2015 NOTES Sep14/Oct5; BITS Oct 26/28/Nov2; AGENDA Nov23; Cal > Nov 23
Ccl Procedure Bylaw • Sewell's Marina • HSC • Library's Strategic Plan • BIA

by Carolanne Reynolds, Editor
[PDF Version]


= Closed Ccl Mtg Nov 16; Ccl Nov 23: PH re Temp Use Permits / Mtg Main Items: Fees + Charges; Pesticides

AGENDA: http://westvancouver.ca/sites/default/files/dwv/council-agendas/2015/nov/23/15nov23-agenda.pdf

= Vive le Canada (New Govt); from the Editor's Desk (My Award, WVM Notes);

WVPD (Get involved!); Updates & Info (Emerg Training Nov 16; Construction Updates 1300 Marine; Cmte mbrs wanted; Trails Plan Research; Volunteers for Boards, etc; SAC newsletter; Leisure Guide; Rodgers Crk Proj completed)

= CALENDAR to ~Nov 23; CULTUREWATCH (Theatre; Art; Museums; Music; Ballet; Writers/Arts Alliance; Festivals; Christmas Market; Talks/Walks; and more)

= HEADSUPS 2015 -- 12A: Events // 12B: Ccl Oct 26; TransLink; Writers' Fest; Heritage; Events // 12C: Oct 26 Ccl mtg Bits; Cmnty Awards; Oct 28 Ccl mtg agenda // 12D: Nov 2 Ccl Main Items; Weekend events // 12E: Swearing-in; Nov 2nd Ccl Mtg Summary; Events // 12F: Events Nov 8/9; BDS Panel // 12G: Events Nov 10/11/12.

= >>> CCL NOTES for MTGS: Sept 14 and Oct 5 <<< MAIN ITEMS of CCL MTGS Oct 26/28 Nov 2nd

= ANIMALWATCH (cheetah cubs); INFObits (Lest We Forget; Diwali; Bandi Chhor Divas; China Child Policy; Saudi Arabia/UNHRC; Ocean Sanctuary; Salish Sea; Myanmar says Muslims dangerous; etc); ROYALWATCH (Prince Harry; PM to meet Queen); PLANEWATCH (Lancaster Bomber); PHOTOWATCH (Maclean's Week); OCCUPATIONWATCH; VANCOUVERWATCH (Books); SYRIAWATCH (Cdn ambassador); ISRAELWATCH (Body Bags); WATERSHEDWATCH; CPTWATCH (Photos); YAHOOWATCH; BOOKWATCH (GG Awards; SFU; Yitzak Rabin; Bees; Fifteen Dogs, I Remember Horsebuns; VPL); WORDWATCH (old-timey); SPELLINGWATCH (practice!); HERITAGEWATCH (HBC; NSHPS; NSHS; HWV; HVS; VHF); MAIKU; QUOTATIONS/THOUGHTS/PUNS + VIDEOS

=== Vive le CANADA === new govt (see them: http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2015/11/04/justin-trudeau-cabinet_n_8471274.html )

We thank all those who served in the last govt.

We now have a new Prime Minister, "Justin P J Trudeau" (as he said* when swearing the oath, Nov 4th). There are 30 cabinet ministers + the PM: Justin Trudeau (Quebec) - Prime Minister, Intergovernmental Affairs and Youth.

Ralph Goodale (Saskatchewan) - Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness.

Lawrence MacAulay (P.E.I.) - Agriculture and Agri-Food.

Stéphane Dion (Quebec) - Foreign Affairs.

John McCallum (Ontario) - Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship.

Carolyn Bennett (Ontario) - Indigenous and Northern Affairs.

Scott Brison (Nova Scotia) - Treasury Board President.

Dominic Leblanc (New Brunswick) - Leader of the Government in the House of Commons.

Navdeep Bains (Ontario) - Innovation, Science, and Economic Development.

Bill Morneau (Ontario) - Finance.

Jody Wilson-Raybould (B.C.) - Justice and Attorney General of Canada.

Judy Foote (Newfoundland and Labrador) - Public Services and Procurement.

Chrystia Freeland (Ontario) - International Trade.

Jane Philpott (Ontario) - Health.

Jean-Yves Duclos (Quebec) - Families, Children, and Social Development.

Marc Garneau (Quebec) - Transport.

Marie-Claude Bibeau (Quebec) - International Development and La francophonie.

Jim Carr (Manitoba) - Natural Resources.

Mélanie Joly (Quebec) - Heritage.

Diane Lebouthillier (Quebec) - National Revenue.

Kent Hehr (Alberta) - Veterans Affairs, and Associate Minister of National Defence.

Catherine McKenna (Ontario) - Environment and Climate Change.

Harjit Sajjan (B.C.) - National Defence.

MaryAnn Mihychuk (Manitoba) - Employment Workforce Development and Labour.

Amarjeet Sohi (Alberta) - Infrastructure and Communities.

Maryam Monsef (Ontario) - Democratic Institutions.

Carla Qualtrough (B.C.) - Sport, and Persons with Disabilities.

Hunter Tootoo (Nunavut) - Fisheries and Oceans, and Canadian Coast Guard.

Kirsty Duncan (Ontario) - Science.

Patricia Hajdu (Ontario) - Status of Women.

Bardish Chagger (Ontario) - Small Business and Tourism.

* PJ = Pierre James: named after his two grandfathers (James Sinclair, Margaret's Scottish father)

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

 WV Cmnty Award for Civic Commitment

Some of you may have read that I was presented with a cmnty award for civic commitment on Oct 26 (full list in Headsup 12C). My brief remarks in acceptance included thanks, but I want all to know that I found the honour truly humbling. How extremely forgiving are those who recommended, approved, and supported my nomination. It is amazing they cd, if not overlook all my faults, foibles, and mistakes, but look beyond them to thank/recognize me.

What a great cmnty!

On top of that, the surprise of being given bouquets of flowers from a couple of residents (w/ groups) in the gallery almost touched me to tears.


Again beset with setbacks (illness and computer problems alas). Some items marked for this issue did not make it in -- decided to arbitrarily/suddenly stop and get this out so I can start on WVM14 to catch up.

Best efforts, however......

=== WVPD === Become Involved https://wvpd.ca/index.php/become-involved

As a civilian volunteer with the West Vancouver Police Department, there are many areas where your knowledge, skills, and abilities can be of great value.

Listed below are some of the ways in which you can become involved in assisting your local community:

Block Watch Crime Free Multi Housing Speed Watch Student Work and Advisory Team Victim Services 

If you own or manage a business in WV you can also get involved by participating in our  Business Watch program.

=== UPDATES & INFO ===

> Emergency Training and Exercise in Ambleside on November 16

On Monday, November 16, DWV will be participating in a North Shore-wide emergency-preparedness training exercise.

On that day, you may notice unusual activity in the Ambleside business district, on Ambleside beach, and in Ambleside Park. The activity may include emergency-response vehicles, marine vessels, and/or helicopters near the park.

This is part of a drill and is not a cause for concern.

By simulating a realistic situation to practise emergency response, municipalities and other responding agencies will be better able to support our community in the event of a real emergency.

Because we live where we do, we all need to be prepared for earthquakes, extreme weather, floods, and a range of other events. You can reduce those impacts to yourself by preparing yourself and your family for emergencies.

To be informed of real emergencies, follow North Shore Emergency Management on Twitter, or sign up for RapidNotify.

For more info about emergency preparedness, or to sign up for alerts, pls visit www.nsemo.org.

> 1300 Block Marine Drive Upcoming Construction Updates [Nov 9]

This letter is to ensure that you are made aware of upcoming construction on Marine Drive and the impacts you may experience during the next phase of the Grosvenor Development.

o Shell Gas Station Decommissioning of Ground Testing Wells

The Shell site was required to complete environmental testing by drilling wells into the road in proximity to the Shell site to ensure they met environmental standards related to ground water. The District has recently received verification from the Ministry of Environment indicating that they have met all requirements. This project will begin on Monday Nov 16th and is anticipated to be complete the last week of November.

Impacts to parking will be minimal as the only wells located within a parking area are in front of the City of Vancouver property; we are anticipating that the 2-3 parking spaces in this location will need to be closed for two days only for this work to be completed. Traffic control personnel will be onsite to allow for consistent traffic flow on Marine Drive. This work has been scheduled to coincide with Grosvenor’s reinstating of some parking stalls on the south side in order to moderate parking impacts.

o Grosvenor Construction – Excavation Phase

It is expected that the shoring and drilling work will be completed at the beginning of December; the timeline on this work has been affected [owing] to the presence of a significant number and [the] size of granite boulders that have been encountered. When this work has been completed, Grosvenor will move into their excavation phase of construction.

Four parking stalls on the south side of Marine Dr will be reinstated for public parking beginning Monday, November 16th. Grosvenor will reopen the remaining stalls on the south side following the completion of the drilling work and after the necessary repairs to the sidewalk have been completed in order to ensure pedestrian safety.

The excavation phase of this construction will result in an increased presence of large trucks in the area. Traffic control personnel will be onsite in various locations to moderate any impact to traffic flow. This excavation phase is expected to continue through April 2016.

Thank you for your patience, we continue to work closely with Grosvenor in an effort to manage the impacts to you and to our residents through this construction.

{Pls call 925 7008 if you have any questions or if anything I can do to assist you through the completion of this project.}

Sincerely, Kristi Merilees, Manager of Community Relations


The District of WV is experiencing disruptions to online services, including:

o online payments o registration services o staff phones and computer access at MHall

District staff are working to solve the problem and expect to have a solution soon. We appreciate your patience.

> COMMITTEE MEMBER WANTED -- North Shore Waterfront Liaison Cmte

Oct 13 -- Bringing together port industry, municipalities, First Nations, and North Shore residents, the  North Shore Waterfront Liaison Committee was established to proactively communicate about and address local port-related issues.

They meet every six weeks, alternating between evenings and mornings, at locations across the North Shore. Join us if you live in WV and have: Interest in port industrial operations and related issues on the North Shore

Relevant technical or social experience and expertise

Community, business, or other affiliations

Communication skills and expertise

More info and to apply: http://www.portmetrovancouver.com/community/community-liaison/north-shore-waterfront-liaison-committee/

Website 604-665-9075 Application deadline is Friday October 30.

> Cycling BC -- news/updates -- Gran Fondo, etc


2015 Awards Ceremony [in Bby] On Saturday, October 3rd, join in celebrating 2015's BC Champions and Premier

Series winners at our annual awards ceremony. Get your tickets now, and don't forget to vote for clubs, athletes,

and coaches of the year! Details: http://cyclingbc.net/news/2015/09/02/2015-awards-ceremony/

and the latest news: http://us3.campaign archive2.com/u=05396696229a2e236eb99a8dd&id=b4ef2f6aba&e=f1cb9865a1

and Cycling BC Is Hiring A New Executive Director

If you have any questions, please contact:

Brett Boniface, president@cyclingbc.net Richard Wooles, Richard@cyclingbc.net

For more information, and to view a full job description, visit our website.



Friday November 13 -- countdown at 6:45pm at PARK ROYAL -- cookies, cocoa, coffee, singing, jazz, ...

> TRAILS PLAN -- RESEARCH STAGE from Corinne Ambor, DWV employee extraordinaire...

In 2016, the District of West Vancouver will be developing a Trails Plan for trails on public land. WV has over 150 km of trails, which are accessed by a variety of users.

A Trails Plan will help articulate why trails and trail opportunities are important to residents of WV; and provide best practices for trail development, use, management, and maintenance. The plan will respect the needs of different users and balance recreational uses with the community’s environmental and cultural values.

To help us as we develop the scope of work for this 2016 project, we are interested in hearing from stakeholders who use trails in the District. Please join us on:

Tuesday Nov 17 or Wednesday Nov 25 at the Seniors’ Activity Centre, in the Arts Room, from 6:30 to 8:30pm.

This will be an informal workshop to seek preliminary input from the trails community (including walkers and hikers, nature

lovers, bird watchers, mountain bikers, dog walkers, trail runners, and community groups) to help frame the planning process in 2016.

At this stage, we are doing our research and reaching out to stakeholders so we have a good handle on the facts about WV’s trail system in advance of the 2016 process. This informal discussion will explore what you like about [the] trails system in the District of West Vancouver, what the areas [are] for improvement, and other topics that may be brought forward by the community about trails.

You only need to attend one workshop; two are being held to encourage participation. If you are not able to attend either workshop, please consider sending a designate from your group. You can also provide comments and input by emailing me directly at cambor@westvancouver.ca, or by calling me at 925 7138.

Please RSVP to Nadine Matishak nmatishak@westvancouver.ca and let her know which meeting you would like to attend. We request one representative per group, please.

We are looking forward to your participation.

Yours truly, Corinne Ambor Manager Parks Planning and Community Stewardship


Oct 27 -- West Vancouver is committed to seeking the advice of and tapping into the expertise of residents wishing to serve on boards, committees, and working groups. As community leaders and volunteers, we value your time and have developed a structure to meet your ability to contribute.

If a WV resident and wd like to volunteer to serve on a board or cmte, opportunities for 2016 are available as follows:

Boards: Board of Variance Committees Awards Committee

Memorial Library Board Community Engagement Committee

Community Grants Committee

Design Review Committee

Finance Committee

Gleneagles Community Centre Advisory Committee

Lower Caulfeild Advisory Committee

North Shore Advisory Committee on Disability Issues

Application form -- Available in the

Legislative Services Dept at M Hall and online: Community Involvement Application Form [http://ow.ly/Unixc]

Submit completed applicns and a brief personal résumé to:

Legislative Services Dept at WV Municipal Hall, 750 17th Street, West Vancouver, BC V7V 3T3

fax: 604 925 7006 Email: committees@westvancouver.ca

More information: Legislative Services 604 925 7004 http://westvancouver.ca/government/committees-groups

---> Application deadline is 4:30pm on November 16


Welcome to the Seniors' Activity Centre Seniors' Scene! This is where you will find information on upcoming programs and events happening at the Seniors' Activity Centre!

To view the current Seniors' Scene: http://ow.ly/UnknM

To view our Garden Side Café November Menu: http://ow.ly/UnkjX , and December Menu http://ow.ly/UnkiG


Are you looking for a specific course or program on the Leisure Guide website (westvancouverrec.ca)? Find it faster with the 'Search' feature. Simply type in the class or program name (e.g. Woodworking, Pottery, Dance, etc.), press 'Enter' and off you go! If you have any questions about this feature, pls email: leisureguide@westvancouver.ca

> Rodgers Creek Estuary Enhancement Project Completed

Nov 9 The West Vancouver Streamkeeper Society is pleased to announce the completion of the Rodgers Creek Estuary Enhancement Project. The purpose of the project is to improve creek access and egress for salmon and to protect the nearby shoreline from further erosion.

Salmon-friendly improvements to the Rodgers Creek estuary include a 65-metre channel through the intertidal zone, providing returning salmon better opportunities to reach their spawning grounds over a broad range of tides. In addition, rock features and large woody debris were added to reduce wave energy and stabilize beach sediments.

I am delighted to report that our project has already been endorsed by salmon, said John Barker, President of the Society. “Before it was finished, numerous pink salmon that typically return to other creeks in West Vancouver ventured into Rodgers Creek for the first time on record.

While the Rodgers Creek project has already demonstrated its value in improved access for salmon, it will continue to contribute to and improve local ecology and environment by:

· protecting the shoreline from storm-driven waves

·   improving the natural retention of shoreline sediments and, in turn, reducing shoreline erosion

·   increasing biodiversity and adding to productive capacity

·   enhancing public engagement and understanding of the estuary and foreshore areas

Barker added: “This project was no small undertaking. Its community and environmental benefits were made possible by our funding sponsors, collaboration with the District of WV, and support from the community at large. We are most thankful for this help in our ongoing efforts to protect and sustain salmon stocks and stream habitat in the community.

The Society initiated the project in collaboration with the District and raised all of the project funding. Funding was provided by the Pacific Salmon Foundation, Environmental Damages Fund (Environment Canada), WV Community Foundation, TD Friends of the Environment Foundation, Province of BC, Coho Society of the North Shore, and Tides Canada Foundation. In addition, British Pacific Properties Ltd. and North Construction Ltd donated the majority of the boulders, rocks, and other materials used to modify the estuary.

The Rodgers Creek project was completed in two weeks. The District managed the project and Balanced Environmental Services Inc. of NV planned the project and supervised construction.

The Society participated in similar estuary enhancement projects on McDonald Creek in 2014 and Lawson Creek in 2007.

View project drawing and photographs. http://www.westvancouverstreamkeepers.ca/dox/Rodgers%20as%20built%20drawing.pdf

About West Vancouver Streamkeeper Society

The West Vancouver Streamkeeper Society was established in 2001 to develop, promote, and maintain best practices for protecting and sustaining wild Pacific salmon stocks. A registered non-profit organization, the Society has approximately 225 members, almost half of whom are actively engaged in volunteer streamkeeping activities. The Society also manages a fish hatchery, producing around 130,000 coho and chum fry each year that are stocked in local streams.

For more info pls visit www.westvancouverstreamkeepers.ca or contact John Barker at 922 5780 or jrbarker@shaw.ca.

=== CALENDAR to Nov 23 ===

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!

{Note: Earlier mtgs appear in a Headsup}

=== Saturday/Sunday November 14/15 ~ CRAFT MARKET ~ 10am - 4pm ~

WV Cmnty Ctr (2121 Marine Dr) and WV Srs' Activity Ctr (695 21st Street) -- Extended two days this year!

The Craft Market is a one-stop-shop opportunity to find hand-made items for everyone on your list. Everything from jams and jelly, fabric arts, jewellery, soaps, lotions, make up, cards, pottery, handbags and accessories, candles, hats, crocheted items, children's clothing, photography and paintings, and wool socks. Free admission for shoppers!

Visit our Youth Craft Market for hand-made items and baked goods, and the Seniors' Centre Craft Market* including their special Christmas cakes and pies! There will be an ATM machine on site for your convenience!

Please contact the Craft Market Coordinator with any questions: Email marketevents@westvancouver.ca

* Srs' Centre Craft Market is Sunday November 15 only

=== Monday November 16 CLOSED Ccl mtg 3:30pm

=== Tuesday November 17

~ 4:30pm ~ Finance Cmte


The District is seeking input from youth, parents, and cmnty stakeholders to create a vision for youth space needs in WV. To help guide this process, there will be three stakeholder workshops to discuss the services now provided at the Ambleside Youth Centre, services that cd be offered, space needs, and what makes the AYC unique.

Workshop dates: Nov 17 -- Parent mtg at the Sr' Ctr (See also Nov 19 and 27 later)

=== Wednesday November 18

~ 10am ~ Public Art Advisory Cmte, Lawson Crk Studios, 1758 Argyle

~ 6:30pm ~ Library Bd at the Library

~ 7pm ~ WV Historical Society general mtg at Srs' Ctr Talk on “Heritage and Neighbourhood Character

Speakers: Cclr Nora Gambioli + Stephen Mikicich, WV Planning, introduced by Peter Miller of NSHPS

=== Thursday November 19

~ 3:30pm ~ YOUTH SPACES & RESOURCE NEEDS FOCUS GROUP -- Youth mtg in Cmnty Ctr

~ 4:30pm ~ Design Review Cmte -- {NB: AGENDA Oct 15: http://westvancouver.ca/sites/default/files/dwv/assets/gov/docs/Committees-Groups/Committees/Design-Review/2015/DRC_AGENDA_2015-10-15.pdf

BC Hydro’s John Lawson Substn; HRA for 5614 Westport Pl; Temp Use Permit BPP

Presentation Ctr; 2173 Argyle re DP Applicn for a 3-unit Townhouse proj in the Ambleside Apt Area}

NB -- Nov 19 agenda not yet up; when it is, can read minutes re the above!

=== Friday November 20

~ 9am ~ Cmnty Grants Cmte at Cmnty Ctr

=== Saturday November 21

~ 1- 2pm ~ 25th Anniversary of the 1990 Golf Course Referendum (Parking Lot #5 on Cypress Bowl Rd)

The Old Growth Conservancy Society is marking this anniversary.  Join us as we celebrate the referendum that rejected golf course devt and led to the creation of the Old Growth Conservancy. Dress for the weather. There was snow for the 20th anniversary. We can’t promise snow again this year, but there will be coffee and cake.

Directions to Parking Lot #5:

Take Exit 8 off Upper Levels Highway and drive 10.75 km up the Cypress Bowl Road.

Parking Lot #5 is on the left, a short way past the 4th switchback and below the 11 km marker.

Look for balloons at the entrance to Parking Lot #5.

=== Monday November 23 ~~ 3:30pm ~~ CEC Mtg

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

~~~ Thursday, October 22 – Sunday, November 22, Art Gallery = Celebrating 65 years ~~~

Take a journey through the decades and explore the dynamic and exciting history of your WV Memorial Library.

2016 – 2020 Strategic Plan Launch

We’re launching our 2016-2020 Strategic Plan!  View the video: https://westvanlibrary.ca/about-us/wvml-plans-reports

and pick up your copy of the full document at the Library or read it online: http://ow.ly/UGQaB

Let’s Talk -- Wednesdays ~ 7 - 8:30pm

Develop your English skills while discussing current events. November 4, 18, and 25

English Corner -- Fridays ~ 10 - 11:30am

Enjoy English conversation while making new friends. November 6, 13, 20, and 27

Friday Night Concert

Ambleside Orchestra Young Musicians Showcase ~ 7:30 - 8:45pm ~ Nov 6

Enjoy a special concert featuring the winners of the Ambleside Orchestra Youth Awards!

Remembrance Day open House Wednesday November 11, from 11:20am to 12:20pm

~ AUTHOR PANEL ~ Saturday Nov 14 from 2:30 - 4pm ~

Mothers, Children, and Relationships – Featuring Michael Christie and Steena Holmes

Join Giller Prize nominee Michael Christie and New York Times bestselling author Steena Holmes in a discussion about the various themes integrated within their powerful new novels.

Philosophers’ Cafe – Election Reflection ~ 10:30am - noon ~ Friday November 20

What were the signif events in the lead-up to the election + during the campaign? What do the results mean for Canada?

Monday Movie Matinees ~ 2 - 4:30pm

- Nov 2 -- Woman in Gold

Helen Mirren stars in this drama based on the true story of an elderly Jewish refugee who fights to reclaim

Gustav Klimt’s iconic painting of her aunt, which was plundered by Nazis during WWII.

- Nov 9 -- The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared

Based on the best-selling novel, the unlikely tale of an old man who escapes from a nursing home on his 100th birthday, and the hilarious adventures that follow! English and Swedish, with subtitles.

-– Nov 16 -- Far from the Madding Crowd

In this stunning adaptation of Hardy’s classic Victorian novel, beautiful and independent farm owner Bathsheba Everdene must choose between three very different suitors.

-– Nov 23 – Le Week-End

In this bittersweet comedy, a long-married British couple return to Paris for the first time since their honeymoon in an attempt to rejuvenate their marriage. 

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

> Finding a Voice: The Art of Norman Tait 

October 14 to December 5 ~~~ Opening Reception: October 13, 7 - 9 pm ~~~ Curators’ Talk: 2pm November 7

Imbued with a deep connection to his Nisga’a heritage and family, artist Norman Tait has utilized his artistic gifts and transcended the quotidian to create the extraordinary. Self-taught, this self-critical and highly engaged artist has researched and explored his Nation’s rich cultural heritage and forged a voice for himself that speaks through his myriad of sculptural and two dimensional works. This voice is driven by a passion to reinvent traditional narratives within a contemporary context and provide ways in which to connect his ancestral heritage to today’s fast paced and changing world. 

For three months this fall, the WV Museum is hosting an exhibition showing the extraordinary range of this gifted artist. Organized by the Nisga’a Museum, Finding a Voice: The Art of Norman Tait includes carvings (masks, bowls, spoons, and rattles), jewellery (earrings, bracelets, and pendants), prints, and photographs of major public art commissions. Most works in the exhibition were made after 1980, although some were created between 1970 and 1977.


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

Great Stuff unique affordable giftable art by 36 artisans Nov 20 - Dec 19

ϩ Sneak Preview Friday Nov 20 from 4 to 8pm

Please note the gallery will be CLOSED from Nov 9 - 20 for the installation of Great Stuff.

More information http://ferrybuildinggallery.com/exhibitions/great_st

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

~~~ November 3 - 22 ~~ Raymond Bradbury & Ellen Bang: Migrations

Raymond Bradbury & Ellen Bang are two artists with two distinct approaches & styles of abstract painting. Their work explores colour, line, shape, and composition in dynamic and mesmerizing ways.

