Press Releases
October 2020
  • October 15, 2020
    New Westminster and Tŝilhqot’in Nation become Sister Communities with signing of Sister Community Agreement
  • October 14, 2020
    City of New Westminster announces Community Therapeutic Garden in partnership with the Province, GROWcery Food Network, and the Canadian Horticultural Therapy Association to help address food insecurity in the community
September 2020
  • September 18, 2020
    New Westminster City Hall to resume drop-in service
  • September 17, 2020
    Iconic New Westminster public art piece removed due to fire damage
  • September 15, 2020
    Air quality advisory for New Westminster and surrounding areas
  • September 4, 2020
    Streets for People in 2020 is being supported by a partnership with two local non-profit groups - Happy City and HUB Cycling
  • September 3, 2020
    City of New Westminster Parks and Recreation to begin reopening recreation facilities starting September 8, 2020
August 2020
  • August 24, 2020
    New Westminster offers virtual event for non-profit community
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
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