITEMS    No items.

===  ANIMALWATCH  ===  Cute and Strange
>  Baby ocelot kittens:
>   Cute baby Sumatran tiger cub:
Photos: More than 1,000 amazing new species found in New Guinea
A frog with fangs, a blind snake and a snub-nosed dolphin are among the more than 1,000 new species recently found on the incredible Asian island of New Guinea, environment group WWF said. Scientists made the astounding discoveries, which also included a river shark and dozens of butterflies, on New Guinea at a rate of two a week from 1998 to 2008, WWF said in a major report on the island.
{I rather like the blue-eyed spotted cuscus}
JUNE 27, 2011 3:02 PM Read more: http://www.vancouversun.com/sports/More+than+amazing+species+found+Guinea/5013100/story.html
===  INFObits  ===
... SOME years back a Greek finance minister, fed up with his country's waste and extravagance, claimed that he could save money by shutting down the national railway and driving its passengers around in taxis. He was accused of hyperbole but seems, rather, to have been guilty of understatement. In 2009 the Greek railway collected just =A4174m ($250m) in fares and other revenues. Meanwhile, it spent =A4246m on wages and lost a total of =A4937m....
from: http://www.economist.com/node/18897415?story_id=18897415&fsrc=nlw%7Chig%7C06-30-2011%7Ceditors_highlights
Date: Tue, 21 Jun 2011 18:53:06 +0000
To: Info CPA <info@cpavancouver.org>
Voice of Palestine will be interviewing Nino Pagliccia on June 21 between 8-9pm PDT time. Nino is a member of the BC committee for the Canadian Boat to Gaza (Tahrir) http://www.tahrir.ca/, and he will update us just before the sailing of the FREEDOM FLOTILLA II-STAY HUMAN http://www.freegaza.org/
Voice of Palestine broadcasts weekly on Vancouver Cooperative Radio (CFRO) 102.7 FM, Vancouver, Canada. The show has been on the air since Sept. 1, 1987 and broadcasts for one hour every Tuesday night from 8 to 9 pm PDT. People outside of Vancouver can listen to the show live on the Internet.   http://www.voiceofpalestine.ca/?page_id=2587

