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⚓ Local spot will spark big conversations on AI and social media

Plus: housing justice for Black and Indigenous communities


Welcome to Tuesday, New West.

If you haven’t had the opportunity to visit the New Media Gallery, you absolutely should. They have another really neat exhibition coming to their space, and we have all the details below.

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ZOOVEILLANCE comes to the New Media Gallery

One of the installations in ZOOVEILLANCE. Photo: New Media Gallery

Arguably, ZOOVEILLANCE is more than timely, with this exhibit exploring artificial intelligence and social media. According to the New Media Gallery, the works of the three artists taking part in the show uses a variety of methods and materials to carry out reflection—one of the works even uses recycled Wi-Fi sector antennas.

There will be a public reception and artist talk on Saturday, Feb. 17 at 1pm. Everyone is welcome to attend. The New Media Gallery is located within the Anvil Centre in Downtown New West.

📣 Neighbourhood bulletin

🥳 Congrats! There has been a lot of winning among the younger Salmonbellies: the U17 and U15 T2 women’s field lacrosse teams both took home league banners over the weekend. What’s more, the U17 group went undefeated in their season! Job well done!

🖌️ Paint night. Arrieta Art Studio is hosting one on Saturday, Feb. 24 from 5 to 8pm. Tickets start at $40, and you will need to register for this event online.

🏃 In case you missed it. Local mom Vanessa Woznow will be running to raise funds for New West Family Place. The run is happening on Saturday, Feb. 17 but she’ll be accepting donations online to the end of the month. The goal is $5,000.

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🗞 In other news

Child care space. There’s a bit more info coming to light about another daycare space coming to New West: Sea Otter YMCA child care is expected to open later this spring at təməsew̓txʷ. It will have room for 37 infant, toddler, and preschool-aged children. 

Stats for political nerds. The City of New West is out with the numbers from the Saturday, Feb. 3 by-election. Some of the stats included are the number of mail-in ballots and the voting turnout for each area.

Flavoured nicotine pouch crackdown. The federal government says it plans to reveal the next steps for the rest of the country sometime this week; BC is said to be the leader on this after introducing provincial restrictions last week. (Global BC)

Cancelled. A developer has been ordered by the BC Supreme Court to pay about $13M after 30 initial purchasers had their condo units sold at higher prices. (CBC Vancouver)

Cash back? The City of Burnaby’s fire chief believes—according to a recent report—the City would be able to recover approximately $30,000 in costs after the recent calls related to smell from the Parkland Refinery. (Global BC)

🤩 Community spotlight

Did you know it’s Black History Month? Everyone is invited to join the BC Poverty Reduction Coalition's Community Action Network and Changing the Conversation project in a celebration of Black History Month. This action honours Black and Indigenous solidarity in the struggle for dignified housing.

The event is happening at 5pm today at Massey Theatre. All are welcome, and registration is available online. 

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🤝 Now hiring

Kitchen helper. VSK Hospitality. Wage/salary: $19/hour.

Out of school care aide. Urban Academy. Wage/salary: $21/hour.

Cook. Boston Pizza. Wage/salary: $17.65/hour.

Housekeeper. Little Miss Clean Housekeeping. Wage/salary: $25/hour.

Outreach worker. Senior Services Society of BC. Wage/salary: $24/hour.

Tutor and academic coach. VICI Learning. Wage/salary: $23/hour.

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🍴 Where to eat and drink

Burger Heaven. Right now Burger Heaven has the “My Darling Burger,” and the “Sweetheart Sandwich,” which is—of course—perfect for Valentine’s Day.

Nanay Kitchen. This space recently opened up shop not far from Another Beer Co. They serve Filipino food, and are working out of Food Zone Inn.

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💸 Local deals and specials

Rain City Games. This River Market shop is offering a special called “Blind Date with a Board Game.” Get 20 to 40% off a surprise board game: you’ll only have access to a description and its price before you buy!

Royal City Jewellers. For a limited time, the shop is offering 25% off all heart-shaped jewellery.

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