Welcome to Tuesday, New West.
Looks like it’s happening: Phillip is coming to New Westminster. The 64-year-old apparently studied his hardest to score a spot on The Price is Right. The Arizona man’s episode was taped in August, and only recently aired—this just happened to be the one prize he didn’t know all that much about, ergo the overbid.
A police cruiser parked in Downtown New West.
It’s that time of year where the city (and others) get ready to talk about the needs of the community through its Budget 2024 requests. This week, it’s the New West Police Board’s turn. As The Anchor previously wrote, the board is looking for a 9% increase compared with its 2023 budget. Read all about it.
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📣 Neighbourhood bulletin
💲 Phillip found! Good news for all you Phillip watchers: The Price is Right contestant who overbid on a potential trip to New West has been found. Per CTV Vancouver, the news was announced on Sunday.
🗞 In other news
12th St. annual general meeting. This is scheduled to take place today at 7pm and is being led by the West End Business Association. Meeting location: Kamini’s Corner Cafe.
Big spenders. A total of $166,000 in fines were handed out to those who didn’t follow watering restrictions over the summer. There were three tickets in New West. (CBC Vancouver)
Dismissed. A social housing project in Kitsilano has been given the go-ahead by the BC Supreme Court after locals tried to put a stop to it. (CityNews Vancouver)
Not again…almost. A barge broke loose in English Bay over the weekend—happening about two years after a windstorm that resulted in another barge washing up on shore. The latest barge did not make it to land. (CityNews Vancouver)
🤩 Community spotlight
‘Tis the season for thinking of others! We get it: times are tough, but if you’re looking for ways to help local groups, there are some options for you to take part in in New West:
Rembrandt Renovations. This family-owned business will be the drop-off point for New West’s Coats for Kids. Rembrandt Renovations invites you to drop off new and gently used child and youth-sized outerwear. They are also collecting new, unwrapped toys.
Piva Modern Italian. The restaurant is holding a Toy Drive until early December. You are invited to drop off new, unwrapped toys.
Don’t Go Hungry. This made-in-New West group is always looking for donations, and the need has been exceptional this year.
If your business and/or group plans to host a fundraiser, please email [email protected]. We’ll do our best to include it throughout the winter holiday season.
🤝 Now hiring
Installer. Xact Installs. Salary: from $55,000 a year.
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🍴 Where to eat and drink
Emerald Culinary. Tucked away in Sapperton is this spot offering Sri Lankan pastries and specialties: the food is made in-house and sold frozen. Whether it’s beef, chicken, fish, or veggie patties—or ribbon cake, this spot has you covered.
Bluefin Sushi. This stop is all about the classics: from cone (hand) sushi to bento box—AKA Bluefin Box—fare, they’re ready to serve.
💸 Local deals and specials
Old Spaghetti Factory. Buy a $25 gift card and get an extra $10 back at Old Spaghetti Factory. The deal is on until Dec. 31.
New to You Thrift. Artwork, appliances, women’s jeans and pants, and toys, puzzles and games are among the items being offered at 50% off this month.
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🗓️ Things to do
Platinum Awards. The theme of this star-studded New West awards night is Oscars/Hollywood glam. If you were planning to go and didn’t have tickets yet, a heads up it’s sold out. View the nominees online. Happening Thursday, Nov. 23.
Herbert Spencer Christmas craft fair. This event will showcase more than 60 artisans and vendors. Plus, enjoy a bake sale, a bistro with food, and even the Candy Cane Lane! Admission is free. Happening Saturday, Nov. 25.
Shine On. Shine On events are back in New Westminster, and there will be a downtown opening for the festivities. Happening Friday, Dec. 1.
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