⚓ Places to ring in the New Year in New West

Plus: action along Agnes Street, and other events to attend before the year ends

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What are you looking forward to when it comes to welcoming 2024? For us, it’s continuing to highlight all the amazing things New West has to offer. We hope that the new year brings only the most wonderful things to you and yours.

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Friday: 🌦️ 10°

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325 Agnes St. / Google Street View

The City of New West says it’s officially moved to put residents at 325 Agnes St. in other housing as the building’s many deficiencies have not been addressed by its landlord.

“The City of New Westminster’s Integrated Services Division, and New Westminster Fire and Rescue Services, have made multiple attempts with the landlord to address unsafe conditions…to protect the life safety of tenants,” a release from the city reads. 

“Actions have included revoking the landlord’s business license in July 2022 and issuing multiple fines totaling tens of thousands of dollars. Despite these efforts, the owner has remained non-cooperative and the tenants continue to live in unsafe conditions.”


2024 curbside collection schedule

The City of New Westminster's 2024 collection calendar was sent to all single-family homes last week, and is also now available on the City's website. Download the Recycle Coach app to get collection reminders and push notifications of schedule changes, recycling events, and more. You can even search items to find out what cart they belong in.

📣 Neighbourhood bulletin

🩺 Trailblazer. Per CBC, the country’s first South Asian physician has died at the age of 92. Dr. Gurdev Singh Gill was based in New Westminster.

☑️ Endorsed. The New West and District Labour Council has formally endorsed Jalen Bachra for New West school board. The vote to replace Dee Beattie will take place on Feb. 3.

👶 Daycare. A new daycare space will have its grand opening event on Jan. 24 at Queensborough Community Centre. The daycare will be run by the YMCA and can accommodate 24 children.

🍾 New Year’s in New West

A handful of local spaces are offering options this year if you’re looking for a place to ring in 2024. If you can still grab tickets, of course!

  • Steel & Oak. They’ll be serving up a three-course menu by Tultepec, though the cut-off to have food during your NYE experience was earlier this week. Tickets to attend and enjoy some beverages can still be purchased online.

  • Sapperton District Tap House. They’ll be hosting a ticketed New Year’s Eve event as of 9pm on Dec. 31. Please note that at this time the event is sold out.

  • New Year’s bash. Georgie’s will be hosting an event...and entry is free. 

  • Kelly O’Bryan’s. The pub will have extended hours for New Year’s Eve, but reservations are first come, first served. Call 604.553.8339 to make a reservation.

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Today, Dec. 28

  • Karaoke night. 7pm. Georgie’s Local.

  • Trivia night. 7:30pm. Sapperton District Taphouse.

Friday, Dec. 29

  • Dance party. 9pm. Georgie’s Local.

Saturday, Dec. 30

  • Shine Bright light exploration. For those aged 3-5 years old. 10:30am. Queensborough Community Centre.

  • Dance party. 9pm. Georgie’s Local.

Sunday, Dec. 31 🥳 

  • Steel & Oak NYE party. Steel & Oak Brewery.

  • Georgie’s New Year’s bash. 250 Columbia St.

  • Sapperton District Tap House New Year’s Eve event. 421 E. Columbia St.

  • Kelly O’Bryan’s/Carlos O’Bryan’s New West event. 800 Columbia St.

Monday, Jan. 1  

  • Poker night. 6:30pm. Sapperton District Taphouse.

  • Open mic night. 7pm. Begbie’s.

  • Trivia night. 8pm. The Terminal Pub.

Tuesday, Jan. 2

  • WorkBC workshop. 4pm. Queensborough Community Centre.

  • Open mic: standup comedy. 6pm. The Terminal Pub.

  • Trivia night. 6:30pm. Kelly O’Bryan’s.

  • Open mic night. 7pm. Georgie’s Local.

  • Name that tune! 7pm. Hops New West.

Wednesday, Jan. 3

  • Trivia night. 7pm. Georgie’s Local.


  • Housing Values. Museum hours. New Westminster Museum and Archives.

  • Winter Discovery Days. On until Jan. 7. Centre Hours. Fraser River Discovery Centre.

  • Shine Bright New West. Various times and dates.

  • Winter Wonderland. On until Dec. 31. 10am. New West Public Library—main branch.

  • The Wishing Tree. Operating until Jan. 28. Moody Park.

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