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2012 West Van Matters
 » #19 Notes Sep 17; Agenda Oct 1; Cal to Oct 20
 » #18 Notes Sep 10; Agenda Sep 17; Cal to Oct 6
 » #17 Agenda Sep 10; Cal to Sep 22
 » #16 Notes Jul 23; Cal to Aug 31
 » #15 Notes Jul 9; Agenda Jul 23; Cal to Aug 18
 » #14 Notes Jun 25; Agenda Jul 9; Cal to Jul 30
 » #13 Notes Jun 18; Agenda Jun 25; Cal to Jul 13
 » #12 Notes Jun 4; Agenda Jun 18; Cal to Jun 30


2011 West Van Matters
 » #21 Ccl NOTES Oct 3; Ccl Agenda Oct 17; Calendar to Nov 11
 » #20 Ccl NOTES Sep 19; Ccl Agenda Oct 3; Calendar to Oct 21
 » #19 Ccl NOTES Sep 12; Ccl Agenda Sep 19; Calendar to Oct 7
 » #18 Ccl Agenda Sep 12; Calendar to Sep 22+
 » #17 Ccl NOTES Jul 25; Calendar to Aug 31+
 » #16 Ccl NOTES Jul 18; Ccl Agenda Jul 25; Calendar to Aug 15
 » #15 Finance Cmte NOTES Jul 11; Ccl Agenda Jul 18; Calendar to July 28
 » #14 Ccl NOTES Jul 4; Ccl Agenda Jul 11; Calendar to July 25
 » #13 Ccl NOTES Jun 20; Ccl Agenda Jul 4; Calendar to July 21
 » #12 Ccl NOTES Jun 6; Ccl Agenda Jun 20; Calendar to July 8
 » #11 Ccl NOTES May 16/19; Ccl Agenda Jun 6; Calendar to June 24
 » #10 Ccl NOTES May 9/11; Ccl Agenda May 16; Calendar to June 10
 » #09 Ccl NOTES Apr 18; Ccl Agenda May 9; Calendar to May 20
 » #08 Ccl NOTES Apr 4; Ccl Agenda Apr 18; Calendar to May 13
 » #07 Ccl NOTES Mar 21; Ccl Agenda Mar 4; Calendar to Apr 22
 » #06 Ccl NOTES Mar 7; Ccl Agenda Mar 21; Calendar to Apr 8
 » #05 Ccl NOTES Feb 21; Ccl Agenda Mar 7; Calendar to Mar 23
 » #04 Ccl NOTES Feb 7; Ccl Agenda Feb 21; Calendar to Mar 11
 » #03 Ccl NOTES Jan 24; Ccl Agenda Feb 7; Calendar to Feb 24
 » #02 Ccl NOTES Jan 10; Ccl Agenda Jan 24; Calendar to Feb 10
 » #01 Ccl Agenda Jan 10; Calendar to Jan 27

2010 West Van Matters
 » #29 Ccl NOTES Dec 13; Ccl Agendas Dec 20; Calendar to Dec 31+
 » #28 Ccl NOTES Dec 6;Ccl Agendas Dec 13/15; Calendar to Dec 22
 » #27 Finance Cmte NOTES Nov 22;Ccl Agenda Dec 6; Calendar to Dec 18
 » #26 Ccl NOTES Nov 15;Finance Cmte Agenda Nov 22; Calendar to Dec 9
 » #25 Ccl NOTES Nov 1;Ccl Agenda Nov 15; Calendar to Dec 9
 » #24 Ccl NOTES Oct 18;Ccl Agenda Nov 1; Calendar to Nov 19
 » #23 Ccl NOTES Oct 4;Ccl Agenda Oct 18; Calendar to Nov 5
 » #22 Ccl Agenda Oct 4; Calendar to Oct 21
 » #21 Ccl NOTES Sept 13; Ccl Agendas Sept 20/22; Calendar to Oct 8
 » #20 Ccl Agenda Sept 13; Calendar to ~Sept 26
 » #19 Ccl NOTES Jul 26; Calendar to Sept 12
 » #18 Ccl NOTES Jul 19; Agenda Jul 26; Calendar to Aug 8+
 » #17 Ccl NOTES Jul 5; Agenda Jul 19; Calendar to Jul 31
 » #16 Ccl NOTES Jun 28; Agenda Jul 5; Calendar to Jul 23
 » #15 Ccl NOTES Jun 21; Agenda Jun 28; Calendar to Jul 9
 » #14 Ccl NOTES Jun 7; Agenda Jun 21; Calendar to Jun 30
 » #13 Ccl NOTES May 31; Agenda Jun 7; Calendar to Jun 24
 » #12 Ccl NOTES May 17; Agendas May 31; Calendar to Jun 12
 » #11 Ccl NOTES May 10/12; Agendas May 17; Calendar to Jun 5
 » #10 Ccl NOTES May 3; Agenda May 10/12; Calendar to May 20
 » #07 Ccl NOTES Mar 15; Agenda Apr 12; Calendar to Apr 30
 » #05 Ccl NOTES Feb 8/10; Agenda Mar 1; Calendar to Mar 17
 » #04 Ccl NOTES Feb 1; Agenda Feb 8; Calendar to Feb 28
 » #03 Ccl NOTES Jan 25; Agenda Feb 1; Calendar to Feb 11
 » #02 Ccl NOTES Jan 11 & 18; Agenda Jan 25; Calendar to Feb 5
 » #01 Ccl Agenda Jan 11; Calendar to Jan 31

2009 West Van Matters
 » #28 Ccl NOTES Dec 14 & 18; Calendar to Jan 12
 » #27 Ccl NOTES Dec 7; AGENDA Dec 14; Calendar to Dec 31
 » #26 Ccl NOTES Nov 16; AGENDA Dec 7; Calendar to Dec 20
 » #25 Ccl NOTES Nov 2; AGENDA Nov 16; Calendar to Dec 10
 » #24 Ccl NOTES Oct 19; AGENDA Nov 9; Calendar to Nov 20
 » #23 Ccl NOTES Oct 5; AGENDA Oct 19; Calendar to Nov 5
 » #22 Ccl NOTES Sep 21; AGENDA Oct 5; Calendar to Oct 22
 » #21 Ccl NOTES Sep 14; AGENDA Sep 21; Calendar to Oct 8
 » #20 Ccl NOTES Jul 30; AGENDA Sep 14; Calendar to Sep 24~
 » #19 Ccl NOTES Jul 27; AGENDA Jul 30; Calendar to Sep 12~
(plus UPDATE)

 » #18 Ccl NOTES Jul 20; AGENDA Jul 27; Calendar to Aug 2
 » #18 Ccl NOTES Jul 20; AGENDA Jul 27; Calendar to Aug 2
 » #17 Ccl NOTES Jul 6; AGENDA Jul 20; Calendar to Jul 31
 » #16 Ccl NOTES Jun 22; AGENDA Jul 6; Calendar to Jul 24
 » #15 Ccl NOTES Jun 15; AGENDA Jun 22; Calendar to Jul 9
 » #14 Ccl NOTES Jun 1; AGENDA Jun 15; Calendar to Jun 25
 » #13 Ccl NOTES May 25; AGENDA Jun 1; Calendar to Jun 18
 » #12 Ccl NOTES May 11; AGENDA May 25; Calendar to Jun 7
 » #11 Ccl NOTES May 4; AGENDA May 11; Calendar to May 28
 » #10 Ccl NOTES Apr 20; AGENDA May 4; Calendar to May 15
 » #9 Ccl NOTES Apr 6; AGENDA Apr 20; Calendar to May 7
 » #8 Ccl NOTES Mar 30; AGENDA Apr 6; Calendar to Apr 25
 » #7 Ccl NOTES Mar 23; AGENDA Mar 30; Calendar to Apr 9
 » #6 Ccl NOTES Mar 2; AGENDA Mar 23; Calendar to Apr
 » #5 Ccl NOTES Feb 16; AGENDA Mar 2; Calendar to Mar 28
 » #4 Ccl NOTES Feb 2; AGENDA Feb 16; Calendar to Feb 28
 » #3 Ccl NOTES Jan 19; AGENDA Feb 2; Calendar to Jan 19th+
 » #2 Ccl NOTES Jan 12; AGENDA Jan 19; Calendar to Jan 31st
 » #1 Ccl AGENDA Jan 12; Calendar to Jan 18

2008 West Van Matters
 » #34 Ccl NOTES Dec 15; Calendar to Dec 31/Jan 12
 » #33 Ccl NOTES Dec 8; AGENDAs Dec 15; Calendar to Dec 24
 » #32 Ccl NOTES Nov 17; AGENDAs Dec 8; Calendar to Dec 15
 » #31 Ccl NOTES Oct 27; AGENDAs Nov 17; Calendar to Nov 30
#30 Ccl NOTES Oct 20; AGENDAs Oct 27; Calendar to Nov 12+
#29 Ccl NOTES Oct 6; AGENDAs Oct 20; Calendar to Oct 31
#28 Ccl NOTES Sep 29; AGENDA Oct 6; Calendar to Oct 26
#27 Ccl NOTES Sep 22; AGENDA Sept 29; Calendar to Oct 10
#26 Ccl NOTES Sep 8; AGENDA Sept 22; Calendar to Sep 30th+
#25 Ccl AGENDA Sep 8; Mtgs/Events to Sep 15th
#24 Ccl NOTES July 28; Calendar to Aug 31 +
#23 Ccl NOTES June 21; AGENDA July 28; Cal to Aug 5th
#22 Ccl NOTES July 14; AGENDA July 21; Cal to 31st
#21 Ccl NOTES July 7; AGENDA July 14; Cal to 25th
#20 Ccl NOTES June 16/19; AGENDA July 7; Cal to 16th
#19 Ccl NOTES June 9; AGENDAs June 16; Cal to June 30/~July
#17 Ccl Notes May 26, PH 28; Agenda Jun 2; Cal to Jun 18
#16 Ccl Notes May 12 (Youth); Agenda May 26; Cal to Jun 8
#15 Ccl Notes May 5; Agenda May 12; Cal to May 29
#14 Ccl Notes Apr 21/May 1; Agenda May 5; Cal to May 15
#13 Ccl Notes Apr 14; Agenda Apr 21; Cal to Apr 30+
#12 Ccl Notes Apr 7/10; Agenda Apr 14; Cal to Apr 27
#11 Mtg Summary Mar 17; Agenda Apr 7l Cal to Apr 19
#10 Ccl Notes Mar 17; Cal to Apr 16
#09 Ccl Notes Mar 10; Agenda Mar 17; Cal to Apr 7
#08 Ccl Notes Mar 3; Agenda Mar 10; Cal to Mar 20
#07 Ccl Notes Feb 18; Agenda Mar 3; Cal to Mar 13
#06 Ccl Budget Notes Feb 11; Agenda Feb 18; Cal to Feb 29
#05 Notes Feb 4; Agenda Feb 11; Cal to Feb 22
#04 Notes Jan 21; Agenda Feb 4; Cal to Feb 13
 » #03 Notes Jan 14; Agenda Jan 21; Cal to Jan 31
 » #02 Notes Jan 7; Agenda Jan 14; Cal to Jan 25
 » #01 Agenda Jan 7; Cal to Jan 16

2007 West Van Matters
 » #41 Notes Dec 17; Cal to Dec 31
 » #40 Notes Dec 10; Agenda Dec 17; Cal to Dec 21
 » #39 Notes Dec 3; Agenda Dec 10; Cal to Dec 17
 » #38 Notes Nov 26; Agenda Dec 3; Cal to Dec 13
 » #37 Notes Nov 19; Agenda Nov 26; Cal to Dec 8
 » #36 Agenda Nov 19; Cal to Dec 5
 » #35 Notes Nov 5; Cal to Nov 28
 » #34 Notes Oct 29; Agenda Nov 5; Cal to Nov 20
 » #33 Notes Oct 22; Agenda Oct 29; Cal to Nov 16/18
 » #32 Notes Oct 15; Agenda Oct 22; Cal to Nov 9
 » #31 Agenda Oct 15; Cal to Oct 25
 » #30 Ccl Notes Oct 1; Cal to Oct 18th
 » #29 Notes Sept 24; Agenda Oct 1; Cal to Oct 12
 » #28 Notes Sept 17; Agenda Sept 24; Cal to Sept 30
 » #27 Notes Sept 10; Agenda Sept 17; Cal to Sept 27th
 » #26 Agenda Sept 10; Cal to Sept 21st
 » #25 Notes Jul 23/25; Cal to Aug 31st/Sep 10
 » #24 Notes Jul 16; Agenda Jul 23; Cal to 31st+
 » #23 Notes Jul 9; Agenda Jul 16; Cal to Jul 22nd+
 » #22 Notes Jun 25; Cal to Jul 11th
 » #21 Notes Jun 18; Agenda Jun 25; Cal to Jul 4th
 » #20 Notes Jun 11; Agenda Jun 18; Cal to 28nd
 » #19 Notes Jun 4; Agenda Jun 11; Cal to 22nd
 » #18 Notes May 28; Agenda Jun 4; Cal to June 16
 » #17 Agenda May 28th; Cal to June 7th
 » #16 Notes May 7/9/11/14; Cal to May 31st
 » #15 Notes Apr 23rd; Agenda/Notes Apr 30th; Agenda May 7th
 » #14 Notes Apr 16th; Agenda Apr 23rd; Cal to May 5th
 » #13 Notes Apr 2th; Agenda Apr 16th; Cal to Apr 22nd
 » #12 Notes Mar 26th; Agenda Apr 2nd; Cal to Apr 1st
 » #11 Agenda Mar 26; Cal to Apr 1st
 » #10 Notes Mar 12th; Cal to Mar 29th
 » #9 Notes Mar 5th; Agenda Mar 12; Cal to Mar 24th
 » #8 Notes Feb 26th; Agenda Mar 5; Cal to Mar 17th
 » #7 Notes Feb 19; Agenda Feb 26; Cal to Mar 11th
 » #6 Notes Feb 12th; Agenda Feb 19th; Cal to Feb 28th+
 » #5 Notes Feb 5th; Agenda Feb 12th; Cal to Feb 18t+
 » #4 Notes Jan 22nd; Cal to Feb 8th+
 » #3 Notes Jan 15; Agenda Jan 22; Cal to Jan Feb 2+
 » #2 Notes Jan 8; Agenda Jan 15; Cal to Jan 21
 » #1 Agenda Jan 8; Cal to Jan 14
2006 West Van Matters
 » #38 Notes Dec 18; Cal to Jan 7th
 » #37 Notes Dec 11; Agenda Dec 18; Cal to Dec 3
 » #36 Notes Dec 4; Agenda Dec 11; Cal to Dec 22
 » #35 Notes Nov 27; Public Hearing Dec 4; Cal to Dec 15
 » #34 Notes Nov 20; Agenda Nov 27; Cal to Dec 8
 » #33 Notes Nov 14; Agenda Nov 20; Cal to Nov 30
 » #32 Notes Nov 6; Agenda Nov 14; Cal to Nov 28
 » #31 Notes Oct 30; Agenda Nov 6; Cal to Nov 22
 » #30 Notes Oct 16; Agenda Oct 30; Cal to Nov 1
 » #29 Notes Oct 2; Agenda Oct 16; Cal to Oct 30
 » #28 Notes Sept 25; Summary Oct 2; Cal to Oct 20th
 » #27 Notes Sept 25; Agenda Oct 2; Cal to Oct 1
 » #26 Notes Sept 18; Agenda 25; Cal to Oct 3
 » #25 Notes July 27/Sept 11; Sept 18 Agenda; Cal to Sept 29
 » #24 July 27 Minutes; Sept 11 Agenda; Cal to Sept 12
 » #23 Notes July 24; Agenda July 27; Cal Aug/Sept
 » #22 Notes July 17; Agenda July 24, August Cal
 » #21 Notes July 10; Agenda July 17; Cal July/Aug
 » #21 Notes July 10; Agenda July 17; Cal July/Aug
 » #20 Agenda July 10th; Cal to July 20
 » #19 Notes June 26; Cal to July 15
 » #18 Notes June 19; Agenda June 26; Cal to July 15
 » #17 Notes June 12; Agenda June 19; Cal to June 30
 » #16 Notes June 5; Agenda June 12; Cal to June 25
 » #15 Notes May 29; Agenda June 5; Cal to June 17
 » #14 Agenda May 29; Cal to June 9
 » #13 Notes May 8/15; Cal to May 31
 » #12 Notes May 1; Agenda May 8; Cal to May 18
 » #11 Notes Apr 24; Cal to May 10
 » #10 Agenda Apr 24; Budget; Cal to May 2
 » #9 Notes Apr 10; Budget; Cal to Apr 30
 » #8 Notes Apr 3; Agenda Apr 10; Cal to Apr 23
 » #7 Notes Mar 27; Agenda Apr 3; Cal to Apr 9
 » #6 Notes Mar 20th; Agenda Mar 27th; Cal to Apr 2nd
 » #5 Ccl Mtg Summaries; Agenda Mar 20th; Cal to 25th
 » #4 News Feb 6th/13th; Cal to 19th
 » #3 Notes Jan 16th & 23rd; Cal to Feb 8th+
 » #2 Notes Jan 16th; Agenda 23rd; Cal to Feb 1st
 » #1 NOTES Jan 9th; Agenda 16th; Cal to 20th
2005 West Van Matters
 » #37 NOTES Dec 12th; Calendar to 31st (& peek at January)
 » #36 Ccl Agenda Dec 12; Calendar to 17th
 » #35 Ccl Notes Nov 21st & Dec 5th; Events to 14th
 » #34 Ccl Notes Nov 7th; Agenda Nov 21st; Events to 21st
 » #33 Ccl Agenda Nov 7th; Events to 12th+
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 » #31 Oct 24 Ccl AGENDA; Events Oct 31th
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WV Council 30 July 2014

2014 Jun 16/Jul 7 Ccl NOTES; AGENDAs/bits Jul 21/28/30; Calendar to Aug 25th
Coach Houses • Soccer • Invasive Plants • Annual Rpt • Whyte Lake Pk • RoyalTea

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~~~ Happy Canada Day -- 147th Anniversary ~~~

Happy BC Day too!

= July 7th Ccl Mtg MAIN ITEMS: Delegation (public tap water); DPA 4435 Stone Cr; Library Annual Rpt; Sgl-Fam Housing Draft Zoning; Q1 Results/Capital Prog; Public Art Adv Cmte; 5-Yr Financial Bylaw; Bylaw Amdmts (Building, Blasting; Fees & Charges re Admin, Planning, Land Devt/Permit fees, etc); 752 Marine Dr; Whyte Lake Park Dedication; Bylaw Adoption re Maison Milliken; OCP/Zoning Bylaws re Coach Houses; Awards Cmte TofRef; CORRESP: Rlwy Crossing (accidents); E-Comm; 4710 S Piccadilly; FBG Expansion; Affordable Housing Strategy; Sunset Lane vs BCR; Woodfibre LNG: Process re Changing docs before asked; Invasive Plants Strategy; Traffic-Calming Keith/Clyde; Blackberry bushes for bees; Humans and flooding rivers for 3000 years; MetroV transit; etc.

= Vive le Canada (Three impressive immigrant MPs); from the EDITOR'S DESK (Jericho Lands, Granville Island; FBG; Ducklings; WVM); WVPD (Cops for Cancer); UPDATES & INFO (Beaches; Prop Taxes; Sprinkling Regs; Rec Leisure Guide; Lighthouse Park; Skateboards; Celebration of Light; Submarine Centenary; DWV Salaries in NSN); Gaza Stats



11A Update June 26; new Police Chief; Binning house; BC Lt-Gov {NOTICE: WVPD bd mtg} 11B PSB update; Events; WW1 anniversary 11C Upper Lands, Hollyburn Ridge cabins; [Notice] Canada Day 11D July 7 ccl mtg agenda; Hadfield video 11E Events 11F Howe Sound; Jul 7 ccl notes 11G Jul 7 ccl mtg video start missing; Events; DWV legal loss 11H Bard; Bowen Island Heritage 11I Events; Muddled East; Van Doos at Buckingham Palace 11J Events; Cops for Cancer 11K Agenda July 21; Infobit 11L More Jul 21 info, Corresp; Infobits 11M: Happy Birthday to Prince George; Jul 21 ccl mtg 11N Gambier Island 11O Bits and Pieces; Early Music Vancouver; Jul 28 ccl agenda 11P Fireworks; sp ccl mtg Jul 30; Beaches; Gaza good news; Justin in WV; Vancouver Heritage; Music; HAF; Museum 11Q Bits/News

= CCL NOTES June 16: Coach Houses PH; WV Soccer Club; Invasive Plants; Regional Context Stmt;

2014 Budget Q1 Report (to be provided!); 2013 Annual Report: For consideration and to receive submissions and questions from the public; Proposed Park Dedication for Whyte Lake Area and Trail (three readings); Energy Planning; DPAs: 4435 Stone Cr (for subdiv into two lots and variance); 765 Marine Dr, PkR-N (renos)

= CCL NOTES July 7

= CCL AGENDAs/Items July 21; Highlights 28, 30 (the significance of the special/extra mtgs 28th and 30th)

= ANIMALWATCH (Frogs); PHOTOWATCH (BC; Beautiful Canada); INFObits (Birthdays, Brazil, World Cup joke, Commonwealth Games, Munro's Books); ROYALWATCH (Genie!; Prince G's birthday card; oath to monarchy upheld) COMPUTERWATCH (old ones w/ young ones); IN MEMORIAM (Robin Williams's Passing); OCEANWATCH; BEERWATCH (Spruce tips); FACTWATCH (Hamas and Likud); IRAQWATCH (Sunnis and Yazidis); DISAPPEARING CHRISTIANS; BOOKWATCH (Jane Austen; Indigenous Books); LANGUAGEWATCH (Language of Modern War); ENGLISHWATCH (UK vs US); GRAMMARWATCH (endangered UK apostrophes); WORDWATCH (Word Crimes ); HERITAGEWATCH; MAIKU; FOXWORTHY (if X you may live in Canada); HADFIELD BROS (Canada Day song); RoyalTea-by-the-Sea; QTNS/THOUGHTS/PUNS {+ cartoons}

== Vive le CANADA ===

Three MPs (immigrated here) profiled in the VSun June 30th for Canada Day. Impressive. Lucky to have them: Tory MP Corneliu Chisu (Transylvania); NDP MP Jose Nunez-Melo (Dominican Republic); Liberal MP Emmanuel Dubourg (Haiti).

On Web, see: http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/canada/from-immigrant-to-mp-three-politicians-reflect-on-their-citizenship-experience-265120141.html

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


Well, Liberal MP Joyce Murray to be commended for saying the Feds are about to hand over the federally-owned part to the Canada Land Corporation. V valuable property in about the highest property assessment area in Vancouver. Let's make sure extensive public input as to what we want to be there.

+ Granville Market/Island too

will be controlled by Port Metro Vancouver and will Mayor Gregor Robertson wrest control for Vancouver?


Facts, rumours, and inaccuracies swirling but at least it's been withdrawn from July's agenda and postponed to Sept.

Time to do the research needed wrt its original form, what restoration exactly is needed, what options there are, and more importantly more clarification of the plans for the waterfront. Two or three more homes are to be purchased and turned into green space. Maybe have a WG or cmte or task force to study the situation and get lots of public input -- then we're not fighting a series of battles over bits. {Update: postponed to next year.}


Well, our hearts all go out to the little ducklings and the person who tried to help them. An act of goodness and kindness -- the sort of ppl we want in Canada.....

I was under the impression that drivers are guilty if they run into a car from behind -- they must be following too closely. Aren't you supposed to leave at least a car length between you and the next car for every 10mph?

The woman's car was stopped.  Surely the driver behind wd hv seen that, no?

and then you mentioned the motorcyclist was speeding -- even more reason to think the wrong person was blamed.

Besides, let's not discourage respect for our fellow creatures.

Seeing motorists on the causeway stopping to let Canada geese or beavers cross is endearing -- and right!


yes, v v v late. Sometimes life, obligations, and options are overwhelming, even a bit of illness. The Headsup and notices sent to subscribers kept them somewhat up to date. No doubt much missing. Best efforts. This is, after all, a volunteer effort.

