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
Living in New West
Summer heat came early with a May that was one of the driest on record, and it's only getting hotter. Thankfully, New West has a pretty great list of spray parks, splash pools and even a couple beaches where you can suntan on hot sand. Spray Parks: Open from 10am-7pm, Victoria Day to Labour Day Queens Park - A classic spot for summer fun, the thick trees of the park make it … [Read more...] about Stay cool, New West: Summer fun at spray parks, splash pools, and beaches
Today on Twitter, Mayor Jonathan Cote announced the city's first parklet will be built in Sapperton near Fratelli Bakery and the new Bloom Bloom Room flower shop. If I didn't know how long it takes to get things done at City Hall, I'd think the Mayor of New Westminster must be reading my blog. The first of five parklets planned for the city over the next five years, the … [Read more...] about The first New West parklet goes to …. Sapperton!
I made my first appearance in this world as a raisin-faced baby at the Royal Columbian Hospital, and as such, New Westminster is listed as the city of my birth. The reality, however, was a touch different—New West disappeared in the rearview immediately, as my parents sped my little infant self back to our home in South Vancouver. Since then, I’ve lived in North Delta, East … [Read more...] about Looking to New West for cheaper rent, we found the perfect place to call home
Every week as I steel myself for meal-planning and grocery list-making, I sigh anew at the loss of Thrifty Foods. Without any particular loyalty to any grocery store, I now base my shop around whatever whole foods are currently marked down as loss leaders. I scour the flyers and - if I am feeling energetic - I double check the price book app on my phone to see if the "deal" is … [Read more...] about Price Check: Chicken Edition
This Saturday, April 13, River Market is hosting "Spring Cleaning for the Mind, Body & Soul," a health & wellness fair featuring New Westminster businesses and organizations. The event is the brainchild of Zhoosh Fitness's Robyn Murrell, who recruited several friends from New Westminster's B2B NOW (Business To Business Network of Women) group to help … [Read more...] about Health & wellness highlighted at ‘Spring Cleaning’ event this Saturday