⚓ A massive win for Honour House

Plus: Rocky Point Ice Cream takes home blue, red ribbons at North American competition

Welcome to Tuesday, New West.

A huge congratulations to Honour House, which recently received some big news—scroll on to find out more about it. This made-in New West not-for-profit was featured in a previous edition of The Anchor, so we invite you to refresh your memory if you need a reminder of what this incredible group does.

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Al De Genova, centre, poses for a photo with a cheque for $25,000 during the Land Rover Defender awards. @melissadegenova on Twitter/X

It was a night of pride for New Westminster’s Honour House as the group found out it had won USD $25,000 and a Land Rover Defender 130 it will be able to use for its Honour House Ranch in Ashcroft.

The announcement came on Saturday, Nov. 11—the same day Canadians marked Remembrance Day. You’ll also want to check out this incredible video of the Honour House team locally finding out about their massive win.

📣 Neighbourhood bulletin

👋🏻 Weapons collected. New West Police are reminding the public to turn in any weapons that they would like to see destroyed after someone reached out to say they no longer “wanted [the weapons] inside their home.”

🎁 Mark those calendars. A reminder there will be a number of local opportunities to support local artisans at the New West Craft Holiday Night Market. It’ll be taking place on Dec. 2 from 3 to 9pm.

📱 New spot. Purpose Society has announced a new partnership with Good Omen and Queensborough Community Centre: you can also drop off old phones at these locations. The phones will go to those in need.

🍃 Soil health. The main branch of the New West Public Library will be hosting a workshop looking at how to build soil health. It’s happening on Nov. 16 from 6 to 7:30pm. Those who’d like to attend must register—but the workshop is FREE. Email: [email protected].

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🗞 In other news

New tires. TransLink says Coast Mountain Bus Company will be testing out some new winter-rated tires. Approximately 500 buses will be part of the test.

Call out. A Nanaimo woman says she wants Vancouver International Airport and Flair Airlines to do better in their treatment of people with disabilities after she says no one helped to escort her from her plane to pick up her luggage. The woman has a prosthetic leg and also uses crutches. (CityNews Vancouver)

Two hurt. Mounties say two men are critically injured after a shooting not far from Coquitlam Centre. No one has been charged in this shooting. (CBC Vancouver)

What happened? The family of Don Bennett wants answers with the father and grandfather presumed dead after an interaction with RCMP last Friday. Bennett was a Langley resident, and the call began as a wellness check. (CTV Vancouver)

Civil claim. A group of harm reduction nurses alleges in a civil claim against the province and others that the recent announcement regarding public drug consumption is unconstitutional. (CTV Vancouver)

🤩 Community spotlight

Above: The Rocky Point Ice Cream team recently took home some really neat awards. @rockypointicecream on Instagram.

Did you know there are some really-big-deal ice cream awards handed annually, and that dairy scientists at the Department of Food and Science Nutrition at Cornell University play a massive role in selecting the winners? The awards are part of Conecon, an ice cream and frozen dessert trade event hosted in the US.

Rocky Point Ice Cream was recently awarded a Blue Ribbon—the highest ranking in North America—for its strawberry ice cream. It also received a Red Ribbon—the second highest award—for its chocolate ice cream.

Learn more about the judging story (including how an ice cream can actually get disqualified) and what kind of extensive analysis was done to score these huge wins by taking a look at Rocky Point Ice Cream’s Instagram.

If you haven’t visited Rocky Point Ice Cream yet, find them in Uptown New Westminster.

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🤝 Now hiring

Recreation aide, The Salvation Army Buchanan Lodge. Wage: $27.86 an hour.

Medical office assistant, West Coast Podiatry. Wage: starts at $18 an hour.

Manager, manufacturing quality, Arc’teryx. Salary: starts at $101,000 annually.

Administrative manager, Odyssey International Exports. Wage: $45.44 an hour.

Patient ambassador, Queen’s Park Care Centre. Wage: $23.83 an hour.

Concierge, First Service Residential. Wage: $19 an hour.

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🍴 Where to eat and drink

Fratelli Authentic Italian Baking. Yes, you do not have to go all the way to Commercial Drive to enjoy delicious Italian baking. Take a trip to Sapperton to partake in yummy breads and cakes by this long-time Metro Vancouver bakery.

Thai New West. Find all your favourite Thai dishes here, including a variety of curries, Tom Yum, and 18 kinds of Pad (stir fry) dishes.

The Taco Factory. Of course, they’ve got tacos for one, but if you’re feeling brave and need a talker of a dish to bring to a party, why not give their Taco Roulette a try? It features 20 assorted tacos, plus chips and salsa.

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💸 Local deals and specials

Sapperton District Taphouse. The Taphouse is offering a pretty awesome discount on their happy hour snacks. Offerings include mac ‘n’ cheese balls, cauliflower bites, chips and guac, and avocado toast. Happy Hour goes every day from 3 to 5pm.

B-bombshell Salon. B-bombshell recently announced it is offering free parking during your service—they’ve got three spots available, first come, first served.

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