CITY | New West Homeless Strategy

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The Homelessness Action Strategy will develop a five-year vision and plan for addressing homelessness in New Westminster. The strategy will aim to meet the diverse needs of local community members who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness, by seeking to ensure that facilities, programs and services are responsive, and that barriers to access are eliminated or significantly reduced. It … Read More

CITY | ‘BEHEARD’ launches in NW

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Welcome! Be Heard is the City of New Westminster’s online community engagement space.Check back often to share your feedback and join the conversation! Register once and easily participate again and again on issues that matter to you.  Register once and then easily participate again and again! This one-time registration process will give you access to all discussion forums, surveys, idea boards, … Read More

QCB: City To Make Quayside ‘DISAPPEAR!’

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PHOTO: New Westminster city map from 2041 Official Community Plan According to the latest New Westminster ‘2041 Official Community Plan’ – the city plans to make the community of Quayside…disappear!  According to the official maps displayed in the 2041 OCP [link to entire plan here https://www.newwestcity.ca/ocp ] the city plans for the Downtown district to absorb the Quayside and therefore … Read More

CITY: People, Parks and Pups Survey

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Share your input: Complete the online survey, provide feedback about specific parks, off-leash areas or other places on the Map tool, and contribute your ideas in the Forum. Preface Conversations with the community are underway to better plan and design parks and open spaces that meet the needs of all residents – including seniors, adults, children and dogs! With population … Read More

QCB: Welcomes River Sky 1 & 2 As New Members

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The QCB is glad to welcome two new strata developments by Bosa Properties as new members: River Sky 1 and River Sky 2.  Johnson Ng will be the active delegate on the Quayside Community Board for River Sky 2 which houses 234 units and Belinda Larsen who will be the QCB delegate for River Sky 1 with 285 units.  With … Read More

CITY: Q2Q Ferry Schedule Announced

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Thanks to everyone who shared the Q to Q schedule survey with their members. The survey results can be viewed on the Be Heard webpage https://www.beheardnewwest.ca/qtoq . After reviewing the survey results, City of New Westminster staff and the Q to Q Ferry operator are updating the Q to Q Ferry sailing schedule. Effective May 1, 2021, the Q to Q … Read More

QCB: Steel & Oak Seeks Expansion

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Dear Quayside Community Board, Please find an attached letter for distribution to your members. The attachment is in regards to a Structural Change application we’ve submitted to the Province and a Zoning Bylaw text amendment sent to the City. The hopeful result of these applications will be an increase to our Tasting Room occupancy and our temporary patio becoming a permanent fixture. … Read More

FRASER HEALTH: Health Contact Centre coming to Begbie

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The Fraser Health Authority has selected the Lower Mainland Purpose Society as the non-profit operator of a proposed Health Contact Centre at 40 Begbie Street in Downtown New Westminster. As proposed, this centre will include an overdose prevention site and other harm reduction services. Given that you are an important stakeholder in the City, staff want to ensure that we … Read More

DEVELOPMENT: BOSA PILE DRIVING RETURNS

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[Preface: A Quay resident has expressed their concern that pile driving on the BOSA sites was going to return – when it was promised in the last development – that piling would not be the method of construction used.  Here is BOSA’s reply regarding the use of pile driving techniques to construct the two new towers.] ……From Bosa Development…………  Thank … Read More

SECURITY: Seizure of guns, drugs, and $$$

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[March 8, 2021] New Westminster – On February 27th at approximately 7:00 am New Westminster Police Department officers were called to the Quayside neighbourhood for a report of a disturbance. As officers exited their vehicles they could hear loud music coming from a suite several stories up. After locating the suite which was the source of the loud music, officers … Read More