2012 Ccl Mtg NOTES June 25th
Ccl AGENDAs July 9th
Calendar to July 30th

by Carolanne Reynolds, Editor
[PDF Version]

~~~ CANADA DAY ! ~~~

= Main Items on Council Agendas Monday July 9: June 25 minutes not be available until the July 9th ccl mtg (!); Black Crk Diversion; Memorial Pk rearing-pond; Road Closure, Removal of Hwy Dedication at 26th & Marine; AmbNOW expenditures; Centennial Celebration Overview; DPA 975/977 Keith; Correspondence List includes: BC Hydro work; Assessment Appeal; (excellent letter on the) Parks Master Plan; Collingwood (Morven); DRC Minutes; oil tankers; Lower Caulfeild; Traffic Safety 1200 Clyde; Minutes (Library; Finance Cmte; Lower Caulfeild); Parking; Pipeline; Ambleside Streetscape; etc 

= Vive le Canada (Wilderness, Our Identity); from the EDITOR'S DESK (Collingwood; 1300blk; old growth); FINANCIAL INFORMATION ACT REPORTS (includes salaries); UPDATES & INFO (Sprinkling; Parks Master Plan; Newsletters -- Streamkeepers, WRA; Cycling; PkR Events)

= CALENDAR to July 13th; CULTUREWATCH (Theatre; Art; Opera; Music; Festivals); Nature Walk


13A -- June 25 ccl mtg brief summary; news (WVPD, theatre, PkR Intersection); Calendar of events and info in chronological order (Canada Day details); ending with joke/qtns/pun/poster/Canthem

13B -- mtgs; ongoing events // 13C -- Agendas July 9; Parks Master Plan; Nbrhd work; Soap opera; Theatre

= Ccl Mtg June 18 NOTES:

Regular ccl mtg: 2011 Annual Report (WV Finances); Collingwood Sch Construction; Black Crk Diversion Rehabilitation Project (re DWV's massacre of trees, deferred to next mtg for discussion); Cycling Work Implementation Plan; Potential of Coach Houses in WV; 2998 Park Lane (without permits?); Funding Electric Vehicle Charging Stns; Lower Caulfeild Heritage Conservation Area; Consent Agenda: Housing Action Plan; M Land use extension by PkR; TransLink Report; Correspondence including: Collingwood Sch (MANY); Arts Ctr; Ice Allocation; Heritage and Character easily lost; PQP: misleading names and roles.

= Ccl AGENDAs July 9

= ANIMALWATCH (Polar Bear pet in BC; polar bear cubs playing; adoring black piglet); INFObits (Facts; 1100 types of beer; Mythical Octopus); INVASIVE SPECIES; SYRIAWATCH (complicated/confusing); HarperWATCH (Pipeline); CANADA DAY (Handshake; Bomber Command); ROYALWATCH (RCMP in UK); WORDWATCH (imbriferous); HERITAGEWATCH; MAIKU; JOKES/QTNS/THOUGHTS/POSTER/PUNS/CANTHEM

=== Vive le CANADA === Symbol of our Identity -- Wilderness tops!

Wilderness 'is part of our soul'

Great outdoors top Maple Leaf, national anthem and Justin Bieber as best symbol of our identity

It's something Canadians can't really take credit for, but the country's majestic wilderness topped hockey, the Maple Leaf flag and 10 other choices in a nationwide survey that asked more than 1,000 people to identify the best symbol "of what Canada really is"....

The Canada Day poll, by the opinion research firm Ipsos Reid, ... [had] 13 choices offered in the ranking of Canadian symbols.

The results reflect the robust and enduring sense of pride among Canadians in the country's vast and diverse landscapes - the soaring, snow-capped stuff of patriotic postcards.

Canada's wilderness was identified by 83 per cent of those surveyed as a "good" or "great reflection of what Canada really is." Another 15 per cent checked the more neutral "decent" option.

"I think it's part of our soul," said Darrell Bricker, Toronto-based president of Ipsos Public Affairs.

"Canadians do see the physical place that we are [in] as the major identifier of who we are.

"It's something that we have in common - and that's why we have a relatively vibrant cottage culture and people are still kind of outdoorsy," he added. "If you look at the images on our money and other things, they're iconically Canadian - what we identify with ourselves are not necessarily man-made things, but things in nature."...

(The beaver, Canada's official animal symbol, and the Arctic also might be considered contributors to Canadians' affection for the country's wilderness.)...

"I think people have moved to a higher level of what they see as being Canadian," he said.

"So it starts at the level of physical place - the physical beauty of the place where we live - then it moves on to the things we've built together, including our institutions and government programs and symbols we've decided to adopt. Then last on the list are things that are more transitory - like the celebrity of the moment."...

"Wilderness is kind of iconic, though you really wonder how closely connected to it people are," he added. "But the idea that it's there - that it's some-thing we value, something we have in common, regardless of where you come from or what province you're in - it's almost like a spiritual connection."

from the VSun Sat June 30 pB3 by Randy Boswell -- http://www.vancouversun.com/Wilderness+part+soul/6866604/story.html

=== from the EDITOR'S DESK ===

~ Trying to sort out zoning regs re Collingwood (definitions, process re nbrhds in future)

Perfect answer from Bob Sokol, Dir/Planning: Collingwood is getting a building permit wch "includes a combination of renovating, rebuilding, and building.  Some portions will be renovated, some rebuilt, and some portions will be new.  In the sum total, reconstruction could be the most accurate term."

~ (Four of us) So far unsuccessful in mtg with staff for details on lease vs sale of 1300blk

~ DWV staff: shdn't be surprised protests over cutting old-growth; our landscape is precious to us (see above)


The Financial Information Act regulations require all local governments, to make available to members of the public certain detailed financial schedules in addition to the regular year end financial statements of the District.  This information consists of detailed listings of

Remuneration and expenses for all members of Council

Remuneration and expenses for all employees with salaries in excess of $75,000

Payments aggregating in excess of $25,000 to suppliers of goods and services

A statement regarding any employee severance agreements in effect for the year

A separate requirement under the Community Charter is to report details of all permissive property tax exemptions for the year.  For convenience, that report is included with the FIA schedules.

2011 Financial Information Act Report (PDF, 20 KB)

The rest are at -- http://www.westvancouver.ca/Level3.aspx?id=5242

=== UPDATES & INFO ===

+ Now that sun's finally here, make sure abiding by sprinkling restrictions

New Schedule for 2012 -- Sprinkling is permitted between: 4 “ 9am (no more evening sprinkling)

Even-numbered addresses: Monday (NEW), Wednesday and Saturday

Odd-numbered addresses: Tuesday (NEW), Thursday and Sunday

Note that at Stage 1 and 2 of the Water Shortage Response Plan, hand watering flower or vegetable gardens is permissible anytime. Sprinkling restrictions only apply to lawns.


+ Final Parks Master Plan approved by Council

On Monday, June 18, Council approved the final report on West Vancouver™s Parks Master Plan that was presented by the Parks Master Plan Working Group. The goal of the Parks Master Plan is to set a clear direction for the management, protection, enhancement, and community engagement of WV parks, trails, and natural areas. It is the first Parks Master Plan to be developed for West Vancouver since 1977.

Rebecca Buchanan and Lori Williams, PMP Working Group co-chairs, said: œWe are tremendously proud of the Parks Master Plan and believe the values of our community are its foundation. We extend our thanks to the many community members and local stewardship groups who contributed to the development of the Parks Master Plan, through enthusiastic attendance at our community forums, by participating in the telephone survey, by attending our working group meetings, and by sending us their valuable comments.

West Vancouver is a community that is very rich in its variety of parks and amenities, and has unique natural features and biodiversity that are reflected in its park system. The mountains, forests, foreshore, and creeks provide a setting for many of the District™s parks that are unrivalled in other communities. The District™s parks and trails are of vital importance to the community, and to the many species inhabiting the natural environments of West Vancouver.

In order for the Parks Master Plan to accurately reflect the values and priorities of the community, the public has been encouraged to provide input throughout the planning process through forums, open houses, and surveys.

The Parks Master Plan fulfills a component of the District™s Official Community Plan. It has taken two years by the PMPWG to develop and sets the direction for the vision of WV parks for years to come. For more information, please visit www.westvancouver.ca/parks


o STREAMKEEPERS: http://www.westvancouverstreamkeepers.ca/dox/newsletter11.pdf


Chris Adshead has just published the summer issue of The Westerner #38: Phone 921 8686;

westernereditor@shaw.ca and www.thewesterner.ca full of information, events, and latest news! Art Walk July 8.

+ CYCLING: New Video - Sticks, Carrots and Tambourines:

Actively Learning from Copenhagen's Transport Successes Part 1 with Andreas Rohl

If you couldn't attend the SFU lecture on June 4, view it  here.  Andreas Rohl is the Bicycling Program Manager for the City of Copenhagen, and a Bicycling Specialist with Urban Systems Ltd. 


Bring tots “ up to age seven “ to The Village to enjoy face painting, crafts, entertainment, and much more! 

Tuesdays, beginning July 10; from 10am “ noonat The Village at Park Royal (between Whole Foods and Urban Barn)

+ Vancouver Home & Design Show Summer Getaway Preview Party

Vancouver™s premiere event for design, renovation, and lifestyle. You are invited to our highly anticipated exclusive sneak peek of the July 2012 Vancouver Home & Design Show. This exclusive sneak peek Summer Getaway Preview Party will feature sweet sips, summer jams and fresh forecasts, along with the unveiling of Design Through the Decades “ a unique fashion and home décor exhibit produced by celebrity stylist Janette Ewen. 

~ 6 - 8pm ~ Thursday July 19 -- Park Royal North, Centre Court

For more information, visit shopparkroyal.com/campaigns/vancouver-home-design-show. 

+ The Bay Presents Canada Olympic Fashion Show

We all wore our Canada gear so proudly during the 2010 Vancouver Winter Games and we are excited to cheer our Canadian athletes on again this summer in London. So come and check out our fashion showcase of the latest cheering gear that you MUST have this summer. All gear is available at The Bay. Everyone is invited to this free event!~ 2pm ~ Saturday, July 2 Park Royal North, Centre Court 

For more information, visit http://shopparkroyal.com/campaigns/bay-presents-canadian-olympic-fashions.

=== CALENDAR to July 30th ===

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/early for an issue are sent to subscribers. [See mtgs etc in the Headsup notices sent during the month.]


Join us for Summer of Cinema and Song on the West Vancouver waterfront. Bring a chair or blanket and enjoy live music as the sun sets or watch a great film in the park! Concerts by the Sea start July 8 http://www.westvancouver.ca/Level3.aspx?id=40228

Summer of Song: 7pm on Sundays at the Ferry Building Landing (foot of 14th Street)

Cinema in the Park: 9:15 p.m. at John Lawson Park

* NOTE: Films will take place during the Harmony Arts Festival so be sure to come early and check out all the festivities.

=== Sunday July 8

~ 11am - 4pm ~ Second Annual Horseshoe Bay Art Walk -- Come and enjoy the day meeting artists and visit the great shops and restaurants. www.horseshoebayartwalk.com

=== Wednesday July 18

~ 7pm ~ Board of Variance Mtg; and the Library Bd at the Library

=== Thursday July 19

~ 8:30am ~ 12th Annual Jr Golf Tournament at the Gleneagles Golf Course

~ 3pm ~ Police Bd Finance Mtg at WVPD

=== Thursday July 26

~ 4:30pm ~ Design Review Cmte

~ 5:30pm ~ Police Bd Mtg at WVPD

+++ WV MEMORIAL LIBRARY +++ http://www.westvanlibrary.ca

Hours: closed Sundays in July & August

Wed July 11 Movie Nights at the Library: My Week with Marilyn 6:30pm Welsh Hall

Friday July 13 Friday Night Concert / Summer Reading Club Kick-off: THE SALTEENS

Doors open at 7pm, concert starts at 7:30pm. Come early for best seating.

+++ WV MUSEUM +++ http://westvancouvermuseum.ca/exhibitions/current_exhibition 925 7295

The New Design Gallery on the frontier 1955 -1966 ~~ June 27 to September 15

Opening Reception June 26 from 7 - 9:30pm

In 1955, shortly after arriving in Vancouver from the United States, Alvin Balkind and Abraham Rogatnick opened the New Design Gallery (NDG), one of the first galleries dedicated to contemporary art in Canada. At that time B.C. artists were gaining national recognition but had few opportunities to exhibit their work locally. Balkind, who had studied and worked with several key galleries abroad, and Rogatnick, who had studied architecture at Harvard, both brought with them new perspectives about contemporary art and design. Encouraged by Jack Shadbolt and Arthur Erickson, Balkind and Rogatnick opened the NDG in adjacent apartments above Tony Cavelti's and Karl Stittgen's jewellery studio in WV.

Balkind, somewhat disparagingly, later wrote: "Vancouver in 1955 was a sleepy provincial, rather stuffy city, sitting tight on the only distinction it had: its natural beauty." The North Shore however, with its inspiring natural setting (and then relatively affordable property) was also a creative incubator, attracting both established and pioneering artists, architects, and other creative intellectuals.

The NDG profiled contemporary art during a time of public apprehension and distrust towards modernism. The original press release announced that "the New Design Gallery, [will] show the public fine art and good design that can be used in daily life [and serve] as a centre for artists who are in harmony with the modern spirit." While the NDG's successful openings drew crowds of people seeking, as Rogatnick suggests, "a sophisticated art milieu," he points out "... they didn't buy very much." The gallery subsequently moved to Vancouver in 1958 where it shared space with the newly formed Arts Club and continued until 1966.

The influential gallery introduced Vancouver to the work of numerous artists from British Columbia, Canada, and the United States. The New Design Gallery on the frontier 1955 -1966 chronicles the important role the NDG played in advancing modernism in the region through historical documentation, photographs, and artworks by Joan Balzar, Maxwell Bates, Bruno Bobak, Molly Bobak, B.C. Binning, Audrey Capel Doray, Reginald Holmes, Don Jarvis, Thomas Kakinuma, Zoltan Kiss, Roy Kiyooka, John Koerner, William Koochin, Bill Mayrs, Michael Morris, Toni Onley, Joseph Plaskett, Marianna Schmidt, Jack Shadbolt, Gordon Smith, John Snow, Takao Tanabe, and Glenn Toppings.

West Coast Modern Home Tour -- July 14

Home Tour: 12 - 4pm, Reception: 4:30 to 6:30pm Check in at the WV Museum from 11am - 12pm

The West Vancouver Museum's seventh annual home tour takes place Saturday, July 14th from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. and features six significant West Coast modern homes on the North Shore.  Through this tour, you will visit the recently renovated 1951 Pratt residence by Ned Pratt, the 1958 Norman residence by Ron Thom and Fred Hollingsworth, the eclectic 1958 Mills residence remodelled by Edward Poskitt, the 1967 McLeod residence by Barclay McLeod, and two 1982 homes in Montiverdi Estates by Arthur Erickson.

For over thirty years, Net Pratt headed Thompson, Berwick, Pratt (TBP), an important architectural firm that designed a number of residences, offices, and public institutions in Vancouver and beyond. The house Pratt built for his family represents one of the first uses of standard plywood sheeting as a siding material, and his architect son Peter Pratt recently restored it and built an addition to the house.

In 1958, Ron Thom, a principal of TBP at the time, designed a simple, modular, prefabricated house using engineered plywood panels and beams for Mr. Norman, who was a local cabinetmaker. This modest house has been meticulously restored and updated by an architect couple for their young family.

Montiverdi Estates includes twenty custom-built homes nestled into a forested hillside setting.  The unique development includes homes designed by Arthur Erickson with landscape design by Cornelia Oberlander.  Visiting two of the Montiverdi homes allows you to see Erickson's approach to specific site requirements and to explore the architectural similarities and differences between the two homes.

The house architect Barclay McLeod designed for his family was featured on the cover of House Beautiful's Building Manual in 1967. The article describes that the house floats above the ground on an irregularly shaped outcrop by the sea, and its open plan offers efficient and economical family living space.

In addition to these four homes, tour participants will visit a unique 1958 house with a well-matured Japanese garden overlooking Burrard Inlet.  Built for Bob Mills, the original owner of the Waldorf Hotel in east Vancouver, this house is a dazzling showcase of Polynesian and Asian-inspired custom detailing. The current owners of this house have taken on an extensive renovation to restore it while maintaining its original features.

Tour participants will receive a complete information package with details of all tour homes when they check in. 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, Erickson/Massey's 1965 Graham Residence, by John Fulker (printed and signed in 2011) to a lucky participant.

Sponsored by the British Pacific Properties and over twenty-five West Vancouver restaurants organized by the Penny Mitchell real estate team, a wine reception with appetizers will take place at the Eagle Harbour Yacht Club immediately following the home tour.  The local restaurants supporting the home tour reception include:

All India Restaurant, Amadeo Bakehouse and Coffees, Amici, Carmelo's Ristorante Italiano, C.C. Violin Patisserie & Cafe,

Chef Hung Taiwanese Beef Noodle, Handi Restaurant, Larson Station, Mangia E Bevi, Olive & Anchor, Savary Island Pie Co., Takumi Japanese Restaurant, Thai Pudpong, The Red Lion Bar & Grill, The Truffle House & Cafe, Troll's Restaurant,

Verdicchio's Deli and Trattoria, and Zen. 

To register for the tour, please use one of the following codes:

814501 (visit homes by driving your own car, reception included, $100)

814502 (visit homes by driving your own car, reception not included, $90).

All the bus tour tickets have already been sold out.

To register by phone: 925 7270. To register online: westvancouverrec.ca

Registration is limited - please register early to ensure a spot on the tour.

PLEASE NOTE: Parking is limited, so you will need to walk some distance to the houses. It is advisable that you wear comfortable walking shoes. Participants must be comfortable walking up and down long steep driveways and narrow interior/exterior stairways unaided. Unfortunately, none of the tour houses is wheel-chair accessible. 

For more information about the tour, please call 925 7179 or visit the Museum's website.

+++ FERRY BUILDING GALLERY +++  http://ferrybuildinggallery.com ~ 925 7290

>> Nature by Design ~~~ July 10 - 29

Liz Calvin & Rod Gildersleeve; Mosaics and paintings

Opening Reception: Tuesday July 10 from 6 to 8pm ~ Meet the Artists: Saturday July 14 at 2pm

+++ SILK PURSE +++  http://silkpurse.ca/exhibitions/  925 7292

> July 10 - 29 œFlamenco Sketches"

Gregg Simpson is a prolific artist who has exhibited in many international galleries and been the subject of a documentary film. This series of abstract paintings and pastels inspired by the flamenco dancers of Andalusia are full of fiery passion and graceful serenity. Also a talented drummer, Gregg will appear with the Paul Plimley Trio on July 10th playing free-form jazz.

Opening reception: Tuesday July 10 from 6 - 7pm


Complete list of events: Electronic newsletter: http://kaymeekcentre.com/on_stage/events_calendar

Simplest way to get on email list, call 913 3634 (also for tix) or email tickets@kaymeekcentre.com

Thank You Liz, Susanna, and Jeanie!   

At its AGM in April 17, the West Vancouver Arts Centre Trust Society (doing business as "the Kay Meek Centre") said au revoir, but hoping not goodbye, to three of its directors: Liz Bannister, Susanna Bell-Irving Gray, and Jeanie Ferguson.  We are confident they will continue to be supporters of the Meek and we hope to engage them from time to time in our Centre's ongoing programs and initiatives.

+++ ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION BRANCH 60, West Vancouver +++ http://www.westvan60.com/

Office: 604-922-3587 Lounge: 604-922-1920 Fax: 604-922-2659

+++ WV CHAMBER of COMMERCE + 926 6614 + http://www.westvanchamber.com/

Offices moved on July 1st from Pk Royal to former AmblesideNOW ofc 1408 Marine Dr

Harmony Arts Festival Group Show

The Harmony Arts Festival Group Show is offering a special preview of the artists™ works to Chamber members for best selection and private viewing before the festival starts.



+ BARD on the Beach ~ 739 0559 ~ bardonthebeach.org

Ticket availability -- https://tickets.bardonthebeach.org/TheatreManager/1/login&event=0

The Taming of the Shrew, the first of the season, now on till Sept 22

Directed by Meg Roe ¢ Shakespeare™s romantic romp, The Taming of the Shrew, shines a comic spotlight on the pleasures and perils of the search for the perfect mate. Beautiful Bianca has no shortage of admirers, but she can™t marry until her headstrong sister Kate finds a husband. Along comes the fortune-hunting Petruchio, who is determined œto wive it wealthily in Padua and sets out to capture the heart of the fiery-spirited Kate. Petruchio and Kate face off in a crackling battle of wits, while three enthusiastic suitors launch their own devious campaigns as they vie for Bianca™s affections.

Macbeth -- Opening Night was Saturday June 16; on till Sept 20

Directed by Miles Potter ¢ Seductive prophecy and devastating ambition are the forces that drive this dark and powerful tragedy. When three witches foretell that Macbeth will be King, the warrior lord and his ruthless wife decide to act on the prediction by murdering the rightful King Duncan in his bed. Reality and fantasy blur and blood begets blood, until Macbeth is finally undone by the very prophecies that tempted him to seek ultimate power.

Merry Wives of Windsor

Studio Stage; Previews start Thursday June 28; Opening Night Thursday July 5, on till Sept 21

Directed by Johnna Wright ¢ It™s 1968 in Windsor, Ontario and English ex-pat Sir John Falstaff is hunting for a romantic solution to his money troubles. He sends an identical love letter to two wealthy local housewives, hoping to seduce them and enjoy their fortunes “ with no clue that the two are best friends. Neither has any intention of cheating on her husband, but together they lead Falstaff on while plotting their hilarious revenge.

King John

Studio Stage; Previews start Wednesday July 11; Opening Night Saturday July 14, on till to September 19

Directed by Dean Paul Gibson ¢ Six generations before the Wars of the Roses, the early Plantagenets had a succession problem of their own. Shakespeare™s King John is a powerful tale of intrigue, ambition, and tough moral choices for some of his most compelling characters. A usurping king, his innocent young nephew, a heroic ˜bastard™ and a passionate mother all vie for our sympathies in a high-stakes game where the winner takes crown and kingdom.

+ ARTS CLUB 687 1644  http://www.artsclub.com

~ Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage -- The Buddy Holly Story opens Th July 12 (to Aug 26)

~ Granville Island Stage -- Xanadu, June 21 to August 4; a musical directed by Dean Paul Gibson

~ Revue Stage -- altar boyz July 5 to Sept 1

+ Jericho Arts Centre  224 8007 www.jerichoartscentre.com

The Alchemist, a comedy written by Ben Jonson in 1610 (Ensemble Theatre Cooperative); July 6 to 28

* TUTS www.tuts.ca

Theatre Under the Stars (Malkin Bowl, Stanley Park):Titanic, a New Musical andThe Music Man until Aug 18

* July News from Pi

Come to the Theatre - Bring a Carrot

If the first two sold-out shows in the Obstructions theatre series are any indication, Radix Theatre's turn in the spotlight on July 28th will be a hot ticket.

Inspired in part by the film The Five Obstructions, by Jørgen Leth and Lars Von Trier, Obstructions is a new project from Progress Lab, the group behind the wildly popular and innovative HIVE series. The obstructions for each company have been developed in secret by their peers as a custom-designed set of obstacles that will prompt each artist to consider new approaches to making theatre.

Last month Felix Culpa gave us an artistic wedding using a controversial 100 words. On July 28th Radix takes up the challenge with these obstructions:

1. Andrew (Laurenson) must revisit and answer the central question of Beutfl Prblms;

2. In the style of French farce;

3. Using a set made of carrots.

ObstructionsRadixA Progress Lab Initiative

Saturday July 28th -- 7:30pm - doors open8pm - Radix event-- Immediately after the show

-- Judging, Theatre Conspiracy receives their obstructions and party into the night!

PL14221422 William St., Vancouver, BC.

Note for Audience Members:Please bring one or more organic carrots and a non-perishable donation to the food bankDress: Peasant / Farm style

Tickets are extremely limited!Get them now for only $16.00 here

About RadixUnder the guidance of Artistic Director Andrew Laurenson, Radix creates interdisciplinary site-specific theatre characterized by dynamic physicality, seductive visual design, and provocative content. The company has created a new production at least once every year since its inception in 1988, inspired by such issues as environmental degradation, sexual repression, car culture, and terrorism. Find out more about Radix here.

Come Get Bouchewhacked at The Cultch!

Pi are pleased to support our friends BoucheWHACKED! Theatre Collective and Neanderthal Arts Festival as they present the West Coast English Language premiere of the Governor General Award winning play The Listby Jennifer Tremblay.Translated by Shelley Tepperman. Featuring France Perras. Directed by Jack Paterson.

In this site specific production, a woman rebels against her daily list of chores, only to find that she neglected to take care of the one task that may have led to her friend's death.

Tuesday to Sunday, July 19 - 26Tickets $14 604 251 1363 Limited Seating

You can also check out the Ta Gueule Staged Reading Series: Contemporary Canadian Plays in English Translation

Sunday July 22nd, 5pm-- Encounter / Rencontre: Gilles Poulin-Denis

Tuesday July 24th, 6pm -- Howl Red by Etienne Lepage, translated by Chantal Bilodeau

Thursday July 26th, 7:15pm -- Encore written and translated by Marc Prescott

Pay What You Can The Cultch 1895 Venables StreetVancouver, BC


+ VANCOUVER ART GALLERY  http://www.vanartgallery.bc.ca/events_and_programs/calendar_of_events.html

More Hours, More Matisse¦ Gallery Hours extended to 9pm

Every Sunday this summer, the Gallery is open late every Sunday AND our tour program is expanding! Tours are now available on:

Thursdays: 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 2:30pm

Sundays: 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm, 5pm, 6pm, 7pm

Emily Carr goes to Sept 9; Collecting Matisseto Sept 30

three exhibitions: Collecting Matisse and Modern Masters: The Cone Sisters of Baltimore; Rodney Graham: Canadian [Humorist]; and Yang Fudong: Fifth Night.

Upcoming Exhibitions

[ for details: http://www.vanartgallery.bc.ca/the_exhibitions/upcoming_exhibitions.html ]

o Marian Penner Bancroft -- June 30 to September 30, 2012

Vancouver“based artist Marian Penner Bancroft has been exhibiting her work in North America and Europe for more than thirty years. While photography has been her primary medium, she has also incorporated drawing, text, sound, sculpture, and video into work that evocatively engages with the intersection of photography, social history, and personal memory.

o through a glass, darkly -- June 30 to September 30, 2012

Imperfect memory and biased desire are often blamed for our inability to adequately represent past experiences and events.

~ Out for Lunch Kleine Lunch Musik -- Select Fridays, 12:10 “ 1pm(v.gd/OTL2012Q2)

Concerts are free with Vancouver Art Gallery admission. Programs are subject to change and seating is limited. Presented and co-sponsored

by Gene Ramsbottom (clarinet), Karen Lee-Morlang, Arioso Strings/Ian Hampton, UBC School of Music, and the Vancouver Art Gallery

June 29 Frank Chen, piano; Beethoven's Fifth

~ NB: VAG Mbrs receive 20% off admission to the Royal BC Museum in Victoria when you show your Gallery Mbrshp card.



~ Symphony in the Park -- VSO's annual free outdoor concert; Deer Lake Park 7:30pm July 15

light classics and popular favourites www.burnaby.ca 604 205 3000

~ Two extraordinary FREE concerts at Whistler!

Grab your blankets and lawn chairs and head over to Whistler Olympic Plaza for FREE special performances that are part of the Whistler Presents: Concert Series. These two very special concerts start on Friday, July 20th with John Morris Russell conducting an evening of popular classics, including Grieg's beloved Peer Gynt Suite and exciting excerpts from Bizet's Carmen, with world-renowned violinist Karen Go myo performing the famous Introduction and Rondo capriccioso, and Massenet's beautiful Meditation from Thais. The next night, Saturday, July 21st, John Morris Russell and Karen Gomyo return for an evening of Tchaikovsky and Beethoven: Gomyo performs Tchaikovsky's thrillingViolin Concerto, and the orchestra performs possibly the most famous symphony ever written, Beethoven'sSymphony No. 5.

Spend the weekend at Whistler, and catch the VSO on both nights! Info on booking hotels at Whistler.com

Whistler Olympic Plaza: 8pm Friday July 20 and Saturday July 21

VIP Packages

Book your accommodation with Whistler.com and enjoy VIP status* at Whistler Olympic Plaza. Your VIP package includes:

Two special evenings with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra

Preferred seating for each performance

A wine reception following Friday's performance where you will meet members of the VSO including the conductor



Enter for your chance to win a Whistler VIP weekend with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. Grand prize for one winner and one guest includes:

Two nights' accommodation in Whistler on July 20 and July 21, 2012

VIP status to enjoy the special performance by the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra on both nights

Two 1-day PEAK 2 PEAK Adventure lift tickets

One $100 Whistler restaurant certificate Grand Prize is valued at: $550 CAD

Email contest@vancouversymphony.ca to enter! You must provide full name AND telephone number to qualify.

+ Music on the Grill

July 21 Concert Series at Evergreen Cultural Centre; a tribute to George Benson and Jimmy Smith

+ Roedde House Museum

July 14 -- a summer afternoon of music with the Wind Song Trio


~ Opera Pro Cantanti -- Bellini's I Capuleti e i Montecchi

Cambrian Hall, 7pm Sunday July 15 www.procontanti.com 604 340 8545

~ City Opera Vancouver Awarded $100,000

The Annenberg Foundation of Los Angeles has given City Opera $100,000 to make a film documentary about our new chamber opera, FALLUJAH.

This gift is in addition to the $250,000 creation grant from the Foundation that we announced in February of 2011. It remains the largest opera commissioning grant in Canadian history.

œThis new grant takes our project another step forward, said City Opera President Dr Nora Kelly. œIt takes us into social media and online capacity in a powerful way. It opens new doors. It will make it easier to take our other commissions, PAULINE and BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN, to wider audiences.

œWe are extraordinarily grateful to Explore.org and the Annenberg Foundation for their generosity, their imagination, and their devotion to great storytelling in music, said Kelly.

Filming occurred during the 11 May workshop at the Carnegie Centre, and the 13 May workshop at the Frederic Wood Theatre.

Excerpts may be seen at www.explore.org/fallujah.

Our films are made on contract with John Bolton and Opus 59 Films of Vancouver, and with the kind permission of the Canadian Federation of Musicians, the Union of BC Performers, and Actors Equity.

œFallujah Launch

On 2 July 2012, the Associated Press filed a major feature story about the making and meaning of our new chamber opera FALLUJAH. On the same day, Explore.org began rolling out a series of brief film trailers and vignettes. They will culminate in an online documentary set for release 11 September 2012.

The AP story was accompanied by a film they made, distributed through the 600 television stations in their system. The story itself has had massive play, appearing in Los Angeles and New York, London and Cairo, Athens and New Delhi, and Tokyo.

It was also given prominent coverage at the Huffington Post, Salon.com, Denver Post, ABC News, MSNBC, Military Times, Public Radio International, the BBC World Service, the Crescent News of Defiance, Ohio “ and another hundred media outlets.

The music for FALLUJAH is by Canadian Tobin Stokes, its libretto by American Heather Raffo, and the opera inspired by the life and work of Sgt Christian Ellis (USMC, ret™d). John Wright was the workshop director.

We wish we could launch every new opera this way. All thanks to the Annenberg Foundation andExplore.org for making it possible.

And thank you for reading this.

* INDIAN SUMMER FESTIVAL 2012 -- July 5 to 15

Arts and Ideas, multiple events at SFU Woodward's; www.indiansummerfestival.ca


Jericho Beach Park: 35th Annual festival this weekend, July 13 - 15; www.thefestival.bc.ca

* PARTY on the PIER -- Musical Festival at foot of Lonsdale Sat/Sun July 14/15

* MOVIES in STANLEY PARK -- Second Beach at dusk every Tuesday


July 13/14 at Swangard Stadium, Bby www.canadacupofbeer.com


Nature Vancouver field trips. See the Nature Vancouver website for further details (http://www.naturevancouver.ca/) Kind regards, David (924 0147)

"Nature doesn't recognize good and evil. Nature only recognizes balance and imbalance."

Saturday July 14th

In search of the Enchanted Forest: Lynn Peak, Lynn Headwaters regional Park, DNV

An event for Nature Vancouver

Meet 0900 hours at the northern parking lot, Lynn Headwaters Regional Park.

Description: The trail climbs up through second growth forest, then winds through a stand of old growth forest (the Enchanted Forest) at 650 m before reaching the summit of Lynn Peak at 992 m. Bring bug spray, lunch, plenty of water, and dress for changes in weather.

Elevation Gain: 730 m. Trail Conditions: 8.8 km return, 4 to 5 hours return, from the parking lot. A steep, steady climb getting steeper and rougher the last 3km.

Difficulty Rating: C4 to C5. See www.naturevancouver.ca for difficulty ratings.

=== HEADSUP 13A === 2012 June 28 Thursday

