Plymouth elementary may be transformed into duplexes, townhouses, a private school or a skills school, depending on the North Vancouver School District’s direction following a jam-packed community meeting Tuesday. Approximately 360 people crowded the defunct school’s gymnasium to hear preliminary pitches for its future. The first came from Darwin Properties, which proposed to carve the parcel near Mount Seymour Parkway into about 20 lots, primarily building on the school building site and the gravel field. If Darwin is granted the density they are requesting, the project would include a district-dedicated 3.2-acre park.
[Terrace] CITY COUNCIL has endorsed a call by the Town of Smithers for the creation of a Hwy16 shuttle bus service to minimize risks to vulnerable travelers. The idea for a shuttle bus is a recommendation sprung from the Highway of Tears Symposium Report, which was further endorsed by B.C. municipalities at the Union of British Columbia Municipalities Convention this fall.
The proposed Glacier/Howser independent power project review process has been terminated according to a letter sent by the BC Environmental Assessment Office (EAO) last week. The Montreal-based AXOR planned to build a 98 megawatt hydro project diverting four creeks into a 16-km underground pipe near Kaslo. The power project met with a great deal of opposition from local residents concerned about its impact.
Another oil spill – presumed to be from a leaking home heating tank – has caused yet another environmental disaster, as a large sheen was discovered Saturday on Blenkinsop Creek. The source is believed to be an underground tank on a property on Cedar Hill Cross Road near Blenkinsop Road. The home was being demolished and it appears the homeowner had no idea there was a buried tank on the property.