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BC offering $850 rebate to scrap your old car and buy an e-bike

“Our government is focused on protecting the environment and working in partnership with communities to improve our walking, cycling, and other active networks,” said George Heyman, Minister of Environment and Climate Change Strategy. “By making it easier for people to move around our communities using active transportation, we cut down on carbon pollution and help make life better for people.” [read more]

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CLEAR SAILING: TIDE TURNS IN FAVOUR OF WATERFRONT LANDING

Written by Jennifer Thuncher  / Squamish Chief | July 12, 2017. Another 900-1,100 units of housing may soon be added to Squamish’s real estate listings.  Squamish council passed third readings of … [read more]

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Finance minister wants ‘reasonable’ deadline for municipal housing approvals

B.C.’s finance minister says he’s going to offer a cash incentive on one hand, and maybe apply a little Drano with the other, to unclog the housing development pipeline in Metro Vancouver’s municipalities. Mike de Jong unveiled details in an interview about his plan to offer cash to Lower Mainland municipalities in exchange for “reasonable” deadlines on permitting, rezoning and approval processes. [read more]

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NORTH VANCOUVER CITY COUNCIL TRIPLES HOMES PER LOT

North Vancouver's city council has unanimously decided to allow a home, secondary suite and a coach house on every single-family lot in the city. The new bylaw allows the homeowner to reside in whichever dwelling they choose, whereas the previous policy specified the owner occupy the main house. [read more]

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SIGN UP TO RECEIVE NEIGHBOURHOOD DEVELOPMENT NEWS TO YOUR INBOX

The District of North Vancouver has launched a number of new online tools to help residents keep an eye on new development applications in their neighbourhoods, as well as updates on any projects that may impact traffic. Sign up to receive automatic email updates from the district on neighbourhood redevelopments! [read more]

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Event: Squeezed Out? Squeeze In! A Conversation on North Vancouver Housing

Join a conversation about the housing challenges on the North Shore. The cost of housing is a big challenge for our community, particularly for younger generations. If you are tired of talking about high housing prices, and want to make a difference, please join us for an evening to learn, share and take action. An important goal of this event is encourage the participation of younger generations in the conversation about housing. [read more]

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City of North Vancouver considers three dwellings per lot

A coach house and a secondary suite may be coming to a one-unit residential lot near you. City of North Vancouver council voted unanimously Monday to send a zoning amendment – which would allow homeowners to add a secondary suite and a coach house – to a public hearing. Presently, homeowners can have one or the other but not both. [read more]

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Home prices jumped 40 per cent in Vancouver. Where are all the cranes?

When something becomes more expensive, people will produce more of it. According to that pillar of Econ 101, new homes should be springing up all over Vancouver. Which they aren’t. Meanwhile, thanks to strict land-use rules and lobbying by existing homeowners, supply has stalled. [read more]

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B.C. government creating more than 1,900 new campsites

The B.C. government plans to hire more park rangers and open more than 1,900 new campsites to meet growing demand, the premier announced Monday. The province will spend up to $22.9 million over five years to create the new sites as part of the B.C. Parks Future Strategy. [read more]

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$50-million redesign of the Mountain Highway interchange largely complete

Basic design work and public consultation for a $50-million redesign of the Mountain Highway interchange is now largely complete, but we are still waiting to hear whether the preferred option involving a new bridge over Lynn Creek eastbound on-ramp for Lynn Valley residents will be funded. [read more]

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North Vancouver’s Ironworkers bridge sidewalk project complete

“I’ve been lobbying for lots of changes, not just the bridge safety issue, but also the on-ramps and off-ramps and the whole transportation infrastructure project that we got approval for earlier this year,” she said. "If we can make the cycling infrastructure safer for people, then they will be more encouraged to get on a bike and then that would obviously alleviate one extra car on the road,” [read more]

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