2015 CCL MTG NOTES Jun 8; June 22, July 6/20/27 Bits; Calendar to August 22+
JUSTICE INSTITUTE of BC • OCP Update • Burnside Walkway • RoyalTea

by Carolanne Reynolds, Editor
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make the most of it

you're younger today

than you will be tomorrow

= NEXT CCL MTG Sept 14! and mtgs will start at 6pm until the end of the year

= Vive le Canada (Medal for Volunteers); from the Editor's Desk (WVM; Restored Faith; WV Video probs); WVPD (Fentanyl); Updates & Info (Warnings; Gleneagles Restaurant; WV Newsbites; MLA Sultan; Streamkeepers' newsletter)

= CALENDAR to August 22+; CULTUREWATCH (Theatre; Art; MoV; Music; Writers; Festivals; Talks/Walks)

= HEADSUPS 2015 -- 8A: July 6 Ccl Summary; Christening; Water // 6B: July 20 Agenda; Mtgs // 8C: Events, Mtgs

8D: July 27 Main items; July 20 Bits; mtgs, etc // 8E: HAF; Antony Holland; Hall News; July 27 Ccl Bits; Events, Music // 8F: Updates; Mtgs, etc + CEC; Perseids; Museum Home Tour Report; Walk & Roll

= CCL MTG NOTES: June 8; Jun 22 Main Items


=== Vive le CANADA === From the Prime Minister's Web Site (http://www.pm.gc.ca/)

PM welcomes the creation of the Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers

July 15 announcement of the creation of the Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers. As Canada’s Sovereign and font of honours, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Queen of Canada, has given her approval to this addition to the Canadian Honours System.

It will recognize individuals who, through acts of volunteerism, have enriched the life of their communities and, by extension, Canada.

The design of the new medal was released earlier today by His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada. The medal program will be managed by the Chancellery of Honours as part of the Office of the Secretary to the Governor General, which is responsible for administering the Canadian Honours System.

The timing of today’s announcement comes in advance of September 9th – the date upon which Her Majesty’s reign will officially surpass that of her great-great-grandmother, Queen Victoria, making her the longest reigning Sovereign in the modern era of Canada.

Picture and details: https://www.gg.ca/document.aspx?id=16147&lan=eng

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

Had thought I'd shove WVM 9/10 out but, as you see, this is WVM 9.5, lopsided as it is. Cdn't face waiting to finish polishing June 22, a ccl mtg that went from 6pm to almost 11pm -- yes, about five hours! --, so in the interests of getting something out, this has only June 8. Let's see if WVM 10/11 (?) will have the rest: June 22, July 6/20/27. Hope so; or maybe July will be separate.

Long time coming so some events alas past but you'll have contacts.

Summer hot and heavy. Great weather. Beautiful fireworks -- and Canada won. Colourful Pride Parade. Lots of festivals. And now Canada has embarked on the longest election time period since 1874 according to some experts (and in 90 years by others).

While writing this bit I'm watching the debate [1:21] re the Senate {IMO improve/better than abolish!}

May is doing v well, esp talking about the Senate in reply to Mulcair.

Harper deviously said Liberals in the Senate... [not quite true].

UK PM Harold Wilson said "A week is a long time in politics", and that is true.

Mulcair is not convincing re abolition

Trudeau up to them [1:30], oft quoted answer "NINE".

fyi, John Weston cannot be referred to as an MP as of August 2 b/c in the election/campaign period -- 78 days!

It's not all doom and gloom. Two great stories. A few weeks ago homeless man in Victoria turned in $2000 that he found. The police and ppl were so impressed they donated money to him. Think it quickly went to over $4000 but when offered to him, he declined and wanted it given to a shelter.

Recently a Vancouver police officer went undercover and in a wheelchair for five days in the Downtown East Side b/c of complaints of someone robbing disabled there. Instead he found ppl v helpful, even giving him correct change, and in fact, he ended up with $24 more than he started with. There are many good ppl everywhere in Vancouver.

The rushed-out WVM 7/8 needed further editing wch is now done and the revised version is on the website. The RoyalTea-by-the-Sea is on Saturday August 8th. More in next issue, but we're so lucky it didn't rain until just before 4, the end. See the flyer on page 37.

Internet problems have slowed the appearance of WVM 9/10; deciding whether or not to send out an incomplete one or wait. Probably will do both. Some obstacles. The video of the June 8 ccl mtg has this notice: “Due to technical difficulties a portion of the item is presented without audio but for most appears to be there. Confounded when checking what was said at the May 26 public mtg on housing bulk cdn't find the video (am sure staff will let me know if one's been posted to the website yet), then noticed there were minutes for that mtg. (I shd hv read them for the June 22 mtg but alas, didn't: a lesson.)

Then astounded when I found I and my remarks were missing. Strangely, my husband's name was there and he was reading the rest of my remarks (b/c I stopped at the time limit). No doubt am looking into that.

Another query involves the July 6 ccl mtg. I was out of town so watched the mtg live-streamed for the first time. Was frustrated when no slides appeared yet presenters and mbrs of ccl referred to what was there. M staff are looking into this. I was relieved to be told usually you can see the slides when you watch the ccl mtg on TV.

Have fun on the waterfront with Harmony Arts and other seaside delights!

Hope you're all enjoying this great summer!

=== WVPD === Fentanyl Aug 13 -- E-Policing for Parents

Don’t wait for tragedy to hit home before you learn about the dangers of Fentanyl.

Abuse of this powerful prescription painkiller has been linked to deaths across Canada and been the subject of national and WVPD ePolicing for Parents warnings as far back as 2013. ...

...Fentanyl is an opioid-based pain killer roughly 100 times stronger than morphine. It is commonly prescribed in the form of a patch that is applied to the skin to release appropriate dosage in a timed release fashion.

The dose must be carefully monitored to avoid accidental overdose. This makes it particularly high risk for people who have never used opioids or for people who may mistakenly use fentanyl thinking it is something else.

Drug users who cut or manipulate a Fentanyl patch and ingest, inject or smoke a gel form of the drug must be aware that a fatal overdose can result.... Click Here For More Information on Fentanyl at www.wvpd.ca

=== UPDATES & INFO ===

> WARNINGS! Scams are multiplying. Again, I've received email purporting to be from me and it wasn't.

= do not open attachments unless you know the person it's from and are expecting the message (it is easy to fake the "From: name/address").

= do not fall for someone purporting to call re fixes for your Windows computer, esp if you haven't one!

= do not give out your credit card info (usu they promise a lower interest rate) -- they're 'phishing' and will use the card.

= do not pay when told you owe money to the CRA; CRA does not email or phone anyone.

= do not give the "CRA" your bank information to deposit your "refund"; CRA does not work that way.

= do stay alert; do stay suspicious; it it doesn't look right, it probably isn't.

> Lots of summer activities! Read the Srs' Ctr's Enews:



Jul 16, 2015 -- The Gleneagles Clubhouse restaurant space is now home to the Appleback Grill, open for business starting today at 4pm. The casual family dining space is open seven days per week from 7:30am to 10pm (with the exception of modified opening week hours of 11am to 10pm from July 17–19). The restaurant’s name comes from its connection to the seven apple trees which have stood at Gleneagles since 1927. The apple trees were planted by Peter Larsen, the original founder and proprietor of the course, and are still standing tall at Gleneagles (and bearing fruit). Specimens from the trees were appraised by apple experts and one was found to date back as far as the 1800s. This restaurant space features indoor and patio seating.

The entire Gleneagles Clubhouse space is available for private events which can be booked through the facility's new operator, Peake of Catering. More info:

Gleneagles Golf Course and Clubhouse: http://westvancouver.ca/parks-recreation/community-centres/gleneagles-golf-course-and-club-house

Appleback Grill -- http://gleneaglesclubhouse.com/#new-page-section

> NEWSBITES -- DETAILS IN: http://westvancouver.ca/news/news-bites-july-15

TOPICS: First coach house approved

Green Can distribution ends

Specialized text service T9-1-1

Boating to Harmony?

Pre-pay utility bill online

How Did You Get Here campaign

> Cycling BC

Read more: http://us3.campaign-archive1.com/?u=05396696229a2e236eb99a8dd&id=b04b8b3b7c&e=f1cb9865a1

- Pan Am Games -- BC cyclists continue their medal streak at the Pan Am Games in Toronto, with Evan Carey winning gold in the Men's Team Sprint, Laura Brown and Jasmin Glaesser taking gold in Women's Team Pursuit, Glaesser with silver in the Women's Omnium and ITT, and Brown in fourth place in the ITT.

- Canadian Mountain Bike XCO Championships

BC riders met with success in Quebec for Nationals, as Emily Handford won her first national championships silver medal, and Rhys Verner captured both a bronze and silver medal.

> MLA Ralph Sultan's newsletter July 22 about:

To Vaccinate or Not That is the Question; Saving Sunflower Pre-school and Bonnie Bairns Daycare; Life on the Edge of a Shifting Plate; “Water, water, everywhere

the whole newsletter: http://ralphsultanmla.ca/newsletter/west-vancouver-capilano-report-summer-2015/

> WV Streamkeepers

The website is in a new format aiming to make the site easier to navigate as well as more informative.

You can check it out at: http://www.westvancouverstreamkeepers.ca/index.html

=== CALENDAR to August 22nd ===

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.]

NB: Look carefully when you're checking DWV's Calendar. It starts with Sunday whereas the ones I have start with Monday so weekend and Sunday at the end of the week!


== SATURDAYS == Every Saturday until September!

~ 11am - 4pm ~ AMBLESIDE FARMERS' MARKET -- 1500 Block Bellevue

Come down and enjoy a great variety of organic and conventional produce; as well as a fantastic selection of baking,

syrups, jams, jellies, honey, and salsas. There is always an assortment of handcrafted clothing, pottery, soaps, and

jewellery. The Ambleside Market has a book exchange, newspaper reading area, games table, and kids' play area.


Join us from July 1st - September 6th for live musical entertainment in The Village at Park Royal by Whole Foods Market and in The Plaza at Park Royal South, near the Salmon Spindle Whorl fountain.

Find out more. http://shopparkroyal.com/events/park-royal-presents-summer-music-lounge

July 31 to Aug 9; Opening July 31 Friday 6pm

Please join us at Millennium Park for the opening of You and I at the Harmony Arts Festival

Marie Khouri's works often start in the palm of her hand, where she models clay and other materials into shapes that evoke a body's curves and other organic forms. Khouri, who was born in Egypt and raised in Lebanon until civil war forced her to relocate to Europe, draws on her cultural background and classical training to create complex works imbued with meaning. Khouri's Harmony Arts Festival installation, entitled You and I, spells its namesake in Arabic script. Viewers are invited to interact with the sinuous sculptures which act as seating and provoke us to consider how art and ideas can link people and cultures. You and I creates a space for public engagement: a place for sitting, conversation or simply enjoyment. Marie Khouri lives and works in Vancouver.

Organized by the WV MUSEUM and Pantea Haghighi, You and I is courtesy of the artist and Equinox Gallery.


=== Wednesday August 19


~ 7pm ~ Ambleside Community Gardeners Meeting at the Library

Everyone who has a garden plot in the “old or “new cmnty gardens on Argyll is invited to attend.

=== Thursday August 20


re the establishment of the ADBIA at the Library; please RSVP to: info@adbia.ca

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

In the Gallery – Harmony Arts Retrospective from July 23 – August 24

Celebrates 25 years of Harmony Arts through the changing design styles that have evolved as the festival has grown.

We've Upgraded our Wireless Network

The next time you bring your device into the Library, go into your Wi-Fi settings and connect to our new network West Vancouver Memorial Library. If you have any questions, staff at the Information Desks on the Main Floor, the Community Computing Centre, and in the Youth Department are happy to help!

English Conversation Circle ~ 10:30 – 11:30am ~ Saturdays

Spend your Saturday mornings this summer engaged in lively English conversation. July 4, 11, 18, and 25

Join Cathy Lansdell this summer for lively and interesting English conversation. August 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29

MOVIE NIGHTS ~ 6:30 - 8:30pm ~ Mondays

July 20 -- Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

For a group of British retirees, a "luxurious" hotel in India is not exactly as advertised.

July 27: -- Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

More fun and games with our favourite hotel guests.

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

June 27 to August 29 -- extended to Sept 19

From the Inside Out Integrating Art and Architecture on the West Coast

A uniquely West Coast style of modernist art and architecture flourished on the North Shore from the late 1940s to the early 1980s. Inspired by the rugged beauty of the coast and its soaring mountain backdrop, aspiring architects sought out sites that tested the limits of building design, and integrated art and a humanistic approach to create a new way of living. This exhibition examines the legacy of several influential artists and architects by showcasing their extraordinary projects alongside artworks and photographs that capture their new forms of architecture and design.

Included in the exhibition are architectural projects by Ned Pratt, B.C. Binning, Fred Hollingsworth,

Arthur Erickson, Bruno Freschi, & Zoltan Kiss, as well as art works by Jack Shadbolt, Gordon Smith, Bill Reid, Len Norris, Egon Eppich, Wayne Ngan, Kawai Kanjiro, and Shoji Hamada, and furniture designed by Ned Pratt, Fred Hollingsworth, and Francisco Kripacz. Also included are unpublished original drawings of the Keay Residence by B.C. Binning, and an unbuilt summer cottage designed by Binning for the Keay family. These drawings were recently donated to the WV Museum by John Keay, who grew up in the house designed by B.C. Binning and consulting architect, Ned Pratt.The Museum gratefully acknowledges the donation of photography archives from Selwyn Pullan and John Fulker, whose luminous photographs showcase the work of so many midcentury professionals. The exhibition highlights the legacy of influential midcentury artists and architects by illustrating the many connections among local artists, architects, and their clients.

HOME TOUR -- Saturday July 11 from 11am to 6pm

Home Tour tickets are on sale now. Tickets can be purchased over the phone or online, but not at the museum.

10th Annual West Coast Modern Home Tour -- Tour 11 am to 4 pm; Reception (Eagle Hbr Yacht Club) 4 to 6 pm


The tour was a great success. See the report with photos:: http://westvancouvermuseum.ca/about/news_1/2015_home_tour_report

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

~~~ July 14 - 29 -- Casting Light on "Shadows & Fragments"

Moved to document experiences in our lives in pictures and diaries, we nonetheless sense our memories as elusive fragments; faint shadows of reality. -- Freda Pagani, artist statement

New works by two intriguing and complementary artists, George Dart and Freda Pagani. presented. Both received graduate degrees from UBC and have exhibited previously at the gallery ... See more: http://ow.ly/R3SrH

Opening Reception Tues July 14th, from 6 to 8pm + Meet the Artists Sat July 18th from 2 to 3pm

~~~ Brisas del Palmar live at Salsa by the Sea

Join us for Brisas del Palmar! Live Cuban music at Salsa by the Sea

Thursday July 23 ~~ Salsa Lesson from 6:30 - 7:30pm ~~ Band from 7:30 - 9pm

Ambleside Landing behind the gallery on the waterfront Drop-in admission $6

Grupo Cubano Brisas del Palmar are known in Cuba as one of the leading groups of traditional music. GrupoCubano.com


~~~ July 31 - August 16 -- "25 Years, 25 Artists" One connected work.

A special curated exhibition celebrating 25 years of visual arts at the Harmony Festival, featuring work by Jane Adams, Carole Arnston, Heather Aston, Janis Blyth, Bobbie Burgers, Barrie Chadwick, Lil Chrzan, Cori Creed, Dene Croft,

Rod Gildersleeve, Jani Guzi, Kiff Holland, Maria Josenhans, Peter Kiss, Colin Righton, Brian Romer, Barry Shelton, Monica Shelton, Arnold Shives, Stuart Slind, Sylvia Tait, Tracy Tarling, Alfonso Tejada, Michael Tickner, and XwaLackTun

Opening Reception: Friday July 31 from 6 - 7pm

~~~ August 16 - Sept 5 -- "Corvus & Wolf"

sculptures in wire, rubber & wood by Lee Roberts

Opening Reception: Tuesday Aug 18 from 6 - 8pm. Meet the Artist: Saturday Aug 22 from 2 - 3pm

~~~ Thursday August 20 ~~~ 6:30 - 8:30pm

DJ Yunesky Sanchez Cuban

Latin rhythms: salsa, merengue, bachata, reggaeton, cumbia Latin, and American hip hop

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

~~~ August 11 - 30 Maya Telford: Art of the Sacred Feminine

Acrylic painter Maya Telford celebrates the strength & sacredness of the feminine spirit through colourful & symbolic representations of female divinity from various cultures.

Opening reception: Tuesday August 11th from 6 - 8pm

The WV Cmnty Arts Ccl (WVCAC) publishes a newsletter each quarter. Pick up a printed copy at the Silk Purse,

or download the latest version by clicking here: July-September 2015 Newsletter

+++ KAY MEEK CENTRE +++ http://www.kaymeekcentre.com/on_stage/events_calendar {see for all events}

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

Presenting our 2015/16 Theatre Season

Purchase a Flex Pass and see all four shows for only $132! Book premium seats and save a total of $71 with a Flex 4 Pass! Quantities are limited, order by July 31st for the best price and seat selection all season. Call the Box Office at 981 6335 or see the 'How to Order' section to the left for instructions on how to print and order form.

See the entire 2015/16 Season line-up HERE


> 3E FILM FESTIVAL August 10-11 & 17-18 | 7pm

An exciting cmnty festival ~ of films, speakers and renewable energy industry leaders, followed by interactive dialogue.

The 3E FESTIVAL is an exploration of Howe Sound alternatives to a Liquid Fractured Gas refining, cooling, and exporting terminal. The surrounding communities of WV, Sea-to-Sky Country, and Coast Salish First Nations have been involved in on-going discussions over the proposal by Woodfibre LNG Ltd. and so this festival of perspectives, is a contribution to the debate.

With creativity, innovation, and our investment capital, we are able to nurture a local, healthy economy for the well-being of both our future generations and our beautiful environment.

Now is the time to make wise choices!



Reception following, featuring locally distilled/brewed drinks and homegrown organic canapés!

