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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!

Here’s the latest news…

New look at Lynn Valley Centre debuts Saturday

November 15, 2017

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

Months of work have come to fruition, and this Saturday Lynn Valley Centre will be unveiling its new look.

“The theme of the renovation is ‘Bringing the outside in’,” said Lynn Valley Centre Manager Lorelei Guthrie. “We have a lot of elements like wood, and series of photographs of mountain trails – it exemplifies the great things the North Shore offers.”

Lynn Valley Centre Renovation

Lynn Valley Centre Renovation

There will be new washrooms, new seating areas, new art and new merchants arriving soon.

“We are excited about Miniso,” said Guthrie. “It is a Japanese retailer expanding into Canada and we are one of the first five locations in B.C.”

The new store will be opening before Christmas in the centre court near Winners, said Guthrie.

This Saturday, November 18, festivities will take place from 11 a.m to 2 p.m.  From 11 a.m. to noon Save-On Foods will be presenting a reception, followed by the official ribbon-cutting and art unveiling at 12 p.m. The event also includes  live musical performances, Mrs. Picasso’s face painting, and a kids’ Totem Pole craft station.

The next few days will be busy ones – by the end of the week there will be new soft seating and a new bistro area arriving.

Lynn Valley Centre Renovation

Lynn Valley Centre Renovation

“We know we are a part of folks’ coffee trail,” she said. “We want to offer places to slow down and have a conversation. It’s quite amazing how many regulars we have and we want them to have a space to catch up.”

The key attraction to this weekend’s opening is the unveiling of Jeremy Humpherville’s sculpture The Return. The wood and metal sculpture is one of three First Nations’ works that will ultimately adorn the shopping centre.

“It’s beautiful,” said Guthrie. “It depicts the salmon return. It will be hung at the rear entrance near the washrooms. We wanted something that was reflective of the North Shore and B.C. This is an homage to First Nations who are here.”

The renovation was not without hitches. The 43-year-old floor proved to be a wild card in the process. Different parts reacted differently to removal, making the resurfacing project a challenge, said Guthrie.

Lynn Valley Centre Renovation

Lynn Valley Centre Renovation

While the work inside is largely complete – or will be by the weekend – the exterior work will begin next year in conjunction with the cladding on the The Residences at Lynn Valley. And parents will be pleased – a new play area will arrive after Christmas, said Guthrie.

To mark the grand reopening of Lynn Valley Centre, visit Saturday Nov. 18 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. In addition to the ribbon cutting, art unveiling and kids’ activities there will be a sidewalk market sale presented by retailers at Lynn Valley Centre. For all the details visit the Centre’s website.

Deck the doors with homemade wreaths!

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

Christmas is coming! Will your front door be ready? Enjoy this creative wreath-making workshop on December 7 at Mollie Nye House (940 Lynn Valley Rd). Register soon!

Argyle student represents Canada at world championship dance competition

November 13, 2017

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

By Robin Thorneycroft, contributing writer For most students, balancing high school involves choosing classes, finding your friends during breaks and perhaps practising a sport a couple of times a week. That’s not the case for Samantha Olivier, a Grade 12…

LV Legion helps community remember the fallen

November 5, 2017

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

After a tough couple of years the Lynn Valley Legion is returning to its roots and focusing on remembering Canada’s veterans this Nov. 11 with poppy tagging and a ceremony at Lynn Valley’s Veterans’ Plaza followed by a community open…

Too many leaves for your bin? Here’s what to do

November 4, 2017

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

You either love this time of year: cool days, golden light, leaves to scuffle in, or you hate it: frost to scrape, short days and mounds and mounds of leaves to deal with. This fall’s yard clean up is looking…

Time to sponsor your LV Village Christmas tree!

November 3, 2017

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

Lynn Valley’s recent snowflakes make this announcement from the Lynn Valley Community Association timely indeed. The festive Lynn Valley Village Christmas Parade of Trees is celebrating its seventh year lighting up the village square with colours, lights, and greenery. Sponsoring…

Bikers love Fromme, sweet Fromme

November 2, 2017

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

By Robin Thorneycroft, contributing writer Twenty years ago, in the clatter and din of Lynn Valley’s Black Bear pub, like-minded locals gathered to chat about some community concerns. Now, two decades later many of those same people – along with…

Help free Lynn Canyon trees!

