SO, West Vancouverites, are you happy with the iron rule of the Garbage Gestapo and Trash Marxists?
So West Vancouver is due to lose a million dollars in tax revenue from the Horseshoe Bay ferry terminal?
Over several decades, many owners of a 64-unit strata highrise in West Vancouver illegally enclosed their balconies, not only increasing the size (and value) of their condo, but also damaging the structure of the building and making fire rescue more hazardous.
The District of West Vancouver's Chief Financial Officer, Nina Leemhuis, presented the draft 2012 Budget Book and collateral to Council and the public at the Finance Committee meeting Friday morning, January 20. The level of detail and supporting material (including, for the first time ever, detailed business case justifications for all capital items over $50K) is unprecedented and represents an incredible accomplishment by any standard, all the more so for the short time the new CFO has been in place. Some of these documents are expected to be available on the district's website.
STEPHEN Harper's re-election the media's choice of biggest Canadian story of 2011? Wow, that stirs the blood. My list:
WEST Vancouver councillors may have breached the rules for public hearings, putting the rezoning of Hollyburn Mews on shaky legal ground, according to a lawyer experienced with municipal procedure.
"Of course, taxing everyone a little bit is like putting the frog in the pot before turning up the heat - the mayors must hope the overtaxed and underserved don't notice the slight increase in pain."
Note well: This is not one of those sly journalistic questions inviting readers to guess this is a quiz, and the "correct" answer must be yes - or why would the scribe ask it?
Recently we learned of a Chinese teenager who sold one of his kidneys to buy an iPad. In less than five years he'll need to replace the iPad but won't have another kidney to sell.
West Vancouver council has approved a budget of more than $3 million for AmblesideNow, just to determine what the project will look like and whether it should be built at all.
Morality Officer Lou Kingerley of the Hamilton Police Service once asked a sad little waif who came to his professional attention: "Are you pregnant?"