Opening reception: Tuesday November 3rd from 6-8pm

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

Call 981 6335 (MEEK) or email tickets@kaymeekcentre.com

NOV 01/02/03 - 8:00 > RED ROCK DINER




NOV 11/13/14 - 8PM; Nov 14 - 2PM  > A MURDER IS ANNOUNCED...










+++ 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

Restoration done; Sept12th Mayor's BBQ sold out immediately!RUGBY WORLD CUP (RWC) ACTION:

Most days at 11:45pm and 3pm, followed by Match of the Day usually at 8pm

Saturday, October 31 starts early with the Rugby World Cup FINAL match and based on demand the lounge will open at 8:30 for breakfast. The Meat Draw follows as usual and the branch ends the day with a Halloween dinner and Disco Party.


and Remembrance Day ceremony in Headsup 12G

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

Welcome to our New Board of Directors for 2015-2016

Gabrielle Loren, Loren, Nancke & Co.,  President

Megan Sewell, Sewell's Marina, 1st Vice-President

Kristy Gill, Cystic Fibrosis Canada, 2nd Vice-President

Peter Kvarnstrom, North Shore News, Treasurer

Virginia Bird, Pottinger Bird Community Relations,  Secretary

Rick Amantea, Park Royal Shopping Centre, Governance

Jason Black, Past President

Directors: Catherine Barr, WestVancouver.com & NorthVancouver.com 

Leighan Crowe, Capilano University 

Joffrey Koeman, Cypress Mountain

Kevin Manning, First Credit Union - Bowen Island

Gary Mussatto, Toy Jungle

Brenda Petrie, Brenda Petrie Notary Public

Luis Sopena, Caulfeild Business Association


~ 5 - 7pm ~ Thursday November 19 -- Café Ã‡a Va,  1860 Marine Drive

Join us Thursday, November 19th at Café Ã‡a Va for this great opportunity to meet new business contacts from across the North Shore.  What is Speed Networking? Each person has 3 minutes to 'pitch' their business to a guest; a bell rings and it's the other person's turn to pitch. Another bell rings and everyone switches tables.

Don't miss out on this fun event - it always sells out quickly. Ticket includes appetizers and a glass of wine. Generously sponsored by our Venue Sponsor: Café Ã‡a Va and Presenting Sponsor: Loren, Nancke & Co.   Mbrs $25 Non-mbrs $35


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


+ Arts Club 687 1644 artsclub.com

A Christmas Story, The Musical -- Stanley Industrial Stage -- Nov 5 - Dec 27


Once; award-winning musical, Dublin Street musician; ... haunting love songs Nov 17 - 22

+ FREDDY WOOD THEATRE (UBC) theatrefilm.ubc.ca

Beckett 15: Theatre UBC fundraiser; theatre alumni group 822 2678 7:30pm Nov 18 - 21

+ PAL Studio Theatre 363 5734

The Dining Room; A. R. Gurney's eloquent look at 50 characters, whose most important life decisions centre on the dining room table -- played by six actors. westerngoldtheatre.org to Nov 8

+ Presentation House, NV

Snapshots: A Musical Scrapbook, showcasing the music of Stephen Schwartz,

complex tale of love and longing 990 3474 phtheatre.org until Nov 8

+ Hendry Hall, NV

The Mystery Plays, Halloween thriller 983 2633 northvanplayers.ca to Nov 7

+ Deep Cove Shaw Theatre 929 9456

Escape from Happiness, George F Walker's dark comedy firstimpressionstheatre.com Nov 12 - 28

+ Capilano U BlueShore Ctr

Treasure Island; featuring a bevy of female pirates 990 7810 tickets.capilanou.ca Nov 18 - 28

+ Metro Theatre

Fawlty Towers: three more episodes 266 7191 metrotheatre.com until Nov 28

+ Cambrian Hall standingroomonlytheatre.org

Macbeth, Standing Room Only Theatre presents an updated version Nov 6 - 15

+ Performance Theatre on Granville Island

Dressing for a Wedding: a dark comedy about a mother's attempts at running

her daughter's wedding rehearsal 788 2418 solocollective.ca Nov 13 to 29

+ Norman Rothstein Theatre 257 5111

Bad Jews, Joshua Harmon's story concerns three Jewish cousins drawn together after the death

of their grandfather. famousartists.ca Nov 10 - 21

+ Jericho Arts Ctr -- jerichoartscentre.com JAC Calendar


presents PEOPLE by Alan Bennett; directed by Adam Henderson; Thu - Sun at 8pm November 6 - 29

$12 Preview: Nov 5 at 8pm; Talkback: Nov 12; Matinées: Nov 15 & 29 at 2pm (no evening performance)

To purchase tickets: https://fs7.formsite.com/MTrack/UPV2/index.html or call 604 224 8007 ext. 2

Meet Dorothy Stacpoole {no k!}, impoverished aristocrat and owner of a decaying stately home, desperate to raise some cash to keep things going. The National Trust beckons but other less reputable offers tempt. "A grand evening! It distils every ambivalent Bennettian preoccupation: authenticity, history, populism, nostalgia, camp, class, Yorkshire, Anglicanism, apologetic smut, unlived lives, batty old ladies, porn, chamber pots, the Thatcher legacy.

--- It is wonderfully funny too!" Libby Purvis, The Times. We couldn't say it better!

+ The Cultch 604 251 1363 thecultch.com

- Sunya w/ Indo-Armenian dancer(s); Iranian musician(s) Nov 10 - 14

- You Will Remember Me: new play about family and memory; Quebec playwright; about dementia Nov 17 - 28

+ Studio 16

Rapture, Blister, Burn; comedy: looks at two college girlfriends 20 yrs later; one has a family, the other a career; each thinks the other chose a better life 872 0075 mitchandmurrayproductions.com Nov 12 - 28

+ Pacific Theatre 731 5518 pacifictheatre.org

The Amish Project; fictional exploration of a shooting w/ instant forgiveness until Nov 21st

++The North Plan; Washington DC, Bill 51; at secret location; 257 0350 upintheairtheatre.com Nov 17 - 29



Oct 24 - Jan 10: Shooting the Sun / Splitting the Pie, an exhibition of works by Jerry Pethick

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


The City Before the City; Connects visitors with one of the largest ancient village and burial sites upon which Vancouver was built 604 822 5087 moa.ubc.ca

* MUSEUM of VANCOUVER http://www.museumofvancouver.ca

Arctic Adaptations: Nunavut at 15 -- Thursday October 8 to Sunday Dec 18

This exhibition marks the 15th anniversary of the founding of Canada’s newest territory, Nunavut, in 1999, and its rapid rise.

NOVEMBER 12 / 7pm Talk and Learn: Arctic Adaptations, Housing, and Inuit Social History

NOVEMBER 13 / 7pm Why I Design 2015

NOVEMBER 14 / 10am Fashion Symposium

NOVEMBER 14 / 7pm Fashion Avant-Garde: Now And Then (Fashion Show)


As a loyal ENews subscriber, we would like to offer you UP TO FOUR (4) TICKETS FOR ONLY $20 EACH to Variations and Rhapsodies with pianist Anne-Marie McDermott!

We welcome Music Director Bramwell Tovey back to Vancouver to conduct a fascinating concert of wide-ranging repertoire. Brilliant American pianist Anne-Marie McDermott (Cherniavsky Laureate) performs one of the most famous works for piano, Rachmaninoff's beautiful Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini. Following the theme of piano variations, Ms. McDermott will also perform Danish composer Poul Ruders' take on Paganini's 24th Caprice for Solo Violin.

Don't forget to visit our silent auction in the Westcoast Energy Hall for over 50 exciting items to bid on!

Saturday and Monday, October 24 & 26, 8pm, Orpheum Theatre PROMO CODE: vsorhapsody

> In an English Country Garden w/ Bramwell Tovey and Christopher Gaze ~ 2pm ~ Oct 29

> Sensational melodies with celebrated pianist Stephen Hough November 14 through 16 

Maestro Tovey conducts sensational British pianist Stephen Hough, in a performance of Schumann’s brilliant Classical masterpiece, the Piano Concerto in A minor.


The VSO Fall Lottery Early Bird Draw is just a few days away”and you could be the winner! 

Be sure to purchase your tickets on or before the November 17th deadline for your chance to win one of the amazing prizes!

+ Centennial Theatre 984 4484 centennialtheatre.com

- A Play, a Pie, a Pint...and a Piccolo, flautist Sarah Jackson performs, followed by pie [meat] from the Aussie Pie Guy, and a beverage noon Nov 4

- The Magic Flute; Lions' Gate Sinfonia and guest Sarah Jackson (principal piccolo for the LA Philharmonic)

Bach, Teleman, Mozart 7:30pm Nov 7

- West Coast Symphony Orchestra; Prokofiev Piano Concerto No 3 2pm Nov 15

+ EARLY MUSIC VANCOUVER 732 1610 earlymusic.bc.ca

Friday November 13 at 7:30pm SWITHUN -- A MEDIEVAL MIRACLE PLAY

Telus Studio Theatre (Chan Centre) Talk-back after the concert with Katarina Livljanić and Matthew White


Ballet BC: Program 1 w/ Chor Leoni; Queen Elizabeth Theatre 855 985 2787 balletbc.com 8pm Nov 5 - 7




- Jewish Film Festival;the longest running Jewish film festival in Canada; Cineplex 5th Ave; vjff.org Nov 5 to 12

- JCC JEWISH BOOK FESTIVAL ~ A week of literary events including meet-the-author opportunities, readings and panel discussions and more. November 21 - 26. For complete details, visit jewishbookfestival.ca.


More than 300 artisans from coast to coast present their wares... live entertainment, Family Craft Zone

at Vancouver Convention Ctr West, circlecraft.net doors open 10am; Nov 11 - 15


+ Sunday October 25

Fascinating fungi: Sunday afternoon in the Conservation Area at Maplewood Flats.

A free public nature walk for Wild Bird Trust of British Columbia.

Walk leader and Interpreter: David Cook. Time and duration: 1:30 to 3:30 pm.

Location: Conservation Area at Maplewood Flats, 2645 Dollarton Hwy, NV (two kms east of the Second Narrows Bridge). Conservation Area site office Telephone: 604 903 4471.

Description of event: Learn about the role of fungi in our forests and how to safely identify them.

For further info, particularly about how to find the Conservation Area site ofc,

contact David at 924-0147 or cookeco2@yahoo.com.

+ Thursday November 19th

+ Mangroves, Cayes, and Hurricanes in Coastal Belize

A free public talk for the Botany Section of Nature Vancouver

Speaker: Dr Stephen Mitchell Meeting time & location: 7:30 pm. Unitarian Centre (West 49th Ave at Oak St)

Description of talk: Red mangrove (Rhizophora mangle L.) has many adaptations for the rigours of intertidal life and dominates Turneffe Atoll and other coastal regions in Belize, Central America.  This keystone species forms densely rooted thickets which trap marine sediments, produce peat, and act as nurseries for young fish. While severely damaged, red mangrove communities re-establish following hurricanes and promote caye re-development.

Dr. Steve Mitchell is an Associate Professor, and professional forester, in the UBC Dept of Forest and Conservation Sciences. With his former student, Dr. Tino Chi, he investigated the disturbance ecology of red mangrove in Belize, as a component of his broader research program on wind effects on trees and forests.

+ Saturday November 21st 2015

+ Conifer families on UBC Campus. A Walk of Wonder event.

An interpretive walk jointly for Nature Vancouver and the Beaty Biodiversity Museum.

Walk leader and Interpreter: David Cook.

Meeting location: Beaty Biodiversity Museum, 2212 Main Mall, UBC Campus (Upper Atrium beneath the whale).

Registration: The Museum wd appreciate notification of your attendance. Call 604 827 4955 and choose 0 to register.

Meeting time & duration of walk: 10:15am; 2 hours 15 minutes.

Cost: For rates refer to website at www.beatymuseum.ubc.ca.

Members of Nature Vancouver can receive a 10% discount on an annual membership to Beaty Biodiversity Museum but must show their Nature Vancouver membership card at the Admission Desk to receive the discount.

Info about mbrshp rates and benefits can be found online at: (http://www.beatymuseum.ubc.ca/join) or call 604 827 4955

Walk description: We will look at examples of the principal conifer families of the world and learn interesting facts about their taxonomy, ecology, and biogeography. The walk will take us to various locations on campus including what remains of the original UBC Arboretum.

Article submissions for the 2015 issue of Discovery journal:

Once again I am calling for article submissions for the 2015 issue of Discovery, the journal of Nature Vancouver. Submissions can be on any subject relating to natural history such as in the fields of ornithology, botany, fungi, marine biology, mammals, conservation, invertebrates, and geology. They can be philosophical or factual; technical or of general interest; they can be accounts of your research or simply noteworthy observations.

We require submissions by the end of 2015 but would appreciate immediate notification of your intent to submit and the subject matter or title of the article.

You do not have to be a member of Nature Vancouver to make a submission.

For guidance in selecting your subject and for format it is advisable to review some past publications of Discovery journal. For other information regarding submissions see page 2 of a recent issue of Discovery. 

We are looking for two types of article:

Full length feature articles of 800 to 3000 words including relevant photos &/or figures. Please send your article to the Editor Jeremy McCall at jpmccall@telus.net.

Nature Notes of ~ 500 w/ a supporting photo if appropriate. Pls send your Nature Note to the Editor of Nature Notes David Cook at cookeco2@yahoo.com.


Robert Bateman signs copies of his latest masterpiece Life Sketches Indigo, WV ~ 7pm ~ Nov 10


=== HEADSUP 2015-12A: Decompression

Why did the Canadian cross the road? To get to the middle. {From The Economist the other day.}

Whew!  wonder how long it will take to settle down.  Before mtgs/events, a few stats and a fable.  QTP of course at end.


Vote proportion Liberals got was just under 40%, IOW about the same as the Tories got in 2011 (36%) with their majority govt.  Obviously, strategic voting focused on getting seats.

As I’ve said before, I’ll be pushing for Preferential Voting (1-2-3) w/ three optional seats.

AGE: Mulcair is 60; Harper is 56; Trudeau will be 44 at Christmas; Alex Tsipras became PM of Greece at 40; Joe Clark was our youngest PM at 39.

Next Headsup will give you more information on Trudeau’s quotation re “sunny ways from Sir Wilfrid Laurier

Had to google to get the reference to ’sunny days’.  Shows Trudeau has read a lot about Cdn govt.

More in WVM but a bit here;

{Wilfrid Laurier known as Mr Sunshine, and yes, it’s a second I, not E, in his first name}

˜Sunny ways my friends, sunny ways’: Lessons of Wilfrid Laurier not lost on Trudeau, 120 years later

¦Then along came Mr. Sunshine, speaking at an event in Morrisburg, Ontario, in 1895, as Official Leader of the Opposition. Laurier used Aesop’s fable of The Wind and the Sun as a metaphor for the political mess between Ottawa and Manitoba. In the fable, the wind and sun are arguing over which was stronger. A traveller then appears on the road, and to settle their dispute the wind and sun decide to see which can get the traveller to remove his coat first. So the wind blows. And blows. And blows, and the traveller wraps his coat ever more tightly around himself, until the wind gives up and the sun takes a turn. Beating down, all hot and warm and [cosy] and nice, so that eventually the traveller discards the cloak.

The government are very windy, Laurier said in reference to Tupper’s Conservatives. “They have blown and raged and threatened, but the more they have threatened and raged and blown, the more that man Greenway has stuck to his coat.

If it were in my power, I would try the sunny way. I would approach this man Greenway with the sunny way of patriotism, asking him to be just and to be fair, asking him to be generous to the minority¦

Do you not believe that there is more to be gained by appealing to the heart and soul of men rather than to compel them to do a thing?


oops! had wanted to send this out this afternoon ”  Sorry

but gives you some idea of what they do ” will send details on their Friday prog (Monteverdi) in the next Headsup and the rest of election humour.

{NB: humour and QTP moved to end}

Early Music Vancouver

TONIGHT: Monteverdi Duets at Green College; Jolle Greenleaf soprano ž™

FREE Admission -- Tuesday October 20 ~ 5 - 6:30pm (Reception to follow)

Coach House, Green College, UBC

Two of North America's most accomplished interpreters of 17th century Italian Baroque repertoire, Jolle Greenleaf and Catherine Webster, sopranos, perform a selection of Claudio Monteverdi's beloved chamber duets.

More information: http://www.greencollege.ubc.ca/monteverdi-everyday

Also: Extra Seats Now Available for Friday's MONTEVERDI VESPERS OF 1610! Friday October 23 Chan Centre

=== HEADSUP 2015-12B:

5:30pm Ccl Mtg 26th, Procedures, Events, and News (+ Awards Mon 26th)

Delayed again ” was supposed to go out Friday but I was not well then or on Saturday.   I’m hoping to be well Monday so I can be presentable when given the Cmnty Award for Civic Commitment at 7:30pm at MHall tomorrow (Monday Oct 26)!  Several others will be presented with awards in other categories ” can’t tell you b/c Ccl has decided not to release the names before the presentations.

Here is the link to the proposed amendments to the Ccl Procedures; go Appendix B to see the changes (blue for Oct 5 mtg and purple for the revisions for the 5:30pm Oct 26 mtg):


{btw, wonder if an ˜f’ is missing in 4.50 (a); shd it be “called for consideration instead of “called or?}

To address confusion (wch I had as well), pls let me explain that the actual regular ccl mtg will start at 5:30pm, but it’s named “Special Mtg though it has a regular agenda including the important proposed amendments to Council Procedures (one change is to have ccl mtgs start at 6pm).  The 7:30pm mtg is named ˜regular mtg’ but in fact it is a ˜special mtg’ b/c it only has the Presentation of the Awards.

Hope to see you!

Busy Oct 26 ” a CEC mtg at 3:30pm, special (ie closed) ccl mtg at 5pm, regular (called special) ccl mtg at 5:30; a special (called regular) ccl mtg at 7:30 for the presentation of the 2015 Cmnty Awards.

(27th) Tuesday’s CEEP mtg has been cancelled but Wednesday’s Public Art Adv Cmte mtg is still on. 

The agendas for Oct 26 and 28 were in WVM10/11/12, sent out Monday (19th) morning.  The newsletter is on the website westvan.org

First is a notice about our buses (cancellations!).  Groan.  Then Heritage, Music, Talks, Art, ¦

Lots of pix, so scroll down for events (some now over alas but can get them on the website and/or find out more).  

As usual, humour at the end, and this time politics and politicians... We love Bowser and Blue...

whatever they do

+  TransLink ” Changes to Bus Routes

{sent out by the v helpful Mgr of Cmnty Relations; I’ve edited it a bit; full on DWV website}

TransLink is proposing changes to some WV transit routes that will result in reduced service for residents: specifically, the changes that are proposed for the 257 Horseshoe Bay/Vancouver Express and 258 UBC/West Vancouver routes. 

>  258 UBC/West Vancouver – Proposed cancellation

Our data indicates that current 258 UBC/WV service is at capacity for most trips. The District does not support eliminating such a well used and well appreciated service.

Implications of cancelling this service

Complete cancellation of 258 UBC/WV service will mean a much longer trip for WV students travelling to UBC. They will be forced to take the 250 Horseshoe Bay/Vancouver bus and then transfer to an already crowded 44 UBC/Downtown bus to get to UBC. The U-Pass BC program was intended to get students onto transit, but making the trip less convenient [owing] to the extra transfer introduces another obstacle and makes transit less appealing for students. 

>  257 Horseshoe Bay Express - proposed route adjustment

TransLink is proposing to eliminate service along Nelson and Royal Ave as part of the proposed new 257 express.

Implications of this change

H Bay residents wd only be able to reach those streets on the much longer 250 HBay/Vancouver route, unless they board the 257 at the BC Ferries Terminal for limited access to Royal Ave.  While there may be a slight efficiency gain, it comes at the cost of significantly reducing service to H Bay residents.

>  Share your opinion with TransLink prior to November 6

DWV encourages residents to participate in TransLink’s public consultation.  Complete the following survey and provide your feedback before November 6 on the proposed changes to routes 258, 257 and 254  www.translink.ca/tnc

+  VANCOUVER WRITERS FEST  ” October 20 - 25

109 writers from around the world, various locations[ 629 8849  writersfest.bc.ca


The National Trust for Canada Launches a New Crowdfunding Tool Dedicated to Heritage!

Crowdfunding has proven to be an effective way to raise money and awareness for a cause. It can also mobilize broad community support and expand an organization’s reach. 

Do you have a heritage place in need of critical restoration work or an innovative plan for adaptive-reuse? Or are you in the final stretch of a fundraising campaign and need a boost to attract those final contributions? 


can be the catalyst that helps your organization reach its goals.

