Sunday, December 21, 2008

Snow Impacts Trash Collection

This post related to the winter of 2008. With all the snowy weather, on 19-Dec the District staff advises residents of West Vancouver to retrieve from curbside any recycling that was not collected and to set it out for their next scheduled collection day.

Due to the snow and the continued poor road conditions, recycling collection will only be attempted where road conditions have been deemed safe by the driver on route. Trucks will not go back this week for anything they have missed earlier on.

Regarding garbage collection, next week, the week of 22-Dec, the 2-can garbage limit will be increased to 4 cans for residents missed previously due to unsafe road conditions.

With the holidays on Thursdays of 25-Dec and 1-Jan, residents below the highway between Taylor Way and 23rd will not be getting pick for quite some time. My guess would be that next scheduled pickup would be on 2-Jan.


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Friday, December 05, 2008

Hollyburn Sailing Club Web Cam

This Web Cam is at the Hollyburn Sailing Cubhouse at Ambleside Beach in West Vancouver. The view is of the slipway used for launching dinghies. Hollyburn operates year round. You're more likely to see sailors in the summer. If you get a black window ask youself: is it night time in West Vancouver?

You will need Windows Media Player installed - most Windows/Vista computers have this. The cam is a bit slow (>30 Seconds) to load and is sometimes flakey. Be patient.


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West Vancouver Director of Engineering and Transportation

West Vancouver has internally hired a new Director of Engineering and Transportation. His name is Raymond Fung.

Raymond Fung, a UBC Alumni, holds Degree in Civil Engineering and a Master of Engineering in Water Resources. His previous position of Manager of Utilities saw him involved in such projects as Universal Water Metering and construction of the water treatment facility at Eagle Lake.

Raymond has worked in the past for the City of Richmond and the City of North Vancouver. He currently chairs the Green Infrastructure Partnership, a consortium of organizations which share a vision of making practices that support “smart growth” principles more prevalent in communities across BC. He is also seves as a peer reviewer for the Federation of Canadian Municipalities’ Green Municipal Fund Program

As Director, Engineering and Transportation, Raymond Fung will provide oversight of the Divisional functions that include roads, transportation, water, sanitary sewer, storm drainage, garbage and recycling, and the Blue Bus transit system. Ray has been Acting Director of Engineering and Transportation over the past year.

Welcome to your new position Raymond.


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