Guest Voices

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…

Get your Lynn Valley garden ready for winter

September 30, 2015

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

There is a decided chill whispering in the air these days. Fall has officially arrived in Lynn Valley and it’s time to think of putting the garden to bed for the winter. Now, this is a touchy subject when it…

Mom won in a walk: a Lynn Valley Day memory

May 18, 2015

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

By contributing writer Len Corben My mother’s Achilles heel was actually her most valuable asset. At least it was on the afternoon she entered the Lynn Valley Day walking race from 15th Street and Lonsdale Avenue to Lynn Valley Park…

The ins and outs of a raw food diet for your pets

March 29, 2015

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

By Chantelle Dawson, Treks 4 Pets owner There is a lot of chatter about raw food diets for cats and dogs these days, but what does it all mean, and how does it benefit your pet? I will try and…

John Gilmour reflects on Lynn Valley’s charms in town centre contest

January 16, 2015

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

John Gilmour is one of our Lynn Valley neighbours featured on the Lynn Valley Legacy website that is collecting names from readers – not just of notable neighbours who deserve the spotlight, but of potential names for the new Bosa development being built…

Bob McCormack known for giving back to neighbourhood home

January 12, 2015

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

Bob McCormack is one of our Lynn Valley neighbours featured on the Lynn Valley Legacy website that is collecting names from readers – not just of notable neighbours who deserve the spotlight, but of potential names for the new Bosa development being…

Katie Andreychuk, one of Lynn Valley’s “new media” aficionados, featured in Bosa contest

January 5, 2015

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

Katie Andreychuk is one of our Lynn Valley neighbours featured on the Lynn Valley Legacy website that is collecting names from readers – not just of notable neighbours that deserve the spotlight, but of potential names for the new Bosa…

Argyle principal thanks community for flood support

November 4, 2014

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

In the wake of Monday night/Tuesday morning’s flash flooding that closed Argyle Secondary, required the evacuation of at least 17 Lynn Valley homes, and has left some in our neighbourhood temporarily homeless, school principal Liz Bell sent out this Tuesday…

Parents rally to save Swangard track meet

June 4, 2014

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

With only a few days’ notice, people banded together to resurrect the North Vancouver track and field meet at Swangard Stadium, which had been officially cancelled as due to the teachers’ strike on the day of the meet. One of…

St. Clement’s celebrates “Good Seed Sunday”

May 2, 2014

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

In partnership with A Rocha, a non-profit organization that engages in scientific research, environmental education and community-based conservation projects, St. Clement’s Anglican Church in Lynn Valley recently held a “Good Seed Sunday, ” involving a special service, stream clean-up and invasive…

Cedar V theatre memories recalled

February 12, 2014

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

Just over two years ago, we wrote this post about the now-legendary Cedar V theatre, located next door to what is now the PetroCan station on Lynn Valley Road. This week, we were happy to receive some more reflections, sent…

How Rapid Notify system was deployed in search for senior

December 14, 2013

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

  Although the recent search for senior Joan Warren ended tragically, the event served to galvanize first responders and local citizens in an unprecedented manner thanks to the use of communication tools such as the Rapid Notify system, an automated…

Resident reflects on highjack of highrise conversation

June 27, 2013

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

This was submitted to LynnValleyLife by Dan Ellis; it is a copy of his recent submission to North Vancouver District Council. *** I’m the Chair of the Official Community Plan Implementation Committee, who are 15 citizens appointed by Council to…

B.C. Mills House: a step into the past

June 21, 2013

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

  The B.C. Mills House Museum, a hidden reminder of Lynn Valley’s history, is located near the entrance of Lynn Valley Headwaters Regional Park. Originally purchased from a 1904 catalogue of the B.C. Mills Timber and Trading company, it represents…

Town centre proposal can bring vitality, says Gilmour

June 8, 2013

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

  This email was sent by John Gilmour to LynnValleyLife and to many of the other Lynn Valley citizens in his network. We have reproduced it here to illustrate our story about the divergent views being expressed in the neighbourhood….

