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!

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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Meet the candidates: Betty Forbes

Meet the candidates: Betty Forbes

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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Picking pumpkins & community building

Picking pumpkins & community building

Fall fun is returning to Lynn Valley Oct. 13! Lynn Valley Elementary School and Lynn Valley Parent Participation Preschool will be hosting their pumpkin patches to kick off the fall season. Pint-sized pumpkin hunters The annual fundraiser for LVPPP creates the perfect fall fair for younger children. With everything from ...
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Little rippers ready to ride

Little rippers ready to ride

Little rippers will be taking to the trails this weekend for the the second youth riding event of the season put on by the North Shore Mountain Bike Association.    Trails for all This season the NSMBA has been actively trying to expand follow its motto: Trails for all, trails ...
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Neighbourhood News - September 2018

Neighbourhood News – September 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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Culture Days: Shaketown

Culture Days: Shaketown

Lynn Valley will be buzzing with activity for the ninth annual Culture Days September 28-30th. Events and activities will be happening throughout Canada, North Vancouver and in our very own neighbourhood. North Shore Culture Culture Days is an opportunity for people of all ages and abilities to try something new, ...
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Culture Days: Glorious Mountains

Culture Days: Glorious Mountains

From zeppelin logging to secret whiskey caches, the tales and trails of North Shore mountains come alive in a new book from locals David and Harry Crerar and Bill Maurer. Highlights from The Glorious Mountains of  Vancouver's North Shore will be shared at the upcoming Culture Days Festival in Lynn ...
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3 pieces of homework to do this Fall to take advantage of a changing real estate market

3 pieces of homework to do this Fall to take advantage of a changing real estate market

There have been some changes and lots of chatter about the local housing market in the last few months. LynnValleyLife’s experts believe strongly that for some it may be the perfect time to make a long awaited move. While some segments of the housing market are going strong, others are ...
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Get active getting to school

Get active getting to school

The streets and local schools will soon be buzzing with small, medium and large feet. This is a great time to think about how your children are getting to school. Studies show that students who are able to have some physical activity before class are more mentally prepared to learn, ...
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Neighbourhood News - August 2018

Neighbourhood News – August 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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Trail Tales

Trail Tales

The North Vancouver District Library has launched a new program to get families outside and active all the while enjoying a good story.  Trail Tales will take families to Princess Park Aug. 17 from 10:30-11:30 a.m. for a literary walk and the story Two Sisters by E. Pauline Johnson and ...
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Harvest time bear awareness

Harvest time bear awareness

With the summer-ready fruit we love bursting with flavour, there is no doubt it will be attracting wildlife as well. In this season of harvest in Lynn Valley’s forests and yards becoming more bear aware will help you and our furry neighbours.  Preventing backyard bears The North Shore Black Bear ...
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Running Jumping Bouncing Dancing Singing Loving Smiling Riding for 10 years

Running Jumping Bouncing Dancing Singing Loving Smiling Riding for 10 years

Ten years ago this October, running, jumping, bouncing, dancing, singing,  loving, smiling, riding three-year-old Finn Sullivan died. Ignited by loss and a touch of happenstance, and fueled by love, Lynn Valley's most powerful charity was born: Team Finn. It all comes back to Finn Not even two years old, Finn Sullivan ...
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Green thumbs and others needed to help local seniors

Green thumbs and others needed to help local seniors

There was a curious post circulating a North Shore Facebook group: someone was searching for people who love to garden. Calling green thumbs “We have people who in the past have enjoyed gardening, and would still love to do it,” said Eunice Kruse, volunteer coordinator of the Lynn Valley Care ...
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Lynn Valley Live and Local concert series

Lynn Valley Live and Local concert series

The twice-weekly concert series is returning to Lynn Valley Village again this summer. Wednesday and Friday nights local artists will hit the stage for free evenings of entertainment. Mark you calendars for the special family days and dance workshops all put on by North Van Recreation.  July dates Wednesday July ...
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The ultimate summer bucket list for Lynn Valley

The ultimate summer bucket list for Lynn Valley

You don't need to look far for summer fun, adventure and a few ideas to fill up all those summer hours. We have some pretty fantastic options to beat the heat, spray up some fun and just try something new in the neighbourhood.   Some family bucket list ideas 1‘Late night’ ...
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Neighbourhood News - July 2018

Neighbourhood News – July 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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New recruits to battle north shore wildfires

New recruits to battle north shore wildfires

Ready for the summer forest fire season, 35 special recruits recently wrapped their initial wildfire training to form the District of North Vancouver Fire and Rescue Service's new extended operations unit. Along with forest planning, public awareness and inter-agency support, Lynn Valley’s wildland-urban interface is better positioned than ever before ...
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Community update for the Mountain Village Fire

Community update for the Mountain Village Fire

The community is continuing to show its ongoing generosity and support following the June 11 fire at Mountain Village apartments. We want to ensure the most accurate information is distributed from North Shore Emergency Management.  What we know now The North Shore Emergency Management Office is working hard. They have ...
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Mountain Village Garden Apartment Fire

Mountain Village Garden Apartment Fire

This is a tough day, the morning after tragedy. We are buoyed up by all of the outpouring and offering of help.  We will keep this page update with information as we get it.  What we know Two dead, 70 “permanently displaced” aka homeless An early morning fire in the ...
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Packed day of family fun at Lynn Valley Day 2018

Packed day of family fun at Lynn Valley Day 2018

There is plenty of action instore for this Lynn Valley Day. It starts bright and early and we have all the details on the parade, detours, food – beer garden!! – and the fun! Lynn Valley Day Schedule* 8:15-9:45 a.m. Pancake breakfast at Lions’ Cook Shack at Lynn Valley Park 9:15 a.m. Traffic ...
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Eye (heart) Lynn Valley

Eye (heart) Lynn Valley

We love Lynn Valley - our unique mountain-side home, our convenient doorstep with easy access to the city and the forest even closer. We love the people that make our neighbourhood unique. We love the businesses that make it thrive. Contest time! LynnValleyLife.com is launching a community-wide contest. Do you ...
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More than 100 years of Lynn Valley Days

More than 100 years of Lynn Valley Days

Lynn Valley is a neighbourhood rich with history; the tales of our long-age neighbours are interwoven through our very forests, steams and streets. For a primer on our past, visit the LynnValleyLife History page … or, even better, pop into the Community History Centre, located in the former Lynn Valley elementary school heritage ...
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Neighbourhood News - June 2018

Neighbourhood News – June 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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Lynn Valley man saddles up for Cops for Cancer

Lynn Valley man saddles up for Cops for Cancer

North Vancouver RCMP Staff Sergeant Philip Yong is fulfilling a dream nearly two decades in the making. The father of four has decided that this is his year to take part in the annual Cops for Cancer fundraiser - and as the only North Vancouver RCMP Member to be saddling ...
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