1926 Aerial photo. L to R: Cemetary, Seymour River, Riverside Drive
1956 Aerial photo. L to R: Power line, Seymour River, Riverside Drive, Berkley.
1976 Aerial photo. L to R: Power line, Seymour River, Riverside Drive, Berkley.
2004 Aerial photo. L to R: Lynn Ck, Inter River Pk, Lilloet Rd, Cemetary, Power line, Seymour River, Riverside Drive, Berkley.
Photos: Landslide 2430 Chapman
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|Jan 16, 2005||
Escarpment Report - Phase 1
|Jan 13, 2006||Evacuation Alert Update||DNV|
|Jan 13, 2006||Follow up letter with questions on Runout Report||Jarek Jakubec|
|Jan 12, 2006||Fallout from tragic slide still being felt||Justin Beddall, NS Outlook|
|Jan 12, 2006||Linking piezometers to computers a first in Canada||Justin Beddall, NS Outlook|
|Jan 12, 2006||Evacuation Alert and Map of Evacuation Area||DNV|
|Jan 9, 2006||Drainage System Delegation||Shari Fazio, DNV Council Meeting|
|Jan 9, 2006||Public input to urge more community involvement||Bill Maurer|
|Jan 9, 2006||Heavy Rainfall Warning||District of North Vancouver|
|Jan 6, 2006||Landslide Risk Assessment Update Blueridge escarpment||District Dialog|
|Dec 29, 2005||Homeowner eagerly awaits New Year||Justin Beddall, NS Outlook|
|Dec 21, 2005||Press Release with 2430 Status Update||DNV|
|Dec 19, 2005||Public Input in support of 2430 Property purchase||Nancy Van Insberghe, Don Smith, Bill Maurer, Phil Holland, Michael Trigg, Jarek Jakubec|
|Dec 15, 2005||Reply from Staff||James Ridge, DNV|
|Dec 15, 2005||Letter to Mayor and Council||Bill Maurer|
|Dec 15, 2005||Resident says NVD reneging on deal||Justin Beddall, NS Outlook|
|Dec 14, 2005||Landslide buyouts continue||Jane Seyd, North Shore News|
|Dec 12, 2005||Public input on Berkley Drainage System||Shari Fazio|
|Dec 7, 2005||Typical Drainage Systems||DNV|
|Dec 7, 2005||Berkley Storm Sewer Connection Q & A||DNV|
|Dec 7, 2005||Berkley Storm Sewer Connection Letter||Brian Bydwell, DNV|
|Nov 28, 2005||Berkley Escarpment Storm Sewer Incentive Proposal||DNV|
|Nov 8, 2005||Letter to Mayor Harris re 2430 Chapman Way||Nancy Van Insberghe|
|Aug 29, 2005||2191/2205 Berkley Runout Plan||Wayne Sauvigney, BGC|
|Aug 29, 2005||2191/2205 Berkley Runout Analysis||Wayne Sauvigney, BGC|
|Aug 25, 2005||Landslide buyout plan advances||Rosalind Duane, North Shore News|
|Aug 19, 2005||NVD to buy nine mudslide homes||Rosalind Duane, North Shore News|
|Aug 17, 2005||Press release anouncing property purchase plan||District of North Vancouver|
|July 18, 2005||Council Discussion - 1593 Lennox St||DNV|
|July 18, 2005||Report To Council - 1593 Lennox St||DNV and others|
|Jun 22, 2005||Slope Stability Analyses at 2175 Berkley Ave||Wayne Sauvigney, BGC|
|Jun 22, 2005||Slope Stability Analyses at 2157 and 2191 Berkley Ave||Wayne Sauvigney, BGC|
|Jun 28, 2005||Slope Stability Analyses at 2205 Berkley Ave||Wayne Sauvigney, BGC|
|Jun 21, 2005||Eliza Kuttner Claim||Norton Stewart|
|Jun 21, 2005||Michael Kuttner Claim||Norton Stewart|
|May 30, 2005||DNV Defense to Perrault Claim||Singleton Urquhart LLP|
|Apr 20, 2005||Perrault Claim||Lakes Straithe & Whyte LLP|
|Mar 10, 2005||Letter to Dan Jarvis, MLA||Bill Maurer|
|Feb 24, 2005||Seymour Escarpment Committee Meeting Minutes||Bill Maurer|
|Feb 19, 2005||Letter to Council||Ron Payne|
|Feb 17, 2005||Notes summarizing meetings with James Ridge and Dan Jarvis||Patrick Murray|
|Feb 7, 2005||Lifting of Evacuation Orders (Comfort Letter)||James Ridge|
|Feb 5, 2005||Living through a landslide...||Penny Baker|
|Feb 3, 2005||Slope study monies approved||Justin Beddall, NS Outlook|
|Jan 29, 2005||Open letter from resident||Grace Tyler|
|Jan 27, 2005||Slope stability studied back in '78||Jennifer Maloney, NS Outlook|
|Jan 27, 2005||Slide area home owners may get tax break||Justin Beddall, NS Outlook|
|Jan 26, 2005||Dykes Mudslide Fundraiser||David Pink|
|Jan 25, 2005||Landslide and erosion problems in glacio-fluvial soil escarpments, Greater Vancouver (powerpoint 15mb)||Dr Oldrich Hungr|
|Jan 25, 2005||Debris Flow Area Map - Utilities||DNV|