~~~  Have a great Canada Day -- we have so much to be happy about -- keep it fun!  ~~~

get ready to scroll!

June 25 ccl mtg brief summary; news (WVPD, theatre, PkR Intersection); Calendar of events and info in chronological order (Canada Day details); ending with a joke/qtns/pun/poster/Canthem

SUMMARY  Ccl Mtg June 25:

In Reports NG said that ownership of (historic) Hollyburn Lodge has been transferred to the District (decision at an in camera mtg June 18; let the funding begin!); 2011 Annual Report accepted; colourful points/exchanges ~7:20 to ~8:20pm re the $30M Collingwood construction about to start though residents said just learned of this major project two weeks ago (Ccl looking at mitigation; process questioned); Receipt of Black Crk Diversion Rehabilitation project report [sections 1, 4, and 5 in (mea culpa) intro memo, and Appendix 6 to see inventory of trees cut 65 to 285 years old] with debate deferred to July 9; Cycling Network Implementation Plan then till 9pm; potential of coach houses; 9:19 confusion over bldg permits for 2998 Park Lane; spirited debate over electric vehicle charging stns; three readings of the amendment bylaw re the Lower Caulfeild Heritage Conservation Area; Consent Agenda (Housing Action Plan, M land at NW TWay and MDr Licence Extension for Use by PkR, TransLink Performance Report); Correspondence (Tanker Traffic pulled for debate -- different opinions on Ccl)

WVPD -- Relocation of Dispatch Services

June 28, 2012 --  The West Vancouver Police Department (WVPD) announced today it will relocate its dispatch operations to E-Comm “ the regional consolidated emergency communications centre “ in October. In making his announcement, Chief Peter Lepine said the move will lower risks and provide critical operational benefits to the WVPD such as increased staffing.

