The Georgia Straight

To call it home field advantage would be an understatement.

With over 2,000 strong at Mercer Stadium this past Friday (September 19), it was definitely a homecoming for the New Westminster Hyacks who played this game as if it was their last.

For the fans, it was truly a spectacle with the game ball being parachuted in by a member of the B.C. skydiving team. But for the players it was all about kickoff, something they’d been training for all summer. It is a huge part of the New Westminster secondary school football program to buy-in not just during the season but for the entire year, and it showed against the West Vancouver Highlanders.

See more photos! New Westminster Hyacks take down West Vancouver Highlanders 54-8

Photo of the Day: Happy Canada Day! by Jeremy J. Saunders.
Every weekday, the Straight highlights a great local shot as the Photo of the Day. Interested in submitting your photos for consideration? Check out our Flickr group. 

Photo of the Day: Happy Canada Day! by Jeremy J. Saunders.

Every weekday, the Straight highlights a great local shot as the Photo of the Day. Interested in submitting your photos for consideration? Check out our Flickr group. 

Photo of the day: Toward the sun by Paula Wallis.
Every weekday, the Straight highlights a great local shot as the Photo of the Day. Interested in submitting your photos for consideration? Check out our Flickr group.

Photo of the day: Toward the sun by Paula Wallis.

Every weekday, the Straight highlights a great local shot as the Photo of the Day. Interested in submitting your photos for consideration? Check out our Flickr group.

Photo of the Day: Boxing club by Wayne Worden

Photo of the Day: Boxing club by Wayne Worden

Photo of the Day: Skybridge by Ann Hung.

Photo of the Day: Skybridge by Ann Hung.

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Photo of the Day: Railyard sunrise By Jeremy Saunders.

Photo of the Day: Railyard sunrise By Jeremy Saunders.

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Photo of the Day: New Westminster Pride By BCOL CCCP.

Photo of the Day: New Westminster Pride By BCOL CCCP.

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"TransLink’s plan to replace the four-lane Pattullo Bridge with a new six-lane bridge at an estimated cost of up to $1 billion has not attracted much attention, with the exception of some concerned residents in New Westminster and Surrey.

But the constantly evolving movement against tar-sands expansion is set to make this and other roadway expansion projects a new front in the battle over pipelines and tankers.”

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"TransLink’s plan to replace the four-lane Pattullo Bridge with a new six-lane bridge at an estimated cost of up to $1 billion has not attracted much attention, with the exception of some concerned residents in New Westminster and Surrey.

But the constantly evolving movement against tar-sands expansion is set to make this and other roadway expansion projects a new front in the battle over pipelines and tankers.”

Read the whole article.

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Photo of the Day: Fist By Ivan Oyarzun.

Photo of the Day: Fist By Ivan Oyarzun.

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Photo of the Day: Columbia. By Mark Faviell.

Photo of the Day: Columbia. By Mark Faviell.