Concerned about climate change? Worried about water issues? Fervent about food security? Captivated by community building? Then you should meet the NWEP! The New Westminster Environmental Partners (NWEP) is a local, environmentally–focused group of community members. Formed almost a decade ago by citizens concerned about local environmental issues, the NWEP is a registered … [Read more...] about Hey Hey We’re the NWEP!
As you may or may not know, Fraser Surrey Docks wants to build a full coal port on the Fraser River, directly across from the Quay. The coal facility would eventually move ~8 million tonnes of thermal coal from the U.S. to power plants overseas every year. This is nearly a doubling of the amount of American thermal coal shipped through B.C. ports. A coal port across from … [Read more...] about Coal port planned across from Quay
Hume Park is one of my favourite parks in New Westminster. Since moving to the east side of New West a few years ago, this park has become my go-to place for recreation. Side by side with tiny Hume Park Elementary (whose fate I ruminated on a few years ago), the much-loved spray park and playground, dog off-leash park, playing fields, outdoor pool, and wide, sweeping, flexible … [Read more...] about Uncovering Creeks in Hume Park
The City of New Westminster is creating its first sustainability plan, dubbed Envision 2032. The year 2032 is one generation from now – a length of time that is easy for people to imagine when making decisions that affect the future. When completed, Envision 2032 will be a sustainability “lens,” used to review plans, policies, projects and practices. A Sustainability Fair was … [Read more...] about What does a ‘sustainable’ future look like for New West? [Update on Envision 2032]
This is a guest post by Mark Allison, a Senior Planner with the City of New Westminster who is coordinating the team working on the Envision 2032 process. He has led a number of award-winning sustainability plans in communities around BC and was formerly the Senior Planner and Manager of Advisory Services for the Whistler Centre for Sustainability. What exactly is … [Read more...] about Sustainability in New West: envisioning our future at Nov. 2 & 3 event
Did you know that New Westminster hosts an annual documentary film festival? The second annual New West DocFest is coming up this weekend, October 19 & 20, at Douglas College's Laura C. Muir Theatre. The festival opens on Friday evening with a presentation by guest speaker Mark Jaccard, a professor at SFU, followed by the screening of Chasing Ice. This year's films cover a … [Read more...] about Second Annual New Westminster DocFest this weekend