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Chamber, Hyack plan gala

The Hyack Festival Association and the New Westminster Chamber of Commerce are planning a dazzling evening.

Resident calls for change to sign bylaws

A recent candidate in the municipal election believes that the rules regarding election signs need to be changed to become more democratic.

New Westminster woman giving facials to the stars

When George Clooney or Meryl Streep exit their limousines and smile for the cameras before Sunday's Oscar awards ceremony, they might just have a local woman to thank for their camera-ready looks.

NWSS earns nod for drunk driving video

New Westminster Secondary School's dry grad got a recent $1,000 boost. The school came third out of 48 entries from across the province in BCAA's dry grad video challenge.

Anti-meter man spreads the message

Craig Ruttle works at Antique Alley Movie Props on Front Street, and he has a cautionary tale for people in the city who support the installation of Smart Meters.

Parking pay stations deter customers

While there's been much ado about parking in New Westminster's downtown, Sapperton business owners say parking on East Columbia Street has become challenging enough to deter some customers.

Vaccine recommendations expand as outbreak spreads

With whooping cough cases popping up around the Fraser Health Region, authorities are now recommending all adults and youth who are in regular contact with kids should be immunized

New West sports briefs

Special Olympics - Burnaby will be sending its first all-female curling team to its first-ever national Games in St. Albert, Alta. from Feb. 28 to March 3.

Revealing lives of the Downtown Eastside

Vancouver's Downtown Eastside is the poorest postal code in the Canada in a city that prides itself on being the "world's most livable city.

School trustees split on 'conflict' decision

Trustee Casey Cook says the board of education lost an "opportunity" to put the ongoing conflict-of-interest issue to bed when trustees voted down two motions on Tuesday night.