2015 Jan 12/26 Ccl NOTES; Feb 2/16/23/Mar 2 Bits; Calendar to Mar 21+
Budget 2015 • PUBLIC SAFETY BLDG [PS&MH Project] • Heritage Week

by Carolanne Reynolds, Editor
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~~~ [February 19] Gung Hay Fat Choy! Chúc Mừng Năm Mới! ~~~

and salute Wales on St David's Day March 1st ~ celebrate Nowruz and St Patrick's Day March 17

= Main Items Ccl Mtg Jan 26: PH: subdiv of 6447/6475 Pitt St; then: Spawner Salmon Survey; BUDGET PRESENTATION; DRC new terms of reference {Agendas/Bits Feb 2/16/23 and Mar 2 below}

= Mayor's Msg re TransLink Referendum

= Vive le Canada (Devil's Brigade; Flag's 50th); from the Editor's Desk (WVM, Pi Day,Gordon Smith); WVPD; Updates & Info (Special Days; Prince George 100th; WVHS books; Queens Ave construction; BCSPCA; Asian New Year; Green $)

= CALENDAR to ~Mar 20; CULTUREWATCH (Theatre; Art; Music; Opera; Ballet; Festivals; Talks/Walks)

= HEADSUP Jan 22 // HEADSUP 1A (~Jan 27): Jan 12, 26 Ccl mtg Summaries; Mtgs // Update to 1A (1B?)

1C: Mtgs; Feb 2 Agenda // 1D: Feb 2 Highlights; Mtgs; Cmnty Resource Rm // 1E: Green Shores (for homes)

1F: Feb 16 Agenda); Mtgs/Events // 1G: Housing // 1H: Update re Housing; Mtgs // 1I: Mtgs, Mar 2 Agenda

1J: PSB [PS&MHP] // 1K: Mar 2nd mtg summary; Gordon Smith // 1L: ULWG // 1M: Opera; Art // 1N: Fri and Sat

= CCL MTG NOTES Jan 12 p25

= CCL MTG AGENDA Jan 26 {also notes in 1A} p34 = Main Items Feb 2 + Ccl Mtg Agenda {notes in 1D} p35

= CCL MTG AGENDA Feb 16 {notes in 1F} = SP CCL MTG Feb 23 {notes in 1G + H}

= CCL MTG AGENDA Mar 2 {Agenda in 1I and K}

= ANIMALWATCH (Beaver, Bobcat, Groundhog Day, Sea otters); INFObits (Churchill; Magna Carta; London's Digging Down: Charlie Hebdo Stats; Black History Month; SuperBowl; Lunar New Year; Opera in History; Ecuadorian Poverty; Stephen Fry's Marriage; Tibetan Monks; NPT; Elizabeth May re Fed Budget Delay); GAZAWATCH + Banksy; ROYALWATCH & LONDONWATCH (Canada House); WALESWATCH; WOMENWATCH; ISISWATCH; HOUSEWATCH; TREEWATCH (17 Maples); BOOKWATCH (CBC); LANGUAGEWATCH (Hawaiian); WORDWATCH (daffodil); Monarchy THOUGHTS; HERITAGEWATCH; MAIKU; HERITAGE WEEK FLYER; QTNS/THOUGHTS/PUNS + PICTURES/CARTOONS


re TransLink Referendum

I believe that voting NO is the only choice for the following reasons:

o The business model for TransLink is broken. There is no clear line of authority to plan, operate, and finance the organization. Therefore there is no accountability. The results from TransLink reflect this.

o The referendum is bad public policy.

o TransLink operations are financed by fares, gas taxes, property taxes, and other revenues. All collected within Metro Vancouver. Why does the Province keep ultimate control?

o Government does not have the right to raise taxes unless they can guarantee that the money from citizens will be well spent. The appointment of Pattison confirms that not the Mayor's Council, TransLink management, TransLink Board, nor the Province can guarantee that the money raised will be well spent.

o The referendum ballot is misleading. It refers to the Mayors' Transportation Plan on the ballot but voting YES does not provide resources to fund the Plan. Federal and Provincial money has not been guaranteed and the sales tax increase is not sufficient to even fund the regional amounts required.

=== Vive le CANADA ===

+ Devil's Brigade Canadian members get Congressional Gold Medal

14 surviving Canadians get highest civilian honour awarded in U.S. at Washington ceremony

CBC News Posted: Feb 03, 2015 1:51 PM ET Last Updated: Feb 03, 2015 6:25 PM ET

Forty-two surviving members of a joint American-Canadian special forces military unit called the Devil's Brigade were honoured with the Congressional Gold Medal on Tuesday — the highest civilian honour the United States Congress can bestow.

The brigade was an elite special service force during the Second World War, and is so revered that it served as the model for the U.S. Navy SEALS. It also inspired a film in the late 1960s....

the rest: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/hamilton/news/devil-s-brigade-canadian-members-get-congressional-gold-medal-1.2943398

The Canadian Red Ensign, bearing the Union Jack and the shield of the royal arms of Canada, was lowered and then, on the stroke of noon, our new maple leaf flag was raised. The crowd sang the national anthem O Canada followed by the royal anthem God Save the Queen.

The following words, spoken on that momentous day by the Honourable Maurice Bourget, Speaker of the Senate, added further symbolic meaning to our flag: “The flag is the symbol of the nation's unity, for it, beyond any doubt, represents all the citizens of Canada without distinction of race, language, belief or opinion."

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

+ Struggling along with a second bout of this dang cold that's all around us. We both got it the first time around and it lasted six weeks. We had about ten days of respite and it started again. Spent several three weeks in confinement again. Grateful however we didn't get pneumonia as some have. All the best for your good health!

Someone mentioned I really had bronchitis, not a simple cold. Having eye surgery Feb 10 didn't help either. And again Mar 10.

Laptop still not recovered and seized again a few times; can't wait for my new one! (told new Apple out mid-April)

Coughing is subsiding... fingers crossed

+ Heritage Week Feb 16 — 22

See flyer pp43/44. Scrambled to get things confirmed and finalized to get the flyer out to let you know what's going on. Sewell's promotion went to the end of February.


Maybe I shd describe this issue as a salad. Chopped bits. Decided, however WVM2 had to be shoved out the door rather than delayed any longer. Some updated and current info is in the Headsups sent to subscribers who got highlights of Feb 16th's and 23rd's ccl mtgs. Even March 2nd! Included more than originally intended so it's now WVM2+3.

Also, fyi, WVM1. (dot) is the version on the website.

+ Pi DAY

This year's Ï day is a once in a century occurrence, with the year ending in 15 we could write March 14th as 3/14/15. Add to that the time 9:26:53 in the morning and one has 3.141592653 which is Ï to nine decimals. It happens again in 100 years (2115)!


See press release in the Museum section; a special display and reception at the Museum on Saturday March 14th.

=== WVPD ===

Why did the beaver cross the road?

[You'll have to ask a police officer to find out!]

=== UPDATES & INFO ===

+ National Grammar Day March 4; Sebastian Hug Day March 5; Int'l Women's Day March 8

+ Commonwealth Day March 9: happy Canada is one of the family of 53 Commonwealth countries.

+ Prince George is celebrating its centenary; founded March 6 in 1915.

PG’s railway bridge, completed in 1915, is the longest railway bridge in BC and the President of the Railway Company that initiated the project died on the Titanic three years before its completion.

In 1981 Prince George was the second largest community in BC with a population of 67,559.

In 2008 Prince George had the highest volunteer rate per capita in BC.

-- See more at: http://www.theexplorationplace.com/pg100#sthash.bOt9fq2L.dpuf


The book Cottages to Community produced by the West Vancouver Historical Society [wvhs.ca] is sold out!* For the past three years, revenue from the sales has been used to preserve the history of West Vancouver through grants to the Archives, the Library, and the Museum. As well, the revenue funded the production of their latest book, Arrivals and Departures, The Story of the Ferries and People of Horseshoe Bay. More information on the grants and the nature of what is being preserved will be in the next issue of WVM.

* A success story for 3000 copies! Reprinting is being considered.

You can reserve your copy by writing to: cottageswvhs@westvan.org


The District is working on water main upgrades and road improvements around the intersection of 21st Street and Queens Avenue. Water main upgrades will be followed by road reconstruction including pedestrian and safety upgrades.


This is a coordinated roads and utilities project that began in 2014. Current utilities work on 2100 block Queens Ave will begin the week of March 2, 2015. Construction in the area is expected to continue until mid-September.

Traffic impacts

2100 block Queens Ave will be closed to thru-traffic during construction. 21st Street will remain open, but vehicle access will be restricted at times. A traffic control person will be onsite during construction hours (7am — 5pm)

More info: http://westvancouver.ca/transportation-roads/major-projects/queens-avenue-21st-street-roadwork

+ Spring cleaning of the dog walk on the Seawalk March 17-20

Spring cleaning of the dog walk on WV's Seawalk will take place March 17 - 20. Crews will begin work at 19th Street.

Be prepared to detour ... See: http://westvancouver.ca/news/spring-cleaning-dog-walk-seawalk-march-17-20

+ BCSPCA -- MARCH is Small Animal Month

Great companions come in small packages

The BC SPCA houses more than just cats and dogs in its many shelters across BC, wch is why the society has declared March Small Animal Month. Rabbits, hamsters, Guinea pigs, gerbils, rats, mice, and other petite pets are available for adoption, and offer a rich and rewarding companion animal experience for guardians who understand that size doesn’t matter.

Learn more: http://www.spca.bc.ca/news-and-events/news/news-small-animal-month.html

in West Vancouver: Branch address: 1020 Marine Drive, West Vancouver, BC V7V 3N3

Branch mailing address: Ambleside Park, PO Box 91072, West Vancouver, B.C. V7V 3N3

Branch phone: 922 4622 Branch email: wvan@spca.bc.ca


Get the latest info from so many great activities: Srs' Ctr (925 7280) and Gleneagles Cmnty Ctr (921 2100)

The SAC Mar/Apr newsletter is now out. It is celebrating 35 years! Lots of activities, tours, including an Irish Pub and Sing-Along Night Wed March 18. See: http://westvancouver.ca/sites/default/files/DWV_SSNL-15-2_WEB.pdf

+ Here's news from the Lunar New Year celebration with John Weston (MP) at the Cmnty Ctr Feb 21:

North Shore 5th Annual Asian New Year Celebration
At a time in history when intolerance dominates relationships around the world, our community on Saturday demonstrated once again how different cultures engage one another to create one of the liveliest and most welcoming places to live.

People of Chinese, Korean, Filipino, and a variety of other backgrounds kicked off the Year of the Goat at the WV Community Centre, February 21st.The celebration was the fifth annual event of its kind, attracting over 500 people, according to some estimates.

Initiated by local MP John Weston (West Vancouver — Sunshine Coast — Sea to Sky Country)...

Read the rest with photos: http://www.johnweston.ca/?p=8295

+ Government of Canada and FCM support the District of West Vancouver’s vision for a low-carbon future

An $82,500 Green Municipal Fund (GMF) grant for the District of West Vancouver was announced today.

2015 March 9 — John Weston, Member of Parliament for West Vancouver — Sunshine Coast — Sea to Sky Country, on behalf of the Honourable Greg Rickford, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, with Brad Woodside, President of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) and Mayor of the City of Fredericton, NB, today announced a $82,500 Green Municipal FundTM (GMF) grant for DWV. The District will put the funding toward a study that is researching ways to reduce the 97 per cent of WV greenhouse gas emissions that come from community sources, such as home heating and personal vehicles, as well as the three per cent of emissions that come from corporate sources.....

READ MORE: http://westvancouver.ca/news/government-canada-and-fcm-support-district-west-vancouver™s-vision-low-carbon-future

=== CALENDAR to 2015 ~March 21st ===

Mtgs at MHall unless otherwise indicated. Mtgs known at date of writing shown; often addns, changes, cancellations after WVM sent. Check the DWV Calendar: http://www.westvancouver.ca/events. Some too late/early for an issue are emailed to subscribers. [Headsup/Notices sent between issues. Subscribe! write subscribewvm@westvan.org] ABBREVIATIONS, ACRONYMS, INITIALISMS puzzling? See: http://www.westvan.org/glossary

== Saturday January 31

~ 9am - 1pm ~ Celebrate World Wetlands Day — walk along The Spirit Trail, Lower MacKay Creek to King's Mill Walk

~ 9:30am — noon ~ Open House re (towers) 752 Marine Dr (PkR) at Cmnty Ctr

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== Monday February 2 — ~ 4:30pm ~ CEC mtg

== Tuesday February 3

~ 4 - 7pm ~ Open House re (towers) 752 Marine Dr (PkR) at Cmnty Ctr

~ 4:30pm ~ Finance Cmte

== Wednesday February 4

~ 4 — 7pm ~ Open House re Ambleside Skate Park, at Cmnty Ctr


== Saturday February 14 -- 3:30pm - FREE!

Kay Meek in the Community Concert

SARAH HAGEN & ANNE GRIMM In partnership with the West Vancouver Community Centre

Spend your Valentines' Day afternoon 'between madness and banality' -- a classical concert with the ever-popular pianist Sarah Hagen and soprano Anne Grimm. With works by Strauss, Poulenc, Berg, and Weill, the duo will tell stories of love, frustration, hope, insanity, and ridiculousness in numerous languages, including a special Dutch surprise.  

This FREE concert takes place in the Music Hall at the West Vancouver Community Centre


== Sunday March 1

WEST VAN RUN: Dundarave Park

Run Start Times: 1 km Kids' Run: 8am / 5 km Run/Walk: 8:15am / 10 km Run/Walk: 8:30am

The West Van Run is an annual 5km & 10km Run/Walk. West Van Run exists to promote running on the North Shore and support some amazing local organizations. In 2015, there is a new course that is flat, fast, and covers Bellevue Ave, Marine Drive, Ambleside Park, and the West Vancouver SeaWalk.

== Monday March 2


== Tuesday March 3

~ 1 - 2pm ~ PS&MHP PUBLIC INFO SESSION at Gleneagles Cmnty Ctr

~ 4:30 - 6pm ~ Finance Cmte mtg


~ 6 - 8pm ~ PS&MHP PUBLIC INFO SESSION in MFCR at M Hall

Public Info Session flyer: http://westvancouver.ca/sites/default/files/dwv/assets/gov/docs/capitalprojects/PSB/2015/150220_PublicInfoSession.pdf

Project information: http://westvancouver.ca/government/capital-projects/public-safety-building

More info: The revised proposal includes seismic upgrading of MHall, and phasing the construction of a new Fire & Rescue Services bldg, including Ambulance Services, in conjunction with the sale or long-term lease and devt of 15th, 16th, and Fulton properties.




== Wednesday March 4

~ 4 - 5pm ~ PS&MHP PUBLIC INFO SESSION at Cmnty Ctr

== Thursday March 5

~ 11am - noon ~ PS&MHP PUBLIC INFO SESSION at the Library

~ 6 - 9pm ~ Upper Lands WG at the Srs' Ctr For background and agenda:


== Friday March 6


== Saturday March 7


Location: Meet at the corner of Water Lane and The Dale.

Help to restore The Dale Park! Join Lighthouse Park Preservation Society, no previous experience necessary.

Pls be sure to wear old clothes, sturdy shoes, and work gloves. Tools and refreshments will be provided.


Daylight Savings strikes on Sat night/Sunday morning

put your clock ahead one hour [to 2am]-- we lose an hour of sleep!!!

> 9am Sat Mar 7 to 4pm Sun Mar 8 -- 5TH ANNUAL NORTH SHORE ART CRAWL

The North Shore Art Crawl is a free community arts festival that celebrates the creative energy of our local artists and enables cultural vitality. For the community at large and visitors to the North Shore this is a great opportunity to meet many diversely talented artists and view their work in both public galleries and working studios.

MORE INFORMATION Participating Artists in North and West Vancouver: http://nsartcrawl.ca

> On March 7th & 8th Staples Park Royal honours International Women's Day

Staples Park Royal is proud to host an event to honour all local international women on March 7th and 8th. We would like to extend the opportunity to our local female business members to come to our store to meet with our customer base and help expand their business market and extend their own network. Full Story


== Tuesday March 10

~ 4pm ~ Cmnty Grants Subcmte on Cmnty and Social Services at the Cmnty Ctr

~ 7:15pm ~ Cmnty Energy and Emissions Plan WG rescheduled to Mar 24

== Wednesday March 11

~ 10am ~ Public Art Advisory Cmte at the Music Box, 1564 Argyle

~ 7pm ~ North Shore Historical Society at NV Museum and Archives, 3203 Institute Rd

The speaker will be Eric Phillips who will talk about building construction. As it happens, the NV Archives has photographs of buildings under construction but the methods used came in from the outside world. Mr. Phillips will give us an idea of how the buildings were built. So if you have ever wondered what holds your house up you won't want to miss this evening.

== Friday March 13

~ 9 - 11am ~ Cmnty Grants Cmte in Cmnty Ctr

== Saturday March 14

A selection of works from the donated collection will be on display at the Museum from 11 to 5pm, a reception from 2 to 4pm. Gordon Smith will be in attendance for the reception. [See the news release in Museum section.]

== Tuesday March 17 ~~ CELEBRATE NOWRUZ, Persian Fire Festival -- Ambleside Park ~ 5 - 11pm ~

The 25th Annual Persian Fire Festival will include live music, fire jumping, Persian food, and dance performances. It is based on traditions regarding the last Wednesday of the Persian Calendar known as Chaharshanbe Suri.

== Wednesday March 18

~ 5pm ~ Bd of Variance re applicns:

- 5764 Cranley Dr (re an existing roofed porch w/ the following variance: 1.38 m to Front Yard Setback) - 4001 Rose Cr (re a proposed detached garage and storage structure w/ the following variances:

a) 7.60m to Front Yard Setback b) 1.54m to Accessory Bldg Ht c) 2.31m to Combined SideYard Setback

~ 6:30pm ~ WV Library Bd mtg at the Library

~ 7pm ~ WV Historical Society general mtg at the Srs' Ctr: A New Museum for the North Shore

Don Evans, the Chair of the Capital Campaign Cabinet for the new NV Museum, will give an illustrated talk on this new facility to be situated in the old Burrard Drydocks Pipe Shop. Don will try to capture the imagination of everyone on the experience that awaits when they come for their first visit to the new facility in 2017.

== Thursday March 19

~ 4:30pm ~ DRC mtg rescheduled to March 26

== Saturday March 21


Location: Meet at the corner of Water Lane and The Dale.

Help to restore The Dale Park! Join Lighthouse Park Preservation Society, no previous experience necessary.

Pls be sure to wear old clothes, sturdy shoes, and work gloves. Tools and refreshments will be provided.

+++ WV MEMORIAL LIBRARY +++ 925 7400 See the Calendar: http://www.westvanlibrary.ca/events/calendar/month

In the Gallery — The Colours of Spring -- starts March 12

This exhibition reflects the joyous and exuberant feelings of spring and is in commemoration of artist Houshang Seyhoun, who for many years was an active participant artist at the Library.

Let’s Talk! ~ 7 - 8:30pm ~ Develop your English skills while discussing current events. No registration required.

This session runs Wednesdays until March 4. English Corner

~ 10 - 11:30am ~ Enjoy English conversation while making new friends. March 6, 13, and 27.

Tech Talks

~ 7 - 8:30pm ~ Thursday March 5 — The Cloud and How it Can Help You

What is “the cloud? How can files be stored on the Internet? Learn how to easily store, share, and create documents, photos, and more using the cloud.

Philosophers’ Café

~ 10:30am - noon ~ Friday February 20 — Is Love the Answer?

What issues can love address? What can it conquer and create? What are its limits?

~ 10:30am - noon ~ Friday March 20 — Intuition

What are your thoughts about intuition? How can you assess the validity of intuitive “insights?

Is it possible to consider intuitions rationally?

Friday Night Concert — 1659

~ 7:30pm ~ February 27 -- This ensemble performs the inspired music of England’s greatest baroque composer,

Henry Purcell, and others. Doors open at 7pm.

Sunday Movie Matinees — Oscar Classics

~ 2 — 4:30pm ~ Sunday Jan 25 -- Casablanca -- Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman star in this classic romance.

February 1 — Dead Poets Society; February 8 — Out of Africa; February 15 — Shakespeare in Love

Authors in Our Community — Hooked

~ 7 — 8:30pm ~ Wednesday February 25

An innocent schoolteacher’s life becomes a nightmare after a chance encounter with a woman and a fish hook.

Kay Meek Artists Confidential — Rick Miller

~ 1:30 - 2:30pm ~ Sunday March 1

An informal interview with Rick Miller, one of Canada's most dazzling performers. His explosive solo performance BOOM documents the music, culture and politics that shaped the Baby Boom generation.

~ 7:30pm ~ Unity in Diversity Talk

Exploring Middle Eastern traditions, Jewish and Zoroastrian teachings by Harold Rosen

This is a reminder that we are going to have our next Talk this coming Wed March 11th at 7:30pm at the WV Library. B/c some of the friends observing the Baha'i fast the time has been changed from 7 to 7:30.

+++ WEST VAN MUSEUM +++ 925 7295 http://westvancouvermuseum.ca

March 2, 2015 NEWS RELEASE

Acclaimed Canadian artist Gordon Smith donates personal art collection to West Vancouver Museum

One of Canada’s most recognized and respected artists, Gordon Smith, has donated his personal art collection to the West Vancouver Museum.

Smith, who is a long time resident of West Vancouver, lives and works out of his iconic home designed by Arthur Erickson in 1965. The house and its surroundings continue to offer inspiration to the ninety-five-year-old artist, who has had numerous sold-out exhibitions. His home has been a studio, a gallery, and an important social gathering space for the artist for fifty years.  

Also, Smith, an avid supporter of the visual arts, collected works by many notable Canadian artists. Some were presented to him and his late wife Marion as gifts, while others were purchased by the couple as a show of support for young artists. 

The collection donated to the Museum consists of works by artists such as Ian Wallace, Ann Kipling, Arabella Campbell, Rodney Graham, Attila Richard Lukacs, and Douglas Coupland, among others.

The works add to the Museum’s growing collection and support the future growth of the institution. Says Smith: “West Vancouver has been my home for over fifty years. My work has been inspired by living here and I believe it is time to celebrate this by supporting the visual arts in the place I call home.

For Michael Smith, Mayor of West Vancouver, “Gordon Smith’s important donation represents a real show of support for our community and is a very much appreciated step forward in meeting our vision for arts and culture.  

Says Museum Director/Curator Darrin Morrison: “We are thrilled by Gordon’s generous donation, which brings tremendous recognition to the Museum. These works will enable us to continue to offer the very best in exhibitions, collections, and educational opportunities.

A selection of works from the collection will be on display at the Museum on Saturday March 14

from 11 to 5 pm, with a reception from 2 to 4 pm. Gordon Smith will be in attendance for the reception.

