Tag Archive 'West Vancouver Council'

Appeared in the North Shore News – July 18, 2014 Dr. Lautens believes he recognizes the symptoms in the unfortunate marital breakup of a certain mayor across the water from the North Shore. Dr. Lautens, B.A., D.K.F.A.A.A., the last three letters standing for All About Anything, diagnoses the underlying malady as what the French call […]

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Appeared in the North Shore News – December 6, 2013 But enough of my opinions. For now. Municipal elections are less than a year away. Read on. I asked West Vancouver councillors two questions: “1. At this point do you intend to run for re-election next November? 2. Are you considering running for mayor?” I […]

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Appeared in the North Shore News – October 25, 2013 With more than a touch of petulance – having lost a camel’s-nose-in-the-tent tie vote on experimental parking, pedestrian and bicycle lanes on Argyle just two weeks earlier – Mary-Ann Booth and Nora Gambioli failed again Monday to get West Van council on side with the […]

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Appeared in the North Shore News – October 11, 2013 All praise to some West Vancouver councillors for a good night’s work Monday – stiffing a fool plan for Argyle Avenue, and elsewhere listening to Eden Place residents. Victories for good sense (a career specialty for Bill Soprovich, which explains his years of poll-topping) and […]

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Appeared in the North Shore News – January 18, 2013 In time, as the Gershwins mused, the Rockies may crumble, Gibraltar may tumble, but love for West Vancouver is here to stay. As proven by the following. I asked West Van’s three rookie councillors and first-term mayor to write essays on their first 12 months […]

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Appeared in the North Shore News – March 2, 2012 AWRIGHT, youse cub reporters, line up, shut up, listen up, and learn good from an old bastard. Er, old master. The lesson today is: At times in your trade – don’t let me hear you call it a “profession” – you will ask questions to […]

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Appeared in the North Shore News – January 20, 2012 GOD and the devil know that any town council should be forgiven for a slip or two, when noble judges trump lesser judges and bulging-brained scientists can’t decide whether simple salt and aspirin are good or bad for you, or both. So my guess and […]

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Appeared in the North Shore News – November 25, 2011 Is West Vancouver Citizens for Good Government (WVCGG) a monster that eats a whole town’s political culture every three years, then burps, digests and snores for the next three? Or just nice neighbours, exchanging apple pie recipes over the back fence? Fascinating issue, you’ll agree. […]

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Appeared in North Shore News – January 21, 2011 If revenge is best eaten cold, George Pajari set up an Ice Age table for his critics — and served crow. With gentlemanly dignity and the skilled pace and timing of a consummate actor, Pajari blew away West Vancouver Mayor Pam Goldsmith-Jones and West Van library […]

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