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Man busted at West Vancouver grow-op sentenced to 1 year house arrest

A Vancouver man who was arrested driving away from a British Properties home where police seized more than 600 marijuana plants in 2010 has been given a one-year conditional sentence, to be served at home.

Follow the rigs that keep B.C. moving

- Trucking in British Columbia, by Daniel Francis, Harbour Publishing, 208 pages, $49.95. THE first motorized delivery van rolled down the streets of Vancouver in 1907.

Just saying 'no' not always the best policy

IT'S fashionable these days for folks to be opposed to all kinds of things, from pipelines to coal exports to extracting natural gas.

Harsh words for province, TransLink from West Van mayor

THE District of West Vancouver pays too much money to TransLink and Metro Vancouver for too little service, according to Mayor Michael Smith. Its TransLink. Its a completely dysfunctional organization, he said. They have a board of directors.

Property crimes drop

PROPERTY crimes plunged while violent crimes increased slightly in the District of West Vancouver in 2012.

Mine permit refusal lands B.C. in court

THE mine discussed in the newsletter of the Mining Suppliers' Association of B.C. is the Morrison Copper and Gold project of Pacific Booker Minerals Inc.

Kids' Stuff

WEDNESDAY Reading Tails: Emma, a certified St. John Ambulance therapy dog, will help kids read Wednesdays until March 13, 4-5 p.m. at West Vancouver Memorial Library, 1950 Marine Dr. To register for a 20-minute appointment call 604-9257408.

Sturdy wins Liberal nomination

PEMBERTON Mayor Jordan Sturdy will represent the B.C. Liberals as a candidate for West Vancouver - Sea to Sky in the May 14 provincial election.

Port predicts exports will soar

EXPORTS of coal and grain from Port Metro Vancouver's North Shore facilities were steady throughout 2012, while potash exports took a tumble.

Bright Lights

Staff of the West Vancouver Seniors' Activity Centre held a Valentine's Day dinner Feb. 13. More than 45 guests gathered for the romantic evening and enjoyed a lovely meal prepared by the facility's "Chef Lou.