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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:

Your 2016 property assessment notice

BC Assessment, the provincial Crown corporation that classifies and values properties in BC, has recently mailed out their 2016 assessment notices. These assessments reflect the value of all homes in the District as of July 1, 2015.

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

Keith Road Bridge project reaches new milestone

The new Keith Road Bridge hit a major milestone today with the addition of the first steel girders for the new span over Lynn Creek. When completed, the new bridge will feature five lanes of traffic, as well as separated bike lanes and sidewalks on both sides. The bridge will lead to a more efficient commute, improve east-west connectivity, and improve safety for cyclists and pedestrians.

North Shore wide emergency training exercise on November 16

On November 16, your three North Shore municipalities will participate in a large scale emergency simulation that will include many agencies and will cover land, sea, and air. This event is being coordinated by your tri-municipal emergency agency, North Shore Emergency Management (NSEM) and will be the largest training exercise ever conducted on the North Shore. You may notice unusual activity which may include active emergency response vehicles, marine vessels, and helicopters. This is a drill and is not a cause for concern.

All Metro water restrictions now lifted

Metro Vancouver's summer 2015 lawn sprinkling restrictions have been lifted for the year. Thank you for doing your part to help us conserve water over the hot and dry summer. Remember that, each year, Metro imposes lawn sprinkling restrictions from June 1 to September 30. Learn more about Metro's water restrictions

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