𓇼🔔🔥🇨🇦 WVM 2022-25: Catching Up!: Ccl Mtg Highlights; Tower Truck; Maiku; Qtn; ICYMI

Well, no doubt in my mind that time speeds up. Unf, one result is some things are missed, much unfinished, alas. Best efforts are disappointing.
So, the plan is to give you the links for what’s on by the NSh Writers this week — it includes Grant Lawrence at our Library. After that is the 50 things going on in Vancouver. What great offerings for us to enjoy.
DWV’s Ccl Mtg Highlights follows with more info on last night’s mtgs. To get some info to you asap the rest of my items/comments will wait till the next WVM. (Did put the video link to the ccl mtg, and then added some announcements plus info on the special FN fire truck the mayor spoke about at the ccl mtg.)
Ending with poetry and Cervantes …

Heard the NSh Festival mentioned on CBC so went to:


and picked these — starts tonight in NV!

North Shore Writers Festival


Nestled between the towering, white-capped North Shore mountains and the deep blue waters of the Burrard Inlet, the North Shore Writers Festival brings …

EVENTS: https://northshorewritersfestival.com/lineup/


22nd North Shore Writers Festival returns with stacked lineup

The three North Shore libraries have come together to present the five day event which includes award winning writers from across Canada.
SEE: https://www.vancouverisawesome.com/events-and-entertainment/22nd-north-shore-writers-festival-returns-with-stacked-lineup-5286789


North Shore Writers Festival – West Vancouver Memorial Library

https://westvanlibrary.ca › books-reading-writing › eve…

Friday, April 29 at 6:30 p.m.–9:30 p.m.. North Shore Writers Festival Literary Trivia Night with Host Grant Lawrence. Main Hall.
Tue, Apr 26

Kim Thúy in Conversation …

Wed, Apr 27

An Evening with David …

Thu, Apr 28

André Alexis in conversation …


2022 North Shore Writers Festival | Eventbrite

https://www.eventbrite.ca › 2022-north-shore-writers-fe…

Join us for the 2022 North Shore Writers Festival to hear from talented authors such as Kim Thúy, David A. Robertson, André Alexis, Tetsuro Shigematsu, …

and found this for WV:
Looking for something to do in West Vancouver? Whether you’re a local, new in town or just cruising through we’ve got loads of great tips and events. You can explore by location, what’s popular, our top picks, free stuff… you got this. Ready?
Click on: https://www.eventbrite.ca/d/canada–west-vancouver/events

Now to Vancouver — Rufus Wainwright tonight!


50 things to do in Vancouver this week

Take your pick among dance, film, music, sports, theatre, visual art, and more.


at: https://www.straight.com/living/50-things-to-do-in-vancouver-this-week-april-25-to-29

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Here is a quick snapshot of what happened at the April 25, 2022 Council Meeting.

on Web: https://westvancouver.ca/news/council-meeting-highlights-april-25-2022

April 25, 2022

Here is a quick snapshot of the April 25, 2022, public hearing and Council meeting. Please watch the video or view the minutes (once they are posted) for details.

Council held a public hearing at 6 p.m., and the Council meeting started immediately after the public hearing was closed.


Miscellaneous Housekeeping Amendments to the Zoning Bylaw

This public hearing was held to consider various housekeeping amendments to the zoning bylaw to provide greater clarity, correct typographical or inadvertent errors, and provide clear direction in interpreting the bylaw. Council read the proposed zoning bylaw amendments for the first time at the March 28 Council meeting.

Council received input from the public and closed the public hearing.


Remedial Action for Hazard Tree at 2668 Bellevue Avenue

A certified arborist assessed a hemlock tree at 2668 Bellevue Avenue in 2019 and determined it is in poor condition and has structural defects. The District granted a tree removal permit to the property owner, but the tree was not removed. The tree poses a high risk to the property, neighbouring properties, and nearby powerlines, and the District sent two notices to the owner to require the removal of the tree, but the owner has not complied.

Staff presented a history of the hazard tree. Council passed a resolution requiring the owner to remove the tree. If the owner does not comply, staff are authorized to remove the tree and recover the cost from the owner through the municipal tax assessment.

