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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.

Email Nick your local news tips, story ideas and dad jokes.

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Recent Work by Nick

North Shore family fights for child access to life-changing cystic fibrosis drug

North Shore family fights for child access to life-changing cystic fibrosis drug

Trikafta is the closest thing to a cure for the debilitating disease, but costs more than $300K per year out-of-pocket
Save Old Growth says it's ending major road protests

Save Old Growth says it's ending major road protests

After drawing the ire of angry drivers on major roadways to draw attention to old-growth logging, the group appears to be changing its tactics
Watch: Cat chases off black bear in North Vancouver

Watch: Cat chases off black bear in North Vancouver

The hairy encounter has gone viral on TikTok.
Disruptive actions like blocking highways are needed to pressure the provincial government on climate, Save Old Growth protester says

Disruptive actions like blocking highways are needed to pressure the provincial government on climate, Save Old Growth protester says

As he saw Premier John Horgan fail to keep promises to protect old-growth forests, North Van resident Ben Holt joined the group to bring more attention to the issue
$4.3M sale of 'Starship' heritage home 'precedent setting,' agent says

$4.3M sale of 'Starship' heritage home 'precedent setting,' agent says

A real estate agent says the sale shows global recognition of West Coast Modern architecture, while a local expert criticizes the 'jazzy' marketing and wants more action from local government.
Squamish Nation signs MOU service deal with Vancouver for 11-tower Senakw development

Squamish Nation signs MOU service deal with Vancouver for 11-tower Senakw development

The service agreement, designed to provide utilities from the city to the First Nation development, will sit in escrow until details are finalized.
Five great North Shore hikes for kids

Five great North Shore hikes for kids

Here are the top kid-friendly trails in North and West Vancouver, from local hiking book author Stephen Hui.
Vancouver author releases book on best local hikes to do with your kids

Vancouver author releases book on best local hikes to do with your kids

105 Hikes author Stephen Hui's new book launches Tuesday (May 17), with nine trips on the North Shore and Lions Bay.
Here's how service and guide dogs are helping people in B.C.

Here's how service and guide dogs are helping people in B.C.

From alerting deaf people to a beeping fire alarm to helping trauma survivors heal, professional pooches are doing more important jobs than ever before.
Navy ships arrive in North Vancouver, open for tours Saturday

Navy ships arrive in North Vancouver, open for tours Saturday

HMCS Vancouver was the first of several active vessels from the Royal Canadian Navy to dock at The Shipyards on Friday.