⚓ What's with the work along Stewardson Way?

Plus: work on a new City moniker begins

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Welcome to Tuesday, New West!

It’s work that’s long overdue: the City is working with partners—including TransLink—to improve the pedestrian and bike path along Stewardson Way. We’ve got the details for you below.

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Upgrades in progress to the BC Parkway

Photo of Stewardson Way courtesy of TransLink’s Buzzer blog

TransLink continues its work on the BC Parkway around the 22nd Street area. A little more than 700 metres along Stewardson Way will be part of the upgrade. The work includes closing a gap between 5th Avenue and 14th Street, as well as widening the existing path to create separate lanes for cyclists and pedestrians.

The work is set to be finished sometime later this year. You can read more about the upgrades via TransLink’s Buzzer blog.


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📣 Neighbourhood bulletin

🍀 St. Paddy’s plans. Sapperton District Taphouse is already thinking ahead to their St. Paddy’s Day party, happening on March 16. Tickets are $15 per person but there are chances to win door prizes, and dance to music by The Celtic Trio.

⭐️ R&B Allstars. The R&B Allstars will be performing at the Anvil Theatre on Tuesday, March 26, as part of the Jazz at the Anvil series. Get your tickets before they’re gone!

🖌️ Creative Spaces. Eighth and Eight is bringing back its Creative Spaces program for another season! Application for the spring session are open. 

🗞 In other news

reGENERATE. The next stage of the City of New West’s ideas challenge—involving the 22nd Street area—will be taking place on March 7 at City Hall.

Cloudy water. A heads up that Metro Vancouver is carrying out some water main maintenance—New West included. According to Metro Vancouver, the water is still OK to use for cooking, cleaning, and drinking.

Measles. For the first time in five years, BC has recorded a case of measles. It’s prompted the province to urge people to get vaccinated. (CityNews Vancouver)

Settlement. Those part of a class-action lawsuit will be getting some cash back, after a BC Supreme Court judge approved a $14M settlement. The class-action claimed Apple provided software updates that slowed down iPhone 6s and 7s. Apple says the settlement doesn’t prove wrongdoing. (CBC)

Potentially impaired. Someone is in critical condition after a crash at Imperial Street and Willingdon Avenue early Sunday morning. Investigators believe impairment is a factor in the crash. (CTV Vancouver)


Work begins on new City moniker

As reported by the New West Record, the City has now begun the work of finding a moniker to replace the yellow crown. This goes back to one of the last motions put forward by former Mayor Jonathan Cote, who asked council to look at the exploration of a moniker that was more inclusive of the community. As it stands, a new logo could be developed by late summer or early fall.


Nominate your favourite New West restaurant!

It’s time for a time-honoured tradition from our sister publication, The Georgia Straight: the Golden Plates Awards.

Nominations for the 27th annual food and drink awards are now open. Every year, readers select their favourite restaurants, breweries, bars, cafes, coffee shops, food trucks, and more, recognizing the best of Vancouver’s vibrant local food scene.

To have your say on everything from the prettiest patio to the best bartender to the number-one New West spot, click here.

🤝 Now hiring

Vet assistant. Noble Paw Veterinary Hospital. Wage/salary: $17/hour.

Concession worker. City of New Westminster. Wage/salary: $21.38/hour.

Food and beverage worker. Rozzini’s. Wage/salary: $16.75/hour.

Student financial aid officer. Yorkville University. Wage/salary: $45,000 annually.

Personal trainer. Anytime Fitness. Wage/salary: $17/hour.

Retail sales associate. Vape Street. Wage/salary: $18.50/hour.

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

🍴 Where to eat and drink

Gastronomia Italia. This Downtown spot has added a Roast Beef Carpaccio to its line-up. It features roast beef, crisp arugula, juicy cherry tomatoes, Parmigiano Reggiano, and warm Focaccia Toscana on the side. Yum!

Little Miss Coffee Co. The mobile cafe is now operating as part of a pop-up at Capital City Arcade. You can find their coffee and baked goods Monday to Friday, 7am to 3pm.

💸 Local deals and specials

Clubhouse New West. If you sign up for a membership with the coworking space in March, you can get 10% off their five-day pass, or a discount on a dedicated desk.

El Santo. Every Monday, you can enjoy new margarita flavours for just $11. These are served from 4pm to close.

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