Welcome to Tuesday, New West.
How are you feeling about the upcoming by-election? It’s just a few weeks from now, and next week there will be a debate hosted by the New Westminster District and Parent Advisory Committee. Scroll on down to read all about it.
The New West District and Parent Advisory Council (DPAC) will be hosting a debate next Monday, Jan. 22 at New West Secondary. All four candidates are confirmed to be attending.
As a reminder, the candidates are:
Kathleen Carlsen, New West Progressives
Jalen Bachra, Community First
Shawn Sorensen, Independent
Alejandro Diaz, Independent
The vote takes place on Saturday, Feb. 3.
🗞 In other news
BC cabinet shuffle. This happened yesterday and includes some changes to the Ministry of Children and Family Development. (Rob Shaw/X)
Confirmed. Steel & Oak has announced it will be hosting the second edition of its 5K run, happening on May. 11. Registration is open.
Uptick. ICBC says it’s seen an increase in claims after last week’s round of arctic outflow weather, to the tune of 160%. (CityNews Vancouver)
Tea cup sting. The court in the trial of Ibrahim Ali—accused of killing a 13-year-old girl in Burnaby—heard that undercover BC police secretly took DNA from the Kurdish community while handing out tea. (CBC Vancouver)
🤩 Community spotlight
NWSS Musical Theatre: High School Musical
Photo credit: @nwssmusicaltheatre on Instagram
Congratulations to the cast and crew of New West Secondary’s musical theatre program, which managed to sell out its upcoming High School Musical show’s opening evening! The group did note that there would be a small number of tickets still available at the door. They’ll be selling for $10 each, and will be cash only.
The show will be taking place on Jan. 18 at 7pm at New West Secondary.
🤝 Now hiring
Baker, Pamola Bakery. Wage/salary: $18/hour.
Driver, 4 Elements Martial Arts. Wage/salary: $44,000 annually.
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💸 Local deals and specials
Sapperton District Taphouse. Tonight’s karaoke is cancelled—thanks for nothing, weather warning—but Wednesdays at SapTap feature 69¢ wings, and happy hour is from 3 to 5pm seven days a week.
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