⚓ We remember through knitting

Plus: a New Westie will be on TV, and more Pattullo Bridge closures on the way

Welcome to Tuesday, New West.

Have you had the opportunity to check out The Poppy Project? It’s a great initiative that allows us to reflect around Remembrance Day. It was wonderful to walk into the main floor of the Anvil Centre and see the small, poignant creative sea of red right near the entrance.

If you’re not Downtown, there are a number of other locations you can visit until Nov. 10. Be sure to take a moment to check them out. 

🧶 Have you visited any Poppy Project displays this year?

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🌡 Temperature check

Today: ⛅️ 10°

Wednesday: 🌧️ 11°

Thursday: 🌧️ 10°

Friday: 🌧️ 10°


Watch for Laura!

Laura Saimoto, far left. Photo: National Trust for Canada

New West’s Laura Saimoto will appear on an episode of Our War, which is scheduled to air on Saturday, Nov. 11 at 10pm (EST/PST) on The HISTORY Channel.

“The episode follows Miho Ward and her father Denzo as they look back on their families experiences being interned during World War II as Japanese Canadians…Saimoto…is their cousin [and] also helps them on this journey of discovery,” a release to New West Anchor reads.

Saimoto is a third-generation Japanese-Canadian, and is incredibly active in her community. She is an historian, as well as a board member of the Vancouver Japanese Language School and Japanese Hall. If you’re unable to watch the episode, you can also view it through STACKTV.


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📣 Neighbourhood bulletin

🎤 Let’s talk. A reminder there are still multiple events by New West Hospice Society, including a multi-faith panel on Wednesday evening.

🚓 Crime and Safety forum. This is happening on Wednesday evening and is presented by the New West Progressives—however, the event is full.

 Pattullo Bridge closures. This will be happening on Thursday and Friday. The Thursday one involves just the southbound lanes. The Friday closure is for all lanes. Closures for each day will take place from 8pm to 5am.

🌈 Pride pub night. New West Pride will be hosting this event on Friday, Nov. 17 at the Rivers Reach Pub. The event will start at 6pm.

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🗞 In other news

Book return. You’ll now be able to return your library books at the Anvil Centre, with the demolition of Centennial Community Centre taking place any day now.

Climate action series. The New Westminster Public Library is hosting a series of what it calls “provocative” events related to the climate crisis—and it’s happening all this week.

Long weekend construction noise. The City of New Westminster wants to remind folks about when construction-related noise is permitted over the upcoming long weekend.

Appeal. New West Police are looking for witnesses and dash cam footage after a road rage assault that happened on Oct. 25 just after the victim had crossed the Pattullo Bridge into New West. Some kind of firearm was apparently involved; police are trying to figure out if it was a pellet gun.

Randall Hopley. Hopley, a convicted sex offender who kidnapped a then-toddler over a decade ago has gone missing from his halfway house. Vancouver Police say the warrant for his arrest is nation-wide.

🤩 Community spotlight

One of The Poppy Projects. Photo: The Poppy Project

We talked about this at the beginning of the newsletter…but what exactly is The Poppy Project?

It’s a group of knitters based right here in New Westminster. They were inspired to create a blanket of knit poppies, to be displayed at a location in our city. They initially began their efforts after being inspired by a similar project in Australia.

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🤝 Now hiring

Early childhood educator. New West Schools. Wage/salary: $30/hour.

Receptionist. Century Group. Wage/salary: starts at $45,000 annually.

Recruiter. Unspecified business based in New Westminster. Wage/salary: starts at $60,000 annually.

Office administrator. Food City. Wage/salary: amount not specified.

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🍴 Where to eat and drink

Tultepec. This Mexican restaurant will have a permanent home at Steel & Oak on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Food service starts at 5pm and will run until they are sold out. Visit them for bold, savoury and spicy flavours: we’re eyeing their Brisket Taco de Suadero. 

Little Miss Coffee Co. The company may make reference to coffee, but you can get more than just a caffeinated drink: Little Miss Coffee Co. also sells yummy eats, like a spicy chocolate cookie or garlic cheese buns.

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💸 Local deals and specials

Groove Cat Books. Every Tuesday is Seniors’ Day. Seniors 65 and older get 25% off select books.

Frankie G’s. Did you know this Queensborough pub now offers all-day happy hour specials on Sundays, Mondays, and Thursdays? Select drinks are $6, while select food items are on for $10.

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