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Plus: more than two dozen events in New West, and some of what to expect during Homelessness Action Week

Welcome to Thursday, New West—it’s Ria!

Over the last couple of weeks I’ve been grateful for the time local businesses and groups have given me to be able to ask them questions about their spots and the work that they do.

I’ve been really excited to get this profile on Churi out on our website because the shop’s owner has such positive energy. She’s proof you can do anything you set your mind to, and we’re so lucky to have her in New West.

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🌡 Temperature check

Today: ☀️ 18°

Friday: ☀️ 20°

Saturday: 🌧️ 19°

Sunday: 🌧️ 17°

Monday: 🌧️ 17°


Linzy Le and her husband Huy smile for a photo at Churi, located in the River Market.

You may have noticed a new stylish spot at the River Market—and we’re getting to know the new shop. Churi celebrates one-of-a-kind artisan creations. Find out why the owner started her business and how the model works.

📣 Neighbourhood bulletin

🔥 Fire. Some residents will likely be displaced after a fire at a building yesterday morning. The fire was in the area of Carnarvon and 4th streets.

🚓 Assault. Police say they’re looking into an assault that happened on a bus on Sunday evening. Investigators say a passenger was injured by a group of young people; the suspects are outstanding.

🇩🇪 Oktoberfest. Another Beer Co. will be hosting this fun event at Lower Hume Park on Saturday, Oct. 7.

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🗞 In other news

India and Canada. After Prime Minister Justin Trudeau alleged Indian government agents were behind the death of a Sikh leader from Surrey, India has sent out a warning to its residents regarding travel to our country. (The Independent)

Homelessness action week. This will be happening this year from Oct. 8 to 16 in New West. One of the events includes a Storytelling Walk, put together by the New Westminster Museum and Archives, as well as New West’s Homelessness Coalition Society.

Hit-and-run. Turns out Tuesday’s events involving a truck striking an overpass on the North Shore was a hit-and-run, according to area Mounties. The company that owns the truck has since been fined. (CityNews Vancouver)

Coyote attacks. Mission’s mayor (who also happens to be the Salmonbellies’ president) says there has been a spate of coyote attacks in his city—nine in a five-day span. He’s urging people to be careful. (CBC Vancouver)

PNE riot. More than a dozen people have been charged after last year’s riots at the PNE Ampitheatre. The riots happened after Lil Baby was a no-show at his concert. (Daily Hive)

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Today, Sept. 21

  • Meet me Downtown. 11am. Hyack Square.

  • New West Farmers Market. 3pm. Tipperary Park.

  • New West Hospice Society fundraiser. 5:30pm. The Terminal Pub.

  • Archives & Sci-Fi. Feature movie is The Game starring Michael Douglas. 6:30pm. New Westminster Museum and Archives.

  • Karaoke night. 7pm. Georgie’s Local.

  • Trivia night. 7:30pm. Sapperton District Taphouse.

Friday, Sept. 22

  • Dance party. 9pm. Georgie’s Local.

Saturday, Sept. 23

  • RiverFest. 10am. New West boardwalk.

  • Dance party. 9pm. Georgie’s Local.

  • MEASURE. Including an opening reception and artists’ talks. 1pm. New Media Gallery.

  • Jazz Cats Social. 6:30pm. 620 8th St.

  • Mushtari Begum Festival. 7pm. Massey Theatre.

  • Salsa in the Park. 7:30pm. Pier Park.

Sunday, Sept. 24

  • RiverFest guided tours. 10am. Various locations.

  • Queensborough’s 13th annual shoreline clean-up. 10am. Thompson’s Landing Park.

  • Boho fashion sale. Noon. 1245 Quayside Dr.

  • Concert in the Park. Featuring Quayside Voices. 1pm. Upper Hume Park.

Monday, Sept. 25

  • Boho fashion sale. 2pm. 1245 Quayside Dr.

  • Poker night. 6:30pm. Sapperton District Taphouse.

  • Open mic night. 7pm. Begbie’s.

  • Trivia night. 8pm. The Terminal Pub.

Tuesday, Sept. 26

  • Boho fashion sale. 2pm. 1245 Quayside Dr.

  • WorkBC workshop. 4pm. Queensborough Community Centre.

  • Open mic: standup comedy. 6pm. The Terminal Pub.

  • Trivia night. 6:30pm. Kelly O’Brien’s.

  • Piva presents: Jazz at the Anvil. Tickets start at $20. 7pm. Anvil Centre.

  • Music bingo. 7pm. Paddlewheeler Pub.

  • Open mic night. 7pm. Georgie’s Local.

  • Name that tune! 7pm. Hops New West.

Wednesday, Sept. 27

  • Trivia night. 7pm. Georgie’s Local.

  • Trivia night. 7:30pm. Paddlewheeler Pub.


  • The Interplay of Light. Until Oct. 1. Gallery hours. The Gallery at Queen’s Park.

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