⚓ Four local photographers talk housing

Plus: council in Queensborough, and where the Salmonbellies stand

Happy Tuesday, New West—Ria here.

It’s been doubly exciting over the last few days, from Recovery Day to the Salmonbellies and all sorts of other events like the Waterfront Fun movie night and the Apero Mode event at Steel & Oak (both of those were Friday night).

Needless to say, there’s a lot going on, and it appears it’s going to be like this as we transition from summer to fall: as an example, last night we had a Bellies game at Queen’s Park and city council in Queensborough. There’s a chance the Mann Cup run could end tonight for the Bellies—but we will see, and you never know with these things! Both teams have been amazing.

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🌡 Temperature check

Today: ☁️ 21°

Wednesday: ⛅️ 20°

Thursday: ⛅️ 22°


What you missed at council on Monday

The Anchor was on hand for two gatherings of city council:

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📣 Neighbourhood bulletin

🥍 Salmonbellies. Six Nations now has the lead over New West. The series sits at 3-0 for the visitors; we’ll find out later tonight if the Bellies’ Mann Cup pursuit will continue, or if the Chiefs will take it in four.

🏃 Terry Fox Run. This year’s run will be happening on Sept. 17. If you’d like to sign up, there’s still time to do so.

🍺 Condos and cranes. Steel & Oak recently announced the release of a new brew called… you guessed it, Condos and Cranes. Check it out!

🎷 Jazz at the Anvil. This event is back for another year—and will start with Juno-nominated Rumba Calzada. Tickets start at $20, and the event is happening on Sept. 26.

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🗞 In other news

Rental rate. The maximum allowable rent increase for the coming year will be 3.5%. Last year it was 2%. The announcement was made yesterday by the BC government.

Critical. One person was hurt badly after a car crashed into Pacifica Pizzeria on Friday night. (CTV Vancouver)

Stabbings in Chinatown. Police say the 64-year-old suspect in this case was on a day pass from a forensic psychiatric institution. Three people were stabbed; they were not known to the accused. (CTV Vancouver)

Feeling free. A UBC Okanagan student has won her discrimination case against the university: Stephanie Hale was sexually assaulted in her dorm room in 2013. (CityNews)

Survival. How are small businesses staying afloat? A couple of them are sharing their stories amid the inflation situation. (CBC)

Champions. Canada has won its first ever medal at the FIBA World Cup happening in the Philippines. (CityNews)

Return of the sweets. Girl Guide cookies are back for another run, with 300,000 boxes up for grabs over the next few weeks. In New West, Girl Guides are typically found selling the yummy treats outside Royal City Centre. (CTV Vancouver)

Steal of a deal. A Beyonce fan is sharing tips and tricks for scoring tickets to the songstress’s concert at a steal of a price. The piece came out as Beyonce visited Vancouver last night. (CBC)

🤩 Community spotlight

Clockwise from top right: Jane, Lisa, Nicole, and Debbie are the photographers who participated in the photovoice project. New West Public Library.

What does it mean to be precariously unhoused? Four local women are leading the conversation and are looking to shatter stereotypes with their photovoice project, on display until the end of the month at the New Westminster Public Library’s main branch.

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🍴 Where to eat and drink

Butterica. This River Market spot uses the freshest ingredients to make its signature Butterica sauce. Enjoy a butter chicken bowl or wrap—and don’t forget to take some sauce home with you, too.

Steel and Oak. This community darling already has amazing bites to buy like Jamaican patties and calzones, but the rotating food trucks pair well with anything S&O has on tap. Old Country Pierogi will be visiting this Friday, while Between 2 Buns will be serving up burgers and more on Saturday.

Don Chepes. Serving up Salvadoran food, the tacos and tamales are based on recipes passed down from generation to generation.

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💸 Local deals and specials

Kozak Ukranian Bakery. The shop offers a Morning Coffee Run special: you get a free Americano with the purchase of any pastry. Deal is on from opening until 11am daily.

Inn at the Quay. The hotel offers a BC residents’ rate, which includes a guaranteed waterfront view and free wifi.

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🗓️ Things to do

Meet Me Downtown. Connect for lunch and/or a coffee date against the backdrop of live music. Starts at 11am in Hyack Square.

Bigger Ideas Conference. Get up close and personal with tech, finance, and business leaders. Presented by Odihi, this is a 19+ event. Ticket prices vary.

Kegger in the Park. Drink New West will be hosting the event this Saturday.

Riverfest. This will be taking place from Sept. 20 to 24. Now in its 21st year, this event is free for everyone to attend.

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