Notable Neighbours

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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….

Lynn Valley organizations gather to swap ideas

November 22, 2015

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

From the desk of Peggy Trendell-Jensen, LVLife editor It’s no accident that Lynn Valley has become one of the North Shore’s most family-friendly places to live – the fact is due in large part to the efforts of our neighbourhood…

Local author pens bedtime books

November 12, 2015

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

Sylvie Michaud is a neighbourhood mom, craft artist, writer and, most recently, nursing student. Somehow, in the past two years, she found the time to team up with her mother, Monique Michaud, to produce three books for young ones, all…

Do you know this year’s Good Neighbour?

November 4, 2015

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

Every year, LynnValleyLife looks forward to putting out a call for stories about the people in our community who, in ways large or small, lend a helping hand to those around them. And every year, we draw from these angels-among-us…

1962 Lynn Valley Day May Queen remembers crowning glory

May 25, 2015

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

From Lynn O’Malley, Voice of the Valley She may have accomplished many things in her life since, but chief among Jane Jessop’s memories is being crowned May Queen at the 1962 Lynn Valley Day. And it wasn’t just any Lynn…

Lynn Valley loses loved Legionnaire

March 13, 2015

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

  Received on March 12 from the Lynn Valley Legion.  Comrade Harold Finnegan, a beloved member of Branch #114 and Veteran of the Korean War, passed away this week.  A Celebration of  Harold’s remarkable life will be held at Branch…

Bosa contest winner announced!

February 26, 2015

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

We’re thrilled for Ginger Campbell, who ended this week $2,500 richer! (Sorry, we reported the wrong surname earlier!) The Lynn Valley resident won the prize in a random draw, thanks to participating in Bosa’s recent contest soliciting potential names for…

LVLife welcomes new sponsoring realtor

February 5, 2015

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

The LynnValleyLife team is growing, and we couldn’t be happier to introduce to you the newest sponsoring realtor of our community news website. We know, though, that for many of you Suzanne, or “Suzie,” Callaghan needs no introduction! Like many…

Bob Rasmus featured in LV naming contest (deadline soon!)

January 26, 2015

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

Bob Rasmus 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…

Michelle Andreychuk sees changes during 30 years in Lynn Valley

January 24, 2015

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

Michelle 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 who deserve the spotlight, but of potential names for the new Bosa development being…

Jenna likes Lynn Valley’s “little town” feel

January 19, 2015

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

Jenna Craib 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…

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…

2014 Good Neighbour announced!

December 20, 2014

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

We are delighted to announce that Hoskins Road resident Lizz Lindsay has been named the recipient of this year’s LynnValleyLife Good Neighbour Award. Lizz is known to many in Lynn Valley. Now retired from her Vancouver Community College teaching career,…

Lynn Valleyites run for school trustee post

November 12, 2014

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

Last week we posted some profiles of our Lynn Valley neighbours who have taken the plunge and are running for (re)election to North Vancouver District Council. Now we’re introducing you to three Lynn Valley residents who are running for the…

Lynn Valley well represented in municipal election

November 5, 2014

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

Every year is a good year to get involved in municipal politics – after all, it’s often local-level  decisions  that have the most immediate impact on our day-to-day lives. But this year is an especially good year to take notice,…

LV’s Mathew Bond: DNV councillor candidate

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

LynnValleyLife asked each Lynn Valley-residing DNV council candidate to respond to a set of questions designed to help readers become acquainted with their views. Read about candidate Mathew Bond, below, and see our original story for links to all the…

LV’s Linda Findlay: DNV council candidate

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

LynnValleyLife asked each Lynn Valley-residing DNV council candidate to respond to a set of questions designed to help readers become acquainted with their views. Read about candidate Linda Findlay, below, and see our original story for links to all the…

LV’s Robin Hicks: DNV council candidate

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

LynnValleyLife asked each Lynn Valley-residing DNV council candidate to respond to a set of questions designed to help readers become acquainted with their views. Read about candidate Robin Hicks, below, and see our original story for links to all the…

LV’s Roger Bassam: DNV council candidate

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

LynnValleyLife asked each Lynn Valley-residing DNV council candidate to respond to a set of questions designed to help readers become acquainted with their views. Read about candidate Roger Bassam, below, and see our original story for links to all the…

It’s time to find this year’s Good Neighbour!

