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Christmas comes around the globe

AS either a Christian holiday or simply a reason to gather with family, Christmas has spread around the world from its European roots.

Warm wishes

REALTORS on the North Shore encourage the public to donate to the 17th annual Realtors Care Blanket Drive.

North Shore MPs' expenses almost $1M

Weston's 10th highest in B.C. at $514K; Saxton's 10th lowest

No national park for Bowen

Parks Canada wont go ahead with plans for a Bowen Island National Park Reserve after the community voted 55 per cent against the proposal last week.

Ferry fares to rise ahead of Holiday travel season

Prices are going up for B.C. Ferries passengers headed for Vancouver Island or the Sunshine Coast. Effective Dec. 12, the ferry corporation will tack a new 2.5 per cent fuel surcharge on tickets between Horseshoe Bay and Langdale.

Sentinel threatened for second time in five days

West Vancouvers Sentinel secondary was evacuated for the second time in five days Tuesday when a threat was called into the school on the heels of another scare Friday. Students and staff were ordered out of the building shortly after 12:45 p.m.

Policing a war zone

A North Van Mountie helps return the rule of law to a country torn by conflict

Winter Club evacuated after ammonia leak

The North Shore Winter Club was evacuated Monday morning after a hazardous ammonia gas leak was detected. The club was cleared shortly before 6 a.m., when staff heard a worrying noise coming from the ice rink's refrigeration plant.

North Vancouver regional policing bill to balloon

THE cost of integrated RCMP teams is projected to rise sharply, as much as 34 per cent in some cases, according to an annual report presented to District of North Vancouver council Monday. Councillors responded warily to the news.

Man guilty of sex assault on teen he met through smartphone app

A 56-year-old Vancouver man will serve two years probation and be placed on the sex offender registry for 20 years after having sex with a 15 year-old North Vancouver boy he found through the online networking app Grindr. B.C.