Please also note the Smithrite Dumpster Bin currently located at this site is scheduled for permanent removal on Friday, February 28, 2014. Residents requiring pickup of extra garbage on pickup days can purchase a sticker from the Village Office for $4 for each extra garbage bin.
Grant McRadu – Interim CAO
Garbage in the Village
We continue to see a significant increase in the amount of garbage being deposited around the Smithrite dumpster at the Fire Hall. On several occasions in the past few weeks, the bin has been overflowing not only with household garbage but also prohibited items.
This causes concern not only because it is unsightly, but because it attracts animals and has resulted in an infestation of rodents. There has also been a significant increase in Smithrite disposal charges to the Village.
Images captured from the recently installed video camera are now being reviewed in an effort to identify persons responsible for improper dumping.
The Fire Hall dumpster is provided as a courtesy to residents and its use is reserved for those residences who, in irregular circumstances, may be unable to put out their garbage on pick-up day (ie: while away on vacation). Residences requiring pick-up of additional garbage may purchase stickers from the Village Office at a cost of $4 per additional container.
Thank you for your courtesy and assistance in keeping the Village of Lions Bay safe & tidy.
Please see the following letter on the topic of "The Need for both Federal and Provincial Environmental Assessment Reports regarding the Proposed Woodfibre LNG Project."
Woodfibre LNG Project January 6, 2014
Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency 410-701 West Georgia Street Vancouver, BC V7Y 1C6
Re: Substitution Request by BC Provincial Government re Woodfibre LNG Project.
I am writing to support a review by both the BC Provincial Government’s BC Environmental Agency process for the Woodfibre LNG project in addition to the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency.
This is a vitally important time for Howe Sound. Today’s Vancouver Sun headlines a story, “ ‘World’s richest’ wild trout stream threatened by acid rock drainage. “ When the Okanagan Connector [BC] opened in 1990 noone could have imagined that this would be the outcome. Acid rock drainage has been identified as a major concern at the McNab Creek gravel mining proposal.
If an emergency happens in our community, it may take emergency response personnel some time to reach you. The first 72 hours after a disaster are the most crucial. Is your household ready? Use the Emergency Preparedness Guide to be sure. Visit the Emergency Services page of our website or pick up a hard copy at the Village Office. Learn how quick and easy it is to become better prepared to face a range of emergencies – anytime, anywhere.
The Village of Lions Bay is committed to promoting an enriched Community, for the enjoyment of residents and visitors alike, by supporting community projects through the Village’s Municipal Grant Program. Council is inviting interested groups to apply for a financial or in-kind Project/Services/Events or Program grant by completing the Municipal Grant Application form and submitting it to the Village Office by February 3, 2014.
This form may also be obtained through http://www.lionsbay.ca/ or here: Municipal Grant Application 2014
Any questions please contact Hari Suvarna A/Treasurer 604-921-9333 ext. 102
Thank you,Susan Loutet - Administrative Assistant
Please be advised that commencing Monday, January 13th, 2014 the Village Office will be closed as of 4:00pm instead of 6:00pm to keep consistent with the other days of the week.
Thank you,Grant McRadu
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Tickets for this delicious outing are on sale in Horseshoe Bay at Dayal's Variety, Alexander Homes and Gleneagles Community Centre. Partial proceeds from Taste of the Bay will be donated to the Paul Sugar Palliative Support Foundation.