WVM2012-12
Ccl Mtg NOTES June 4th
Ccl AGENDAs June 18th
Calendar to June 30th

by Carolanne Reynolds, Editor
[PDF Version]
www.WestVan.org

~~~ June 18th: Bicentennial of the War of 1812 ~~~ [PS: we won!]

= Main Items on Council Agendas June 18:

~ 5:30pm ~ Special Ccl Mtg (closed; sections listed)

~ 7pm ~ PUBLIC HEARING: OCP Amendment re the Lower Caulfeild Heritage Conservation Area)

followed by the Regular Ccl Mtg:

Delegation from WV Cmnty Fdn; DVP for 6685 Madrona Cr; DPA for Rodgers Crk Area 3 West; Parks Master Plan Final Report; Proposal for salmon-rearing pond in Memorial Pk with WV Streamkeeper Society; PSB Summary of public engagement results; Proposed Amendments to Cmnty Grants Terms of Ref; Electric Vehicle Charging Stns; Adding Ccl mtg June 16; Correspondence including: Eagleridge Dr 'Green Space'; arts facilities; Cmnty Day Parade; Collingwood Sch (Morven) redevt; Camelot/Union/Skilift; Taxes; Mobile Phones; 1300blk/Amb Qs & As

= Vive le Canada (War of 1812); from the EDITOR'S DESK (BC Ideas; Policies/Project Info; Sale vs Lease); UPDATES & INFO (Black Crk :-| ; Streamkeepers; WRA; ADRA mtg; Love of Shopping)

= CALENDAR to June 30th; CULTUREWATCH (Theatre; Art; Music); Nature Walks

= HEADSUP

11A June 7/8: mtgs; Culture in Vancouver; World Oceans Day; Royalty -- Queen Elizabeth and Nelson Mandela

11B June 10/11: Draft 2011 Annual Report (available now for public input; on June 25 agenda); 21st Street Rehabilitation schedule

11C June 14/15: Parks Master Plan Final available; Agendas June 18

= Ccl Mtg June 4 NOTES:

2011 Annual Report; Ice Allocation at Arena; Mobile Phone Industry; Housing for those with Disabilities (MyOwnSpace Housing Society); Ambleside and Dundarave Parking; Write-Off Taxes Receivable; 2012 Cmnty Grants ($125K?); Allocation process of Youth Competition/Leadership Fund Grants; Adoption of a Zoning Housekeeping Amendments Bylaw, and bylaws on fees and charges, building, bylaw enforcement, traffic mgmt, blvd construction; Traffic Mgmt Guidelines; Ccl Mtg added June 25; Devt Applic Status; Correspondence includes: Amb Village Ctr; 370 Mathers Devt; ADRA public mtg June 20; Proposed Arts Ctr; Caulfeild Park

= Ccl AGENDAs June 18

= ANIMALWATCH (Geese look peeved; Peacock Shrimp; Paw Patter; Puppy Webcam; Siberian tiger cubs); INFObits (Workers Needed); HEBRONWATCH (Naksa Day; Dignity/School); STUDENTWATCH; TREEWATCH (Trees matter!); ROYALWATCH (Watching; 14 Wealthiest British Royals); HERITAGEWATCH (info, walks, etc); MAIKU; QTNS/THOUGHTS/Eve/PUNS/Octopi


=== Vive le CANADA ===

1812: Documentary fires up story of big blast

 

by RANDY BOSWELL, Postmedia News June 10, 2012

This month™s 200th anniversary of the start of the War of 1812 will be marked with a colossal bang: the television premiere of Explosion 1812, a new documentary that argues the intentional detonation of Upper Canada™s main ammunition supply at present-day Toronto in April 1813 ” described as œone of the biggest explosions that had ever been witnessed in North America ” is a greatly under-appreciated moment in history that was key to thwarting the U.S. conquest of Canada.

The two-hour, Canadian-made film ” to be aired by History Television on Sunday [June 17], the eve of the bicentennial of the formal U.S. declaration of war on June 18, 1812 ” recounts how retreating British-Canadian troops at Fort York blew up the colony™s œgrand magazine along the Lake Ontario shore as American forces closed in on Upper Canada™s capital on April 27, 1813.....

Though U.S. forces temporarily seized York, the well-timed destruction of the ammunition depot just west of the pioneer settlement killed or maimed more than 250 American soldiers, deprived the attacking troops of a vital weapons cache that could have ensured the U.S. invasion™s long-term success, and covered the eastward escape of a major contingent of Upper Canada™s military to Kingston, Ont.

The story of the giant explosion is told partly through the eyes of a young boy, Patrick Finan, whose account of the fighting and the mammoth blast at York was also captured by the late Canadian writer Pierre Berton in his popular two-volume history of the war.

œThe ground shakes and the world turns dazzling white, Berton wrote of the magazine explosion in Flames Across the Border, published in 1981.....

U.S. soldiers outraged at what they considered an act of extreme treachery ” even a war crime because of their comrades™ fatal proximity to the explosion ” went on a vengeful rampage in the captured capital, terrorizing the civilian population and pillaging residents™ property. Those actions, in turn, prompted a similar assault on Washington, D.C. in 1814, when the U.S. capital was stormed by British and Canadian troops who set fire to the White House......

But the greatest legacy of the destruction of York™s grand magazine was its profound impact on Canadian history, the filmmakers argue.

The undisciplined actions by vengeful American troops turned many Canadian colonists in York ” a majority of them born in the U.S.* and initially ambivalent about the outcome of the war ” into ardent supporters of the British cause, according to historians interviewed for the documentary.

œThere™s that moment in life when the place you were born is no longer your home ” the place you™ve chosen to live as an adult becomes your home, Williamson states in the film.

œAnd it was that little muddy York and the events of 1813 that helped to solidify the identity of Canada.

Read more: http://www.vancouversun.com/news/1812+Documentary+fires+story+blast/6760711/story.html#ixzz1xaV8SNfH

Photo: British soldiers are on the move in the History Television documentary Explosion 1812, to be aired Sunday. The film deals with the destruction of the main armoury in York (now Toronto) in 1813 that is seen as a turning point in the war.

* Since not long after the American Revolution, must be fleeing United Empire Loyalists

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

+ Great gesture of prov govt to welcome input from us: visit www.ideaslab.ca

+ Lots of draft policies and projects to read about and give input to DWV: Lower Caulfeild Heritage Conservation; 2011 Annual Report (finances; remuneration soon); Parks Master Plan; PSB plans now perhaps complicated since the three NSh mayors meeting to consider a joint police force.

+ M ASSETS: LEASE vs SALE

You are aware that I am adamantly opposed to selling M land (unless to buy other land) -- why lessen our value and potential. Am glad replacing the police station is no longer tied to what we get for the 1300blk though Ccl's consideration of that was to avoid raising taxes, laudable in itself. This cmnty however has the expertise and ingenuity to do things efficiently and intelligently not jeopardizing future needs and choices. As a resident said at a ccl mtg, when the new bldg needs to be replaced what can be done if the property's gone? Akin to the student in China who sold his kidney to buy an iPad.

Anyway -- for your consideration (my italics and bolding): received a valid comment from a subscriber:

Carolanne

I am strongly of the view contrary to staff and council members that fee simple title land to District land should not be sold but long term prepaid leases be offered for sale. The fair market price for a 99-year lease is not much less than that of fee simple.  You have to go no further than Grosvenor to obtain confirmation of this view -- hence its great wealth by following this practice in the UK, Australia, Canada[, Annacis Island,] and elsewhere, and its strong opposition to UK legislation giving long term lessees the right to buy the fee simple reversion. 

Closer to home we have the example of the foresight of Manulife holding onto the fee simple of the highrise apartment sites on Bellevue when the buildings were constructed in the 1970s.  Now its interest in these lands is worth many millions.

I draw this to your attention as I see the Police station and Firehall matter [as an] issue and that leads back to Grosvenor.  I know that you and others raised the lease issue before Council and got nowhere thanks to misinformation* provided by staff.  It would be interesting if Council were to be asked to obtain an assurance from Grosvenor that when they market their [strata] lots they will be selling fee simple title not leaseholdIf they are intending to follow their practice of many 100s of years to sell leasehold, the result will be that the District will have donated to Grosvenor the future profit that with a more astute negotiation should rightly be the property of the citizens of West Vancouver.

The point is, if they see the economic benefit of not selling but leasing, so should we!


* {my footnote}

Perhaps the 'misinformation' is lack of expertise in the field and they swallowed Grosvenor's /arguments/persuasive ways/ hook and sinker and so parroting their rationale.

IMHO, CBs (Cmnty Benefits) have to be explored.


=== UPDATES & INFO ===

+ Friday, June 15, 2012 Media Release - BLACK CREEK REHABILITATION PROJECT UPDATE

Users of the TransCanada Trail may notice construction activity in the upper lands in the vicinity of Black Creek. Work began in late fall 2011 when the District initiated the Black Creek Diversion Rehabilitation Project as part of the Eagle Lake Development Plan. The Rehabilitation Project involves replacing the pipes which carry water to Eagle Lake. As part of the project, it is necessary for the District to construct an access road in steep terrain.

As part of the road construction, tree removal was necessary. Inadvertently, up to one dozen old growth trees were included in the 69 trees cut. District staff recognize the sensitivity of the area and will be reviewing updated plans to ensure minimal additional tree loss. The District will work with a geotechnical engineer, an environmental consultant and an arborist.

An Environmental Management Plan has been developed and approvals from the Ministry of Environment and the Department of Fisheries and Oceans are in place.

The work at Black Creek will be re-examined to ensure that what is done is absolutely necessary and that it will be carried out to the highest environmental standards. The District regrets the loss of old growth trees and remains committed to protecting this important area of West Vancouver.

{Oh dear! How did it happen??? Am sure we'll be hearing more about this..... }

+ WV STREAMKEEPERS

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

o Memorial Park Coho Salmon Rearing Pond: Streamkeepers and District staff will be going before municipal Council on June 18th seeking approval to proceed with the construction of the proposed rearing pond. To date $70,000 has been raised with another $15,000 of in-kind contributions committed to the project. {Update: more than $80K and rising!}

o PRESIDENT'S REPORT

Impressive list! For those who missed the AGM in May:

http://www.westvancouverstreamkeepers.ca/dox/President's%20Report%20-%20May%2010,%202012.pdf

+ WESTERN RESIDENTS' ASSN

Lots of news! WRA Family Barbecue Tues June 19, HBay Art Walk in July; for contacts and more:

See -- http://www.chrisadshead.com/index.html for latest news and www.thewesterner.ca

and also: http://www.chrisadshead.com/pdfs/w37_colour_for_%20webpage.pdf

+ AMBLESIDE AND DUNDARAVE RESIDENTS' ASSN

Come with your thoughts to ADRA's Wed June 20 public mtg on 1300blk and Ambleside/cmnty issues

+ For The Love Of Shopping -- 5:30 - 9pm Thursday June 21

We know you LOVE to shop at The Village at Park Royal, so we are celebrating in style with a special summer shop event. Retailers will have tons of activities in each of their stores and you can enjoy live music “ all in the special ambiance of The Village. Your first stop should be at the North Shore Credit Union to get your Passport to Love. Once you have your retail passport, make sure you take it to the different stores in The Village to get a sticker so that you can be entered for a chance to WIN a $200 gift card for Park Royal and The Village. For more information, visit http://shopparkroyal.com/campaigns/love-shopping


=== CALENDAR to June 30th ===

All mtgs are at M Hall unless indicated otherwise. NOTE: shown are mtgs known at this date; often there are additions, changes, cancellations after WVM goes out. Check the DWV Calendar: http://www.westvancouver.ca/Calendar.aspx . Notices/mtgs/changes too late/early for an issue are sent to subscribers. [See mtgs etc in the Headsup notices sent during the month]

~~~ hope you enjoyed celebrating COMMUNITY DAY and WV's centennial Saturday June 2nd ~~~

=== Tuesday June 19

The Fraser Institute invites you to join us for our free, online discussion series, Ask the Expert, which uses live video and audio to broadcast policy presentations directly to your PC or laptop. Fraser Institute research staff will a give a brief presentation on an important policy topic, and the remainder of the hour will be spent answering questions submitted by the viewers.Our next presentation is tomorrow, Tuesday, June 19th, with Niels Veldhuis, Fraser Institute president, discussing Tax Freedom Day. This year, Tax Freedom Day fell on June 11, one day later than in 2011. Tax Freedom Day is a simple illustration of the tax burden facing Canadians. If Canadians were required to pay all taxes levied by all governments up front, they would have to give government each and every dollar they earned prior to Tax Freedom Day. If you™ve ever wondered about the total amount of tax you pay and how it compares to what you pay for food, clothing and shelter, join Niels Veldhuis for this eye-opening discussion.Tuesday, June 19, 201211:30 am PST2:30 pm ESTRegisterRegistration for this Ask the Expert discussion is free, quick and easy to do, but must be done in advance. Visit www.AsktheExpertInfo.org for more information.Don't hesitate to pass this invitation on to colleagues or friends you think might be interested in attending this online event.

For assistance you can contact the Fraser Institute at:student@fraserinstitute.org

=== Wednesday June 20

~ 7:30am ~ Field Sport Working Group Mtg.

~ 7pm ~ Library Board Mtg at Library

~ 7pm ~ ADRA Public Mtg at Srs' Ctr for residents to come and give their views to the ADRA Board -- height/density

on 1300blk/PSB/lease/purchase/devt of Ambleside/Streetscape/Parking/etc; for info call Prez 922 7387

=== Thursday June 21

~ 11am - 2pm ~ NSh Seniors' Picnic on the WV Great Lawn (Cmnty Ctr).

This year's theme is an 'old-fashioned picnic' to celebrate Canada Day -- wear red and white and a fancy hat!

~ 4:30pm ~ Design Review Committee Meeting

~ 7pm ~ Gleneagles Cmnty Ctr Adv Cmte in Eagles Nest Room at Gleneagles Golf Course

=== Saturday June 23

~ 8:15am ~ Fifth Annual Seek the Peak Relay (start Ambleside Pk, finish Grouse Mtn)

=== Sunday June 24

[no time given] 19th Annual Walk the World for Schizophrenia (John Lawson Pk to Dundarave Pier]

=== Monday June 25

~ 4pm ~ Finance Cmte Mtg (and at 7pm sp ccl mtg)

=== Tuesday June 26 ~ 3pm ~ Police Bd Finance Cmte Mtg at WVPD stn

=== Wednesday June 27

~ 5:30pm ~ Police Bd mtg at Police stn

~ 7pm ~ Bd of Variance mtg

=== Thursday June 28 ~ 5pm ~ NSh Adv Cmte on Disability Issues mtg at DNV M Hall

. . . and Canada Day celebrations Sunday July 1st! . . .


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

Hours Please note: June 24 is our last Sunday of the season. We we are closed Sundays for July & August. We will also be closed Monday, July 2 for Canada Day.

JAZZ FESTIVAL CONCERT: Sofia Rei -- Friday June 22 -- Doors open at 7pm; concert starts at 7:30pm


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


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

Opening Reception June 26 from 7 - 9:30pm -- In 1955, shortly after arriving in Vancouver from the United States, Alvin Balkind and Abraham Rogatnick opened the New Design Gallery (NDG), one of the first galleries dedicated to contemporary art in Canada. At that time B.C. artists were gaining national recognition but had few opportunities to exhibit their work locally. Balkind, who had studied and worked with several key galleries abroad, and Rogatnick, who had studied architecture at Harvard, both brought with them new perspectives about contemporary art and design. Encouraged by Jack Shadbolt and Arthur Erickson, Balkind and Rogatnick opened the NDG in adjacent apartments above Tony Cavelti's and Karl Stittgen's jewellery studio in West Vancouver.

{Mr Rogatnick lived in WV; more in the next issue of WVM}

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

>> The Magic of Photography ~~~ June 19 - July 8

Francine Drouin, Nick Meissner, Nancy Ricker

Opening Reception: Tuesday June 19 from 6 to 8pm ~ Meet the Artists: Saturday June 23 at 2pm

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

> June 12 - 24 œA Colourful Life"

Painters Anne-Marie Calder (oil) & Jose Kernahan (watercolour), share with us slices of life from around the world, including Canada, the Virgin Islands, and Europe. Their colourful works depict everything from bustling street markets to tender moments with a loved one.

