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

2018 Municipal Election · Local · New Westminster · Politics

New West Elects 2018 Bingo!

To help make the New Westminster election silly season even more silly, Cavanagh Productions (that’s the fancy name for me and my wife sitting around drinking and making shit up) have come up with a set of Bingo cards to help you laugh at… I mean laugh with candidates through this campaign season. Okay, Alice… Continue reading New West Elects 2018 Bingo!

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.

Local · New Westminster · Politics · Satire

Cote announces Quebec expansion plans

New Westminster Mayor Jonathan X. Coté today announced New Westminster’s expansion into the province of Québec. Local community builders (and all-around great people) Briana and Will Tomkinson are spearheading the future annexation of Montréal with their move earlier this week. “I cannot be more excited about these plans,” Mayor Coté said. “With their years of… Continue reading Cote announces Quebec expansion plans

Local · Politics

Doug Leung, the NPA, and the Mount Pleasant skatepark

In 2011, the Vancouver Park Board installed a skateboard park in Mount Pleasant Park. During the construction, residents opposed it. The only resident to go on record (in that article) as being opposed was Doug Leung. At that time, the Vancouver Park Board had a majority of commissioners from the Vision Vancouver party. In 2014… Continue reading Doug Leung, the NPA, and the Mount Pleasant skatepark

Local · New Westminster · Politics

James Crosty answers New Westminster mayoral candidate questions

James Crosty is running for Mayor of New Westminster, and he answered my questions. Thank you for answering! I shouldn’t have to say that the questions are satirical and James gave some kind of serious answers. He said it was fun to answer though! Supporting and growing local businesses will help keep jobs in New… Continue reading James Crosty answers New Westminster mayoral candidate questions

Local · New Westminster · Politics

Questions for New Westminster mayoral candidates

New Westminster is going to have an election on November 15, 2014, for mayor, city councillor, and school board trustee positions. There are four men running for mayor: current mayor Wayne Wright, current city councillor Jonathan X. Cote, local businessman James Crosty, and electrical engineer Vladimir Krasnogor. I have some questions for them. In fact,… Continue reading Questions for New Westminster mayoral candidates