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Rural Community Resilience Advisory Committee

September 15, 2021  |  Public Notices  |  Comments Off on Rural Community Resilience Advisory Committee

Rural Community Resilience Advisory Committee

Request for Quotation – Booster Pumpstation Piping

September 14, 2021  |  Public Notices  |  Comments Off on Request for Quotation – Booster Pumpstation Piping

Below please find a Notice of Quotation regarding the fabrication and assembly of steel piping, fittings, valves, and pumps to be installed inside of a new booster pumpstation which will supply drinking water to the Denver Siding area.

2021-09-10_TRUE_Village-of-New-Denver-Pumpstation-Piping_Notice-of-Quotation

Notice of Public Hearing

September 14, 2021  |  Public Notices  |  Comments Off on Notice of Public Hearing

Bylaw No. 735, 2021 and Bylaw No. 736, 2021

Council Chambers – 115 Slocan Avenue, New Denver, BC

7:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 21, 2021

The Council of the Village of New Denver will hold a Public Hearing on Tuesday, September 21, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. in Council Chambers, located at 115 Slocan Avenue, and on Webex (to ensure anyone wishing to participate can attend the meeting and current Covid-19 restrictions are followed). The purpose of this public hearing is to consider the redesignation of Lots 21 though 26, Block 51, Plan NEP557, District Lot 549, located at 602 Slocan Avenue, from the current Official Community Plan designation of Environmental Reserve to Commercial and from the current zoning of E1 – Environmental Reserve, to C1 – Core Commercial. 602 Slocan Avenue is bordered to the west by Core Commercial zoning and to the East and North by Single and Two-Family Residential zoning.

The proposed bylaw amendments will allow for the development of the properties located at 602 Slocan Avenue (identified on the map below and currently housing New Denver’s recycling depot), pending relocation of the adjacent Village of New Denver well and pumphouse. The purpose of the proposed amendments is to accommodate a 10-Unit Affordable Housing development. The subject properties are owned by the Village of New Denver and the proposed Affordable Housing development is an endeavour of BC Housing and the New Denver and Area Housing Society.

Below is a map of the subject properties:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Relevant Documents:

All persons will be given an opportunity to be heard and/or present written submissions on the matter above. Please review the proposed bylaw documents and all other relevant information on this page before providing your feedback.

Comments can be submitted in writing to the Village Office (115 Slocan Avenue, New Denver) or by email to planning@newdenver.ca and must be received no later than 12:00 p.m. (noon) on Thursday, September 16, 2021.

Those interested presenting comments in person at the Public Hearing must register to attend no later than 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 16, 2021, by phone, email, or in person at the Village Office.

If you have any questions, please call, email, or visit the Village Office.

Contact Information:

Village of New Denver

115 Slocan Avenue

New Denver, BC  V0G 1S0

Phone: 250-358-2316

Email: planning@newdenver.ca

Originally Published August 26, 2021

Water Restrictions Lifted

September 3, 2021  |  Public Notices  |  Comments Off on Water Restrictions Lifted

Effective immediately Level 4 Water Restrictions have been lifted for the Village of New Denver.  We want to thank everyone for their cooperation and participation.

The level of sprinkling restriction in effect at this time is:

Level 1 – No sprinkling between 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m

Day of Commemoration

September 1, 2021  |  Public Notices  |  Comments Off on Day of Commemoration

B.C. is marking September 30 as day of commemoration.  We at the Village Office will be closed in observation of this day.  For more information click HERE

 

 

Campfire Ban Lifted

August 30, 2021  |  Public Notices  |  Comments Off on Campfire Ban Lifted

As of noon, August 27, 2021, campfires are now allowed in the Village of New Denver.

A campfire is an open fire that burns piled material no larger than 0.5 m in height and 0.5 m in width and is used by any person for recreational purpose, or by a First Nation for a ceremonial purpose.

