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New Westminster mayor opposed property tax increase for transit

New Westminster Mayor Wayne Wright said there is "no way" he could support a property tax increase to pay for construction of the Evergreen line and other transportation initiatives.

What's up this weekend?

We're continuing with our popular feature - our staff's Top 5 (Or More) Things To Do This Weekend. It runs regularly in our Friday editions.

Uusipaavalniemi beats Kevin Martin in Westcoast Classic Skins Game in New Westminster

Markku Uusipaavalniemi didn't want to take too much of the credit, but any time you can beat the reigning Olympic curling champion, it's a big achievement.

Developments win awards

The Maria Keary Cottages project is continuing with its winning ways. Days after winning the top honour in the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver's Commercial Building Awards, the project at 305 Carnarvon St.

New Westminster International Baccalaureate students score high marks

New Westminster Secondary School students enrolled in the International Baccalaureate program last year exceeded the worldwide average in 16 of 17 subjects.

New Westminster honours outstanding development

The Maria Keary Cottages project is continuing with its winning ways. Days after winning the top honour in the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver's Commercial Building Awards, the project at 305 Carnarvon St.

Campaign nears $2-million mark for hospital project

Anonymous donor adds $1 million to fundraising pot; foundation hoping to reach $2.8-million goal by end of 2011

Voice endorses eight candidates

Voice New Westminster is endorsing eight candidates for city council and school board in November's municipal election.

Endorsements coming

Labour council to name endorsed city candidates

Company now in the black

Long derided as a drain on the New Westminster School District, the School District No. 40 Business Company is now one of the few shining lights in the district.