Archive for the category "New Westminster"

Pattullo Bridge Fire, Monday Commute Won't be Pretty

Comments 36 by Rebecca Bollwitt

I’ve written enough about the Pattullo Bridge over the years that this aging decrepit structure has warranted its own tag; from asbestos in the deck, possible tolls, to lanes that are dangerously slim. Early this morning a fire broke out under its deck, forcing those who depend on it as a Fraser River crossing to […]

Tobogganing and Sledding in Vancouver

Comments 14 by Rebecca Bollwitt

On official snow days we’d get packed into our snowsuits, pull our socks up past the top of our boots and put on so many sweaters it was an impossible feat to put your arms down flat at your side. With the ‘swish swish’ of our snowsuits being the only sound in the neighbourhood as […]

Holiday Events Preview for Metro Vancouver 2008

Comments 4 by Rebecca Bollwitt

My Christmas hatchetChristmas morning 2007 It’s the time of year that makes me excited for brisk walks where you need to cover your nose with your scarf to help it thaw and cozying up with hot chocolate and a blanket on the couch while watching Peter Billingsley shoot his eye out. In local malls, castles […]

Civic Elections in Metro Vancouver

Comments 4 by Rebecca Bollwitt

As most folks in the region area should be aware, there are municipal elections happening very soon in numerous cities. Those in Vancouver, Surrey, Township of Langley, Coquitlam, New Westminster, Richmond, Burnaby, District of North Vancouver, and West Vancouver will be heading to the polls on November 15th to elect a new city council and […]

Thursday Morning Link Fest: Up in Smoke

Comments 4 by Rebecca Bollwitt

With a low chance of precipitation in Vancouver for at least the next ten days, things are getting hot in the city so here’s link fest with a theme (who doesn’t like a good theme?) Photo © CBC There was a 3 alarm fire in New Westminster yesterday over at the old Woodland’s site [News1130] […]

Funds for Local Non-Profits from The Metropolis Express

Comments 1 by Rebecca Bollwitt

The last time I was at Metrotown it was to sit on Santa’s knee with Keira that also happened to be when first I noticed the little train carting young ones and their parents around the ground floor of the mall. It wasn’t until recently that I discovered that the train provides more than mid-mall […]