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The New West Record is the first choice for local news coverage 24/7 with breaking news, informed opinions and stories that will enlighten you about our community.

The Royal City Record was first published on Oct. 1, 1981, as an eight-page broadsheet newspaper. The newspaper’s founders believed that the city deserved a paper that was dedicated to the oldest city in western Canada.

The Record is your news leader with more than 40 fresh stories posted each day – from news to community to entertainment to features and sports. This dedication to our work has led to the Record in 2019 being named Canada’s Best Overall Newspaper in our circulation class by the Canadian Community Newspaper Association, as well as winning the Ma Murray Award for Best Overall Newspaper in British Columbia in our circulation class in both 2018 and 2019.

The Record has a loyal and engaged readership in New Westminster through our dynamic website, informative social media feeds and a print publication delivered every Thursday.  Many thousands of readers count on the New West Record news team to deliver fresh local content all day, every day.

To assist our team of seasoned journalists, we also rely on our readers to tell us what stories are important to them and why.

So please contact us below and let us know about a great story idea or give some feedback on how we’re doing – we would love to hear from you!

We know you love receiving our printed paper, and if you have any delivery concerns, please contact our distribution department at 604.398.3481 or at or scroll down to see where you can pick up our papers in the community.

New Westminster Record
201A 3430 Brighton Avenue
Burnaby, BC V5A 3H4

Your Community News Team


Regional Publisher
Advertising / Sponsorship & Partnerships / Marketing
Lara Graham

mark falkenberg

Regional Editor
Story ideas / Letters to the editor / Editorial concerns
Mark Falkenberg

vicki magnison Regional Sales Director
Vicki Magnison
Cell 778-227-6745
Assistant Editor / Reporter
Julie MacLennan
Cell 604-363-6789

Theresa McManus
Cell 236-838-1839

Naveena Vijayan
Cell 236-886-7668

We acknowledge the financial support of the Government of Canada. Nous reconnaissons l'appui financier du gouvernement du Canada.


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