October 24, 2017

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

By Robin Thorneycroft, contributing writer Lynn Valley residents will have a chance to wrestle with nature and leave one of our most beloved parks a little healthier on the weekend. The District of North Vancouver is hosting a Free The…

All Souls event remembers Lynn Valley loved ones

October 21, 2017

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

At this time of the year, there are a multitude of traditional and non-traditional ways to explore the Great Beyond. From candelit ceremonies in municipal cemeteries to zombie apocalypse Hallowe’en parties, a wide variety of perspectives and celebrations are on…

Lynn Valley Pumpkin Patch brings the community together

October 17, 2017

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

By Robin Thorneycroft, Contributing Writer Mid-October sees Lynn Valley come alive. The maple trees near Argyle Secondary flame and delight. Locals take over the trails once again, and the Lynn Canyon suspension bridge isn’t packed quite as tightly with nervous…

LynnValleyLife is looking for this year’s Good Neighbour!

October 10, 2017

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

If you’ve been following LynnValleyLife for a while, you’ll know that one of our favourite times of the year is the lead up to our annual Good Neighbour Award. All year ‘through we keep our ears to the ground for…

Love the neighbourhood? Write for LynnValleyLife!

October 4, 2017

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

We know how many of our followers love stories on local recreation, neighbourhood history, interesting Lynn Valley personalities from past or present, or the scoop on new municipal initiatives or retail options. So we’re looking for a few Lynn Valleyites…

Give thanks, and give food!

September 24, 2017

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

It’s almost Thanksgiving, and LynnValleyLife is hoping everyone can have a share in the harvest. This year we are teaming up with St. Clement’s Anglican Church to help people with enough food on their table make sure the same goes…

Pumpkin patches to spring up in Lynn Valley!

September 19, 2017

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

It’s almost that time of year for the Great Pumpkin to descend once again (whether Linus sees him or not!) to transform a Lynn Valley field into a magical pumpkin patch. On October 14th starting at 11am, there will be…

Lynn Valley LINK trail becomes a reality

September 16, 2017

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

The hard work of Lynn Valley Community Association volunteers and district parks staff – and the leadership of local residents Suzanne and Gabriel Mazoret – was celebrated at Lynn Canyon on September 16 with the grand opening of the Lynn…

LV Services Society looking for your help

September 2, 2017

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

The Lynn Valley Services Society is one of the community hubs that keeps this neighbourhood thriving. Please have a read of their latest press release and consider offering your time and talent. Volunteer Board Members Wanted  The Lynn Valley Services…

Great fall programs at Mollie Nye House and elsewhere!

August 23, 2017

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

That “back-to-school” feeling that comes over us in September isn’t just for the young ‘uns. There’s a huge range of community programs designed for adults of all ages and stages, so why not sharpen your pencil (or pick up your…

North Van Museum wants YOU!

August 9, 2017

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

As you are probably already aware, the historic Lynn Valley Elementary School building was preserved and transformed into the North Vancouver Community History Centre, part of the North Vancouver Museum and Archives. The Community History Centre currently has a Canada…

Celebrate 150th plus local history at Heritage Fair!

July 4, 2017

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

Here’s a great community event coming your way! Canada Day celebrations continue with a fair being held on Saturday, July 15th, with lots of indoor and outdoor fun at Mollie Nye House at 940 Lynn Valley Rd. Have a look…

Don’t miss out on Canada Day fun!

June 30, 2017

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

There’s certainly no excuse for thumb-twiddling this Long Weekend, given the myriad events that have been organized to celebrate Canada 150+ in style. The Canada Day Parade is extra-special this year, and will kick off with a Lions Pancake Breakfast…

Traffic detours coming to Mountain & Frederick

June 25, 2017

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

Summertime means street work! Starting on June 28 and running right through to August 20, the District will be installing a new watermain and services on Mountain Hwy just south of Frederick Road. Excavating will be done of the street,…

Nourish Market opens nice noshery

June 24, 2017

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

There’s a new place to sit and enjoy the Lynn Valley village vibes, and enjoy a healthy bite or sip while you’re at it. Nourish Market has transformed one end of its boutique grocery store into an airy eating spot,…

Remember watering restrictions when sunny weather comes

June 22, 2017

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

Water restrictions probably haven’t been top of mind for most Lynn Valleyites, seeing as Mother Nature has been abundantly generous with water herself. But now that sunny weather is upon us, here’s a reminder of our water-conservation responsibilities. Phase One…

New Lynn Valley Days events offered this year!

