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Enrolment growth helps boost New Westminster school funding

Enrolment growth helps boost New Westminster school funding

But the New Westminster school district's 2021/22 budget still faces challenges, including an ongoing structural deficit of more than $1 million
New West school district plans demolition of two city schools

New West school district plans demolition of two city schools

New Westminster Secondary School demolition will be 'complex' because of Massey Theatre, school district says
New West residents invited to attend grand opening of health contact centre

New West residents invited to attend grand opening of health contact centre

Facility includes a safe consumption site
Greater Vancouver Food Bank sees surge in donations amid COVID-19

Greater Vancouver Food Bank sees surge in donations amid COVID-19

The food bank has been distributing over 200,000 pounds more nutritious food each month compared to previous years
New West school trustees vote to abolish police liaison program

New West school trustees vote to abolish police liaison program

New Westminster Police Department's child and youth liaison officers will no longer work in schools after concerns over the impact on BIPOC students and staff. A final vote is coming April 27.
New West and Burnaby to compete for Walk 30 Challenge bragging rights

New West and Burnaby to compete for Walk 30 Challenge bragging rights

Walking challenge runs from From May 10 to June 13
Gardening goodies up for grabs at Plant A Row – Grow a Row drive-thru event

Gardening goodies up for grabs at Plant A Row – Grow a Row drive-thru event

Donations also being accepted at April 25 event
Massey Theatre residency brings BIPOC voices, experiences into the spotlight

Massey Theatre residency brings BIPOC voices, experiences into the spotlight

Kevin Fraser's Immigrant Lessons collective is now serving as dance company in residence at the New Westminster theatre. They're reaching out to build community with a series of workshops aimed at BIPOC youth
New Westminster Council of Women highlights COVID-19 impacts on immigrant women

New Westminster Council of Women highlights COVID-19 impacts on immigrant women

What's happening Around Town
Burnaby, Royal City Gogos part of Canadian fundraising concert effort

Burnaby, Royal City Gogos part of Canadian fundraising concert effort

Grandmothers to Grandmothers campaign groups across the country are hosting the virtual concert on April 15 to help African grandmothers facing the double pandemic of HIV/AIDS and COVID-19