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Mina Kerr- Lazenby,  Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Mina Kerr- Lazenby, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Mina Kerr-Lazenby is a Local Journalism Initiative Reporter for the North Shore News who covers Indigenous affairs, community news and arts and culture, among other things.

Mina is originally from the U.K. but recently moved to Canada from New Zealand, where she had lived and worked for five years as both a senior writer for a magazine and a breaking news reporter. Her writing spans the worrisome, the weird and the wonderful, with past features touching on everything from crime and climate change to rising music artists and Red Bull Flugtag competitions.

As a big believer in “a person can be two things at once,” Mina is just as invested in the hard news as she is the arts, pop culture, and the odd stuff, and so welcomes tips and questions on the whole gamut

Recent Work by Mina Kerr-

Deep Cove's Quarry Rock Trail due to reopen in late autumn

Deep Cove's Quarry Rock Trail due to reopen in late autumn

Weather permitting, the popular North Vancouver hiking spot will reopen at the end of the season, after being closed for maintenance and upgrades.
E-bike incentive for low income residents in West Vancouver given the green light

E-bike incentive for low income residents in West Vancouver given the green light

The motion to get the e-bike incentive underway was passed by West Vancouver council last week, with five councillors voting for, and just one voting against.
2022 Civic Election: Here's how you can meet this year's candidates

2022 Civic Election: Here's how you can meet this year's candidates

Elections are coming. Here's how you can get some face time with the candidates.
Upper Lonsdale church closes after 122 years of service

Upper Lonsdale church closes after 122 years of service

For more than a century, the St. Martin's Anglican Church in Upper Lonsdale has been the cornerstone of the community.
District of North Vancouver Fire and Recue highlight safety rescue program with new video series

District of North Vancouver Fire and Recue highlight safety rescue program with new video series

DNV Fire and Rescue hopes to limit the number of accidents and incidents that occur while hiking or adventuring outdoors, by ensuring people are better educated beforehand.
Truth and Reconciliation Day: Here's how to engage, educate and reflect

Truth and Reconciliation Day: Here's how to engage, educate and reflect

From museum exhibits to marches, online webinars to workshops, there are a multitude of ways to participate in the second iteration of Canada's National Day for Truth and Reconciliation
Woman loses out on trip abroad following stolen wallet saga, police appeal for information

Woman loses out on trip abroad following stolen wallet saga, police appeal for information

The wallet, which was stolen from a gym in North Vancouver on Monday, contained the permanent resident documents required for her to travel.
2022 Civic Election: Where and how to vote on the North Shore

2022 Civic Election: Where and how to vote on the North Shore

Everything you need to know in advance of casting your vote in the 2022 civic election
District of West Vancouver scoops award for climate action policy

District of West Vancouver scoops award for climate action policy

The district collected the award during the Climate and Energy Action Awards, at the Union of BC Municipalities Convention on Wednesday.
Tsleil-Waututh journalist appointed as Asper visiting professor at UBC

Tsleil-Waututh journalist appointed as Asper visiting professor at UBC

Andrea Crossan hopes to dissolve the misconception that journalism is exclusive or elitist in her new teaching role at the University of British Columbia, where she'll be harnessing her wealth of international reporting experience to teach the next generation of journos.