—Dr. Kent Mullinix is the director of the Institute for Sustainable Food Systems at KPU. A long time farmer, agrologist, professor, and researcher, Kent brings over 40 years of experience and insight to food systems design.
—Sofia Fortin is the Stakeholder Relations Lead at the Institute for Sustainable Food Systems at KPU. Over the last ten years she has worked in the Yukon and Vancouver bringing stakeholders together for conversations on the issues that affect our communities.
- GreenDrinks New West
“We believe that sustainable food is at the heart of a sustainable society. Our project, the Southwest BC Bio-Regional Food System Design and Plan, will offer a vision and roadmap of prioritized actions and strategies that can be taken by farmers, entrepreneurs, consumers, governments, and Indigenous communities that clearly define the economic, environmental and community benefits of this potential and vision.”
- Walking the Walk! Adding pedestrians to transit topics.
Read about Vancouver’s Transportation History by Don Bellamy: “Restore the Power of Streetcars Now”
Enjoy the trip down memory lane with these two videos of B.C.’s electric railway on location in Vancouver. Check out New Westminster
Check out these photos from the New Westminster Museum and Archives:
Streetcars and Interurban Cars Lined Up at Queen’s Park’s Entrance Gate
May Day Procession, 1896
View of May Day Parade on Columbia Street Looking East, 1912
Tram Track on Columbia Street, 1904
Detail of New Westminster Depot Trackage
B.C. Electric Railway Lines in new Westminster and Vicinity
The B.C. Electric Railway in Suburban Vancouver: Shown at its Peak with Older Lines
New Westminster Shops, October 11, 1920
Vancouver Electric Railway & Light Co. Limited, June 26, 1890
- Join the Walk!
Did you know that New Westminster used to be part of the longest street car line in Canada? Walk this historic route with members of the NWEP and GetOnBoard to hear how these streetcars shaped our community.
This walk will include short talks given by walk leaders, along with opportunities for people to share their streetcar memories and ideas.
Date: Sunday, May 4, 2014
Start Time and Location: 11:00AM, 6th and 6th, New Westminster
Route Length: approx. 3.5km total, ending at Hyack Square, about 1.5 hrs., including time for talking.
Activity Level: First Section is a level walk past houses, about 1.5km to Queen’s Park for approx. 30 min., plus talking time at the park entrance—suitable for strollers, people with walking aids, and dogs on leashes. Second Section is downhill and along the sidewalk of Columbia Street, 45 min.