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Nick Laba

Nick Laba

Nick Laba is a full-time reporter for the North Shore News, covering all things North and West Vancouver.

When he’s away from his desk, you can find Nick riding around town on his orange bicycle, listening to records or planning his next scuba dive trip.

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Recent Work by Nick

Woman speaks out after terrier killed by off-leash dog on North Vancouver trail

Woman speaks out after terrier killed by off-leash dog on North Vancouver trail

Doreen Manuel questions if the current enforcement scheme is enough to deter other dog owners from flouting the rules
Vancouver Coastal Health lifts no-swim advisory for West Vancouver beach

Vancouver Coastal Health lifts no-swim advisory for West Vancouver beach

But E. coli levels are still triggering a ‘beach action value’ at the West Vancouver destination, meaning more regular testing is done.
West Vancouver approves new demoviction protections for renters

West Vancouver approves new demoviction protections for renters

The rules also require developers to show how additional density on rental properties will contribute to the district’s housing needs
Effort continues to save peculiar home of Arthur Erickson

Effort continues to save peculiar home of Arthur Erickson

Centennial celebrations carry on for the esteemed architect, with a panel discussion at North Vancouver’s Polygon Gallery on Wednesday.
Deceased in West Vancouver crash both young men on student visas, police say

Deceased in West Vancouver crash both young men on student visas, police say

The victims were travelling the correct direction on Highway 1, along with 2 other passengers, when they were struck head-on by the driver of another vehicle heading the wrong way
Highway safety concerns raised after deadly West Vancouver crash

Highway safety concerns raised after deadly West Vancouver crash

Construction detours and signage near on- and off-ramps can be confusing for drivers, residents say.
Grouse Mountain reopens after 2-day Skyride breakdown

Grouse Mountain reopens after 2-day Skyride breakdown

Three people were rescued from nearby trails after the tram broke down Sunday
Watch: Crews douse two-alarm fire in North Vancouver apartment

Watch: Crews douse two-alarm fire in North Vancouver apartment

Three residents were sent to hospital for smoke inhalation but were otherwise uninjured, fire chief says
B.C. Housing Minister Ravi Kahlon blasts West Vancouver for missing targets

B.C. Housing Minister Ravi Kahlon blasts West Vancouver for missing targets

‘Please don’t portray us as a group of people who are opposed to housing,’ Mayor Mark Sager says in response to recent criticism from the provincial government
Horseshoe Bay ferries heavily delayed due to West Vancouver crash

Horseshoe Bay ferries heavily delayed due to West Vancouver crash

Closing westbound traffic on Highway 1 prevented staff from getting to work, BC Ferries says
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