The annual Great Neighbourhood Garage Sale is back! Two days of bargain hunting May 27 & 28, 9:30AM – noon (although you’re welcome to start earlier and end later!) – and a garage is not necessary to participate!
The team at LynnValleyLife is putting together the ultimate map for bargain hunters. If you are thinking spring garage sale – this is the weekend to do it! LynnValleyLife will gather participant addresses and distribute the map on social media and by email. They will even have some signs you can print off to direct buyers to your block.
No garages need – there’s a parking lot sale
Not everyone has a garage, so LynnValleyLife has partnered with St. Clements Anglican Church (3400 Institute Road) to offer their parking lot for the morning of Saturday, May 28th – to bring a table or use your trunk to sell your items. To sign up for a parking lot spot at the church, please email email@example.com To register your address, visit the SIGN UP form.
Artists and Makers are welcome!
Increased neighbourhood traffic might also be an opportunity for crafters or makers to show their wares. If you want to open your driveway or garage to show your handiwork – you too can sign up with your ‘garage’ address or for a parking lot spot. You will be added to the map!
Did you Know you can Adopt A Street?
By volunteering to adopt a street or trail and regularly collecting litter you improve the neighbourhood for everyone. It can be a family affair, including kids in the process, and you’ll get a bit of exercise as well. It’s easy to do, and you are sure to meet a few appreciative neighbours while you are out doing the job.
The District supplies trash grabbers, hi-vis vests, and some garbage bags to get you started. The minimum commitment is only once a month, but you can do it more often.
This is a great opportunity for community associations, local businesses, schools, sports teams, individuals, and families to make a difference in our community. You can even challenge and inspire other groups or neighbours to see who can keep the cleanest street.
When you adopt a street, you can:
- build a stronger sense of community in your neighbourhood
- get to know your neighbours
- improve your street
- reduce litter, vandalism, and crime in your area
Do we have any volunteers willing for LVCA to adopt a street? Let us know! We’ll for a ‘posse’ and head out!
All the information can be found here: https://www.dnv.org/programs-and…/adopt-street-program
#DYK that you can report Non-emergency crimes online using the North Van RCMP’s online reporting tool?
This service is an alternative way for you to report non-emergency crimes day and night without having to visit or call a detachment. The report you submit is reviewed and entered into the RCMP Records Management System by your local detachment.
An incident number will be included in a generated report that is emailed to you upon submission. However, there will be no follow up unless more information is required.
For FAQ’s & to find out which incident types are applicable, visit: https://bit.ly/3M40UKo
Your report is vital in assisting the RCMP with identifying crime trends in the community and deterring future crimes.
To report a non-emergency crime, visit: https://bit.ly/3ZsfPkU
If it is an emergency such as a crime in progress, or you’re in need of emergency responders, don’t hesitate – dial 911 immediately.
WHEN: February 7, 2023 @ 7pm
A PUBLIC HEARING will be held on February 7th in a hybrid format with a combination of in-person at the Council Chamber and electronic participation by some or all members of council, staff and the public.
Currently a ‘Cannabis Retail Store’ is not listed as a permitted use of property for the Lynn Valley Town Centre and there is a proposal – Bylaw 8607 – to change the Zoning to allow it.
Council wants to hear from us and welcomes our input regarding this change.
When and How: The Public Hearing will take place on Tuesday, February 7th 2023 at 7pm. You can sign up to speak at the hearing by contacting the Municipal Clerk at firstname.lastname@example.org prior to 3pm on Tue. Feb. 7th 2023. You may also provide a written submission at any time prior to the close of the public hearing by sending it by email to the Municipal Clerk at email@example.com or by mail to Municipal Clerk, 355 West Queens Road, North Vancouver, BC V7N 4N5
After the speakers list has been exhausted, there will be an opportunity for additional speakers who had not signed up in advance to make submissions. * editor’s note: this will be at Council’s discretion
PLEASE NOTE! Once this public hearing is over, you will NOT be able to submit further opinions concerning this application. So if you have questions or concerns – NOW is the time to speak up.
Need more info?
For your convenience we’ve made the notice for the hearing from the District of North Vancouver available here. DOWNLOAD PDF
Additional relevant background material and copies of the bylaw are available fo review at the Clerk’s Office or online at www.DNV.org/public-hearing
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
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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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)
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 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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Tree Volunteer”
For more information Click here for all the details!
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
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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