œEmergency dispatch and call-taking are the essential links between the public™s call for help and emergency-service response, said Lepine. œThis move will provide improved safety for our officers and the public because we™re gaining robust technical and operational systems and processes, a back-up facility, and most important, more staff to handle 9-1-1 calls when there are major events in West Vancouver. ....... Read more:  Web: http://wvpd.ca

Jessie Winners -- The annual awards of Vancouver Theatre

Congratulations to the 2012 Jessie winners! The awards ceremony was held Monday (June 25).

No surprise that Meg Roe got more than one!  She was exceptional in "The Penelopiad".  Very pleased Andree Karas of United Productions received an award -- this last season at the Jericho Arts Ctr was v good and "London Assurance" wch ended Sunday was v funny, and written in 1610).  The Arts Club shone as well -- read the whole list at:  http://www.jessies.ca/

Intersection at Park Royal

Park Royal has provided a project overview:  Park Royal is constructing the new intersection on Marine Drive, which has been approved by the District. The new intersection provides enhanced safety and accessibility for pedestrians, cyclists, public transportation, and first responders, as well as better north/south and east/west vehicular movement through the all turns at-grade signalization. This new intersection will replace the existing vehicular and pedestrian overpasses situated to the north of the North Shore Credit Union.

The following Council Reports provide background on this project:

September 26, 2011 (Report to Council)      March 28, 2011 (Report to Council) 

Project Contact:  Amanda Eaton (Amanda@parkroyal.ca) Communications Coordinator

Park Royal/The Village at Park Royal   Tel 923 4729    Fax 922 3217  (shopparkroyal.com)

