Friday, May 12, 2017

Chickens Redux

Get ready to flock down to the District next Tuesday evening for the Public Hearing to discuss Bylaw 8211 – Keeping of Backyard Hens.

Keeping of Domestic Hens Bylaw 8211, 2016
Purpose of Bylaw:
Bylaw 8211 proposes to regulate and allow for the keeping of backyard hens in a safe, humane, and sanitary manner that is sensitive to the needs of neighbouring properties and the environment. The bylaw will permit from two up to six hens in the District of North Vancouver in any of the Single-Family Residential Zones (RS), subject to compliance with the bylaw.

Agenda here
Public Comments here
Report to Council with more information about chicken keeping than you ever thought you would need (132 pages) here.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017
7:00 p.m.
Council Chamber, Municipal Hall
355 West Queens Road,
North Vancouver, BC

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

The Sacred Single Family Home

Come on down, and join the throngs of people determined to eliminate the single family home.
Then we'll destroy capitalism!

The Sacred Single Family Home: What are we trying to protect and why?

With the interconnectedness of transportation and housing costs, is the concept of the “single family home” living in an (unaffordable) nostalgic past? How can we help facilitate more affordable housing while reducing environmental impact on the North Shore?

Join panelists Michael Geller, architect and developer, Krista Tulloch, member of the District of North Vancouver Official Community Plan Implementation Committee, Cameron Maltby, specialist in custom home design, and Neal LaMontagne , City Planner and Adjunct Professor at UBC and Langara College.

Wednesday May 17

7 – 8 pm, doors open at 6:30

Lynn Valley Village Community Room -1277 Lynn Valley Road, North Vancouver

Metro Conversations has partnered with SFU Public Square and the North Vancouver District Public Library to take on the 'burbs of North Vancouver: what are we protecting with the single family home and why? Doors open at 6:30pm.

Register here.

Wednesday, May 03, 2017

Single, in Single Family Homes

Wow. An amazing stat tonight from Mathew Bond:

In District of , 1780 people live alone in single family homes. 11% of single family homes. I'm unsure what to think about that . .

Obviously each home represents a specific story. My mom, now 89, sold the big old family home and bought a great, small, bungalow in Kelowna, and expects to live there til she dies. Or until the ever increasing Hydro rates finally overtake the never-increasing CPP and OAS pensions she lives on.