Local News – Front Porch Blog

Our Neighbourhood News: From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

Hi there neighbours, and a very warm welcome to our blog, From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife.

Why do we call it ‘From the Front Porch’? Because that’s where the real news of a community is shared – on front porches and sidewalks, and in coffee shops and playgrounds. So sit down and stay awhile…. and check back regularly, so we can keep you in the Lynn Valley loop.

Visit here for musings on local life from our neighbourhood observer, Lynn O’Malley, and stories from our editor Peggy Trendell-Jensen. Publisher Jim Lanctot weighs in with news from the world of Lynn Valley real estate, and we look forward to bringing you a range of guest voices from your valley neighbours.

If you have any tidbits of interest, please send them along to our neighbourhood news-gatherer, Peggy Trendell-Jensen, at peggy@lynnvalleylife.com. We can’t guarantee we’ll be able to post them all, but we’ll do our best to spread the word on this blog page or on our Facebook site!

Lend a hand at Lynn Valley Days

Lend a hand at Lynn Valley Days

Lynn Valley Days is back on a new weekend to kick off the summer with the favourite festival of the year. June 21 & 22 “The event wouldn’t run without volunteers,” said Jeanette Duey, director of communications for the Lynn Valley Lions. “The Lions, like everyone else, are all volunteers ...
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Great Lynn Valley Neighbourhood Garage Sale

Great Lynn Valley Neighbourhood Garage Sale

Mark your calendars for the Great Lynn Valley Neighbourhood Garage Sale. From mountain to mountain, valley wide homes will be selling their wares Saturday, May 25th, 9 a.m. to noon. Save the date LynnValleyLife is putting together the ultimate map for bargain hunters. If you are thinking spring garage sale ...
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Fourth Annual Easter Egg Hunt!

Fourth Annual Easter Egg Hunt!

LynnValleyLife Fourth Annual Easter Egg Hunt Our favourite Lynn Valley Life event is just around the corner. We love our annual Easter Egg Hunt!  Between hiding the all the eggs, seeing the happy kids and getting a high five from the Easter Bunny it doesn’t get much better. We are ...
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An Egg-citing Way to Celebrate Easter in Lynn Valley!

An Egg-citing Way to Celebrate Easter in Lynn Valley!

It sounds like there will be a mix of sun and clouds in Lynn Valley's future, but whatever the weather we hope the Easter weekend is joyful for all! We are having our annual FREE family Easter Egg Hunt April 22 from 10 a.m.-noon at Viewlynn Park. There will be ...
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Check out the North Shore Writers Festival

Check out the North Shore Writers Festival

Celebrating its 20th year the North Shore Writers Festival comes to Lynn Valley April 5th and 6th. Bringing writers together The annual North Shore Writers Festival has both writers and libraries uniting for two days this April. Together North Vancouver District, North Vancouver City and West Vancouver Memorial Public Libraries ...
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Local runner shares essential adventure in children’s book

Local runner shares essential adventure in children’s book

Lynn Valley trail runner Julie Flynn has taken her experience in the forest and created a adventure story to help children be prepared for the outdoors. First hand experience “Every Monday morning as I was getting up I would hear about North Shore Rescue being out all weekend and how ...
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Let March madness begin!

Let March madness begin!

Spring Break is almost upon us. The weather is *supposed* to turn warmer. The kids will be out of school and the time change is upon us. Longer days, new beginnings and new challenges. If you are still looking for something to keep your children busy during the last part ...
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Preserving local salmon habitat during the International Year of the Salmon

Preserving local salmon habitat during the International Year of the Salmon

Signs have been popping up and down seasonally along local streams and creeks in a partnership between the North Shore Streamkeepers and the District of North Vancouver to raise awareness of sensitive salmon habitat. Fragile baby salmon For the past two fall/winter seasons the North Shore StreamKeepers have placed signs ...
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Good Neighbour 2018 - Linda Munro

Good Neighbour 2018 – Linda Munro

Late last year we put out the call for nominations for our 2018 Good Neighbour. We had some favourites like Alec and Betty Moorhouse - definitely beloved by their neighbours, and Kirsten Engel and Areina Bartok who quickly leapt into action to support numerous families affected by last June's fire. This ...
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Healthy teachers - happy classrooms

Healthy teachers – happy classrooms

A health-focused Lynn Valley couple has written the book on keeping teachers healthy. With more than 20 years practicing occupational therapy focusing on the education sector Wade Repta put much of his expertise down on paper in The Well Teacher with the help of his wife Andrée. Keeping teachers well ...
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From farm to forest

From farm to forest

Two Lower Mainland farms are growing their food and delivering it to Lynn Valley giving true farm to table options for local families. One Argyle grad is working the soil near Pemberton, while a lawyer-turned-farmer is guiding three generations on a farm on the Sumas Prairie. What's a CSA? Both ...
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The best of LynnValleyLife archives

The best of LynnValleyLife archives

Over the years we have met some interesting characters that make Lynn Valley a pretty neat place to be. We have trails, rivers and sights that attract people from all over the world. The people who came before us were adventurers cut off from much of Vancouver and created a ...
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Henry Wang

Looking back on 2018

It was an interesting year in Lynn Valley. In June we saw the worst with the tragic loss of Narges Casnajad and her eight-year-old son Sepehr Koshkoye Delshad in a fire that affected numerous families and an investigation that didn’t reach any conclusions.  We also saw glimpses of the best ...
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Coffee addicts rejoice