June 6, 2017

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

Lynn Valley Days are fast approaching, and fingers are crossed for a warm, sunny weekend. Even if it’s drizzly, however, the famous Big Tent will keep revellers dry and spirits high! We are as pleased as punch to be a…

Concert supports work of Rainbow Refugees

May 20, 2017

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

Looking for a tuneful end of the week, and happy to support a great cause? Proceeds from this community concert on Friday, May 26 will help fund Rainbow Refugees, a group that supports people seeking refugee protection in Canada due…

LV Mall invites moms for free photo

May 7, 2017

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

Stuck for a Mother’s Day gift? No more… make a nice memory for Mom by taking her to Lynn Valley Mall and dressing up for a free digital photo! Fun dress-up props are on hand for those who want to…

Be a Lynn Valley LINK trail builder!

May 3, 2017

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

There’s an exciting new outdoor recreational project afoot in Lynn Valley, and you could be on the ground floor (literally). The Lynn Valley Community Association’s Annual Park Project takes place on Saturday, May 13 and is a key component of the new…

Meet the town planner, and join the LV Community Association!

April 26, 2017

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

The Lynn Valley Community Association annual general meeting is coming up on Thursday, May 18, at 7 p.m. Please consider getting involved as a member – or even a board member! – to help keep Lynn Valley a community that…

Lynn Valley rock legends offer return performance!

April 25, 2017

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

It must be something in the water – this little corner of the world has spawned pretty amazing musicians from of all genres.  On Friday, May 5, you’re invited to celebrate Lynn Valley’s rock legend with a performance by The…

Be a Lynn Valley trail blazer!

April 19, 2017

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

Thanks to the Lynn Valley Community Association for passing along this information about a Power Line trail party happening on May 13. Do you appreciate the ready access to nature that we enjoy  in this neighbourhood? Then please consider lending…

Shred for a cure!

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

If you’ve been putting off your spring cleaning because you’re buried in six boxes of old tax returns and financial stubs dating from 1979, now’s your chance to get out from under. The “Shredding for a Cure” event, in memory…

Lynn Valley featured in Hendry Hall production

April 5, 2017

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

If you’ve always loved the character of Lynn Valley, you’ll love watching Lynn Valley as a character. More properly, Lynn Valley is the setting of a play opening up at Hendry Hall – but given the theme of 2000, it’s…

Emery Village development info session planned

March 29, 2017

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

LV Community Association president Gillian Konst asked us to pass along an invitation to learn more about the redevelopment proposed for Emery Village (the rental housing area that is currently east of Mountain Hwy and 24th Street, off Emery Place)….

Tree-savers sought for Saturday!

March 23, 2017

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

It’s weed pull time again! Celebrate the first week of spring by getting your hands dirty with North Shore Streamkeepers. The group is looking for volunteers to help remove invasive plant species and replant native species in Lynn Canyon Park…

Benefit concerts coming to Lynn Valley

March 8, 2017

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

There are two musical fundraisers coming to our neighbourhood to promote two excellent causes! On Saturday, March 11, acoustic guitarist Stephen King will be hosting an evening of good music and good company to raise funds for those affected by…

Lynn Valley United invites all to grand opening of new church

February 24, 2017

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

For decades, Lynn Valley United’s red-brick church was a community landmark at the corner of Mountain Hwy and Harold Road, just across from Lynn Valley Elementary School. Even non-churchgoers enjoyed its annual fall fairs and encouraging notes on its message…

Keep your finger on the pulse of development in Lynn Valley

February 17, 2017

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

Mairi Welman, North Van District’s communications manager, recently let us know about two new online tools you can use to keep abreast of issues affecting your neighbourhood. If you’d like to receive email notifications of new development applications in Lynn Valley,…

Lynn Valley right to prepare for floods

February 11, 2017

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

By guest writer No one in Lynn Valley needs to be reminded that their neighbourhood sees more rain than anywhere else in the Greater Vancouver region. The area gets about 2,500 mm of precipitation every year while the airport receives…

Open Houses held to demo highway improvements

February 4, 2017

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

With the recent announcement about increased funding that will allow for a smoother flow of  traffic up to and around the Ironworkers Memorial bridge, two meetings have been scheduled to update the public and answer questions. Please see this Lynn…

Clean out your closets and support local charities

January 21, 2017

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

You have no doubt seen charity drop-off boxes all over the North Shore on your walks or drives around town. You can drop books, shoes and used clothing in them in for re-use by someone who needs them. Not all these…

Lynn Valley donors warm hands and hearts

January 4, 2017

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

‘Twas the week before Christmas (or maybe a bit more) When we asked you to keep your eyes peeled at the store For gloves and hats, and protection from sleet To help Cpl. Wong bring some warmth to the street….