N.C. Man Allegedly Robs Bank of $1 to Get Health Care in Jail

===  PEACEWATCH  ===  help work for peace
To view the on-line version click here. http://www.cpt.org/cptnet/2011/06/28/tuwani-masked-israeli-settlers-attack-palestinian-shepherds-meshaha-valley
CPTnet  28 June 2011
AT-TUWANI: Masked Israeli settlers attack Palestinian shepherds in Meshaha Valley
On 25 June 2011, eleven Israeli settlers armed with stones and knives attacked Shaadi Muhamari and his brother Kamal Muhamari as they grazed their sheep in Meshaha Valley, next to the Palestinian village of At-Tuwani.  The attack occurred around 10am.
According to Shaadi Muhamari, the settlers came down from the Israeli outpost of Havat Ma'on.
Some of the settlers were masked as they ran toward the shepherds throwing stones, yelling blasphemies against Islam, and saying that internationals were now not present to protect them.  A settler attacked Shaadi Muhamri's donkey with a knife, and when he attempted to stop the attacker and protect his donkey, settlers hit him with stones in the back and torso.  The attack left Shaadi Muhamari with bruises and welts on his back.
Settlers also chased the Muhamari's herd for several hundred meters, throwing stones.  According to the shepherds, the soldiers saw the incident and refused to get involved.  Palestinians told internationals that after the attack, they saw IDF soldiers greeting and shaking hands with the settlers as they walked back into the outpost.
Muhamari told internationals, "We need all the people of the world, Europe and America, to see who is the aggressor, and how the Palestinians are treated by the settlers."
[Note: According to the Fourth Geneva Convention, the Hague Regulations, the International Court of Justice, and several United Nations resolutions, all Israeli settlements and outposts in the Occupied Palestinian Territories are illegal.  Most settlement outposts, including Havat Ma'on (Hill 833), are considered illegal also under Israeli law.]
Operation Dove and Christian Peacemaker Teams have maintained an international presence in At-Tuwani and South Hebron Hills since 2004.  More pictures are available on the Operation Dove website.
===  TREEWATCH === 
+  CPTnet  --  7 June, 2011  +
    To view the on-line version click here.  http://cpt.org/cptnet/2011/06/07/tuwani-reflection-healing-trees
by Carol Tyx
We start slowly, our delegation members, several men, a handful of women, a sprinkling of children. As we walk out of the Palestinian village of At-Tuwani the procession grows, women cutting across fields, children scrambling down hillsides.  Some of the boys carry hoes; the women swing buckets; a young child waves a Palestinian flag.  We are on our way to a small olive orchard in the valley to take part in a healing ritual, but the conversation, in Arabic, sounds chatty, neighbors exchanging the tidbits that make up daily life.  A few of the children try to bring us into the loop with their schoolroom English; we try a few Arabic phrases.
When we reach the orchard, we pause.  I know in my head that Israeli settlers who live across the valley from At-Tuwani sometimes sneak down at night and chop down the villagers' olive trees.  But seeing the wounded trees myself cuts more deeply. The breaks are jagged, branches twisting off the trunk, the silver-green leaves curling in the dust.  Ten trees have been hacked off, an attempt to chop down Palestinian life in the South Hebron Hills.
The settlements in the West Bank, built on Palestinian land, are largely populated by Israelis who believe all of this land should be part of Israel.  They are squatters, protected by the Israeli military. We witness this as we approach the orchard; two, then three, then four military jeeps appear; soldiers carrying automatic weapons hop out.  One person on the CPT team on alert for potential violence, positions himself between the villagers and the soldiers; a youthful Palestinian shoots video, part of a recent campaign to document the occupation.
We work together to stack the severed limbs.  With the hoes, people etch trenches around the wounded stumps.  A woman opens a nearby cistern and pulls up a bucket of water.  The water flows into the trenches, nourishing the trees. Even though it will be at least five years before the trees can bear fruit again, I feel the healing beginning, in the trees and in the villagers.  I am honored to be walking with this community on a hot May morning, a community with deep roots in this land, roots that sustain them in the daily struggle to maintain their homes and livelihoods.
See more photos of the event at:http://cpt.org/index.php?q=gallery&g2_itemId=23220.
+  CPTnet  --  20 June 2011  +
To view the on-line version click here.
ARTAS: Roof destroyed on Palestinian farmer's summer home
On 17 May 2011, vandals, whom local Palestinians assumed to be settlers from the Gush Etzion
settlement bloc, destroyed the roof on an agricultural home belonging to the family of Mohammed Saleh Abu Swai.  In the summer, Palestinian farmers often sleep in stone houses out in their fields.  Abu Swai had come out to his olive orchard two days earlier to fertilize his trees and put the roof on the house.  When he returned, he saw that the planks he had laid across his house were broken and up-ended.
Artas, a nearby Palestinian village where the family stays in the winter, has about 3600 residents. Most of the people live in the village during the school year and in the summer go out to work the land.  Mohammed's entire family of eleven often stays in his small home located in the middle of the olive orchard.  Before this latest destruction of the roof, the military had confiscated much of Mohammed's land, declaring it state land.
When asked if the Palestinian Authority might help repair the home, a neighbor of the family in Artas said that Palestine's Ministry of Agriculture has virtually no finances to work with and cannot help farmers with their crops.  While sitting under a fig tree, the neighbor spoke of what the trees suffer under the military occupation - including lack of water.  "Honestly, I talk to the trees," he said.  "This tree is very sad."

