Local businesses are ready to help restart your life as quarantine restrictions ease

Here’s a shout out to everyone who has worked so hard to keep Burnaby and New Westminster safe during the precarious first months of the coronavirus crisis. We did it—together!

Now that restrictions are beginning to lift, it’s time to rediscover the businesses which have adapted to the challenge of providing the treasured goods and services that make our community strong, healthy, viable and well fed.

Boucher Naturopathic Medical Clinic- #320-435 Columbia Street, New Westminster

As world attention focused on the novel coronavirus, the team of naturopathic doctors and student clinicians at this New Westminster healthcare clinic became more committed than ever to keeping their patients well and safe. They implemented telemedicine visits for new and current patients who benefit from an individualized consultation without leaving home. Patients needing refills or who would like to purchase prescribed natural medicine from the clinic’s fully stocked professional dispensary can pay over the phone and pick them up at 435 Columbia Street or have them shipped. The clinic’s lab also continues to process tests for Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth. To book your video appointment, click here or call 604-540-2873.

Budget Blinds- #205-810 Quayside Dr., New Westminster

There’s nothing like having to stay at home for a couple of months to make you realize your home needs a bit of a makeover. Now’s the time to do it. Budget Blinds offers a huge spectrum of window treatments and stay on the leading edge by offering products that use motorization and home automation. They have also implemented the best practices set out by the Centre of Disease Control, including frequent cleansing and maintaining physical distancing, to ensure everyone remains healthy and safe. Give them a call for a free in-home consultation at 604-359-9655. Budget Blinds is here to support you and is willing to work with you in whichever way you’re most comfortable.

Columbia Street Sandwich Company- 550 Columbia Street, New Westminster

Do you know how hard it is to tickle yourself? Well, aficionados Melissa and Samantha of Columbia Street Sandwich Company know that in spite of the quarantine baking craze, nothing compares to the mouth-watering deliciousness coming out of the baking ovens of this amazing sandwich shop in the heart of downtown New West. For the past 5 years, this family run business has been roasting turkeys in house daily, cranking out delicious cookies, and coming up with new soups to try. Their passion is creating high quality, nutritious homemade soups, sandwiches and baked goods, at an affordable price. Open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for take-out service, so if you want to spend your weekend binge-watching tv, stock up on their freshly baked cookies, sausage rolls, and banana bread to get you through the weekend.

Galloway’s Fine Food Specialties702B 6th Ave, New Westminster

This pandemic has us all craving simple pleasures—pleasures that have always been a part of what makes Galloway’s such a humble gem in New Westminster. Established in the 1930s, it’s always prided itself on being a place where the staff recognize you, special orders are never a problem and food displays are always changing to make room for new products.The shelves are crammed with a wide selection of high-quality spices, grains, coffee and other items not found in regular grocery stores. You may just well leave with a few rare treasures.

Kabani Auto240 12th street, New Westminster

Your workplace is reopening. But how will you get there? Not only does Kabani Auto offer a wide range of affordable, trustworthy used vehicles for any budget, they are also experts at automotive financing and will go one step further to shop around for the best possible rates. Its knowledgeable financing department has created a network of lenders who offer customized services catering to different customers including people with low credit ratings. They’ll go beyond your credit score and examine your current circumstances to help get approval for auto loans. Call 877-282-4686 for financing options such as deferred payments.

LIVE WELL Exercise Clinic– 260-505 6th street, New Westminster

Life in quarantine is not easy. Falling into bad habits, losing focus, worrying about the future? That’s easy—and understandable. There is another option though. LIVE WELL New Westminster is not a gym. It’s an ultra-private medical fitness clinic that helps you sleep better, improve your blood pressure and give you more energy so you can live life to the fullest and feel young again.  Their clinical exercise physiologists understand your limitations perfectly and programs are customized to your individual needs. Since your safety and health are LIVE WELL’s top priorities the program is being offered remotely. In-clinic training options will resume in accordance with provincial guidelines. Take your first step towards feeling good about yourself. Learn more about LIVE WELL Exercise Clinic here

Nurse Next Door209-88 10th street, New Westminster

Images of nursing home residents and hospital patients being kept away from their families have been heart wrenching. We all need caring and compassion in our lives and we have been grateful for the frontline healthcare providers who have been rising to the challenges of the COVID-19 crisis. We thank them—which includes the staff of New Westminister’s Nurse Next Door, which has been providing care to patients for over 10 years. From the very beginning, they have continued to safely provide round-the-clock home care services, including companionship, caregiving and nursing care. They do it because they care. As British Columbia reopens hospital beds and resumes elective surgeries, they will play an even more integral role in supporting our communities by providing in-home after care. Find out how they can help you with your home care needs here.

One Thing Lockets105-810 Quayside Dr., New Westminster

How do you tell someone you love them when you aren’t able to give them a hug? You send them a message in a locket! One Thing Lockets is helping #FightIsolation during the COVID-19 quarantine. Typically, One Thing Lockets have little encouraging messages inside each locket from people all over the world, to help bring everyone together. You'd open your locket and find a connection with someone new! During COVID-19, it has been shipping people's messages of love and encouragement in lockets to loved ones they can't be with. You can submit your locket message with each order. One Thing Lockets has also been raising funds (through sales) for "Mamas For Mamas", a local charity giving food, diapers, and basics to struggling Mamas who have been affected by Covid19.

The Refill Stop865 Carnarvon street, New Westminster

We love our earth and the Refill Stop wants to love it with you. Committed to a zero-waste lifestyle, this innovative supplier of environmentally friendly products has found a way to stay true to its principles while adhering to safety guidelines. Although the service to refill your containers from home is temporarily unavailable, it has other zero-waste options including bottle deposits. You can get a full refund ($1.25) for cleaned bottle deposits specifically, upon return. While the bountiful shop at 865 Carnarvon Street remains open daily from noon to 6 p.m., it also is enhancing its selection of online products. Delivery options are available, including free deliveries for New Westminster and Burnaby residents for orders more than $50.

Waddington Wealth Management Group609 Granville street, Vancouver

Quinn Waddington grew up in New Westminster and, after earning his Chartered Financial Analyst honours; it’s the place where he and his wife are raising their family. They are committed to their community and strive to keep it safe and secure for all to enjoy now and in the future. That’s also his goal as an investment advisor and portfolio manager. Waddington Wealth Management Group provides retirement and financial planning solutions for families and professionals. The team works hard to earn and keep clients' trust by working with them to create and execute a strategic plan to match their goals and objectives. To find out how they can help you with investment management, financial planning and investor insights, click here or call 604-699-0874.


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