Anyway, apologies.

This is 12/13 (several issues in one) and the next one will be 14 to cover the last three ccl mtgs (two v short) before the August break although this newsletter has the essence of what happened at those three mtgs. Thank gosh. Scrambling with fireworks prep and then prepping for RoyalTea-by-the-Sea Sat Aug 9. Meanwhile lots at Harmony Arts.

Something like an Unfinished Symphony. May try to put some missing in the next issue.

My laptop went into a coma and even after a week have not recovered all my folders, etc. Ghastly. Frustrating.

All I can say is 'best efforts'. I did, however, work hard to get it down below 70 pages :-)

=== WVPD ===

= New police chief; see Headsup 11A Click Here To Visit Our Website For More Information: http://wvpd.ca/breaking-stories

= Saturday July 19

~ 7 - 9pm ~  COPS FOR CANCER TOUR DE COAST FUNDRAISER at the Holiday Inn (720 Old Lillooet Road NV)

Door prizes, silent auction, 50-50, all proceeds to Canadian Cancer Society Paediatric Cancer Research and Treatment and Patient Support Programs. Hosted by WVPD Cst Jeff Palmer with two other North Shore Cops for Cancer Riders, Cst. Carlos Rockhill of NV RCMP and Cst. Jenna Oliver of the Port Mann Freeway Patrol.  Call 925 7429 to book tix.   The $25 ticket gets a person $15 of  which is given back as a voucher for food or beverage.

More on Cops for Cancer fundraising

WVPD Cst Jeff Palmer and Tour de Coast team-mates head to Maple Ridge Country Fest July 26 - 27 to fundraise for the fight against Paediatric Cancers. See the team at the Albion Fair Grounds 23448 105th Ave in Maple Ridge.

Cst Palmer and the Tour de Coast Riders are also getting ready for a Pole Sitting fundraiser at the opening weekend of the PNE, August 16 and 17! Come meet and support the Cops for Cancer Tour de Coast!

=== UPDATES & INFO ===

+ Some Beach Advisories lifted; Eagle Hbr under advisory (July 28), then all beaches, so check.

+ Property Taxes are Due Wednesday, July 2

Avoid paying late penalties, make sure you don’t miss the property tax payment deadline! Homeowner grant questions? See http://westvancouver.ca/news/property-taxes-are-due-wednesday-july-2


Did you know that evening sprinkling is no longer permitted? Sprinkling is permitted between 4 and 9am.

Even-numbered addresses: Mondays, Wednesdays, Saturdays & Odd-numbered: Tuesdays, Thursdays, Sundays

One hour a week is all your lawn needs. for more information, visit metrovancouver.org.

These regulations are in effect June 1 to September 30. Lawn Sprinkling Regulations

+ Spring & Summer 2014 Leisure Guide Live Online

Check out westvancouverrec.ca to visit our new Leisure Guide website. Search by age, location, or day. Be sure to register your camper in our exciting and adventurous Summer Camps! The Summer Camps Guide can be found in the centre of the Spring & Summer 2014 Leisure Guide and online.


The District is exploring future improvements to both the parking area and washroom facilities in Lighthouse Park. With community input, we have prepared concept designs for this important project. Your input is important, so we've extended the deadline...please view the plans and share your opinion by July 25. Participate online

+ 'Skater funder'

Bob Kronbauer, blogger (Vancouver is Awesome) and Instagrammer (@bobkronbauer), has donated 102 skateboard decks that he created when working as an art director and director in California in the 1990s and 2000s to be auctioned off on eBay as a fundraiser towards the refurbishment of the Ambleside Skate Park. This fundraising initiative is expected to raise $10,000!

+ Our Annual Celebration of Light!

in English Bay -- USA Saturday July 26th; France Wednesday July 30th; Japan Saturday August 2nd -- the biggest offshore fireworks competition in the world! More info: http://hondacelebrationoflight.com

{UPDATE: Japan was by far the best. The other two had little unusual or remarkable.}

+ Submarine Centenary Celebrations 5 - 8 August in Victoria https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JFaO9IKBotk

(also you can download and view the video as an MP4 file: https://www.dropbox.com/s/db78i1a3wwtkf80/CC1%20%26%20CC2.mp4)

CFB Esquimalt Naval & Military Museum http://www.navalandmilitarymuseum.org/resource_pages/coastal_defence/subs.html

+ 2013 DWV Pay

Article in NSN: http://www.nsnews.com/news/six-figure-salaries-on-the-rise-at-city-hall-1.1261327

WVM had lists by name in WVM09 and by amt in 10/11

See http://westvan.org/2014-09/ (Pages 22-26 of the PDF) See http://westvan.org/2014-10/ (Pages 34-36 of the PDF)

+ GAZA Stats

Death toll from Israel war on Gaza exceeds 2000: Medics

... According to the authorities on Sunday, at least 2016 Palestinian people have lost their lives and as many as 10,193 others have suffered injuries since the Israeli military unleashed merciless attacks on the densely-inhabited Gaza Strip on July 8....

More info and stats: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/08/17/375684/gaza-death-toll-exceeds-2000/

=== CALENDAR to Aug 25th ===

Mtgs at M Hall unless otherwise indicated. Shown are mtgs known at date of writing; often there are additions, changes, cancellations after WVM emailed. Check the DWV Calendar: http://www.westvancouver.ca/events . Notices/mtgs/changes too late/early for an issue are emailed to subscribers. [Headsup/Notices are sent between issues. Subscribe! write subscribewvm@westvan.org]

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

{See earlier info in Headsup/Notice section; not all repeated here.}

=== July 1 -- CANADA DAY RED & WHITE PICNIC === See Headsup 11C above

= Sunday July 6

~ 11am - 4pm ~ Horseshoe Bay Artwalk

Join the annual HBay Artwalk and experience the excellence artists we have in our cmnty! Local potters, painters, photographers, and multimedia artists are just a few of the artists that will be displaying their work. Free shuttle bus all day. Click here http://www.horseshoebayartwalk.com for pix and more information.

= Tuesday July 8


= Thursday July 24 ~ 4:30 ~ WV Police Bd mtg at WVPD

= Thursday Aug 7 ~ 7pm ~ Awards Cmte mtg at Lawson Creek Studios (1758 Argyle)

= Sunday Aug 17 ~ 3 - 8pm ~ PARADISE CHARITY CRAFT MARKET in Ambleside Park

-- hosting a craft market with all money raised going to assist children in Iran.

= Wednesday Aug 20 ~ 6pm ~ WV Memorial Library Bd special mtg in Admin ofcs


+++ WV MEMORIAL LIBRARY +++ http://www.westvanlibrary.ca 925 7400

See the Calendar: http://www.westvanlibrary.ca/events/calendar/month

Summer Hours -- Beginning Sunday, July 6 we will be closed Sundays July and August

Chill Out on our Patio

Summer's in full swing and that means patio season! Our sunny outdoor patio is the perfect spot to relax with a book from our collection and a snack from our cafe. Books, bites, and sun the good life. 

Storytime at John Lawson Park | All Ages

Wednesdays, August 13, 20, and 27 -- Join us (weather permitting); These would also make a good photo-op.

> Persian Book Club

Thursday August 21 from 2 - 4pm ~ Read and discuss classical and contemporary Persian literary prose. Participants must be fluent in Persian. Led by Feloor Talebi.

> Teen Movie Night Divergent

Wed August 6 ~ 6 8:30pm -- In a world divided by factions based on virtues, Tris learns she’s Divergent and wont fit in. When she discovers a plot to destroy Divergents, Tris and the mysterious Four must find out what makes Divergents dangerous before it’s too late. Drop-in, but space is limited! BC Film Classification: PG; 140 minutes

> Monday Night Movies ~ 6:30 - 9pm ~ Mondays

July 7 -- Gravity -- Witness a powerhouse performance by Sandra Bullock in this visually stunning film about an astronaut on a doomed space mission.

August 11 -- The Lunchbox -- A lonely widower mistakenly receives a delicious lunchbox lovingly prepared by an unappreciated housewife. English/Hindi film, subtitles.

August 18 -- Dirty Rotten Scoundrels: Two wildly different con men work the French Riviera. Prepare to laugh out loud.

August 25 -- My House in Umbria

A lonely middle-aged spinster finds purpose in life when a tragic accident brings her an orphaned little girl.

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

Please join us for a tour of our current exhibition:

  Curator's Tour 2pm Saturday August 9 with Francesca Szuszkiewicz, Curatorial and Collections Assistant

~ June 18 - August 30 ~ The And of the Land

Perspectives on landscape by artists from BC -- Opening Tues June 17

... Drawing from the collection at the WV Museum, and complemented by borrowed works from local artists, collectors, and institutions, the exhibition explores the conjunction of landscape and perspective, in the works of artists who have lived and worked in BC over the past century.

The artists in the exhibition are connected through their relationships to one another, as mentors, teachers, students, and friends, and their works address overlapping themes, or even depict the same sights as different visions. ...

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

~~ July 4 - 27 -- A Celebration of Creativity

highlights from the permanent art collection of The Society for the Arts in Dementia Care, a collection of artwork produced both by older ppl and by ppl living with dementia Opening Reception: Friday July 4 from 6 to 8pm

~~ August 1 - 17 -- Harmony Showcase Exhibition on display -- mixed media by 24 artists

~~ August 19 - Sept 7 -- Hollyburn Ridge: Celebrating Mountain Arts and Culture -- mixed media

Opening Reception: Tue Aug 19 from 6 to 8pm Meet the Artists: Sat Aug 23 from 2 to 3pm

> Ferry Building Gallery Expansion Proposal Review the preferred option, ask staff questions at Cmnty Ctr July 2nd Wednesday 4:30 to 7pm. Feedback is welcome by email to gallery@westvancouver.ca.

To view the complete info in PDF format, pls click on: 2014.06.07_Community_Day_Presentation_Boards.pdf

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

June 24 - July 12 -- Symbiosis

Kathleen Menges has always been deeply inspired by nature and numbers. Numbers can be seen everywhere and are the fundamental models or the mathematics of the universe, whereas nature is the universe’s flesh and beauty. Menges explores this symbiosis in her abstract paintings’ multiple layers of textures, where you might find a hint of landscape, nature, or numbers, allowing a deeper meaning behind her paintings.

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

July 15 - 27 -- Thoughts of Summer: A Selection of Poetry in Colour

Painters Nina DiGiovanni and Kim Kasasian bring flat surfaces to life with bold and colourful applications of paint! Possessing unique styles and points of view, each artist interprets the poetry of the world around them in a joyous contemplation of nature. DiGiovanni's vibrant paintings combine loose brush strokes and mosaic-like patterning to create the suggestion of familiar animal & plant life. Kasasian uses colourful primal and organic shapes to create to create abstract pieces of art that magnify the vastness of the natural world around the human experience.

Opening reception: Wednesday July 16th from 6 to 8pm

July 29 - Aug 10 ~~ Ballet

With a background in commercial illustration, Stephen Dittberner has a clear understanding of composition and the ability to use expressive brushwork to move the viewer. He applies these skills to a series of gorgeous paintings depicting the graceful, joyous, and contemplative world of ballet. Dittberner's scenes, whether of ballerinas in mid dance or waiting in the wings, glow with a light and poised elegance that is sure to charm.

Opening reception: Friday August 1st from 6 to 8pm

Aug 12 - 24 ~~ Surrender

Textile artist Fariba Mirzaie invites us the 'surrender' and 'trust the process' nature employs to create unity from variety and order out of chaos. Taking inspiration from surrendering to nature's process of change, Mirazaie creates thoughtful and beautiful works of art by printing, dying, embellishing, and manipulating the structure of fabric to create strong organic forms in a natural colour palette.

Opening reception: Wednesday August 13th from 6 to 8pm

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

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




Book now, or later -- makes a great gift or use as a group rate to one performance!

For a printable version of our Host Season event calendar, see:


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

Meat Draws and Bingo plus

+ THE MAYOR'S BBQ Saturday July 19th at 6pm Hosted by the Mayor Free for All

Live Music & Dancing, the Performer Brian Nicholl 7pm Sat July 19 The Best in all types of Rock’NRoll Oldies Country and Irish Folk

+ Saturday July 26th Meat Draw at 4:30pm with a Barbecue to Follow!

+ Legion Drink Specials

- Every Sunday: CAESAR SUNDAY -- Branch 60 Signature Caesars --

Vodka, Mott's Clamato juice, Worcestershire, Tabasco Sauce, Signature Branch 60 rim, and fresh garnish options.

- Every Monday: MARGARITA MONDAY - Delicious Lime Margaritas - Tequila, Cointreau, and fresh lime blended or on the rocks

+ AUGUST -- not sent to me and not on the website yet so guess getting a deserved summer rest/holiday

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

Member Profile -- ABoriginArt Galleries

ABoriginArt Galleries specialize in Inuit vintage and contemporary stone and ivory sculpture and limited edition prints.Our site exhibits hundreds of works by over 400 artists and we have the largest on-line selection of Inuit prints in the world. As a web-based business our low overhead allows us to offer quality art at prices 25% or more lower than those you will find at brick and mortar stores.

Visit us at our "pop up" gallery, 6607 Royal Ave, Horseshoe Bay for our next exhibit *Sea to Sky* featuring the sea creatures, birds, and wild life of this fabulous corridor in both sculpture and graphic form.

Opening reception: Thursday June 26th from 5 - 8pm. The show continues through July 4th.

For more information go to: http://www.inuitarteskimoart.com/index.php or call Simon at 913 2428

---> TASTE OF DUNDARAVE coming in Sept (11th)

=== CULTUREWATCH === {those in Headsup sometimes not repeated here}

NB: much missing; have decided to get this out rather than delay further bringing this up to date; apologies. A lot this weekend!

For what's on, see the SCENE section of the VSun on Thursdays; hope to have a more complete one in WVM14.


+ BARD ON THE BEACH (see Headsup too) -- bardonthebeach.org; Tix: 739 0559

A Midsummer Night's Dream ~~ Tempest ~~ Equivocation ~~ Cymbeline

ENJOY! the first two comedies; the third new w/ Shakespeare as a character; the last rarely performed

NB: Evening performances start at 7:30 and included in your ticket is In a Nutshell -- free pre-show talks!

Our insightful talks take place before every performance this season (excluding weekday matinees). Don’t miss this easy, informal preview of the story & characters in the play you’re about to see. It's included in your ticket price!  BMO Mainstage: 50 minutes prior to curtainHoward Family Stage: 40 minutes prior to curtain

See website for special evenings (opera, wine, etc) and the final night is Sept 20.

+ ARTS CLUB -- http://www.artsclub.com -- box office at 687 1644

+ JERICHO ARTS CTR -- United Players jerichoartscentre.com


> Douglas Coupland: {HIS} EXHIBITION: everywhere is anywhere is anything is everything May 31 - Sept 1

> Details and more events: http://www.vanartgallery.bc.ca/events_and_programs/special_events.html#eis


If you’re out of Vancouver, visit the exhibition online later at: http://www.caroun.com/CarounArtGallery/Exhibitions/00-Expositions.html

You’re welcome to take part in the 2014 Caroun Photo Club Photo Contest:http://www.caroun.com/Directory/00-Directory.html


+ Opera Pro Cantanti ~ Cambrian Hall 340 8545 procantanti.com 7pm

+ VANCOUVER SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA 876 3434 http://www.vancouversymphony.ca/calendar/


+ Second Sunday Series: Rising Stars- Sophia Cho, Olivia Cho, & Hamilton Lau

On July 13th, join us for an afternoon of classical music at the Roedde House and come early for Tea & Tour.

The Roedde House Museum Second Sunday Concert Series presents its second annual "Rising Stars" concert showcasing young local talent. String playing sisters Sophia and Olivia Cho (violin and cello) are joined by pianist Hamilton Lau in this heat-of-summer chamber music sizzler. These three young and accomplished musicians (15, 13, and 11, respectively) are already burning brightly, winning competitions and accolades, and performing as soloists and chamber musicians in such venues as the Orpheum and the Shadbolt Ctr. If this trio of young performers is any indicator, the next generation of music in Vancouver is in good hands.

Tickets ($10) are available here http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/743326


This concert is part of a monthly concert series, taking place on the 2nd Sunday of each month, in the afternoon. Come at 1pm, for Tea and Tour before the concert (included in the price of the ticket), or show up right before 3pm for the concert, at your convenience. The show starts at 3pm sharp, don't be late!


See: http://allianceforartsandculture.cmail2.com/t/ViewEmail/r/58DEBA50E08F58832540EF23F30FEDED/CC549A72FCE2B20DFCACEB58A033025D

* VPL http://www.vpl.ca


Looking for an evening filled with beautiful music? Join us for one of our concerts! Here are a few of the soirées musicales happening in the next few days: Concerts: (for the full calendar of events click here)



The Indian Summer Festival returns from July 312 with its multidisciplinary celebration of arts, ideas and diversity. The scintillating Ideas Series features writers, thinkers and performers from Canada, India and around the world including Priscila Uppal, Renee Saklikar, David Wong, Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas and Orijit Sen, as well as the Lit and Sound Cabaret.

== WALK in the PARK ==

This month I have a field trip along the trails of Stanley Park to view how the forest has regenerated after the storm of 2006 [and later a hike up to the peak of Mt Strachan in Cypress Provincial Park]. Kind regards, David

Sunday August 24th ~~ The Perfect Storm

An interpretive field trip for Suzuki Elders: Bringing youth and elders together. Trip leader: David Cook

Meeting location & time: 10am in the parking lot at Third Beach concession stand in Stanley Park. Turn right at Tea House after the Hollow Tree then right again.

Duration of field trip: 2 to 3 hours. Registration: Not required

Description:Walk with me through the forest of Stanley Park where the effects of the storm of 2006 were most destructive and see how it is recovering by natural regeneration w/ some assistance by human management. We will discuss how such natural events are beneficial to the long-term ecology of a forest, and see how we as managers can influence the pace of forest recovery as well as guide it towards what we require as users of the forest.

A free public event sponsored by Suzuki Elders. All ages welcome. Membership in Suzuki Elders not required.

For further information about Suzuki Elders Google eldersdsf.

+++++ HEADSUP SECTION [A-Q] +++++

===> HEADSUP 11A: Update and Ahead (to Jun 26)

{Weekend}  Happy National Aboriginal Day and Happy Summer Solstice (June 21/22)!  So you've had the longest day this year and the shortest night!

G (and I) were in Seattle for the AGORA seminar at U of W Friday; Saturday was the Opening Night/Reception (with the Lt Gov in attendance) of Bard -- A Midsummer Night's Dream -- three plays (IMVHO); fun, music, and dance on the outrageous side.  Umbrellas a bit of a theme -- hope that's to keep the rain away this summer!

Sunday to recover so apologies the draft did not get transmitted.

Some belated (keep in mind for next year!) and some late-breaking news/mtgs/events.  Chronological order.

Info on Lt Gov at end followed by QTP.

Am throwing this together to get it out -- will tidy up later.

Congratulations to (former mayor) Pam Goldsmith-Jones who secured the federal Liberal nomination in our riding.  The incumbent, John Weston, is the Conservative choice. 

--->  THURSDAY June 19th


[June 19]   West Vancouver Mayor and Police Board Chair Mayor Michael Smith has announced that Len Goerke, currently the Deputy Chief Constable of the Abbotsford Police Department, has been appointed as the incoming Chief Constable for West Vancouver.

Mr. Goerke will officially begin his duties in West Vancouver on August 05, 2014, but in preparation, will begin immediately transitioning into his new role. 

Click Here For Full WV Police Board Statement Regarding Selection of Len Goerke as Chief Constable


FESTIVAL D'ETE FRANCOPHONE DE VANCOUVER -- June 19 - 26   lecentreculturel.com/summerfestival


--->  FRIDAY June 20th


Rio Tinto Alcan DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL -- June 20 - 22 -- List of locations around False Creek; dragonboatbc.ca


BC Boys Choir: Oh Canada, Our Home

St John's Shaughnessy Church, 7:30pm  bcboyschoir.org

This concert showcases songs that describe Canada, its landscape, ppl, and history; songs that will make you proud to be Canadian.  After the show, the young performers take off on a cross-Canada tour.


--->  SATURDAY June 21st


Will turned 32 on June 21st -- heard (perhaps mangled) the Queen provided a helicopter for him to fly somewhere and they named it "Heir Force One".  :-)



Longest running Highland Games in BC featuring pipe bands, highland dancers, top amateur athletic competition, British car display, whisky-tasting, and more.  Percy Perry Stadium, Coquitlam   bchighlandgames.com



Celebrate the traditions and festivities at Scandinavian Cmnty Ctr in Bby; 294 2777 scandinavianmidsummerfestival.com


Greenest City Series: Let's Learn About Honeybees

VPL Oakridge 2 - 3:30pm -- Local beekeeper Derrick To talks about honeybees, their importance to the world and what we can do to prevent their extinction.  vpl.ca/events


South Granville ArtWalk 10am - 6pm

[2100 to 3100blks] Annual celebration of the visual arts w/ special events 734 3195 southgranville.org/artwalk


Hidden gems: The overlooked and under-appreciated smaller plants of Stanley Park

A Discovery Walk for the Stanley Park Ecology Society (SPES)

Trip leader: David Cook (924 0147)

Meeting time and location: 1:30 pm at the Nature House of SPES which is located on the north shore of Lost Lagoon.

Duration of field trip: Approximately 2 hours.

Registration would be appreciated: Call Stanley Park Ecology Society at 718 6522.

Cost: $5 for members of Stanley Park Ecology Society, children, students, & seniors; $10 for non-members.

Description: We will walk the forest trails of Stanley Park looking at examples of the Bryophyta (liverworts and mosses). The biology and ecology of these non-vascular plants will be explained. To assist you in appreciating their beauty and structure you will be supplied with hand lenses but bring your own if you have one.



The Banned Council presents comedy, music and beats, spoken word, and more; with host Wayne Alexis.

Rickshaw Theatre   rickshawtheatre.com


--->  SATURDAY/SUNDAY June 21st/22nd



Dancers, performers, etc at Croatian Cultural Ctr  worldofdance.com/tour


Heritage Vancouver Garden Tour 2014, June 21, 22; 10am - 4pm both days

The Heritage Vancouver Garden Tour, presented by Benjamin Moore.  This two-day self-guided tour of 16 enchanting private Vancouver gardens is an important fundraiser to support Heritage Vancouver's efforts to create a future for our heritage.  From a teeny townhouse garden to a large country estate and everything in between there is lots to inspire and delight! New this year is a cmnty tea. Coming from out of town? Ticket holders will get 10% off at the historic Sylvia Hotel.

To purchase tickets, book a room at the Sylvia Hotel and for more more information including where to purchase tickets after May 15th see www.heritagevancouver.org  


--->  SUNDAY June 22nd


The Champion Trees of Stanley Park

An interpretive natural history field trip for Suzuki Elders: Bringing youth and elders together.

Trip leader: David Cook

Meeting time and location: 10am in the parking lot at Third Beach concession stand in Stanley Park. Turn right at Tea House after the Hollow Tree then right again.

Duration of field trip: Approximately 2 hours.  Registration: Not required

Description: Stanley Park retains some specimens of Douglas-fir and western redcedar that are between 500 and 800 years old.  Also during our walk you will see two of the largest bigleaf maples in BC, and a large red alder, all designated as Champion trees. Champion trees are record-sized trees for their species. Our route will also take us past two of the most publicized cedars in BC; the Hollow Tree and the National Geographic Redcedar. Share my fascination with these veteran giants and discover why some trees in the Pacific Northwest have reached such a great age and size. 

A free public event sponsored by Suzuki Elders. All ages welcome. Membership in Suzuki Elders not required.

For further information about Suzuki Elders Google eldersdsf.



