Shopping the neighbourhood

Shopping the neighbourhood

It’s a strange year to be out driving to malls and looking for just the perfect gifts for your loved ones. It is also a year where we don’t want to rely exclusively on online shopping. We need to support our local shops and groups. Local shops are the donors to our sports teams and schools. They give to our causes year after year and we need to keep them here as part of our community. Christmas Trees There are two fantastic Christmas tree suppliers that have adapted to be covid-safe. Many local Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Venturers are supported ...
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2020 needs a Good Neighbour

2020 needs a Good Neighbour

This tumultuous year has given us some outstanding signs of hope. We want to recognize the volunteers who make our neighbourhood a better place. There is no doubt this is our favorite time 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 missed are the quiet stories. The good that goes on in our neighborhood everyday - often unnoticed beyond the person or organization helped.  ...
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Docu series to showcase North Shore Rescue

Docu series to showcase North Shore Rescue

When a yellow helicopter flies over Lynn Valley at first light, residents know that some of their neighbours have been spending the night in some dreadful and, likely, dangerous situations trying to help someone’s loved one. This month the volunteers that makeup North Shore Rescue are hitting the small screen. Coming to the Knowledge Network November 10 (on cable and online) Peg Leg Films’ Search and Rescue: North Shore will share the commitment of those volunteers in a five-part series. Investing time Peg Leg Films' most recent project is a follow-up up to their past success with outdoor films. As ...
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Halloween - pandemic style

Halloween – pandemic style

There has been much discussion in the daily updates for Covid-19 about Halloween. Dr. Bonnie Henry, at this point, is adamant it can go on. There have been guidelines written by the BC Centre for Disease Control and creative minds working throughout the community.   What will Halloween look like? We have been thinking about how we can help the community enjoy the annual tradition in the most safe and responsible way. First and foremost: If you are sick, do not trick or treat and do not hand out candy. Keep celebrations to those you live with or very, very small ...
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A little Local Love

A little Local Love

In a time of disconnection the United Way is trying to bring Lynn Valley together. The organization is offering residents a one-time grant to help build community with its Local Love campaign. Building community For the last few months Sarah Dugan has been working for the United Way as a Community Builder. Her territory includes various parts of the North Shore including Lynn Valley.  “We want to help bring a little bit of happiness to life,” said Dugan.  She has been working over the last several months with direct outreach to local community members as well as creating initiatives that ...
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A Covid kind of Halloween

A Covid kind of Halloween

Among the many changes of Covid-19 are the loss of community events. The big one for many families this fall will be the changes to Halloween. We have been thinking about how we can help the community enjoy the annual tradition in the most safe and responsible way.  What will Halloween look like? We are about seven weeks away from ghouls and goblins, creepers and princesses taking over the streets of Lynn Valley. The past few years celebration have centred on Wellington Drive and Dovercourt Road - where the Dovercourt Crypt has been stepping up its spookiness year after year ...
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Masked crusader

Masked crusader

When many young people are enjoying their last taste of summer, Lynn Valley’s Jake Musgrave is donning a mask and taking up a crusade across Canada raising money for Covid relief and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society – all by bike. Doable August 28th 23-year-old Musgrave will clip into his pedals and hit the road, aiming to arrive in Halifax a month later. He hopes the ride will do more than take him across the country. Musgrave hopes to raise money as well. His dual causes – Covid-19 relief and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society – hit close to home ...
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Living on the edge

Living on the edge

We live in a special place. Nestled between two mountains on the edge of one of the world’s best cities, it is a unique situation shared by few other places. Where else in the world can you live a 20 minute drive from downtown but also be a 20 minute bike ride from the backcountry. As summer comes full force we need to think about how to keep our special community, our homes and forest safe. Wildfire home protection Living on the edge of the forest there are some unique considerations to prepare your home to be in its best ...
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