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Local news for New Westminster, BC continually updated from thousands of sources on the web.

5 hrs ago | Lake Cowichan Gazette

Going, going gone? Not yet

The sounds of balls smacking gloves and pinging off bats echoed off the grandstand in the grand, old ballpark.

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9 hrs ago | The Globe and Mail

Crippling SkyTrain outage caused by 'human error,' Vancouver authority says

Passengers walk along the SkyTrain tracks near Columbia station in New Westminster, B.C., after an electrical outage shut down the system on July 21, 2014.

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Mon Jul 21, 2014

CBC News

LED technology to brighten B.C. streets

The B.C. government is making it easier to put high-efficiency bulbs in street lights by becoming the first province in Canada to offer a buy-in-bulk discount to cities and towns.

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Thu Jul 17, 2014

New Westminster Newsleader

Summer dance coming to Tipperary Park

One of Hollywood's tricks to glamourize small-town America life is placing characters in outdoor summer dances at night.

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New Westminster Newsleader

Building with character in mind

A building that pays homage to historical industrial buildings in New Westminster and Vancouver has been approved by city council.

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GlobalNews

Tractor trailer carrying Evergreen Line support pole flips on Hwy 91 offramp

The exit to New Westminster from Richmond on Hwy 91 to Hwy 91A is closed for a rolled semi-truck.

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Wed Jul 16, 2014

New Westminster Newsleader

Brunette crossing solution close

New Westminster's engineering director thinks the city and Coquitlam can agree on "a preferred solution" to the Bailey bridge by early next week.

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The Windsor Star

Anti-poverty groups push for local living wage

Local anti-poverty groups will be launching a campaign in November calling for a living wage amid a Statistics Canada report showing that minimum wage earners are no better off today than they were in the 1970s.

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Langley Times

New report shows Fraser River's importance

A report on the Fraser River basin, presented at a conference on the Lower Fraser Valley Flood Management Program on July 15 shows the economic importance of the river to residents of Metro Vancouver, the Fraser Valley and B.C. Chambers of commerce in the Lower Mainland have been instrumental in promoting a wider understanding of the many uses of ... (more)

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Tue Jul 15, 2014

New Westminster Newsleader

Tickling the ivories down by the Fraser

A keyboard maybe, but not a piano. This summer, though, there will be a piano sitting in front of River Market for anyone to play.

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Surrey Leader

Fraser River risks threaten economy: report

A new report underscores the Fraser River's importance to the Lower Mainland economy and calls for an urgent program of dredging and other flood prevention measures, as well as upgrades to critical infrastructure.

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Sat Jul 12, 2014

Burnaby Now

Lively City: Movies return to Queen's Park

For its third year, Queen's Park is hosting outdoor family movies throughout the summer.

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Fri Jul 11, 2014

Surrey Leader

Woman who killed husband in North Delta convicted of manslaughter

Beatrice Thomas was convicted of manslaughter in the stabbing death of her common-law husband Quannah O'Soup in North Delta in 2011.

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Eighty Six Forever

FTBL Podcast Episode 36: The Fall of the Oranje

The Whitecaps playing, the World Cup ending, and lots of news in the world make a very tight packed episode of From the Backline.

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Thu Jul 10, 2014

New Westminster Newsleader

Metro Vancouver sewage could heat hundreds of high rises

The water that gushes out of the average home from flushed toilets or draining dishwashers and showers might not seem like a major energy source.

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Langley Advance

What's In Store: Let's talk agri-tourism in Langley

A trio of horticulture students from Kwantlen have launched a farmgate business called The Veggie Patch near 220th Street on 56th Avenue, and are holding a barbecue this weekend to encourage the public to discover their offerings.

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Wed Jul 09, 2014

Squamish Chief

Krisztina Egyed and Jim Hegan/ special to the squamish chief

Brazilian artist Vik Muniz, featured in the Oscar-nominated documentary Waste Land, touches down in Squamish the week of July 21 to create a major art installation in our town, while artist Konstantin Dimopoulos breezed through Squamish last week on a reconnaissance trip scouting sites for his sought after Blue Trees installations - and fell in ... (more)

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Tue Jul 08, 2014

Prince George Citizen

Vancouver Whitecaps seek USL Pro team in New Wetminster

Major League Soccer's Vancouver Whitecaps and the City of New Westminster have signed a memorandum of understanding towards bringing a United Soccer Leagues Pro franchise to the British Columbia city.

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Mon Jul 07, 2014

CBC News

Instagram photographer, B.C.'s Doug Dorsett, gains international acclaim

Doug Dorsett, known as "akaalec" on Instagram, was named in a list of Urban Instagram Photographers You Should Follow in the U.K.'s Guardian newspaper.

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Sun Jul 06, 2014

The Georgia Straight

Government-assisted B.C. refugees most often live in Surrey and Coquitlam

This is just one of many intriguing facts in a new 40-page report by the Immigrant Services Society of B.C. called Refugee Newcomers in Vancouver: Changing Faces and Neighbourhoods 2000-2013 .

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