If you own, operate, or hire diesel equipment, Bylaw 1161 may impact you. Find out if your non-road equipment must be registered and how to apply for the rebate program.
For newly-elected and returning municipal politicians, the Council of Councils held last December, after local municipal elections, is a chance to meet key Metro Vancouver personnel and gain a deeper understanding of the role the organization plays throughout the region.
West Vancouver’s shoreline is a vital component of the community. Now shoreline protection is ensuring its long-term health. See how issues like climate change, sea level rise, storm surges, and wildlife habitat are addressed through careful planning.
With ambitious goals for transit, walking, and cycling, Translink hopes to minimize congestion on Metro Vancouver roads. One step in that direction is a new bicycle parking facility designed to make it easier to travel using a multi-modal approach.
Hotter 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.
Cammidge House celebrated a landmark recently, achieving the grand old age of 100. At the anniversary celebration, volunteers in period costume talked about the house’s history and the literal and figurative journey it has taken on its way to becoming a beloved part of Boundary Bay Regional Park.
The West Creek Wetlands is a 66 hectare protected Metro Vancouver regional park reserve that’s normally off limits to the public. But twice a year, people are given a rare chance for a guided tour. It’s a unique opportunity to learn about this nature preserve and find out how limiting human access helps the at-risk species that call it home.
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, Japanese, Mandarin, Punjabi, and Tagalog). For additional information and background, visit the Metro Vancouver Organics Disposal Ban web page.
North 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.
In West Vancouver coach houses are now an option, making the district the 10th municipality in Metro Vancouver to use this form of detached secondary suites as a way to grow housing stock. See how this housing style helps young families and seniors, and makes it possible to reduce construction waste at the same time.