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?

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!

2018 Municipal Election · New Westminster

Unanswered questions for the New West Progressives

I’ll start this post off with one of the items in the New West Progressives’ platform: Connecting our citizens to various city programs and services is vital if we are to build a strong sense of community and public engagement. As a team, we commit to facilitating more submissions and feedback to council via social… Continue reading Unanswered questions for the New West Progressives

2018 Municipal Election · New Westminster

Jaimie McEvoy answered my questions!

Jaimie McEvoy is running for New Westminster City Council, and he answered my questions! 1. There are two types of people in the world: people who like simple pop-culture “what type of cheese are you” quizzes that they can then share on Facebook, and people who don’t. Sadly, I don’t have a quiz for you… Continue reading Jaimie McEvoy answered my questions!

2018 Municipal Election · New Westminster

Why Am I Seeing This Ad? An analysis of New West election ads on Facebook

If you’re on Facebook, you see ads. They slip into your feed with a little “sponsored” note underneath the ad author. Given it’s election season in New Westminster, if you’ve identified yourself as having anything to do with New Westminster you’ll get political ads for the various mayoral, city council, and school trustee candidates. For… Continue reading Why Am I Seeing This Ad? An analysis of New West election ads on Facebook

2018 Municipal Election · New Westminster

Jonathan X. Cote answered my questions!

Jonathan X. Cote is running for New Westminster Mayor, and he answered my questions! 1. There are two types of people in the world: people who like simple pop-culture “what type of cheese are you” quizzes that they can then share on Facebook, and people who don’t. Sadly, I don’t have a quiz for you… Continue reading Jonathan X. Cote answered my questions!