By District Staff on Monday, Dec 4, 2017

Given how soggy our winters are, you'd assume that, right about now, staff are taking a well-earned break from worrying about forest fires, right? In reality, winter is when our Community Forester, Guy Exley, springs into action, sending crews to our forested areas to remove much of the 'fuel' that can help summer wildfires spread from the forest to our urban areas, putting local homes and businesses in harm's way.

By District Staff on Tuesday, Nov 14, 2017

We're willing to bet that our sanitary sewer system is not something that comes up a lot in your everyday conversations (unless you're talking about creepy clowns or 130-tonne 'fatburgs.') And that's okay! We make it our business to think about the sewer system for you, ensuring that it can handle all the waste from our sinks, showers, and toilets, and keep flowing, problem free.

By District Staff on Friday, Oct 27, 2017

To the casual observer, our approach to adding new cycling infrastructure may seem a bit unfocussed; a couple of blocks of bike lane here, a few more blocks there... but seldom long, continuous stretches that connect key destinations. But while it may seem like we're busy building bike lanes to nowhere, the truth is, we have a plan!

By District Staff on Thursday, Oct 19, 2017

The DNV is one of the world's best places to live, work, and play, due in no small part to our beautiful natural setting — mountain vistas, towering trees, ocean playgrounds, and streams and creeks brimming with life. But living in a rain forest comes with a certain level of risk.

By District Staff on Wednesday, Oct 4, 2017

You might think that reducing the energy consumption of District facilities and operations would involve lots of solar panels, wind turbines, and other renewable energy sources. But for District Energy Manager Monica Samuda Poitras and Energy Specialist Paul Forsyth, saving energy (and money) begins with the basics.