+++ FERRY BUILDING GALLERY +++ www.ferrybuildinggallery.com ~ 925 7290

February 17 — March 8 -- Soulful Reflections -- acrylic paintings by Greg Allen and Ruth Leithal

Opening Reception: Tuesday February 17 from 6 to 8pm / Meet the Artists: Saturday February 21 from 2 to 3pm

Join us for free Artist Demos in the gallery: Sunday February 22 from 2 to 4pm with Ruth Leithal

Sunday March 1 from 2 to 4pm with Greg Allen

March 10 - 29 -- Windows on Culture --

multi media: Therese Joseph, Iris Low, Niloofar Miry, Nejood Al-Sehrewerdi

Opening Reception: Tues March 10 from 6 - 8pm Meet the Artists: Sat March 14 from 2 - 3pm

Free "Crazy Faces" art demonstration by Therese Joseph and Iris Low on Sun March 15 from 2 - 4pm

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

January 27 — February 22 ~~ Journeying With The Totems

Acrylic Painter Andre J. Prevost captures in stunning realism, the majesty of First Nations totems and carvings from around the West Coast. Opening reception: Tuesday January 27th from 6 to 8pm

February 24 — March 15 ~~ Annual Spring Open Invitation Exhibition

We invited established and aspiring artists to submit work for our 2nd annual Spring Open Invitation Exhibition! The first 29 artists to submit their work were selected for this special three-week exhibition! Exhibiting artists: Annie Bohni, Lorn Curry, Mark K. Daly, Stephen Dittberner, Rose Eysmond, Fiona Flewelling, Sara Gardner, Monica Gewurz,

Amanda Harding, M. Isabel, Shelly James, Jong Sook Lee, Lorena Pelly, Gary Malcolm Alexander MacRae,

Ian Maplethorp, Miro Matiasko, Susie Morris, Bill Morton, Rubina Rajan, Mehbob Rajwoni, Isabel Reinelt,

Claire Samii, Jelena Sparica, Jayne St. John, Maryam Vancouver, Don Vaughan, Patricia Vaughan, Ralph Wallis, and Sue Williams. We hope to encourage mbrs of our cmnty to share their talents for all to see. There will once again be a People's Choice Award of an Opus Gift card for the artwork that receives the most votes from visitors to the gallery.

Art lovers, support creativity in our community and vote for your favourite work of art!

Opening reception: Tuesday February 24th from 6 to 8pm

+++ KAY MEEK CENTRE +++ http://www.kaymeekcentre.com/on_stage/events_calendar

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


Jan 29 - 31, Feb 3 - 7, Feb 11 - 14 at 8:00pm; Matinee Feb 1 & 8 at 2:00pm *Second matinee just added!


Stay for the post-show Artists Talkback following select performances.


Join Nicola CavendishChristopher Hunt & Graham Cuthbertson for an informal chat with Kay Meek Centre's Executive Director, Jeanne LeSage!  This is your opportunity to get a behind-the-scenes glimpse into THE GOODNIGHT BIRD -- the NAm Premiere by acclaimed Canadian playwright, Colleen Murphy. The show runs now through Feb 14th. 

Admission is free, but is on a first-come, first served basis so arrive early to avoid disappointment!

This event takes place at the Welsh Hall at the West Vancouver Memorial Library


Presented by St. Thomas Aquinas High School.  For tix pls call the school, 987-4431
~ 8pm ~ Fri Mar 20 ~~ CAMANÉ: Fado music; in partnership w/ BlueShore Centre for the Performing Arts at Cap U.

+++ ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION BRANCH 60, WV http://westvan60.com Ofc 922 3587 Lounge: 922 1920

Lounge Hours of Operation: Monday to Thursday noon — 10pm; Friday & Saturday noon — 11pm; Sunday 1 — 7pm

Call us with your Comments and Questions / for Volunteer Opportunities / General Enquiries / Event Ticket Reservations

Lunch at the Legion! Chef Wendy will be on vacation from the 8th of February until the 20th. During that time, lunches will include simple but simply delicious soups and sandwiches. Mike Mousavizadeh has kindly offered to lend a hand preparing food but we could use more help. If you are able to pitch in, please contact Megan at 922 1920

New Days of the Week New Time:

Join us in the Lounge starting Wed February 4th Lunch every Wed, Thurs, and Fri from 12:30 — 2:30pm

Open House Dart Night Every Wednesday in the Lounge -- SATURDAY FEBRUARY 7th

Monday February 9th Family Day Celebrations! Fun! Activities! Prizes! Food! Lounge open 12 — 8pm

Monday Feb 9th is a semi-new holiday in Canada that is for family. Here at Branch 60 we consider our members and their families to be our family so this year we will be throwing a Family Day Celebration at the Branch! Details released soon.

Friday February13th 7:30pm in the Lounge KARAOKE with Rob the Karaoke Guy

Saturday February 14th Valentine’s Day

4:30pm Meat Draw 6:30pm Dinner 7:30pm Dance

Saturday February 14th Valentine’s Day Costume Contest & Judging 4pm— 6pm Meat Draw 4:30pm


Saturday February 14th Valentine’s Day 6:30pm Join us this Valentine™s Day for a delicious meal served at a beautiful candlelit table in our Hall -- followed by an evening of live music by: The Alley Cats!

delete? Menu: Balsamic Maple Vinaigrette Spinach & Strawberry Salad with a Feta Crumble Pan Seared Breast of Chicken in a Sundried Tomato Dill Sauce Greek Lemon Roasted Potatoes Broccoli Florets and Roasted Carrots + Array of Delicious Desserts Please call to book your tickets today. Tickets must be purchased by Wednesday February 11th . Tickets that have been reserved but not yet paid for by the 11th will not be held. Tickets must be paid by the 11th. 54 tickets available. MUSIC


~ 6:30pm ~ Win Prizes from the Legion Catalogue + Delicious Beverages Free to play. Bring some old friends or make new ones!

SATURDAY FEBRUARY 21st ~ 7pm ~ Friday February 28th ~ 6:30pm ~

Starting this month Branch 60 will be starting a new Night! Hosting a night of dinner and dancing in the Lounge the last Friday of every month. Delicious Food Live Music Great Night Out. Every month we will bring you a delicious new dinner and an amazing new artist, and it will fall on the last Friday of the month! Purchase your ticket at the bar beginning Feb 6. Ticket price includes an entry for a grand prize draw at the Mixer! {hoping to get the March calendar soon!}

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

Education Workshops Series

First session January 13..."Crowd Funding" ... March 3rd "Networking" and May 12th - "Customer Services".

=== CULTUREWATCH === {this section suffered the most; much missing or past; sorry}

{NB: The VSun has many events, theatre, talks, book launches, and more -- below are some http://www.vancouversun.com/entertainment/listings/ }


+ BARD ON THE BEACH — events leading up to season start! See bardonthebeach.org

+ Arts Club 687 1644 artsclub.com

The Mountaintop, MLK's last night; Granville Island Stage until March 14

Sister Judy, premiere of a commissioned play; 90 min (no intermission); Revue Stage until March 21st.

+ Jericho Arts Ctr -- jerichoartscentre.com

Mozart & Salieri: musical by Seven Tyrants to March 14th

+ Metro Theatre 266 7191 metrotheatre.com --- Pride & Prejudice: new adaptation; to March 7th

+ Pacific Theatre 731 5518 pacifictheatre.org

The Whipping Man: by Matthew Lopez; end of civil war; end of slavery; till March 21st

+ Firehall Arts Ctr 689 0926 firehallartscentre.ca

Ribcage: This Wide Passage: by Heather Hermant -- Jewish woman from the French Basque region arrives in 18th century Quebec City as a Christian male labourer; various times Mar 3 - 8

+ Presentation House 990 3474 http://www.phtheatre.org

Cat Killer: co-production w/ theaterwrede (Germany); sensational thriller (400 missing cats in Ottawa 1990s);

see trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2YF1awz7-0E&feature=em-upload_owner#action=share

theatre w/ guided video imagery; from March 5 to 15



Several exhibitions -— Details, events: http://www.vanartgallery.bc.ca/events_and_programs/special_events.html


www.Caroun.net 1403 Bewicke Ave., NV 778 372 0765 -- 12 to 8pm (Tues to Sat) Jan 17 - 30

Fatemeh Javadi, Painter; Classic & Modern Painting Exhibition -- Opening Reception 4 - 8pm Jan 17

+ North Shore Art Crawl -- March 7-8

50 works by 50 artists! -- Painting, Drawing, Illustration, Photography, Calligraphy, Ceramics...

Afsoon Montazeri, Ahmad Hessami, Arash Nazari, Atefeh Safaei Nia, Anahid Ghorbani, Bahman Doustdar, Daniel Soheili, Ehsanollah Soltani, Elahe Rajabi, Elmadani Belmadani, Faranak Mohebbi, Farhad Varasteh, Farkhondeh, Fatemeh Javadi, Fereshteh Shahani, Flora Feizbakhsh, Hartounian, Homa Naeli, Hossein Kashian, Houshang Seyhoun, Ivan Gwen, Jamal Abiri, Kaveh Rasouli, Leila Akhtar Shomar, Leila Shokr Gozar, Masoud Soheili, Marzieh Bakhshaei, Mehran Tayefi, Mitra Jashni, Mohammad Kazem Rokni, Mohammad Reza Raeesi, Mohammad Salahshour, Morteza Khan Ali, Mostafa Hamidi, Nafiseh Tabari, Nasrin Eyvazian, Nasrin Hoshmand Nik, Nazanin Khaledi, P. Leje, Padideh Dehdari, Padideh Hashemi, Parvin Soheili, P. Rheaume, Roobina Ebrahimian, Saba Orouji, Sahar Seyedi, Sara Hasani Nalosi, Sian Piper Woodward, Sonia Kajavi, Tabatabai, Tollt,

Venus Arastoo nejad [sic?], and Zohreh Hamraz


+ VANCOUVER OPERA at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre; tix 683 0222


Die Fledermaus (The Bat) by Johann Strauss, Jr. -- Laughter, love, and sweet revenge... while waltzing!

In German with English dialogue, with English lyrics projected above the stage.

~ 7:30pm ~ Saturday Feb 28 ¢ Thursday Mar 5 ¢ Saturday Mar 7 plus ~ 2:00pm matinee ~ Sunday Mar 8

"... the opening night performance of Vancouver Opera’s production of Die Fledermaus was quite the party, complete with ball gowns to die for, the beautiful music of Johann Strauss Jr., fantastic dancing, and a healthy dose of duplicity, false identities, and comedic twists and turns." Special appearance by Christopher Gaze!

Here's a two-minute video teaser:


See what our Bramwell Tovey has in store! vancouversymphony.ca

> A Romantic Valentine with the VSO!

A romantic Pops concert sure to get you in the mood for Valentine's! It's a night for love, passion, and romance, as the VSO, conductor Steven Reineke, and vocalists Betsy Wolfe and Mike Eldred explore famous love themes including popular favourites by Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, Henry Mancini, Barry Manilow, and more. It's Vancouver's most romantic night out, with the VSO at the glamorous Orpheum Theatre! Friday & Saturday, February 6th & 7th, 8pm

> The 25th Anniversary Vancouver Symphony Ball Feb 12th was a great success!

> The Rhine Symphony -- Wagner, Prokofiev, Bruch, and Schumann

March 7 and 8 at the Orpheum, 9th at the Centennial Theatre in NV

> Sibelius at 150 -- Christopher Gaze, host and narrator; Orpheum 2pm Thurs March 12

> Lang Lang at the Orpheum

-- 101 Pianists w/ Lang Lang -- Open Master Class w/ Bramwell Tovey 3:30 Tues Mar 17

-- Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 17 in G Major, 8pm Wed Mar 18


Beethoven: The Complete Works for Cello and Keyboard

Vancouver Playhouse, 732 1610 earlymusic.bc.ca March 13, 14, 15

+ SALISH SEA EARLY MUSIC FESTIVAL salishseafestival.org

Bach, Goldberg Variations: Hans-Jurgen Schoor, harpsichord, Ryerson United 7:30pm March 10

+ ROEDDE HOUSE 684 7040 roeddehouse.org

Romancing the Cello: Chopin and Brahms: Ben Goheen, cello, and Bernard Duerksen, piano 3pm Sun Mar 8

+ FRIENDS OF CHAMBER MUSIC friendsofchambermusic.ca

The Prazak Quartet: Haydn, Janacek, Dvorak; Playhouse 8pm Tues March 10


Anton Baranov, classical guitar master from St Petersburg Pyatt Hall www.vancouverguitar.org 7pm Sat Mar 14


Ballet Victoria -- Amadeus: Dances with Wolfgang; Centennial Theatre 7:30pm Saturday March 14


+ 11th ANNUAL CELTICFEST VANCOUVER celticfestvancouver.com Mar 6 to 17

+ CHUTZPAH FESTIVAL chutzpahfestival.com, parade March 15; Feb 19 - March 15

* FILM PREMIERE www.consulvenvancouver.org

The Consulate General of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela in Vancouver and the Hugo Chávez People’s Defense Front invite you to celebrate Commander Chávez’s life, at two years from his physical departure, next Thurs March 5th, with the Vancouver premiere of Oliver Stone’s documentary My Friend Hugo (50 min., English subtitles).

 Date and time: Thursday March 5th 2015 at 7pm. Place: The Cultch, 1895 Venables Street, Vancouver

 There will be an open microphone session and a reception with beverages and snacks after the screening. This event is FREE ADMISSION and for all ages.


> Incite: An Exploration of Books and Ideas vpl.ca

7:30pm Wed Jan 28 Join us for an evening of dazzling prose and dramatic tension

with Linden MacIntyre (Punishment) and Michael Christie (If I Fall, If I Die).

FREE! VPL Central Library Click here for details: https://www.writersfest.bc.ca/events/incite

> Owl Prowl Event with Metro Vancouver Regional Parks - 6 - 8pm Friday March 6

Metro Vancouver and WildResearch proudly present Owl Prowl at Iona Beach Regional Park on March 6 from 6 - 8pm. Join Metro Vancouver and WildResearch biologists for a walk at Iona Beach and learn more about these elusive birds of prey. This is a kid-friendly event.

Pre-registration with Metro Vancouver is required. www.metrovancouveronline.org 604 432 6359


Bike Cafés in your Neighbourhood

SFU Philosopher's Cafe and The City Program invite you to attend our popular Bike Cafés, which take place along major commuter cycling routes at cyclist friendly coffee bars in Vancouver. This series engages with Vancouver's cycling community and others interested in discussions regarding the sustainable evolution of our cityscape.

Cycling and Automated Vehicles  - February 26, 6pm

Venue: Tandem Cafe, 3195 Heather St., Vancouver Moderator: Richard CampbellWhat Are the Links Between Transportation Choice, Affordability and Happiness?  - March 10, 6 p.m.

Venue: Musette Chinatown, 75 E. Pender St., Vancouver Moderator: Erin O'Melinn

New Course

March 12 -- Giving Council a Piece of Your Mind: Writing Reports That Work -- Instructor: Ann McAfee

This course is a practical course on writing reports. Many council reports are standardized; staff are able to refer to past examples and municipal formats. By contrast, policy reports are frequently "one-offs". This course focuses on these policy reports. It addresses the challenges of assembling strategic directions, incorporating public input, conveying options, and framing recommendations.

The geology and forest ecology of Lynn Canyon Park -- An interpretive nature walk for Nature Vancouver

Walk leader & interpreter: David Cook. Meeting location: Lynn Canyon Ecology Centre in Lynn Canyon Park, DNV

Access: Peters Road which is off Lynn Valley Road, North Vancouver. Elevation gain: 60 m (mostly stairs).

Meeting time: 10am Duration: Approximately 3 hours.

Difficulty rating: “A rating i.e. easy path or road with minimal elevation change and minimal hazards.

Terrain: Well-groomed trails but with some rooty, rocky, and muddy sections. Boardwalks over the wetland areas and two sets of steep stairways. Suspension bridge to cross twice.

Description of event: Walk with geologist/biologist David Cook along some of the trails of Lynn Canyon Park, the largest piece of natural parkland in the District of North Vancouver, wch follows the valley of Lynn Creek and is a major wildlife corridor between the North Shore mountains and Burrard Inlet. Lynn Creek has cut a deep canyon down into the hard granitic basement rocks in the relatively short time since the ice receded from the area about 12,000 years ago. We will see features which will enable us to follow the geological history of the area over the last 100 million years.

Some highlights will be 33,000- to 48,000-year-old peat beds, a giant glacial erratic, glacial lake deposits, and raised sea-level benches. We will be able to view flood-plain forest at various stages of maturity, one of wch contains the largest population of Sitka spruce on the North Shore and some old-growth Pacific yew trees.

Bring a snack and water, and dress for changes in weather. For additional information contact David.

{NB: Plus a talk during HWk, Thursday Feb 19th; see flyer.}

Undoing a Lifetime of Damage: The Ecological Restoration of Mackay Creek Estuary 

A free public talk for the Botany Section of Vancouver Natural History Society www.naturevancouver.ca.

Speaker: Julia Alards-Tomalin Location & time: Unitarian Church, 949 West 49th Ave (at Oak Street), Vancouver; 7:30pm.

Description of talk: Ecological restoration is a worthwhile, but complex, process that has been gaining support and momentum in recent years. We will look at a case study on the restoration of MacKay Creek Estuary and the various stages that have taken place in this project from the initial gathering of support to the trials of maintaining the site. 

Julia currently works in the field of ecological restoration, where she specializes mainly in the removal of invasive plants. She has studied Forestry and Ecological Restoration at BCIT and has also received training in Ecological Landscape Design. In addition to field work, she enjoys teaching part-time and public speaking on various environmental topics. 

Thursday March 19th

Fabulous Flower Photography -- Speaker: Ron Long

A free public talk for the Botany Section of Vancouver Natural History Society www.naturevancouver.ca.

Location & time: Unitarian Church, 949 West 49th Avenue (at Oak Street), Vancouver; 7:30pm.

Description of talk: Ron has given many talks in the past that included hundreds of wildflower photographs from around the world. This talk is a little different. He is billing it as an instructional talk on how to make great flower photos and it will include tips that will be helpful to photographers. The real purpose of this talk, however, is to provide an excuse for me to present a collection of my very best flower photographs many of which have not been seen before now. Even non-photographer plant lovers will find much to enjoy.

Ron Long is a professional photographer, now retired after a 36-year career as a scientific photographer at Simon Fraser University. He has been photographing wildflowers for over 40 years.


