When it comes to New Westminster street festivals, one of our favourites is Uptown Live. This stellar event is returning to the streets of Uptown New Westminster on July 23 from 12-9 pm and we’re pretty excited. We got the press release in the mail yesterday with the complete lineup, and judging from the looks of things, it's going to be amazing. We love it when events bring … [Read more...] about Uptown Live Gonna Give It To Ya
An eleven year old girl in Saanich is petitioning her municipality to re-write bylaws to make it easier to own miniature goats in residential areas. She argues that miniature goats can provide pure milk and natural fertilizer, are excellent lawnmowers, and asserts the bylaws (maximum two goats on lots larger than 1.6 acres, and the goats must be females, neutered males, and … [Read more...] about The 15 Million Dollar Goat
Are 'born & raised' New Westminster folk that different from those of us who moved here by choice? Are 'born & raised' New Westminster folk that different from those of us who moved here by choice? http://storify.com/10thtothefraser/old-new-west-vs-new … [Read more...] about Are ‘born & raised’ New West folk different from the rest of us?
The first year we paid any attention to the Queen's Park Neighbourhood Garage Sale (which happens annually all over the Queen's Park Neighbourhood on the Saturday before Mother's Day) was 2008, the year my son Fresco was a month old. My partner Saint Aardvark, took our older son, almost-two-year-old Trombone out and they came home with a plastic microphone and a book. Fresco … [Read more...] about Queen’s Park Garage Sale: Family Style
It was the best of stores, it was the worst of stores....well, nothing is that simple. New Westminster residents, like folks all over, develop a preference for grocery stores. Those of us habituated to the 6th Ave. Safeway in the Royal City Center have had our choice expanded as the Save on Foods has recently opened in New Westminster Center, on 6th st. Like anything, our … [Read more...] about A Tale of Two Supermarkets
Kale has started recognizing the place as we open the door and go in, a soft whoosh as the air transfers and the sudden cacophany of child play noises replaces the traffic whizzing by on the street. He starts kicking his feet and arching his back, straining mightily to get out of the stroller and get to the TOYS and the FUN as fast as possible. We go to Family Place, located … [Read more...] about Family Place: Good Times for Families