In-depth project information can be found at parkroyalconnected.com/wp/ 


~~~ since WVM13 (now on website) came out

=== Thursday June 28

+  THURSDAY STORYTIME starting June 28

Park Royal North is excited to partner with the West Vancouver Memorial Library youth department for Storytime. Every Thursday between 10:30 “ 11am, engage your child™s imagination as they enjoy stories, songs, and action rhymes with Youth Librarian Roseanne Hinmueller. Complimentary snacks and refreshments will be provided as you immerse yourself in a good story. Come join us for this new community event!

  DATE:   Every Thursday morning (from June 28 “ August 16)       PLACE:   Park Royal North, Centre Court

+ Salsa by the Sea on Thursdays by the Ferry Building Gallery

Don`t miss this...Salsa dancing starts 6:30pm Thursday, June 28

$6 Drop-in

On the waterfront outside the Ferry Building Gallery === Saturday June 30

+ The Walk for Peace Vancouver ­ The Next Generation happening on Saturday June 30th in Vancouver, starting at 12noon.  We will start walking at 1pm from Kits Beach Park across the Burrard Bridge and West on Pacific, then South down Bute to the natural amphitheatre at Sunset Beach for a celebration of music, performance, and inspiration.  It will be a beautiful day, free for all? an inclusive event that is family friendly and alcohol free. 

This event celebrates three decades of a peaceful vision for our city, country, and world. It has been 30 years since the first walk in 1982. A new generation is helping carry the flame of peace, honouring the generations that came before and those that will come after.

Check out www.walkforpeacevancouver.org for info, or call the office 733 2215 and talk with Alastair or Joseph. 

=== Friday June 29 - July 1

Ships to Shore: A flotilla of tall ships and other sailing ships, and historical vessels of note, will be on display and available for free boarding.  Relive the days when Richmond's Steveston Village was a major port-of-call for fleets of sailing ships from around the world

=== Sunday July 1

CANADA DAY free pancake breakfast with Rotary Club at Pk Royal 9:30 to 11am (see details below)

Canada Day Celebration and Fireworks at John Lawson Park 2:30 - 10:30pm (see below)

Happy Canada Day! The Library will be closed Sunday, July 1 and Monday, July 2. 

Please note that the Library is closed Sundays in July and August.

=== Sunday July 1 and Monday July 2

Wreck Beach Butoh -- Kokoro Dance performers, clad only in full-body makeup, present a dance at low tide

Foot of #4 trail, below Museum of Anthropology  www.kokoro.ca

=== Wednesday July 4


Come to The Village (outside Whole Foods) this summer to relax with friends and indulge in some great music. Starting July 4, The Village will host Happy Hour Jazz from 4 “ 7pm on Friday evenings and

an assortment of other live music from 6 “ 9pm on Wednesday evenings.

Movie Night at the Library -- Hugo at 6:30pm in Welsh Hall

=== Thursday July 5

+ LIBRARY -- Movie Afternoon: Mirror Mirror 2pm in Welsh Hall

+  City Conversations: Heads up, broccoli: Industry Incoming!  12:30 “ 1:30pm, SFU Hbr Ctr, Rm 1600

Cost: Free. Bring your lunch and join the conversation!

Details:  http://www.vancouver.sfu.ca/welcome/cityconversations.html

Delta's Threatened Agricultural Land Reserve - If port operations and industry expand onto agricultural land in Delta, is that good news for our economy but bad news for sustainability? The latest 500+ acre expansion would occur on farmers' fields protected by the Agricultural Land Reserve (ALR). Is Deltaport expansion so critical that it trumps protection of the ALR?

The conversation will begin with Vicki Huntington, Independent MLA for South Delta, Joel Wood, Senior Research Economist of the Fraser Institute, and Duncan Wilson, VP Corporate Social Responsibility for Port Metro Vancouver. If you're interested in lively presentations, followed by vigorous dialogue, this is the City Conversation to join!

Visit www.sfu.ca/city for details.

=== Thursday July 5 to Monday July 9


On your mark. Get set. Shop! Beginning July 5 at 10am.  Get the hottest deals of the season with the 100-Hour Sale at Park Royal and The Village at Park Royal.

100 hours of savings during regular shopping hours // Participating retailers in Pk R North, South, and The Village

=== Thursday July 5 to Saturday July 14

Dancing on the Edge -- Festival of Contemporary Dance 2012 -- 689 0926 dancingontheedge.org

=== Saturday July 7


~ 11am - 3pm ~ Bring your dog to Whole Foods Market in The Village (in the courtyard) for a bath and samples, and also to enjoy a summer BBQ!   Minimum donation is required and 100 per cent of the proceeds will be donated to the West Vancouver SPCA. Plus, a holistic vet will be onsite to answer your pet-related questions.




In partnership with the Rotary Club of West Vancouver, The Village at Park Royal is hosting a Canada Day Pancake Breakfast. Come celebrate Canada™s 145th birthday by stopping by The Village (just beside Whole Foods) to kick off the day of festivities. Complimentary pancakes will be available by donation to the Rotary Club, so come enjoy some delicious pancakes and juice. This event will also include some live tunes by brass band FIVEuvUS.

Canada Day Celebration and Fireworks

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 TBC     //     3:30pm Adam Woodall

4:30pm The Whiskey Dicks  {are they American?  it's Whisky in Canada}

6pm West Vancouver Youth Band // 6:45pm Official Ceremony and singing of O Canada

7pm Side One 10:30pm Fireworks Finale!

Fireworks Information

Capping off the day's celebrations, the Canada Day Burrard Inlet Fireworks Show begins at 10:30pm. The two-barge simultaneous 25-minute spectacular display is viewable from multiple locations along the inlet including; Ambleside, West Vancouver, North Vancouver, Coal Harbour, and Stanley Park. Tune in to Classic Rock 101 for the simulcast music soundtrack.

Food Vendors -- Blackforest Deli | sausages, hot dogs, pretzels;  Holy Crepe | assortment of crepe flavors

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.


Add'l Blue Bus service will be available after the fireworks, stationed along Marine Dr between 13th and 25th Streets. Add'l service will also be available from PkR after the event.

Download Canada Day Poster (PDF)

=== HEADSUP 13B === July 3 Tuesday

Hope you all had a great long weekend.  The video below {re RCMP; moved to end of this WVM} is a Canadian inoculation keeping our patriotism up.

Sending this Headsup b/c an open house Wednesday re the fish-rearing pond has just been announced.  Let's hope it doesn't rain.

And the ABA mtg at the Hall re parking and Ambleside streetscape has been postponed from July 5th to 10th.  (My guess is it's b/c the Mayor returns July 9.)

{ROYALWATCH!  Also, received a short clip that filled me with pride being a Canadian -- simply cd not resist forwarding it and not waiting for the next WVM.  It's from the Jubilee Weekend when our Royal Canadian Mounties (and I think at the Queen's request as she did to have them guard her palace for one day, rare and maybe even a first) performed.  And our Tenors.  At just before the three minutes when the video ends, there's a glimpse of HM so obviously interested and pleased with the sight.  We know she loves horses and it certainly shows.

Naturally, Qtns/Puns at end. }} --> moved to this WVM (14)


- MarketPlace IGA has just announced free delivery from Horseshoe Bay to Deep Cove (any order over $25)

- The Ambleside Farmers' Market is on every Sunday now to Oct 28 from 10am to 3pm 

behind the Police Station on Bellevue and 13th.  See www.artisanmarkets.ca or phone 604 318 0487

> WEDNESDAY July 4th

The DWV Calendar has added an Open House to discuss the Memorial Park Rearing Pond.  As a mbr of Streamkeepers, I've received their notice with more information:

West Vancouver Streamkeepers and District staff will be holding an Open House in Memorial Park on Wednesday, July 4th from 5 to 7 p.m.  The purpose is to provide information to the public about the proposed coho salmon rearing pond to be constructed in the park, adjacent to McDonald Creek.

Please come to the site, near the bridge in Memorial Park, and hear about this rearing pond and its many attributes and values for the community, as well as providing much needed habitat for juvenile coho salmon and cutthroat trout.

We are looking for public feedback regarding this proposal and look forward to your comments, and your support, of this Streamkeeper-sponsored Centennial salmon enhancement project.

> THURSDAY July 5th ABA mtg re Ambleside Streetscape postponed to Tuesday July 10th

previous notice:

The [District] will listen to what you have to say at the meeting! 

Date: Thursday July 5  Time: 7 “ 9 pm   Place: Municipal Hall, Ccl Chambers, main floor, 750 17th Street


Subject: ***July 10th Meeting Ambleside Village Centre Streetscape & Marine Drive Parking***

Date: 3 July, 2012 11:03:56 AM PDT

Change of Plans: Meeting changed to Tuesday July 10th.

As per the previous email about changes in the Ambleside area including parking, the meeting has been pushed back to Tuesday July 10th.

The comments and views of Ambleside businesses on two District initiatives is requested:

1.      ªThe Ambleside Streetscape Standards Project¬

2.      ªParking on Marine Drive in Ambleside and Dundarave¬

A meeting on these initiatives will be held:

Date: Tuesday, July 10  Time: 7 “ 9 pm  Place: Municipal Hall, Council Chambers, main floor, 750 17th Street

I have had a few people ask if there is a way they can ensure their input is heard without attending the meeting. Unfortunately, the answer to this question is NO. Because Ambleside is such a diverse business area, and in order to ensure there is no misrepresentation, the only way to have your voice heard is to attend the meeting.

Hope to see a packed house of business owners and reps to ensure our voices are heard moving forward!!



{This mtg has been organized by staff for the Amb Biz cmnty.  They want to hear from the Ch of Commerce as well as ADRA according to their memo presumably at another time or with other methods.  Probably however ppl cd get informed attending this mtg but not speak (unless no one else from ABA wants to).

At the ADRA public mtg June 20th I did mention one proposal is limiting parking from two hours to one hour.  Also proposed is underground parking at 1300blk and at the 1400blk and Safeway sites.  They'll also try to encourage more parking in the rear of bldgs.}

=== HEADSUP 13C === July 8

What's that yellow bright thing in the sky?  A long overdue warm welcome!


Make sure you find out about the proposals for the Ambleside Streetscape and parking reduced from two hours to one.


A cclr suggested we meet with Mark Chan of staff to discuss reasons for selling municipal land rather than leasing and when we wrote (three of us) we wd like more details, in particular the reasons leasing was "too complicated" (someone else asked what solicitor provided the advice; awaiting that answer), late Friday the Director of Communications left a msg to contact her. Will keep you posted.


Main items; Agendas July 9; Parks Master Plan link; District work being done in residential nbrhds; Unlucky/Stressful couple of hours (soap opera, not worth reading); Theatre Comments; Qtn/Thought/Pun 

{Those in italics have been moved to this newsletter}

> Final Parks Master Plan approved by Council


The Parks Master Plan is to set a clear direction for the management, protection, enhancement, and community engagement of West Vancouver parks, trails, and natural areas. It is the first Parks Master Plan to be developed for West Vancouver since 1977.

If you haven't read it yet, pls do!

> Reminder to West Vancouver Residents

Thursday July 05 -- An important reminder to our residents: Occasionally, District staff may knock on your door, to alert you to ongoing or upcoming work in your neighbourhood, such as utilities or road works.

Staff will be easily identifiable, will carry District Identification, and will often be driving DWV vehicles.

Please note: staff do not require entry to your residence, unless you have prearranged to have an inspection done.

If you are ever in doubt, please call M Hall at 925 7000 to confirm that work is being done in your area. The District encourages you to always ask for formal identification from any service person who arrives at your home. Never allow anyone into your home if you are unsure of who they are or the organization they claim to be from.


{this is trivial; don't bother reading unless you're having a bad day and then it might make you feel a bit better.....}

here's what happened that fateful evening.....

A date that will live on in infamy

To every life some rain must fall, but this was a deluge!

Thursday July 5

Driving over to WV about 5pm from the West End was a nightmare, obviously foreshadowing what was to come.  Crawled all along Denman from English Bay, even not getting through lights without waiting a cycle.

G picked me up just after 6pm in Ambleside so we can get to Opening Night of Bard's Merry Wives of Windsor in time to listen to the pre-performance talk.

We drive a few feet, hear rumble-flap-rumble -- we have a flat tire.

We call BCAA for a tow (my card says it expires in 2014) but they say they don't issue cards every year and payment (usually made by my ofc on-line) had not been received and that was over a year ago so cdn't help.

[Discussion about how misleading that is and why wdn't a follow-up call be made for someone a mbr since 1977.]

Desperate, I offer not to just renew (b/c though paying for just a year I lose my 'seniority years of mbrship') but to pay for two years; comes to ~$230.


Oh, but my gold VISA is not in my wallet.

The bank had called G a few days ago saying a large number of their cards had been hacked (from Russia) and they've cancelled his card, will mail another one.


He'd used my card for something and left it on the dresser where we had stayed downtown (in the West End). 

My Capital One's new card had not yet been activated yet and I hadn't had a PIN so they say they have to mail me a new one (ten days).

BCAA say they can't accept my American VISA.

G decides to put the temp spare on the (new) Benz so we can drive up to our house in WV so we can get my car (collector's, 1965 Caravelle, just back from the mechanic in the last month).

A dreadful noise as we drive away but then the noise stops.  Voltmeter shows not charging but then it starts to charge.  Praying car won't stall on the Lions' Gate Bridge.

Over the bridge, stuck behind a bus just after Gilford on Georgia and my car stalls.

Can't start it.

Push it off Georgia back to Gilford.

Call taxi company; they won't come to an intersection, have to have an address.

G goes to next street to get an address and calls another taxi company after leaving a note on my convertible with the top down.

Have to stop at an ATM to get cash b/c now just after 8pm and the performance has begun so no time to stop at the Beach Towers on the way to get the credit card.

Make it to Bard and have to listen outside until next scene change that we can go in (36:06).

Enjoyed a v v funny Merry Wives of Windsor set in Windsor, Ontario in 1968 in a western bar -- standing ovation -- do go you'll have a good laugh.

We're supporters of Bard so stayed for the after-party before taking a taxi back to the West End.

Yes, the credit card is on the dresser.

Call BCAA.

It's after midnight.

First he says can't buy two years at once, can only buy one year.  I say I want my 'years' -- besides I haven't called them for over a year or I wd have found out a problem.

Then he says, I have to be with the car when the tow-truck driver comes.  

Yikes!  I'm already snuggled in bed catching up on my email.

Lots more back and forth.

He finally says my husband can go to the car and we exchange loads of information.

G walks to the car (less than 20 minutes) but the tow truck is delayed and doesn't come to about 2am.


Mechanic calls to say it needs a starter motor/engine (since I've had five Caravelles, parts from two or three of them are stored in Squamish so will have to go up and get the parts otherwise wait a week and pay more for him to get a new one).

Looks like since we're still in English Bay G will have to take a cab back the West Van to pick up the Mercedes to take to Big O Tire in Dundarave so we'll have a car to go up to Squamish for parts (a starter motor/engine).

Hope that turns out well b/c tonight we're going to the Opening Night of The Alchemist by Ben Jonson (at JAC), a comedy about greed written in 1610.

Guess it's a parts trip to Squamish tomorrow.

We do have a third car but wd hv to go to a mechanic to be checked first as it hasn't been on the road for a while.


no starter motor stored!



Thursday July 5:  Opening night of Merry Wives of Windsor was a hoot and got a standing ovation.

Buy your tix now; it was sold out and is bound to sell out all summer.

A jolly romp.


Friday July 6: Opening night of Ben Jonson's The Alchemist (written 1610) was a rare experience.  Well done, though esoteric.  The actors fluidly spoke convoluted and linguistically complex words and lines -- a truly awesome accomplishment.  Con men are known to try to bedazzle and fool with complicated terms and language.  Man's faults are constant.  The sexy babe was a bit of icing.  This play is a challenge and we really admire the Ensemble Theatre Cooperative for putting it on.  Had to concentrate so my ears and mind cd adjust and then relax in the second act to get the humour.

From Wikipedia:

Jonson's best and most characteristic comedy; Samuel Taylor Coleridge claimed that it had one of the three most perfect plots in literature. The play's clever fulfillment of the classical unities and vivid depiction of human folly have made it one of the few Renaissance plays (except the works of Shakespeare) with a continuing life on stage (except for a period of neglect during the Victorian era). 

===  COUNCIL NOTES Monday June 25th ===

As you know I type while they speak. Lots of abbreviations (see the glossary) and gaps. The timestamps let you know approximately where you'll find the item/discussion when watching the videotape on the DWV website. Sometimes you'll see xxx indicating something that's missing so you don't think there was no further comments/information given. (Clarification/corrections welcome.)


Note: At 6pm the sp Ccl Mtg will commence in open session (in the MFCR), immediately followed by a motion to exclude the public. At 7pm the open session will reconvene (in the Council Chamber) for consideration of the scheduled agenda items.

1. Call to Order.


2. RECOMMENDED: THAT in the public interest, public be excluded...: 90. (1):

(a) personal information about an identifiable individual who holds or is being considered for a position as an officer, employee, oragent of the municipality or another position appointed by the municipality;

(c) labour relations or other employee relations;(e) the acquisition, disposition, or expropriation of land or improvements, if the council considers that disclosure could reasonably be expected to harm the interests of the municipality;

(g) litigation or potential litigation affecting the municipality; and

(k) negotiations and related discussions respecting the proposed provision of a municipal service that are at their preliminary stages and that, in the view of the ccl, could reasonably be expected to harm the interests of the municipality if they were held in public.


~ (Special) REGULAR COUNCIL meeting NOTES ~

7:00 PM

Mayor: wd like to call our mtg to order; get myself on the right page

[check sound system?]



Amended by:

¢ adding to Item 6 the June 18, 2012 Public Hearing minutes;

¢ adding to Item 9 a report dated June 21, 2012 regarding Collingwood  School (Morven Drive) Construction;

¢ adding to Item 10 a report dated June 22, 2012 regarding Black Creek Diversion Rehabilitation Project;

¢ withdrawing Item 11 - June 2, 2012 Centennial Celebration Overview;

¢ adding to Item 18, Item 18.1


RECOMMENDED: be adopted as circulated: June 18 Public Hearing (To be provided on June 22).  June 18, 2012 Public Hearing.


7. Reports from Mayor and Councillors on Boards, Committees, and Working Groups 

TP: Lions' Gate sec wastewater treatment facility has an adv cmte; long and expensive

announce in the envtal interest section

Adrian Rowland has been appointed to this cmte -- strong technical and cmnty knowledge; in biz interests have an alternate is Christine Banham

an active cmte; excited just released today

Kristi Farquharson, chair of Lib Bd, awarded super trustee award, announced by the BCLTA for her incredible work, chairing advocacy cmte; fostering relnshps, xxx, [7:10]

an honour for her and the board

CC: last Wed Sports Field WG mtg, first one of new term

after master plan, now implementation phase, getting ducks in a row; what want to see

also all of us attended the mtg hosted by ADRA last Wed re 1300blk; listened for several hours

to various mbrs of the cmnty and ADRA mbrs expressing opinions about what shd or shd not happen; definitely was an educational experience [7:11]

look forward to more of those cmnty events in wch we can hear what the cmnty thinks about the proposed devt


Mtg started about 7:15 and ended about 8:45pm however the Mayor, Lewis, and Sop left suddenly just after 8:30pm and NG and CC stayed to the end of the mtg and then chatted informally with some in attendance. 

Cclr Booth did not attend since her husband works for Grosvenor and she recused herself b/c of conflict of interest.

Residents and mbrs gave their opinions; the ADRA bd did not -- it was a listening exercise.  This was an open mtg, not limited to mbrs.  Even ppl from Grosvenor were there but chose not to speak; the Mayor and some cclrs did speak and make comments.

The status is that although the (tentative) agreement includes purchase, if Ccl does not like the proposed devt -- size, height, density, whatever -- it can walk away. 

About 200 attended and over 100 surveys were turned in; an analysis will be done.}

Mayor: thank you for that

Sop: wonderful time at the ADRA mtg

look forward to another in future when we've got something to talk about

{kind of him; he commented at the mtg that he'd like a mtg once Grosvenor makes a presentation or has a concept for us/Ccl to see.}

three homes on Review Adv Panel; Esq; coach house beside it and a duplex

back a second time

that's the extent of that mtg and that's the extent of my functions at least in two areas, the rest wd take an hour but you don't want to go past 10pm, so I won't

Mayor: appreciate the brevity of that report, Cclr Soprovich

MAB: srs' picnic a resounding success; 10th annual; busloads of seniors from across N Sh; well attended

ML: know we have a full agenda

represented Ccl at Chamber of Commerce mtg as well as MetroV Finance 

NG: two

happy to use this moment to tell you in our June 18 mtg Ccl passed a resolution about the restoration of Hollyburn Lodge on Hollyburn Mtn

{she must be referring to the in camera mtg}

and that we directed staff to proceed with the legal and administrative work to conclude the transfer of H Lodge to District and to enable the Dist to become the commercial permittee for the lands on wch the lodge sits

and to also direct staff to devp a fundraising strategy and report back regarding the resource and schedule implications to the District

so I know that there'll be a few of the Hollyburn oldtimers who'll be happy about that one; I see Don Grant sitting in the audience with a smile on his face

so I'm glad to announce that

{yes, indeed, v good news!}

Secondly, not really a mtg but coffee with long serving (staff mbr) Ken Glendinning; worked for 23 yrs; maintenance; vv modest unassuming person 

Cmnty Day with Cclr Sop -- from 20 years ago Sop

Sop: right

NG: he doesn't want a party assuming

thank you; enjoy your retirement

Mayor: MAB left off -- [at tea] I was the judge for the best hat

Mayors had a TransLink mtg; voted against adding two more 

looked at my prop tax paying ~$9K to TransLink; Maple Ridge, Pitt Meadows, we get assessed at same rate -- WV short end of the stick

our bus efficient in fare captures; we get no rapid transit

TransLink needs change in the way it operates and way it is governed; Mayors are committed to keep pushing for that

Sop: have the mayors started to listen to you? -- affecting for years

Mayor: one lives in hope, some progress

important we voted down initiative to have these two mayors added to the board

don't think achieve much


8. 2011 Annual Report (File: 0295-01)

Nina: happy to present

draft; few changes; grammar; p 34 numerical correction

{sound problems still?}


context for all our financial planning

we managed to accomplish an awful lot through Ccl, cmnty

PSB proj advancement; initiatives; Rutledge field; HAF; PARQ  Appraisal implementation; draft of Parks Master plan

Highlights from 2011

Youth Services review; blue Bridge replacement; strategic cmnty plan; fire and life safety progs for xxx homes and apts

one more

Financial planning tools devped in 2011 include:

capital asset and facilities inventory; long term infrastructure maintenance and replacement prog; three-year budget process aligned with BSC

[7:23] final slide

highly valued services in cmnty service; delivery and process improvement

happy to answer any questions

Mayor: Ccl impressed with your good work; question?

{This was stunning; asking for the vote by saying 'question' as in calling for the vote before seeing if any public input when it was on the agenda for input!}

SSch maybe someone in gallery?

{great!  the Mayor was again going to call for the vote without seeing if anyone wanted to speak and this was an item told cd be input

Someone pointed out to me later it wasn't just bravery on behalf of the MClk, the process wd hv had to be started again b/c mandated by Victoria to solicit comments on the Annual Report -- Community Charter Section 99.}

Mayor [7:25]: shd say xxx can jump up; sign speakers' list

TP:  xxx; valuable piece of work

Sop: wd like to comment if I may

over last three or four years, improved transparency; congrats to you as CFO; constantly pushing; job well done

MAB: make my motion but this has everything you want to know about what's going on in our District

Mayor: it's unanimous


9. Collingwood School (Morven Drive) Construction (File: 2410-03)  Information to be provided.

{NB: if you go to the agenda you'll find memo he's reading from

http://www.westvancouver.ca/uploadedFiles/Your_Government/Agendas_and_Minutes/2012/June/12jun-25-9.PDF  }

Sokol: Ccl asked for report on process; rebuilding involved demolitions, removal of xxx, modernization of parents' wing; new xxx; enrolment capped at 600 as per zoning bylaw

confusion re zoning; Feb '89 created CU9 and Mar a DVP to build over the height (does not apply to new work at present)

Jan last year zoning bylaw update and CU9 renamed CD27 (occurred in 40 different instances) no signif diff

public notice

13 Dec 2010 school wrote requesting changes to the draft bylaw

{staff wrote Dec 27 refusing to make them; this was a technical rewrite; If sch wanted those changes, wd hv to go through a rezoning (PH) process}

I REPEAT: basic philosophy re rewriting modernizing/clarifying/updating but not changing any regulations; I can state with absolute confidence no changes were made to accommodate C'wood's redevt.

C'wood established a nbrhd cmte some years ago with 26 mbrs; group met five times from 2010 to present, discussion re improvements (info given to me by C'wood, not residents)

Three mtgs re this devt with 20 to 40 in attendance ea, and a staff mbr present; last one Jun 5th this month

held at direction of the District to ensure residents aware of the project

traffic mgmt plans; directed C'wood to send letter re truck routes to broader nbrhd

[7:32] District has issued excavation permit; have not yet issued the full bldg permit; still undergoing some review, some bldg code issues

some other parts still to be issued

[he listed bylaws]

a number of conditions have been placed

limits to days and hours of hauling; one hour less per day than allowed in other Ms

{READING FROM HIS REPORT, so read it to get full details} 

bus shuttle 6am to 6pm from PkR; residents will be able to use that shuttle bus back and forth to PkR

visitor parking spaces on site (16); xxx

dust control measures, xxx

signs, site regularly monitored by Dist staff 

complaints monitored

six months we increased the fines for violations during construction

Largest construction in a residential nbrhd; concerns of residents re scope are valid but C'wood is entitled to move forward with their proj wch will comply with all District bylaws and regulations

We'll work closely with both school and nbrs to ensure all followed and moves as smoothly as possible

[7:36] Mayor: we have five wishing to speak

Andy Lepiarczyk: it seems not everybody got the msg and understands why we are here; some seem confused who is who; the nbrhd did not break any rules or break any [bylaws]

school renovation; District did not follow procedures; School outplayed the District

xxx excavation

during town mtg -- school was open to our suggestions but Dist staff decided to ignore our voices

[gentlemen's agreement] some gentlemen forgot what gentlemen means

as a direct result, we are screwed; these are not coincidences

the chain of events that brought us here can be summarized only by three words: scum, scum, scum

one more time, scum, Mr Mayor

Mayor: we don't accept that language; if you keep that up that type of language will have to ask you to step away from the mike

Andy: unfortunately that's reality

wasteful time to come here

only one way -- construction must be stopped and proper transparent democratic process begin

Dec 2010, C'wood wrote a submission for PH; your staff decided to bypass democratic procedures therefore we are here

how to patch up a faulty foundation xxx

not here to discuss to do something in rush post factum

not going through the washing machine again

for many years we demonstrated tolerance, goodwill, and patience, now it's their turn

you, Mr Mayor and Sop, know, knew, both failed

if you don't have guts to stop

Mayor: getting to end?

Andy: need 15 seconds

Mayor: how about 5?

Andy: no; 15

trust: stop and restore PH 

xxx if you cannot lead, you must leave; what you have damaged xxx

Mayor: thank you for that

Andy: or do honourable thing and resign

Mayor: you've had your saw {does he mean 'say'?}; I might point out that this cd be construed as a PH, it is a public mtg


Karl Losken: Glenmore Dr; own three lots 127ft common border with school; first time I heard of this campus proposal was two weeks ago

reason I was not notified is that I do not live at the prop

to find out

if serious attempt had been made to notify all concerned, an easy glance at the tax roll wd reveal wch props are landlord-owned

this recent report, Mr Sokol writes since rezoning applied to all M, indivs not notified