Register your project before October 23 and be first in line for a special promotion available to the first project teams to use this new crowdfunding site: https://www.nationaltrustcanada.ca/issues-campaigns/places-risk/place-matters

{they might take a late applicn!}

+ Early Music Vancouver: Monteverdi’s Vespers of 1610 comes to the Chan Oct 23 {Poster} http://www.vancouversun.com/entertainment/unleashing+baroque/11438204/story.html


+ Mushroom Walk in Lighthouse Park with Terry Taylor ~ 1 - 3pm SATURDAY Oct 24th

A lifetime of field exploration in West Coast forests, focusing on the role of fungi and microscopic organisms, has rewarded Terry Taylor with a formidable body of knowledge which he enjoys sharing with others.  Join Terry again this fall for a pleasant and highly informative guided walk in Lighthouse Park. Meet at the upper kiosk in the parking lot. The public is invited to attend this free public event sponsored by the Lighthouse Park Preservation Society 


+ Two great events at Park Royal this weekend: http://ow.ly/UH3uB

Simons and Park Royal welcome you to experience The Blue Trees on Saturday October 24th from 10AM - 5PM. Festivities will take place at the Simons exterior parking lot located at PkR-South. To RSVP to the event please click.

{poster} The Blue Trees, is an environmental art installation created and conceived by Australian artist Konstantin Dimopoulos. Using a water-based, environmentally safe pigment, Dimopoulos and a team of community volunteers colour the trees a striking ultramarine blue, inspiring awareness and discussion about global deforestation and climate change. An ephemeral work, the trees gradually revert back to their natural state.

+  Vancouver Chinatown & Dim Sum Walking Tour

Joining Vancouver Heritage Foundation on October 25 or November 22 you will explore a fascinating history and unique architecture, dispel some myths, explore a few nooks and crannies, and look at the future of this important neighbourhood, including efforts to maintain and rehabilitate the historically significant Chinese Society Buildings that are indicative of the cultural history of the neighbourhood. Afterwards, keep the conversation going over a special menu of Dim Sum at a local restaurant. Tickets $35.

» Vancouver Heritage Foundation Walking Tours: http://www.vancouverheritagefoundation.org/take-a-tour/walking-tours/


Sunday Oct 25  ~ 11am - 4pm ~  VanDusen Botanical Gardens  

learn about various fungi at this annual show   604 322 0074  vandusengarden.org


+  TALK: Artists, Architects, and Artisans: Canadian Art 1890 – 1918

{from WVM13 draft}

University Women’s Club at Hycroft, 1489 McRae Ave, Vancouver

hosted by the Hycroft Heritage Preservation Foundation and Vancouver Heritage Fdn $15

Curator of Canadian Art Emeritus, National Gallery of Canada, Charles Hill, will talk about the broad but integrated range of architecture, monumental sculpture, urban planning, mural and decorative painting, graphic design, decorative arts, and photography that came together in Canada during these prosperous decades, as illustrated in the recent exhibition at the National Gallery. This special talk is sponsored in part by Heritage BC.

More: http://www.vancouverheritagefoundation.org/learn-with-us/workshops-talks/evening-lectures/


Annual fundraiser for the Laudate Singers at Seymour Golf and Country Club 604 729 6814   laudatesingers.com



Annual fundraising for the Seymour Art Gallery  (silent auction, live music, food) 924 1378  seymourartgallery.com


Vancouver Playhouse 604 684 2787  globalcivic.org/public-salons/


     spookiest tales and poems cafe deux soleils vanslam.ca

{+ Qtns, videos, etc to end of newsletter}

=== HEADSUP 2015-12C: Last Night, Tonight, and Tomorrow Night
Quickly¦..    Bike to Work Week!

Herewith: Ccl Mtg (26th) Highlights; CAO at Chamber tonight; ccl mtg (28th)

>>>  Ccl Notes Mon Oct 26

=  Long Term Financial Plan - Context for Proposed 2016 Budget

SLIDES -- presentation of issues involved by DFO (IG)

=  debate over how long allowed to speak (think it’s gone back to the earlier revision of no limit)

Passed three readings with the Mayor and Sop opposed

=  both DPs to be considered Nov 30: Onni’s Evelyn Lot 7; 765 Marine (PkR)

=  statement District opposed to TransLink’s proposed bus route changes (cancellations, in Headsup 12B)

=  Ccl Reports deferred to next mtg

=  PQP: Query re highest building face

Presentation of 2015 Community Awards

HERITAGE  David Barker

HEALTH, WELLNESS, & ACTIVITY  Jane Baynham, Mike Cupit

ENVIRONMENT Alexandra Mancini

ARTS & CULTURE Liane Dickson, Chris Stringer, Urszula Sulinska

CIVIC COMMITMENT Ambleside Tiddlycove Lions Club, Rotary Club of WV Sunrise,

Robert (Bob) Clarke, James (Jim) Stout,

Carolanne Reynolds, Friends of the Library

>>> Business after 5 with Guest Speaker Nina Leemhuis, CAO, DWV

Tuesday October 27 @ 5 - 6:30pm   at Caffe Al Mercato, 2215 Marine Dr

Our Competitive Identity: 

A Discussion with DWV CAO Nina Leemhuis and New Chamber President Gabrielle Loren

Recent reports commissioned by the District identify emerging trends in our population demographics, income levels, and housing, [along with] a shift in the economics of our local business community. This presentation by DWV CAO Nina Leemhuis, will provide a summary of the recently completed Resonance Report on the Competitive Identity of WV and facilitate a discussion on how our business community can use this information to encourage locals to shop and stay local. Ms. Leemhuis will be joined by new Chamber President, Gabrielle Loren, who will discuss how the Chamber has changed to be relevant and how we continue to support our members.

Admission is FREE for Chamber Members / Future Members $15   Includes appetizers and cash bar  Ph 926 6614

Members are free but RSVP is required as space is limited!  Email your RSVP to: info@westvanchamber.com


>>>  Ccl Agenda Wed Oct 28

3. Discussion of Upper Lands WG Recommendations (File: 2570-01) 

Appendix A Appendix B Appendix C Appendix D Appendix E


1. The materials, attached as Appendices A to E to the report dated Oct 13, 2015 from the Sr Cmnty Planner, be

rec'd for discussion with the Upper Lands Study Review WG at the October 28, 2015 Council meeting; and

2. The recomms contained in Part One of the Upper Lands Study Review WG Final Report (att'd as Appendix A)

continue to be used as a framework to:

a) review Upper Lands policies in the Official Community Plan; 

b) prepare a Cypress Village Area Development Plan;

c) develop a Trails Plan. 

4. Ambleside Waterfront Concept Plan (File: 2520-16) Appendix A

  PowerPoint presentation to be provided.

RECOMMENDED: the Plan (attached, dated Oct 13, 2015) be endorsed for stakeholder and cmnty consultation. 

{QTP moved}

=== HEADSUP 2015-12D: Weekend Events; Nov 2 Agenda

trying to get in front of a fast-moving train called TIME.  This was supposed to go out last night¦..

Great news!  after midnight tonight turn your clocks back an hour, so an extra hour’s sleep!

 Going out with your ghoul friend this Halloween???

Eat, drink, and be scary!

+++ Ccl Mtg AGENDA 6pm Monday November 2nd

Royal Canadian Legion WV Branch, re Veterans’ Week and Remembrance Day

Delegation: Alzheimer Society of BC

Presentation: Planning Institute of BC Award to WV

OCP/Rezoning/DP re 17 units at 370/380 Mathers

Proposed Fees and Charges Bylaw (info to be provided)

Temp Use Permits; Proposed Zoning and Devt Procedures

Road Closure/Removal Hwy (Adj 1086 23rd)

Adoption of Ccl Procedure Bylaw

Finance Cmte Resolutions (to be provided!)

Active Devt Applicns

=== on or until October 31st SATURDAY 🎃    Halloween! 🎃

Our Royal Canadian Legion Branch 60 has a Halloween Dinner/Party Oct 31st (about 6ish)

help with the Poppy Campaign; call 922 1920  (fyi Cemetery event Nov 8th not 1st as on DWV website so told DWV)

The Lost Souls of Gastown ” backstreets and alleyways, discover V’s dark and gruesome early history ” 90 min


Ballet Victoria: Ballet Rocks ” classic ballet with B.B.King and Pink Floyd 7:30pm at Centennial Theatre


Parade of Lost Souls ”    Mexican folkdancers, live bands, burlesque troupes, fire dancers, stilt walkers, zombies, etc

7pm, starts at Britannia Cmnty Ctr grounds   dustyflowerpotcabaret.com 

Halloween Spectacular w/ VSO ~ 8pm ~ Night on Bald Mountain, music from ET, Phantom of the Opera, Harry Potter,...

876 3434  vancouversymphony.ca

The Waiting Room at Granville Island Stage ” Spirit of the West, John Mann, Morris Panych   687 1644 artsclub.com



¢ part of The Vancouver Institute Lectures http://www.greencollege.ubc.ca/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=121


Oct 31 Sat ~ 9am - noon ~ Weed Pull, meet at the anchor on Pilot House Road

Nov 1 Sun ~ 8:30am ~ Monthly Bird Counts ” Everyone welcome

Meet at the upper kiosk of the parking lot in Lighthouse Park (on the first Sunday of the month)

=== on or until SUNDAY November 1st

- The Active Fiction Project on Granville Island

Ever wondered what it would be like to take a walk through your favourite novel? The Active Fiction Project creates short, fictional 'choose your own adventure'-style stories that take place in a Vancouver neighbourhood. This week, explore Granville Island using a short, funny story by local authors Dina Del Bucchia and Daniel Zomparelli as your guide.

It's free and open to everyone. To begin, find the first chapter near Off the Tracks café; see where the story takes you. 

To learn more about the Active Fiction Project, please visit www.activefictionproject.com.

- Mountain View Cemetery: 11th Annual All Souls 

” a week of events to honour the dead in a unique and contemplative atmosphere     nightforallsouls.com

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

~~~ September 22 - November 1 ~~  The Dream Keeper: Hajni Yosifov

Painter Hajni Yosifov's recent body of work represents a conversation between stillness and passion. Rich layers of earthy colours brushed softly with metallic paints and graceful yet powerful brushstrokes convey a lyrical rhythm balanced by moments of calm softer colours and brushwork. [See http://silkpurse.ca/event-1963817]

===   November 2nd MONDAY Regular Ccl Mtg ~ 6pm ~

===   November 3rd TUESDAY 

~ 6:30pm ~  Yonatan Shapira: from Israeli Air Force Officer to Solidarity Activist

Admission by donation -- Irving K. Barber Learning Ctr, 1961 East Mall, UBC

A talk by a former Israeli air force officer who denounced as war crimes the "targeted assassinations" carried out by Israel in the densely-populated Gaza Strip. A co-founder of Combatants for Peace and member of Boycott from Within (Israelis supporting the Palestinian campaign of Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions), Yonatan sailed on three boats carrying humanitarian aid, challenging the Israeli blockade of the Gaza Strip.

The talk is hosted by the Progressive Jewish Alliance at UBC, a new org that strives to open up the campus discourse on Palestine and Israel. Add'l co-sponsoring groups are Canadian Boat to Gaza, Canadian Memorial United Church, Independent Jewish Voices-Vancouver, Kairos-Metro Vancouver, the Social Justice Committee of the Unitarian Church of Vancouver, and the Vancouver Monthly Meeting of the Society of Friends (Quakers).

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

~~~ November 3 - 22 ~~  Raymond Bradbury & Ellen Bang: Migrations

Raymond Bradbury & Ellen Bang are two artists with two distinct approaches & styles of abstract painting. Their work explores colour, line, shape, and composition in dynamic and mesmerizing ways.

Opening reception: Tuesday November 3rd from 6 - 8pm

{QtnWishPun to end}

=== HEADSUP 2015-12E: Today and Tomorrow! (Last Night too)

did send out other events/mtgs for today and tomorrow but just learned of some more imminent so these are 'new’ ones

Swearing-in of Prime Minister-designate at Rideau Hall will be televised tomorrow morning (10:30am ET); first mtg of cabinet in afternoon.

CBC Vancouver says they’ll be recording from 7:20am


Ccl Mtg Monday Nov 2

can you believe it’s November already???

= Presentation by the Royal Canadian Legion (WV Branch 60) re Veterans Week and Remembrance Day

including moving remarks by Chair Harry Greenwood, a D-Day veteran (visited Normandy last year)

“to commemorate, we’re marching for peace (10am Wed Nov 11)

Buy a poppy! There’ll be a service and parade at the Capilano Cemetery Sunday Nov 8 about 1:45pm.

= Delegation by the Alzheimer Society of BC re becoming dementia-friendly

= Presentation to WV Planning from the BC Planning Institute: 2015 Gold Award for Excellence in Planning for WV’s Coach House Examination 

= Report re 370/380 Mathers, 17 units, OCP/Zoning amendments; PH set for Nov 30

= Temporary Use Permits (Sop opposed)

= Road Closure, Removal of Hwy Dedication (adjacent to 1086 23rd)

= Adoption of Amended Ccl Procedure Bylaws

Active Devt Applicns Status List (to Sept 15)

= Correspondence:  Table Matters event 5:30pm on Nov 5 

TransLink Survey till Nov 6 (http://www.translink.ca/tnc)

MetroV: status of Regional Context Stmt; 2014 Amendments

Minutes of Design Review thorough re Sewell’s and PkR

Bike Shorts (films re biking Nov 1st)

Storm Water Systems, ditches? rain gardens?

Removal of trees ” so sad, xxxx  (many on trees!)

Fire Rescue per capita is by far the highest in WV (~$300) of the Ms in graph (Chilliwack ~ $60)

Mitigation of noise from Grosv construction

Compliance not enforced on Keith?

= Reports: MB re Youth (and their recommendations); NG re zero-waste (WV shd change from linear to circular); ¦ Mayor sent out WVPD’s warning about the rise in theft from cars, so lock your car doors!

= PQP: two residents expressed concern re the Ambleside Waterfront Plan b/c staff said being asked 'how' and 'when'; both had thought the public wd be asked about 'what' and 'where' as well as cost.  

A couple of other comments/questions; will be in transcript.


Nov 2 Tues 4:30pm Finance Cmte Mtg 

Nov 3 Wed 3:30pm CEC 

Nov 4 Thurs 7pm Awards Cmte Lawson Crk Studios


Tuesday 3rd

RED ROCK DINER Produced by Arts Club Theatre on Tour {at KMC} Tuesday Nov 3 ~ 8pm Tix: $53 $42 $25

By Dan Regan Directed by Valerie Easton Musical Director Steven Greenfield http://artsclub.com

Vancouver's Rock 'n' Roll Musical. Five teens come of age while DJ Red Robinson plays the biggest hits of the time-from the raucous "Great Balls of Fire" and "Jailhouse Rock" to ballads like "Diana" and "Crying". This infectious musical captures the excitement and innocence of the city's burgeoning rock 'n' roll scene. 

{poster} "The singing and dancing are terrific. The band is hot. And individual performances are great."

-- Jo Ledingham, The Vancouver Courier



Tomorrow evening: Polygamy vs. The State - a Free Public Forum

Opera Speaks @ Vancouver Public Library, 7 - 9pm

Is polygamy inherently harmful? Should it continue to be a criminal offence in Canada?

Come and hear a panel of experts as they explore the legal, societal and moral issues surrounding polygamy, in preparation for Vancouver Opera’s new production – and the Canadian premiere – of  Dark Sisters, a provocative and moving opera set in a renegade Mormon community.

Panelists include Micheal Vonn, Policy Director of the BC Civil Liberties Association; Janet Winteringham, Q.C., who appeared as counsel at the Supreme Court of B.C. reference on the constitionality of the anti-polygamy section of the Criminal Code of Canada; and Gillian Calder, Associate Dean of Law at the University of Victoria.

An excerpt from Dark Sisters will be performed.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015 ~~~ 7 - 9 pm Alice MacKay Room, VPL Admission is free. Seating is limited.

Learn more, and buy Dark Sisters tickets: http://www.vancouveropera.ca/whats_on/2015-2016_season/dark_sisters

[Dark Sisters photo (in emailed Headsup) courtesy Opera Philadelphia; Kelly&Massa Photography]

Wednesday 4th

Why Forests Matter

Launched in September 2013, the Nature Conservancy of Canada's (NCC's) Why Forests Matter speaker series will visit three cities in 2015!  We are looking forward to engaging audiences in Vancouver, Calgary, and Ottawa on the importance of forests and why they matter to Canadians. 

Upcoming events Vancouver, BC (November 4, 2015)


Friday 6th

Early Music Vancouver

This Friday November 6th - 7:30, at the Vancouver Playhouse, EMV presents Byron Schenkman and Friends in

Music from the Court of Versailles.

Byron Schenkman, harpsichord; Ingrid Matthews, violin; Elisabeth Reed, viol; Joshua Romatowski, flute

Louis XIV was at the height of his power when he decided to move the seat of French govt from Paris to Versailles in 1682. The palace, its gardens, and especially the music composed there, were widely admired and subsequently imitated all over Europe. Bach's suites, Handel's operas and oratorios, and Purcell's music for the theatre, are just a few important examples of works which were heavily influenced by the artistic tastes and stylistic forms generated at Versailles. www.earlymusic.bc.ca/ Read the program notes Purchase Tickets

=== HEADSUP 2015-12F: Nov 8 & 9

not serious but illness delayed, so rushing this out in case you want to go¦¦   qtn at end

First, tomorrow b/c only one with lots for tonight:

~ 4pm ~ CEC (w/ Draft Community Outreach and Engagement Policy on the agenda: http://ow.ly/UoB2n

Here are two plays ending tonight, followed by an exceptional talk 

” a panel on BDS with four Jews (description then poster).

+ Presentation House, NV

Snapshots: A Musical Scrapbook, showcasing the music of Stephen Schwartz,

complex tale of love and longing 990 3474 phtheatre.org until Nov 8

+ PAL Studio Theatre 363 5734

The Dining Room; A. R. Gurney's eloquent look at 50 characters, whose most important life decisions centre on the dining room table -- played by six actors. westerngoldtheatre.org to Nov 8


Subject: [ijv-van-ann] A Conversation About BDS: Nov. 8, 7pm To: ijv-vancouver-announcements@googlegroups.com

A Conversation About BDS What is BDS? Why BDS? Why not BDS?

Sunday November 8 @ 7pm Peretz Centre - 6184 Ash Street, Vancouver 

Suggested donation: $15  {poster} Students, seniors, and unemployed: $10

Four Jewish panelists (one Israeli and three Canadians) will discuss the pros and cons of the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions campaign. The campaign arose from a call in 2005 by various Palestinian civil society groups to exert worldwide pressure on Israel to treat its Palestinian citizens with full equality, to end the occupation of Arab lands, and to comply with provisions of international law regarding the rights of Palestinian refugees.


Michael Barkusky: economist, accountant, and political activist in South Africa (1970-1977) and Canada (1989-Present).

Yonatan Shapira: MA (Peace & Conflict Studies), ex-IDF pilot, co-founder of Combatants for Peace, Israeli peace activist.

Gabor Mate - Vancouver physician and author.

Mira Sucharov - Carleton University professor and columnist for Ha'aretz, the Globe & Mail, and the Jewish Independent.

-- Sponsored by Independent Jewish Voices - Vancouver

=== HEADSUP 2015-12G: Nov 10/11/12

Overwhelmed and G sick (but not serious).  Herewith mtgs, etc + QTP




~ 10 - 11:30am ~ REMEMBRANCE DAY CEREMONY (Memorial Arch in Memorial Park – Marine Dr)

The Royal Canadian Legion – West Vancouver Branch #60 holds the sacred trust of ensuring the tradition of Remembrance is observed by Canadians every year at the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month. This service is for the public to gather and honour our veterans and those currently serving in the Canadian Armed Forces.

All members of the public are welcome and encouraged to attend.

~ 1pm ~ CHOR LEONI at WV United Church chorleoni.org

Brothers in Arms, the calamitous and uniting effects of war on families will be the focus of this concert

THURSDAY Nov 12 ~ 7pm ~





John Braithwaite Community Centre, mtg room #2 upstairs. For more info, see: http://www.wetlandpartners.ca or for a copy of the annual report, write north.shore.wetland.partners@gmail.com

{The annual report is not yet on the website ” perhaps ask for it ” but as a mbr, I’ve read it and it’s incredible.  What great work they do. Find out about our wetland creatures.  Help restore frogs, salamanders, and more!}

+++++++ CCL MTG NOTES +++++++

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 give help in finding the place.

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

+++ CCL MTG NOTES September 14th +++

+ SP CCL MTG Sept 14th +

5:00 PM closed b/c

90. (1):

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

(g) litigation or potential litigation affecting the municipality;

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

90. (2):

(e) a review of a proposed final performance audit report for the purpose of providing comments to the auditor general on the proposed report under section 23 (2) of the Auditor General for Local Government Act.

Purpose of meeting: matters re cmte applicns and mbrs, litigation, the proposed provision of a M service, and review of a proposed final performance audit report.




Mayor: Okay.  It’s past 6 o’clock, and if we can get everybody to settle down

introduce the new Dir of Planning, Jim Bailey

[want to announce a new book] Book: Lives that Matter

Lives Well Lived – Seniors’ Biographies

·  With funding from Service Canada’s New Horizons for Seniors Program, the Seniors’ Activity Centre and Collingwood Senior School have partnered to tell the inspiring stories from 15 members of the Seniors’ Activity Centre.  

·  Students from Collingwood met in person at the SAC to interview the mbrs over a series of mtgs. In their Creative Writing program at the school they did their edits and produced a final document that we published as “Lives Well Lived. This book takes you on a journey of different mbrs, sharing their struggles, successes, and their dedicated spirit to persevere.

·  Both students and seniors shared that they felt their perspective on the other generation was more positive after the completion of the project.

·  Lives Well Lived is on sale at the SAC for $25 w/ all proceeds going to the Keeping Connected - Seniors Outreach prog.


Mayor: speak--

Someone: --Adoption of Minutes

Mayor: yes, sorry, still summer

Amended by

replacing Appendix A to Item 5 re Notice of Intent to Consider Proposed Amdmts to Ccl Procedure Bylaw No. 4730,2013;

adding to Item 10 Items 10.1 to 10.3 regarding correspondence; 

3. Adoption of Council Meeting Minutes

·            July 20, 2015 special and regular Council mtgs; and July 27, 2015 special and regular Council mtgs.


4.     2015 Mid-Year Review (File: 0800-01) Appendix A – 2015 Mid Year Review 

Raj Hayre: surplus

SLIDES ... water ... golf ... xxx

NG: no question but thank you for the graphics, much more accessible

Sop: p3 Police Bldg

RH: p3?

