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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Local New Westminster

Jonathan Cote can control the weather!

I ran into New Westminster mayor Jonathan Cote at the first Royal City Farmers Market Summer Market today. I commented about the turnout (large) and the weather (nice), and he dropped this bomb on me: Yeah, Council was arguing about what sort of weather we were going to have today but I pushed the nice […]