I believe that the zoning bylaw does apply to each prop with at least a common border with the school

as a result I feel that the due process has failed the immediate stakeholders

due process served by stuffing notices in mailboxes is delusional

the rewrite was seriously flawed; rezoning has to be reviewed

{It has to be made clearer that the bylaw rewrite applied to the District as a whole so of course, individuals and nbrhds were not separately notified.  These sorts of changes are advertised in the NSN.  Also, it was said what C'wood is doing is not the result of rezoning.  It had the right to build what it's building now under the old zoning.

If this is indeed the case, this fact ought to be made abundantly clear to the residents.  If it is not, we must identify the issues.}

Alastair MacLennan: residents for 40 years

two weeks ago a nbr informed me a colossal construction going to be built about 80ft away from me

astounding all due process has occurred and I can be a million-dollar stakeholder being a nbr to this and not having any knowledge of this whatsoever.

{Several have mentioned they knew nothing of this.  As a good nbr, perhaps C'wood shd have informed nbrhd all along.  As for the District, if we're talking about the technical rewrite of the zoning bylaws, anyone not knowing about this must not follow municipal matters or read the NSN (and Outlook).  Ccls over the years have always had problems trying to make sure citizens know that the District is doing b/c many do not pay attention.  Surprises then, are inevitable.}

and a little bit annoyed, hope Ccl will look into this matter

my guess is that they're not going to remove the soil from the playing field

the soil is the Lord Baden Powell field

and now we're going to construct a $30M bldg

now going to build  [7:44]

none of you wd be happy

back up

back out twice a day

we have to put someone out there to flag down the traffic

now trucks from 7:30 in the morning


sleep with french doors open

my home built 12 years ago

woken up for next two and three years

you're absolutely wrong that you have met all the criteria

Jessica Goodwin: same as my nbr

moved in in Dec no one mentioned [this]; first time three weeks ago, notice in door

then xxxx  we back on

200 trucks going to be passing by

xxx trucks and 

outrageous approved without the nbrs knowing; the quality of our life whipped away just like that; totally taken away from us

Mayor: anyone else?

CC: talking to Mr Sokol, some add'l info; residents hv asked me

to introduce, want to make it clear this is not a renovation, this is a rebuild, an enlargement, significant enlargement

{Yes, Sokol's report is clear but for ppl listening, this is still confusing; let's hope for further clarification.

the school has been demolished and a completely new school with gym, theatre, etc at the cot of $30M is being built.

It's not a rebuild b/c it's a different design, it's not a renovation b/c none of the school remains


if the foundation is left, it's considered a renovation?

Maybe then the problem is with the definition -- and it goes too far?

Does it qualify as a rebuild?

If being rebuilt following all the regulations/bylaws then there's no requirement for notification or a PH.

If you buy a piece of property and build a house according to the regs, you need not tell nbrs and certainly not have a PH.

No doubt, however, that since such a large project and impact of the area, courtesy at least wd dictate communication so ppl know what's happening to their nbrhd.} 

obviously the communication cd hv been better

poor relnship/communication regrettable

as far as I can tell -- I'm a lawyer but not in M law

no rezoning; allowed to build to ht, xxxxx

was approved in the 1980s

as far as I can tell; allowed; not any more than before

one cd ask if a school this size approp in residential area; IMO it isn't, but done long ago

7.34ft below elevation of existing school; a portion 14.xx ft

1989 Devt Permit

school will be built to maximum of site -- .45; so signif increase in size

entitled to build since 1980s; some extra -- parking levels exempt

footprint not increasing substantially b/c building up

new gym and new theatre...

drainage, effects on school, advised drainage is still under review  

xxx  things that affect ppl most -- field is going from the south end of the prop horizontally to the NE side of prop and bulk of school and xxx be to the S; no doubt affect nbrs S and E

bldg to their setbacks as entitled under 1980 zoning

{build to 1980s and have benefits of rezoning?}

understanding what they cd build since 1989  xxxx

A MacLennan: xxx when this school first proposed

thought it our best interest

a small school and small footprint wd be a good thing rather than lxxxx

we dealt v carefully re traffic

most part v good nbrs

they assured us never going to build a colossal


xxxx  invested a lot of money 

not one sgl 

a Costco-sized bldg beside props elevated

is that something xxxx

[7:54] MAB: I also met with Mr McL; if I lived there, I wd not be happy

ironically, looked at website 

historic section

enhance the facility

highest -- relnshp between teachers and students -- [what about] relnship with nbrs?

sounds like there was a breakdown; nbrs were not informed in a timely manner

does sound like

a short-term shock for some ppl

Qs for Sokol setbacks same for school as a dwelling?

Sokol: sch CD27 same as for RS3

also looked to see what they wd be if zoned similar to other schs


MAB: prov trail, Baden-Powell

abuts the sch's and nbrs' prop

Sokol: no add'l setback required but 30ft

MAB: xxx required?

natural vs built-up grade

as part of Bldg Permit will be looked at

way our zoning bylaw measures height

MAB: soil erosion issues around that area; remediation or proper drainage; catch water basins weren't installed

seems to be a major problem in this area

Sokol: xxx

MAB: status nonprofit or comm biz

Sokol: not able to get an answer to that

MAB: wd be generous conciliatory gd-nbrly if C'wood cd look at an amenity fot their area, perhaps a sidewalk

up in the Brit Prop

perhaps in dealings with C'wood, contribution toward sidewalks

Sokol: I'll be sure to pass on to C'wood; and I think there are some C'Wood here

NG: glad example of Costco; exactly like having a Costco

not ideal for a nbrhd, unfortunately that's what exists

in terms of C'wood school, deceitful I'd be close to going that far

unfortunately reality we're dealing with

notice from speakers and corresp reference to staff not following procedures and in collusion

as far as I can tell, re staff not true, followed guidelines; not fair to suggest that

loaded; not my belief whatsoever

can discuss how to improve in future

staff have followed current procedure; can't change those policies now

a couple of things I've noticed in Corresp

a cpl of qs 

one is number of students on at the school, Mr Jamieson wd like assurance not able to increase numbers, and that wd be encouraging

is that something our Planning 

Sokol: 600 is set in the zoning; if changed wd require notification

{interesting.  For the record, the original zoning was for 400 but the permit increased that to 600 -- what Sokol says is true.  He was not here when after a couple of years we found out they had 700+ students.  Then they negotiated over a year to reduce.  Rather than counting on the school to report enrolment has increased, probably wiser to have some way to monitor.  (At PQP a resident brings up a document committing to under 500 students.)} 

{from audience: use the NSh News}

Mayor: Sir

Sokol: Sch [8:04]

NG: so 600 at the moment and that will not change

same as Cclr G -- safe ped walkways -- yes, wd like to suggest; 


NG: wd like to clarify I did not call C'wood deceitful; don't believe I did

Mayor: awkward

obviously can speak for staff

ppl enjoy their homes

assume we can [8:05]

all have been met by C'wd

first thing we did was to ask staff to come forward with what options; all heard the report tonight; aren't any options

Audience Mbr: had hand up

Mayor: procedure

Ans: had hand up

man: xxx

there are options out there


Mayor: we share your concerns

we heard four or five ppl

once we Ccl talk

conclude by xxx


old by sch 

when completed, going to be improvement

A Woman: what guarantee we'll have protection of nbrs?

Mayor: in the report, Mr Sokol

re traffic

woman: signage?


Sokol: signage

from audience: v few; and they don't pay attention to it anyway

C'wd xxx when school starts again

ML: can you comment -- any discussion between sch dist, nbrs, any xxxxxx

restricting [truck] hours

reducing from six to five days a week

having a huge nbrhd impact

don't get sense doing all we [8:09]

come up with a compromise

won't go away

but less impact

{thanks, from GALLERY}

anyone from CWD [Collingwood]?

Mayor: anyone from C'wd? stretch it out

H Hoonjan, Project Mgr, C'wd: bn thinking about it; be prepared to run trucks for first two weeks

if looks like we can get it done by Aug 31st; won't work on Sat

from Gallery: go seven days 24 hours!

Mayor: that's a gesture

ML: a couple of other things

Motor Vehicle branch; trucks going on, engine brakes

valid nbrhd concerns and safety concerns

not insurmountable that these two grps can get together

same volume in a shorter period of time

encourage you b/c clearly this has gone off the tracks; equal shame by both parties

C'wd as a major impacter to this nbrhd need to reach out to make it go as slowly as it can

wdn't want it to happen in my nbrhd

behooves you to xxx

Mayor: Ccl staff 

min impact on this nbrhd

advised staff we're doing that; we're reducing the vol coming out

slopes is 1/2 to 

1 not 1 to 1

looked at vertical cuts; unfortunate involves shoring and drilling

soil conditions not conducive to shoring

other thing; if did shoring cd reduce some volume of trucking; wd be shoring into Oct

Sop: my involvement was attending a C'wd mtg, a full explanation from the proj mgr, a bit confused

magnified to today

talked to residents, listened to complaints

zoning; look at land for 600 students; no ability to say anything 

adopt, have to accept handed to them as a bldg permit

incredible no ability to express here

doing what we can, [8:16] xxxx

proj mgr has been fairly dictatorial, get something in writing Mr Sokol, some satisfaction they will stand behind promises they (Sch) made

I move Ccl receive info

secondly, motion that the Bdlg Permit be withheld by the Dist until Dist invites entire area of Glenmore to mitigate some of the xxxx based on the staff report

clarification, some satisfaction

Mayor: seconder

Sop: like it

CC: I'd like to make an amendment

Mayor: need a seconder. None [so motion fails]

CC: Cclr Sop 

don't think bldg permit is legally sound however convening a mtg with area residents and Cwd useful, role shd take place

motion asking staff to convene mtg or mtgs with residents and C'wd strong sch to attend ....

Lewis's excellent suggestions and

secondly, traffic measures that can be implemented to mitigate; make area more livable; traffic calming

motion wd be to ask our staff to convene mtgs

short-term measures 

secondly, long-term measures to improve the situation

[Sop seconded]

Mayor to MClk: did you capture the motion?

ML: longer than the report!

Mayor: think it was xxxx

CC?: excellent summary

Sop: the purpose of withholding bldg permit

Mayor: speaking to this or yours?

Sop: xxxx

Mayor: think you're fishing xxx

Sop: xxx  let ev to vent

it's the right thing to do

Mayor: xxxx

Sop: well, I had something to do with it

[Many left the chamber]

10. Black Creek Diversion Rehabilitation Project (File: 1815-34) Information to be provided. 

MAYOR: xxx

make sure this report gets out to Streamkeepers, OLD Growth Conservancy etc

[8:23] ML: can we receive the report for 

SSch  yes

ML: move received for info; discussion deferred to July 9

Mayor: make sure staff don't have an issue with that

ML: exhaustive data-gathering

in the interests of transparency xxx

much as I thought about Parks Master Plan

[motion carried unanimously]

11. June 2, 2012 Centennial Celebration Overview (File: 0142-01) Presentation to be provided. WITHDRAWN

12. Cycling Network Implementation Plan (File: 1785-19)


- Ccl adopt the CNIP report, as a guide for implementation of cycle routes in the District;

- Ccl approve the updated Cycling Network Map (in Attmt B to the report from the Mgr, Roads/Utilities dated June 14; and - Phase 1 projects contained in the CNIP be recommended for consideration during the 2013 budget process.


Mr Schofield hired to xxxx and John McMann, our mgr of roads and utilities

Donna: with great pleasure that I sit here with

>>>Esq replaced with Fulton

agreed MDr shd

RF: introduce Donna H who initiated work? x the plan

collaboration between staff consultants and technical cmte


approved greenway plan in 2007; transp plan 2010; netwk impl 2012

SLIDE goal to attract new cyclists, improve conditions for cyclists

Man: NSh area of cycling coalition; plsd to participate VACC now called HUB

can cross to get down to Bellevue: report in Att B

implement plan



soln draw a line down

signs; info

lastly encourage staff to consult with us to provide ???[8:37]

Sop: in fig 6 Spirit Trail route

your understanding Spirit Trail will be along the waterfront?

Donna: xxx 

RF [8:18]:

will look nbrhd by nbrhd; row and those sorts of considerations

Sop: Donna, if I may call you Donna, we worked together on the Transp plan; looked at Bellevue

did you talk about that before doing this?

Donna: yes, a lot of discussion about Bellevue; thought it wd be an inte??? xxx

tie in with the streetscape plan for the area

bring alternatives to MDr; some felt Bellevue a good alternative

ML: Mr Fung re SpTrail through Amb

two prev Ccls went through this; cclrs out with measuring tapes to see if cd accommodate space; led to believe there isn't

curious, go back into this old discussion

adjunct to our existing seawalk

RF: completion of the Sp Trail is a long-term vision

raised by adjacent nbrhds we feel Sq N -- an easier section around Seaview Walk, start some detailed planning on, this year

back 19th to 24th a number of constraints; requires some out-of-the-box thinking

xxx paved path ideal; may have to think of narrowing width or split cyclists and ped

may xxxxx facilities on existing seawalk

those? detailed engagement to take the nbrhd through when we do meet to decide on 

ML: MDr 31st to overpass, Radcliffe; think it's a little bit naive to think you can draw a line xxx a bicycle and two cars

go as far as we can, concerned safe

I live by Cypress Park and it's not safe

some bicycle accidents, closer to Eagle Hbr

using MDr is fraught with xxxxx trying to pretend drawing lines xxx

wd encourage grp to look at alternatives

Mayor: you'll be looking at alternatives, Mr Fung

RF: yes; widening through diff characteristics

past 25th or so, curb to curb width not fully utilized; cd take that space, re-allocate; impact parking; take a look

delineate some space

windy parts not possible and we agree

TP: first is xxx

what are you doing to get this out to the cmnty?

make them aware

Peter: distributed to bike shops, Lib, cmnty ctr, Weston's ofc,

$20K thx to MECC; thx to Ms for cooperation; b/c this map so popular, thinking of another run

MAB: thank you for all your work on this

I have ridden with Mr Schofield on the Sp Trail

targeted interested by concerned cyclists; the more you 

sometimes concerned driving my vehicle

one concern, Mr Fung will smile

safety concern from 13th to Capilano River b/c I walk that all the time with my dog and have bicycled

want to encourage all the users, etc

Mayor: are you getting to a question?

MAB: context; xxx weekend warriors....

Mayor: are we getting to a question?

MAB: putting line wd encourage walkers to walk on one side and bikes on other

can be a predictable

if you have a line, my dog pulling me I'm an unpredictable

Mayor: Mr Fung, do you have an answer re line?

RF: as we build; relates to the etiquette of users

right now 3Ms and Sq N we have not bn concerned with a line in the middle of a path

line may not guarantee results you wish

you stick

popular trail

speed have to go around

other jurisdictions

we've posted speed signs for cyclists

we take line comment under advisement; we want to work on improving the etiquette

NG: motion now or?

Mayor: motion first

NG made rec'd motion, then:

managed to get to a cpl of your mtgs

like the work implementation, one of my favourite words

a little disappointed just said 'recommended' next budget until three to five years after made in 2007

wd really hope someone from staff cd clarify

cd we get moving on this before next summer -- if money in budget or staff time?

{CC left briefly earlier; then Brent had left and come back; now CAO has gone}

RF: take advantage now that we have this plan

within confines of this year's budget, one way we might be able to tackle -- repaving where we have projects going

some routes within phase one area

when repaving implement some without any need for extra budget; where we can accommodate with existing budget will do so

Mayor: vote? -- sorry, CC

CC: approve recom

using signage for bike routes

[8:53] want to make sure that's been considered

Donna: talking about paved road, green pavement; pretty expensive enhancement

low cost some decals; get a grid out there

painted road cd come later, used for a conflict area; that's where most effective

{ -- can't hear; CC speaks, some laughter follows}

CC: I cycle to work

xxx  out to HBay don't know how feasible

line of road then back on

can't remember name of corner -- not suicide curve

not sure little patches west of 31st is a particularly feasible or worthwhile compared with other things

Donna: 4.3 more thought of in dense area; cmte felt cyclists on MDr wd stay

if more room wd be better; unlikely a full cycle lane on MDr

felt xxxx

CC: through Amb, our objective widen sidewalks

not widen sidewalk and roadway

not feasible????

you identify in report

Donna: yes

CC: acquire 4.3m along MDr

ML: 4.3 from xxx to 25th; no one's suggesting all the way to HBay [8:57]

Peter: where feasible

ML: from 31st -- start expropriating a former mayor's driveway

13th to 25th

Mayor: okay, I'm going to call the question here

ML: excise that

MAB: need clarification

CC: back to the recom asked to adopt

#5 other capital proj where possible

Mayor: if have to buy, it is not feasible

CC: staff are going to look at that, try to achieve; empty words

Sop: xxxx

Mayor: you've already spoken on the issue

xxx ev wd look at what's left

about an hour; xxx

Sop: two: Sp Trail do our work

now this initiative, great

13th to 25th still for Engg Dept to give us good advice

{Mooi's just gone}

go North

MDr we have to take advice from Engg

not to say we go with whole vision a certain width the whole way of MDr

Mayor: that's not advice from Engg -- can I pls go to the vote?


Mayor: unanimous; thank you for the report; exciting

teach me how to ride a bike

Man: thank both Donna and Emily and Peter from bike cmte


13. Transitioning to an Investigation of the Potential of Coach Houses in West Vancouver (File: 2515-02) 


1. The report from the Sr Cmnty Planner and the Mgr of Cmnty Planning dated June 11 be received for information; and

2. As Council has identified Housing and Neighbourhood Character as one of its strategic priorities, an examination of œCoach Houses shall [sic?] be the policy focus for the District™s efforts in exploring new housing types in 2012 “ 2013.

GB: Stephen Mikicich will be brief


housing action plan is on the Consent Agenda

under Regional growth strategy

have to do but not a big burden

Dist has been working on that over last several years

excellent cmnty dialogue work; also Dist, Kiwanis

{NG back}

a lot for us to pull together, all will be covered in the housing action plan

we're calling it a framework for present and future initiatives

groundwork, facts, and stats, cmnty dialogue, MetroV study of purpose-built rental; detailed risk analysis

Metro work finished in last six weeks

future initiatives: rental housing and coach houses; today we want to go a step further turn over to SM

SM: opp to ask a lot of questions about coach houses

nbr impact, magic size? or range? design options? more affordable or rental only? throughout cmnty or only certain sites or under certain conditions?

Work Prog 2012 - 2013

hoping implementation of pilot proj 26th and Ottawa; infill housing block (get address)

policies for coach houses; look at WA and Kelowna

engaging cmnty; public review of completed projects; interest in coach houses

report back to Ccl with draft policies

Mayor: questions?

Sop: quickly

Mayor: v quickly then

Sop: forget it then

so pressed; we have an hour left; the agenda's almost done, don't know what the rush is, to get through it so quickly

Mayor: well, ask the Q then, you cd hv asked it by now

Sop: this is imp biz, one of the most imp things we're doing

Mayor: then ask the question

Sop: okay

if we take an initiative like this wch will have an impact on the lot size

not saying it's not a good idea to look at it

missing is lot size and what's on the lot; we're looking for a plan somewhere -- Ambleside, Dundarave

more densification on a lot but haven't seen a plan, xxxxx and here's a coach house

[want to know] in fact whether or not doing this for rental or stratification wch is a subdivision of a lot

implications? impact of size, what's on the lot -- vital

second; thanks to planning, we are way ahead of many Ms wrt providing housing relnshps those for care and xxxxx

send off tomorrow; come back to this

xxxx character of WV in future

GB: the kind of question you are raising; want to pull together the info but pull together the discussion, possible direction for coach houses

MAB: often sep from sec suites and xxxxx

[9:10]  GB: one extreme, City of V can have a sec ste as well as a coach house

Q is can you have them?

is coach house a sec ste

NG: I wd submit we've already engaged the cmnty some time ago with nbrhd

that cmte suggested need

go back

Mayor: question, a question?

NG: don't have a question

Mayor: motion on floor

NG: make it

[9:11] TP: glad paying attention to xxx

note on p 111, our staff receive reg enquiries about building a coach house; resident wishing to downsize on their own prop xxxxx or rental unit

housing and xxx

ML: xxxx across from church

we never came to terms with nbrhd character and how you'll respect that

I'll say it now -- if we don't sort that out, this will go nowhere as well

grt ideas, but have to come to terms

xxx first to admit


highly reflects what happens at pilot projects

whether h? or cash, laneway, etc

{YES; we have to see the examples FIRST, not have them foisted on us or a nbrhd!}}

my only other concern wrt regional strategy

huge exception to telling us to make xxx

CC: my voice to counter

death by study

housing pilot proj unsuccessful

wd like to see something built

attempting to address

across WV satisfy


won't get

big bang solns

dispel fear among cmnty

across from xxxxxx

nbrhd will not be destroyed; Kiwanis went apoplectic

I believe in incrementalism, better where broader consensus

look to planning staff design project; urge staff to come with projects 

{what I had suggested but they said too late}

Mayor: can I call? 

Sop: I'd like to comment

Mayor: do you think it will affect the vote?

Sop: affect the vote?

we tried soln; the pilot proj did not catch on

{one reason b/c dvprs were put first, NOT residents!}

I've seen through process; can get a bit of a plan out

long before this Ccl

this is the first initiative I've seen, looking at a coach house; I wd support

Mayor: yours and CC

really need devt cmnty to step up with suggestions; great way to move this forward

can I call the Q now?

{carries unanimously [9:19]}

Mayor: shd thank Ms Boyle and Mr M

14. 2998 Park Lane - Community Charter Act, Section 57 Notice on Land Title (File: 0510 - 04 3008 PARK)


- Ccl direct that a notice be placed on title consistent with the recommendation contained in the report dated June 4 , and - Council direct the MClk to file, in the Land Title Office pursuant to section 57 of the Community Charter, a notice on title to that property legally described as Parcel Identifier 011-223-286, Lot 1 Block 31 District Lot 556 Plan 5184, which notice shall state that a resolution relating to that land has been made under this section and that further information about it may be inspected at M Hall.

Mayor: Excuse me, Mr Sokol, will ask one mbr of public to speak after this

Sokol: construction without permit

rec notice be put on title

without safety inspections

see notice directed to MHall to see notice

comes off when addressed

prop owner here

L Liu: rec'd notice last wk; bldg without  pemit

but looks like a permit, if permit why

Mayor: why?

Sokol: no record of permit; Mr Maki can

Mayor: want to say anything else?

LL: I bought in June 2011

prob in 2005 why not notice? want to know why

Mayor: hear from Mr Maki

R Maki, staff: the other owner, negotiating purchase

numerous communications with him; garage etc don't have permits

prev owner told to disclose and unfortunately he didn't; negs broke off

we thought we'd get this on title now in case another purchaser

Sokol: we were in neg; told he had to disclose in disc with xxxx told to advise

Mayor: not told?

LL: went to City Hall twice; once with my friend, a blder

these documents say it is a permit; the building is ????

info from city -- resp for true info for public

for here [holding letter] looks like a safety permit

Mayor: leave those docs for staff to review

{hey there; leisure rhymes with pleasure :-)}

LL: 1951 permit for building 

Mayor: leave docs, our staff will examine it and get a response


15. Community Charging Infrastructure Fund for Electric Vehicle Charging Stations (File: 2515-01) 


1. The District of West Vancouver make application to the Province™s Community Charging Infrastructure Fund for:

(a) The purchase and installation of electric vehicle charging stations at West Vancouver and Gleneagles Cmnty Ctrs; and (b) Coordinated promotion of electric vehicle charging infrastructure on the North Shore; and

2. All new multi-family devt provide an appropriate number of dedicated EV plug-in outlets, ideally one for each unit, and new commercial devts over 1500m2 in floor area provide for an expansion of the public electric vehicle charging network. 

GB: asking for provincial funding

bring fwd as part of District's commitment to reducing greenhouse emission

strategic transp plan; transp alternatives to standard car; climate action plan

chargers wd relieve anxiety

not the $100K, running in the order of $2K for the actual installation; a modest xx on the part of the District

asking Ccl to pass a resoln, provide dedicated EV plug-in outlets

new large commercial devts, expanding

Mayor: I pulled those out from the consent agenda, so Cclr Sop if you want

Sop made motion: I'm supportive of this

Mr Fung Sp Trail have come a long the way

Mayor: I pulled this out so I'll speak -- against the motion

only 4600 ...  have none ... 45 cents

why a free charging stn?

thirdly, think staff in favour; prov pays most

prov is in a deficit position; just passing on costs to future generations

electric cars fast evolving

Chinese in xxx battery and most think will xxx

new technology is wireless charging

spending $6500 to be politically correct

cars paying road tax

technology will be outdated before we install it

ML: a cpl of questions

if asking money from prov I'm okay with it

just asking b/c making applic; if it doesn't cover it, have reservations

not clear if xxx or giving away

part 2 -- it's way too big for me

why ask a devpr to provide for EV outlets when many no car let alone an electrical?

can see if converting to solar; okay with something like that

50 parking spots and you're asking for 50 xxxx

like provide for -- they have to build it into their plans

don't know how many chargers; all too vague for me; needs a whole lot more work

MAB: kind of thinking the same thing

goes against our strategic transp plan trying to talk them against sgl vehicle a co-op vehicle

second part not sure; provide for expansion -- cd you amplify on that?

GB: if an electric charging unit were on MDr on Amb it wd support the vitality of Amb

how does unit connect?

for our streetlights does not xxx

talk to devpr, hooked into their electrical system; examples of this -- at Gr Island outside Edible Garden, they have two

sgl-fam houses easy, just a long electrical outlet; encourage put in garage

xxx diff in apts -- may not have access to it

want to have discussion with multi-fam devprs; just talking about an electrical outlet

NG: totally support this motion

in our OCP to reduce gas emissions; in action plan of 2010 of wch I was co-chair

need to lead on this no-brainer all over Europe; not just for electric cars it's for scooter

GB: my understanding 

NG: a glorified plug

TP: obviously support; electric bike

the future generations will be riding electric; put it in to make it happen

we'll always be driving cars, much as I'd like to see more ppl carpool

but quite frankly as Cclr G said, in our policy

CC: my understanding is one of the biggest xxxx is difficulty in accessing xx and fuels

this policy establishes, attempting to initiate policies wch allow us to have infrastructure that will benefit emerging technologies -- emissions, lower greenhouse cost

as Cclr Panz said, cmnty served by bus and peds

if we're going to have cars shd hv the most ecic and xxx we have; will be built for many years

ppl using cleaner technology

at Cmnty Ctr xxx those cmnties looking fwd not backward

extremely xxx one plug, not even a rounding error

going to enthusiastically approve;  xxx

Mayor: motion

{[9:42] carries with Mayor opposed}


16. Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 4360, 2004, Amendment Bylaw No. 4724, 2012 (Lower Caulfeild Heritage Conservation Area) (File: 1610-20-4724)

The proposed bylaw received first reading at the May 28 Ccl Mtg and was the subject of a PH held and closed on June 18, 2012.

RECOMMENDED: THAT œOfficial Community Plan Amendment Bylaw No. 4724, 2012 be read a second time.

RECOMMENDED: THAT œOfficial Community Plan Amendment Bylaw No. 4724, 2012 be read a third time.

SSch: not allowed public input



17.1. Housing Action Plan (File: 2515-02)

RECOMMENDED: THAT the report from the Mgr of Cmnty Planning dated June 12, be received for information.

17.2. Municipal Land at Northwest Corner Taylor Way and Marine Drive - Licence Extension for Use by Park Royal Shopping Centre (File: 1145-02-PARK ROYAL)

RECOMMENDED: THAT the report dated June 8 be received for information.

17.3. TransLink Customer Service Performance Report for Quarter 1, 2012 (File: 1305-05)

RECOMMENDED: THAT the report dated May 28, 2012 from the Transit Mgr be received for information.

17.4. Correspondence List (see link on electronic agenda) (File: 0120-24)

