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New downtown bus loop set to open this spring

TransLink will be reopening a new bus loop at the New Westminster SkyTrain station this spring.

The Record in the running for newspaper awards

The Record has been named a finalist for overall excellence in this year's provincial community journalism awards - and one of its reporters has made the short-list as well. The B.C.

Parents appeal bill for math FOI

Local parent Lisa Chao is appealing a $1,385 bill that the school district would charge to cover the cost of photocopying and research for her information request for math marks at New Westminster Secondary School.

Government preparing legislation to end contract dispute

The bitter contract negotiations between the B.C. Teachers' Federation and the B.C. Public School Employers Association may come to a legislated end.

New Westminster Chamber gives cautious thumbs up to budget

The 2012 provincial budget released Tuesday should give businesses in New Westminster reason to be cautiously optimistic, according to the New Westminster Chamber of Commerce.

Record staff get journalism awards nod

The Record has been named a finalist for overall excellence in this year's provincial community journalism awards - and one of its reporters has made the short-list as well. The B.C.

New West school trustees disagree on conflict policy

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.

Giant dollar store at plaza

Several new businesses have found a home in the Plaza at New Westminster Station. The Plaza, which is the commercial development being built around the New Westminster SkyTrain station, is home to Safeway and Shoppers Drug Mart.

Legal threat gives independent school berth into tournament

St. George's is in the Lower Mainland AAA boys' basketball tournament, but that is not the end of the ongoing controversy between public and independent schools.

Popular former city politician dies

Former New Westminster alderman and school trustee Wes Janzen passed away Sunday morning at the age of 91.
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