⚓ Month-long Front St. closure now in place

Plus: what's happening over the next seven days?

Welcome to Thursday, New West.

In case you missed it, the Front Street closure started yesterday, and it’s going to be in place for about a month—we have more info below.

Additionally, on Wednesday afternoon the City of New Westminster announced traffic will run southbound on Begbie Street between Columbia and Front Streets. This is to install a bike and pedestrian walkway related to the Bosa waterfront project.

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A map of the closure related to Front Street Fraser Crossing Partners.

If you happen to enjoy taking Front Street to get from A to B, this message is for you: a closure is now in place for the stretch until March 22. The closure was initially supposed to begin earlier this month.

“Starting on Wednesday, Feb. 21, Fraser Crossing Partners will implement a one-month full closure of Front St. between Begbie St. and E. Columbia St.,” the notice explains. “Front St. Mews will remain open.”

The closure is taking place so crews can offload steel girders and then install them. These are needed to create the bridge deck for the new Pattullo Crossing.

If you’d like to read all the information related to the closure, make sure to take a look at the latest bulletin from Fraser Crossing Partners.


Come to Massey Theatre for the World Premiere of Over the Ridge

In 2020, The Fugitives premiered “Ridge”, a musical storytelling show that examined the WW1 Canadian soldier experience during the Battle of Vimy. In Over the Ridge, The Fugitives collaborate with choreographers Jacob Williams and Kiana Jung to expand this narrative through dance. An incredible expression of dance, music and story.

📣 Neighbourhood bulletin

🏢 Reminder. The City of New Westminster is looking for feedback in relation to the use of the Anvil Centre. You can have your say through the Be Heard website.

🧒 Youth Awards. Nominations are open until March 15, so if you know of a deserving young person between the ages of 13 and 18, don’t forget to submit their info!

👮 Ride-along. New West Police will be hosting a live ride-along via Instagram on Friday Feb. 23 from 8pm to late.

🌟 Best of New West Artists. Be sure to check out the display of New West’s best art on Wednesdays and Fridays until April. It’s at Clubhouse Coworking in the River Market.

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🗞 In other news

Queensborough bus. There is now a bus between Queensborough and New West Secondary. The bus is helping about 150 students get from A to B. (New West Record)

Throne Speech. Some of the highlights from the provincial government on Tuesday included more homes for first-time home buyers, along with eviction protections for those who rent. (CBC Vancouver)

Eligible for parole. BC serial killer Robert Pickton is now eligible for day parole. The families of some of his victims held a vigil on Wednesday at Pickton’s property in Port Coquitlam, where the remains of many of the victims were found. (CityNews Vancouver)

Speaking out. Representatives of the Parkland Refinery in Burnaby spoke at a public forum on Tuesday night, insisting it is a good neighbour. The remarks come about a month after an odd odour was emitted from the plant. (CBC Vancouver)

Exciting debut. Surrey’s Arshdeep Bains made it onto the ice with the Vancouver Canucks on Tuesday evening. (CTV Vancouver)

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Today, Feb. 22

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

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

Friday, Feb. 23

  • Live band swing dance with Westside Swing. Tickets start at $20. 7:30pm. 318 Keary St.

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

Saturday, Feb. 24

  • Super Saturday: Runoff Race! 10am. Fraser River Discovery Centre.

  • Pop-up at The Refill Stop. Featuring Chroma Nostaa Designs. 11am. The Refill Stop.

  • Renting for newcomers. 2:30pm. New West Public Library, main branch.

  • Jazz Cats social. 6:30pm. Century House.

  • Bevvies and Bites. 7pm. Royal City Centre.

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

Sunday, Feb. 25

  • A Walk Through New West. Final day. Gallery hours. The Gallery at Queen’s Park.

  • Arts to Go. 1pm. 1 Heart New West space. Columbia Square.

  • Dvorak in Prague. Admission by donation. 2pm. The Sanctuary at Queens Ave. United.

  • Global Tea Series. Free event! 3pm. Eighth and Eight Creative Spaces.

Monday, Feb. 26

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

  • Open mic night. 7pm. Begbie’s.

  • Trivia night. 8pm. The Terminal Pub.

Tuesday, Feb. 27

  • WorkBC workshop. 4pm. Queensborough Community Centre.

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

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

  • Business Education Series: empowering local businesses. 6:30pm. New West City Hall.

  • Jazz at the Anvil. 7pm. Anvil Theatre. (Event SOLD OUT)

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

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

Wednesday, Feb. 28

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


  • Framed/Through the Keyhole. On until Feb. 29. Massey Theatre.

  • North of the Fraser Ale Trail tasting passport. Participants include Steel & Oak, and Another Beer Co., which are both based in New West. On until Feb. 29.

  • Fusion Perspectives. On until Mar. 27. Third floor, Anvil Centre.

  • Beloved of the Sky. On until Apr. 15. Amelia Douglas Gallery.

  • ZOOVEILLANCE. On until May 5. Gallery hours. New Media Gallery.

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