Brent Richter

'Iconic' redevelopment planned for West Vancouver’s famous Pink Palace apartments

1960s buildings "nearing the end of their lives" and seismic concerns mean demolition is inevitable, plus more rental units are badly needed

British Properties project plan grows by 456 units

A long-approved but largely dormant development plan off Cypress Bowl Road is back before council, albeit with some major tweaks. In 2008 – four council terms ago – the District of West Vancouver...

Owner of illegal North Vancouver townhouse hostel ordered to pay back strata

A woman who ran an illegal hostel out of her Central Lonsdale townhouse has been ordered to pay the hefty legal bills her strata rang up trying to shut her down. The B.C. Supreme Court has ordered...

North Shore terminals humming through trade fracas

Exports through the North Shore’s export terminals continue to hum despite some commodities being whipsawed in global trade disputes. Mid-year stats released by the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority...

West Van open to taller Park Royal towers

Though excavation and construction are already under way, West Vancouver council will soon be considering whether to add more floors to two already approved residential towers at Park Royal. In May...

Province of B.C. to study North Shore-Vancouver rapid transit line

Think of it. The North Shore to downtown in a matter of minutes. Express service. No traffic. The province is set to begin the first-ever study into the feasibility of a rapid transit line...

West Van billionaire Frank Giustra sues Twitter for defamation

B.C. philanthropist claims Clinton Foundation work led to ‘targeted attack’

Two more towers coming to the British Properties

District of West Vancouver council has given the OK for two more condo towers on the lower slopes of Hollyburn Mountain. Council has granted development permits for British Pacific Properties to...

Park Royal considers adding more storeys to residential towers

Park Royal may be looking to add storeys to its already approved towers at 752 Marine Dr. The developer, Larco, has been “testing the waters” with conversations in the community to see if there is...

City of North Van approves Shipyards Brewery District

The City of North Vancouver is opening the taps and adding a new “brewery district” to Lower Lonsdale. Council voted April 15 to rewrite a portion of the city’s zoning bylaw to make it easier for a...