New tools make winter roads safer and save money
North Vancouver District has unveiled the latest weapon in its winter road management arsenal and, with snow season now upon us, the District will be using this innovative technology to help ensure a safer ride for commuters. Read more on this story.
Information to help you prepare for winter weather
Throughout the winter months, District staff monitor road and weather conditions to ensure that we are ready to respond when snow and icy conditions are upon us. Visit the District’s Snow page to learn more about the District’s snow clearing policy and how you can prepare for winter weather.
Paving scheduled for December 5 and 6
Attention drivers! Paving on Woods Drive (Capilano Road to the cul-de-sac) is scheduled for December 5 and 6. This work is expected to take a two days to complete (weather permitting). Please follow all signs and flag person directions.
Know someone who recently restored a heritage building or a heritage advocate who deserves recognition? We’re looking for nominations for our 2013 Heritage Awards and we need your help! Find the details here or print off a nomination form. Nominations must be submitted by January 15, 2014.
Visit our Community Association page and find links to the community association for your neighbourhood.
The William Griffin Community Recreation Centre will close in December as we prepare for the construction of our new facility. Check the North Vancouver Recreation website for facility closure and program relocation details. Details on the new facility are availalbe here dnv.org/newwgcrc.
Well-prepared businesses are critical to our local economy and the resilience of our community as a whole. The North Shore Emergency Management Office (NSEMO) has partnered with UBC to conduct a survey of local businesses to determine how well we are doing in being prepared for an emergency. We hope you’ll take part! Find more info on the NSEMO website or take the survey now.
Temporary tour bus parking on Capilano Road
Metro Vancouver crews are at work in the Cleveland Dam parking lot. Tour bus parking has temporarily been moved to Capilano Road. View the Metro Vancouver advisory for details. This is part of the Capilano Main No. 9 new watermain project. The purpose of the project is to replace an existing aging and seismically vulnerable watermain.
Tree removal complete
Contractors have cleared trees and brush from Mount Seymour Parkway (Mount Seymour Parkway Bridge to Riverside Drive) in advance of the installation of bike lanes. Work will occur during non-peak hours. Please follow all signs and flag person directions. For up-to-date information on this project, please visit our website at www.dnv.org/mspbridge.
Seylynn area sewer system upgrade underway
Traffic in the Seylynn area will experience delays as work continues on the upgrade to the area sewer system, which is under the roadway. Please allow extra time when travelling in the area. Lane closures are expected, however, single lane traffic in each direction will be maintained during peak hours. Please visit seylynnvillage.ca for updates.
Did you know? District watersheds are home to six species of Pacific Salmon: pink, sockeye, chum, coho, chinook, as well as steelhead. Autumn marks the time when those species travel the last leg of their journey to spawn. North Vancouver streams provide critical habitat for salmon to spawn - starting another life cycle and ensuring that salmon will call local watersheds home for generations to come. Find more details, including where to go to view the spawning salmon, here.
Parks on the go for your smart phone or tablet
We’re pleased to announce the launch of our new DNV Parks App! Designed with District Parks users in mind, this customizable app provides a wealth of parks-related information at your fingertips. It is free for download to your smart phone or tablet through the Apple App Store or Google Play (search “DNV Parks”). Click here for more information.
Work is expected to take approximately four months to complete
Storm pipe flushing and cleaning is underway in Lynn Valley. Please note that the District's contractors, ABC Pipe Cleaning Services, will be performing this work on the District's behalf. This work is expected to take approximately four months to complete.