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Child not injured on Grouse Grind, says school district

September 26, 2013
Child not injured on Grouse Grind, says school district

North Vancouver District firefighters say they are helping an 11-year-old down off the Grouse Grind trail after he or she fell more than 10 metres this morning. CBC | British Columbia News

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North Shore fire chiefs warn of rising fire danger

July 26, 2013
North Shore fire chiefs warn of rising fire danger

It’s been nearly a month without rain in Metro Vancouver, and North Shore fire chiefs are urging people to take extra precautions outdoors because the fire danger rating could soon climb to “extreme.” North Vancouver District Assistant Fire Chief Curtis Bremner says an “extreme” rating could trigger the closure of some trails. “Yes, we have [...]

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Mayors’ new report pushes for elected body to govern Translink

March 22, 2013
Mayors’ new report pushes for elected body to govern Translink

Metro Vancouver appears to have one of the only transportation systems in the world that isn’t governed by an elected body. That’s the result of a new report commissioned by the region’s mayors, who have long been striving to get more say in how public transit is funded and planned. Richard Walton, mayor of North [...]

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The Mayors Council propses tax for transit users

February 6, 2013

The Mayors Council on Regional Transportation has tabled five funding options for consideration by the province.  Council Chair and North Vancouver District Mayor Richard Walton says it includes what he calls a minor regional sales tax. “We are probably only talking about you know point-one or point-two or point -three percent it may be as [...]

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Metro Vancouver mayors eye new pitch to impose vehicle levy to fund transit

January 18, 2013

Metro Vancouver mayors are considering a new pitch to Victoria to charge a vehicle levy to fund transit, despite being rebuffed by the province three times in the past. Mayors’ council chairman Richard Walton, mayor of North Vancouver District, said the levy is the only short-term option open to the mayors to fund transit, short [...]

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