Community Workshops Gather Input from Residents as North Vancouver Considers Climate Change Adaptation

mvconnectHover2Hotter temperatures are a familiar symptom of climate change. Another is extreme precipitation – intense bouts of heavy rainfall that can damage private homes AND civic infrastructure. In North Vancouver, community workshops help the public understand the challenges municipalities face with issues such as extreme weather and offer a chance to collaborate on potential solutions. See how the city of North Vancouver works with the non-profit Evergreen to engage residents in this informal yet productive setting.

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Understanding Metro Vancouver’s Organics Waste Ban

New rules for organic waste such as food scraps are coming to the Metro Vancouver region. The changes will affect a wide cross-section of Metro Vancouver businesses and residents, including waste haulers, public facilities, the food services industry, multi-family buildings, and some single family homes.  Here’s an overview of some of the key things you need to know, plus links to alternate language versions of the video: (French, JapaneseMandarin, Punjabi, and Tagalog). For additional information and background, visit the Metro Vancouver Organics Disposal Ban web page.

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Metro Vancouver Close Up Episode 10 2014

mvconnectHover2North Shore communities take center stage in our tenth episode. We chronicle ten years of district energy success with the City of North Vancouver’s Lonsdale Energy. Learn why West Vancouver is embracing Coach Houses and how they offer a wider range of housing choices for everyone from young families to seniors hoping to ‘age in place. Take a ride on the new Spirit Trail — a cycling route connecting Deep Cove to West Vancouver and creating a safe, accessible bicycling option across the North Shore. Plus, trees make for healthy communities no matter which side of the Burrard Inlet they are planted. See how the City of Vancouver is delivering training to amateur arborists to fulfill an ambitious goal of greening the city.