Sop: p43, sorry

? xxx

Sop: Why doesn’t say

? xxx

Sop: p26 xxx wch is a good thing

RH: but reserves rolled up; capital reserves ... xxx all inclusive

but the details rolled up into summary

Cam: ?

the report dated August 31, 2015, from the Acting Chief Financial Officer, received for information.

5. Notice of Intent to Consider Proposed Amdmts to Ccl Procedure Bylaw No. 4730, 2013 (File: 1610-20-4730)

SSch: standard procedure; if passed then statutory notice

NG moved:

1. Public notice be given that it is the intent of Council to consider amendments to Council Procedure Bylaw No. 4730, 2013 as described in the report dated August 25, 2015;

2. Following statutory notice pursuant to the Community Charter, proposed amendments to Council Procedure

Bylaw No. 4730, 2013 be scheduled for Council’s consideration at the October 5, 2015 Ccl meeting.

6.  Proposed "Police Services and M Hall Proj Loan Authorization Bylaw No. 4845, 2015" (File: 1610-20 4845)

MOTION: read a first, second, and third time:

THAT repayment of the debt so authorized be made:

1. Using the interest to be earned on the proceeds of sale of lands in the 1300 Block Marine Dr, such funds to be held in the District’s Endowment Fund; and

2. By supplementation from the additional revenues in the Endowment Fund.

THAT the Endowment Fund threshold be adjusted to protect the repayment of this loan.

CAO: to Isabel Gordon, Acting Dir/Finance

font!!!{oops ” this confused me b/c I thought Raj Hayre was ” clarified later she’s Acting Deputy Dir/Finance.}

IG: steps we go through

Mayor:  xxx 28

IG? costs of borrowing

recommend be repaid from Endowment Fund along with interest from sales wch will also be 

$21M threshold be preserved

interest av to repay this debt

if passed, staff will bring

Mayor: if I follow, can build new, $36M, without any increase in prop taxes

IG: that’s correct

initial indicate a debt level but subsequent, interest as well as other income will support

Sop: p53 motion passed by Ccl $7M from a loan, but figs don’t add up xxx addition $4.63M {7743 7741} rounding off, but a $2K

Mayor: on a $36M that’s a $2K so that’s a big

IG: ¦. final is $7743 {?}

so think rounding is the best answer

Sop: 6%? by MFA included


Sop: loan payment and interest; pay-back time 30 Years, we xxx

IG: covered through .6

principal and interest. chart laying out probable

indicative rate 3.17 required to be used to Insp of M

rate wd not be est’d till next spring, so may be less (hope)

covered by 6%; 1% covered by actuarial reqmt

hold monies and try to invest them, so paid down as quickly

opp to pay down in ten years, and ev five years after that

those opps will be av

Sop: why is debt levy there?


IG: debt levy as an illustration but not staff’s recomm

Sop: Ms L, I didn’t quite get the answer

CAO: how we were going to fund; was one of the options

if not, &&&

not our recomm

staff have determined suff funds

not anticipating

Sop: ever?

CAO: no

Sop: going to be proud of what’s going to be; proper

benefit to taxpayer ” how do we know?

administration costs? is it all in?

xxx benefits but some

Mayor: we operate the existing police bldg so transfer to 

what else is there?

Cam: xxx [46:27]

Booth’s asset that also appreciates

only two things palatable [50:20 on video]

Mayor: Cass feels differently

Cass: xxx look at positives

locking a

after xxx used to 

no 1 -- we cd sell  the land

probably appreciated 20%

can get out of this in ten years ...

Mayor: important that the public understand what’s happened over the last few years. [starts 51:30]

{This is important from the PoV of the District's finances; Cam's view is good, but he folded so this motion was unanimous. I'd recommend listening from [46:27] so that you hear what Cam, Cass, and then finally the Mayor (who speaks for about three minutes, IOW to the end of the item) say.}

7.  Proposed "Local Service Tax Bylaw No. 4844, 2015 (File: 1610-20-4844) 

Mayor: moving on to local service tax bylaw

Cam: read a first, second, and third time.

8.  Proposed "Youth Activity Fund Expenditure Bylaw No. 4843, 2015" (File: 1610-20-4843)

SSch: {esing?} bylaw set out in

despite legislation when written no longer applies; the two/thirds does apply

Mayor: Ms Mooi wd you like to

AM: new Amb skatepark scheduled to begin this fall

spearheaded by the skateboarding cmnty close to $100K [raised] toward this

Sop: on the weekend, prior to getting set up for Coho

the entire bldg filled with massive graffiti ” took whole xxx

here we are in throes doing ev to build this beautiful park, guess some youth don’t look at it 

this was the largest most indecent graffiti I’ve ever seen, over the entire bldg

thank staff getting it all cleaned up

xxx idly sit back and take that

not going to do that any more

xxx want a youth part, some nice

somebody out there is doing a nasty; time youth told other youth stop that

Mayor: sure it’s youth?

Sop: ones I chased around were all youth

MOTION: proposed “Youth Activity Fund Expenditure Bylaw No. 4843, 2015 be read a first, second, and third time.



9. Consent Agenda Items

Mayor: anybody want to pull?

NG: 9.2 but we promised in July 27th mtg it wd be for public cons; felt we shd  follow through; Mr Browne has a short presentation; public shd know we're doing things in other parts of the cmnty

AB: present; hasn’t been seen before

9.1.   Amendment to 2015 Council Meeting Schedule (File: 0120-01)

RECOMMENDED: THAT the 2015 Council Meeting Schedule be amended by:

·  Cancelling the October 19, 2015 meeting;

·  Scheduling a special Council meeting for October 26, 2015 at 5:00 p.m.; and

·   Changing the start time for the reg Ccl mtg on Oct 26, 2015 (for the Cmnty Awards Presentation) to 7:30 p.m.

9.2.  Horseshoe Bay Streetscape Study: Status Report No. 1 (File: 2560-01)

Appendix A – Horseshoe Bay Streetscape Study – Colour Copy

At the July 27, 2015 Ccl mtg this item was withdrawn and rescheduled to the September 14, 2015 Council meeting.

NG: 9.2 but we promised in July 27th mtg it wd be for public consultation

felt we shd  follow through; Mr Browne has a short presentation

public shd know we’re doing things in other parts of the cmnty

shd learn about some of the things we’re doing in HBay

AB: pleased to be presenting to you today something not yet been seen before at all

report however modest and brief HBay Study

SLIDE  v active and busy active passionate resident assn

built on study

consultants HAPA, a v good job

stakeholder successful

next steps going out to the cmnty, not just stakeholders

wd be happening this fall

bicycle network, Sewell’s Marina, MetroV utility works ” timeline challenges

can respond

Mayor: how will the public be able to provide feedback on plan

AB: mailings, newspaper ads, personalities in HBay, talk

MB: exciting opp and some of the suggestions ” that totally makes sense

some idea around the time line?

guess funding budget amendment or next year

AB: implementation is the trick; don’t want sit on shelf

this is a design so no funding

hope to provide some xxx

funding, BC Ferries, CACs, operational funds

MB: odd-sock drawer reference?

AB: the stakeholders themselves, term of endearment; remains a v focused place in WV

MB: public realm can feed the public realm

AB: typographical error; will fix

NG: nos 1 - 6, opps; shows opp to connect to Spirit Trail¦.

know we were advocating with the Min of Transp Mr Stone, Glen [???] school down Hwy 1 to Ferry Terminal, bring it down from Exit Zero rather than Royal Ave don’t know what to say to Minister if a mtg him with next week

R Fung, Dir/Engg: bn a slight change in plan

end of SpiritTrail around {Gleneagles?} Elem school, make way down to bottom of the hill

so Exit Zero maybe to a certain point

BC Ferries part up in the air for a while; want to know when runs xxx haven’t seen BC Ferries

leads to next step; embarking on a facilities master plan and that wd show how interface w/ Spirit Trail right at the bottom

meanwhile we had this streetscape assignment, and through the stakeholder group, also involved the HBBA ¦ village proper, not only excited about the streetscape proj but also route Sp Tr into this particular area to leverage both opportunities

...guess latest conceptual thinking, somehow need to use Exit Zero partway; we may change the alignment, take advantage of Royal and then the opp to dovetail with streetscape design, right into the heart of the village 

NG: we're going to keep all those options in mind going forward; thank you

MOVED: THAT the report dated July 8 re the status of the H Bay Streetscape Study be received for info.

9.3.   Proposed Redevt of Sewell's Marina - Fall Public Consultation (File: 1010-20-15-037)

PowerPoint presentation to be provided.

THAT the report dated Aug 28 re fall public consultation for the proposed redevt of Sewell’s Marina be rec'd for info

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

> Council Correspondence Update to July 24, 2015 (up to 12:00 Noon)

Referred for Action

(1)    July 22, 2015, regarding “Rising house prices

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

(2)    July 23, 2015, regarding “Water use.

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

Received for Information

(3)    2 submissions, July 3-16, 2015, regarding Appreciation for Community Grants

(4)    Western Convenience Stores Association, July 10, 2015, regarding Warning Labels on Gas Pumps

(5)    Metro Vancouver, July 15, 2015, regarding “A Regional Pilot Project to Prevent Illegal Fill Deposition

(6)    North Shore No Pipeline Expansion Society (NSNOPE), July 21, 2015, regarding “National Energy Board Hearings

> Council Correspondence Update to July 31, 2015 (up to 12:00 Noon)

Referred for Action

(1)    July 23, 2015, regarding “Rain Barrels

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

(2)    July 28, 2015, regarding “Improving cycling safety on the Keith Road bike route in West Van 

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

Received for Information

(3)   July 24, re � Nelson Applicn for an Amdmt to a Variance (Proposed Amdmt to DVP No. 88-09)

(Previously received at July 27, 2015 Council meeting)

(4)   4 submissions, undated – July 27 re Proposed Devt Permit No. 14-055 for 2290 Marine Drive 

(Previously received at July 27, 2015 Council meeting)

(5)   July 29, 2015, re “Cressey Devt Proposal (Proposed Devt Permit No. 14-055 for 2290 Marine Drive)

Responses to Correspondence

(6)   Senior Manager of Parks, July 29, 2015, response regarding “Water use.

> Council Correspondence Update to August 7, 2015 (up to 12:00 Noon)

Referred for Action

(1)   July 21, 2015, regarding “Policing in West Vancouver 

(Referred to Mayor Smith for consideration and response)

(2)   August 1, re “Good [Neighbour] Bylaw No. 4380,2004

(Referred to Manager of Bylaw and Licensing Services for consideration and response)

(3)   August 1, 2015, regarding “Window Washing

(Referred to Manager of Bylaw and Licensing Services for consideration and response)

Received for Information

(4)   Hon. C. Clark, Premier of British Columbia, July 13, 2015, regarding District of West Vancouver Council Resolution Requesting the Province of BC to Enact a Bill of Rights regarding the Right to a Healthy Environment

(5)   Joint Provincial-Union of BC Municipalities (UBCM) Green Communities Committee (GCC), July 29, 2015, re Congratulations for Successfully Achieving Goal of Corporate Carbon Neutrality for the 2014 Reporting Year 

(6)   MetroV, July 31, regarding “Caring for the Air, Metro Vancouver’s 2015 Report on Regional Air Quality

(7)   August 4, 2015, re “Fw: Ambleside highrise quashed (Proposed Devt Permit No. 14-055 for 2290 Marine Drive)

> Council Correspondence Update to August 14, 2015 (up to 12:00 Noon)

Referred for Action

(1)   MetroV, Aug 4, re “MetroV 2040: Shaping our Future Amdmt to Reflect Recently Accepted Regional Context Stmts - Greater Vancouver Regional District Regional Growth Strategy Amendment Bylaw No. 1223, 2015

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

(2)   August 8, 2015, regarding “Bike Safety - Blue Busses {v funny; blue kisses? shd be [buses]}

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

Received for Information

(3)   August 9, 2015, regarding “Water Shortage

(4)   BC Insulators, Aug 13 re BC Insulators Info Booth at the Union of BC Ms (UBCM) Convention (Sept 23 and 24, 2015)

Responses to Correspondence

(5)   Director of Engineering and Transportation, August 11, 2015, response regarding “Rain Barrels

(6)   Dir/Engg and Transportation, Aug 11 response re “Improving cycling safety on the Keith Road bike route in WV

> Council Correspondence Update to August 21, 2015 (up to 12:00 Noon)

Referred for Action

(1)   August 17, 2015, regarding “Trees (Proposed Tree Bylaw)

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

(2)   August 18, 2015, regarding “Sea Walk - Ambleside 

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

Received for Information

(3)   Aug 16 re ׁE Film Festival; this Mon eveng (Aug 17th) panel discussion by WV/Myseatosky Fed Riding Candidates

(4)   E-Comm 9-1-1, August 18, 2015, regarding “E-Comm quarterly newsletter - e-communique - Summer 2015

(5)   August 19, 2015, regarding � Federal Election Questions

(6)   August 19, 2015, regarding “Traffic and livability

(7)   VoteVancouver, August 19, 2015, regarding “VoteVancouver.org

(8)   Howe Sound Community Forum, August 20, 2015, regarding “Save the Date - Friday October 16th - Next Forum

Responses to Correspondence

(9)   Transit Manager, August 19, 2015, response regarding “Bike Safety - Blue Busses

> Council Correspondence Update to August 28, 2015 (up to 12:00 Noon)

Referred for Action

(1)   August 24, 2015, regarding “Height of Hedges

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

(2)   W. C. Evans Inc., August 21, 2015, regarding “Business Improvement Association (BIA)

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

(3)   3 submissions, Aug 19-22 re Request to change Upper Bellevue to Bellevue Lane, and Construction Coordination (Referred to Acting Director of Planning, Land Development and Permits for consideration and response)

Received for Information

(4)   Undated, regarding Dundarave Beach

(5)   August 21, 2015, regarding “OUT OF CHARACTER (Proposed Tree Bylaw)

(6)   S. Robinson, MLA (Coq-Maillardville), Aug 24 re Official Opposition Availability to Meet at the Upcoming UBCM Annual Conference (September 22-25, 2015)

(7)   BC Hydro, August 26, 2015, regarding � BC Hydro Community Champions Program

Responses to Correspondence

(8)    Acting Director of Parks and Community Services, August 25, 2015, response regarding “Sea Walk – Ambleside

> Council Correspondence Update to September 2, 2015 (up to 4:30 p.m.)

Referred for Action

(1)   Hollyburn Sailing Club, August 26, 2015, regarding Park Planning Process

(Referred to Dir/Parks and Acting Dir/Planning, Land Development and Permits for consideration and response)

Received for Information

(2)   September 1, 2015, regarding “Hollyburn Sailing Club

Responses to Correspondence

(3)    Acting Chief Financial Officer, August 28, 2015, response regarding “TAX REFUND PAYMENT 30.00.


Mayor: first one, 10.1, proposed tree bylaw ” who brought this forward?

Cam: I did ” misplaced my copy of the letter somehow

I get a lot of correspondence: petition;  tree bylaw; public and priv prop

Q for Ms L and Ms Mooi

we had a bylaw on public prop, requested changes and it was pulled in the spring

wonder when

public fairly easy; constantly asked about priv prop

NL: will defer to Anne to summarize what she’s been working on a lot and plans when expect to see it

AM: discussion at Mar 2nd mtg of ccl staff have determined a more balanced and clear approach needed on this issue

later this fall

first unauthorized work District parts, 2nd trees blvd, then priv land

Cam: when blvd and priv?

NL: blvd end of year; priv early 2016

Cam: getting organized, send materials to you, Mooi, CAO, M&Ccl

who shd they talk to ?

NL: to &&&


Cam: scurrilous rumour re the Hollyburn Sailing Club {HSC)

putting aside notion going anywhere

spoke to mbrs, interested in planning process of the waterfront

obviously we’re going to make some improvements, suggestions re waterfront


club going to be a big part of that

are we planning staff to meet with them, what coming ans Qs, give them more comfort re future, ¦

CAO: two-part 

staff have devpd a two-part plan, coming mid-Oct, take out to cmnty on a few aspects of/for waterfront plan

pursuing a conversation with the Sailing Club once Ccl has approved the overall plan to go out to the public

will be consulting with all our partners and public as we go forward

{however if you read the Commodore's letter, he's not sure of the HSC's future}

Mayor: 10.3

{Actually, instead, they continued with 10.2}

Sop: there was a plan; made some changes on the waterfront; alteration where existing homes are when purchased

one of the thoughts was giving the Sailing Club to rent out to kayaks and other things

then take out the ramp and they might use another ramp and allow boats

a bit of an indication, then start a new flavour in that area; club cd move

to date no discussion

Mayor Smith and others said maybe a wine bar upstairs valuable; redo the bldg in position now

discussed in my mind, not that I talk to myself


had those notions sitting there for some time, no response from staff to date so must be 

Mayor: thought Ms L said she’d be bringing forward

CAO: staff have bn working extremely hard over probably the past ten years, wch has culminated in fairly definitive plan for the waterfront based on consultation with the cmnty over a long long period of time with professional advice ¦ 

We now have a plan that we wd like to bring forward, going to be phased in some respect but wch we wd like to get approval from Ccl to bring out to the cmnty for some consultation prior to taking steps”

Sop: ”wd it mean changing the HSC?

CAO: the HSC will always be an integral part of the cmnty and our waterfront, and it may mean a diff location wch serves them and their uses, and we can potentially add to their uses, but that will be in consultation with them, and as we go forward in this plan

recognizing that it is an asset owned by the residents of WV and it will be an integral part of our waterfront

Sop: ¦ appreciate that, and if HSC say they don’t want to move are they going to be forced to move by the District? 

CAO: I can’t actually foresee that happening; they have enjoyed that location for a long long time; whether it’s in that exact location, or five ft to the east or the west, I don’t know that they wd be that concerned.  They will always have the option of being a part of the conversation going forward 

Mayor: okay.  Cclr Cassidy

Sop: no, I haven’t got my answer; I want to know if that Sailing Club is going to be altered in the future

Mayor: can’t provide answers to a hypothetical question!

Sop: not hypothetical!

{agreed, Sop!}

Mayor: we have no idea; haven’t seen the plan; plan hasn’t been presented; can’t answer questions till we see what the plan is

we make decisions on plans, recommendations from staff; haven’t seen

we have no staff report, we have no staff recommendations

Sop: proposal came six months ago showing going to be an altered plan for that end, and it shows the Sailing Club is going to be altered

{oops! looks like he's spilled the beans; alas, he is ignored and gives up......}

Mayor: Ms L, pls explain for the third time¦

CAO: Thank you”

Sop: ”no, I don’t need it, I accept what’s going on. 

{hm; his face looked like a combination of frustration, being fed up, and resignation}

Cass: in reading this letter wch we are presently discussing

rather alarming in that the indiv who wrote the letter is a signif mbr

{more than significant! the letter is from the Commodore of the HSC}

of this club and my Q is that when you were discussing this club, were they one of the stakeholders b/c as I interpret this letter, I get the impression they’ve been left in the dark.  That’s Q no. 1

Q no 2, I’m aware of this survey going around in some form, not all the details

one of the issues in the public’s mind, just exactly what is the nature of this lease, is it a 5-yr lease? giving the District the right to cancel with one year’s notice?

what [are] the terms? that’s what’s confusing individuals.

CAO: always been assumed we wd hv a sailing club on our waterfront.  It is v difficult for staff to hv discussions on a hypothetical situation that we hv not formally brought before Ccl for approval to go out for discussions with the cmnty nor the mbrs.

ultimately the intention behind the waterfront plan is not only to just maintain Sailing Club but actually to build upon all the water activities and have a fulsome conversations with the Sailing Club

They currently have a five-yr lease, and like all our leases, they’re all coming in line with best practices in terms of with a one-year option to terminate they wd not be given three months’ notice, they’d be given one year if we chose to do something different with the sailing club.

Currently we have no plans to do anything on the waterfront without a long conversation that will be beneficial not only to the sailing club but to all mbrs of WV

Mayor: helpful remind Ccl a few years ago I was at a mtg at the SClub; got money from the UBC School of Architecture to help with planning of a new bldg for the SClub; HSC obviously integral b/c the mtg was at the Sailing Club ” SC always been included in any planning in WV

For some half-baked newspaper columnist to suggest that we’re doing all this nefarious activity behind closed doors and acting against the interests of any citizens of WV, is absolute nonsense.  It shd be shot down, and disposed of immediately.

[Hope] I’ve just done that.

Sop: 10.3 Keith Pople

X: just going down the list

Mayor: we’ve got more on the Sailing Club

Cam: b/c on Correspondence and lots of phone calls on  this and it’s bn in the newspaper

Mr Wong, Mgr of Facilities, sent round the lease signed by Mayor Wood in 2004; had a 12-month termination clause, just the same one Mayor Smith signed a few months ago.

Nothing has changed and all our facilities on publicly-owned land (1yr) same, to protect the public interest, and from wch we derive v little if any rent.

Secondly, be clear, and this is perhaps where Cclr Sop is confused, there is no plan. There is no plan, and you can’t have a plan until Ccl  says there’s a plan

{right out of the BBC Comedy,"Yes, Minister!"

Guess he thinks what was seen was a drawing or a draft with absolutely no link to a plan regardless of title}

the letter that I pulled ” they’re asking for a dialogue before we go forward with a plan

as Ms L points out, how can staff go fwd with the HSC before even coming/going to Ccl.  We haven’t even seen it

they can’t come &&&

only ones in the dark wd be the Ccl

there’ll be a proposal, not a decision, then a robust consultation process

everything on the table and ev can be changed

{Wow! So now (this editorial comment is being written in Nov) the public has been presented with a 'nonplan' on wch it can comment how and when, so residents are asking why not what and where (plus cost). If indeed no one has seen the ideas and drafts, then the process ought to be reviewed -- a big general picture initially with devt modified, enhanced, improved with input as it goes along -- an organic growth by Ccl and the public.}

Mr Mayor, you said it v well, suggestion nefarious anything going on is regrettable

{no need to exaggerate; residents just want a peek, to be included, to be involved in designing our waterfront's future}

Mayor: said well; Ms L, about 10.3

CAO: staff recog a problem and staff want¦

Mayor: so you want staff to come back

MB: two reasons I pulled this letter

1 sf wrt ditch be culverted at District’s cost and realignment on Keith

another issue raised is this whole issue of our policy, read it all back and forth and Ms Merilees did an excellent job

issue to open ditches in WV

I’ve actually had personal exp trying to comply with this policy we have and make the ditch improve, more useful, safe, and aesthetically pleasing

I think that’s another issue

Ms L can go to staff and look at this, I’m asking that you actually ask about the watercourse policy.  Perhaps Mr Fung can answer a Q around that

what’s the rationale for keeping open ditches in WV?

watercourse protection¦ what are we protecting? ¦I don’t understand; haven’t seen any chinook lately in front of my house

Mayor: Mr Fung?

