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Big banks hike prime rates after Bank of Canada tighte...

In the wake of the Bank of Canada's move Wednesday to boost a key interest rate, Canada's big banks have boosted their prime rates. RBC was first off the mark, followed quickly by the others, raising their prime rates to 3.2 per cent from 2.95 per cent, where they had been since the central bank's last rate increase in July. Canadian consumers can expect to feel some financial ...

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 ...

How Much Will BoC’s Interest Rate Rise Cost You?

Bank of Canada announces end to seven-year period of historic low interest rates The Bank of Canada (BoC) is raising its overnight rate by 0.25%, or 25 basis points, for the first time in seven years, the BoC announced this morning. This takes the rate from 0.5% to 0.75%. Usually interest rates rise when inflation is above its target rate, but Canada’s inflation has ...

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 ...

BC’s Recreational Property Market Buoyed by Ripple E...

Sales and prices for recreational properties are up across BC, with overseas demand remaining steady The hot housing market in Greater Vancouver is spilling over into the BC-wide recreational property market, according to the 2017 Royal LePage Canadian Recreational Housing Report published June 20. The aggregate price of a recreational home in BC has risen to $595,077, as slower sales at the start of ...

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 ...

DELBROOK’S new $53 Million, 95,000 Square Foot f...

When North Vancouver Recreation and Culture staff opened the doors to the brand new Delbrook Community Recreation Centre at 5:30 a.m. Wednesday, there was a lineup of 30 people, eager to get in. Almost five years since it was approved by District of North Vancouver, the $53.5-million, 95,000-square-foot facility began its phased opening this week, starting with the fitness centre and convertible squash/racquetball courts. ...

SeaBus increasing to every 15 minutes until 9 pm daily

A key connection between the North Shore and downtown Vancouver is getting a service upgrade, starting later this month. As part of TransLink’s continuing Phase One rollout of the 10-Year Mayors’ Vision for Metro Vancouver Transportation, SeaBus service will start earlier on weekends, and run later every day in 15-minute intervals. Fifteen-minute sailings will begin at 6 am on weekdays, 7 am on Saturdays, and 8 ...