=== HEADSUP 2015 Jan 22*

~~~     NATIONAL    HUG    DAY!*    ~~~


TWO  THINGS for January 22nd

—>  2290 Marine Devt Proposal

—>  PuSh Festival

then -- Law Enforcement Profiling in Canada

{NB: Apologies  totally frustrated. This was to go out Wed* ~9pm but subscriber list had disappeared again!!!  GRRRRR!  with expletives deleted 

This has now been emailed to a list from Nov, latest not yet recovered; let me know if gone or on holiday or whatever so can fix pending}



Jan 22 - 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Cressey Devt has applied for a Devt Permit for this RM2 (apartment) zoned site. Staff have instructed the applicant to notify neighbours of the application and to hold an open house so that nearby residents can learn about the proposal, ask questions, and provide their feedback prior to the application being formally considered by Council.

Location: The Beachhouse Restaurant, 150 25th Street



January 22—24 Vancouver Playhouse http://pushfestival.ca/shows/sequence-8/

Torsos twist, bodies vault into the air, dancers bounce and somersault—these are just a few of the feats on offer from renowned Quebec circus troupe Les 7 doigts de la main. This awesome feat of contemporary circus draws its inspiration from Carl Jung’s statement that “The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed. There are eight performers, each with a particular skill, but all working brilliantly together as an ensemble. Séquence 8 is so generous, so ambitious, so daring in its sense of physical possibility that it seems to contain every aspect of performance. Dance, acrobatics, storytelling, circus—we get all this and more. It’s an evening at the theatre that combines imagination and athletics at dizzyingly high levels. Prepare to spend 90 minutes on the edge of your seat.

An extra matinee performance of Séquence 8 has been added, by popular demand! See the added matinee performance at 2pm on January 24, at the Vancouver Playhouse.

>>> Law Enforcement Profiling in Canada [cartoon moved to end]

=== HEADSUP 2015-1A: Busy, Busy, Busy!

{to be sent out lunchtime Tues Jan 27}

so much to tell you!


Jan 26 & 12 ccl mtg summaries; MEETINGS (oodles on Thursday 29th); Details; Photo; Qtn


Most Recent  (Jan 26) 

Pitt St PH closed; interesting spawner salmon survey results (see slides); Labels on Gas Pumps; WG for LNG; Budget 2015 presentation; DRC new T of Ref approved; Pitt St subdiv received third reading  [Details: 2

Warning: since I was sick I missed the mtg (13th since 1988!) but watching the video was frustrating and disappointing b/c ~95% of the time the camera was on Sop/MAB/Lewis or Craig/Nora/Mayor or the slides.  We cd see the two speakers at the PH but never any staff, never anyone else who spoke (e.g. owners of prop re Pitt St; Streamkeepers).  Strange. 

Previous  (Jan 12) 

Labels on gas pumps; DVP Applicn 3357 MDr retention of two-storey accessory bldg approved; TransLink report; Finance Cmte update; NSh Adv Cmte on Disability Issues review of cmte work and 2015 work plan (budget request approved)  [Details: 1]

+  MEETINGS, etc

= Thursday Jan 22

~ 4:30pm ~  WVPD mtg at Police Stn (not in WVM b/c was not put on the Calendar — and still isn’t — am looking into that, so sorry it was missed in WVM).

= Tuesday Jan 27

Wild Salmon Day SFU [Details: 3]

= Wednesday Jan 28


Poet and essayist, Naomi Beth Wakan will be reading from her recent book of memoirs, Some Sort of Life, discussing memoir-writing in particular, and the writing life in general. Naomi’s witty and thoughtful presentations are always fun.

~ 7:30pm ~  Salish Sea Early Music Festival, Ryerson United Church

= Thursday Jan 29

~ 4:30pm ~  DRC (6457 Bruce proposed duplex; 753 MDr PkR; PSB)

~ 5 - 9pm ~  Proposed Howe Sound LNG Plant Open House at Caulfeild Elementary School

EAO of BC to receive comments from the public

~ 5 - 8pm ~  Mayor’s Reception, Chamber of Commerce at the WV Yacht Club

~ 8pm ~  Opening Night of The Goodnight Bird at KMC

= Saturday Jan 31

~ 9am - noon ~


Location: Meet at the corner of Water Lane and The Dale.

You can help to restore The Dale Park! Join Lighthouse Park Preservation Society, no previous experience necessary. Please be sure to wear old clothes, sturdy shoes and work gloves. Tools and refreshments will be provided.

~ 9:30am - noon ~ OPEN HOUSE - 752 MARINE DRIVE (PARK ROYAL)

Location: West Vancouver Community Centre Atrium, 2121 Marine Drive

Park Royal Shopping Centre has submitted a development application to the District for 752 Marine Drive (the former location of the White Spot restaurant). The proposal is for two residential towers with retail, office, and child care at the base of the towers, and would require an amendment to the Official Community Plan, a rezoning and a Development Permit. Attend a consultation event for additional information, to have questions answered in person and to provide your feedback.

~ 7pm -  The Eagle Festival Wing Ding!  

Like the Eagles- VALDY returns! Tickets at BAG & Xocolatl :

$35 (7 pm) with dinner Caesar Salad, Salmon Bisque, & Dessert) or $20 (8 pm) concert only.  valdy.com


= 1 =


Highlights of what happened at the January 12 Council Meeting:

Delegation by E. Kelsall regarding Update on Warning Labels on Gas Pumps: Council requested that staff return at the next meeting with proposed wording for a resolution to the Union of BC Municipalities, and if possible, Federation of Canadian Municipalities, on the gas pump warning label initiative.


Development Variance Permit Application No. 14-043 (3357 Marine Drive): Council approved the application to allow for a two-storey accessory building to be retained.


Public Services Building: Council: approved in principle the concept of the design and construction of a new Police Services and resident-centric Public Services facility attached to Municipal Hall, moving all appropriate functions from District-wide facilities to the Municipal Hall site and seismically upgrading Municipal Hall; directed staff to begin the public consultation process regarding the proposed revised project including community public forums, the Design Review Committee and internal information sessions; and approved in principle the concept of the phased construction of Fire and Rescue Services and Ambulance Services Building.


TransLink Customer Service Performance Report, Quarter 3 2014: Report received for information.


Finance Committee Update to Council: Report received for information.


North Shore Advisory Committee on Disability Issues Review of 2014 Committee Work and 2015 Work Plan and Budget Request: Report received for information and budget request approved.


= 2 =


Highlights of what happened at the January 26 Council Meeting:

Public Hearing

Proposed Zoning Bylaw 4662, 2010, Amendment Bylaw 4809, 2014 and proposed Phased Development Agreement Authorization Bylaw 4821, 2014 (regarding proposed subdivision of 6447 and 6475 Pitt Street into three smaller lots); and concurrent public meeting regarding proposed Development Variance Permit 14-011 for 6475 Pitt Street: The public hearing was held and closed


Regular Council Meeting

Delegation from West Vancouver Streamkeeper Society and Secondary School Students regarding Spawner Salmon Survey Results Fall 2014: Information presentation.


Proposed Resolution for 2015 UBCM Convention regarding Warning Labels on Gas Pumps: The following motion was passed:

THAT Council support the following resolution be advanced for consideration at the September 21/25, 2015 UBCM conference and the June 5/8, 2015 Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) convention:

WHEREAS there is evidence that combustion of petroleum products such as gas and diesel in vehicle engines contributes to greenhouse gas emissions that affect natural systems in ways that are injurious to human health and the environment, and

WHEREAS point-of-sale warning labels have been required for other consumables, such as tobacco products, which has effectively curbed use of harmful products,

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that all vendors of retail petroleum products in Canada be legislated to provide warning labels on all pump handles (pump talkers) and/or pump panels, and that those companies who do not have this feature on their pump handle be obligated to fit them with the plastic sleeves which will allow warning labels to be displayed.


Environmental Assessment Office Advisory Working Group for Environmental Assessment of the Proposed Woodfibre Liquefied Natural Gas Project: Council appointed the following District representatives to the EAO advisory working group:  Councillor Bill Soprovich, with Councillor Nora Gambioli as his alternate, and  Sandra Bicego, Manager, Environment and Sustainability with Brent Leigh, Deputy Chief Administrative Officer as her alternate.


2015 Budget Presentation: Presentation was received for information; Council informed that a discussion will be held at the next meeting on February 2, 2015.


Design Review Committee Proposed New Terms of Reference: Proposed new terms of reference were approved. 


Proposed Zoning Bylaw 4662, 2010, Amendment Bylaw 4809, 2014 and Proposed Phased Development Agreement Authorization Bylaw 4821, 2014 (regarding proposed subdivision of 6447 and 6475 Pitt Street into three smaller lots): The public hearing was held and closed on January 26, 2015.  Council considered the proposed bylaws, and both bylaws received second and third readings.


= 3 = pix moved: Naomi Beth Wakan; Winston Churchill

=== UPDATE to: HEADSUP 2015-1A: Busy, Busy, Busy! {1B???}

More haste less speed, so they say¦..

Anyway, tying up some loose ends and an opportunity to add and to tell you what happened.

An  exhausting but fascinating Thursday!

{cartoon at end}

NEW — Heritage Week

Meant to mention Heritage Week at both the Chamber and Streamkeeper events.  While awaiting more info, feel free to send me your ideas.  Rather unusual but the theme this year is “Main Street (IOW, business), with the description written out under Heritage Society of BC in WVM.  It’s a rare opportunity to focus on our biz cmnty. Why aren’t they eager to attract customers?   a bowl of candies? a display? a promotion? a treasure hunt?  Draw up a list of the ten oldest companies? have a prize for some particular/peculiar product or service?  or ?

Some restaurants are already on board, also there’s a tea at the Srs™ Ctr, a special mtg on our Upper Lands (not the theme but too important an issue not to take advantage of info being discussed since they’re about to report to Ccl on directions), a special event at the Hollyburn Lodge about to be restored, ... 


A -  PSB missing from summary Jan 12 agenda Halls description not right but was supposed to be corrected today.  [A1 and A2]

B -  Brief notes from the Mayor’s  Reception

C -  WV Streamkeeper Society mbrs’ mtg added (description  below).  Although a "mbrs’ mtg, I™ll  check b/c I™m sure no problem if non-mbrs attend; I’ll doublecheck — if I were still on the board everyone wd be welcome!  History of the herring, once extremely abundant.

D  -  Retirement party for Fire Chief.

E  -  Apparently what was said at PQP was not audible —mic problems?

wrt this:

Subject: HEADSUP '15-1A: Busy, Busy, Busy!

Date: January 29, 2015 at 12:50:18 PM PST

To: editorwvm@westvan.org

{to be sent out lunchtime Tues Jan 27}

so much to tell you!


Jan 26 & 12 ccl mtg summaries; MEETINGS (oodles on Thursday 29th); Details; Photo; Qtn


Previous  (Jan 12) 

Labels on gas pumps; DVP Applicn 3357 MDr retention of two-storey accessory bldg approved;

A1 -  PSB was here [see A2 in fuller agenda below] 

TransLink report; Finance Cmte update; NSh Adv Cmte on Disability Issues review of cmte work and 2015 work plan (budget request approved)  [Details: 1]

+  MEETINGS, etc¦

= Thursday Jan 29

~ 4:30pm ~  DRC (6457 Bruce proposed duplex; 753 MDr PkR; PSB)

~ 5 - 9pm ~  Proposed Howe Sound LNG Plant Open House at Caulfeild Elementary School

EAO of BC to receive comments from the public

~ 5 - 8pm ~  Mayor’s Reception, Chamber of Commerce at the WV Yacht Club

B -   v interesting  talk by the Mayor with slides (events/activities over last year; think slide said running WV costs us under

14 cents per day); WV Cmnty Fdn, PkR, and the Chamber outlined some of their plans (perhaps get their notes for WVM).

C ~  7:30pm ~  WV Streamkeeper Society mbrs’ mtg: besides spawner and hatchery reports, the work plan, an update on the Nature House, etc, had a guest speaker, Jonn Matsen, a mbr of Squamish Streamkeepers.  

Title of talk: “Herring Recovery —  a Miracle in the Making

D Retirement  party for Jim Cook, Fire Chief (not public)

   ~ 8pm ~  Opening Night of The Goodnight Bird at KMC

= Saturday Jan 31 {Park Restoration; Pk R 752 Marine Devt}




Highlights of what happened at the January 12 Council Meeting:


Public Services Building: Council: approved in principle the concept of the design and construction of a new Police Services and resident-centric Public Services facility attached to M Hall, moving all appropriate functions from District-wide facilities to the Municipal Hall site and seismically upgrading Municipal Hall; directed staff to begin the public consultation process regarding the proposed revised project including community public forums, the Design Review Committee and internal information sessions; and approved in principle the concept of the phased construction of Fire and Rescue Services and Ambulance Services Building.


A2 - This will be clarified I’ve been told.   The Fire dept is not part of the PSB at this time.

E -  PQP is at the end of the mtg, so you can click on that item on the DWV website.  (If you’re successful hearing, pls let me know b/c I have to hear it to do the transcript!)


=== HEADSUP 2015-1C: Feb 2 AGENDA +

Since WVM 2 not ready, here’s at least info on Monday night™s ccl mtg.

Herewith: Main Items Feb 2; Mtgs; Full Feb 2 Agenda; {QTP (moved to end of newsletter)}

MAIN ITEMS Ccl Feb 2: WVPD 2014 Crime Stats; 2015 Budget Presentation; Carbon Offsets for Whyte Lake Park; Steps in Building Bulk; Zoning, Phased Devt subdiv 6447/6475 Pitt; Finance Cmte Update; DVP Applicn 5204/5210 Marine Dr; DVP Applicn 1690 Marlowe Pl; Correspondence:


=== Monday February 2

~ 4:30pm ~  CEC mtg

=== Tuesday February 3

~ 4 - 7pm ~  Open House on towers at 752 Marine Dr (PkR) in atrium of Cmnty Ctr

~ 4:30pm ~  Finance Cmte

=== Wednesday February 4

~ 4 - 7pm ~  Open House on Ambleside Skate Park (in atrium of Cmnty Ctr)

=== Thursday February 5


Onni is hosting a pre-application Public Information Meeting on their plans for developing Parcels 6, 7, and 8 at the Evelyn by Onni development site.  Onni wishes to share their development plans with the public prior to submitting a rezoning to increase the density (floor area and units), and to obtain initial public comment and feedback.


{See Agendas on p35}

=== HEADSUP 2015-1D: Feb 2 Highlights, +

Tu Feb 3 — Rushing to give you some tidbits but, still suffering with my cold, I was late so thought I’d catch the beginning on the video today, however just checked again now and it’s still not on the DWV website so that will have to be later.

Herewith: Feb 2 ccl mtg; Mtg; Announcement; Groundhog Day

Highlights of Feb 2 ccl mtg:

=  ?    {awaiting video}

=  v interesting WVPD presentation of crime stats — higher in BC; Chief cites drugs and int’l port

=  Great news from the Cmnty Ctrs Society

=  Another budget presentation (staff’s recommendation of 2.97%) with three more planned; lots of time to get more and more information and provide input; some valid observations and comments.  CrC made an impassioned plea for the Spirit Trail bridge, a safety issue.  Motion for 1.96% moved by NG, seconded by the mayor had no support (as far as I cd tell) so was defeated even though assured changes cd be made.  Cclrs asked for more clarity re what staff had removed or deferred, for time to read new material (some added at the beginning of the agenda item).   ML mused about consideration re relative priorities (cclrs may have different ones); CrC’s classic statement: My wife and I trust each other but we don’t always agree. A resident asked how much wages are of the 2.97% tax increase — it’s 2.36%.  Let’s see what happens at the next ccl mtg.

{Editor’s Note: Budget doesn™t have to be adopted until May 15 though many aim for earlier; time to hear your views!}

=  WV’s making a good move re Whyte Lake but debate over carbon offsets.

=  Sokol gave the Next Steps in Building Bulk Review: hired Karl Gustavson (architect  for Masonic Hall devt?); will present the complete ccl report on Feb 23; described public engagement (open houses, graphic displays, how house might appear, short-sleeve sessions, soliciting add’l ideas).  On 23rd a bit more detail; Mar, Apr, and May draft bylaw; amendments in June.

=  NG re pay parking  says Vancouver teachers may be paying for theirs.

=  {CR:} As Chair of Heritage WV, when presenting Heritage Week posters, made these remarks:

...But I’m here to tell you about Heritage Week, Feb 16 to 22.  It always starts on the third Monday of February and we’ve celebrated it in WV since 1989 when, as the first cclr for heritage, I made the arrangements to celebrate it, and have done so every year since.

This year’s theme is unusual.  It™s called Main Street, so it focuses on businesses.

I’d like to compile a list of the ten oldest companies in WV.  Chapman Surveying is about 102 years old so they’ve got to be near the oldest if not the oldest.  Sewell’s and West Van Florist are over 80.

Pls send dates to heritage@westvan.org or call 922 4400.

We are hoping the biz areas will have displays and promotions for us all to enjoy.

The Beach House and the Red Lion will have heritage specials.

The FBG and Silk Purse have heritage displays.

There’ll be a special mtg on the Upper Lands, a heritage tea at the Srs’ Ctr, and perhaps a trip to Cypress plus a visit to Hollyburn Lodge — work is planned to start on its restoration April 1st.

I’m working on the flyer wch shd be ready within two weeks outlining all the activities.

It’s time our commercial heritage was celebrated!

The Mayor said thanks and said there’ll be a heritage body this year!

[End ~10:10]

+++  This mtg appeared on the DWV Calendar today:


Feb 4, 2015 - 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm     Location: District of North Vancouver, 355 West Queens Road

+++  Good news from the Hall:


A Community Resource Room has been created as a new resource for residents. The meeting room is available for use by WV residents every Tuesday and Thursday afternoon, from 1:30 — 4:30pm.

Located on the lower main floor of the Municipal Hall, the space is suitable for mtgs of up to ten people and is equipped with free wifi and white boards. It also contains a library of municipal and cmnty documents that are found on the website.

To reserve this mtg space, pls contact the reception desk at the M Hall between 8:30am - 4:30pm, Mon to Fri. 925 7000

+++  Groundhog Day (history will be in WVM):

> if Candlemas be bright and clear -- there'll be two winters in the year

> pic moved to end

=== HEADSUP 2015-1E: Green Shores for Homes

in case you’re interested in this homeowner workshop¦..

working on the newsletter and when putting this one on for Feb 11 I notice that the RSVP deadline for attending is today.

I’ve written to the Hall suggesting there be a symbol or something to let ppl know there’s a deadline before the mtg.

(maybe R* ?)


Feb 11, 2015 - 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm Location: Seniors' Activity [Centre], 695 21st Street

Please RSVP by February 6, 2015 to Caroline Hyatt: 604-913-2772 email

=== HEADSUP 2015-1F: Feb 16 Ccl Agenda & Mtgs

{written/drafted Tues Feb 10}

Hope you all had a v happy Family Day.

Well, even though the cold turned into bronchitis, plaguing me for the past three weeks, I went to Lions’ Gate Hospital and had cataract eye surgery this morning.  How wonderful!

In rushing, will leave rest of the formatting till the newsletter.


Main items Feb 16 (start of Heritage Week); Mtgs/Events; Feb 16 Ccl agenda; Cartoon; Details re Halper Talk


Delegation from WV Chamber (Progress and Future Strategy Report); 370/380 Mathers Phased Devt Applicn; 2015 Budget Presentation; Update re Sewer and Drainage Utility Fees; Ambleside Skateboard Park Renovation; Family Hub expands; Contract for Recycling Colln Services; Some Correspondence: Grouse Mtn Year in Review; 6447/6475 Pitt St subdivision; Clyde/Keith Traffic Calming; PSB; NSh Waterfront Liaison Cmte; Proposed Tree Bylaw; MDr speed measurement; NSh Transportation; Flood Plain  Mapping; LNG Pipeline; MetroV Agri Adv Cmte; Order of BC; Orchill Dr; Seawalk Lighting; Closure of Larson Stn; Collingwood School Construction 


== Tuesday February 10

~ 4pm ~ Community Energy and Emissions Plan WG mtg

~ 7:30pm ~ Talk: Imagining the Future for Israel/Palestine: Beyond Fear and Violence. 

Dr. Jeff Halper, Jewish-American Israeli, ICAHD founder, Northwood United Church (8855 156th St, Surrey)

== Wednesday February 11

~ 10am ~  Public Art Adv Cmte; Music Box, 1564 Argyle

~ 6pm ~  Pedestrian Network Study Workshop

WV has launched a Pedestrian Network Study to better understand current walking conditions, gather cmnty insight on areas for improvement, and explore opportunities for enhancing the current walking envment. For the study to be successful, we need to hear from a wide variety of community members. You are invited to provide input on how walking can be improved in WV by attending a cmnty workshop or providing input online.

Gleneagles Cmnty Ctr; Workshop is free, but please RSVP by Monday, February 9 to reserve a seat. 

RSVP to Emily Willobee 921 2178

~ 6pm ~  Open House — 752 Marine Drive at St. Anthony’s School gymnasium, 595 Keith Road

Open house from 6pm;  presentation starting at 7pm.

Park Royal Shopping Centre has submitted a devt applicn to the District for 752 Marine Dr (the former location of the White Spot restaurant). The proposal is for two residential towers* with retail, office, and child care at the base of the towers, and would require an amendment to the OCP, a rezoning and a Devt Permit. Attend a consultation event for add'l information, to have questions answered in person and to provide your feedback.

{* understand 26 and 15 storeys} 


Srs' Ctr; pls RSVP by Feb 6, to Caroline Hyatt: 913 2772 email

== Friday February 13



~ 9am ~ COMMUNITY GRANTS COMMITTEE MEETING at the Community Centre

> COUNCIL MTG AGENDA  Feb 16 -- 7:00 PM 

1. Call to Order.

2. Approval of Agenda

3. Adoption of Minutes

Meeting minutes and public hearing summary report to be provided.


- the minutes of the January 26 special and regular Council meetings and public hearing be adopted as circulated; and

- the Summary of Jan 26 PH re Proposed Zoning ... Amdmt Bylaw No. 4809, 2014, and Proposed Phased Devt Agrmt Authorization Bylaw (re proposed subdiv of 6447/6475 Pitt St into three smaller lots) be approved.


4. WV Chamber of Commerce, re Progress and Future Strategy Report 2014-2015 (File: 0055-20-WVCC1)

RECOMMENDED: ... be received for information, with thanks.


5. Proposed OCP Amdmt, Rezoning and Devt Permit Applicn No. 12-053 for 370 and 380 Mathers Ave (Residences on Mathers) (File: 1010-20-12-053) Appendix G — Devt Applicn Proposal Booklet

PowerPoint presentation to be provided.


- Proposed OCP Amdmt, Rezoning, and Devt Permit No. 12-053 for 370/380 Mathers Ave known as the Residences on Mathers project advance in the applicn review process;

- Staff bring fwd proposed bylaws to amend the OCP/Zoning Bylaw, and a proposed Devt Permit for 370/380 Mathers for Ccl consideration;

- Staff bring fwd a draft covenant for tree protection as part of the devt package; and

- Staff bring fwd a Phased Devt Agreement to secure a Cmnty Amenity Contribution.

6. 2015 Budget Presentation (File: 0860-01)

RECOMMENDED: THAT the Presentation from the Chief Financial Officer be received for information.

7. Sewer and Drainage Utility Fee Bylaw No. 4538, 2007, Amdmt Bylaw No. 4822, 2015 (Update to Sewer and Drainage Utility Fees for 2015) (File: 1610-20-4822)

RECOMMENDED: ¦ be read a first, second and third time.

8. OTHER ITEMS  -- No Items


9.1.  Ambleside Skateboard Park Renovation (File: 2100-01) RECOMMENDED: received for information.

9.2.  Family Hub Model in West Vancouver Expands: New Properties Family Hub Opens (File: 2620-08)

RECOMMENDED: the report dated Jan 29, from the Mgr of Cmnty Devt, Youth, and Families, be rec'd for info.

9.3.  Award of Contract for Recycling Collection Services (File: 1776-01) 

RECOMMENDED: THAT the report dated Jan 28, from the Mgr, Engg Services be received for information.

9.4   Correspondence List (File: 0120-24)  (click here to view correspondence packages) 

>  Council Correspondence Update to January 23, 2015 (up to 12:00 Noon)

Received for Information

(1)  Committee and Board Meeting Minutes — Memorial Library Board — December 10, 2014

(2)  8 submissions, January 19 — 23, 2015, regarding Climate Change Warning Labels on Gas Pumps

(3)  Grouse Mountain Resorts Ltd., January 21, 2015, regarding “Grouse Mountain Year in Review - 2014

(4)  January 21, 2015, re Proposed Zoning Bylaw No. 4662, 2010, Amdmt Bylaw No. 4809, 2014; Proposed Phased Devt Agrmt Authorization Bylaw No. 4821, 2014; and DVP Applicn No. 14-011 (re proposed subdivision of 6447 and 6475 Pitt Street into three smaller lots) (referred to January 26, 2015 public hearing)