Lynn Valley’s Good Neighbours for 2016 welcome the world

December 24, 2016

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

For those of us at LVLife HQ, a favourite holiday highlight is letting one of our local citizens know that they have been singled out for LynnValleyLife’s Good Neighbour Award. This year, we got double the pleasure, as this 2016′s Good…

Hastings Creek kept clean by dedicated crew

December 22, 2016

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

By staff writer If you saw a team of people strolling through the woods wearing muddy boots and toting hockey sticks on a rainy Saturday afternoon in the fall, you might think: “Yes, it’s hockey night in Canada, but these…

Westlynn Meats serves local “foodies”

December 16, 2016

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

By staff writer The Dos Santos family has been selling meats and seafood at Lynn Valley Mall for 15 years now. There’s a reason for their popularity. “It’s all about the customers,” says Mike dos Santos, wrapping a bag of…

Warm the homeless with help from first responders

December 12, 2016

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

Looking for some good news to warm a cold day? LynnValleyLife recently received this lovely press release from the North Vancouver RCMP, about a neighbourly initiative launched by Cst. Randy Wong and his wife, Sahar. Using money donated by Randy’s…

North Vancouver Archives offer great gifts for Christmas

December 7, 2016

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

The North Vancouver Archives are not the first place you would think to go to find a special present for a special person at Christmas. The kind of present you wouldn’t find for sale anywhere else, for that person who…

Headwaters road deterioration prompts closure to vehicles

December 1, 2016

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

  Temporary Closure to Lynn Headwaters Access Road In the interest of public safety, the District of North Vancouver has closed its access road to Lynn Headwaters Regional Park at the top of Lynn Valley Road to vehicles, effective immediately….

Christmas coming to Lynn Valley

November 26, 2016

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

The season of Advent is almost upon us, and the valley is starting to prepare for Christmas. If you’re wanting your Christmas tree dollars to go to go to work in your community, be sure to head to the Lynn…

Good Neighbour Award nominations open!

November 18, 2016

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

Every year LynnValleyLife takes pleasure in recognizing a Lynn Valley resident who goes the extra mile to make our community or the wider world a better place. It might be someone whose quiet small acts provide ongoing comfort and motivation…

Argyle school replacement subject of open house

November 13, 2016

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

The community has long been awaiting news of the fate of Argyle Secondary. The school district is inviting local citizens to an open house and presentation that will explain the proposal and offer the opportunity to ask questions and put…

Lynn Valley Road loses 80 trees for new bike lanes

November 8, 2016

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

Lynn Valley Road leading into the community from the Upper Levels looks much different with the removal of 80 trees in the centre median. Why were the trees cut? Two new bike lanes are being installed on both sides of…

Bears under threat from continued urban expansion

November 7, 2016

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

Black bears and human beings, aside from the occasional unfortunate interaction, have co-existed on the North Shore for over a hundred years. The bears are smart enough to know that human beings are dangerous, and vice versa. There has been…

Decorate a Christmas tree in LV Village!

November 4, 2016

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

The Sixth Annual Lynn Valley Village Christmas Parade of trees is approaching, and we are already looking forward to seeing Lynn Valley Village transformed into a magical forest of decorated Christmas trees. If you want to get in on the fun,…

Bad weather calls for good driving (and walking)

November 2, 2016

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

Lynn Valley’s record-breaking rain in October and evenings rendered even darker by the November 6 time change are two big reminders to walk, cycle and drive safely during the upcoming fall and winter months. The North Van RCMP recently sent…

New ride share shuttle may come to Vancouver

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

You’ve heard of ride share companies like Uber and Lyft? Using an app service that links would-be drivers to clients, anyone can become a taxi driver. Provincial officials in British Columbia have not given the green light to the service…

Church offers to help remember Lynn Valley departed

October 19, 2016

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

While October 31  focusses on trick-or-treating and fireworks, that costumed caper is only the beginning of a three-day “Hallowtide” festival that has evolved over the past thousand years. The following two days, All Saints Day on November 1 and All…

