Links – Mayor Joe Moving On

Mayor Joe Trasolini of Port Moody

Last week I enjoyed a little vacation time with the family and took the week off, but we’re back this week with another summer edition of the links.

The big news since the last time we spoke is Port Moody Mayor Joe Trasolini announcing he won’t be seeking reelection in November. Joe has been mayor since 1999, and after 12 years he’s ready to move on to the next phase of his life. The measure of a mayor for me is always if he’s leaving the town in better shape than when he found it. In Mayor Joe’s case, between the 2004 Liveable Communities award, the fantastic development around the Inlet, and the way that growth has been handled, I think that’s a resounding yes. We at wish Joe all the best in his future endeavors.

Coquitlam has now signed on with the Metro Vancouver Regional Growth Strategy.

Last Thursday SHARE reached their goal of filling a semi-trailer with food. Their goal was to raise 40,000 pounds of food, and ended up with 41,305. Great job everyone!

A couple of our local political-types were blogging away again this week. Councillor (and now Mayoralty hopeful???) Mike Clay in Port Moody warns of Metro Vancouver fees rising, and Coquitlam’s Selina Robinson is talking cycling in the Tri-Cities.

ArtsConnect tells about the BC Culture Crawl, kicking off on August 1st.

The Anmore Times this week are doing their own links list, including their mayor voting against the gas tax increase to fund the Evergreen Line. Anmore voting against tax increases that fund things that benefit Anmore residents? Shocking.

Speaking of tiny Tri-Cities municipalities, Belcarra is featured in the Vancouver Sun.

Our friend Jen Arbo at 10th to the Fraser in New West writes a fantastic piece about creating community.

The Vancouver Lego Club has built a Lego Town that will be on display at the Port Moody Station Museum until the end of August. Take the kids, they’ll love it.

Last week the new Walmart in Port Coquitlam opened, and was there.

The Port Moody Ecological Society is painting yellow fish on the storm drains this summer, and if you’d like to participate, check it out.

And finally, volunteers Brandon Hillier and Haider Nayani have produced a little video about Port Coquitlam Parks and Rec. Have a great week!

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