For further info: www.3efestival.org

Tickets: Adults $20 each or $60 festival pass; Students $12 each or $36 festival pass

+++ 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

Meat Draws resuming Saturday August 15


A statue of Lieutenant-Colonel John McCrae, author of “In Flanders Fields, was unveiled recently in Ottawa. The unveiling marked the 100th anniversary of the writing of the poem, as well as the centennial of the Second Battle of Ypres where Canadian soldiers endured the horrors of gas warfare for the first time.

The Canadian doctor who penned the poem “In Flanders Fields in the midst of one of the bitterest battles of the First World War has been commemorated in Ottawa with a statue.


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

getting ready for Taste of Dundarave in September!

=== CULTUREWATCH === {hit and miss!}

{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 –- 739 0559 See bardonthebeach.org

Attended all four Opening Nights; must say four v different plays/styles. Two-word descriptions for now: Comedy of Errors (sci-fi steampunk); King Lear (regal performance);

Love's Labour's Lost (1920s' Song-and-Dance), Shakespeare's Rebel (swashbuckling intrigue)

Lots of special evenings such as Opera and Arias on Mondays, Wine Wednesdays, Talkback Tuesdays

{PPS to 8F has info on Bard on the Boat w/ VMM (p22) on Thursday Aug 20}

+ Arts Club 687 1644 artsclub.com -- Les Miserables -- July 2 - Aug 23

+ Jericho Arts Ctr -- jerichoartscentre.com

Ensemble Theatre Festival:The Children's Hour,'Tis Pity She's a Whore, Frost/Nixon from July 6 - Aug 8

+ Theatre Under the Stars (TUTS) tuts.ca

in Stanley Park; ph 877 840 0457 ~~ Hairspray and Oliver (alternating) held over to August 29

+ Waterfront Theatre 877 840 0457

Jesus Christ Superstar fightingchanceproductions.ca ~~ till August 22



Of Heaven and Earth: 500 years of Italian Painting from Glasgow Museums

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

+ CAROUN ART GALLERY www.Caroun.net 1403 Bewicke Ave., NV 778 372 0765

If you’re out of Vancouver, you could visit the exhibition online later in August at:


You’re welcome to take part in Caroun Photo Club Photo Contest in 2015 too:


All the 2015 photo contests and result of the previous are posted on website in Persian & English.

Summer Group Exhibition

Painting, Photography, Calligraphy, and Jewellery by: Bahman Doustdar, Faranak Mohebbi, Farhad Varasteh, Fereshte Montaseri, Fereshteh Shahani, Homa Naeli, Leyla Mohammadi, Mohammad Reza Torabi, Partow Pourgharaei, Saba Orouji, Sahar Seyedi, and Zohreh Hamraz

August 1-14 (Tue-Sat) 12-8pm with the Opening Reception: Sat August 1 from 4 - 8pm


Opening August 16, Lively Objects brings together artworks that vibrate with mechanical, digital, and magical forces. Installations hidden throughout the Museum's history galleries awaken our fascination with objects that come to life.

The artworks in Lively Objects take a variety of forms-gloves, tables, figurines, machines, and projected images. Visitors can hunt for them or drift through the galleries and take their chances. Some works hide in plain sight, speaking only to those who stop to listen. Others deliberately pull focus and make a ruckus.

In Lively Objects, artefacts do not quietly await our appreciation. These enchanted artworks disrupt traditional museum categories and presentation techniques. They start surprising conversations with neighbouring objects and invite visitors to reconsider the museum experience.

Learn more: http://www.museumofvancouver.ca/exhibitions/exhibit/lively-objects

To celebrate the opening of Lively Objects, MOV is collaborating with the International Symposium of Electronic Art 2015 for an event on August 16, called Catalyze. This party will feature interactive art, performances, and an outdoor [pavilion] curated by Kate Armstrong & Malcolm Levy. This event is FREE for members, or you can purchase your tickets here! https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/catalyze-lively-objects-opening-reception-tickets-17787070607


vancouversymphony.ca Whistler and more this summer!

+ EARLY MUSIC VANCOUVER 732 1610 earlymusic.bc.ca

* WRITERS / Arts Alliance

Special Event -- Louise Penny in Conversation with Hal Wake

Have you purchased your ticket for our special event with Louise Penny yet? Tickets are still available, but with less than two weeks left until the event, they won't be for long. After you've bought your ticketor, if you need a little more convincing first enjoy this thrilling excerpt of the audiobook of The Nature of the Beast, read by actor Robert Bathurst here, https://soundcloud.com/macaudio-2/the-nature-of-the-beast-by-louise-penny-audiobook-excerpt.

The Nature of the Beast will be for sale at the event and Penny will be available to sign your copy.

Monday August 24 at 7:30pm; Vancouver Playhouse

Details and to purchase tickets, https://www.writersfest.bc.ca/events/louise-penny.

Poetry and Short Story Contest

The 17th Vancouver Writers Fest Poetry and Short Story Contest is now open! Entries will be accepted until October 25th, so get writing or start polishing up your best work. The contest is open to all writers, so this could be the perfect opportunity for you to get published for the first time, kick start your writing career or add to your already impressive resume. First place winners will receive $500 and be published in subTERRAIN Magazine.

Details and to enter: http://writersfest.bc.ca/writingcontest


Sunshine Coast Festival of the Written Arts

Join Canada's longest running summer gathering of Canadian writers and readers, featuring Camilla Gibb, Alison Pick, Ian Weir, Michael Winter, and others. August 13 - 16, Sechelt. Information at writersfestival.ca.

Vancouver Queer Film Festival

The 27th Annual Vancouver Queer Film Festival runs Aug 13 - 23.

For details on the full line-up and tickets, click here, http://queerfilmfestival.ca/tickets/


Every month, Quill & Quire visits "dingy watering holes, upscale cafés, and other haunts in search of the country's most beloved book-launch venues." This month, they've profiled Café Deux Soleils in Vancouver.


Speaking of libraries, many college libraries are now going bookless. "The book-less library is simply the latest stage in a trend that has been building for over ten years now. As info becomes easier to access online, many categories of

books have become redundant." http://the-digital-reader.com/2015/08/05/why-college-libraries-are-going-bookless/

Speaking of dead authors, new revelations about William Shakespeare have shed a whole new "light" on his work. 400 year-old pipes with cannabis residue were found in the Bard's garden!


Summer's nearly over; not too late for a literary road trip.The CBC has compiled a list of the best Canadian bookstores,

from east to west. Check them out: http://www.cbc.ca/books/2015/08/16-must-see-canadian-bookstores.html


Ta-Nehisi [Coates's] book, Between the World and Me, has made him one of the most talked-about authors in recent weeks. In this interview with The NYT,, he discusses his favourite novelist, his reading habits, his fictional heroes and what's to come with his own writing. http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/16/books/review/ta-nehisi-coates-by-the-book.html


More in http://writersfest.bc.ca/newsletter/latest?mc_cid=418b2a9438&mc_eid=ba95fa4378


IN THE DRIVER'S SEAT -- Part of the Indian Summer Festival, a panel featuring a group of writers linked by the fact that they once drove (or still drive) taxis. Friday July 10 at 8pm. Tickets: $15. More information at indiansummerfest.ca


> Thursday August 20th

Australian Star Mountains Expedition: 50th Anniversary Lecture.

A free public talk for the Parkgate Library, District of North Vancouver. Speaker: David Cook

Meeting time & location: 7pm at the Parkgate Library 3675 Banff Court, NV. The Parkgate library is opposite the Parkgate Cmnty Ctr and adjacent to the Parkgate Village Shopping Ctr at the corner of the Mt Seymour Parkway and Seymour Road which is the access road to Mount Seymour Provincial Park.

Registration required: Call 929 3727.

Description of talk: An account of discovery, adventure, and strife during the 85-day Australian Star Mountains Expedition in 1965. The Star Mountains, a bleak and perpetually cloud-covered range sitting on a limestone plateau of far western Papua New Guinea, reach an elevation of 3900 metres. Explorer David Cook accompanied by four fellow Europeans and 12 indigenous carriers carried out the first exploration of this sparsely inhabited area; the last large unexplored area in Papua New Guinea. While the talk focuses on the natural history, geology, and ethnobotany of the region, it is also a tale of survival in hostile and unknown territory.

> Saturday August 22nd

UBC Botanical Gardens: Ecology of a grand fir forest

A natural history field trip for Nature Vancouver (Vancouver Natural History Society).

Meeting place/time: Botanical Gardens, UBC, 6804 SW Marine (NW of intersection of 16th Ave & SW Marine Dr), 10am. The entrance fee for the gardens is $9 (adult), $7 (senior, youth, student & disabled), $5 (child), and $21 (family).

Duration: 2 to 3 hours.

Description: We will visit the two areas of natural forest located within the gardens. You will learn about the ecology and structure of a Coastal Temperate Forest. There may be an opportunity to view the canopy of the forest from the Greenheart Canopy Walkway if it is operating on the day.

Registration not required. Non-members of Nature Vancouver are limited to three field trips.

Info: contact David at 924 0147 or cookeco2@yahoo.com or log on to the NatureV website www.naturevancouver.ca

From St James's Thurible July 26


We are very excited to announce Salal and Cedar, a new environmental justice ministry in the Anglican Diocese of New Westminster on Coast Salish territory where the Fraser River meets the Salish Sea.

...Rooted in the Anglican incarnational theology we are part of a growing commitment to the Fifth Mark of Mission "to strive to safeguard the integrity of creation and sustain and renew the life of the earth."

Ecumenically we identify with the Watershed Discipleship Movement: communities that are asking, "what does it mean to be a follower of the Jesus Way here, among the land, water, creatures, and people of a particular place?"

Over the summer we will be gathering community, dreaming dreams, sharing food, and exploring the lower Fraser watershed. Mark your calendars for our first events:

Saturday August 8 -- Meet St. Anselm parking lot, 5 pm.

Walk in Pacific Spirit Park, celebrate the Eucharist on a stone altar, and share a potluck meal.

Saturday August 15

Family Tour of the Lower Seymour Water Reserve and Dam. For families with children, grandchildren, or

godchildren. The tour starts at 12:30pm. Others join us any time after 11am to enjoy the park and share ideas.

Saturday August 29

Coquitlam watershed tour for adults.Tour starts at 12:30pm. After the tour, at 3:30pm, we'll meet in the park.

Register here for both Watershed Tours, sign up early as space is limited. If you can't make the tour, come for the conversation. More info: http://www.metrovancouver.org/events/watershed-tours/

We want to be a place for all bodies, all ages, all families, all genders, and will post accessibility information for our events. Laurel Dykstra and the Salal and Cedar Team

ALLIANCE NEWS -- BC's arts, cultural, and heritage sector



PLS NOTE: Often the Headsup will have photos and they do not always appear in WVM.

=== HEADSUP 2015-8A: Ccl Jul 6; Christening; Music; Mohawks; Water $$$; Marine Safety Ctr / Cubs

so much happening determined to keep subscribers up to date.

Mtgs on DWV Calendar in last WVM (7/8) not repeated here

Herewith: July 6 Ccl Mtg Summary, then various topics: Christening; Rally; Dance and Music;

News (Mohawk Land; Price of Water; Marine Safety Ctr); Adorable Bear Cubs

5pm July 6 Sp Ccl Mtg (closed) b/c

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

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

Purpose of meeting: matters regarding land and the proposed provision of a municipal service

6pm July 6 Ccl Mtg Brief Summary

{Pls note: I watched this live-streaming on the DWV website and was astonished that, besides several instances in wch the speaker cd not be heard (wch has been happening for some time), NONE of the slides was visible. That meant we heard references to photos, graphs, and so on but they cd not be seen. I’ve enquired why and just received a reply that they’re asking Shaw and Legislative Services. IMO, someone shd be watching the live streaming (can be seen by those in the horseshoe b/c it plays on the back of the podium, facing them all, or someone/staff watch seated with rest, in chamber, or nearby), so that any hiccup noticed immediately, reported, and fixed maybe a short time-out. Will let you know when I get an answer.}

= Delegation: Coho Festival of the North Shore (SLIDES) activities and achievements

= Metro Vancouver Presentation (SLIDES) rev, funding, policies, and plans [6:47]

= Memorial Library Bd Annual Report Presentation (SLIDES): 2M visitors a year; lots of impressive stats [7:02]

= Single Family Housing – Siting, Form, and Character – Housing Bulk Information Presentation (SLIDES)

v good verbal summary by Chris Bishop (the consultation and the results): nbrhds, FAR, blvds, trees, etc

{b/c cdn’t see slides have asked if they’ll be on the website so I can include the URL in the coming WVM}

mbr of the public made an impassioned plea; 2 acres nearby clearcut some time ago and still abandoned;

several nearby lots the same; looks awful; nbrhd changing, losing; urged Ccl to do something asap.

Michael Evison pointed out we hv guidelines for example for blvds but we don’t enforce them.

Much discussion; disappointmt, even embarrassmt moving slowly; some good ideas in the BPP guidelines

and from WVHA; debate involving subdiv and consolidn re the M’s powers wrt LGA and Land Titles.

MOTION at 8:12; Ccl consensus to move forward asap but also to be cautious; b/c of summer holidays

will come back in the fall. Public input still possible. Ended 8:25.

= Proposed [Five-Year] Financial Plan , Amendment Bylaw No. 4842, 2015 (budget adjustments)

CAO: “conservatively projected surplus; a couple of items clarified. Three readings PASSED {8:30]

= 2832/2842 Bellevue: Proposed Zoning Amendment, DP, DVP Bylaw adopted with NG opposed

= Revised Motion re Right to a Healthy Envmt

= July 27 date set for consideration of DPs/DVPs for 2290 MDr, 6467 Nelson, Rodgers Crk Area 4 Lot 36,

= “TransLink Customer Service Performance Report for Quarter 1, 2015 received for information.

= All agreed re Phase 1 funding (Canada 150 Cmnty Infrastructure Grant) for restoration of the FBG however Cass queried Phase 2 wch mentioned expansion; Received assurances that wd be discussed publicly before proceeding with Phase 2.

= Discussions/Reports: Noise leaf blowers, lawn mowers, gas blowers, etc; Watering one day a week now, nearby forest?; Fire banned barbecues, no smoking; Cass, on the Awards Cmte, encouraged residents to nominate citizens (categories: Youth, Heritage, Envmt), deadline Sept 24.

=== Ccl Mtg ended 8:57


Princess Charlotte christening: Royal baby christened in intimate ceremony - as it happened Telegraph.co.uk

That's all from our live coverage of Princess Charlotte's christening. Gordon Rayner writes

Found this was the most complete; lots of info


RALLY July 8 Wednesday at 5:30pm CBC – Corner of Hamilton & Georgia St

Speakers: Kevin Neish - recently from Israeli jail and "Marianne" boat to Gaza

Jim Manley - former NDP MP and former member of Canadian Boat to Gaza

Hanna Kawas - long time Vancouver Palestinian activist -- Canada Palestine Association

Martha Roth - Representative of Independent Jewish Voices

Solidarity Notes Choir

"Operation Protective Edge", the most recent Israeli massacre of Palestinians, began on July 7 and ended on August 26, 2014. Over 2,200 Palestinians were killed, the vast majority civilians, by 6,000 air strikes and over 50,000 tank and artillery shells, four times the explosives used in Operation Cast Lead. According to Mary McGown, Chair of the UN Human Rights Council Commission on Gaza “the extent of the devastation and human suffering was unprecedented and will affect generations to come.

We cannot allow this episode in 67 years of brutal occupation and violence to be forgotten. Please join us.

Current organizers and endorsers: Boycott Israel Apartheid Campaign, Canada Palestine Association, Canadian Boat to Gaza, CanPalNet, Coalition Against Israel Apartheid-Victoria, Critical Muslim Voices, Independent Jewish Voices, United Network for Justice and Peace in Palestine and Israel.

DANCE July 9 + Salsa by the Sea Salsa Dancing Lessons!

Do you love the music, rhythms and dance of Latin America? 6:30 - 8:30pm Thursdays July 2 - September 3

$6 Drop-in at Ambleside Landing behind the Ferry Building Gallery

~ Open to all levels and ages. ~ Lesson included. ~ No partner required. Instructor: Doris Angela Maria

Join us Thursday July 9, 6:30 - 8:30pm for DJ Karlos Reyes at Salsa by the Sea

MUSIC July 13 and 20

The VSO Presents: Live at Bard

Don't miss the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra at Bard on the Beach! There is nothing like hearing live symphonic music in the beautiful setting of Bard on the Beach's BMO main stage. The VSO at Bard sold out last season, so [owing] to popular demand, a second concert was added, giving you two magnificent VSO concert experiences at Bard on the Beach. Tickets are selling fast, get yours now!

Classical MasterpiecesMonday, July 13th, 7:30pm, BMO Mainstage

The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra and Associate Conductor Gordon Gerrard present a concert of Classical-era musical masterpieces, including Mozart's beautiful Clarinet Concerto and his brilliant Symphony No. 40.

A Baroque JourneyMonday, July 20th, 7:30pm, BMO Mainstage

Join the VSO and Associate Conductor Gordon Gerrard on a journey through the beautiful music of the Baroque era, including Bach’s famous Brandenburg Concerto No. 4, a suite from Handel's Water Music, and Mendelssohn's beautiful Symphony No. 4. Tickets from only $26! Tickets: bardonthebeach.org | 604 739 0559

NEWS / INFO: 1. Land only for Mohawks (Reconciliation?)

2. Water for Sale fair price for us?

3. Marine Safety Centre for Vancouver

1. Land only for Mohawks (Reconciliation?)

Canada says it, not Kahnawake, gets to decide on band membership issues


Who is a Mohawk?

The answer could set the Mohawk Council of Kahnawake on a collision course with the federal government amid renewed debate over who can live on the South Shore reserve.

Kahnawake’s band council claims sole authority over determining membership in the community. But now, in response to a group challenging the reserve’s controversial “Marry out, get out membership law, the federal government says it has final say over who can legally call themselves a Kahnawake Mohawk.

The dept considers the band list maintained by the (federal government) to be the official band list for the Mohawks of Kahnawake, wrote Nathalie Nepton, an Indian Registrar with Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada.