Exploring Lynn Valley forests with the Ecology Centre

October 11, 2016

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

Are there really salmon found in Lynn Valley creeks? (Yes.) Are there really bears in Lynn Valley parks? (Of course.) Is it safe to explore Lynn Valley parks. (Yes, if you don’t get lost.)  What’s the best way to learn…

Lynn Valley forests fun for foraged foods

October 5, 2016

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

Foraged foods, sometimes known as “weeds,” are showing up on the tables of the coolest restaurants in the world. The New York Times says that when you see ramps (Allium tricoccum, better known as wild leeks) featured in the finest…

How to buy a bike, what kind, and where

October 4, 2016

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

What are the most important components of buying a bike?  Well, they aren’t the brakes, that’s for sure.  According to Lynn Valley Bikes co-owner Rick Loader, it’s picking the right size. To do that, first you must identify the purpose. …

We’re proud to sponsor these Pumpkin Patches

September 20, 2016

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

 

Lynn Valley a hotbed for Culture Days offerings

September 14, 2016

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

Discover a new hobby, explore a new interest, or just have some out-of-the-ordinary fun at this year’s Culture Days that run from Friday, Sept. 30 to Sunday, Oct. 2. Culture Days kicked off in 2009 with the goal of making…

Enjoy all things Polish at Labour Day festival

August 17, 2016

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

An annual celebration of Polish food and culture  returns to Lynn Valley Village on Sunday, September  4. The fourth annual Polish Cultural Festival will feature Polish music, singing and folk dancing and a special program for children and youth with…

Donate (and buy!) jewellery for a good cause

August 3, 2016

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

So, when’s the last time you wore that Aztek-style necklace hanging in your jewellery box?  Or the green earrings that turned out to clash with everything in your wardrobe? Or the kindly meant birthday bracelet that just isn’t “you”? Hayley…

Concert and culture nights rock Lynn Valley Village

July 6, 2016

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

Concerts and culture nights are back to Lynn Valley Village for Summer 2016! As you’ll see in this North Vancouver Recreation and Culture calendar listing, Lynn Valleyites won’t be lacking for things to do all summer long. The Friday night…

Celebrate Canada Day in Lynn Valley (and beyond)!

June 29, 2016

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

It seems there are an ever-growing number of reasons to be grateful that we live where we do. Whether it’s for a moment, an hour or a day, we hope you can make time to celebrate our country this Friday,…

Earthquake hit Lynn Valley 70 years ago today

June 23, 2016

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

The more things change, the more they stay the same. Earthquakes have been an ongoing concern in these parts for a very long time – here’s an account of a major earthquake that hit these shores 70 years ago today,…

Lynn Valley Day brings back memories

June 1, 2016

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

Thank you to Dianne Elphinstone for sharing some of her Lynn Valley Day memories and photos! Volunteer or attend this year’s community celebration on the weekend of June 17 to 19; check out all the details here. In the early…

Lynn Valley water restrictions 101 – lawn sprinkling and frisbees!

May 25, 2016

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

Water restrictions have kicked in again, and while our reservoirs aren’t in bad shape at the moment things can change quickly. Here’s a reminder about the Phase One lawn sprinkling restrictions that are currently in force: Lawn sprinkling are restricted…

Lynn Valley Day – what’s new for 2016!

May 15, 2016

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

It wasn’t easy, but LynnValleyLife finally caught up with Lynn Valley Day organizer Eric Miura on Friday – a rare chance to spend some time with this uber-busy volunteer who juggles his day job with executive roles in the Lynn…

Troubadour a fixture at Lynn Valley Mall

May 11, 2016

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

There aren’t many communities lucky enough to have as dedicated a mall musician as Linda, who can be heard most mornings on the bench outside Romance Jewellers in Lynn Valley Mall. Linda, who is blind and navigates with the use…

Over the Fence: David Hewitson, “Mayor of Lynn Valley Mall”

May 4, 2016

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

Today’s post continues an occasional feature called Over the Fence – a mini-profile of some of the interesting people who live or work in Lynn Valley. Have a suggestion of someone you’d like to see profiled? Let us know at…

Lynn Valley youth perform in chocolate factory theatrical

May 2, 2016

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

Lynn Valley young people are hitting the stage this month as they take part in a production of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, presented by SMP Youth. Heather Gawenda tells us that many cast and crew from Argyle Secondary, Upper…

LV United seeks summer research student

April 27, 2016

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

Looking for a summer job in accounting and marketing research? A close-to-home opportunity is available that might be just right for you. The Lynn Valley United Church office is operating out of temporary lodgings while they await completion of their…

Take a “Jane’s Walk” and hear Lynn Valley history

April 20, 2016

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

Jane’s Walks are coming to Lynn Valley,  just in time to celebrate the 100th birthday of the person after whom they were named. Writer and activist Jane Jacobs had a significant influence on urban planning in the 1960s, when she…

Gardening season is here, and LV plant sale, too!