...the Athenian Agora Market Place, entertainment, the Hellenic Experience Tent, kids' zone, and more

West Broadway from MacDonald to Blenheim 11am to 9pm  greekday.com


--->  MONDAY June 23rd



~ 5:30 - 7pm ~ Location: West Vancouver Lawn Bowling Club

{wonder why Nora didn't mention this at the June 16th ccl mtg... and not much info on DWV website}


--->  TUESDAY June 24th


from Prime Minister Harper:

Every year on June 24, Québécois celebrate the Fête nationale du Québec, and Francophones across Canada join them in marking Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day.

Canadians from coast to coast to coast take pride in our country’s vibrant French culture. French is not only the founding language of our country, but also one of our two national languages, spoken by close to 10 million people in Canada and central to our identity as a creative, diverse and successful society.

The many gatherings and festivities taking place today allow us to appreciate how Québécois and Francophone heritage have contributed to building a united and prosperous Canada. ... 





A rare opp to experience a menu full of exotic foods: python, crocodile, camel at August Jack 428 0075 theaugustjack.com


POETIC FORM AND THE MYSTICAL MUSE ~ 7 - 9pm ~ VPL, Central Br; Lee Johnson, Susan McCaslin vpl.ca/events


--->  WEDNESDAY June 25th


Fwd: TLC court hearing/Binning House update

The Binning House's current trustee, TLC, has a court hearing this week to request an extension to its bankruptcy protection. Whatever you think should happen to the Binning House and all the other properties that TLC holds in trust, come on out to this 20-minute hearing to show the courts you care! Wednesday June 25 at 4pm at Vancouver's Law Courts at Smithe between Howe and Hornby St. 

Adele Weder,  Architectural Writer and Curator; cell/text 916 1993




Heritage Vancouver’s 10th Annual Garden Party: A Special Fundraising Event on Behalf of Heritage Vancouver

~ 5:30 to 7:30pm ~ Hosted by: Larry & Sherry Killam in their Southlands garden, 3178 West 49th Avenue.

$120 donation to Heritage Vancouver Society includes wine and hors d’oeuvres. (Tax receipts will be issued)

Join Heritage Vancouver and our guests for a spectacular evening of wine, hors d'oeuvres, and conversation in this beautiful garden. This is a wonderful opportunity to meet and mix with community leaders, architects, elected officials, and heritage supporters while at the same time demonstrating your support for the many worthwhile projects undertaken by the Heritage Vancouver Society. Book tickets via paypal

Larry and Sherry Killam’s home is an English dairy barn, in the Norman architectural style, dating from ~1640, imported from Portsmouth, England and converted to an open-plan house with views of the garden from every side. This is a unique opportunity to spend time in this beautiful private garden and also to view the living and dining areas of this historic building.


--->  THURSDAY June 26th




BC Lieutenant Governor Judith Guichon from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Judith_Guichon

{NB: In Canada, the first syllable of Lieutenant is pronounced LEFF.}

Personal life -- Guichon was born in Montreal, Quebec, in 1947, and raised on a farm near Hawkesbury, Ontario. She moved to British Columbia in 1972. Her first husband, Lawrence Guichon, was killed in a motorcycle accident near the family ranch in 2003. She and her current husband, Bruno Mailloux, maintain their private residence in the Nicola Valley.


Prior to Guichon's appointment as Lieutenant Governor, she owned and operated Gerard Guichon Ranch Limited in the Nicola Valley in the BC Interior. The Guichon family has ranched in the area since 1878, and Guichon's father-in-law was awarded the Order of Canada in 1974 for his leadership in Cattleman's Associations and his contribution to agriculture in Canada. Her four children now manage the ranch with a 700-head cow calf and 700 yearling operation. Guichon studied Holistic Management, a farming method which promotes sustainable management of livestock by emphasizing their natural habitat. Along with her late husband, commercial pilot Lawrence Guichon, she introduced Holistic Management to the ranchers of British Columbia.

In addition to her ranching initiatives, Guichon is also involved in several organizations. She previously served on the local hospital board and Community Health Council, and is now on the Community Health Foundation Board. Prior to this, she has served as a 4-H Leader and started a recycling society in Merritt, BC with a neighbour. She has also served as a director for the Fraser Basin Council of BC, director of the Grasslands Conservation Council of BC, member of the Nicola Water Use Management planning committee and played the flute in the Nicola Valley Community Band... Prior to her appointment as Lieutenant Governor, Guichon served on the Provincial Task Force on Species at Risk and has just completed her two-year term as the president of the BC Cattlemen’s Association. She has also been a part of the Ranching Task Force for BC and the BC Agri-Food Trade Advisory Council.[2][3]



+ WVPD Mtg Tomorrow Date: 25 June, 2014 9:14:57 AM PDT

fyi -- Thurs June 25 at 4:30pm

G attends Police Bd mtgs and I asked him why there was no Police Bd mtg this month.  He asked and we've just learned there's one tomorrow.  I write b/c with the announcement of a new police chief having been chosen, it might be of interest. It is anticipated he'll be in attendance.  At the time of this writing it is still not on the DWV Calendar (but hope now they will). {oh dear; I forgot to mention the stall on PSB wd be explained -- and 'tomorrow' was June 26!}

+ Today June 26! Fwd: WVPD Mtg Tomorrow Date: 26 June, 2014 9:12:35 AM PDT

Today at 4:30pm!

An eagle-eyed subscriber correctly pointed out today's date is June 26 -- much appreciated.

Good news -- the mtg is now on the DWV Calendar.

btw, on the agenda (Item 3) is an explanation wrt the stall of the PSB.

Here's the WVPD website with the link to the agenda at the top:  http://wvpd.ca/police-board

Many thanks also to WVPD Communications Officer extraordinaire, Jeff Palmer, who sent me the agenda info when he got the notice.

Not on the agenda but Jeff says the new Chief's presence (flying back) not confirmed yet.

Apologies from your date-challenged editor.

===> HEADSUP 11B: Updates/Weekend Date: 27 June, 2014 11:58:08 AM PDT

must be summer -- lots of mtgs/activities, opera, FBG, etc. plus updates; to be cont'd... cartoon to end... {now end of newsletter}


Bd mtg Thurs June 26: stalled PSB main news (six mos to a year) -- may stay in police stn another couple of years; 

District considering taking financial penalty to stay in bldg longer or possible temp relocation to VCH prop

+ Binning House

at court Wed (25th) UBC also involved; WV's hopes still alive -- kudos to DWV staff. 



with Glenn and Don $2 cards and cash prizes start at 6PM


LIVE MUSIC BY THE DIEHARDS STARTS AT 7pm Come Celebrate Canada Day Long Weekend with us!



Polar Ice vodka, Mott's Clamato juice, Worcestershire, Tabasco Sauce, a Signature Branch 60 rim, and fresh garnish options.

Made to order just for you -- 1oz/2oz Options Available (Regular Caesars available every day) 


Come dressed in your Canadian colours and start celebrating Canada Day early! 

6:30pm BBQ: Burgers and Potato Salad $7  --  Entertainment to follow by the DIEHARDS!! 


SUNDAY JUNE 29   --   Caesar Sunday from 1 - 7pm

MONDAY JUNE 30   --    Margarita Monday from 12 - 8pm

TUESDAY JULY 1   --   Authentic Canadian Cuisine And Trivia from 12 - 8 pm

+ European Union leaders meeting in Ypres to mark 100th anniversary of start of World War I  

-- published 2014 June 26 -- Associated Press

At Thursday's proceedings in Ypres in western Flanders, where over a half-million soldiers died, EU leaders will attend the "Last Post", a bugle salute to the fallen performed each evening. They also will dedicate a memorial bench stamped with the word "peace" in the trade bloc's 24 official languages.

from:  http://www.foxnews.com/world/2014/06/26/european-union-leaders-meeting-in-ypres-to-mark-100th-anniversary-start-world/

===> HEADSUP 11C: Rumour/Sunday/UL Update Date: 29 June, 2014 2:46:17 AM PDT

Continuation of 11B; and won't finish it now either, but added qtn and pun -- how I feel.....


Devt going on in NV -- Lower Capilano.  Earl's restaurant/location/prop, most unaware, is actually in WV.  Selling that prop for condos?  Earl's then moving to Park Royal?  Anybody know details/facts?


o The United Players production of Beaumarchais's play,The Marriage of Figaro (at the Jericho Arts Ctr) is an OTT adaptation wry comments about husbands, wives, and marriage; v funny.

o  Spamalot (Arts Club) at Stanley Industrial Stage -- love Monty Python so going to catch the last chance.


Upper Lands WG and Hollyburn Ridge Assn (cabins)

The workshop (June 25) was v interesting and informative.  It certainly gave a full picture (history and present) of this incredible {heritage} cmnty of 90 years.  It has survived, indeed thrived, though the other two on the North Shore have not.

Respects re passing paid to Gordon Knight (long time HRA mbr) and Bill McCuaig (former WV Parks staff).


Opening night of Tempest on Friday June 27, the second of Bard's four summer plays.  Beginning with Impressive depiction of the ship at sea foundering; hilarious antics of Trincula and Stephana.  Of course Allan Morgan statuesque.  With A Midsummer Night's Dream there are two fun performances for your enjoyment until September.  Looking forward to the other two.

MUSIC -- The VSO will be performing up at Whistler:  http://www.vancouversymphony.ca/summer/14WHI/

===> NOTICE: Canada Day! Date: 1 July, 2014 3:55:30 AM PDT

Our 147th Birthday -- makes us feel young!

First, events in WV; [second, an American's view of Canadians; and a punny ending.] {ALL moved to end of newsletter}

{fyi, WVM10/11r is now on the website.}


Red & White Picnic

~ 4:30 to 10:30 pm ~ July 1

Dress up in our national colours and join us at John Lawson Park. Bring your own picnic or enjoy a selection from our food vendors while watching live entertainment!

Performers from 4:30 - 10:30pm Fireworks begin at 10:30pm

Schedule of Events on the Great Canadian Stage

4:30 5:45pm Wednesday at Ernie’s 6 6:50pm  West Vancouver Youth Band

6:50 7pm  Colour Party, singing of O Canada 7 8:30pm  SideOne first set

9 10:30pm  SideOne second set 10:30pm FIREWORKS FINALE!