~~~ Council Correspondence Update to June 15, 2012 (up to 12:00 Noon) ~~~

Referred for Action

(1) 12 submissions dated June 9 - 13, 2012, regarding Collingwood School (Morven Campus) Construction

(Referred to Director of Planning, Lands & Permits for consideration and response)

(2) L. Vance, June 10, regarding œCouncil consideration of the proposed increase in Tanker traffic through our waters

(Referred to Mayor and Council for consideration and response) 

(3) J. Smith, June 4, 2012, regarding Proposed Arts Centre

(Referred to Mayor and Council for consideration and response

(4) N. Thompson, June 8, 2012, regarding West Vancouver Ice Arena Ice Allocation

(Referred to Director of Parks and Community Services for consideration and response)

(5) B. Gerhard, June 13, re œDVP No. 11-070 (6685 Madrona Cr) For Consideration by Council on June 18th, 2012 

(Referred to June 18, 2012 Council Meeting for Council consideration)

Received for Information

(6) R. Day, June 10, 2012, regarding œParks master plan

(7) 2 submissions from the Dundarave Festival of Lights Society, June 13, 2012, regarding œLights up! Dundarave

Festival of Lights 2012 and œMayor Smith and Council sponsoring a tree at the Dundarave Festival of Lights 2012

(8) I. Jerome, June 14, 2012, regarding œHow heritage and character are easily lost in a community

(9) Five Hole for Food, June 15, 2012, regarding œCan you help us name the Five Hole Food Car?

Responses to Correspondence

(10) Manager of Parks Operations, June 15, 2012, response regarding œDundarave beach fishing

(11) Director of Planning, Lands, and Permits, June 14, 2012, response regarding Collingwood School Meeting

(12) Mgr, Parks Planning/Cmnty Stewardship, June 13, response re œDangerous structures on Cypress... sanctioned?? 

(13) Director of Parks and Community Services, June 13, re œJune 04 Council Meeting “ WV Arena Ice Allocation

(14) Director of Planning, Lands, and Permits, June 11, 2012, response regarding œWest Bay Hydro Lines

