Links – Announcing Civic Election 2011 Port Moody Coquitlam Port Coquitlam

OK, I’ve been teasing this for quite a while, so today we’re announcing the launch of In the past we’ve done email interviews with candidates for elections, this time we wanted to do something a little different for Civic Election 2011. I’m always a little dismayed with the voter turnout at civic elections and wanted to create something that made it a little easier to get the information about the candidates, but also turn that information into something useful. So I sat down with Dave Zille from Dazil Internet Services in Port Moody, and was born.

The site will have candidate profiles from all 5 municipalities with bios, social media links, their Twitter stream, and YouTube videos. Once the nominations are all in, you’ll be able to go to the site, choose the candidates you want to vote for, and print out a cheat sheet to take to the polls with you. I have done this with newspapers spread out and a pad and paper for years, so being able to do it in one place is gonna be great. Check it out and let me know what you think. If you are a candidate who is running, head to our Candidate Entry Form and let us know all about you. The sooner you get in, the more Google will like your page. There are also opportunities for advertising on the site, so get in touch with me at if you’d like more info. You’ll be hearing more about the site and the Civic Election as we count down to November 19th.

Speaking of Civic Elections, The Now tells us of the sitting politicians who is running, and who isn’t.

The Union of BC Municipalities is happening this week in Vancouver, and five Tri-City resolutions are up for discussion. Word just came that the resolution about online voting has passed.

There was a media tour of the approaches to the new Port Mann bridge this week, and News1130 was there with some more details about the new span.

Last week we ran a story about Michael Hwang possibly replacing Iain Black as the Liberal nominee for Port Moody-Coquitlam. Turns out we didn’t get the whole story, and the Now is clearing it up.

Port Coquitlam has released a snazzy new newsletter for fall (warning, the link is a PDF)

More local politicians are talking about the proposed provincial government municipal auditors. Gerry Nuttall and Selina Robinson get in on the act this week.

The Belcarra Barnacle is a monthly publication serving the residents of our smallest Tri-City. Turns out they’ve been online for quite a while, so if you’re wondering what’s happening over there, check them out.

A couple fish stories this week, the Port Moody Ecological Society tells us that the first salmon of 2011 are returning, and Poco Council candidate Michael Thomas headed out to the Rivers and Trails Festival.

Finally this week, a new mural went up on the side of the building at Port Moody Integrated Health, and here’s how it was done. Don’t forget to check out and sign up for the newsletter, and we’ll see you next week.

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