RF: I’d like to comment on Ms L’s previous 

I’m aware of Mr Pople’s corresp, and as Cclr Booth has stated, a lot of staff discussion on this

there are policy and bylaw implications

as Mr Pople described, not a complete description of this particular situation

if Ccl wd like a fuller description, then staff wd be pleased to bring a report fwd

urgency of the matter ” even the linkage to the current construction ” issues are actually separate

if Ccl wd give time for staff to respond with a report we’d be plsd to lay out the policy implications and the rationale

meanwhile the ped and cycling facility construction ought to proceed b/c not really linked

some synergies perhaps, but as Cclr B has stated, even the funding of that type is separate from what we’re trying to do now

so best proceed with what we’re doing now

consider req made

in a more fulsome way

interesting, a little bit further down, one of his nbrs, blvd landscaping been done, actually incorporates the ditch

so what’s in front of Mr P’s prop doesn’t have to be there.

¦.wd hv to be eliminated¦. xxx closed in a pipe

wrt all &&&  wrt policies and the bylaw

NG: just to follow up

I agree, my suggestion, didn’t know if a full report needed

clear to me in reading the correspondence, Ccl don’t understand the bylaw and the public doesn’t understand the bylaw

in my own nbrhd the ditches have been paved over and over ,and that’s illegal and unless reported happens all the time

more need to mitigate effects of climate change rainwater issues, ditches are more imp than ever

hate to put you to more work to educate us but it might be valuable in the long run to educate Ccl and the public in whatever way you want to do it

highlight it at our next mtg or month ” it needs to be done

11.    Reports from Mayor and Councillors

Sop: Coho festival on Sunday; strong iwnd, cdn’t have the swim; well attended, lot of fun

went to Jim Almas’s retirement from the Police force  ” 37 years ”

{35 in WV + 2 before}

swam with a dolphin and had to give him a rest afterward

Cass: at Coho last year as well attended, volunteers terrific, amazing org

smoke gets in your eyes and your hair and everywhere else

- Friday, the Mayor and I xxx

1900-odd chn received recogn for their reading throughout the summer

xxxss to meet the Mayor ” highlight of the mtg

- those who daily go up TWay ”  see sign for PumpkinFest what Christmas is to the young as well

Oct 4th; Cmnty Ctr main fundraising; a fun-raising and fundraising; goes toward equipment

- nominations for the cmnty awards coming up, deadline 24th

categories are: [listed]

opp to give rcogn for ev they have and will give to this cmnty

MB: Taste of Dund on Friday ? think it was Thurs; 

samples, heavy on the sugar; congrats to the Chamber  [8:58]

- Hollyburn Lodge restorations, challenges over the summer

bldg permit Sept 8; framing crew shortly; goal is Christmas Day; not nec all the xxx

raised $1.37M, with goal of $1.1M

Feb 2s ... donation through the HRA

-- finally, I want to thank Carolanne Reynolds and her husband; attended RoyalTea-by-the-Sea w/ about 50 attendees

did promise to ackn the Sept 9th date, the date Queen Elizabeth surpassed the length of Queen Victoria’s reign

63 years + xxx

as dedicated as when she first began in 1952

{thx, Mary-Ann}

NG: Public Art Adv Cmte mtg; working on increasing the profile of public art and increasing of budget

will be some requests coming at budget time, coming fwd in a more comprehensive and sustainable way

-- Waste Cmte ” we discuss garbage ” interesting and fascinating! [7:10]

conversation shifted to wastewater treatments supposed to be in operation in 5 yrs

-- b/c election on, all do our part in advocating our potential candidates fed level what their plan is

helping us fund

$700M, funded 70% by all Ms and 30% by only NSh residents

$1200 per pers on the NSh, if we cannot get funding from any of the other sources, fed or prov

opp for us to possibly meet with Min of Infrastructure at the prov level

other NSh mayors advocate for chipping in

encourage residents as well to ask fed candidates in the next few weeks

Cam: thank Cclr Booth for the update on the Tea-by-the-Sea

{he left out the Royal!}

I think we have a new editor-in-waiting of WVMatters when Carolanne Reynolds retires

{prediction or hope???}

- thank Cclr Gambioli re wastewater plant, generally in Utilities Cmte when comes up, deafening silence

no update and no fed money

BC’s position seems to be, we’ll wait to see what the feds do

drought and water restrictions; we’ve moved to Stage 2, no precise date for Stage 1¦ but with water¦. but it’s up to the commissioner’s discretion

¦ to increase capacity going forward

to 2016 is to inc the supply of water from the Coq and then Pitt Lake; don’t think from Harrison yet

ppl who are planning on a 50- and 100-year plan

going back and checking the numbers; summer and spring off the charts

utilities cmte: biosolids and landfill

MetroV produces biosolids, plan to apply uplands to reforest areas disturbed by mining xxx

{reforesting v important; slows erosion and prevents floods}

process going on now; process will be put in place to address that

SLIDE ”  will bring the video, perhaps show at a ccl mtg

campaign against baby wipes, 12:50

{she explains}

cost a lot to get out of system

Pitt Meadows offered to be the pilot

ev who’s watching this and still awake, don’t flush any wipes you might be using

Mayor: thank you for that

want to congratulate our young mayors 1889 ?????

on Sunday went to congrat NSh Rescue 50th Anniv

entirely volunteers; give up time, rescue [ppl in trouble] many times [b/c of] own lack of competence? and prep so find themselves lost

get up cold, late at night

Wed Mayors’ Caucus ” entire mtg in camera; almost four years; fourth Min of Transp, the file is exactly where it was four years ago; what concerns me, the chairman, Vanc and Surrey; targeting their own projects

noticed Justin Trudeau curiously enough ” fed funding for Vanc and those are the two projs he mentioned

for the majority, busing is what the majority requires to get around

busing gets lost b/c of sexiness of ? and RT lines

Langley, etc all need buses; many new subdivs have no busing at all; devprs build and put in bus stops but no buses

four years and counting, and nothing has happened

12.    Public Questions/Comments

Mayor: Aida from 6685 Nelson Ave

A Deragopian: (on behalf of the family) Item 9.3 proposed redevt of Sewell’s marina.  Know not presented 

owned prop breath-taking site for over three decades and before that

xxx permit¦ threatened ¦ blocked by rectilinear ...

so we can build our own west coast

nor do we want

nestled but we note tall bdgs in front of our prop

between Libby Lodge and xxx

if proj goes ahead, provide approp view corridors and eliminate shadows

loss of priceless view will negatively affect¦

Mayor: Melanie Slater ” oh Melinda

Melinda Slater: got wind of this petition of lease ending on the HSC

seemed a bit off so went to DWV website to find out

all I cd find was a staff report from July 2012; relocation to improve functionality and accessibility

saw some correspondence ¦  nothing about xxx 

good opp to talk about that

as a mbr of the public, an over 3-yr-old staff report then nothing

nothing ” 

what turns my head ¦ don’t know what’s going on; nothing to verify this

kinda wonder ” staff probably working on waterfront plans but where are they? what’s going on?

concern [will be] plan sprung on us, “here’s the plan ” pick A or B or C and away you go ” kinda like the Ferry Building fiasco

need to be careful about that

public, what do you want? FBldg presented and no talk about maybe you don’t want a bigger bldg

Mayor: you have the same info Ccl has, in the last three years; waiting for plan to come forward 

don’t know how you wd suggest we move the M’s biz ahead if we don’t have staff come forward with plans for Ccl

Otherwise, are you suggesting we just go out and ask public to make a plan?  I don’t know what you’re suggesting

{er, um. That's not what Melinda is suggesting! purposely misinterpreted?}

MS: you must have more than I have, just 3-yr report

you may have talked a bit about it

at least there shd be something available to the public to let them know that there is something in the works, there is a waterfront plan, there is some updated information, even saying there’s something we’re looking at, making some changes along the waterfront, and you can look at it down the road¦

you’re sitting here, over 3-yr-old report, has to be something going/else, has to be a better way to keep ppl posted on what’s going on

got a lot of ppl looking at this petition are being told lease not being ended

told no story ” but there is a story; might be relocated, why not get that out

Mayor: my tenth year on Ccl, report from 1976 and a waterfront plan in past 25 years [buy houses]

anybody unless head totally buried knows Ccl is going for a plan, waiting for it to come forward

sure none

MS: not suggesting here are a couple plans, pick one

Mayor: wrt the FBldg, I never saw a plan. Never came to Ccl.  All of sudden we hv a bunch of ppl running around, was going to call them, wackos, but I 

running around with a petition ” I take that back, running around for nothing ” hadn’t come to Ccl

how do you create a petition for something that hasn’t come to Ccl? ” petition on a non-existent event!

wonder why I get so frustrated, with all the negative nellies and naysayers, I’m referring to in WV

We try to do everything, all our biz, in public ¦ Ccl and staff committed to that 

don’t understand it, try to bend over to the Nth degree

public allowed to comment, on everything we do, everything we try to make public

yet we have all these, not all, a small %age, of citizens think all this hidden agenda, all this stuff going on behind the scenes

we are going to do things like a biz, WV’s a corporation, like a public service biz

staff bring forward plan to Ccl, go out to public, allow them to comment, then we make decision; that’s the process, it’s always been the process, and always will be the process

having said that, does anyone else wish to address us?

13.    Adjournment [8:08]

{yes, and not just frustrated.  Not that I’m suggesting there be a debate but MS was not allowed a reply.

It is true that this Ccl is about the most open, have made strides forward, but what about the process with the FBG (wrt Ccl as well as the public)? and now while there’s smoke (ppl hearing about moving the HSC and that had started being mooted three years ago), maybe there’s fire.

Pity no date was given wrt the waterfront plan but do think someone had talked about this fall.

Perhaps to mollify the public some info cd be put on the website.

The CAO’s remarks definitely sound like moving the HSC though along with giving them goodies (uses) so it’s better.}

ADDITION: Melinda kindly sent me a full transcript, copied here below (her bolding, her colour, my footnotes).

Here’s an excerpt of what she sent:

Cameron:  Recently in the media there was a scurrilous rumour that the District was going to do away with the HSC. Of course it’s baseless and quite aggravating that the rumour was put out there.  Putting aside the notion the Club is going anywhere, I’ve talked to members of the Club and they’re very interested in the ocean front planning process and this letter sets it out and we’ll be responding.  But for the community, we do want to make some...we’re obviously going to make some improvements to the waterfront and we’re going to suggest somebody [a] come up with a plan that’s been talked about for years and the Club’s going to be a big part of that.  Are we planning on having staff meet with members of the Club in the near future to talk about what will be coming, to answer some of their questions and to give them even more comfort about their future?

Nina Leemhuis: That’s probably a 2 part question.  

1) Staff have developed a waterfront plan [b] and that will be coming forward to Council ~mid October for your review and approval to take out to the community for consultation on a few aspects of that waterfront plan.

2) We will be pursuing a conversation with the Sailing Club once Council has approved the overall plan in general to go out to the public.  So we will be consulting with all our partners along the waterfront as we go forward.

(The Mayor went to move on to the next item, but Soprovich had a question.)

Soprovich:  There was a plan to make some changes on the waterfront.  Those changes looked at some alteration of the area where the existing homes are (when purchased).  One of the thoughts (was) the Sailing Club would be given right to rent out... boards, kayaks, etc.  Then there was a thought process that we would take out the (boat) ramp and they (HSC) might possibly use their ramp and their existing building to allow boats into the water.

There was a little bit of an indication that once we purchased those houses and start a new ˜flavour' in that area that in fact the HSC could in fact move if the discussion went in that direction.  And to date there’s been no discussion.

The other came from Mayor Smith and others (Councillors) that said the upstairs might be a very valuable asset as a wine bar or something of that nature and to redo the building in its (current) position.  That’s what I’ve had...discussed in my mind (not that I talk to myself), but had those notions sitting there for a long time and no response from staff to date.  So there is a little bit of confusion there.  But there’s been nothing said in relationship to altering the position of that building at this time.

Mayor: I thought Ms. Leemhuis just said that she’s going to bring the waterfront plan forward.  

(To Nina) Do you want to explain that again?

Nina: Staff have been working extremely hard over the last, I would say, 10 years in developing a waterfront plan which has now culminated into a fairly definitive plan for the waterfront based on consultation with the community over a long, long period of time, professional advice from many members of our community as well as the professional advice from staff.  We now have a plan that we would like to bring forward which is probably going to be phased in some respect, but we would like to get approval from Council to bring out to the community for some consultation.

Soprovich:  Would it mean changing the HSC?

Nina: The HSC will always be an integral part of the community and our waterfront; and, it may mean a different location which serves them and their uses, and we could potentially add to their uses.  But that will be in consultation with them as we go forward in this plan.  Recognizing it is an asset owned by the residents of WV and it will be an integral part of our waterfront.

Soprovich:  I appreciate all that, but if the HSC says (they) don’t want to move, will they be forced to move by the District?

Nina: I can’t actually foresee that happening.  They have enjoyed that location for a long, long time.  Whether it’s in that exact location or 5 feet to the east or west I don’t know that they will be that concerned.  They will always have the option of being a part of the conversation going forward.

(At this point the Mayor goes to move on to the next item.)

Soprovich: No, I haven’t got my answer Mayor Smith!  I want to know if that Sailing Club is going to be altered in the future.

Mayor (exasperated): You can’t provide an answer to a hypothetical question, Councillor Soprovich.

Soprovich: It’s not hypothetical!

Mayor (exasperated): We have no idea what's¦the plan, the plan hasn’t even been presented.  We can’t answer questions before we see what the plan is.  We make decisions on staff reports and recommendations.  We have no staff report, we have no staff recommendation.

Soprovich:  A proposal came 6 months ago showing that there’s going to be an altered plan for that end and it shows the Sailing Club is going to be altered!

Mayor (exasperated):  Ms. Leemhuis can you, for the 3rd time, explain this again please?

Soprovich (angry and not about to be peddled the same story again):  No, I accept what you said.  I know what’s going on. Mayor: Councillor Cassidy?

Cassidy: In reading this letter (from the HSC Commodore) which we are presently discussing, I actually found it alarming in that the individual who wrote the letter is a significant member of this Club and my question is when you were discussing the future of the sailing club were they one of the stakeholders, because as I interpret this letter I get the impression that they have been somewhat left in the dark as to their future. 

Question #2 - I’m aware of a survey going around in some form, not all the details, but one of the issues that’s in the public’s mind at this point in time is just exactly what is the nature of this lease?  Is it a 5-year lease giving the District the right to cancel the lease on one year's notice?  What are the terms? That’s what’s confusing individuals.

Nina: It has always been assumed that we would have a sailing club on our waterfront.  And it is very difficult for staff to have discussions on a hypothetical situation that we have not formally brought before Council for approval, to go out and have discussions with the community on, nor the (HSC) members.  So ultimately the intention behind the waterfront plan is to not only to just maintain the current sailing club but actually to build upon on all the activities that can happen on the water and have those fulsome conversations with the sailing club.

In terms of their lease, they currently have a 5-year lease and like all of our leases they’re all coming in line with best practices in terms of a 1-year option to terminate.  So they would not be given 3 months' notice - it’s time for you to get out, they would be given 1 year's notice IF we chose to do something different with the sailing club.  Currently we have no plans to do anything on the waterfront without a long conversation that will be beneficial not just to the sailing club but to all members of WV.

Mayor: I think it’s helpful to remind Council a few years ago we had a meeting, I was at the meeting, at the HSC because we got money from the UBC  School of Architecture to have them come in and help with planning for a new building for the sailing club, of which the sailing club was obviously an integral part of the meeting because we held the meeting in the sailing club.  So the sailing club has always been included in any planning that’s gone on with the District of WV. So for some half-baked newspaper columnist to suggest we’re doing all these nefarious activities behind closed doors and acting against the interests of any citizens of WV is absolute nonsense and should be shot down and disposed of immediately and hopefully [c] I’ve just done that.

(Soprovich goes to move on to the next item; the Mayor tells him to back off because now there are more speakers on the sailing club.)

Cameron: Because this is a matter I’ve received much correspondence on and telephone calls and it’s been in the newspaper, I think it’s important to note Mr. Wong, Mgr of Facilities, sent around the previous lease for the sailing club, signed by Mayor Ron Wood in 2004, and it had a 12-month termination clause, just the same as the one Mayor Smith signed a few months ago, so nothing has changed.  There is no change and my understanding is all of our facilities on publicly owned land, from which we derive very little, if any, rent, have a 1-year termination clause, and that’s to protect the public interest.  And secondly, just to be clear, and this is where Councillor Soprovich is maybe confused, there is NO plan.  There is No plan until Council says there’s a plan.  In the (Commodore’s) letter I pulled, they’re (the sailing club) asking for a dialogue before we go forward with a plan, but as Ms. Leemhuis points out, how can staff go forward with the sailing club and develop a plan before they've even come to Councilwe’ve never seen a plan, and say here’s what we’re going to start with, can we go out to the sailing club and everyone else and ask about it.  Everybody would be having a conversation and the only ones in the dark would be Council.  So what’s going to happen is there’s going to be a PROPOSAL (not a decision), a PROPOSAL put forward and then there’s going to be a robust consultation process.  Nothing is in stone once the proposal is made, everything is on the table and everything can be changed.  And Mr. Mayor you said it very well -- the suggestion that there’s anything nefarious or behind closed doors going on here is entirely incorrect and regrettable.

Mayor: I agree with those comments.

(Melinda writes:

I spoke at public Q&C and commented that I had heard about a petition circulating about the lease ending on the HSC. Not being inclined to believe everything I hear I went on the District’s website to find out what is going on with the sailing club; that I’d like to find out a bit more myself before I jump to any conclusions.  But all I could find was a staff report from July 2012 that talked about future relocation to improve functionality of the Club and open it up to public access.  Of further concern is correspondence my neighbour sent to the District asking what is going on with the Club.  All it revealed was it’s all fine, the Club is not closing, we’re not ending the lease, end of story.  But nobody talked about there may be waterfront plans in place and it may be relocated -- nothing at all about that was mentioned, which seemed to me like a good opportunity to maybe talk a bit about that.  What concerns me as a member of the public is all I have is an over

3-year-old staff report talking about possibly moving this Club and then, nothing.  I don’t know what’s going on.  You see this petition, you hear rumours, but you have nothing to verify this.  What starts to turn in my head is...staff probably are working on waterfront plans but where are they and what’s going on?  I guess my ultimate fear is this gets sprung on us as “Here’s the plan.  Pick A, B, or C and away you go.  Kind of like the Ferry Building fiasco.  So I would just caution that we really need to be careful about that.  We saw what happened with the Ferry Building when the public was presented with a couple of options on renovating that but no talk about maybe we don’t want a bigger building and I’m just concerned the same thing is going to happen with the HSC.  That’s my comment -- thank you.)

Mayor: It’s important to note again that you have the same information that Council has (for) the last 3 years, we’re waiting for the plan to come forward.  So I don’t know how you would suggest we move the municipality's business ahead if we don’t have staff come forward with plans for Council.  Otherwise, are you suggesting we just go out and ask the public to make a plan?  I don’t know what you’re suggesting.

Me [d]: My comment, I think, is that I’m not talking about¦you must have more than I have, all I’ve got is an over 3-year-old report, you must have at least talked about it, or if not, I don’t know, at least there should be something available to the public to let them know that there is something in the works, that there is a waterfront plan, or maybe there is some more up-to-date information, or just even saying we’re looking at making some changes along the waterfront and we’ll be letting you know on whatever date down the road.  But (I) end up sitting here going, well I don’t know what’s going on, I’ve got a 3-year-old report and nothing else and there has to be something else.  There has to be a better way to let people know what’s going on, because essentially you’ve got a lot of people who have looked at this petition and are being told, “No, no, the lease is not being ended, end of story."  Well, it’s not the end of story.  There is a story here and the story is that this building might be relocated; but why not get that information out to people?

Mayor:  Well we can debate this forever but, you know this is my 10th year on Council.  For 10 years I’ve been referring to the council report from 1976 that said we’re going to have all the Argyle properties acquired and a waterfront plan in place, you know, 25 years ago.  So anybody, the HSC, the remaining land owners on Argyle, or the entire population of WV, should, unless they’ve got their head totally buried in the sand, be aware that Council’s planning to have a plan for the huge investment the public has made in our waterfront.  That’s all we’re saying.  We’re waiting for the plans to come forward.  Are you suggesting that you don’t think there will ever be changes down there?

Me: No, I’m suggesting that you don’t pull another "Ferry Building" where you just present us with a couple of plans and tell us to pick one.  Let’s not do that again.

Mayor: Well actually on the Ferry Building I never saw a plan, (it) never came to Council.  All of a sudden we had a bunch of, I was about to call them “wackos, but I take that back¦a bunch of people running around signing a petition for nothing.  It hadn’t even come to Council.  How can you create a petition for a non-existent event?  You wonder why I get so frustrated with all the negative Nellies and naysayers, which I keep referring to in WV.  I just don’t understand it.  We try to do all our business in public.  I think every member of Council is committed to that.  Every member of our staff is committed.  We bend over to the nth degree to allow the public to (comment) on everything we do.  Everything we do we try to make it public and yet we have all these, no, not all, a very small percentage of citizens who run around thinking there’s all this hidden agenda and all this stuff going on behind the scenes, it’s all nonsense, it doesn’t happen.

So we are going to do things in a business-like, proper -- this is the Corporation of the District of WV, we do things like a business, (a) public service business.  Staff bring forward plans to Council, we go out to the public and allow them to comment, and then we make decisions.  That’s the process. that’s always been the process and it always will be the process.  So having said that, does anyone else wish to address Council?  Can we have a motion to adjourn?


[a] somebody??? [b] admission there's a plan???

[c] "hopefully" means "full of hope", not that you hope something will happen; think of "she was sitting by the phone hopefully"

[d] Me = Melinda

Now, wdn't you like to know what the DWV minutes have?

First of all, 10.2 {Other Items}, then 12:

10.2. Hollyburn Sailing Club, August 26, 2015, regarding Park Planning Process

(Referred to Director of Parks and Community Services and Acting Director of Planning, Land Development and Permits for consideration and response)

Councillor Cameron referred to the subject correspondence and media reports and N. Leemhuis (Chief Administrative Officer) informed that staff have developed a proposed waterfront plan which will be coming to Council mid-October for Council’s review and approval to consult with the community, and that the District will be pursuing a conversation with the Hollyburn Sailing Club and other partners along the waterfront once the plan has been approved for public consultation. Council members commented and N. Leemhuis provided further clarification.

