Greeting from the Northwest Territories
Greetings from the Northwest Territories

[Snowshoeing north of 60 creates some stylish hair]

Richard Cook and Alix MacKay from our team has just returned from travels to the Northwest Territories to conduct a site visit and participate in community engagement efforts for our latest project in the North.

Greeted with temperatures of down to -51 celsius,

LSCR Trails Strategy
5 Parks & Trails to Explore on Family Day Weekend

It is Family Day in British Columbia and a few other provinces here in Canada.
As such, our office will be closed on Monday, 18th February 2018. We hope you have a relaxing long weekend with family.

We also wanted to use this opportunity to highlight a few remarkable parks, trails and open spaces we’ve had the honour of working on.

Youth Engagement
Youth Engagement

Student brainstorming sheet

We were at Monterey Middle School this week as part of our work on the Carnarvon Park Master Plan for the District of Oak Bay. We had a chance to meet with nearly 50 Grade 7 students to get their input on the park.
After a brief presentation,

LEES+Associates Attains BCCSA COR Certification

The BC Construction Safety Alliance (BCCSA) recently awarded LEES+Associates COR certification for our commitment to occupational health and safety.

The Certificate of Recognition (COR) is a voluntary incentive program that recognizes and rewards companies who take a strategic approach to workplace safety, and implement health,

Salt Spring Lions Commemorative Bike Park
Salt Spring Lions Commemorative Bike Park

The Salt Spring Lions Commemorative Bike Park was opened to the public on August 6th with a ribbon cutting and community celebrations that included a prize draw for new bikes, professional bike trials demonstration and food served by the Salt Spring Lions Club.
The bike park is designed to facilitate skills development and cycling opportunities for new and young cyclists.

Town of Okotoks Cremation Garden Design

In 2016, the LEES + Associates design team worked with the Town of Okotoks, Alberta to plan and design a new cremation garden at the Okotoks Cemetery. The cremation garden was tendered in 2017 and opened in June 2018. Here are a few photos from the opening.

We are pleased to see the site looking so good!

Bedrock Granite Stone
A Visit to Bedrock Granite

In the last few years, LEES + Associates has been working with the City of Calgary on the planning and design of a new cemetery in South East Calgary. The SE Calgary Cemetery is expected to open in 2019 with the landscape contract slated to go to tender this fall.

Records Retention in Landscape Architecture

Where did all this paper come from? How can I find anything around here? Every professional struggles to not be buried under the volume of drafts, contracts, as builts and other records.

We put together a presentation for a session at the BCSLA’s annual conference to share the methodologies,

Salt Spring Island Open House
Salt Spring Island Bike Park Open House

LEES+Associates presented a preliminary concept for a new Family Bike Park proposed for Salt Spring Island at a well-attended Public Open House on March 25th.

Visitors reviewed information on the planning process and environmental and technical assessments and walked the site with tour guide, Elizabeth FitzZaland of Green City Builders.