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B.C. sets a record for cannabis sales during pandemic

B.C. sets a record for cannabis sales during pandemic

British Columbians have never bought so much legal weed.
Plant-based New Westminster restaurant Amaranthus is closing forever

Plant-based New Westminster restaurant Amaranthus is closing forever

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to devastate New Westminster businesses as another one is closing down forever. Amaranthus, a plant-based restaurant specializing in vegan and vegetarian cuisine in New Westminster, will be closing on Sept.
New Westminster Walmarts making masks mandatory

New Westminster Walmarts making masks mandatory

Walmart branches in New Westminster in Royal City Centre and Queensborough will soon require customers to wear a mask before entering the store. That’s in line with a new company-wide policy set to roll out Aug.
Food and coffee giant in New West sees profits slide 37%

Food and coffee giant in New West sees profits slide 37%

When COVID-19 first hit, did you cut back on your coffee consumption? How about those breakfast sandwiches that get you going in the morning? You likely did because so many coffee houses were closed.
Sports clothing giant in New West takes a 71% thumping

Sports clothing giant in New West takes a 71% thumping

A sports clothing giant that sells product to and through a variety of stores in New Westminster has seen its sales plummet on a massive scale. Gildan Activewear Inc.
Local independent grocery chain rebrands with new look and same great quality

Local independent grocery chain rebrands with new look and same great quality

Local grocery chain Donald’s Market’s Commercial Drive, Port Coquitlam and New Westminster locations are now operating under a new name: City Avenue Market.
New West clinic turned into a cool music studio

New West clinic turned into a cool music studio

What do you do with an old x-ray clinic? Turn it into a music studio, of course. Robert Billard, a lifelong musician, did just that by creating Fifth Chord Studios in uptown New Westminster. The old clinic sat empty for many years.
Food trucks serving up tasty fare at Braid StrEAT Experience in New West

Food trucks serving up tasty fare at Braid StrEAT Experience in New West

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End of an era as longtime New West jewelry store set to close

End of an era as longtime New West jewelry store set to close

Cartwright Jewelers is inviting folks to “come by and share a memory and say goodbye” as a local institution prepares to close its doors.
Capital City Arcade to reopen in New West on July 10

Capital City Arcade to reopen in New West on July 10

It’s game on – with a bit of a difference – at Capital City Arcade. After being shuttered by COVID-19, the business is reopening its doors in Sapperton on Friday, July 10.