===  HOCKEYWATCH ===  Well, riot actually
Things were going so well.
Crowds swelled larger and larger with each game.  It was reported to have reached over 100K even before Game 7 when it burst at ~150K.
How proud I was of our city when on the TV news (after Game 6, I think), a VPD spokesperson said yes over 100K and only a few arrests for drinking.
What a great, civilized city.  My city.  So beautiful, so warm, so peaceful.
Then Game 7 erupted.
Was the VPD lulled by the good behaviour to that date?
Why the change?
First, I thought of "Lord of the Flies".
Next:  Shakespeare (in The Winter's Tale) has the Shepherd say:
I would there were no age between sixteen and
three-and-twenty, or that youth would sleep out the
rest; for there is nothing in the between but
getting wenches with child, wronging the ancientry,
stealing, fighting--Hark you now! Would any but
these boiled brains of nineteen and two-and-twenty
hunt this weather?
Pride goes before a fall.  Smugness wiped off our faces.  We're human -- the whole gamut like all the other places.
Only a few tried in vain to stop the louts once the mob mentality had taken over.  More tried to make amends but the damage was done.
What to do to prevent?
Not necessarily more or just more police.
This is a cmnty.  Think of the smiling faces after earlier games with police high-fiving the crowd, with spectators even wanting their photos taken with policemen.
Why not have 'cmnty volunteers'?  They wd be the face of Friends of Vancouver.  They'd be throughout the crowd, enjoying but watching to dissuade, deter, redirect any sign of unpleasantness.  Of course they cd call the Police but they'd be numerous and thus dissolve clots.  Maybe Boy Scouts, air force cadets, rugby players, Rotary, and others dedicated to promote enjoyment among the ppl.
Recalling Robert Ruark's "Something of Value" (re Kenya), one of my maiku from years ago, goes something like this:
                                         anonymity --
                                                           that detribalization
                                                                                    tempts  everyone
What a contrast!
Canada shows its class in crowds -- ~500K in Ottawa! -- when greeting the Royals.
The monarchy inspires our best behaviour?

The blockade of Gaza reaches the shores of Greece!
As it attempts to sail, the Canadian Boat to Gaza, the Tahrir, blockaded in Greece
Greek coast guard are now on board the Tahrir attempting to arrest Sandra Ruch, Jewish Canadian member of the Canada boat to Gaza Steering Committee, who is refusing to surrender boat's registration papers.
Efforts to stop Freedom Flotilla 2 - Stay Human from sailing have included diplomatic pressure and manipulation, economic blackmail, bureaucratic obstacles, baseless and slanderous allegations against the flotilla and the delegates, and sabotage of at least two vessels.
 "The world watched as an intensive campaign to prevent the Tahrir and the entire Freedom flotilla II from sailing was underway.  We have been unjustly and duplicitously treated." said Irene MacInnes of the Tahrir organizing committee. "The government of Israel, shamefully with the tacit support of the Harper government, is doing everything in its power to maintain the blockade. Today, as a result of the concerted efforts of the 4th largest military power in the world and its backers, we have been prevented from sailing to Gaza. Yet we will persevere in our attempts till the blockade is lifted."
"Israel has in effect extended the illegal blockade of Gaza to Greek ports, using the Greece's economic difficulties to influence the government's position", said David Heap of the organizing committee.
"We remain absolutely clear that the Canadian Boat to Gaza has not been, is not, and has no intention of, breaking any laws. It is the blockade of Gaza that is illegal under international law. We have a legal and moral obligation to challenge the blockade, given the failure of the international community to act", said Dylan Penner of the organizing committee. "This is why we must continue our attempts to sail to Gaza: to challenge the illegal and immoral blockade and to equally challenge the Canadian federal government's support for it."
Meanwhile the US boat to Gaza, The Audacity of Hope, is at a standoff with the Greek Navy boats, refusing orders to return to shore.

 Still thinking about where to go on vacation this year? TripAdvisor's Travelers' Choice survey identifies 25 can't-miss tourist meccas to visit in 2011, as identified by travellers themselves.
Read more: http://www.vancouversun.com/news/photos/World+most+popular+places+tourists+visit+2011/5012028/story.html
Great travel photos from around the world
 JUNE 20, 2011  http://www.vancouversun.com/travel/Travel+Photo/1328184/story.html
View the best photographs from hot spots around the world
JUNE 27, 2011 2:02 PM

=== OTTAWAWATCH  ===  the royal mail must go through!
Absolutely brilliant tactic/strategy by Harper.
And fair.
Imposed settlement same as previous public service contracts.
For work that doesn't even require (though may be preferred) a high school education, $53K per year with seven weeks of holiday is far richer than the average worker paying the taxes for the Crown Corp.
The new hires will make ~$17/hr while others ~$25/hr -- with that offer at least no one was being laid off.
Without mail, many companies lose money.
The siren call of standing up for postal workers/the union regardless of other factors was too much for NDP to resist.
Will the NDP blindly paint itself as union supporters even if many workers don't agree?  show itself as one main issue, of the Left, thus digging a trench between the govt and the Opposition?

