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Slow-speed chase leads to arrest in New Westminster

Police arrest impaired driver in rush hour traffic

Leave wildlife alone in the city

Local wildlife association urges residents to not "kill with kindness" if they see an animal in distress

Hume Park School's future secure

Hume Park School has become the little school that could after trustees voted unanimously in favour on Tuesday night to keep the school open for the longterm and come up with ways to draw more students.

Antique car parade missed

Easter 2012 just wasn't the same for some folks accustomed to attending a vintage car parade in the Royal City. The Hyack Festival Association has organized the antique car parade in past years, but it wasn't held this year.

New Westminster announces plans for grand opening of Westminster Pier Park

Royal City will be able to celebrate the long-awaited opening of Westminster Pier Park in June.

Hanging around

A bounty of baskets: Claude LeDoux, the city's horticulture manager, checks out the city's hanging baskets which are now located in the city's greenhouse. Soon the baskets will adorn city streets.

Crime up 5 per cent in city

The Royal City has seen a five per cent increase in Criminal Code offences during the first three months of 2012. Those are the numbers from the April 17 regular police board meeting where Chief Const.

Lowe's signs on as Hyack title sponsor

Lowe's Canada is taking steps to put its name on New Westminster's iconic festival. The Hyack Festival Association has announced that Lowe's Canada will be the title sponsor of the New Westminster Hyack Festival, which takes place from May 18 to 27.

Trapp gets grant extended

As redevelopment of the historic Trapp and Holbrook blocks kicks into high gear, the project has received an extension to a grant that was first approved by the city in 2004.

Richmond car chase ends in New Westminster

An incident in which a Richmond police officer was seriously injured and a woman suffered minor injuries ended in New Westminster on Tuesday morning. The sequence of events began at 10:30 a.m.