Former New Westminster MLA Joyce Murray toured New Westminster Secondary School with then Education Minister Tom Christensen in January 2005. During their visit to the local high school, Christensen. . .
I recently stumbled across this photo while searching our archives – and thought it would be a timely Throwback Thursday item as Halloween nears. New Westminster firefighter Charles Calogiros hadn’t. . .
I recently chatted with NDP candidate Peter Julian and Green candidate Kyle Routledge about the value in attending all-candidates meetings at New Westminster Secondary School – where the majority of. . .
New Westminster-Burnaby candidates (some of them) attended the biggest all-candidates' meeting thus far in the 2015 federal election campaign – in a place where few votes were to be found. The Green. . .
New Westminster firefighters evacuated some residents from two buildings on the Quay on Saturday after a chemical spill on the train tracks near Quayside Drive. But not to worry – the chemical spill. . .
Kids don’t have to travel far to find some cool camps to keep them busy this summer. Douglas College is offering a diverse range of summer camps in New Westminster this summer for kids aged five to . . .
The 2014 civic elections financial disclosure statements were released this week and offered few big surprises on the New West front. Labour unions contributed big bucks to campaigns of the mayoral,. . .
NOVEMBER Three-term city councilor Jonathan Cote dethrones four-term mayor Wayne Wright to become New Westminster’s new mayor. All seven members of New Westminster city council, including incumbents. . .
SEPTEMBER The New Westminster Chamber of Commerce, the Queen’s Park Residents’ Association and Royal City Youth Soccer come out in support of the pro soccer plan being proposed in New West. Council . . .
JULY New Westminster signs a memorandum of understanding to work with Vancouver Whitecaps FC toward launching a United Soccer Leagues pro franchise at Queen’s Park Stadium starting in the 2015. The . . .
JUNE New Westminster MLA Judy Darcy, the NDP’s health critic, is joined by local youth who are calling for a provincial ban on flavoured tobacco products that come in a variety of fruit, ice cream . . .
MAY The Ministry of Education approves the school district’s request that a new high school could house up to 1,900 students – a move that’s considered by many to be the first hurdle in getting a . . .
APRIL The New Westminster school district is looking for ideas on how to deal with $2.69 million in unfunded cost pressures for next year. The school district wants the public to weigh in on where . . .
MARCH The City of New Westminster announces it’s sold the Merchant Square office tower for $36.5 million to Kingswood Capital and Duke Holdings – a company jointly owned by businessmen Joseph Segal . . .
As we near the end of another civic election – and cover the aftermath – I’m packing up my election files. I’ve dug a few files out of my archives for various reasons during the campaign. Technology. . .
What’s in a name? Plenty, if you’re seeking a seat on city council. Name recognition and placement on the ballot have long considered to be factors considered by some voters when they decide where . . .
New Westminster city hall has gone to the dogs for Halloween. Staff from many departments are having a dog-gone good time today, dressing up as 101 Dalmatians. Cruella de Vil joined in on the action. . .
Garage sale junkies from around the Lower Mainland will be visiting New Westminster in the coming months to search for treasures. If you’re a fan of garage sales as much as I am, you’ll want to put . . .
If the concept of density bonusing interests you, you’ll want to drop by one of the city’s upcoming open houses. The City of New Westminster is holding two public open houses to provide information . . .
The Lower Mainland Green Team and Evergreen teamed up on a tree planting initiative on the weekend. Volunteers gathered in Hume Park to plant native plants and trees, to remove invasive plants and . . .
An organization that had its roots in New Westminster is offering up a night of trivia and fun this weekend. PAWS for Independence Association is presenting Brain Teaser Trivia 2014, which features . . .
John Ashdown enjoyed sitting down and having a little heart to heart with a woman with a long history of volunteerism in the Royal City. While attending this year’s Festival of Volunteers, Ashdown, . . .
The City of New Westminster has issued a stern directive to track clubs in the city: play nice. Each year the city gives out grants in a number of categories, including amateur sports. On Jan. 27, . . .
Loudest. Interview. Ever. That was my feeling after recently calling Coun. Chuck Puchmayr to get an update on the Santa Claus Parade. It turned out my call coincided with a trip he was taking from . . .
Job crunch in city hall. That was the headline of a special report in The Record back on May 5, 2007, when staff vacancies in the planning department had reached record highs. Staff were leaving in . . .
A fan of the Royal Family is reflecting on the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. Linda Cooper is inviting residents to attend a screening of her documentary, My Royal City 2012. “It is a documentary about . . .