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Real-Time Emergency Updates
June 23 meeting for those impacted by the Lynn Valley fire
On Saturday, June 23, NSEM will host a community connection meeting for the evacuees of the Mountain Village Garden Apartments complex, residents of the entire complex, and others who may have been impacted.
The meeting will include:
- Counsellors from North Shore Family Services will provide information on recognizing responses to grief, loss, and trauma as well as how and when to ask for help.
- An update on the recovery process so far and information on how ongoing support will be provided by agencies such as at the Red Cross and BC Housing.
- Fire safety information provided by DNV Fire and Rescue Services.
Where: North Vancouver District Hall, 355 West Queens Road
When: 10am-12pm, Saturday, June 23
Information presented at the meeting will also be made available afterwards for those who were unable to attend.
Update regarding accommodation, donations, and support for Lynn Valley fire evacuees
Residents impacted by this week’s fire at the Mountain Village Complex in Lynn Valley met with representatives from North Shore Emergency Management (NSEM), the District of North Vancouver, District of North Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services, North Vancouver RCMP, the Canadian Red Cross, and other community organizations last night. Below is an update regarding accommodation, donations, and support for evacuees.
Accommodation for displaced residents
The evacuees directly impacted by this week’s fire at Mountain Village who needed accommodation have been matched with temporary housing for 3-6 months. The housing is being provided by local developers and property managers.
Donations and support
The Lynn Valley Lions Club, in partnership with NSEM, are setting up a Mountain Village Support Hub to connect evacuees with donated goods and services.
- The Support Hub, located in Lynn Valley Centre shopping mall (in the old Zellers location), will accept donations of small household items, and will have a bulletin where community members can list larger items they have to donate.
- Anyone wishing to donate goods or make a financial donation is encouraged to visit the Lynn Valley Lions Club website for more details.
- The investigation into the cause of the fire at Mountain Village by District Fire and Rescue, the RCMP, and the Coroner likely won’t be completed until next week.
- Some work that is required to secure the structure and ensure safe passage for Fire Investigators into parts of the building most heavily damaged is happening today.
- This has required partial closure of the trail between Emery Place and Kirkstone Park, which is right behind the affected building, to ensure public safety.
- The closure should only be for a few days. Fencing and signage have been installed.
Update on yesterday's fire in Lynn Valley
Support and services for those directly affected by the fire
North Shore Emergency Management is assisting displaced residents and connecting them with all available services, including temporary accommodations. This includes lodging, food, and clothing for the first 72 hours, provided via the Province of BC.
June 13 meeting for fire evacuees
Representatives from North Shore Emergency Management, the District of North Vancouver, Fire, RCMP, the Canadian Red Cross and other community organizations will be present to provide updated information to those that have been directly affected by the incident, and provide them with support and follow up services as needed.
Attendance is limited to people directly affected by the fire so that they receive the priority services and supports they need.
- Date and time — Wednesday June 13, 2018 from 6 – 8 pm
- Location — Karen Magnussen Community Recreation Centre, 2300 Kirkstone Road, Eagle Meeting Room
Child-minding will be available for the duration of the meeting.
If you want to help
The Lynn Valley Lions Club has set up a Lynn Valley Fire Relief Fund at BlueShore Financial. That account is #93081553
For more information about donating, please contact the Lynn Valley Lions.