Edgemont area residents may notice some slight discolouration in their water today as crews perform water system test in the area. Discolouration is temporarary and can be cleared by running an outside tap. View a map of the areas that may be affected here.
Paving on Dollarton Hwy and Mountain Hwy
Crews will be paving Dollarton Highway (Seymour River Bridge to Chung Dahm Immersion School) on the nights of August 23-25 (6:30 pm - 6 am Saturday and Sunday; 7:30 pm - 6 am Monday). Single lane traffic will be maintained in each direction.
Paving is scheduled to begin on Mountain Highway (Frederick Rd to Dempsey Rd) Friday, August 22 and is expected to take 10 days to complete.
Please allow yourself extra time when travelling in these areas.
Are you registered to vote?
Local Government elections will be held on Saturday, November 15. This is your opportunity to elect one Mayor, six Councillors and four School Trustees. You can vote in the municipal election if you are a qualified voter and live within the District of North Vancouver. Visit Elections BC to ensure that you are on the Provincial voters list. It only takes a few minutes to register online. You can also vote if you are a qualified non-resident property elector, which means that you live elsewhere in BC and own property in the District. Visit our Election 2014 web page for further information.
Site excavation and Mosquito Creek improvements underway
In addition to site excavation, which began earlier this month, you may notice some activity around Mosquito Creek (near the new Community Recreation Centre site). Crews are completing some habitat improvements and replanting in the riparian area surrounding the channel. Crews are also working to restore areas of the Griffin Channel to reopen valuable spawning habitat for salmon. These Creek improvements are expected to take 2-3 weeks to complete. Visit our project web page for more info on the new Community Recreation Centre.
Looking for more info about volunteering for our North Shore Reunification Review Committee? Find out more and apply by visiting dnv.org/reunite.
Improving safety, reducing congestion, noise and idling
Construction of the new Philip Avenue Overpass has begun. Check out project details here.
The Mayors’ Council on Regional Transportation has voted to appoint its Chair, North Vancouver District Mayor Richard Walton, and Vice Chair, New Westminster Mayor Wayne Wright, to the Translink Board of Directors. Recent legislative changes by the Provincial government required that the Mayors’ Council appoint representatives to the Translink Board. Click here for more information.
More info, improved performance, better maps, works on any device
We've given our popular properties app a facelift. That means you can now access a wealth of property-related information on your phone or tablet as well as on your laptop or desktop computer. Check it out here. And, after you've given it a try, we'd love to hear from you through our online feedback form.
Park Dedication Removal Bylaw/Alternative Approval Process
To accommodate construction of the new Keith Road Bridge and adjacent road widening, the District will need to remove a narrow strip of embankment land from Bridgman/Seylynn parks, along the curb on the south side of Keith Road. Under the Community Charter, the District cannot remove a park dedication without the approval of the electors. If you wish to object to the removal of this land from the park, you must file an Elector Response Form by the August 29 deadline. Click here to learn more. It is important to note that a piece of land north of the roadway which is greater than that being removed south of the roadway is being rezoned to park status as replacement park land.
Residents are reminded to exercise caution around pools
Summer is here! As our thoughts turn to fun in the sun, we’d like to remind you to stay safe when you’re enjoying backyard pools. In particular, children should never be left unattended in or near a pool.
District Bylaw 7353 requires that all outdoor pools and uncovered spas/hot tubs must be enclosed with a non-climbable 4 foot (122 cm) high fence. All gates must be self-closing and self-latching. In lieu of a fence, spas and hot tubs may have a solid, lockable cover that prevents unauthorized access. It is the responsibility of property owners and occupants to ensure that all fences, gates and locking spa covers are maintained in good working order at all times and to recognize that they may need to be repaired, upgraded or replaced over time.
For more pool safety information and other important tips for you and your children please visit the Red Cross and Health Canada websites. Thank you for ensuring that your pool remains a safe place to play!
Work expected to begin in early 2015
With improved traffic flow and reduced congestion in mind, the District of North Vancouver has begun design work to replace the 70-year old Keith Road Bridge over Lynn Creek. The new bridge and roadway will enable a more efficient commute, improve east-west connectivity through the District and support future Highway 1 improvements. Curious what the new bridge and surrounding roadway will look like? Check out the plans and drawings and visit our project page for more information.