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Maplewood Community Plan public engagement report now available

We have now wrapped up Phase 1 of the Maplewood Community Planning process. During this first phase, we offered a number of opportunities for residents to share their ideas for Maplewood's future with us. Read everyone's thoughts on transportation, housing, urban design, sustainability, and much more, in our summary report. Review the Mapleweood engagement summary

We're extending Espresso Trail on Fromme Mountain

We’re extending Espresso Trail on Fromme Mountain from Baden Powell Trail, down to the start of Penzoil Trail. The extension will be 450m long, and will follow a route recommended in a recent environmental assessment. Improving safety on trails The Espresso Trail extension will improve safety by:

Share your thoughts on this year's budget

Our draft 2016 – 2020 Financial Plan (budget) contains our proposed operating and capital budget, highlights of our work program, and the proposed tax increase for 2016. Core services, such as public safety, transportation and recreation, and large investments in new infrastructure and renewal of the existing built environment are primarily funded by your tax dollars. Review the draft budget (PDF; 12MB)

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.

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.

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.

William Griffin artificial turf field and lower parking lot closed Dec 19 - Jan 4

Between now and July 2016, the William Griffin artificial turf field and lower parking lot will be closed three times to allow for work on the facility parking lot. You will not be able to use the field or lower parking lot during these periods: December 19, 2015 - January 4, 2016 March 14-18, 2016 July 2-16, 2016 Check the current status of the playing field

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