This is the latest development in a sometimes ugly debate over a controversial 1981 membership law adopted by the band council. Under the law, a person forfeits their rights as a Mohawk if they marry a non-native. Though it’s been in place for decades, there are still dozens of bi-racial families living among the 8,000 people of Kahnawake and there’s mounting pressure for them to pack up and leave. Some residents of the territory have protested outside the homes of bi-racial couples, while a few have spray-painted hateful messages on their property.

Fragnito is now a member of the Mohawk band while his mother who was born and raised on the reserve is not. Under Kahnawake’s membership law, Fragnito has enough Mohawk ancestry to be a resident (the minimum requirement is for a person to have four Mohawk great-grandparents).

Fragnito’s mother, Brenda Dearhouse-Fragnito, lost her status under a section of the Indian Act that disenfranchised native women who married non-aboriginal men. When that section of the Indian Act was repealed in 1985, Dearhouse-Fragnito along with 1,200 other Quebec Mohawk women should have regained her status in Kahnawake however Kahnawake’s council believes its membership law trumps the amended Indian Act. As a result, Dearhouse-Fragnito was turned away at the polls, last month, when she tried to vote in local elections, and she can’t live on the territory. Fragnito even claims his mother isn’t allowed to be buried in Kahnawake’s Catholic cemetery.

See more: http://www.theprovince.com/news/local-news/Canada+says+Kahnawake+gets+decide+band+membership+issues/11192727/story.html

2. Water for Sale fair price for us?

Drought-Parched BC All but Gives away Water by Bill Tieleman, Today, TheTyee.ca

$250 fine you pay for lawn water could buy 111 million litres for Nestle or frackers.

As British Columbians face increasing water use restrictions [owing] to a heat wave, forest fires, and drought, the province must answer why it is charging bottled water companies only $2.25 per million litres taken from B.C. sources.

And with Nestle bottling 265 million litres of B.C water a year for the princely sum of just $596.25 while customers pay $2.25 for each bottle in some places,

but even if water should have a "market value" surely it is far more than B.C.'s pathetically low price of $2.25 per million litres. Nova Scotia charges $140 per million litres for many purposes and Quebec bills $70 for bottling water.

And B.C.'s cut-rate fee is charged not only to Nestle and other water bottlers but also a host of industrial users, including road maintenance, sewage disposal, garbage dumps, amusement parks, and that massive water consumer, fracking.

But lord have mercy on the poor Vancouver homeowner who waters the lawn on the wrong day or time! The fine for breaking the current Stage 2 water restriction rules is a whopping $250! For that kind of money you could buy 111 million litres of water but only if you were Nestle or a fracking oil company.

FROM: http://thetyee.ca/Opinion/2015/07/07/BC-Gives-Water-Away/?utm_source=daily&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=070715

3. Marine Safety Ctr in Vancouver

Big Boost for Marine Safety Centre in Vancouver

(PHOTO of: the Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport; Dr. Richard Wiefelspuett, Executive Director of Clear Seas; Dr. Kate Moran, Board of Directors Chair for Clear Seas; and John Weston, Member of Parliament for West Vancouver – Sunshine Coast – Sea to Sky Country, at the launch of the Clear Seas Centre)

{my bolding}

(July 6, 2015) Vancouver, BC - The Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport, along with John Weston, Member of Parliament for West VancouverSunshine CoastSea to Sky Country, announced today that the Government of Canada is providing $3.7M to Clear Seas Centre for Responsible Marine Shipping to help establish the Vancouver-based Centre and support its initial operations.

Consistent with Weston’s efforts to upgrade the DFO Laboratory and secure funding for the scientific research performed by the Pacific Salmon Foundation, the activities of the Centre will support the Government’s commitment to protect Canada’s coasts and marine habitat. The Centre’s activities will enhance marine safety through the World-Class Tanker Safety System, which aims to strengthen ship-source spill prevention; preparedness and response; and liability and compensation.

In keeping with Weston’s belief that we must rely on independent, science-based decision-making when it comes to the approval of industrial and resource-based projects, the Centre’s mandate is to be the leading, independent source of evidence-based information on best practices for marine shipping. This includes the shipping of natural resource products, and to promote and facilitate research that supports the highest standards for safe and responsible marine transportation.

Specifically, the Centre will:

· Serve as a trusted, independent source for information on the safe handling and shipping of oil and gas products,

including liquefied natural gas;

· Identify and facilitate research related to the shipment of resource products;

· Provide a forum for sharing best practices and dialogue with the public, Aboriginal groups and a broad range of

stakeholders; and

· Provide a structured framework for the ongoing research and monitoring of environmental and social impacts, related to

the shipment of natural resource products, and to make recommendations on how spill risks can be assessed and

communicated to the public.

Weston and the other speakers at the event consistently repeated an emphasis on “continuous improvement as the overarching theme for the Centre.

Quick Facts

The Centre is an independent, not-for-profit organization, governed by a board of directors that is responsible for setting its strategic direction and priorities, and overseeing its operations.

Board members include:

o Kim Baird, former Chief of Tsawwassen First Nation;

o Duncan Wilson, Vice-President Corporate Social Responsibility at Port Metro Vancouver;

o Kathryn Moran, President and CEO of Ocean Networks Canada at the University of Victoria;

o Bud Streeter, President of Lloyd’s Register Canada, in Halifax;

o Roger Thomas, a retired Executive Vice-President at Nexen,

o John Woodward, a partner in Woodcorp Investments Ltd. and a board member of Pacific Salmon Foundation;

o John Hepburn, Vice-President, Research & International at the University of B.C.

o Lindsay Gordon, Chancellor of the University of B.C. and former President & CEO of HSBC Bank Canada

o Christopher Causton, former Mayor, Oak Bay, B.C.

In addition to funding from the Govt of Canada, the Centre is receiving contributions from industry (Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers), and the Govt of Alberta.


Clear Seas Centre for Responsible Marine Shipping will make a valuable contribution to the Government’s commitment to protect Canada’s coasts and to strengthen marine safety through the World-Class Tanker Safety System initiative. As an independent body governed by its own board of directors, Clear Seas will provide an important independent voice on Canada’s shipping regime.

- The Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport

Vancouver continues to make its mark as the Asia-Pacific Gateway, and this Government recognizes that as we increase in commerce and traffic as a central hub for business, we must also continuously improve and strengthen our marine safety. This funding will help us to do that, at the highest standard, to ensure the safe and sustainable shipping of commodities in these valued waters.

John Weston

- John Weston, Member of Parliament for West VancouverSunshine CoastSea to Sky Country

Contact: Jessica Faddegon, Director of Communications Office 981 1791


Bryce Casavant, conservation officer, suspended for refusing to kill bear cubs CBC.ca

A B.C. conservation officer has been suspended without pay for refusing to kill two bear cubs

short video: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/bryce-casavant-conservation-officer-suspended-for-refusing-to-kill-bear-cubs-1.3141652

UPDATED: Cubs came looking for their mother, who was killed after repeatedly breaking into a freezer of meat

CBC News Posted: Jul 07, 2015 1:37 PM PT Last Updated: Jul 07, 2015 6:11 PM PTs



This month from Vancouver Heritage Fdn:

See info: http://hosted.verticalresponse.com/375523/f53f5f46f0/1805511597/e6fbad22fa/

1 - FREE! -- Walking tours of West Hastings Street

Just announced, VHF is once again partnering with the Downtown Vancouver BIA to offer free walking tours this summer! Tour guide Samuel Mickelson will lead 45-minute lunch time tours of West Hastings Street using the newly installed Places That Matter plaques as a guide. Learn about historic trends such as global trade, immigration, and the opening of exclusive men's clubs for the area's wealthy residents, along with modern questions about growth, development, and the effect of the 2010 Olympic Games.

All tours are free; offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration is on-site starting at 12pm the day of each tour.

July 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, and 31st ~~ 12:15 - 1pm

Meet at Lot 19, the parkette at the foot of Hornby St. where it meets W. Hastings St.

=== HEADSUP 2015-8B: Ccl July 20 AGENDA; Mtgs; Notices; News; :-)

active summer!

Back in WV. Looking a bit ahead as well this time. It’ll be Monday before we know it!


July 20 Ccl Agenda; Mtgs; Notices (Construction; Fire; Water); MP’s Hatchery News; Political Humour?

MAIN ITEMS (July 20 ccl mtg)

on AGENDA: http://westvancouver.ca/sites/default/files/dwv/council-agendas/2015/jul/20/15jul20-agenda.pdf

5. Proposed Development Variance Permit No. 14-065 (1507 Haywood Avenue)

to reduce the side yard setback and allow parking access from Haywood for a new sgl-fam dwelling,

6. Proposed Development Permit No. 13-069 for Lots C and D Daffodil Drive (adjacent to 5619 Daffodil Drive)

DPA for Lots C and D Daffodil Dr, to allow for subdiv of two existing lots into ten new lots, be approved.

7. Proposed Ambleside and Dundarave Business Improvement Area (BIA)

MAJOR! This has full reports, look at its powers, organization, and goals. \

Motion has subject to: a. Council being convinced of the merits of a BIA; and

b. the ADBIA demonstrating local cmnty support for BIA (estab) when reporting to Ccl in early fall

10. On Consent Agenda:

10.1. Proposed Renewal and Redevt of Sewell’s Marina (for info)

10.2. Correspondence List



>> TUESDAY July 14


> 6pm -- Ferry Building Gallery: “Shadows and Fragments July 14 - 29

Photography & archival prints by George Dart Fibre & mixed media by Freda Pagani

Opening Reception: Tues July 14 from 6 - 8pm Meet the Artists: Sat July 18 from 2 - 3pm

>> WEDNESDAY July 15


VERY IMPORTANT: 3.1. Working Group Guidelines/CEC ToR -- discussion toward clarification and amendment.



- Applicn (1122 Hillside Rd): proposed new sgl-fam dwelling w/ variance: a) 61% to Highest Building Face Exemption

- Applicn (1290 Queens): proposed conversion of enclosed carport to living space w/ variance: 3.5m to FrontYard Setback

- Applicn (1105 Keith Rd): proposed new sgl-fam dwelling w/ variances:

a) 1.605m to Pedestrian Entrance Door Facing Side Street

b) 0.64m to Accessory Building Height

whole agenda: http://westvancouver.ca/sites/default/files/dwv/assets/gov/docs/Committees-Groups/Boards/Board-of- Variance/2015/agendas/2015%2007%2015%20Notice%20of%20Hearing.pdf


>> THURSDAY July 16




- Hadden Creek Culvert Upgrades and Replacement

Upgrades to the culvert crossing 500 block Hadden Drive begins July 13 and will continue until the end of September. Hadden Drive, east of Southborough Drive, will be completely closed to pedestrians and through-traffic. The remainder of Hadden Drive will be open to local traffic only. Detour signage is in place.

Hadden Creek Culvert details http://westvancouver.ca/transportation-roads/major-projects/hadden-creek-culvert-upgrades-and-replacement

- 1100-1200blk Keith Rd Water Main Replacement

Water main replacement is scheduled to begin June 29. Work will take approx 12 weeks and will be followed by installation of a new sidewalk on the south side of this Keith Rd segment as well as other pedestrian safety improvements.

Keith Road will remain open during construction, however, there will be times when vehicle access will be restricted.

Keith Road details http://westvancouver.ca/transportation-roads/major-projects/1100-1200-block-keith-road

- Marine Drive Bus Stop Repair and Repaving (19th to 21th Street)

Repairs to the bus stop on the north side of Marine Dr at 20th Street begin on Monday June 29. Bus stop and curb repairs will take 5 days.

Marine Drive repaving will follow. Repaving from 19th to 21st Street is scheduled to begin July 6, and will take approximately one week (weather dependent).

For bus stop access during construction, please follow instructions from traffic control staff. During repaving, there will be no on-street parking allowed on Marine Drive, and temporary lane closures.

- Queens Avenue & 21st Street Roadwork (Phase 2)

UPDATE: 21st Street will be CLOSED for 3 weeks starting Monday, July 13. Detour signage is in place.

Utilities work is now complete. Road reconstruction and intersection upgrades began the week of May 19. Construction in the area is expected to continue until mid-September.

Queens & 21st details http://westvancouver.ca/transportation-roads/major-projects/queens-avenue-21st-street-roadwork


This summer is like no other. The warm dry weather began in spring, and the cumulative effect is extreme conditions not usually seen this early in the summer.

Our community is at risk. There are too many fires caused by carelessly discarded smoking material, and our water reserves are lower than normal. New restrictions are now in place to protect our community until the weather changes.

Here’s what you need to know:``Water restrictions: Stage Two

Fire: Extreme Fire Rating in effect

Parks and trails: open, with restrictions

Reducing water use: the District is doing its part too

Follow us on social media for updates and new restrictions

Answers to frequently-asked questions about water restrictions

Answers to frequently-asked questions about fire restrictions


Effective July 3 Metro Vancouver has further restricted water use, due to unseasonably dry and hot weather.

Residential sprinkling is permitted only once per week: 4–9 a.m. (evening sprinkling prohibited)

For even-numbered addresses on: Mondays For odd-numbered addresses on: Thursdays

Sprinkling restrictions apply to lawns only and not to flowers, vegetables, shrubs, and trees. New lawns, or lawns treated with nematodes, may be exempt if they have a municipal permit.

More information http://westvancouver.ca/news/watering-lawns-reduced-once-week

>> FIRE / PREVENTION -- The current rating is HIGH

Barbecues: All barbecues, both briquette and propane, are banned in all WV parks due to the high fire rating. Smoking in parks is also banned. Closures: none at this time . In forests and parks: no smoking, stay on trails

The following are not permitted: backyard wood-burning fireplaces

campfires in parks or on beaches

discarded lighted matches, cigars, cigarettes

burning debris or green waste

MORE INFO: http://westvancouver.ca/home-building-property/home-safety/seasonal-fire-prevention/summer-fire-safety


From: <john.weston.c1@parl.gc.ca> Date: July 13, 2015 at 1:04:44 PM PDT {had photos}

Subject: Up to Half a Million Invested in Tenderfoot Creek Hatchery, Brackendale

Pls find below link to a News Release and accompanying pictures highlighting Thursday’s (July 9) important announcement of an investment of up to $500,000 in the Tenderfoot Creek Hatchery.

In BC, we care about our water, our Fish, and our Salmon. I commend the work of the Tenderfoot Creek Hatchery in contributing to increased fishing opportunities for First Nations, commercial and recreational fishers, which in turn is good for the B.C. economy. The hatchery benefits several important rivers in the Squamish area, including the Mamquam, Ashlu, Elaho, and Cheakamus, and Tenderfoot Creek.

John Weston, MP ~~~ West Vancouver – Sunshine Coast – Sea to Sky Country

[PHOTO] Left: Cathy Jenkins, Project Mgr at the Cheakamus Ctr; Jeff Jung, Mgr of Hatchery Operations, Salmonid Enhancement Program; and John Weston, MP for WV – Sunshine Coast – Sea to Sky Country, announce an investment of up to $500 000 for the Tenderfoot Creek Hatchery to enhance the health and well-being of the Hatchery’s fish.

Right: Scott Melville, Operations Mgr for the Tenderfoot Creek Hatchery, shows John Weston one of the Hatchery’s fibre glass tubs, filled with thousands of active salmon fry.


For additional information, high resolution photos, or comment from MP Weston, please contact:

Jessica Faddegon, Director of Communications Office of John Weston, MP for WV - Sunshine Coast - Sea to Sky

John.weston.c1@parl.gc.ca JohnWeston.ca O:604.981.1791 C: 604.355.3957

CAMPAIGN is Harper our Saviour?

Even CBC Radio’s On the Coast referred to this. Apparently Wai Young has just apologized for part of what she said.

Here’s the beginning of the article:

Conservative MP compares Stephen Harper government to Jesus, inspiring hilarious #CPCJesus tweets

by Stephen Hui on July 14th, 2015 at 1:01 PM

Wai Young, the Conservative MP for Vancouver South, apparently told the congregation at Harvest City Church that the Harper government’s pushing through of controversial antiterrorism bill C-51 resembles the work of Jesus Christ, who Christians believe was the son of God.

Jesus served, he saved, but he acted, as well, Young said in a speech, according to Press Progress.

The whole article:


Read the comments, they’re witty and absolutely hilarious.

=== HEADSUP 2015-8C: Events, Mtgs, News, etc

Monday’s Agenda was in Headsup 8B, so here are some other events/news.

In chronological order. walks, music, WV cmte mtgs, theatre, tea-tasting, news, and more :-)

July 17 - 19

> VANCOUVER FOLK MUSIC FESTIVAL -- Jericho Beach Park thefestival.bc.ca

Saturday July 18 Parks Day

> NORTH SHORE WETLAND PARTNERS Cypress Provincial Park Bioblitz 2015

We will be doing a Bioblitz at Cypress Provincial Park again this year. Come out, learn about the park’s flora and fauna, and help us count species.

~ 9am - 6pm ~ The Registration Tent: near the BC Parks Trail Kiosk near the entrance to the Yew Lake and Howe Sound Crest Trails. Activities in the Park that Day - meet at the registration tent

Beetle Trap Surveys - noon and 4pm

Butterfly survey - 10:30am

Invertebrate Survey - 9am and 5pm

David Cook and Katharine Steig are leading a joint Nature Vancouver and Friends of Cypress Provincial Park Hike that day reviewing the geology of the Yew Lake and Bowen Island Look out Trail. They are meeting at the Black Mountain Lodge at 10:30am.

Contact us for further details -- Paul and Fiona north.shore.wetland.partners@gmail.com


Yew Lake wetland, Yew Lake old-growth, Bowen Lookout, and Sunset Trail in Cypress Provincial Park, WV. Difficulty rating B5.

A joint field trip for Nature Vancouver and Friends of Cypress Provincial Park Society.

Meeting Time & location: 10am at McDonald’s, Park Royal (WV) for car- pooling. An alternate meeting location will be at Black Mountain Lodge (not Cypress Creek Lodge) at 10:30am in the downhill ski area of Cypress Provincial Park.

Trip leaders: David Cook & Katharine Steig.

Duration: Two to five hours depending on the route taken which will be dependent on the weather.

Terrain & elevation gain: Yew Lake and old-growth trails are flat terrain. To Bowen Lookout is a steep climb of about 120 metres but the trail is well maintained. Sunset Trail is moderate terrain.

