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What’s Coming to New West Council on May 3, 2021

Here’s what’s coming to New West Council on May 3, 2021: Police reform, taxes going up, affordable housing, more space for beer drinkers, and maps of where you’ll soon be able to drink in parks!

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Local New Westminster

What’s Coming to New West Council on April 26, 2021

Here’s what’s coming to New West Council on April 26, 2021: COVID-19 response, noise bylaw exemption (again!), watermain work, flooding…?, keeping a pool closed (still!) and a community oven in Queen’s Park!

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Local New Westminster

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 29, 2021

Here’s what’s coming to New West Council on March 29, 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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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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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 […]