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Young Artist of the Week: Avesta Rastan

Art teacher: Daylen Luchsinger Favourite art: graphic art and Surrealism Favourite artist: Audrey Kawasaki Her teacher writes: Avesta's work is a blend of controlled graphic composition and a looser painterly style.

City OKs smaller sized units

The City of North Vancouver has agreed to reduce the minimum unit size in apartment and condo buildings.
Celebrations - July 17, 2013

Celebrations - July 17, 2013

Celebrations - July 31, 2013

Celebrations - July 31, 2013

Can do

Janet Zhu of the North Shore Recycling Program provides compost coaching sessions in both English and Mandarin. Coaches offer free personalized support for backyard composting and Green Can use. Coaching in Farsi is also available.

Crowning glory

Jessica Wilmot, of North Vancouver, takes the Miss Lower Mainland title at the Miss BC Pageant July 1 in Fort Langley. Presenting her with the regional title was special guest Monte Durham, host of Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta.

Community Bulletin Board

Youth Powwow: Squamish Nation will hold its 26th annual Youth Powwow at Capilano Reserve Park, 100 Mathias Rd, West Vancouver this weekend. Hours Sunday are 1-8 p.m.

Quay party

Matt Giannakos jumps from the Ambleside Pier to beat the heat while Holly Snowden watches on Tuesday, July 9. The North Shore has been basking in sunny skies and warm temperatures since last week and more could be in the forecast.

Beachy keen

Families take advantage of warm summer evenings as they relax and play on Ambleside Beach in West Vancouver. West Vancouver.

Hot rod dogs

Lawrence Harrop showed off his 1929 Whippet roadster at the hot rod show of exotic and custom cars in Shipbuilders Square on Sunday.