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Properties fire draws 30 firefighters, takes two hours to extinguish

Fire raced through a home under renovation in British Properties Sunday, drawing 30 or more firefighters from three services and stubbornly resisting efforts to extinguish it for more than two hours.

Lions Gate Hospital set to post wait times online

NORTH Shore patients needing emergency medical care will soon be able to check waiting times online before heading off to the ER.

Defenders of North Shore heritage seek recruits

Peter Miller is leading a fight to save history, and hes looking for new recruits.

Schools could alter calendars

New legislation makes holiday changes possible; school districts to consult

Community bulletin board

Craft Market: The West Vancouver Community Centre and Seniors' Activity Centre will hold markets Sunday, Nov. 18, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at 2121 Marine Dr. Check out handmade crafts and gifts for those hard to buy for people. Free admission.

Cranberry Scone Recipe

INGREDIENTS 2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for work space 5 tbsp white sugar, plus 1 tablespoon for finishing 1 tbsp baking powder ½ tsp salt 6 tbsp chilled unsalted butter, cut into small squares 2/3 cup half and half, plus 1 tablespoon for fi

NVSD blames funding cuts in wake of judgment

THE North Vancouver school district has blamed provincial funding cuts for a decision to close a specialized literacy program for learning disabled students in the 1990s.
School offers reading help

School offers reading help

TRACING the narrow path between two thin lines while wearing an eye-patch may seem like an odd antidote to dyslexia, but for Trevor Bestwick, it worked like a charm.

Last-minute shoppers beware

There is no desperation like mall desperation. Deep in December with no gifts yet purchased, matching footspeed and keen instincts with the other serial procrastinators. Those Christmas Eve gift buyers are an odd breed.

Health Notes

NOTICES Comfort Keepers will host free support and information sessions for individuals caring for aging parents or family members with chronic illnesses the third Tuesday of every month, from 10: 30 a.m. to noon at 206-1801 Welch Ave.