[April 2014]

A DETAILED LOOK AT BOSA'S PROPOSAL FOR QUAYSIDE

BOSA is proposing to develop the parking lots behind Inn at the Quay and adjacent to McInnis Overpass.  This is only one of ten developments proposed by the City of New Westminster in the downtown area alone. 

The QCB recognizes that not everyone has had an opportunity to experience the BOSA presentation during the public sessions, one of which was held at River Market.  With the assistance of JULIA REIMER, MPlan Planner of Brook Pooni Associates Inc. the QCB obtained the complete set of
BOSA STORY BOARDS
[17 pgs]

to review at your leisure, consider the pros and cons and let your opinions be known.

While the deadline for responding to Pooni has passed, it is not too late to let your Mayor, Council and City staff regarding your opinions on this development.  You can also join our blog discussion on ‘Density’
if you click here.

For more on this story please refer to our Feb 2014 ARCHIVES
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SKUGAID CAPTAIN HONOURED BY QUEEN

On March 29th, one of our more colourful residents was awarded the prestigious
Queen’s Silver Medal
by the BC & Yukon division of the bclivingsaving.com
for saving the life of a person who was drowning in the Fraser River. DAVID COBB received his medal from the
BC Lieutenant Governor,
JUDY GUICHON

during an awards ceremony before a capacity crowd.

David is well known for his peaceful yet determined protest with the City of New West and Larco to keep his historical ship the SKUGAID moored in the Royal City near the Larco property and Fraser River Discovery Centre.

Both Larco and the City worked tirelessly through legal means to remove Cobbs from his moorings, eventually succeeding.
[RECORD Video]
He moved his historic boat to Langley where he has been living in a welcoming community. While some wanted the boat removed, many enjoyed the presence of the vessel and elequent captain who was quick to engage passersby on the boardwalk.

One evening, while moored at the FRDC, Cobb responded to sounds of distress. His quick actions resulted in him pulling a person floating uncontrollably down the river toward a likely death. Because the Skugaid was where it was – a man is alive – and the BC Living Society has seen fit to reward Cobb’s selfless and heroic action.

In hindsight, is it unfortunate that the citizens of New Westminster can not count David Cobb as a fellow citizen? Would these qualities; selfless character and an ability to make sound decisions not be a royal benefit to the Royal City? Congrats David on your Queens Silver Medal Award.

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FSD ALARMING UNLOADING PRACTICE MAY THREATEN RIVER


SHIP UNLOADS RIVER-SIDE ONTO BARGES
To the best of our knowledge, this photo shows a ship unloading their cargo of a dust-like-substance over the side onto barges moored to the boat. This photo is causing alarm bells to sound among the environmental community. They wonder if this practice is dumping material into the river and river bed. Material that otherwise would not naturally occur. Could this be a future alternative for the loading of coal? Is the Fraser River jeopardized by this loading practice?

For more on coal...

The QCB was the first to sound the alarm on coal at Fraser Surrey Dock back in March 2013 with a comprehensive report on the potential impact of coal at FSD and a follow up rally in April 2013.

Truncated Environmental Impact Study (or here) by Fraser Surrey Docks (FSD) for Port Metro Vancouver.

Check out related articles on the position of New West to the coal proposal.

The RECORD and NEWSLEADER has both pulbished articles on the issue.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES on Coal

389 LINKS TO FRASER SURREY DOCKS COAL TRANSFER PROPOSAL

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DO THE TRAINS BOTHER YOU? A COUNCILLOR WANTS TO HEAR FROM YOU!

Councillor JAIMIE McEVOY would like to know if the trains are an issue to Quayside residents. "I would like to know how much of an issue to the average resident of the Quay the rail noise issue is", states the Councillor in a recent
Newsleader article
[May 7, 2013]

We invite all residents to let him know ifyou are bothered by the noise and vibration of the trains. Email Councillor McEVOY and be sure to send us a copy of your email too! You are also encouraged

Remember, if enough express their desire to reduce or illiminate the Rail noise and vibration, then council will perhaps join us in our near decade battle between the four rail companies and the QCB/ Canadian Transportation Agency (CTA).

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HAVE YOUR SAY
BLOG SPOT
Question?


DEVELOPMENT OVERLOAD?
Are we at risk of too much development in the Quayside area?
With 9 new towers proposed for Quayside and Downtown - do we have the infrastructure to handle it? Tell us what you think.

To make a comment click on the 'B' at the top right of header or ACCESS THE QUAY BLOG SITE HERE


Quayside Community Board Held Their 2014 AGM On Wednesday February 5th, 2014 at River Market


QCB President PENNY McIVOR, MC/Past President JAMES CROSTY and QCB Board welcomed a receptive audience of approximately 80 Quayside residents who brave a frigid night to attend the popular AGM. With doors opening at 6:15pm, the AGM was called to order at 7:00pm. 

AGM BUSINESS
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Presidents Report with PENNY McIVOR
Treasurer Report with MAUREEN ALBANESE
Election of Board [Printable PDF]
Rail Noise & Vibration Report with BRIAN ALLEN [Printable PDF]
QCB Community Service Awards with JAMES CROSTY
Light Up The Quay 2014 winners
Door Prizes

PRESENTATION HIGHLIGHTS

One of the main reasons the QCB AGM is so well attended is the informative presentations that highlight the evening.  This year the QCB had a line-up of speakers who provided listeners with information of great interest due to the possible impact on our community.

CITY OF NEW WESTMINSTER staff MARK ALLISON & BARRY WAIT presents the LARCO DEVELOPMENT [pictured above] proposed for the parking lots east of the Fraser River Discovery Centre on Quayside Drive.  PLAZA 88's team of GRAHAM McGarva & MIKE DEGELDER presented their vision for a fouth Tower located to the west of the McInnis overpass. As the QCB cares deeply for our community in New Westminster, we also heard from ANNA TRUONG from SENIOR SERVICES SOCIETY on their critically important 'Meals On Wheels' program and fundraiser.


GUEST SPEAKER
John Gootee VP of Client Releations
QUAY PACIFIC PROPERTY MANAGEMENT
Topic: Limitation Law
[printable version]
QP offers free advice to strata's operating in BC. If you are on a strata, please tune into 'TALK ABOUT STRATA' on AM650




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The QUAYSIDE COMMUNITY BOARD (QCB) is comprised of one delegate and one alternate from eighteen of eighteen residential buildings in the geographical location known as 'The Quayside' in New Westminster, BC, Canada. The group of dedicated members represent just over 2200 units and an estimated 4500 plus individual residents in this close-knit community. QUAYSIDE is a jewel on the Fraser River and the board is dedicated to keeping it as such. Meeting on the last Wednesday of each month, this board works on issues and matters related to the well-being of their community. In addition, the board works with local and surrounding businesses to ensure that the members of the overall community continue to live in an area that is clean ,safe, managed growth and above all enjoyable.

The Quayside Community Board is devoted to: Assisting Strata Corporations, Housing Cooperatives and Community Planning for the Quayside area.

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MOTHER'S DAY
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CIVIC HOLIDAY
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8th annual
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FESTIVAL & SALE
August 16th

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