"It is the future. In a way, the future caught up with North Van."
THERE are dozens of development applications filed or soon to be filed across the North Shore, ranging from townhouses to multi-family towers, bringing with them perhaps thousands of new residential units if they go to full build out.
Realtors Care Blanket Drive: Lower Mainland real estate agents will collect gently used blankets, sleeping bags, warm clothing, jackets, new socks and underwear until Dec. 3. Drop-off locations can be found at blanketdrive.ca.
The City of New Westminster will be keeping a close eye on traffic impacts associated with the new Port Mann Bridge.
The province reduced toll prices for the new Port Mann Bridge by 50 per cent Wednesday, in what is a temporary reprieve for motorists that will last for three months.
The Richmond warehouse used by the Vancouver Heritage Foundation for storage is closing for renovation, so the upcoming salvage sale is a good opportunity to find unique doors, hardware, sinks and more.
To Simon Fraser University's Gordon Price: It came to my attention very recently that the Safeway on Marine Drive in West Vancouver has permanently closed, with little if any advance warning. This is not the first major food store on the North Shore to vanish in recent years, nor the last. In a North Shore News story covering this event (With Closure, Seniors Lose a Hub, July 6), you tell the readers not to worry about "food deserts" popping up on the North Shore, because this
TO many West Vancouver seniors, the recent closure of the Ambleside Safeway marks the loss not only of a badly needed place to buy groceries, but of a community institution.
Two Royal City residents want to engage the community in discussion about creative uses for the Pattullo Bridge before it's too late.
Decisions that could dramatically alter Delta's landscape shouldn't be done piecemeal, behind the scenes or in isolation.
Travelling from Metrotown to the Heights is bound to get more and more difficult with traffic increasing from other suburbs, so the city is revisiting its transportation plan.
Cities north of the Fraser may come out unscathed, but the same likely can't be said for those on the other side of the water.
Tri-Cities populations are on the rise, according to 2011 Census data released this week by Statistics Canada.
The City of Surrey is hosting an ENERGYShift panel and open house this Thursday (Feb. 2) on how the city can reduce energy consumption and advance sustainability.
The residents of Forest Grove can breathe a sigh of relief now that TransLink's business case study of the Burnaby Mountain gondola project has been released.
That seemed to be the message from voters throughout the region on Saturday, including Burnaby, where the Burnaby Citizens Association won all of the council and school board seats for a second term.
The Surrey First team now rules Surrey, with no opposition around the council table any longer.
"Nothing can affect day-to-day life more quickly and profoundly than a decision at the municipal level. Or a failure at the municipal level," said Gordon Price, director of Simon Fraser University's City Program. Price is an expert in urban planning and a former Vancouver city councillor.
With a projected population of 500,000 in the next few years, Surrey's transportation network is key to how the city will develop.