Opening reception Tuesday June 12th from 6 - 8pm

> June 26 - July 8 œShadows' Path"

A collection of oil paintings by Deirdre McNeill reflecting the light and shadow of our path. Deirdre™s palette of vibrant colour brings the shadows to life, and the shadows brighten the light.

Opening reception Tuesday June 26th from 6 - 8pm

+++ KAY MEEK CENTRE +++

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

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

TO OUR FRIENDS AND NEIGHBOURS!    

It was a magical evening and we thank you so much for being a part of it!

 The West Vancouver Arts Centre Trust (dba Kay Meek Centre) Board of directors and all staff and volunteers would like to thank all who attended or supported our annual fundraising gala this past Friday evening.  Not only did we meet our goal, but we far surpassed it!

It was an evening of true community spirit, sharing some huge belly laughs with our friends, neighbours, and co-workers, all the while raising the funds needed to continue to offer opportunities to youth in West Vancouver and beyond and to ensure that the performing arts are accessible to all.   

We could not have done it without you!

We look forward to sharing another year of wonderful performances and creating lifelong memories with you! 

Kay Meek Centre -- the future is dazzling!

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

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

Legion Week June 24 - 30th with an open house 2 - 4 and 6 - 8pm daily

Friday, June 22nd we are introducing the group œReplay in the Lounge “ great sound, 7 -11pm. 

We are having a Canada Day BBQ at the Branch, probably ~5pm to celebrate Canada Day.


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

Results from the President's Dinner Thursday June 19 at Hollyburn Country Club (see website for details)

Business of Excellence Award Winners:

Citizen of the Year: Mary Markwick

Young Entrepreneur of the Year:  Colin Denton, General Manager of the Village Taphouse.

Green Business of the Year:  Whole Foods

  Home-based Business of the Year: Bay View at Green Gables B&B, Gwen and Jim MacLean-Cruickshank

  Business of the Year: Pacific Arbour Retirement Communities


=== CULTUREWATCH ===

* THEATRE

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

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

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

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

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

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

Merry Wives of Windsor

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

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

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

~ Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage -- High Society ends June 24

~ Granville Island Stage -- Xanadu starts June 21; a musical directed by Dean Paul Gibson

+ Jericho Arts Centre  224 8007 www.jerichoartscentre.com

United Players presents: LONDON ASSURANCE by Dion Boucicault

The road to marital bliss is paved with laughs in London Assurance, Dion Boucicault's groundbreaking comedy of errors that crackles with wit, sidesplitting hijinks, and clever innuendo.

Sir Harcourt Courtly is lured away from fashionable London by the promise of a rich and beautiful bride, Grace, several decades his junior. He marvels at this rural Venus until her charms are eclipsed by her hearty cousin, the foxhunting Lady Gay Spanker. Meanwhile his disguised son turns up in flight from his creditors and falls head over heels for Grace...

LONDON ASSURANCE was written by a 21-year-old Irishman who blazed onto the London theatre scene in 1841 with this, his first, production. The play quickly became the most popular play in the world and the inspiration of many future comedy writings from Oscar Wilde to Monty Python. A jolly, riotous, rip-roaring, farcical romp through town and country.

Ends June 24; Thur - Sun at 8pm; Tix $16 - $20 www.unitedplayers.com Jericho Arts Centre, 1675 Discovery

For reservations, click here, or phone 604 224 8007, ext. 2 Want to know more about the show? Check out SPOTLIGHT

2012/13 Season Tix are now available online or by calling 224 8007. To view next season's lineup, click here.

+ Bermie Legge Theatre (New Westminster) 521 0412

The Winslow Boy by Terence Rattigan -- his classic drama of a family's fight for justice in pre-WW1 in England vagabondplayers.ca May 31 - June 23

+ Deep Cove Shaw Theatre -- 929 3200 deepcovestage.com

One for the Road -- a British comedy by Willy Russell; June 8 to 23

+ Presentation House Theatre

www.phtheatre.org -- June News -- Greetings! This summer PHT is all about your community. Local company Raven Spirit Dance helps us celebrate Aboriginal Day on June 21, while the Daniel Lapp Quartet joins us as part of the North Shore Jazz Festival on June 23. We're also supporting a number of theatre based summer camps this July and August to keep all theatre enthusiasts busy.

o Gathering Light Fundraiser in support of Raven Spirit Dance

Contemporary Aboriginal Dance company Raven Spirit Dance comes to PHT June 21

Tickets are $25, includes light refreshments

A fundraiser in support of Raven Spirit Dance Company, this evening will include a performance entitled "Gathering Light", choreographed by Michelle Olson and performed by Karissa Barry, Julia Carr, Michelle Olson, and Kimberly Tuson. Door prizes, a raffle, a silent auction, and light refreshments all included; the doors will open at 7pm with the performance beginning at 8pm.

Raven Spirit Dance is a Vancouver-based company who creates, develops, and produces exceptional Aboriginal contemporary dance. They continue to make dance that shares the stories that need to be told and that inhabits unique spaces in our cmnty.

Presentation House Theatre is pleased to offer a residency to Raven Spirit Dance in the 2012-2013 season.

* ART

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

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

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

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

Sundays: 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm, 5pm, 6pm, 7pm* [Sunday June 17 tours cancelled due to Family FUSE Weekend]

Emily Carr goes to Sept 9; Collecting Matisseto Sept 30

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

Upcoming Exhibitions

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

o Marian Penner Bancroft -- June 30 to September 30

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

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

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

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

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

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

June 22 (Gene Ramsbottom with Arioso Quartet): Arthur Bliss Quintet; Beethoven Quartet in C minor Op 18 No 4

June 29 Frank Chen, piano; Beethoven's Fifth

~ NB: Vancouver Art Gallery Members receive 20% off admission to the Royal BC Museum in Victoria when you show your Gallery Membership card.

+ ART WALK

South Granville Gallery Row: 10am to 6pm: 15 art galleries; hosting special events www.artwalk-southgranville.com

+ Caroun Art Gallery (CAG) ArtGallery@Caroun.com / www.Caroun.net / www.Caroun.org / www.MasoudSoheili.com

For more info, pls check www.Caroun.netCaroun Photo Club: Meetings are held the third Wednesday of every month,

7 - 9pm at the Silk Purse Arts Ctr. Visitors are welcome. Info: www.carounphotoclub.com.

* MUSIC

+ Vancouver Symphony Orchestra -- http://www.vancouversymphony.ca/  876 3434

The 2012/2013 Vancouver Symphony Season “ Subscribe now for best savings and best seating

2012/2013 Season Subscriptions are on sale now! Check out everything the exciting new season has in store for you on the VSO website, where you can download a season brochure or just wander through the website to see the concerts online, and order your series package online. The new season has it all, with extraordinary guest artists like Midori, Jon Kimura Parker, Isabel Bayrakdarian, John Pizzarelli, Vadim Gluzman, and even concerts with the Barenaked Ladies and Cirque de la Symphonie! Click here to explore the new season and order online. https://www.vancouveropera.ca/tickets/#oa

+ MAKE MUSIC VANCOUVER

All day music Thursday June 21st in Gastown; makemusicvan.com

+ VISI

SONGFIRE Festival of Song 2012June 3 - 24

ConcertsArts of ConscienceMasterclasses and LecturesArt Song LabVISIChor

SONG = a fundamental form of human expression across all time and place.

ART SONG = the fusion of global poetry and music, singing our stories across communities, cultures, and generations. Listening, we recall and renew our commonalities.

Each June, VISI opens its doors to everyone who would like to experience the unique celebration of Art Song. Great singers, pianists, and actors from across North America join forces with local performers to light the fuse for a soaring month of stunning, passionate song!

WV Lloyd Burritt premiere !

Tix $25 General, $20 Sr/VISI Mbr, $10 Student; BUY TICKETS or cash at the door

+ 8pm Tuesday June 19 -- Harold Brown Tribute Concert

Honouring the spirit of one of Vancouver™s most beloved Art Song advocates

Harold Brown was one of this city's most remarkable musicians, a pianist of extraordinary insight and a collaborative artist of

strength and sensitivity. Harold's warmth made young performers feel their art mattered, encouraging them to aspire to

greatness, and reminding them to sing from their own humanity. His passing in 2011 was a great loss for Vancouver's entire

artistic community; the absence of his wit, passion, and supportive presence are keenly felt. To celebrate his remarkable

legacy, VISI is proud to present a special evening that pairs new work with old, established professionals with emerging

artists, and is brimming with stunning, evocative sound.

Baritone Tyler Duncan and pianist Erika Switzer perform the world premiere of Lloyd Burritt's Moth Poem. This cycle,

based on five poems by Robin Blaser, portrays the life of a moth in epic proportions; Samuel Barber's Three Songs, Op.

45; and selections from Oscar Morawetz's 4 Songs on the Poems of Bliss Carman. 

Participants from VISI's Advanced Performance Studies Program will also pay homage to Harold Brown's remarkable legacy.

@ the Unitarian Church of Vancouver, 949 West 49th

* FESTIVAL d'ETE

Francophonie -- juin 14 - 23; Le Centre (1551 W 7th) lecentreculturel.com


=== RECONNECTING WITH NATURE === Events for June -- David Cook 924 0147

~ 7pm ~ Tuesday June 19

The Nullarbor: An Australian desert

Speaker: David Cook, Biologist, Geologist, Explorer.

An event for/at the Parkgate Library, DNV; Registration required: 929 3727

An account of the natural history, geology, and exploration of the Nullarbor Plain, a flat treeless desert straddling the states of Western Australia and South Australia. Hear the story of ancient subterranean rivers that left vast caverns, now with crystal clear lakes, that were traps for the giant marsupials that once roamed the plain above. Learn how the arrival of humans 40,000 years ago by their use of œfirestick farming and the onset of climate change brought about the demise of the mega fauna, with one notable exception. Hear about the first ever attempt to SCUBA dive in the subterranean lakes during the 1960 expedition to the Nullarbor attended by the speaker. For further information: www.nvdpl.ca .

~ 10am ~ Sunday June 24

Norvan Falls, Lynn Headwaters Regional Park, NV (An event for Nature Vancouver)

Meeting at the northern parking lot, Lynn Headwaters Regional Park.

Trip Leader: David Cook. Duration & Distance: About 6 hours. 13 km. Elevation Gain: 100 metres.

This is an intermediate level hike to Norvan Falls in Lynn Headwaters Regional Park. We will be paralleling the east bank of Lynn Creek along the Headwaters Trail, so elevation gain will only be 100 metres. On the way we will have an opportunity to view the geomorphology and forest ecology of the Lynn Creek valley. Wear deep-tread hiking boots with ankle support and bring lunch and water. Be prepared for changes in weather. There will be many stops to view and discuss points of natural history and geological interest en route.

The parking lot is accessed by driving to the end of Lynn Valley Road, NV then through the entrance gate into Lynn Headwaters Park and then to the very end of the winding road. For those travelling by bus, there will be car-pooling at 0930 hours at Phibbs Bus Exchange. People with cars prepared to give people a lift from Phibbs Exchange and those requiring a lift from Phibbs Exchange should contact David at 924 0147.

=== HEADSUP 11A === June 7/8

o just back from Opening Night (June 7) of Bard on the Beach's Taming of the Shrew directed by Meg Roe -- highly recommended esp the v amusing first half; Lois Anderson and John Murphy are excellent --  but boy, was it cold (and raining on and off) however you can't beat that setting.  The Vancouver Sun has a video (below -- 1) of a discussion on Culture in Vancouver (Theatre Critic Peter Birnie chats with Christopher Gaze).  The first seven minutes or so are about Bard's Taming of the Shrew and Macbeth; after that in general about Vancouver.

o  Noted today on the DWV Calendar: 9am Fri June 8 a Cmnty Grants Cmte mtg in Cmnty Ctr (Cedar Room)

o  World Oceans Day June 8 (info below -- 2)

o  VSO's first silent auction (info below -- 3) -- June 9 and 11 (Tovey's opera The Inventor

o  Noted today on the DWV agenda page ~ 4:30pm ~ a sp ccl mtg appeared for Monday June 11 but it's closed (for board applications consideration; is NOT on the DWV Calendar at time of writing)

o  June events from the Calendar of the Alliance for Arts and Culture -- http://www.allianceforarts.com/files/enet/pdf/12/06/KeyEventList2012-7.doc.pdf

o  Queen Elizabeth and Nelson Mandela (info below -- 4); Photos re Jubilee Flotilla

{o  Quotation / Thought / Pun -- moved to end of this WVM}

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from   http://www.vancouversun.com/entertainment/WATCH+What+state+culture+Vancouver/6710705/story.html

What is the state of culture in Vancouver? VANCOUVER SUN MAY 31, 2012

Sun theatre critic Peter Birnie, Bard on the Beach artistic director Christopher Gaze and Alliance for Arts and Culture executive director Rob Gloor discuss the state of culture in Vancouver.

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June 8th is World Oceans Day (Sister Day to Earth Day)!  Theme: Youth, the Next Wave for Change

Thankfully many in our Canadian Federal Government worked very hard to have World Oceans Day recognized by the UN. We invite you to start a tradition or join an event to celebrate and protect our oceans and waterways.

Did you know?

80% of the oxygen we breathe comes from our oceans.We need our oceans. All living creatures and vegetation needs our oceans to be healthy.

Become an OCEAN HERO, a champion of preserving our waterways and conserving water. 

On the following pages you will find information about World Oceans Day Canada! http://www.worldoceansday.ca/

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http://www.vancouversymphony.ca/

Silent Auction at The Inventor

The VSO is thrilled to announce our first ever Silent Auction, to be held in the lobby of the Orpheum Theatre during the Season Finale performances of Bramwell Tovey's The Inventor, on Saturday and Monday, June 9th and 11th.

Please click here to download a PDF to see the exciting list of items available including original art, weekend getaways and many more exciting products and opportunities “ something for everybody!

If there is something here that interests you and you are unable to attend the performances, we are happy to place a bid on your behalf. Please email ryanbutt@vancouversymphony.ca and indicate the lot number, your bid amount and the best way to contact you if you are the successful bidder. If you have any questions or would like to know more about this auction, please don't hesitate to contact Ryan at this email address.

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There are similarities.

It may be hereditary but not blindly so.  In the case of Britain b/c one was deemed not suitable HM Queen Elizabeth's parents were forced into the spotlight -- did their duty though wd hv preferred not. 

Mandela is royalty (hereditary) too.

Both do their duty and are respected.


Let It Go: An Important Lesson from Queen Elizabeth and Nelson Mandela

Charlene Smith compares how leaders Queen Elizabeth and Nelson Mandela overcame hardships and achieved success.

by: Charlene Smith

She loves thick marmalade over butter that melts into her toast, always with tea, and preferably with her corgis at her feet. He rises at dawn every day and exercises before settling down to a bowl of oats.  She is the Queen of England, and he is Nelson Mandela, the man who led South Africa to democracy after fifty years of forced racial separation (apartheid).  Two people who appear so different yet have similar lessons about the true nature of commitment, and forgiveness.In June, the world will celebrate Queen Elizabeth™s 86th birthday and her 60 years on the throne in the United Kingdom. Then on July 18, it is the 94th birthday of Nelson Mandela. The United Nations has called on all to volunteer 67 minutes of community service on that day as a tribute to Mandela™s 67 years of public service. Mandela was also born into royalty; his father was a chief of the AmaXhosa, Royal House of the Thembu. But unlike the large palaces that Queen Elizabeth calls home, Mandela grew up in a mud-and-wattle hut with his beloved mother, Fanny. She was his father™s fourth wife. Mandela™s birth name was Rohilalhla which means he who shakes the branches. A teacher at the mission school he attended gave him the name Nelson. The name was intended to honour the famous British naval admiral of the 18th century.Photo Courtesy of South Africa Tourism

In many ways the lives of Queen Elizabeth and Nelson Mandela were very different yet there are important parallels. She was born into privilege, but during her time as Britain™s royal leader the country had survived scandals, recessions, and the shrinking of the British Empire. She has often been criticized, sometimes cruelly, in books, movies, and newspaper columns.Her dignity, quiet passion for serving the British people, and humility have made her stand out. You never hear her saying how special she is. Nelson Mandela shares those same qualities. They allow their actions to speak.

