⚓ Quay-based yoga studio gets grand opening

Plus: get a soup flight at this New West spot, and indulge in comfort food Uptown

Welcome to Tuesday, New West.

In case you missed it, there’s going to be a major closure of Front Street, which is set to start next week and go for the entire month of February. We’ve got the details on this closure below.

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🌡 Temperature check

Today: 🌧️ 13°

Wednesday: 🌧️ 14°

Thursday: 🌧️ 11°

Friday: 🌧️ 11°


Fraser River Middle School. Photo: New West Schools

The Record is reporting that foul play is not believed to be involved after a body was found in a bathroom near Fraser River Middle School over the weekend. According to the outlet, the washroom in question is maintained by the City of New Westminster. You can take a look at the full story via The Record’s website. 


See Bunny at Anvil Theatre Feb 8-18

Presented by Anvil Theatre and from the newly formed company, The Search Party, comes Hannah Moscovitch’s play Bunny!

First premiered at The Cultch in 2022, Bunny was nominated for eight and won four Jessie Richardson Awards including Outstanding Performance in a Leading Dramatic or Comedic Role and Outstanding Production.

This play has sexual content and is recommended for mature audiences.

📣 Neighbourhood bulletin

🙅 Front Street closure. This closure will start on Feb. 5 and will be in place for about a month. You can get all details about the closure through Pattullo Bridge Partners page. 

🚓 Police board meeting. The next meeting will take place on Feb. 20 at 9am. You can attend online or in-person. 

📋️ Now open. New West Craft is accepting applications for its spring markets. Fill in an application online. 

🚔️ Ride-along. Two New West Police officers will be taking part in a ride-along on Instagram. It’ll be streamed on Feb. 23 from 8pm to late. 

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🗞 In other news

Double hit-and-run. According to Mounties in Coquitlam, two separate drivers were in a hit-and-run on Saturday, just before 10pm. Investigators have shared a description of each car, as well as photos. The victim, a woman, suffered serious injuries.

Flood prep. With the forecasted atmospheric river top of mind, Abbotsford and other surrounding areas are preparing for a deluge of water, though it’s expected to not be as bad as the flooding that took place in 2021. (CityNews Vancouver)

Ibrahim Ali. The man convicted of murdering a teen girl in Burnaby is applying to have his charges stayed. If the application is approved, he won’t be sentenced. (CTV Vancouver)

No recall. An effort to recall the current provincial education minister, Rachna Singh, is not going ahead. (Global BC)

🤩 Community spotlight

Yoga at the Quay on Instagram

While Yoga at the Quay has been a staple in the community for quite some time, the Quayside-based studio will have its official grand opening and ribbon cutting on Feb. 28 at 2pm.

“Our focus is creating meaningful experiences for anyone who walks through our doors,” says Laura O’Reilly, who founded the studio. “We’re really excited to welcome the community to our space and show them what we’re about and how we can support them on their wellness journey.”

Everyone is welcome to attend.

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🤝 Now hiring

Stock clerk. Fit Nutrition. Wage/salary: $16.75/hour.

Area supply attendant. PHSA. Wage/salary: $23.38/hour.

Member service representative. BCAA. Wage/salary: $19.92/hour.

Human resources business partner. Kruger. Wage/salary: $72,000 annually.

Restaurant general manager. Starlight Casino. Wage/salary: $69,000/annually.

Swim instructor. City of New Westminster. Wage/salary: $27.20/hour.

Hiring in New West? Reply to this email and let us know.

🍴 Where to eat and drink

Greens and Beans. This Sapperton cafe is now serving soup flights. Make sure to give ‘em a try if you’re planning to visit. 

Dragon Bowl. This spot is serving up what it calls “comfort food.” As an example, their beef brisket bowl is just $16.88. They also have vegan options available.

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💸 Local deals and specials

Bring a buddy. This is an opportunity to get your little one trying lacrosse at no cost. There are multiple sessions taking place on Feb. 5, 12, and 24 at Queensborough Middle School. The fun starts each night at 6:30pm, and is open to kiddos aged four to eight.

Are you a MEC fan? You may want to head over the bridge to Surrey: Mountain Equipment Co-op is having a multi-day—very rare—warehouse sale, according to our sister publication The Georgia Straight. The sale begins on Feb. 3 and goes to the 11th. Further details can be found on The Straight’s page. 

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🗓️ Things to do

Jazz at the Anvil. Wild Blue Herons will be performing this evening at 7pm. Enjoy a wonderful evening of music at the Anvil Theatre—tickets are still available.

New West Craft. There will be another market on Saturday at the River Market. It starts at 11am.

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