Distances: Yew Lake plus old-growth (roundtrip) 2.1km. Bowen Lookout an additional 2.2km roundtrip from the old-growth loop. We may walk the first 500m of the Sunset Trail to look at a second fragment of old-growth forest if Bowen Lookout is clouded in.

Description: We will look at the geology, wetland ecology of the Yew Lake area, and the ecology of an old-growth forest. Our lunch stop will be the Bowen lookout where there are spectacular views west across Howe Sound to the Tetrahedron Plateau which has geological interest. If Bowen Lookout is clouded in then t

he hike will reroute along the Sunset Trail to look at another fragment of old-growth forest.

Pack lunch and water and wear appropriate footwear. Weather conditions can be variable in the mountains so prepare for both sun and rain.

> 3 - 5pm BOOK LAUNCH Michael Kluckner who writes:

We’re launching my graphic novel “oshiko" with cake and sparkling waters tomorrow, Saturday, at the Nikkei National Museum in Burnaby.

This page, http://centre.nikkeiplace.org/book-launch-for-toshiko/, includes a link on the right-hand side to a Google map for directions.

The book will be for sale (both English and French editions) for $20 cash only, with the retailer's portion going to the Nikkei museum's bookshop.

I and Louis will be speaking briefly about it at 4pm.

> 7pm BLUERIDGE CHAMBER FEST: Written in the Stars (North Shore)

Schumann’s Liederkreis and Crumb’s mystical Apparition; Dorothea Hayley (soprano), Manuel Laufer (piano) St John the Evangelist Church, 220 W 8th St, NV 604 779 6737 blueridgechamber.org

Sunday July 19


Join local culture and heritage enthusiast Maurice Guibord as you visit the final resting place of most of Vancouver’s early mayors. Free 605 325 2646 facebook.com/events/1468248416801603


The chance to sample top-rated teas from their featured tea blenders from around the world iced

11am - 6pm Heritage Hall, 3102 Main Street teasparrow.com/festival

Monday July 20


Agenda items 4.1 Report on Community Outreach Findings re: Community Engagement Policy

4.2 Public Planning and Outreach re: Residential buildings (Email from A. Tunner)

4.3 ULWG - Report on Working Group Process

4.4 2015 September-December CEC Workplan

4.5 Working Groups - Fall Objectives

Update: surprised to see the mbrs of the ULWG at the mtg......as well as public given no time to speak :-(}

> 7:30pm -- The VSO at Bard on the Beach!

“If Music be the Food of Love, Play On! William Shakespeare

Don't miss the VSO's final concert of the Summer on the BMO Mainstage at Bard on the Beach. There's nothing like hearing the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra play Baroque and Classical music in the beautiful setting of the Bard Village in Vanier Park, overlooking the ocean and downtown Vancouver. Don't miss this extraordinary concert that features Bach's famous Brandenburg Concerto No. 4, Handel’s much-loved Water Music, and Mendelssohn's exciting Symphony No. 4, Italian! Tix available now at bardonthebeach.org or call 604 739 0559

Tuesday July 21


Information about the new festival format for 2017 answer questions and hear your perspective.

6:30 - 8pm Wed Jul 15; 1:30 - 3pm Tues July 21; 4:30 - 6pm July 30; 10:30 - noon Tues Aug 18

O’Brian Ctr, 1945 McLean Dr (free parking behind the bldg) RSVP 683 0222


Main Topics 4. Permissive Tax Exemption Practices and Processes potential changes

5. Fees and Charges Practices and Processes

6. Task Groups Discussion


Location: Senior Academic Lounge at Mulgrave School, 2330 Cypress Bowl Lane

The applicant of Proposed Devt Permit No.15-012: Lot 36 (14-unit apt building) is hosting a public info mtg.

Wednesday July 22


Location: Seaview Garden Estates, 2290 Marine Drive

The applicant of Proposed Devt Permit No. 14-055 for 2290 Marine is hosting a public information meeting.

~ NEWS ~


for all the info: http://us3.campaign-archive1.com/?u=05396696229a2e236eb99a8dd&id=efa4363986&e=f1cb9865a1

Pan Am Games -- Tory Nyhaug dominated men's BMX at the Pan Am Games, winning Canada's first cycling gold medal, while Catharine Pendrel took home silver in women's cross-country. Jasmine Glaesser and Laura Brown have placed first in Team Pursuit qualifiers.


= fyi, I’ve revised WVM7/8 correcting info/fonts, eg the RoyalTea-by-the-Sea will be on Saturday August 8.

= the revised version will be put up on the website end of weekend.

= ADBIA is getting started.

= remember, all mtgs are at the Hall unless specified otherwise, and all residents are welcome to attend.

= Wanna call the Hall? 925 7000

Conserve your water and don’t leave liquor out either!

:-) Drunk’ squirrel causes hundreds of pounds of damage -


Enjoy this sunny weekend!


PS to Headsup 8C (Bard)

whoops! tomorrow morning’s talk somehow disappeared Saturday 11:30am Sorry for late notice

over at Bard, the author of the fourth play offered this summer, C C Humphreys, will be giving a talk from WVM 9/10:

Discovering Shakespeare Talks: pre-matinee lecture series

C C Humphreys shares insights about his play, Shakespeare's Rebel (world premiere July 12), discussing his writing his novel and transforming it into a play. 11:30am Saturday July 18

PPS to Headsup 8C (FBG Artists)

Second whoops. Saturday 2 to 3pm meet the artists at the Ferry Building Gallery

Read about George Dart (Scenic Design at UBC’s Theatre Dept) and Freda Pagani (architect and environmentalist):


Meet the Artists on Saturday July 18 from 2 to 3pm

=== HEADSUP 2015-8D: Jul 20 Bits. Jul 27 Agenda, Mtgs, etc

Well, wanted to give you the bits that happened Mon night (20th) and let you know what’s coming on Mon, the last ccl mtg until Sept (unless they schedule a sp one). Also, water restrictions, walks, toads,..pun

{NB: WVPD Bd Mtg today at 4:30pm}

Ccl Mtg: MAIN ITEMS July 27

Streamkeeper Society Update re Estuary Enhancement; Proposed Devt Permit for 2290 Marine Dr; Proposed Amendmt to DVP for 6467 Nelson; Proposed DVP for 6030 MDr; Proposed Devt Permit for apt bldg 2958 Burfield Pl; Entertainment Endorsement for Salmon House on the Hill; Ccl mtg start time be amended to 6pm Sept to Dec; Proposed [5-Year] Financial Amendment Bylaw (budget adjustments) {it’s for adoption but says “Information to be provided}; Horseshoe Bay Streetscape Study; Squamish Nation’s 26 conditions for Woodfibre LNG.

Full agenda: http://westvancouver.ca/sites/default/files/dwv/council-agendas/2015/jul/27/15jul27%20-%20agenda.pdf

Ccl Mtg July 20 BITS

= Not noted on the agenda, but the mtg started with a short interesting video from the Library.

= Mayor announced that at 4 o’clock wrt water, we’re now at Stage Three: RESTRICTIONS

See: http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/water/WaterPublications/WSRP_At_a_Glance_2015_TableOnly.pdf

= Institute for Sustainable Food Systems – Kwantlen Polytechnic Uni, re SW BC Bio-Regional Food System

= DVP 1507 Haywood, to reduce the side yard setback and allow parking access from Haywood for a new

sgl-fam dwelling; much talk about retention of trees; passed with Sop opposed

= Proposed Devt Permit for Lots C and D Daffodil Dr (to ten lots); many Qs; staff report to return in Sept.

= [7:46] Proposed Ambleside and Dundarave Biz Improvement Area (BIA); three mtgs planned, first Th July 23 in Library; come back to Ccl early fall. (Here’s info: http://adba.ca and http://adba.ca/about/ )

= [8:38] Right to a Healthy Environment

= [5Yr] Financial Plan Amendmt Bylaw amended by: adding sections re provisions for add'l costs and acq of Argyle; correcting the classification of revenues and expenditures related to Capital; and replacing Schedules A and B to reflect the changes

= Proposed Renewal and Redevelopment of Sewell’s Marina

= Interesting Corresp: Masonic Hall, LNG, Salmon House, and much more

= Reports: Thanks to Fire Depts saving the two houses 2600 Bellevue; Sop and Booth to White Rock; similarities; Cmnty Ctrs, water restrictions

= PQP: - Thanks from BlueDot (unf Mayor forgot to call him at item No. 8)

- CR points; will be transcript in WVM}:

a) ironic that at the Cmnty Engagement Cmte, mbrs of the public (another besides me) were not allowed to speak b/c had run out of time; my suggestion was to call for public comments five or ten minutes before the end (some years ago we called for PQP at ccl mtgs 10 or 15 min before the end).

b) was out of town for the July 6 ccl mtg so watched the ccl mtg (live-streaming) and found it strange none of the slides appeared, esp when both presenters and mbrs of ccl referred to them. No one seems to know what happened; they’re asking Shaw apparently. My suggestion is to have a person watching the mtg on the screen (live-streaming) so that if a problem detected there’s the possibility of getting it fixed right away.

c) to my astonishment when reading the minutes of the May 26th townhall mtg on Housing Bulk, though I spoke, I was missing. I cdn’t find a video on the website so not able to check. Several staff I asked had no idea.

{Update: Tuesday afternoon the CAO sent me the video. There were several ppl who spoke and started with ’name not given’. When I’d come to the three-minute mark in my submission, I said I’d give it to my husband to finish. There were a couple of other speakers before he picked up from where I left off. His name is in the minutes even though he introduced himself as “Mr Carolanne Reynolds. My recommendation was that the moderator or minute-taker or whoever ask for the name before someone starts or at the end. Ccl has already adopted these minutes (wonder if they read them beforehand???) so I have asked if they’ll be updated/revised or whatever. I don’t mind if I’m forgettable or no one noticed or knew me, but wd be good to have all the names.}

d) The Mayor had told me in June of last year that indeed there wd be a heritage body established in the fall. I’ve asked on a few occasions since and was told imminent or top of list, so I asked again. He remarked quite a coincidence b/c the CAO and he had just discussed that that very morning. He went to say it was inching along. I responded, maybe millimetres.

e) In September our Queen will be celebrating being the longest serving monarch and hope it will be recognized.

{I’ll provide material from the Monarchist League with suggestions on commemoration.}

The Mayor generously and kindly thanked me saying my comments were appreciated.


How you can help If you see violations of lawn sprinkling restrictions, contact Bylaw & Licensing Services:

604-925-7152 (8am to 8pm every day)

To report someone in violation of fire restrictions (barbecue or smoking in parks, fireworks)

In addition to being fire-safe, be vigilant. If you see open flame or smoke in a forest or field, please call 911 immediately.

To report a leaking water main: 925 7101 (day time) 925 7100 (after 4pm)

Questions? For general information, please call 925 7000

Full listing of Stage 3 water restrictions http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/water/WaterPublications/WSRP_At_a_Glance_2015_TableOnly.pdf

Water saving tips see: http://westvancouver.ca/content/water-saving-tips


> Friday JULY 24

Free Walking Tours of West Hastings Street

Vancouver Heritage Foundation are offering free Friday lunchtime walking tours of West Hastings Street on July 24th & 31st. You will learn about historic trends such as global trade, immigration, and the transformation from wealthy residential area to financial centre.

All tours are offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration will be at Lot 19, the parkette at the foot of Hornby St. at W. Hastings St, starting at 12pm each tour date.

» Vancouver Heritage Foundation Walking Tours

> Saturday JULY 25

= Ancient cedars, north of Whistler A free interpretive nature walk for Nature Vancouver.

Meeting time and Departure Location: 10am at corner of Franklin and Penticton Streets, Vancouver for carpooling.

Duration of walk: 2 to 3 hours, Walk interpreter: David Cook.

Difficulty rating and terrain: B3. Easy grade with some sections of uneven ground. Elevation gain: 150 m.

Description: We will hike into one of the oldest, most majestic groves of ancient redcedar trees in British Columbia. The trailhead to Ancient Cedars is a short drive north of Whistler just past Green Lake on Highway 99. Turn left on Cougar Mountain Rd and drive 4.5k up a bumpy logging road. As logging roads go it is not bad as long as you take it slow. The Ancient Cedars trail is well marked and well worn and only gradually uphill for the 2.5km hike to the ancient forest. A short circuit trail takes you through the giants then leads you back via the main trail to the car park. We will break for lunch at the grove of ancient cedars. There David will help us understand more about the history and biology of these magnificent trees, some of which are estimated to be almost 1000 years old. There will also be time to just relax, take photos, and enjoy the surroundings.

What to Bring:

water, lunch, insect repellent, sturdy hiking shoes/boots, layered clothing, cash for carpooling, trekking poles (optional).

For add’l info, particularly if you are coming from Squamish or Whistler:

Contact David at 924 0147 or cookeco2@yahoo.com Registration not required.




Register Here https://register.beanstream.com/scripts/registration.asp?form=1984

Post-War Architecture: Burrard St. Saturday July 25th After the WW2, downtown Vancouver inherited a succession of architectural styles, some of wch were lauded by the public, while others still evoke strong sentiments to the contrary. The Electra's International Style and the MacMillan Bloedel's Brutalist versions of modernism seem to clash, and the "black towers" of the Downtown core still attract uncertain side glances. The progressive evolution of the Bentall towers might tie them all together, right into the Post-Modern ethic. Let's gauge our impressions of these and more buildings from this period, by trying to appreciate what their architects were aiming for in the context of design for Vancouver.


> Sunday JULY 26

Ambleside Artisans a TEDDY BEAR PICNIC at the #farmersmarket 15th & Bellevue noon to 2pm

> Summer in Stanley Park TUTS! Hairspray and Oliver!

(TUTS) Theatre Under the Stars | Vancouver Musical Theatre tuts.ca/

Theatre Under the Stars presents soaring works of musical theatre in Vancouver's crown jewel, Stanley Park

610 Pipeline Rd, Vancouver, BC V6G 1Z4 604 734-1917


fyi in case you haven’t heard of this; just came into my inbox minutes ago

Ways of saving toads! such cute creatures!!!

Interesting article re saving toadlets. 99% mortality and cars are damaging the 1% that survive.

Also there’s a toadfest (see below).

and just love SPLAT !

[Ucluelet’s SPLAT (Some Poor Little Amphibians Trampled) Project] http://splatfrogtunnel.blogspot.ca

Chilliwack Toad Tunnel Bridges Human-caused Gap

How did the Western toad cross the road? A community-funded ecopassage, of course.

by Chantal Strand, Today, TheTyee.ca

from: http://thetyee.ca/News/2015/07/23/Chilliwack-Toad-Tunnel/?utm_source=daily&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=230715

TOADFEST: The Fraser Valley Conservancy has also looked to Nakusp, B.C. for inspiration. The town's annual Toadfest at Summit Lake takes place Aug 12 to 13 this year, and engages the public on actions taken to help Western toads, including the monitoring of three under-road amphibian crossings.

Pun (---> end)

=== HEADSUP 2015-8E: Ccl Mtg + HAF, etc

written before and during Friday July 31 to be sent out that day..no time for fixing fonts, etc scroll!

still sliding down the up escalator.

lots lots lots

well, the original subject line had:

HEADSUP 8E: Concert Tonight; Ccl Last night

when I dutifully started the Headsup on Tuesday but life and obligations intervened

Let’s start with HAF and a sad obit, then some Hall News before the July 27 ccl mtg bits; followed by events, music, etc., and some mathematics :-)

TODAY the start of the 25th HARMONY ARTS FESTIVAL!!! http://harmonyarts.ca
SCHEDULE OF EVENTSLooking for a full list of the performing, visual, and culinary arts line up available at the festival? Check out our full schedule of events here... FIND OUT MORE

Looking for a full list of the performing, visual, and culinary arts line up available at the festival?

Check out our full schedule of events here! http://harmonyarts.ca/sites/default/files/pdf/150702HAFscheduleGrid.pdf


SAD NEWS -- Antony Holland

so sorry to hear this; remember well his one-man show at Presentation House in NV a couple of years ago

British-born actor helped inspire and teach generations of B.C. actors

By Brian Morton, Vancouver Sun July 30, 2015

Holland, who received the Order of Canada last year and lived on Gabriola Island, was a giant in local theatre and one of the last surviving veterans of the desert war in Egypt during the Second World War, when he organized theatre productions with other soldiers.

More: http://www.vancouversun.com/entertainment/Antony+Holland+founder+Langara+Studio+dies/11255498/story.html#ixzz3hWmyp8OZ

Holland had celebrated his 95th birthday by acting in Nanaimo in March in Harold Pinter’s The Caretaker.


Actor remembered for inspiring others

by Chris Bush - Nanaimo News Bulletin posted Jul 31, 2015 at 9:00 AM updated Jul 31, 2015 at 2:32 PM

Canada’s oldest working actor who left his imprint on Canadian theatre with a career that spanned seven decades.

Moher said Holland's physical health declined in recent months, which frustrated him "because he still had the mind of a 40-year-old," and was proud of being a working actor at his age.

"I asked him what's the secret to long life and he said, 'Don't drink,' which is lost on most of us in the theatre, and then he would say various funny things about marriage, which I won't repeat," Moher said.

Holland planned to tour in the fall with his new one-person show called Anthony Holland Performs Shakespeare's Women.

"At the time I realized one of the soliloquies Shakespeare wrote for a character who is about to leave this world and I think that's why he included it in the show," Moher said. http://www.nanaimobulletin.com/news/320220051.html

Then there’s this from Wiki:

In 1946, Laurence Olivier founded the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School where Holland was vice principal for nearly a decade. Holland moved to Vancouver in 1957 and remains in British Columbia until his death in July of 2015. In 1965, he founded a theatre arts program at the King Edward Campus of Vancouver Community College. The school relocated to Langara College and formally took on the name of Studio 58. Holland retired as artistic director in 1985, and returned to professional acting, directing and writing. Shortly after moving to Gabriola Island, he established a new theatre company at the Gabriola Theatre Centre.[1][3] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antony_Holland



DWV says:

Below is further information related to our current water restrictions, more can be found at http://westvancouver.ca//

Our current summer water restrictions could last into November so we need to conserve the water we have, 80% of water use in West Vancouver is residential. We are asking all residents to assist by reducing their water consumption by 20%. The best way to accomplish this is to follow all Stage 3 water restrictions and by reducing your summer water use to winter levels (a season without sprinklers, car washing, and outside water use). Did you know that you can track your monthly water use online with MyDistrict? Monitoring your consumption will help you be water wise.

