Links – Vancouver is 125 and Buckets for Salmon

Vancouver 125 Anniversary

We lead off this edition of the links with another link about us. The Coquitlam Now ran an article about our update to the Port Moody Museum library. If you’re seeing a pattern, the best way to lead off the links post is to talk about us, we’re quite easy that way. Thanks to the good folks at the Now!

Metro Vancouver is asking the province to implement the regional growth strategy over the objections of Coquitlam and Port Moody. It looks like they’re willing to work with Port Moody on the no-growth without transit stance, but Coquitlam’s objections are a little all over the map. The main objection of Coquitlam seems to boil down to not wanting to give Metro Vancouver power, taking away local land use control. Not that the City of Coquitlam has been a bastion of smart growth in the past, although the efforts south of City Hall are at least a step in the right direction. If anyone from the City of Coquitlam has anything to add, please jump in the comments below and let us know.

Speaking of cities, CityCaucus explores how the federal election may impact our local governments.

Yesterday was Vancouver’s 125th birthday. While the celebrations will go on all year, the Vancouver Sun gives us 10 highlights of the first 125 years, including the original Port Moody real estate bust.

In case we missed anything, here’s an overview of the Tri-Cities arts scene for April from the Tri-City News.

The Port Moody Ecological Society is looking for two things for the upcoming Fingerling Festival, volunteers and buckets. If you have a little time or some containers hanging around the house, it would be most appreciated.

Coquitlam Mommy headed out to the Music Munchers at the Port Moody Rec Centre. There are of great programs for kids at our local rec centres to check out.

The New West Lit Fest is coming up from April 15-16. 10th to the Fraser gives us a sneak peak.

Tourism Vancouver is calling May their “Be a Tourist in your own Town” month.

And finally, the Blue Trees make a great springtime edition to the Port Moody Civic Centre. The Vancouver Sun won’t let me embed the video, but you can check it out on Youtube.

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