By District Staff on Thursday, Sep 6, 2018

A female black bear with two cubs in the forest

Last year alone, about 600 bears in BC were euthanized after interactions with humans, and in most cases, food or food waste was involved. A bear that is reliant on human food as its main food source can no longer be rehabilitated or relocated and must be destroyed. We're working in partnership with the North Shore Black Bear Society to help bring down these unfortunate numbers down by reducing the available sources of human food across the District.

By District Staff on Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Families on the street in Deep Cove

As you may have heard, we have developed a plan to lessen the visitor load in Deep Cove and at Lynn Canyon Park this summer. Most of the changes will be in place for the May long weekend, and will remain in place through September. The issues we’re dealing with are a direct result of both places becoming too popular for their own good, and the impact of all those visitors is taking a toll.

By District Staff on Monday, Apr 16, 2018

Events linked to climate change, such as severe windstorms, drought, extreme rainfall, flooding, and sea level rise, threaten our environment, social well-being, community health, and economic resiliency. But with scientific study, careful planning, expert help, and input from residents and business owners, we're developing a comprehensive set of strategies to prepare for and respond to these growing risks, while simultaneously reducing our own contribution to climate change.

By District Staff on Tuesday, Mar 6, 2018

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 Wednesday, Nov 8, 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!