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2016 Civic Youth Awards nominations are now open

We are now accepting nominations for our 2016 Civic Youth Awards. Our awards recognize youth aged 10-24 for their noteworthy achievements and contributions to our community. The deadline for nominations is April 11, 2016. Award categories Awards are given in four categories:

Registration for the June 18 Delbrook Lands Dialogue is now open

We have partnered with Simon Fraser University’s Centre for Dialogue to conduct an innovative, open, and transparent public process to find options for what to do with the Delbrook Lands. Working closely with the community, we will identify ideas for potential future land use, and make a recommendation to Council that is informed by community values and real-world constraints, and is broadly supported by area and local residents. About the Deliberative Dialogue A major component of this process is the Community Deliberative Dialogue, being held on June 18.

Property tax payment and possible Canada Post service disruption

Do you mail in your property tax payment? If so, please be aware of possible Canada Post service disruptions that may impact you. To ensure your property tax payment is received on time, consider making your payment through your financial institution or in person at District Hall. Learn more about the ways you can pay your taxes Property taxes are due on or before July 4, 2016. 

Metro's 'Stage 1' water restrictions in effect

In the summer and early fall, water use can double from the rest of the year for swimming pools, growing food, maintaining sports fields, and other social and community-building uses. But a lot is also used to green our lawns, wash our decks or driveways, and other lower-priority uses. Metro Vancouver imposes region-wide sprinkling regulations as an effective way to help us use our drinking water wisely.

Our 2015 Annual Report is ready for your review

The 2015 Annual Report contains our financial information (including consolidated financial statements), updates on our objectives, achievements, and activities, information on our services and operations, and more. Review the 2015 Annual Report (PDF; 11MB) Share your thoughts Council will consider the annual report at the Monday, June 13 (7pm) Regular Council meeting. This meeting is your opportunity to ask questions or provide comments on the report.

2016 Civic Youth Awards recipients announced

The Civic Youth Awards Program recognizes District youth between the ages of 10 and 24 years and supporters of youth, for their noteworthy achievements and contributions they make in our community. Here are the winners for 2016. Category: Youth Recognition Award This award recognizes youth who made noteworthy achievements, or exhibited commitment to personal change and growth, including:

Restoring fish habitat in the Lynn Creek Estuary

We are working with the BCIT Rivers Institute, Tsleil-Waututh Nation, our government partners, and local industry to improve the fish, bird, and wildlife habitat in and around the Lynn Creek Estuary. Details of this project We are improving the estuary itself (the area where Lynn Creek enters Burrard Inlet), as well as the surrounding lands (riparian area) of Harbour View Park.  The newly restored areas will provide refuge and foraging areas for juvenile fish, spawning habitat for salmon and resident fish, and improved habitat for birds and wildlife.

North Shore Firefighters add Autism Awareness Training to their emergency response arsenal

The District of North Vancouver Fire & Rescue Service (DNVFRS) is the second only service in Canada to complete a specialized training program that helps fire fighters deal more effectively during emergencies with people who have Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), a neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by difficulties in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication, and repetitive behaviours.

Changes to permit applications and inspection requests

As part of our commitment to improving how you do business with District Hall, we are upgrading our system for managing permits, licences, inspections, and other service requests. Our new system — an industry-leading software platform that streamlines workflow, improves collaboration, and increases productivity  —  is being rolled out in three phases. The first phase launched March 7, 2016.

Beautification funding from BC Hydro announced

Overhead power lines along Keith Road will be moved undergroundWe have been awarded up to $317,000 from BC Hydro to ‘underground’ power lines at the location of the new Keith Road Bridge, now under construction.

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