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What’s Coming to New West Council on April 12, 2021

Here’s what’s coming to New West Council on April 12, 2021: Pattullo Bridge multi-use paths, arenas, a NIMBY councillor, and alcohol in parks!

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Local New Westminster

What’s Coming to New West Council on March 28, 2021

Here’s what’s coming to New West Council on March 28, 2021: new pool, bold steps, safe consumption, more people drinking beer, pot shop updates, flooding, keeping a pool closed, and COVID-19 vaccines!

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Respect the OCP Process!

There’s a petition going around New Westminster asking people to “oppose the proposed multi-story development for Sixth Street as it does not conform to either the existing zoning Single Family Detached (RS2) or the recent OCP’s designation of RT Residential in-fill townhouse ‘small scale, side-by-side townhouses and rowhouses which are compatible within areas of single […]

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New Westminster Photography

The Chain-Link Fences of Queens Park

The purpose of the Queen’s Park Heritage Conservation Area is to retain the existing heritage values of the neighbourhood while, at the same time, managing change. Of greatest importance is that changes respect the existing heritage character of the streetscape, and that major design elements be traditional and appropriate for the neighbourhood. City of New […]

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Local New Westminster

Barnburner at Queens Park Meat & Deli Public Hearing

One of the people who spoke out in support of the recent Heritage Revitalization Agreement and Heritage Designation for Queens Park Meat & Deli spoke rather awesomely so I had to capture the transcript and share it. Enjoy! This is the first public meeting we’ve ever taken part in, that’s probably how much we believe […]

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Local New Westminster

What’s Coming to New West Council on March 1, 2021

The New Westminster Council meeting on March 1, 2021 is a doozy! Highlights: Komagata Maru, protecting a 1907 pre-fab house, a misleading petition, and a noise bylaw exemption!

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Local New Westminster

What’s Coming to New West Council on February 22, 2021

New Westminster Council will be discussing the 2021-2025 Financial Plan and four bylaws (secondary suites, cannabis product manufacturing, Queens Park Meat & Deli) at the February 22, 2021 Special Regular Meeting and Public Hearing.

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Local New Westminster

What’s Coming to New West Council on February 8, 2021

New Westminster City Council is having a Regular Meeting on February 8, 2021, and here are some highlights of what’s on the agenda. Draft 2021 – 2025 Financial Plan This is the big ticket item for this week’s meeting. The Financial Plan lays out the financial plan (obviously) for the next five years, something required […]

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Local New Westminster Politics

What’s Coming to New West Council on February 1, 2021

New Westminster City Council is having a Regular Meeting on February 1, 2021, and here are some highlights on what’s on the agenda. Letter from New Westminster Police Board to New Westminster City Council Backstory: in December New West City Council requested that the Police Board draft a 2021 budget with a 0% increase, in […]

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2020 BC Provincial Election New Westminster

New Westminster Election Prediction Results

The final results are in for the 2020 British Columbia Provincial Election, so let’s see how my predictions fared! To recap, I made the following predictions: Jennifer Whiteside, NDP: 62% Cyrus Sy, Green: 23% Lorraine Brett, BC Liberal: 13% Everybody else: 2% And here are the final results: Jennifer Whiteside, NDP: 60.25% Cyrus Sy, Green: […]