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In a surprise move, Port Moody-Coquitlam MLA Iain Black is announcing his resignation from the BC government. He’s leaving to become President and CEO of the Vancouver Board of Trade. This hot on the heels of Barry Penner leaving to, as they often say, spend more time with his family.

Iain has represented the riding since 2005, taking over from now Premier Christy Clark. We wish Iain all the best in his new gig.

The Port Moody Museum has quite the collection of old newspapers. No, this isn’t like an episode of Hoarders, this treasure trove of early Tri-Cities history has now been sorted and cataloged.

Coastal Sound Youth Choir placed first in the National Music Festival this month, beating all other community Youth Choirs at the event in Antigonish, Nova Scotia.

The Port Moody Foundation has been doling out some grants to local non-profits to continue the great work they are doing in the community.

Tired if sitting at home watching old reruns of Hoarders? Fall is a great time to get out of that rut and try something new. The Tri-City News has a great rundown of local clubs and organizations you can join.

Pleasantside Community Association is hosting its Family Fun Canoe and Kayak Boat Festival from 1 to 4 p.m. that Saturday at Old Orchard Park.

The Coquitlam Junior Adanacs are tearing it up at the Minto Cup, Canada’s junior lacrosse championship held this week in Okotoks, AB. They’ve made it through to the best-of-three Final this weekend. Go Adanacs!

This week the whole country is saddened by the passing of NDP leader Jack Layton. Port Moody councillor Mike Clay adds his thoughts and experiences on his blog.

It’s the end of August, so it’s PNE time. Miss 604 gives us the history of the old wooden coaster.

Finally, a few guys from the band The Matinee paid a visit to the Coquitlam Animal Shelter recently and made this video. Enjoy some sunshine this week, it will be back to school before you know it.

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