Traffic, Street Closures, & Parking General vehicle access along the waterfront may be restricted by road closures. Please consider public transit, cycling, or walking. The residential areas north of the Trans Canada Hwy from 21st St to Chairlift Road may be subject to road closures during fireworks event. Additional Blue Bus service will be provided after the event.

~~~  EMAIL RECEIVED: Forget Rednecks... {moved to end of newsletter}

Forecast is sunny for tomorrow, July 1st, so enjoy yourself, have a good time, and let's all celebrate how lucky we were/are to be born and/or live in Canada --- and all dedicated to make it an even better place to be.....


===> HEADSUP 11D: AGENDA July 7 & Hadfields/Canada Date: 4 July, 2014 9:33:11 AM PDT

Thought I'd give you a peek at what's on Ccl's agenda Monday night before WVM12 (Main Items & Agenda); had to wish Eugenie and Milos all the best, and at the end added a video (not quite 5min) of the Hadfield brothers singing "In Canada" (put up only on Canada Day and already over 1M views!).


Delegation re public tap water; DPA 4435 Stone Cr; Library Annual Report; Draft Zoning for Sgl-Fam Housing; Q1 Results/Capital Prog; Public Art Adv Cmte; 5-Yr Financial Bylaw; Bylaw Amendments (Building, Blasting; Fees & Charges re Admin, Planning, Land Devt/Permit fees, etc); 752 Marine Dr; Whyte Lake Park Dedication; Bylaw Adoption re Maison Milliken; OCP/Zoning Bylaws re Coach Houses; Awards Cmte TofRef; CORRESPONDENCE (full list below): Rlwy Crossing (accidents); E-Comm; 4710 S Piccadilly; FBG Expansion; Affordable Housing Strategy; Sunset Lane vs BCR; Woodfibre LNG: Process re Changing docs before asked; Invasive Plants Strategy; Traffic-Calming Keith/Clyde; Blackberry bushes for bees; Humans and flooding rivers for 3000 years; MetroV transit; etc.

>>>  In camera topics at 6pm mtg:

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

(c) labour relations or other employee relations; 

(g) litigation or potential litigation affecting the M; 

(i) the receipt of advice subject to solicitor-client privilege, including communications nec for that purpose; and 

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

Purpose of meeting: apptmts, labour relations, legal matters, and proposed provision of a municipal service 

>>>  July 7 Regular Council meeting 7pm

Whole Agenda:  http://westvancouver.ca/sites/default/files/dwv/council-correspndence/2014/July/07/14july07-Agenda2.pdf

UPDATE: {Revisions deleted here and listed in July 7 NOTES section below; same for Correspondence}


= Delegation Join the Pipe Canada: Request for installation of Join the Pipe public tap water stations in West Vancouver

= Devt Permit Applicn re 4435 Stone Cr: Consideration of applicn for subdiv of a prop into two new lots and a variance for the existing house to be retained on proposed Lot 2

= Memorial Library Board Annual Report Presentation: Information presentation

= SF Housing Siting, Form, & Character: Consideration of prep of draft Zoning Bylaw amdmts re regulation of retaining walls & floor area exemptions, & for staff to report on possible further actions to address building bulk in 2015

= Review and Analysis of 2014 1st Quarter Operating Results and Capital Plan Program: Information report

= Proposed Public Art Advisory Committee Terms of Reference: Proposed terms of reference

= Collingwood Schooll Request for Order of Non-Enforcement of Noise Control Bylaw: Consideration of a request for an order of non-enf from Jul 9 - Aug 31 to allow construction between 5:30 & 8pm, except on Sat, Sun, or holidays

= Proposed 5-Year Financial Plan Bylaw 4780, 2014, Amendment Bylaw 4800, 2014: Consideration of three readings

= Proposed Building Bylaw 4400, 2004, Amdmt Bylaw 4798, 2014 re demolition permits and security deposits: Consideration of three readings

= Proposed Soil Removal and Deposit Regulation Bylaw and Blasting Bylaw Bylaw Amendments: Consideration of three readings for both bylaws

= Proposed Fees and Charges Bylaw 4414, 2005, Amendment Bylaw 4799, 2014 (general administration, planning, land development and permits fees): Consideration of three readings

= Status Update for 752 Marine Drive: Information to be provided

= Proposed Park Dedication Bylaw 4794, 2014 (Whyte Lake) Consideration of bylaw adoption.

(The bylaw received three readings at the June 16, 2014 regular Council meeting.)

= Proposed OCP Bylaw 4360, 2004, Amdmt Bylaw 4783, 2014; and Proposed Zoning Bylaw 4662, 2010, Amdmt Bylaw 4784, 2014 (Maison Seniors’ Living, 825 TWay and 707 Keith Rd): Consideration of adoption for both bylaws

= Proposed OCP Bylaw 4360, 2004, Amdmt Bylaw 4771, 2014; and Proposed Zoning Bylaw 4662, 2010, Amdmt Bylaw 4772, 2014 (Coach Houses): Consideration of second and third reading of both bylaws

= Proposed Amdmt to 2014 Ccl Mtg Schedule: Consideration of cancelling Sept 22 and scheduling a mtg for Sept 29

= TransLink Customer Service Performance Report Quarter 1, 2014: Information report

= Proposed Amdmts to Awards Cmte Terms of Reference: Consideration of proposed amendments to terms of reference

= 20.4. Correspondence List (File: 0120-24)

RECOMMENDED: THAT the correspondence list be received for information. 

> Council Correspondence Update to June 6, 2014 (up to 12:00 Noon) {MOVED}

to Council Correspondence Update to June 24, 2014 (up to 4:30 p.m.) 


>>>  TENNIS -- Canadians at Wimbledon

Milos Raonic -- Go, Milos, go!  Play your heart out.  You're  23 and 6'5"; Roger Federer is 32 and 6'1".

Eugenie Bouchard -- (20 and 5'10")  We're all rooting for her to win on Saturday.

From Quebec, and her mother, a monarchist, named Eugenie's twin sister Beatrice (so the names of Prince Andrew's two girls), and her brother was named William!  Augurs well for Canada's unity.....

>>>  Subject: A Canadian Tribute

In Canada, a tongue-in-check tribute for Canada Day from the Hadfield family. published on Jul 1, 2014

Chris Hadfield’s brother Dave wrote this! A polite song from two brothers who are just hoping your day is going okay.


===> HEADSUP 11E: Tu July 8

Well, have already sent out the July 7 ccl mtg agenda (in a Headsup 11D) with its main items noted.

In case WVM12 not out today, Tuesday has at least three things of note.

TUES July 8

~ noon - 1:15pm ~ Canada's Global Role in the 21st Century -- Three Key Principles

MPs John Baird and John Weston at the Hollyburn Country Club (details below)

~ 4 - 5:30pm ~ CEC mtg at the MHall {LATER: found out this was a subcmte mtg; DWV Calendar incomplete}

3.1. Next Steps - Orientation for Working Groups 

3.2. CEC Draft 2014/2015 Workplan 

3.3. Schedule for initiating the Corporate Cmnty Energy and Emissions Plan (CCEEP) Working Group 

~ 5:30 - 8:30pm ~  The Bloedel Conservatory and Queen Elizabeth Park -- Heritage Vancouver Walking Tour

DETAILS  {Weston, then Bloedel}

Our MP John Weston Welcomes The Honourable John Baird, P.C., M.P.

Tuesday, July 8th, 2014   12 noon 1:15pm For Lunch and Lively Discussion about 

Canada’s Global Role in the Twenty-First Century  Three Key Principles

Doors open at 11:45am; Lunch begins at noon Open to the public but pre-registration is required.

Cost to cover lunch: $25 (Cash only please)

Hollyburn Country Club The Creekside Room  950 Cross Crk Rd, WV

To register please visit  http://bit.ly/1pG4AAA For enquiries call 604 981 1790

The Honourable John Baird and MP John Weston 

About The Honourable John Baird

John Baird has served as Canada’s Minister of Foreign Affairs since May 2011. He was first elected as the Member of Parliament for the riding of Ottawa West-Nepean in 2006. Shortly after, he was appointed to the Privy Council as President of the Treasury Board. He has since served as Minister of the Environment, Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, and Leader of the Government in the House of Commons.

Prior to entering federal politics, Mr. Baird served as a Member of Provincial Parliament from 1995-2005. MPs from all parties voted him as 2010 Parliamentarian of the Year. He holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in political studies from Queen’s University.

Join us this Tuesday Evening for an exclusive 'behind the scenes' tour of the Bloedel Conservatory and Queen Elizabeth Park Tuesday, July 8 from 5:30 to 8:30pm

Tour guides: John Coupar and Vicky Earle; $20 includes entrance fee to the Conservatory 

In 2010 The Bloedel Conservatory, a prominent feature in Queen Elizabeth Park, was on Heritage Vancouver’s Top Ten Endangered list. Thanks to the work of many community members and “Friends of the Bloedel, and the VanDusen Botanical Garden Assn, the Conservatory is no longer threatened.

As a signal that its future is secure, the City is currently replacing the acrylic panels that make up the iconic domed roof. The roof is expected to be completed by end of summer 2014.

The Heritage Vancouver Society and the VanDusen Botanical Garden Assn invite you to join Park Board Commissioner, John Coupar and VanDusen Botanical Garden Governor, Vicky Earle for a tour of the Conservatory and Gardens at Queen Elizabeth Park. Find out about the history of the park and conservatory, the techniques being used to restore the roof and life of the plants and birds that call Bloedel home.

Purchase tickets via EventbriteAny remaining tickets will be sold at the conservatory entrance 15 minutes before the start of the tour.


===> HEADSUP 11F

Important talk tomorrow night -- the future of Howe Sound ! -- but first some decisions from tonight's marathon mtg that went to after 11pm.

Ccl Mtg July 7:

{NB: I missed the first ~ ten minutes so can't report on that till tomorrow.} 

=  Library's 2013 Annual Report; Slides, presentation, and website: http://www.westvanlibrary.ca/sites/default/files/uploads/board/!annual%20report%202013%20final%20website.pdf

=  Planning's presentation of: Single Family Housing - Siting, Form, and Character was a pleasant and encouraging item.  Residents will get more say in what their nbrhd looks like -- get organized and give feedback/input wrt the new measures.  Many aghast at a 17,500sf house being built so having a cap on the size of a house may be introduced (even if a huge lot and qualifies).

=  Q1 Operating Results: if I heard correctly, got $13.6M from Grosv for 1300blk; Fire Dept has exceeded budget overtime and unscheduled severance (will be addressed by CAO)

=  Several items were postponed to July 21st ccl mtg.

=  Motion for noise non-enforcement {5:30 - 8pm} by Collingwood was defeated (discussed roughly from 8:30 to 10pm)

=  PkR's 752 Marine Drive towers applicn will proceed to the next stage; CC wanted an overall plan rather than ad hoc (proj by proj); also hope for addressing intersection of TWay/MDr.

=  Maison Milliken bylaw adopted.

=  Coach House Bylaw passed all three readings (with Sop opposed).

=  Mtg adjourned ~ 11:07pm.

The Howe Sound LNG Experiment at Woodfibre Information Session


July 8th at 7pm -- West Vancouver Public Library, 

The Future of Howe Sound Society & My Sea to Sky with Eoin Finn B.Sc, Ph.D., MBA

Premier Clark intends for Woodfibre Liquid Natural Gas near Squamish to be the first LNG processing and export facility on the coast with a 2017 operational target date.

What does this mean for Howe Sound and how will this impact citizens of West Vancouver? This project is currently in a very limited public comment period, now is the time to learn more.

1,000 foot long LNG Supertankers carrying Class A Hazardous cargo will cross BC Ferry lanes as they travel through Howe Sound.

Knowledgeable panellists will inform, answer questions, and share information regarding expansion of the Fortis pipeline, processing facility, and shipping through Howe Sound to Asia.   Please attend to learn more about this important project

Dr. Eoin Finn is a retired KMPG partner, with a PhD in physical chemistry and an MBA in international business. He is a 30-year part-time resident of Bowyer Island in Howe Sound.

===> HEADSUP 11G: Mtg/Legal Qs

The continuing WVM12 saga:  Ccl mtg start?; mtgs; Bard; DWV legal loss; {QTP moved to newsletter}

B/C I missed the first few minutes of the ccl mtg Monday night {July 7}, as I said, I attempted to watch/listen to the video on the website [ http://westvancouverbc.swagit.com/play/07072014-1010 ].

Strangely, it starts with the Mayor in mid-sentence:

--and Gregory Stevens.  Cclrs Booth and Lewis are also on the cmte, and I'm also a mbr of the cmte,   The Terms of Reference  of the cmte were amended earlier this year, and we look forward to reactivating the cmte, and doing good work.

And with that said, ... for approval of the agenda

{jumble of speaking}

oh, sorry--

CC: --same song sheet

amend the agenda by withdrawing Items 13, 14, and 15, ..;  changing the revised ccl mtg schedule from Sept 29 to Sept 15

{Minutes adopted}

REPORTS  -- and rest will be in the transcript in WVM13.

{I'll enquire tomorrow to see if the beginning can be recaptured, recorded and reposted, or whatever, so we know what cmte he's referring to and if anything else of significance was said.}


= Wed July 9  ~ 7pm ~ Awards Cmte in Lawson Creek Studios

= Thurs July 10 ~ 7:30am ~ Field Sport Forum WG {at MHall)

~ 5:30 - 7:30pm ~ Park Royal North - Devt Applicn Info mtg

PkR-N, Former Esprit Locn (Unit 861) (Inside PkR-N, 3 doors east of London Drugs)

BARD ON THE BEACH also Thurs July 10

~ 7:30pm ~ Opening Night of Equivocation by Bill Cainstarring Bob Frazer -- Box Office 739 0559

DWV Legal Loss

appended below; appeared in VSun July 8 pA3; haven't researched but perhaps DWV will appeal

Vancouver Sun story: http://www.vancouversun.com/million+West+Vancouver+home+saved+from+wrecking+ball/10008125/story.html

DWV Staff Report: http://westvancouver.ca/sites/default/files/dwv/assets/gov/docs/agendas-and-minutes/2012/June/12jun25-14.PDF

BC Supreme Court Judgment: http://www.courts.gov.bc.ca/jdb-txt/SC/14/12/2014BCSC1230.htm

$5.4-million West Vancouver home saved from wrecking ball

Homeowner wins long-running wrangle over waterfront location

A wrecking ball will not be swinging over parts of an exclusive WV home assessed at $5.4-million after its owner went to court to prove you can fight city hall.

A B.C. Supreme Court judge has dismissed a petition from DWV and instead ruled in favour of homeowner Jie Liu in her battle to keep a carport, family room, and landscaping built before she bought the waterfront property in 2011.

The encroachments, on an undeveloped road allowance, were discovered many years before Liu bought the home at 2998 Park Lane, but legal action did not begin until last October, when the District asked the court to order demolition of all the structures.

Justice Glen Parrett has ruled that the District has not provided any paperwork related to the encroachments and has failed to prove they are unauthorized or unlawful.

He also notes that WV has issued tax notices for the disputed land to Liu and the home's previous owners, and those taxes have always been paid.

Parrett says not only are the home renovations and landscaping now covered by an easement for the life of the buildings, West Vancouver must also pay Liu for her legal bills and court costs related to the dispute.

---  Let's see what DWV's next step is......

===> HEADSUP 11H: Sunday July 13

Sunday: Shakespeare and Island Heritage / {+ pun} to newsletter/

BARD  730 0559

Opening Night for Cymbeline at Bard on the Beach, 7:30pm Sunday July 13

Opening Night for Equivocation by Bill Cain was Thursday.  

Shakespearean references.  Enjoyed it more than anticipated -- thoughtful but also humorous.

The other two plays, A Midsummer Night's Dream and Tempest, are on the main stage; -- funny and romps.


= Friday/Saturday/Sunday July 11/12/13

3rd Annual Steamship Days - Bowen Island

Steamship Days is a tribute to our heritage and celebration of summer. Music, games, events, and exhibits will bring our past back to life from July 11th to 13th on Bowen Island. Bring your whole family for a good old-fashioned time.

Event website: www.steamshipdays.com/

Pancake Breakfast - Daily 9am .... Sidewalk Sale ..... Art on Bowen .... Car Show.... Boat Show...and lots more!  Check out the website for all the details! For the Ferry and bus schedules: 


===> HEADSUP 11I: WV Mtgs Tu - Th

The font used for number can't be changed and it's difficult to tell the difference between 11 and I -- the I looks like a lower case L. Here it is in [ Georgia 11I ] and in [ Tahoma 11I ].  Of course, I don't know if you have those fonts or if they're the same on your computer.

As my tasks pile up I'm considering naming WVM12u -- and the u is for unfinished.

Herewith: mtgs; Muddled East; details on the Van Doos (and the Queen who speaks perfect French, spoke to them in French -- great respect and Canadian camaraderie); {QTP -- to end}

Great news and video clips today on TV news!

Canadians making history at Buckingham Palace

Our famous "Van Doos" (the Royale 22e Regiment) marking their 100 years; details below.

Anyway, mtgs to let you know about:

= Tuesday July 15 ~ 7pm ~  Upper Lands WG, Srs' Ctr

= Wednesday July 16

~ 5pm ~ Bd of Variance

6160 Eastmont (many variances including ht, setbacks, and 66.7% highest Bldg Face Envelope!);

     8562 Ansell Place; 4722 Woodvalley; 4945 Keith; 4482 Piccadilly N (3.36m to ht)

     6215 Overstone (bldg ht); 5950 Falcon (new sgl-fam dwelling, 1.60m to bldg ht)  

Agenda: http://westvancouver.ca/sites/default/files/dwv/boards/board-of-variance/2014/14july16-notice.pdf

~ 7pm ~ Library Bd Mtg at Library 

{bizarrely/unhelpfully, clicking on the Calendar link does not lead you to the agenda, nor does the Library link}

= Thursday July 17

~ 4:30pm ~  Design Review Cmte

Agenda:  http://westvancouver.ca/sites/default/files/dwv/assets/gov/docs/Committees-Groups/Committees/Design-Review/2014/DWV-%23738403-v1-DRC_AGENDA_2014-07-17.pdf

Items: -  Shoppers Drug Mart (1583 Marine Dr) (RESUBMISSION)

Site redevelopment for a new store c/w rooftop parking 

-  Ferry Building Gallery {check if still on since the FBG has bn withdrawn from the July 21st ccl agenda} Renewal, restoration, and expansion   

-  Rodgers Creek Area 4: Semi-detached units -- Eight fee-simple semi-detached units   - 

- Rodgers Creek Area 4: Compact lots -- Six compact’ single detached dwellings

~ 6 - 11pm ~  DINNER ON THE DOCK

Horseshoe Bay Public Pier --Tickets $85;  reserved tables of 10: $850

Includes dinner, silent auction, & dance featuring the Adam Woodall Band

Official patrons include: MP John Weston, MLA Jordan Sturdy, and Mayor Michael Smith

Proceeds to support the West Vancouver Marine Rescue Society

~ 6:30 - 8:30pm ~  SALSA BY THE SEA

Outside the Ferry Building Gallery 1414 Argyle Avenue

Do you love the music, rhythms, and dance of Latin America? The Ferry Building Gallery presents SALSA by the Sea with Doris Angela Maria of LatinDanceForYou.com Thursday evenings June 26 August 28 (weather permitting)

$6 drop-in bring your own water bottle; open to all levels and ages lesson included singles welcome


Scoreboard as of July 11:   Gazans killed 175; Israelis 0

A few Gazan rockets with no one killed and only a couple of injuries

Hundreds of bomb/air strikes, 100s of homes ruined, ~ 1000 injured with 75% civilians (according to the UN)

How irrational? strange? inhuman? for our PM to say Israel has the right to defend itself (I agree), without any consideration of the situation in Gaza -- no right to defend themselves?

Let us work for reduced conflict.

Chris Hedges and Juan Cole comment:

> Chris Hedges | Israel Is Captive to Its 'Destructive Process' Chris Hedges, TruthDig 

"There will never be transports or extermination camps for the Palestinians, but amid increasing violence against Palestinians larger and larger numbers of them will die, in airstrikes, targeted assassinations and other armed attacks. Hunger and misery will expand."


Israel Is Captive to Its 'Destructive Process' By Chris Hedges, TruthDig 14 July 14

Raul Hilberg in his monumental work “The Destruction of the European Jews chronicled a process of repression that at first was “relatively mild but led, step by step, to the Holocaust. It started with legal discrimination and ended with mass murder. “The destructive process was a development that was begun with caution and ended without restraint, Hilberg wrote.

The Palestinians over the past few decades have endured a similar “destructive process. They have gradually been stripped of basic civil liberties, robbed of assets including much of their land and often their homes, have suffered from mounting restrictions on their physical movements, been blocked from trading and business, especially the selling of produce, and found themselves increasingly impoverished and finally trapped behind walls and security fences erected around Gaza and the West Bank....

... The last time Israel mounted a Gaza military assault as severe as the current series of attacks was in 2008, with Operation Cast Lead, which lasted from Dec. 27 of that year to Jan. 18, 2009. That attack saw 1,455 Palestinians killed, including 333 children. Roughly 5,000 more Palestinians were injured. A new major ground incursion, which would be designed to punish the Palestinians with even greater ferocity, would cause a far bigger death toll than Operation Cast Lead did. The cycle of escalating violence, this “destructive process, as the history of the conflict has illustrated, would continue at an accelerating rate. ...

... Israel is currently attacking a population of 1.8 million that has no army, no navy, no air force, no mechanized military units, no command and control and no heavy artillery. Israel pretends that this indiscriminate slaughter is a war. But only the most self-deluded supporter of Israel is fooled. The rockets fired at Israel by Hamaswhich is committing a war crime by launching those missiles against the Israeli populationare not remotely comparable to the 1,000-pound iron fragmentation bombs that have been dropped in large numbers on crowded Palestinian neighborhoods; the forced removal of some 300,000 Palestinians from their homes; the more than 160 reported deadthe U.N. estimates that 77 percent of those killed in Gaza have been civilians; the destruction of the basic infrastructure; the growing food and water shortages; and the massing of military forces for a possible major ground assault. ...

... $3.1 billion in military aid that the U.S. gives to Israel each year. It must organize to demand suspension of all free trade and other agreements... As long as these props remain, the Palestinians are doomed. If we fail to act we are complicit in the slaughter.


> Juan Cole

The Map: A Palestinian Nation Thwarted and Speaking Truth to Power Posted on Jul 14, 2014    

By Juan Cole    This post originally ran on Juan Cole’s Web page.

As part of my original posting, I mirrored a map of modern Palestinian history that has the virtue of showing graphically what has happened to the Palestinians politically and territorially in the past century.




Van Doos: Storied Canadian regiment mounts the guard at Buckingham Palace



Andrea Janus, CTVNews.ca Published Monday, July 14, 2014 8:30AM EDT Last Updated Monday, July 14, 2014 1:40PM EDT

One of Canada’s most storied regiments is standing guard at Buckingham Palace for the first time in more than 70 years.Approximately 70 members of the Ceremonial Guard of the Royal 22e Regiment, affectionately known as the Van Doos, took part in the Changing of the Guard ceremony outside Buckingham Palace Monday morning. The regiment will also mount the guard on July 16 and 18 at St. James’s Palace and the Tower of London.The last time the Van Doos stood guard outside Buckingham Palace was for one week in the spring of 1940 at the request of King George VI, Colonel-in-Chief of the regiment.

Cap badge of The Royal 22nd Regiment

Active since 4 June 1869

Country Canada

Branch Canadian Army

NicknameThe Van Doos

Mascot Goat named Batisse X


Colonel in Chief Queen Elizabeth II

Colonel of the Regiment Major-General Alain ForandCMM,SCMSCCD

Insignia Plume Red Left side of bearskin

"It was a first for the King's Guard Sentinels to receive commands, not only from a non-British unit, but also in French," says a statement from the Department of National Defence....Queen Elizabeth II, who now serves as the regiment’s Colonel-in-Chief, met with soldiers for about an hour on Sunday and even conversed with them in French, Forand said....The Royal 22e Regiment is the Canadian Army’s largest, with three regular force battalions, two primary reserve battalions, and a band.The regiment served in both World Wars, in Korea, and in all United Nations missions that Canada has been a part of.....

Royal 22nd Regiment - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Royal 22nd Regiment, in French and officially (in both French and English usage Royal 22e Régiment and colloquially The Van Doos (an anglicized pronunciation of the word twenty-two, vingt-deux, "22" in French), is an infantry regiment of the Canadian Army. The mostly francophone regiment comprises three Regular Force battalions, two Primary Reserve battalions, and a band, making it the largest regiment in the Canadian Army. The ceremonial home of the regiment is La Citadelle in Quebec City, where the regimental museum is housed. The regimental headquarters is located in Quebec City, with all three of its regular battalions stationed at various bases in the province of Quebec. The regiment serves as the "local" infantry regiment for Quebec.

~ Operational history

Fenian Raids

The 64th Voltigeurs de Beauharnois were called out on active service from 9 to 29 April and from 24 to 31 May 1870. The battalion served on the Huntingdon frontier.

~ Memorials

A stone shaft was erected on the grounds of Royal Military College Saint-Jean on 26 Sept 1964 to commemorate the founding of the Royal 22nd Regiment (French-Canadian); the regiment trained at Fort Saint-Jean in 1914. .....

~ Lineage

The Royal 22e Régiment originated on 4 June 1869 and incorporates both Regular and Reserve Force components.[11]

The Royal 22e Régiment originated in Saint-Jean-sur- Richelieu, Quebec on 7 November 1914 as the 22nd (French Canadian) Battalion, CEF. It was redesignated the 22nd (French Canadian) "Overseas" Battalion, CEF on 7 June 1915 and the 22nd Regiment on 1 April 1920.

===> HEADSUP 11J: Weekend

Just heard/reminded on CBC that the annual Folk Festival at Jericho started a short while ago -- am sure you know but it's enjoyable and this year Joan Baez is there. {UPDATE: Alas was sick}

In any case, lots going on -- it's summer!  Tomorrow it's Cops for Cancer. Tour on Bowen on weekend.  And much more. Sorry for what I've missed.

Here's info on some for you to choose from.

> Tonight, and it's free, there's

8 pm Friday July 18  NARVAEZ BAY -- A SUMMER CONCERT

Ryerson United Church, 2205 West 45th, Vancouver (Kerrisdale)

featuring  Narvaez Bay: Tidal Predictions of 2012  composed by Mark Timmings & Stephen Morris

in a FREE performance of the Vancouver Chamber Choir  with Jon Washburn, conductor

Doors open at 7pm. No tix required. General admission seating.  738 6822 vancouverchamberchoir.com

Repertoire:  William Albright -- An Alleluia Super-Round; Orlando di Lasso -- Echo Song; Henry Purcell -- In our deep vaulted cell; Claudio Monteverdi -- Ave maris stella; Robert Ashley --  She was a visitor; Mark Timmings/Stephen Morris -- Narvaez Bay: Tidal Predictions for 2012; Andrea Gabrieli -- Magnificat

= Saturday July 19

~ 7 - 9pm ~  COPS FOR CANCER TOUR DE COAST FUNDRAISER at the Holiday Inn (720 Old Lillooet Road NV)

Door prizes, silent auction, 50-50, all proceeds to Canadian Cancer Society Paediatric Cancer Research and Treatment and Patient Support Programs. Hosted by WVPD Cst Jeff Palmer with two other North Shore Cops for Cancer Riders, Cst. Carlos Rockhill of NV RCMP and Cst. Jenna Oliver of the Port Mann Freeway Patrol.  Call 925 7429 to book tix.  The $25 ticket gets a person $15 of which is given back as a voucher for food or beverage.

> and at the same time:


2055 Purcell Way, NV --  984 1712 /  www.thecapilanoreview.ca tcr@capilanou.ca

Poets Theatre Intensive

A workshop with Kevin Killian & Dodie Bellamy

Workshop dates: July 17-19 (Thurs & Fri 7-10pm; Sat 2-4pm; performance of plays Sat 8pm)

Venue: The Apartment Gallery

San Francisco-based writers Dodie Bellamy and Kevin Killian will be in Vancouver for three days to lead a brief, but intense course in Poets Theatre that will culminate in a live performance on Saturday,


8pm Sat July 19 at Pyatt Hall (843 Seymour) -- eventbrite.com

Quiring Chamber Players, violinist Ian Swensen, cellist Ari Barnes, and clarinetist Francois Houle; works by Bartok, Dvorak, Debussy