|Jan 21, 2005||Riverside Slide History||Willy Schuurman, SVCA|
|Jan 21, 2005||CBC News: 1980 report warned of mudslide risk||CBC News|
|Jan 20, 2005||Eliza Kuttner Biography||MeM|
|Jan 19, 2005||Debris Flow Area Map - Debris Flow Extent||DNV|
|Jan 19, 2005||Debris Flow Area Map - Detailed Debris Flow Extent||DNV|
|Jan 19, 2005||Debris Flow Area Map - Properties||DNV|
|Jan 19, 2005||Debris Flow Area Map - Air Photo||DNV|
|Jan 19, 2005||Search continues for mudslide victims||Global News|
|Dec 20, 2004||Bylaw 7353 - Building Regulation Bylaw||DNV|
|Nov 15, 2004||Bylaw 6656 - Sewer Bylaw||DNV|
|Apr 2004||Landslide Hazards in BC, Achieving Balance in Risk Assessment||Dr Oldrich Hungr|
|2004||Local Government Act immunity clauses||BC Government|
|Oct 7, 2002||Bylaw 7304 - Emergency Plan||DNV|
|May 18, 2002||
Study w Riverside Slide History
and referenced Photos
|Apr 2002||Debris Flow, BC's Worst Mountain Hazard||Dr Matthias Jakob|
|Dec 20, 1999||Bylaw 6515 - Environmental Protection & Preservation||DNV|
|Jul 5, 1982||Dawson Chu Case||BC Supreme Court|
|Nov 3, 1980||1980 Riverside Slide Study Drawings||Klohn Leonoff|
|Nov 3, 1980||1980 Riverside Slide Study||Klohn Leonoff|
|May 20, 1980||Certified Letter to Residents v2||DNV, Don Bell|
|May 1, 1980||Jack Davis Response||Jack Davis|
|Apr 27, 1980||Letter to MLA Jack Davis||Resident|
|Apr 22, 1980||Certified Letter to Residents v1||DNV, Don Bell|
|Jan 8, 1980||Geotechnical Study||Golder|
|Feb 16, 1978||Hillside Subdivision Geohydrology Assessment||Golder|
|Jul 27, 1977||Hillside Subdivision Geotech Report||Golder|
Jul 18 Remediation orders against 1593 Lennox approved by council.
Jul 18 District immunity date. Notice to claim must have been filed by Feb 19. see Local Government Act immunity clauses.
Jun 24 Norris and Holloway families allowed to return home with certain restrictions.
Jun 21 Eliza Kuttner claim.
Jun 21 Michael Kuttner claim.
Jun 15 The fifth Seymour Escarpment committee meeting will be held at District Hall at 7:30.
May 30 DNV defence against the Perrault claim
May 10 Blueridge Community Association AGM featuring James Ridge
Apr 20 Perrault's file a claim against DNV, Sibsons, and Realtors.
Apr 14 The fourth Seymour Escarpment committee meeting will be held at District Hall at 7:30.
Apr 5 Seymour Valley AGM featuring Jozsef Diozseghy
Mar 31 Emergency powers end
Mar 18 Filing of notice to claim cutoff date.
Mar 9 The third Seymour Escarpment committee meeting will be held at District Hall at 7:30.
Feb 24 The second Seymour Escarpment committee meeting is held at District Hall from 7:30 to 9:30.
Feb 17 DNV announces that 6 more evauated residents will be able to return home in 2 to 3 weeks once the drilling and placement of sensory instruments is in place. The remaining 4 homes are expected to remain evacuated for a further 2 months.
Feb 8 7:30pm The landslide subcommittee will be holding its first meeting at Canlan Ice Sports, 2411 Mt Seymour Parkway from 7:30pm to 9:30pm.
Feb 5 7:00pm A fundraiser and silent auction will be held for the Dykes family at The Shore Nightclub, 135 West 1st Street. The silent auction will offer a range of products and services donated by many generous businesses, organizations and individuals.
Feb 2 8:00pm 10 more families were allowed to return to their homes this evening.
Jan 28 12:30pm A Memorial Service for Eliza Kuttner will be held in the Capilano College Performing Arts Theatre. The public is welcome to attend.
Jan 28 10:00am The provincial government today announced that it will pay lodging and meals for families which were allowed to return home after the original evacuation but have remained out of their homes due to safety concerns. This is for homeowners which were originally evacuated on the 19th and did not receive a safety certificate. This will remain in effect until Sunday Jan30. You can make a claim via the PEP site. For further information contact Jennifer Andersen at 604-775-0803.
Jan 27 10:00am Funeral Services for Eliza Kuttner will be held in the Chapel of Forest Lawn Funeral Home. Family and close friends are welcome to attend.
