A pandemic is a disease that spreads worldwide, affecting a large number of people.When a new influenza virus emerges, a flu pandemic can occur. Because the virus is new, people have little to no immunity against it and the virus can spread quickly from person-to-person.
A new coronavirus is currently causing respiratory infections, mostly in Hubei Province, China. Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that can cause respiratory illnesses in humans. Symptoms of coronavirus may include fever, headache, coughing, sore throat, and difficulty breathing. BC has one confirmed case of the novel coronavirus; however the risk to British Columbians continues to be low.
All types of flu, pandemic or not, spread from person to person by droplets produced by coughing or sneezing. You can also become infected by touching an object that has been contaminated and then touch your eyes, nose, or mouth without first washing your hands.
All area trails remain closed. Crews are still actively working and we ask that everyone avoid the area until further notice.
Further updates will be provided when they are available. Thank you for your cooperation.
Please be fire safe this weekend and remember that all barbecues (including briquette and gas-fuelled barbecues), gas-fired stoves and hot plates, and outdoor ovens and burners are prohibited to reduce the risk of accidental fire in the District of North Vancouver, District of West Vancouver and City of North Vancouver.
Smoking and open fires are banned in all parks and beaches across the North Shore as well.
Due to a structure fire in Deep Cove, the air quality is extremely poor. Please shut all doors and windows and remain indoors if possible.
Please avoid travelling into Deep Cove if possible to ensure emergency vehicles have access to the area
Evacuee Recovery Meeting
An Evacuee Recovery Meeting for those directly impacted by the Lions Manor fire and their families has been scheduled for 3:00pm today at Parkgate Community Centre. The meeting will include:
An update from District of North Vancouver Fire Services
Information on emergency relief services and community resources
Parkgate will provide wrist bands to any Lions Manor resident who needs access to a shower, laundry service, or refreshments this afternoon.
Parkgate Community Services Society has set up an account for those who wish to make financial donations. More information can be found on their website: https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/parkgate-community-services-society/
A Lions Manor Community Support Hub for the evacuees will be set up in the coming days at Parkgate Community Centre. While we appreciate donation offers, no physical donations are being accepted at this time.
If you have accommodation offers, please send details and contact information to firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 604-990-2444. These offers will be posted for evacuees who are interested in connecting.