Justin Turcotte is the new face of New Westminster. The 29-year-old filmmaker and his wife, Jaycey, moved to the city last year from East Vancouver. They bought a home in Sapperton because they could afford it, something they could no longer do west of Tenth Avenue. But moving to New West hasn’t cost them the urban vibe they loved in East Van, says Turcotte. “It … [Read more...] about Who’s Buying Here?
Snow and ice put the winter back into Saturday’s final Winter Farmer’s Market of 2016. But Jason, at Gary’s Kettle Corn, wasn’t feeling the frosty temperatures. In fact, he was so comfortable he was wearing just a t-shirt as he hovered over the propane burners heating the 80-quart kettle where the kernels are popped full of sweet and salty flavour. “I definitely have the … [Read more...] about Farmers Market Challenge: Winter Edition
We’re back! Just like your favourite TV show, the Farmer’s Market Challenge has been renewed for another season. Except this is the winter market, which should make for some bold new adventures in comfort cooking in the months ahead. While the summer market at Tipperary Park is all about tender salad greens, crisp red peppers, sweet, juicy berries and hanging out with your … [Read more...] about Farmers Market Challenge: Winter Edition
What happens when you cross a bike race with a mud bog? Queens Cross, that's what. Saturday’s driving rainstorm may have deterred all but the hardiest spectators, but dozens of riders from beginners to elite men and women relished the chance to battle each other and the elements at New Westminster’s Queen’s Park in the fifth race of the eight-race Vancouver Cyclocross … [Read more...] about Queens Cross
Brennan Williams believes boxing gyms belong under bridges. So that’s where he put his new Sugarrays Boxing and Fitness Club. Well, not quite a bridge. But the east end of Front Street where the remaining bulk of the old concrete parkade blocks out the sun and locks in the noise of passing trucks. There’s no place Williams, who grew up in Burnaby but has deep family … [Read more...] about In This Corner…
Seven weeks into the Farmer’s Market Challenge, we’d fallen into an easy and familiar routine; call up the list of vendors on the market’s website on Wednesday evening and craft a meal and shopping plan for the coming week. It was time to shake things up a bit. Katie had a meeting with one of her instructors at Douglas College and late Thursday afternoon was the best … [Read more...] about Farmers Market Challenge: The Importance of Lists