Continued on page 2: Mandela trained as a lawyer and became a leader... »

Continued on page 2:     Mandela trained as a lawyer and became a leader... »

Read more:    

http://www.beliefnet.com/Inspiration/Articles/Let-it-Go-An-Important-Lesson-From-Queen-Elizabeth-and-Nelson Mandela.aspx

Photos: Queen Elizabeth to lead giant jubilee flotilla in London

June 2, 2012 -- A flotilla of 1,000 boats will sail London™s River Thames on Sunday in a spectacular highlight of four days of nationwide celebrations marking Queen Elizabeth™s 60 years on the throne.

Read more: http://www.vancouversun.com/entertainment/Photos+Queen+Elizabeth+lead+giant+jubilee+flotilla+London/6721102/story.html


=== HEADSUP 11B === June 10/11

Hope you had a great weekend.  Budget and Roadwork Info first:

= A =  DWV has posted the 2011 Draft Annual Report so you can look it over and send Ccl your input.  It will be on the June 25 Ccl agenda.  See A below. {June 30 is deadline}

(fyi 742 FTEs; List of Top Taxpayers p68; expected wage increases 2.58% to 4.63% p52)

= B =  21st Street Rehabilitation work started May 31; the DWV website has the schedule of closures from now till the end of August.  See B below.

Chamber of Commerce's President's Dinner on Thursday June 14; KMC fundraiser Friday June 15. (Both were in WVM11.)

WVM11 was rushed out before a final proofreading.  B/c of that, a final was done, so another set of printed copies will be done Monday (marked WVM11ˆš), and the revised version is now on the WVM website.  (Corrections included putting in missing letters and a missing date; the topics in the printed title were changed also.)

... ending with a quotation, a thought, a pun, and {an} octopi.   ^_^ {moved to end of this WVM}

= A =

2011 Draft Annual Report

The 2011 Draft Annual Report is now available for public inspection:

http://www.westvancouver.ca/uploadedFiles/Your_Government/Financial_Information/Reports/Annual_Reports/2011AnnualReportv5.pdf (PDF, 2 MB)

A public meeting will be held on June 25, 2012 at 7 p.m. in the Council Chamber at Municipal Hall to present the Annual Report and receive comments from interested residents.

Written [submissions] addressed to Council regarding the Annual Report will be included in their [entirety] as part of the public record.

The Annual Report is also available for inspection in the Finance Department at Municipal Hall.

For more information, contact the Finance Department at 925 7032.

[See     http://www.westvancouver.ca/Level3.aspx?id=39684 ]

= B =

21st Street Rehabilitation Project

Thursday, May 31, 2012 -- Construction will soon begin to complete Phase II of the 21st Street Rehabilitation Project, which began in 2011. The 21st Street Rehabilitation is part of the District's 2012 Capital Program. 

The work proposed for 2012 includes the following:

¢ replacement of the water main

¢ rehabilitation of the sanitary sewer

¢ final road rehabilitation and paving

Traffic Impacts

The District™s goal is to minimize interruptions to the neighbourhood, while completing the project on-time and on-budget. To do this, 21st Street will be closed to through traffic in phased segments.

The following table provides an outline of a tentative schedule and staging for road closures:

[ See:   http://www.westvancouver.ca/Level3.aspx?id=39570 ]

=== HEADSUP 11C === June 14/15

THE LATEST!

o Review the draft Parks Master Plan now available (for comment Monday)

http://www.westvancouver.ca/uploadedFiles/Your_Government/Agendas_and_Minutes/2012/June/12jun18-8.PDF

o Look over the draft 2011 Annual Report on agenda for June 25:

http://www.westvancouver.ca/uploadedFiles/Your_Government/Financial_Information/Reports/Annual_Reports/2011AnnualReportv5.pdf

o  See details on official opening of a new section of the Spirit Trail Sat 11am (C below).

(LPPS AGM in afternoon was in WVM11.)

{Then Main Items for June 18 (A) followed by the three agendas (closed, PH, regular) and smiles. > in this WVM}

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Subject: Media Release -- Opening Ceremony for New Section of the Spirit Trail June 16

The District of West Vancouver and the Squamish Nation are pleased to announce the opening of a new section of the Spirit Trail along Bridge Road and Welch Street. This new section is built on Squamish Nation land and brings us one step closer to realizing our dream of a multi-use greenway linking the North Shore communities from Horseshoe Bay to Deep Cove. 

The public is invited to the official opening of this new section on Saturday, June 16 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the intersection of Welch Street and Mathias Road.

Mayor Michael Smith said, œThe Spirit Trail not only provides a safe and accessible route for all, but it also promotes a healthy lifestyle and community connections. This project demonstrates what we can accomplish when we work in partnership for the benefit of community.

This new section connects Ambleside, eastward from 13th Street through Park Royal and the Capilano Reserve, to Whonoak Road and into North Vancouver where the trail meets up with a new section constructed by the District of North Vancouver.

Chief Bill Williams said, œThe new trail improves pedestrian movement within the Capilano community allowing our Elders, youth, and school children safer access to community facilities like Chief Joe Mathias Recreation Centre and Xwemelch™stn Estimxwawtxw (little ones™) School.œ

The Spirit Trail is a partnership between the three North Shore municipalities, the Squamish Nation, the Federal and Provincial governments and TransLink. Once the 35-kilometre route is complete, it will establish a relatively flat connection across the North Shore for use by pedestrians, cyclists, inline skaters and people with wheeled mobility aids. The Spirit Trail serves as the backbone of West Vancouver™s local cycling network and is an important component of the District™s 2010 Strategic Transportation Plan. For more information, please visit westvancouver.ca/spirittrail  .

===  COUNCIL NOTES Monday June 4th ===

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

5:30pm - Special (Closed) Mtg:

in the public interest, . . . public be excluded

(a) personal information 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; (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; and

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

Purpose of meeting: land, committee/board applications, proposed municipal service, personnel, and negotiation matters.


== June 4 COUNCIL MEETING NOTES ==

For On-Table Items please see Items 5, 7, 13.1, 17, and 19.1-19.3    

1. Call to Order

2. Approval of Agenda

TP: added Item 7: 2011 audited financial stmts; new Item 13.1 re grants; adding to item 17 re traffic; item 19 19.1 to 9.3

3. Adoption of Public Hearing Minutes  --  May 28, 2012 Public Hearing.

[7:06]

Mayor brings us to Delegations: Paul Tutsch

DELEGATIONS

4. P. Tutsch, West Vancouver Family Place, regarding West Vancouver Family Place Services (File:  0055-20-WVFP1)

RECOMMENDED: be received for information, with thanks.  Additional submissions (On Table)

PT: thx; ppl here I wd like to introduce; all connected to WV Family Place: coordinator; cmnty devt coord; staff mbrs (two); prev bd mbr when it was a standalone society

a number of parents; beside me is chair of the board of Hollyburn Fam Servcs Society

SLIDES

Alan ?: delighted to talk

prevention and early intervention; 200+ family resource progs in BC; open access prog

Mon to Fri mornings ten mos a year

early childhood parenting consultant; education sessions; literacy progs

1998 the M identified a need for early childhood support services  -- WV Family Place was created operated by a volunteer board

in the spring of 2009 the move from Ambleside Pk into the new cmnty ctr; coincided with a signif increase in a demand for services

in 2010 after the dissolution of WVFP Society and the amalgamation with Hollyburn Family Srvcs Soc resulted in expanded capacity to work with families

the increase and demand for service by a professional non-profit agency

HFSS 22+ years of service family support and clinical expertise

WVFP positive parenting practices and secure healthy parent-child relationships are fundamental factors in healthy child devt

chn have experience and skills that prepare them for kindergarten success and parents and caregivers are secure and skilled in their parenting role

families form consistent stable support networks

child's experiences in first six years of life have a profound influence

UBC survey high vulnerability rate in chn under six in WV; child at risk

DWV has recognized this and supported WVFPlace; commend the District, however needs still persist

PT: thank you, Alan

prog runs ten mos of the year -- not in July and August; in the mornings M-F in Cmnty Ctr

xxx; 9000 visits in last ten mos; about 40 - 50 ppl a day and represents about 450 participants just over 200 families -- these are distinct participants

about 50% of the time we have to turn ppl away b/c at capacity; so definitely a need

~60% of the participants come from WV and other 40% from NSh

hear wd like to see it expanded; perhaps in another location and 12 mos

{See this SLIDE of revenue and expenses}

most from Gaming and MCFD rev about $59K and expenses about $89K so $30K shortfall per yr

the $5K we receive from WV represents about 6% of the operating costs of the prog

as a taxpayer think it's a pretty good deal; from a partnership perspective I'm not so sure

also $14K of deemed rental value we receive in that wonderful facility DWV has (cmnty ctr)

cost runs about $50 per year per family for WV

based on the amt of money WV puts into it; so about $5K; there's about 100 families from WV  take advantage of this prog (so that works out to $50 per family)

short video at 7:12 Hollyburn Family Services Society; needs your donations and your support

WV Family Place  [7:14]

after so many, easier and so many presentations thought it wd be easier but

happy to answer questions

Sop: no boundaries on this issue; Family Services Society has run an excellent service from 1 to 6

You're the umbrella?

Ans: yes

Sop: sep society?

Ans: no; too difficult to maintain ; approached Hollyburn to take it over wch they did

Sop: goes a bit further than $5K as rent not charged

PT: $14K

Sop: Mooi?

Mooi: a bit different from what we have; close enough

Sop: figure?


{right on, Sop -- persist to get the correct figure; at least closer}


Mooi: closer to $20K

Sop: why not increasing your rates?

PT: these families don't arrive in Roll Royces

Sop: I didn't ask that

PT: we charge $3 each time now but even if double, wd only raise $9K

Sop: what do you want from us?

PT: partnership we have; see if a better way or a better financial opportunity

ML: cdn't here  [7:19]

philosophically what I'm questioning

10K visits at $3 a visit that's $30K -- wd help

Vancouver Coastal health no assistance?

understand $30K shortfall this year -- do you anticipate next year's in same range or hoping to minimize?

PT: Linda,  wd you like to answer re fees

Linda [?]: $3 per family for the drop-in; established

v few charge a fee; open access allowing all families to attend

with our surveys even $3 too difficult for them


{My jaw is dropping during this --

not much more than a cup of coffee a day even if fee increased

maybe it's a question of budgeting? enough money to live here (buy/rent) then not enough money for chn?

about half (40%) driving over from NV?

difference between need and convenience or help?

do parents have to stay? if not it's cheap babysitting (and so much more)

good presentation but perhaps examine the finances a bit more; and there might be other progs more essential}


PT: Mr Fisher will answer 2nd and 3rd q

ML: curious why Vancouver Health don't make contribution; clearly if need and successful

curious about a shortfall this year and year after; how to fix so sustainable

who's using the room when you're not? seems to be a potentially lucrative bit of real estate

use in afternoon -- costs offset costs of morning

Fisher: to meet deficit we continue to approach donors; increasing success

fundraiser on June 7 -- District has made ice arena av to us as a fundraiser

app efforts District has made; looking forward to more fundraising

seeing if V??? earmarking

ppl tend not to put their money in prevention, so a climb for us

we are making headway for this prog

VCH tough to answer -- they are making staff av to us but not stepping up with dollars; participating in kind

ML: space?

Fisher: that's the youth lounge; using every day; parents wd like to come back in afternoon; think youth from 3pm

some things for dads and grandparents and nannies and caregivers; still turning away half

NG: I live across from Hollyburn Elem and they have the xxxx prog; prov runs

for kids under six morning; funded by prov

Linda: my understanding is that Hollyburn's "strongstart" is at capacity and they're turning ppl away

Strongstart focusing on the child whereas family services the family, ie parents as well

MAB: recently had a tour and was v impressed with what you're doing

resource referral; cd you pls amplify on that?

Linda: three areas

child -- look at what's happened to the child eg if has a disability so learning supports early on so cognitive health for chn

parenting and home life; family abuse; b/c of integration have been able to put a support worker in the home seamlessly

MAB: so $9K and you have volunteers

Linda: requires a fair amt of support

MAB: my understanding or research, importance of supporting [age] zero to six

most unaware in WV we have ~18 to 20% vulnerability among chn in our cmnty entering kindergarten 

your work, early intervention; prevention, huge payback/dividends; congratulations; it is a success story 

[7:30]  MOTION CARRIED

Sop: I'd like to make another motion

staff work with Family Services specifically for Family Place for a solution win-win for both and report back

not only zero to six but teenagers quite severe

look at seriously; if a shortfall how best to look at; Ms Mooi look at to see how to fix; that's my motion

Mayor: that's a long motion

Sop: bit longwinded; look at; staff report back

Mayor: understand that?

[7:32] Mooi: look at and report; happy to do that; work with HFS to look at options

CC: glad you made this motion Cclr Sop; want to add thx for your motion, Cclr; find a way to move forward

pennies on the dollar; the cost shd never be a barrier to access these services; wd like a built-in model; at a minimum, waive fees for those who can't afford it

MOTION CARRIES UNANIMOUSLY

Mayor: thanks for the delegation

[Next] we are getting kind of squeezed for time so can I ask you to keep to your ten minutes; that wd be v much appreciated

Cclr Sop needs ten minutes just to make his motions

{ripple of chuckles}

Sop: I wasn't biting into your time there; I get carried away sometimes

{"Some honourable mbr": sometimes?}

[7:33]

5. Hollyburn Family Services Society regarding Seniors Housing Outreach Program and Proposal for Seniors Safe House (File:  0055-01)

RECOMMENDED: be received for information, with thanks.

Leagh X: Seniors at risk program and xxx coordinator for

a little bit about statistics and some examples

SLIDES

over 25% of WV over 65; popn ageing

540 seniors living below poverty line and paying more than half in xxx

XX?: at-risk vulnerable adults; read this at your leisure


{wonder if American -- she pronounced leisure as in seizure rather than leisure as in pleasure (Cdn)}


work for Vancouver Coastal Health; do protection

asset rich and cash poor; not eating properly; don't know what's going on; family away and think they're doing fine

care -- what happens when care too great?  sometimes sign homes away

SLIDE: elder abuse/neglect; rate of family violence against seniors has risen 14% since 2004

Leagh: more calls than we can handle

set up a safe ste in NV and want more; there's nowhere senior can go

a woman maybe can go to a women's shelter but age; if man, really nowhere to go

nice man; had house; someone/acctant embezzled his money, 73, bounced a vet {nowhere to go}

woman another used to live in WV lost ev with divorce

safety net not there xxx

availability affordability

isolated so esp at risk; some srs too proud to seek services; others don't know where

loss in life -- death divorce

if WV want services right here -- what does an age-friendly cmnty look like?

500+ srs in WV living in poverty

abuse; if family mbrs abusing them that's the only help; not many places they can go

not asking for a prog, am asking to make srs a priority; what can we do? have this in mind

we're looking at expanding our prog; we need your help

as a M, step up and see what you can do

safe place for srs -- a srs safe place model; wd be ideal -- we don't have anything right now

Jane Osborne is here from Adult Support network

Mayor: Cclr Sop, a short question?