CANADA PARKS DAY -- Saturday July 19

Celebrate at Boundary Bay, Capilano River, or Lynn Headwaters Regional Park.  Get to know more about the plants and animals that live in our regional parks. FREE  ~ 9am to noon ~ and ~ 1 - 4pm ~  432 6359   metrovancouveronline.org

EAGLE NESTLINGS  --   ~ 1:30 to 3:30pm ~ Saturday July 19 

Join the Stanley Pk Ecological Society on a guided walk and learn more about the eagle nestlings that call the park home.

Stanley Park Nature House on Lost Lagoon, foot of Alberni St.  718 6522  stanleyparkecology.ca

and in random order......

Pop-Up Salvage Sale

VHF is having another one-day sale with a selection of salvaged windows, doors, and other small items including a few pieces from the Legg House available for purchase. Refreshments will be available by donation. 

Have items you'd like to donate? If you have architectural salvage items to donate for the sale please contact our office by July 18th at 5pm. At this time we are able to accept smaller heritage items that can be carried away such as decorative features, small windows and hardware. If you are unsure if your item is suitable, please call our office. A charitable tax receipt can be issued for the sale value realized for the item.

Saturday July 19th   10am - 1pm  Lane behind 593 E. Georgia St.   More information here

~ 11am - 3pm ~  Sat July 19

For the full image of the poster: http://ow.ly/i/6zMAJ

Partial here --->


PEOPLE, PLANTS, AND PLACES TOUR -- ~ 10am - 4pm ~ July 19 and 20

An intimate peek into nine of Bowen Island's hidden homes and gardens.  The sites

are a mix of established or new gardens, historic sites, and unique homes.

947 2655  bowenislandmuseum.ca

===> HEADSUP 11K: Ccl Agenda Monday Night [July 21]

Quickly, briefly, so you know what will happen.  Have just finished reading all plus correspondence.  A lot and some v important (see bolding and underlining).   NB: Beach Advisory for Amb, Dund, Sandy Cove: 

http://www.vch.ca/about_us/news/warning-for-swimmers-at-west-vancouver-beaches .

END: INFObit (score); QTP + cartoon {moved to WVM}

Here's a summary:

o DPA re 765 Marine Dr/PkR-N: For consideration of: permit applicn for improvements and renovations to the

Park Royal North mall    {Note that this is about devt of the NORTH side}

o Ferry Building Gallery: withdrawn.

o Marine Dr & Pound R Intersection: Consider discussions with MoTI re:Low Level Rd alignment providing Pound Rd connection; no infrastructure changes to Marine Dr & Pound Rd; improved signage to encourage access to Ambleside Park from 13th St & Argyle Ave {Many options; give Ccl your input.}

o Addn to Community Heritage Register & Voluntary Heritage Designation for 6003 Eagleridge Drive: Consider adding 6003 Eagleridge Dr, 1768 Inglewood Ave, and 4762 The Hwy to Cmnty Heritage Register; 1st reading proposed bylaw, set date for public hearing    {v good and full descriptions}

o Proposed [Five-]Year Financial Plan Bylaw 4780, 2014, Amdmt Bylaw 4800, 2014; For consideration of: three readings of the bylaw.

o Proposed OCP Amdmt Bylaw  and Proposed Zoning Amdmt Bylaw 4772, 2014 (Coach Houses):

For consideration of adoption of the two bylaws.

o Policy Review for the Protection of Trees on Public and Private Lands in the District: For consideration of: undertaking a comprehensive review of District policies and bylaws related to the protection of trees on public and private lands.   {review will start in Sept}

o Proposed Amdmt to 2014 Ccl Mtg Schedule: For consideration of: scheduling a special Ccl mtg for July 28, 2014.

o 2014 North Shore Homeless Count: Information report.

o Aquatic Centre Innovation in Leadership Development and Training: Information report

INFObit --  Gaza, at time of writing: 500+ Gazans; 13 Israelis.

===> HEADSUP 11L: Tonight

More info: reg ccl mtg agenda link; in camera items; correspondence list tonight.

INFObits; {QTP -- moved to WVM}

A link to the whole reg July 21 ccl mtg agenda:  


{NB: the summary sent earlier from the DWV website did not note the delegation at the beginning of the mtg; it's re LNG/Woodfibre/Howe Sound; secondly, checked just now, strange that the July 7th minutes do NOT appear on/with the agenda -- have asked why delay./when}

The in camera mtg will discuss:

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

(c) labour relations or other employee relations; 

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

(g) litigation or potential litigation affecting the municipality; 

(i) the receipt of advice that is subject to solicitor-client privilege, including communications necessary for that purpose; and 

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

Purpose of mtg: matters re appointments, labour relations, land, legal, and proposed provision of a municipal service. 


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

>  Council Correspondence Update to June 27, 2014 (up to 12:00 Noon)

Received for Information

(1) Committee and Board Meeting Minutes Design Review Committee April 24 and May 22, 2014

(2) S. Robinson, MLA (Coquitlam-Maillardville), June 23, re Invitation to Official Opposition Union of BC Ms (UBCM) Breakfast (Friday, September 26, 2014)

(3) 2 submissions, June 24 - 26, 2014, regarding Ferry Building / Art Gallery

(4) Ministry of Cmnty, Sport and Cultural Devt, June 27, 2014, regarding � Strategic Cmnty Investment Fund Letter

Responses to Correspondence

(5) Director of Engg, June 25, response re “West Van Mayor & Council: Compliant [sic] Horseshoe Bay roads

>  Council Correspondence Update to July 4, 2014 (up to 12:00 Noon)

Referred for Action

(1) June 29, 2014, regarding “Graffiti at plateau park 

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

(2) June 30, 2014, regarding “Fwd: Ferry Building Expansion 

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

(3) July 2, 2014, regarding “Horseshoe Bay Park -- Park Maintenance -- Garbage 

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

(4) July 2, 2014, regarding “Is BC Hydro allowed to clear cut the north shore?

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

Received for Information 

(5) WV Yacht Club, June 13, 2014, regarding Proposed Renewal of Water Lot Sublease to Kadin Equities Ltd. 

(6) International Olympic Cmte, June 27, re DWV Request for International Olympic Committee to update their Charters 

(7) June 28, 2014, regarding Letter to Christy Clark 

(8) June 28, 2014, regarding “Fw: Ferry Building Open House Community Centre Wed July 2, 4:30-7:30 

(9) June 28, 2014, regarding “Lands and bylaws 

(10) June 28, 2014, regarding “Accountability of the District (Collingwood School Construction) 

(11) 3 submissions, June 29 July 1, 2014, regarding Ferry Building / Art Gallery 

(12) Table Matters, July 2, 2014, regarding “Table Matters Food Charter Celebration Event 

(13) MetroV, July 2, re “Attn Mayor&Council RSCH Regional Homelessness Plan Priorities and Strategies Report

(14) 6 submissions, July 3 4, re Collingwood Sch Construction, Request for Order of Non-Enf of Noise Control Bylaw 

Responses to Correspondence 

(15) Senior Manager of Parks, June 30, 2014, response regarding “Graffiti at plateau park 

(16) Mgr of Parks Planning and Cmnty Stewardship, July 3, response re � DWV Invasive Plants Strategy:

Final Report 16 June 2014 Regular Council Meeting Agenda Item #6 

> Council Correspondence Update to July 8, 2014 (up to 4:30 p.m.) 

Referred for Action 

(1) July 4, 2014, regarding “Public Safety Building

  (Referred to Chief Financial Officer for consideration and response) 

(2) 9 submissions, July 6 - 8, re Proposed Soil Removal/Deposit Regulation Bylaw Amdmts, Proposed Blasting Bylaw Amdmts, and Construction Bylaws 

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

(3) July 7, re “Council Report (File #13-2515-02) dated June 18, Single Family Housing Siting, Form, and Character’ 

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

(4) July 8, 2014, regarding “HELP! BC Hydro Clear Cutting in West Vancouver Residential Neighbourhoods 

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

(5) July 8, 2014, regarding 㥹TH STREET TRAFFIC PROBLEM. 

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

(6) MetroV, June 30, re “MetroV 2040: Shaping our Future Amendment Request from the City of Surrey Central Newton Cultural Commercial District 

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

Received for Information 

(7) 12 submissions, Apr 16 - Jul 7, re Proposed Maison Srs’ Living Devt at Keith/TWay (Devt Permit Applicn No. 12-084) (Received after the close of the April 16, 2014 public hearing) 

(8) Putting Canada First, July 2, 2014, regarding “west vancouver advertisements 

(9) Coho Society of the North Shore, July 4, 2014, regarding “Coho Society Sponsorship 2014 

(10) 3 submissions, July 5 - 7, 2014, regarding “Collingwood dust EMERGENCY 

(11) 2 submissions, July 5 - 6, 2014, regarding “Ferry Building Gallery Upgrade. 

(12) 2 submissions, July 7, 2014, regarding Ferry Building / Art Gallery 

(13) July 5, 2014, regarding “Re: Cell Towers Reduce the Value of Nearby Homes By 20% and More! 

(14) 2 submissions, July 7, 2014, regarding Collingwood School Construction and Request for Order of Non-Enforcement of Noise Control Bylaw 

Responses to Correspondence 

(15) Engineering Outreach Coordinator, July 4, 2014, response regarding “Missed recycling 

(16) CAO and Mgr, Bylaw and Licensing Services, July 5, 2014, responses re "Collingwood dust -- EMERGENCY". 

Since Agenda was put up:

Correspondence: Update to July 11, 2014 (Noon) Update to July 18, 2014 (Noon)

More letters on Collingwood; Construction in Lower Caulfeild; CNV re affordable housing; FBG; No washroom at Sandy Cove!; 765 Marine Dr (PkR-N); and more!

>>>  INFObits   latest int'l news: 

=  Ukrainian Transport plane brought down before Malaysian (tweet seen and then deleted).

=  550+ Gazans killed (80% civilians), 3K wounded, XK houses bombed;

just now Al Aqsa {Al Wafa?} Hospital hit, in area told to flee to

=  20 Israelis (military) killed.

=  US will donate $47M for humanitarian aid to Gaza, announced John Kerry

=  Good Sign:  'Jews and Arabs refuse to be enemies': Israelis And Palestinians show solidarity online

by Lauren O'Neil Posted: July 21, 2014 1:02 PM Last Updated: July 21, 2014 1:26 PM


===> HEADSUP 11M: Ccl Mtg July 21 Highlights

Happy Birthday, Prince George!  Our newest prince is one year old today, July 22.

{written Tues July 22}

OMG -- getting so far behind, hope WVM12 comes out before I get to the end of the alphabet!

But want to give you some highlights of the ccl mtg last night:

+  The Mayor announced new categories for Awards Cmte, NSN Readers' Choice Award for our Cmnty Ctr and Aquatic Ctr; Heritage body to be established 

+  The Parks Director referred to the health advisory for beaches: lifeguards remain, testing frequent, info on website

+  July 7th ccl mtg minutes only released hours before the mtg  

{trying to find out why delay b/c not adequate time to review; shd be a policy re date}

+  A resident who was overlooked at the July 7 mtg PQP was asked to speak at the beginning (spoke re EvDr/Onni)

+  Fascinating and informative delegation by E. Finn re Howe Sound and the proposed LNG Plant at Woodfibre plus ramifications.  DWV will write to insist included in hearings/advisory groups.  {about an hour; went until almost 8pm}

+  Reports: Youth Golf Tournament; Aboriginal Relations Cmte; v successful Dinner on the Dock

+  DPApplicn for 765 MDr, PkR-N presentation then public input; long and rather lively -- ACDI, surprising change of attitude of PkR Towers residents. {to almost 9pm}

+  Three properties for the Heritage Register -- WELL DONE -- and one owner, Ms Wagner, introduced to applause (and appreciation) {I commented at PQP}

+  Convoluted discussion re options for MDr and Pound Rd intersection {took us to almost 10pm}

+  Adoption of Coach Houses bylaw; staff will work on procedures over summer

+  Consent Agenda Items started at 9:43.  Excellent staff report and excellent comments by mbrs of public wrt a tree policy.  Brave and needed; education, awareness, envmtal concerns   {my comments at PQP}

+  Some PQP and mtg ended about 10:15pm.

{QTP to newsletter}

===> HEADSUP 11N: Beaches/Howe Sound Tonight

=  Beach Advisory lifted yesterday -- go play with the fishies!

=  Howe Sound under attack?  LNG Woodfibre Monday night at Ccl and now:

Gambier Island -- Woodlot mtg tonight at St Francis-in-the-Wood (7pm), tomorrow morning at Sewell's (9am)

=  INFObit; QTP

Received an urgent msg:

Hello Friends of Gambier Island and Howe Sound

On behalf of the Gambier Island Conservancy, this is an update .....

The Ministry has now informed us that they will host a public information meeting on Thursday July 24 (7-10pm, St. Francis-In-The-Wood Church, West Van) and public drop-in on Friday July 25 (9-noon, Sewell’s Marina Boardroom, Horseshoe Bay)......

The Ministry has not backed away from its intention to award the woodlots. In the words of senior bureaucrat Craig Sutherland “we will organize a local public process to help concerned individuals better understand the woodlot process. The Ministry has not indicated that it has an open mind to the question “Is Gambier Island, in the heart of the Howe Sound recreation area, an appropriate place for a new woodlot operation? Instead FLNR is committed going forward with the woodlots, and says that the successful applicant will work with the public to create a good management plan....

For continued updates on the woodlot issue, visit the Conservancy website (gambierc.ca),

Conservancy blog (http://gambierconservancy.wordpress.com/) or Twitter account (@GambierConserv).

Thanks for helping! Gambier Island Conservancy

 Recent media articles:

1)     26 June 2014 - http://www.coastreporter.net/news/local/gambier-woodlot-decision-delayed-1.1159462

2)     02 July 2014 - http://www.nsnews.com/news/gambier-woodlots-put-on-hold-1.1189831


INFObit: Gazans killed: 710 (more by now!)

===> HEADSUP 11O: Tonight/Wknd/Ccl Agenda Monday

bits and pieces first, Ccl agendas Monday, QTP


=  EMV starts tonight (poster below)

=  Caribbean Days at Waterfront Park in NV Sat and Sun (caribbeandays.ca)

=  GAZA: Over 800 killed but some good news -- first, just announced, a 12-hr truce starting tomorrow morning, and: 



+  CLOSED MTG 9:30am:

  (c) labour relations or other employee relations; and 

(i) the receipt of advice that is subject to solicitor-client privilege, including communications nec for that purpose. 

Purpose of meeting: matters regarding labour relations and legal advice 


Montizambert Wynd Water Disconnection Notice:  For Council’s consideration of options

Proposed General Local Elections Regulation Amdmt Bylaw: 

For Ccl’s consideration of three readings for the proposed bylaw amdmts re legislative changes

Proposed [Five-]Year Financial Plan Amdmt Bylaw: 

For Ccl’s consideration of adoption re amdmt to the annual budget for 2014


From: Early Music Vancouver <staff@earlymusic.bc.ca>

Subject: Vancouver Early Music Festival offerings: Colin Tilney and Ellen Hargis

Date: 25 July, 2014 11:25:49 AM PDT


7:30pm Roundhouse Community Centre 181 Roundhouse Mews ~~ Colin Tilney, harpsichord

Our opening concert this year is a rare recital by world-renowned keyboardist Colin Tilney. Turning 80 this year, Colin is a giant in early music: one of the first musicians to bring historically-informed performance to the general concertgoer's awareness, and one of the few still actively performing today. He'll perform Quinque by the South African composer Priaulx Rainier, composed in 1973, Bach's 6th English Suite, and elegant works by 18th-century French clavecinistes.

A special presentation in collaboration with the Queer Arts Festival.

PURCHASE  tickets for this concert.  And check out the rest of our incredible Festival offerings.


All art exists on a continuum. Looking back, we can see paths form and lines connecting the many disparate elements. 

Early Music Vancouver (EMV) is an organization that reaches back into this history and casts beautifully preserved antiquities in fresh light. By preserving and presenting this music with the authentic instruments and traditions intended, Early Music Vancouver fosters an understanding and appreciation of these unique moments in time.


===> HEADSUP 11: News / HAF / Museum

Working way through the alphabet.  :-)

>  FWIW, both fireworks so far, last Sat and last night, not remarkable esp compared with those in other years, so hopes are up for this Sat.  The Storm Brewing grapefruit radler was a hit.

>  Yikes!  So busy with fireworks, etc, now doing this Headsup just spotted Ccl had snuck in another ccl mtg before stopping for the summer.  We'd all thought the 10am special ccl mtg added Monday July 28 wd be the last, but nope.  They had one 10am yesterday (July 30)!  I see they had three readings of a local elections bylaw on Monday, 28th, so naturally wanted to adopt it, and did so on Wed 30th.  Well, it's not a surprise there's an election in November so one wonders why the bylaw had not come to Ccl in June or the first mtg in July so no need for sp ccl mtgs.  Maybe the prov has introduced something new.  Will find out. 

>  Bad News (on DWV website):  July 31, 2014

Today, Vancouver Coastal Health issued a swimming advisory at Ambleside, Dundarave and Sandy Cove beaches. Bacteria counts are elevated. The swimming advisory issued last week for Eagle Harbour Beach remains in effect.  For info, call the VCH env'tal health line 983 6793.

>  A bit of good news -- starting Friday morning (so already started there): a 72-hr ceasefire for Gaza and Israel (but IDF can keep military in Gaza!); let's hope for longer!

>  Breaking News -- Justin Trudeau in WV on Monday, BC Day!

I can confirm that we will arrive (Justin and Pam) between 2:30 - 3pm, beside Crema. We will walk along Argyle to John Lawson park, dance at the Dal concert. Justin leaves at 4 pm. Aug 4. BC Day. 

>  At the end of CBC radio's On the Coast Thursday afternoon, Matthew Lazin-Ryder interviewed our heritage treasure, historian Michael Kluckner.  Vancouver had Canada's first gas station!  More importantly, the Vancouver Heritage Fdn has put the Vancouver Heritage Register on an Interactive Map. It lists buildings, sites, and landmarks as well as sites with municipal or provincial designation. This project is in beta form and currently includes nearly all of the over 2300 sites listed on the register. 


>  FREE!  -- Symphony at Jack Poole Plaza: Vancouver Metropolitan Orchestra at Burrard Landing 7 - 9:30pm burrardlanding.com/symphony-at-jpp/

>  QTP {moved}

 The Harmony Arts Festival starts tomorrow!  

HAF's Calendar below plus Museum's events below that.   ENJOY!


Friday August 1

11am Artsy Kids Outdoor Studio: Rock Painting

2pm Fresh St. Art Market, Park Royal Beachside Patio, Waterfront Lounge

4pm Yvonne McSkimming 5:45pm Olivia Penalva

7:30pm Andrew Allen 8:45pm ABRA Cadabra

9pm Cinema in the Park

The whole schedule:   http://harmonyarts.ca/calendar/

ALSO -- Aug 1 from 6 to 8pm at the Ferry Building Gallery

mixed media group exhibition [Exhibit] runs from: August 1 - 17

 and at the Museum:

Begin forwarded message:

From: West Vancouver Museum <wvmuseum@westvancouver.ca>

Subject: Harmony Arts Festival Art Market this and next weekends!

Date: 31 July, 2014 4:51:38 PM PDT

Please join the WV Museum at the Art Market during the Harmony Arts Festival from August 1 to 4 and 8 to 10


Friday August 1: 2 - 9pm; Sat/Sun/Mon August 2/3/4: 11am - 9pm


Friday August 8: 2 - 9pm; Sat/Sun August 9/10: 11am - 9pm

The Art Market location is along Argyle Avenue between 14th and 17th Street (along waterfront) in Ambleside. 

This year the Museum is offering for sale art works by three important west coast artists, including Tangled Beach, a limited edition print by Gordon Smith, as well as an original drawing by Syliva [sic?] Tait and framed cover photographs from the Museum's publication Selwyn Pullan: Photographing Mid-Century West Coast Modernism. These art works were generously donated by the artists to support future Museum projects.

Don't miss this rare opportunity to purchase an original artwork by some of our most celebrated artists. The Museum will also have several publications available for sale, as well as B.C. Binning and Joan Balzar greeting cards featuring works from the Museum's collection.

While at the Festival, please visit Vermilion Sands, a temporary suspended sculpture comprised of modules of living plants designed by Matthew Soules Architecture and organized by the West Vancouver Museum.

See you at the Festival!

For more information, please check our Facebook Page.

Vermilion Sands, designed by Matthew Soules Architecture, is a temporary installation for the Harmony Arts Festival on West Vancouver's waterfront. Integrating living plant-life into a geometric three dimensional pattern, the project explores the relationship between the natural and artificial, while providing a shaded social space for festivalgoers.

Public unveiling and opening reception -- Saturday, August 2 at 4pm.

To learn more about Vermilion Sands check out our facebook/wvmuseum 

===> HEADSUP 11Q: Bits/News -- Aug 12/13

still alive but wobbling so a Headsup while WVM12/13 continues to percolate.....

😍  Harmony Arts great success! thx to Christie and Rachelle, DWV staff; photo of Christie Rosta in Saturday's Sun pA17

 LNG: apologias in NSN (from Mayor) and CBC Radio News (Cameron); staff report in fall

 Justin at Pride Parade and dancing with our former mayor in Ambleside

Trudeaumania it’s not, but Justin shows he can wow a crowd just like dad (with video)

Analysis: Opponents scorn him as an intellectual lightweight, but the Liberal leader shines in a crowd BY PETER O'NEIL, VANCOUVER SUN AUG 11


😍  Looks like they had fun! Photos: Squamish Music Fest caught on Instagram by Miguel Moya, V Sun Aug 12 http://www.vancouversun.com/entertainment/Photos+Squamish+Music+Fest+caught+Instagram/10101993/story.html

=== CCL MTG NOTES 2014 June 16 === e&oe

Re transcript: ... (gap); xxx (words missing); &&& (noteworthy; shd get); timestamps so you can find the part on the video to listen to entire bit.

NB: unless I know the person, names are best guesses. In any case, herewith more of what went on than you ever read in the ccl minutes. :-)

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


Note: At 6pm the sp Ccl mtg will commence in open session in the MFCR and will be immediately followed by a motion to exclude the public in order to hold a closed session, pursuant to section 90... At 7pm in the Ccl Chamber a PH re proposed OCP Amdmt Bylaw and proposed Zoning Amdmt Bylaw (Coach Houses) will be held. The reg Ccl mtg will commence in the Council Chamber immediately following the PH and concurrent public mtg.


1. Call to Order.


2. RECOMMENDED: THAT in the public interest, mbrs of the public be excluded ... under the following...:

90. (1) A part of a council meeting may be closed if ... relates to or is one or more of the following:

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

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

(i) the receipt of advice that is subject to solicitor-client privilege, including communications necessary for that purpose. Purpose of meeting: appointments and legal matter.

3. ADJOURNMENT (of open session)

= PUBLIC HEARING NOTES June 16 For On-Table Items Please See Item 4

7:00 PM


    Mayor: apologize for our seven-minute late start; v unusual here

    {SSch explained staff wd introduce}


Proposed OCP Bylaw No. 4360, 2004, Amendment Bylaw No. 4771, 2014; and Proposed Zoning Bylaw No. 4662, 2010, Amendment Bylaw No. 4772, 2014 (Coach Houses)

The Director of Planning, Land Development and Permits will describe the subject application.

Applicant: The Corporation of the District of West Vancouver

Subject Lands: Lands zoned RS1, RS2, RS3, RS4, RS5, RS7, RS8, RS9, and RS10, and RD1 and RD2.

Purpose: The proposed bylaws wd provide for the intro of coach houses as a new housing type in WV

Proposed OCP Bylaw Amdmt: If adopted, it wd provide policy and guidelines for the devt of coach houses in existing nbrhds. Specifically, the proposed bylaw wd provide for:

      o rental coach houses as a detached form of sec ste in all resid zones where sec stes are a permitted use;

      o consideration of rental coach houses in other residential zones, subject to site-specific rezoning;

      o consideration of ownership coach houses:

          (i) on properties designated in the Official Community Plan for future infill housing devt; and

(ii) as an incentive for conservation of properties listed on the Community Heritage Register; and

      o a new Devt Permit Area Designation BF-B 3.1 and corresponding form and character guidelines to

      provide for the successful integration of coach houses with the built form and landscape character of existing nbrhds.

Proposed Zoning Bylaw Amendment: If adopted, proposed Zoning Bylaw No. 4662, 2010, Amendment Bylaw No. 4772, 2014 wd add regulations for Detached Secondary Suites, and would allow for Detached Secondary Suites as a permitted use in the RS1, RS2, RS3, RS4, RS5, RS7, RS8, RS9, RS10, RD1 and RD2 Zones.



    1. Reports received up to and including June 5, 2014: To view all Council reports click here





Coach House Implementation Bylaws

June 2, 2014

June 16, 2014 / public hearing


Coach House Implementation Bylaws

May 12, 2014

May 26, 2014


Results of Cmnty Engagement on Proposed Coach House Policies, Regulations and Guidelines

April 14, 2014

May 5, 2014


Status of Community Dialogue Implementation

January 7, 2014

February 3, 2014


Proposed Coach House Implementation

November 6, 2013

November 18, 2013


West Vancouver’s Coach House Examination

July 11, 2013

September 9, 2013


Staff Response to Questions from Council Regarding a Proposed Implementation Program for Coach Houses

August 22, 2013

September 9, 2013


West Vancouver’s Coach House Examination

July 11, 2013

July 22, 2013


Ccl Reconsideration of Directions from Cmte of the Whole Mtg on Nbrhd Character and Housing Held on Jan 28, 2013

March 4, 2013

March 18, 2013


Directions from Cmte of the Whole Mtg on Neighbourhood Character and Housing Held on Jan 28,2013

February 4, 2013

February 18, 2013


A Housing Action Plan For West Vancouver

November 2012

January 28, 2013

Cmte of the Whole mtg


The Potential for Coach Houses’ in West Vancouver

December 2012

January 28, 2013

Cmte of the Whole mtg


Coach House Discussion Paper

Nov 30, 2012

December 10, 2012


Housing Action Plan

Nov 19, 2012

November 26, 2012


Housing Action Plan

June 12, 2012

June 25, 2012


Transitioning to an Investigation of the Potential of Coach Houses in West Vancouver

June 11, 2012

June 25, 2012


    1. Written submissions received up to and including June 5, 2014:

Written submissions listed below were rec'd at or following the May 26 Ccl mtg at wch Ccl set the date for the June 16 PH. To view all ten redacted written submissions {text remains} in this section click here


Written submissions listed below were rec'd prior to the May 26 Ccl mtg at wch Ccl set the date for the June 16 PH. To view all 14 redacted written submissions {text remains} listed in this section click here


On May 26, Ccl set the date for the PH. The statutory notice of PH will be published in the NSh News on June 8 and 11. The MClk will note written submissions rec'd for the June 16 PH.

SM: think I shd speak a bit about the process.

culmination of District's 18mos (on CHs)

{gave background eg mtgs, nbrhd fair, etc w/ SLIDES; max ht, sideyards, no sep title, etc}

was question re lodgers -- will be looking at definition

re foreign student, will look into that

Sop: how make a decision on a process that wd hv an impact on nbrhd character, if Ccl does not have some say

{this part inaudible playing from DWV website}

why shd ... some impact on [7:15]

SM: ... will study over summer and report back on process

decision before you is &&&

have identified a two-step process

communicate with nbrs; siting (where); second phase, landscaping -- formal notification

Mayor: to be clear; Ccl looking into policy

how, staff will look into and come back with

SM: in fall

{can hear this!} ML: understanding can't increase the sq ftg on lot

how many props have sufficient allowable unused?

I've heard going to be rampant -- 6000sf, 2500sf

how many you cd see, hypothetically

anecdotally, ev house built over last 25 years has been built to capacity

{yes, and more recently with sec stes, "mortgage-helpers" given the high prices

also, b/c on spec, biz, make as much profit; not built by the person wanting the home; }

