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Policymakers no longer looking west

THIS province is getting boxed around the ears in Ottawa, and that's unlikely to change for a few more years. The federal Conservative government has a majority and a serious budget problem, so it's taking things out on the provinces.

UPDATED: West Vancouver couple escape 'stubborn' house fire

Two West Vancouver seniors have been left homeless after fire tore through their longtime Eagle Harbour residence Thursday evening. The pair were at home in the 5700-block of Bluebell Drive at about 8 p.m.
Budget protesters target Saxton

Budget protesters target Saxton

MP defends legislation as necessary

Op-ed: Pipeline thoughts from an old sea captain

I write from the perspective of an oldtimer, a master mariner who has a few tidbits of wisdom from my time on this planet.

Calendar

GALLERIES Artemis Gallery: 104C-4390 Gallant Ave., North Vancouver. Hours: Tuesday-Sunday, noon-5 p.m. Info: 778-233-9805 or artemisgallery.ca. Artists for Kids Gallery: 810 West 21st St., North Vancouver. Gallery hours: Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Controversial heritage registry draws fire at council workshop

THE District of North Vancouvers move to compile a heritage registry turned into a contentious debate about privacy and civil liberties at a council workshop last week. Currently, the district lists 144 homes on its heritage registry.

Tree-cutting fight ends in $165,000 legal bill

A North Vancouver couple who got into an acrimonious legal fight with their neighbour over tree-cutting, then a fight with their lawyer over his bill, have been told most of the $169,000 legal tab they were handed is a fair and reasonable fee.

Residents' group lobbies for slower city growth

A citizens' group is challenging the City of North Vancouver council to put the brakes on large-scale growth and residential densification within the city. North Van City Voices made its first official appearance at council May 28.

Bomb threat disrupts ferry service

HUNDREDS of passengers bound for Horseshoe Bay were evacuated from a ferry in Nanaimo on the weekend after an anonymous caller claimed there was a bomb on board. The unidentified culprit phoned B.C. Ferries just after 3 p.m.

kids' stuff

Summer Reading Club registration is underway at the West Vancouver Memorial Library, 1950 Marine Dr. This year's theme will be "strange but true." Info: 604-925-7408 or www.westvanlibrary. ca.