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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:

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.

Share your thoughts on the future of Maplewood

We are working with community members to help make the Maplewood area a complete and balanced community with thriving local businesses that reflect high environmental standards, and complement the community’s outstanding natural setting. The area will include a variety of housing options for all ages, incomes, and family circumstances, centred on a newly invigorated, walkable Maplewood Village Centre.

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.

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.

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.

Design Exellence and Heritage Award winners announced

This year's winners for both the 2015 Heritage Awards and the 2015 Design Excellence Awards were presented at a special ceremony during the February 22 Council meeting. 2015 Heritage Awards Chosen by the District’s Community Heritage Committee, the Heritage Awards honour special projects and accomplishments in the field of preservation and protection of heritage buildings. There were four Heritage Award recipients this year for heritage advocacy:

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.

Delbrook Lands ideas workshop report now available

In total, we received over 1,000 suggestions for what to do with the Delbrook Lands — from almost 300 people — with the majority of ideas falling into four categories: parks and outdoor recreation, community programming facilities and structures, housing, additional ideas.

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:

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