other limiting actors, [req'd] servicing; eg undersized water main -- they'd have to update, wch is cost-prohibitive

ML: how many sgl-fam, how many....

SM: delve into it over summer and cd come back; number of applicns

ML: when we did sec stes, ev knew; house ...

expected permits not what anticipated

{when last I looked into this, estimates of sec stes 3 - 6K and those legal/registered isn't even 1K}

how many CHs we have today -- grandfathered, decommissioned

well and good to have bylaws but without teeth

SM: coach houses?

ML: yes

SM: some look like it but sometimes an accessory bldg, ofc, studio, etc; wd hv to delve into it

ML: part of this is a health and safety issue

Sokol: when we did sec stes

hundreds; streamlined process; ensure safe and legalized

nowhere near as many coach houses; more on the lines of ten, 20, 30

to be legal, wd have to prove meet bldg code; more rigorous than for sec stes

MB: like Cclr Sop, v open-minded about this

making it palatable for cmnty, a win-win for owner and the nbrs

1200sf max compared with NV, 800 1K, CoV 500

{[7:23] get more stats here}

basements going to be allowed in coach houses?

SM: re basements, staff and working with the cmnty; in the end we landed -- technically can have a basement

will be reporting in July, and work looking at housing bulk, whether shd be calculated; whether exception merited

1200 fig is a maximum -- .1 x the lot area so 1200 on larger lots but wd still be capped

est approp siting, address nbr issues; eliminate/mitigate impacts

reporting back in a year and cd revisit the issue of basements

Sokol: there will be a DP for Coach houses -- and we don't even have for a sgl-fam house

Mayor: to be successful, have to be supported by the cmnty

input b/c they'll be impacted

process [7:25]

{SSch speaks re PROCESS}

    5. PUBLIC INPUT [7:29]

Chris Pouleter: full support for the proposed CH plan

believe we can meet all the

our lot is 39Ksf, 13K sf house; built in the 30s 4K sf

during the last Ccl mtg May 26 seemed to be substantial agreement with my stand, don't have to go through xxx; prepared to forgo the required [7:32]

detached, site-specific review

delay schedule for this PH

Sokol raised parking wch xxx xxx; if sold, next might not have a

cd be the case of any mainland owner as well

convert -- kids' playground, garden; parking space cd be rented

&&&; to presume that Eagle Island predisposed to violating ev bylaw

if this is the case, no opposed

annually advise parking; streamlined for CH zoning 

$6K now; cost wd be over $10K

unfair, punitive; ev other area doesn't have to go through rezoning

xxx amt for a sgl-parking lot review

xxx adequate control of CH on Eagle Island

> Heather Mersey: [slightly edited text]

... This evening I am speaking on behalf of the Ambleside Dundarave Ratepayers’ Assn to provide our input on the topic of Coach Houses.

The ADRA mission statement has been a guide to members’ efforts. In particular to work to:

  • ensure any changes/developments are in the best interests of current residents

  • maintain our park-like residential character through policies of sensitive, resident-supported growth

  • define and protect the character of our neighbourhoods and heritage assets

ADRA recognizes the need to offer diversity in housing. Our members live in single-family dwellings, duplexes, and apartments.

Our concern is not with the concept of coach houses, but how they will be formally introduced into the community. I say formal, as there are a number of “coach houses that have been built in West Vancouver, a few of which are located just blocks from M Hall.

The bylaws before us tonight propose a District-wide rezoning where any property allowed a secondary suite would be zoned for a coach house. With the exception of Eagle Island and the British Properties, this covers a significant area of WV. Well over 1000 properties will be affected.

The choice has been made NOT to define nbrhds or nbrhd character but rather to go for the District-wide rezoning. This, in itself, is a rather undemocratic approach. It is therefore imperative that neighbours potentially affected by this proposed bylaw be given the opportunity for substantial input.

ADRA recommends that:

= 70% approval in writing be required from property owners within 100m of the applicant, whether one- or two-storey coach houses are being proposed.

= a one-storey coach house be approved by Planning

= two-storey coach houses be approved by Council

= basements NOT BE INCLUDED in FAR (bulk housing)

{UPDATE: a correction will be made to this since EXCLUDED is what was meant}

As well, ADRA agrees:

o that a sec ste shall NOT be permitted in conjunction with a coach house; CONCERN with CNV -- 2010 introduction of Coach Houses and now moving to allowing both on a property, only a few years later.

o the property owner must live on the property; no option for a property manager

o with the non-strata designation, that there be no separate title for a CH

o with the review of CH policy after one year

In addn, - ADRA recommends that there be two designated, on-site parking spaces for CH over 400 sq. ft.

- ADRA would like to see the issue of taxation addressed, in particular:

- Duplexes taxed on the basis of two residences on a single-family lot.

- House with sec ste  =  two residences on a single-family lot

- House with coach house = two residences on a single-family lot

Question: Each duplex unit pays a base sewage fee, drainage fee, waste collection fee, and recycling fee.

A secondary suite does not. Would a coach house?

On behalf of ADRA, thank you for the opportunity to provide our input on the proposed Coach House bylaw and policy this evening In particular, I would like to thank Steve Mikicich who was always available to respond to our many emails, phone calls, and generally was just available.

Mayor: thank you for your comments; I see Mr Mikicich taking notes [7:42]


{made the motion; received; PH closed [7:50] }

Council members are not permitted to receive further submissions once the Public Hearing is closed.


For On-Table Items Please See Items 9, 10, and 12.1

{right after PH closed}

    1. Call to Order.

    2. Approval of Agenda -- amended by:

                      o adding to Item 9 a written submission regarding 2013 Annual Report;

      o adding to Item 10 a memo re “Updated Revision to June 2, 2014 Resoln re Whyte Lake;

      o adding to Item 12 Item 12.1 re correspondence

    3. Adoption of Council Meeting Minutes

MB moved THAT

Mayor: Sorry, we have to halt our proceedings. Ms Scholes, what have we done wrong now?

SSch: Nothing, Mr Mayor. I wd like to note that the unadopted minutes of the May 26 reg ccl mtg reflect a correction made in item 17.5, on pM18, Item 17, wch had the words 'of Canada' erroneously included in the title as follows: "... Hon. S Anton, Min of Justice and Att General of Canada, May 2nd ..." and the correction has been made and those minutes are in front of Ccl this evening.

Mayor: sure we all knew that, Ms Scholes

{hm, then I wonder why no one on Ccl corrected that when they saw the draft; but appreciate that done publicly.

My concern was having changes made not directed by Ccl or in public. What is the process re changes? Will try to find out and report back.}

MB: so my motion contains that amendment.


    4. West Vancouver Soccer Club regarding Current and Future Activities

PowerPoint presentation to be provided. [7:46]

{B Sparling, Prez WVSoccer Club; and H Moffat, Dir Rev Generation}

B Sparling: [here w/ Heather] began in 1923

WV Soccer largest sports and volunteer org in the cmnty


1 out of 4 signed up and play in the cup ea yr

budget $1.1M; xxx usu their first job

four $1K scholarships through WV Cmnty Fdn; keep replenishing that fund

SLIDE of graduates [7:51]


Heather, stepped on just after my chn

last summer

HN: here I am as director of Rev Generation

exciting to have some of the contacts and expertise I cd bring to

phone, generate sponsors for the league

...signs, been successful, so started taking it off agenda b/c not getting jerseys sold

amazing sponsors

jerseys, small addl awards for a graduate graduating

jerseys again

we're pushing as a club, if xxx by sponsors, give back to charity

$ with poppy drive

give back to one of our coaches to Uganda to build a soccer pitch

boots...; chn arrive with bare feet

Adam Free Kicks ... freekicks.reg

building a backyard prog; once again to go back to Uganda

2013 $40K; looking at $50K from our corp sponsors

Nov, three of past Olympic team xxx bought out ?xxx

who will be playing Germany one night

advice re left and right foot

BSp: Christmas toy drive dear to my heart; collect all the food and toys

good feeling to get into Christmas

Mayor: how long been president, Bill?

Ans: four to five years

Mayor: great commitment; ev appreciates, tremendous  [7:57]

Sop: how many teams throughout the Lower Mainland use the fields over there?

Ans: just turf fields, ~120 teams in the club; half one weekend and other half playing in other Ms

Sop: artif turf, started any fund-raising yet?

Ans: ready to go but need facility

Sop: quite an org from first field we put in a few years ago; blossomed forth; v effective for our youth

CC: a few comments can personally attest to the excellence of the soccer club

both my boys played last year, and one still playing in the summer

coaching is excellent, org is top notch; kids all feel it's a big family

my oldest hates soccer but loves going to soccer practice b/c of how great his coach, George, is

Ans: you have to make it fun; you really do

CC: appreciate the role of the club, mentioned; not only fostering excellence but also [as] you said, making it fun for kids b/c not all going to be a competitive level soccer player

end up drawing kids in for the social aspect and the fun

appreciative you've singled out Adam, b/c he is an excellent coach but he is even more an excellent human being

excellent work in Uganda and on DES (Downtown East Side) w/ his soccer progs

singled out him but so many others

Heather, I hear what you're saying about volunteers, being drawn in

no good deed goes unpunished

Soccer Club, Cclr Panz can attest, using District money

raising funds re infrastructure; as part of the Field Sports WG; xxx

hope to be able to move forward with that soon

did receive a report about the ingress/egress

great if Mr Fung cd give you an update

MOOI earlier

we do know your priorities, maybe subject to what Ms Mooi and Mr Fung can tell you

AM: report re artif field WFSS Sept

RF: &&&   hope to come back

Mayor?CC: when?

RF: have to talk to Clerk but hope before summer recess

CC: [delegation] received with our heartfelt thanks


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

    Mayor: think Cclr Gamb wants to start off

NG: went down to foot of 19th b/c photos; had to show them; if you blinked cd have missed

started Monday and finished June 20

build a stream xxx trench SLIDES; was diff for salmon to return; technical diagram -- huge trench

SLIDE of foot of 19th St; pulled out of culvert

a few years ago in 2008 a few boulders were put down to protect the shoreline

next slide bulldozers, huge trench; next slide filter fabric; and this is what is there now

130 truckloads of boulders and rock donated from BPP

{closer and cheaper than trucking it away!}

each carefully placed there; location specified; partners, xxx Shoreline......staff xxx

Streamkeepers has raised $135k for this work; some staff ...

Mayor: Streamkeepers; good work

MB: following on, three days .... homeless street soccer ... names

Canada took the cup  8:7  ...  congratulations all

incredibly successful "No More Secrets"; launching immed, a parent-organized debrief session

identifying awareness and ways for youth struggling with mental health issues

w/ Michelle Laird; fruitful discussion attended by 20 ppl

Sop: the cycling at Lawson

xxx, seal life will be coming in

in 1960s, 42 streams and three worked

Cmnty day gave out xxx

crew organized 1300 freezie pops in your fridge, they're xxx :0(

xxx; ran around as usual

info on Sat night

to AM and AB; Sunday shd be overtime for me

Three trees fell in Whyte Lake

I cd go on about a lot of other things, but I know you wanted to make it short

ML: Cmnty Day Parade

we won't have another mtg before Canada Day -- starting at 4pm right through to fireworks; singing O Canada

traditionally good weather; hope to see everybody out

attended the substance abuse WG and the subject was funding for the anti-bootlegging prog

the graphics used by xxx from Argyle; dist'd, ctrs

CC: if you want shorter, will leave it to next time

TP: went to Coq Water Treatment Ultra-Violet Disinfection; on time and under budget    [8:12]

facts: av ev day 1B litres of water in the Lower Mainland, astounding

more astounding -- been on Ccl for almost six yrs and haven't seen

63 cents for ev litre {?}

treated, inexpensive for coffee, xxx, toilet

give Metro its due, integrated regional utility system is astounding

more action on the regional front: I attended b/c Mayor cdn't go to Mayors' Ccl on Regional Transportation

strong motive on that piece

the little bit of honey from Sop tonight

Sop: not yet

TP: xxx this Ccl has always supported the xxx and as xxx

transit and transportation; ten-yr implementation plan and 30-yr vision

choose (?), affects where we are heading; we are constrained geographically

another 1M ppl and xxx cars in next 30 yrs

come up with that vision

integrated is top priority; investing in an integrated system is key and the transit

ten-yr xxx; mobility pricing; must go in tandem; ten-yr implementation plan

did in 2012 -- mayors, enough on the prop taxes, had to look at other opps

public more responsive to user pay

this is the first step; astounding to see all the mayors support this plan except for the Mayor of Bby

understand we need a strong voice

Sop: Mayor  ?

a lot to do; for Mayors' Ccl to come out with one strong voice

go onto the mayors' council; tremendous info; our resp to educ

mayors have actually done what prov asked xxx [8:18]

Bill 22 -- really needs to have some attn paid to it

CC: do want to log in

a propos to give thx to Mayor Smith, Mussatto, and xxx ... to much ours

prov asked what appeared impossible Panz has articulated; setting up the Ms to fail

instead made a silk purse out of a sow's ear

thrown the ball back into the prov's court

referendum on funding strategies -- come sometime next year

Metro and Transit get a rough ride, this an instance 

xxx and have risen to the task

Sop: certainly, Cclr Panz, you have some honey from me

my count

George Puil in 1976? not put TransLink funds on prop tax; now, stated by the Mayors' Cmte; still prop tax

ML: by 2016, health care in the trillions

sewer $1700M; haven't finished the lawsuit on the Seymour connector

xxx didn't see a biz plan

went for a ride on the new ferry

didn't see next

pay through the nose b/c govts none; NSh huge cost in the future

don't agree with love fest on Transit; money grab

Mayor: who said lovefest? not me

not TransLink all night

b/c mtg

I attended three events

Strides for Strokes wch helps stroke victims recover; money they raise themselves; salute 

went to Brit Props Homeowners' barbecue; nice to see nbrs getting together; social event

Sat night, went to bagpipes on the beach; stirring; six xxx; finished off with a march across the field

tribute to our Fire Dept raising; salute them

all events are cmnty volunteers and that's what makes xxx WV


AM: NG to introduce the WG mbrs

NG: SLIDES; ccl liaison for past yr and a quarter; 25 mtgs over past [18?] mos; not sub; ... travel

estimate for eight on this cmte over 1000 hrs; if we had to pay, wd be suffering

[Pls stand while I call your names]

Lori Williams: co chair; have brought out some examples

buddleia, scotch broom, [blackberry] himalayan, and Japanese knotweed; dreaded giant hogweed; periwinkle, lamium

{It's also known as the butterfly bush; curious, looked up buddleia: The generic name bestowed by Linnaeus posthumously honoured the Reverend Adam Buddle (16621715), a botanist and rector in Essex, England, at the suggestion of Dr. William Houstoun. Houstoun sent the first plants to become known to science as buddleja (B. americana) to England from the Caribbean about 15 years after Buddle's death.[1]}

grateful to Ccl recognizing the gravity of this issue; prob around the world; become serious in WV

set up WG a timely one; provide info to residents

Dist has a seat on the MetroV invasive species &&&

SLIDE of map with confirmed knotweed sites (known locations)

landscape completely transformed with English ivy; with snow, trees can come down with the weight

Michael Evison: need for action; hv seen some pretty depressing sights

impact to mgmt of knotweed; staff have taken the initiative; must involve citizens, govt, and biz

info of wch are

continue as long as ppl unaware of the damage and serious consequences

some parts of the world, eg in Britain cannot get a mortgage if you have knotweed

44 recomms tonight; cost and ease of implementation; to public for comment

target plants, 19 species some of greater concern; useful and educational tool

cherry laurel and English? ivy? [8:33]

{fyi, portuguese laurel and cherry laurel are the same}

increased education, take approp action to remove

Japanese knotweed and giant hogweed the most

spread and poison...

guidelines and methods of treatment; best mgmt practices, a go-to handbook

summary of damage caused, how best to remove, advice on restoration

pesticide use: a lot of discussion


pesticide for knotweed b/c no other successful but CAREFULLY and in certain circs

LW: increased communication; enforcement of regs still has to be an option

use Cmnty Charter to update; need to update the M's pesticide bylaw; cannot be done without citizen involvement

stewardship and xxx already valuable eg Lighthouse Pk

many citizens hv come fwd, interest in working with cmnty groups

xxx funding a variety of techniques

beautification, invasive species control for five years to get a handle

3 and 4 &&& [8:38]

to ITE; responses; into draft

Qs most often related to what inv plants are; lack of understanding of what it was

why so many plants on the target list?

have to commend staff, help we've got; immed helpful

report cd not have [bn done] without their help

Mayor: wanna give them a bouquet there?


Sop: thanks to Cclr Sop

some have said I've been around so long, I'm an invasive species

from what I saw around Hugo Ray, under Sandy Cove bridge -- we need to act

Ms L, if squeeze money in 2014; know with all the penny-pinching; all work done to date, mapping

saw a stmt here bothered me: inv plants more harmful to envmt than use of pesticides

pesticide is poison to humans -- pesticides like CN every time get blackberries, they ignore us -- talk about best practices, we went to organic pesticides

Mike Ev: talking about monocultures

if ev male ccl mbr required to wear a white shirt, boring

that's one of the issues we have to address in invasive species

...general habitat, surrounding, ...

that monoculture is detrimental; under those circumstances,we're suggesting use of pesticides shd be considered

Sop: what about the good folks who do the weed-pulls and things, isn't that a method that cd be used?

MEv: indeed, one of the methods, successful; shd appreciate those actions, only one of a number

Sop: your attraction to knotweed and hogweed -- that's where you're going to start?

saw some bushes efforts eradicated along waterfront last summer, v effective

that the area going to ?

MEv: refer to

Andrew Banks: staff using the strategy, control in many diff ways

Japanese knotweed and giant hogweed, prime

working with church groups xxx xxx xxx periwinkle; using cmnty groups

ML: these are?

really want to congratulate the group, this stakeholder xxx group; underlying component

two Qs -- not really costed, quantifiable; pay now or pay later? have you got any sense what cost to embark pro-actively?

tactical first strike

really concerns some minor reallocation of staff resources budget

we're not really going to make a real dent; going into summer and budget time

want us to be proactive and get ahead of the

we're re mortgages....

if only way to treat two prime culprits on our list with herbicide, what are the alternatives going to be presented to cmnty esp priv prop?

Dist can xxx, three weeks later a bird flies over, area has just become reseeded

priv prop component of this

easy simple affordable as possible

don't see residents going around doing injections

??? do ourselves eventually?

eradicate xxx

MEv: xxx burying it or putting it in my compost

ML: help $7 - 8K or $700-800K; big diff

advantage of ???

to get ahead, sense of urgency, a few mos to recogn the plants; remedial action cost us

MikeEv: xxx

AndrewB: diff to answer but our goal to be financially responsible

this year strategy? and existing staff

to get a deeper understanding of the prog

as Michael said, need the cmnty to help us understand the prog

under, help

going to try to get a magnitude of the costs

not coming looking for a sust money xxx?

use money we have prudently; xxx

Mayor: speed this up a bit cuz we have mbrs of cmnty to speak

MB: will see

this is an excellent xxx

glad cooperating on NSh, we don't see boundaries nor do birds

expedite sharing this

not ev will read, but a one-page laminated so when they go to the gardeners' -- have to start asap

this is a war, and they can overtake us; multiply and grow; take over land; have to enlist our xxx

a lot in Gleneagles golf course, Lower Caulfeild; a lot of ppl mobilized

cost, can't pay, don't do without citizens; well done; thank you for all your hard work

CC: really app work of WG; not solved but set out &&&

key thing to know is what we do first; some of the things MEv mentioned not WG, falls to staff

Mr Banks, hope we don't come back next year same, money same as last year

spent now more imp than that spent years, two to five yrs, from now

knotweed and hogweed have to take on ourselves

many of the 19 items are sold by our garden ctrs -- can go and buy!

irony? can buy what we're trying to eradicate!

with NV, try to get together and ask not selling to

not Lower Mainland but NSh achievable

Mayor: xxx

Richard Beard: [text supplied]

I support the Invasive Plant Strategy currently before Council. I feel that it presents a rational approach which is based on good science.

Page one of the Executive Summary under Need for Action refers to a [quotation] which states that one dollar in prevention can avoid $17 in later expenses. For knotweed, that seems like an underestimate where even the threat of damage to infrastructure might carry significant costs in the form of increased insurance premiums and more onerous terms for mortgage qualification.

Changing bylaws is a key component of the strategy: 4.1.2 recommends amending the Pesticide Use Control Bylaw. This will be essential so that a wider range of herbicide application methods can be used.

Simply put: stem injection alone will not do the job of controlling knotweed.

4.1.5 recommends amending the Good Neighbour Bylaw to include knotweed species. Where there is a complaint The City of Vancouver is already requiring homeowners to control knotweed on their property. My last client there was given ten days to comply.

We are, however, only one municipality and a major means of spread for knotweed and other invasive plants remains the transfer of contaminated soil and fill within and across municipal boundaries. 3.2.4 recommends working with Metro Vancouver to develop soil transfer and disposal regulations. This cannot happen soon enough.

Restoration is often neglected following invasive plant control with the result that one invasive plant is replaced by another. Item 3.3.1 addresses this and here the Lighthouse Park Preservation Society provides a good practical example. Prior to extensive invasive plant removal at The Dale Park in Caulfeild, a plan will be in place to replant with native species to achieve a largely self-sustaining, low maintenance, attractive natural area which will also be an important step to returning salmon to Caulfeild Creek.

Perhaps we can view invasive plants as presenting an opportunity as well as a crisis.

Hugh Hamilton: go back to

spread of Japanese knotweed and giant hogweed has become a threat

our Ccl had the foresight to initiate a study of inv sp in WV

I think we shd thank our Ccl for taking aggressive action to address

est'd a WG, carried out its mandate since est'd in 2012; Ccl est'd, they're going to be rewarded

the report culminates the decision that Ccl made at that time

the other thing I'd like to talk about, what the WG did -- we were led by the two co-chairs, a super job of organizing us, doing studies, organizing; Lori and Mike

when it started getting to the end, had to do a lot of editing

work carried out by Lori -- design, feature, editing, decide what recomms, this was a huge

assisted by Corinne Ambor

xxx you will see tonight; thank mbrs and....

Alexandra Mancini: [text supplied] President of the Lighthouse Park Preservation Society.

On behalf of our Society I would like to congratulate and thank the Working Group on the development of this excellent and comprehensive Invasive Plants Strategy.

Our Society has been active in removing invasive plants in WV for over 16 years, starting first at Lighthouse Park and then expanding in 2008 to include 5 additional parks nearby. I would like to comment on Item 4.5 in the Strategy and its recommendations that relate to enhancing support for local stewardship groups and encouraging the creation of new groups.

My first msg, is that while tackling invasive plants throughout our cmnty might seem like a daunting task, it can be done! My second msg is that volunteers provide a valuable resource to get the job done.

Our results are tangible.

Since I started tracking our hours in 2008, our volunteers have put in almost 5000 hours of hands-on labour in six parks and that does not include the planning and organizing time. We are almost finished the intense initial clearing phase and moving into the maintenance phase for 5 of the 6 parks Lighthouse Park, North Piccadilly Park, Trails, Klootchman, and a historic corner in Caulfeild Park. Our most ambitious project will begin this fall at the Dale Park and we estimate it will take over 2000 hours of volunteer labour over a period of about 3 years to restore that heavily invasive-plant-infested park to native vegetation. Our past projects have been successful and I am confident this one will be too! This model, working with volunteers works! It is pragmatic. We get things done. We are part of the solution here.

Many groups like ours could be formed throughout the community. To make this happen, the Parks Dept needs resources to help new groups get started and to provide continued support. All work plans, including replanting plans, need to be developed in conjunction with Parks staff and ultimately approved by them. This takes time and current staff are maxed out.

Just one additional FTE, just one, dedicated to working with stewardship groups would go a long way to harnessing this largely untapped, very large, and “very reasonably priced volunteer workforce! You can’t get a better deal than free labour! And we smile too!

We hope you will approve this Invasive Plant Strategy tonight and we hope you will support budget requests that may be brought forward this fall linked to Recommendations 4.5.1 and 4.5.2.

Thank you!

Mayor: certainly appreciate the time you

Friends of WPk, F Patterson (?): amazing park, so 2005 introduced Friends of Whytecliff Park

efforts continued; notable; new plan; strongly in favour of the strategy, and include stewardship grps like mine

NG: xxx shifting some things from beautification to inv species work

may come down to choices -- many hanging baskets, tulips, or

over next few years ... budgets tight and such decision


1. The Invasive Plants Strategy, attached to the report dated May 26, as Appendix A, be approved; and

2. be incorporated into District work plans and the budget process for 2015 and subsequent years.

Mayor: carries unanimously; congratulations and thx to good work of WG

SM: Judy McLeod, Principal, J L McLeod & Assoc

SLIDES -- section 866 requires a RCS

current from 2004 --- 1996; July 2011 MetroV

required to amend OCPs to align with the regional plan; administrative in scope currently ---- alignment

draft updated context stmt and to outline a public consultation process; for OCP amendment bylaw for 2015

SLIDE: what is RCS?

Ccl Oct? 2011 [9:13] OGC to RGC [???]