October 8, 2014

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

If you’re tired of reading bad news in the headlines, you’ll love our third annual Good Neighbour Award! Each year we put out the call for nominations, and every year you send us wonderful stories of the people around you…

Online project offers glimpse into Draycott’s war years

September 18, 2014

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

Some current-day citizens of Lynn Valley knew Walter Draycott when he was alive. Most of us, however, know Walter as the man sitting on the bench, immortalized in bronze, in Pioneer Park on the corner of Lynn Valley Road and Mountain…

Local has a blast with the Ice Bucket Challenge!

August 22, 2014

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

With the help of the Lynn Valley firefighters, one local teen was able to – literally – have a blast with his Ice Bucket Challenge, as seen on this video he posted to our Facebook page on August 22. This…

New thriller penned by Lynn Valley dad

May 4, 2014

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

It’s no surprise that Matt Finden likes spy thrillers, because he’s clearly a man of action himself – once this Lynn Valley father of two became curious as to whether he could write a gripping tale of his own, there…

Hope, sweat and breathe to fund a cure

February 19, 2014

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

Hope, sweat and breathe. When times are tough, sometimes that’s all you can do. And when times are good? “Hope, sweat, breathe” can be the best plan of action then, too. Lynn Valley’s Ryan and Deb Purcell have experienced both…

Lynn Valley Masons welcome others to join Lodge

January 31, 2014

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

Most local drivers pass by the nearly windowless grey building on the corner of Lynn Valley Road and  Harold without a second glance, it having long ago disappeared into the invisibility that comes with familiarity. Walkers, though, travel at a…

LV Christmas wraps up with carol sing, prize announcements

December 23, 2013

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

A big tent kept merry-makers dry and bales of hay provided the seating at the wrap up of the Lynn Valley Christmas event in Lynn Valley Village. Those who braved the evening weather were treated with holiday barbershop tunes from…

Come celebrate neighbourly spirit this weekend

December 20, 2013

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

It was a pleasure to read your stories of the good folks of Lynn Valley who were nominated for this year’s Good Neighbour Award. You can read some of the top stories in the “Notable Neighbours” category of our Front…

2013 Good Neighbour Award nominee: Megan McAloney

December 17, 2013

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

Do you know someone in Lynn Valley who would make a good candidate for this year’s Good Neighbour Award? Please send us your story about the person in our community who has made our world a better place, in ways large…

2013 Good Neighbour Award nominee: Lynn Valley Lions

December 14, 2013

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

Do you know someone in Lynn Valley who would make a good candidate for this year’s Good Neighbour Award? Please send us your story about the person in our community who has made our world a better place, in ways large…

2013 Good Neighbour Award nominee: LV United Church

December 12, 2013

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

Do you know someone in Lynn Valley who would make a good candidate for this year’s Good Neighbour Award? Please send us your story about the person in our community who has made our world a better place, in ways large…

2013 Good Neighbour Award nominee: Gord Trousdell

December 8, 2013

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

Do you know someone in Lynn Valley who would make a good candidate for this year’s Good Neighbour Award? Please send us your story about the person in our community who has made our world a better place, in ways large…

2013 Good Neighbour nominee: Kathrin Wallace

December 6, 2013

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

Do you know someone in Lynn Valley who would make a good candidate for this year’s Good Neighbour Award? Please send us your story about the person in our community who has made our world a better place, in ways large…

Book explores personal experiences of death

December 2, 2013

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

Bury the Dead: Stories of Death and Dying, Resistance and Discipleship has been a labour of love for the Rev. Laurel Dykstra. An experienced writer as well as recently ordained Anglican priest in North Vancouver, Laurel edited this anthology of…

2013 Good Neighbour Nominee: Dana Dykema

November 29, 2013

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

Do you know someone in Lynn Valley who would make a good candidate for this year’s Good Neighbour Award? Please send us your story about the person in our community who has made our world a better place, in ways…

Local musician is Nashville-bound

November 23, 2013

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

Turns out that Lynn Valley is en route between South Africa and Nashville, Tennessee.  At least that’s what Amy Dreyer hopes. Amy wears many hats – she’s here from South Africa as an international development student at SFU and also…

Nominate Lynn Valley’s Good Neighbour for 2013!

