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News

Design Exellence and Heritage Award winners announced

This year's winners for both the 2015 Heritage Awards and the 2015 Design Excellence Awards were presented at a special ceremony during the February 22 Council meeting. 2015 Heritage Awards Chosen by the District’s Community Heritage Committee, the Heritage Awards honour special projects and accomplishments in the field of preservation and protection of heritage buildings. There were four Heritage Award recipients this year for heritage advocacy:

Delbrook Lands ideas workshop report now available

In total, we received over 1,000 suggestions for what to do with the Delbrook Lands — from almost 300 people — with the majority of ideas falling into four categories: parks and outdoor recreation, community programming facilities and structures, housing, additional ideas.

Your 2016 property assessment notice

BC Assessment, the provincial Crown corporation that classifies and values properties in BC, has recently mailed out their 2016 assessment notices. These assessments reflect the value of all homes in the District as of July 1, 2015. Property assessments and your property taxes While municipal governments don't control these assessments, we use the valuations to calculate the amount of property tax payable for each property, as required by law. Residential taxes are based on the total average assessed value for all residential properties in the District.

Nancy Greene Way bike lanes now complete

The new bike lanes along Nancy Greene Way have been completed. We added an uphill dedicated bike lane, and a downhill shared bike lane, between Prospect Avenue and Grousewoods Drive (south), to help cyclists reach Grouse Mountain, a prime recreation area. 

North Shore wide emergency training exercise on November 16

On November 16, your three North Shore municipalities will participate in a large scale emergency simulation that will include many agencies and will cover land, sea, and air. This event is being coordinated by your tri-municipal emergency agency, North Shore Emergency Management (NSEM) and will be the largest training exercise ever conducted on the North Shore. You may notice unusual activity which may include active emergency response vehicles, marine vessels, and helicopters. This is a drill and is not a cause for concern.

All Metro water restrictions now lifted

Metro Vancouver's summer 2015 lawn sprinkling restrictions have been lifted for the year. Thank you for doing your part to help us conserve water over the hot and dry summer. Remember that, each year, Metro imposes lawn sprinkling restrictions from June 1 to September 30. Learn more about Metro's water restrictions

Apply for a community-building grant

We provide grants of $50-$500 to help you, your neighbourhood group, or your community group strengthen your community by bringing your neighbours together. Activities that qualify for grant funding Our program supports activities that:

Volunteer for a District committee

Members of the District's mandatory and community committees provide information and advice to Council and staff on issues that affect both the public and the District. We are currently seeking volunteers for these committees:

Audit: District protects taxpayer interests with sound processes and controls

A performance audit report released last week by the Auditor General for Local Government of British Columbia (AGLG) found that the District has strong stewardship over our capital asset management practices and capital procurement processes, protects the interests of taxpayers, and ensures value for money in our activities.

Keith Road Bridge project reaches new milestone

The new Keith Road Bridge hit a major milestone today with the addition of the first steel girders for the new span over Lynn Creek. When completed, the new bridge will feature five lanes of traffic, as well as separated bike lanes and sidewalks on both sides. The bridge will lead to a more efficient commute, improve east-west connectivity, and improve safety for cyclists and pedestrians.

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