Many British Columbians and visitors to our province enjoy campfires. To prevent your campfire from turning in to a wildfire be sure to:

  • Check current campfire restrictions for the area you are in
  • Select your campsite and campfire location carefully
  • Remove all leaves, twigs and other flammable material from the area around where you plan to light your campfire
  • Never have a campfire when it’s windy
  • Choose a proper fire pit or make a ring of rocks at least three metres from trees, shrubs, structures and debris
  • Do not leave a campfire unattended for ANY amount of time
  • Keep a bucket of at least eight litres of water close by the fire at all time, and/or a hand tool (such as a shovel) to extinguish the fire properly
  • Completely extinguish your campfire before you go to sleep or leave the area for any period of time.
  • To extinguish your campfire, pour plenty of water on the fire and surrounding area, dousing the site of the campfire thoroughly. Stir the campfire until there are no embers and the ashes are cold to the touch.

Poorly managed and abandoned campfires result in numerous wildfires each year. Follow the links below to find out the best ways to avoid your campfire from turning into a wildfire.

FREE Business Coaching

August 27, 2021  |  Public Notices  |  Comments Off on FREE Business Coaching

FREE business coaching and $1000 of free digital services for Slocan Valley businesses.  Click on the link below for more information.

FREE Business Coaching

Homes at Last: The Small Communities Initiative

August 25, 2021  |  News, Public Notices  |  Comments Off on Homes at Last: The Small Communities Initiative

New Commons Development is a partner in the affordable housing project being planned for 602 Slocan Avenue in New Denver. Take a look at this short film about housing, released by New Commons Development and featuring New Denver, Kaslo, and the District of Sparwood.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vGvcotAFgAk

Below is the YouTube video description, posted July 13, 2021:

The pressure for housing in small cities is growing. In the last year, the pandemic has caused many people to consider or explore moving to a smaller community. There’s one big problem, though – access to housing is extremely restricted in rural communities.

Newcomers will find a shortage of housing or potentially push out locals who will have nowhere else to go. Small towns also historically don’t have a lot of housing built there and tend to go boom and bust. Development there for real estate is scarce.

Here are snapshots of three small communities around BC and their struggles with housing and building and managing their town’s population and needs.

There is a dire need for affordable housing projects in rural communities. If built, it would serve a multitude of communities in need. For 1), seniors will not be displaced and can age in place. 2) it can offer respite for women fleeing violence. Three – it allows local workers to live and work in the same community. + 3) more people can move to rural communities from urban centres.

The government has understood how important it is to take action and build new developments, in a way that is affordable for residents. This exciting new partnership has developed three projects, located across BC.

This program offers not only funding, but strategic partnership as well. Through the help of an organization called New Commons Development, these rural communities will receive support from the specialists needed to build housing. This spans architects, construction companies, financial managers, etc. Together with local volunteers, these partners can work together to create much needed housing.

Here are the solutions and approach that New Commons Development took to solve this problem. With their assistance, all these issues and needs have been met. We are thrilled to have these buildings go up in our community.

This model of partnership is novel and an exciting avenue for rural communities across the country. There are many more communities like this that need support – we look forward to supporting and assisting people with housing needs. Housing is something basic and foundational for human life, and we are here to make sure everyone can have access to it.

Pop-Up Vaccination Clinic

August 24, 2021  |  Public Notices  |  Comments Off on Pop-Up Vaccination Clinic

Interior Health will host a drop-in immunization clinic at Knox Hall for anyone who has not yet received their COVID-19 vaccine on Friday, September 3rd during the hours of 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM.

They are offering Pfizer & Moderna first and second doses.  You must bring your Care Card to the drop-in clinic.

 

Level 3 Water Restrictions

August 16, 2021  |  Public Notices  |  Comments Off on Level 3 Water Restrictions

Level 3 – No sprinkler use, but hand watering and soaker hose use is permitted.

 

Due to the Level 3 drought, the Province has asked that we voluntary reduce water usage by 30% for all water use, including ground water use. Please avoid any unnecessary watering, such as watering of lawns and landscaping, and minimize water use wherever possible.