(5)  January 21, 2015, regarding “Clyde Avenue/ Keith Road Traffic Calming project

(6)  2 submissions, January 22, 2015, regarding Public Services Building

(7)  Port Metro Vancouver, January 21, 2015, regarding “Questions forwarded by North Shore Waterfront Liaison Committee

(8)  2 submissions, January 22 — 23, 2015, regarding Proposed Tree Bylaw

Responses to Correspondence

(9) Acting Manager of Roads and Transportation, January 21, 2015, response regarding “Excessive speed measurement, Marine Drive

>  Council Correspondence Update to January 30, 2015 (up to 12:00 Noon)

Referred for Action

(1)  District of North Vancouver, January 23, 2015, regarding “Council of Councils - North Shore Transportation Issues

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

(2)  C. Ballantine, Jan 26, re “Floodplain Mapping?

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

(3)  January 27, 2015, regarding “BCIT student questions about LNG pipeline

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

Received for Information

(4)  Kinder Morgan Canada, December 19, 2014, regarding Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion Project

(5)  Hon. L. Raitt, Min of Transport, Jan 9, re Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Tankers in Howe Sound (Proposed Woodfibre LNG Project)

(6)  Metro Vancouver, January 21, 2015, re “Invitation to Submit Nominations for Membership on MetroV’s Agricultural Advi Cmte

(7)  2 submissions, January 22 — 24, 2015, regarding Proposed Tree Bylaw

(8)  Asian-Canadian Special Events Association, January 23, 2015, regarding “LunarFest Year of the Sheep Invitation

(9)  2 submissions, January 25 — 27, 2015, regarding Climate Change Warning Labels on Gas Pumps

(10)  5 submissions, January 25 — 26, 2015, re Proposed Zoning Bylaw No. 4662, 2010, Amdmt Bylaw No. 4809, 2014; Proposed Phased Devt Agrmt Authorization Bylaw No. 4821, 2014; and DVP Applicn No. 14-011

(re proposed subdivision of 6447 and 6475 Pitt St into three smaller lots) (Previously rec'd at January 26, 2015 public hearing)

(11)  UBCM and Lower Mainland Local Govt Assn (LMLGA), Jan 26, re “LMLGA Call for Resolutions and Nominations

(12)  2 submissions, January 26 — 30, 2015, regarding Public Services Building Parking

(13)  Order of British Columbia, January 27, 2015, regarding “Order of British Columbia ~ 2015 Call for Nominations

(14)  2 submissions, January 27 — 28, 2015, regarding Tree Removal

(15)  Western Residents’ Association, January 28, 2015, regarding Planned Improvements to Orchill Drive and Adjacencies

Responses to Correspondence

(16)  Director of Parks and Community Services, January 23, 2015, response regarding “Lighting on the Centennial Seawall

(17)  Senior Manager of Parks, January 23, 2015, response regarding “TREE BYLAW PROPOSAL

(18)  Chief Financial Officer, January 26, 2015, response regarding “Closure of Larson Station

(19) Mayor Smith, Jan 27, response to Envmental Assessmt Ofc, Invitation to Participate on Working Group for the

Environmental Assessment of the Proposed Woodfibre LNG Project

>  Council Correspondence Update to February 3, 2015 (up to 4:30 p.m.)

Received for Information

(1)  E-Comm 9-1-1, Jan 29, re “Next Gen Radio Prog: Contract awarded for E-Comm radio infrastructure equipmt replacement project

(2)  2 submissions, February 1, 2015, regarding Proposed Tree Bylaw

(3)  February 2, regarding “Obtaining Carbon Offsets for Whyte Lake Park -- Agenda Item #7, Regular Council Meeting 2 Feb. 2015

(4)  Port MetroV, Feb 2, re “Attn: Council - Additional details (Port Metro Vancouver boat tours of the port for Mayor and Council)

(5)  2 submissions, February 2, 2015, regarding Collingwood School Construction

(6)  February 3, 2015, regarding “Moratorium on Peace River Site C dam.

10. OTHER ITEMS -- No Items.

11. Reports from Mayor/Councillors 12. Public Questions/Comments 13. Adjournment 

> DETAILS re Dr Halper’s TALK


Rabble.ca | February 4, 2015

Watch LIVE Feb 10: Jeff Halper -- Imagining a future for Israel/Palestine beyond fear and violence by rabble staff

Watch live February 10 from Surrey, B.C.  Dr. Jeff Halper, a Jewish-American Israeli and founder of the Israeli Committee against Home Demolitions (ICHD), will talk about the changes he has seen in Israel since 1973.  What are his hopes for moving beyond the current violence?Dr. Halper is making a cross-Canada tour, stopping in many locations across the Country.

To attend in person:  Norwood United Church 8855 156th Street (corner 88th Ave), Surrey


This is an announcement from Independent Jewish Voices, Vancouver.  To find out more about how you can get involved, or to reach us with any questions, please e-mail ijv-vancouver@ijvcanada.org. For more information about IJV, please visit http://ijvcanada.org/.


Good evening! 

Just wanting to make sure you are aware of the many places Jeff is speaking in B.C.  We appreciate your sharing this on social media or any other way.  I have posters if you want to put some up where ever you are. 

He has had many people turn out to hear him in Waterloo, London, Toronto, Hamilton, Ottawa, Montreal.  He is currently in Halifax, enjoying the super bowl and back to work tomorrow.  Then on to St. John's, Edmonton, Winnipeg, arriving in BC on Feb. 10th.  I am attaching 2 posters.  We particularly hope you will encourage people to go to the Surrey event. 

And I am attaching the fund-raising blurb.  As well as informing Canadians our goal is to raise money to support Jeff's work. 

Feb. 10   7:30 pm.  Northwood United Church in Surrey, BC.  Imagining the Future for Israel/Palestine: Beyond Fear and Violence. 

Feb. 11 10:30 am at Duncan at the University.

Feb. 11 2 pm Nanaimo Public Library

Feb. 11  7 pm Stan Hagen Theatre, North Island College.  Imagining the Future for Israel/Palestine: Beyond Fear and Violence

Feb. 12  event at UBC - details being worked out, probably noon.  Let me know if you want details when they become available. 

Feb. 12 3-5 Oakridge United Church - gathering for activists  (this is not being advertised by poster - a more in-depth event for ppl well-informed)

Feb. 12  7:30 Peretz Centre, 6184 Ash St., Vancouver   "Israel at the Crossroads"

Here is Peter Larson's article about Jeff's visit to article. 


Here is the article from the Anglican Journal which we very much appreciate.


And here is the livestream link for the  Feb 10 event.  We hope Lower Mainland people will come in person to the events, and others will gather a group to listen to him.


Watch and ask questions of Jeff Halper on Livetream during his Feb 10 talk wherever you are -- anywhere!

All that’s needed is an Internet connection.

During the Q&A, both audiences, live and on-line will have an opportunity to ask questions.


Blessings, everyone.  Our final planning meeting is on Feb. 5th. 

{several posters}

<Rebuilding a Palestinian home (1).docx>


[pic removed] You can help rebuild one Palestinian home. What's needed?

For amounts for what, contact UNJPPI, 111-678 Broadview Ave., Toronto, M4K2P2 or contribute at a Halper event

PS: Saturday 14th

whoops — shd hv bn in Headsup

in case you want to do a bit of park restoration before enjoying your Valentine¦..

{cartoons at bottom}


Feb 14, 2015 - 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Location: Meet at the corner of Water Lane and The Dale.

You can help to restore The Dale Park! Join Lighthouse Park Preservation Society, no previous experience necessary. Please be sure to wear old clothes, sturdy shoes, and work gloves. Tools and refreshments will be provided.


Wanted to include something to do with Valentine’s Day and came across this in the New Yorker. Must warn you — they’re not as funny as I’d hoped¦... FEBRUARY 13, 2015 Valentine’s Day Cartoons by COLIN STOKES

http://www.newyorker.com/culture/culture-desk/valentines-day-cartoons [click to advance]

=== Headsup 2015-1G: HOUSING! Sp Ccl Mtg Feb 23

Trying to keep head above water, but think just nostrils¦  dang laptop seized Sat am so was stalled again, alas


 Feb 23 special Ccl Mtg re HOUSING


just one item, and it’s a hot one --  Siting, Form, and Character of Housing

Let Ccl know what you think!  Good to see there’ll be consultation wrt to the actual bylaws.  No. 5 is probably to avoid a rush on huge devts but it does give Ccl the prerogative wrt to approval ahead of the new regulations.

Read the report; here are the recommended motions:

3. Single Family Housing - Siting, Form, and Character Public Engagement Process - 2015 (File: 2515-02)

Siting, Form and Character — West Vancouver Housing Study (October 2013)

Siting, Form and Character — Draft West Vancouver Housing Study — Regulatory Approaches to Advance

Siting Form and Character (June 2014)

PowerPoint presentation to be provided.


1.  Council receive the report dated January 29, 2015 and titled “Single-Family Housing — Siting, Form, and Character Public Engagement Process — 2015 for information, discussion and consideration;

2.  The Council of The District of WV resolves that there are well-documented and recognized issues related to the compatibility of new and renovated single-unit residential dwellings within the District with respect to size, siting, massing, grading, and landscaping and directs staff to engage the community and commence the preparation of bylaw amendments to address the issue;

3.   Council direct that staff engage the community on these issues as outlined in the report dated January 29, 2015 and titled “Single-Family Housing — Siting, Form, and Character Public Engagement Process — 2015;

4.   Staff be instructed to prepare amendments to Zoning Bylaw No. 4662, 2010 to prevent the floor area of single-family residential dwellings on lots in RS zones other than RS1, RS6, and RS8 from exceeding 150% of the floor area that wd be permitted on a lot having the min lot area specified in the bylaw for the zone in wch the dwelling is being constructed; and that,

5.  Staff be instructed to report to Council with respect to any building permit application that is made more than 7 days after the date of this resolution and that staff consider conflicts with the bylaw amendments in preparation, to enable the Council to determine whether to direct that the permit be withheld pursuant to s. 929 of the Local Government Act pending Council’s consideration of the zoning bylaw amendment. 

=== HEADSUP 2015-1H: Update re HOUSING mtg Sp Ccl Mtg Feb 23

{Update Tuesday Feb 24}

The five-part motion re Housing in Headsup 1G is appended.  The first three recommendations were passed unanimously.  Parts 4 and 5 (150% and 7-day limits) were defeated (only NG and Cass in favour).  Among the reasons the Mayor opposed was wanting more time and communication, plus something that will affect more than the 19% of the cmnty affected by the proposed bylaw.

There was a warning of problems with the audio part of the video on the DWV website.  Will still do my notes, but even later.

Another odd bit.  When I queried the Hall about the video, I mentioned that the list of agenda items went from 3 to 5 (skipping 4).  IOW PQP had been skipped, as was my impression.  Later this afternoon, item 4 appeared.

While the applause on the defeat of the last parts was subsiding, the Mayor simply said “Unless somebody has anything further to add or public questions and comments, the mtg is adjourned.  Difficult to hear and it was over within five seconds.

No one had signed up apparently (not uncommon for PQP; usually ask).  I had wanted to speak, don’t know if others did, but that was the end.  Surprised before 10pm.  Some didn’t wait for their name to be called in order to speak.  The Mayor said he didn’t know why anyone wd want to leave a ccl mtg early :-)

re Mtgs

No answer from the Hall yet when I queried the Cmnty Grants’ subcmte re whether the mtg is on Wed or Thurs.   Best to call.


Mtgs; Housing Bylaw Amdmts: Submission (mine); Feb 23 Agenda (Headsup 1G); Cartoon


== Tuesday February 24


6:30 to 9pm Location: Art Studio Room, WV Cmnty Ctr    Price: $10 at the door

What is your vision of a good life or green life? What actions can you take in your personal life to live more sustainably? How can our society address climate change in a way that is equitable and democratic for all BC residents?

Attend the North Shore screening of The Good Life Green Life, a documentary film produced for the Climate Justice Project (CLJ), to learn more. The film highlights how nine individuals from the Lower Mainland are taking action on climate change in their own lives. Tina Barisky, the Engagement Coordinator for the project, will introduce the film and explain the broader goals of the CLJ and work being accomplished.   Please register here

== Wednesday February 25


Location: Music Box, 1564 Argyle Ave


~ 10:30am ~ Marching to promote safe, healthy schools

The West Vancouver Police Dept, the WV School District (WVSD), and the Squamish Nation will join together on Feb 25 to paint West Vancouver pink.

Beginning at 10:30 am, about 240 students from Hollyburn Elementary school will march with Squamish Nation drummers, and officers from the WVPD to the Squamish Nation Welcome Figure at Say Wi / Ambleside Park for a rally.

The Annual Pink Shirt Day campaign began in 2007 in Nova Scotia after a group of high school students wore pink t-shirts to support a fellow student. The campaign has grown into a nationwide reminder of the importance of countering peer victimization¦  For more information: http://wvpd.ca/breaking-stories/1183-pink-shirt-day-2015


The developers for 303 Marine Dr (Earls Site) are hosting a Public Information Meeting on their preliminary devt plans. The developers will be displaying information about their upcoming plans. 

Note: The developer has NOT submitted an application to the Planning Dept at this time.  Information is posted to this page for convenience only and will be updated once an application is under review.

Location: Capilano Rugby Club, Main Hall, 305 Klahanie Court


Location: WV Seniors' Activity Centre   —   Doors to open at 6:30 p.m.

== Thursday February 26



Location: Board Room, WV Police Department, 1330 Marine Drive


Carolanne Reynolds, Editor of West Van Matters

It’s a question of proportion, and love of the environment.

Let’s rearrange the pieces on the chess board and more clearly describe them.

No such thing as a ˜monster house’.  Want a large house?  fine — buy a large property!

We’re really discussing proportion.

We’re talking about how much natural green and landscaping.

We’re being sensitive to our setting and ambience.

The tradition and heritage of WV, a string of villages, is what many, here for years, do not want to lose. Gardens, flowers.

They naturally resent, object to, their peace and quiet being upset.

There are many newcomers who want three generations to live in one home.

Let’s find a way to address these preferences.

The wild card in this is spec devts — those who want to maximize how much money they can make building a house.

Planting fear is powerful; so is making money. 

Here, however, some feel being ostentatious is showing off and in bad taste.

Some think trees have bad spirits — why live in a rain forest on the side of a mountain?  We need the trees to absorb the rain, retain it, and prevent erosion below.

In October, I heard one person complain that they’d have to have a lawn, and they’d have to mow it, and they didn™t want to do it.  Well, most ppl complain about mowing the lawn — my husband does -- but he still has to do it. {:-)}

In fact, flooding has happened when a subdivision, cleared, above some homes.  So keep the trees to prevent erosion.

{and flooding}

For 25 years I’ve suggested to residents they get together in their nbrhd and set out character guidelines.  If they get a majority and present it to Ccl, it’s easy to approve.

Few nbrhds got organized to do so.  Lower Caulfeild did, Altamont tried.  Faced with Maison Milliken, Sentinel Hill put together a description.

One size does not fit all.  Help Ccl plan for all residents and their varied preferences.

Have special areas.

Large houses shd not invade smaller-house nbrhds.  Large houses have to be allowed to be somewhere. Many come here more used to urban living.

Designate a special zone for this sort of nbrhd so they don’t invade or insert themselves in places the residents prefer a modest and green environment.  Don’t mix, don™t make a jumble.  

This is about freedom of choice, but also respect for others’ choices as well.

In short, Planning.

So.  This is where — I see from the beginning, recommendations, lots of workshops, public input.

I don’t envy your job, but we have to have the huge houses somewhere.  We want to keep the cottage nbrhds.  We shdn’t ruin our character.  

If they say ppl won’t come here, well, — good!  We™ve got too many ppl; we can make it the way we want.


Anyway, we must review this.

So let’s cooperate, and let™s work together.  And find a place for all of us somewhere but not like this, in the same place.

Mayor: Thx, Carolanne


On Feb 22, 2015 6:17 AM, "Carolanne Reynolds" <cr@carolanne.org> wrote:

Trying to keep head above water, but think just nostrils¦..  dang laptop seized Sat morning so was stalled again, alas

Herewith: Feb 23 special Ccl Mtg re HOUSING


just one item, and it’s a hot one --  Siting, Form, and Character of Housing

Let Ccl know what you think!  Good to see there’ll be consultation wrt to the actual bylaws.  No. 5 is probably to avoid a rush on huge devts but it does give Ccl the prerogative wrt to approval ahead of the new regulations.

Read the report; here are the recommended motions:

{NB: All above in Headsup 1G}

+  CARTOON {drunks at bar moved to end of newsletter}

=== HEADSUP 2015-1I: Deadlines/Mtgs; Mar 2 Agenda

{Sorry not earlier; worked nearly all night to try to get it to you asap b/c PSB event at 1pm Fri (27th); now turns out on display at four places in cmnty}

Time rushes by faster and faster.  And this dang cold had hit G and me yet again.  Severely curbed activities.

Didn’t stop me from jumping today finding out the news that there are two mtgs — one today (Thurs) and one tomorrow — for public input on the PSB!

If wanting residents’ comments on such a contentious and delayed important issue, why not shout it from the rafters and give adequate notice???

We shdn’t have to guess and deduce from first-time-used titles — what’s "Police Services and Municipal Hall?


as I guessed wd be the case but was told no, one of the two 10am Cmnty Grant Cmte’s subcmte mtgs was cancelled — today’s.  Except, then discovered that their minutes said there’d be the two mtgs.  Confused yet?

Have suggested someone be given responsibility for the accuracy of the Calendar — it is a fast way to find out what’s going on.

Good news: told that the audio is now on the Feb 23rd ccl mtg video.

Irresistible: given ccl mtg on house size, cdn’t resist including photos of giant houses in WV (at end).


Main items ccl Mar 2; Mtgs, Deadlines, Music, etc; PSB Info; Mar 2 Agenda (will do formatting later); WV Giant Houses!

>  MAIN ITEMS Ccl Mtg March 2

Delegation: Dundarave Festival of Lights; DVP Applicns: 1690 Marlowe Pl (for new garage) and 5204/5010 Marine Dr (for accessory bldg w/ elevator); Proposed 5-Yr Financial Plan;  Proposed HRA Agreement 2055 Queens; Proposed Tree Bylaw re unauthorized wk + M Ticketing; Union Court 12-lot subdiv Covenant; Sewer and Drainage utility fees; Cultural Strategy; Finance Cmte Update; DPA Howe Sound Lane; DVP Applicn 1507 Haywood; CEC Proposed Amendments; Devt Applicns Status; Correspondence including former HBay Fire Hall site, Collingwood School, Priorities, etc) 


== Thursday February 26

~ 10am ~  CANCELLED  Community Grants Committee: subcmte re Arts, Culture, and Heritage

~ 4 - 5pm ~  Police Services & Municipal Hall [Project Public Information Session] at the WV Cmnty Ctr

~ 4:30pm ~  WV Police Board Meeting at WVPD

== Friday February 27

~ 1 -  2pm ~  Police Services & Municipal Hall [Project Public Information Session] at the Library

~ 7:30pm ~   Friday Night Concert at the Library — 1659

This ensemble performs the inspired music of England’s greatest baroque composer, Henry Purcell, and others. Doors open at 7pm.


+   Input on 752 Marine Drive devt (PkR-S)

+    Pedestrian Network survey:  For background info about this project, pls visit westvancouver.ca/walks.

  complete our online survey. John Calimente, Acting Assistant Mgr, Roads & Transportation

== Saturday February 28

~ 9am - noon ~  The Dale Park Restoration; meet at the corner of Water Lane and The Dale

You can help to restore The Dale Park! Join Lighthouse Park Preservation Society, no previous experience nec.

Pls be sure to wear old clothes, sturdy shoes, and work gloves.  Tools and refreshments will be provided.

~ 10am - 2pm ~  Bowen Island Business Showcase; Bowen Island Cmnty School Gym

Free Admission to the Public; Showcasing 30+ Bowen & WV businesses 

~ 11:30am - 1pm ~ Food demo.  The school is about a ten-min walk from the ferry¦ 

™ª ~ 7:30pm ~  DIE FLEDERMAUS 683 0222 vancouveropera.ca {talk at 6:30}


 Opera Opulenza presents French art songs by Faure, Ravel, Bizet, and Debussy, accompanied by Chocolate Arts and Zimt Chocolates. Pyatt Hall, 843 Seymour; 604 645 9072; operaopulenza.ca

~ 7:30pm ~  VSO Pacific Rim Celebration of Lunar New Year   876 3434  vancouversymphony.ca

--->  PSB

Current Status - February 2015

Information about the revised plan will be presented to the public at an information session and a series of displays in municipal buildings. For more details on this project, or to ask question, come to the public information session. 

Date & Time: Tuesday March 3rd 6 — 8pm.  Municipal Hall

Information Displays

Poster boards outlining details of the proposed building will be available, and project staff will be on hand to answer questions. The poster boards will also be on display in these three WV locations during regular opening hours beginning Thursday, February 26.

¢ West Vancouver Memorial Library

¢ West Vancouver Community Centre

¢ West Vancouver Municipal Hall

¢ Gleneagles Community Centre

See:  http://westvancouver.ca/government/capital-projects/public-safety-building


= 6pm IN CAMERA MTG b/c

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

(e) the acquisition, disposition, or expropriation of land or improvements, if the ccl considers that disclosure cd reasonably be expected to harm the interests of the M;

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

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

Purpose of mtg: matters re personnel, land, litigation, and the proposed provision of a M service


1. Call to Order.

2. Approval of Agenda

3. Adoption of Minutes —  Feb 16 meeting minutes to be provided.


4.  Dundarave Festival of Lights Society (File: 0055-01) Presentation to be provided.

RECOMMENDED: received for information, with thanks.

5. Development Variance Permit Application No. 14-039 for 1690 Marlowe Place (File: 1010-20-14-039)

PowerPoint presentation to be provided.

At the Feb 2, reg mtg Ccl rec’d the report dated Jan 14 re DVP Applicn and set the date for consideration for Mar 2.

Reports received up to and including February 18, 2015:





DVP Ap 1690 Marlowe

January 14, 2015

February 2, 2015


Written Submissions received up to and including February 18, 2015: -- None to date



RECOMMENDED: THAT all written and oral submissions re DVP Applicn for 1690 Marlowe Place up to and including the Ccl mtg held on Mar 2 be received for information.

If Council wishes a further staff report:

RECOMMENDED: THAT staff report back to Ccl re submissions received... to allow Council to make a determination...


THAT the Applicn, wch wd allow for a new garage bldg to be constructed w/ driveway access off Langton Pl, be approved

6. Development Variance Permit Application No. 10-025 for 5204 and 5210 Marine Drive (File: 1010-20-10-025) PowerPoint presentation to be provided. At the Feb 2 reg mtg Ccl rec'd the report dated Jan 15 re the DVP Applicn for 5204 and 5210 Marine Dr and set the date for consideration for Mar 2.

Reports received up to and including February 18, 2015:





DVP Applicn (5204 and 5210 Marine Dr)

January 15, 2015

February 2, 2015


Written Submissions received up to and including February 18, 2015: -- None to date




THAT all written and oral submissions re the DVP Applicn for 5204 and 5210 Marine Dr up to and including the Ccl mtg held on March 2 be received for information. If Council wishes a further staff report: 


THAT staff report back to Ccl re submissions to make a determination...


THAT the DVP, wch wd allow for an accessory building with elevator to be constructed, be approved.

7. Proposed [5-Year] Financial Plan Bylaw (File: 1610-01) Information to be provided.

8. Proposed Heritage Revitalization Agreement Bylaw No. 4813, 2015, Proposed Heritage Designation Bylaw No. 4814, 2015, and Proposed Development Permit No. 10-011 for 2055 Queens Avenue (Toby House)

(File: 1610-20-4813/1610-20-4814/1010-20-10-011) Appendix ˜C’, ˜D™, and ˜E™ to Schedule ˜A™

PowerPoint presentation to be provided.


1. Proposed Heritage Revitalization Agreement Bylaw No. 4813, 2015 be read a first time;

2. Proposed Heritage Designation Bylaw No. 4814, 2015 be read a first time;

3. Proposed HRA Bylaw and Proposed Heritage Desig Bylaw be presented at a PH scheduled for Apr 13..., and that the MClk give statutory notice of the scheduled Public Hearing; and

4. Proposed Devt Permit be presented at a public mtg scheduled for Apr 13 to be held concurrently with the PH, and that the MClk give notice of the scheduled public meeting.

