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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.

Have your say on the Pattullo Bridge

TransLink is looking for New Westminster residents' input into the Pattullo Bridge replacement project. The Pattullo Bridge, which opened in 1937, doesn't meet current road and seismic design guidelines.

New Westminster's Sapperton business owners say East Columbia parking a problem

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.

Union prez weighs in on 'factfinder'

New Westminster Teachers' Union president Grant Osborne says the "factfinder" appointed by the provincial government to look into teacher negotiations is not a neutral mediator. For the story, go to www. royalcityrecord.com.

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.

Pub helps students

Moonrakers Pub is hoping to make some local music dreams come true by raising funds to help send promising New Westminster students to a prestigious national music festival. The local pub is holding a fundraiser on Thursday, Feb. 23 from 11 a.m.
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