Press Releases
June 2020
  • June 29, 2020
    Front Street open to walking, wheeling, and biking on weekends
  • June 9, 2020
    After an extensive national search, the New Westminster Police Board has appointed 30-year policing veteran Dave Jansen as Chief Constable.
  • June 4, 2020
    New Westminster City Council endorses process to expedite patio extensions and parklets to support business recovery
  • June 1, 2020
    City of New Westminster approves implementation of recovery plan
  • June 1, 2020
    Construction of New Westminster Aquatics and Community Centre temporarily suspended due to COVID-19
May 2020
  • May 28, 2020
    City of New Westminster to reopen select playgrounds
  • May 14, 2020
    City of New Westminster introduces new measures to support industry during the COVID-19 pandemic through digital building permit application software, development of an interim development review process, and surveying of industry needs
  • May 14, 2020
    NWPL launches library takeout service
  • May 11, 2020
    With this donation the Learning Lab will be able to produce components for 1440 face shields per week.
  • May 8, 2020
    City of New Westminster to reopen select outdoor amenities
April 2020
  • April 8, 2020
    The City of New Westminster establishes working groups focused on supporting vulnerable populations in response to COVID-19
  • April 8, 2020
    New Westminster Electric Utility to provide additional customer relief for electrical customers affected by COVID-19
  • April 7, 2020
    New West Grand Prix cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic
March 2020
  • March 30, 2020
    The City of New Westminster expands Rent Bank Program to support renters during COVID-19 pandemic
  • March 20, 2020
    City of New Westminster temporarily closes all City playgrounds to help prevent spread of COVID-19
  • March 19, 2020
    City of New Westminster and New Westminster Utility Commission announce assistance for electrical customers affected by COVID-19
  • March 19, 2020
    City of New Westminster implements further action to reduce the spread of COVID-19, declares local state of emergency
  • March 16, 2020
    City of New Westminster closes community and recreational facilities to the public effective Tuesday, March 17, 2020 in response to coronavirus (COVID-19)
  • March 12, 2020
    City of New Westminster response to COVID-19
February 2020
  • February 27, 2020
    City of New Westminster partners with Department of National Defence to offer professional development event for International Women’s Day
  • February 25, 2020
    New Westminster Electric Utility upgrades to Advanced Metering Infrastructure
  • February 18, 2020
    The City of New Westminster and New Westminster Schools announce opening of school aged child care program in Queensborough
  • February 11, 2020
    BC Supreme Court upholds Rental Units Bylaw Amendment intended to discourage renovictions in New Westminster