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Two tolling options being examined for Lower Mainland ...

An independent commission set up to examine whether a driving toll could help reduce traffic gridlock has narrowed down the options that might be workable in the Lower Mainland. Tolling drivers who travel past certain congestion points or charging them based on the distance driven are two of the options the 14-member Mobility Pricing Independent Commission selected for more detailed study in a report released ...

5 Places to View Christmas Lights in Vancouver

VanDusen Festival of Lights Arguably the most famous display of Vancouver Christmas lights, the incredibly dense and elaborate Festival of Lights transforms the gorgeous VanDusen Botanical Garden into a winter wonderland. It's not hyperbolic to say that the Festival of Lights goes all out, with festive decor everywhere you turn, from a dancing lights show to candy cane trees, gingerbread walks, and Santa's workshop, ...

5 Holiday Events on the North Shore

There is so much to see and do on Vancouver’s North Shore during the holiday season.  Here are just a few events on and around the North Shore to get you into the holiday spirit! Canyon Lights at Capilano Suspension Bridge Park When: November 24, 2017 to January 28, 2018 Holiday activities from 4-9pm; Park is open from 11am – 9pm daily (except Christmas Day) ...

North Vancouver MLA envisions SkyTrain extension to No...

The BC Liberals’ MLA for North Vancouver-Seymour wants SkyTrain extended to the North Shore and has even a drafted her own vision of what the route could take. “Traffic and transportation are the number one issues in my riding, but you can argue the entire North Shore,” Jane Thornthwaite told Daily Hive. “The only long-term solution is to get people out of their cars, ...

Mayor Calls for “Locals First” Condo Presale Polic...

In an attempt to prevent Vancouver condo developments being marketed overseas before local buyers can buy the units, Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson is proposing a “locals first” policy, according to a statement from his office released October 6. The Mayor plans to introduce the motion at the next council meeting October 17, with the aim to put a policy in place by the end of the ...

BC Day Long Weekend Events

With the BC Day Long Weekend fast approaching, here are the top things to do in and around the North Shore! CATES PARK SUMMER CONCERTS What: The Cates Park Concerts are free outdoor concerts, held each summer at picturesque Cates Park in North Vancouver. This concert series showcases local bands, featuring talented young artists performing on the outdoor stage on Saturdays afternoons in July ...

Capilano University to open 250-bed student residence ...

Capilano University is following the footsteps of larger post-secondary institutions by opening its first student residence later this year, although it will be located off-campus at a nearby location. Last month, the school announced it had signed a renewable five-year lease for a former 6.5-acre international boarding school campus, built in the late-1980s, at 2420 Dollarton Highway owned by North Shore developer Darwin Properties. ...

How to Maintain the Value of Your Biggest Asset

Owning real estate is a privilege, and in doing so, you are committing not only to serving your own personal interest, but potentially that of your family for years to come. A success story is increasingly possible, and for many of us real estate is our single most important asset when it comes to retaining value. When managed well, the rights in land associated ...

CELEBRATING the 150th BIRTHDAY!

O Canada! Celebrating our pride of the True North Strong and Free… TOP THINGS TO DO in beautiful North Vancouver over the weekend. North Shore Canada Day at Waterfront Park   What: The 29th annual North Vancouver Canada Day Celebrations emphasizes heritage, multiculturalism, environmentalism and fun for the whole family. The free event features live performers, crafts, food trucks, as well as games and activities ...

Construction begins on $35-million Lonsdale waterfront...

North Vancouver’s Lower Lonsdale waterfront is already a regional attraction with Lonsdale Quay and the views the area provides of the downtown Vancouver skyline, and it will be further enhanced as a ‘place to play’ when the Shipyards Lot 5 redevelopment is fully complete. Construction will commence this summer on the new public event and commercial space on a 1.6-acre waterfront at the foot ...

Coming soon to Lower Lonsdale

We recently took a stroll around the hood to see what’s coming down the pipeline in terms of new business coming to Lower Lonsdale. It sure is an exciting time to be living here and it seems that every day there is a new decal on a previously vacant window, catching our eye and filling us with excitement for whats to come. Here are ...

Top 5 activities coming to Vancouver this summer

With summer here, you’re probably wondering about all the exciting activities you can do in and around Vancouver while the weather is warm. Here's a list of the top 5 things to do before summer ends! Shipyards Summer Sessions Concert When: Friday Nights 5-10pm from May 5th to September 29th Where: The Shipyards in North Vancouver This free event features a full farmers and artisan marketplace ...