Thursday, February 27, 2014

Tony Valente to run for CNV

Mr. Tony Valente is putting the word out that he is running for City Council this November. He is seeking the public's support early as a new candidate. He has been serving the community as Vice President of the North Van Urban Forum (, Chair of the Low Level Road and Port Area Community Liaison Committee, and a vocal member representing residents on the Central Waterfront Brand Development Committee.

Based on input from contacts across the City Tony has identified 5 priorities that make up his election platform:

- Balanced Growth - Guide Development to improve our quality of life based on the OCP
- Control Future Tax Increases - Prudent fiscal management of your tax dollars
- Transportation and Traffic - Advocate for and find solutions
- Advance Recreation, Arts, and Culture - Improve Recreation Facilities and Public Spaces
- Prosperous City - Create an environment where residents and businesses succeed together

To find out more about these priorities, and what Tony offers please see:


Monday, February 24, 2014

An open letter to candidates for the 2014 Municipal Election has been covering North Vancouver political issues for almost four municipal elections cycles. It usually gets a little more exciting around here during an election year and in fact the blog was born in 2005 primarily to cover that years' election. On that note, the blog would like to extend an invitation to all candidates who are planning to run in this November's Election to email us here at with your views, candidacy profiles, and platforms etc. for posting here so that the  community may become just that much more informed as to who they are voting for.

Happy Politicking!
John Sharpe administrator

Saturday, February 08, 2014

Lynn Valley Redevelopment Round Two. Or Three. Or....

Bosa and Chris Dikeakos Architects have applied to the District of North Vancouver with a revised development proposal for the Lynn Valley Centre site.

Given that yet another storefront has gone empty in the mall, it's probably important that this application be made a priority.

The new application fits within the guidelines established last year for the redevelopment of this property, and reflects the long term goals found in the DNV Official Community Plan.

On an aesthetic standpoint the proposal does a nice job of continuing the "Mountain Village" feel found in the Library complex, and recent developments on the opposite side of 27th Street.  It will be nice to lose the 1970's shopping mall to an updated look that fits our outdoor oriented locale.

And of course the residential buildings are capped at only twelve stories.

A Public Meeting is scheduled for Wednesday February 19th. (Meeting Notice and background)

Wednesday, February 19, 2014
7:00-9:00 pm (Presentation at 7:45 pm)

Meeting location: 1175 Lynn Valley Road, North Vancouver within the former Zellers store at the Lynn Valley Shopping Centre (Enter from exterior at west side of building)