The snow is falling here on the North Shore mountains atop Grouse, Seymour, and Cypress and the wind has been howling with plenty of force. Bringing in the winter season and all the festivities, events. and community gatherings that entails. From snowshoeing, to sledding, to enjoying the new outdoor skating rink at The Shipyards in Lower Lonsdale. Tis’ the season to spend time eating, drinking and being merry with friends and family.
We have a great roundup of community news and current event updates for you below to make it super easy for you to keep in the loop with what’s happening throughout the Lonsdale Avenue corridor of North Vancouver. Plus we like to sprinkle in a little news from around the North Shore between West Vancouver and out east to Deep Cove.
Jay Boyce on Twitter – people and cars existing in harmony at The Shipyards. It is possible with quality urban design. The narrower roadways force cars to reduce speed allowing them to observe the movement of pedestrians.
Daily Hive – the mountains across the North Shore from Grouse Mountain to Mount Seymour and Cypress Mountain are now completely covered in snow, but there is not enough to do quality skiing just yet, that will come soon.
Reddit – there were super bright lights and an explosion sound recently in North Vancouver which some local community members are talking about on the social networking and bookmarking website Reddit.
BC Business – outerwear clothing maker and trend setting brand from North Vancouver Arc’teryx opens their first lifestyle store in Metrotown mall to showcase all of the clothing and apparel they are making and designing.
Georgia Straight – North Shore Rescue was able to locate a woman who texted for help recently from Eagleridge Bluffs in West Vancouver as she was walking her dog and got lost in the flurries and oncoming darkness.
North Shore News – a big congratulations goes out to Taylormotive who are celebrating 60 years in business helping the local community with various things related to car mechanics, repairs and regular maintenance.
CTV News – Taiwanese-Canadian actor and model Godfrey Gao has died at the age of 35. Born in Taipei but raised in North Vancouver, Gao was the first Asian to be the face of Louis Vuitton in 2011.
Vancouver Sun – high winds have caused thousands of North Vancouver residents to be without power Wednesday morning. Environment Canada has issued a wind warning for parts of Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley.
Seaspan Shipyards – was recently involved with helping a local entrepreneur to develop working coveralls that are best suited for the ladies who work within their company, to improve general comfort and quality of life.
Lower Lonsdale BIA – congratulations to the team at the Lower Lonsdale Business Improvement Association on their new website, Greg Holmes and the rest of the stakeholders are doing an awesome job supporting local.
North Van Chamber – cleaning up your taxes before the end of the year could yield a bigger tax refund or boost your savings… bring your lunch and join us for great year-end tax tips for self-employed and small business owners!
North Van Recreation – sends out a weekly email with a list of all of the top local events and happenings in our community, this week including Christmas light festivals, the Nutcracker, movie nights and so much more.
City of North Van – provides local citizens with their CityView eNews bulletin which this week includes an invitation to enjoy the Christmas tree lighting in Lower Lonsdale on Saturday, the Kids in the Hall Event, and plenty more.
District of North Van – has regular ‘meet your Mayor’ events that take place where you can sit down with District of North Vancouver Mayor Mike Little to discuss local issues that are important you.
Those are the main updates for this week, and if you have any questions or would like to submit local news for next week please contact us.