9. Proposed Tree Bylaw No. 4823, 2015, Proposed Bylaw Notice Enforcement Bylaw No. 4368, 2004, Amendment Bylaw No. 4824, 2015, and Proposed Municipal Ticketing Information System Implementation Bylaw No. 4383, 2004, Amendment Bylaw No. 4825, 2015 (to Address Unauthorized Tree Work on Public Land and Specified Lands) (File: 1610-20-4823/1610-20-4824/1610-20-4383)

PowerPoint presentation to be provided.


1. Proposed “Tree Bylaw No. 4823, 2015 be read a first, second, and third time; and

2. Proposed “Bylaw Notice Enforcement... Amdmt Bylaw No. 4824, 2015 be read a first, second, and third time; and

3. Proposed “M Ticketing Info System Implementation... Amdmt Bylaw be read a first, second, and third time.

10. Section 219 Covenant Restrictive Covenants for the Union Court Subdivision (File: 2530-01) 


THAT the Mayor and MClk be authorized to enter into Section 219 Restrictive Covenants that would place devt controls on certain lands contained within the [12-lot] subdivision known as “Union Court.


11. Sewer and Drainage Utility Fee Bylaw No. 4538, 2007, Amendment Bylaw No. 4822, 2015 (Update to

Sewer and Drainage Utility Fees for 2015) (File: 1610-20-4822)

The proposed bylaw received first, second, and third reading at the February 16, 2015 regular Council meeting.



12.1.  Healthy Communities Partnership Agreement (File: 3120-04)

RECOMMENDED: THAT the report from the Mgr of Cmnty Devt, Youth, and Families, be rec'd for information.

12.2.  2020 Cultural Strategy (File: 3006-02)

RECOMMENDED: THAT Council receive the Deputy CAO’s report of February 3, 2015 for information.

12.3.  Finance Committee Update to Council (File: 0116-20-FIN)

RECOMMENDED: THAT the report from the Chief Financial Officer, be received for information.

12.4.  Development Permit Application No. 13-070 for 5051 Howe Sound Lane (File: 1010-20-13-070) RECOMMENDED: THAT the MClk give notice that the DPA for 5051 Howe Sound Lane to allow for subdivision of the property into two new lots, will be considered by Ccl at its mtg on March 30, 2015.

12.5.  Development Variance Permit Application No. 14-065 for 1507 Haywood Avenue (File: 1010-20-14-065) RECOMMENDED: THAT proposed DVP re 1507 Haywood, to reduce the side yard setback to allow for a new sgl-family dwelling, as described in the report dated Feb 12, from the Sr Cmnty Planner, be considered at the Mar 30 Ccl mtg; and that the MClk give notice of consideration of the proposed DVP.

12.6.  Cmnty Engagement Cmte - Proposed Amendments to Terms of Reference (File: 0116-20-CEC) RECOMMENDED: the proposed amdmts in sections 4.1 and 5.1 as set out in the report Feb 4 be approved.

12.7.  Active Development Applications Status List (to February 6, 2015) (File: 1010-01)

RECOMMENDED: be received for information.

12.8. Correspondence List (File: 0120-24)  (click here to view correspondence packages) 

>  Council Correspondence Update to February 6, 2015 (up to 12:00 Noon)

Referred for Action

(1)  January 30, 2015, regarding Construction on Former Horseshoe Bay Firehall Site          

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

{FWIW, agree with most of this letter!  wch architect???}

(2)  February 4, 2015 regarding “Right to a Healthy environment 

(Referred to Chief Administrative Officer for consideration and response)

(3)  February 4, 2015 regarding “Distribution of racist tract in West Van. 

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

Received for Information


(5)  January 30, 2015, regarding “Upcoming Transportation Plebiscite

(6)  Petition with 41 signatures, February 2, 2015, regarding “Coach Houses — Eagle Island

(7)  February 2, 2015, regarding “Inglewood Care Home (Aides Face Layoffs)

(8)  The Coliseum MediSpa, February 4, 2015, regarding “Inglewood Care Centre (Proposed Redevelopment)

(9)  February 5, 2015, regarding “Proposed Tree Bylaw

(10)  S. Robinson, MLA (Coquitlam-Maillardville), February 5, 2015, regarding “Local government update

(11)  Feb 6, re “The Woodfibre EA has parts that are written backwards - normal VCs (valued components) are class'd as [ICs] (intermediate components) and visa versa (Proposed Woodfibre LNG Project)

>  Council Correspondence Update to February 13, 2015 (up to 12:00 Noon)

Referred for Action

(1)  Feb 7, re “Policy Review for the protection of trees on public and private lands (Ccl Report June 23, 2014) (Proposed Tree Bylaw)             (Referred to Director of Parks and Community Services for consideration and response)

(2)  February 10, 2015, regarding Grade Calculation Formula              

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

Received for Information

(3)  Hon. D. Lebel, Min of Infrastructure, Cmnties, and Intergovtal Affairs and Min of the Ec'ic Devt Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec, January 29, 2015, regarding Wastewater Systems Effluent Regulations (WSER)

(4)  Public Works Assn of BC (PWABC), Feb 2, 2015, re National Public Works Week, May 17-23, 2015 — “Community Begins Here

(5)  February 9, 2015, regarding “Racism - Putting Canada First Inc

(6)  Old Growth Conservancy Society, February 9, 2015, regarding “Old Growth Conservancy Society AGM - Wed, Feb 25

(7)  February 10, 2015, regarding “Committee of all stakeholders dealing with BULK homes !

(8)  February 10, 2015, regarding “F.Y.I. A proposal concerning the Kay Meek pit.

(9)  3 submissions, February 11, 2015, regarding Proposed Tree Bylaw

(10)  February 11, 2015, regarding “Post Office tree (Gibsons’ Post Office)

(11)  Feb 11, 2015, re “important info on the insurance, or lack of it in real terms, on LNG tankers (Proposed Woodfibre LNG Project)

(12)  B.C. Aboriginal Network on Disability Society (BCANDS), February 12, 2015, regarding “BC Without Barriers

(13)  February 12, 2015, regarding TransLink: Yes or No (Metro Vancouver Transportation and Transit Referendum)

Responses to Correspondence

(14)  Dir/Planning, Feb 10, 2015, response to City of North Vancouver, “Official Community Plan Bylaw, 2014, No. 8400: Next Steps

(15)  Dir/Planning, February 11, 2015, response to S. Slater, “Questions related to previous correspondence.

>  Council Correspondence Update to February 17, 2015 (up to 4:30 p.m.)

Referred for Action

(1)  February 13, 2015, regarding “Mayor & Council (Climate Change Warning Labels on Gas Pumps)          

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

(2)  February 13, 2015, regarding “House size (Single-Family Housing - Siting, Form, and Character)            

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

(3)  February 16, 2015, regarding “RE: February 16th Bylaw Proposal Update (Single Family Housing - Siting, Form, and Character)                    (Referred to Director of Planning, Land Development and Permits for consideration and response)

(4)  February 16, 2015, re “Changes in Bylaw without asking people idea. (Single Family Housing - Siting, Form, and Character)             (Referred to Director of Planning, Land Development and Permits for consideration and response)

(5)  Feb 14, re “Fwd: Unitarian Church Devt , Mathers (Proposed OCP Amendment, Rezoning for 370 and 380 Mathers Avenue)               (Referred to Director of Planning, Land Development and Permits for consideration and response)

(6)  Feb 16, re “Proposed Sewer Rate Increase - ..., Amdmt Bylaw per council report dated 2nd Feb 2015 per R. Hayre - Regular Council 16 February 2015, Agenda Item #7              

(Referred to Chief Financial Officer for consideration and response)

Received for Information

(7)  Committee and Board Meeting Minutes — Community Grants Committee — December 12, 2014

(8)  February 13, 2015, regarding “Fwd: Board of Health - radio / microwave frequency radiation

(9)  3 submissions, February 13 - 16, 2015, regarding Devt Applicn 12-085 for 752 Marine Drive (Former White Spot Site at Park Royal)

(10) Feb 13, re 𣾪/380 Mathers -- Ccl Mtg Feb 16th. (Proposed OCP Amdmt,...- North Shore Unitarian Church)

Responses to Correspondence

(11) Chief Administrative Officer, February 12, 2015, response regarding “PRIORITIES FOR COUNCIL.

13.  OTHER ITEMS -- No Items.



Photos: West Vancouver’s giant homes by Miguel Moya, Vancouver Sun Feb 25

from $10M+ and even more than $20M......

See/Read more: http://www.vancouversun.com/business/Photos+West+Vancouver+giant+homes/10839367/story.htm

=== HEADSUP 2015-1J: MAR 1 and 2

{computer still not cooperating so more delay, but did manage qtns at the end}

Sunday: Happy St David’s Day

Monday: the ccl mtg agenda was in the last Headsup {Revisions*}

NB: a special session re the PSB will be held at the MHall from 6 - 7pm before the ccl mtg.

Please note the name has been changed to POLICE SERVICES & MUNICIPAL HALL PROJECT

There will be numerous info sessions related to the Police Services Building at various facilities in WV this week. All dates and times are listed on the DWV calendar but the week begins with a session on Monday March 2nd from 6 - 7pm.

More info: http://westvancouver.ca/government/capital-projects/public-safety-building

* Ccl Agenda Mar 2nd

Revised on February 27, 2015:

To add to Item 3 the February 16, 2015 special and regular Council meeting minutes; and

To add a report to Item 7 regarding Proposed 5-Year Financial Plan Bylaw No. 4826, 2015. 

=== HEADSUP 2015-1K: The score from Monday night's mtg.....

Briefly, too short but the results.  (Good mtg, esp compared with the last mtg!)

Herewith: Announcement re donation; Ccl Mtg high notes (tax rate increase); Tues mtgs (PS&MHProject) and Finance; Gordon Smith details; Cartoon and pun 

First of all, breaking news:

Acclaimed Canadian artist Gordon Smith donates personal art collection to the WV Museum* [details below]

>>>  CCL MTG:

=  1690 Marlowe Pl for 16-car garage (but can be barely seen) carried

=  5204 and 5210 MDr for accessory bldg (2700sf!) with an elevator — top architects (Arthur Erickson/Nick Milkovich); ML waxed effusively complimentary carried with NG and Cass opposed.

=  BUDGET 2015: tax rate increase down to 1.62% (~$53 for the av prop); all in favour except ML who felt shd be zero or minus (ie, cutting the budget); with 80% salaries and benefits, another comment was to increase revenue.

=  Heritage Revitalization Agreement for the Toby House 2055 Queens (adding a house but still the two houses are much less sq ftage than max allowed) to preserve heritage, environment, etc — PH Apr 13.

=  Proposed Tree Bylaw passed!

=  Though restrictive covenants, some cclrs disappointed (esp clear-cutting) 12-lot subdiv Union Ct passed.



>>  Police Services and M Hall Project (the new name for the PSB)

  >  1 - 2pm at the Gleneagles Cmnty Ctr >  6 - 8pm at the M Hall

General information:


>>  Finance Cmte mtg ~ 4:30 - 6pm ~

   AGENDA:   > 4-Yr Financial Plan Bylaw Update   

> Formation of Task Grps: Key Performance Indicators; Reserves and Investments

  >  Devt Cost Charges (Prov Best Practices)

>  CACs (Prov Best Practices)

* Details

Gordon Smith, one of Canada's most recognized and respected artists, has donated his personal art collection to the West Vancouver Museum.

Smith, who is a long time resident of WV, lives and works out of his iconic home designed by Arthur Erickson in 1965. The house and its surroundings continue to offer inspiration to the 95-year-old artist, who has had numerous sold-out exhibitions. His home has been a studio, a gallery, and an important social gathering space for the artist for fifty years.

{More info will be in WVM2+3}

> CARTOON --bird moved to end

=== HEADSUP 2015-1L: ULWG Wed

The dang cold hit again.  WVM2+3 almost finished though.

Still can’t hear audio at end of Jan 12th ccl mtg.

Treat at end¦...

Tomorrow at 6pm is the Upper Lands WG mtg at the Srs’ Ctr.

March 5 


The revised booklets prepared by staff to be reviewed are impressive.  If you want to find out what this group has been up to and is considering, you may wish to look at them.  And the Upper Lands represent one of the most valuable jewels in WV’s heritage crown.

March 5, 2015 Meeting Material Meeting handout Draft Report Part One Draft Report Part Two

Info on the WG:  http://westvancouver.ca/government/committees-groups/working-groups/upper-lands-study-review-working-group


for your viewing pleasure [4m20s] All know Gene Kelly cd dance, but here he sings -- and dances wearing roller skates! http://www.chonday.com/Videos/geskates2


=== HEADSUP 2015-1M: VO's The Bat

Herewith: Opera; Art; QTP

My waxing and waning cold waxed, car problems (had to be towed, both in to be fixed), WVM2+3 was to go out Friday, and here we are.


Managed to make it to the opera, however — we have season’s tickets and cdn™t bear missing seeing Christopher Gaze in an opera.

Didn’t disappoint.

Vancouver Opera (at the QET) describes it as:

Laughter, love, and sweet revenge... while waltzing!

Strauss’s Die Fledermaus has lively music and singing; it’s entertaining and amusing.  The dialogue is in English and the singing is in German with English surtitles.  Lots of impish actions.  An amusing act of revenge. 

One line I remember: Blessed are those who forget what they can’t change.  

I highly recommend rushing to buy tix (683 0222) for the

last performance, Sunday March 8th at 2pm

(1pm if you didn’t turn your clock back)

The tenor, Roger Honeywell (as wealthy Gabriel von Eisenstein) impressed me — sang well, but also acted well along with being athletic and good-looking.

Christopher, the inimitable, was totally captivating.  He even had a scene all to himself in wch he mentioned Bramwell Tovey and of course, Bard.

We are so fortunate to have such talent here in Vancouver.

More about this production:


and on the right-hand side click on the short (under 2min) video of the flash mob waltz (on Granville; can see sign Vancouver Block)


Since you won’t have the newsletter, here’s what it has:

> 9am Sat Mar 7 to 4pm Sun Mar 8 -- 5TH ANNUAL NORTH SHORE ART CRAWL

The North Shore Art Crawl is a free community arts festival that celebrates the creative

energy of our local artists and enables cultural vitality. For the community at large and visitors to the North Shore this is a great opportunity to meet many diversely talented artists and view their work in both public galleries and working studios.

MORE INFORParticipating Artists in North and West Vancouver: http://nsartcrawl.ca

=== HEADSUP 2015-1N: Friday and Saturday

Here are two highlights

Friday — CelticFest: Vancouver Welsh Men’s Choir (and Irish Dance) --->

Saturday — Gordon Smith: Gift, Art, Reception

followed by the news release, a video, then qtns and a pun cartoon on art


With glorious voices steeped in the rich Welsh vocal tradition, the Vancouver Welsh Men’s Choir present a repertoire of folk songs, spirituals, show tunes, and Canadiana in the stellar acoustics of Christ Church Cathedral. The choir, founded in 1981, is now in its tenth season under the dynamic leadership of Music Director and well-known soloist Jonathan Quick, assisted by accompanist David Buchan.

Opening the evening, the De Danaan Irish Dancers will delight and entertain. De Dannan have won numerous awards and prizes, and were the featured dancers at Irish House and the medal ceremony at the 2010 Olympics.

All tickets must now be ordered via the Celtic Fest website or (taking a chance) at the door http://northerntickets.com/events/vancouver-welsh-mens-choir/


The West Vancouver Museum invites you to attend a special reception in honour of a generous gift of Canadian art from Gordon Smith's personal collection

Reception: 2 to 4 pm Saturday, March 14, 2015

Selected works from the collection will be on public display from 11 to 5 pm

Gordon Smith will be in attendance for the reception at 2 pm

<-- Douglas Coupland, Hello, 2007, mixed media on canvas, WV Museum Collection, Gift of Gordon Smith, 2015






March 2, 2015 NEWS RELEASE

Acclaimed Canadian artist Gordon Smith donates personal art collection to West Vancouver Museum

{see Museum section}


Re transcripts: ... (gap); xxx (words missing); &&& (noteworthy; shd get); timestamps so you can find the part on the video to listen to entire bit. NB: unless I know the person, names are best guesses. In any case, herewith more of what went on than you ever see in the ccl minutes. :-)

ABBREVIATIONS, ACRONYMS, INITIALISMS puzzling you? See: http://www.westvan.org/glossary

NOTE: CrC and ChC hv bn changed to Cam and Cass; the glossary will be updated soon

{NB: NO closed mtg beforehand!} For On-Table Items Please See Items 4 and 4.1 

1. Call to Order.

Mayor: First ccl mtg of the year; away we go, another exciting year in West Vancouver

2. Approval of Agenda

Mayor: approval of agenda?

{MB walks in}

Cam: be amended by adding: - Item 3.1 re Delegation — Update on Warning Labels on Gas Pumps;

- to Item 4 written submissions C-4 to C-6 re Devt Variance Permit Applicn (3357 Marine);

- Item 4.1 regarding Public Services Building Update;

- Item 7.1 in Other Items; 

3. Adoption of Minutes

Meeting minutes and public hearing summary report to be provided.

1. the minutes of the Dec 8, special and regular Ccl mtgs and public hearing, and Dec 15 special and regular Ccl mtgs be adopted as circulated; and

2. the Summary of the Dec 8 Public Hearing re Proposed OCP Bylaw No. 4360, 2004, Amdmt Bylaw No. 4797, 2014 (to amend the OCP to incorporate minor revisions based on cmnty and agency input in order to update WV’s Regn'l Context Statemt to align w/ “Metro Vancouver: 2040, MetroV’s Regional Growth Strategy) be approved. 


Mayor: [first] everybody -- welcome to come up and speak

also wd like to welcome our Dep MClerk, Sabia Curran, who's stepping in tonight b/c of illness

the first item is a delegation

3.1. E. Kelsall, regarding Update on Warning Labels on Gas Pumps (File: 0055-01)

PowerPoint Presentation to be provided.

Emily Kelsall: spoke almost a year ago; still scared for my future

hope; hope that WV may be the first or among the first to put labels on

live in a critical time...

last generation able to do anything ... responsibility to w/ courage and honour...

protect... our planet...

leader of this mission, the man with the plan, Rob X

Rob: plan

will talk longer at the Lib Jan 21st 7:30

contacted by group in Berkeley

skyped monthly; San Francisco got word, then Santa Monica

cclrs in Seattle now interested, asked to talk there

that's the US; you (WV) expressed interest in the spring

SLIDES St Thomas U in Fredericton

dep mayor said small steps can take us there

Ms able to pass initiatives... xxx narrower, may have a diff process

invited to speak in Moncton, Fredericton in Feb

Guelph; Waterloo soon; gave talk to the Envmtal Adv Cmte


Crowd-funded; see our website (re universities), endorsed conf

EcoJustice offered as intervenor

Vanc, Victoria, Nanaimo, etc talks this coming months

purchased booth at FCM in Feb ...

hope to have someone to coordinate tours, across Canada/NAm, in Europe (Nov)

received calls, others saying, exactly what we do re tobacco, labels, ...

good conversation with Brent Leigh and Sandra

draft, take resolution to UBCM, FCM; staff Ccl report

whatever Ccl considers best

Mayor: Ms Leemhuis, any thoughts on this?

CAO:  thanks; my hat goes off to Emily and Rob

outside the jurisdiction of what we (Ms) can enforce; through Brent and Sandra, right approach

Mayor: can confirm industry can afford! [11:26 of item]

Cam: proposed wording at next ccl mtg

Sop: gas $1.50 in summer, now $1.03, that’s 47 cents into the economy

Mayor: got the stickers?   I’d be prepared to go out and put one on my pumps


Man: cardstock w/ glue; afraid someone will put on a nozzle, not a good idea not best idea

but I do have cardstock 14:37

{5:15 -- get what Brent said}

Mayor: annoy my xxx

NG:  to Cam {whose} wife is a commercial designer, design better ones

liking; forward to take to UBCM; great way to move it fwd

[delegation received for information, with thanks.]


4. Development Variance Permit Application No. 14-043 (3357 Marine Drive)

At the Dec 15 reg mtg Ccl received the report dated Nov 26 re DVP Applicn (3357 Marine Dr) and set the date for consideration for January 12, 2015.

Reports received up to and including Dec 31, 2014:





DVPApp (3357Marine)

November 26, 2014

December 15, 2014


Written Submissions received up to and including December 31, 2014: 

To view all written submissions click here





June 13, 2014



June 16, 2014



December 29, 2014





{get this &&&}


bldg permit can't be issued until Bd of Variance approved


Ian Dixon: Mr Hashemi's nbr ¦ you look at this in an objective

been a resident on Radcliffe for 30 years; under siege for 20 years

busy; concern was the manner in wch put through the request

been there since 1935 is irrelevant

{mic came on}

we decided to park... and enter from MDr so garden attractive; difficult to enter now

seldom does anyone go less than 65km, sometimes over 100

full on the street

this bldg's not going to have the parking for it

combined with the stmt from the Dist

if you just apply you'll get a revenue prop

Mr H won't want to &&&

if 400sf

seems logical to put it there

and prevent its becoming an option ????

combine that with the house on the Radcliffe side w/ three variances, garage, noise, raccoons, rats, carcasses....

four and a half years and doesn't look like going to get finished

....xxx sf then 4600sf

Mayor: ... start to divide ppl when you don't enforce bylaws

go ahead approve

without &&&

from the proposal, lived there for 30 years

bothers me beyond those

v fortunate

capital gain is the issue; track the money; Mr H can sell

more ppl and xxx

Rob: on Sinclair; want to support this; 900sf house

I build houses

rental run away; 1935 house, accessory 

take offence with what Cclr Cass said; turn it into a coach house xxx

if you start including that in his FSR as Mr Allan said

missing ... this gentleman is trying to improve his house

trying to xxx upgrade so he can live in it or home office

nefarious purposes, not the point; two sides to ev story

didn't get permit b/c thought go

to call him sneaky, to rent out, is the wrong msg

Shirley Vychec: live next door 3353, the only real nbr Mr Hashemi has

10-unit little apt bldg then rlwy tracks

haven’t 9135?

since 2008 always been there same size

two prev owners two sgl ladies; prev lady wanted to improve but didn't hv money

appreciate being fixed up, instead of falling over

I lived directly next door on the other side

agree {?with man?} Ian not pleasant to live next to a&&&  7:45

Agree more space

900? &&&

back; Q of taking resp of what buying

when buying see &&&; hard msg

it's a biz situation; not emotional things

let's follow the bylaws and implement them

Mayor: get point -- point whether option to improve our homes

MAB: is this an unusually small lot?  what wd accommodate so size?

A   : don't hv

5600sf lot &&& cd build 2800   [7:48]

NG: owner wd be able to build 4000

Staff assuming full exemptions, built basement and accessory

MOTION: all written and oral submissions be received for information.


MOTION: THAT the DVP (3357 Marine), wch wd allow for a two-storey accessory bldg to be retained, be approved.

Mayor: Ccl, so — wait; Cclr Gamb

NG: thank you

structure for 80 years so permits assumed to be given

we are following our bylaws but not written [7:50]

lady saying kind enough to inform me before; struck by that, don't hear that often

you've made improvement to the structure; appreciate that

one of the most imp things for me is you're living in a v small house -- I'm kidding b/c I live in a house the same size

this preserves nbrhd character -- I wdn't call you sneaky, I'd call you a saint

Cam: don't agree with Mr Dixon, there for 80 years       

no resp or control over [noise?]

nor proof rental, ofc; if using it as a coach house and Mr H will suffer the consequences

can't go into things ppl will xxx the law; app have been talking to nbrs

are we going to get him to tear down?

Sop: I have to disagree with that -- I don't care how long the bldg has been there

the permitted ht 3.7m and this is 5.22 -- towers well over the house

butting up against the prop line; not far from existing house

side yards and xxx and variances calling for a second storey, think it shd be taken down

MB: that's what we have to decide

support and encourage work with what they have or incentivize and penalize to build to the max

b/c that's what ppl do in WV

bldg has been there since xxx 80 yrs

probably been there, bylaws looser then

now hv a resident wanting to improve....

improvement to nbr bn here; right thing to do support, given...

ML: this is an old bldg, non-conforming; been grandfathered; not making bldg any higher

stop it from falling down; effort to make the bldg safe

v difficult to suggest he shd be punished for

{CARRIES with Sop opposed} [7:58]

4.1. Public Services Building (File: 0500-01) (On-Table)

PowerPoint Presentation to be provided.

{NB: NAME CHANGE -- formerly the PSB stood for the Public Safety Building}

to MHall, moving all approp functions from District-wide facilities to the MHall site and seismically upgrading MHall;

sale/long-term lease and re-devt of the Fire Hall site at 16th and Fulton and the props along 15th and Fulton; and

CAO: gave bkgrd; Police Bldg 43 years old... Lack of sprinklers, etc

new operating costs less than mntnc

allow for changes; plan from 2011

rev from sales? $1.4M

didn't include upgrades to existing MHall; estimates within standards