12. Public Questions and Comments

M. Slater (1058 Keith Road) spoke relative to the Hollyburn Sailing Club including a petition regarding the lease ending, conveyed concerns including: information on the District’s website and correspondence to the District; nothing mentioned about waterfront plans or that it might be relocated; and keeping people posted on what is going on.


{ now you have three versions: S, M, L :-) }


+++ CCL MTG NOTES October 5th +++

1. Call to Order [6pm]

Mayor: {some announcements} Introduce our Director of Finance, Isabel Gordon [IG]; and Mark Chan is [now] Director of Corporate Devt. David Ayriss, Matthew Carson, and Janine Guenther have been appointed to the Reserves and Investments Task Group, and Mats Gerschman, Neil Halldorson, and Alex Tunner have been appointed to the Key Performance Indicators Task Group [KPITG]. Thanks to all the applicants. Add'l task groups are anticipated to be established next year.

2. Approval of Agenda {Christine, Nora, and Mary-Ann not yet present}

amended by:

= adding to Item 7 proposed Ccl Procedure Bylaw ... 2013, Amdmt Bylaw No. 4855, 2015, and Proposed Revisions list

= adding to Item 8 a replacemt page for proposed Amb-Dund Biz Imp Area Srvce Bylaw ... 2015, and an explanatory note = amending the recommendation for Item13.1 re Proposed Amendment to 2015 Council Meeting Schedule

= adding Item13.4 re Upcoming Earthquake Exercises: ShakeOut and Municipal Earthquake Exercise

= adding to Item14

SSch: 14.1 to 14.3 regarding correspondence

Cam: I don't have 14.2 and 14.3 in my package

{included in motion}

3. Adoption of Council Meeting Minutes

1. the minutes of the June 22 sp and reg Ccl mtgs and PH adopted as circulated; and

2. the Summary of June 22 PH re Proposed Zoning Amendment Bylaw for 2832 and 2842 Bellevue Ave approved.


4. Canadian Federation of University Women (File: 0055-01) 

Glenys Galloway: introduce I Cornford, Prez; some mbrs behind us, hands up


most of mbrship from WV

in general secondary education, not necessarily a university degree

generally accept ppl in cmnty who support

xxx close to 10K in 112 clubs; clubs around the world; support education for women and girls

we even have a raging Granny as one of our mbrs

appreciate the invitation given to us by Nora G and

she spoke to us Chris Kennedy, Gaze, Judith Forst 

Graduate Women Int’l; Fedn of university women


Graduate Women Int’l ” empowering women and girls through lifelong education

quality education

Stop child marriage

conferences ev three years: Istanbul, Mexico City, Capetown

Kaeyn (?) Bell Brookings’ Inst

Cdn Fed of U Women ” national org founded in 1919

charitable trust; $1M worth of grants and endowments

xxx polytech Dec 1989

Laura Sabia [?]; Royal Commission on the Status of Women

SLIDE of local {club}; meet monthly, 90 mbrs, speakers

SLIDE with photos

support female students, support local cmnty

Bramwell Tovey

non-partisan involvement

60th birthday 2016 xxx ... 100th birthday 2019

cfuw.westvan@gmail.com cfuwnvwv.vcn.bc.ca

thanks to Nora for the invitation

NG: been two years; your mtgs meet on Monday nights; Ccl always meets on Monday; fly under the radar

Ans: know for info but do appreciate

NG: staff work with you

&&& [6:19] received for information, with thanks.


5. Memorial Library Board 2016-2020 Strategic Plan Presentation (File: 1905-13)

PowerPoint presentation to be provided.

Mary Jo Campbell, Chair of Library Board: SLIDES ” {names and those present stood}

Optimistic vision; 2-min video of key elements; core values

Planning process; consultation, in-depth research

society diverse, mobile, and digital-based

Shannon Ozirny: re 20th century learning; head of youth services SLIDES

learning is changing; curriculum

no longer pen and paper

four key skills: critical thinking, communication, self-reg and assessmt; creativity

+ foundational literacy skills

2020 Aspirations: skill devt; personal learning networks, open, accessible, and equal access

Pat Cumming: Head of Info Services

immigrant cmnty profile for w ...

av growth low 3K 2003 and 2011

66% over 25 xxx

China Iran and SKorea

in WV 25% of houses changed hands

housing size, density, and nbrhd character

cmnty engagement practices

Library key learning institution

need a consultation framework

by 2020 library staff will use a number of diff approaches; communication ongoing two-way

[6:34] deepening and extending our cmnty cooperation

Jenny Benedict, Director of Lib Services: SLIDE 1976

recognize the 65-yr investment in our facility; 1950 Marine Dr across from Memorial Arch

condition worth enhancing and¦

having a single site over 19kms underserving western and northern area, ~20K in those areas

how to deliver and what space needs

borrowing still the most common activity, 1500 residents rating SLIDE

aspirations: bldg infrastructure renewal; reno west wing and south wing

Deb Koep, Deputy Director, Technology and Technical Services: no surprise that technology is changing our society

driven heavily by mobile computing

Cdns among the most connected and active; 2013/14 data ” 6/10 of Cdns have active mobile devices

2nd heaviest users of the entire world [6:38] SLIDE

av household, 7 devices

Trends: A I, Big Data, Internet of Things

Aspirations: technology infrastructure: online functionality, digital collns, seamless access, platform for cmnty content

back to Mary Jo

MJC: full survey reports on the Library website 2016 - 2020 plan av at the Lib

reception Oct 14 at 6:30

Quote the Mayor’s opening comments SLIDE

Sop: obvious doing great things in our world in WV, helping, one of the best libraries in Canada   

digital platform 10 sec bites and arthritic digits

Ans: help ppl to engage through technology, not nec replace one with the other

tablet, help them move into that world

sharing experiences, stories, interesting to all of us

Sop: to the written word taking a back seat ” including my son, 16, and my grandchildren

split-second info as opposed to reading a good novel

Ans: self regulation; tools [6:45]

Sop: book, sit down and read; valuable as valuable as any digital today; support that

Ans: teens were the ...

a 20ft bookshelf with a ladder but didn’t go there

borrowing books is still the no 1 thing ppl come to the Library to do

doesn’t see taking away

creativity, critical thinking [6:46]

aligned with the Sch Dist ... technology is a tool and will not xxx

ML: disagree with Sop, don’t think best in Canada ” best anywhere


really want to thank xxx and ev else

come next Wed to the Lib at 6:30 for the Open House

Mayor: so good luck

looking forward to seeing what will happen in 2021

am sure that Sop will still be here

[6:48] received for information.

6. Proposed 2016 Permissive Tax Exemptions Bylaw No. 4846, 2015  (File: 1610-20-4846) 

IG: for next year, 2016

do not have props on list; primarily

determined quite a few not non-profit, not allowed to give x for profit

MOTION: be read a first, second and third time.

NG: want to make a comment

providing for cmnty one of the criteria

all of the orgs were asked to provide xxx or xxx to the cmnty

v enlightening to read that report; staff determined 11 that were receiving no longer qualify; our list is shorter now

have saved taxpayers a substantial amt of money

see orgs and compare them

thx for that

Sop: NV has a long list of permissible exemptions, a lot of assns and societies

we’re limiting ourselves; what’s the philosophy over there?

IG: in the CNV b/c the most urban area of NSh, it is the home ... NSh Nbrhd House

CNV has generally supported giving those tax exemptions &&& [6:53]

Sop: look at in 2016 for report in 2017

IG: the 2016 list is in the bylaw for now

if want one for 2017 can do

Mayor: deal with 2016; staff diligent see any one wch shd or shd not be on list

CAO will ensure

CAO: ¦ able to recv info

list now is v lean list; opp on an annual basis ” to Finance Cmte to you; take a closer look at their list


Cam: surprised only three preschools or daycares

know many; know more than three non-profit

operate out of churches with church ex

IG: if daycares within the church hall operating 

Cam: my chn go to Unitarian {preschool}

what are the public benefits churches providing?

IG: that’s the case; churches give details

Cam: just didn’t see it

MB: 11 for-profit daycares weren’t qualifying ” unfortunate; valuable to our cmnties

based on the three that do qualify, the taxes are around  $4-600

IG: on school premises, v small

one or two inside the sch bldg itself, greater exemption b/c bldg worth more

depends on what kind of premises

MB: second part of the motion:

staff prepare options for the revision of the current permissive tax exemptions granted to srs’ housing projects in DWV in 2017 and in subseq yrs, and these options be brought back for Ccl’s consideration no later than Mar 31, 2016.

MB: this came from the Finance Cmte [6:58]

7. Proposed Ccl Procedure Bylaw No. 4730, 2013, Amdmt Bylaw No. 4855, 2015 (bylaw document)

Proposed Revisions List

SSch: amendments suggested by Ccl Sept 14; Ccl passed notice of intent

understand that Ccl may also have some addl proposed changes; if the case, Ccl may choose just to give the bylaw first reading.

Mayor: mbr of the public before Ccl debate.

CR: thank you. I see there were some revisions that were just mentioned today so I haven't read the whole thing in detail but I do have a couple of questions

As editor of WVM, I have heard, received, many comments [from] ppl who find a 6 o'clock start as rather inconvenient, if they are downtown and have to come over during rush hour, and then have dinner, and then come to the mtg

So, and since I think almost all Ms meet at 7[pm], it's a rather unusual change for this Ccl to make.

um so, I wd like to put a word in for meeting at 7, or maybe having a compromise at 6:30, I don't know, but the other thing is if you're meeting that early, perhaps you cd make the end of the mtg at 9 o'clock.

So if you're changing 7 - 10, cd make it 6 - 9, and that might address another thing that you're dealing with if

you want to get away early.

My other question was on "Point of Order". A few years ago there was a man who stood up on a Point of Order from the gallery, and it was granted.

Now it involved -- there were two ppl actually -- one was a person who got up and said one of the facts given, discussed, staff or Ccl, don't remember -- and another one was saying that this person had said something that he had not said

so, all I'm saying is that you have in there, at least what I saw, a procedure for Point of Order, but I'm suggesting you shd also have a procedure [re] Point of Order for someone from the gallery, b/c if they've been misquoted or something is wrong, I think they shd be given the opp as a Point of Order.

Mayor: well, thanks for making those comments

Ccl, what's your wish on how we move ahead on this bylaw

want to put on the floor?

NG: that's our procedure -- MOVED read first, second, third time

Cam: wait, if concerns from ccl mbrs before speaking myself

Sop: Item 4.5.0; speaking to an amendment  ¦ not speak until motion

moved and seconded

if we have a presentation and want comment or suggestions have to wait till motion on the floor?

Mayor: Ms Scholes

SSch: intended to address after moved and seconded on floor

our practice in past, clarification before

Sop: that still stands?

SSch: yes

Sop: where is it here?

SSch: otherwise cannot speak until motion been put on the floor

Sop: xxx

SSch: if Ccl wishes to, then ...

Sop: [7:04] ... that’s what you advocated, xxx right to speak out

spent ten days

then limited amt, verbal expression

Mayor: xxx

Sop: I haven’t got an answer to my Q!

CAO: bylaw is set up ... xxx addressing Clk is appropriate

xxx Ccl has so &&& [7:05]

there are add’l comments in purple since that initial ¦ of intent

might be¦ to table this until Ccl has bn able to 

and get back to

Sop: don’t want to belabour xxx; procedure

Mayor: been our xxx

SSch: bylaw has xxx but if amendment prior, may to do so

Mayor: don’t want to get into a debate 

maybe better to withdraw it until ev understands it

{yup; you’re right, Mr Mayor}

ML: think Ms L and yourself [sic] can

comfortable with the blue revision ... the purple revisions

wd acquiesce

Mayor: so Ms L, your suggestion is to table the whole thing?



MB: appreciate but not a lot to change; most of them not much debate

4.5 esp how long to speak and how many times

Q I had, maybe Ms Sch cd

thought we had talked about changing it to a majority

I know we were trying to make it simple ” maj, not unanimous


CAO: xxx [7:10]

MB: so that’s what we’d be voting on &&&

{so debating maj re unanimous in that closed mtg on the 28th? (see just below)}

notice of motion (NoM)

SSch: intent of NoM; motion is going to go fwd

this section was written by our solicitor

when NoMs were used quite frequently; this has bn used more frequently

prepare NoM and get to Ccl before ¦ presented by mbr at subsequent mtg

MB: 4.85 ” 4 days in advance of the motion, supporting material three days before on agenda

that’s how I understand it

SSch: I’d like to go back to solicitor to verify


MB: okay, clear when substantive motion on the agenda and the notice prior

Cam: I’m still unclear

4 days after the notice given or then schedule at a future date

SSch: notice given at one mtg and considered at a subsequent mtg

to Ccl, all the info

Cam: thx; it’s not drafted like that

had this for months now; only change 4.5

had mtg a week ago and considered

only thing we discussed at the 28th mtg, no time limit on speakers and no time limits

{what mtg on the 28th?  none on the calendar!  closed mtg? will ask and try to find out; see PQP}

while in theory this cd cause issues but goes to Sop’s xxx democracy

usu we speak less times

{fewer times! b/c countable; less is for uncountable; less forest, fewer trees}

time and time ... seems that this flexibility warranted in a robust democracy

no limit in either DNV or CNV ” clearly out of step with them

still up to Chair for mbrs to be brief and bring closure

I’ll speak to 4.5.0; two friendly amendments

4.5.0 unless otherwise resolved by other ccl mbrs Booth  ” Unanimous

re Sop 8.1, a mbr may ask questions about an item of biz prior to that motion being moved and seconded.

enshrine what Cclr Sop and Ms Sch said is our practice

agree to the friendly amendment?

NG: happy to accept those suggestions as friendly amendments

Mayor: don’t want to belabour this

think we shd view for the public


we now get, as all mbrs of public, [the ccl mtg package] more than a week in advance

request of ccl mbrs, read reports with staff, any questions they have, recomm

so {ready/answered?} when comes to Ccl

how long does it take to say why for     ?

{amendment moved}

what about change to NoM

SSch: xxx bring it forth for Oct 26

Cam: move the rest; get it over; 4.8

Mayor: acceptable

SSch: take that out

it’s a bylaw ... approve ... rescission

Mayor: hearing that...

Cam: make a tabling motion

{earlier failed so changed minds?}

ML: cd I also ask looking at 4.5? not sure the point -- if you talk as long as you want

look at that at the same time

CAO: although not significant

there are some xxx

submit their remarks by Friday

then she’d be able to summarize in the report

prob this time one set of changes then another set

SSch: draw 

4.47 re suspension of the rules

suspend the rules for specific items on the agenda

Cam: 4.5.0

Mayor: Tabling

{passes unanimously!} [7:24]

8. Proposed Ambleside-Dundarave Business Improvement Area (File: 2515-01)

Explanatory note re revision to section 5.1.2 of proposed ADBIA Service Bylaw No. 4847,2015

PowerPoint presentation to be provided.

Jim Bailey, Dir/Planning: BIA is a commercial area

area-branding; advocacy for all xxx

self-funding ” 100% given to the BIA + SMik, thank them getting to this point]

SMik: others {???} ; thank them; gave background

Section 21 of the Cmnty Charter; convinced of merits of the BIA

SLIDE: what is a BIA?

over 50 in prov; 21 in CoV; Biz revitalization zones; requires adoption of a M bylaw

¦BIA Benefits SLIDE; District’s Role

PROPOSED BYLAW slide with map: Amb Hollyburn Dund

10-yr term Jan 2016; $500K grant to be totally recovered $5.6M

general timeline SLIDE

Jennifer Engelhart: biz here 26 years; restore the vibrancy of our area

SLIDES  Key objectives eg improved parking; planning parks arts & culture

st’d cmnty events to promote biz

turn over to Gord re feedback we’ve rec’d

Gordon Holley: longterm resident, went to school here, lived worked here for last 8, and my wife and I have a biz here

been working toward a BIA for two years

volunteer hours!

{gave list of cmnty outreach, etc, info mtgs, including door-to-door activities}

experienced challenges, not all prop owners easy to reach. no response from Shell, etc, prof biz too busy to meet with us

96 survey forms; 132 addl doc conversations; 223 {dicd?} conversations 26%

94 attempts to contact with no response 11%

217 total attempted 7% of 848


think signif biz support

425 500 575K choice 500 more than the other two combined

over 80$ at least $500K [7:41]

SLIDE Negative 

MISSING Word don’t NEED the BIA’s {ewlp wrong???}

SLIDE Year One Deliverables [7:43]

Sop: charts wrt percentages


where do you get the high percentages?

ANS: 26%

Sop: 80%

ANS: so 80% of the 26%

227 not 800+, just for clarification

MB: how many of the biz owners diff to reach were not local?

SMik: not off the top of my head, we do have the addresses

based on conversations the BIA was able to have

local even too busy; we do have the breakdown of out-of-country owners

MB: of the documented support how many the prop owners or operators

[7:46]  &&& get best estimate

Mayor: number of speakers

Rainer Muller: own props in Dund for 20 years, Pacific Arbour (the Westerleigh)

cd be seen as an out of the cmnty landowner b/c I don’t live in Canada

reached by BIA

my exp had Capers, goes back 20 years; the {X} next to Capers not successful there; 

these days Amb and Dund facing xxx

existing real estate

way we will devp; high values but driven by the residential real estate

rents we can collect

to have quality, need good results

BIA is a platform for all these things that have been shown

costs are fairly shared by all the landowners and [biz?] owners

support fully; not the amt; can achieve lower budget b/c we’ll attract more with lower rent

possibly the add’l costs will be added to the rent

shd hv a BIA, manage it with lower costs

Rob Harrington: part of the cmnty all my life 2550 Queens

over 7 years ago the strategy, recommended follow the BIA

this is amazing it’s come before you; something I’ve supported a long time, personally; will enhance

the small operators, just isn’t sustainable

intriguing to see sgl owner may be $1500 a year, if in a similar sized prop 2 - 3 at least storeys, drops down to $500

amazing when you share it between landlord and tenant

not so much triple net

urge you to support this

Mike Richmond: my family own Peake and Richmond, owned past 50 years

believe that anything that promotes going xxx

  ev biz will benefit; strongly in favour

Leagh Gabriel: Exec Dir of WV Ch of Comm

support all biz and achieve success in WV

BIA has sought our support¦.positive, more for WV; is supportive

recommends the need whether volunteer or mandated levy

&&& unknown

Chamber will support; keep door open

Chamber has served the biz cmnty for 53 years; hope explore alternative 

plsd Board has passed a motion supporting the BIA; hope both groups &&& [7:55]

A Sabounchi: lived here since1989; new biz owner, so hv bn looking for a BIA

biz is tough, own Cafe Ca Va, opened about a year ago

some success, a lot of challenges

inconsistencies xxx or too busy

coming from real estate; hv seen xxx exploding in WV

xxx biz ans

anything that promotes has my vote; only so much a biz can do

seen many open and close, hope my bistro won’t be one of them

Robin Delaney: v much in favour of the BIA -- all about cmnty, think it will benefit our cmnty

downside, cost, well aware; nobody wants to incur an incremental cost

sometimes it takes money to make money; think this is a terrific investment; hope you'll support it

Mayor: mic

Kate Billington: own Bake House (Dund); been part of of this cmnty for nearly 11 years; 30 employees, 28 live on N Sh; we also have 18 students who work for us &&&

we need this BIA to help us; all small biz, trying to keep our doors open against giants that all reside in PkR

we don't have large boardrooms with millions of dollars for advertising and marketing ideas and plans for the future

we're mom-and-pop shops who rely on our nbrs on a daily basis

friendly smile on the street ... roll of debit paper xxx ... investment for our future

as Robin Delaney said, it takes money to make money; an investment that needs to be made [8pm]

Mayor: thank you; well said

Phil Mattes: owner of Optix 33+ years

an opp wd hate to slip by; many bizes over last 35 years have come and gone; beautiful area, stunning...

really like to see this happen; have a vision, a beautiful area like this, thriving

hoping we do get your support, I thank you

Cam moved: xxx read a first, second, and third time.

{just fyi, pls note that after the motion was moved, the DWV minutes just have: “Council members commented}

will speak briefly on this noting lots of kids in the audience, including mine

spoken a lot of the challenges to biz in this area; crying need

if we can’t step up now and support biz, come together, we’re not walking the walk

too often these initiatives have been

run by a couple of ppl who do most of the work (volunteer), so you have a free-rider problem

this model from entirely volunteers, make sure ev contributing equally, a nec step, and then

Rob Spurgeon and Christine Baracos not here today but these ppl have spent a lot of time

sorely needed, support wholeheartedly

ML: right soln for the right place at the right time, let’s get on with it

Sop: in 1967 you cdn’t rent a place in Dund, you were set for life; not the situation today

need to light a fire under

energy, after 40 - 50 years, time to get on with it; you have my support

Cass: WVites wd like to shop local

thank you from all of us, so we don't have to go over the bridge

Mayor: ev wishes for success of this; thank goodness we all xxx


9. The Keeping of Backyard Chickens (File: 1605-15) 

PowerPoint presentation to be provided.

CAO to MCh to S Almas, Mgr Bylaws: if approved, not immediate start, staff will report back bylaws to be considered

Nov 2014 residents made request; May 2015, to move ahead with consultation ... results in report in front of you

consultation also with other Ms, staff recommend going ahead

happy to answer any questions

{here again, as usual, the minutes have: “Council members commented}

Mayor: does anyone in the public wish to speak on this v important issue?

Sop:¦ used to have chickens; turned down

not only that, I’d rather have a kid playing with a chicken rather than a cell phone


NG: follow that?  how about both?

think this shd be re-allow; allowed till 2008

tidying up the bylaw someone brought 

a shame b/c took a lot of staff (and other) time to bring them back

this, wrt HENS, not roosters

supported by CP, Cmnty Charter, and VCH

notice from the report that based on NV having chickens since 2012 they have five known chicken coops in three years

CoV 600K residents 218 w/ registered hens; .63% of households

works out for DWV, 10 to 12 in all of WV; talking about a handful; hens as pets

xxx chn and adults alike builds cmnty

Cam: not surprised Sop wd prefer chickens to iPads

until recently you probably thought a tablet was something that Moses brought down

PumpkinFest on weekend, kids stood in line; had 30 seconds

why so popular; kids love touching them

shdn’t have just one day a year

chickens; w/ proper stewardship; craft a flexible, effect set of bylaws

little downside and see upside

MB: not on the fence about this one; support it fully

in Carmel, picked up their pamphlet ” not black bears but other wildlife

key with any animal, resp stewardship, are xxx ¦  have regulations


models in cmnty, v contemporary midcentury coops; if interested, see me afterward

do it properly with a permit

check back in a year to see with nbrs, etc, see if changes

initiative came from a &&&

thank you for


MOTION: THAT staff prepare draft bylaws to allow the keeping of backyard chickens in a safe, humane, and sanitary manner that is sensitive to the needs of neighbouring properties

10.    Pilot Project: 601 Hawstead Place – Crushing and Grinding (File: 1010-20-15-068)

Jim Bailey: background¦ granting does not grant any favours; will turn over to Chris Bishop

CB: my director has covered it quite well

SLIDES  in the Glenmore area near Capilano 

demolished house, allow for crushing on site, not have to transport to be xxx

regular work hours; 6 days maximized, but may be shorter

dust abatement; reduced trucking, impact on our roads; improve safety

nbrhd engagement, he’s contacted all the immediate nbrs; 16 residents

dead end St Andrew's Road  ¦

stockpiled for use later; benefits minimized impacts, reduced emissions  SLIDE

prof opinions from prof biz

may make sense in some sites and not others; bylaw dept interested in monitoring

next steps SLIDE

Sop: guess won’t know till takes place; still wd be blasting, then crushing

CB: six days¦.