Sop: never short -- we looked at things how long volunteers; long process good

in my view shd be consideration for a srs safe house

what is the prov doing wrt mental health and safe house for srs?

we try to do our best

many in NV to protect; violence, etc -- seniors  --  what's prov?

asking our taxpayers to dig a hole in their pockets and start shovelling coins; tongue in cheek but seriously we have to have some recognition of this problem ever-growing

Mayor: sure they're anxious to answer your question [7:46]

Ans: we're not speaking for prov; just has a study/report; grants; out for five years

June 15 is Elder Awareness Day

we're at the place with elder abuse where we were 30 years ago with abuse / women

can't tell you money in

changes relationship if healthcare nurse also doing reporting of abuse how'd you get that

whole change how we're doing things

imposing sometimes our solns on seniors who don't want to be involved

Sop: all the work over those years all talk

when srs 

been on since our social blueprint; I used to be a barber you used to have black hair now grey

Linda: Hollyburn opened its first "day suite"; xxx

Mayor: v imp; Mr Sokol looking at

Sokol: a report on tonight's agenda

{Sop moved thx}

CARRIED

Mayor: thank you for coming and we have heard what you said and aware of the issue

[7:50]  REPORTS

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

ML: will be brief; wanted to thank xxxx

never seen so many ppl out for Cmnty Day; thought it was excellent; terrific

today access [for those with disabilities] at Hall -- demonstrations; getting motorized scooter on Blue Bus; getting around M Hall; how to get scooter into washroom on second floor

MAB: 13th and Gordon; ppl traipsed up to my house; congratulations and a big thank you to staff -- Rachelle and Christie

professional; huge signs; highlights were zodiac rides and doing doughnuts out in Horseshoe Bay

Sop: I was the liaison for the Centennial group, watched Rachelle, chair, and Christie Rosta

I kid you not; never seen so many staff involved with happy faces

interesting scenario on education

for example, our society doing work on the foreshore -- photos, starfish and other sea life are now attaching themselves to the rock gardens that we placed there a year, a year and a half, ago 

so that the xxx along the sea wall xxx down to the river {sorry, I cdn't understand what he was saying} 

amazing what happens in nature in a short period of time

next door the Japanese knotweed, invasive species; hope we'll see an educational prog, jump on it now, extremely invasive

cars; Horseshoe Bay; walked xxx; fatigued; one song Colin James and went home; fabulous day; great spirit

Congratulations [to all on cmte]; thank you v much

TP: tough act to follow

singing of Happy Birthday and having three of our former mayors (Ron, Pam, Mark) along with our present mayor and pleasure to see all the leaders coming together on a special day; thanks

do want to say to Cclr Sop, stay tuned b/c invasive species will be first on the list on June 18th when we bring forward our parks master plan

CC: memorable and well-organized Cmnty Day

congrats to merchants re Taste of Amb; opened my eyes to biz trying to make a go of it; some I hadn't heard of before

highlighted some of the shortcomings; xxx for Amb

NG: Taste of Amb was a wonderful event; lots of food/activities and look forward to next year

Cmnty Day our family smiled? on us

evaluation is part of any project so wd really like to hear from cmnty their thoughts

what they enjoyed and what improvements can be made

my right-hand man here -- Brent Leigh -- wd like to know; email Brent Leigh or Mayor and Ccl

Mayor: good day

why can't we have a glass of beer or wine all summer long along the waterfront?

long xxx; all these years -- citizen abuse! [7:59]

ML: thought you were {cdn't hear}

[8pm]

7. 2011 Annual Report (File: 0295-01)  --  Information to be provided.

Consideration of 2011 Audited Financial Statements and 2011 Annual Report (On table) (File: 0295-01)

RECOMMENDED: THAT

1. Pursuant to the Community Charter section 167 requirement, Council will receive [sic] for approval the 2011 Audited Financial Statements which will be [sic] included as part of the 2011 Annual Report; and

2. pursuant to the Community Charter section 99 requirement, Council will consider [sic] the Annual Report and submissions and questions from the public at the June 25 Ccl Mtg, at 7pm in the M Hall Council Chamber; and

3. the 2011 Annual Report be made available for public inspection at the WV M Hall and on the District website on June 8.

Mayor: you have a report?

NL: v brief

Mayor: that's always appreciated

NL: Audit Cmte met in May; no changes being made to TofRef

Financial results for the year ending Dec 31st were also reviewed

External auditors KPMG presented their audit report and findings

Audit Cmte and auditor expressed an unqualified opinion on financial stmts; represent fairly the M's position

also noted no internal control issues found

Audit Cmte reviewed stmts and recommended approval

Mayor: thank you and congratulations to your dept for the unqualified report from the auditor

CC made motion: consider at June 25th mtg

be made av for inspection on June 8

Sop: heard from a few ppl re tax notice they don't care what; comes out of same pocket

if we do our due diligence to keep taxes where they are

wish electorate wd look at Metro -- look at their biz and financing b/c they're out of control

Mayor and Cclr Lewis [on cmtes]

if we're getting blamed we have to have some say

they've got to hear us loud and clear; about time there's an audit as well as on TransLink

[8:04]

8. West Vancouver Ice Arena “ Ice Allocation (File:  3050-01)

RECOMMENDED: be received for information.

Mooi: SLIDES we work hard to balance competing aims

Steve Kellock and Sue Ketler -- ask them for presentation

Steve K: smaller than regulation 1966; addns 2001;  operates to capacity

ice allocation reviewed annually; compliments on quality of ice

SLIDE of allocation/schedule; ice allocation guidelines are circulated; equity

surveys and feedback re public skate time

SLIDE of ratio of usage 

SLIDE of Pressures: not able to meet needs/requests of all

Mayor: Speakers' List [8:11]

Neil Thompson: thank you for extending this invitation to discuss this

I started eight years ago asking children get more time -- now they've gone and they didn't get it; little time so brutal

our arena gives less public time than any other

[8:13] xxx

my only object is to get more skating time for the ordinary citizen

wd like the Terms of Ref principles and xxx provided to you by the schedule

p22 of that report provided to you and referred to by gentleman earlier

distribute ice time in equal and fair manner; drop-in skating and sp events

no 4 density of usage -- xxx will have a higher priority

I think that the ice allocation time is a travesty against the ppl who  built???

if they'd know the public only seven or eight hours a week

xxx [8:15]  that's the care mtgs given xxx

Mayor: you shd be wrapping up cuz you only have three minutes; don't want to get into type face

Neil Thompson: xxx 250 xxx; 14,500 users according to the principle of usage

instead they're slotted into useless categories

Mayor: got your point have to move on to next

Rich Robinson: representing the Hollyburn Hockey Club active since 1974; play on at 9:30pm not in prime time; don't want to lose  it

av age 60 xx no xxx 90% WV

thank DWV for providing

Mayor: thank you for that short sharp comment

Mike Sharp: father of a thunder hockey [team?] 

did submit a letter of concern that documents our specific issues

writing for years and times not approp for ages 5 to 17

Weds and Thursdays, 11 at night; change and go home, it's after midnight on a school night

over 100 parent replies 98% want 14 to 17 to be off by 10pm and over 50% by 9pm

two clear msgs from our mbrs -- get our kids off the ice earlier

the ice allocation is not xxx

xxx outraged about this; violation of xxx

WV has one of the highest popn counts per sheet of ice in the province [8:20]

no outside appeal of adjudication process

wd like to offer our services -- to work in a collaborative fashion; an open session; time to make adjustments by Sept

ask Ccl support Tu and Wed advance to 10pm

take a moment to thank all the mbrs and players

{MANY rose -- impressive!}

ML: your remarks scheduled later in the evening

yes

don't see it

XX?: 

ML:

XX?: adult rental

Mondays Thursdays

we don't get on till

ML: but I see xxx

XX?: xxx but there are nights we're getting on the ice

ML: who do you think we shd bump?

XX?: hv a mtg xxx;  two nights kids getting home at midnight

Sop: what's been taking place over years?

XX?: been trying to work this through; involved some mbrs of Ccl over the years;

clear we're not asking for more time; been asking to work through time

YY?: two years spent as a midget xx

felt xxx; getting on ice at 9:45 and off after 11; home shower and eat -- it's well past midnight; waking up in the morning 

say for any other day

I love hockey; know how difficult

hope an agreement get some school work done and xxx

Mayor:  xxx hope we'll be able to pull a rabbit from the hat

Glen Davies: resident my entire life; represent female hockey assn; to defend meagre amt of time

my daughter has played for [seven?] years

NSh Female Assn started in 1998 not big enough -- one team a year; 15 most of growth from kids watching -- say: girls can play hockey? without the boys???   

not asking for more just defending what we have

Kirk Wakefield: ice allocation for girls; deal with NV as well; shortage of ice; not asking for more; just here to keep our teams intact

otherwise we have to say have to go back to the boys; there's a waiting list in both NV and WV; we need to keep this intact

going to have over 16 teams this year; if we lose a game time we can't put 16 girls on

b/c of shortage we've been sharing; can do that for practice

wd do provincials -- hosted it for BC three years ago; trying to put money back money for vendors

booth at Cmnty; about to move girls over to WV but not ready to drive that far

Sop: they're more exciting than Olympics --  exciting

save my comments till later

women's hockey just as good as the Stanley Cup

Doug Hammond: on bd of directors of minor hockey; father of ?-yr-old boy and 8-yr-old girl

five years of participation esp issue of allocation -- first time before Ccl

1968 girls 5 to 18 in 19 sep teams; represent WV from Whistler to Seattle and up to Hope

represent WV throughout the prov and Lower Mainland

peewee and midget teams wnt? ---- and midget won

recognized by peers for [8:32] xxx; scholarships

we're the anchor tenant in the arena; when season done the ice comes out; one of our goals is to use ice longer xxx and xxx

6 to 8am and half of our usage is in non-primetime hours

issue today is that our midget 15 to 17 Tu and Wd nights on at xx to 11pm????

men's hockey comes on at 9:30 three nights a week maybe swap a night or two at night 9:30 

minutes between sessions

there are solns if dealt with constructively

10pm is not a suitable time for school kids to get off the ice

we have an issue with the way the process works; black box experience

wd like to work collaboratively with staff but at this time feels distorted; been trying for years

ideally a second sheet of ice somewhere in WV

APPLAUSE

in the nearer time hours not acceptable request another process; collaboration and full information report back at the July 9th mtg

NG: second sheet of ice and I was hoping to get all the applause but you took that from me

[chuckles]

wd like to ask how much a new

{From gallery: under LGB not WV, NSh needs}

only place that wd accommodate wd be under LGB

NG: two questions; no, I'll leave it to one

this chart -- you guys have a lot of chunks of time -- blue -- how about making yourselves more efficient?

sometimes running two or three teams; up to 40 players at a time; get to a point can't put any more on

Mayor: next Isaac; not sure I can pronounce

MAB: what about private?

Doug: all used for their own 

MAB: no excess capacity

Ans: NO

Mayor: Isaac?

Isaac (looks about 8): about 16-yr-olds having the ice till late and having to wake up for school

it's really hard to go to bed at midnight

even though I can stay up late, I cdn't even stay up that late

LAUGHTER

then to eat and shower wd be v hard

Lady: I'm his Mom: he's 7 almost 8 -- he's good at a lot of things xxxxx

he's so passionate about hockey; sees older kids struggling

otherwise he comes back to a private club

almost forced to come to a xxx [8:41]

so I think that's what you're saying

kid/Isaac: YUP

LAUGHTER

Mayor: you said it v well; you shd consider a job in politics

ZZZ: my name is xxx; with two kids; my son just 

I only got interested a few weeks ago; I have to go to NV for my son to play hockey

a second sheet of ice

why does the existing not have a 12-year

shd be considered and scheduled

WV minor hockey -- good players go elsewhere

my son's team is 0 and 10 for the year; all good players to to  NV

has to be in support of the game itself

everyone's fighting over one small piece of cake -- we have a cake that's too small

Mayor: thank you for making that point; anyone else?

Sharon Duguie: I have three sons  [4 to 16?]

midget [8:44]; all on diff schedules

my hockey schedule -- four to five mornings a week at 6am or 7am; I'm very late at night Fri mornings, Fri nights, Sat mornings, Sat nights, Sun mornings, Sun nights are spent in hockey

so my chn going to be playing midget

I'm a single parent, the only driver

coming home at midnight and getting up at 6am

not just the chn, it's the families

I'm not the only one; I look on the coming years with dread

has to stay on agenda; hope that our good kids don't xxx

34% who are not over 65 pay attention

Mayor: have Steve back or put motion on the floor?

Sop: on floor; ask staff to come back with a soln

NG: have we any info on demographics next 10 to 15 years out?

SK: not sure I have the answer for that

NG: going to change -- more, less, or same need for ice?

Ans: will continue; passion in the cmnty; don't anticipate less

Mayor: staff report

CC: closed a large chunk of the year for engg issues; cost to fix the rink such that it cd be open later?

Steve: supports under base; when plants running for a long time

companies done research and they say no, wd impact; nature of the peat underneath

CC: go through the process allocation arrived at and public input

Steve: at Nov mtg what was working well and what needs to change; guidelines; policies used by other communities

CC: what were reasons minor hockey one hour earlier Tu and Wd?

Steve: not asked

from Gallery: been asking for a long time!

Mayor: this is not like a hockey game!

MOTION for receipt

TP: can remember field hockey; obviously a need for another arena; struggled for years

model with Rutledge field; may not be this generation

tenacity of that group -- short term goal and looking to the long term; how we can ease the stress

Sop: staff report coming? is that a motion?

TP: I thought we already did that [sic]

so okay? Bill has--

[Sop and many speaking]

Mayor: hold it, hold it--

TP: let's just be clear, Bill--

Mayor: I hear that you're going to make a motion asking for a full staff report on what you just said and also--

TP: working with staff in a collaborative partnership with all stakeholders

Mayor: we need a staff report summarizing all we've heard tonight

and then from there, need staff to follow up with what actions recommend taking; and then need a further report, need to start long-range planning for add'l facilities -- we do have land available; we're not exactly destitute; there is optimism on the horizon

[8:52] is that the motion you're making?

TP: absolutely

CC: I am concerned about the process; seems quintessentially a xxx

heard xxx; haven't heard from xxx

this is not an optimal way -- ppl much as we appreciate the company

staff have a cmte of citizens objective; idea reached WV Cmnty Ctrs Society setting up a xxx; whether through them or separately

a zero-sum game right now; difficult position

shd have a process immediately fair, transparent, and xxxxx

Ccl is ill-suited to do; staff to make sure

cmnty groups to start putting their thinking caps on cost-sharing for a new ice rink b/c not going to happen from taxpayers that's for sure

MAB: thank groups for coming

xxx; esp little ones

Sop: an operating agreement; all these smiling faces hope we find a win-win

broaden scope find a way; gotta be a way

this is a scheduling prob been at for an hour; be anticipating a staff report that finds a soln

Mayor: this staff report better walk on water

Mooi: one suggestion to bring the groups together again to see if we can find some consensus

bringing sports group together about a second [sheet] and that wd be v exciting

CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY

[8:57] Many left chamber; fewer than 20 remain

Mayor: move along here; couple of speakers; Ms Boyle first

9. Canadian Mobile Phone Industry Update (File:  2515-05)

RECOMMENDED: THAT Council direct Staff to bring forward for Council consideration an updated PCS Facilities Policy based on the directions set out in Section 4.5 of the report dated May 28, 2012, entitled œCanadian Mobile Phone Industry Update.

Geri Boyle: been a while since we've been before Ccl re cell towers, well over a year; expect to be coming forward with some specific applications

prior to that this report useful to bring Ccl up to date with what's happening in the industry, in particular cell towers

reasons many coming: more customers using wireless facilities; reduces effectiveness of facilities in place; have to provide more cellular facilities

?more air waves from govt Industry Canada?

regulatory framework -- it places local govts in a v awkward position

feds have the ultimate jurisdiction; Ms do not have the ultimate veto of that facility

the industry likes to work with local govt; the industry has to follow our consultation process

?can't force on a private prop owner however once permit acquired can't xxx? xxx [9pm]

if we run into an impasse, feds through or Industry Canada can act as an arbitrator and make a final decision; that's the awkward position for Ms

trying to neg the best solution without the ultimate powers; little room for us at the table

we have been using policy from the 90s; needs modernization; separating rooftops from towers

eg rooftops -- treat as devt permit exemptions; aesthetics, designs -- dealt with at a staff level without public notification, consultation, but obviously with agreement of owners

OTOH towers shd have a public process; locational criteria; staff is not favouring in middle of nbrhds

best soln for a hwy corridor

don't have firm directions at this point other than how we wd break some of these problems down

will come back to Ccl with modernized policy for Ccl for what process public wd be engaged in

Mayor: hear from public

Farren Lander: thank you for opp; owner of Healthy Homes Envtal, electromagnetic field specialist; provide detection and protection against electromagnetic fields including wireless and dirty electricity

drove in from White Rock to support my friends here deeply concerned about building more sites

not against technology, not Luddite of any kind; I do have a cell phone

we're really speaking about wireless radiation; health aspects

ppl who are electro-hypersensitvie

doctors/scientists concerned about the unregulated use of wireless radiation; they maintain out of control

wifi inside outside cell phones, meters, a lot you don't know; some really scary

not here to endorse more cell towers; has to be deployed smarter

there are no controls or standards for wireless phones cellphones and radars

radiation / ionized

v different from wireless radiation; non-ionizing and does not produce heat

since early 1939 studies began on radar sickness from radar operators; studies began; today symptoms of radar sickness same as electro-hypersensitive -- known as a bona fide disease, recognized in Europe not here

symptoms are headaches, ringing ears, hormonal imbalance, sleep disorders, etc

1993 doctor began study for safety of phones; horrified to find xxx

important to the functioning of the body

Paracelsus Clinic in Switzerland, can be tested for electro-hypersensitivity

long term damage of adrenal glands

Mayor: wrapping up?