Coach Janet’s Top 5 tips for delivering legendary customer service

June 4, 2013

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

If you have customers, you are in the customer service business. The purpose of a business is to create and keep a customer base through delivering legendary customer service. Over 80 per cent of all sales in North America originate from the…

Seylynn Village investment has potential for great return

April 30, 2013

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

This perspective on real estate investment is provided to readers by Mortgage Dave, a longtime Lynn Valley mortgage expert. Given the North Shore’s high prices, current investors sometimes wonder if buying in North or West Vancouver can possibly provide a…

Coach Janet’s Top 5 Procrastination-Busters

March 29, 2013

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

Procrastination eats away at our ability to achieve the success we want in our business and personal lives. It steals hours, days, months and years, and delays the benefits associated with completing our actions. Practice these five tips to start…

Coach Janet’s Top Five Leadership Qualities

February 1, 2013

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

While there are several qualities inherent to good leadership, a handful stand out as being more impactful than others. The good news is that each of these qualities can be learned by practice and repetition. Be Future-Oriented “You become what…

Your views: citizens weigh in on town planning

January 18, 2013

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

We recently reported on North Vancouver District Council’s January 7 vote to extend the community consultation period regarding Lynn Valley town planning proposals. LynnValleyLife invited readers to familiarize themselves with the relevant issues and background information and then to fill…

Argyle Piper football victory recounted

October 14, 2012

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

Three hundred fans came out on Saturday afternoon to support the Argyle Pipers Senior Football team at their first home game in 31 years. All this Piper pride paid off as the boys in green racked up their first victory…

Black Bear Pub hosts weekly trivia nights

September 18, 2012

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

From the pen of Jeffry Huyghebaert, Assistant Manager, Black Bear Neighbourhood Pub Every Monday night at the Black Bear we run a trivia game for our guests, with questions running the gamut of general knowledge and obscure facts.  There is no cost…

An update from the Harris family

September 11, 2012

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

Many people in Lynn Valley and beyond were moved to empathy and action by the plight of local mom Erica Harris, who has spent the summer battling an aggressive leukemia that was not responding to treatment. People and agencies moved heaven…

LV pest pros tell you how to bug off

July 31, 2012

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

By Dylan Wendt, Coast Pest Control If you have unwanted pests at home and want to try the natural approach before calling a pest control company; then try these tested home remedies.  If they don’t solve your problems, then give…

Lynn Canyon Suspension Bridge celebrates 100 years

May 14, 2012

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

BY TRICIA EDGAR: In 2012, Lynn Canyon Park is 100 years old. Let’s go on a walk through the trails of the canyon a century ago. If you’d visited then, what would you have seen? It’s a sunny day, and…

Kids clean up at Earth Day event

April 23, 2012

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

FROM EVENT ORGANIZER JODY LABRIOLA: A BIG thank you to all who came out on Saturday and helped with our community garbage pick-up event. It was a success! We cleaned both fields for Argyle Secondary (and all around the school), Fredrick Road (between…

Argyle students campaign to stamp out “R” word

April 17, 2012

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

BY DENISE NEWALL, STUDENT REPORTER: Argyle Secondary is constantly striving to make the school a safer and more welcoming environment for the entire student body. But now an Argyle club has taken that philosophy and created a campaign and Youtube…

Seniors to munch and mingle at Mollie Nye

March 17, 2012

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

BY ANDREA WINTERBOTTOM, Vancouver Coastal Health: For over 20 years the Congregate Meals Program, or “The Diners’ Club,” has been serving nutritious, affordable evening meals to seniors at four North Vancouver locations. Starting on Wednesday, April 11, this Vancouver Coastal…

How’s your thyroid these days?

March 12, 2012

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

You may already have met our local naturopathic physician, Dr. Sacha Elliot of Canopy Health, in our Merchant Profile section. Dr. Elliot has kindly sent us an article she’s written for LynnValleyLife readers who may have questions about their thyroid,…

Doctor gives Lynn Valley clean bill of health

March 2, 2012

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

BY ANDREA WINTERBOTTOM, Contributing Writer: A recent talk by Dr. O’Connor, Medical Health Officer for the North Shore, helped a group of Lynn Valley residents gauge the health of their neighbourhood. The talk and slide show (depicting the transformation from…

You love Lynn Valley! (And so do we.)

February 16, 2012

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

FROM LYNN O’MALLEY: “’Home’ is a name, a word –  it is a strong one; stronger than magician ever spoke, or spirit ever answered to, in the strongest conjuration.” So spake Charles Dickens about the power of home, and we…

Ground-breaking art gallery seeks LV volunteers

February 1, 2012

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

BY YOLANDE MARTINELLO, Principal of Fine Arts, School District 44: Many people in Lynn Valley will be celebrating the opening of the Gordon Smith Gallery of Canadian Art this fall, and we are hoping many of them will also volunteer…

A Christmas wish list for our community

December 25, 2011

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

CHRISTMAS TIDINGS FROM VALLEY FOLK: If you’re like many of us heading towards, or comfortably settled into, middle age, Christmas has ceased being a time at which we wonder anxiously what Santa will bring us. When it comes to more…

Putting a stop to seasonal stress

December 3, 2011

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

Update, Winter 2012: This will be a grand holiday season here in Lynn Valley, starting with the Mollie Nye light-up and continuing over at the Christmas Tree Walk in the Village. That said, it’s not always easy to enjoy all…