Thank you for continuing to help us conserve water, your efforts are very appreciated.


= Bob Sokol, Dir/Planning, left the end of June; moved to Washington, DC, where his wife had found a desired position.

Stephen Mikicich is the Acting Director.

= The resignation of Michael Koke, DFO, was effective July 6.

= The last day for Brent Leigh, Dep CAO, is today [July 31].


The August Seniors' E-news is now online. This is where you will find information on programs and events happening at the Seniors' Activity Centre!

Please note that fall and winter registration begins August 12th. Register early to secure your spot!

Current Seniors' Enews: http://westvancouver.ca/sites/default/files/dwv/assets/parks-rec/docs/seniors-centre/SAC_Aug_2015_E_News.pdf

+ Ccl Mtg July 27 BITS

= The Mayor called the mtg to order at 6:06 with a warning about continuing water restrictions.

= Compliments, appreciation, and thanks to Dep CAO Brent Leigh as this was his last mtg.

= V informative and interesting delegation from the WV Streamkeeper Society re estuary enhancement projects (McDonald and Rodgers creeks)

= 2290 Bellevue proposal discussed from about 6:30 to 7:45pm. The 10ft part and parking the niggle. Go forward and staff come back with a report?

= 6030 Marine Dr DVP approved [ended 7:53pm]

= DP for 2958 Burfield Place (Rodgers Crk) 14-unit apt bldg; approved at 8:13pm

= Salmon House Entertainment Endorsement passed with comments that nbrs not made aware noise/traffic no different, not increased.

= Changing ccl mtg starts to 6pm for Sept/Oct/Nov/Dec brought a comment from a resident the change doesn’t comply with Cmnty Charter, did they get a legal opinion? Answer was No. One cclr (unbelievably) said had no complaints.

{Surprise to me b/c I’ve heard some if working downtown, how get back and have had dinner before 6pm?}

= Consent Agenda: Garbage Colln in Park and Public Spaces; HBay Streetscape Study; Task Grps Financial-Related Topics; Correspondence

= Reports: Truth and Reconciliation; HAF starts Friday

= PQP: Your editor, who is Chair of Heritage West Van, invited everyone to the RoyalTea-by-the-Sea on Saturday August 8th from 2 to 4pm in Dundarave Park, and wished all a great summer.

Here’s the flyer I handed out: {Replaced with the final version then distributed}

+ events/music/etc (mishmash in haste)


Record Performance At Pan Am Games

The Pan Am Games wrapped up on the weekend with Jasmin Glaesser winning gold in the women's road race. Congratulations to all the athletes on the most successful Major Games ever for Canadian cyclists, with eight medals to BC riders alone. VIEW DETAILS http://www.cyclingcanada.ca/sport/bmx/news/best-games-ever-for-canadian-cyclists/



Tonight - Solo Repertoire for Lute by Bach and Weiss with Paul Beier and Robert Barto

Tuesday July 28 at 7:30pm Roy Barnett Recital Hall

Solo works for lute by Johann Sebastian Bach and Leopold Weiss, including two Bach Suites for harpsichord transcribed for lute by Paul Beier. Programme notes here.

+ JULY 30 Henry Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas iconic baroque masterpiece

7:30pm Chan Ctr 822 2697 For more performances, see earlymusic.bc.ca

+ DEMOCRACY TALKS Our Coast - Protecting What Matters Most. Our special guest speakers are marine scientists Dr. Leah Bendell and Dr. Ken Ashley, and Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue Coordinator, Michael Cupit.


WEST VANCOUVER MEMORIAL LIBRARY, 1950 Marine Drive, West Vancouver

Our Coasts and oceans are being altered on a vast scale, at an unprecedented rate. The ocean is home to 80% of the earth's species. The ocean waters absorb nearly one-third of human-caused carbon dioxide emissions, and regulate our weather, forming the clouds that bring us life-giving water. From producing half of the world's oxygen, to supporting coastal economies and jobs, sustaining us with food and satisfying us with sport and endless leisure - the well being of our seascapes matters to us all. Find out more on our speakers at our special Facebook Event Page HERE.

DEMOCRACY TALKS is an open series developed by Pam Goldsmith-Jones designed to inspire important dialogue and public discourse in advance of the 2015 federal election.

If you haven't yet reserved, please register HERE For more information, please see our blog post LINK.


Historic West Hastings Street; FREE; noon July 31

find out about more 264 9642 and vancouverheritagefoundation.org

> AND THESE still on


at VanDusen Botanical Gardens July 30 to Aug 2 see ssbc.ca


July 30 to Aug 3 See squamishdays.ca


July 31 to Aug 2 See whiterockseafestival.com


Aug 1 and 2 See powellstreetfestival.com


Brigade Days in Fort Langley, Aug 1 - 3; 37th Pride Parade (Aug 2, 12 - 3pm); Fireworks/Shorefest in English Bay Aug 1

and don’t forget Bard on the Beach all summer bardonthebeach.org



7 - 9pm Thursday August 6 at: Lawson Creek Studio, 1758 Argyle Ave


3pm Friday August 7 at the Municipal Hall

+ your reward

a smile, for getting to the end!

Was sent this recently quite topical since Brazil’s display for the fireworks competition on now was Wednesday. China was last Saturday and tomorrow is Canada. {moved to end: Brazilian} Sender’s comment: Mathematics, such a big word.

=== HEADSUP 2015-8F: Updates, Mtgs, etc

Whirlwind time!

Watching the fireworks from the 15th floor on Beach Avenue overlooking the fireworks barge in English Bay China best it’s ever been; Brazil a bit better than China; and Canada better than Brazil such a spectacular sight and over half a million watching!

Sipped Murchie’s Princess Blend (created in honour of Princess Charlotte) at the RoyalTea-by-the-Sea (no rain till almost over!), stirred by the skirl of the bagpipes, heard about Lancasters, ogled Rolls-Royces, and so on.

Certainly everyone enjoyed the 25th annual Harmony Arts Festival!

What about you?

did you go to the International Air Show in Abbotsford? maybe to the Korean Cultural Heritage Festival? 143rd Annual Chilliwack Fair? Squamish Valley Music Festival? Vancouver Chinatown Festival? the Onyx Trio at Roedde House? Tibet Festival? Chariot Fest of India? Bard? TUTS? any of the great performances of Early Music Vancouver?

What a summer!

Some DWV mtgs with a walk and a barbecue at the end with QTP.

+++ TUESDAY August 11


~ 4 to 7pm ~ at the Library

+++ WEDNESDAY August 12


~ 8:30am to 12:30pm ~ at M Hall


~ 10 to 11:30am ~ at Lawson Creek Studios, 1758 Argyle Ave


THE BOTANY OF BEER (a two-part class)

~ 6:30 - 9pm ~ Wednesday August 12 at VanDusen Garden then August 19 at Bomber Brewing

Explores the plants essential to beer through an interactive talk, local microbrewery, tour, and plenty of tasting. vandusengarden.org

+++ THURSDAY August 13


~ 8:30 to 10:30am ~ Social Recreation Room, WV Seniors’ Centre

re the establishment of an Ambleside and Dundarave Biz Improvement Assn. Pls RSVP to: info@adbia.ca

or take a trip.....

Natural history of Killarney Lake

A partnership program between the Elders Council for Parks and Parkgate Community Centre.

Registration: Register at Parkgate Cmnty Ctr 983 6350 or call Customer Call Ctr at 983 6388, Mon to Fri from 8:30am - 6:30pm. Or register online at http://www.myparkgate.com/register/#sthash.SgfLBPir.dpuf.

Quote course code No.353609. Register early as registration will be cut off a few days before the event date, Thursday August 13

Cost: $36.75 which covers bus and ferry(to Bowen Island). Return: Via bus and 4:15 pm ferry.

Meeting time and location: 8:30am Parkgate Cmnty Ctr 3625 Banff Court, NV

Trip leader: David Cook.

Description: We will walk part or all of the 4km circuit of Killarney Lake at the foot of Mt. Gardner. The trail winds back and forth between wetland and forest and David will explain the biology and ecology of both types. Watch for tiny insect-chomping sundews along the shoreline and we will search for salamanders. We might see the elusive swamp beacon, a golden-coloured fungus that grows in wet areas. There are boardwalks, bridges, and view-points that overlook the wetland areas. For lunch or rest breaks, there are a number of places with suitable benches and tables. Washrooms are at the beginning of the walk and the trail is mostly flat with some gently rising hilly sections.

Bring lunch and a beverage. Wear hiking boots and prepare for changes in weather.

+++ FRIDAY August 14


Day of Beer and Feast Day [of Beer] ~~ July 8 and Aug 14 ~~

Arnulf or Arnold of Metz, another patron of brewers. There are many depictions of St. Arnold with a mashing rake in his hand, to identify him. He is honoured in July with a parade in Brussels on the “Day of Beer". Miracles that were reported at his tomb were investigated and approved by a council at Beauvais in 1121; Arnold's relics were translated to the church of Saint Peter, Aldenburg in 1131. St. Arnold's feast day is 14 August.

+++ SATURDAY August 15


The WV Historical Society is bringing back their popular BBQ this year on Saturday August 15th, from noon to 2pm on the lawns of Gertrude Lawson House, 680-17th Street. Members of the Society and other guests are all welcome to come and enjoy hot dogs, hamburgers, pie, and ice cream. Donations are appreciated. This is an enjoyable way to spend a Saturday lunch with old friends or to make new ones.

+++ QUOTATION THOUGHT PUN +++ {for some, only the cartoon appeared w/ qtns missing; all are at end of this}

PS to 8F

Just learned that the CEC subcmte mtg scheduled for tomorrow morning has been cancelled.


9:29pm the space station will pass overhead tonight and after midnight (see below) the Perseid shower!

Begin forwarded message:

From: Carolanne Reynolds <editorwvm@westvan.org>

Subject: Headsup 8F: Updates, Mtgs, etc

Date: August 11, 2015 at 1:28:27 AM PDT

+++ WEDNESDAY August 12


~ 8:30am to 12:30pm ~ at M Hall




Meteors enter the atmosphere at speeds ranging from 11 km/sec (25,000 mph), to 72 km/sec (160,000 mph!). When the meteoroid collides with air molecules, its high level of kinetic energy rapidly ionizes and excites a long, thin column of atmospheric atoms along the meteoroid’s path, creating a flash of light visible from the ground below. This column, or meteor trail, is usually less than 1 meter in diameter, but will be tens of kilometers long.The wide range in meteoroid speeds is caused partly by the fact that the Earth itself is traveling at about 30 km/sec (67,000 mph) as it revolves around the sun. On the evening side, or trailing edge of the Earth, meteoroids must catch up to the earth’s atmosphere to cause a meteor, and tend to be slow. On the morning side, or leading edge of the earth, meteoroids can collide head-on with the atmosphere and tend to be fast.

In the news
A phenomenal Perseid meteor shower peaks this week here's how to watch

Washington Post - 3 hours agoBarring cloudy skies, this week's Perseid meteor shower may be a classic, excellent show.

Perseid meteor shower: how to see the celestial show from the USThe Guardian - 6 hours ago

Skywatchers' Delight: Perseid Meteor Shower Promises to Dazzle This WeekNBCNews.com - 6 hours ago

More news for perseid shower

Perseid Meteor Shower in 2015 - Time and Date www.timeanddate.com Sun & Moon Meteor Showers

The 2015 Perseid meteor shower will peak on August 11, 12 and 13. A new moon on August 14, 2015 will create perfect conditions for watching the meteor ...

Everything you need to know: Perseid meteor shower ...


In N. Hemisphere, August's Perseid meteor shower ranks as a favorite. You can see these meteors from S. Hemisphere, too. 2015 is a great year for this shower!

Top tips for 2015's Perseid meteor shower | Tonight | EarthSky earthsky.org/?p=2087

Tonight – August 11, 2015 – it's time to watch the Perseid meteor shower. The moon is out of the way, so the meteors should be flying! This shower is often our ...

PPS to 8F

Good news (Museum) and bad (not bad; disappointing) news (WVHS) with events in between and a punny ending.

Bad news first:

Unfortunately the WV Historical Society with regret has cancelled tomorrow’s/Saturday’s barbecue (Sat noon at GL House) b/c of the forecast for rain. The backup plan was the MHall but it’s now a construction site.



> 70th Anniversary of V-J Day 11am - 4pm Sat Aug 15

Commemoration at the Chinatown Memorial Square, 500-block Columbia St 604 338 3798


> Richmond Raptor Festival ~~ 11am - 4pm Sun August 16 ~~ tourismrichmond.com

Get up close to some fabulous birds of prey through interactive exhibits and activities.

Falconry displays at 11:30am, 1:30 and 3:30pm Terra Nova Rural Park, 2631 Westminster Hwy, Richmond

> VsnDusen Botanical Garden 40th Anniversary 10am - 5pm Sun Aug 16

Fun-filled day at the Garden: live music, historical and botanical talks and tours, an heirloom veggie harvest, family entertainment, photo booth, climbing wall, putting green, face-painting, tasty treats, and more. vandusengarden.org

> Bard on the Boat 1pm Sun Aug 16 and 5:30pm Thurs Aug 20

Bard on the Beach’s Shakespearean adventure on the historic RCMP vessel, St Roch. The Young Shakespeareans and Riotous Youth of Bard on the Beach will present a selection of unique Shakespeare vignettes. Vancouver Maritime Museum vancouvermaritimemuseum.com

Not only good, but great, news, just in from our Museum.

If you don’t have time to read this now, you can read it on the museum’s website -- and the photos are there.

Sharing an Epic Lifestyle -- 2015 West Coast Modern Home Tour Report

The West Coast Modern Home Tour isn’t just an exploration of architecture and North Shore lifestyle––it’s also a celebration of the unique and beautiful landscape that brings the two together. Hidden among the streets and cul-de-sacs of the North Shore are daring experiments in living.

These homes are living things, evolving with each homeowner. The West Coast Modern Home Tour gives us a glimpse of that evolution in action. As one volunteer says, “There’s a history that’s embedded in the homes themselves. She gestures to the lovingly-renovated and lived-in interior of the Barnes Residence, a historical construction by CBK Van Norman expanded upon by Michael Barnes, surrounded by lush gardens. Pencil-marks on the wall mark the growth of several children, some of whom are now extremely tall.


The Barnes Residence -- CBK Van Norman, Architect, 1953 Addn by Michael Barnes, Architect, 1974-1980

The Staples/Liao Residence was a construction site last year; this year, Bruno Freschi’s vision has been fulfilled. Blue sea-glass accents the clean lines of the long, narrow house as it perches upon the edge of a cliff, commanding a superb view of Howe Sound.


The Staples/Liao Residence -- Bruno Freschi, Project Architect for Erickson & Massey Architects, 1966-1967

Restoration by Bruno Freschi, Design Consultant, with Nick Milkovich Architects Inc., 2013-2015

Meanwhile, the Ray Residence is this year’s construction site, and once again a work-in-progress is a highlight of the Tour. The home cradles a long outcropping of rock that winds its way down a steep hillside. His eyes ablaze with the joy of sharing his vision, owner/renovator Jim Ferguson says of the Japanese-inspired Ray Residence, “It’s got such great bones! Jan Pidhirny, Ferguson’s partner in renovation and life, beams as she points out the beams, the X-ray of a house. Already sporting a carport that preserves the forest view, soon the home will feature an extended deck and outdoor kitchen.


The Ray Residence -- Daniel Evan White, Architect, 1961

Renovation by Jim Ferguson and Jan Pidhirny, 2015-ongoing

At the Savics Residence, we muse on how easily a bear could make her way through the property, which is defined by lush lawns and nearly-invisible glass walls surrounding a world-class First Nations art collection. Has a bear ever visited? “Oh, yes, laughs homeowner Eric Savics as he points out the huge stones that cover Fred Hollingsworth’s original red polished concrete. Only the massive fireplace remains of the original construction: what we see has evolved from that reference point into something totally new.


The Savics Residence

Don Towers, Steve Hodder, Russell Hollingsworth, Robert Ledingham, Architects and Designers, 2000

At the Eppich Residence, we see something truly unique: a smaller dwelling built to observe its larger parent, almost as if it were conceived with the West Coast Modern Home Tour in mind. Architect Nick Milkovich describes the use-every-inch creation process of the ultra-minimalist Studio: “It was like designing on a boat! The pass-through bathroom features glass doors that swing out to form the shower stall. It’s a deck that grew a roof, and then walls. “It’s the only place you can experience the creek, notes Milkovich as a family of ducks broke the reflection of the looming Eppich Residence on the nearby pond. The main residence’s elegantly-curved supporting structures, as well as much of its furniture, were built at the homeowner’s factory; making it a particularly personal project.


The Eppich Residence Garden & Studio -- Arthur Erickson Architects:

Nick Milkovich and Inara Kundzins Project Architects, 1979-1981 (Design); 1985-1988 (Construction)

Cornelia Hahn Oberlander, Landscape Architect, 1985-ongoing Studio by Nick Milkovich Architects Inc., 2014

At the Creek/Van Damm Residence, owner Jennifer Marshall notes, “Our biggest contribution was to set the building into its landscape, removing the clumsy barriers that kept the forest out. The house is also a bridge of sorts, straddling a creek running through the property. Built as a starter home, the Creek/Van Damm Residence is like a gigantic pet: it requires constant tending lest the forest reclaim the house as its own.


The Creek/Van Damm Residence -- Gardiner Thornton Gathé & Associates Architects, 1962

Renovations by Jennifer Marshall, Partner, Urban Arts Architecture, 2011-2014

Over 330 visitors explored six different homes, making this the biggest year ever for the tour. The colour-coded buses crisscrossed with almost-impossible accuracy, so no two buses reached the same home at the same time. The result was an intimate afternoon of art, architecture, and style; spent amongst old friends and new. Like the gentle rain that fell throughout the day after three dry months, it was just what we needed.