Ans: xxx

long term damage to the adrenal glands

the weight of evidence; many orgs, 6000 doctors endorsing stopping

harmful effect xxx; American Academy; never been a study done by non-industry that shows this technology is safe

Mayor: thank you for that, sir 

Ans: pls do the right thing

CC: since you're knowledgeable in that areawdn't mind hearing from you

if endorsing cell phone policy; might not have much choice but since you're an expert more of lesser power or fewer with more power

any other mitigation we cd do across the District

Ans: the best way to answer is that Canada and US have the worst standards on the entire planet

here 1000 microwatts per square centimetre and in Europe .01 so thousands of times lower than our standards; they have more cell sites but less power density

CC: so you'd think that a better soln?

Ans: yes b/c it's power density that hurts

CC: cell phones; every few blocks or huge in several locations; wch is the least bad option?

Ans: lesser of two evils

look at clusters of cancer, more closer to the tower so I'd go for more towers and less power

and we cd minimize the use of it like in restaurants and coffee shops and having WiMax displayed down the street -- some can go 25 miles, that's tremendous power

Mayor: thank you for that; next xxx ???

Nasreen (sp) Nemetrade: on behalf of my family; worried and anxious of devt of wifi installations

towers, wifi smart meters; not to mention Shaw and Telus

speaking on behalf of those who suffer from medical conditions; here for those who don't know how to express

if govt/Health Canada assures you bottled water is safe to drink but if you know water contaminated hazardous to your health, wd you still drink this water and even give it to your loved ones?

I'm quite sure you wd not

my advice: do not shut your ears

do your research about dangers of wifi; visit website citizensforsafetechnology.org

lots of papers out there; pls take your time

Canada outdated codes; designed for x-rays and MRIs and not for wifi [9:12]

Health Canada seems supporting companies not the ppl

how can we trust BC govt wch forces smart meters in our homes, our private sphere, wch is protected by the Cdn Charter of Rights; deprived of right to say

how trust a govt that xxx?

request is to take this issue seriously, act in best interests of humanity and envmt

take down wifi -- every one of us already overloaded -- the human body only able to tolerate a small amt

if we don't stop, will face diseases, disabilities, and unemployment

Mayor: Ms Boyle come back if Ccl have Qs

Sop: years ago, 70s, with Cclr Wms studied

public's insatiable appetite for the smart phone

to find solns for this ever-increasing never-stopping appetite for cell towers, whether powerful or not

in our updating here I notice you don't want to bring forth to public rooftops and towers

I see one on top, if on top floor I'd be a bit nervous

good bad or indifferent, it puts encouragement for cell towers on roofs of bldgs

my second point: if we take an initiative to work with Rogers and Telus that we as M cd put major cell towers in bush areas and keep from nbrhds

for our vision we did not want it in nbrhds; pressure may be coming of a diff sort

we have to toughen it up to look at this in a specific defined way to find solns and I don't see it in here -- just a little bit of protection

my philosophy has been, and I learn all the time, if we don't, what will we expect in the future? wrt low doses

millions paid for sites the big three and others, money from sales

behooves me why we don't ask govt scientists studies; put as much money for low radiation

not put our heads in the sand and not do; so do something effective

this is vitally important so that we get the best out of it

Mayor: so you're going to consider this in your report?

GBoyle: yes

ML: [9:18] few questions -- clearly technology is evolving in such a way that big towers, and few of them, don't provide the coverage nec for the current and future suite of cellular services

certainly Cclr Cameron's [remarks] consistent with what the industry is suggesting; going to transpire from a logical and operational perspective

my question is: I think the definition of rooftop is going to evolve v quickly and we need to be ahead of the wave on this

some the recent press coverage about the V pole proposed by Doug Coupland in the City of Vanc is not an unrealistic expectation

what's to prevent any local resident from putting the equivalent of a low tower, cellular transmitter, on their rooftop?

I just don't see how; really have to be ahead of this and we're way behind, and that scares me; deployment

look around, don't have to go more than a block or two to see nice green Telus boxes on the side of the road; potentially each cd become a cellular repeater stn -- in a low voltage, low amperage envmt

think we do need to understand this; traditional view of a big tower or on top of an apt building is just not realistic, that's not the evolution of how it's going to get deployed

if we're going to have any influence, we need to understand this

as you go away and do this, you do have to take into acct some of the realities here

I haven't seen many ppl in WV not on their cell phone[s], unfortunately -- much less telling their chn 'don't worry, dear' or losing coverage from 31st or 35th; the demand for service is there and we need to be sensitive of the deployment; big mono-poles proposed along BCR ROW is not what we're going to see

Mayor: you're absorbing all these comments for your report?

GB: definitely; point made about technology changing is v well made

Mayor: any point that Cclr Lewis makes is v well made {9:21 can't hear}

NG: realize I'm getting a headache and wonder if b/c of conversation or all the wifi in here

if anyone's a Luddite I am; happy to be called a Luddite; can't retrieve vmail from new Blackberry given for this job

I wd support a tourism policy: "Come for a rest from "wifi" to WV?

my dream wd be to just have much less of this than we think we need

I can certainly survive and be an active citizen without my cell phone

noticed today we received letter from Maureen Kirkbride, Director of Local Govt Relations for Telus

they noticed this on agenda and they kindly sent us suggestions for new policies for WV

interesting to note they said Ccl cd encourage devprs of new bldgs to build rooftops that can easily accommodate communications equipment

may encourage carriers to work with Ccl to design required future infrastructure, such as traffic lights and light standards to accommodate communications equipment

they also note that in residential zones, an installation called a 'stealth installation' wd be the best option; thought that word 'stealth' was particularly poignant

so encourage staff be wary of carrier interests in our policies

wd like to see, in 4.5, you're proposing here, we have some sort of stmt of what we wd like or not like to see in residential nbrhds

as Cclr Cam pointed out power levels of installations if we have to have them, wch we don't

CC: Sop and Lewis to summarize

most have to do with process; imp and I understand that; most imp for me is from staff to get ahead as Lewis said -- what do we want?

if sev ways forward wch technologies/way forward?

one of the main things  --  health   --  garbled; no matter how nice designed by Douglas Coupland

here is what we think is the least intrusive health

Sokol: wd like to suggest two-step process

our policy is 15 years old; first come with a report up to date, identify issues, then to jump ahead

Sop: some of those pioneer policies stand up to today's standards

[NG made motion]

CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY

[9:27]

10. Options for District Facilitation of Housing for Residents with Developmental Disabilities - Request by MyOwnSpace Housing Society (File:  2515-02-01)

RECOMMENDED: THAT

1. The report from the Planning Analyst titled œOptions for ..., dated May 15, be received for information; and

2. Council direct staff to consider inclusion of the provision of housing for people with developmental disabilities or other unique needs within privately owned development projects as an amenity contribution and/or in future projects on municipally owned lands.

Sokol: Ccl asked last Sept for a report

NG: didn't see; had discussions with ppl; they wd prefer to have space near public transit -- they don't drive

missing from report so don't know if [9:30]

ML: as parent of a child with a disability think this is long overdue xxx commend staff, Mr Sokol, for work you did

CC:: come back with a xxx this is good but xxx

Sop: I know someone who's challenged and he's now 42; found his way

{one of his sons}

be aware of those who have challenges; don't think conflict of interest

this second bullet gives me hope we can start 

caution the specifics and amenity contribution; how much land, how specific and where; those have to be within some context; am sure you're going to do that

if some land and building we can ask for a floor or an apt

can ask for a ste or two xxx

MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY

[9:32]

11. Ambleside and Dundarave Parking (File:  1800-01)

RECOMMENDED: THAT Council direct staff to report back in July on the outcome of a public consultation of cmnty stakeholders, including Ambleside and Dundarave business owners, regarding the potential change of parking time limits on Marine Dr in Ambleside and Dundarave from two hours to one hour. 

Sokol: study by Bunt and Associates change to one hour; signif benefit to merchants particularly more visible stalls along MDr

some businesses typically require more than an hour therefore before implementing consult Amb biz and report back in July before making change

MAB: thank you for the report; sort of flipflopped

did say you'd consult with individuals? report says Ch of Commerce, Amb merchants, and ADRA


{yes, it does -- really great to see staff including the residents in proposals/plans! tyvm, Mr Sokol}


urge you to ask individ biz; [sure] restaurants wd like longer than an hour

Sokol: have already talked to VCH  will to mb Mr???

Mayor: Next Tues at 8 o'clock I'll be addressing Dundarave

is xxx; ticking over; leave Dundarave to me

NG: easy to say no; other option paid parking?

how does this relate to our transportation hierarchy? fit in with our 2010 transp plan?

Sokol: if one looks at this

doing Amb Streetscape study; look at idea parking spaces 

shorter; ppl looking for longer, Bellevue; good reflection of hierarchy

NG: drivers themselves, cyclists?

Sokol: maybe include a survey on our website

encourage others to xxx; having other mtgs

TP:  parking

a good example where we changed the times; it's manage what we have well

Mayor: good comment

Sop: can't second guess; went through this before

I know for a fact many like two-hr parking b/c you don't have to run out and park your car

so analysis was xxxx seemed to work

interested to see if biz looks at it with diff eyes

CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY [9:39]  

12. Request for Minister™s Order to Write-Off Taxes Receivable (File:  0955-17)

RECOMMENDED:  THAT Council request the Minister of Community, Sport,  and Cultural Development to issue an order pursuant to Section 315.3 of the Local Government Act to provide authority to the Council of the District of WV for the write-off of property taxes receivable for the properties contained in Appendix A, as attached to the report dated May 22, 2012 regarding Request for Minister™s Order to Write-Off Taxes Receivable, to maintain their previous permissive tax exemption status.

ML: delayed in processing when considering requests brought to us; compliant with xx

wd that be fair?

{Nina nodding yes}

CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY [9:41] {click on item to see list}

13. 2012 Cmnty Grants Cmte Recommendations: Cmnty Services and Social Services Grants (File: 0920-01)

ML: I'll recuse myself b/c a couple of orgs involved in

Mooi introduced: sev mbrs of the Grants CMte here this evening; Coral Winfield and X  will make presentation

Coral WInfield: one of the co-chairs

SLIDES

categories

{strange to see Richard Loat's name on list b/c a cclr said he'd left cmte earlier this year; probably it's historical

fyi, policy is that staff are not to be voting mbrs on any cmtes}

TP and NG extremely dedicated?

other lady

81 grants

Red  Cross HELP

over 600!

Pets and Friends

WVHS helped with book -- preserves heritage and culture

Mayor: need to read all these out?

SSch: no, just move as written

[CC did]

 RECOMMENDED: be approved as follows:


SPECIALIZED SUPPORT SERVICES: Existing cycle 2011-2013 (second of a three-year cycle)

BC Paraplegic Association: Peer Program

$

$500.00

Canadian Red Cross: RespectED Violence + Abuse Program


1,500

Lions Gate Hospice, Operating


1,000

North Shore Disability Resource Centre: Adult Support Network


1,000

North Shore Women's Centre, Operating


1,500

Subtotal

$

$5,500.00


SPECIALIZED SUPPORT SERVICES Existing cycle 2011-2012 (second of a two-year cycle)

Canadian Mental Health Association: Support Groups

$

1,000

North Shore Women™s Centre: Single Mothers™ Support Group


500

Subtotal

$

1,500


SPECIALIZED SUPPORT SERVICES: New cycles for previously funded programs

Avalon Recovery Society: Peer Support Program

3-year cycle

$

500

Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention Centre

3-year cycle


1,000

Friend2Friend Social Learning Society

3-year cycle


750

Change the World Foundation: Harvest Project

1-year cycle


2,500

Lookout Emergency Aid Society: North Shore Shelter

3-year cycle


2,500

North Shore Connexions: Education + Community Awareness

3-year cycle


1,000

North Shore Connexions: Friendship Circles

3-year cycle


1,000

North Shore Disability Resource Centre: Summer Program

3-year cycle


2,500

North Shore Neighbourhood House: Edible Garden Project

1-year cycle


1,000

North Shore Schizophrenia Society

3-year cycle


2,000

North Shore Stroke Recovery Centre: Young Stroke Survivors

3-year cycle


1,000

Subtotal

$

15,750


SPECIALIZED SUPPORT SERVICES: New applications

Canadian Mental Health Association

1-year cycle

$

2,000

Special Olympics of BC North Shore Branch

1 time


1,500

Vancouver Adaptive Snow Sports

1 time


500

Subtotal

$

4,000


FAMILY SUPPORT SERVICES: Existing cycle 2011-2013 (second of a three-year cycle)

Family Services of the North Shore: Clinical Counselling

$

14,500

Living Systems Counselling: Access Counselling


500

Subtotal

$

15,000


FAMILY SUPPORT SERVICES Existing cycle 2011-2012 (second of a two-year cycle)

Hollyburn Family Services: West Vancouver Family Place

$

6,000

North Shore Community Resources


14,500

North Shore Multicultural Society: Community Bridging


2,000

North Shore Multicultural Society


3,000

Subtotal

$

25,500


FAMILY SUPPORT SERVICES: New cycles for previously funded programs

Autism Society of BC: Community Group

3-year cycle

$

500

Big Brothers of Greater Vancouver: Mentoring Program

3-year cycle


500

Big Sisters of Greater Vancouver: Mentoring Program

3-year cycle


500

North Shore Crisis Services Society

3-year cycle


10,000

North Shore Neighbourhood House: Learning Together

3-year cycle


1,000

Subtotal

$

12,500


FAMILY SUPPORT SERVICES: New applications

Inglewood Parent Participation Preschool: Parent Education

1 time

$

500

North Shore Community Resources: Rights of the Child

1 time


1,000

Subtotal

$

1,500

,

SENIORS SUPPORT SERVICES: Existing cycle 2011-2013 (second of a three-year cycle)

Canadian Hard of Hearing North Shore Branch

$

1,000

Capilano Community Services Society: Red Cross Loan Program


2,250

Lionsview Seniors Planning Society

$

3,000

Lionsview Seniors Planning Society: Services to Seniors Coalition


1,500

North Shore Keep Well


2,000

North Shore Meals on Wheels


2,000

North Shore Stroke Recovery Centre: Seniors Peer Group


1,500

North Shore Volunteers for Seniors: Outreach and Seniors Centre


3,850

North Shore Neighbourhood House: Seniors Peer Support


1,300

Subtotal

$

18,400


SENIORS SUPPORT SERVICES Existing cycle 2011-2012 (second of a two-year cycle)

Lionsview Seniors Planning Society: Seniors At Risk of Housing Loss

$

2,000

,Lionsview Seniors Planning Society: Older+Wiser column North Shore News


500

North Shore Keep Well Society: Emergency Medic Alert Card


1,000

Pets and Friends: Home Visitation Program


2,000

Subtotal

$

5,500


SENIORS SUPPORT SERVICES: New applications

Rotary Club of West Vancouver Sunrise: Seniors Xmas Lunch

1 time

$

500

Hollyburn Family Services: Seniors Outreach

3-year


1,000

Senior Citizens Special Services Society of West Vancouver

3-year


3,000

Subtotal

$

4,500


COMMUNITY SUPPORT SERVICES: Exiting cycle 2011-2013 (second of a three-year cycle)

North Shore Safety Council

$

1,000

Subtotal

$

1,000


COMMUNITY SUPPORT SERVICES Existing cycle 2011-2012 (second of a two-year cycle)

NShore Safety Council: Elmer the Safety Elephant Program

$

1,600

North Shore Fruit Tree Project


600

North Shore Lifeboat Society: Cdn Coast Guard Auxiliary


2,500

Royal Canadian Legion


2,000

Coho Festival


5,000

Subtotal

$

11,700


COMMUNITY SUPPORT SERVICES: New cycles for previously funded programs

3rd West Vancouver Scouts: Hollyburn Cabin

3-year cycle

$

400

Subtotal

$

400


COMMUNITY SUPPORT SERVICES: New applications

Air Cadet League: Pathfinder Squadron

1-year cycle

$

500

Gleneagles Golf Club Society: Junior Golf Tournament

1 time


500

Rotary Clubs of the North Shore: Operation Red Nose

3-year


750

Ustlahn Social Society: Spirit Trail Indigenous Plants Project

1 time


500

Subtotal

$

2,250

Mayor: thanks for your hard work

need motion to extend

CARRIED

14. Proposed Amendment to Allocation Process of Youth Competition/Leadership Fund Grants (File:  0116-20-CGC1)

RECOMMENDED: THAT

1. The Terms of Reference for the Community Grants Committee be amended in Section 2.0 to provide for the Committee to make recommendations to the Director of Parks and Community Services on Youth Competition and Leadership Fund grants; and

2. Staff be instructed to bring forward an amendment to the Community Grants Committee Terms of Reference that reflects this change.

