In just a few weeks the Royal City Gogos, a group of almost 50 New Westminster grandmothers and “grandothers” formed to help the Stephen Lewis Foundation are hosting a Scrabble event entitled “Good Words for Africa.” The first “Good Words for Africa” Scrabble meet and craft fair was held two years ago and I had the pleasure of taking part along with a team organized by New … [Read more...] about Gogos fundraise for Africa with ‘Cheater’s Scrabble,’ feather fascinators
New Westminster MP Peter Julian and MLA Dawn Black will be hosting the sixth annual Twelfth Street Clean-Up on Saturday, June 5. Dawn & Peter will be there with their crew, with rubber gloves on and garbage bags in hand, and they hope you'll join them in cleaning up litter along the street. "It is not heavy work and many hands will make the job go quickly," wrote Dawn in … [Read more...] about Volunteers needed for June 5 Twelfth St. cleanup party
Video is up for last Wednesday's all-candidates' meeting, courtesy of David Maidman of Pumpkinhead Productions. Part one: Introductions Regional transportation & the North Fraser Perimeter Road (5:00)) Food security, lower carbon footprint & healthier population (10:02) New Westminster All-Candidates Meeting, May 6th, 2009 7-9pm from David Maidman on … [Read more...] about Video: New West all-candidates’ meeting
Although last night's all-candidates meeting was not billed as a debate, as an undecided voter I came away feeling there was a clear winner for New Westminster. The Tenth to the Fraser editorial team decided this publication would not endorse a particular candidate this election, however as individuals we all have opinions and we agreed that it is fitting to share them. All … [Read more...] about Impressions of New West candidates
In response to this question from the public, NDP candidate Dawn Black, the recently elected federal MP for the NDP references the illness of current NDP MLA Chuck Puchmayr as a driving force in her decision to leave federal politics and enter the Provincial race. This election posed too many important issues to allow the traditionally NDP riding to go to another party. Green … [Read more...] about Excuse me, Ms. Black, what about this byelection?
During the 2009 BC Election Campaign, an opportunity has been provided to all election candidates in the riding to post a brief message to their constituents. These messages will not be edited. In the guest post below, NDP Candidate Dawn Black has responded with a few words to the voters. Dawn Black has been a strong advocate for New Westminster for years. As a Member of … [Read more...] about Dawn Black Campaign Statement