A weekly roundup of noteworthy news in municipalities across B.C.
The City of Penticton recently conducted their second deer count to gathering information for a possible cull of deer within the city boundaries. They finished with a total count of 49 deer, more than double the spring count.
What’s worth $5 million? Apparently the furniture for the new Surrey city hall being built in the City Centre.
Beware dog owners….Metro Vancouver is cracking down on dangerous and aggressive dogs! Proposed measures will include allowing park operators to demand leashes and muzzles, as well as the ability to fines people as high as $1,000 on misbehaving canines. On top of allowing operators to deal with aggressive dogs, the move is also intended to a number of new users and recreational activities such as longboarders, kitesurfers and electric wheelchair users.
Speaking of Metro Vancouver, they are also considering how to crack down on wood-burning fireplaces after concluding that wood smoke from home fireplaces and stoves may pose a significant health risk….just in time for the holiday season!
Unfortunate news for those interested in Nanaimo’s industrial heritage as the two century-old dams at Colliery Dam Park are scheduled for removal within the next year over and above the draining of existing lakes, in order to eliminate a potential flooding hazard in populated areas downstream.
Some celebration in Coquitlam this week with the approval by the provincial government to move forth with the plan to rezone eight lots at Parkland elementary school for housing and raise funds for future capital projects.
The City of Surrey has postponed a vote on a proposed housing development in South Surrey’s North Grandview Heights neighbourhood that would require cutting down 533 “high value” trees.