We’ve all heard about the Horseshoe Bay ferry terminal being evaluated and the city of West Vancouver going to court over it, but what’s really going on? How does property tax work?
Category: West Van Beat
Project for J-school, a semester in 2012 spent covering things pertaining to West Vancouver/the North Shore. Pitched, researched, interviewed, wrote and edited stories about municipal politics and local issues.
With Cypress Mountain now open, the North shore is ready for winter
Cypress Mountain is a key geographical feature and attraction in West Vancouver. The mountain opened its runs this week for skiers and snowboarders after massive snowfall on Monday, and several days of man-made snow being laid.
Food security and composting – going green is in
Up to 40 per cent of household waste can be composted, including dairy, bones, all food scraps including cooked food, yard trimmings in smaller amounts and even food-soiled paper. According to Metro Vancouver’s website, almost 1/3 of food purchased is wasted in our region.
BC Ferries drowning in debt
It’s no surprise to anyone that BC Ferries isn’t doing so well financially right now, or at all in recent years. Ridership is down, rates are increasing, and BC Ferries is cutting 98 round trips starting this winter in order to make ends meet.
Petty crimes in West Van on the rise?
Maybe it’s just me, but my inbox has been filling with news alerts about the North Shore, and most of them seem to be about thefts or assaults in some way. For example, in the last week or so there’s been stories on a convenience store robbery, an assault on the Second Narrows bridge, a Future Shop robbery using pepper spray, a con artist getting $20,000 in fake bank drafts and the Lamborghini driver who didn’t have insurance.
Series 45 – Bringing arts to kids
As a product of the public school system, and of Vancouver’s public school system, I think the experience I had was a fairly good one. I got to read books, go on field trips, and realize my potential.
West Vancouver School District is, no surprise, also a district where children get to be enriched by arts and culture. With West Vancouver Secondary right next to Kay Meek Centre, it’s obvious a partnership was going to form.
Housing issues even arise in West Vancouver
In West Vancouver, the stereotype of the rich and famous retirees and trophy wives is a perpetual laugh for those of us who can only dream of such splendor. This, however, isn’t the life of every West Vancouverite.
The high rent in Vancouver plagues all citizens, and West Vancouver is no exception.
West Van housing project Camelot Estates
West Vancouver is home to Canada’s most expensive houses, but apparently lately those $40M price tags have been slowly cooling down (despite it being the driest September on record).