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pulse look Ruth Killam Massey Page 13 Friday, January 11, 2013 Belted coats look fresh Page 23 West Van: 104 pages North Van: 92 pages your source for local sports, news, weather and entertainment! rev Honda revisits the Civic Page 38 Voted Canada’s Best Community Newspaper DNV pledges consultation on LV towers Residents crowd council chamber to protest highrise proposals in town centre Jeremy Shepherd LYNN Valley residents crammed District of North Vancouver council chamber to overflowing Monday night to voice their opposition to highrises and density in Lynn Valley town centre. Council voted to begin a consultation period with the community about the future of Lynn Valley Town Centre, which is one of four spots in the districts earmarked for concentrated growth over the next 20 years. Development would be intended to attract young adults with affordable housing including townhouses as well as mid-rise and highrise apartments. The consultation phase coincides with two highrise applications for the area. Both applications are in the preliminary stage. Draft plans of the development include a shopping district and a park, as well as an emphasis on pedestrian paths, but new residents may have a long walk to get to work according to Lynn Valley resident Hazen Colbert. “Where will the residents of Lynn Valley be locally employed in good quality jobs such that they can walk to work?” he asked. Colbert supported the notion of Lynn Valley serving as an economic hub, but suggested the current plan would not create high-paying jobs in the district. “Economic growth requires: one, commercial land use; two, educational See We’re page 3 RCMP seize 3,700 pot plants from North Van grow-op Jeremy Shepherd THE North Vancouver RCMP seized more than 3,700 marijuana plants from a residence in the 4600-block of Ranger Avenue on Jan. 3. NEWS photo Cindy Goodman Bring on the pantomime horse AMY Pankratz, Darlene Clarke, Joe Arduini and Ian Sigurdsson are some of the cast members performing in the SMP Dramatic Society’s pantomime Knight Fever. The production opens Jan. 17 and runs until Jan. 26 at 7:30 p.m. with a 2 p.m. matinee on the 26th. Tickets, $17, $13, $10, can be reserved at 604-767-0665. The sophisticated grow-op was discovered in the basement of an occupied residence and was likely in the process of expanding, according to police. “They had room for more plants and they also had a cloning station for starter plants,” said North Vancouver RCMP spokesman Cpl. Richard De Jong. The home was likely part of a criminal network, according to De Jong. “They knew what they were doing,” he said. “It wasn’t for personal use, it was obviously for profit so we are confident that organized crime is involved.” Besides the cultivated setup of lights and timers, the house was also equipped See Elaborate page 3 MR. PET’S Rewards Program ."/#/) ,05< ,5;;/0!) 46:87-/7<) 1!) +!&) 9:62<#) 3!$/0 */#6#) ' %/#$ %!:<((( 4!>$8<8$ :8%>: 0&" .;0&": =7028<'+ 68&" #79 (#;> 8& :9#;> 09 /*1 ,>)8$3> -5>&7>+

North Shore News January 11 2013

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