Sop: have to get permit for blasting

CB: nbrs within xxx notification

Sop: think you shd go ahead

Cass: a rather long recommendation and hv been advised by my xxx{nbr?} to move as written


Cam: want to thank Mr Wood; he approached me over a year ago

reduce cost for his client but also for his nbrs

why truck rocks away get them crushed and bring them back

I know he’s had frustrations, but this is an example of a constructive suggestion

happy to embrace it

[8:27] GET

Cass: yes, to be commended

nbrs put up with the noise, look forward to seeing the results 

{sorry, cdn’t hear; mics not always on}

Mayor: staggering to¦



Council is considering a bylaw amendment to the Soil Deposit and Removal Bylaw 3786, 1992, as amended, to allow some on-site rock crushing and grinding only in circumstances where the District is satisfied that this will reduce the amt of heavy truck traffic on and off the site and where the District is further satisfied that the benefits to the nbrhd of reduced heavy truck traffic measurably outweigh the impacts of the amount of on-site rock crushing and grinding;


the Dist would like to conduct a pilot project to ascertain whether such an amendment wd be beneficial to impacted nbrs, and what conditions should be imposed on the on-site work if it were to proceed;

NOW THEREFORE Council resolves as follows:

1. The District will not enforce the provisions of Soil Deposit and Removal Bylaw 3786, 1992, and Noise Control Bylaw No. 4404, 2005, both as amended, by way of ticketing, prosecution, injunction, bylaw adjudication or otherwise in respect of the On-site Rock Crushing and Grinding Pilot Program to be carried out at 601 Hawstead Place by Brian R. Wood, Artwork Homes Ltd.

2.  Staff are directed to monitor the Pilot Program and make recommendations to Council as to whether and under what conditions the bylaw should be amended to allow on-site rock crushing and grinding in lieu of trucking the material off-site, and are further directed to seek neighbor input in regard to the relative benefits of the methodology adopted under the Pilot Program; and,

3.  Staff are directed to present Council with a report on the matter upon the completion of the pilot project and the conclusion of engagement activities undertaken to ascertain the impact of the initiative.


11.   Proposed Local Service Tax Bylaw No. 4844, 2015 (File: 1610-20-4844)

The proposed bylaw received first, second, and third reading at the September 14, 2015 regular Council meeting.

12.    Proposed Youth Activity Fund Expenditure Bylaw No. 4843, 2015 (File: 1610-20-4843)

The proposed bylaw received first, second, and third reading at the September 14, 2015 regular Council meeting.


13.1. Proposed Amendment to 2015 Council Meeting Schedule (File: 0120-01)

amended to add the following special meetings, all to be held in the MHall Ccl Chamber:

· Wednesday, October 28, 2015 at 6:00 p.m.

· Monday, November 16 at 6:00 p.m.

· Monday, November 30 at 6:00 p.m. {or immediately following a PH}.

· Wednesday, December 16 at 6:00 p.m.

CAO:  cancel Nov 16

?Upper Lands Oct 28??

Mayor: have we voted or not?  I’m completely lost

CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY {w/ Nov 16 mtg cancelled and a notation re Nov 30 “or following a PH}

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

the report dated September 14, 2015, from the Acting Chief Financial Officer, received for information.

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

> Council Correspondence Update to September 4, 2015 (up to 12:00 Noon)

Referred for Action

(1) Rotary Club of WV, Aug 28, re “Little Free Libraries for WV sponsored by the Rotary Club of West Vancouver 

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

(2) August 31, 2015, regarding Fireworks Display Letter of Complaint 

(Referred to Manager of Bylaw and Licensing Services for consideration and response)

(3) K. Pople, September 3, 2015, regarding “Storm Water disposal system 1200 block Keith Rd. 

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

Received for Information

(4) August 31, 2015 (dated August 31, 1915), regarding Art Gallery Site and Underground Parking

(5)  Monarc Hospitality Corp., July 31, 2015, regarding “Liquor Reform Policy

(6)  College of Applied Biology, Aug 19, re “Working w/ applied biology professionals ensures access to credible and accountable science-based advice

(7) North Shore Crisis Services Society, August 27, 2015 regarding Appreciation for Community Grant

Responses to Correspondence

(8) Mgr of Bylaw and Licensing Services, September 3, 2015, response re Fireworks Display Letter of Complaint

> Council Correspondence Update to September 11, 2015 (up to 12:00 Noon)

Referred for Action

(1) Lower Mainland Local Govt Association (LMLGA), August 28, 2015, re Invitation to Meet LMLGA President 

(Referred to Mayor and Council for consideration and response)

(2) September 6, 2015, regarding “Bylaw 4823 (Proposed Tree Bylaw) 

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

(3) September 9, 2015, re “Live Traps for a Lost Dog

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

(4) September 5, 2015, regarding “Summer Internships 

(Referred to Director of Human Resources and Payroll Services for consideration and response)

(5) September 8, 2015, regarding Opposition to Neighbour’s Building Plan 

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

(6) L. Anderson, September 10, 2015, regarding “Klee Wyck (Proposed EcoUrbia Network EcoCentre) 

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

Received for Information

(7) Sept 5, 2015, re “Devt at 23rd/Bellevue/Marine (Proposed Devt Permit No. 14-055 for 2290 Marine Dr)

(8)   September 5, 2015, regarding “Litigious! (North Shore Mountain Biking Trails)

(9)   Sept 6, 2015, re "Monster" houses (Single Family Housing – Siting, Form, and Character)

(10) Vancouver Coastal Health, September 2, 2015, re “District of WV - 2014 Annual Drinking Water Quality Report

(11) Undated, regarding Growth of North Shore Communities

(12) BC Hydro, September 9, 2015, regarding “Community Champions Program

Responses to Correspondence

(13) Manager of Parks Planning and Community Stewardship, September 1, 2015, response re Dundarave Beach

> Council Correspondence Update to September 15, 2015 (up to 4:30 p.m.)

Referred for Action

(1)  September 12, 2015, regarding “Trees! (Proposed Tree Bylaw) 

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

(2)  September 13, 2015, regarding September 12, 2015 Noise Bylaw Infraction 

(Referred to Manager of Bylaw and Licensing Services for consideration and response)

(3)  Sept 15, re “Sec 189(4.1) Transfer from End'mt Fund to finance the acq of land purchase from VCHA 

(Referred to  Acting Chief Financial Officer for consideration and response)

Received for Information

(4)  WV Presbyterian Church, Sept 8, re Invitation to Dedication Service for New Entrance and Elevator (Oct 3, 2015)

(5)  Sept 11, re “Emailing: Harmonic Destruction - How Greens Justify Bioenergy's Assault on Nature.pdf (WV 2020 Climate Action Targets)

(6)  Sept 14, re “Police Services Bldg Funding -- Consideration of 30-year Loan from BC Muni Finance Authority ("MFA")

(7)  NShore Keep Well Society, Sept 14, re “NSH KEEP WELL SOCIETY NEWSLETTER FOR FALL/WINTER 2015.

> Council Correspondence Update to September 18, 2015 (up to 12:00 Noon)

Referred for Action

(1) September 12, 2015, regarding “Hollyburn Sailing Club 

(Referred to Chief Administrative Officer for consideration and response)

(2)  September 16, 2015, regarding “Windstorm of August 29, 2015 (Trees and Shrubs as a Safety Concern) 

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

(3)  September 17, 2015, regarding “Trees on Westport 

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

(4)  September 17, 2015, regarding “Trees cut down on westport rd today 

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

Received for Information

(5)  Cmte/Bd Mtg Minutes – Cmnty Engagemt Cmte mtg May 4; Design Review Cmte mtgs April 30 and May 28, <<< 2015; Finance Cmte mtgs June 2, July 21, and August 7, 2015; Bd of Variance hearing – July 15, 2015; and Memorial Library Board meeting – July 15, 2015

(6)  Howe Sound Community Forum, September 17, 2015, regarding “October 16th Forum Details

> Council Correspondence Update to September 22, 2015 (up to 4:30 p.m.)

Referred for Action

(1) MetroV, Sept 18, 2015, re “An Analysis of a New Direction Report on the Renewed Federal Comprehensive Land Claims Policy in Relation to Local Government Interests 

(Referred to Director of Lands, Bylaws, First Nations, and Legal Affairs for consideration and response)

Received for Information

(2) Table Matters, September 21, 2015, regarding “Table Matters News Fall 2015.


13.1 13.2 13.3 13.4

SSch want to Oct X mtg date

CAO: this afternoon it was determined that the Oct 16 proposed mtg be cancelled

ML: Nov 16 mtg


Mayor: can’t understand how we can have xxx if not on the Corresp list

CAO: MClk forwards all corresp to the Ccl on a weekly basis

Ccl have pulled three letters wch hv not been published

so correct to your recolln

staff not able to respond

of the three items, one letter regarding tree removal and landscape plan on xxx court; staff working on and will report back

2nd re bylaw enforcement re water restrictions this summer, staff will report back on that

our staff do an incredibly great job

3rd re noise control bylaw, contact residents and let them know how to get in touch with our bylaw staff

Mayor: so where are we now?

xxx now have to go back to earthquakes 

Sop: at mtg last week

on Oct 15th have a process; have ev year; whole idea was take part in the observation 

Mayor: so you’re moving 13.4

[8:35] SSch: need motion to receive these three added to the agenda

Cam: gets to speak?

sort of backwards; I didn’t pull any of it

MB: I pulled two items, think Cass pulled the first one

Cass: yes, I did; letter wrt trees taken down in their nbrhd

to attn of the staff; they were well aware; moving in a constructive

to a successful resoln keep ev happy

MB: water, lot of xxx

xxx didn’t write a lot of tix

education for next year

with automatic sprinklers many don’t know how to turn them off,  how to¦

just a general awareness; water’s not free and not infinite

maybe Mr Fung¦  what we can do in that regard?

RF: an extremely dry summer; return to more normal 

staff aware preparing an education

[8:38] report; look to some tweaks

Ccl can look forward to that in a coming agenda

MB: 5358 Kensington; somewhat frustrated

this family has suffered quite a bit from this construction

contractors working an hour later than allowed on this street

we can xxx them?

why this contractor on this egregious site, going over one hour on a Sat

Mayor: expect someone around this table answer

MB: ?

CAO: spent time on this site; always safest to call Bylaws as opposed to xxx

will hand it over to Mr Chan

Mark Chan: xxx on site so can see

call came in at 5:15pm, bylaw ofcers came at 6pm


was issued

followed up with violators and complainants; will continue to follow up and will enforce as nec

MB: any other egregious? tix just built in?

MC: tix $500


Chelsea Close ” have to take into consideration costs

Sop: is it too late to comment?  it’s quarter to 9

contractor wdn’t stop, had to call the Police

some contractors not

{&&& GET}

I advise stop the Police

bylaw ofcrs, sometimes don’t come 

Cam: realize the late hour [8:44]

we’re playing a cat-and-mouse game with the xxx

$500? if 10Ksf house and it’s bigger

house cost more than $5M, $500 isn’t {much} &&&

no aspersions being cast; resources, cost to the District; piddly fines

is there a way to increase the fines in an escalating manner? those making a mockery

incentive to be good nbrs

MC: our bylaws do not allow

Cam: do we end $10K? recognize you can’t answer now

really painful if making a mockery

wd like staff to advise

actually, Mr Wood wd agree with me, this is giving all builders a bad name

CAO: when Ccl discusses corresp not published; names and addresses redacted

there are 150, perhaps 200, so v few

builders in this cmnty very conscientious

we’ll take direction from Ccl, another option, xxx option repeated  [8:47]

given workload, not come till January

Cass: we have probably spent more time monitoring this home than paid in fines

why not issue a cease-work order for a repeat offender?

MC: normally we do not address ... xxx understand civil action  xxx

Cass: unf two households under ... we cd &&&

CAO: there are certain triggers that wd enable

measure to educate Ccl and cmnty

Ccl can bring that forward


as a rule I don’t like to operate by exception; but wd be a good idea to have option

MB: reason I pulled this letter, b/c Ms Scholes asked me to pull by noon

checking the email, we hd to

CAO: Sheila wd like to comment on that

MB: confused

CAO: no issue with that ¦ fullness of time

SSch: package sent ev Friday b/c agendas [sent] 11 days in advance

doesn’t mean all on the agenda upcoming

MB: thought my direction was to pull it

CAO: email had not gone through Legislative {Services} and had not had the addresses

Mayor: had a motion to receive?


{OTOH this is everything the DWV minutes have for Item 14:

N. Leemhuis (Chief Administrative Officer) informed that: relative to Item 14.1 regarding “West Vista Court and Bradner Developments staff are currently working with the area residents and will report back to Council; relative to Item 14.2 regarding “Re correspondence staff will report back to Council; and relative to Item 14.3 regarding September 12, 2015 Noise Bylaw Infraction staff will contact the residents to inform regarding contacting bylaw officers so that the officers can respond in a timely manner. }

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

Sop: Oct 15 great Shake Out (earthquake drill), and upcoming earthquake exercise at NSh Emergency Mgmt scheduled for November 16.

Cass : give in chronological order 

{Community} awards in area of xxx     {get list?}

we rec’d a wealth of xxx depth residents commit themselves

Thursday went through all ” over the space of three hours, 13 indivs getting phone going xxx

to all those who didn’t make it ” don’t give up; you may be the one next year

next wow wow wow

this weekend, PumpkinFest; done us all proud

Sat dance to all the events ... all WV can be extremely proud

intercultural, ages, one heck of a good time; thousands of hours

been at this since Fxxx Tom Dodd and Sue Daniels Nicola Moore SAC

last but not least, thank board chair Alistair who will in due course advise as to how much money was raised by this fundraising

programming and equipment for the xxx

xxx 200 volunteers xxx amazing

NG: one big event some of us attended, UBCM under the white sails

enormous convention room, 2000 chairs, flags of ev M

100s of the ppl, all the cclrs/mayors

keynote speaker was Roberta Bondar, best speech

then mtgs and xxx

112 resolns, cmnty safety to transp to land use to health to envmt

urban rural divide

feel urban when I’m there hearing debates from rural cmnties, increasing/continuing the carbon tax, New W, was not endorsed, rural areas depend on carbon-based fuels to get around

resoln to change the BC bldg code, v narrowly defeated, again rural and urban

good news: Rmd’s resoln endorsed the Envmt  Bill of Rights

highlight for me, #112 originally sponsored by us, warning labels for all fossil-based¦.

Colwood wrote a better worded so chose those to put forward

had to end up suing electiv? devide?, the chair cdnt see who’d won the day

in the end endorsed 51 - 49 so UBCM will be supporting

implement where possible xxx plastic sleeves with warning labels

interesting b/c that was born here Emily Kalsall (sp?)

if and when can we move forward with the resoln in our M

Mayor: Ms L, wd you like to get back

CAO: we can answer in a more thoughtful manner in a couple of weeks

MB: congrats to the Chamber for new Board at Grosv presentation, best attended wanted to see

thank you to Chamber for organizing

this I thought wd be of interest to Ccl: approached by Collingwood student to revive our Youth Cmte; advising in matter of local govt; advocate and hv a voice

another young woman, from Mulgrave; thx to Leona Wright (sp?)

they will be attending mtgs in the future

final report I have is from the Aboriginal relations cmte

housekeeping and other matters, Treaty Commission

Truth and Reconciliation interim report June 3

attended at UBCM report is 382 just interim report

comprehensive report, raising for Ccl to think about, actions for all levels of govt; eg for all the mayors to be educated

Sop: hear, hear!

MB: history of our FN nbrs in a meaningful way

I’m percolating; Mr Chan might percolate as well; I like that word, percolate

Oct 5 - 9 demo  keepwellsociety.ca

Oct 10 World Mental Health Day

Amanda Todd took her own life around bullying

purple light something on short order

xxxounge, appreciative of staff


look for purple

Cass: took adv re Uber at UBCM

to come in with prov whereas in A xxx with city   ???

Cam: got nothing... more in xxx conscious concern?

... received for information.

16.  Public Questions and Comments

Mayor: two mbrs signed to speak; Brian Wood

B Wood: re 601 Hawstead Place; thank you for the pilot process; it is also supported by staff and the WV Housing Assn

Mayor: thanks for making those comments; Counc--- uh, Carolanne Reynolds

CR: thanks, I haven’t been called councillor for a long time

Anyway, I’ll be very fast -- I was hoping we'd make it by 9 b/c you've changed your hours

I have a couple of questions

when discussing the procedure changes, someone said that it had been discussed on the 21st or the 28th, so that's why you didn't need to table it and do some more b/c you've already done a lot of talking about it

so first of all, I think it’s great you’re tabling it cuz there is a lot there, and ppl might want to consider other things

when I suggested 6 and 9, or starting 6:30, and point of order

does that mean, that it was just dismissed or does that mean you will consider it before you come back with the next one?

so the first question is, was there a mtg on the 21st or the 28th? b/c one of the cclrs -- I was typing back there -- said it had been discussed then but I didn’t see that on any of the agendas

Mayor: I wasn't at any mtg on the 28th

CR: on the 21st?

Mayor: don't have my calendar in front of me; but no, if there is a council meeting, it is published on our agenda

CR: right and it didn't mention that; we can look at that later

{turns out Cam (earlier, above, enlarged) said the mtg was on the 28th, and the Mayor said he did not attend.}

but it was mentioned wrt changes to the ccl procedures

second thing, UBCM had a big thing on secrecy, so that was a v imp thing and wonder if any of you went to that.

third thing is talking about the youth committee -- wch is really great to have it -- but it reminded me that perhaps some on Council not aware, that although you've all espoused openness and transparency is your policy, there was a youth org or body they {mtgs} weren't public, so I wd suggest that maybe we'd want to make sure this new body does have public meetings; and that reminded me that the museum board does not have public meetings; the library bd does the museum board doesn't, and wondered if you've made an exception of that

a lot of little things to think about; I won't keep you up any later

Mayor: will take those remarks under advisement

Robbie Innis: xxx terrific thanks to Cclr Booth and [staff]

phoned her around 6pm, 1300 block Marine still crashing around ”within 10 minutes it stopped

secondly I’d like to thank the CAO

I know that the people in bylaws ... those young ladies are terrific

17.    Adjournment [9:11]


> Monday October 26

= 5pm -- closed mtg

= 5:30pm -- called a special mtg but in fact agenda like a regular mtg (how wd you guess??) -- main items follow:

7. Long Term Financial Plan - Context for Proposed 2016 Budget

8. Revised Proposed Ccl Procedure Bylaw 2013, Amendmt Bylaw 2015 Information to be provided.

{This is SO important -- why at a mtg so early (5:30) and info not in advance for cmnty to review???}

10. Consent Agenda:

= 7:30pm -- called a regular mtg but in fact only the Cmnty Awards Presentation! (then an RSVP Reception at 8pm)

> Wednesday October 28

6pm-- called a special mtg; two main topics:

3. Discussion of Upper Lands WG Recommendations; Appendices A to E

4. Ambleside Waterfront Concept Plan (File: 2520-16) Appendix A


{btw, more animals in ROYALWATCH :-)} Super Cute Baby Cheetahs: https://youtu.be/Txr1RYrLs3c

=== INFObits ===

+ LEST WE FORGET! Remembrance Day

Popn ~ 8M First World War (1914-18) 650,000 Canadians served 68,000 Canadians gave their lives

~12M Second World War (1939-45) 1,000,000 Canadians served 47,000 Canadians gave their lives

~15M KoreanWar (1950-53) 27,000 Canadians served 516 Canadians gave their lives

~33M Afghan War (2002-2014) 40,000 Canadians served 158 Canadians gave their lives 


Proportions: to get eligible males, take half the popn, remove those too young and those too old -- huge!

This is the 70th anniversary of the end of WW2.

This year is the centenary of the poem In Flanders Fields.


Muted Diwali celebrations for Indo-Canadians as religious tensions rise in India The Globe and MailŽ


The (Hindu) Festival of Light (now) is "of dark" for some Sikhs, protesting in BC

+ Bandi Chhor (Shodh, Chhor) Divas ("Day of Liberation") ( à¬à©°à¦à© à›à©‹à©œ à¦à¿àµà¸ ) is a Sikh festival which coincides with the day of Diwali. Bandi Chhor Divas celebrates the release from prison in Gwalior of the Sixth Guru, Guru Hargobind, and 52 other princes with him. This day is known as Bandi Chhor Divas.

Bandi Chhor Divas - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bandi_Chhor_Divas

+ Google's book-scanning project has been deemed legal. "Google has scanned more than 20 million books since 2004 without the permission of the authors. The company allows users to search for specific terms and provides excerpts and links to where people can buy or borrow a book."


+ This year marks the 350th anniversary of the first Canadian census.

+ Nov 4 was the 20th anniversary of the assassination of Yitzhak Rabin by a Jewish extremist the year after he, Arafat, and Peres won the Nobel Peace Prize for the Oslo Accords.

+ Since 1988, November 15 has been designated as Palestinian Independence Day.

+ Thursday, October 29, 2015 7:18 AM EDT

China will end its one-child policy, allowing all families to have two children for the first time in decades

China will allow all families to have two children, a Communist Party leadership meeting decided on Thursday, bringing an end to decades of restrictive policies that limited most urban families to one child....

...The government will focus on achieving cleaner and more equitable growth by spreading social security provisions to more people, strengthening environmental protection, eradicating poverty and improving access to education and other public services, said the communiqué.

We must firmly establish and implement a concept of development that is innovative, coordinated, green, open and shared, said the communiqué....

...But most people interviewed voiced reluctance to take on a second child....

...“I changed my mind after I gave birth to my daughter, she added. “It takes a lot of energy to take care of a child, and you want to make sure the child will have a good future. So my husband and I have decided not to have a second child.

