Merchant Mentions

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,…

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…

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…

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. …

Hot-weather tips for local lawns

July 3, 2015

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

New “Phase Two” water restrictions were announced today, so this article on hot-weather lawn care is just in time! Check out the water sprinkling rules here - and take note of the following advice from Matt and Rob Boyd of Endless Summer landscapers (you…

Divide your perennials to keep them perky

June 9, 2015

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

Spring is well upon us, so it’s time to tune into the local experts for some garden tips.  Here is some advice on keeping your perennials looking perfect, from Matt and Rob Boyd of Endless Summer landscapers. Many perennial plants grow in an…

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…

Shop local – with online convenience!

September 4, 2014

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

From the desk of Peggy Trendell-Jensen, editor: Oftentimes the convenience of online shopping translates to an unfortunate flagging of support for the bricks-and-mortar shops that are so much the heart of a healthy community. Fortunately, Save-on-Food’s new online shopping service…

Lynn Valley Mall redevelopment gets seven thumbs up

June 11, 2014

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

After years of extensive public consultation and study, in the end it took North Vancouver District’s seven councillors less than an hour to unanimously approve four bylaws that will allow Bosa Development’s Lynn Valley Mall development to proceed. A special…

Warm-weather watering wisdom from the pros

June 4, 2014

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

The sun is out, and your garden needs you! Here are some warm-weather tips from Matt and Rob Boyd of Endless Summer landscapers, with some especially good advice about watering plants properly! These are just a few gardening tips for…

Got a wall? Here’s a workout!

April 1, 2014

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

This just in from D’Alton McCarthy, the local trainer behind Body by D’Alt. SEDENTARY ? NO TIME TO EXERCISE ? DON’T ENJOY THE GYM? IF YOU HAVE A WALL… I HAVE AN EXERCISE FOR YOU… These two exercises, used on…

LV mall proposal goes to public hearing

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

This in from the North Van District website: The rezoning proposal for the Bosa development (1175 Lynn Valley Road and 1280 East 27th Street) received first reading at Council on Monday, March 24, 2014. The development proposal has been referred…

Time to spring clean your garden, Lynn Valley!

March 29, 2014

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

Spring has sprung! And now that it’s here, Endless Summer Landscapes offers up some essential spring cleaning tips to help LynnValleyLife readers beautify their properties, lawns and gardens. (Learn more about this local company by reading its LVL Merchant Profile!)…

Crowd of 500+ hears Bosa proposal for Lynn Valley mall

February 21, 2014

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

Four hundred chairs had been set out, but they proved unequal to the task of seating the overflow crowd of residents who came out Wednesday night to learn more about the Bosa Developments proposal for the transformation of Lynn Valley…

Lynn Valley, LynnValleyLife top reader poll once again

February 20, 2014

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

Coming to you from the blowing-one’s-own-horn desk is the happy news that LynnValleyLife.com was once again voted the North Shore’s Best Website in the North Shore News Readers’ Choice Awards for 2014. As you can imagine, we are immensely grateful…

One-of-a-kind jewellery made from found glass

January 29, 2014

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

When life gives you lemons, the optimistic make lemonade. So when Dana Kovanda and her son find broken glass in Hastings Creek, they don’t just pick it up – they make beautiful jewellery that’s unique to this neighbourhood. Dana’s tumbled-glass…

Get ready for LynnValleyLife 2.0

January 20, 2014

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

What could possibly be better than LynnValleyLife, your neighbourhood news source? That’s easy – LynnValleyLife 2.0, coming your way later this month. We’re excited to be unveiling some major changes that will make the LVL experience even more user-friendly. We…

New fitness club opens close to home

January 2, 2014

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

The Fitness Well – a public fitness studio within the North Shore Winter Club – is opening on January 13, just in time to help Lynn Valleyites with their New Year’s Resolutions. Up to three classes may be taken for…

North Pole coming to Lynn Valley!

November 12, 2013

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

Well, it seems that all the debate regarding high-rises, mall redevelopment and the like was really just a smokescreen. While petitions circulated and activists rallied, a secret development was taking place in the emptied Zellers building,  unbeknownst to all. But…

Green Coast Rubbish cleans up at awards night

November 8, 2013

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

Many congratulations to Lynn Valley’s Green Coast Rubbish, a local company that doesn’t just haul your ‘junk’ away … it finds good homes and uses for as much of it as possible. That dedication to waste reduction was recently recognized…

LV’s building supply landmark closing its doors

October 25, 2013

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

Whether you call it the “Irly Building Centre” or still refer to it by its earlier moniker, “Woodstop Building Supplies,” you’ll be sorry to hear this Lynn Valley landmark is shutting down operations. Trevor Stephenson, the co-owner who founded the…

Council ponders LV town centre feedback

September 27, 2013

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

North Vancouver District Council is on the hot seat as it ponders a report describing options for the implementation of the Official Community Plan (OCP) in Lynn Valley. The report was presented at a regular council meeting on September 23,…

Restaurant adds some spice to the valley

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

Kevin Li has lived in many places – northern China, Richmond, Burnaby and finally North Vancouver – but wherever he is, he’s always at home in the kitchen. Kevin and his wife Cindy Feng are the proud owners of the…

Lynn Valley gets first glimpse of mall sketches

September 14, 2013

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

About 200 people came out on Thursday, Sept. 12 to an informal presentation that brought residents up to date on the evolving proposals for the Lynn Valley Mall of the future. While host Mark Sager, who is handling public consultation…

Starbucks celebrates 20 years!