Jan 25 7:30pm Landslide Information Meeting for Seymour and Blueridge Residents to be held at Jaycee House, 1251 Lilloet Road at 7:30pm. Purpose is to discuss Landslide issues and status. Press will not be allowed at this meeting. Guests included Dr. Oldrich Hungr - UBC, Joszeph Dioseghy - DNV Director of Environment Parks and Engineering, and Charlene Grant - Section Manager of Planning, and Dan Jarvis - BC MLA North Vancouver-Seymour. The meeting was attended by 167 residents. Dr Hungr's presentation was Landslide and erosion problems in glacio-fluvial soil escarpments, Greater Vancouver (powerpoint 15mb).
Jan 25 5:00pm Meeting for evacuees with James Ridge was held at the District Works Yard, 1370 Crown St, Capilano Room.
Jan 25 10:00am The 17 homes evacuated on Riverside and Swinburne were given permission to return home.
Jan 24 10:00pm Work on the Lennox and Layton Ave residences was completed.
Jan 24 7:00pm DNV Council meeting. There are no items specifically relating to the landslide on the agenda. The normal Public Input period at the start of the meeting allows concerned residents to address Council. Speaking time is limited to 2 minutes per person up to a total of 30 minutes. Speakers may not speak disrespectfully of any other person or use any rude or offensive language or make a statement or allegation which impugns the character of any person.
Jan 23 2:00pm A victim stress counseling meeting is scheduled at the Holiday Inn. Treetop and Chapman residents are told that they should prepare to be out of their homes for 10 more days. Removal of materials from the slide area and cutting down of compromised trees continued today.
Jan 22 10:00pm As a precautionary measure, the District of North Vancouver has ordered the evacuation of seven homes north of Swinburne Avenue on Riverside Drive in North Vancouver.
The evacuation is considered necessary in light of repairs being undertaken at the rear of a property on Layton Drive immediately above these homes. Work crews are currently removing soil from the rear of the house to minimize pressure on a wooden retaining wall.
Riverside: 1600 blk to 1700 blk E (6 homes)
Layton: 1600 blk W (1 home)
Jan 22 4:00pm The initial work on the Lennox site has been completed however, inspections indicate that additional work needs to be undertaken. The work is expected to take two days to complete.
Jan 21 6:00pm As a precautionary measure, the District of North Vancouver has ordered the evacuation of ten homes in the vicinity of Swinburne Avenue at Riverside Drive in order to effect some emergency repairs to structures in the back yard on Lennox Street. The evacuated homes are:
2300 blk N & S (6 homes)
Riverside: 1500 blk E (2 homes)
Lennox: 1500 blk W (1 home)
Power was restored to the evacuated homes on Chapman Way and Treetop Lane after the danger level to these homes was reduced.
Jan 19 4:00pm Homeowners other than those in the immediate vicinity of the slide at the base and top of the escarpment are allowed to return home. The 20 homes remaining under evacuation are:
2100 blk to 2200 blk W (5 homes)
Chapman Way: 2200 blk to 2400 blk E (7 homes)
Treetop Lane: 2300 blk to 2400 blk E (8 homes)
Power and gas is disconnected from evacuated homes.
Jan 19 10:00am All homes on Treetop Lane, Chapman Way, and a few on Riverside Drive are evacuated.
Jan 19 3:30am A large landslide originating at 2175 Berkley Avenue swept down the hillside and destroyed the home at 2440 Chapman Way killing Eliza Kuttner and seriously injuring Michael Kuttner. This slide crashed through the east wall of the house at 2290 Chapman Way leaving mud and debris in the bedrooms. The occupants of this home sustained no injuries.
The latest information on Michael Kuttner is that he is being treated at VGH and is in serious condition. He has crush injuries which include a broken hip and injuries to his lungs related to laying in the liquid mud. He has had 6 to 7 surgeries and is expected to make a full recovery. The hospital and staff has a "no information" order on him so attempts to communicate directly with the hospital will fail.
A trust fund for the Kuttner family has been set up by Langara college.
A trust fund for the Dykes family has been set up at the North Shore Credit Union.
The district is continuing to provide hotel and meal vouchers to evacuees. Vouchers to non-evacuees living near the slide area have run out.
The primary intended audience for this webpage are the residents of the Seymour Valley Community.
A family from the slide area with one child and 3 small pets is looking for a house to rent in the Blueridge area. If you know of any houses or partial houses available for rent immediately or Feb 1, please call or email Anne Greenwell at 604-987-9579 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Police have a security perimeter set up at Swinburne. The police are allowing residents, guests, and delivery vehicles to non-evacuated homes within these perimeters.
It is our intention to post the latest information and news on this website. The contents of this webpage is based on the best information available. Please report new information, errors, or omissions to email@example.com or call Bill at 604-789-2172. Check back every few hours for the latest updates and news.
It is important to note that no determination has been made as to the cause of the slide which occurred on Jan 19th. It is expected that district staff will provide a geotechnical report to council in the coming months.