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This Week on Lonsdale

Kind reminder to wash your hands and avoid touching your face.

With the current state of the world in terms of the global pandemic associated with the COVID19 Coronavirus, we are both sad and hopeful that things will turn around and get better fast. Of course this kind of thing is epic bad news, but not all of the associated results of the virus are entirely bad. We are trying to look on the bright side in one instance. Which is hard.

Working from home should be the norm when it comes to people who are working from their laptop, desktop, smartphone or tablet. If you work for a company that wants you to come into the office because that’s the way things have always been done, you must know that is entirely irrational. Businesses can save tons of overhead operational capital by not having unnecessary leased office space and minimizing their real estate footprint in that way.

For operating our magazine we have contractors and stakeholders around the world who we tap into for various workflow needs. As well as the core group of people working with us are always working remotely. As you can use your brain and technology devices from sitting anywhere on earth and still get the same results. Video conferencing helps groups get together for meetings.

Lets hope that companies globally revisit their logic in requiring people to come into the office and that stays as an ongoing way of life into the future.

This Week on Lonsdale we have some great local news updates:

North Shore Culture Compass – launches this week with heritage, culture, and art based points of interest to check out on Vancouver’s North Shore.

Govt of BC – students at Handsworth Secondary in North Vancouver will soon be learning in a new, modern and seismically safe school being built.

Translink – 2 new bus routes have been approved to serve residents in Vancouver’s East Fraser Lands (the River District), North Shore, and Burnaby.

Vancouver Sun – learn more about the 6 possible route options that will cross the Burrard Inlet for the Rapid Transit Study that is underway by the Govt.

Georgia Straight – fresh mint, crisp vegetables, perfectly cooked kebab, and warm pita are all staples at the Persian cuisine eatery Cazba Restaurant.

CTV News – explores what it takes to buy a home in Metro Vancouver offering examples of the needed down payment here in North Vancouver.

Cycling Magazine – Giant Canada launches new off-road team and the leader was selected as Cody Scott of North Vancouver who is a well known rider.

Narcity – check out these 9 super easy hikes you can enjoy including exploring Quarry Rock at Deep Cove along with Maplewood Flats.

EatNorth – Farina a Legna in North Vancouver launches Italian brunch service this weekend for customers and locals to enjoy a new flavour experience.

Lonsdale Quay Market – have you ever been curious about making soap? Join us during our spring break weekend for a fun and relaxing workshop!

604 Now – don’t miss the 5th Annual All-Star Stand-Up Comedy Night, a really funny fundraiser for Presentation House Theatre in Lower Lonsdale.

BC Business – Hatfield Consultants is the winner of the Workplace Wellness category in our first annual Business of Good awards at the magazine.

North Shore News – 6 North Shore women among nominees for the 2020 YWCA Women of Distinction Awards and congratulations to all of them.

Bike Magazine – North Shore trailbuilder Digger makes a case for why the areas mountains are gnarly, teetertotters/rollercoasters on Fromme/Cypress.

Pique Magazine – North Vancouver-based Musos has booked hundreds of shows in Whistler over the last decade, connecting musicians with venues.

First Capital – the Empire Theatres Building located at 200 Esplanade West in the Lower Lonsdale Shipyards District is for sale and has 43,000 sq ft.

The Province – Norm Fieldgate, a Canadian football legend and member of the original 1954 B.C. Lions team, has died and also worked at The Shipyards.

Georgia Straight – coordinator of CapU’s digital visual effects program says he wants to prepare people for career possibilities that don’t yet exist.

NorthVancouver.com – enjoy a special 2-hour fresh flower workshop at the La-Z-Boy Furniture Gallery located here in North Vancouver.

North Shore Taxi – enjoy personalized sightseeing excursions to tourist destinations and landmarks on the North Shore using our taxi service.

North Van Recreation – checkout the roundup of local news items and events to enjoy here in the community at various recreation facilities.

District of North Van – take part along with the community on the Myrtle Park creek restoration by visiting this website link and submitting your info.

North Van District Library – has setup a calendar of events taking place during spring break for you to enjoy with your friends and family.

Lower Lonsdale BIA – wants everyone to know that a new restaurant opened at the Lonsdale Quay Market called Basilico which serves fresh pasta.

North Van Chamber – join us for fun networking at Beere Brewing which is a family business built on a legacy of tradition, heritage, quality, and service.

City of North Van – sends out their weekly ‘CityView’ email newsletter, this time including the cancellation of Rogers Hometown Hockey and much more.

If you would like to share a local news story or current events related to North Vancouver contact us to chat and we can include it for next weeks issue.

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