Check out this coming event from Mayor Coté, a B-Y-O-Lunch event happening on December 15 at City Hall in Council Chambers. No RSVP is required, you just show up and bring your lunch and topics for discussion and it's an informal chat. Mayor Coté admits this isn't his original idea. "This idea came from a recent meeting I had with the Mayor of Victoria, Lisa Helps. They … [Read more...] about Brown Baggin’ It! Join Mayor Coté for a lunchtime chat!
Come for the vibe – there is great fun. It’s a chance to meet your neighbours, chat with your friends, and compare purchases with strangers. Be inspired by the imagination and creativity of the artisans. They will tell you about their inspiration for the items, their pleasure in creating them and how they were made. You’ll have story to tell about meeting the artisan. … [Read more...] about Ten Reasons to Shop at Royal City Gogos’ Craft Fair
Though Halloween is classically meant to be eerie and dark, it is quite depressing when you live on a street that is deserted on Halloween. We moved into the 500 block on Kelly Street last summer and were very disappointed to have less then 10 trick or treaters come to our new home. Having grown up in a bustling Halloween street, I remember the magic, sense of community and fun … [Read more...] about Rest in Peace on Kelly Street
Hey New West and friends of New West, It's almost time for the fourth, and final, round of ecological enhancement in the Glenbrook Ravine. On Saturday, May 13, we had our first day, with volunteers out to begin our long journey of ecologically enhancing the Glenbrook Ravine. We had a great turnout with a lot of positive attitudes, in spite of the initial rain. Our second … [Read more...] about Glenbrook Ravine – Native Planting Day October 14
It is clear that the City of New West is full of people who care. People who care about local food, the local economy, inclusivity, diversity, community connectivity, and a countless number of groups of people engaged in caring for the environment. In particular, groups like the New West Environmental Partners, the New Westminster Community Garden Society, and the Glenbrooke … [Read more...] about Royal City, Green City: Inspiring Speakers + Your Ideas for the City of New Westminster’s Environmental Strategy Action Plan
I highly suspect you’ve heard much about how housing prices in the Lower Mainland have ricocheted out of control. High housing costs affect everyone – families looking for their first family home, trying to shorten their commute, or sizing up with an extra bedroom; seniors downsizing since property taxes have escalated as the value of their homes has gone up; renting searching … [Read more...] about Housing Hackathon