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Our official list of endorsed candidates in Metro Vancouver is now online! It's all come down to this. We're only a couple of days away from the civic elections in Metro Vancouver and a projected 28% of you (or...
Archived photo of Mayor and council for a place known as the Village of Belcarra, BC If you live in Metro Vancouver, you're abundantly aware that our region is broken up into 22 separate jurisdictions. Each city has its...
A Flickr photo slideshow of a Crosstown Aquatic Adventure In 2010, Mike Klassen did something he always dreamed of doing. He wanted to swim across Metro Vancouver from outdoor pool to outdoor pool. Calling it his "Crosstown Aquatic Adventure,"...
Lois Jackson is asking voters to become the Mayor of Delta - again With only a few months left until the civic election in BC, a number of politicians are making some hard decisions regarding whether to remain or...
A new casino in Vancouver will likely suck revenue out of suburban coffers What’s that sound I hear from Metro Vancouver suburbs? Could it be a lot of sniffling and the shedding of some tears? Why on earth are...
Chris Bryan weighs in on dueling legal opinions regarding conflict of interestCityCaucus.com has been documenting the ongoing debate in New Westminster regarding whether school trustee Lori Watt has been in a conflict of interest. We're pleased to re-publish an editorial...
Should city taxpayers be paying for nutritional programs for young parents?One of the great new hip things popping up in neighbourhoods throughout Metro Vancouver these days are farmers markets. They first caught on with chic urbanites in Vancouver proper, but...
A ban on the bottle may land one school trustee in hot waterThere is a slow burning fire in New Westminster and no matter how much bottled water is thrown at it, the flames continue to shine brightly. The headlines...
River Market re-opening may revitalize New West waterfront Photo: Briana TomkinsonLast month, the New Westminster News Leader asked my colleague Daniel Fontaine to answer a few questions on the future of Royal City politics in 2011. The column is landing...
A photo tour of Queens Park in New Westminster It was such a beautiful day in my neighbourhood that I decided to take a walk and snap a few photos of some heritage homes in historic Queens Park this...
Social media is changing the way we do civic politics in Canada In the fourth installment of CityCaucus Cast, Mike and I discuss what we think might happen in the world of civic politics in 2011. Our discussion starts...
Pepsi comes to the rescue after Vancouver cuts off funding to homelessness program Last weekend I received a tweet from the City of Vancouver which caught my attention. It was a plea from them asking all of us to...
A slideshow of New Westminster's changing downtown It's been almost a decade since I moved to the historic neighbourhood of Queens Park in New Westminster. My wife and I previously lived in a quaint 1940's home in the Collingwood area...
A Flickr photo slideshow of a Crosstown Aquatic Adventure Last summer I wrote about the troubled state of outdoor pools, not realizing I was tapping into a widespread sentiment that our cities and municipalities should be making sure that...
Not all youth are busy Facebooking - Photo: Royal City Record Our youth today get a bad rap. The headlines often read about how they’ve become a pampered, under-worked and unfocused cohort who care about little more than Facebooking...
Royal Hudson in New Westminster circa 1975 (courtesy: TrainBoard.com) Clang! Clang! Clang! The New Westminster Pier Park train blasts past flashing warning signal after flashing warning signal as the locomotive engineer yells, “More coal! More coal! Keep the throttle...
New West Mayor Wright tells us about his plans for the City's waterfront "Here's another fine mess you've gotten us into!" to quote Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy. If it weren’t so expensive maybe it would be funny, but unfortunately...
Many City of Vancouver employees earn considerably more than a "living wage" A report entitled the 2009 Statement of Financial Information was posted on the City of Vancouver's website today. It may sound like a dull report, but when...
Yes, there are cars today on the Pattullo If you live in a big city long enough, you kind of get used to the noise. There are the sirens, the barking dogs, the loud motorcycles. But there is one...
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