=== VICTORIAWATCH  === Ralph Sultan's Spring-Summer 2011 Newsletter is now out!
Report -- Articles in this issue include:
Ralph Sultan interviews Premier Christy Clark
Childhood Poverty in West Vancouver - and Richmond
Ralph's Civil Liability Twin Pak
Ralph Emphasizes Legislative Support for North Shore Shipbuilding Contract
Ralph's Fireside Chat to America
North Vancouver's 6th Squadron, Royal Canadian Engineers celebrate 100th birthday
Videos include:  Cliffwalk with Ralph Sultan and Making Driving Easier on the North Shore

=1=  Will and Kate's trip  (cont'd from Vive le Canada):
"Canadians are eager to welcome Their Royal Highnesses and show them the deep affection reserved for members of the Royal family and, in so doing, reaffirm their profound and ongoing attachment to the Crown of Canada," said the Prime Minister. "The visit will showcase the beauty and rich diversity of all regions of our country, highlighting what we have accomplished and underscoring the opportunities and promise of the future."
The itinerary, which was developed in collaboration with municipalities, provinces, a territory, and private organizations, includes the following highlights:
For more details on the itinerary, including where the public can see The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, visit the 2011 Royal Tour website at www.royaltour.gc.ca .
=2=   The dos and don'ts of meeting royalty
{INTERESTING -- This is a helpful guide, and at the end lists some of the goofs ppl have made -- and no surprise -- including G W Bush.}
Read more: http://www.canada.com/meeting+royalty/5003414/story.html
+ CBC video clip on etiquette/greetings: http://www.cbc.ca/video/#/News/Canada/1239665812/ID=2031786288
=3=  Photos: William and Kate grace Wimbledon sidelines
The newlyweds Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, take in a match at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London on Monday.
June 27, 2011  {photos a bit repetitive but a slice}
Read more: http://www.vancouversun.com/sports/Photos+William+Kate+grace+Wimbledon+sidelines/5011187/story.html
=4=  Will and Kate on the way, but royal influence abounds already
 By Shannon Proudfoot, Postmedia News June 27, 2011
Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge are coming to a country draped with royal references, from Prince Edward Island, to Regina, to our currency, our street names, our prosecutors' and our police.
OTTAWA - Until a royal tour sparks public interest - something Prince William and Catherine are about to do on a near-fanatic level - the Royal Family functions like a tasteful wallpaper pattern in Canada: enjoyable in an absent-minded way, but so ubiquitous as to be almost invisible.
From place names and currency, to commemorative plaques unveiled on long-ago royal tours, the symbolic presence of the monarchy is everywhere in Canada - which is exactly what makes many people forget about its significance......
Chances are good that the monarchy is part of your daily commute, given that at least 228 Canadian cities have a Queen Street and 316 have a King Street (or Road or Crescent), along with countless schools, bridges, buildings and highways named for various members of the Royal Family, contemporary or long dead......
Many Canadians are oblivious to the ubiquitous Crown as part of Canada's modern identity as a constitutional monarchy and don't know that the Queen arrives as "Queen of Canada," not an outsider, as is the case with the president of the United States, he says. Finch took to Twitter last week to point out the distinction that Will and Kate will "visit" the United States but "tour" Canada because they aren't considered foreigners here.......
Canada Post issued stamps commemorating Prince William and Catherine's April 29 wedding and the Royal Canadian Mint - another of those nearly invisible "royal" elements of Canadian life - is doing the same with coins. Kevin MacLeod, the Queen's Canadian secretary, says he's already received a request to name a Duke and Duchess of Cambridge park somewhere in Ontario in advance of the royal tour.
"If you do a little digging, you'll see that there's a very special relationship," he says of the myriad royalty-related landmarks in Canada. "We kind of know the Crown is there, but we don't give it a lot of thought. We're surrounded by it, but on a day-to-day basis as we live our lives, are we conscious of it? I would venture to guess no.".......
Both monarchists and republicans in Canada say this apathy toward the Crown is the greatest obstacle faced by those on the other side of the debate......
Read more:           http://www.canada.com/Will+Kate+royal+influence+abounds+already/5012675/story.html
For the insatiably curious:
        *   Photos: Best of the best Royal Wedding photos
        *   Photos: The morning after the royal wedding
        *   Photos: All eyes on Kate Middleton, the new royal bride
        *   Three Alberta cowboys to stage private bull riding performance for Prince William and Kate
        *   Vancouver chefs prepare a feast fit for a king (or a prince)
        *   Mum's the word for Kate
        *   Alberta woman will get chance to meet royal couple seven decades after missing out
        *   Kate brushing up on her francais
        *   The man who keeps the royals on track during their Canadian tour
        *   Special Section: The Royal Visit
Read more: http://www.canada.com/Will+Kate+royal+influence+abounds+already/5012675/story.html

