Editor: I moved to New Westminster this past summer and was shocked to see the amount of events and community activities put on in my first few weeks. Although I have lived in cities with strong community ties, like Nanaimo, I have never been welcomed so fully by a new place.
With the vast diversity of events put on around the city – such as Fridays on Front, New West Pride and Recovery Day New West, to name a few – I am thoroughly impressed with this city’s prolific events calendar.
I want to take the time to commend the current mayor and council.
As many know, Nanaimo’s council has been hopelessly dysfunctional for the past four years. Infighting, accusations, public attacks and general inexperience on the part of council have put Nanaimo back decades.
I hope the voters of New Westminster don’t make the same mistakes as Nanaimo and elects a strong group of candidates who can work together for the benefit of the community.
Sydney Sullivan, New Westminster