September 13, 2013

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

It’s hard to believe, but our local Starbucks coffee shop has been in business for 20 years, and LynnValleyLife was fortunate enough to be there to celebrate the occasion. Friday, September 13 was anything but unlucky for people who were…

Nat Bosa a “different cat” on local development scene

August 27, 2013

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

LynnValleyLife  likes to profile notable neighbours who play interesting roles in our community. If you’d like to know more about someone who makes a contribution in our neighbourhood, in large ways or small, drop us a line at info@LynnValleyLife.com. He…

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…

Lynn Valley Day 2013 will hit new heights (literally!)

April 30, 2013

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

There’s always something new to look forward to at Lynn Valley Days, and 2013 will be no exception! For starters, we want to give a big community thank-you to William F. White International, which is sponsoring all of Lynn Valley…

Local landscaper gives top tips for lush lawns and great gardens

April 29, 2013

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

  These spring landscape tips are provided by Lynn Valley local, Matt Boyd of Endless Summer Landscaping. Are you looking forward to a beautiful, lush, green lawn this year, surrounded by attractive gardens and dotted with healthy trees? These top…

Fixed vs. variable rates: how to choose

April 28, 2013

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

 This advice is provided  to LynnValleyLife readers courtesy of Mortgage Dave, a local mortgage expert and busy volunteer in our community. One of the most important decisions when choosing a mortgage is whether to lock in a fixed interest rate…

Mark Sager given mandate to gather public planning views

April 26, 2013

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

Last fall, Canada Safeway and Bosa Development sent North Vancouver District some preliminary applications for a newly imagined Lynn Valley Mall area. Their plans called for high-rise towers that got the ‘thumbs-up’ from some residents, but also resulted in an…

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…

LV Optometry employee plans Mexican aid trip

March 24, 2013

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

April showers bring May flowers, and for Krista Phillips at Lynn Valley Optometry, May is the month her dreamed-about non-profit endeavour will finally blossom. Krista is part of a team of young people who are travelling to an impoverished area…

Coach Janet’s Top Five Ways to Accomplish More

March 1, 2013

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

The most successful people place high value on their time and constantly strive to use it more efficiently and effectively. As Brian Tracy says, “The starting point of developing good time management skills is for you to realize that time management…

Lynn Valley tops Readers’ Choice Awards!

February 13, 2013

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

Breaking news! Consider this: if Vancouver is ranked amongst the Top 3 livable cities in the world, and Lynn Valley has just been picked as the North Shore’s best neighbourhood, does that mean we just might live in what may…

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…

What does future hold for the Black Bear Pub?

January 31, 2013

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

Ever since the Lynn Valley town planning process first got under way, queries and rumours have been floating around regarding the neighbourhood’s favourite ‘local.’ What, people wonder anxiously, will become of the Black Bear Neighbourhood Pub if redevelopment proposals for Lynn…

Good Neighbour nominee: Patty Hopper of Vancity!

December 1, 2012

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

We are collecting nominations for Lynn Valley’s Good Neighbour Award until Dec. 19, 2012. We’d love to hear, and share, stories about good-hearted folks who have gone out of their way to help you or their community, in ways large…

Lynn Valley Optometry launches anniversary contest

October 19, 2012

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

Lynn Valley Optometry is celebrating its 20th anniversary!  And as part of the celebration, the shop is holding a Facebook sweepstakes with some prizes you won’t want to miss. Available to be won are an iPad and ten Lynn Valley Optometry…

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…

Get framed at LV Optometry

August 21, 2012

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

If you’re looking for a new set of anti-squint-making optical devices (sometimes known as ‘glasses’), you’ll be glad to know that our local optometrist is having a big blow-out sale. Lynn Valley Optometry is the recipient of the 2012 best…

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…

Start weekend with Easter breakfast

April 5, 2012

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

Planning your Easter weekend? It looks like we’ll have a mixed bag, weather-wise, but either way we’re encouraging you to get out and support some of our local events. Start your Saturday with a pancake breakfast put on by the…

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,…

Lynn Valley merchants amongst cream of the crop

March 1, 2012

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

The North Shore News recently published the results of its annual Readers’ Choice survey, and once again Lynn Valley merchants were well-represented. It’s been great to see the congratulations showing up on our Facebook wall, as local people give each…

Councillor Hicks gives us the village vitals

November 6, 2011

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

In banners and newspaper ads, we Lynn Valley folk are being told to “Rediscover Village Life.” Why’s that? Well, those of you who follow these things know that it’s been a tough go for some of the initial merchants who…