November 16, 2013

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

We’ve been looking forward to this all year! It’s finally time to put the call-out for nominations for this year’s Good Neighbour Award. We loved reading the stories you sent in last year. We heard about animal lovers and faithful…

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…

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…

Donations to LV-based Spectrum Society will be matched

June 25, 2013

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

Back in December 2011, our readers gave a hearty thumbs-up to this post about the inspiring work of Lynn Valley resident Sally Livingstone. Sally is the founder of Spectrum Mothers Support Society, an organization that mentors young North Shore mothers…

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…

John Gilmour enjoys the present while planning for the future

March 1, 2013

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

John Gilmour’s name and face are familiar to anyone who has followed Lynn Valley issues and politics over the past few years – because if there’s one thing John likes, it’s meeting the people in the neighbourhood. His self-confessed passion…

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…

LynnValleyLife welcomes 1,000th Facebook friend!

February 5, 2013

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

This past couple of weeks, our Facebook friends seemed to be multiplying by the minute – we were starting to wonder if there was something in the water! We’re now delighted to announce our 1000th Facebook friend: Mary-Ann Yazedji, who…

LV man promoting mountain film fest

February 1, 2013

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

Lynn Valley resident Steven Threndyle is PR director for the Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival. He’d like to invite the community to come out to the festival, which runs from Feb. 8 to 17. Steven, tell us about your role…

Hear about LV runner’s Indian adventure

January 17, 2013

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

We recently reported that Lynn Valley’s Hilary Ewart had successfully completed a 100-mile, five-day run through India’s Himalayan range, in the company of other North Shore running friends. Now you can come hear Hilary and three other runners talk about…

Kevin McKay creates Outhere designs

January 9, 2013

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

LynnValleyLife loves to profile local artists from all walks of life. If you’re a Lynn Valley musician, writer, artist, or other performer, let us know and we’ll send you our questionnaire! Here’s our latest interview, with visual artist Kevin McKay: How long…

Good Neighbour announced at LV Christmas finale

December 24, 2012

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

Wow! Lynn Valley, you’ve got what it takes! Last night’s grand finale of the 12 Days of Christmas in Lynn Valley Village was a labour of love by so many, most particularly the hard-working valley folk in the Lynn Valley…

Good Neighbour Award nominee: Travis Spencer!

December 20, 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 or small.  Nominees…

Good Neighbour Award nominee: Paige Larson

December 19, 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 or small.  Nominees…

Good Neighbour Award nominees: Rosemary Postlethwaite and Darla at Waves!

December 16, 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 or small.  Nominees…

Lynn Valley crafter does wonders with wool

December 14, 2012

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

Our LynnValleyLife editor discovered Holly Choi’s felted creatures through the international website, etsy.com, and was happy to find their creator lived right here in Lynn Valley. She was even more delighted that Holly was able to make her a customized felt ornament…

Good Neighbour Award nominee: Jim Wright!

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 or small.  Nominees…

Good Neighbour Award nominee: Gillian Konst!

December 12, 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 or small.  Nominees…

Good Neighbour Award nominee: Wayne Gooch!

December 10, 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 or small.  Nominees don’t…

Good Neighbour Award nominee: Stephanie Brawn!

December 7, 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 or small….

Good Neighbour Award Nominee: Rene Valen!

December 3, 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 or small….

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 runner has a peak experience

November 24, 2012

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

When Lynn Valley’s Hilary Ewart successfully tackled her second Knee Knacker Run earlier this year, one might have thought that running up and down our North Shore mountainsides would have been enough of a challenge for one year. Soon, though,…

First annual Good Neighbour Award announced!