If you missed this year's tour, or would just like to relive it, you are in luck: From the Inside Out: Integrating Art and Architecture on the West Coast has been extended to September 19th. Get up close to interior elements and classic furnishings from this year's tour homes, as well as homes featured in the past. Learn more about mid-century modern art and architecture as you experience West Coast living through the eyes of photographers Selwyn Pullan and John Fulker.

Text by Jordan Yerman; all photographs by Martin Knowles, except for Eppich Studio and pond photographs by the writer.

{puns moved to end}

PPPS to 8F: Sunday Walk and Run + a Roll

left out in the rush: a walk (1) and a run (2); added a roll’ (3) and a safety notice (4)


Sunday August 16th

In Search of the Hollyburn Fir (Difficulty rating C6)

A field trip for Nature Vancouver. Trip leader: David Cook.

Meeting times & locations: We will meet at 09:30 am at McDonalds, Park Royal to collect people traveling by bus or for car-pooling as there is limited parking at the trail head. We will then gather at 10am at the trail head at the intersection of Eyremount Drive and Millstream Road in the British Properties, WV.

Description: We will be walking the circuit of trails between Hollyburn Ridge and the Cypress Parkway, West Vancouver known as the Forks-Skyline Circuit. A little used side trail to the north will take us to the magnificent Hollyburn Fir, an old growth veteran Douglas-fir ~1100 years old that stands 43.7 metres with diameter 2.96 metres.

Elevation gain: 270 metres.

Bring lunch and water and dress for changes in weather. There are many rough and rooty sections on the trail, so deep tread hiking boots with ankle support are essential.

For further info see the website (www.naturevancouver.ca) or contact David at cookeco2@yahoo.com or 604 924 0147.

Non-members are welcome but limited to three field trips. There is no cost and registration is not required.

btw, ever heard of the Elaho Giant?

'Elaho Giant' 1,000-year-old Douglas fir saved by quick ...

Jun 23, 2015 - The tree, estimated to be the third thickest Douglas fir on record, was caught in the middle of a 700-hectare fire that swept the woods outside ...



Same-Day registration for the run begins at 8:30 the morning of Sunday August 16 for an 11:00am start, sharp. We can use all the helping hands we can get to set everything up for the day!

Our shirts are fantastic because they immortalize the day a poor little beaver got stranded with hundreds of beachers following him along the shoreline. He/she must have come in on a log boom. So, we immortalized him on our run shirts!

* Bare Buns Run

Although told the media mock run was last Saturday, the msg didn’t say where tomorrow’s run wd take place, so off to google

Welcome to Wreck Beach, Vancouver, BC, Canada.www.wreckbeach.org/

for Bare Buns Run coming on Sunday! : Contact Judy @ 604 308 6336. 2015 Wreck Beach Bare

some background:

Wreck Beach celebrates 19th annual Bare Buns Run this Sunday Straight.com - 2 days ago

by Amanda Siebert on August 13th, 2015 at 5:05 PM ... Wreck Beach Preservation Society's (WBPS) annual Bare Buns Run has been held every year since ...

a minute video with Judy Williams explaining:

Video: Bare buns runners get ready for weekend event. Vancouver Sun - 1 day ago


alas, what we missed today (Saturday) had heard of it in UK; great to have it here:

Canadian Cheese Rolling Festival

Where: Whistler Blackcomb, 12:00pm

What: Cheese Rolling is deceptively simple: an 11-pound wheel of cheese is rolled down a hill and everyone chases it, slipping, tripping, and tumbling on the way down. The lucky winner gets to keep the cheese, and gets two ski season passes to Whistler Blackcomb! Of course, that’s just the race. The whole festival includes family activities, games, tastings, and lots of fun ways for you and your family to enjoy Canadian cheese.

maybe WV can have one in a park or up at Cypress???

{-4- Cartoon -- moved to end}


As usual, xxx indicates something was said; &&& is for something significant was said; GET is something I thought was important enough for me to find, play, and transcribe -- but sorry, haven't done. These notes give you an idea of what was said. To make sure of exactly what was said, pls watch/listen to the video on the DWV website. The times given help in finding the place.

Subscribe! write subscribewvm@westvan.org] ABBREVIATIONS, ACRONYMS, INITIALISMS puzzling? See: http://www.westvan.org/glossary

+ SP CCL MTG June 8th +

2pm ~ June 8th (closed)

{Note: Also at 5pm another closed sp Ccl mtg will commence; the reg ccl mtg will commence at 6pm.}

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

Purpose of meeting: personnel matter.

+ SP CCL MTG June 8th +

5pm June 8th (closed)

Revised June 4, 2015: To add an additional matter under section 90(1)(a) of the Community Charter.

(a) personal information about an identifiable individual who holds or is being considered for a position as an

officer, employee or agent of the municipality or another position appointed by the municipality; and

(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 municipality.

Purpose of meeting: personnel and land matters.


For On-Table Items Please See Items 5 and 7


Revised on June 4, 2015:

To add to Item 3 the minutes of the May 25 sp and reg Ccl mtgs and the June 1 sp Ccl mtg; and

To withdraw Item 9.1 regarding Finance Committee Resolutions.

1. Call to Order.

Mayor: Call the mtg to order. I see a lot more ppl want to enjoy this lovely summer evening rather than listen to a lot of hot air in a hot building.

{why not marvel at the dedication of those present to their involvement and interest in their cmnty?}

hope to wind up this mtg as quickly as possible

Just before we get into the biz part of the mtg, I'd like to announce.....

{text supplied:} I am pleased to announce that the Planning Dept has received an Excellence in Planning Practice Gold Award from the Planning Institute of BC for “West Vancouver’s Coach House Examination.

{Camera goes to the Mayor; Cclr Cam still not present}

During 2013-2014, District staff worked with residents in Phase I of the project to better understand this new housing type, and determine whether it would be appropriate for WV neighbourhoods. Based on strong community interest in coach houses, we sought more detailed public input in Phase II on proposed policies and regulations, and the devt permit process.

The coach house examination took 18 months – from beginning the discussion to adoption of the first implementing bylaws. Community engagement was at the core of this process, resulting in widespread public support during the bylaw stage.

While West Vancouver is not the first community to introduce coach houses, it is recognized for establishing a unique policy and regulatory framework, allowing for rental coach houses as a detached form of secondary suite in single-family and duplex zones; and ownership coach houses in more limited circumstances. The focus of the Devt Permit process and guidelines is to ensure fit of new devt with established neighbourhood character.

Five applications are currently under staff review, and the first rental coach houses in WV will be constructed starting this year.

Staff will be attending a ceremony on June 18th, when the award will formally be presented.

{but I can't help wondering/asking where!}

Congratulations to our Planning staff, wch leads me to:

Tonight is Bob Sokol’s, our Director of Planning, Land Development, and Permits, last Council Meeting. Bob started with the District of West Vancouver on March 12th, 2008.

Our Chief Administrative Officer, Nina Leemhuis has a few words to say on behalf of the District.

{from the minutes:

N. Leemhuis (Chief Administrative Officer) thanked B. Sokol for his years of service in West Vancouver, and spoke relative to Bob’s accomplishments since he began with the District in 2008, the community legacy of work conducted under his portfolio, and that the community has been well served. B. Sokol thanked Council and staff for their support and for moving the projects and programs forward.

to get the full praise, best to listen.}


Sokol: really appreciate it, 7 1/2 years; in spite of... really enjoyed it

thank staff for supporting me

great staff here in WV; they provide you with the best

a lot of great things WV has accomplished and will in future

don't want to say wish you all well, but ...

2. Approval of Agenda

Amended by: adding to Item 3 the minutes of the May 25 sp and reg Ccl mtgs and the June 1 sp Ccl meeting; withdrawing Item 9.1 regarding Finance Committee Resolutions;

3. Adoption of Council Meeting Minutes

· May 25, 2015 special and regular Council meetings; and June 1, 2015 special Council meeting.


4. Justice Institute of British Columbia regarding Public Safety Education

The video on the DWV website has:

*Due To Technical Difficulties The Beginning Of This Item Is Presented Without Audio*

The sound starts 2min 11sec into the item...

Dr Michel Tarko: ... providing a pathway for ppl who want a career in public safety... I'll start the video, 4min, then I'll conclude w/ some comments

VIDEO: Public Safety, Health Sciences, School of Public Safety and Security; Firefighting; School of Cmnty and Social Justice, Health Sciences, Aboriginal...

every year more than 34K students; customized; seven campuses; JIBC founded in 1978; post secondary institution;

certificates, diplomas, graduate degrees, ... www.jibc.ca

Mayor: that's a v good film

MT: produced three years ago, already dated

you might have seen at graduation, Michael J Fox in it; we'd given him an honorary doctorate

in his address to the students, he talked about his first acting job was at the JIBC when in high school, working in the police academy as pat of the simulations we offer. He knew he had a phobia for dogs and his first scenario was with a police dog, and he thought if he cd get through that he'd be a success as an actor. We certainly enjoyed that story.

We have about 30K now, equivalent to 3K FTE (as opposed to head count).

Sept to April; one-year and two-year certificates and a four-year bachelor degree

work with M govts; areas of leadership, conflict resolution, mediation, negotiation, dispute resolution are v popular

other areas -- related to emergency mgmt, responding, ...

technology -- we call praxis; can run simulations

the video didn't touch on our graduate progs; Min of Justice in 2010 encouraged us to move into space of intelligence and analysis

after environmental scan, partnering with Mercyhurst U out of Erie, Pennsylvania considered a world leader in intelligence analysis training both at the baccalaureat and at the master's level

Today two streams: biz intelligence (biz insurance, banking sectors) and in tactical crime

wrt cybercrime, working with Canterbury Christchurch U [in Kent], London, considered leaders in that space

candidates....... CSIS, RCMP, CBSA, ......

share that b/c not in the video

we're open for biz, we can be your solution

happy to answer any questions, or follow up

Sop: in public safety and protection is it mandatory to have Justice certificate before employment?

MT: sheriffs, corrections, policing -- have a two-year or four-year before applying

may come at 18 re policing but then see other opps

Sop: assume go through JIBC for training, cost for M?

MT: once accepted at the Police Academy, nine-month training prog to become a constable

students pay a tuition fee, part of that is subsidized from a grant we receive from the Min of Justice

Sop: thank you, sir

NG: apart from Fire and Police, ever work with bylaw officers?

MT: we have a bylaw certificate prog at the Institute ,most go through before

Cam: can attest to quality of courses at JIBC b/c I've taken about six of seven of them in the conflict/dispute resoln area and mediation negotiation section, all been really good, well-rounded; they do good work

move received for information, with thanks.

Mayor: thanks again for coming.


5. 2014 Annual Report (File: 0295-01)

MOTION: THAT pursuant to the Community Charter section 99, Council has considered the annual report prepared under the Community Charter section 98, and any oral and written submissions from the public.

Mayor: having any

ANS: no

Sop: clarify both Section 99 and 98, are they correct?

SSch: they are

Mayor: ask if anyone from public wanting to speak?

recommend citizens go on-line and read the report and see how our $130M is spent

interesting document. Seeing no one

NG: Residents who do read the report, some do

is this on your report?

MK: certainly some wording changes and take into consideration for next year.

6. Proposed Official Community Plan Update (File: 2517-01)

Mayor: we do have a mbr of the public who wishes to speak. So, after you, Mr Mikicich.

SM: this report is a high-level plan; update to Apr 27

General walk through and changes since April.

Present OCP adopted in 2004; 16 policy sections ...

taking into consideration cmtes, WGs, ....

land use designation map

SLIDE demographic study -- popn, household, employment forecasts to 2041

Inter-divisional OCP Staff Team xxx

est priorities

Planning has been working with Communications, particularly to engage the cmnty

originally had the idea of a master WG to play an overall role; rather than est a 50-mbr, staff believes better to invite them to open forums and does not preclude task-oriented groups

staff will release reports

WV 2015 (updated cmnty profile) -- how diff today than 2004

housing diversity, over past decade, current and emerging issues

nbrhd character: what is it, how threatened, what to do about it, how

engage citizens in process

CAC -- anticipate review of the policy; report to outline current policy and approach and what are the issues refining the policy

land use issues in existing nbrhds and future devt areas

existing: nbrhd char policies, guide, public works

new OCP, local area, feel of a particular nbrhd; do not envision detailed stmts

policy context: zoning, subdiv, approp scaled houses, blvds

don't envision changes in nbrhds but may with institutional

redevt, repurposing of lands

daily retail needs lacking in some areas

nodes recommended by some groups; small-scale comm nodes

ground-level -- duplexes, triplexes, xxx

coach house in 2000 Esq

cmnty engagement on infill housing: type, locns, contextual issues

est land use certainty

future popn growth in Amb, Rodgers Crk, HBay; TWay, along MDr; staff will proposed focus studies

AC1 and AC2 zones, future of waterfront planning

rental infill housing

supporting the est'mt of the ADBIA -- v important in revitalization and ecic devt

June 22 final report of ULWG

Substantial info for village, etc

whether LAP for HBay or OCP, intent is to undertake planning

have taken a second look at the TWay corridor; principal gateway to WV

PkR residential, commercial uses

complex and under pressure

SLIDES both corridors -- study wd commence this year

TWay, PkR, Clyde, M lands on other side of Capilano River

SLIDE: timeline

quote Mr Sokol, "This new OCP is an example of some of the great work ahead."

builds on his time and a decade of work by the cmnty itself

thank you

Mayor: two ppl to speak; Mr Fillipoff and Melinda Slater

MF: v important to cmnty to update OCP; the present one in front of you is missing a key and vital component: an OCP WG composed of citizens

alternative approach in section 3.7 on p17 not acceptable to the cmnty

WG model of citizen engagement has been v successful; 23 WGs have successfully completed their xxx and 2 more in process

do not endorse this doc until includes an official WG

[6:38] Melinda Slater [text supplied]:

My name is Melinda Slater and I reside at 1058 Keith Road. My apologies to Mr. Sokol for having to listen to me at his last Council meeting -- good luck to you in Washington {DC}.

Regarding the suggested revisions to the OCP, I think we’re heading in the right direction.

The OCP Update report suggests a land use plan is warranted for the Taylor Way & Marine Drive corridors, but I think it’s important that we look at the entire Park Royal area, including PR South.

There’s been a lot of discussion about the need for a neighbourhood or area plan for Park Royal.

It seems we have some consensus on the necessity of having a vision for this area. It would be short-sighted to limit a plan to these corridors, instead of encompassing the greater area.

I realize most of PR South is Squamish land and not under municipal jurisdiction, but that doesn’t mean the District cannot have a vision of what we’d like to see.

Any future development of PR South will have an impact on our community.

We need to have some idea of what is planned for this entire area in order to make informed decisions on future development elsewhere.

It would be useful if we could work with the Squamish on a plan for the broader area – there is interdependency between the Squamish and the District and the District certainly has the ability to exert some influence there.

It doesn’t make sense to isolate our “planning to bits and pieces, carving up a map based on land ownership and ignoring sections the District doesn’t have control over - we need to look at the big picture.

I’m going to suggest Council consider including the entire area, including Park Royal South, in the OCP review process.

NG: why have we decided not to go with a WG on this?

SM: a lot of good work over the years; many reports over many years

complicated; task-oriented; Ch/Housing Dialogue

body of work, input; all of the cmnty; but will defer to Ccl

NG: so if HBay wd involve the HBay Residents

SM: as appropriate for any area studies

NG: 2nd out of 3; PkR S, last speaker; take that under advisement?

SM: certainly; MoTI, FNs; we are joint stewards of an area of land

NG: some weeks ago

really what you’ve done is shown us some new slides to keep us awake

but you’ve expanded on PkR wch was a few weeks ago but basically the same report

SM: fleshed out

MB: support a wide range; Sq youth, nbrs, etc

technical Q, concept of Local Area Plans

think answer I got was did not anticipate LAPs but now we have one for HBay

clarify what role LAPs play?

SM: xxx size of cmnty; doesn’t delve into local issues

in terms of regulatory role

through review process, looking at local issues, &&& [6:46]

LAPs wd get into, ah an example, policies within the OCP

hybrid from OCP to LAPs, and Upper Lands, Rodgers Ck, parcels

not sure if answered the question

MB: thank you

Cam: following on Mr Fillipoff, Ms Slater; &&& [6:47]

prob is we have two types of consultation?

but out-take isn’t v large; 150

XX: 200

Cam: not many took us up on nbrhd; xxx

passive forms of surveys, ccc,

WG takes a &&&, not whole picture; certain xxx ppl

stay home with a glass of wine

SM: seen our xxx on housing bulk

we have a

closest thing is dialogue on housing

schools, srs’ groups, ratepayers, xxx all part of the process

not something we’d relay/rely on WVite xxx

use all those tools

institutional land prop areas, cmnty grps in those areas

what that looks like, I don’t know, but a whole suite

Cam: PkR, look at all/other stakeholders

haven’t asked them or brought them in

Sop: this is going to be a v imp document for the next couple of years

made ref to 2008; xxx

haven’t finished the bulk housing

xxx will end up looking at several areas

wonder if that model, why not same xxx

opp to go into that area

for ppl in a given area

PkR deserves attn for the vast amt of devt over the next few xxx

only sensible to have an OCP

I wd suggest, that we not endorse anything, accept to move along; won’t endorse anything now

suggest you select carefully

last one met for a year, went well; now cmnty has changed

to protect

Cass: concur, agree with Ms Slater

can’t go forward with out plans’?

WG large, unwieldy; Amb/Dund are changing


these indivs shd be consulted as a WG

three when this OCP developed in 2004; special areas decided by Planning

&&& doesn’t make it a fact

if written in, can they not be written out?

Sokol: the sp sites the three sp sites 2008 added as part of the Amb Town Ctr WG

whenever WG trying to work with ppl there

viewed as a compromise, density

three sites were unique, large, limited ownership, much greater allowance for public amenities, that was the reasoning; not added in by staff, put in by cmte

NG: slightly changed

Sop moved: THAT the proposed review Work Plan and update of the OCP, as outlined in the report from the Mgr of Cmnty Planning, dated May 21, 2015, be endorsed for implementation starting this year.

