Links – Farnworth is in, and Coquitlam to Vote Online?

Well, the worst kept secret in local politics ended last week when Mike Farnworth officially declared his candidacy for the BC NDP leadership. Having candidates from the Tri-Cities can only help, and you never know, the Evergreen Line might get built before my kids leave home. Kids still leave home eventually, right?

Speaking of local politics, Coquitlam councillor Linda Reimer wants the City to move forward with getting online voting for civic elections. I’m all for it. If we can figure out how to safely bank online, surely we can vote online. Then we can all harass our friends on Facebook on election day, so there’s no excuses for the pathetic voter turnout in the Tri-Cities. Put November 19th, 2011 in your iPhone calendar now everyone!

10th to the Fraser continues their coverage of the proposed United Boulevard Extension. New West is no closer to building a road, but the comment string is high entertainment.

Here’s a cool new site, Artsy Dartsy is “Vancouver’s Art and Design Guide.” With event and exhibition listings, it’s a great resource to help dive into Vancouver’s art scene.

Speaking of art, ArtsConnect is talking about two cool shows coming up. Friday, January 28th the Evergreen Cultural Centre hosts CSI:Coquitlam, starring improv comic Roman Danylo. Youth Matters! will be hosting song writing sessions for local musicians beginning February 3rd.

The mortgage rules were changed in Ottawa this week, and local real estate expert John Grasty explains what that means to us and our market.

Miss604 shows us the design of the new Terry Fox Memorial that will be built at BC Place, after the old one was dismantled to make room for the stadium redesign.

Klahanie Community introduces us to local doula Maria Peebles.

And finally, we found this trailer from Youtube user rpfreeze today. I never knew a walk around the Inlet in Port Moody could be so dramatic. See you next week!

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