{TP made motion [9:55]}

BYLAWS

15. Zoning Bylaw No. 4662, 2012, Amendment Bylaw 4712, 2012 (Housekeeping Amendments)(File:  1610-20-4712)

The proposed bylaw received first reading at the April 23 Ccl Mtg, was the subject of a Public Hearing held and closed on May 28 and received second and third reading at the May 28 Ccl Mtg. As the PH has closed, Ccl is not permitted to receive any further submissions regarding the proposed bylaw.

RECOMMENDED: be adopted.

SSch: need to fix typo; it's actually Zoning Bylaw No. 4662, 2010

[adopted with that change]

16. Fees and Charges Bylaw No. 4414, 2005, Amendment Bylaw No. 4719, 2012; Building Bylaw No. 4400, 2004, Amendment Bylaw No. 4720, 2012; and Bylaw Notice Enforcement Bylaw No. 4368, 2004, Amendment Bylaw No. 4725, 2012 (Traffic Management Plans and Boulevard Design Review for Construction Projects)(File:  1610-20-4719/4720/4725)

The proposed bylaws received first, second, and third reading at the May 28, 2012 Council Meeting,

RECOMMENDED:  THAT œFees and Charges Bylaw No. 4414, 2005, Amendment Bylaw No. 4719, 2012 be adopted.

RECOMMENDED:  THAT œBuilding Bylaw No. 4400, 2004, Amendment Bylaw No. 4720, 2012 be adopted.

RECOMMENDED:  THAT œBylaw Notice Enforcement Bylaw 4368, 2004, Amendment Bylaw 4725, 2012 be adopted.

Mayor: Item 16, Cclr Booth

MAB: I move that the proposed bylaws received first, second, and third reading at the May 28th ccl mtg--

I'm sorry.

I move that the Fees and Charges bylaw....

[then read the three above wch were all adopted]

[9:57]

17. Traffic Management Guidelines (File: 1805-01) Information to be provided.

when provided?

Sop: asked it be received

smart move; look forward to contractors

MOTION Carried unanimously

CONSENT AGENDA ITEMS

18. Consent Agenda Items

18.1. Amendment to 2012 Council Meeting Schedule (File: 0120-01)

RECOMMENDED: THAT the Schedule be amended by scheduling a sp Ccl mtg for June 25 at 7pm

18.2. Appointment to Board to Variance (File: 2310-04)

RECOMMENDED: THAT Roger Romses be reappointed to the Bd of Variance for a second three-year term commencing June 18.

18.3. Development Application Status List (File:  1010-01)

RECOMMENDED: THAT the Development Applications Status List to May 27, 2012 be received for information.


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


~ Council Correspondence Update to May 25, 2012 (up to 12:00 Noon) ~

Referred for Action

(1) C. Hunt, May 21, 2012, regarding œ100th Anniversary Celebrations 

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

{found a photo re parade from 80 years ago!}

(2) J. Seddon, May 24, 2012, regarding œAmbleside Village Centre

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

{interesting questions and evaluation of the proposals}

(3) www.WorldOceansDay.ca, May 25, 2012, regarding œProclamation re World Oceans Week & World Oceans Day 

(Referred to Municipal Clerk for response)

Received for Information

(4) Committee and Board Meeting Minutes “ Board of Variance “ April 18, 2012

{hm; wd appreciate an explanation; an application with one variance disallowed; another with many variances allowed b/c of "undue hardship"}

(5) B. Thomson, May 23, re Proposed devt of NSh Unitarian Church property (370 Mathers) by Darwin Properties Canada Ltd.

(6) Laudate Singers, May 23, 2012, regarding œLaudate Singers present Baroque Voices Saturday, May 26 @ 8 pm

(7) Ambleside and Dundarave Ratepayers™ Association, May 24, 2012, re Invitation to M&C to attend 1300 block Mtg.

{7pm June 20 at Srs' Ctr; other topics possible}

(8) 7 submissions dated May 21-24, 2012 regarding proposed West Vancouver Arts Centre

Responses to Correspondence

(9) Transportation Engineer, May 23, 2012, response to Z. Koch regarding œFulton is a danger...

(10) Director/Parks/Cmnty Services, May 24, response re œRegarding Letter of April 17 to Council

{really a resident's detailed report on the destruction/fate of Caulfeild Park urging plan followed}

~ Council Correspondence Update to May 29, 2012 (up to 4:30 PM) ~

Referred for Action

(1) WV Minor Hockey Association, May 29, 2012, regarding œJune 04 Council Meeting “ WV Arena Ice Allocation 

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

(2) May 21, 2012, regarding œgreen can 

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

{Let's look for this answer; NV did not go with 'green cans'}

(3) K. Little, May 25, 2012, regarding œwest bay hydro lines 

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

(4) J. Clark and C. Baracos, May 29, 2012, regarding œcommunication (Farmers™ Market) 

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

(5) LIFT Philanthropy Partners, May 28, 2012, regarding BC Ideas 

(Referred to Mayor and Council for consideration and response)

Received for Information

(6) Light House, May 29, 2012, regarding œWhole Building Retrofits: 1 Week Left to Register!

(7) Ministry of Transportation/Infrastructure, May 24, re œVelo-city Global 2012 (international cycling planning conference)

(8) World Oceans Week Canada, May 28, 2012, regarding œDraft News Release for Mayors re World Oceans Day

(9) E-Comm 9-1-1, May 25, 2012, regarding 2012 Annual General Meeting (June 21, 2012) and Annual Report

(10) 8 submissions dated May 25-28, 2012 regarding proposed West Vancouver Arts Centre

Responses to Correspondence

(11) Transportation Engineer, May 29, 2012, response to S.W. Holmes, regarding œParking on Westcot Road and Place

19.  OTHER ITEMS  -- 19.1 withdrawn; 19.2 and 19.3

CC: letters sent by CNV; protection of waterways; fisheries act banning; replacement weaker

WV has xxx; streamkeepers ...

so wd move

resolution forward to the NSh MPs, MLAs 

motion as drafted by CNV to express our desire that fish habitat be protected

Sop: truly in support; raised funds for habitat

xxxx that govt at this point in time lessening powers

across nation as well as in BC so many put so much work

phone Mr Weston tomorrow morning absolutely uncalled for

if we do anything we shd be improving

fisheries xxx (cmnty?) and govt to help us, can't believe lessening to get some answers

TP:  35.1 taking us back 30 years

salmon on the west coast icons; run the risk of losing so I wholeheartedly support CC and Sop in this motion excellent

NG: as a former director of Streamkeepers support this

currently debating this on floor of Parliament so if we need to do this v soon

CC: second letter from CNV speaks to the move toward resp for recyclables

caught my eye b/c didn't understand how affect local Ms

certainly is an allegation or suggestion that it's going to end up costing the Ms a lot more

seeking some clarification from staff about the effect of recycling response on our level and what we shd be doing to mitigate effect

RF: Multi Materials BC (MMBC) is undergoing a process; paper and packaging

respon?

CNV feels our bluebox recycling prog v successful and want to keep these jobs in M govt therefore has put this letter together with letter from CUPE

in WV a bit different, collected by contract; we also feel bluebox v popular

we wd advocate and hope that MMBC we have a cost-effective and efficient prog

possible a benefit to the M by wch we wd be contracted by MMBC to continue our blue box prog so xxx potential loss wd be reduced

staff will monitor and update Ccl in fall; staff's recommendation

Mayor: be careful; CUPE  CNV; Leninist Marxist

key for CUPE is keeping those jobs in the public sector

our blue boxes; be v careful

CUPE trying to protect their mbrship

CC: thank you for the brief lesson in political science

my aim is decreasing costs, not CUPE's interest

Mayor: rather interesting mtg not going to talk about it b/c in camera

CC: thank staff; keep eye on it

20.   PUBLIC QUESTIONS AND COMMENTS   

Guy Calpakis: app your time; keep in brief; document

second page -- most aware situation going on with the Collingwood Morven campus

for some reason it's being presented to the District and nbrs as a reno

bewildered why there hasn't been a PH concerns of all the nbrhd

know there's a history with this school

want me to read the points on p 2

Mayor: want to make sure know exactly what you're requesting -- holding a PH? names on the petition

gives a good sense to the sentiment how they feel left out of the process

Mayor: Mr Sokol -- what possible action can we take so residents fully informed?

Sokol: redevt is completely consistent with the zoning; therefore it's a bldg application

Ccl doesn't have the ability to hold a PH

Collingwood had held some mtgs in area and at each staff have been present

staff have been able to integrate concerns such as parking

Collingwood will be holding another public mtg prior to start

Mayor: have you attended the mtgs?

Ans: YES

Sop: your opinion?

not pleased major rebuilding; are you aware of the details?

not just trucking issues, walking; not a lot of v detailed information wrt artificial lights on an artificial turf field

expected contingency if it runs over by a year or two years?

potential of many other scenarios; don't think tonight is the night to get into it

time to address this on the 16th?

as a representative of the cmnty ppl who have signed the petition

wide variety of concerns not been taken into consideration by the District

Mayor: you've heard what we can do and cannot

Mr Sokol can take your concerns back to them so mitigated by this construction project

Sokol: certainly

if question they can make sure addressed in the public mtg

SSch: public mtg tomorrow night at 6 o'clock

Guy: they're being good nbrs; appreciate that they don't need {to have public mtgs/with nbrs}

concern is what's taking place between Dist, nbrs, and school

school taking control of our streets in the morning and afternoon

CC: feedback

first understand District hasn't had plans at hand for v long

hear your concerns; they're trying to build a parking garage and making some changes

parkades to address some of the problems

so SUVs cannot wait (?)

Collingwood is entitled to expand enrolment


{NOT TRUE -- the enrolment when it was established was fixed at 600 -- after a couple of years it went to about 750 and when revealed it asked for two years to reduce}


Sokol?: refurbishing all of you wd do; 

you wdn't be adding 200 truckloads; result make it easier on the cmnty

hope Collingwood wd do a better job explaining what's coming

how the process going to be handled for next cpl of years

minimize impact of nbrs sympathize with concerns

wd hope be able to facilitate with Collingwood concerns of local 

hope just refurbishing the school

Guy: disagree with 'refurbishing'

xxx haven't been given a dollar sign -- $30M - $40M  not changing the character of the nbrhd

Mayor: can and cannot do things; do as much as we can do

peace and quiet and enjoyment of nbrhd

we only have so many rights; have to balance things

know it's late; applaud you for staying as long as you did

G Taylor: xxx specializing in xxx issues

diff standards set; residential and commercial oil tanks; cost homeowners a lot more money

commercially high threshold; max allowable 2000 parts per Mresidential up to 1000; costs the av homeowner a lot of money

next 50 years 100s of Ms of dollars; ppl paying unnecessarily for different

forwarding my question. why diff standards? oil and xxx

Sop: Mr X is an expert

Mr Fung, who wd take that on?

much pressure financially put on resident based on parts per M. why not the same?

many examples of the unsuspecting public -- if reasonable damage huge financial bill

v sensible things -- I think he shd get an answer to that

RF: believe Fire Chief shd answer; WV has been v cutting edge; can follow up

Mayor: will track down

?: one set of rules

21. ADJOURNMENT


===  CCL MTG AGENDAs Monday June 18 ===


SPECIAL MTG AGENDA

5:30pm SPECIAL (in camera) Mtg {can't copy and paste so listing just the sections} 

CLOSED -- Ccl's opinion that in public interest mbrs of the public be excluded:

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

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

(f) law enforcement, if the council considers that disclosure could reasonably be expected to harm the conduct of an investigation under or enforcement of an enactment

PUBLIC HEARING AGENDA 

Note: At 7:00 pm the Public Hearing will commence in the Council Chamber.

1. CALL TO ORDER

2. PUBLIC HEARING

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

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

Applicant: The District of West Vancouver

Affected Lands: The proposed Official Community Plan (OCP) Bylaw amendment applies to all lands located within the boundaries of the Lower Caulfeild Heritage Conservation Area.

Purpose: The purpose of the proposed OCP bylaw amendment is to implement the findings of a recently completed review, which has included considerable neighbourhood input, and has focused on the guidelines and process for heritage alteration permits. Specifically, proposed amendments are intended:

To more clearly connect the heritage conservation area designation with the heritage value and character-defining elements of Lower Caulfeild;

To provide distinct policies for (1) public lands within the conservation area; and (2) private properties, which are subject to a heritage alteration permit requirement; and

To ensure that the guidelines for heritage alteration permits are clear and meaningful, and help to achieve the objectives for the heritage conservation area.

Proposed OCP Bylaw Amendment: If adopted, the Official Community Plan amendment bylaw would provide for replacement of existing Policy HE 6, Conservation Area Designation HE 6, Guidelines HE 6, and Map HE 6, all pertaining to the Lower Caulfeild Heritage Conservation Area, with new policies HE 6, HE 7 and HE 8, and revised Conservation Area Designation HE 6, Guidelines HE 6, and Map HE 6.

3. PUBLIC HEARING PROCEDURE [described]

4. REPORTS/WRITTEN SUBMISSIONS

1) Reports received up to and including June 14, 2012:

TITLE

DATE

DATE FOR CONSIDERATION

NO.

Completion of Lower Caulfield Heritage Conservation Area Review

May 14, 2012

May 28, 2012/

June 18, 2012

R-1

Neighbourhood Notification of Public Hearing on Proposed Official Community Plan Amendment for Lower Caulfeild Heritage Conservation Area

June 7, 2012

June 18, 2012

R-2

2) Written submissions received up to and including June 14, 2012:

AUTHOR

DATE

DATE FOR CONSIDERATION

NO.

None to date.




On May 28, 2012, Council set the date for the Public Hearing. The statutory notice of Public Hearing was published in the NSN on June 10 and 13, 2012. The M Clerk will note written submissions received for the June 18, 2012 Public Hearing.

5. PUBLIC INPUT

6. CLOSURE OR ADJOURNMENT OF PUBLIC HEARING

If there is no further public input and Council does not request a further staff report:

RECOMMENDED: THAT all written/verbal submissions be received and that the PH be closed.

OR

If Council requests a further staff report:

RECOMMENDED: THAT staff report back and that the PH be adjourned to ________ (date, time, and location)

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


REGULAR COUNCIL meeting AGENDA

(PUBLIC HEARING AT 7:00 PM IN COUNCIL CHAMBER, FOLLOWED BY REGULAR CCL MTG IN COUNCIL CHAMBER)

Following conclusion of the Public Hearing the following items will be considered.

1. Call to Order.

2. Approval of June 18, 2012 Regular Council Meeting Agenda

3. Adoption of May 28, June 4, and June 11 Council Meeting Minutes

as circulated:

May 28 Special and Regular Ccl Mtg; June 4 Special and Reg Ccl Mtg; and June 11 Sp Ccl Mtg.

