A reminder to keep catch basins clear
Heavy rainfall is expected this week across the North Shore. Please take a moment to check the storm drains in front of your residence or business and clear away any leaves or debris from the openings. This will help to ensure adequate drainage for rain water. Residents are also reminded to clear their roof gutters and ensure their perimeter drainage systems are functioning properly.
Please exercise extreme caution and stay away from rivers and creeks, due to elevated water levels, swift moving currents and bank erosion. For more information on how you can prepare for emergencies, including severe weather, please visit the North Shore Emergency Management
Tuesday, November 25, 7 - 9pm
You're invited to join us for our Managing Stormwater Open House on Tuesday, November 25, from 7 - 9pm at District Hall (355 West Queens Rd). Find out how we're improving stormwater management in our communites. For more details on the Open House click here.
In order to assist residents, North Vancouver District will waive building and electrical permit fees and expedite permit processing for property owners needing to carry out repairs to their properties as a direct result of the recent flooding.
On November 3 and 4, the North Shore experienced high intensity rainfall that lasted several hours, resulting in flooding. District staff continue to assess infrastructure damage and are working to keep culverts and drainage basins clear in preparation for future storms.
District staff are also visiting area residences to assess damage to private property. If you experienced damage to your property as a result of the recent flood, and if you have not already reported to the District, please contact us at 604-990-2311.
Were you affected by the recent flooding on November 3 and 4? You may be eligible for financial support under British Columbia’s Disaster Financial Assistance (DFA) Program. Assistance is available to qualifying homeowners, residential tenants (renters), small business owners, and charitable organizations that incurred more than $1,000 of uninsurable damage during the recent flooding. Click here for more information. Information is also available on the Emergency Management BC website.
Closed for upgrades and staircase repair
Attention hikers! Quarry Rock Trail will be closed November 24 - 27 for trail upgrades and staircase repairs. Please plan an alternate hike for those days. Thank you for your patience as we complete this important maintenance work.
November 24 - 28
Attention Lynn Valley residents! We're flushing water mains in Lynn Valley between November 24 and 28. To review a map of the affected areas click here.
Between Skyline and Grouse
Upper Powerline Trail, between Skyline and Grouse, remains closed as we carry out trailwork and bridge repair. We expect to re-open the trail at year-end and will keep you posted.
District Mayor Richard Walton joined Andrew Saxton, Member of Parliament for North Vancouver, and Naomi Yamamoto, Minister of State for Tourism and Small Business for British Columbia and MLA for North Vancouver-Lonsdale, on behalf of Todd Stone, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure for British Columbia, as they announced that funding is being set aside to build a new interchange where Highway 1 intersects with Mountain Highway. Find more details here.
Thank you for your patience during construction! The new Keith Road Extension is now open. The extension moves traffic directly between the Keith Road Bridge and the Highway 1 overpass, enabling a smoother commute and better east-west connectivity. The District of North Vancouver provided funds through the collection of Development Cost Charges, and Seylynn Village Development provided the land and built the road. Click here for a map of the new extension.
The District has begun work to develop a new more customer-focussed and easy-to-use web site. One that brings us into the 21st century and provides our residents and businesses with a seamless experience. For more details and to share your thoughts visit dnv.org/web.
Site excavation is well underway.
Site excavation for the new Community Recreation Centre is well underway. In addition to excavators and other pieces of equipment, you’ll also notice tall drill rigs on site. These drill rigs will bore out soil along the perimeter of the excavation site and replace it with concrete. This concrete perimeter will allow for the safe removal of approximately 52,000 tons of soil and fill. Visit our project web page to learn more about this exciting project.