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Digging in

Duncan Blais, didn't let the hot sun stop him from doing some weeding in a round-about near Queens Park on Saturday.

New Westminster's entire council to seek re-election

New Westminster residents will see a lot of familiar names on the 2011 municipal election ballot as every incumbent council member has confirmed they will be running again. Coun.

Time for a bold new vision

Every year at this time, union leaders like me are asked to share our thoughts on the significance of Labour Day and the contributions of working people to the communities where we live and work.

Post-secondary education an investment that benefits everyone

As students head back to colleges, universities and institutes across B.C. this September, we are reminded that post-secondary education needs to be more accessible and affordable to all.

City offers advice on dealing with coyotes

The City of New Westminster wants to help inform residents about dealing with urban coyotes. City council has directed staff to obtain or develop an educational video on urban coyote populations. The video would be posted on the city's website.

Did you know? Facts about union history

Did you know? Here are a few facts about early union history in Canada, courtesy of the federal government: ? Around 1860, the earliest Canadian unions were mostly craft unions composed of skilled workers such as tailors, shoemakers and printers.

Help around the world

The labour movement isn't just about what affects workers here in B.C. or in Canada. Canadian unions do their part to help the situation of workers all around the world.

Pool park

Late summer fun: Cassie Cloutier cools off in the Grimston Park wading pool. The park, which saw significant upgrades last year, is at Seventh Avenue and 19th Street.

Citizens pressure two to run against Wright

Royal City residents are campaigning to have two men join the mayoralty race in the 2011 civic election - and one of them appears ready to take on the challenge.

Why local teachers are taking job action

Many people may not be aware of why teachers are taking job action at this time.