UPDATE: Incident in Lynn Valley Village

On Saturday, March 27, a man armed with a knife attacked several people in the area close to our Lynn Valley Library. One person has passed away, and a number of people were taken to hospital with injuries. 

The RCMP’s Integrated Homicide Investigation Team is leading the investigation, and areas of Lynn Valley Village remain closed off this morning, Sunday, March 28. 

Our library staff and volunteers were unharmed during this event and the library is closed until further notice.

The quick actions and training of first responders is to be commended. Personnel were on scene within minutes to support the RCMP and tend to the wounded, and our partner agencies worked together to help those in need. 

We will be providing regular updates on our website and social media channels as more information becomes available.

If you have information that may be helpful to the RCMP investigation, please call 604-985-1311.

<District Mayor Mike Little and others gather at makeshift memorial with flowers.
On Sunday, District Mayor Mike Little was joined by Mayor Linda Buchanan of the City of North Vancouver and Mayor Mary-Ann Booth of the District of West Vancouver to lay wreaths at Lynn Valley Village.

Statement from Mayor Mike Little

Lynn Valley and the whole District of North Vancouver is a close-knit, quiet community.  An incident like this is deeply upsetting when it happens in the community we love. Certainly on behalf of residents I send our very best wishes to the victims and their families, who were just out on their regular Saturday business.

I appreciate the quick action and excellent teamwork of our first responders, our District Fire and Rescue Services, the RCMP, and our North Shore partners from the City and West Vancouver.  

I encourage any witnesses to contact the North Van RCMP to help them with their investigation.

-Mayor Mike Little