Anmore


Anmore

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website = [http://www.anmore.com Village of Anmore]
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Anmore (2006 Population 1,785), British Columbia, Canada, is a small community in the Greater Vancouver Regional District, north of the city of Port Moody and along the shores of the Indian Arm. It is one of three politically independent villages (municipalities with populations under 2,500) in the greater Vancouver area, the others being its neighbour Belcarra, and Lions Bay.

A 1978 plan for the village to have 15,000 residents by 1988 was vocally opposed by its residents, and they have instead insisted on preserving what they call their "semi-rural" goal. Consistent with this earlier citizen opposition to development, in a referendum concommitant with the municipal election of 2002, fully 70% of the citizens of Anmore voted in favour of maintaining the existing RS-1 zoning (1 acre lot size), 70% in favour of the one-acre zoning with further enhancements, another 77% voted against half acre zoning, and 67% against a half acre every five years.

Current data from the GVRD (Greater Vancouver Regional District) indicates total building permits issued in value dollars for Anmore went from $2,630,865 in 2000 to $8,434,830 in 2004. This is a 320% increase in four years. Further, in 2005 this amount almost doubled again going to $14,781,000. (Source B.C. Stats )

Anmore's property values have increased by an average of 35% since 2005 representing the largest property value increase in the entire province of British Columbia. [ [http://www.canada.com/vancouversun/news/story.html?id=c36954aa-d983-4f69-928e-985782885ed7 Anmore and Belcarra lead B.C. rise] - Derrick Penner, Vancouver Sun, January 2007]

George Murray along with his wife Margaret Lally "Ma" Murray notable newspaper editors lived in the area of Anmore. Their house is the current village hall.

Anmore is home to the Buntzen Lake recreation area, which has a popular swimming beach. Managed by BC Hydro, the lake is used to power two hydroelectric stations located on Indian Arm.

List of councillors after 2005 Municipal election: Lee Vishloff, Heather Anderson, Rob Dunn, Ken Juvik Mayor : Hal Weinberg

Origin of the Name

Anmore got its name from a local homesteader, F.J. Lancaster, who combined the names of his wife (Annie) and his daughter (Leonore) to make "Annore." This evolved into the village's current name. [ [http://www.discovervancouver.com/gvb/place_names.asp Place names of the Lower Mainland] ]

Transportation

Village is served by the C26 bus that runs down both major streets, Sunnyside Rd. and East Rd, which are both in a state of disrepair. In fact, the Village recently was warned by TransLink that if the condition of the two roads did not soon improve, that bus service may be stopped altogether. [ [http://www.anmore.com/rcaug28.07.pdf Village of Anmore Council Meeting Minutes for 28 Aug 2007] (see §8: Mayor's Report)]

References

External links

* [http://www.anmore.com Village of Anmore] - official website

urrounding Municipalities

Canadian City Geographic Location (8-way)
Northwest = North Vancouver
North = Electorial District A
Northeast = Electorial District A
West = North Vancouver, Belcarra
Centre = Anmore
East = Coquitlam|
Southwest = Belcarra, Port Moody
South = Port Moody
Southeast = Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam


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