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, Jan 23, 2018
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 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 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.
By District Staff on Friday, Mar 17, 2017
Early site preparation work on Metro Vancouver's new North Shore Wastewater Treatment Plant at Pemberton Ave and West 1st Street will soon be underway. When completed, the new plant will replace the existing Lions Gate Wastewater Treatment Plant, which no longer meets federal or provincial requirements.