November 20, 2012

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

LynnValleyLife is delighted to introduce a new, year-end community tradition – the 1st annual Good Neighbour Award! Has someone been a “good neighbour” to you this year? Did a person here in Lynn Valley go out of their way to help you,…

North Vancouver RCMP receive Queen’s Jubilee medals

October 25, 2012

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

It was slipped into our email inbox like any other press release from the North Van RCMP, but this one – we think – is rather special. Twenty-two of our local RCMP officers, employees, and volunteers were recently awarded the…

Live Love Dance gala will support North Van mother

October 19, 2012

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

Many of you by now will have heard about the plight of Chelsea Steyns, a North Vancouver mother who grew up in Lynn Valley and has in the last few years borne not one, but two sets of twins. Having…

Book, play to feature Lynn Valley mothers and daughters

September 18, 2012

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

About a year ago, North Vancouver women were invited to write a 2,000-word biography of their mother as part of a new project launched by the Mothership Stories Society. In October, a book launch and theatre production will give you…

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 trainer publishes first novel

August 14, 2012

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

Nicole Palacios is best known in Lynn Valley for her personal training business. But that may change now that she’s also the author of her novel, Bel Air Bodies, available for sale as an Amazon ebook. We tracked Nicole down…

Lynn Valley mom itching to share eczema tips

July 29, 2012

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

When a pediatric nurse told Shula Klinger that her incessantly wailing baby boy was “going through a rough patch,” she didn’t realize how prophetic those words would prove to be. Months of crying jags, rashes, breathing difficulties and ER trips…

Knee Knacker just latest challenge for elite LV runner

July 12, 2012

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

Some of the world’s top ultra-marathoners will be participating in this Saturday’s infamous Knee Knacker, a 30-mile run from Horseshoe Bay to Deep Cove along the Baden Powell trail, and Hilary Ewart is excited to be amongst them. It’s the…

Family needs your help to bring mom back to health

July 5, 2012

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

UPDATE! Come out to the Friday Night Concert in Lynn Valley Village on July 6 and register with Canadian Blood Services on the spot to see if you are a potential donor for Erica or another person in need. Read…

Bob Rasmus takes pride in the Lions

April 9, 2012

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

FROM THE EDITOR: If you’ve attended a Lynn Valley community event any time in the past two decades, chances are you’ve crossed paths with a Lion – a certain Lynn Valley Lion, that is. Bob Rasmus is known to many…

Finn’s friends have formed landmark charity

March 30, 2012

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

From Lynn O’Malley: There aren’t many of us who can claim our lives have had the same immediate impact as that of a little boy named Finn. Finn Sullivan was a Lynn Valley lad – brother to Sarah and Baird,…

LV artist exhibits work at district hall

March 19, 2012

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

  Local artist lives a colourful life Lynn Valley artist Ishrat Khan has experienced a rich life, including immigrating to Canada from his native India in 1965. Yet another highlight will be the exhibition of his work in the District…

Win tickets to see LV actress in soccer mom saga

February 27, 2012

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

Jenny Mitchell is a Lynn Valley mom like many others – she loves heading out on the trails, hitting the library, and socializing at Browns. Her kids, Dylan and Evan, go to Lynn Valley Elementary and play baseball and soccer….

LV locals make recovery in VGH Burn Unit a little easier

February 22, 2012

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

COMING TO YOU FROM LYNN O’MALLEY: Greetings, neighbours! I was really looking forward to telling you the story of how a generous donation from the Lee family (owners of the Mountain Market corner store at Mountain Highway and Frederick) resulted in a…

Bob McCormack spends his life making shade for others

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

FROM THE EDITOR: The Greeks said it best: “A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in.” They must have been thinking ahead to people like Bob McCormack, who – now…

New minister seeks to engage the neighbourhood

February 5, 2012

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

LIFE WITH LYNN O’MALLEY: If it seems like our website has been publishing a lot of news coming out of Lynn Valley United Church lately, there’s a good reason for it – there IS a lot of news coming out…

LVL thanks conscientious carriers

December 18, 2011

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

It takes a village to raise a child, they say, and we’ve found the very same philosophy applies to a new business. So we wanted to thank some of the young people in our village who have helped us spread…

Moms get a boost from Spectrum founder

December 13, 2011

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

FROM THE DESK OF LYNN O’MALLEY: Here at LynnValleyLife, we are grateful to the North Shore News for running our editor’s story about the amazing mission of Lynn Valley resident Sally Livingstone. When you meet someone like Sally, you tend…