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Appeared in the North Shore News – November 18, 2016 West Vancouver council voted unanimously against it. At least 9,000 people signed a petition damning it. Hostility toward it bristled at three public meetings. So, no surprise, the Woodfibre liquefied natural gas project on beautiful Howe Sound got the thumbs-up, ultimately from the only thumb […]

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Appeared in the North Shore News – November 4, 2016 The Old Frenchman said that a man is better revealed by his possessions than by anything he says, or claims to think or believe. So here is a taste of the possessions of the 12 candidates in West Vancouver’s Nov. 19 council byelection – on […]

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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 – June 3, 2016 You may have heard – or bellowed yourself – something like: ‘‘By Jing, that moron Coun. Thimblehooper! I’ll never vote for that idiot again!’’ The Thimblehooper moment has come in West Vancouver. Because only a council of Thimblehoopers could consider for one New York minute […]

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Appeared in the North Shore News – July 3, 2015 Speaking personally as a notorious skinflint, just how a West Vancouver barber charging 15 bucks for an old-guy’s haircut can do it is beyond my comprehension. “It” being good-deeds citizen Michel Ibrahim’s shouldering of a baffling burden in Beirut — nicked $3,500 in customs and […]

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Appeared in the North Shore News – December 5, 2014 If you loved the Weegies, as I tenderly call the West Vancouver Citizens for Good Government, you may adore the West Vancouver Housing Association. The WVHA is a new kid on the development block. Literally. It has a storefront in Dundarave. Two well-placed, mystified West […]

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Appeared in the North Shore News – November 21, 2014 The victors’ last drop of Spanish champagne has been drunk, the losers are taking justified consoling pride in their sacrifice to the democratic process. Moving on, what are the top 10 problems facing West Vancouver’s barely changed council? 1. Parking. 2. Ambleside rejuvenation. 3. Parking. […]

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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 – August 1, 2014 So how do you like the idea of tankers carrying liquefied natural gas (LNG) past Lions Bay, Bowen Island and – take note – not far off Horseshoe Bay and the western flank of West Vancouver? Clapping hands? Possibly distracted by distant oil transport disputes, […]

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