Annual Report from Youth-Driven Committees and Update on BC Youth Week

Youth Week takes place each year in the first week of May. The District has four youth leadership committees to build a community of young people who are connected, aware, and informed. Members of the four committees provided a presentation outlining the last year’s achievements.

2022 Annual Tax Rates Bylaw

Each year, after the budget is adopted, the Tax Rate Bylaw sets the rates to allow the municipality to collect the appropriate revenues through property taxes. Council gave the bylaw a first, second, and third reading. Adoption will take place at a later meeting.

Extending the Temporary Outdoor Patios program and Dundarave Road Reallocation (2400 Block Marine Drive)

In response to the pandemic, in 2020 Council adopted a temporary patio program to establish temporary outdoor areas for local businesses. As part of this program, one lane on the north side of 2400 Block Marine Drive in Dundarave was temporarily reallocated for business use. Staff recommended the program be extended to align with new provincial regulations and continue to support local economic recovery. Council extended the program until March 31, 2023.

Council Motion regarding a Just Transition Act for Canada

The federal government is seeking input on combating climate change by transitioning to a low carbon economy. Council endorsed the creation of a Just Transition Act for Canada with adequate commensurate funding and the Mayor will write a letter of support to the federal government regarding the Just Transition Act on behalf of the District.


Miscellaneous Housekeeping Amendments to the Zoning Bylaw

The proposed bylaw amendments received first reading at the March 28 Council meeting. Council held a public hearing on April 25 (see above). Council read the bylaw a second and third time, and adopted the amendment bylaw.

Proposed Bylaw Amendments to Support the Local Economy

Council held a public hearing on March 29, 2022, and then gave the amended bylaw a second and third reading. Council adopted the amendment bylaw.


A consent agenda allows Council to approve all these items together without discussion or individual motions. Council approved the reports listed below.


The next regular Council meeting will take place on May 9, 2022.

If you wanna watch/listen, here’s the video. On the right-hand side it has the list of the items with the times so you can skip to the parts you want to find out exactly what was said.

Public Hearing and Regular Council Meeting (Raven Room)Adjourned
videoPublic Hearing and Regular Council Meeting
6:00 PM-8:56 PM
Mon, Apr 25, 2022


Not even three hours! shorter than usual, and do keep in mind they started with a special (closed) mtg at 2pm.. Mondays are LONG days! Good think there’s a three-week break in May — but that’s wrt ccl mtgs, lots goes on besides ccl mtgs, so ENJOY, it’s almost summer!

—> and from the Mayor’s remarks (my highlighting):

A reminder that it’s the Mayor’s Community Cleanup week this week.

I encourage all residents, businesses, schools, and community groups to get involved by getting outside, and cleaning up West Vancouver. You can register by going to our district website.

If anyone would like to join me in person, I will be in Horseshoe Bay tomorrow at 10:00-12:00 p.m., meeting by the anchor at 10am.

On Wednesday, I will be cleaning up in Ambleside at 2:00 p.m., meeting at 15th and Marine.

Thank you for getting involved, and making West Vancouver sparkle!

And finally, I would like to recognize ADBIA’s nomination for two awards from the BC Economic Development Association for their work for Imagine Ambleside and the BIA Bucks Initiative. Congratulations to the ADBIA! We look forward to hearing about the outcome, which I believe will be announced tomorrow.

Olympic athletes:

Georgia Simmerling – 2020 Summer Olympic Games held in Tokyo

Harry Jones – 2020 Summer Olympic Games held in Tokyo

John (Fin) Boothroyd – 2020 Summer Olympic Games held in Tokyo

Nikola Girke – 2020 Summer Olympic Games held in Tokyo

Mollie Jepsen – 2022 Winter Paralympic Games held in Beijing

> plus more info from the Fire Dept on the new tower truck:


West Vancouver Fire & Rescue is honoured that Xwalacktun OBC of the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw contributed artwork on their new tower truck. A blessing and push-in ceremony was held at Fire Hall No. 1.

… READ MORE. https://westvancouver.ca/news/west-vancouver-fire-rescue-unveils-new-tower-truck


now it’s tulip time

the edge of summer

think of Holland’s gifts to us

Yes, end of WW2 …
will also leave you with a thought from Cervantes.
Carolanne ✍️

Miguel de Cervantes, 1547 – 1616

the pen is the tongue of the mind

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