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The New West Record is the first choice for digital 24/7 local news coverage in New Westminster.

That includes this website (, our daily and weekly newsletters, as well as our social media channels (@newwestrecord for most).

First on scene on Oct. 1, 1981, and originally known as the Royal City Record, the publication was founded to provide breaking news, features, stories and informed opinions that encompass the oldest community in western Canada.

The Record was named Canada’s Best Overall Newspaper in its circulation class by the Canadian Community Newspaper Association in 2019, and won the coveted Ma Murray Award for Best Overall Newspaper in its circulation class in both 2018 and 2019.

Formats have evolved, but we’ve never lost that dedication to serving New Westminster through top-quality journalism.

Here, you’ll find everything you need to know on local, regional, national and world news, with an array of stories on politics, social issues, community events, sports, arts and culture, and more.

As well, you'll find a cordial dose of polls, opinion-editorials and letters that encompass the various views of the region.

So read our stories and let your voice be heard.

We rely on our readers to tell us what matters most to them and why, and our amazing team of seasoned journalists are ready to listen.

Reach out! Tell us about something new, a great story idea and provide some feedback on how we’re doing.

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New Westminster Record
303 W 5th Ave,
Vancouver, B.C. V5Y 1C4

Your Community News Team


Regional Publisher
Advertising / Sponsorship & Partnerships / Marketing
Lara Graham


Regional Editor
Story ideas / Letters to the editor / Editorial concerns
Kyle Balzer

Theresa McManus

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