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#project44parks – a self-initiated challenge to visit all 44 park spaces* in New Westminster in one day! As we near the end of August and head into a busy fall season here at City Hall I have decided to take on a fun challenge. This Sunday, August 20th I plan to visit, discover and appreciate all […]

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As a city councillor and now Mayor, I’ve seen New Westminster transform into a vibrant hotspot of activity and development that has awakened the interest people around the world. The multi-award winning rehabilitation of the brownfield site that is now Westminster Pier Park, the ever expanding Downtown Food Truck Festival, and countless new developments and […]

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Last year I came across an amusing article showcasing the top Mayoral Photo Ops of 2014. Little did I know at that time, how many photos ops I would be asked to participate in my new role in 2015. Personally I always feel a bit awkward at these scripted photo events, but putting aside their […]

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OCP

The City of New Westminster is currently working on its Official Community Plan, a plan which will guide the future growth of the city. The OCP is arguably the most important planning document that exists in any community. The last time the OCP was reviewed in New Westminster was back in 1998, so we are […]

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This past summer, my wife and I took a short vacation to San Francisco. To be honest, our first impression of the city was a little bit underwhelming. Their rapid transit system was dark and gloomy (despite being efficient), there didn’t seem to be many street tree’s and the city was a bit dirty. Then […]

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