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Naveena Vijayan

Naveena Vijayan

Naveena Vijayan is a reporter for the New West Record specializing in lifestyle stories, particularly, food, drink and retail trends.
New to B.C., she comes to The Record having worked as a journalist in a diverse array of settings, starting out in southern India before moving to the U.S. East Coast, where she spent four years prior to settling in Canada.
She is eager to know more about the community and its rich history, one story at a time. She’d love to hear your ideas. at nvijayan@newwestrecord.ca or find her on Instagram.

Recent Work by Naveena

Have you tried 'box' sushi at this New West restaurant?

Have you tried 'box' sushi at this New West restaurant?

Salmon oshi, a pressed sushi served with sauce and spicy jalapenos, will have you saying arigato at the newly-opened Sanjo Sushi.
This local photographer turned old anonymous portraits into new works of art

This local photographer turned old anonymous portraits into new works of art

What do you do with old black-and-white photos of people you have never met? Photographer Paul Gravett turns them into abstract art.
This New West resident turns newborn clothing into keepsake bears

This New West resident turns newborn clothing into keepsake bears

Don't want to throw away your kid's first onesie? Meet Ella Cheng aka Mama Ella, who can turn it into a long-lasting stuffie.
Ube lattes, almond croissants are bestsellers at this new local café

Ube lattes, almond croissants are bestsellers at this new local café

Plough through your work emails while sipping a hot cuppa joe at Caffè Mira — the newest coffee spot in New West.
130 years after a man was hanged in New West, here’s why a reality series is digging up his story

130 years after a man was hanged in New West, here’s why a reality series is digging up his story

Wondering what to binge watch next? How about a new reality series, Deadman’s Curse, that shows four BC explorers trying to find the riches of a man who died in the gallows in New Westminster back in 1891 – and knew about a gold mine that no one else did.
A new vegan doughnut business just launched in New West

A new vegan doughnut business just launched in New West

Christina Kendall, owner of New Westminster’s CC’s Donuts, had to go all the way to Vancouver to get a box of vegan doughnuts before she decided to roll up her sleeves and bake them herself.
New West’s Coming Home Coffee House is closing this week

New West’s Coming Home Coffee House is closing this week

‘I'm leaving here because I've not been given a choice to continue,’ said Guy Dubé-Bureau, owner of Coming Home Coffee House.
All you need to know about the newest bakery at New West SkyTrain station

All you need to know about the newest bakery at New West SkyTrain station

In place of the bubble tea spot Bobacabana is now a coffee and desserts bakery called Passenger Cafe.
Meet New Westminster’s 'TikTok Nana'

Meet New Westminster’s 'TikTok Nana'

Since joining TikTok two years ago, the 75-year-old New Westminster-based cake artist Anita Wright has earned a massive fan following for her lesser-known acrylic piping art.
This New West baker’s pretzels are made with no ordinary flour

This New West baker’s pretzels are made with no ordinary flour

Alida Dube, owner of New Westminster’s West Coast Pretzel Co., took half a year to come up with a pretzel recipe that uses flour made with grains that breweries discard as waste. These grains are, in fact, loaded with fibres, minerals and proteins, she says.
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