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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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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 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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Vancouver: Olympic Winners or Whiners?

As the games draw closer, I worry that my beloved hometown of Vancouver may blow its Olympic chance to impress the world. The scenery is world class, the venues are impressive, and the organization is impeccable. The problem? The sour … Continue reading

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Letter Battle

What follows is a “battle of the letters” that went on for a few weeks recently in my hometown paper, The Royal City Record, relating to the recent Provincial Election in British Columbia. This will give you a sense of … Continue reading

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