NWEP Members Meeting: Confirmation of New Board Members

Please join us as we greet our new board and make plans for the upcoming year. We will be welcoming new board members Nadine Nakagawa and Dylan Jones as well as welcoming member Maria Marcakis in her new role as she works with Deni Loubert to coordinate our various marketing event events for the upcoming year. We will also be asking the general membership to vote confirmation of Dylan for the board as he passes his 90 day board “internship”.

We are also hoping to discuss new roles for the general membership as the board meets to plan for the upcoming year. Since our goal this year is to find ways to include the general membership more in our ongoing events and plans, we welcome everyone to come and join in the discussion.


Wednesday March 25th – 7:30-8:00PM


MLA Judy Darcy’s Community Room – 737 Sixth Street, New Westminster (in the back of the office)



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City of New Westminster Hosts Town Hall Meeting on Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion: 7pm, Thursday, Jan 22, 2015

Catch the Video on newwest.tv http://www.newwest.tv/content/transmountainpipeline-townhall-meeting

Catch the Video on newwest.tv http://www.newwest.tv/content/transmountainpipeline-townhall-meeting

QUESTIONS TO CONSIDER: What is the spill response for a pipeline rupture, a marine disaster, a fire along the pipeline, or at the tank farm? What financial benefits does the province receive? How much in taxes? – Why aren’t “climate change factors” included in this decision-making?

▪ Nagel, Jeff (Apr 12, 2012), “OIL & WATER: PART ONE: How Safe Are Oil Tankers Travelling Southern B.C. Waters? Burnaby NewsLeader
▪ Staff Writer (Apr 12, 2012), “Notable Accidents Involving Oil.” Burnaby NewsLeader ▪ Coyne, Todd (Apr 12, 2012), “More Oil Tanker Traffic Coming To Burrard Inlet.” Burnaby NewsLeader
▪ Chow, Wanda (Apr 12, 2012), “OIL & WATER: PART TWO: What Happens If There’s An Oil Spill In B.C.?” Burnaby NewsLeader
▪ Nagel, Jeff (Apr 12, 2012), “OIL & WATER: PART THREE: Is B.C. Destined To Be Alberta’s Oil Superport?”  Burnaby NewsLeader
▪ McDiarmid, Jessica (Jan 12, 2015 ) “Adrift: How A Stricken, Fuel-Laden Cargo Ship Nearly Ran Aground On Canada’s West Coast Behind The Dramatic Moments Of The Simushir Near-Disaster.” The Tyee

▪ Allan, Robyn (Jan 12, 2015), “How Trans Mountain Project Will Pump Profits To Its Texas Owners: Charting The Houston-Driven Inner Workings Of Kinder Morgan.” The Tyee
▪ Anderson, Mitchell (Dec 15, 2014)“Expert Engineers Deem Trans Mountain Too Dangerous: One In 10 Chance Of Burrard Inlet Disaster, Riskier Than Northern Gateway, Says Letter To NEB.” The Tyee
▪ Burnaby Residents Opposed to Kinder Morgan Expansion (Jan 15, 2015), “Trans Mountain, Kinder Morgan and Tank Farm Accident History : Canada and the USA” BROKE Website
▪ McMartin, Pete (Jan 15, 2015), “Getting ‘SLAPPed’ by big oil? Burnaby Man Refuses To Settle With Kinder Morgan, Campaigning For Legislation To Protect Democracy” Vancouver Sun
▪ Moreau, Jennifer (May 26, 2014) “Fire Department Worried About Tank Farm Expansion: Deputy Fire Chief Paints Grim Worst-Case Scenario If Tank Farm Were To Catch Fire.” Burnaby Now ▪ Wikipedia: ” Kinder Morgan: Pipeline History”

▪ Julian, Peter, MP Burnaby-New Westminster: ENCORE PRESENTATION NEWWEST.TV: Sustainable Renewable Energy: Peter Julian, MP Burnaby-New Westminster
PDF: http://nwep.ca/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/Peter-Julian-Clean-Energy-GreenDrinks-July-23-2014.pdf

City of New Westminster to host Town Hall Meeting on Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion

City of New Westminster to host Town Hall Meeting on Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion


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2014 NWEP Events and Activities

NWEP AGM Poster 2014, Promoting Community Collaboration

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Please Join Us for at the NWEP Annual General Meeting: Thursday, Dec 4, 2014

The New Westminster Environmental Partners invite all members, present, past and future, to our Annual General Meeting, on Thursday, Dec 4, 2014, in the Spruce Room at Century House in Moody Park. The meeting starts at 7:00pm with sign in and meet-and-greet from 6:30pm.

This year’s theme is “Building Meaningful Action” springing from the fact that we have had many meaningful discussions this year, but how can those discussions become realities? How can the success of those actions be measured? And how can an organization like NWEP offer support to its members wanting to build their own initiatives? We want to move these great ideas from discussion to action and invite everyone to be part of that conversation on how to accomplish this.Please join us!Guest Speaker: Susan Briggs, BA, MA
Topic: “The Public Environment: The Dangers of Privatizing Public Spaces”

We will also do the normal AGM stuff:  financial disclosure, election of a new Board, and a fun review of the (many) successes of the previous year.

→ We will be discussing our constitution with the intent to change some bylaws — So it is extra important to attend if you would like to have a voice on topics such as directors and officers and the voting process.

→ Nominations will be taken from the floor during the AGM—Please consider joining the board if you want to collaborate and donate your skills to help support the expansion of NWEP activities and influence within our community and beyond with other enthusiastic team members.

→ Membership Fee — $5 a year, cash or cheque please.

If you need us to waive the fee because it is prohibitive for you, we will gladly do so as your participation is what’s truly valued. And if you are able to make a donation to help support our work and other memberships, that’s also appreciated.

→ If you are unable to attend the AGM, you can pay your membership by sending an email to contact @ nwep.ca for details.

Come out, take part in the NWEP, and help build a more sustainable and collaborative community in New Westminster!

Please join us!
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