New Westminster · Politics

Chuck Puchmayr and science

A couple of times now I’ve heard Chuck Puchmayr say that public surveys done by the City of New Westminster aren’t scientific, and by “scientific” I assume he means a survey that samples a representative sample of the population to provide a statistically significant result that can be applied to the overlying population. And you… Continue reading Chuck Puchmayr and science

Federal · Satire · TransLink

Trudeau announces new Kinder Morgan route, Broadway SkyTrain

Earlier today, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that Kinder Morgan is applying for a re-route of their TransMountain pipeline that currently runs from Edmonton to Burnaby, B.C. He also announced conditional federal funding for an expanded SkyTrain line to be run in a tunnel under Broadway in Vancouver. “We have heard criticisms over the past… Continue reading Trudeau announces new Kinder Morgan route, Broadway SkyTrain

New Westminster · School Board

Kudos for the NWSS Funding Announcement

The New Westminster Secondary School replacement funding announcement has been a long time in coming, and correspondingly there has been a lot of work done behind the scenes. People like me often complain about the whole process without giving praise where praise is due, so let’s stop complaining and start praising! First and foremost, the… Continue reading Kudos for the NWSS Funding Announcement

New Westminster · Politics · School Board

Mary Lalji answers my questions!

I asked some questions of the two school trustee candidates in the upcoming by-election, and Mary Lalji answered them! Question: New Westminster Secondary School is going to be rebuilt one way or another within the next decade. One of the challenges with the site is the Douglas Road Cemetery under the existing high school. When the current NWSS… Continue reading Mary Lalji answers my questions!

New Westminster · Politics · School Board

Dee Beattie answers my questions!

I asked some questions of the two school trustee candidates in the upcoming by-election, and Dee Beattie answered them! Question: New Westminster Secondary School is going to be rebuilt one way or another within the next decade. One of the challenges with the site is the Douglas Road Cemetery under the existing high school. When the current NWSS is… Continue reading Dee Beattie answers my questions!

New Westminster · Politics · School Board

Questions for School Trustee By-Election Candidates

Good news everyone! New Westminster is having another election! This time it’s a by-election to elect a new school trustee after MaryAnn Mortensen resigned back in March! In case you can’t tell, I’m excited! I’m putting in more exclamation marks to make you excited too! OH BOY SCHOOL TRUSTEE BY-ELECTION HOW CAN YOU NOT BE… Continue reading Questions for School Trustee By-Election Candidates

Housing · Local · New Westminster

Well done, Moody Park Residents’ Association, well done.

In 1890 David McLaughlin purchased some land in New Westminster near the newly-created Moody Park. It’s rumoured that he, being a ship’s carpenter and handy with building things out of wood, built the house that still stands on that property today at 1031 Sixth Avenue. The house is typical of those of the time, in… Continue reading Well done, Moody Park Residents’ Association, well done.

New Westminster · School Board

New Westminster School District’s Parent-Punishing Policies

My daughter has bronchitis. She has a prescription of Amoxicillin that she needs to take three times a day: morning, lunch time, and evening. She goes to school in New Westminster. The requirement that she takes her medication while at school means that we, as parents, need to jump through all kinds of frustrating and… Continue reading New Westminster School District’s Parent-Punishing Policies