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District will hire 'deficit' consultant

School district hopes consultant will figure out how $521,000 surplus turned into $2.8 million deficit

'Boro centre transformation continues

Community centre expansion and improvement project should be unveiled by end of the year

New Westminster school district will hire a consultant

The New Westminster school district plans to hire a consultant to uncover the causes of a $2.8-million surprise deficit and to develop a plan to recover the hefty shortfall.

Name not for sale on centre

New Westminster city council is willing to consider sponsorship of spaces inside the future civic centre but the outside is off limits.

Calendar of Events

?FRIDAY, OCTOBER 26 Ukrainian Perogy Supper, Holy Eucharist Church hall, Fourth Avenue and Fifth Street, 5 to 8 p.m. Perogy sale - 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Info: 604-526-0988 or 604-522-7711. ?SATURDAY, OCTOBER 27 Christmas, Crafts and Cookies Sale, 10 a.m.

Put the tiara on Rover and join the pet parade

Royal City dogs are invited to take part in the third annual Petrifying Pooch Parade. The free community event, hosted by Calli Co. Pet Services, includes a pet parade.

Butcher says, find out more about the meat you're buying

While many local shoppers may be taking steak off their grocery lists this month as the XL Foods Inc. beef recall continued to expand, not all meat vendors have felt the pinch.

New Westminster adopt-a-family program on the move and needs sponsors

Family Services of Greater Vancouver is ensuring that needy families won't have to go without this Christmas.

EFry gets third reading - one city councillor opposed

Lower Sapperton residents are concerned about parking and process issues related to the Elizabeth Fry Society's controversial rezoning application, but council supports the project because of the social benefits it will offer the community as a whole

Kettle helpers wanted

It's time again to start warming up your singing voice and your bell-ringing arm. The Salvation Army is kicking off its campaign to find hosts for its donation kettles.
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