work delayed in part b/c of study of sp area; still ongoing

late 2013 Judy McLeod to assist xxx basis of the draft formed

five goals; compact urban areas sust SLIDE or devp complete cmnties

RGS vs Livability Region plan

growth areas removed to &&&; conservation; former green zone: agriculture and conservation

Updated RCS revised narrative; each being addressed how

land use designation map

SLIDE: regional land use design, hatched study area being looked at by ULWG

new transportation goods movement map

draft RCS, new minor amendments; social planning transport, identified in the proposed draft bylaw

SLIDE of Time Line June to Oct [9:18]; PH to bd for acceptance in Nov

Sop: thank you for the report. What if we don't buy it? are they going to cut off our water?

SM: it's a good question


Sokol: We are obliged to adopt stmt how aligns with our RGS

no sanctions; DWV did accept the strategy and supported it; shdn't be a prob supporting it

Sop: a balanced approach

pop of WV as 46K+; going up to 60; no-growth cmnty; another 20K in 2040; another 24?

18K units now; doesn't include Sq Nation or their devt in future

who's going to [take?] burden of infrastructure?

densify all the biz area? multi-fam? that we're going to entertain xxx

wonderful news, dedicated park

will have right for BPP for 4K out to Horseshoe Bay

back on biz areas and densification; coach houses, infill housing; dramatic effect on family nbrhds

no doubt can see by figs; xxx

Sokol: those growth figs include growth of Sq Nation

[Who?]: no; does not include those future numbers

Judy McL: wd like to note that the regional popn levels were put in a broad way

they're not targets (you don't have to reach them?); interesting to get to know; set aside

you don't have industrial or agricultural areas

opp for you to show how, and how it does in a xxx way

review a years from now; opp what the goals are

Sop: we shd be looking at the reshaping of the OCP; we shd be calling it the official amendment plan

{absolutely; shd be reviewed ev five years and hasn't it been ten???}

some good work done on it; take us past 2012; do you agree with me on that?

Mayor: xxx

Sop: you didn't and thought, there's a progressive mayor

Mayor: we are a low-growth area

drive around and you see active growth; b/c clearly our land mass is built out

committed to low cautious devt

NG: who you wd refer to? wonder why ULWG not one you'd refer to; not a dovetailing?

SM: we cn definitely share this with

these are more external ... with whatever internal

the work of the ULWG has been feeding into this; through our engagement; through the OCP update

NG: cuz they don't have enough to do


that was a joke

an approp engagement process; residents will be given ... to learn about

the consultation is over the summer -- that's not going to cut it; not worth doing it over the summer

don't know we have to bring ev in up to this; if we say were going to consult, then we need to

if not OCP deadline then do ... &&&

SM: we recogn, over the summer wd be a website ...

October &&& later in the fall [9:28]

our OCP is written in such a way has to be amended all the time

{er, b/c of not wanting to follow it???}

nature of what we're doing, Judy's work comes in; bringing in line with a regional plan before doing the OCP

ML: wasn't enamoured with the RGS in 2011 as you

concerned about how...; unless coming to cmnty; v difficult for the WV component; in context

the RGS has got less than xxx press lately, Delta situation; that has to be articulated as well

the MetroV is not complementary to WV many residents -- slow steady growth as opposed to Surrey

not sure we shd hv signed up for this -- done deal -- need to understand that the infrastructure costs...

TransLink are driven by vision of the future and not sure sustainable or v appealing

need to put it all on the table; thx a lot

CC: we aren't an island; pull up the drawbridge

{yes, we are :-)}

don't ask reasonably can hv them imposed

rather than be parochial and look at our own navels; come to a reasonable compromise

can't act as if we're an island; ridiculous to assume that; that [conversation?] xxx

Mayor has referred to what we want to see; matter of working with others, not brinkmanship

my understanding the doc you prepared

existing OCP, all, I understand, we are doing is our existing policies comply or not; we're not proposing to change anything

if we're proposing to change to comply then that massive and long, involves public

just an administrative exercise of how we're complying with an overarching doc

way too complicated to get into on a point by point with the public

here's what we're proposing to change; tweak -- redline those; that sounds reasonable

all it says is here's what we're doing, not what we want to change

don't ---- leave it blank [transparent?] xxx

revision and update of the OCP, this is a conservative and not a crucial step -- correct me if I'm wrong

SM: staff's understanding ... table .. there are text amendments; changes on a sgl sheet of paper

CC: look at xxx; just to provision

Cypress Mtn Village, above the hwy; one reflects what is &&&; do have to do quite a bit of work

Sop: I'll be indxxx?

don't know what doc you're reading; refers to going above 1200 ft, coach houses, xxx, and all of those affect our infrastructure

We shd be responsible for growth that they see in Surrey, xxx; we're on a slope xxx

a modest growth, not whole scale; fair share but slowly

we follow that pattern Cclr Cam

Mayor: Metro is not stipulating growth in WV

the region xxx in ofc space so make sense to plan as a region next 50 yrs

WV has always been slow, think the highest I've ever seen is 0.5

{btw, WV even decreased one year}

we are part of the family and &&& [9:39]

TP: &&&

CC: certainly supporting; not forcing WV to do anything; 50% growth


continue to make; staff has done a v gd job.

OCP and fill in the blanks

MB: echo Cclr Cam's advice around... so ppl clear, we're not altering our OCP

no substantial changes; xxx grps we're consulting; growth less than 1% per year over 30yrs; 1.2% for dwellings; our own demand for 900 sgl and 500 apt; those are pretty low numbers

support the motion.

[9:44] MOTION;

    1. Cmnty consultation as described in the report dated May 21, be undertaken through Sept 2014; and

    2. [the] Draft be referred to the City/District of NV,Bowen Island M, the Squamish First Nation, WV Sch Dist, MetroV, and TransLink for comment.

My note in the last newsletter:

{PS: I have already had a query from a subscriber wondering why the Q1 report wdn't be available b/c it ended over two months ago and that on-table doesn't give time for the public to have reviewed in order to comment or ask questions. My response was that I wondered why then they didn't postpone it to the next mtg. Will we find out?}

and so they did!

RECOMMENDED: the report dated June 2, from the CFO be rec'd for info. DEFERRED TO July 7

Mayor: can slide over 8 but to 9 b/c Financial Annual report has to be done tonight.

9. 2013 Annual Report (File: 0295-01)

MKoke: presented to Audit Cmte May 7 ... May 26

{The whole report was released at the May 26 ccl mtg; the list of salaries was in WVM 9 as well as 10/11}

    CARRIED: THAT pursuant to the Cmnty Charter section 99, Ccl has considered the annual report prepared under the Cmnty Charter s 98, and any oral and written submissions from the public.

10. Proposed Park Dedication Bylaw No. 4794, 2014 for Whyte Lake Area and Trail

Memorandum regarding Whyte Lake Park map

Memorandum re Updated Revision to June 2, 2014 Resolution re Whyte Lake (On-Table)

This bylaw may only be adopted by an affirmative vote of at least 2/3 of all the members of Council.

Mayor: long awaited

AM: so plsd

ML: don't go into conservation area

{some initial discussion on slight changes or addn to the name of the park}

TP: take your point

NG: [someone found?] a salamander


Sop: support conversation

CC: conservation

ABanks: consultation with grps; controlled access


    1. The proposed bylaw att'd to the report dated May 26 as Appendix A, be read a first, second, and third time; and that 2. The new park be named Whyte Lake Park.

        [9:56] Mayor: [Carried unanimously] conserved in perpetuity


11. Consent Agenda Items

11.1 Appointments to Lower Caulfeild Advisory Committee (File: 0115-20-LCAC1)

1. Jim Carter and Will Gibson be appointed, as members-at-large, for terms ending May 31, 2017;

2. Denise Cook, as a mbr w/ expertise in heritage mgmt issues, for a term ending May 31, 2015.

11.2. Update on Corporate and Community Energy Planning (File: 0332-01)

the report from the Mgr of Envmt and Sustainability, be rec'd for info.

11.3. Development Permit Application No. 11-042 (4435 Stone Crescent)

MClk to give notice the Applicn to allow for subdiv of a prop into two new lots and a variance for the existing house to be retained on Proposed Lot 2, will [sic] be considered by Ccl at its July mtg.

11.4. DPA No. 13-067 for 765 Marine Dr (PkR-N) [and] Add'l Report

The proposed bicycle lane improvement plans as attached to the supplemental staff report from the Sr Cmnty Planner dated June 12, be included within the devt permit package.

[the DPA] to allow for improvements and renovations to the north mall, as attached to the report from the Sr Cmnty Planner dated May 28, be considered on July 21, 2014.

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

(Personal information redacted pursuant to the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act; sections 22 and 33 apply.)

> Council Correspondence Update to May 23, 2014 (up to 12:00 Noon)

Referred for Action

(1) May 22, re � Annual Financial Stmts / DWV Lands Stewardship Acct / Transaction info omitted from Note #9 (Reserve Funds)

(Referred to Chief Financial Officer for consideration and response)

Received for Information

(2) Committee and Board Meeting Minutes Memorial Library Board April 16, 2014

(3) May 22, 2014, regarding “Proposal for BC: Msftt Word - prop13. document - Prop13 .pdf

(4) Vanc/District Labour Ccl (VDLC), May 21, re “VDLC M Candidate Endorsement & CLC Candidate Training Seminars

(5) Min/Transportation & Infrastructure, May 21, re Proj Update for Lions' Gate Bridge, North Approach, Jt Renewal Proj

(6) Minister of State for Tourism and Small Business, May 23, 2014, regarding � Open for Business Award


> Council Correspondence Update to May 30, 2014 (up to 12:00 Noon)

Referred for Action

(1) MetroV, May 23, re “Letter of Request for Continuation of the Provincial Clean Energy Vehicle (CEV) Incentive Prog

(Referred to Mayor and Council for consideration and response)

Received for Information

(2) Vancouver and District Labour Ccl (VDLC), May 21, re VDLC M Candidate Endorsement & CLC (Canadian Labour Congress) Candidate Training Seminars

(3) Metro Vancouver, May 23, 2014, regarding “Vancouver Fraser Port Authority Board Appointment


(5) May 25, 2014, regarding “Fwd: letter to Manager of Investigations, Office of the Ombudsperson (Sunset Lane)

(6) 2 submissions, May 25 - 26, re Devt Variance Permit Applicn (3376 and 3378 Radcliffe Avenue)

(Previously received at May 26, 2014 Council meeting)

(7) May 26, re Proposed Devt Permit and Proposed Zoning Amdmt Bylaw (Parcel 3, Evelyn by Onni, 870 and 876 Keith Road)

(Previously received at May 26, 2014 Public Hearing)

(8) Hollyburn Sailing Club, May 26, 2014, regarding Ambleside Redevelopment

(9) MetroV, May 26, re “MetroVanc 2040: Shaping our Future Amdmt Request from Pitt Meadows North Lougheed Planning Area

(10) City of Pitt Meadows, May 26, 2014, re BCEHS (BC Emergency Health Services) Resource Allocation Plan

(11) May 29, 2014, regarding “Cell Towers under 15metres

(12) Peace River Regional District, May 29, 2014, regarding “Site C Joint Review Panel

Responses to Correspondence

(13) Dir/Planning, May 28, response re “Significant Delays in West Vancouver Building Permit Application Process

(14) Dir/Planning, May 28, response regarding “Rezoning 1763/65/67 Marine Drive

> Council Correspondence Update to June 3, 2014 (up to 4:30 p.m.)

Referred for Action

(1) June 2, 2014, regarding “Point Atkinson Lighthouse

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

(2) P. Hundal, June 2, 2014, regarding “Whyte Lake Park Dedication June 2nd Agenda Item 7

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

Received for Information

(3) May 26, re Proposed Devt Permit No. 13-018 and Proposed Zoning Bylaw No. 4662, 2010, Amendment Bylaw No. 4788, 2014 (Parcel 3, Evelyn by Onni, 870 and 876 Keith Road)

(Received after the close of May 26, 2014 public hearing)

(4) May 31, 2014, regarding “Whyte Lake

(5) June 2, 2014, regarding “Mayor and Councillors: Peer reviewed research on fracking’ contamination

(6) June 3, 2014, regarding “June 2 Council Meeting Mountainside Protection (Upper Lands)

(7) L. Parkinson, June 3, 2014, regarding “How would Woodfibre LNG benefit Squamish/BC/Canada?

Responses to Correspondence

(8) Director of Planning, Land Devt and Permits, May 30, response regarding “Fwd: Sunset Lane BC Rail Letter

(9) Dir/Planning, May 12, response re “Accountability of the District (Blasting and Excavation Permit for 70 Morven Dr).


12. Ccl has requested the following corresp be brt fwd for discussion; may propose a motion if Ccl considers further action is required.

12.1. MetroV, May 23, re “Letter of Request for Continuation of the Prov Clean Energy Vehicle (CEV) Incentive Program (On-Table)

NG: letter from MetroV


MEv: xxx

Mayor: three-minute limit

MEv: re pesticides; one put it delicately

one rogue group that needs to be educated: landscapers or gardeners

there are some v v good companies in this cmnty and some lousy ones

one ... xxx four no contact

they weren't licensed; vehicles privately operated; we have to corral ev who does

landscapers: they are the ones maintaining our gardens with pesticides

they have no knowledge of pesticides

get their attention can address 50%

Mayor: am sure Ms Leemhuis took copious/complete notes

14. ADJOURNMENT [9:58]

=== CCL MTG NOTES July 7 === e&oe


Note: the sp ccl mtg will commence in open session and will be immed followed by a motion to exclude the public in order to hold a closed session, pursuant to...Cmnty Charter. At 7pm the reg ccl mtg will commence in the Ccl Chamber.

> 6pm <

1. Call to Order.


2. RECOMMENDED: THAT in the public interest, mbrs of the public be excluded ... on the basis of matters to be considered under the following section of the Community Charter:

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

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

(c) labour relations or other employee relations;

(g) litigation or potential litigation affecting the municipality;

(i) the receipt of advice subject to solicitor-client privilege, including communications nec for that purpose; and

(k) negotiations and related discussions respecting 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.

Purpose of meeting: apptmts, labour relations, legal matters, and proposed provision of a M service.

3. Adjournment


> 7pm <

> Revised on June 30, 2014 to add:

To Item 10, “Proposed Public Art Advisory Committee Terms of Reference report;

To Item 15, “Proposed Fees and Charges Bylaw 4414, 2005, Amendment Bylaw 4799, 2014 report;

To Item 20.3, “Proposed Amendments to Awards Committee Terms of Reference.

> Revised on July 3, 2014 to:

Add to Item 3, June 16, 2014 minutes and public hearing summary;

Withdraw Item 4, “Delegation regarding Join the Pipe Canada;

Add to Item 14, “Proposed Soil Removal/Deposit Regulation Bylaw, Blasting Bylaw Amdmts report;

Add to Item 16, “Status Update for 752 Marine Drive report;

Add to Item 18, “Proposed Devt Permit re proposed Maison Sr Resid at TWay/Keith, approval recomm



Strangely, the video starts with the Mayor in mid-sentence:

--and Gregory Stevens.  Cclrs Booth and Lewis are also on the cmte, and I'm also a mbr of the cmte,   The Terms of Reference  of the cmte were amended earlier this year, and we look forward to reactivating the cmte, and doing good work.

And with that said, ... for approval of the agenda

{jumble of speaking}

oh, sorry--

CC: --same song sheet

amend the agenda by withdrawing Items 13, 14, and 15, ..;  changing the revised ccl mtg schedule from Sept 29 to Sept 15

{Minutes adopted}

{I'll enquire tomorrow to see if the beginning can be recaptured, recorded, and reposted, or whatever, so we know what cmte he's referring to and if anything else of significance was said.}


LATER: Cclr Gambioli kindly wrote to say she thought it was the Finance Cmte.


Still missing from the video but the July 7 ccl mtg minutes have:

1. The meeting was called to order at 7:04 p.m.

Mayor Smith announced appointments made to the Finance Committee: volunteer members David Ayriss, James MacCallum and Gregory Stevens; Council members Councillors Booth and Lewis; informed that he is also a member of the committee, that the committee terms of reference were amended earlier this year; and that Council looks forward to reactivating the committee.



amended by:

Withdrawing Items 13, 14, and 15 regarding “Proposed Building Bylaw No. 4400, 2004, Amendment Bylaw No. 4798, 2014; “Proposed Soil Removal and Deposit Regulation Bylaw and Blasting Bylaw - Bylaw Amendments; and “Proposed Fees and Charges Bylaw No. 4414, 2005, Amendment Bylaw No. 4799, 2014 respectively;

Changing the proposed meeting date in the Item 21.1 recommendation re Proposed Amendment to 2014 Council Meeting Schedule, from September 29, 2014 to September 15, 2014

    3. Adoption of Council Meeting Minutes

              1. the minutes of the June 16 special and regular Ccl mtgs and public hearing be adopted as circulated; and

      2. the Summary of June 16, 2014 Public Hearing re Proposed OCP Bylaw No. 4360, 2004, Amdmt Bylaw No. 4771, 2014, and Proposed Zoning Bylaw No. 4662, 2010, Amdmt Bylaw No. 4772, 2014 (Coach Houses) be approved.


    4. Join the Pipe Canada, re Request for Installation of Join the Pipe Public Tap Water Stations in WV

Delegation withdrawn.


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

Sop: visited the Western Canada Marine Response Corp on behalf of the NSEMO, attended the Seattle Seahawks Play60 Family Fest, ... no invite back [7:10]

{re trees cut; pic in NSN of owner looking devastated at sight} BCHydro

clearcut ... remediation ... looks like a war zone ... don't know if we have any controls; stumps ... looks disgusting

Mayor: staff going to follow up

Sop: but they went on private prop!

ML: had the pleasure of representing WV during Canada Day

great day, hundreds of ppl; recogn Christa Rossi and all the volunteers

Mayor: we always anticipate when Christa is involved it'll be great

MB: NG and I attended opening night at FBG -- art wrt dementia

July 4 to 27 -- to staff re memory cafe; encourage ppl to attend the exhibition, check out on the FBG website

do want to encourage ppl to donate blood

www.blood.ca to make an apptmt and I intend to

NG: at WV Lawn Bowling Club -- held our first cheque-giving ceremony

all the orgs that we fund; 66 orgs + 12 individs who received funds; a total of $166K

TP: excellent dialogue w/ the Hollyburn Ridge Assn; next ULWG July 15, encourage come

future of Howe Sound Society -- imp ppl get educated -- tomorrow night at 7 o'clock

CC: in the Consent Agenda will be amending the TofRef of Awards Cmte; adding health wellness and &&& [7:16]

heritage, ... think of ... pretty well everyone volunteers in WV ... xxx

nominations will close in Sept and awards in Oct

Cclr Booth stole my thunder; FBG X and Dementia Care

deals with the role of art in delaying dementia; allows them to express themselves when they can't any more

how art can be a change agent; great expression as they age

xxx small but punches above its weight

the Mayor's Lawn Bowling was a tremendous

xxx we fourth; xxx Mayor sixth -- look fwd to Mayor upping his game

Mayor: TransLink Mayors' mtg

making great progress on the TransLink file -- hope, but not

TransL needs an effective biz plan

who's going to operate, make decisions, fund

still don't have clear lines of authority

controlled by Surrey and CofV -- over 50% of the vote

they want rapid transit and paid for by the rest of the regions

probably a referendum in March

We are opposed; av WV pays av $800 pp and pay more than others [7:20]

our buses over 100yrs, xxx; fancy TransLink bldg xxx

roads and bridges a prov resp

we can't afford them; we don't have the rev resources

makes sense taken over by the govts, let Ms run the buses

prov build bridges, hwys, etc...

just my thoughts

Sop: agree with you but they decided to go ahead with a $7B spending spree

we've been trying to get off the assessment role -- biggest cost

we do get good bus service

we'll be paying forever

Mayor: the biggest dog has the biggest bark -- Surrey and Vanc

Sop: something has to be done about a weighted vote

TP: want to have a debate, let's do it but this is not the time

Mayor: thank Geoff; excellent event and good fundraiser. [7:21]

6. Development Permit Application No. 11-042 (4435 Stone Crescent) (File: 1010-20-11-042)

PowerPoint presentation to be provided.

At the June 16 re mtg Ccl rec'd the report dated May 27 re DPA (4435 Stone Cr), set the date for consideration for July 7.

Reports received up to and including June 26, 2014:





Development Permit No. 11-042 (4435 Stone Crescent)

May 27, 2014

June 16, 2014


Written Submissions received up to and including June 26, 2014:




None to date.

A Brown, Planning: looking to create two props

subdiv consistent with other lots in the area

the N part of the house has to be demolished -- results in ht variance

hv worked with the owners, rating of 90

half what have to be

Mayor: any Qs

NG: pushed my button wrt comments, not questions

Mayor: ask three times if anyone wishes to speak



MB moved: THAT all written and oral submissions be received for information.

NG: no comments?

Mayor: if you wish

NG: on p3, glad put some [trees?] min diameter of 200 mm

restricts blasting; energuide rating of 90 -- superb; also that inv species be removed and planted with native species

thank staff; will improve finished product

TP: this is doing it the right way and we don't have &&&

Kensington and Marine &&& XXXKsf

completely changed the nbrhd character

use this as an example

MOTION: THAT Devt Permit Applicn No. 11-042 (4435 Stone Cr), wch wd allow for subdivision of a property into two new lots and a variance for the existing house to be retained on Proposed Lot 2, be approved.

    7. Memorial Library Board Annual Report Presentation (File: 1900-10)

PowerPoint presentation to be provided. -- Kristi Farquaharson and Jenny Benedict

KF: pleased to report

some trustees present and staff [named]

SLIDES Link: https://www.westvanlibrary.ca/news/wvml-2013-annual-report-realizing-our-vision

opened room -- teens for teens....

new mobile friendly website: interactive and easy to navigate

westvanlibrary.ca -- share learn explore discover

partnership with Dist made projs possible

restored historical components of main hall from 1950

replacement of

in 2013

"new to BC"

Library Champions prog -- went out into cmnty welcoming newcomers

library loves numbers

in person and on line visits over 1M a year

in person visits remain stable (others increase)

the 314 to 298 take out [7:34]

ebooks and edownloads almost tripled ... 1T 1B

dedication to exceptional service

1/5 of our visitors

answered a question per min -- see SLIDE

supports core Library [7:35]

funds major capital projs

.... equipment, third party, Friends of the Lib

financial resources supported by many in-kind contributions

{After hearing this, a resident wrote to me:

Fortunately our Library is so well endowed that they can also afford to turn down in-kind contributions. In one case spending over $10,000 for a computer system that was offered free; in another spending untold thousands and hours of staff time for a communications system that was also offered free (including installation).}

many volunteers [named groups]

extend my appreciation to our exceptional staff

strive for efficiencies and resourcefulness

available for viewing or may be picked up at the Library

thank you

Sop: increase in ebook, email, and the Web, one that's not going to stop

ever think you'll become an info warehouse?

JB: thank you for your Q; we see the Lib as a learning space

Sop: cost of running a website; more ppl stay home

JB: not a pattern we see; visits to Lib not changing

Sop: but other is increasing

JB: need to provide electronic info is going to increase over time

MB: your annual reports are the best I've seen -- good at instilling info & K&&

where do you see 2014 going? equal xxx visits?

are we beginning to see virtual exceeding actual?

JB: hv just captured one quarter, once we've captured another quarter

MB: easiest address :-)

ML: pleasure of being the ccl liaison; stunning job adapting to

history of

over $300K in hard dollar contributions to the Lib in 2013; and work of Friends of the Lib, is xxx; thank you for including me.

CC: I have a 3-, 7-, 9-yr-old; ask on Sat what do you want to do?

pool, Lib -- kids' space and into stacks; xxx and stimulating place

hope will continue as teenagers

MOTION: THAT the Memorial Library Board Annual Report Presentation be received for information.

Mayor: carries unanimously, thank you for your good work [7:43]

PowerPoint presentation to be provided.

Sokol: report back on engagement

hv bn meeting with public as well as architects and designers

how to modify our

three weeks ago a house, two houses down from me

came home and was bombarded by Qs -- how big, trees coming down?

issue of big house not new, back 30 years and a number of amendments

est of an FAR, then reduced, some exemptions provided

even with those, cmnty remains concerned

{esp b/c some exemptions were put in the bylaw after the FAR was reduced from .45 to .35; I was on Ccl promoting that decrease. A few years ago, we managed to remove the exemption of decks but still working on getting rid of not including basements affecting bldg bulk.}

key concern of cmnty and of this Ccl (Ccl Priorities for this term)

work 2013/14 builds on prev

nbrhd character

WG made sev recomms

character and housing

also built on policies re minimizing site, land; landscape treatment old/new devt; privacy


Discussion paper fall 2013; used as basis

1200 1500 2000 replaced by 5-6000sf homes

looking at replacement of first gen houses; looks at site-clearing and xxx; look at other cmnties, what might apply to WV

Cmnty Engagement: housing/nbrhd fair -- over 200 attended; opp to talk about other issues, coach houses and heritage

online input ITE

tech &&& mtgs

bulk of bldg not just the size -- concern about going straight up; house demolished, trees/garden removed

what to do to incentivize

looking at site-modification

are we too late?

technical wkshops -- massing, specifics, grades measured

basements --been fascinating as you dig into it a bit more


sorry about that

zoning is a limited tool for nbrhd character, more for big things

FINDINGs [attached] ????

considerable history to date

2008 FAR revisions re covered decks and access bldgs

2010 discussions Lower Caulfeild area; limit based on a sliding scale; bigger, reduction in FAR got larger; idea largest lots 20 - 30% less than allowed on smaller ones

idea brt fwd to the cmnty; greatest sense of cmnty character in that area; resoundingly decided didn't want to see that there [7:52] staff had to move fwd w/ diff approaches in how to address nbrhd character in Lower Caulfeild

there we have ability to do Heritage Alteration permits

gives us a finer grain of detail we can work on not addressed in the zoning bylaw

proposing to introduce draft in fall pertaining to change of grade at prop lines -- retaining wall

now you can build 4ft on prpp so angles up; something staff wd like to look at in more depth in the fall

potentially removing the ability to put retaining wall and start at GRADE

another: removal of FAR exemptions for 240sf for accessory bldgs and garages (up to 441sf)

staff: why shd matter if living room or garage

683sf removed from exemption; that's a 10% reduction in size

so, in the fall ... addl items we think we shd do work on

alt approaches to calculating grade -- around base now, creates a flat box

devping a bldg ht that runs parallel with the site; rather than a box on site

know staff and bldg don't like it: highest bldg face

now it applies to one face on the bldg, want to look at others

next basements:

defining basements as a storey

exempting not that simple

flat lot, two storey above, one below ground so doesn't count (can't see)