(15) Director of Parks and Community Services, June 12, re WV Ice Arena Governance and Public Skate Times

~~~ Council Correspondence Update to June 20, 2012 (up to 4:30 pm) ~~~

Received for Information

(1) City of North Vancouver, June 13, 2012, regarding œUpdate on North Shore Table Matters Network 

(2) Bikehub.ca, June 14, 2012, regarding œNorth Shore bike map project completed

(Attachments available for viewing in Legislative Services Department)

(3) Union of British Columbia Municipalities (UBCM), June 18, 2012, regarding œRCMP Contract Issues.

18. OTHER ITEMS {Ccl may pull letters for discussion}

ML: that was me

Mayor: think Cclr Booth may have brought some over too

MAB: I did

Mayor: who wd like to go first?

ML: I'll just speak quickly

correspondence re potential for oil tanker transit through Burrard Inlet

magnitude; now one ev two wks, changing to daily

know we have no jurisdiction but make statement our concern for this what might happen, how that might be dealt with

we don't control it but appropriate, express concern

how might be dealt with; stmt to governing parties re approvals 

we owe it to our citizens to articulate our concerns

Mayor: Cclr Booth, have you anything to add?

MAB: I, uh, no

Sop: if spill, who's resp who's going to pay for cleanup? all basin; affect WV are we going to foot the bill?

imp for us to make stmt -- Lewis, make a motion

ML: move staff be requested to review similar motions in other Ccls and come back with a proposed draft

CC: friendly amendment; adapt motion from CofV, can read

ML: I've got a copy, staff has copies

suggest maybe one more neutral rather than one left of ctr

let our staff do it; use this as a model

CC: withdraw; not expressing concern, wd accept motion opposing increase in oil tanker  traffic

Mayor: to be clear

ev in this room supports pipelines and tankers, everybody

we want them [tankers] to come in and out as long as they bring enough product for us but don't want them to move in and out for anyone else

is that what we're saying?

CC: not what we're saying; been advised by CAO that the suggestion I've just made is contrary to Cclr Lewis's motion

for clarity, not wanting to step over his motion, have staff bring back a motion opposing tanker traffic, wdn't describe as you do

I'd say if you're going to have an increase in tanker traffic, it shdn't be through the Port of Vancouver for various reasons; save... won't take the time articulating

also not of magnitude proposed

Mayor: guess have staff report come forward; stepping into grounds we don't have the expertise to intelligently debate

{they have guidelines for qualifying for debate???}

nevertheless, question: in favour?

ML: voting in favour of my motion?

Sop: your motion?

Mayor: that's the one on the floor

ML: directing staff

CC: then I'll make a motion directing staff to come back with a motion wording; shd we choose to adopt it as majority of Ccl, opposing increase in oil tanker traffic

ML: why wdn't you let staff go away and come with a motion--? 

[ both ML/CC speaking]

CC: b/c I've been advised by Mr McRadu, who is sitting beside you

Mayor: can you help us out?

ML:  I think Mr McRadu was advising you that your motion was radically different--

Mayor: --contradictory--

ML: -- from mine and therefore it cd not simply be an amendment

CC: so if we want to get proper wording for it we shd hv the wording of two alternatives so we can choose between them, otherwise we will have one wording that staff will bring forward and I'll be making up the other one, so if you want staff to carefully review wch wording is best, you shd hv a choice between the two

ML: no, I'd rather have staff come back with a motion and us debate it, and if we want to amend it at that point that's what I will do

Mayor: I agree that's the logical way to do it, so that's what we're going to do.  Okay.

Motion to receive the other items of Correspondence?

NG moves: four submissions re tanker

Mayor: carries unanimously

{Dear Readers

Whew! decisive and pretty smooth!

Note that after calling the question on the motion re the tankers, it's completely dropped during the discussion back and forth and then (clearly exasperated, and understandable since he had a fuel distribution company) the Mayor simply says that's what's going to be done.

slam, bam, thank you ma'am.}



Mayor: Councillor, er, Carolanne Reynolds

and then uh Miesja Taylor next; sorry for pronunciation; my heart's in the right place

three minutes each, so we shd nicely get our adjournment motion by 10

go ahead -- the clock has started

Carolanne Reynolds (well, actually yes, a former cclr): Editor, West Van Matters

right, right, right

may I take a few minutes to just--

Mayor: it's your three minutes

CR: --to [express thanks for] the kind remarks made by you for attending ADRA's mtg and listening to the residents; that was much appreciated

I also wanted to say thanks to Nina Leemhuis, the CFO, b/c we have found her v pleasant and helpful and all the work--

Now, I'd like to start my remarks

a few queries for your consideration

Usually topics discussed personally with mbrs of Ccl and staff are resolved in a timely and amicable manner

there are some things that possibly need policies confirmed


Last fall I pointed out that several residents were asking me about what to do when no replies to their letters.

Perhaps Pam's magic, but the next few weeks brought many replies to ccl agendas.  I note replies now are usually quite soon.  There are however a few that remain unanswered -- one from last March, one from June or so -- and I can give details so we can discuss it later to address them.


Unless changed, staff mbrs were not to be voting mbrs of any cmtes or WGs -- they are of course valuable participants and provide guidance wrt M policies

Last fall I asked about this b/c I noticed one was sitting as a voting mbr.  No change, but glad to say when Cclr Sop learned of this early this year he told me the person was no longer a voting mbr.


Last summer we were surprised to discover a house on the heritage register had been demolished.  Turns out on the devt items on the agendas, the address was completely different from the one listed -- neither the number, nor the street, matched, so ppl were not alerted to it.

A few months ago I brought to your attention that a mtg wrt the Camelot subdivision was not only posted just hours (after being asked) beforehand but with the title Skilift wch had not appeared on any agenda item as the street.

A letter to Ccl Apr 17 is the third example, with a subject line containing Caulfeild and Park, providing a full documentation/report on how the mgmt plan for Caulfeild Pk had not been followed, along  with noting loss of trees, etc.  Staff replied this month but the subject line made no mention of Caulfeild or Park.  The subject line on the Correspondence list was in effect: Reply to Apr 17 letter.

Perhaps this is not intentional but it does throw residents off trying to pay attention to what they want to pay attention to :-)

so I'm asking for consistency.

There has been some controversy about Lower Caulfeild.   In the minutes of the LCAC mtg adopted in January it contains a comment by a mbr saying the cmte's concerned with character, not heritage, notice 'heritage'--

[bell rings]

Mayor: you'll have wrap that up, Carolanne, another 15 seconds

CR: --sorry

nbrs were asked about

(shocking to me, esp since it's called the LC Heritage Conservation Area --)

nbrs were upset at how many trees being removed.

{obviously was a bit flustered; that was supposed to be that "nbrs were upset and asked about the many trees that were being removed"}

and, I discovered that not only is a staff mbr a voting mbr of LCAC, but also the minutes indicated the staff mbr was Chair of the cmte.

so it wd be appreciated if these issues and procedures cd be addressed

and regularize them so that it increases the transparency to the public.


Mayor: thank you for that.

{9:55] Miesja Taylor: Westridge

my 87-year-old mother-in-law apprehended by Police under the Mental Health Act and detained a full week in hospital to undergo tests

doctors found grandmaline (we call her) is in perfect physical health, perfect eyesight, perfect hearing -- a 20-yr-old 

Now has a diagnosis of dementia Stage Five -- she forgets who she is and where she lives, and it's going to get worse

no longer can live alone so is moving in with us; Grandmaline is in respite care now until we make a suite in her house suitable for her needs

can never go out alone again

after move will take about two months to get home care assistance; till then we're alone looking after

will get worse, can't feed herself, xxx

then will have to go to a care home; have her on a waitlist now so maybe be in a place near us in time

walking with my mother-in-law has opened my eyes to how broken the system is

ferries staff found her (not know who she was or where she lived), police took her, psychiatric ward while did tests, locked down, not even able to go for a walk

not the place for Grandmaline!

took this incident to get Grandmaline diagnosed

we were thankful not more tragic as Grandma's increasing walkabouts put her in some danger

living this, healthcare underfunding became more than talking heads on the news

apparent things need to change

terrifying what's going to happen 20 years from now when masses walking around confused

disoriented babyboomers -- us -- where will we go to be safe when there are waitlists now

all think it won't happen to us; it will

wonder why I'm sharing this story with you?

it's about funding, and where we might get it -- huge influx of cash needed b/c baby boomers flood system

regulation and taxation of marijuana; know it's a federal issue but eight Ms in the prov are supporting reg of marijuana

industry $110B last year and currently untaxed

millions wasted on war on drugs; stop tax leakage, take money out of hands of criminals, legitimize farmers 


if regulate, and tax and earmark revenue for seniors' health care, will be properly funded

Mayor and Ccl -- ten seconds -- will you join voice with the grassroots movement of Ms who want to regulate and tax marijuana, not only to save policing costs, but health care

Our District already has the highest popn of seniors in the prov

Let's get some funding for care of our parents now and us in future

Health care needs funds, need to be proactive today not reactive tomorrow

Mayor: will look forward to a cclr bringing that motion forward


Bruce McArthur: ask about status -- when the workshop on Parks Master Plan

Mooi: Sept

Bruce: have a presentation I'd like to make so probably do it before then 

Mayor: We haven't forgotten about it anyway

before motion to adjourn; hope mbrs of Ccl are not too annoyed that we tried to move things along but we have finished by ten

and want to congratulate everybody

{several speaking at once trying to move adjournment, can overhear Sop saying we'll argue till after ten!}





1. Call to Order. 


2. RECOMMENDED:  THAT ..... 90. (1) A part of a ccl mtg may be closed to the public if the subject matter being considered relates to or is one or more of the following:

(a) personal information about an identifiable individual who holds or is being considered for a position as an officer, employee or agent of the municipality or another position appointed by the municipality;

(e) the acquisition, disposition, or expropriation of land or improvements, if the council considers that disclosure could reasonably be expected to harm the interests of the municipality;

(k) negotiations and related discussions respecting the proposed provision of a municipal service that are at their preliminary stages and that, in the view of the ccl, could reasonably be expected to harm the interests of the M if they were held in public.

Purpose of meeting: board applications, land, legal, proposed provision of a municipal service, and personnel matters.


7:00 PM

1.  Call to order.

2. Approval of July 9 Agenda

3. Adoption of June 18, June 25, and June 26 Council Meeting Minutes

June 25, 2012 Council meeting minutes to be provided on Monday, July 9, 2012.

June 18 special and regular Ccl Mtgs; and June 25 special Council Meeting; and  June 26 special Ccl Mtg.

{Pls note: on Sat July 7, clicking on the June 25 sp ccl mtg brought up June 26 so hope it will be fixed by the time you try to find them!}


4. Mark Sager Foundation for the Arts, regarding œCurbside (File: 0055-01)

to be received for information, with thanks.


5. Reports from Mayor and Councillors on Boards, Committees, and Working Groups

6. Black Creek Diversion Rehabilitation Project (File: 1815-34)

RECOMMENDED:  THAT the report dated June 22, from the Dir/Engg & Transportation be received for information

7. Follow up to the Memorial Park Salmon Rearing Pond Project (File: 2160-03-MPAR1)

RECOMMENDED: THAT Phase One be undertaken in 2012 to construct a salmon-rearing pond at Memorial Park, in collaboration with the WV Streamkeeper Society.

8. Road Closure and Removal of Highway Dedication Bylaw No. 4727, 2012 and Zoning Bylaw No. 4662, 2010, Amendment Bylaw No. 4726, 2012 (located at 26th and Marine Drive) 

(File: 0510-04-2599-MAR and 1610-20-4726/4727)


1 Road Closure and Removal of Highway Dedication Bylaw No. 4727, 2012 be read a first, second, and third time;

2 Council authorize staff to issue statutory notices of Road Closure and Removal of Highway Dedication Bylaw and to set September 17, 2012 as the deadline for written and oral submissions;

3 Zoning Bylaw No. 4662, 2010, Amendment Bylaw No. 4726, 2012 be read a first time; and

4 A Public Hearing be scheduled for Mon, Sept 17 and that the MClk give statutory notice of the scheduled PH.

9. AmblesideNow Expenditures for the year ended December 31, 2011 (File: 0500-01)

RECOMMENDED: THAT the report be received for information.

10. June 2, 2012 Centennial Celebration Overview (File: 0142-01)

Video presentation to be provided. RECOMMENDED: be received for information.


11. Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 4360, 2004, Amendment Bylaw No. 4724, 2012 (File: 1610-20-4724)

12. Fees and Charges Bylaw No. 4414, 2005, Amendment Bylaw No. 4721, 2012 (File:  1610-20-4721)


13. Consent Agenda Items

13.1. Development Permit Application No. 11-071 (975-977 Keith Road) (to set date for consideration) (File:  1010-20-11-071)

RECOMMENDED: THAT the MClk give notice that the DPA to allow for a duplex dwelling with zoning bylaw variances

to reduce certain yards and increase the highest building face envelope be considered on Monday, July 23.

13.2. Appointment to Community Grants Committee (File:  0116-20-CGC1)

RECOMMENDED: THAT Richard Loat be appointed for a two-year term, ending June 18, 2014.

13.3. Correspondence List (see link on electronic agenda) * (File:  0120-24)

RECOMMENDED: be received for information.

>  Council Correspondence Update to June 22, 2012 (up to 12:00 Noon)

Referred for Action

(1) D. Derreth, June 11, 2012, regarding B.C. Hydro Work from Corner Bottom of Headland and Created Ditch North Side from Bottom Headland to End of Keith Cul de Sac “ 4800             

(Referred to Director of Engineering and Transportation for consideration and response)

(2) J. Baird, undated, regarding œSuggested future government assisted care facility in North Vancouver 

(Referred to Director of Planning, Lands and Permits for consideration and response)

(3) June 19, 2012, regarding œTax Assessment “ Flaw in Appeal System 

(Referred to Chief Financial Officer for consideration and response)

(4) 2 submissions dated June 15, 2012, regarding Oil Tankers in Burrard Inlet 

(Referred to Deputy Chief Administrative Officer for consideration and response)

(5) P. Hundal, June 18, regarding œSubmissions on Parks Master Plan  (Referred to Director of Parks and Community Services for consideration and response)

(6) A. Lepiarczyk, June 19, regarding œCorrespondence to WV Ccl re construction at Collingwood School (Morven Drive) 

(Referred to Director of Planning, Lands and Permits for consideration and response)

(7) June 22, 2012, regarding œCommunity Charging Infrastructure Fund for Electric Vehicle Charging Stations  (Referred to Director of Planning, Lands, and Permits for consideration and response)

Received for Information 

(8) Committee and Board Meeting Minutes “ Design Review Committee “ January 26 and May 24, 2012

(9) 2 submissions dated June 16-17, 2012, regarding Lower Caulfeild Heritage Conservation Area

(Previously received at June 18, 2012 Public Hearing)

(10) Union of BC Municipalities (UBCM), June 20, 2012, re œUBCM Presentation to Expert Panel on Business Taxation

(11) June 14, 2012, regarding œHousing Activists in West Vancouver “ Pete McMartin

(12) J. McKinney, June 19, 2012, regarding œMountain Biking in West Vancouver

(13) K. Higgs, Jun 17, re œCitizens Grp Looking to Buy Berlin Grid (to Integrate More Renewable Energy) Clean Technica

(14) City of North Vancouver, June 21, 2012, regarding œShark Fin Harvesting

> Council Correspondence Update to June 29, 2012 (up to 12:00 Noon)

Referred for Action

(1) D. Jamieson, June 24, re œStaff report to Council regarding Collingwood School (Morven Drive) Construction “ for June 25 Council Meeting              

(Referred to Director of Planning, Lands and Permits for consideration and response)

{This brings up some issues/questions that occurred to me.  For example, though he asked what the difference was between the permitting process for CU9 and CD 27, I'd hoped there'd be a fuller explanation of the difference between CU9 and CD 27.  Then we cd see if the change was enough that the nbrhd shd hv been notified b/c it affected them so have an interest in the OCP/zoning proposed.}

(2) Kerrisdale Cameras Ltd., June 23, re œa suggestion regarding the closure of Ambleside Safeway 

(Referred to Director of Planning, Lands and Permits for consideration and response)

(3) Y. Melville, June 26, 2012, regarding œOil Tanker Traffic in Burrard Inlet 

(Referred to Deputy Chief Administrative Officer for consideration and response)

(4) C. Crymble, June 20, 2012, regarding œDevelopment Site “ Ambleside Safeway Block 16th & Marine Drive 

(Referred to Director of Planning, Lands and Permits for consideration and response)

(5) R. Parsons and Dr. R. Didcott, June 18, 2012, regarding œTraffic Safety “ 1200 Block Clyde Avenue 

(Referred to Director of Planning, Lands and Permits for consideration and response)

Received for Information

(6) Committee and Board Meeting Minutes “

Memorial Library “ May 16, 2012; Finance Committee “ April 30, 2012;

Lower Caulfeild Advisory Committee “ January 19, 2012; Board of Variance “ May 16, 2012

(7) M. Taylor, June 26, 2012, regarding Proposed Motion to Support the Regulation and Taxation of Marijuana

(8) 2 submissions dated June 23 and 25, 2012, regarding Ambleside and Dundarave Parking

(9) Union of British Columbia Municipalities (UBCM), June 25, 2012, regarding œLong term Infrastructure Plan Survey

(10) Hon. J. Yap, Minister of State for Multiculturalism, June 2012, regarding Provincial Nesika Awards 2012

(11) TLC The Land Conservancy of BC, June 26, regarding œCanada Day Event “ Binning Residence Open House

(12) GranFondo Canada, June 21, 2012, regarding Proposal to Modify the RBC GranFondo Whistler

(13) Vancouver Coastal Health, June 20, 2012, regarding œReport of the Medical Health Officer District of West Vancouver “ 2011 Annual Drinking Water Quality Report

(14) 2 submissions from Mayor D. Corrigan, City of Burnaby, dated June 6 and 21, 2012, regarding œKinder Morgan Proposed Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion and œProtection of Fish Habitat in Waterways


Here the agenda on the DWV website (at least today) ends for this Correspondence period. Apparently, someone missed page two (they're usually only one page). Nos 15 and 16 (I've typed in below) can be found though on the Correspondence page:


Responses to Correspondence

(15) Dir/Engg, June 8, re Smart Meter Installation in WV

(16) Transportation Engr, June 25, re Argyle, 15th, and Bellevue Intersection (delineators at Argyle & 15th)

>  Council Correspondence Update to July 3, 2012 (up to 4:30 pm)

Received for Information

(1) Five Hole For Food, July 3, 2012, regarding œGame on! Five Hole For Food 2012 Starts Today

Responses to Correspondence 

(2) Director/Planning, July 3, response to J. Seddon re œAmbleside Village Centre Streetscape Project

(3) Deputy Chief Administrative Officer, July 3, 2012, 5 responses regarding œOil Tanker Traffic in Burrard Inlet


* Ccl Correspondence to July 6 is now on the DWV website at:


but can't be copy and pasted.



14. Council has requested that the following correspondence be brought forward for discussion, and may propose a motion if Council considers that further action is required.

14.1  R. Parsons and Dr. R. Didcott, June 18, 2012, regarding œTraffic Safety “ 1200 Block Clyde Avenue (Referred to Director of Planning, Lands and Permits for consideration and response) (On-Table)

14.2  Kerrisdale Cameras Ltd., June 23, 2012, regarding œa suggestion regarding the closure of Ambleside Safeway (Referred to Director of Planning, lands and Permits for consideration and response) (On-Table)

14.3  C. Crymble, June 20, 2012, regarding œDevelopment Site “ Ambleside Safeway Block 16th & Marine Drive (Referred to Director of Planning, Lands and Permits for consideration and response) (On-Table)

14.4  GranFondo Canada, June 21, 2012, regarding Proposal to Modify the RBC GranFondo Whistler (On-Table)

14.5  Govt of Canada, July 5, 2012, re œHarper Government Takes Action to Improve Cmnty Facilities in BC (On-Table)

14.6  R. Paterson, June 29, 2012, regarding œWell Done DWV! (On-Table)



> The Only Man In The World Who Can Swim With A Polar Bear

published on Apr 11, 2012 by ªbarcroftmedia Watch: http://youtu.be/g7rZTZBOrqQ

ABBOTSFORD, CANADA: Grizzly man Mark Dumas, 60, is the only man in the world who can touch a polar bear. And as these incredible pictures show the fearless bear handler from Abbotsford, BC, even goes for dip in his swimming pool where he and 16-year-old polar bear Agee enjoy a watery cuddle together. Mark and wife Dawn, 60, train the 60-stone (800lb) friendly beast - the world's largest land predator -- to star in high-budget TV adverts. She has even performed in movies like 'Alaska' in 1995 when she was just a few weeks old. With his incredibly intimate bond Mark wrestles on the grass with Agee, kisses her, puts his head in her huge jaws, and even bear hugs her as she rears up on her hind legs to over seven feet. Mark and Dawn have owned Agee since she was six weeks old and the colossal mammal even lived in their home as a cub where she played with the family dogs and was bottle fed.

> Tom Mangelsen - Polar Play {cubs!}

In March of 2010, nature photographer Thomas D. Mangelsen travelled to Hudson Bay in northern Manitoba to photograph polar bears and their young emerging from their winter dens. Watch as these tiny, months-old cubs play and wrestle while their mother keeps a close eye on them from the den.

© Thomas D. Mangelsen 2011 ªhttp://www.mangelsen.comªhttp://www.facebook.com/ThomasDMangelsen

{ cute cubs wrestling with each other and even the trees nearby; see http://youtu.be/R5kdjrhuzrs }


this little black piglet is totally endearing

absolutely adorable, adoring, "Kingsford" (but James was a bit mean going to the stairs)


=== INFObits ===

+ CBC The Current (June 27): There are 40,000 deaths annually from car accidents in the US.

+ BCTIA: Our technology industry is the third largest private sector contributor to BC's GDP and is the fastest growing export sector.

+ The Economist (Cyber Attacks): People, a security-industry adage runs, are the weakest link. Training them to be careful may still be the best defence.

[ http://www.economist.com/node/21557817?fsrc=nlw%7Chig%7C6-28-2012%7C2610935%7C36737963%7CNA ]

+ Belgium produces over 1100 varieties of beer. The Trappist beer of the Abbey of Westvleteren has repeatedly been rated the world's best beer. The biggest brewer in the world by volume is Anheuser-Busch InBev, based in Leuven.

+ The Octopus in mythology

The Hawaiian creation myth relates that the present cosmos is only the last of a series, having arisen in stages from the wreck of the previous universe. In this account, the octopus is the lone survivor of the previous, alien universe.


"Super-Weed", "PlantZilla", etc -- Japanese Knotweed

In some places you can't sell a property if it's there. CTV news item July 3. Report starts in NV.

A new type of plant is invading B.C., and experts are worried about the consequences. Peter Grainger reports from Vancouver. Watch the clip: http://bc.ctvnews.ca/video?playlistId=1.864395

FYI, some are trying to start an invasive species group in WV. Pls contact Parks for info.


It is really confusing. The heart of Assad's govt/control are two minorities, Christians and Alawites (a small Shia sect). Reports were that the opposition was made up of many groups. You may wish to read or listen to this report, giving yet another element (plus there are stories of Al-Qaeda involved too). Saudi Arabia is Sunni. Iran is Shia.

o The Current

Saudi Arabia and the Free Syrian ArmyJune 26 -- We speak to a former U.S. spy who says the Saudis are already funding the opposition Free Syrian Army by paying their wages. http://www.cbc.ca/thecurrent/index.html?page=2

Read More » / Listen / More: http://www.cbc.ca/thecurrent/news-promo/2012/06/26/saudi-arabia-and-the-free-syrian-army/

o CBC News July 5: Iraq reports that Al Qaeda is going from Iraq into Syria

=== HarperWATCH === Pipeline Repercussions

Former Conservative cabinet minister Jim Prentice issues a veiled warning to Stephen Harper

In effect, if pipeline shoved through, the oil companies worried the result will be proj tied up in courts -- delayed and costly.


=== CANADA DAY === more of Roddy's reflections......

Her Majesty's Canadian Ship VANCOUVER

...Our day was spent at sea aboard HMCS VANCOUVER.  This frigate is recently returned from Libya where she played an active and important role in the removal of Gaddafi.  Only three nations allowed their warships into areas of danger in the Libyan Conflict -- the UK, France and Canada.  HMCS VANCOUVER was fired upon by Libya and she shelled Libyan military facilities and she had hostile encounters with the Libyan Navy.  The result?  Libya is liberated and all aboard HMCS VANCOUVER have safely returned home....
HMCS VANCOUVER is awesome -- she's one of Canada's 12 Halifax Class frigates.  Also in Esquimalt yesterday  were her sister Frigates HMCS CALGARY and HMCS REGINA.  Her Majesty's Canadian Submarine HMCS VICTORIA was there too.  Good news at long last -- we're told HMCS VICTORIA is finally fully operational.

Yesterday HMCS VANCOUVER was put through her paces in a whole series of manoeuvres including "Man Overboard Drill", a patriotic "Hockey Stop", an amazing "Figure Eight" and an incredible "Crash Stop".  The Man Overboard was done as if at night.  The ship was at full speed when the man went overboard.  The ship put out flairs, swung round, returned to the overboard location, launched the zodiac which recovered the man and the pulled the zodiac back aboard ship.  All this was achieved in only eight minutes.  The manoeuvrability of this frigate and the professionalism of her crew are incredible.  Small wonder they performed so well in Libya.

Awesome Grace and Forgiveness

While in Victoria I was deeply moved by the June 28 issue one of Canada's National Newspapers, the Globe and Mail.  Pictured on the front page was the shaking of two hands -- the headline being "Hands Across History".  The Globe reported that these hands belong to The Queen and Martin McGuinness, the "IRA Godfather of Godfathers" involved in the 1979 murder of Lord Louis Mountbatten and his 14-year-old grandson.  Inside the Globe published the full picture of the two of them shaking hands, with Prince Philip smiling in the background.   McGuinness said:  "In shaking the hand of Queen Elizabeth, I am effectively, symbolically, shaking the hands of hundreds of thousands [of Irish who wish to remain in the UK].  I think that is a good thing."   As they parted, McGuinness said to The Queen Gaelic words which mean: "Goodbye and God's speed. Former Prime Minister Tony Blair said:  "I think it is fantastic that we've come so far.  The Queen's magnificent gesture is so thoroughly typical because it must be very difficult for her."  The Globe called The Queen's action "an act of bravery" and compared it to the handshake of Israeli PM Yitzhak Rabin with the PLO's Yasser Arafat.  I remember how grief-stricken Prince Philip and Prince Charles appeared at Lord Mountbatten's funeral.  I also remember Buckingham Palace in 1979 saying of Mountbatten's murder:  "The Queen is too distraught to make a statement".  The Queen shaking hands this week with McGuinness is awesome modelling of Christian grace and forgiveness which The Queen embodies. 

FINALLY -- Only 67 Years Late!

Adjacent to Buckingham Palace in Green Park in which the Canada Memorial is also located, The Queen on June 28th dedicated a magnificent Memorial to WWII Bomber Command, in which my Dad flew a Lancaster.  I'm so pleased it finally happened, and that a huge crowd turned out for the Dedication.  Sadly, Canada only managed to find 42 veterans to participate.  Most, like my Dad, are dead.  Bomber Command was our major offence in WWII until D-Day.  It was also the fastest way a young man could get killed in WWII.  Casualty rates were 70%.  Bomber Command was staffed hugely by Canadians, either in the RCAF or, like my Dad, seconded by the RCAF to the RAF.  Finally they're being properly honoured, and finally a medal is being issued.  After the war Bomber Command was not properly honoured, probably because of the two firebombings late in the war, in which my Dad had refused to participate.  Forgotten was the huge role Bomber Command played in destroying enemy military installations and munitions production at enormous cost in lives of those in Bomber Command.  67 years late, if finally happened three days ago, presided over by The Queen.  I saw the Memorial in early June -- it is indeed magnificent and it has one of the most prominent locations in London.

Bomber Command however has been continuously honoured through the participation of the Lancaster in fly-pasts over Buckingham Palace for all major Royal events, including the Royal Wedding my son Guy Roland MacKenzie and I were at last year and the 60th Jubilee Celebrations my wife Ka Hyun and I were at last month.  In both events, the unique sound of the airborne Lancaster prevailed and was so warmly applauded by the million at the wedding fly-past and the two million at last month's Jubilee fly-past. ... God Save The Queen!



The famous RCMP ride -- for HM the Queen during Jubilee Weekend -- with the (Canadian) Tenors

This was just forwarded to me -- we can, on occasion be proud Canadians.....

June 2012 ITV Performance: All the Queen's Horses -- A Diamond Jubilee Special¬

> Now, this is my idea of CANADA DAY! Square your shoulders and Stand Proud!

> E N J O Y !   

> http://youtu.be/e_m4FjlPLO4 

=== Al-Khalil WATCH === See http://www.cpt.org/cptnet/2012/07/09/al-khalil-reflection-new-day-palestine

{I want to be optimistic!}

AL-KHALIL REFLECTION: A New Day in Palestine  [ CPTnet 9 July 2012 ]

An eight-year-old Palestinian child nears the Al Sahla checkpoint just below the Ibrahimi Mosque in Al Khalil. Twenty metres to go, she slows her pace, pulls her younger brother close to her side, placing her body between the soldiers and the boy. With one of her eyes on the soldiers and one on her brother they squeeze through the gate together and run home with their daily allotment from the soup kitchen in hand. What have we done? Why do the soldiers watch us? What will we be accused of? What are we guilty of that we are watched, checked, searched?

œMy son is in prison, says the Palestinian father to our CPT team. He continues, œMy son, this one™s son also, and his too, and another whose father is also in prison. Over six months and they are still in prison, the father states. We sit in solidarity with the families. One of the sons, now on hunger strike for twelve days, seeks his release that the Palestinian courts have already issued, yet with no results, so these families gather to wait, to hope, to pray, and to bring awareness to the injustice suffered by Palestinian prisoners.

I* can™t help but wonder when this prison sentence truly began. Was it six months ago? Was it the day the judge slammed the gavel and declared, œguilty as charged? Or, I wonder, was it perhaps that day on the street when his big sister reached out pulling him close trying to protect him from the intimidating glare of the soldier; the accusing stare that suggests with the power of self-declared superiority a verdict of guilty. Was that the day the sentence was handed down, a day before any act was committed, any act besides being Palestinian, any act besides being Arab, any act besides being something other than what the occupier is?

As long as there is an occupying force, œmy son is in prison, is a statement that every Palestinian parent in the West Bank can make with legitimacy. It is a sentence handed down without trial, without defence, a sentence based on racism, ugly prejudice, and a desire to separate, eliminate, and castigate based on injustice and self-declared superiority. 

The sun rises in the east. It is a new day in Palestine. An eight-year-old Palestinian child nears the checkpoint. She slows her pace, draws her sibling close, trying to protect him from the verdict of the self-declared superiority of the occupier. It™s a new day, but not the day we await, not the day we hope for, not the day we pray for, and not the new day we work for. An eight-year-old Palestinian child nears the checkpoi¦ ”wait” ¦ the place where the checkpoint used to be. Could it be¦ a new day in Palestine?

*The author is a member of CPT Al-Khalil (Hebron).


MISSION: Christian Peacemaker Teams: Building partnerships to transform violence and oppression.VISION: A world of communities that together embrace the diversity of the human family and live justly and peaceably with all creation.

VALUES: Christian Peacemaker Teams is committed to work and relationships that:

Honor and reflect the presence of faith and spirituality 

Strengthen grassroots initiatives 

Transform structures of domination and oppression 

Embody creative non-violence and liberating love

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=== WORDWATCH === imbriferous -- OED Online Word of the Day

The June 2012 quarterly update is now available. Your word for today is: imbriferous, adj.

imˈbriferous, adj.

Etymology: <  Latin imbrifer ( <  imber a shower): see -ferous comb. form. rare.

Rain-bringing, showery.

1815  T. I. M. Forster Res. Atmosph. Phænom. (ed. 2) ii. 80 The imbriferous quality of the atmosphere.



TLC celebrates 15 years; news and events: http://blog.conservancy.bc.ca/


http://www.heritagebc.ca/home/ and http://www.heritagebc.ca/tag/featured-articles

14 New Heritage Projects

Funding for 14 community heritage projects have been approved by the Heritage Legacy Fund Board.  Ten of the approved grants will go toward conservation work on historic buildings, and four will support historic interpretation through signage. 

The maximum grant is $25,000 and two projects, both in Vancouver, received this amount. The Green Thumb Players Society is heading up a creative project to rejuvenate Carleton School as a theatre performance venue. Carleton School Number One is the city™s oldest surviving school, but has been at risk every since a disastrous fire a few years ago. The funds will go toward repairs of the school roof, siding, windows and doors.

More:  http://www.heritagebc.ca/blog?articleid=120


Mark your calendars for RoyalTea-by-the-Sea from 2 to 4pm on Saturday August 18

Better still, call 922 4400 to get involved! See heritage.westvan.org or: RoyalTeabytheSea.westvan.org and royaltea.ca

* HERITAGE on Bowen Island -- Steamship Days -- July 7 to 15

Steamship Days is a tribute to our heritage and celebration of summer. Music, games, events and exhibits will bring our past back to life over nine days. Bring your whole family for a good old fashion time.

Events include:

Art Rogers Orchestra: July 7th; Model A Ford Show: July 8th; "A Walk Through Time" Fashion Show - July 8 and July 15th

Arbutus Sounds Chorus - July 8; Casino nights July 14; Wooden Boat Show: July 7 - 15th

Dal Richards Orchestra: July 14th; Era Golf Tourney: July 15th

Jazz from the 20s to the 50s  Barbershop Quartets, Local Musicians, Evening Dances, Buskers, Magicians, Baseball Tournament, Guided Historical Walks  Artisan & Farmers' Market, Sing-Alongs, Croquet Tournament,  Kids' Games, Tug-of-war, Dunk Tank, Bobbing for Apples, Pie Eating Contest, Horseshoes, and more.....!

Info: Bowen Island Chamber of Commerce: info@steamshipdays.com Website:http://www.steamshipdays.com/index.html


Read the bulletin from our website: www.heritagevancouver.org/bulletin/bulletin_20120608.html

11am to 1pm Saturday July 21

Walking tour: Vancouver's Granville Street, 1885 - 2012 Tourguide: Michael Gordon

Tickets: $10 Heritage Vancouver members; $15 non-member

Tour begins 200 Granville Street Plaza (North of Cordova St); and ends under the Granville Street Bridge

Join historian and Senior Planner for Downtown Vancouver, Michael Gordon in an exploration of one of Vancouver's most famous streets and its buildings. On Wednesday, May 15th, 1886, Lauchlan Hamilton, a City of Vancouver Aldermen and the CPR Land Commissioner, began to stake out and survey what would become Granville Street. It is still today one of Vancouver's pre-eminent 'high streets' reflecting many elements that define our city. Our walk will begin at the northern foot of Granville Street, the location of the 1st and 2nd CPR train stations overlooking the CP rail yards and the port. You will find us on the plaza by the entrance to 200 Granville Street that was planned in the 1960s as a much larger project -“ Project 200 “- that would have demolished all of the buildings between Abbott and Granville Streets including the historic area of Gastown.

We will then walk south on Granville Street and see and hear about the street's history. Important historic Granville Street buildings and key events that occurred on the street will be discussed. The past and current roles of the street as a transit hub, a shopping street, an office, hotel, and entertainment district, and a cultural and neon mecca will also be highlighted. In these 12 blocks, Granville Street is many different streets and offers much to observe as well as reflect on regarding its past, present, and future.

Granville Street also offers a unique collection of buildings from all eras of development in Vancouver, beginning with the Yale Hotel in 1888. While only a handful of buildings survive from the 19th century, there are many buildings from the boom period prior to the First World War, as well as the 1920s. There are also some significant buildings we can observe from the later part of the 20th century, including a 'disappointing' contribution from Cesar Pelli.

We will end our tour under the current Granville Bridge where the 1st Granville Bridge (1891), financed partly and designed by the CPR, had its northerly terminus, near the False Creek waterfront walkway. See tour info on our website >

¢ All upcoming events: www.heritagevancouver.org


Walking Tours:  -- Beginning in April: Fridays noon - 1:30pm & Saturdays 10am - noon, $12 incl. hst   

Join tour guides John Atkin and Maurice Guibord as they take you on fascinating and fun journeys through historic areas of Vancouver. Tour details are now up on the website! CHECK OUT THE TOUR ROUTES AND DATES AND/OR TO REGISTER

FOR MORE INFO AND TO REGISTER http://www.vancouverheritagefoundation.org/projects/walkingtours.html

EVEN MORE INFO -- http://www.vancouverheritagefoundation.org/wall.html


Hop on the bus for a day of inspirational fun and discovery at Stave Lake Powerhouse and other historical attractions! Book your seat on the bus to tour industrial heritage on a grand scale at the National Historic Site at the Stave Lake Powerhouse, witness a 1912 'Detroit™ electric car as evidence that something new is often a recycled old idea, enjoy lunch and tour the site of the former 1861 St. Mary™s Mission School, and explore Port Haney with houses, wharf and brick works dating back to 1878. ONLY A FEW SEATS LEFT!

DETAILS: Saturday July 14th, 8:30am “ 4pm REGISTER VIA WHAT'S NEW or call 604 264 9642


At the Vancouver Heritage Foundation we LOVE heritage buildings, and we want to share this love with you!  This is an opportunity for you not only to see heritage through the lens of your camera, but also to experience it “ if you win the grand prize!! Take a picture of your favourite heritage building in Vancouver and upload it to the contest for voting. The photo with the most votes will win 1st prize: a night for two at the Manor Guest House in Mt Pleasant!

Contest closes July 21, and voting closes July 28! Get snapping!!

Find the contest at Facebook.com/TheVancouverHeritageFoundation OR CLICK HERE


Places That Matter is a plaque project celebrating the 125th anniversary of the incorporation of the city.

The VHF asked for the public™s help to identify and mark 125 sites commemorating people, places, and

events that have shaped the city.

List in last issue and see http://www.vancouverheritagefoundation.org/projects/placesthatmatter.html


+ Dayton Boots Factory: Friday July 13th, 11am, 2250 East Hastings w/ refreshments and promotions.

Join in celebrating the 66th Anniversary of Dayton. All are welcome to attend.

Plaque reads: Loggers wanted boots that would survive the rigours of the forest and Charlie Wohlford, a deft hand at repairing boots with leather and a needle, was the man to see, especially during wartime when materials were in short supply. At the urging of loggers, Wohlford left his job as the manager of the Lumberman™s Social Club and, in 1946, opened the Dayton Shoe Company. In 1949 he moved production to East Hastings, where his factory and company store is marked by its iconic neon sign.

+ Vancouver Folk Music Festival: Friday July 13th, plaque presentation during evening 5-7pm concert.

35th Annual Folk Festival, Jericho Beach. Paid festival attendees only.

Plaque reads: Founded in 1978 in Stanley Park, the Vancouver Folk Music Festival presented its second festival at Jericho Beach Park a year later, and has been held here in mid-July ever since. Internationally-renowned, it is Vancouver™s longest-running outdoor festival, annually attracting artists and audiences from around

the globe. A debt of gratitude is owed to founders Mitch Podolak, Ernie Fladell, Frances Fitzgibbon,

Lorenz von Fersen, Colin Gorrie, and Gary Cristall for their vision, and to the dedicated volunteers who

continue to make it happen.

+ Lee Building: Sunday July 15th at Heritage Hall, 3102 Main Street. Presentation will take place

at 11:30am during their 100-year celebration event. All are welcome to attend from 11am - 3pm.

Plaque reads: Merchant Herbert Lee erected Mount Pleasant™s tallest building in 1911 on the site of his former grocery store, soon after 9th Avenue became Broadway and Westminster Avenue became Main Street. The Lee family lived on its top floor until they lost ownership of it during the Great Depression. Like the Quebec Manor apartments at 7th and Quebec, the Lee Building demonstrates the optimism of Mount Pleasant™s developers a century ago.

+ Choklit Park: Monday July 16th, 9:30am, West 7th & Spruce. All are welcome to attend.

Purdy's will be in attendance.

Plaque reads: Charles Flavelle of Purdy's Chocolates created Choklit Park in 1970 on the unused Spruce Street

right-of-way at 7th Avenue, using a crew of six hired on "Opportunities for Youth" grant. The chocolate factory at 1107 W 7th Ave needed an improved truck-loading facility and the children in the neighbourhood needed an adventure playground. The crew used the right-of-way and all the available space around the factory for the children™s park. Purdy™s made chocolates here from 1949 until 1982.


