Mayors' message: Giving thanks to community

Oct 7, 2020

The past seven months has been a trying time for our communities. As we head into the fall we want to first say we could not be more pleased by the acts of kindness, selflessness and giving we have seen right across the North Shore. Secondly, we want to stress the importance of redoubling our efforts to bending the curve of the COVID-19 pandemic.

We want to acknowledge that for many, this has not been an easy time. We know you are worried about your health, your family and your future. We know you are stressed, frustrated even, to still be in this situation and that’s why it’s so important to find what gives us strength, gives us hope and allows us to persevere.

Regardless of the path this virus takes, your local governments will continue to provide essential services and we are ready to adapt our response as needed to support all people, especially the most vulnerable. While municipal service delivery may look different, the commitment we have to residents is unchanged.

Together we must follow guidelines put in place by Dr. Bonnie Henry, our Provincial Health Officer:

 • Physically distance and keep social groups small
 • Wear a mask
 • Wash your hands frequently
 • Get your annual flu shot
 • Be kind, be calm and be safe

The emotional weight of this pandemic cannot be ignored. As a community we can control the direction of this virus by following the above guidelines and continuing to support one another. Do not be afraid to reach out for help.

Thanksgiving and Halloween are just around the corner. We encourage everyone to think about what you are thankful for and what you can do to celebrate these important traditions.

On behalf of our Councils, we are thankful for our North Shore communities.

Mayor Mary-Ann Booth, West Vancouver
Mayor Linda Buchanan, City of North Vancouver
Mayor Mike Little, District of North Vancouver

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