Here in WV, don't forget the BC Binning house will be open (see Calendar July 9).
As you might have guessed, I was sipping tea out of my Royal Wedding mug full of tea (Murchie's Royal Wedding Blend) while watching the wedding.  Yummy.
(mug and tea both available at Murchie's in Park Royal; the tea is a blend of black Ceylon tea lightened with a touch of jasmine and citrus)
btw, can anyone tell me why Kate's sister Pippa, who was the maid of honour or bridesmaid does not appear, or was not included, in the official wedding photos of the wedding party?

Contact us at: www.vancouverheritagefoundation.org  604 264 9642
Delamont: Kitsilano's Oldest City Block of Houses  Sunday July 17 10am - noon
Tour guide, Bruce MacDonald  HVS members $10;  non-members $15 | Details & online payment
Summer Walking Tours... Celebrate Vancouver's 125th Birthday visiting historic back alleys and forgotten corners of the city with civic historian John Atkin. 10am - 12 noon, Saturdays & one Sunday, $15.
Market Alley: Opium, Laundry, and Pawnshops.  Saturday July 16th Meet in the courtyard of the Chinese Cultural Centre, in front of the Dr. Sun Yat Sen Gardens, entry from 50 East Pender.
Blood Alley: The Early City and its Real History.  Saturday July 23rd Meet at Gassy Jack, intersection of Powell, Carrall, and Water in Gastown.
    [Whole schedule: http://hosted.verticalresponse.com/375523/7b17d2543d/1805511597/e6fbad22fa/ ]
Heritage Vancouver Society wishes everyone a happy Canada Day. To help celebrate in vintage air, we've digitised two Edison phonograph cylinder records, dating from 1909 and 1914... scratches and all!
The Maple Leaf Forever (1909 recording)  Listen! (.mp3, 537k)
Recorded by the Knickerbocker Quartet by the Edison Phonograph Company in 1907, this is Canada's unofficial National Anthem.
The Maple Leaf Forever, written by Alexander Muir (1830-1906) in 1867, the year of Canada's Confederation.
O Canada (1914 recording, 1908 Weir lyrics)  Listen! (.mp3, 553k)
This version, sung by Irving Gillette in 1914, was issued by the Edison Company in the same year, on an Edison Blue Amberol phonograph record (record number 2287). The original 1908 lyrics are sung.
It's interesting to note that Vancouver has a connection to another version of lyrics for O Canada, the Buchan version, and the story can be read here: www.vancouverhistory.ca/archives_ocanada.htm.
The 1897 Buchan house still exists in Vancouver's West End, at 1114 Barclay, saved from demolition in 1995, then fully restored and aptly known as "O Canada House".

