Naptime is Over for Our Bears

While most of us would like to stay curled up warm in cozy in our beds with the weather we’ve been having, a bear has been roaming our neighbourhood for the past week. There was a sighting on Greylynn Crescent on January 8, 2023. Residents say it’s a healthy young bear, about 1.5 yrs old.

A reminder to keep attractants that might get this young fellow into trouble, locked up and put away. ie: birdseed, bird feeders, garbage, etc.

You can report your sightings to the North Shore Black Bear Society through their website: www.northshorebears.com/report-bear-activity

And the Winner is …

With the last ornament packed away. lights wrapped, carpets rolled up and the stands and sand bags tucked away for another year, we finally get down to the challenging task of counting the ballots and announcing a winner for Best Overall Tree.

The Parade of Trees once again extended onto the plaza at Lynn Valley Centre, so there were multiple places that collected votes.

It took a bit of time to gather everything and tally up.

We know you’ve been eagerly awaiting the results so without further ado, here they are . . . *drumroll please*

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New Items Added to the Blue Bin!

Recycling is important. Did you know that by choosing to recycle and reducing your carbon footprint, you are playing a vital role in reducing the damaging effect to the environment.

The more people choose to recycle, the greater the impact recycling will have.

Recycling helps extend the life and usefulness of something that has already served its initial purpose by reducing it back to its raw materials and then repurposing those materials to produce something that is once again useable. It’s part of the three golden rules of sustainability (Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle)

Good News!

More items have been added to BC’s recycling system so that more items can be put into our Blue Bin or dropped off at a depot.

We can now put single-use cups, cutlery, bowls, plates, and aluminum foil into the Blue Bin.

For a full list and information visit: https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2023ENV0001-000006

It’s coming! The Lynn Valley Community Association 2022 Parade of Trees!

It’s been challenging these last couple of years, but with the help of volunteers, some creative thinking and the support from our community, we were able to install eighty (yes, 80!) decorated Christmas trees for a sell-out Annual Parade of Trees for both 2020 and 2021.  We’re planning to sell out again this year!

Psssst! And our Tree Lighting Ceremony is back as well!

It’s a new year and we’re working to make it as special as always.

Lynn Valley Village and the Lynn Valley Centre Plaza will once again be transformed into an illuminated forest of beautifully decorated trees adding that touch of Christmas spirit.

We are very grateful to all the businesses, clubs, churches, organizations, families, individuals and schools who continue to support this event and bring a little magic to our community each year. 

Do you have your tree?

We’ll be posting the tree sponsors here and on our Facebook page. Stay tuned!

VOLUNTEERS!

We’re looking for members in our community who have an hour or two to give in helping setup and take down. If this is you, or you’d like more information, contact us at info@lvca.ca with the subject line “Tree Volunteer”

For more information Click here for all the details!

Sewer Upgrades along Mountain Hwy

In the coming weeks, work will beginning to replace the sewer on Mountain Hwy between approximately East 24th and East 18th Street.

The District of North Vancouver has identified that the sanitary trunk sewer along Mountain Hwy is nearing its end of useful life and is due for replacement. The new trunk sewer will be installed using micro-tunneling methods meant to be less disruptive, less expensive and more environmentally friendly compared to traditional methods.

We’ve attached a PDF of the letter and map of the area to be worked on from the District, outlining the ‘what’, ‘why’ and ‘how’ but the ‘when’ (duration) will depend. Apparently it will take one year to complete. They expect to keep one lane of traffic open in each direction for the duration.

Note that vehicle access to and from East 20th Street via Mountain Hwy will be closed.

Updates can be found at : www.dnv.org/lynn-valley-sewer/ and if you have any questions or concerns about this project, you can contact the project team directly by email at: LynnValleySewer@dnv.org or by phone (604) 990-2450.

DNV Letter and Map PDF

Water Conservation

The Metro Vancouver region – that includes us here on the North Shore – experiences a 50% increase in potable water use, attributed primarily to lawn watering, during summer months.

Did You Know? Last year’s ‘heat dome’ led to 1.795 billion litres (yes, that’s billion with a ‘b’!) of potable (drinkable) water used in one day across our region.

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Have you noticed Lynn Valley’s new Street Banners?

You may have spotted some beautiful new street banners in and around our Town Centre.

LVCA spearheaded the project to replace the old faded and torn banners that had seen better days.  Three local artists Vicki English, Dana Irving and Duane Murrin were invited to submit their designs for consideration in the creation of the new banners.  

Choosing a design was tough, but after much consideration and deliberation, the LVCA Board chose long time Lynn Valley resident Duane Murrin’s submission. His bold and colourful designs stand out on even the greyest of days and remind us how lucky we are to be living in Lynn Valley: a stunning “Gateway to Nature”.

We are grateful to the District of North Vancouver who provided funding for the new banners through a Community Building Grant.  

Find out more about Duane Murrin’s art here >>> Duane Murrin website