Anmore

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Village of Anmore
Village
Location of Anmore in British Columbia
Location of Anmore in British Columbia
Coordinates: 49°18′52″N 122°51′23″W / 49.31444°N 122.85639°W / 49.31444; -122.85639Coordinates: 49°18′52″N 122°51′23″W / 49.31444°N 122.85639°W / 49.31444; -122.85639
CountryCanada
ProvinceBritish Columbia
RegionLower Mainland
Regional districtGreater Vancouver Regional District
Incorporated1987
Government
 • Governing bodyAnmore Village Council
 • MayorHeather Anderson
 • Councillors
Area
 • Total28.24 km2 (10.90 sq mi)
Elevation180 m (590 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total2,092
 • Density74.1/km2 (192/sq mi)
Time zonePST (UTC-8)
HighwaysNone
WaterwaysBurrard Inlet
Websitewww.anmore.com
 
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Village of Anmore
Village
Location of Anmore in British Columbia
Location of Anmore in British Columbia
Coordinates: 49°18′52″N 122°51′23″W / 49.31444°N 122.85639°W / 49.31444; -122.85639Coordinates: 49°18′52″N 122°51′23″W / 49.31444°N 122.85639°W / 49.31444; -122.85639
CountryCanada
ProvinceBritish Columbia
RegionLower Mainland
Regional districtGreater Vancouver Regional District
Incorporated1987
Government
 • Governing bodyAnmore Village Council
 • MayorHeather Anderson
 • Councillors
Area
 • Total28.24 km2 (10.90 sq mi)
Elevation180 m (590 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total2,092
 • Density74.1/km2 (192/sq mi)
Time zonePST (UTC-8)
HighwaysNone
WaterwaysBurrard Inlet
Websitewww.anmore.com

Anmore (2006 population 1,785), British Columbia, Canada, is a village municipality 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 concomitant with the municipal election of 2002, 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 1-acre (4,000 m2) zoning with further enhancements, another 77% voted against half acre zoning, and 67% against a half acre every five years.

Anmore's property values rose by an average of 35% between 2006 and 2007, the largest property value increase in British Columbia.[1]

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.

Origin of the name[edit]

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.[2]

Demographics[edit]

According to the 2006 census, Anmore had a population of 1,785 in that year.[3] Median income per person for the same year was $38,996 compared to $24,867 for BC as a whole. The median household income was $109,375 compared to $65,787 for BC as a whole. 84% were Canadian born while 16% were immigrants.[4]

Canada 2006 Census Data
GroupsPopulation % of Total Population
Visible minority groups
Source:[5]
South Asian251.4%
Chinese402.2%
West Asian502.8%
Total visible minority population1357.6%
Aboriginal groups
Source:[6]
First Nations100.6%
Métis100.6%
Total Aboriginal population201.1%
European Canadian1,63091.3%
Total population1,785100%

Transportation[edit]

There are two main streets in Anmore both of which terminate at Port Moody. Sunnyside Road runs primarily north-south from the near sea level western entrance of the village to the entrance of Buntzen Lake at the northern end of the village. East Road enters Anmore from Heritage Mountain, and runs primarily North South until about the 4 kilometer mark where it runs and runs East-West until its termination at Sunnyside Rd.

As part of Metro Vancouver, Anmore is connected to the TransLink public transit system and is served by the C26 bus that runs down both major streets, Sunnyside Rd. and East Rd.

Notable residents[edit]

Paralympic skier Matt Hallat grew up in Anmore, and competed in the 2010 Winter Paralympics.[7] Broadcaster and actress Kelsa Kinsly grew up in Anmore on Birch Wynd. She was heard (to name a few) on Vancouver radio station CFOX for many years and on Toronto radio station Q107 where she was the segment host for The Howard Stern Show. She also appeared on Stern's TV Show on 'E'. Kinsly acted in many TV shows including The X-Files and Liocracy with Leslie Nielson, and more recently in LA on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, as well as many films including The Edge with Anthony Hopkins.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Anmore and Belcarra lead B.C. rise - Derrick Penner, Vancouver Sun, January 2007
  2. ^ Place names of the Lower Mainland
  3. ^ "British Columbia Municipal Census Populations, 1921-2006". BC Stats. Archived from the original on 11 May 2009. Retrieved 2009-04-14. 
  4. ^ "Anmore Village Community Facts". BC Stats. Retrieved 2009-04-14. 
  5. ^ [1], Community Profiles from the 2006 Census, Statistics Canada - Census Subdivision
  6. ^ [2], Aboriginal Peoples - Data table
  7. ^ Tri-City News: Hometown cheers Hallat 4 February 2010

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