Coffee addicts rejoice

A steady stream of bleary-eyed coffee lovers gave an almost a palpable sigh of relief recently as they returned to their daily pilgrimage to Lynn Valley’s new and improved Starbucks. Back and bigger A short walk across the street from its original location, Nancy Oldham and her team have opened ...
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Oh Christmas Tree - You're done

Oh Christmas Tree – You’re done

We all love a real Christmas tree and all of the decorations and lights that make the holidays shine in the dark winter. But as the season comes to a close, we have a list of local options for chipping and recycling. Chip ups Lynn Valley Lions - January 5 ...
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Think Red for the Holidays

Think Red for the Holidays

With the busyness and frantic obligations of Christmas and the holidays, we are featuring some of Lynn Valley’s best options for holiday solutions. From finding that perfect something for that hard to buy relative to finding something small and sweet for someone small and sweet: we want you thinking red ...
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Holiday Happenings 2018

Holiday Happenings 2018

We have a list of events, activities and plenty of holiday fun all taking place in Lynn Valley - most of it is free or very low cost! Keep checking back for the latest seasonal celebrations.   Daily Santa at Lynn Valley Centre Check out the lodge at Lynn Valley Centre’s ...
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Who is your good neighbour?

Who is your good neighbour?

It's one of our favorite times of year here at Lynn Valley Life: The Good Neighbor Award season.  Year after year this is a highlight for all of us. Our quiet contributors Day-to-day we try to gather interesting and Innovative stories about Lynn Valley but one thing that is often ...
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Kicking off the Christmas Season - Markets

Kicking off the Christmas Season – Markets

It's the time of year to start thinking about the holidays. Lynn Valley has a number of great markets and fairs – some new some tried-and-true. Come out and explore a handcrafted holiday.Festivities start the weekend of November 24th and 25thThe weekend of November 24th and 25th two Christmas markets are ...
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Troubled bridge finally over water

Troubled bridge finally over water

Four years after a rockslide dramatically changed the Seymour River the replacement pedestrian bridge at Twin Bridges will open as early as late this month. What happened In November 2014 following a severe rainstorm a landslide entered the Seymour River. “The rockfall was about three-quarters of a kilometer downstream of ...
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Realtors Care Blanket Drive

Realtors Care Blanket Drive

LynnValleyLife is honoured to be participating in the Realtors Care Blanket Drive from Nov. 13-20. The annual initiative  has helped more than 345,000 people in our communities stay warm and dry. Last year alone, more than 38,000 people received a blanket, coat, or other donation from the Blanket Drive. Realtors Care ...
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Lest we forget - Remembrance Day in LV

Lest we forget – Remembrance Day in LV

The Lynn Valley Legion is back preparing to mark Remembrance Day. This year they are focusing on remembering Canada’s veterans this Nov. 11 with poppy tagging and a ceremony at Lynn Valley’s Veterans’ Plaza followed by an open house.  This is a busy time for the legion membership, whose core ...
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Neighbourhood News - November 2018

Neighbourhood News – November 2018

When you register for the Neighbourhood News you’ll know when local news, events, coupon offers and real estate listings are posted. You can even add your own comments in some areas of the site. Our goal is to help Lynn Valley residents be engaged, informed, and entertained! ...
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A very good scare

A very good scare

You may have noticed some creepy, eerie sights appearing in Lynn Valley. Over the years a Halloween delight has been building at the corner of Dovercourt and Maginnis Avenue. From fun family tradition to frightful destination the Dovercourt Crypt is celebrating its fifth year by partnering with the B.C. Professional ...
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Meet the candidates: Linda Findlay

Meet the candidates: Linda Findlay

We wanted to get to know who in our neighbourhood was stepping up and putting themselves out there to help govern our city. We recognize some of the names and definitely want to get to know those we don’t. We reached out to all the councillor candidates who live in ...
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Meet the candidates: Robin Hicks

Meet the candidates: Robin Hicks

We wanted to get to know who in our neighbourhood was stepping up and putting themselves out there to help govern our city. We recognize some of the names and definitely want to get to know those we don’t. We reached out to all the councillor candidates who live in ...
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Meet the candidates: Jordan Back

Meet the candidates: Jordan Back

We wanted to get to know who in our neighbourhood was stepping up and putting themselves out there to help govern our city. We recognize some of the names and definitely want to get to know those we don’t. We reached out to all the councillor candidates who live in ...
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Meet the candidates: Greg Robins

Meet the candidates: Greg Robins

We wanted to get to know who in our neighbourhood was stepping up and putting themselves out there to help govern our city. We recognize some of the names and definitely want to get to know those we don’t. We reached out to all the councillor candidates who live in ...
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Meet the candidates: Sameer Parekh

Meet the candidates: Sameer Parekh

We wanted to get to know who in our neighbourhood was stepping up and putting themselves out there to help govern our city. We recognize some of the names and definitely want to get to know those we don’t. We reached out to all the councillor candidates who live in ...
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Meet the candidates: ZoAnn Morten

Meet the candidates: ZoAnn Morten

We wanted to get to know who in our neighbourhood was stepping up and putting themselves out there to help govern our city. We recognize some of the names and definitely want to get to know those we don’t. We reached out to all the councillor candidates who live in ...
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