Passes unanimously

Sokol: while he’s there, Mr Mikicich will be the Acting Director of Planning, Licences, and Permits

7. Request to Extend Deadline for Removal of a Non-conforming Walkway through Issuance of a Temporary Use Permit (1384 Burnside Road; Proposed Environmental Devt Permit No. 13-050)

Mayor: staff report or this stands on its own?

CAO: staff can respond to questions, staff prepared to answer

Mayor: we do have a mbr of the public who wishes to speak. Ccl, hear from before we ask questions?

[6:59] Mr Ryckman?

J Ryckman: spent years learning about riparian area regulations, streamside protection enhancements, qualified environmental ... local govt act looking for solutions to my problem.

became plain to us these are not the issues for us.

for Judy and I

[{:-( it’s “for Judy and me!

a case of hypercorrection trying hard but going overboard. We say for me’’; just b/c there's someone else doesn’t change the part of speech!}

this is not about temporary permits or extended deadlines or riparian zones or stairways

hazardous perilous situation

impacted her life, my life, and her father’s life

not bureaucratic

our right for

Judy has recovered, my father is dead; ppl hv been injured and killed

{I must have misheard: 'her' then 'my'?}

exercise your power to rectify

the stairway is not xxx

spoke with Bob Sokol after last ccl mtg; requested time, again in Sept; expect to occur in 18 months

by March of 2017

{but that's two years!}

most likely sell our home

stairway temp soln; ten trees removed, xxx do what our nbrs don’t want us to do

restoring our lovely Barry Downs-designed home

xxx clearly state

confrontation tone not nice

at no time not willing; req’d add’l time; made that request repeatedly

if 9 mos suggest wd have told them not xxx

ML: I’m hearing contradictory things -- then renovating house for 12 years?

Ans: YES

ML: hard time reconciling priorities

JR: wife fell, father fell and was killed

&&& Cclr NG her mother a steep [???]

when xxx accidents that changed our

JR?: wd like opp to correct anything I hear that is not correct

Mayor: Mr Sokol

Sokol: wd be happy

Mayor: xxx

Cam: Q for staff [7:05]

is the driveway in your view a safety issue? know it’s xxx in and xxx

Sokol: built 19xx {get year}, others steeper

Mr R has mentioned what’s happened xxx

Cam: any specific damage to the creek from the staircase?

Sokol: I can’t see nor staff

damage, however it does change the top of the bank

things running off into the creek

more seriously; typically happen snowstorm xxx

can’t tell you

{riparian} 5m to 15m from the bank based on best practices from the prov

for best functioning of that

Cass: grew up with

my father fell down and broke his leg

I &&&; I did look at area,

looked at stairways left or ???

nothing up the east side of your driveway so you’ve done nothing xxx


most ppl wd be doing [work] in the summer

no need to go to that expense

JR: can I respond?

Mayor: you spoke; Sokol answered; shd put motion on the floor for questions; motion

ML read motion:

1. The owner’s request for a Temp Use Permit wch wd extend the deadline for removal of the non-conforming walkway at 1384 Burnside Road, as described in the report dated May 21, 2015, be denied; and

2. Staff be directed to immediately commence a legal process to have the walkway removed.

ML: agree with comments Cclr Cassidy made

gone on long time, does not seem to be high in owner’s xxx; 12 years been renovating the house

some of the funds cd be allocated

I have no assurance in 2017 financial will be any diff; house cd be sold by 2017; it’s almost a stalling tactic

sorry ppl have been hurt

owner has some responsibility and they haven’t

MB: I’ve circulated an alternate motion

Mayor: let’s speak to this

MB: can

Mayor: then you oppose it

MB: yes

MB: extraordinary circs; death and injury

access to the house, a lot of info walkways, grades, riparian

and that’s not our xxx

after working with.&&&

walkway doesn’t make sense, proper driveway $200K

note from Mr R not &&&

at that time confusion; walkway or driveway, Mr R preferred the driveway

he has tried to solve his problem; don’t agree that he has not done anything

this list from 15 [to 47???]

someone earning a living so he can pay

letter: two options for a driveway

no real harm in granting the 18 mos xxx

Ccl doesn’t need assurances b/c if I can’t &&& [7:15]

or will tear down... likely b/c cost of driveway

alternative motion

ask staff to allow non-conforming until March; work with staff to get driveway

no sense if we don’t get cooperation of staff

allowable encroachment re riparian

xxx; when built, this staircase was as shown xxx

google maps

that’s why he built it

not support his

give him opp to build safe access to his house

Sop: don’t know how many times going around the mulberry bush

xxx only lower portion re Brothers Crk

not saying staff not stand up for our rules

staff advised being particular near top of bank

in this case think the Ryckmans can xxx

and your family can get together

the least we can do

NG: Q left over from time ago

if this were to be extended to next year what about commitment to get this done?

Sokol: wd hv to talk to our solicitor, this was not anticipated; maybe security deposit

now solicitors reluctant about moving things on property not sure what cd be done to xxx

NG: so cost us more money to xxx

my comments from 6 mos ago, however trying re staircase without ruining the envmt

ended up building something pretty skookum

I work with Streamkeepers and they’re upset re creek; concerned about precedent

3rdly, on p5 said approved by ..

if walkway were permitted to remain

if we don’t support it today, we’re saying we were wrong

4thly, if it were me, I’d have hired a mason to construct up

or taken the existing and realigned it

maybe have to take out a tree or two

maybe move to west

so I’m supporting this motion

Cam: torn, concerned about staff time, about precedent

fairly harsh result; we want to try to work with our residents

safety issue; get rectified

no immediate danger to the creek; technical 5m rule; precedent within 5m area

or if you screw up, give you a reasonable time if not causing harm

don’t have information to make decision

as Mr Sokol said to xxx

no plan B here; temp permit not &&&; don’t have &&& [7:24]

don’t have mechanism to extend for 18mos

if allowed to make an extension then &&&

Mr R committed to or if he sells, bound to tell

owner coming not told, and that crap

Sokol: if Ccl &&&

a temp permit is not the way to

to Mar 31, is resoln of non-enforcement

be removed that is the piece

Cam: xxx commence to remove starting tomorrow

xxx don’t want to take him to court; xxx hear what the Mayor has to say

inclination to table this

{at this point my opinion is table if need more info or give him to the end of the year to at last settle this}

Mayor: have it removed 12 mos from today

{okay; a year is generous}

if Mr R has not made provision for proper driveway or walkway

Sokol: if Ccl wished to with 12 mos or a date; my fear is that if we do, have to have legal proceedings

taking our legs out, need some tool or xxx; what that tool wd be, don’t know

get our solicitor to prepare doc

Mayor: we don’t take citizens out and shoot them

xxx meet the needs of the homeowner

try to provide some way

while still respecting staff, it doesn’t comply and must be removed

has to be removed, no &&& precedent

start in 12 mos finished in [7:29]

we hv bylaws that have to be met

Sokol: if motion, must have a completion date by wch the stairway has to be removed

Cass: looked permanent

Grouse, it is a horrendous

xxx under construction for 12 years, not only homeowner did nothing

xxx only takes some months; costing us money

first loss is your best loss

MB: think we’re making this unnecessarily complicated; my motion

Mayor: deal with this

MB: the first part is moot; be denied

so xxx legal so that’s going to cost us money; definitely cost money

if we wait, he will remove it; spending legal fees or if 12 mos from now

allow retention, allow &&& stairway for 12 or 18 months

xxx negotiable; say a year; to order legals

years...99% done

as far as him renovating for 12 years

{correct English is: his renovating}

he’s been restoring a Barry Downs house, labour of love to bring this home back to xxx

unsafe driveway; ppl been killed

simple my motion whereas 12 mos legal

Mayor: Cam pointed out staff time

ML: this is a classic case, we ask for permission, not given, then we come ask for forgiveness

stairway not {legal/permitted?} didn’t ask for permission; now asking for forgiveness, makes no sense

why protection of riparian zone, building code looking for a way to forgive inappropriate {actions?}

Cass; wrt time there has been no xxx to do anything about this stairwell hasn’t moved one inch

Cam: trying to find a way forward; done in 12 mos then no legal

safe driveway and no costs

if we do this motion, not ensuring

staff file; hearing legal xxx Jan 2014, entitled to ask for extension in time

wd like staff to give me way

v big deposit have work done; have stairs out of the creek, before sells it

CAO: &&&

{problem; can’t hear (mic not working fully?); caught a few words}

further to the motion

staff be permitted, walk removed if work has not been removed by such-and-such a date

work in riparian zone without a permit, weakening our position

xxx commence legal

by certain, if not completed by a certain date

have the walkway removed by a certain date

Mayor: amendment to No. 2 what date?

MB: Dec 2016

Mayor: Sokol, pick a date; difficult; Dec 17

{why add a year? MB's suggestion is more than a year and a half, and you had made the reasonable suggestion of one year....}

Cam: xxx; a surety from him &&&

Mayor: this is not a courtroom

Cam: &&&

SSch: if addl wording to No 2

Mayor: we haven’t got

Sop: first motion on the floor

SSch: motion on floor: CAO has proposed wording be added to section 2

if work not completed by date to be given

MB: by Dec

SSch if work not completed by Mar 31 2017


{how’d we get from a year (June 2016) to a year and a half Dec 2016, and then 2 1/2 years to Dec 2017???!!}

Mayor: xxx

Sop: not clear

Cam: split the motion

Mayor; ev clear; xxx amendment j

Cam: explain my position; can’t even vote ...

Mayor, in outright frustration and exasperation: if I vote in favour, will this be closed?

{this consideration more important than anything else surprised me. Closure trumping decision wrt the principle, the policy, the amt of time to resolve? Some said six months, Mayor had suggested a year (reasonable), and now in order to close this, he’s accepting more than two and a half years!!!

Impatience clouding reason?}

PASSES with Cassidy and Lewis opposed

Mayor: never be a need for legal; won’t come again.

FOR THE RECORD/from the minutes:

MOTION 1. The owner’s request for a Temporary Use Permit which would extend the deadline for removal of the non-conforming walkway...be denied; and 2. Staff be directed to immediately commence a legal process to have the walkway removed.

{comments then!}

MOVED by Booth, seconded by Soprovich: THAT section 2 of the motion be amended to add, after the word “removed, the words “if the work has not been completed by March 31, 2017.

Discussion ensued. The question was called on the amendment motion.

In response to a Council member’s request, a poll on the amendment motion was held: Councillor Lewis NAY Councillor Booth YEA Councillor Soprovich YEA Mayor Smith YEA Councillor Gambioli YEA Councillor Cameron NAY Councillor Cassidy NAY

CARRIED; Councillors Lewis, Cameron, and Cassidy voted in the negative

Discussion ensued. The question was called on the main motion, as amended, {change to March 31, 2017}

CARRIED; Councillors Lewis and Cassidy voted in the negative

{PLEASE NOTE: This item ran from about 7 to 7:45. The minutes simply say "Discussion ensued" so none of the points cclrs made, nor the responses by the resident, are recorded. Simplifies minutes!}


8. Proposed Road Closure and Removal of Highway Dedication Bylaw No. 4838, 2015

(for land adjacent to 4435 Stone Crescent) (File: 1610-20-4838)

The proposed bylaw rec'd first, second, and third reading at the May 11 reg Ccl mtg. The condition precedent (approval by the Minister responsible for the Transp Act) to the bylaw’s adoption was met on May 25. [7:44]


9.1. Finance Committee Resolutions (File: 0116-20-FIN) Item withdrawn.

9.2. Active Devt Applications Status List (to May 13, 2015) (File: 1010-01): received for information.

9.3. Correspondence List (File: 0120-24) (click here to view corresp packages) rec'd for information.

> Council Correspondence Update to May 15, 2015 (up to 12:00 Noon)

Referred for Action

(1) City of North Vancouver, May 7, 2015, regarding “Provision of Alcohol to Minors

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

(2) St. Christopher’s Anglican Church, May 13, 2015, re “Defibrillation Unit at St. Christopher’s Church

(Referred to Chief Administrative Officer for consideration and response)

(3) May 14, 2015, regarding “Long running life threatening situation along 5900 block of Marine Drive

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

(4) May 14, 2015, regarding “FW: CrossFit Gym 1431 Clyde Ave.

(Referred to Manager of Bylaw and Licensing Services for consideration and response)

Received for Information

(5) Committee and Board Meeting Minutes – Board of Variance – April 15, 2015

(6) May 12, 2015, re “Fwd: Federal Scientists Sent Back to the Office to Re-Examine 140 Recent Studies that Show Wireless Radiation Emitted by Wireless Devices CAN Cause Harm

(7) May 13 re Proposed Devt Permit 1305 Marine (Shell Gas Stn.) to Reduce Height of the Gas Canopy

(Referred to May 25, 2015 Council meeting)

(8) Union of British Columbia Municipalities (UBCM) and Lower Mainland Local Government Association (LMLGA), May 13, 2015, regarding � LMLGA RESOLUTIONS DISPOSITION

(9) City of Bby, May 13, re “Kinder Morgan - Burnaby Mtn Oil Tank Farm - Fire Dept Risk Analysis

Responses to Correspondence

(10) Senior Mgr of Cmnty Services, May 13, 2015, response regarding 㦞m pool a necessity

> Council Correspondence Update to May 22, 2015 (up to 12:00 Noon)

Referred for Action

(1) May 16, 2015, re “Re: Long running life threatening situation along 5900 block of Marine Drive

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

(2) May 17, 2015, regarding “Work on Sunday Colingwood (Collingwood School Construction)

(Referred to Manager of Bylaw and Licensing Services for consideration and response)

(3) May 19, 2015, regarding “DICKINSON CRESCENT CLEARCUT

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

Received for Information

(4) Cmte/Bd Mtg Minutes: Cmnty Grants Cmte – Feb 25, Mar 23, Apr 10, 2015; Library Bd – Apr 15, 2015

(5) May 15, 2015, re “Redevelopment, 1763 Bellevue (Devt Permit Application No. 14-052 – Masonic Hall)

(6) May 20, 2015, regarding Environmental Protection of British Columbia’s Coast and Salmon Rivers

(7) Tsleil-Waututh Nation, May 21, 2015, re Invitation to attend Tsleil-Waututh announcement of TWN assessment Review on the Kinder Morgan expansion project (May 26, 2015)

Responses to Correspondence

(8) Mayor M. Smith, May 15, response to City of Bby, “Open Letter to Council – Mayors’ Declaration re National Energy Board Review Process

(9) Mayor M. Smith, May 15, response to My Sea to Sky, “Request to the DWV Mayor & Council in regards [sic] to Woodfibre LNG and Fortis pipeline EA process - URGENT! (Proposed Woodfibre LNG Project)

(10) Mgr of Bylaw/Licensing Services, May 19, 2014 [sic], response re “Work on Sunday Colingwood [sic] (Collingwood School Construction)

(11) Mayor M. Smith, May 19, 2015, response to S. Robinson, MLA (Coquitlam-Maillardville), “Difficult questions for the BC minister responsible for local government

> Council Correspondence Update to May 26, 2015 (up to 4:30 p.m.)

Referred for Action

(1) April 30, 2015, regarding Property Tax Deferment Program Inquiry

(Referred to Chief Financial Officer for consideration and response)

(2) May 25, 2015, regarding “Nail bars in West Vancouver

(Referred to Manager of Bylaw and Licensing Services for consideration and response)

(3) May 25, “Re: City canals install duck waddle lanes along towpaths | Daily Mail Online (Housing/Wildlife Corridors)

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

(4) Green Teams of Canada, May 26, 2015, re WV Parks and Volunteer Engagement - Funding Request

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

Received for Information

(5) Cmte and Bd Mtg Minutes – Lower Caulfeild Advisory Cmte – June 4, 2013 and June 24, 2014;

and Cmnty Grants Cmte – February 13, February 18, February 20, and March 10, 2015

(6) Undated, regarding Urban Chicken Program for West Vancouver

(Previously received at May 25, 2015 Council meeting)

(7) MetroV, May 15, re “The MetroV Housing/Transp Cost Burden Study; A New Way of Looking at ??? Affordability

(8) May 22, regarding “City canals install duck waddle lanes along towpaths | Daily Mail Online

(9) May 23, 2015, regarding Devt Permit Application No. 15-033 for 1305 Marine Drive (Shell Gas Station) (Previously received at May 25, 2015 Council meeting)

(10) Sager Legal Advisors LLP (3 subms), May 25, re Devt Permit Applicn for 1305 Marine (Shell Gas Stn)

(Previously received at May 25, 2015 Council meeting).

10. OTHER ITEMS -- None.

11. REPORTS from Mayor and Councillors on Boards, Committees, and Working Groups

MB: Taste of Bowen and Craft Beer fest

NG: Bike to work week

our WV team {rode the distance of} all the way to Calgary and back

saved over 550 kilos of greenhouse gases; rode four times back and forth to my house so 6.5

did the least; hope ev in the fall

I sit on the Metro Zero-Waste Cmte

Bby on &&& public??

ppl interested in garbage; recycling, the amt of stinky garbage has decreased dramatically

since org ban June 1st this year; &&& if

open truckloads of garbage and count how much is organic; if more than 25% then the M will be fined; we will have to increase taxes

hope ev takes

Mayor: #2

NG: part of Zero-Waste xxx; if anyone wants to go on

275,000 tons of garbage, $5.5M in electricity

garbage becoming electricity in Bby and been happening for ten years

Sop: Friday is the extravaganza; lawn bowling; first place 1947

fundraiser for the Fdn [7:49]

12. Public Questions/Comments

Mike Fillipoff: 3794 Southridge; presentation

thank Mr Sokol for his

personal experience; through ULWG; has attended virtually ev mtg

wisdom and guidance

too many accomplishments lease and devt of Westerleigh, UL, Parks, legalizing sec stes, xxx

hope you will &&&


Mayor: Anyone else?


Mayor: almost

MS: if you hadn’t spent so long on that!

[some text supplied]

A quick comment about the OCP review, just wanted to say Mr. [Fillipoff] (previous speaker), mentioned a working group/wanting a working group and the comment that it was a bit unwieldy to have that. A suggestion would be perhaps maybe we could consider having neighbourhood working groups, breaking it down into smaller groups, people in HS Bay probably don’t care what they do in the British Properties and the other way around. I think it would be more manageable if we had neighbourhood groups to deal with that.

