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Mayor's Statement: Metro Van initiating termination of contractor on Wastewater Treatment Plant

I was disappointed to learn of the breakdown of the relationship between Metro Vancouver and the contractor on the on the North Shore Wastewater Treatment Plant project. I support Metro Vancouver’s decision to initiate termination with the contractor. It is the right decision in order to protect the interests of the region. The continued disruption and construction is having a significant impact on local businesses in the area and on the Norgate neighbourhood in general, and I encourage Metro Vancouver to find a path forward quickly.   Mayor Mike Little 

Homelessness Action Week 

We are joining our North Shore partners to recognize Homelessness Action Week in British Columbia from October 11-17, 2021. On October 14, we will be at St. Andrew’s United Church to participate in Connect Day, coordinated by the North Shore Homelessness Task Force. Several local service providers will be in attendance to offer information, a variety of services, clothing and blankets, grocery cards, coffee and a take-out meal to those who are homeless or at risk of being homeless.

Advisory committee volunteers wanted

Interested in adding your voice to the planning and decision-making that helps shape the future of the District? We are currently looking for volunteers from the community to fill vacancies on a number of our committees. Community committees provide information and advice to Council and staff on issues of concern to the public and the District. Council considers this advice when making decisions. We need volunteers for these committees:

Join us (virtually) on Sept 29 to learn about reducing construction and demolition waste

A virtual public panel event will be hosted on September 29 from 12:00pm to 1:30pm. The event will kick off a three-week challenge in which local groups will collaborate to generate innovative solutions for reusing and repurposing construction and demolition waste. This waste makes up one-third of the total waste in our region..

DNVFRS hosts wildfire training exercise

In mid-September, the District of North Vancouver Fire & Rescue Service (DNVFRS) staged a multi-agency exercise that simulated a wildfire burning at Rolf (Lost) Lake in the Seymour Watershed.

District to honour National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

On September 30, 2021, the District will be closed for business to recognize the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. As we observe this new statutory holiday, we will offer limited services, including garbage collection for Zone 3. The National Day for Truth and Reconciliation is to honour survivors of residential schools, their families and their communities. We are observing this day as part of our ongoing commitment to truth and reconciliation.

DNV and partners earn award for leadership in climate adaptation

We are pleased to announce that the District of North Vancouver and our partners have been recognized at the 2021 Climate & Energy Action Awards. The honour comes in the Climate Adaptation category for leadership in the North Shore Sea Level Rise Risk Assessment and Adaptive Management Strategy. The strategy was developed by the District, the City of North Vancouver, the District of West Vancouver, North Shore Emergency Management, the Port of Vancouver, and the Squamish Nation.

North Shore gets funding for multi-faceted response to homelessness

Starting this fall, new and enhanced people centered services such as hygiene facilities, Indigenous outreach, new mobile services, and other supports will be delivered to unsheltered homeless people on the North Shore, through a multi-partner regional approach funded by $1.97-million in federal and provincial Safe Restart funding.

District and City of North Vancouver announce new Officer-In-Charge

The District of North Vancouver and City of North Vancouver are pleased to announce the appointment of Superintendent William Yee as the new Officer-In-Charge for the North Vancouver RCMP following a nation-wide search.

Mayor's statement: Investigation of St. Paul’s Indian Residential School

Today, Squamish, Musqueam and Tsleil-Waututh Nations announced an investigation at the former St. Paul's Indian Residential School site in North Vancouver.

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