Over the last several weeks, crews have been busy at both District Hall and our Crown Street Operations Centre, installing charging stations in the parking lots for our new, soon-to-arrive electric fleet vehicles. Each light duty gasoline vehicle we replace with an electric vehicle will reduce our greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by a minimum of 1.7 tonnes per year, and likely more.
By District Staff on Tuesday, Oct 30, 2018
By District Staff on Thursday, Sep 6, 2018
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
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.