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With Whitecaps rejected, a great opportunity lost in New Westminster

The news that the Whitecaps will not be bringing their USL Pro Soccer franchise to Queen’s Park Stadium has left a lot of Royal City residents scratching their heads. It looked like a win-win deal and public support was strong.According … Continue reading

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Whitecaps not coming to New West

Mayor Wayne Wright blames time and an inability to not “get all the positives out to the city” for not being able to bring the Vancouver Whitecaps to town. He made the comments in the aftermath of Monday’s decision by … Continue reading

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WOW New Westminster Public Art is Visionary

This is a letter I sent to New Westminster officials on Sunday, May 4th, 2014. Dear Mayor and Council, With this letter, I would like to voice my support for the New Westminster public art arranged by the Vancouver Biennale … Continue reading

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Time to embrace our Royal City identity

Niki Hope’s column, Is it time to drop the ‘Royal City’ tag? (The Record, April 4) raises interesting and important questions for New Westminster. Our outward identity, our “brand,” should align with our collective mission, vision and values, which, in … Continue reading

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We Were the World

It was 1985. Big hair, big ties and big budgets. Boomers were trading flower power for buying power, VW busses for BMWs, scruffy jeans for three piece suits. Then Africa happened. This is a story of changing times and shifting … Continue reading

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Keeping everyone in the loop, Neighbours watching out for each other

All it takes is the rumour of burglars ransacking your neighbours’ homes to find out how strong – or weak – the local grapevine is. The president of the Queen’s Park Residents Association, David Brett, found out that bad news … Continue reading

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New Westminster sees “instantaneous” traffic increase as tolls rise on Port Mann Bridge

New Westminster noticed an “instantaneous” increase in traffic after tolls increased on the Port Mann Bridge. That’s the view of acting mayor Lorrie Williams, who thought a police incident might be to blame for gridlock on the city streets on … Continue reading

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New Westminster group lobbies for 24-hour truck ban on Royal Avenue

The president of the Queen’s Park Residents’ Association took to the airwaves to chat about the “off the charts” increase of truck traffic seen in New Westminster since tolls were introduced on the new Port Mann Bridge. David Brett recently … Continue reading

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New West residents want to work together to conserve heritage

Queen’s Park residents are keen on working with the city to address heritage issues. City council has directed staff to begin creating a Queen’s Park neighbourhood heritage working group. The group is being formed in response to residents’ concerns about … Continue reading

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Banning coal simplistic, unreasonable and unwise

Opinion: Mineral is part of the fabric of our human existence By David Brett, Special to The Vancouver Sun September 4, 2013 Poor coal. It’s the mineral not even a mother could love. It’s the orphaned rock, dirty to … Continue reading

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