Press Releases
March 2020
  • 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
December 2019
  • December 13, 2019
    City Council endorses Inclusionary Housing Policy to increase affordable housing supply in New Westminster
November 2019
  • November 21, 2019
    Citypak backpacks donated to individuals experiencing homelessness in New Westminster
  • November 5, 2019
    City of New Westminster establishes seven bold steps and new climate action budgeting framework in response to the climate emergency
October 2019
  • October 30, 2019
    Council approves reorganization of City committees to align with the City’s strategic plan
  • October 29, 2019
    City acquires new park space at 1009 Cornwall Street
  • October 4, 2019
    Grand opening of New Westminster affordable housing project at 43 Hastings Street
September 2019
  • September 23, 2019
    Anvil Centre to hold Culture Forward event to showcase New Westminster’s arts, culture, and heritage scene and to celebrate the centre’s fifth birthday
  • September 9, 2019
    Construction begins on new Queen’s Park Sportsplex
August 2019
  • August 13, 2019
    City of New Westminster partners with Save Your Skin Foundation and BC Cancer to launch free sunscreen dispenser pilot at Westminster Pier Park
  • August 6, 2019
    City of New Westminster named top 30 global communities in broadband
July 2019
  • July 18, 2019
    Tŝilhqot’in Nation hold ceremony to commemorate wrongful hanging of Chief ʔAhan
June 2019
  • June 10, 2019
    The New West Grand Prix returns July 9th to New Westminster
May 2019
  • May 7, 2019
    City Council updates bylaw that aims to preserve New Westminster’s rental stock
  • May 2, 2019
    Respected local restaurants PIVA and El Santo donate $15,000 in support of New
    Westminster New Media Gallery
April 2019
  • April 11, 2019
    BridgeNet, the City of New Westminster’s open-access fibre network, continues to connect the city’s commercial districts
March 2019
  • March 21, 2019
    Amazon donates $10,000 in support of STEAM programming at New Westminster’s New Media Gallery
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