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

PARADE OF TREES LIGHTING CEREMONY

December 4th from 4:00-5:00PM in Lynn Valley Village

We are so excited to once again kick off this fabulous event with our outdoor lighting ceremony in the Village! We’ve missed it these past couple years so it’s really wonderful to have it back.

Join us at the lighting ceremony for the Parade of Trees on December 4th from 4 – 5 pm, with the lighting at 4:45 pm, with Mayor Mike Little and MLA Susie Chant.

There will be face painting, balloon twisting, a scavenger hunt for the kid and musical entertainment from the Black Bear Band.

Pssst! Also, a surprise finale after the lighting so stick around!

NVRC’s Lantern parade will be at 4:25 pm.

The event is outdoor only and put on with support from North Vancouver Recreation & Culture, Lynn Valley Village, Lynn Valley Centre, Twin Lions Contracting Ltd., Rona, North Vancouver District and the The Great Canadian Landscaping Company Ltd.

Proceeds from this year’s Parade of Trees will go to the Harvest Project.

BECOME A SPONSOR! (there’s still time! Click here and scroll down the page to the registration link)

Sponsoring a tree is a perfect opportunity to promote your business and/or organization, and at the same time, build a stronger community here in Lynn Valley.

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!

Author Talk: Roxanne Davies at the Lynn Valley Public Library

Join local author Roxanne Davies as she talks about her new book, The Blue Riviera.

*Copies of the book will be available to buy (cash only), with the proceeds going to charities helping Ukrainian refugees.

Roxanne says “The Blue Riviera: A Daughter’s Investigation is the narrative nonfiction story of Sally Tomiuk, my mother, the hero of her own story, looked at through the prism of my emotions. Sally died young under mysterious circumstances when I, her only child, was eight. The events in my book have taken me sixty years to experience and two years to write. This is also the story of a Ukrainian-Canadian immigrant— a story of hard work, illness, love, and betrayal. What happens to an immigrant family when their dreams turn into a nightmare? My book will appeal to those interested in the Canadian immigrant experience, Montreal in the 1950s, and family relationships.”

Roxanne is a graduate of Concordia University, where she earned a BA in History and Literature.  She comes from a family of entrepreneurs.  Her family opened one of Montreal’s first health food stores in 1965. Her first paid job was sorting okra in Florida as 12-year-old. She has worked as a newspaper reporter, art gallery manager, health researcher, adult education program manager and marketing consultant. She loves reading biographies and seems to have found her niche writing memoirs. THE BLUE RIVIERA, a Daughter’s Investigation is her fourth book.

Register online to guarantee your space and receive an event reminder. 

Drop-in spaces may also be available. Call 604-984-0286, ext. 8144 for more information. 

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

Did You Know?

Hallowe’en has always been a holiday filled with mystery, magic and superstition. It began as a Celtic end-of-summer festival – Samhain, during which people felt especially close to relatives and friends who had passed. For these friendly spirits, they set places at the dinner table, left treats on doorsteps and along the side of the road and lit candles to help loved ones find their way back to the spirit world.

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All Candidates Meetings – Recordings

It’s important that you have as much information as possible when it comes time to vote.

We’ve posted the links to three recordings of ACMs that recently took place. Take a moment, grab a cup of coffee and maybe the neighbours and watch the videos. Your vote is your voice so make it heard on October 15th.

These recordings are not professionally produced – they were taken by volunteers and members of each of the communities so please keep that in mind when viewing.

*we apologize to incumbent, Trey Bell that during the the transition to the second part of the LVCA ACM recording, the opening statement was not recorded.

In chronological order:

Seymour, October 4th

Seymour ACM video link here

Lynn Valley, October 5th

LVCA ACM video link Part 1
LVCA ACM video link Part 2

Edgemont, October 7th

Edgemont ACM video link Part 1
Edgemont ACM video link Part 2

All Candidates Meeting registration

Join us as LVCA hosts an All Candidates meeting on October 5th, 7pm at the Lynn Valley Rec Centre.

This is your chance to meet the candidates running for (re)election in the District of North Vancouver.who are hoping for your vote in the election for Council.    

As space is limited, we appreciate you registering in advance and telling us your (2) two top questions/concerns you would like addressed at this meeting. 

DEADLINE TO REGISTER AND SUBMIT YOUR QUESTIONS/CONCERNS IS TUESDAY, OCT. 4TH

** Registration Form **

We look forward to seeing you! 

If you want change in your community, become educated on who you are voting for… don’t cast a vote just because you recognize a name.

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