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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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nlaba@nsnews.com

Recent Work by Nick

Intermittent closures expected at Grouse Mountain Park this weekend due to heavy rain

Intermittent closures expected at Grouse Mountain Park this weekend due to heavy rain

Trail closures went into effect Thursday but are expected to lift Friday before likely closing again over the weekend
West Vancouver's Eagle Ridge wildfire 'human-caused'

West Vancouver's Eagle Ridge wildfire 'human-caused'

Investigators found a camp with open-flame cooking materials
Gourdgeous: North Van man grows B.C.'s prettiest pumpkin

Gourdgeous: North Van man grows B.C.'s prettiest pumpkin

It was a fruitful day for Jeff Pelletier at this year's official weigh-in at Krause Berry Farms
How to make your home bear safe, and what to do if one comes by

How to make your home bear safe, and what to do if one comes by

Bear experts say to keep your property free of enticing smells, and if a bear still shows up at your house, assert your dominance.
TikTok-famous bear in North Van put down

TikTok-famous bear in North Van put down

A seemingly entertaining video of a fridge-raiding bear displayed behaviour that led to it being killed by conservation officers
B.C. cystic fibrosis families relieved as coverage for wonder drug extends to young kids

B.C. cystic fibrosis families relieved as coverage for wonder drug extends to young kids

Parents and other advocates continued to fight for access through the summer, as B.C. lagged behind other provinces to cover costs
Here's what to do if a bear follows you

Here's what to do if a bear follows you

Bear behaviour expert Ellie Lamb says when bears follow, you should teach them that's bad manners.
More people are using their phones while driving, ICBC says

More people are using their phones while driving, ICBC says

According to police data, distracted driving accounts for one-in-four fatal crashes each year in B.C.
Here are ICBC’s top 5 tips to pass your road test

Here are ICBC’s top 5 tips to pass your road test

With demand for road tests heating up this summer, the agency is encouraging people to prepare and pass on their first try 🚗✔️
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
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