===  BOOKWATCH  ===  "PAKISTAN A Hard Country" by Anatol Lieven
A Primer on Pakistan
by MOHAMMED HANIF  Published: June 24, 2011  Illustrated. 558 pp.PublicAffairs. $35.
During the regime of Gen. Pervez Musharraf, it became the policy of the United States to help spread Sufi Islam in Pakistan. A Sufi council was formed and a few seminars and some musical concerts were held; a Sufi University is still being worked on. Meanwhile, Sufi shrines have been attacked all across Pakistan. Many Pakistanis now believe Sufis to be the allies of American intelligence operatives, a belief only strengthened by the recent Raymond Davis affair, in which a Central Intelligence Agency contractor was detained in the killing of two Pakistanis.
The American strategy to target Islamist militants from the skies while helping to establish a tolerant version of Islam on the ground has turned into a bloody joke that nobody laughs at anymore. In his ambitious book, "Pakistan: A Hard Country", Anatol Lieven has a sarcastic comment about the policy on Sufism: "In reality a more helpful strategy in the 'war on terror' might be to use the F.B.I. to support American Methodists against American Pentecostals."...
Shariah, he discovers, is not so much a strict set of rules as a system for how justice is delivered and who delivers it.
In Lieven's opinion, the West doesn't realize that the problem in Pakistan is not a lack of democracy, but too much of it, with many competing parties and interest groups. When some among Lieven's elite hosts in Peshawar, referring to a rising Taliban leader, wonder who would possibly want to follow a former bus driver, Lieven replies: other bus drivers, of course.
>  Editorial Review - Publishers Weekly vol. 258 iss. 09 p (c) 02/28/2011
Lieven (Chechnya), who has reported on Pakistan off and on for 20 years, offers a compelling argument for reorienting Western interests (and investments) in its wars in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Given its enormous population (six times that of Afghanistan), the key role Pakistani intelligence plays in Western efforts against terrorism, the strong ties between Pakistan and Western countries (especially Britain), and the fact that Pakistan's army is one of Asia's strongest (complete with nuclear weapons), Lieven writes, "Pakistan is quite simply far more important to the region, the West and the world than is Afghanistan: a statement which is a matter not of sentiment but of mathematics." His extensive history and cartography of the country comes equipped with solid policy prescriptions-for drone attacks to be ceased and for the U.S. to acknowledge how powerfully the bungled invasion of Afghanistan contributed to instability in the region-and particularly the growth of the Taliban. Though his language can occasionally be patronizing, Lieven's writing is generally excellent. He wrestles huge amounts of material into a coherent whole, cogently explaining the intricate and interconnected roles played by kinship, regional allegiances, religion, and the military, shedding light on the country "in all its complex patchwork of light and shadow." (Apr.)  
>  another reviewer
He also fails to appreciate or look into the staggeringly huge impact other countries besides India have had on Pakistan's development - whether the USSR, America, China or Saudi Arabia outside of just funding terrorists, or the sheer extent of American money spent on influencing the Pakistan army and hence the very state itself.
A few billion dollars goes a very, very long way in a poor country, something which Anatol completely glosses over to airbrush the many very negative effects of practically all American engagement with Pakistan so far. If you just read this book, without reading any of the other histories out there, you would walk away thinking that Pakistan pretty much ran the jihad against Russia and America and Saudi Arabia were just sparring buddies helping out Pakistan. Heck, even the movie Charlie Wilson's War will give you a better idea of that era than this book.

===  LANGUAGEWATCH  === For Argument's sake
Reason Seen More as Weapon Than Path to Truth
                by PATRICIA COHEN  published: June 14, 2011
For centuries thinkers have assumed that the uniquely human capacity for reasoning has existed to let people reach beyond mere perception and reflex in the search for truth. Rationality allowed a solitary thinker to blaze a path to philosophical, moral and scientific enlightenment.
Now some researchers are suggesting that reason evolved for a completely different purpose: to win arguments. Rationality, by this yardstick (and irrationality too, but we'll get to that) is nothing more or less than a servant of the hard-wired compulsion to triumph in the debating arena. According to this view, bias, lack of logic and other supposed flaws that pollute the stream of reason are instead social adaptations that enable one group to persuade (and defeat) another. Certitude works, however sharply it may depart from the truth.
The idea, labelled the argumentative theory of reasoning, is the brainchild of French cognitive social scientists, and it has stirred excited discussion (and appalled dissent) among philosophers, political scientists, educators, and psychologists, some of whom say it offers profound insight into the way people think and behave. The Journal of Behavioral and Brain Sciences devoted its April issue to debates over the theory, with participants challenging everything from the definition of reason to the origins of verbal communication.
"Reasoning doesn't have this function of helping us to get better beliefs and make better decisions," said Hugo Mercier, who is a co-author of the journal article, with Dan Sperber. "It was a purely social phenomenon. It evolved to help us convince others and to be careful when others try to convince us." Truth and accuracy were beside the point.
from  http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/15/arts/people-argue-just-to-win-scholars-assert.html?pagew
{Dear Readers -- what do you think???}

