Listen, with the not-so-fun news cycle these days, we couldn’t help but appreciate a fun and fantastic Instagram post the New West Public Library shared earlier this week, ahead of Valentine’s Day. Trust us…it’s sure to put a smile on your face! Read all about it below.
The New West Public Library shared a post on Instagram inviting New Westies to indulge in a blind date with a book. NWPLibrary via Instagram
There’s a lot to be learned from this wonderful post by the New Westminster Public Library (NWPL) on Instagram. Ahead of Valentine’s Day, the library took the time to share some blind date advice—and used books, sans covers—to illustrate their points.
“GREAT BLIND DATE TIPS? STEP 1: Pick the one that catches your eye, STEP 2: Check it out. STEP 3: Unwrap it. STEP 4: Read, watch or listen and tell us about your #NWPLBlindDate.”
Staff have chosen a number of books, wrapped ‘em up, included descriptions (but not the title) of the book, and placed them on their shelves.
It really does bring a whole new meaning to judging a book by its cover. 😉
Lawsuit.One of the more prolific trucking companies involved in an overpass collision in December is now suing the provincial government for what it says is a loss of income and business. (CityNews Vancouver)
Golden years.A recently released report by Toronto Metropolitan University found that four BC municipalities ranked high on the list of places for older populations. (CBC Vancouver)
Traffic circles.Can you navigate one? The conversation has come up as ICBC released new data related to driver confidence. (CTV Vancouver)
Car-free.Vancouver’s Gastown will be going car-free for the months of July and August. It’s part of a pilot project. (CityNews Vancouver)
Randall Hopley.After he went on the run last year, the convicted BC sex offender will not have new restrictions implemented. Hopley’s disappearance last November resulted in a Canada-wide warning. He turned himself in nearly two weeks later. (CBC Vancouver)
Superbowl Sunday is only a few days away, and if you haven’t managed to make plans yet, there are some options in the city!
Here are some of the local spots that have advertised Superbowl Sunday offerings.
Sapperton District Taphouse. They’ll be offering a game day menu, and their game party gets underway at 2:30pm. Reservations of eight or more require a non-refundable $100 deposit. Learn more about this Sapperton option!