The location of the condo towers proposed at Park Royal really puzzles me. Abutting Marine Drive at the busiest intersection in West Vancouver is hardly an appealing location to reside and the scale of the towers at this location seems totally out of character with the low profile of the shopping centre.
Thank you for your recent article on the streamkeepers of McDonald Creek. The helpful article seems a bit one-sided. It referred to this once-pretty park area as boggy and overgrown which is a tad deceptive. The wedding guests, picnickers, artists and reflecting seniors who used this area, do not consider this little oasis a bog. It was a reprieve until the fish-rearing pond arrived. This portion of McDonald Creek was the only area of Memorial Park where locals could unwind in privacy, the rest of the park is quite open or road-facing.
A shorter, more architecturally distinct version of the mid-rise development earmarked for the 1300-block of Marine Drive in West Vancouver took one more baby step towards realization.
Bonnie Kilroe's "Country Queens": Tribute artist brings one-woman show to White Rock's Coast Capital Playhouse on Friday, May 17, with music by Patsy Cline, Dolly Parton, Loretta Lynn and other female country stars. Tickets $42.50, 604-536-7535, whiterockplayers.ca.
Adventures in Cooking: Ambrosia Adventures will host a class with Top Chef Canada finalist Trevor Bird, owner of Fable Restaurant, Wednesday, May 15, 6: 45 to 9: 30 p.m., at Y Franks store, 503 15th St., West Vancouver. The class will feature easy outdoor recipes. Fee: $74.50. Info: ambrosiaadventures.com or 604-218-2084. Ambleside Farmers' Market, Sundays, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on 14th Street between Marine Drive and Bellevue Avenue, West Vancouver, will feature conventional and organic produce, vendors, crafters and more. For more information visit the website at artisanmarkets.ca or call 604-318-0487.
Sunnyside Acres Urban Forest 25th-anniversary celebration on Saturday, June 1 from 1 to 4 p.m. at forest entrance off 24th Ave., near 142nd Street. Ceremony at 2: 15 p.m. with cake-cutting, face painting, forest walks, guided tours, music by Dixie Strollers.
THE way has been cleared for a gradual yet massive redevelopment of the area surrounding Capilano Road at Marine Drive.
POLICE in West Vancouver are on the lookout for thieves with sartorial flair after someone cut a hole in the roof of a Park Royal department store and tried to make off with more than $100,000 worth of high-end fashion.
As provincial election candidates gear up to debate hot-button issues affecting residents of Surrey, White Rock and Delta, the transit needs of the local ridings are coming to the forefront.
TO tell you the truth, I hadn't been happy with my golf game.
WHEN he took to the stage to accept his Lifetime Achievement Award at last week's Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards, chef Alain Rayé didn't go alone: he took his La Régalade restaurant team and his family up with him.
DISTRICT of North Vancouver council appears poised to pass its Lower Capilano - Marine Village Centre Implementation Plan.
AMONG a cluster of small homes in a suburb just off Marine Drive, a single spire rises above a glass-covered building.
Little Moments, Big Memories: Cobs Bread will celebrate Big Brothers Big Sisters 100th anniversary with a scone fundraiser. On May 4 and 5 Cobs will donate 50 cents from every scone sold to local Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada agencies. Info: cobsbread.com.
"I don't think the Port of Metro Vancouver . . . should become a major oil export port."
THE District of West Vancouver's guidelines for new businesses at the Ambleside waterfront were abandoned Monday after an outcry from a large contingent of residents concerned about large-scale development.
THE District of North Vancouver council is re-examining its Marine Drive corridor plan, to assess whether a vision of council in 2007 for a mixed commercial/residential neighbourhood is on track.
AT 82, former Canadian welterweight boxing champion Norm Gautreau is fast.
West Van District Mayor Mike Smith and a group of school children, will be opening the site on Saturday April 27th, at 11: 30am with a special ribbon cutting event. Master of Ceremonies - Don Dunbar, local resident and head of the Memorial Park Enclave will acknowledge John Barker and Bill McAllister of the West Vancouver Streamkeepers who were the co-leads of the project and Dan Henegar, District Parks staff member who led the project on behalf of the District, as well as District staff Andrew Banks and Corinne Ambor who assisted on the project. The Coho Society provided a $10,000 grant for this project.