===  WORDWATCH  ===   word choice; my favourite headline this year
VSun 10 June 2011 pB5
                           Carbon Credit Bounty on Flatulent Feral Camels Considered in Australia
             and love CBC calling this month Junuary b/c of the weather.  :-)


= A =   MEN!
MONKEYTAIL BEARDS  --  but they are serious!  this calls itself the official website: http://www.themonkeytail.com/  and has some odd men  but my favourite is this one, the ring-tailed lemur:

= B =   Summer Classes for Women at THE ADULT LEARNING CENTRE
Registration must be completed by May 31
NOTE: Owing to the complexity and difficulty level of their contents, class sizes will be limited to eight participants maximum.
Class 1 ~~ Up in Winter, Down in Summer -- How to Adjust a Thermostat
Step by Step, with Slide Presentation
Meets four weeks, Monday and Wednesday for two hours beginning at 7pm
Class 2 ~~ Wch Takes More Energy? Putting the Toilet Seat Down, or Complaining About It for Three Hours?
Round Table Discussion
Meets two weeks, Saturday noon for two hours
Class 3 ~~ Is It Possible To Drive Past a Wal-Mart Without Stopping? -- Group Debate
Meets four weeks, Saturday 10pm for two hours
Class 4 ~~ Fundamental Differences Between a Purse and a Suitcase
Pictures and Explanatory Graphics
Meets Saturdays at 2pm for three weeks
Class 5 ~~ Curling Irons -- Can They Levitate and Fly Into The Bathroom Cabinet?
Examples on Video
Meets four weeks, Tuesday and Thursday for two hours beginning at 7pm
Class 6 ~~ How to Ask Questions During Commercials and Be Quiet During the Program
Help Line Support and Support Groups
Meets four weeks, Friday and Sunday 7pm
Class 7 ~~ Can a Bath Be Taken Without 14 Different Kinds of Soaps and Shampoos?
Open Forum
Monday at 8pm, two hours
Class 8 ~~ Health Watch -- They Make Medicine for PMS - USE IT!
Three nights; Monday, Wednesday, Friday at 7pm for two hours
Class 9 ~~ I Was Wrong and He Was Right! -- Real Life Testimonials
Tuesdays at 6pm -- location to be determined.
Class 10 ~~ How to  Parallel Park In Less Than 20 Minutes Without an Insurance Claim
Driving Simulations
Four weeks, Saturdays at noon, two hours
Class 11 ~~ Learning to Live: How to Apply Brakes Without Throwing Passengers Through the Windshield
Tuesdays at 7pm, location to be determined
Class 12 ~~ How to Shop by Yourself
Meets four weeks, Tuesday and Thursday for two hours beginning at 7pm
Upon completion of ANY of the above courses, diplomas will be issued to the survivors.
= C =   Seduced by wine...........
A woman was sipping on a glass of wine, while sitting on the patio with her husband, and she says, "I love you so much, I don't know how I could ever live without you."
... Her husband asks, "Is that you, or the wine talking?"
... She replies, "It's me...talking to the wine."

===  MAIKU  === 
b/c of the riot, contemplating human nature, I recalled (above under HOCKEYWATCH) my poem about the temptation of anonymity.
Last year mused about the same aspect of humans.  First one is in tanka form.

