Tag Archive 'Michael Smith'

Appeared in the North Shore News – June 17, 2016 West Vancouver councillors unanimously approved a waterfront plan Monday that had more holes in it than the Titanic. Final score: Politicians and Financially Bulletproof Bureaucrats 5, Lesser Mortals and Present Businesses 0. Schizophrenically, the five –  Coun. Michael Lewis absent –  rhapsodized over green space. […]

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Appeared in the North Shore News – May 20, 2016 It’s the classic solution looking for a problem. There is nothing wrong with Ambleside beach that West Vancouver town hall can’t screw up, permanently, irrevocably – starting with the core surrender of delightful Argyle Avenue to the Spirit Trail bicycle lobby and its enablers. To […]

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Appeared in the North Shore News – March 11, 2016 You’d think the local member of Parliament would have an opinion on the Woodfibre LNG project, wouldn’t you? Or am I being naïve again? I’ve sent several unsuccessful emails to Pamela Goldsmith-Jones, our woman in Ottawa as MP for West Vancouver-Sunshine Coast-Sea to Sky Country, […]

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Appeared in the North Shore News – July 17, 2015 What moves you, heart and soul? Is it, among recent top news stories, Greece? Drought? Fiery forests? Senate sleaze? The long-running drama Health Researcher Follies? Bus Stop, starring TransLink? Stock market tremors? Cracked China? Interest rates? Pan Am Games, Canadians modestly accepting that they’re No. […]

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Appeared in the North Shore News – March 13, 2015 The transportation referendum — hold on, we interrupt this rant for a breaking rant from our opinion room: Stephen Harper will win this year’s federal election. We now return you to regular ranting . . . You read it here first. The Conservatives have taken […]

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Appeared in the North Shore News – November 7, 2014 Where to start? How about in November 2018 – when, let us pray, some tough opposition group coalesces to take on Weegie? Ah, Weegie’s just my private name for the West Vancouver Citizens for Good Government, run by a tiny core of self-proclaimed civic do-gooders, […]

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Appeared in the North Shore News – August 15, 2014 Napoleon’s retreat from Moscow was bloodier, but West Van council’s U-turn on its slamming of proposed liquefied natural gas tankers on Howe Sound was quicker. Councillors at the Aug. 4 meeting volubly backed off their unanimous decision two weeks earlier when they had asked Ottawa […]

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Appeared in the North Shore News – June 6, 2014 So what would you prefer for the renamed West Vancouver? Grosvenorville? Or Grosvenor City, which sounds classier? Aw, not serious. Just imagining the Londonbased company as the pioneer – surpassing old John Lawson – of the new, new West Vancouver, through its glittering, block-long project […]

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Appeared in the North Shore News – May 10, 2013 MULTIPLE sparkling, titillating items battling for top spot: Gordon Wilson is a fascinating British Columbia study, a shrewd maverick whose feet stepped into a cow-pie or two – most visibly a marital one – but whose head arguably contains the sharpest political smarts of any […]

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