DELEGATIONS

4. WV Community Foundation regarding WV Community Foundation Activities (File:  0055-20-WVCF1)

PowerPoint presentation to be provided.    RECOMMENDED: be received for information, with thanks.

REPORTS

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

6. Development Variance Permit Application No. 11-070 (6685 Madrona Cr) (File:  1010-20-11-070)

At the May 28, 2012 regular meeting Council received the report dated May 16, 2012 regarding Development Variance Permit Application No. 11-070 for 6685 Madrona Crescent and set the date for consideration for June 18, 2012.

Reports received up to and including June 14, 2012:

NAME:

DATE:

FOR COUNCIL CONSIDERATION:

Development Variance Permit Application No. 11-070 (6685 Madrona Crescent)

May 16, 2012

June 18, 2012

Written Submissions received up to and including June 14, 2012:

NAME:

DATE:

FOR COUNCIL CONSIDERATION:

B. Rose and E. Frazer

June 8, 2012

June 18, 2012

B. Gerhard

June 13, 2012

June 18, 2012

PRESENTATION BY APPLICANT

CALL FOR PUBLIC INPUT

RECOMMENDED: THAT all written and verbal submissions be received for information.

If Council wishes a further staff report:

RECOMMENDED: THAT staff report back to Council regarding submissions received

or

RECOMMENDED: THAT the DVP wch wd allow for construction of a new carport/studio building (i.e. an accessory bldg) with variances from requirements for minimum front yard and maximum allowable height, be approved.

7. Development Permit Application No. 09-049 for Rodgers Creek Area 3 West (Located on the South Side of Cypress Bowl Road between Kilometres 3.7 to 4.6 from the Upper Levels Highway) (File:  1010-20-09-049)

At the May 28, 2012 regular meeting Council received the report dated May 15, 2012 regarding Development Permit Application No. 09-049 for Rodgers Creek Area 3 West (South Side of Cypress Bowl Road between Kilometres 3.7 to 4.6 from the Upper Levels Highway) and set the date for consideration for June 18, 2012.

Reports received up to and including June 14, 2012:

NAME:

DATE:

FOR COUNCIL CONSIDERATION:

Development Permit Application No. 09-049 for Rodgers Creek Area 3 West (Located on the South Side of Cypress Bowl Road between Kilometres 3.7 to 4.6 from the Upper Levels Highway)

May 15, 2012

June 18, 2012

Written Submissions received up to and including June 14, 2012:

NAME:

DATE:

FOR COUNCIL CONSIDERATION:

None to date.



PRESENTATION BY APPLICANT

CALL FOR PUBLIC INPUT

RECOMMENDED: be received for information.

If Council wishes a further staff report:

RECOMMENDED: THAT staff report back to Council regarding submissions received

OR RECOMMENDED: THAT the Devt Permit which provides for site development, be approved.


8. 2012 Parks Master Plan Final Report (File:  0117-20-PMP1)

PowerPoint presentation to be provided.

RECOMMENDED: THAT

The 2012 Parks Master Plan be approved; and that

Staff be requested to bring forward a strategy to implement the high priority recommendations contained in the Parks Master Plan for consideration during the 2013 budget process.


9. Proposal for the Building of Salmon Rearing Pond at Memorial Park (File:  2160-03-MPAR1)

Proposal for Salmon Rearing Pond in Memorial Park “ West Vancouver Streamkeeper Society

PowerPoint presentation to be provided.

RECOMMENDED:  THAT

- Staff submit a Section 9 Application under the Province of BC Water Act for œChanges In and About a Stream;

- Staff, once preliminary funding is provided by West Vancouver Streamkeeper Society, undertake an Open House on the project, and undertake additional geotechnical work to determine definitively the trucking requirements and costs of the project, and to validate the requirements and the costs for pond liner;

- Staff report back to Council with the results of the Open House, and a fully funded Phase 1 budget, prior to proceeding with the project; and that

- Staff work collaboratively with the WV Streamkeeper Society to develop a funding model to proceed with Phase 2 of the project in 2013; this funding model will include continued fundraising and may include a 2013 capital request for District funding, if required.

10. Public Safety Building: Summary of Public Engagement Results (File:  0500-01)

PowerPoint presentation to be provided.

RECOMMENDED: THAT the report dated June 13 be received for information.

11. CONSENT AGENDA ITEMS


11.1 Community Grants Committee “ Proposed Amendments to Terms of Reference (File:  0116-20-CGC1)

RECOMMENDED:

THAT the proposed amendments to the Terms of Reference for the Community Grants Committee be approved, as stated in the report dated June 8, from the Mgr of Community Development, Youth, Families, and Seniors.


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

RECOMMENDED:  THAT

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

(a) The purchase and installation of electric vehicle charging stations at WVan and Gleneagles Cmnty Ctrs; and

(b) Coordinated promotion of electric vehicle charging infrastructure on the North Shore; and

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


11.3 Amendment to 2012 Council Meeting Schedule (File: 0120-01)

RECOMMENDED: THAT the Schedule be amended by scheduling a special Ccl mtg for June 26 at 4pm in the M Hall


11.4 Correspondence List (see link on electronic agenda) (File:  0120-24) RECOMMENDED: be received for info

~ Council Correspondence Update to June 1, 2012 (up to 12:00 Noon) ~

Referred for Action

(1) May 29, 2012, regarding œProperty Taxes 2011 

(Referred to Chief Financial Officer for consideration and response)

(2) D. Umbach May 29, 2012, regarding œMay 28th Council Meeting “ Agenda item 11.1 

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

(3) S. Slater, May 30, 2012, regarding œFW: Questions for Mayor & Council 

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

(4) M. Craver, May 9, 2012, regarding œDangerous structures on Cypress...sanctioned?? 

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

(5) W. Moroz, May 31, 2012, regarding œFW: Eagleridge Drive ˜Green Space™ 

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

(6) Telus Corporation, June 1, 2012, regarding œCanadian Mobile Phone Industry Update 

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

Received for Information

(7) City of North Vancouver, May 31, 2012, regarding œProtection of Fish Habitat in Waterways

(8) CNV, May 31, re œRecycling Regulation Regarding ˜Extended Producer Responsibility™ (EPR)

(9) B. Downs, May 27, 2012, regarding œAmbleside, Cultural Facilities, Arts Centre Design Report

(10) May 29, 2012, regarding œ2012 Property Taxes

(11) A. Quon, May 31, 2012, regarding œFwd: Bring Back the Community Day Parade

(12) World Wildlife Fund Canada, May 30, 2012, regarding œWWF Letter on Budget Changes: For your consideration

(13) Light House, May 31, 2012, regarding œLight House June Newsletter: Green Building Reports, Events, and Courses

(14) Urbanicity, June 1, 2012, regarding œCity Matters Bulletin May 2012

~ Council Correspondence Update to June 8, 2012 (up to 12:00 Noon) ~

Referred for Action

(1) L. Clarke and A. Kermode, June 3, 2012, regarding œDundarave beach fishing 

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

(2) D. Grierson, June 1, 2012, regarding œSmart Meter Installation in West Vancouver 

(Referred to Mayor and Council for consideration and response)

(3) G. Calpakis (petition “ 44 signatures), June 3, regarding œRe: Residents issues and concerns related to the intended re-devt of Collingwood™s School at Morven Campus

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

(4) 4 submissions dated June 6 - 7, 2012, regarding Collingwood School (Morven Campus) construction 

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

Received for Information

(5) Petition “ 7 signatures, May 18, 2012, regarding Trees located at the northwest corner of 11th Street and Keith Road

(6) 2 submissions dated May 25, 2012, regarding proposed West Vancouver Arts Centre

(7) 2 submissions from Vancouver Coastal Health dated June 5 - 6, 2012, regarding North Shore Table Matters Food Security and Urban Agriculture Network; and Letter to City of North Vancouver regarding North Shore Food Charter and Food Policy Council

(8) Five Hole for Food, June 5, 2012, regarding œMark Your Calendars! Five Hole for Food 2012: July 3 “ 21 (Tour dates)

(9) City of Burnaby, May 23, 2012, regarding œProvincial White Papers on a Modern Building Regulatory System and Certification of Building Officials

(10) Union of British Columbia Municipalities, June 4, 2012, regarding œUBCM Resolutions “ Submission & Debate

(11) City of NV, May 31, 2012, regarding œFunding Appropriation for the Construction of the N Sh Rescue Facility

(12) Metro Vancouver, May 25, 2012, re œCaring for the Air, Metro Vancouver™s 2012 Report on Regional Air Quality

Responses to Correspondence

(13) Transportation Engineer, June 4, 2012, response regarding œParking on 21st Street

(14) Dir of Planning/Lands/Permits, June 1, 2012, response re œCamelot Subdivision (Union aka Skilift)

~ Council Correspondence Update to June 12, 2012 (up to 4:30 pm) ~

Referred for Action

(1) May 26, 2012, regarding œTaxes 

(Referred to Chief Financial Officer for consideration and response)

(2) W.C. Evans Inc., May 29, 2012 regarding œProperty Taxes at 1859-1865 Marine Dr., West Vancouver, B.C. 

(Referred to Chief Financial Officer for consideration and response)

(3) N. Cabot, May 1, 2012 regarding œPipeline 

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

Received for Information

(4) Union of British Columbia Municipalities (UBCM), June 11, 2012, regarding œCall for Nominations for UBCM Executive

(5) B. Rose and E. Frazer, June 8, re œDevt Variance Permit (6685 Madrona Cr) for consideration by Ccl on June 18

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

(6) M. Ramsay, June 1, 2012, regarding œBring Back the Comunity Day Parade

(7) 5 submissions dated May 24 “ 28, 2012, regarding Proposed Arts Centre

Responses to Correspondence

(8) Dir of Planning/Lands/Permits, June 11, response to Telus Corporation re œCanadian Mobile Phone Industry Update

(9) Dir of Planning/Lands/Permits, June 6, response to S. Slater re œQuestions for Mayor & Council

12.  OTHER ITEMS -- No items 13.  PUBLIC QUESTIONS AND COMMENTS    14.  ADJOURNMENT

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=== ANIMALWATCH ===

> Photos: So rainy even the geese look peeved

Canada geese and commuters slogged through yet another wet day in Metro Vancouver June 7, 2012

Read more:  http://www.vancouversun.com/entertainment/rainy+even+geese+look+peeved/6746868/story.html#ixzz1xCKsQprv

> PEACOCK SHRIMP

A predator shellfish that can smash clam shells and can't be put in a normal glass aquarium because it can smash through the glass.

"Less than a quarter-inch long, the shrimp™s club strikes with 200 lb of force, enough to break a glass aquarium, says David Kisailus, a chemical engineer at the University of California, Riverside. œIts club accelerates faster than a .22-calibre bullet, and all this happens underwater, he adds. œIt can also strike thousands of times without breaking.

The whole story with a v brief video: http://cen-online.org/articles/90/i24/Peacock-Shrimp-Packs-Punch.html

~ ALSO CALLED A PEACOCK MANTIS SHRIMP

11 Jun 2012 The Vancouver Sun by ERYN BROWN Los Angeles Times

Shrimp's deadly wallop unravelled

Researchers hope to use study™s findings to develop improved body armour

The peacock mantis shrimp™s tiny claw moves so fast, it lands with a force of 90 kg. Scientists say the way the claw survives its own power could lead to breakthroughs in military armour.

LOS ANGELES ” Researchers have figured out how a tiny tropical crustacean packs an outsized punch. And they are using that knowledge to engineer super-durable materials that could protect troops in the line of fire, among other useful applications.

The peacock mantis shrimp™s fist has three sections that combine to give it enormous strength.

The peacock mantis shrimp, scientific name Odontodactylus scyllarus, isn™t a peacock, a mantis or a shrimp.

It™s a stomatopod, a member of a group of aggressive ocean-dwellers that use outsized appendages to smash, slash, or spear their heavily-shelled prey.

It gets its name because of its colourful, shrimp-like appearance and speedy, mantis-like œfeeding strike, said David Kisailus, a professor of chemical and environmental engineering at the University of California, Riverside, who runs the lab that studies the animal.

And what a strike that is: When unleashed on a potential meal like a crab or a snail, the peacock mantis shrimp™s five-millimetre-wide fist accelerates faster than a .22- calibre bullet, reaching speeds of 72 km/h underwater and smacking its prey with 90 kilograms of force.

The punch packs a double wallop. By accelerating so quickly, the animal™s club boils the water surrounding it, creating bubbles that implode upon prey, landing a second strike.

More, with a couple of photos: http://v.gd/peacockshrimp

> PAW PATTER

Too many kittens!

Last year, the BC SPCA took in 7,500 kittens around the province “ that™s 20 kittens a day! It™s also more than three times the number of puppies brought in to our shelters. Please help by telling everyone you know that this is a problem you can fix. See -- http://www.spca.bc.ca/pet-care/health-safety/a-problem-you-can-fix.html

> Puppy Live Webcam

Five shiba inu puppies a couple of months old -- http://www.ustream.tv/sfshiba

> Siberian tiger cubs

http://blog.beliefnet.com/goodnews/2012/06/dog-raises-abandoned-siberian-tiger-cubs.html

=== INFObits ===

Workers in our midst

At a time of high labour shortages across much of Western Canada, a government in Ottawa at long last seems determined to no longer ignore one of the great failings of Canadian society - the untapped potential of Canada's aboriginal workforce.To break the cycle of welfare for aboriginal youth, the Harper government is indicating it may require aboriginal youths to take job training before qualifying for welfare.With nearly half of all people on some first nations reserves receiving social assistance, this tough love is long overdue. Just over 28,000 of the 66,000 people living on reserves in Alberta, or 42 per cent, receive income assistance. On-reserve unemployment rates in the province range from 25 per cent to as high as 80 per cent, according to a 2010 report by an MLA committee on the province's aboriginal workforce.In our province, which has the third-largest aboriginal population in Canada, "there is unlimited potential in the fastest growing and youngest segment of Alberta's population," the MLA committee, headed by Verlyn Olson, wrote. At the time, almost one-third of the province's aboriginal population was under 14 years of age, compared to 19 per cent for the non-aboriginal population. Half of all aboriginal people living in Alberta are children and youth under 24 years of age.

Saskatchewan has an even higher rate of on-reserve income assistance. The province has an unemployment rate of 4.9 per cent, yet 48.1 per cent of natives on reserves are on income assistance.

In Manitoba, which has an unemployment rate of 5.3 per cent, fully half the on-reserve native population is on welfare.

Breaking the cycle of welfare for aboriginal youth will not be easy. At a basic level, reserve schools are under-funded. Dropout rates are high. And once through the school system, successfully or not, any move to tie training programs to income assistance will likely be viewed as another in a long list of bureaucratic, complex requirements that many aboriginal service providers already find difficult to navigate.

According to the 2010 MLA report, the federal department of Indian and Northern Affairs already provides income support to all eligible on-reserve first nations people who are attending Alberta Employment and Immigration-funded training. Exactly what the Harper government has in mind beyond this is not clear.

The Alberta MLA committee heard concerns from some first nations leaders that too much is already spent on welfare or income support on reserves versus economic development.

"They questioned whether this was perpetuating an environment of welfare dependency in a time when many aboriginal communities are trying to create economic opportunities for themselves and for their members."

With the Conference Board of Canada predicting a nationwide worker shortage of one million by 2025, aboriginal youth must be engaged.

By some estimations, aboriginal workers could fill 400,000 of those jobs. Helping aboriginal youth reach their full potential is a must.

Read more: http://www.vancouversun.com/business/Workers+midst/6773543/story.html


=== HEBRONWATCH ===

For on-line version: http://cpt.org/cptnet/2012/06/06/al-khalil-hebron-violence-mars-end-peaceful-naksa-day-demonstration

CPTnet 6 June 2012

AL-KHALIL (HEBRON): Violence Mars End of Peaceful Naksa Day Demonstration

CPT monitored a demonstration to œOpen Shuhada Street organized by the Hebron Defense Committee to commemorate the 45th anniversary of Al-Naksa Day, when Israel gained control of most of the West Bank on 5 June 1967. 

The participants gathered from different parts of the city, and planned their action to take place in the Old City at Bab il Baledeyya plaza at 2pm. A metal gate at Bab il Baledeyya blocks access to Shuhada Street. However, the Israeli military blocked access to the area and the demonstration took place about ten metres up one of the side streets. The bulk of the demonstration was peaceful, involving chanting slogans and carrying flags and signs. Soldiers detained three protesters who broke through the metal barrier.

