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5 things that happened in Vancouver this week that you need to know about

Here's what you may have missed over the past week...
Spaghetti from The Old Spaghetti Factory. Photo courtesy The Old Spaghetti Factory

What a week. An incredible spaghetti deal was announced, a report highlighted Vancouver has the second-highest average rent across Canada and you can book a flight to Mexico for just $99 right now.

Here's what you may have missed:

1. This iconic Gastown restaurant will roll back prices to 1970 for their 50th anniversary

For five decades now, visitors and locals alike in Vancouver have tucked into plates of pasta at Gastown's Old Spaghetti Factory. To celebrate their half-century of serving up spaghetti and more here, the restaurant will offer their original 1970 menu - with 1970 prices - for one day only.

The Vancouver restaurant will mark its 50th anniversary in March and have its all-inclusive spaghetti entrees available for just $1.75. With prices like that, the pasta-bilities are endless... 🍝🍴.

Side note: I'd just like to take this opportunity to share that I'm a pasta eating champion. 😂

2. One-bedroom apartments in Vancouver cost a whopping $2,150: report

A recent report has found that Vancouver has the second-highest average rent across Canada for one-bedroom apartments and the highest rent for two-bedrooms. 

Conducted by, the report analyzes rental data from hundreds of thousands of active listings across the country. Find out how Vancouver's prices compare to other cities. 🏠

3. Take a peek inside this $58M home for sale in Vancouver right now

Priced at $58 million, the Point Grey property at 4743 Belmont Avenue is currently the most expensive luxury home in Vancouver listed on REW Canada, and it’s easy to see why.

The property has an elevator, 12 bathrooms, and incredible water and mountain views. Take a peek inside the lavish mansion. 👀

In stark contrast, you can also check out the smallest condo for sale in Vancouver right now. It's pretty cute.

4. A B.C. couple shared an emotional Valentine's Day moment thanks to a surprise from their daughter (VIDEO)

An emotional video of a Metro Vancouver couple spending what could be their last Valentine’s Day together has been shared on social media to help spread awareness about ALS, a terminal illness that slowly paralyzes the body.

Dennis Compton is a romantic at heart and without fail he has always bought the love of his life, Janet, flowers on Valentine’s Day throughout their 39-year marriage. After being diagnosed ALS in May last year, the tradition seemed an impossible task earlier this month.

But his daughter, Lauren Compton, helped make it possible. ❤️🎥 See how it happened.

5. This B.C. man is buying an outrageously expensive fridge with his lottery winnings

How many times have you heard a lottery winner list off really boring things they’re going to do with their winnings?

Not Curtis Wright.

He’s got a really decadent dream for his winnings. Wright plans on buying a luxury fridge worth $16,000 after matching all ten numbers in the Lotto 6/49 February 15, 2020, draw to win the $1 million Guaranteed Prize. Some dreams do come true...

+ Deal alert: You can fly direct Abbotsford to Mexico for only $99 right now

For those who are looking to fly down to Mexico on the cheap this spring, Swoop is offering a fantastic deal that is hard to beat.

As part of its 4-Day Spring Sale, the carrier offers 8,400 seats on sale as well as discounted prices on its Swoop Getaways packages. Find out more about the great deals. ✈️🍹