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How is everyone holding up while staying home on lockdown? We hope very well, and when you leave the house for essential services like groceries, fuel or transporting family we do absolutely respect the social distancing.

It’s that time of the week again where we put together all of the top local news and current event items from in and around the Lonsdale Avenue corridor of North Vancouver. We put the selected topics in a bullet point list for you below to make it as easy as possible for you to say on top of what is happening in the community while being able to click direct to the source.

There are tons of awesome news websites covering local news for the Lower Mainland and Metro Vancouver, many of them have a sprinkle of content for North Vancouver. In terms of media saturation Vancouver’s North Shore is massively under served and there is tons of potential here to do well for the community. Thus, Lonsdale Avenue Magazine was born.

Checkout our list of the pertinent things for you to know this week.

Western Investor – 10 unit rental building in North Vancouver has sold for $3.7 million, reports Goodman Commercial, the 64-year-old property is in the popular Lower Lonsdale area and has development potential.

Canadian Hockey League – North Vancouver’s Connor Bedard has been granted exceptional player status and therefore is eligible to play in the Western Hockey League (WHL) as a 15-year-old. Congrats to him.

Business in Vancouver – Reckless Bike Stores across the region and in the Lower Lonsdale Shipyards District have been quite busy this time of year as many people start doing outdoor activities given the social distancing.

Vancouver Sun – in the Deep Cove neighbourhood of North Vancouver, a project called Love Rocks Deep Cove was started by a six-year-old girl. Her hand-printed sign invites kids in the area to get busy sharing love and joy.

Caledon Enterprise – should you borrow money to invest in the down market? North Vancouver based financial planner Annie Kvick from Money Coaches Canada said borrowing to invest “does not make sense at all” for most.

The Tyee – Crawford Kilian, who has been writing for The Tyee since its first week in 2003, is in his late 70s and lives with his wife in North Vancouver chats back and forth with another staff writer who is in isolation as well.

Education News Canada – a Grade 10 Argyle Secondary student recently helped the school reach a new fundraising milestone of $50,000 for local charities through the Youth and Philanthropy Initiative.

Georgia Straight – has an article featuring Pizza Garden and why they have the best pizza experience anywhere across North Vancouver and through their other locations in Coquitlam, New Westminster, Kitsilano, and Burnaby.

Running Magazine – Cap Crusher in North Vancouver’s Capilano Canyon, was cancelled due to coronavirus, and it was announced on Saturday that the Coast Mountain Trail Series’ next five events are cancelled as well.

Cycling Magazine – many of the parks and trails on Vancouver’s North Shore have been closed as the weather has been good which created a large amount of people coming together that were not doing social distancing.

CBC News – Dr. Denis Vincent, who was in his 60s, died this past weekend at his North Vancouver home, according to a longtime friend, he attended a dental conference at the Vancouver Convention Centre and got Covid19.

CTV News – TransLink says the SeaBus will operate every 15 minutes, instead of running its usual 10-minute schedule during weekday rush hours between Lonsdale Quay and downtown Vancouver due to decreased ridership.

InfoTel News – members of the Vancouver RCMP, B.C. Ambulance Service and North Vancouver City Fire Department formed a convoy and slowly drove along the street in front of the Lions Gate Hospital to honour workers.

Pique Magazine – North Vancouver resident Julie Waltz has been hanging white ribbons, alongside her neighbours, on their street in Edgemont in solidarity with health-care workers across Canada and the United States.

Globe and Mail – how the coronavirus took North Vancouver’s Lynn Valley Care Centre and what has happened with support from the community and neighbours of the area to help out given this very sensitive time.

Vancouver is Awesome – North Vancouver residents are being treated to live music from the comfort of their backyards, thanks to a pair of neighbouring musicians who prove that fences don’t mean jam sessions have to stop.

Daily Hive – Sunshine Cabs has indicated in a release that it will be suspending all operations beginning 9 pm on Saturday, March 28, until further notice. The company operates in the West Vancouver, North Vancouver and at YVR.

CKPG Today – North Vancouver based ICBC is now offering customers the option to defer their monthly insurance payments for up to 90 days with no penalty, to support those facing financial hardship at this time.

North Bay Nugget – in the Harpoon movie, three friends adrift on a boat fight for survival somewhere off the U.S. East Coast. But there’s a reason North Vancouver filmmaker Rob Grant didn’t set the new thriller at home.

Chatelaine – Tessa Virtue and Maple Leafs hockey player Morgan Rielly are both on lockdown here in North Vancouver and recently got on social media and chatted with local news websites about their relationship together.

The Peak – this week, we explored the rugged backcountry trail located in North Vancouver that leads to Kennedy Falls. While the wise TLC once said, “don’t go chasing waterfalls,” we definitely have to respectfully disagree.

CBC News – there was a pod of killer whales spotted in Indian Arm near Metro Vancouver’s North Shore by an area resident who says it is the first time in nearly 60 years that this has taken place in these waters.

Vancouver Food Bank – join Loblaw Companies and Food Banks Canada in making a difference in the lives of those experiencing hunger in Canada through the Loblaw Spring Food Drive from March 26, 2020 to April 12, 2020.

District of North Vancouver – parks and parking lots in the District will be closed effective Monday, March 23 at 7am: Mt Fromme, Lynn Canyon Park, Skatebowl parks, Kirkstone, William Griffin, and Seylynn.

North Van Recreation and Culture – (NVRC) together with the City and District of North Vancouver made the decision to close facilities in order to lower the risk of transmission of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

North Van District Library – access the libraries many digital resources at home, we have many online services available to you for free, such as e-books, e-magazines, e-audiobooks, podcasts or streaming films.

North Vancouver RCMP – are warning people if they receive a text message about the Canada Emergency Response Plan that it is fake and do not click the website link in the text messages that you may receive.

City of North Vancouver – Mayor Mary-Ann Booth, Mayor Mike Little and Mayor Linda Buchanan got together for a joint statement and press release on the official city hall website to address residents of the North Shore.

City of North Vancouver – sends out their weekly ‘CityView’ email newsletter which this week includes online business access with City Hall, updates on permits and inspection processes, info on home safety and much more.

If you have any questions or would like to send us a news item or local announcement we would love to chat with you, send us a note.

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