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City / Region Info & Reports

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Planning & Development

  • A 30-year strategy for the City was adopted in July 2022. It is called the Vancouver Plan and includes elements of special relevance to West Southlands (for example, see pages 92, 105, 112, 141). There's a short fun video outlining the plan and next steps. We asked the City how the plan might affect West Southlands. Here are the questions and answers.

  • Pursuant to the Vancouver Plan, in spring 2023, City staff made a presentation to council about adding "missing middle housing" to single family zoned areas like ours. And here is a video about the missing middle.

  • Laneway housing infoguide


Potential ways to lower or defer your property taxes

Contact the city, litter clean-up, permits, etiquette

Flood Prevention

  • Adopt-a-catch-basin - make sure the catch basin on your block is kept clear & drains storm water properly

  • Contact the City about drainage problems via 311 (see above)

  • Info on how to create your own rain garden

  • Getting ready before a potential flood

  • Preparing for a severe weather event

  • Sand bag options:

    • available at some hardware & home supply stores

    • load of sand & bags placed by the City on Carrington Street by Deering Island for residents to fill 

    • do-it-yourself option described by a West Southlands resident: "Lay out plastic, then dig up dirt & pile it on, folding the plastic back over the dirt with the fold facing out towards the direction water is coming from. Then a few more shovelfuls on top to hold the plastic in place. Works great."

  • Leak, flooding and sewage problems including contact for water gushing out of sewer cover

  • Recovering after a flood - managing mould, claiming insurance

Emergency Preparedness

  • Power outages - Info from utilities about what to do

    • BC Hydro power outage info

    • 1 800 BCHYDRO (1 800 224 9376) or *HYDRO (*49376) on your mobile phone

    • Fortis power outage info

Vancouver Heritage Register - full list of addresses, including 6275 Dunbar also listed as one of Canada’s Historic Places 

Report cards on the city government's performance on climate change, housing, policing, ambulance response times and equity


Vancouver Police department weekly crime reports - This report provides data on crime throughout the City. West Southlands is typically a low crime neighbourhood. A local policing office is located in the Dunbar Community Centre. The non-emergency number is (604) 717-3321 


Iona Island Waste Water Treatment project - $10-billion project includes a berth for barges on the Fraser River by Deering Island (contact number: 604 432 6200)


MetroVancouver November 2020 Report on Regional Greenways 2050​​​ proposes a route along the north arm of the Fraser River from the west to the east of the region (see Map 1, p. 20)

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