The crowd announced they would leave if the military would release the three. They did and the action began peacefully to disband around 3:15pm. A significant crowd remained about twenty metres above the barriers. Around 3:30pm, several young men began throwing rocks and sticks. The Israeli military responded with tear gas and concussion grenades. The remaining crowd then dispersed within several minutes. Also participating in the demonstration were Youth Against Settlement and the International Solidarity Movement.


>>> Dignity on way to school

To view the on-line version with photos -- http://www.cpt.org/cptnet/2012/06/08/al-khalil-reflection-dignity-face-humiliation

CPTnet 8 June 2012

AL-KHALIL REFLECTION: Dignity in the face of humiliation

As the day dawns on our last school patrol, I reflect back on my last two and a half months of patrols here in Hebron.

Setting off at 6:50 a.m. we are greeted by the smiling faces of children who take the time to stop and give us a high five or shake hands with us. As we walk through the Souq (market), an array of colourful fabrics reflects the warmth of everyone as they invite us into their shops for tea. Then we turn the corner and everything changes.

There is a metal turnstile, a metal detector, and another turnstile, all lined up together menacingly in a dark part of the tunnel. Every day the children must walk through this checkpoint. Soldiers search their bags and point machine guns into their faces, into the faces of little children who have hopes and dreams, who long just to be able to walk to school without fear and intimidation.

The teachers too must go through the checkpoint. Somehow, they manage to maintain their dignity whilst being faced with humiliation and having to remove their belts and lift up their shirts and trouser legs in front of their students.

It was heart wrenching to see the same teachers stopped and ID™ed every day by the same soldiers. One time I watched and documented, feeling helpless, as soldiers held a teacher. He was desperate to get to school and start his students™ exam, but still they held him for nineteen minutes, knowing the longest they can legally hold him is twenty. It was as if they were trying to taunt him. Watching the soldiers hold the teacher for so long made me wonder, what good am I doing here? What am I doing here at all?

Upon his release the teacher answered these questions for me when he looked me in the eyes and said œthank you. I was reminded then that we are here so that people such as this teacher who have amazing dignity and strength and every day have to face the forces of the occupation are not alone and are not ignored. And we are here so that people near and far may open their minds, hearts and eyes, see what is happening here, share it with others, and pray that one day there will no longer be a soldier and a checkpoint to greet every child and teacher on their way to school.


=== STUDENTWATCH / QUEBEC === Academic standards more important than fees!

Students should be upset - just not about tuition

Read more: http://www.vancouversun.com/news/Students+should+upset+just+about+tuition/6773825/story.html


=== TREEWATCH ===

Twitter: For Op-Ed, follow@nytopinion and to hear from the editorial page editor, Andrew Rosenthal, follow@andyrNYT.

Why Trees Matter

by JIM ROBBINS, published: April 11, 2012 OP-ED CONTRIBUTOR

TREES are on the front lines of our changing climate. And when the oldest trees in the world suddenly start dying, it™s time to pay attention.

North America™s ancient alpine bristlecone forests are falling victim to a voracious beetle and an Asian fungus. In Texas, a prolonged drought killed more than five million urban shade trees last year and an additional half-billion trees in parks and forests. In the Amazon, two severe droughts have killed billions more.

The common factor has been hotter, drier weather.

We have underestimated the importance of trees. They are not merely pleasant sources of shade but a potentially major answer to some of our most pressing environmental problems. We take them for granted, but they are a near miracle. In a bit of natural alchemy called photosynthesis, for example, trees turn one of the seemingly most insubstantial things of all ” sunlight ” into food for insects, wildlife and people, and use it to create shade, beauty and wood for fuel, furniture and homes.

For all of that, the unbroken forest that once covered much of the continent is now shot through with holes.

Humans have cut down the biggest and best trees and left the runts behind. What does that mean for the genetic fitness of our forests? No one knows for sure, for trees and forests are poorly understood on almost all levels. œIt™s embarrassing how little we know, one eminent redwood researcher told me.

What we do know, however, suggests that what trees do is essential though often not obvious. Decades ago, Katsuhiko Matsunaga, a marine chemist at Hokkaido University in Japan, discovered that when tree leaves decompose, they leach acids into the ocean that help fertilize plankton. When plankton thrive, so does the rest of the food chain. In a campaign called Forests Are Lovers of the Sea, fishermen have replanted forests along coasts and rivers to bring back fish and oyster stocks. And they have returned.

Trees are nature™s water filters, capable of cleaning up the most toxic wastes, including explosives, solvents and organic wastes, largely through a dense community of microbes around the tree™s roots that clean water in exchange for nutrients, a process known as phytoremediation. Tree leaves also filter air pollution. A 2008 study by researchers at Columbia University found that more trees in urban neighborhoods correlate with a lower incidence of asthma.

In Japan, researchers have long studied what they call œforest bathing. A walk in the woods, they say, reduces the level of stress chemicals in the body and increases natural killer cells in the immune system, which fight tumors and viruses. Studies in inner cities show that anxiety, depression and even crime are lower in a landscaped environment.

Trees also release vast clouds of beneficial chemicals. On a large scale, some of these aerosols appear to help regulate the climate; others are anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-viral. We need to learn much more about the role these chemicals play in nature. One of these substances, taxane, from the Pacific yew tree, has become a powerful treatment for breast and other cancers. Aspirin™s active ingredient comes from willows.

Trees are greatly underutilized as an eco-technology. œWorking trees could absorb some of the excess phosphorus and nitrogen that run off farm fields and help heal the dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico. In Africa, millions of acres of parched land have been reclaimed through strategic tree growth.

Trees are also the planet™s heat shield. They keep the concrete and asphalt of cities and suburbs 10 or more degrees cooler and protect our skin from the sun™s harsh UV rays. The Texas Department of Forestry has estimated that the die-off of shade trees will cost Texans hundreds of millions of dollars more for air-conditioning. Trees, of course, sequester carbon, a greenhouse gas that makes the planet warmer. A study by the Carnegie Institution for Science also found that water vapor from forests lowers ambient temperatures.

A big question is, which trees should we be planting? Ten years ago, I met a shade tree farmer named David Milarch, a co-founder of the Champion Tree Project who has been cloning some of the world™s oldest and largest trees to protect their genetics, from California redwoods to the oaks of Ireland. œThese are the supertrees, and they have stood the test of time, he says.

Science doesn™t know if these genes will be important on a warmer planet, but an old proverb seems apt. œWhen is the best time to plant a tree? The answer: œTwenty years ago. The second-best time? Today.

Jim Robbins is the author of the forthcoming book œThe Man Who Planted Trees.

A version of this op-ed appeared in print on April 12, 2012, on page A27 of the New York edition with the headline: Why Trees Matter.


=== ROYALWATCH ===


Of course I was royalwatching over the Jubilee Weekend -- uplifting.

At one of the occasions it was pointed out they were drinking tea from a bush Prince Philip had planted in 1954!

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, entered St Paul's ahead of the Queen holding up in front of him a pearl sword with 2500 pearls from Elizabeth I in 1571.


Royal riches: 14 wealthiest British royals

June 5, 2012 -- We all know they™re royally wealthy ¦ but by how much? Wealth management firm, WealthX, put together a list of the 14 richest adult royals in the British kingdom. Despite royal family favourites including the Duke of Cambridge (and by default “ his Duchess!) making the rich list, the family™s wealth doesn™t even scratch the surface of the U.K.™s wealthiest people list (Steel magnate Lakshmi Mittal boasts the top net worth of $17.5 billion). Follow along as we countdown the richest members of the British Royal Family.

Read more: http://www.vancouversun.com/entertainment/wealthiest+British+royals/6739546/story.html#ixzz1xCJzoY4g


Photos: Duchess of Cambridge dons nude lace for Diamond Jubilee finale

June 5, 2012 -- The Duchess of Cambridge dazzled royal fans again on Tuesday as she stepped out for the Diamond Jubilee finale in a nude lace dress. The celebrated brunette looked classic (and slim) in the long-sleeved number by Sarah Burton at the St Paul™s Thanksgiving service. The look was the [Duchess™s] third Alexander McQueen look of the celebration. Take a look.

Read more:

http://www.vancouversun.com/entertainment/Duchess+Cambridge+dons+nude+lace+Diamond+Jubilee+finale/6732911/story.html?cid=hot_photo


=== HERITAGEWATCH ===

+ THE LAND CONSERVANCY

Breakfast at Abkhazi Garden every Saturday and Sunday

+ HERITAGE SOCIETY of BC

http://www.heritagebc.ca/home/ and http://www.heritagebc.ca/tag/featured-articles

+ HERITAGE WEST VAN

Great time at Cmnty Day; next event RoyalTea-by-the-Sea from 2 to 4pm on Saturday August 18

See heritage.westvan.org and for the draft flyer: RoyalTeabytheSea.westvan.org and royaltea.ca

+ HERITAGE VANCOUVER

Upcoming events

Read this bulletin from our website: www.heritagevancouver.org/bulletin/bulletin_20120608.html

Heritage Vancouver's first self-guided tour of private gardens on Vancouver's East and West sideSat. June Sat June 23 & Sun June 24 | 10am to 4pm Tickets/passport: $30 (for both days)

Get inspired. Visit a choice of 14 enchanting private gardens from intimate urban courtyard to large First Shaughnessy, to traditional perennial style, to creative combos of fruit, veggies, and flowers!

A fundraiser to support Heritage Vancouver Society.

Buy your tix now! $30 includes special promotions and discounts. Advance tickets required, limited number available.

Full event info at: www.heritagevancouver.org/garden-tour.html

Other Upcoming Events:

HV™s 8th Annual Garden Party:A Special Fundraising Event on Behalf of Heritage Vancouver

Monday June 25 from 5:30 to 7:30pm

Tickets: $100 donation to Heritage Vancouver Society

Includes wine and hors d™oeuvres. (Tax receipts will be issued)

Join special guest, City Councillor Geoff Meggs and Heritage Vancouver for a spectacular evening of wine, hors d'oeuvres, and conversation in Suzanne and Olin Anton's beautiful Kerrisdale garden. This is a wonderful opportunity to meet and mix with elected officials, community leaders, and heritage supporters while at the same time demonstrating your support for the many worthwhile projects undertaken by the Heritage Vancouver Society.

¢ All upcoming events: www.heritagevancouver.org

=  VANCOUVER HERITAGE FOUNDATION 

Walking Tours:  -- Beginning in April: Fridays noon - 1:30pm & Saturdays 10am - noon, $12 incl. hst   

Join tour guides John Atkin and Maurice Guibord as they take you on fascinating and fun journeys through historic areas of Vancouver. Tour details are now up on the website! CHECK OUT THE TOUR ROUTES AND DATES AND/OR TO REGISTER

CHINATOWN WALKING TOUR

Last chance this season to catch our Chinatown walking tour! Join Maurice on a thought-provoking journey through Chinatown™s beginnings; its role in Vancouver™s earliest history and the myths surrounding it. From the pavement to the rooflines, walk through a Chinatown from over 100 years ago, see signs of the 1950s plans that could have been, and experience the current transformations already underway.

Themes: Architecture and art, gardens and museums, food and family, community and clan associations.

DETAILS VHF's Walking Tour: Chinatown, Friday June 22 from noon - 1:30pm

w/ Maurice Guibord,$12 incl.hst. Meet @ corner Carrall & Pender Streets, rain or shine.

FOR MORE INFO AND TO REGISTER http://www.vancouverheritagefoundation.org/projects/walkingtours.html

EVEN MORE INFO -- http://www.vancouverheritagefoundation.org/wall.html

PLACES THAT MATTER

Places That Matter is a plaque project celebrating the 125th anniversary of the incorporation of the city.

The VHF asked for the public™s help to identify and mark 125 sites commemorating people, places, and

events that have shaped the city.

UPCOMING PLAQUE PRESENTATION DETAILS (All are welcome to attend):

Lakeview Disaster: Saturday June 16th (1pm) at site of Lakeview Disaster now Cedar Cottage Garden, Hull St @ Victoria Drive near E 19th, near/under Skytrain. Commemorating the Lakeview Disaster of November 10, 1909 when a B.C. Electric Railway freight car collided with a passenger car (the Sumas), killing 14 on board and injuring 9 others.

Cambie Plumbing & Heating Neon Sign: Wednesday June 20th (4pm) at 3905 Fraser St near 23rd Ave. Why is a Fraser Street business named after Cambie St? Come learn about this family-run business™s history and see one of the few original preserved neon signs in the city. Join us as we recognize Fraser Street™s first neon sign originating from when Jon D. Gibson started Cambie Plumbing and Heating in 1946.

Elms of East 6th Avenue: Friday June 22nd (5pm) at Commercial Drive & 6th Ave. Responding to community activism in maintaining the character of a neighbourhood streetscape, a nine-block stretch of Siberian elm from Woodland Drive to Nanaimo Street is now managed by an innovative long-term plan developed in a collaborative effort between the Park Board and East 6th Avenue residents.

Ruth Morton Baptist Church: Sunday June 24th (11am-12:30pm) service at 791 East 27th Ave @ Prince Albert St. John Morton, one of the œThree Greenhorns, arrived in Vancouver in 1884 and built a shack in Burrard Inlet in 1862, 25 years before Vancouver's founding. Morton bequeathed funds to purchase land and build a church to be named as a memorial to his wife, Ruth. All are welcome to attend the 11am service and learn about the history of this 100-year-old congregation.

FOR MORE:

See http://www.vancouverheritagefoundation.org/projects/placesthatmatter.html

Tuesday 26th: Historic Joy Kogawa House 1450 W.64th Avenue. Exact time in the evening TBA.

Wednesday 27th: Collingwood Neighbourhood House AGM at 5288 Joyce St.


~~~  MAIKU  ~~~ 2012 June 7 - 11 (June 7 cold Opening Night of Bard on the Beach, The Taming of the Shrew)


season and time stalled

June tiptoes in on cold feet

chilled summer sunset


+ + +  QUOTATIONs / THOUGHTs / eve / PUNs / octopi  + + +


Ask a nerd a Star Trek question and she'll have a different answer: How many ears does Spock have? Three: a left ear, a right ear, and a final frontier.


There are two ways to conquer and enslave a nation. One is by sword, the other is by debt.     -- John Adams

One of the secrets of a long and fruitful life is to forgive everybody, everything, every night before you go to bed.

-- Bernard M. Baruch

The problem is not that there are problems. The problem is expecting otherwise and thinking that having problems is a problem.

--  Theodore Ruskin

You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late. -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

   I prefer liberty to chains of diamonds.

I despise the pleasure of pleasing people that I despise.

  The greatest fools, when active, may blunder into the right sometimes.

 Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, English writer, (1689 - 1762)

Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.     -- The Dalai Lama

It is human to think wisely and act in an absurd fashion.     -- Anatole France


Optimists think that the glass is half full, and pessimists think that the glass is half empty, but nerds know the glass is actually two times larger than it needs to be.


Top 10 Reasons God Created Eve

10. God worried that Adam would always be lost in the garden because men hate to ask for directions. 9. God knew that Adam would one day need someone to hand him the TV remote.8. God knew that Adam would never buy a new fig leaf when his seat wore out and would therefore need Eve to get one for him. 

7. God knew that Adam would never make a doctor's appointment for himself. 6. God knew that Adam would never remember which night was garbage night.

5. God knew that if the world was to be populated, men would never be able to handle childbearing. 4. As "Keeper of the Garden", Adam would never remember where he put his tools. 3. The scripture account of creation indicates Adam needed someone to blame his troubles on when God caught him hiding in the garden. 

2. As the Bible says, "It is not good for man to be alone!" 1. When God finished the creation of Adam, He stepped back, scratched His head and said, "I can do better than that."


You know prices are rising when you buy a winter jacket and even down is up.

If I am afraid of losing my fat tissue. My psychiatrist told me I have an adipose complex.

England doesn't have a kidney bank, but it does have a Liverpool.

Tennis players don't marry because Love means Nothing to them.

The lights were too bright at the Chinese restaurant so the manager decided to dim sum.