April 13, 2016

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

With the recent (on and off!) spate of sunny weather, Lynn Valley green thumbs are itchy to get out into their gardens. It’s too early to get annuals out, but we have a great list of gardening tasks that can…

Lynn Valley Day weekend moves to June

April 6, 2016

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

Mark your calendars! After decades in its last-weekend-of-May slot, Lynn Valley Days is moving to the weekend of June 17 to 19, 2016. And along with the move comes a great new event – a Father’s Day breakfast on the…

Celebrate Easter in Lynn Valley!

March 23, 2016

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

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! If it is rainy, there’s no better way to spend the…

Over the Fence: Mike Danks

March 9, 2016

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

With today’s post we begin an occasional feature called Over the Fence – a mini-profile of some of the interesting people who live or work in Lynn Valley. Have a suggestion of someone you’d like to see profiled? Let us…

Lynn Valley realtors address sellers’ “fear factor”

March 4, 2016

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

There was a good article written by Barbara Yaffe in the Vancouver Sun, outlining one of the reasons behind the current shortage in home listings. She writes “Observers agree that the fear of selling one’s home and not being able…

LV Services Society seeking board members

February 28, 2016

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

Update March 20, 2016: please scroll to bottom if you have an aptitude for numbers – a treasurer is needed! Lynn Valley is fortunate in many ways – and having a dedicated non-profit group adding to the programming and life…

DNV sets library land sale record straight

February 23, 2016

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

Mairi Welman, communications manager with North Vancouver District, contacted LynnValleyLife with concerns regarding the circulation of an email containing false allegations of North Vancouver District wrongdoing in the sale of the former library property at 27th and Mountain Highway to…

Valentine’s contest entries heartwarming to read

February 12, 2016

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

Our 2016 Valentine’s Day Contest was the cause of passionate conversation during a LynnValleyLife meeting in January. We’d had a great response in the past to our “What Do You Love About Lynn Valley?” and “What’s Your Nickname for Your…

New highway interchanges will affect Lynn Valley traffic flow

February 3, 2016

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

By Sue Ronson, Contributing Writer There are big plans for the multitude of entrances and exits at the north end of the Iron Workers Memorial/Second Narrows Bridge. And let’s just say up front that it’s not going to be easy…

Enter our Parent-Child Valentine’s Day dinner contest!

January 31, 2016

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

Valentine’s Day isn’t just red roses and romance – it’s a chance to celebrate wonderful relationships of all sorts, whether it’s with friends, neighbours, or even co-workers (you know, the ones who bring in pink Rice Krispie squares or Purdy’s…

No need to let loneliness take root in Lynn Valley

January 27, 2016

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

It’s no secret that social isolation is a huge problem in Metro Vancouver, especially since the Vancouver Foundation published its June 2012 “Connections and Engagement” report quantifying the extent of the issue. And although Vancouver has a reputation for being…

Lynn Valley churches welcome refugee family

January 17, 2016

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

After weeks of waiting and planning, a group of North Vancouver residents celebrated the arrival of their sponsored refugee family at Vancouver International Airport on Friday, January 15. The Syrian family of five was met by representatives of their large…

LynnValleyLife Good Neighbour for 2015 announced!

December 23, 2015

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

If you’ve been around these parts for a while, you’ll know that we at LynnValleyLife love collecting stories of the good citizens in our midst, and drawing from amongst them to name the recipient of our annual Good Neighbour Award….

Gifts for shelter residents welcome indeed

December 6, 2015

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

Whatever “the Christmas spirit” is, it is decidedly not embodied by the horrible task of spending time and money searching out gifts you’re pretty sure the recipient doesn’t need and may not even want. It’s a wonderful feeling to find…

Christmas coming alive in Lynn Valley!

November 28, 2015

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

The Christmas season is officially arriving at Lynn Valley in the days ahead, and we can’t wait! (And remember, a great way to celebrate the season is to let us know about the people who have made our community a…