2010 October 8
                                         under the surface
                                         evil burbles and erupts
                                         disrupting our peace
                                                               how motivate and strengthen
                                                               the good to counter, control

2010 December 8/9

                                    hype, glare hypnotize,
                                                                     emotion rules, blocks
                                                                                              facts and voices of reason

     1. Democracy, n. A system of government in which the people get to choose, from time to time, the political leaders who will rob them blind.
     2. Disease, n. Nature's way of telling us to eat a plant-based diet.
     3. Fraud, n. Deception by misrepresenting or omitting material facts to benefit oneself at the expense of others.
     4. Indifference, n. Passive complicity.
     5. Kindness, n. Love in action.
     6. Martyrdom, n. The proof of sincerity if not of truth.
     7. Nuclear War, phr. Satan's initiation rite into the kingdom of hell.
     8. Strong, adj. Ready, willing and able to hear and speak the truth.
     9. Wall Street, phr. The canary in the mine.
     10. Weakness, n. The one thing more likely to corrupt than power.
(Note: The two previous "Ten Definitions" lists, from the November 2008 and July 2010 "Frankly Quoted" columns, are available without charge and by request to lfrank@igc.org)

Do you not know I am a woman? when I think, I must speak. 
                                -- William Shakespeare, As You Like It

There are two kinds of fools: one says, "This is old, therefore it is good"; the other says, "This is new, therefore it is better."    
-- DEAN WILLIAM RALPH INGE (English writer and priest, 1860 - 1954), quoted in Rolf B. White, editor, The Great Business Quotations, p. 240, 1986.

If corrupted people are united and constitute a power, then honest folk must do the same.
-- Leo Tolstoy, Russian writer (1828 - 1910)

No matter where it takes hold, government of the people and by the people sets a single standard for all who hold power: you must maintain your power through consent, not coercion.
                        -- BARACK OBAMA, speech, Cairo, 4 June 2009.

Leadership is getting people to do what you want them to do because they want to do it.      
                        --  CHRISTIE WHITMAN (former New Jersey governor),
                                Fareed Zakaria tv interview, How to Lead / GPS, CNN, 2 Dec 2010

The good news is that we're all on the path; the bad news is that we're going in the wrong direction.
                     -- Leonard Roy Frank, American human rights activist,
                                        quotation anthologist (Random House Webster's Quotationary, 1998),
                                        and electroshock survivor (b 1932)

If only it were as easy to uncover the truth as to demonstrate the falsehood.                                                                          
-- Marcus Tullius Cicero, Roman philosopher, statesman, lawyer, political theorist, constitutionalist, accomplished poet, rhetorician, humorist, and also the greatest forensic orator (106 BC - 43 BC)

All progress has resulted from people who took unpopular positions.
-- ADLAI E. STEVENSON (Illinois governor, Democratic presidential nominee, and United Nations ambassador), campaign speech, Princeton University (New Jersey), 22 March 1954.

Expecting the world to treat you fairly because you are a good person is a little like expecting the bull not to attack you because you are a vegetarian.      
                                                -- Dennis Wholey                       

The states are as the men are.  They grow out of human characters.        -- Plato

If I have learned one thing in this life, it is that God will not tie my shoes without me.  -- Doug Boyd

Marriage is like mushrooms: we notice too late if they are good or bad.
                                        -- Woody Allen {or govts or xxx ...}

She looks as though she's been poured into her clothes, and forgot to say 'when'. -- P. G. Wodehouse

In order to show a profit, the floundering gourmet seafood restaurant was allowed to cook its books since there is no accounting for taste.

      The spear-fisherman can be a real pain in the wrasse.

The garden club visited the nursery and found themselves in a hosta environment.

For this tree pun I had to go out on a limb and branch out to some other sources.

The long-shot was leading the Kentucky Derby, but not furlong.

Bugs have very diverse religious views, because they are all in sects.
The Hungry Lion
A hungry lion was roaming through the jungle looking for something to eat. He came across two men. One was sitting under a tree and reading a book, the other was typing away on his typewriter.
The lion quickly pounced on the man reading the book and devoured him.
Even the king of the jungle knows that readers digest and writers cramp.