Another comment about it (OCP review) being really complicated we don’t need to reinvent the wheel, you could start by just asking residents what do you like about the current one (OCP), what don’t you like about it. If you don’t t like the 3 special sites then [axe] them, if you like them, keep them, but I we don’t need to start from scratch it doesn’t need to be that complicated.

13. Adjournment [7:52]

+ CCL MTG June 22nd +

Notes will be in the next WVM; here are the main items:

PUBLIC HEARING re 2832/2842 Bellevue to allow for devt of the two subject props including a proposed new house, site grading, and removal of three trees located within the blvd.

Main Items:

= Delegation - Recreation Sites and Trails BC – Ministry of Forests, Lands, and Natural Resources, re Sea to Sky Marine Trail: Information presentation.

= Upper Lands Working Group – Final Report: Consideration of planning framework.

= OCP Amendment, Rezoning and DPA for 1763 Bellevue (Masonic Hall): advancing the application review process.

= Police Services and M Hall Project Funding Scenarios: Consideration of funding scenario.

= Exterior Design of the Police Services and M Hall Project: Information to be provided.

= Declaration of the Right to a Healthy Environment: Consideration of proposed declaration.

= Proposed 5-Year Financial Plan Bylaw Amendment (budget adjustments): three readings.

= Proposed Zoning Bylaw Amendment (for 2832 and 2842 Bellevue Avenue): Consideration of bylaw adoption.

= Proposed Development Permit for Daffodil Drive (adjacent to 5619 Daffodil Drive): To set date for consideration.

= Proposed Development Variance Permit (1507 Haywood Avenue): To set date for consideration.

= Proposed Development Permit (2290 Marine Drive): To set date for consideration.

= Proposed Development Variance Permit (6467 Nelson Avenue): To set date for consideration.

= Proposed Development Variance Permit (6030 Marine Drive): To set date for consideration.

= Proposed Development Permit (4361 Erwin Drive): To set date for consideration.

VIDEOS: PH -- http://westvancouverbc.swagit.com/play/06222015-1258

VIDEOS: Regular Mtg -- http://westvancouverbc.swagit.com/play/06222015-1279


National Moth Week 2015, July 18-26, Invites Citizen Scientists to Celebrate Moths

...National Moth Week (NMW) shines a much-needed spotlight on moths and their ecological importance as well as their incredible biodiversity. This nine-day global event ...

...The Sphingidae family includes many widely found species, such as day-flying moths like the “hummingbird moth, (genus Hemaris) a “hawkmoth also known as clearwings, which mimics bumblebees and hummingbirds. Also among the estimated 1,450 Sphingidae species are the Pandorus sphinx, Elephant hawk moth, White-lined sphinx, Gaudy sphinx, and One-eyed sphinx. It is believed they get their nickname of “hawk moth from their rapid flight. They have been studied for their flying ability, being among some of the fastest flying insects.

Hawk moths are important pollinators of native plants, especially in arid environments like the American Southwest, said NMW team member Dr. Elena Tartaglia. “They visit plants to get nectar and in the process, their large furry bodies can carry a lot of pollen....

More: http://nationalmothweek.org/2015/04/11/national-moth-week-2015-july-18-26-invites-citizen-scientists-to-celebrate-moths/


Python spotted on Burnaby Mountain carried home ... - CBC


29 mins ago - University student Marissa Bowsfield found the ball python seen slithering around Burnaby Mountain and carried it home. (Marissa Bowsfield). [Aug 12]


=== INFObits ===

= Since 2006, the Govt of Canada has concluded free trade agreements with 39 countries, bringing the total to 44.

= Lawrence Hill has been appointed to the Order of Canada for "his writing representing black history in Canada and for his charitable efforts to help girls and women in Africa through the Aminata Fund, named for The Book of Negroes protagonist." His newest novel, The Illegal, is due in September.


= Gwynne Dyer

...After three million war dead, ...

Fifty-five years ago Nobosuke Kishi, Japan’s prime minister, resigned just after winning the battle to push the treaty revising the country’s military alliance with the US through parliament. The demonstrations against it were so massive and violent that his political capital was exhausted. Today his grandson, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, is waging a quite similar battle, but he will probably get away with it. More’s the pity.

= In Manitoba, 90% of the children in care are aboriginal. -- CBC News 3pm July 24

= UBC is consistently ranked among the world’s top 40 universities, and has an operating budget of $2.1 billion, more than 59,000 students on its Vancouver and Okanagan campuses, and more than 15,000 faculty and staff.

= Flick a cigarette butt out of the car window and start a forest fire? This came up in a discussion about Rock Creek. The fine here is $173. It's $25K and months in jail in Australia they said

=== ROYALWATCH === Christening of Princess Charlotte

Princess Charlotte will be christened in the same gown that Prince George wore, which is itself a replica of a gown made in 1841 for Queen Victoria's eldest daughter.

More: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/princess-charlotte/11718918/Princess-Charlotte-christening-live-updates.html

=== GREEKWATCH === CPT & Refugees

GREECE REFLECTION: Things can only get better

August 13th, 2015 in: Europe Migration CPTnet 13 August 2015

Conditions are devastating and change comes slowly for the refugees in the Kara Tepe camp, on the Greek island of Lesvos. CPT team visits the camp regularly. Read about the experiences of our summer delegate Johanna Kaprio. The text was first published on July 19 on Kaprio’s blog The Deep Blue Border.

An Afghan man approaches me, asking politely if I am a doctor, and wants me to come and look at his daughter who has a stomach flu with fever for the fourth day. I explain to him that I am not a doctor, yet I try to remember whatever I know about stomach flu self help instructions: plenty of water, bananas, orange juice with bits

...The people we meet in the camp just cannot believe that they are here. Mostly they didn’t want to leave their countries, but had no choice because of wars and conflicts there. They come from all walks of life. Mostly, they are just ordinary families with ordinary lives and ordinary hopes of good life. Their journey to Greece was difficult and even dangerous. In their path towards safer life, Kara Tepe is a shock.

I meet a Syrian family of twenty persons, sharing one tent. The adults sit on cardboard on the ground and the children play inside the tent.

“I could never have imagined finding myself and my family in these conditions, says the father of the family.

He and his wife are lawyers, and one of their daughters is a schoolteacher. Most of their children are very young. The family fled from Aleppo not long ago and is now heading towards Germany, where they hope to continue their careers and live in safety; until the day comes that they can safely return to their home again. But for now, all they can do is wait for their documents, be patient with the conditions and hope that Europe treats them kindly.

“Things can only get better, someone says, as we wish them well after our long conversation about the conditions in the camp. I certainly want to believe that.

The whole article: http://cpt.org/cptnet/2015/08/13/greece-reflection-things-can-only-get-better

=== MUDDLE-EASTWATCH === UNRWA, may have to close doors in three months

from Cdn Friends of Sabeel http://us1.campaignarchive1.com/u=badf05e7cf205e03426651973&id=3a892f09a1&e=524551c5a5

Article (written by Dr Sara Roy, daughter of two holocaust survivors)


...In the context of these severe restrictions on UNRWA’s finances, an issue with one donorCanadadeserves special scrutiny. Canada’s decision to first reduce and then terminate funding to the agency, a decision no other major donor government has taken, has been extremely injurious to the agency.

In 2007 and 2008, Canada donated over $28 million to UNRWA each year. In both years over half the monies were directed to the General Fund, with most of the remainder directed to the Emergency Appeal. In 2009, the Canadian government reduced its contribution by almost $10 million to just under $19 million, most of which was allocated for the Emergency Appeal with nothing for the General Fund. In fact, no monies have been allocated to the General Fund since 2009.

In 2010, Canada’s contribution decreased again to around $15 million, where it remained for two more years with most, and subsequently all, of the funds for the Emergency Appeal. Beginning in 2013, Canada, apparently without any prior warning, terminated all funding to UNRWA.

The loss of $28 million from Canada constitutes the largest single loss to the agency, which it cannot replace, and has been “desperately damaging in the words of one UNRWA official, contributing substantially to UNRWA’s current deficit in the General Fund. What is most outrageous, however, is Canada’s decision to terminate its $15 million contribution to the Emergency Appeal; in so doing, the Canadian government is refusing to provide food for impoverished Palestinians, the majority in Gaza.

Sara Roy (Ed.D. Harvard University) is a senior research scholar at the Center for Middle Eastern Studies specializing in the Palestinian economy, Palestinian Islamism and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. She is the daughter of two holocaust survivors.

Dr. Roy began her research in the Gaza Strip and West Bank in 1985 with a focus on the economic, social and political development of the Gaza Strip and on U.S. foreign assistance to the region. Since then she has written extensively on the Palestinian economy, particularly in Gaza, and on Gaza’s de- development, a concept she defined.

Dr. Roy also has authored over 100 publications dealing with Palestinian issues and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and has lectured widely in the United States, Europe, The Middle East, and Australia among other international venues.The Canadian F


Tragically, more than 1M Cdn women have experienced domestic or sexual violence in the last five years. The rate of domestic violence for aboriginal women and girls is five times higher than that of non-aboriginal women and girls.

by Daphne Bramham VSun July 20 pA4

=== CITYWATCH === Top Ten re livability according to Huff Post

How dare they not have Vancouver anywhere on the list!

Well, being on a mountainside sort of keeps WV off any list praising biking.....


=== HOUSEWATCH === Real Estate

+ Mainland Chinese 'dominating' high-end Vancouver real estate market

Local real estate company Macdonald Realty Ltd says buyers with cash from mainland China accounted for 70 per cent of the firm’s sales in 2014 of single-family homes, condos and townhomes over $3 million in Vancouver, including the west side, east Vancouver and the downtown core.

It also says such buyers in the same areas accounted for only 21 per cent of similar property purchases between $1 million and $3 million, and just 11 per cent when prices were below $1 million.


{btw, Iranians also buying in WV}

+ Why targeting foreign homebuyers may not improve affordability

Stephen Harper knows foreign buyers in Canada’s housing market is a hot issue even beyond Vancouver.

Now what? Aaron Hutchins August 16, 2015

Stephen Harper stood by the waterfront in North Vancouver on a beautiful, sunny Wednesday last weekthe kind of day that makes the city so attractive to foreign investors, and so unaffordable for others. With Vancouver’s glass skyline as a backdrop, the Prime Minister noted that 15 per cent of housing units in the city sit empty, collecting dust.

Read the rest: http://www.macleans.ca/politics/ottawa/counting-foreigners-in-the-housing-market-is-one-thing-then-what/


Why BC's New Water Prices Don't Violate NAFTA

Will charging Nestle irreversibly turn on taps? Enviro law expert weighs in.

by Andrew Gage, Today, TheTyee.ca


=== PHOTOWATCH === English Bay from the 1890s

English Bay Beach, Then and Now ow.ly/Pl9XR View on Twitter


=== BEERWATCH === Experts say these are the 20 best beers in the world

TANZA LOUDENBACK Aug. 7, 2015, 4:22 PM

In honor of International Beer Day, August 7, the beer-rating and -review site RateBeer.com has curated a list of the top beers in the world. The 20 beers were selected for their world-class recognition some are accessible, some are obscure and their elegant variety of styles.

Read more: http://uk.businessinsider.com/20-best-beers-in-the-world-from-ratebeer-2015-8#ixzz3j0wfCJv8


The Vancouver Writers Fest offers a compendium of literary events around town and links to reviews and articles of interest. (June 4) Vol 10 No 12 http://writersfest.bc.ca/newsletter/latest?mc_cid=9381ba1efa&mc_eid=ba95fa4378

Where are English bookstores thriving? You might not guess it: China!


As it turns out, the love for English literature in China extends far beyond our language's most accessible authors. Here's a piece on James Joyce's growing popularity in China.


Tom Sperlinger's Romeo and Juliet in Palestine is an "illuminating look at the wider role of education." The book describes the author's time teaching English literature to students in the West Bank.


MICHAEL KUSUGAK at the Vancouver Maritime Museum

Storytelling sessions with Inuit storyteller and children's author Michael Kusugak. Wed July 1 at 11am and 1pm, free. More information at vancouvermaritimemuseum.com

Celebrate Nunavut Day with an inspiring, interactive storytelling session and discussion with Inuit storyteller and author Michael Kusugak. Thursday, July 9 at 5:30pm.

More information and to reserve tickets, http://vancouvermaritimemuseum.com/event/nunavut-day-perfect-story.

The Vancouver Public Library and CWILL BC have announced the books selected for the first installation of the Reading Lights, an initiative to feature books on lamp posts around Vancouver.



Spoken language could tap into 'universal code'

by Catherine Matacic 12 August 2015 5:45 pm

We know a lot about language, but we know very little about how speech developed. Did we start with gesturing and grunts? Beating our chests and pointing? Most linguists agree that some combination of movement and sound probably got us started. But how did we decide which sounds to use for various words? Now, an experimental game has shown that speakers of English might use qualities like the pitch and volume of sounds to describe concepts like size and distance when they invent new words. If true, some of our modern words may have originated from so-called iconic, rather than arbitrary, expressiona finding that would overturn a key theory of language evolution.




Approximately 375 million people speak English as their first language, in fact it's the 3rd most commonly spoken language in the world (after Mandarin Chinese and Spanish). Interestingly enough it's the number 1 second language used worldwide - which is why the total number of people who speak English, outnumber those of any other.



+ HERITAGE SOCIETY of BC http://www.heritagebc.ca/events/ 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


Registration Now Open for Heritage BC Annual Conference 'The Main Thing'!

We are delighted to announce that registration for the Heritage BC 2015 Annual Conference is now open! Early bird rates are available now online on Heritage BC's website.

Join us in historic Rossland, B.C. October 1 - 3 for the Heritage BC Annual Conference. Network, learn, and share with B.C. architects, planners, archivists, consultants, politicians, and non-profit leaders at this year’s conference.

Come and learn how to create a dynamic downtown by refreshing and renewing your revitalization strategies. Get tangible tips on and to leverage your heritage assets to promote tourism opportunities and sustainability practices. Participants are eligible for up to 6.75 CPL LUs (Continuous Professional Learning Units) through the Planning Institute of BC (PIBC) for attending the entire conference.

Earlybird discounts are only available until August 4th so be sure to register now to get the best discount!

» Conference Registration -- http://heritagebc.ca/events/annual-conference-registration/conference

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not yet, but soon photos from the RoyalTea-by-the-Sea at: royaltea.ca

Hat prize: two fascinating ladies won the gift from Murchie's and it didn't rain until almost 4pm!

Photos will be put on the website however the NSN has a pic of the fascinators on p26 of the Sun Aug 17th issue:


Now working on plans to commemorate / celebrate? the Sept 9 landmark -- our Queen then becomes that longest reigning British monarch. Hope the Municipality will mark the occasion......

Also, maybe bring back (NSh) Heritage Weekend we used to celebrate the third weekend in September.

ALAS: The WV Historical Society's popular BBQ was cancelled b/c of rain; maybe Sept?

+ HERITAGE VANCOUVER SOCIETY http://www.heritagevancouver.org/

Tour: Downtown Granville & the Historic Commodore Ballroom

Saturday August 1 from 11am to 1pm Tickets: $21; Heritage Vancouver Members $15

Meet at the entrance of The Commodore Ballroom

The evolution of one of our great main streets and one of the world's great rock venues

Join 2015 BC Book Prize winner Aaron Chapman for Live at the Commodore and Senior Downtown Planner Michael Gordon and explore the evolution of Downtown Granville – one of Vancouver’s core main streets. Our main streets are at the heart of our communities and Granville has played a key role as an entertainment district and a cultural mecca. Aaron and Michael will show how Granville and the Commodore has evolved and changed over time as a cultural landscape. They will also touch on Granville Street and its future.

The tour will comprise of two parts. Details: http://www.heritagevancouver.org/#commodore

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July 21st Public Hearing: Supporting the First Shaughnessy Heritage Conservation Area

On July 21st at 6pm at City Hall, there will be a public hearing regarding creating a Heritage Conservation Area in First Shaughnessy. If this initiative goes ahead, the City will gain significant tools to retain the important heritage buildings and landscapes found in this area, including revised zoning regulations for all new development and protection of over 300 pre-1940 homes.

VHF is strongly encouraging everyone to show support for the creation of a Heritage Conservation Area by contacting City Council. You can do so by signing up to speak at the meeting by emailing publichearing@vancouver.ca or by submitting a letter via email to mayorandcouncil@vancouver.ca.

The Heritage Action Plan and associated public input opportunities are a rare chance to make substantial changes for the future of heritage conservation in Vancouver. Positive support from the public is very important to the success of these initiatives.

Walking Tours: Post-War Architecture

After the Second World War, downtown Vancouver inherited a succession of architectural styles, some of which were lauded by the public, while others still evoke strong sentiments to the contrary. The BC Electric Building, now the Electra, showcases International Style, the MacMillan Bloedel offers a Brutalist version of Modernism and the "Black Towers", next to Pacific Centre, still attract uncertain side glances. The progressive evolution of the Bentall towers might tie them all together, right into the Post-Modern ethic.

Join Maurice Guibord on a tour of downtown where he will discuss these and more buildings from this period and explore what their architects were aiming for in the context of design in Vancouver.

Saturday July 25th ~~ 10am - 12pm ~~ Register

=== MAIKU === 2015 July 6/7 {guess where}

love living cradled

twixt the green of our mountains

and blue of our sea

WV, of course!

August Maiku: make the most of it you're younger today than you will be tomorrow!


Life is no “brief candle to me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got hold of for the moment; and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations.

George Bernard Shaw, Irish playwright (1856 - 1950)

When people will not weed their own minds, they are apt to be overrun with nettles.

Horace Walpole (English politician, 1717 - 1797), in letter to Countess Caroline of Ailesbury (July 10, 1779)

The salesman claimed the shoes were made from alligator, but I knew it was a crock

Pocket bread stuffed with pocket bread makes a pitaful excuse for a sandwich.

Ambidextrose: An IV in both arms.

The chefs argued about the flatbread until they realized it was a naan issue.

Overworked physicists put too many ions in the fire.

Some aquatic mammals at the zoo escaped. It was otter chaos.

In political landscapes the mudslinging precedes the landslides!