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This Week on Lonsdale

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It’s that time of the week again where we compile all of the past 7 days of local news and current events here around the Lonsdale Avenue corridor of North Vancouver to make it super easy for you to stay up to date on happenings taking place in the community. We hope that everyone stays home to spend time with their immediate family for Easter weekend, and check in with your extended family using video conference call apps to ensure safe social distancing measures.

The weather looks to be gorgeous for the next few days, so getting outside and going for a mindful walk around your neighbourhood is always a good idea for mental health and physical wellness. Have a peaceful relaxing weekend and thanks for supporting Lonsdale Avenue Magazine by reading our content, sending your questions and taking part in interviews.

Travel Week – we are seeing a huge rise in whales and other animals coming back to the waters around North Vancouver in particular up Indian Arm and near Deep Cove, there have been Orca Whale Pods spotted (main photo).

Sports Net – the NHL team Arizona Coyotes have signed North Vancouver born and raised goaltender David Tendeck to a three-year, entry-level contract, the team announced this past Monday. Congratulations!

The Tyee – search and rescue groups across the province and here on Vancouver’s North Shore have suggested that you do not go out into the forest to do hiking as it can be dangerous due to limited teams, proceed with caution.

Daily Hive – the coronavirus epidemic did not stop TransLink from launching the R2 Marine Drive RapidBus service as planned here across West and North Vancouver, improving the quality of travel for locals across the region.

Single Tracks – in North Vancouver, home to some of the world’s best trails, the city has been shutting down parking lots and access points to many of the city’s trails, including Mt. Fromme, to reduce the amount of people recreating.

Men’s Journal – in North Vancouver, high-end apparel and pack manufacturer Arc’teryx worked with local health authorities and neighbouring manufacturing and design partners to prototype a medical gown.

Yahoo News – an alternative public school in North Vancouver is set to close after a unanimous vote from the board of the Gulf Islands School District, which has operated Windsor House for the past eight years.

Vancouver is Awesome – self-isolation and physical distancing are crucial in the ongoing fight against COVID-19, but it’s also important to avoid becoming totally isolated while enjoying healthy exercise such as cycling.

North Shore Daily Post – has launched from the recreation of the local news website Global Canadian, and seeing more options for people in the community to access timely updates is always value added.

604 Now – Donnelly Group has just launched Quick Liquor, a virtual liquor store where customers can order online for pick-up or delivery service. They have free delivery to residents of North Vancouver on orders over $25.

South China Morning Post – the District of North Vancouver wants businesses shut if they cannot respect social distancing – but it also wants full rent from its commercial tenants, even those who may not be operating.

CBC News – a nine-year-old boy in North Vancouver who wanted to help the fight against COVID-19 has raised more than $3,000 for healthy snacks to keep health-care workers going at Lions Gate Hospital. 

Toronto Sun – if you’re in North Vancouver you should check out the giant photo of former Canucks goalie George Gardner on the southern side of the Polygon Gallery, which is at the foot of Lonsdale Avenue.

CTV News – a North Vancouver couple is getting ‘mixed signals’ from Ottawa after leaving the cruise ship Coral Princess on Monday to come back into Canada, they say the process for self isolation has been confusing.

Georgia Straight – Burnaby councillor Sav Dhaliwal and City of North Vancouver mayor Linda Buchanan will serve as chair and vice chair, respectively, of the regional district’s COVID-19 Response Task Force.

The Province – Lions Gate Bridge is a Vancouver landmark, and has been the backdrop for countless photos. It is the longest suspension bridge in Western Canada, measuring 1,517 metres long (including the approach spans).

Popular Mechanics – in North Vancouver, the Canadian fuel industry added pictorial designs showing biodiversity loss as a result of fossil fuel usage, but emitted all health risks associated with breathing the fumes and refuelling.

AppHired – if you are interested in being part of the regeneration of the Canadian shipbuilding industry working at Seaspan’s Vancouver Shipyards, with steady well-paid work spanning the coming decade, message us today.

Lonsdale Quay Market – sent out an email newsletter with everything they have going on for the Easter long weekend and their updated hours of operation plus notices about free parking for shoppers.

North Shore Women’s Centre – join them for an upcoming digital workshop, with laughter yoga which is a set of playful exercises and deep breathing techniques that connect you with your inner child, increases lung capacity.

North Shore Emergency Management – looking for info on COVID19 closures, service options and more in your North Shore municipality? Checkout these websites for all of the latest critical updates that you need to know.

North Van School District – following the physical distancing recommendations of provincial and local health officials, including the ban on large gatherings, we have closed off our playgrounds and sports fields.

North Van City Library – it’s BINGO time! Fill out one BINGO card per week while the library is closed and turn them in when we reopen. One lucky entry will win a NVCL coffee/tea MUG! This game is open for all ages.

North Van Museum and Archives – as we prepare for the New Museum, you may wish to take advantage of our online programs for intermediate, secondary and college level classes. Checkout these online programs.

North Van Recreation and Culture – Centennial Theatre is currently closed until further notice due to COVID-19 concerns. Performances and events scheduled up to May 30th have now been either cancelled or postponed. Ticketholders will be contacted by the Box Office with further details. 

North Van Chamber – sent out a tweet on Twitter with tons of ways that you can support local businesses across North Vancouver, check out the image attached to the status update for full details.

North Van RCMP – please be advised that to prevent the potential spread of COVID-19, our fingerprinting services will be temporarily suspended for 30 days. We will re-assess after that time.

North Van Arts?WHAT MATTERS! reclaims the use of common and accessible everyday materials: wool, glass, and plaster. The three artists in this exhibition go beyond traditional uses of these materials, exploring the potential in form, and challenging their mediums’ inherent constraints.

Family Services North Shore – we are open, operational, and providing support and services across our North Shore communities – virtually.  The health and safety of our staff, clients, volunteers, and broader community is our top priority. 

North Van School District – during these unprecedented and complex times, the school district is committed to providing our community, students, families, teaching and support staff with current and reliable information.

District of North Van – the following facilities are closed until further notice: Delbrook Community Centre, Karen Magnussen Community Centre, Ron Andrews Community Centre​, Parkgate Community Centre, North Vancouver Tennis Centre, Murdo Frazer Pitch and Putt, Northlands Golf Course, Maplewood Farm, Lynn Canyon Ecology Centre plus the Boat launch at Cates Park.

City of North Van – sends out their weekly CityView email newsletter, this week including how to celebrate Easter, a message from the Mayor, updates on the new RapidBus, City Park Ambassadors, how to support local businesses, info about accessing resources online and much more.

That is all for this week and as always if you have any questions or would like us to include your community update(s) in next weeks issue of ‘This Week on Lonsdale‘ use our contact page to chat with us.

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