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Many people have contacted us regarding this fire. The Cathedral and Hall are safe and undamaged, although there may be lingering odour from the smoke.
We are grateful to the firefighters from New Westminster and Coquitlam whose commitment to public safety has been proven again and again. The picture below is on Clarkson Street & Church Street just south of the Cathedral and Hall and just east of a building that houses residences, businesses and the New Westminster Police Department.
Our primary concern now is for the people whose workplaces have been destroyed or damaged. This has been a difficult time for the downtown businesses of New Westminster, especially those along Columbia Street.
Please pray for those who may now be unemployed. Please support the many small businesses in New Westminster and elsewhere for whom COVID has been a challenge in so many ways.
Richard +
Vicar of Holy Trinity Cathedral &
Archdeacon of Westminster