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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

North Shore Culture Days, September 25, 26, and 27

Culture Days is an annual Canada-wide celebration of arts, culture and heritage where the public is invited to experience a wide range of creative activities. Culture Days is an opportunity to try something new — to play the musical instrument of your dreams, sing Broadway show tunes with a really big choir, attend an artist talk, roll up your sleeves and get your hands dirty at any number of hands-on workshops.

The deadline to apply for a municipal grant is January 31

Municipal community grants help support not-for-profit organizations who serve our North Shore residents. We and other North Shore municipalities provide these grants in order to assist groups deliver services intended to reduce social, economic, or physical disadvantages, or improve the quality of life for residents. The application deadline is January 31, 2016. Who can apply for funding You can apply for a grant if your organization:

Fromme Mountain recreational parking and staging area is now open

The Fromme Mountain parking and staging area is open. Over the next few weeks we'll install wood fencing and the trail signage/information kiosk. This fall we'll complete the restoration planting, trail connection improvements, and install the bike wash. The new parking and staging area includes:

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