Monday, April 23, 2012

Have your say with surplus school property

North Vancouver’s school district is inviting the public to discuss the future of 11 pieces of land declared surplus to its needs.

North Shore News article.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

New standards for drinking water hard to swallow

If the Feds aren't sticking it to us with sewage treatment and RCMP contracts then they're sticking it to us with new water standards. NVC Mayor Mussatto goes to bat for North Vancouver. The economic viablity for the average citizen to live in North Vancouver is becoming more of a concern.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

David Chalk on Smart Meter Hacking

Recently I received notice via Canada Post that Hydro will be in my area of Lynn Valley to exchange my old meter with a new smart meter. This despite the fact that I have refused the installation of a new one.

Hacking is a big concern to Chalk who speaks to Bill Good on CKNW Vancouver. David Chalk, Cyber Security Expert, is well known in Canada from his television show about computer technology.

Friday, April 13, 2012

RCMP pay hike catches CNV / DNV Mayors by surprise ...

The RCMP has proceed with a pay raise for its employees and as a result the CNV and DNV will be on the hook for the additional funds.  However, the RCMP never discussed this with either council or mayor before this happened (see full story at ).

The questions again begs to be asked:  Should the we have our own police force instead of outsourcing this to the RCMP?

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Argument eternal: To densify or not to densify

Jerome Irwin was the founding president of the Lower Capilano Community Residents Association 27 years ago in North Vancouver and has been a community activist ever since. He sees “the North Shore's natural iconic beauty, unique historical heritage homes and traditional single-family-zoned neighbourhoods as cultural treasures to be passed down as priceless legacies to those generations yet to come.”

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Christy Clark's words for some ears only ...

A North Shore News journalist was "accidentally" invited to Christy Clark's speech to Liberals on the North Shore on the 3rd of April.  When it was discovered that he was a journalist he was asked to leave prior to the speech.  It is troubling when politicians have different messages depending upon what group they are speaking to.  One has to wonder what if anything they say is "real" or if it is just the message they think you want to hear at a given moment?  Full story at:

Monday, April 09, 2012

So it looks like Andrew Saxton has struck it rich ...

"If they complete two terms (8 years), they will receive a pension in excess $9,000 a month, which over 12 months, is more than most private sector people will receive in one year. Is that really fair, since all this money comes from the taxpayer?" Read more:  


More cars never a problem

Are traffic studies in the District of North Vancouver pointless?