Demographers and economists believe that the policy shift on population has come too late to help economic growth over the next decade. The cost and difficulty of child-rearing are likely to deter many eligible couples from having two children despite the relaxed rules, Mu Guangzong, a professor of demography at Peking University, said in a telephone interview.

I don’t think a lot of parents would act on it because the economic pressure of raising children is very high in China, he said. “The birthrate in China is low and its population is aging quickly, so from the policy point of view, it’s a good thing as it will help combat a shortage of labor force in the future. But many parents simply don’t have the economic conditions to raise more children.

By May, about 1.45 million couples had applied to have a second child under the relaxed rules announced in late 2013, but that was only about 12% of the number eligible, disappointing demographers and policy makers who had hoped that the policy shift would do more to counteract the rapid aging of China’s population. Now the party leadership has acted more forcefully, apparently in the hope that a burst of children will replenish the nation’s work force and encourage more consumer spending.

China’s population reached 1.37 billion by the end of last year, and one-tenth were aged 65 or older, a proportion that will rise quickly in coming decades if population growth tails off....

from http://www.nytimes.com/2015/10/30/world/asia/china-end-one-child-policy.html?emc=edit_na_20151029&nlid=52312705&ref=cta&_r=0

+ Saudi Arabia Has No Business Chairing the UN Human Rights Council

by John Kiriakou, Reader Supported News 23 October 15

...And just this week a Saudi professor was sentenced to 10 years in prison and barred from international travel for another 10 years for posting a video online in which he called for equal rights for women. His multiple felony charges included “disobeying the ruler", “founding a human rights organization, and “supporting protests. The professor was the third Saudi human rights activist to be sentenced to prison in the past week...


+ Pacific's Palau Creates Huge Ocean Sanctuary (Discovery, Oct 28 2015)

PALAU- The tiny Pacific island nation of Palau created a vast marine sanctuary the size of Spain on Wednesday, banning fishing across the bulk of its waters to preserve the ocean for future generations. At 193,000 square miles, the new sanctuary is one of the largest in the world and covers an underwater wonderland containing 1,300 species of fish and 700 types of coral. [http://news.discovery.com/earth/oceans/pacifics-palau-creates-huge-ocean-sanctuary-151028.htm]

+ Small Non-Profit Leading Charge For International Protection Of Salish Sea (KPLU, Oct 28 2015)

SAN JUAN ISLANDS -- A small non-profit in the San Juan Islands has taken the lead in an international campaign to protect the Salish Sea from adverse effects of shipping. Currently, proposals for 14 new or upgraded export facilities for fossil fuels in BC and five in northwestern Washington could dramatically increase shipping traffic through local waters.


+ B.C. salmon farmers to publish monthly sea lice numbers (Vancouver Sun, Oct 26 2015)

VANCOUVER BC -- salmon farmers will publish sea lice counts and treatment information monthly for every farm on the coast, according to the industry’s 2015 sustainability report released Monday. Sea lice are natural parasites of salmon that can be passed between fish in net-pen farms and wild stocks and make the fish more susceptible to infection and disease, according to Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO). Juvenile wild salmon that acquire sea lice while migrating from fresh water to their ocean habitat may suffer increased mortality, studies show. [http://www.vancouversun.com/salmon+farmers+publish+monthly+lice+numbers/11469675/story.html]

+ Sad Stats RSN Nov 12

There has been a wave of violence across Israel, Jerusalem and the West Bank since Oct. 1, with 12 Israelis stabbed, shot, or killed in vehicle attacks by Palestinians.

Seventy-six Palestinians have been shot dead by Israeli security forces, including 44 people Israeli police said were carrying out or about to carry out attacks.

{and then shocked the IDF in disguise went into a hospital on the West Bank and killed two; govt said policy is "no refuge"}

+˜Muslims are dangerous’: Myanmar Buddhist monks threaten democracy with support for anti-Muslim laws Annie Gowen, Washington Post | November 7, 2015 4:37 PM ET More from Washington Post

...Radical monks have been accused by human rights organizations of hate speech that fomented violence in Rakhine State in 2012, which left more than 200 dead and displaced more than a quarter-million. Many were the stateless Rohingya Muslims. About 140,000 Rohingya continue to live as virtual prisoners, ostensibly for their own safety, in fetid camps. They were stripped of voting rights earlier this year....


=== ROYALWATCH === Photos of Prince Harry; Justin to meet HM

16 photos of Prince Harry with adorable animals -- including two hedgehogs and a goat! ª http://bit.ly/1JOY33g

from the PMO:

The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, issued the following statement today on being received in audience by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace on Friday, November 25, 2015:

I am absolutely delighted that Her Majesty has graciously agreed to this meeting. As the Queen’s twelfth Canadian Prime Minister, I am honoured and very much look forward to spending this time in conversation with her. In her role as Queen of Canada, she has not only witnessed but also been an active participant in the evolution of our country over the past sixty-three years. Her Majesty will remain an integral part of our country’s progress and future.

{what a long perspective of Canada, and of course HM met/knew Justin's father as well.

Have been told Canada is the country the Queen has visited most often. }

=== PLANEWATCH === Lancaster Bomber flight

Rick and the Lancaster Bomber -- Rick Mercer Report November 4, 2015 Season 13, Episode 5 [06:52]

Rick visits the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum in Hamilton, ON, for a flight in one of only two remaining airworthy Lancasters in the world. What a flight! They even go over Niagara Falls.

Click on: http://www.cbc.ca/player/play/2678274946

=== PHOTOWATCH === seven days to Nov 6

Maclean's week in pictures: http://www.macleans.ca/news/weekinphotos/week-in-pictures-119/


Israeli Violence on Palestinians Oct 24 teleSUR

Israel has been accused of sponsoring violence in the occupied territories leading to the deaths of 53 Palestinians, including 11 children, over three weeks, injuring more than 2,000 others, and leaving 5,500 requiring treatment for toxic tear gas inhalation, Global Research said Friday.

Detainees undergo grueling interrogations, violent beatings and other forms of torture and abuse, the website added.

In the meantime, Israeli forces continue to violently raid homes during early hours of the morning, terrorizing occupants, traumatizing children, ransacking possessions, and arresting Palestinians on “phony charges or none at all, Global Research added.

Israel’s solution for ending violence is inciting more of it through its ongoing program against Palestinians throughout the West Bank, East Jerusalem, and parts of Gaza, they said.

The news site reported that a renowned Palestine peace and justice advocate, Hashem al-Azzeh, died after collapsing from tear gas inhalation in Hebron’s Old City. ...

...Global Research said Hebron’s Old City has some of the West Bank’s most violent Jewish settlers, who do not hesitate to resort to armed force to evict Palestinians from their homes....

...The U.N. body for culture and education, UNESCO, condemned the Israeli aggression against Palestinians...

from http://readersupportednews.org/news-section2/318-66/33120-israeli-violence-on-palestinians-leaves-53-dead-2000-wounded


From time to time, The Guardian newspaper publishes articles on "reading cities", giving suggestions about what books to read in order to understand a particular city. This week's city is Vancouver! If you haven't read them already, here are many books for better understanding Vancouver.


=== SYRIAWATCH === Canadian Ambassador

The Interview: Glenn Davidson, Canada’s last ambassador to Syria

Former ambassador Glenn Davidson on leaving Damascus, the civil war, the current peace talks”and what Canada needs to do

Michael Friscolanti November 9, 2015

Q: But, as you’ve written in the past, sponsoring Syrian refugees is not the only thing Canada should be doing to help ease this crisis.

A: This is not, in any way, to say that what we’re about to do is not important. But if we take in 25,000 Syrian refugees”brilliant and good and right and necessary”there are four million outside of the land boundaries of Syria and another seven million displaced inside. They need help, too. Lebanon, Turkey, and Jordan, in particular, are making extraordinary efforts to accommodate these refugees, and they need assistance. Consider Lebanon: They have a population of four million and they’ve taken in one million refugees. We can’t lose sight of that, either. We need to support those international efforts, and part of that is anteing up to help the UNHCR and other organizations that are trying to help there.

from: http://www.macleans.ca/news/world/the-interview-glenn-davidson-canadas-last-ambassador-to-syria/

=== ISRAELWATCH === Body Bags -- white or black?

22 October 15

The Jerusalem Post today describes the killing of a man by two IDF soldiers after, the soldiers claim, he was acting erratically and tried to grab one of their guns. When he was fatally shot by the IDF, says the paper, he was “believed to be an Arab terrorist. As it turns out, he was not an Arab Palestinian but rather an Israeli Jew. Upon learning this, the “terrorist designation was officially and “immediately rescinded....

ZAKA rescue and recovery chairman Yehuda Meshi Zahav: “I wanted to cover the body in a black bag [reserved for terrorists]. After I was asked to take care of the body I saw that he was a Jew, and that it was mistake to speak of a terrorist. I immediately notified the police and we switched to a white ZAKA body bag.

...When they thought he was a Palestinian Arab, he was labelled a “terrorist, and then soon as they realized he was an Israeli Jew, the label was instantly withdrawn for that reason alone, even though the conduct was the same. That’s the manipulative, malleable concept of “terrorism in a nutshell. As Rudy Giuliani put it in 2007 when asked whether waterboarding was torture: “It depends on who does it.

from: http://readersupportednews.org/opinion2/277-75/33081-focus-israel-calls-a-man-its-soldiers-killed-a-qterroristq-until-they-realized-he-was-an-israeli-jew


Salmon Society http://us8.campaign-archive1.com/?u=6dea171bb6d3878bb8319ba11&id=a86a039202&e=2796db5f76

=== CPTWATCH === Christian Peacemaker Teams -- PHOTOS

NB: Tear Gas now stronger, so called 'skunk'; rubber bullets aren't rubber, they're steel bullets with a rubber coating.

Week Nov 1 - 5 -- Hebron -- skunk water; land grab; resistance; olive harvest


Week Nov 6 - 11 -- Occupation Captured:

Tear Gas Mornings; Collective Punishment; Access Restricted; Relentless; Choosing Targets; Kindergarten Friends


=== YahooWATCH ===

FOCUS: Juan Cole: Netanyahu Was on Verge of Attacking Iran 3 Times 2010-12



ï¦ Governor General's Literary Awards

Fourteen must-read books in seven categories have been announced as winners of the Canada Council for the Arts' Governor General’s Literary Awards.

Fiction: Guy Vanderhaeghe -- Daddy Lenin and Other Stories, McClelland & Stewart / Penguin Random House Canada

Children’s Literature (Text): Caroline Pignat -- The Gospel Truth, Red Deer Press

Children’s Literature (Illustrated Books): JonArno Lawson and Sydney Smith - Sidewalk Flowers, Groundwood Books / House of Anansi Press

Drama: David Yee -- carried away on the crest of a wave, Playwrights Canada Press

Poetry: Robyn Sarah -- My Shoes Are Killing Me, Biblioasis

Non-fiction: Mark L. Winston - Bee Time: Lessons from the Hive, Harvard University Press

Translation (French to English):

Rhonda Mullins - Twenty-One Cardinals, Coach House Books.

English translation of Les héritiers de la mine by Jocelyne Saucier, Les Éditions XYZ

Full list, including French language winners + English and French-language shortlists: http://ggbooks.ca/winners-english


SFU Library is pleased to announce a special event at SFU Vancouver as part of SFU's 50th anniversary celebrations. Open City: One Book, One SFU will feature author Teju Cole in conversation with CBC Radio's Eleanor Wachtel. This free event will be held on Thursday, November 5th at 7pm in the Goldcorp Centre for the Arts at SFU Vancouver.

For more details about this event and to book your ticket, visit: http://www.lib.sfu.ca/onebookonesfu.

ï¦ Review: 'Killing a King,' on the Murder That Claimed a Peace Process By JENNIFER SENIOR

Dan Ephron's detailed account of the death of Yitzhak Rabin includes his assessment that it achieved the outcome the assassin intended.


{fyi, Rabin and Arafat negotiated at Camp David for peace and both got Nobel prizes; an extremist Jewish fanatic assassinated Rabin}

ï¦ Bee-guy Mark Winston wins again

Mark Winston, a longtime SFU professor who manages a website called The Hive, has won the Governor General’s Award for Non-Fiction with Bee Time, having already won the Canadian Science Writers Book of the Year Award.


ï¦ André Alexis's novel Fifteen Dogs wins 2015 Scotiabank Giller Prize


ï¦ from 32 Books in Edgemont:

We are delighted to be the bookseller for the launch of Rafe Mair's newest book I Remember Horsebuns!

Rafe and his lovely wife Wendy have been incredibly supportive customers for as long as 32 Books has been in business. It is always a happy day when he stops by to talk about books and just about everything else. We hope you will be able to join us to pick up some signed copies of his book (Christmas will be here soon) and have a chat with Rafe yourself.

If you can't make it to Rafe's launch, please give us a call to reserve your signed copies which you can pick up at 32 Books & Gallery.

<--- Meet the Author -- RAFE MAIR

Lions Bay Library, 400 Centre Road, Upper Level

~ 6 - 8pm ~ November 18

Admission is free. Seating is limited.

ï¦ VPL -- Snappy Staff Reviews -- Monday November 16 (5:30 – 6:30pm) Blenz Coffee, Library Square

Looking for your next great read? Not sure what to get the reader on your holiday list?

Ruled by a bell-ringing moderator, a panel of library staff present more than 25 recommended books in this 60-minute beat-the-clock presentation! Don't miss this lively fun event!

This program is part of Noirvember – a whole month of noir in November? That's criminal!



"Old-timey" words are creeping back into the lexicon. How did "bespoke, peruse, smitten and dapper" become popular again? You'll never guess the answer...hipsters.



Last issue's practice/practise has been revised; Americans mostly only use practiCe whether noun or verb.


= HERITAGE BC http://www.heritagebc.ca/home/ 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


Distinctive Destinations: Experience Historic Places

distinctive (adjective): having a special quality, style, attractiveness; notable.

destination (noun): the place to which a person travels or is sent.

The theme for Heritage Week 2016 in British Columbia is Distinctive Destinations: Experience Historic Places. The week kicks off with the national Heritage Day on February 15, 2015, as designated by Heritage Canada The National Trust.

British Columbia's Distinctive Destinations are as varied and abundant as the province, from the Haida village of Skidegate, to the Gold Rush town of Barkerville. Heritage and cultural tourism provides unique and authentic visitor experiences and British Columbia's historic places play a central role in these experiences.

This Heritage Week celebrate British Columbia's Distinctive Destinations, and plan your trip to a historic place.

Heritage Week Poster Contest

Every year we send hundreds of large colourful posters out to our members, community organizations and schools. 

This year Heritage BC is holding a photo contest to find images for our 2016 Heritage Week poster. Is there a historic place in B.C. that you love to visit? A place that attracts visitors from near and far? Send us images of your favourite Distinctive Destinations in British Columbia and your image could be featured on Heritage BC's Heritage Week poster. Other prizes will also be available.

To enter read the complete contest details, complete the fillable pdf form, and submit by email with your images. Entries will be received until the end of the day on Friday December 11, 2015.

» 2016 Heritage Week Poster Contest

If you are not on our mailing list but would like to receive a copy of the Heritage Week poster please contact us: info@heritagebc.ca 


North Shore Heritage Preservation Society attended the November 9th DNV Council meeting to support a variance permit which involves an addition to an iconic Arthur Erickson property in Edgemont Village which the owners are proposing in order to make the home conform more to today's standards in terms of square footage. By undertaking this addition now, the owners hope that the home will be more appealing to a future owner as a place to live, rather than as a building lot. The Society applauds the homeowners for their foresight.

On this note, if you are aware of a property in your neighbourhood which includes a heritage home that may

a) go on the real estate market soon

b) already be on the market and need a heritage-sympathetic buyer or

c) is undergoing some kind of development that includes retention of the heritage home but requires community support, please feel free to let North Shore Heritage know. 

As volunteers, North Shore Heritage board members are not able to monitor every single home/property on the North Shore so they hope that you can act as their ears and eyes. If you let them know about such situations, they would be happy to either publicize, support or advise on your concern. Please send any concerns or requests you have to:

Peter Miller, President, North Shore Heritage peter.miller@northshoreheritage.net 604 313 9639

Jennifer Clay, VP, North Shore Heritage jclay732@yahoo.ca 604 230 0116


Please note that our regular meeting for November will be on Wednesday November 18 instead of Nov 11.

This year the second Wednesday of November falls on Remembrance Day.  This complicates having a member of the North Shore Museum and Archives staff sit the Archives during our meeting.  Accordingly we have moved the meeting to the 18th of November.  

I have asked Officer McLeod of the 6th Engineer Squadron if he could find a speaker who could talk about activities of our unit of the Canadian Army. Our readers will recall that this unit has been headquartered at the Lieutenant Colonel James Pemberton Fell Armoury on Forbes Avenue in the City of North Vancouver since before the First World War.  The first draft of the unit left North Vancouver in August of 1914 and as recently as the summer of 2008 eight members of the unit were on active duty in Afghanistan.

We look forward to our meeting on Nov 18 at the NV Museum & Archives, 3203 Institute Road, NV

John Stuart, President, North Shore Historical Society 778 883 5572


Our speaker for our November meeting will be a veteran of the Cdn Army's Afghanistan mission.  He will offer a unique opportunity to hear what it is really like to be on the ground during a real military operation and to hear about what it is like to come home.

Do invite your friends.

= HERITAGE WEST VAN heritage.westvan.org 922 4400 info@heritage.westvan.ca

Our Queen is now the longest reigning British monarch. Mentioned by Cclr Booth at Ccl (when reporting on summer and the RoyalTea-by-the-Sea at the Sept 14 ccl mtg. Next celebration is HM's 90th birthday.##

Now planning for Heritage Week (always starts the third Monday in February, so 2016 Feb 15. The theme is Distinctive Destinations: Experience Historic Places. You know one we can focus on? Tell us!

= HERITAGE VANCOUVER SOCIETY http://www.heritagevancouver.org/

Tales from the West End: Creating community with stories

Tuesday November 17 --- 6 to 7:30pm; Story-telling begins at 6:30pm

at JJ Bean Coffee Roasters (Bidwell & Davie), 1209 Bidwell St; Admission is free, complimentary coffee and tea thanks to JJBean

"Tales From the West End" is an evening to explore and experience our community through stories about our common past. The event is held at one of Vancouver's intriguing historic sites, formerly known as "Maxine's Hideaway" and now home to a JJ Bean coffee shop. This West End landmark has many tales hidden in its walls. People are encouraged to listen, sketch, and bring their own stories and historic photographs of the West End to share with the community.

This month Vancouver historian, sessional instructor of History at SFU, and tour guide Maurice Guibord is our featured story teller.

This free event is made possible by the Heritage Vancouver Society, Gordon Nbrhd House, the Greenest City Fund, JJBean, and WEArts.

= VANCOUVER HERITAGE FOUNDATION http://www.vancouverheritagefoundation.org

November 10 -- BC: Lumberyard of the World -- with Civic Historian John Atkin

Located in beautiful Hycroft Manor (731 4661), VHF’s Evening Lectures offer illustrated talks that look at the history of Vancouver, covering the events, movements, and people that shaped our city.

Hosted by Vancouver Heritage Foundation and the Hycroft Heritage Preservation Foundation.

=== MAIKU === 2015 November 8/9

they grow not old as we do

important to keep

their ideals alive

quotations   thoughts   puns

Failure is not 'mere' failure.  It is instructive.

The person who really thinks learns quite as much from his failures as from his successes.

                 ” John Dewey, American educator (1859 - 1952)

In archery we have something like the way of the superior man.

When the archer misses the centre of the target, he turns round and seeks for the cause of his failure in himself. ” Confucius, Chinese philosopher (551 -479BC)

Failure is the opportunity to begin again, more intelligently.   

” Henry Ford, American industrialist (1863 - 1947)

By swallowing evil words unsaid, no one has ever harmed his stomach.   

”  Winston Churchill, British statesman (1874 - 1965)

Necessity may well be called the mother of invention ” but calamity is the test of integrity.

-- Samuel Richardson, English writer (1689 - 1761)

Years are only garments, and you either wear them with style all your life, or else you go dowdy to the grave.

-- Dorothy Parker, American writer (1893 - 1967)

'Tis now the very witching time of night,

When churchyards yawn and hell itself breathes out

Contagion to this world. ”  William Shakespeare, English Playwright (1564 - 1616)

From ghoulies and ghosties

And long-leggedy beasties

And things that go bump in the night,

Good Lord, deliver us! ” Scottish Saying

There are nights when the wolves are silent and only the moon howls.

-- George Carlin, American comedian (1937 - 2008)

When black cats prowl and pumpkins gleam,

May luck be yours on Halloween. --Author Unknown

You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.

~- Ralph Waldo Emerson, American essayist (1803 - 1882)

Is it not possible that middle age can be looked upon as a period of second flowering, second growth, even a kind of second adolescence?  ”  Anne Morrow Lindbergh, American aviator (1906 - 2001)

The opposite of talking isn't listening.

    The opposite of talking is waiting.

” Fran Lebowitz, American author (b 1950)

Are people who spend time thinking about one-liners punsive?
An elevator makes ghosts happy because it lifts the spirits.

I lost some memory in my computer, but I didn't mind one bit.

If you can’t choose between an angry psychic and a sad psychic, you'll have to find a happy medium.

What do you call a dinosaur made of cheese?      Gorgonzilla!

What sounds last call? A barbell.

I ate a curry that was so spicy it put me in a korma.

Iamb a poet.

quotations ” politicians and politics

For a politician to complain about the press is like a ship’s captain complaining about the sea.

”  Enoch Powell, British politician (1912 - 1998)

The pursuit of politics is religion, morality, and poetry all in one.

” Germaine de Staël, French woman of letters  (1766 - 1817)

Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.   

” Oscar Wilde, Irish wit, poet, dramatist (1854 - 1900)


video ” interview ’TIS TO WEEP!

From: Txxxxx Subject: Fwd: Fw: Politics and People on the Street

Date: October 19, 2015 at 4:37:44 PM PDT

””””” Forwarded message ----------

Here’s the [4min 49sec] video of street interviews in Toronto. And, these people are allowed and encouraged to vote. :-( 

It made me laugh but cringe at the same time!  https://www.facebook.com/everythingmtl/videos/1061443130541460

video ” song ’TIS TO LAUGH!

Begin forwarded message: From: "Bexxxxxx

Subject: FW: Song about Justin

Date: October 25, 2015 at 12:43:56 PM PDT

[2min 52sec]  Here’s a song you’ll like --- regardless of our political affiliation and maybe yours


22 Minutes: Fresh Prince of Rideau - YouTube


Nov 3, 2015 - Uploaded by CBC Punchline

Justin Trudeau has decided to reside at Rideau Cottage while renos are carried out ... Mark Critch breaks it down ...

Just over a minute -- a rap !