late 2013, concerns expressed; audit of the PSB; Design and Construction audit

assure project objects achieved throughout  

= functional programming did not achieve.... to the degree originally intended or understood

= atrium space not conducive to shared or public

xxx primary entrance; lack of xxx to allow for changes

proposed site massing wd not be approved &&&

implication of post-disaster as opposed to seismic all &&&

sale and lease -- no plan to sell at this pt in time

based on discussion

we have the Police Chief Goerke here this evening; new Police Chief came on board

proposed design bdroom, training room, considering proximity to MHall        

xxx and showering facilities not nec

no longterm plans for Fire Hall No 1

revenue potential for sale of FHall #1 and houses along Fulton; more potential than the sale of sgl

prop did not include &&& [8:05]

$150K and 500K cost of -- post-disaster and seismically engineered; stay standing but some space may not be operational

--I'm almost done

recognizing that the MHall wd also probably fail; current config not efficient or conducive

review of MHall and function and space reqmts

how best to all &&&

customer ctr bldg on SW corner of the MHall site

Firehall better potential rather than singularly devping

revised proj w/ police services. &&& [8:07] ... be considered

Fire Hall NE corner -- in a phased approach

Police service, ambulance, has all been reviewed and confirmed by internal staff and consultant

timeline ... &&&

approval permit has been determined; external formal process

Additionally, funding strategy; partnership possibilities with Fortis &&&; funding proposals being reviewed by KPMG

relative to our ...

currently three funding options:

funding entirely from sale of lands

funding through borrowing MFA interest paid by interest earned

funding through comb Endowmt Land/Fund, Disposition of Land, and borrowing from MFA

[8:10]  Cam: some Qs, some you know; allow us to understand implications

new MHall -- how may? will we get

CAO: ~ 8500sq; not parking

Cam: cost of &&&

CAO: ~$9M

Cam: xxx not in option 3; what part of

CAO: the south side of MHall seismically engineered


{get these answers &&&&&}

Mayor: most imp part is the NE corner

[some chuckles]

CAO: if we were to demolish and rebuild wd be ~$21M

Cam: so to xxx ... is not a bad motion; changes to bldg code

all same ¦ 2001 of thousands?

CAO: low &&& [8:13]

currently estimating; the cost of our facility

option 2

stay $35M???

wd hv to look at &&&

Cam: you propose re NE corner -- covered by rev

two parts: whether we sell or lease

what is it going to cost in five years to build a new Fire Hall?

CAO: $8-10M including ambulance ... &&&

Cam: and how much &&& $10M

so we're getting $9M M annex and putting off a new FHall

seismic upgrade -- what wd be the life span to that building?

CAO: know I asked the question but — John?

John Wong: proposed changes to FHall to make sure safe

probly 5 - 10 yrs allowed to use it

Cam: not have to change next year; &&&

JW: as far as construction....

Cam: anything else?

JW: &&& probly within 4-5-10

Cam: so we'd be expected to build another in 5 - 10 years

Sop: ¦ your view to pay for a new $10M out of those sales?

CAO: as you know, I'm not in favour of selling or long-term lease for depreciable assets

{great! my view too! At last, stated, but not by Ccl.....}

xxx and BC Ambulance Services

Sop: will get back to that

xxx an addn to MHall be post-disaster

city hall

{yikes! am sure he knows WV is not a city so hasn’t a city hall¦.. NV has both a district and a city hall bc two Ms......}

CAO: M Hall  &&&

{she knows!}

located at ¦ eliminate ¦ to M Hall

M Hall wd still be functional, only upgraded to seismic engg

Sop: wd be East West



Sop: nothing xxx M Hall

don't have any fact what that prop is worth and what to do with it in the future

how long the existing bldg on 16th & Fulton?

new accomm finance transfer over

passing a sale or longterm lease for site

left for future and make determination later; don't see why insistence on decision NOW

cd pay as we go

we have to purchase &&&; use those monies for

extremely valuable asset on 22nd and over here; v v valuable sites for the future

wonder why you feel have to do that on this time

CAO: cd be reworded

key is to recognize that a new Fire and Rescue bldg is needed; better served by phasing 

along 15/16th Fulton and bigger

if phasing it, right thing to do; year 5 and 10; ready to have a serious look

just feel with such a large piece of prop take a long hard look; this is a bank of valuable land

think we still can phase for future without putting tabs on it

MB: acknowledge this is a fairly dramatic change from our previous direction

seismically upgrade MHall vs FHall; new MHall, public services

that's the decision Ccl being asked to think about; our current bldg is old

Qs around the new bldg; new services hub

haven't talked about it ahead of time so understand you have to defer them

how many off-site function/staff? understand XXX not included

CAO: ¦ at Fulton, Hall site (house)

potential functions on the waterfront cd operate out of MHall

John, help me out?

Ans: &&&

CAO: some functions at cmnty ctr and ice arena that shd be at MHall

MB: wd like to see more info re practical and economic

eg will those other spaces be used for something else?

CAO: currently we have staff sitting in inapprop spaces (small)

&&&; an old home we've thrown ofces into we've had to continue to money; pet? issues etc

[8:22] be able to serve the public better

Finance main 2nd for xxx 3rd floor for....

public better served to have a one-stop; a whole functional space prog that has been 

MB: from existing

CAO: we didn't start with build a new bldg and xxx

it was &&& do best to serve cmnty

MB: re ambulance stn, an interim plan

CAO: they're also housed at a house

whether can be housed on FHall site in interim

MB: any of these other components 'phasable' as well; know we have time pressure re police stn

do they all have to be one at the same time?

CAO: one is reduced service of Police and Fire

wdn't meet the other option if just built the police stn $26M

3rd, move fwd with public service hub

so, escalation wrt to time

build police service then add another, to join v expensive; better to build both at same time

may choose to build out

we're suggesting Police and customer hub at the same time

MB: to clarify post disaster and seismic?

CAO: post disaster; bldg will continue to function after an earthquake

reservoir build into ¦ ; redundant IT, continue to [work], multiple generators

power communications; bldg wd continue to stand; wd be fully functional

MB: seismic upgrading -- just that it won't fall down

Cass: won't repeat points of fellow cclrs

taking xxx;  send to DRC

CAO: functional programming

xxx has all been done and ready to go forward [8:32]

by xxx Police Bd also ready to go forward

drawings need to be redrawn

Cass: I'm not an architect but we have xxx

a lot of xxx space; don't have a large criminal; parade room large -- to identify; a large number of holding cells

$5M for parking, half of wch for staff; large atrium -- cd that be reduced to provide xxx

CAO: I'll call on you, Len

{took me by surprise — she’s referring to the new (started in August) Chief of Police, Len Goerke}

LG: parade room; ev 12 hours police meet at shift change; they need to find out what happened the night before

get their marching orders for the next shift; biz plan for the next day

Fitness facilities

two issues: requires a high level of physical fitness -- to properly conduct themselves

back hip injuries signif cost, claims, lost productivity, etc

encourage ofcrs to have certain level of fitness

demand around training, use of force -- empty hand r x.....

regular training takes place in a gym; how to arrest a non-compliant

having that kind of capacity in-house benefits us, benefits training and payoffs huge, health and wellness

ofcrs on street able to physically

cell block: last year we arrested 22 ppl and doesn't include others we detained, interviewed, and released

law requires us to separate males, females, youth/juveniles

xxx did cut down by 1/3, so six cells; when I arrived in Aug there were nine

not to have cell neither xxx; have as small a cell block as possible [8:38]

Mayor: you're happy with the design of the bldg?

LG: yes, xxx very xxx meet needs of today

yes, has capacity to serve for several decades

Cass: what if police to pay for parking instead of public?

LG: staff wd not be happy; wd look for places around here on the streets...

we need secure parking; computers, equipment, security issues

wdn't want...

Cass: all able to park underground or on street?

LG: all [8:40]

{maybe here besides parking, discussion re gym; someone might have suggested they give police a free mbrship in our cmnty rec ctr, but a citizen did later}

Sop: ???

CAO: an analysis has been done, not in pkg; but




Cam:  &&&  what wd be the cost to be structurally sound?

CAO: don't know if those costs have been

when you're doing

a lot if you were to add another

Bentall xxx; 20 - 30% Uplift

so many considerations; cd get back to Ccl on that

Cam: give a future Ccl that flexibility; 850sf doesn't look like a lot of space

?Cam: we're asked to &&&; similar reaction as Cclr Cassidy

more than half just to workout, showers, and

if $1K per sf

no way I can tell you how much space you need

gym workout is 1600sf; big gym for about 5 ppl

LG: not just ¦ av to all the staff at M Hall

lockers -- tend to take a lot of space — firearms , boots, body armour, handcuffs -- has to be lockable 

Police locker rooms tend to take a lot of space

Cam: concerned [8:46]  &&&

Cass: understand you to have to stay fit, but my understanding for policing, arrive, go out, come back at end of the day

when are these ofcrs going to be working out in this gym?

LG: before shift or after, and lunch break

Cass: we're asking our xxx to pay? most residents pay out of their own pocket

LG: Police provide that usually

most pay that, injury prevention; unfit police being not prepared for a non-compliant

cost-benefit analysis

Cass: if we didn't share, cd we have smaller?

LG: not sure

Cass: sure a perk; &&&

Mayor: not large, 1600sf

Cam: someone living in....

Mayor: only M not done anything; fall down with a relatively 

Taj Majal in Surrey

reality is we have been negligent not maintaining this bldg

my comment to Ms Leemhuis

Chief assures me xxx

ridiculous, communications staff working in an ex-living room down the road

xxx  expect professional performance from our staff

have to be out of the [Police] bldg 2017

$1M a year in new tax revenue; ¦ financing cost

we can keep talking about this ad nauseam

M Hall outdated, need a new Police Bldg

wd like to know from Ms L what to do to move this fwd

CAO: greatly appreciate; maintaining current

if Ccl wd approve design and as currently proposed; work with internal cmte

review cmte, then to start the public consultation, info sessions

Mayor: give staff next mtg?

CAO: or tonight

NG: was prepared to recv all of this for info; decision to move ahead at next mtg but don't have that motion

this to approve snxxx

CAO: right

NG: remove that then

MB: Q about process, design not been to DRC?

CAO: no

Cam: understand cautious tonight and Mayor tonight you

split the baby?

approve in principle as noted in No 1; No 3 begin consultation

can see no reason not bringing it out

without approval in formal sense, leaving final decision

not confident to approve design and construction without hearing from DRC/public

I'll make motion, then speak to it [8:54]



Sop: timeline

CAO: wd like to have a shovel in the ground by June; DRC end of Jan

Sop: commend staff and Ccl

pay off debt to Endmt Fund


NG: I too happy about the report

the slower approach has enabled us to add the ambulance

two large concerns: one with design, service hub, service hub integrated into

cover too much of the prop; lawn, 42 parking spots; spinning off rest of xxx; don't support the design

going now but I don't support the design

also concerned re parking

support our staff, but from our traffic study last month, the rule is no staff mbr allowed to park on civic site; not sure why not rule here

underground secure dry parking in the most expensive prop in country for free

that $2.2M taxpayers spending for parking free

flies in face of x and xx






MB: want to make sure what the motion is:

Cam: not identical but similar




Sop: how many

[9:06] --> 1KJ


Sop: makes sense underground

Cass: commend =, and obvious; need parking and who will pay

Mayor: this shd be fast-tracked

talk over; time is now; treat ppl like professionals you'll get professionals 

our police drive from xxx; can't afford to live in this cmnty

no issue

{&&& listen to get this}

treat our staff like professionals

can’t/won™t? have Police in this Hall

imp we are running like a pro; need it done and done quickly

{need more info.

Keep in mind there are 11 Ms in BC with their own Police Force. Do they provide gyms and free parking?}

Cam: one more comment

only oppo

? not allowed to talk

someone: next ccl mtg

Cam: am concerned with site coverage and sprawl; think can we go up and shrink the bldg

{good idea (IMO)}

less expensive a high trunk(?) bldg rather than a sprawling bldg

20 25 spot on top save $1M

in middle of the parking xxx

subsidize will apply to work here knowing can drive here and park for nothing

some time hear what Mayor is saying

betwixt and between ¦ increase supply around the Hall; surface parking xxx &&&

staff at least explore



5. BYLAWS No items.


CAO: xxx

NG: pulled; important xxx ago, when LNG re Woodfibre

sometimes have effect staff and a ccl mbr

CAO: potentially

Sop: benefit to province xxx

do hv objections to a small plant in Howe Sound

first no part whatsoever so pleased a spokesperson on the WG

...opponents, and review will be there

at least be there  and I want to be that person; spent a long time on that [9:14]

Consent Agenda Items

6.1 TransLink Customer Service Performance Report, Quarter 3 2014

RECOMMENDED: THAT the report dated Dec 12 from the Mgr, Transit, be received for information.

6.2 Finance Committee Update to Council (File: 0116-20-FIN)

RECOMMENDED: THAT the report from the Chief Financial Officer, be received for information.

6.3 NSh Adv Cmte on Disability Issues Review of 2014 Cmte Work, 2015 Work Plan, Budget Request


1.1 The North Shore Advisory Committee on Disability Issues 2015 Work Plan be approved; and

1.2 The budget request for a 1/3 share ($4,767) of the total budget ($14,300) be approved utilizing existing funds within the Grants in Aid budget.

6.4 Correspondence List (File: 0120-24) (click here to view correspondence packages)

>  Council Correspondence Update to December 12, 2014 (up to 12:00 Noon) 

Referred for Action 

(1) November 29, 2014, regarding Our Horizon 

(Referred to Mayor and Council for consideration and response) 

(2)  December 7, 2014, regarding “PRIORITIES FOR COUNCIL 

(Referred to Chief Administrative Officer for consideration and response)

{monster home concerns} 

(3)  Esker Lane Strata Council, December 8, 2014, regarding “Development Proposal 370-380 Mathers 

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

{85% of trees being removed!} 

(4)  Northtowne Neighborhoods Association, December 9, 2014, regarding “Regulations on œMonster homes 

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

{monster home concerns in Washington State!} 

(5)  C. Ballantine, Dec 10, re “Fw: Housing devt approval processes, costs differ greatly (VSun, Dec 4 2014, PageD1) 

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

Received for Information 

(6)  Cmte and Board Mtg Minutes  -- 

Memorial Library Board — November 19, 2014;  Design Review Committee — November 20, 2014 

{DRC is about the PkR Towers -- v interesting questions and answers wrt plan - an urban ctr?}

(7)  Vancouver Coastal Health, Dec 1, 2014, re Congratulations to Council and Forthcoming Updates and Information 

(8)  City of North Vancouver, Dec 9, 2014, re “City of North Vancouver feedback — BC on the Move Transportation Plan 

{ideas, suggestions}

(9)  Coal Alliance, December 5, 2014, regarding Congratulations to Council and Invitation to Speak With Coal Alliance 

(10) December 9, 2014, regarding “Kind request (single family housing) 

(11) 3 submissions, December 2, 2014, regarding Larson Station Restaurant 

(12) 3 submissions, December 5 — 7, 2014, regarding Replacement of Patullo Bridge and Funding 

(13) 2 submissions, Dec 7 - 8, 2014, regarding Proposed Development Variance Permit No. 12-081 (366 Keith Road

(Previously received at December 8, 2014 Council meeting) 

(14) 4 submissions, Dec 8, re Proposed OCP..., Amendment Bylaw No. 4797, 2014 (Regional Context Statement

(Previously received at December 8, 2014 public hearing) 

(15) Vanc Island/Coast Conserv'n Soc, Dec 11, re Followup & News Release to Proclaim ˜A Day for our Common Future’

(16) December 11, 2014, regarding “366 Keith Road Devt Variance Applicn - Council Meeting December 8/14 

Responses to Correspondence 

(17) Cmnty Planner, Dec 5, response re Proposed OCP..., Amdmt Bylaw... 2014 (Regional Context Statement

(Previously received at December 8, 2014 public hearing) 

(18) Chief Financial Officer, December 8, 2014, response regarding � budget question

>  Council Correspondence Update to December 19, 2014 (up to 12:00 Noon) 

Referred for Action 

(1)  Dec 13, 2014, re � Draft Budget and 5 year Financial Plan regarding the West Vancouver Climate Action Plan  (Referred to Deputy Chief Administrative Officer for consideration and response) 

(2)  2 submissions, Dec 14 - 17, 2014, regarding “Oh what fun! Take a look in the mirror! 

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

Received for Information 

(3)  J. Horgan, MLA (Juan de Fuca), and S. Robinson, MLA (Coq-M'ville), Dec 8, re Congratulations on Recent Election

(4)  UBCM, Dec 10, re � Age-friendly Cmnty Planning & Projects Grant Approval and Terms & Conditions 

(5)  E-Comm 9-1-1, Dec 12, re E-Comm 9-1-1’s Legal Name Changed to ˜Emergency Communications for BC Inc’ 

(6)  December 13, 2014, regarding “Fwd: non-thermal radiation 

(7)  4 submissions, December 2 - 14, 2014, regarding Larson Station Restaurant 

(8)  2 submissions, December 14 - 15, 2014, regarding Devt Permit Applicn No. 14-052 (1763 Bellevue Avenue

{this letter has an incredible amt of info and documentation re zoning and storeys allowed in Amb and Dund}

(9)  Govt House Fdn, Ofc of Lt Gov, Dec 17, re “Lt Gov’s Stewards of the Future prog: Funding, Resources, Support av! 

Responses to Correspondence 

(10) Director of Engineering/Transportation, Dec 19, 2014, response re “Oh what fun! Take a look in the mirror! 

>  Council Correspondence Update to December 23, 2014 (up to 4:30 p.m.) 

Referred for Action 

(1)  December 20, 2014, regarding “Closure of Larson Station 

(Referred to Chief Financial Officer for consideration and response)


>  Council Correspondence Update to December 30, 2014 (up to 4:30 p.m.) 

Referred for Action 

(1)  December 30, 2014, regarding House Shaking a Lot — Demolition of the House on Neighbouring Property 

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

Received for Information 

(2)  Committee and Board Meeting Minutes — Community Engagement Committee — October 20, 2014 

(3)  Richmond Blue Dot, 2 submissions, December 18 - 19, 2014, regarding “You have been challenged 

(4)  West Van Matters, December 23, 2014, regarding “Christmas Greetings! 

(5)  Envmtal Assessmt Ofc, Dec 29, re Invitation to Participate on WG for the Envmtal Assessmt of the Proposed Woodfibre LNG Project 

(6)  December 29, 2014, regarding “Fwd: 3357 marine drive (14-043 )

(7)  December 30, 2014, regarding “The Last Post! (North Shore Mountain Biking) 

7.    OTHER ITEMS -- No Items

8.    Reports from MayorCouncillors —  none 

9.  Public Questions/Comments {NB: the mics were off (unbeknownst to me), excruciating trying to make out the words}

Mayor: let me guess, Carolanne Reynolds -- I guessed right

{to some laughter}

CR: Happy New Year!

{some back: happy new year}

I wasn't going to speak, but b/c of two things

[one] to do with PSB, b/c I didn't know it was going to be on the agenda tonight, but I heard your comments and I commend staff on all the work that's been done, but I'm a little bit concerned with the ??? case

if it means we're not going to inform and involve and allow public input

it wasn't the public's responsibility that this has been delayed and I do agree with haste, but there are so many things involved

as some of you have pointed out, that we have a commitment then to public input

I think some of these ??? things

but higher or smaller ??? parking

and ??? form?

there are things I think the public wd want to have input

b/c otherwise you wd then ???

changes whatever ???

wasted all this time, ???

cost a lot of money, architects, consultants,

so there are many good points brought up ???

and I think you might want to consider having an open public mtg or ??? something

to have a public be informed

most ppl did not know this was going to be on the agenda tonight, and did not know that it's been approved, virtually

so I think you shd consider an open public mtg

{Cam? "yes"}

and let them know ???

Mayor: you realize, Ms Reynolds, that the key part of Cclr Cam's motion was that we do exactly that. We go out and show the public the plans and allow them to provide feedback.

CR: but the timing wasn't clear b/c I also heard that you're going to approve it at the next mtg.

so when are you going to have ??? the public ???

Cam: no

CR: anyway it was unclear to me ???

but I wd like some assurance about when the public can find out what's going on

Mayor: we always like to make sure the public's fully informed of what Ccl's doing

CR: Oh, I'm glad of that. I look forward to hearing about the mtg.

wch reminds me, of course, that whether we're much better-- it's a step backward westvancouverITE but we can talk about that later

Secondly, after the ???

back in the Dark Ages, when I was on Ccl, ??? policy was ???

the mtgs for WV, whether cmte or whatever, wd not be held at the same time as another mtg b/c the principle was

first of all ??? {think I recall I said that the mayor was an ex officio mbr of ev}

and secondly, sometimes councillors want to go to some mtgs and they're sometimes on at the same time

so I respectfully request that you consider reviewing the policy, and go back to not having mtgs on at the same time

Mayor: trouble is that this is such a busy active Ccl, this is the problem we run into, Carolanne

CR: but you know we have computers

when I was on ccl we wd go to the front desk there, and you wd say when you wanted to have a mtg. and Rosemary wd take her pencil and look for xxx

we now have computers, you can see immediately if there's a conflict ???


Mayor: okay, we'll take that under advisement


???more time???

Mayor: I honestly don't think we wd deliberately schedule mtgs that were at the same times

CR: I know there's one right now, I know there's a ??? time

on at the same time as the staff recommended for the 2015 Budget

and that's ??? information needed ??? and important for the residents

Mayor: well, we'll certainly see if we can correct that

CR: well, I'm just suggesting that you try to implement that

Mayor: good suggestion; I cdn't agree with you more

CR: oh, I'm glad. Thank you.

Mayor: anybody else? Motion to adjourn

10.  Adjournment

CCL MTG NOTES January 26th

{PLS NOTE: too sick to attend, so was glad there's a video and have provided links to minutes.}

> 6pm < In Camera Mtg:

b/c (a) personal info about an identifiable individ who holds or is being considered for a position as an officer, employee, or agent of the M or another position appointed by the M;

(c) labour relations or other employee relations; and

(l) discussions with M ofcrs and employees respecting M objectives, measures, and progress reports for the purposes of preparing an annual report under section 98 [annual municipal report].

> 7pm <


Proposed Zoning Bylaw No. 4662, 2010, Amdmt Bylaw No. 4809, 2014, and proposed Phased Devt Agreemt Authorization Bylaw No. 4821, 2014 (re proposed subdiv of 6447 and 6475 Pitt St into three smaller lots)

(File: 1610-20-4809 / 1610-20-4821 / 1010-20-14-011)

{A resident's comments at the PH and later at the mtg are below; for video: http://westvancouverbc.swagit.com/play/01262015-1124 }

MINUTES: http://westvancouver.ca/sites/default/files/dwv/council-minutes/2015/jan/15jan26-PH.pdf


{NB: Unfortunately I was sick so did not attend this mtg wch means I've now missed more than a dozen since 1988 -- but did watch the video.

VIDEO of the regular ccl mtg: http://westvancouverbc.swagit.com/play/01262015-1134

MINUTES: http://westvancouver.ca/sites/default/files/dwv/council-minutes/2015/jan/15jan26.pdf }

Here is the summary from the DWV website:

o Delegation by WV Streamkeeper Society and Secondary School Students: Regarding Spawner Salmon Survey Results Fall 2014

{Item 4 on the video; recommend watching and the slides highlight findings}

o Proposed Resolution for 2015 UBCM Convention regarding Warning Labels on Gas Pumps: Information to be provided

o Environmental Assessment Office Adv WG for Envmental Assessment of the Proposed Woodfibre Liquefied Natural Gas Project Information to be provided

o 2015 Budget Presentation: Presentation on the proposed 2015 budget

