Environment · New Westminster

New West Record embraces recycling

The hottest story in New Westminster over the last few months has undoubtedly been the imminent closure of its only city-run recycling centre and the subsequent uproar from the neighbourhoods of Queens Park and Queens Park Lite. Never a stranger to running stories that’ll get the letters flowing, the New West Record has continued to… Continue reading New West Record embraces recycling

Environment · New Westminster · Satire

New West Progressives call for ten-lane recycling centre

The New Westminster Progressives have committed to pursuing a competitive 10-lane recycling centre to replace the ageing, but iconic, New Westminster Recycling Depot, which has served the community for the past 25 years. The new recycling centre would be capable of hosting Provincial and National-level meets, while providing the residents with a usable public recycling component. The… Continue reading New West Progressives call for ten-lane recycling centre

Housing · Local · New Westminster · Yes In New West

On 616 & 640 Sixth Street, New Westminster

616 & 640 Sixth Street in New Westminster are two buildings next to each other that are looking to get rezoned. The developer wants to replace the two two-storey commercial buildings with a building that will have over 12,000 square feet of street level commercial, 142 market strata residential units, and 95 secured market rental… Continue reading On 616 & 640 Sixth Street, New Westminster

New Westminster · School Board

On SD40 and their Child Care Space funding request

Recently New Westminster’s school district (SD40) took a look at asking the provincial government for funding to supply some child care spaces at their schools. This is great! Child care is lacking in New Westminster and we need more. What isn’t great is that the school district plans to ask for funding for 136 spaces… Continue reading On SD40 and their Child Care Space funding request

2018 Municipal Election · New Westminster

How Did New Westminster’s Neighbourhoods Vote? Part 2: Individual Polling Stations

In my last post I looked at how the different candidates (and teams) gained and lost votes from neighbourhood to neighbourhood. In this post I’m going to look at who won each polling station (but only those used on election day, I’m not looking at advance voting). This is different from the previous look because… Continue reading How Did New Westminster’s Neighbourhoods Vote? Part 2: Individual Polling Stations

2018 Municipal Election · New Westminster

How Did New West’s Neighbourhoods Vote?

The voting results are out for each polling station for the 2018 Municipal Election in New Westminter, and I created a spreadsheet to take a look at how the different neighbourhoods voted. I calculated a “Votes Gained/Lost” value for each candidate for each polling station which compares the actual votes they got with the number… Continue reading How Did New West’s Neighbourhoods Vote?

Transportation

Metro Vancouver’s Street Network Orientations – Updated!

πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰ Hey! If you’ve seen this post in the last couple of days, I have some updates for you at the end! πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰ A couple of months ago, Geoff Boeing released a paper titled Urban Spatial Order: Street Network Orientation, Configuration, and Entropy. Basically, he looked at the directions that a city’s street network runs,… Continue reading Metro Vancouver’s Street Network Orientations – Updated!

ACTBiPed

ACTBiPed Meeting Report for September 19, 2018

I’ve really been dropping the ball on these ACTBiPed reports. After missing out on reporting on two, I’m a month late for the September 19, 2018 meeting. Sorry!Β Here’s the agenda package for the meeting so you can follow along at home. We started off discussing a pedestrian-controlled crossing that will be installed near the corner… Continue reading ACTBiPed Meeting Report for September 19, 2018

2018 Municipal Election · New Westminster

The Official 2018 New Westminster Election Playlist!

I admit, I had an ulterior motive behind my questions, and that was gathering enough answers for the “what is your entrance music” question to make this post! Without further ado, here is the Official 2018 New Westminster Election Playlist! Jimi Hendrix – Little Wing (Nadine Nakagawa) Foreigner – Jukebox Hero (Troy Hunter) Louis Armstrong… Continue reading The Official 2018 New Westminster Election Playlist!