~~~  MAIKU  ~~~ 2012 June 30 (still in that v rainy month!)

looked, hoping clouds now emptied

but -- wringing more rain ! 50 shades of grey . . . 

our view of the world

softened by a veil of rain

celebrating green

=   jokes / quotations / poster / punS / canthem   =

If College Students had written the Bible

The Last Supper would have been eaten the next morning -- cold. 

The Ten Commandments would actually be only five -- double-spaced and written in a large font. 

A new edition would be published every two years in order to limit reselling. 

Forbidden fruit would have been eaten because it wasn't cafeteria food. Paul's letter to the Romans would become Paul's email to abuse@romans.gov

Reason Cain killed Abel: they were roommates. 

Reason why Moses and followers walked in the desert for 40 years: they didn't want to ask directions and look like freshmen. 

Instead of God creating the world in six days and resting on the seventh, he would have put it off until the night before to get it done.

The Buddhist Computer Addict

Q: What happens when a Buddhist becomes totally absorbed with the computer he is working with?

A: He enters Nerdvana.

The church says: The body is a sin.  Science says: The body is a machine.  Advertising says: The body is a business.  The body says: I am a fiesta.    -- Eduardo Galeano, Uruguayan journalist and novelist (b. 1940) 

Incompetents invariably make trouble for people other than themselves.  

-- Larry McMurtry, American novelist and screenwriter (b 1936)

Our wisdom comes from our experience, and our experience comes from our foolishness.    

-- Sacha Guitry, French actor and screenwriter (1885 - 1957)

-- Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, English writer (1689 - 1762)

Many who have spent a lifetime in it can tell us less of love than the child that lost a dog yesterday.

 -- Thornton Wilder, US writer (1897 - 1975)

There is no doubt that I have lots of words inside me; but at moments, like rush-hour traffic at the mouth of a tunnel, they jam.

-- John Updike, US writer (1932 - 2009)

Every person is the author of an autobiography, and the title is always the same: 'My Life and What I Have Done With It'.

-- Mardy Grothe, American psychologist and writer (b 1942)

Dream as if you'll live forever, live as if you'll die today.     -- James Dean, US actor (1931 - 1955)

Never marry a man you wdn't want to be divorced from.

-- (quoting her sister) Nora Ephron, American playwright and journalist (1941 - 2012)

Be sure you put your feet in the right place, and then stand firm.     -- Abraham Lincoln

If I won't be myself, who will?     -- Alfred Hitchcock

Knock, Knock at the Convent

Did you hear the one about the man who opened a dry cleaning business next door to the convent? He knocked on the door and asked the Mother Superior if she had any dirty habits.

What did the triangle say to the circle? You're so pointless.

Weight loss mantra?   Fat chants!

Partying Saturday and Sunday leaves me feeling weakened.

I wanted to be a clarinettist but I couldn't reed music.

If chickens could choose any car at all to be given to them, they would choose a free Range Rover.

I can't find my rutabaga. I hope it will turnip.

A lawyer-turned-cook is a sue chef.

Mooning is lunacy.


Getting ready to celebrate Canada Day on July 1st in typical style .... LOL

Published on Jun 26, 2012 by ªMyMolsonCanadian

Our anthem. Like never before. Five musicians conduct an experiment to perform O Canada using nothing but instruments made from Molson Canadian bottles and cans. The result is something no one expected. #Canthem  


Make God Laugh

Know how to make God laugh?

Tell him your plans.