{Item 7 on the video}

o Design Review Committee Proposed New Terms of Reference: consideration of proposed amendments to terms of reference

o Proposed Zoning Bylaw 4662, 2010, Amendment Bylaw 4809, 2014 and Proposed Phased Development Agreement Authorization Bylaw 4821, 2014: proposed subdiv of 6447 and 6475 Pitt St into three smaller lots) {Item 9 on the video}

NOTES re Pitt Street
Public Hearing Re: 6475 and  6447 Pitt Street Zoning Applications -- Notes from Sian Pitman, 6450 Pitt Street


- None

- The Notice of the PH is the only ˜consultation’ we have had to date.

- How did the planning for this devt get so far along without the immediate neighbours being made aware?  We had no idea this proposal even appeared on the Council agenda in December.

Phased Development Agreements:

- Why use a Phased Development Agreement in this case? Reasons?

- Is this the right tool for the District to be considering? What’s wrong with the Development Permit/Devt Variance Permit Application process?

Precedent setting:- Has Council considered the precedent it may be setting by approving the proposed zoning bylaw changes and the proposed Phased Devt Agreemt with such a small residential build?


1) Will allowing a PDA for these two lots result in more situations where even more developers will seek to use this tool?   

Will developers actually ˜opt’ to pay the ˜Amenity fee™ to avoid having to go through the regular Devt Permit Applicn process thereby gaining not only control over the phasing and timing of the construction but also able to be ˜locked-in’ to current zoning regulations for as much as five years?

2) Or should we be looking at the precedent setting from the flip side of this lens? Is it in fact the District that is looking forward to more PDAs so it can expand its Amenity fund?

Current District Budget figures show the Amenity Contributions Reserve held $4.25 million dollars in 2014 but is projected to grow to $15.56 million dollars by 2018.

3) Is Council worried that a change to the zoning in this residential neighbourhood could lead many other requests for similar changes?

Final Comments:

1) Has Council reviewed the 1961 re-zoning documents where the consolidation of lots 19, 20, and 21 were discussed?

- Has Council reviewed the minutes from the Council meeting where approval was given to rezone the lots in question?

- Do any of the documents dealing with the changes to these lots make any mention as to

a) why these lands were being altered? and

b) do the documents cite any restrictions on whether or not these lots could ever be put back together?

- How can I get a copy of these documents?

2) Can I be given a list of other Phased Development Agreements which have been used in residential areas in West Vancouver?

3) What does it mean for this application, now that Council knows that not all neighbours were consulted?

Sian Pitman

CCL MTG AGENDAs February 2nd



(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 M;

(k) negotiations and related discussions re proposed provision of a M service that are at their prelim stages and that, in the view of the ccl, cd reasonably be expected to harm the interests of the M if held in public; and

(I)  discussions with M officers and employees respecting M objectives, measures, and progress reports for the purposes of preparing an annual report under section 98 [annual M report] .

Purpose of meeting: matters re cmte mbrshp, proposed provision of a M service, and M objectives, measures, progress reports for purposes of annual report preparation.

7pm  REGULAR CCL MTG -- Feb 2

1.   Call to Order.

2.   Approval of Agenda

3.   Adoption of Minutes —  No items.


4.     Presentation by WV Police Dept re 2014 Crime Statistics (File:2900-01)

PowerPoint presentation to be provided.

RECOMMENDED: ¦  be received for information.

5.      WV Cmnty Centres Society 2014 Annual Report and 2015 Work Plan  (File:0055-20-WVCCS)

PowerPoint presentation to be provided.

RECOMMENDED: THAT the report dated Jan 19, from the Exec Director, WV Cmnty Ctrs Society and Sr Mgr of Cmnty Services, be rec’d for info.  

6.      2015 Budget Presentation (File: 0860-01) 

      RECOMMENDED: THAT the presentation from the CFO be received for information. 

7.      Obtaining Carbon Offsets for Whyte Lake Park (File: 2160-05-WLAK1) 

RECOMMENDED: THAT staff submit an applicn to the Prov of BC, using the Green Cmnties Cmte’s Avoided Forest Conversion Project process. 

8.      Next Steps in Building Bulk Review Presentation (File: 2515-01)

PowerPoint presentation to be provided.

RECOMMENDED: THAT the presentation be received for information.


9.   Proposed Zoning ¦, Amdmt Bylaw ...; Proposed Phased Devt Agreemt Authorization Bylaw ...; and DVP Applicn No. 14-011 (re proposed subdiv of 6447/6475 Pitt St into three smaller lots)

(File: 1610-20-4809 / 1610-20-4821 / 1010-20-14-011)

1. The proposed bylaws rec’d first reading at the Dec 15 reg Ccl mtg, and Ccl scheduled a PH re the proposed bylaws to be held on Jan26.  If the Jan 26 PH has closed, the proposed bylaws may be considered for second and third reading at the Jan 26 reg Ccl mtg. If the proposed bylaws receive second and third reading at the Jan 26 reg Ccl mtg they may be considered for adoption on Feb 2. If the PH has closed, Council is not permitted to receive any further submissions re the proposed bylaws.

RECOMMENDED: THAT the proposed “Zoning ... be adopted.

RECOMMENDED: THAT the proposed “Phased Devt ... be adopted.

If the proposed bylaws are adopted Cncl may consider proposed DVP for approval.

RECOMMENDED: THAT the DVP Applicn, wch wd allow for the existing dwelling at 6475 Pitt St to be retained,

be approved.


10.1.     Finance Committee Update to Council 

RECOMMENDED: THAT the report from the CFO be received for information.

10.2.        Devt Variance Permit Application No. 10-025 (5204 and 5210 Marine Drive) (File: 1010-20-10-025)

RECOMMENDED: THAT the MClk give notice that DVP Applicn for 5204 and 5210 Marine Dr to allow for an accessory building with elevator to be constructed, will be considered by Ccl at its mtg on Mar 2.

10.3.     Development Variance Permit Application No. 14-039 (1690 Marlowe Place)  (File: 1010-20-14-039) 

RECOMMENDED: the MClk give notice the DVP for 1690 Marlowe Pl to allow for a new garage bldg to be constructed w/ driveway access off Langton Place, will be considered by Ccl at its mtg on Mar 2.

10.4.     Correspondence List (File: 0120-24)  (click here to view correspondence packages)

> Council Correspondence Update to January 16, 2015 (up to 12:00 Noon)

Referred for Action

(1)   S. Slater, January 14, re “Questions related to previous correspondence. 

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

{obviously not answered}

Received for Information

(2)   Cmte and Board Mtg Minutes — Board of Variance — November 26, 2014

(3)   UBCM, Dec 10, re � Age-friendly Cmnty Planning & Projects Grant Approval and Terms & Conditions

(4)   Dec 29, re “FW: Lions Bay — lack of concrete medians through entire Lions Bay area of Hwy 99 causes deaths and injuries

(5)   MetroV, Jan 7 re “Progress Report on the 2011 Integrated Air Quality and Greenhouse Gas Management Plan

(6)   Jan 12 re “Devt Variance Permit No: 14-043 (Previously received at January 12, 2015 Council meeting)

(7)   HUB Cycling, January 14, 2015, re “HUB Bicycle Bulletin — January 2015

(8)   S. Slater, January 14, 2015, regarding “Council meeting January 12.

{another complaint that mics not working and speaker cannot be heard; see reply (5) below}

(9)   January 15, 2015, re “Fwd: Promotional Articles of the District of WV - (BC)

> Council Correspondence Update to January 20, 2015 (up to 4:30 p.m.)

Referred for Action

(1)   Jan 17 re “Excessive speed measurement, Marine Drive 

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

(2)   City of NV, January 14, 2015, re “OCP Bylaw,2014, No. 8400: Next Steps 

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

Received for Information

(3)    Hon. R. Coleman, Min of Natural Gas Devt and Min Responsible for Housing and Dep Premier, Jan 9, re Provision of New Affordable Housing

(4)    6 submissions, January 19 — 20, re Climate Change Warning Labels on Gas Pumps

Responses to Correspondence

(5)     CFO, Jan 16, response to S. Slater, “Council meeting January 12.

{reply does not quite make sense; will check if update or improvement}

(6)     Dir/Planning, Jan 20, response to Esker Lane Strata Council, “Development Proposal 370-380 Mathers.

11.  OTHER ITEMS 12.  Reports from Mayor/Councillors 13.  Public Questions/Comments 14.  Adjournment


+ Beaver blocks traffic in West Vancouver CBC News Posted: Jan 26

Traffic stopped for the furry pedestrian at 15th and Bellevue during Monday morning rush

West Vancouver Police reported a slow moving beaver blocking traffic at 15th Avenue and Belleview Street was shooed into a nearby park. (Jeff Palmer/West Vancouver Police)

Traffic at one West Vancouver intersection ground to a halt on Monday morning after a slow moving beaver decided to cross the road.

WV Police tweeted a photo of the lackadaisical rodent crossing the road at 15th Street and Bellevue Avenue around 8:16 a.m. PT.
ª#WVPDTrafficª - Over to you #Traffic reporters! Slow moving beaver blocking traffic at 15th & Bellevue this am. ¬

ª8:18 AM - 26 Jan 2015 http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/beaver-blocks-traffic-in-west-vancouver-1.2931891

+ Bobcats and beavers, oh my!

Brent Richter / North Shore News Jan 27, 2015 See: http://www.nsnews.com/news/bobcats-and-beavers-oh-my-1.1744421

+ Groundhog Day tradition casts a shadow back to medieval Europe

Early Europeans turned to prognosticating hedgehog

by Michelle McQuigge, The Canadian Press Posted: Feb 01, 2015 11:49 AM ET Last Updated: Feb 02, 2015 8:00 AM ET

What do a European Christian tradition, a 19th century American immigration pattern, and a cinema cult classic have in common? They've all helped turn groundhogs into North America's most popular weather prognosticators....

...Folklore has it that if a groundhog sees his shadow he'll flee back to his burrow, heralding six more weeks of winter. If he doesn't, legend has it that spring is around the corner...

...Chris Scott, chief meteorologist at the Weather Network, said Groundhog Day hearkens back to medieval Europe and the Christian festival of Candlemas.

Participants would light candles to brighten a dreary time and watch weather conditions on festival day for portents of what lay ahead, he said.

One Scottish couplet succinctly summed up the superstitions of the time:

"If Candlemas Day is bright and clear, There'll be two winters in the year."

European winters end earlier

The old proverb had a basis in fact, Scott said, since European weather patterns were markedly different from the ones prevailing in North America today....

...Scott said early Europeans eventually threw a prognosticating hedgehog into the mix, adding the animals had hibernation patterns that naturally brought them out of hiding around the time of Candlemas.

When German settlers began immigrating to the U.S. in the 19th century, they adapted Candlemas traditions to their new home with one simple innovation — letting the area's native groundhogs do the forecasting....

...Punxsutawney Phil, said the first official Groundhog Day excursion in the area took place in 1888....

Canada's marquee Groundhog Day event first took place in 1956 when Mac McKenzie, a resident of the central Ontario town of Wiarton, was looking for a pretext to throw a party.

After settling on Groundhog Day, he sent out his invitations in the form of mock press releases. When one of them fell into the hands of a genuine reporter, however, McKenzie had to get creative.

"(The reporter) had to have a story," McKenzie explained in documents provided by local festival organizers. "He couldn't go back to Toronto without something. So we tossed a fur hat with a button on it into the snow. We said it was a groundhog, and the photo ran in the (Toronto) Star."...

For the whole article: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/groundhog-day-tradition-casts-a-shadow-back-to-medieval-europe-1.2939583

+ Sea otters

hold hands when they sleep so they don't float away from each other.

=== INFObits ===

New real estate trends emerge as number of people calling London home reaches record 8.6 million

by Ellen Mauro, CBC News Posted: Feb 10, 2015 8:17 AM ET Last Updated: Feb 10, 2015 9:03 AM ET

'Iceberg homes'

The economics of the housing challenge have helped fuel the development of new real estate trends, particularly the growing popularity of building basement additions under already built houses, according to architect Ian Hogarth. 

The construction of such basement housing is becoming increasingly prevalent in London’s wealthiest neighbourhoods.

For example, the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea received just 46 planning applications for basement additions in 2001, compared to 450 in 2013. 

Basement construction sites have sprung up in large numbers across Britain's wealthiest neighbourhoods. Advocates of the additions say they are an economic way of adding space to a home, but many neighbours have complained about the disruptive construction. (Pascal Leblond/CBC)

Dubbed “iceberg homes, the extra space created by a new basement is often used for in-home amenities such as gyms, swimming pools and cinema rooms.

From: http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/london-s-record-high-population-creates-real-estate-challenges-1.2951275

There was also a video clip on CBC's The National Feb 10

+ February is Black History Month in Canada

+ SuperBowl had 114M viewers — the most in US TV-viewing history

Is it the Year of Ram, Sheep, or Goat?

"The ambiguity has whipped up discussion in the English world. Actually, when used without attributes, the Chinese character Yang can refer to all of the forgoing ruminants. In terms of traditional culture, however, the zodiac symbol is more likely a Goat, as it is commonly seen among Han People. The images of goats often appear on Chinese New Year stamps and paper-cuts. To ordinary Chinese, it seems the confusion never bothers them. They may take the goat as the zodiac animal, but prefer to buy a sheep mascot, because it is more lovely and fluffy.

According to the Chinese calendar, it is 4712 starting February 19th at 7:48 am, and legend has it that in ancient times, Buddha asked all the animals to meet him on Chinese New Year. Twelve came, and Buddha named a year after each one. He announced that the people born in each animal's year would have some of that animal's personality. People born in the Year of the Sheep are tender, polite, filial, clever, and kind-hearted. They have special sensitivity to art and beauty and a special fondness for quiet living. They are wise, gentle, and compassionate, and can cope with business cautiously and circumspectly. In their daily life, they try to be economical. They are willing to take good care of others, but they should avoid pessimism and hesitation."

+ This Month in Opera History

January 1790 - Mozart's Cosi fan tutte has just premiered.

It's just a couple of days after the premiere of Cosi fan tutte at the Burgtheater, Vienna. Not much is known about the creation process of Cosi, and until fairly recently the piece was regarded as frivolous, immoral, and unworthy. Attitudes towards Cosi however, seem to have shifted recently: there is a belief now that the piece reveals certain psychological truths. Cosi is not as cruel as Les Liaisons dangereuses, but doesn't offer a happy ending, either: audiences are left wondering if the two couples of the story will ever trust as deeply again.

+ 1.5M Lifted Out of Poverty in Ecuador Under Correa -- teleSUR Excerpt: "The Correa administration has also dramatically reduced inequality in the country. In 2007, the country's wealthiest earned 42 times that of the poorest, while in 2014 that was reduced to only 22 times."

READ MORE: http://readersupportednews.org/news-section2/318-66/28270-15m-lifted-out-of-poverty-in-ecuador-under-correa

+ Stephen Fry Marries Elliott Spencer - Entertainment Tonight


Jan 17: British actor and comedian Stephen Fry did not wait long after his...Fry, 57, married Elliott Spencer, 27, and he tweeted out the good news ...

+ Tibet's Monks Resume Self-Immolations

by Jay Michaelson, The Daily Beast -- 20 January 15

...Tibet is the largest nation without self-determination in the world today with over 3 million Tibetans living under Chinese occupation in China and about 150,000 more in exile. Unbelievably, 1.2M Tibetans — over 20% of the country’s pre-occupation population—have died as a result of China’s repressive policies.

By way of comparison, according to Palestinian activists, 100,000 Palestinians (2.5% of the population) have died as a result of Israel-related violence since 1948.

China, however, is not Israel. As a world superpower with growing economic clout, not to mention the world’s most populous nation, there is little other nations can do, either in response to tragedies like the Cultural Revolution or Tienanmen Square massacre, or to ongoing occupations like that of Tibet.

Tibetans know this. The Dalai Lama has said since the late 1990s, that he would accept Chinese rule as long as Tibetans had “a high degree of autonomy, and the Chinese regime stopped the population transfers that have made the Tibetan capital of Lhasa into a majority-Chinese city. But despite eight years of talks (from 2002 to 2010) and the Dalai Lama’s retirement from political life in 2011, not only has no progress been made, but the situation has steadily gotten worse.

Tibetans know this too. Outside of Tibet, the younger generation has questioned the Dalai Lama’s conciliatory policy. Inside of Tibet, the younger generation has become desperate, and self-immolation has become the desperate protest of choice. Echoing the self-immolation of Buddhist monks in Vietnam, the first such act took place in India in 1998, but the tactic began to spread in earnest in 2011....

The rest: http://readersupportednews.org/news-section2/318-66/28160-tibets-monks-resume-self-immolations

+ Non-Proliferation Treaty

For the record: Iran is a signatory. Israel is a nuclear state wch refuses to sign the Non-Proliferation Treaty, and has an estimated arsenal of 80 nuclear warheads and the ballistic missiles to deliver them.

=== More to the budget than oil: the real reason for budget delay. -- Elizabeth May, MP

Some interesting comments in the Island Tides, Feb 5, by May:.....

.....It may surprise readers that I would describe the fiscal impact of the plummeting price of oil as relatively minor. The fiscal impact is small because oil was contributing very little to our total government revenues. Oil based taxes were less than 1% of government revenue and the oil sands only 2% of GDP. The public sector is 40% of GDP.

Contradicting our Governor of the Bank of Canada, the Royal Bank of Canada’s senior economists have analysed the drop in our dollar as overall positive to our economy. ...

{May lists ten benefits; you can read them here: http://islandtides.com/assets/reprint/oil_20150205b.pdf This is the tenth:

  1. Last — and definitely weird — the price of oil is being manipulated by Saudi Arabia. The Saudis have been prepared to ramp-up the production of conventional oils in order to gut the unconventional sources of oil. So a big winner is Saudi Arabia. Harper has sold $10 billion worth of tanks to Saudi Arabia. This is outrageous given their human rights record. But having driven down our dollar, Saudi Arabia should be saving several billion in buying our tanks.

This is a teachable moment. There is much more to the Canadian economy than bitumen.

Actually, my oversimplified view was that Harper doesn't need to court Alberta, that's solid Tory territory, but he does need to win in Ontario and with the lower cost of oil it will definitely help Ontario's manufacturing sector and give the prov a boost. Bingo! Grateful voters.}


Update from: http://readersupportednews.org/news-section2/318-66/27910-145-gaza-families-lost-three-or-more-members-during-israeli-onslaught

145 Gaza Families Lost Three or More Members During Israeli Onslaught by Mondoweiss 06 January 15

New figures released by the Palestinian Ministry of Health to mark the end of 2014 reveal that the number of casualties from Israel’s summer assault on the Gaza Strip is significantly higher than previously reported. The Ministry figures show that the total number of deaths among Palestinians in the 51-day offensive between July 7 and August 28, 2014 reached 2,310, around 100 more than commonly cited figures. The revised toll likely includes a large number of Palestinians whose bodies were found in the rubble following the end of the Israeli bombardment, as well as dozens who have died of their wounds in hospitals in the months since the conflict’s end. The Ministry said that of those killed were 1,802 male and 508 female.

10,626 Palestinians were also injured in the assault, of whom the ministry said 7,275 were male and 3,351 were female. The gender figures include children in both counts, of whom hundreds were killed. The ministry also that in the Gaza Strip 145 families lost three or more members in a single strike, meaning that in some cases entire families were removed from Palestinian civil records. 32 medics were killed and 102 were injured in the offensive, in addition to 36 ambulances and civil defence cars that were destroyed or damaged. Thirteen public hospitals were struck in addition to 17 private and non-governmental hospitals, one of which — al-Wafa Hospital — was completely destroyed. Twenty-three health centers belonging to the ministry were targeted, four of which were completely destroyed. Four private and non-governmental health centers were also targeted, one of which — the Khalil al-Wazir Clinic — was completely destroyed. http://www.maannews.net/eng/ViewDetails.aspx?ID=751290

{'Tis to weep, and now Israel is withholding tax revenue owed to the Palestine Authority b/c of applying to join the ICC Values? Balance?}

+ Banksy Goes Undercover in Gaza, Releases Mini-Documentary by Jenni Ryall, Mashable 27 Feb 15

"The unidentified street artist Banksy has re-emerged in Gaza to create a political mini-documentary about life inside the war-torn region." [Includes a travel video 1min 36sec]

READ MORE: http://readersupportednews.org/news-section2/306-10/28797-banksy-goes-undercover-in-gaza-releases-mini-documentary


As you know, our former premier, Gordon Campbell, is the High Commissioner so was the host. Gordon Smith was there in front of his painting but the news did not mention he's ours -- he's from West Van.

=A= Canada House in London reopened today by Queen Elizabeth

Queen gets new keys similar to set presented to grandfather King George V in 1925

CBC News Posted: Feb 19, 2015 7:47 AM ET Last Updated: Feb 19, 2015 12:43 PM ET

. . . The federal government announced in 2013 that it would consolidate its presence in London at Canada House. In doing so, it put the government’s other property, Macdonald House in central London, up for sale.

Macdonald House was sold for about $500 million and the proceeds were used to buy an adjacent building next to Canada House and renovate both — a project with an estimated cost of around $300 million. . . http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/canada-house-in-london-reopened-today-by-queen-elizabeth-1.2962948

=B= Canada House: What to know about our U.K. outpost

¦ The original Canada House was built between 1824 and 1827 and featured two small buildings behind one common façade, facing onto Trafalgar Square. It was designed by Sir Robert Smirke, the British Museum designer, in the Greek revival style and originally constructed to house the Union Club and the Royal College of Physicians.

The building became the High Commission of Canada in the United Kingdom in 1925 and was officially unveiled by Queen Elizabeth's grandfather, King George V.

By 1963, the facility has become too small for the growing High Commission staff, so much of the administrative business was moved to a second location several blocks away called Macdonald House, in Grosvenor Square.

In 2012, Canada purchased the building adjacent to Canada House, which was built by Sunlife of Canada between 1927 and 1929. Work began to unite the two buildings into one, revitalized Canada House.

The newly-revamped Canada House brings together old and new, by restoring most of the original features of the nearly 200-year-old heritage building and adding in with some of the best of Canada modern design, like this unusual chandelier.

Each of the meeting rooms inside is named after every province, territory, and ocean, and include art and design pieces from their namesake. ¦

...and the large circular rug in the British Columbia Room, below, is made of hand-tufted black and white wool and showcases the art of traditional Coast Salish people of southern B.C.

The building also features more than 200 Canadian art pieces, including a work, below, by Gordon Smith, pieces by Emily Carr, photos by Edward Burtynsky and sculptures by Gathie Falk, among others ¦

. . . Also during the Second World War, it is said that former High Commissioner Vincent Massey ran a pub in the basement for Canadian servicemen.

During the official re-opening Thursday, Queen Elizabeth was presented with a set of ceremonial keys to Canada House, made of gold, silver, and nickel. They are reproductions of the keys that were presented to her grandfather, King George V, when he opened Canada House in 1925.

