This week has been particularly beautiful throughout the Lonsdale Avenue corridor of North Vancouver, with tons of sunshine and an abundance of people walking up and down the main roadways. The umbrellas are being put away (for now) and down at the waterfront Shipyards District the energy is starting to build in anticipation of the weekend marketplaces and outdoor concerts.
From time to time we walk down Lonsdale from Delbrook area down to Lower Lonsdale and chat with the local shop owners to catch up on the latest community happenings. The mom and pop grocery stores are a favourite for striking conversation with neighbours. As well you can often sit in a community meeting space such as in Central Lonsdale and catch a game of chess with a new friend. It’s just a matter of saying hello.
There’s always something to do and see on Lonsdale and this week we have a good variety of topics to cover for local news and current events.
CBC News – teenager from North Vancouver who was born in a pub in England returns to where she came into the world for a pint of lager.
Daily Hive – VASS is a non-profit whose aim is “making the mountains accessible to all” by providing skiing and snowboarding programs locally.
The Growth Op – city council have sent 4 new cannabis retail store applicants to the public hearing stage, while the district has 6 more to process.
Chronicle Herald – North Vancouver bakery franchise COBS Bread is expanding into its 6th province and opening their 123rd location.
Cycling Magazine – “This Is Home” profiles iconic Canadian freerider Thomas Vanderham’s journey from riding in the Prairies to Deep Cove BC.
Georgia Straight – Capilano University recently launched a Well-being Ambassador program and seeks to be the regions healthiest university.
Redbull – custom van designer and builder based out of North Vancouver called Nomad Vanz was featured in an article on Redbull’s blog.
Vancouver Sun – the Lower Lonsdale region is turning into a craft beer and liquor mecca with strong growth from businesses such as Stealth Distilleries.
What’s Brewing – read this great interview with the founder and operator of the BC Cider Week event at the Pipe Shop Venue in Lower Lonsdale.
North Shore News – a building near Lonsdale Avenue and Streetcar Brewing is going to be possibly turning into a heritage building with a rezoning filed.
Sudbury Star – enjoy pianist phenom Alma Deutscher with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra at Centennial Theatre on March 1st at 8pm.
Vancouver Courier – bridges heading into the North Shore have become cleared after accidents much faster due to more efficient trucks.
Canadian Beer News – Deep Cove Brewers & Distillers has announced the release of a new seasonal craft beer called Berry Sour.
Grouse Mountain – come and enjoy this annual event where you can do 24 hours of outdoor snow activities around the slops of Grouse Mountain.
North Van Rec & Culture – sends out a weekly email newsletter to the community with all of the events and happenings to checkout.
District of North Van – Heritage Awards & Advisory Design Panel Awards presentation to take place in Council Chambers on February 25th.
North Van District Library – would like to let everyone know about the book readings and community activation’s they have going on at local libraries.
North Van Chamber – welcomes votes from the community on local companies for consideration in the 2020 Business Excellence Awards.
City of North Van – sends out their weekly email called CityView and this week they have updates on the Lower Lonsdale offleash dog park plus much more.
That’s it for this week and if you have any updates you would like to share with our readers in the Lonsdale community, don’t hesitate to chat with us.