difficult once grade, no longer in ground

actually doing three storeys, no longer two plus basement

want to do more work on that, get back to Ccl in 2015

guidelines, relate to permeability

{at last!? bn recommending permeable surfaces for decades......}

averaging of setbacks -- base on av on the block? more in-character

next steps: staff prep draft re retaining walls -- more public engagement

possible further actions in 2015

Sop: long time in coming

put 'em through the paces; inv species, they're paying for it

massing not going to be overwhelming

interject on your position re know what want/?? expect ???

say, prop holding -- hold the phone can't do that anymore

Sokol: think some will be concerned with that however an issue that's been in front of the cmnty for decades however feedback status quo not cmnty what cmnty wants to take and not the direction we're getting from Ccl

think you're right, some will be concerned can't build as big of a house and that may indeed be true

MB: thank you for bringing fwd; what WV stands for

report comprehensive and don't see any omission

so that's great -- keeping it simple is important; we're known as one of the most complicated cmnties to build in

look at tree policy

one Q I didn't think I had to ask

about the [recent prop] house 17,500sf including all the exemptions

Sokol: 13K, including basement 17K; lot is large, comes within

MB: other Ms have put a cap ... 3500sf one ... DNV cap

limiting of the gross floor area -- isn't there a point we cd put a cap?

talk about housing bulk, this is a huge house

cap 10K more in keeping?

Sokol: good Qs, we've struggled with

re cap, diff to know

nobody needs larger than Xsf

this house + Stone Cr -- explore what kind of incentives put in place so if you do have a large lot where smaller

&&& lot size in the diff zoning

if 2 to 3 times size of

maybe diff size in diff zones

ppl not encouraged to assemble lots

makes more sense three smaller than one big one (house)
TP: protecting our blvds -- does have an impact; when bringing?

Sokol: yes, looking at revising how we look at blvds

looking at two nbrhds

had the landscape architect, identify the nbrhd character then, 8:97

diff is that extremely staff intensive/work

probably in 2016 coming w/ some proposals; now prepare a plan for the blvd, that's what we're struggling with

CC: re blvds; you talked about established landscapes

they're the road face of ev lot; there's what they see; low hanging fruit -- we own the blvd

reason made public was road allowance and some consistency

to me, waiting two years is unfortunate; maybe establish some min standards

in my nbrhd -- they clearcut the lot and the blvd

$6 6ft cedars then chain fence and a $3M house

Sokol: apologize, said 2016 but will in 2015

CC: more impact

xxx anyone building a 10Ksf house

don't give a hoot xxx

know in the '80s, know we're one of the most expensive nbrhds in NAm, maybe the world


prudent is in the long-term interest of the residents

key: ev concerned about it

be careful and not swing too far one way

these measures are too little but they certainly are a start

Paul Butler: 5530 MDr; been a builder and designer in WV since 1988

belong to a forum recently created of all the top designers in WV; a board....

built all the character you see today

through you Mr Mayor to Mr Sokol

wonder why not brought to our attention; we had a forum mtg July 3 and haven't seen it

we'd like to come and give ideas: we have great ideas

Sokol: there are two adv cmtes

Mr Butler has.... met twice, he has been participating

haven't been discussing with the smaller ???

CC: not approving this tonight, just getting &&&

Mayor: xxx

PButler: ideas.... then bring here

surprise these recomms not coming from us

Mayor: no intention whatsoever passing any regs without consultations, builders, architects, public, xxx

staff proposing changes then having an exhaustive process to allow public and xxx

not passing anything tonight, xxx ... ppl to comment on

Sokol: correct

Mayor: as always; this will be subject of much.....

ML: comments made and by fellow cclrs incorporated?

Sokol: certainly

ML: max house size

Sokol: Ccl is giving some ideas

Mayor: really a good thing for the cmnty

now ev can comment; size,

good thing, ev can comment on &&&

CC: we have a report we were going to consider re making the bldg process more efficient

staff hv to spend so much time

when you bring to public, helpful to identify measure make more work for staff or

eg, highest bldg face, take huge resources and ppl still get it wrong

shd also be making regs easier for to follow to implement

Sokol &&& [8:20]

MOTION: 1. Staff prepare draft Zoning Bylaw amdmts pertaining to regulation of retaining walls and floor area exemptions for Ccl’s consideration in Sept, as outlined in the report from the Mgr of Cmnty Planning dated June 18; and

2. Staff report back on possible further actions to address bldg bulk in early 2015, following further analysis of the

options outlined in the consultants’ report att'd as Appendix A to the report from the Mgr of Cmnty Planning,

dated June 18, 2014.

      Sop: no doubt, technically involved; we're on a slope in this cmnty

do ourselves justice if work with the construction cmnty; advantage if we work with them; cautious

Mayor: and you'll be keeping an open mind throughout this

Sop: always do

NG: been waiting with bated breath

Agree with the first motion -- asap re retaining walls, in Sept

great study; my priorities if I were head of Planning; landscaping, blvds; landscape reqmts (not included on p7)

cedar hedge rows shd be outlawed

imp to increase permeable surfaces

{had been told when I urged that many years ago that it wd be mandatory, included}

widening sideyard setbacks

agree can put a max

new bldg in Caulfeild in 17K -- insane; goes against ..... smart growth, ......

shd not be allowed in this cmnty

if tough to get to number, willing to have tough discussion

CC: xxx may be that the building and construction cmnty hasn't the same.... as the public at large

Mayor: thank you to the Planning Dept [8:25]

Mayor: we're halfway through our mtg; shd do time check; we've just finished Item 8, and there are 24 items

Time is always of the essence

MK: a few variances, some extraordinary items; other than these items, expected to be on-budget at the end of the year

$13.6M first payment from Grosv for 1300blk was received in Feb, at same time received $5.7M CAC

expecting a second CAC from Grosv in March 2017 and other payments related to disposition of the 1300blk for the next three years, 2015, '16, '17

Fire Dept surpassed their annual overtime budget at the end of Q1; a number of long-term illness and sickness leaves

{I enquired and it was by ~$73K}

Have met with CAO and mgmt; plans and issues for rest of year will be addressed

v little capital spending to date

unscheduled severance payments; variants; forecast to be on budget

CC: we had two pages and some changes

MK: Budget bylaw, not the Q1 review

NG: wrt Fire Dept, more of a systemic Qtr rather than overtime

NSh Rescue systems

article May 18, read: "xxx

golden retriever swept down the river

list of rescuers.... all raced to the scene

walking along west bank, dog slipped or jumped; owner called for help..... turned over {rescue grps named}

close to four hours later, pup walked up to the relieved owner

why five agencies? dog can swim

Mayor: Chief Cook wanna speak?

Chief: I'm biased; I have a couple of golden retrievers

many calls from NV; jumped in; some treacherous parts of

if we don't go down and rescue; this cold; many can't make it up steep embankment

owner tries, ill-equipped; end up rescuing the owner and the dog

overtime; value-added service for sure

when tragedy we try to assist; many depts do... not on a regular basis just to avoid probs

Mayor: another example of taxpayer dollars at work

Chief: hard at work, sir

Mayor: absolutely

[8:32] MOTION: the report dated June 2, from the CFO be received for information.


    10. Proposed Public Art Advisory Committee Terms of Reference (File: 0116-01)

    CC: not seeking funding, more re quality

    Ans: xxx; more a mgmt; xxx a comprehensive art prog

    MOTION: 1) The proposed Public Art Adv Cmte T of Ref as att'd to the Supervisor of Cultural Services’ report of June 18

        be approved; and 2) Advertising be conducted for cmnty mbrs to serve on the Public Art Adv Cmte.

MOTION: THAT the request from Platinum Projects Ltd. on behalf of Collingwood School (70 Morven Dr.) for an Order on

Non-Enforcement of the Noise Control Bylaw No. 4404, 2005 Section 6.1.2. (a) from July 9, to August 31, to

allow for evening-time construction between the hours of 5:30 to 8pm on any other day that is not a Saturday,

Sunday, or holiday with the conditions contained in the report June 16, 2014, be approved.

Sokol: proj ongoing for years; despite first request for non-enf noise bylaw; actually the second

staff concerned late hours

brought on a consultant; helped us other means obviated the need for the noise variance; more costly but staff advised xxx; this has other provisions -- exterior demolition, staff felt cdn't support

interior only, will read: M-Fs 7:30 to 8pm; xxx; lower level of noise; no change on Sat; no constr noise on Sundays and holiday; 65 decibel reqmt, addl reqmts [listed, eg no heavy vehicles]

[8:39] Sop: what's av decibels?

Sokol: have to pass to bylaw ofcr

Sop: it's 45 -- how to go to 65 (or down)?

Sokol: xxx

Sop: so no noise outside the bldg; all interior to the bldg

if 45 for enjoyment, why 65?

Sokol: if remained at 45, no reason for exemption

ML: Cclr Sop's Q same as mine

noise decibel levels measured inside or outside?

Sokol: will ask Ms Almas; want to make sure right

Ans: at the prop line

ML: this work is interior; request to mitigate interior noise inside to outside

and still, measured at the street, wd still be permitted to be 65

if 45 is day-to-day enjoyment

Sokol: 45 to what we have here; cars going by outside?

ML: 65

Sokol: me, speaking (loud?)

Ans: 65 regular conversation at 3ft

CC: what we have in package not same as yours

SLIDE on screen now?

Sokol: what's in report

CC: not in p 9; nothing re conditions for approval; &&& interior work only

Sokol: you're comparing what Collingwood initially requested and the {motion}?

CC: xxx

Mayor: you're

CC: what we're talking about is not what's on the screen

5:30 to 8 interior only requested and intended but nothing says that specifically

using power tool for example; shd say intended for interior use only

Sokol: you're right

CC: cd take lumber outside for example

Sokol: can add an extra condition, interior only

MB: movement

Mayor: intent, clearly not outside

Sokol: suggest add

A Lepiarczyk: we will suffer longer -- the argument of the hostage-takers; two years

Mr Sokol is detached from reality

can't control working for two years but wants to control XXX [8:49]

80db -- 60? Glenmore residents deserve peaceful

noise, traffic, dust; gd nbr pledge; applicn shd be rejected

Dist, supposed to be our second line of defence -- that commitment only smoke and mirrors

Mr Sokol told me recently he wd follow up on the blasting

no chance to ? water passed under bridge ... ago

dust not contain asbestos? but doesn't mean not xxx -- the workers wore masks

generally not hazardous but dust is

even if you accept and we do not, that nuisance, dust, dumped to garbage below &&&

such practices of demolition unacceptable; I consider such an approach negligence of care, public health

Beryl Scott: Glengarry Cr' re evening time from 5:30 - 8pm -- extension

today 4:30 xxx

certainly cdn't make a phone call on our deck; nbrs hv put up with a lot

we feel sorry for the staff -- who cares for us? we thought ?upi? wd

we know, if you xxx you cannot stop

involved with start of C'wood; my sons went there

cannot expect us to put up with this the whole of the summer

NG: am assuming is extension so that get painful done sooner than later

if residents speaking to this say, prefer and extend into October

B Scott: you're assuming shorter?

NG: better sooner or later; sev more weeks

BScott: if times extended then not in the summer

come sit on my deck so you'll see

Mayor: try and read that

Rene Stradiotto: in 2007 [found went] over enrolment; [loss of/matter of?] trust

series of mtgs to keep us informed

excessive street parking for these efforts appreciated

re new wing, hosted

June 2010. letter from headmaster ..... demolition, xxx all to be completed 2014

... times vehicles permitted to operate; plan didn't ackn impact on nbrs

suddenly ... till 8pm ...

such a request is an affront to the citizens of Glenmore; destroys any goodwill Sch has endeavoured to

if Sch has erred.... surely nbrs shd not.... esp during these precious months

proj will just have to take longer; expect some peace, quiet, and order until over

thank you for allowing me to comment

and going back ... analogy, dog biggest bite

Mayor: every resident same size

CC: wd residents think painting, drywalling, quiet

wanting to get done by Sept

surely wdn't be more than 65db

know you're probably opposed to both

trying to find a way to get job done quicker

Rene S: if below the db, no problem; but SLIPPAGE; understand certain time but not always

workers don't always know xxx

I've seen three trucks...... other two shd hv bn held and then summoned; went to enquire; well, we made a mistake, an error; those errors, misunderstandings to our discomfort

workers who come with loud mufflers -- who's there to see enforced?

question asked of Ms Scott earlier

summer v precious, we're outside, gardening

regardless of xxx

Andre Mecl: adjacent to construction

transformers; noise as loud as a vacuum cleaner

they shut it down at 5:30, assume needed

don't think about painters inside; we do have bylaws for reason

after 5:30 [not?] reasonable; totally doable

don't think any reason for this to go ahead

Mayor: thank you for making those comments

Someone from C'wood here and xxx; ask how we can be assured abide by

K Losken: Power Pt here

why ev saying don't want the noise bylaw be extended

one of the reasons, over the past years, as we see from the picture here SLIDE


tragedy is not this incident, it's three years ago we warned them about hessian/burlap they were using and nothing was done; now you want to extend

SLIDE (April) fortunately not extensive damage

measurement; where from?

shd be taken from borders, not from sidewalks, road

SLIDE July 3, dumping into dumpster -- DUST -- ongoing!

Photo of fellow on roof [covered]; defies logic to me!

see dust through windows

photo humming noise, buzzing two? years ago -- said going to be removed, but doubled. M Sokol called it an electrical kiosk -- as if coffee shop

ppl are saying cannot sleep

that picture is from the roof of my bldg; ppl cannot sleep in their bedrooms

shdn't have been done b/c BC Hydro promised -- plans but no deadline

Alex Karpov: photo in my backyard!!

there it's humming -- makes noise entire time

wanted to show proximity

Mayor: get your point; anyone else?

Susan Obari: 1312 xxx Street, moved from Brit Prop

two chn at C'wood; my heart is beating? for what they're suffering

understand their complaints and frustration

it's upsetting to know that I'm taking advantage of this school and others are suffering for it

my son has just graduated

he won't be attending b/c NOISE [9:11] unfortunate

as a grad cdn't bring his car

came here from France, moved here two years ago

don't know

don't care

great to have all those amenities in a school like that

we're a cmnty of 600 families

just as imp to us to get it over with as quick a possible, silent xxxx

have a voice

am joining in with your consciousness

understand we all want to work together as quickly in as best way possible

truck ... those guys are going to wear masks, part of the biz; xxx

Mayor: glad to hear that now; anyone?

H Hoonjan (bylaw ofcr): with C'wood

nbrhd has put up with a lot; size and scope; some nbrs extremely helpful, Reno, esp

try to make sure the contractors abide by

comment on some of the pictures: guy running -- that's on a tape replay

it's an underground parking garage

insulation has been there for 30 yrs, will get some dust; done testing, no asbestos whatsoever

another pic with white beard??? requirement of WCB

transformers, acoustical inside; have to have doors open; will be gone once school finished

hv requested applicn for interior only

originally thought we'd apply for outside, will take some time

from a friendly nbrly approach for interior -- painting, etc?

requesting for next seven weeks; feel for nbrs and talked to most of them

have one monitor, thinking of having two

gone through the conditions with staff and confident we can stay within those conditions

hopeful can do quicker

in Sept won't be complete but portions will be

xxx; contractor asked for longer hours for longer pours; the contractor schedule has slipped

Sop: during exemption, bldg sealed?

Ans: doors and windows closed

Sop: ?

Ans: portions during normal work hours

noise during normal work hours, sealed during extension

Sop: not

Mayor: after 5:30

ML: unless I heard, all of the noisy work during work hours than inside extension so what do you need an extension for?

not getting

think we're getting a bit smoked; all xxx

go to town, drilling during work day, then xxx during extended hours

Ans: xxx

ML: asking for two things, extension of work day plus noise

Sokol: ask xxx address

Mayor: at this rate have to get Ms Almas to sit around the horseshoe

Susan Almas (bylaw ofcr): ... looking for some relaxation

if on-site, intention to do quiet work

vehicles to do

ML: park underground, take tools underground; after 5:30 finishing work, painting

don't see any need for a noise extension

extension of working day -- if noise into evening, irrelevant

Mayor: diff before/after 5:30; 80 decibels, after 65, 45 [9:25]

Ans: non-continuous

CC: so everybody, 45 to 55 is doubling

having problem with

reality is there are too many irate residents here -- outliers, xxx

while contractor may have tried, failed to live up to agreement


for us, the classic scene beg for forgiveness later.....


I'm in Cclr Lewis's camp

want work done, kids to be back in school

85hrs, at present 59hrs

you're asking for approx a week and a half

get sense of relief in evening??

ultimately if students can't come back &&&

&&&&& can't go back soon [9:28]

inconvenience for two years

Mayor: that's your question?

CC: it's a question of respect

xxx; think they can live with that

doesn't seem warranted

rather than have us impose it on you

Ans: we can work inside the bldg without ... the bylaw

but when the workers are leaving the bldg there is a level of noise

painters wd love to keep painting to 8:30 but there are xxx who will phone and say there are cars still in the

CC: Ms Almas said can do quiet work after 5:30

Sokol: her dept

Mayor: she's going to ask for a raise!

Almas: three calls today 5:45 to 6:45am; our staff have to research ev complaint

loading the constr material is noisy

CC: asking what allowed

Mayor: someone can't levitate out of the bldg prior to 8 at night

CC: loading is a violation but getting into a car isn't

Mayor: who determines the person loading the paint is xxx

Almas: yes [9:32]

Mayor: get motion on the floor and vote

ML: don't think loading and unloading paint cans

at end of day, drive away slowly

am sure some construction workers do not have conforming mufflers

do not support extending noise after 5pm

heard contractors do not need the extra time

work; get it finished asap

Sop: I have grandchildren at C'wood

Ms Scott

who stands up for us?

not going to get my support in any way for extension past 5pm

these residents have put up with a lot of 'backlash'? xxx

this is an area, no one else speaks for; you're not getting my vote

NG: thank the residents coming out; interesting photos; been diligent

agree the residents hv put up with a lot over the past few years

enjoy peaceful evenings hopefully [sic] sunny; xxx

agree that quiet work can be done

don't even have to stop painting if quiet at 8pm, do they? cd paint all night

Almas: just noise; 7:30 and 5:30; can paint 24 hours

NG: I painted at midnight? all night

[Almas read out definition of construction]

Mayor: so after 5:30, NO construction noise, that settles that

CC: need clarification of motion, what we're voting on

Cclr Lewis seconded {for discussion}

don't know what we're debating; none of us...

seems there's no motion required if quiet work requested

so no motion? defeat this and C'wood can work whenever they want if quiet

there's a saying in law, come to equity, come with clean hands

here, there's been some muck on the hands

saying to C'wood you can do your quiet work in the evenings but further indulgence from Ccl, can't expect

hope construction won't go on much past start of sch year

MB: the definition you read doesn't mention any db,

construction ... it's a sound, clarify?

Almas: definition of the construction noise is permitted outside of the bylaw hours

{read out: construction noise}

TP: residents against others; challenging one

understanding impact; ongoing with C'wood

unwilling to support this; agitation and frustration

Mayor: putting in impossible position

inside; close door then bylaw ofcrs

am sensitive to residents

all goes away; if not finished in Sept; roll ten trailers

600 kids arriving for school and if not ready, real prob

go to 8; inside; keep noise down

ppl of good will can make this thing work

caveat, if doesn't work, if feel not adhered to, that this exception can be pulled, states that

approve and hold their feet to the fire

done inside and done quietly

when ppl are working -- I'm building a house myself, and can't do without noise

being disingenuous not going to be noise between 5 an 8

noise inside, not travel outside, as little as possible

one of the needs of the residents is xxx

Sop: ev in this nbrhd been disrupted

reasonable quiet on weekend at least, or in evening

work; not our obligation to compliment them for getting work done, they took it on

CC: the motion as drafted is not going to be passed by Ccl

what about tomorrow; have a crystal-clear set of rules

xxx; sev of us have diff interpretations of what can be done tomorrow

can I invite someone over to have a beer on my patio or can't I?

Conditions: till 8 o'clock with these limitations


need to know what work C'wood can do if we don't pass this; have to get clear tonight

Sop: nothing

CC: no, they can paint, drywall -- right, Ms Almas?

so residents shd not be phoning you if someone painting till 8 o'clock on a Thursday

Almas: correct; if no noise created

CC: turn up at 6:30 and no noise

Almas: yes

CC: and after 5:30 as long as dbs

Almas: outside 5:30, it's ANY noise, construction, any db level

CC: if we defeat this, C'wood can work as long as no construction noise; want to give clarity

Sokol: all of these, most, with the exception of 8

not granting xxx; not re construction

believe all these other things apply

CC: probably suggest cell phones; there are going to be calls, shd be ready

Mayor: possible construction without noise

Sokol: diff situation -- loud door bang, technically in violation

MB: my interpretation is any SOUND, not noise, can be in contravention

ALMAS: correct

MB: retain our motion but qualify it: interior; add, quiet work

phone is going to be ringing off the hook

that's the simple interpretation I'm taking away

keep on working, put a mattress on the floor, cd be if we're not clear.

Mayor: added interior work between 5:30 and 8:30

Motion is defeated.

[MTG EXTENDED past 10 o'clock]

Mayor: maybe shd ask if anyone has a question for Ms Almas


MK: to help us get through, adjourn to Jul 21st mtg



A Browne gave background with SLIDES:

probably most comprehensive consultation

SLIDE; series of open houses ITE, PkR

40-50% supportive (except for traffic) 15-20% unsupportive; v few said doesn't make sense

support for open space; too tall, who can see; traffic drowned out ev else

lack of detail in comments re design

presenting from the DRC's point of view

at first to prelim to comment on; imp, gateway, approp for density, demands mixed-use; no one said outright not for hirise

Wd ask

[plugging in!]

recomm tonight, fwd, those steps described

hand over to Mr Amantea, believe they have a brief report

RA: in interests of brevity, I'll just take a minute

majority in favour -- intelligent cmnty, like us, smart growth


does not impact envmt

turn it over to Norman Hotson, Dialogue Design

NH: run through slides

here's original concept; sev mtgs with DRC and they've influenced to a great degree

from base plane join, going to in their view, in keeping with gen schematics of WV

imp gateway

one place you can have density, PkR is it

density, with village ????

752 site is a natural location, begins to build up a higher density that transits to a shopping ctr

natural form of devt for this site

proj in flux

slightly lower tower, west is 15 storeys

asked to look at adding ofc space, DRC interested

retail on grade, public realm, 1st floor ofc; ten units specifically designed for individs with challenges

3rd floor and above

green roofs accessible; bike storage; secured resident parking; multifaceted space [10:10]

plaza supports outdoor eating, Sat markets, water park; place for entertainment

open space part of a much bigger network -- taking ppl out of their car, xxx

include a bike valet -- 1500 work at PkR

ofc, no ofc, retail.....

two designs: storeys 24 and 16 west; if no office, west drops to 15; 2.75 vs 2.9FAR with ofc

town square; benefits: public realm, food and bev offerings, car/bike valet, cmnty space, xxx; new bus stop

fully sustainable based on xxx principles

[10:13] Mayor: Chair of our Police Bd, Barbara Brink

BB: thank you and for all those .... behind me

My husband hired Norm for G'ville Island so these comments not about you

As I stated last July, we're not opposed to the towers, rather the intersection;

access and egress other ctrs have; glad to hear

181 West Royal; xxx Onni; and xxx

going to be about 800 cars going into that, plus workers, residents, xxx

report mentions a police {to direct traffic???}

last year's ccl mtg consultation so I've looked -- 2000 ppl and xxx responses

{get number [10:16]}

doesn't even mention

wording -- best interests traffic at TWay/MDr 90% of sigs from WV

Larco and First Nations

fully recogn financial health will improve but without ....

bearing the costs

more xxx on that will take place

David Ross: also mbr of ad hoc cmte Barbara Brink chairs

traffic; did corresp with Ccl, appreciate

don't have any way of measuring what traffic will be

Bunt Report based on 2010, not adequate to make a decision

if this goes ahead there must be legally binding commitments by PkR that they look at it again and make traffic better; contribute to seasonal policing as best it can

in their best interests, they have to get ppl there; must be binding

serious consideration re access to the site

if approved, left out of the main street on TWay -- south, right in, right out???

Arash Atash: worked ? for 20 years

worked ev night for ?? three months ??? imagine putting up with that noise

PkR said to stop complaining b/c [10:21]

PkR -- pay any penalty b/c nothing compared with the income

Dist land and much on Sq Land

what leverage do you have re xxx?

last year, bring all stakeholders to the table; a year has passed without xxx

where's the Sq Nation's plan? where are they?

?? without knowing

ad hoc or spot planning not in long-term best interest

Min of Transp intersection; taking off the table is irresponsible

before exposed to this horrendous; xxx given the highest priority

40 - 50% of 88 ppl not be considered public opinion in a city of 44K

Alan Kwinter: Prez of Hollyburn Family Services Society

speak in favour; severity problem of homes for seniors

convenient to srs and to those who haven't the need for a vehicle

see this devt as serving the need of our vulnerable cmnty

Clive Bird: lawyer; 12 years served on sch bd, lived in WV for 29 yrs

support; robust and vibrant PkR nbrhd

no secret a lot of down-sizing in WV; need options other than sgl-fam homes

proj makes sense to be located in PkR; already extensively devpd

benefit cmty with min of impact on the PkR nbrhd

Mark Ballard: going to be moving into the nbrhd (1243)

this type of housing v needed

xxx Grosv, BPP

fills a market need; takes advantage of transit, accommodates downsizing

Mayor: missed you in the lawn bowling

Mark Ballard: glad you had fun

Christoper Kirby: VRS adv cmte

15 ppl with disabilities