Jeremy Shepherd

District of North Van advances Maplewood Village development plan

Despite concerns over residential/industry conflict and ever-present gridlock, District of North Vancouver council amended their official community plan Monday, nudging the Maplewood Village plan...

Condos approved for North Vancouver Telus site

North Vancouver city council voted this week to allow for 179 condo units at 150 East Eighth St. in North Vancouver. The condos will share the site with Telus’ office building at that...

North Van council approves 23-storey tower plan

The City of North Vancouver unanimously approved this week a 23-storey tower with 175 new units in the 1400 block of St. Georges Avenue following one-sided commentary from the public. Out of 30...

NDP steers ICBC property away from possible North Van waterfront sale

ICBC rates are moving up, but the insurance provider’s head office is staying right where it is on West Esplanade – at least for now. The previous B.C. Liberal government was considering selling...

North Vancouver developers to pay higher rates for bigger projects

If you build denser you’ll pay dearer. That’s the message in the City of North Vancouver where rates for community amenity contributions – which tend to be levelled on developers who exceed density...

New 23-storey residential tower proposed for North Vancouver

A 223-foot tower, rivalling the height of the Onni development under construction, may edge into the skyline on Central Lonsdale following City of North Vancouver council’s decision to send the...

Vancouver water utility suing valve company over faulty Capilano reservoir equipment

Metro Vancouver’s water utility, the Greater Vancouver Water District, has filed a lawsuit against a valve company it alleges was negligent in providing faulty equipment for the utility’s energy...

New provincial liquor laws will hurt local pubs, says North Vancouver city councillor

Relaxed liquor laws announced by the provincial government in November have now kicked in, and not all businesses are happy about this. The laws allow almost all B.C. businesses to apply for liquor...

North Van upholds 1 km rule for booze outlets

Anyone shopping for wine in a City of North Vancouver grocery store might be in for a long walk. Council voted 6-1 on Sept. 19 to keep a one-kilometre radius between any outlet hoping to handle...

West Vancouver stock promoter gets lifetime ban

A West Vancouver resident who posed a “grave risk” to B.C.’s stock market has been banned for life by the B.C. Securities Commission. Gordon Brent Pierce, 59, was barred from B.C.’s capital markets...