The HST or the GST/PST - that is the burning question at Burger Heaven. Well-known for its burger polls during municipal, provincial and federal elections, the local eatery is having a burger poll for the HST referendum.
"In our own non-partisan bunofficial poll we are inviting our Burger Heaven diners to voluntarily answer the Yes or No question - same wording as the official referendum: Are you in favour of extinguishing the HST (harmonized sales tax) and reinstating the PST (provincial sales tax) in conjunction with the GST (goods and services tax)?" said a press release from Burger Heaven. "The bun-official referendum will be posted on our giant chalk board and conducted at Burger Heaven restaurant until the official deadline date that the referendum ballots are to be received, which is now Aug. 5, 2011."
A CLUB WITH HISTORY
Irving House is treading into territory normally held by the New Westminster Public Library.
While book clubs and reading clubs are familiar offerings at the public library, Irving House is launching a book club that's in keeping with its mandate. Irving House is inviting residents to join its Victorian Book Club, where participants will explore 19th century novels in their original context. Participants will read literary works by the likes of Emily and Charlotte Bronte, Charles Dickens, Robert Louis Stevenson, Oscar Wilde, H.G. Wells, Joseph Conrad, Henry James, Mark Twain and others.
The Victorian Book Club is open to people aged 15 and up. Membership is free but people have to bring their own book.
The group's first meeting is on Saturday, July 16 at 12 p.m. at Irving House, and discussion groups will be held every second week (with the dates yet to be determined). Space is limited; call 604-527-4640 to reserve a spot.