Read more: http://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/canada-house-what-to-know-about-our-u-k-outpost-1.2243690#ixzz3SHh7eUpt

=C= Queen opens refurbished Canada House in London with -- wait, what? -- ex-foreign minister John Baird

Lee-Anne Goodman, Canadian Press | February 19, 2015 | Last Updated: Feb 19 5:19 PM ET More from Canadian Press


=== WALESWATCH === http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_symbols_of_Wales

The Red Dragon,

part of the national flag design, is also a popular Welsh symbol. The oldest recorded use of the dragon to symbolise Wales is from the Historia Brittonum, written around 820, but it is popularly supposed to have been the battle standard of King Arthur and other ancient Celtic leaders. This myth is likely to have originated from the tale of Merlin's vision of a Red (The Native Britons) and a White (The Saxon Invaders) dragon battling, with the red dragon being victorious. Following the annexation of Wales by England, the red dragon was used as a supporter in the English monarch's coat of arms.

The leek

is also a national emblem of Wales. According to legend, Saint David (the patron saint of Wales[2]) ordered his Welsh soldiers to identify themselves by wearing the vegetable on their helmets in an ancient battle against the Saxons that took place in a leek field. It is still worn on St David's Day each 1 March

The daffodil

is the national flower of Wales, and is worn on St David's Day each 1 March. (In Welsh, the daffodil is known as "Peter's Leek", cenhinen Bedr/Cenin pedr.)


Although an integral part of the United Kingdom, Wales is not represented on the national flag, or Union Flag, more popularly known as the Union Jack.

The proud and ancient battle standard of the Welsh is The Red Dragon (Y Ddraig Goch) and consists of a red dragon, passant (standing with one foot raised), on a green and white background. As with any ancient symbol, the appearance of the dragon has been adapted and changed over the years, and hence several different variations exist.

The current flag was officially adopted in 1959, and is based on an old royal badge used by British kings and queens since Tudor times. The red dragon itself has been associated with Wales for centuries, and as such, the flag is claimed to be the oldest national flag still in use. But why a dragon? The answer to that particular question is lost in history and myth...

...And although Owain Glyndwr raised the dragon standard in 1400 as a symbol of revolt against the English Crown, the dragon was brought to England by the House of Tudor, the Welsh dynasty that held the English throne from 1485 to 1603. It signified their direct descent from one of the noble families of Wales. The green and white stripes of the flag were additions of Henry VII, the first Tudor king, representing the colours of his standard.

During Henry VIII's reign the red dragon on a green and white background became a favourite emblem on Royal Navy ships....

More: http://www.historic-uk.com/HistoryUK/HistoryofWales/The-Red-Dragon-of-Wales/


GOOD NEWS: Rabbis try to protect.....

Israel: Rabbis back 'pre-nups' to let women remarry

Israel: http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-news-from-elsewhere-31711928

Good move esp since Sunday is Int'l Women's Day (March 8)


Israel Marks International Women's Day With Brutality -- teleSUR 

Excerpt: "Over a thousand women demanding the end of the occupation were met with violence."

READ MORE: http://readersupportednews.org/news-section2/318-66/28970-israel-marks-international-womens-day-with-brutality

=== ISISWATCH === Excerpt

The Saudis and Qataris have now pulled back from the militants of Islamic State, fearing them as an internal threat to the House of Saud and Qatar’s ruling family. But individual Saudi sheiks continue to fund their [favourite] jihadis, as do other wealthy Muslims throughout the area. Making religious belief even more central to current conflicts, the Saudis continue to fund Wahhabi mosques and schools throughout the Muslim World, propagating what Cockburn describes as a highly intolerant, puritanical, and exclusive brand of Islam “that imposes sharia law, relegates women to the status of second-class citizens, and regards Shia and Sufi Muslims as non-Muslims to be persecuted along with Christians and Jews.


{Well, Christianity had the Jones cult (BC has the polygamist Mormons of Bountiful), not to mention the Nazis with their iron cross......}


> fresh in our minds after the Feb 23 ccl mtg; here are photos of WV 'giant' homes

Photos: West Vancouver’s giant homes by Miguel Moya, Vancouver Sun February 25, 2015

from $10M+ and even more than $20M......

See/Read more: http://www.vancouversun.com/business/Photos+West+Vancouver+giant+homes/10839367/story.html

> Guinness Family quietly pushes ahead with West Van development plans

KERRY GOLD Special to The Globe and Mail Published Fri Mar 13 Last updated Friday, Mar. 13 2015, 4:39 PM EDT

Not too many people are paying attention to what’s happening in West Vancouver. That™s because most of the change is happening in remote parts of the district, only visible if you’re a local driving through.

Geoff Croll, president of British Pacific Properties, has even tried to lure real estate agents over by picking them up in a limousine for a recent open house.

British Pacific Properties (BPP) has flown largely under the radar in its 84-year history as the development company in charge of developing 4,000 acres of property owned by Britain’s Guinness family. Until recently, the developer has been moving slowly.

We have been kind of invisible, which is okay when you’re only selling 10 units a year, Mr. Croll says.

The BPP of old was all about single-family housing. The BPP of the future is about townhouses, duplexes, and condos as well. Mr. Croll wants to build apartments that are 1,000 square feet and priced at less than $1-million, featuring spectacular views.

It’s a product we haven’t offered before, he says. ...

...In 1931, the Guinness family purchased the land for $75,000 and then invested $1-million in infrastructure. The Olmsted Brothers designed the first British Properties subdivision. They were the firm that designed New York’s Central Park. And of course, the company also helped finance the Lion’s [sic] Gate Bridge and built the Park Royal Shopping Centre in 1950, to help grow the area.....

...The company is still family run, with four Guinness family members on a board of eight.

We are a very small part of their overall business interests, but they’ve always shown interest and still care about it.

...Rodgers Creek has already gone through the community planning process. Now there are a series of upcoming meetings about the future of the Upper Lands, a 6,700-acre parcel of undeveloped land north of the Upper [Levels] Highway. It includes the plans for Cypress Village. The public is invited to give their feedback at meetings on April 11, 14 and 16. Details are on the district website.

Cypress Village has the potential to deliver something that doesn’t exist in the Lower Mainland, says Ashley Willard Bauman, co-chair of the Upper Lands working group, which prepared the report. “It’s a whole new way to live and experience the mountainside, one of the most exciting propositions. And it’s starting at the very preliminary stages.

Mr. Croll is keen on the village creating vibrancy, but also acting as a destination, with good restaurants and pubs for mountain bikers. His renderings show a Whistler-style retail complex with a public square, surrounded by trees and a killer ocean view. But it’s too early to know how big the village will be, or its precise location...

Entire article:



So sad to learn someone cut down 17 newly planted maples in Vancouver on a blvd. Trees don't resist.

=== BOOKWATCH === CBC Bookie Awards -- VOTE!
What books did YOU think were the best of the year? Cast your vote in the annual CBC Bookie Awards by Mon Feb. 23 to have your say. Explore the finalists: http://www.cbc.ca/books/bookies2015/


Written Hawaiian only has 12 letters: a, e, h, i, k, l, m, n, o, p, u, w. Easier to teach kids the alphabet!

=== WORDWATCH === narcissus --> daffodil

Narcissus is a genus of predominantly spring perennial plants in the Amaryllidaceae family. Various common names including daffodil, daffadowndilly, narcissus, and jonquil are used to describe all or some members of the genus.

=== THOUGHTS on (constitutional) monarchy......

+ If the Allies at the peace table at Versailles had allowed a Hohenzollern, a Wittelsbach, and a Habsburg to return to their thrones, there would have been no Hitler. A democratic basis of society might have been preserved by a crowned Weimar in contact with the victorious Allies. -- Winston Churchill, 26th April 1946

+ Something as curious as the monarchy won't survive unless you take account of people's attitudes. After all, if people don't want it, they won't have it. -- Prince Charles

+ I would rather obey a fine lion, much stronger than myself, than two hundred rats of my own species. • Voltaire

+ In examining the division of powers, as established by the Federal Constitution, remarking on the one hand the portion of sovereignty which has been reserved to the several States, and on the other, the share of power which has been given to the Union, it is evident that the Federal legislators entertained very clear and accurate notions respecting the centralization of government. The United States form not only a republic, but a confederation; yet the national authority is more centralized there than it was in several of the absolute monarchies of Europe.... • Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America (1835)

+ Those who imagine that a politician would make a better figurehead than a hereditary monarch might perhaps make the acquaintance of more politicians. -- Baroness Thatcher, November 1995

+ I think it is a misconception to imagine that the monarchy exists in the interests of the monarch. It doesn’t. It exists in the interests of the people. -- HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, 1969.

+ Canadians should realise when they are well off under the Monarchy. For the vast majority of Canadians, being a Monarchy is probably the only form of government acceptable to them. I have always been for parliamentary democracy and I think the institution of Monarchy with the Queen heading it all has served Canada well.

-- Pierre Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada, 1973.

+ The State functions more easily if it can be personified. An elected President who has stepped out of politics, like the French President, is no substitute for a King who has stepped in by right of inheritance. Still less is an active politician, like the President of the United States, a substitute. We can damn the Government and cheer the King.

-- W Ivor Jennings, The British Constitution, 1943.

+ To be a king and wear a crown is more glorious to them that see it than it is a pleasure to them that bear it.

-- Queen Elizabeth I


> Abraham Lincoln was assassinated in 1865. There was widespread grief in B.C. at the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. On the 150th anniversary of his death, British Columbians are asked to participate in the international commemoration of his life and legacy.

Sam Sullivan, MLA for Vancouver-False Creek, is engaging with British Columbians to consider and share their stories about Abraham Lincoln. In particular, Sullivan invites submissions from those whose heritage is linked with the legacy he created. To learn more: http://engage.gov.bc.ca/abrahamlincolnlegacy/

+ HERITAGE SOCIETY of BC http://www.heritagebc.ca 604 428 7243 ofc hrs 8am - 6pm Mon - Thurs

The ofc is in West Van! Ste 102 - 657 Marine; toll-free: 1 855 349 7243

Grants --

Get more information and apply for grants through Heritage Legacy Fund, and other organizations that provide funding for heritage conservation, awareness, training, planning, and special projects.

As a non-profit, Heritage BC is funded through membership fees, program and service revenues, charitable gifts and donations as well as sponsorships. Today we have a growing membership of individuals, groups, and business members who share a common interest in heritage conservation, historic places, and promoting the value of British Columbia’s heritage for all. Please join us!

> Other activities and much more information: http://www.heritagebc.ca/home/

+ HERITAGE WEST VAN heritage.westvan.org 922 4400 info@heritage.westvan.ca

Heritage Week 2015 {Feb 16 - 22}

The theme for Heritage Week 2015 in British Columbia is Main Street: At The Heart of The Community.

The week is designated as Heritage Day across Canada by Heritage Canada. SEE FLYER pp43/44

+ HERITAGE VANCOUVER SOCIETY http://www.heritagevancouver.org/

i~ 6:30 - 8:30pm ~ Tuesday March 17 -- Tales from the West End: Creating community with stories

Ongoing event, third Tuesday of every month; JJ Bean Coffee Roasters (Bidwell and Davie) 1209 Bidwell

'Tales from the West End' is an invitation to explore and experience our community through stories about our common past. The JJBean coffee shop is located in the original Maxine’s Hideaway, a West End landmark with many tales hidden in its walls, including illicit activities that add to the colourful folklore of the West End.

This is an opportunity to visit this renovated historic building, hear stories, and tell your stories about the West End. Come and meet your nbrs and explore ideas to create cmnty around the stories that contributed to creating our neighbourhood.

Event is free, no registration required ; made possible by the

Heritage Vancouver Society, Gordon Neighbourhood House, the Greenest City Fund, JJBean, and WEArts.

+ VANCOUVER HERITAGE FOUNDATION (http://www.vancouverheritagefoundation.org)

> March 13 Heritage Action Plan Feedback Deadline

The first round of Heritage Action Plan Open Houses have concluded for now, however there is still a chance to offer feedback. All of the presentation boards are available on the City of Vancouver Heritage Action Plan (COV HAP) web page, along with the questionnaire that was offered. Feedback on the open houses is being accepted until March 13th.

Visit the COV HAP page to offer feedback regarding issues raised at the Heritage Action Plan open houses including definitions of character, plans and proposed guidelines for First Shaughnessy and zoning recommendations.

www.vancouver.ca/heritage-action-plan. The deadline to respond is Friday March 13th.

All of this info, along with updates as they occur, are available on our Understanding the Heritage Action Plan page.

~ 2 - 4pm ~ March 15 -- Added Tour Date: "Shaughnessy Heights: The Swellest and Most Beautiful Nbrhd!"

As this walking tour has proven incredibly popular, we have been able to add a fourth date to John Atkin's walking tour of Shaughnessy. Explore the neighbourhood’s heritage value, and examine its complex and intriguing devt history. Discover winding avenues, lush landscaping and grand homes with some fabulous architecture.

Space is limited 2 - 4pm Sunday March 15th Call 264 9642 to Register $15 (inc. tax)

~ 7:30pm Tuesday March 17 Evening Lecture: Art Deco Architecture in Vancouver

There's v limited availability for this popular lecture. Pls give us a call to claim one of the last few spots, or to be added to the wait list.

Vancouver has a few famous examples of Art Deco architecture, such as the Marine Building, however there are lesser known examples all over the city. Learn what defines this elaborate and exuberant architectural movement by taking a closer look at Vancouver's popular and lesser known Art Deco buildings with Maurice Guibord.

University Women's Club at Hycroft, 1489 McRae Ave Call to Register $15 (inc. tax)

=== MAIKU === 2015 January 20   (mother)   

    peacefully asleep

                eyes open slowly

                            soften, exude warmth and love


2015 February 16 to 22 updated February 18

* HERITAGE WEEK in West Vancouver *

Theme: Main Street

West Vancouver has been celebrating Heritage Week since 1989 (and BC has for over 30 years!). We hope you'll enjoy the activities this year and the focus on our commercial centres.

The theme for Heritage Week 2015 in BC is Main Street: At The Heart of the Community. The week kicks off with the national Heritage Day designated by Heritage Canada The National Trust.

This Heritage Week celebrates the history of your Main Streets and the revitalization of traditional downtowns throughout British Columbia.


DAILY EVENTS {with details overleaf}

+ MONDAY February 17 ~ 7pm ~ Proclamation of Heritage Week at DWV Council

+ TUESDAY February 18

= Join the North Shore Heritage Preservation Society, see presentation on heritage properties

and neighbourhood character [7:30pm at Westerleigh Mtg Rm]

= All week, see the display: Portals of the Past: a Brief History of the Ferry Building Gallery

= View Journeying With The Totems at the Silk Purse ends Feb 22

+ THURSDAY February 19

~ Lunar New Year (see Saturday)

~ 6pm ~ Upper Lands Study Review Working Group mtg at Srs' Ctr starts with info re Heritage.

~ 7:30pm ~ “Undoing a Lifetime of Damage: The Ecological Restoration of Mackay Creek Estuary“

Free public talk for Vancouver Natural History Society at Unitarian Church, Vancouver

+ FRIDAY February 20

~ 2:30 - 4:30pm ~ Heritage Cream Tea at Srs' Ctr: Hollyburn Lodge presentation and music


~ 1 - 3:30pm ~ LUNAR NEW YEAR celebrations in the atrium of the Community Ctr

with MP John Weston along with the Canadian-Chinese Outreach Society and the North Shore Korean Youth Community

+ SUNDAY February 22 ~ 2pm and 3pm ~ Tours of Point Atkinson Light Station


Vancouver's Chinese New Year Parade at 11am Sunday in Chinatown


See the Heritage BC website for background and more events and info: http://www.heritagebc.ca/

For info on Hollyburn Heritage Society / Hollyburn Lodge, visit: http://hollyburnheritage.ca/home/

and on the West Vancouver Historical Society, wvhs.ca

Other activities and events: Heritage Vancouver Society -- http://www.heritagevancouver.org

Vancouver Heritage Foundation -- http://www.vancouverheritagefoundation.org

For addl info, pls call 922 4400, write HWk2015@heritage.westvan.org , see heritage.westvan.org

Carolanne Reynolds,

Chair, Heritage West Van




+ PARK ROYAL South: the only place in WV that has a Main Street! Visit the Village!

North: Murchie's Tea and Coffee —- from 1894 (but not always at PkR!)

+ AMBLESIDE: West Van Florist (from 1933) historic display; tulips, lilies (even oriental lilies) on sale

+ DUNDARAVE: Restaurants: the Red Lion and the Beach House

+ CAULFEILD VILLAGE: Display at the Caulfeild Village Gallery

+ HORSESHOE BAY: Sewell's Marina (from 1931): 15% off boat rentals till end of the month


= Journeying With The Totems at the Silk Purse ends Feb 22

Acrylic Painter Andre J. Prevost captures in stunning realism, the majesty of First Nations totems and carvings from around the West Coast.

= Ferry Building Gallery: Portals of the Past: History of the Ferry Building Gallery 1912-2012

During Heritage Week, the gallery will be selling printed copies of "Portals of our Past" -- a brief history of the building -- for just $5 each. More info: http://ferrybuildinggallery.com/

A heritage slide show will also be on view in the gallery throughout the week.


THURSDAY February 19

Undoing a Lifetime of Damage: The Ecological Restoration of Mackay Creek Estuary

A free public talk for the Botany Section of Vancouver Natural History Society www.naturevancouver.ca.

Speaker: Julia Alards-Tomalin at the Unitarian Church, 949 West 49th Ave (at Oak St), Vancouver

Description of talk: Ecological restoration is a worthwhile, but complex, process that has been gaining support and momentum in recent years. We will look at a case study on the restoration of Mackay Creek Estuary and the various stages that have taken place in this project from the initial gathering of support to the trials of maintaining the site.

Julia currently works in the field of ecological restoration, where she specializes mainly in the removal of invasive plants. She has studied Forestry and Ecological Restoration at BCIT and has also received training in Ecological Landscape Design. In addition to field work, she enjoys teaching part-time and public speaking on various environmental topics.

FRIDAY February 20

~ 2:30 - 4:30pm ~  "Keeping  Connected" Heritage Cream Tea at the Srs Ctr

Presentation by Iola Knight on the Restoration Project of the Hollyburn Lodge.

Entertainment by Michael Cumblidge and friends from Capilano U Music Dept. 

  For info, pls contact Joni 925 7211 

SATURDAY February 21

~ 1 - 3:30pm ~ Celebrate Lunar New Year, Year of the Sheep/Goat/Ram in the Cmnty Ctr's atrium

Performances; Lucky Draws; Games; Complimentary Treats; it's Year 4712!

SUNDAY February 22

~ 2 and 3pm ~ Guided tours of the Point Atkinson Light Station

Meet at the light station gates by the stone wall (organized by the WV Historical Society)

+ NEXT WEEK on WEDNESDAY February 25

~ 7pm ~ Old Growth Conservancy Society (OGCS) AGM at the Srs' Ctr

Q: Is there an older business in WV than Chapman Land Surveying (1906)?


We gratefully acknowledge the support of: the District of West Vancouver, Heritage BC, Hollyburn Heritage Society, Hollyburn Ridge Assn, WV Historical Society; David Cook, Elaine Graham, Don Grant, Peter Miller, Mike Mulberry, George Pajari, Ruth Payne, Jackie Swanson, Tom Wardell; Cypress Mountain, Murchie's Tea and Coffee, Park Royal, Sewell's Marina, Silicon-by-the-Sea; West Van Florist; local businesses; heritage and community groups; and volunteers who make this special week possible honouring our heritage.

HWV heritage.westvan.org and contact Carolanne Reynolds, Chair of Heritage West Van: heritage@westvan.org


celebrate our beautiful community now and year round!


Naomi Wakan


Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of the cancer cell.

` ` -- Edward Abbey, American naturalist and author (29 Jan 1927 - 1989)

The man who has done his level best, and who is conscious that he has done his best, is a success, even though the world may write him down as a failure.

        -- B. C. Forbes, Scottish financial journalist and father of Malcolm Forbes (1880 - 1954)

Is it [hunting] really a sport if you have all the equipment and your opponent doesn't know a game is going on? 

— Bill Maher, American comedian, actor, and writer (b. 20 Jan 1956)

All progress has resulted from people who took unpopular positions.

-- Adlai Stevenson, American governor and ambassador (1900 —1965)

There is nothing worse than a sharp image of a fuzzy concept.

-- Ansel Adams, American photographer (20 Feb 1902 - 1984)

Architecture is inhabited sculpture. -- Constantin Brancusi, Romanian sculptor (19 Feb 1876 - 1957)

It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade. -- Charles Dickens, Great Expectations, English writer (1812 - 1870)

When once the itch of literature comes over a man, nothing can cure it but the scratching of a pen. 

— Samuel Lover, Anglo-Irish songwriter, composer, novelist, and artist (1797 - 1868)

Poor is the power of the lead that becomes bullets compared to the power of the hot metal that becomes type. 

— Georg Brandes, Danish critic and scholar (1842 - 1927)

Mistakes are a fact of life.

   It is the response to error that counts. —  Nikki Giovanni, American poet (b 1943)

Mistakes are a part of being human.

Appreciate your mistakes for what they are:

    precious life lessons that can only be learned the hard way.

          — Al Franken, American comedian, now US senator (b 1951)

Franken wryly added:

Unless it's a fatal mistake, which, at least, others can learn from.

There are two razors to keep handy when analyzing the cut and thrust of politics.

One is Occam's, which says that the simplest explanation is usually the correct one, and the other is Hanlon's, which stipulates you should never attribute to malice that which can adequately be explained by stupidity.

from: http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/john-baird-s-resignation-produces-a-lot-to-cut-through-1.2948243

The apple crossed the street because he wanted to get to the other cider the road.

Art theft is a haul of frames.

A ship's captain is a sails manager.

People have a happy time vacationing in Ireland because they are walking on Eire.

My shrink assures me that my obsession with the formalization of puns is just a 'phrase I'm going through'.

You wouldn't stop me if I were a polar bear.

I pointed to two old drunks across the bar from us

and told my friend Bob, "That'll be us in ten years."

He turned to me and said,

"That's a mirror, you dumb sh*t."

ART: quotations & pun cartoon

Henri Matisse:   Creativity takes courage.

Pablo Picasso:   Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.  

Art is the lie that enables us to realize the truth.

Emile Zola: If you ask me what I came to do in this world, I, an artist, will answer you: I am here to live out loud

Thomas Merton:  Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.

Vincent van Gogh:   I dream my painting and I paint my dream.

Oscar Wilde:   Art is the only serious thing in the world. And the artist is the only person who is never serious.

Carolanne Reynolds, Editor, West Van Matters ph 926 8649 f 484 5992 www.westvan.org