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Civic Election 2011 Candidates Set Tri-Cities

The nominations are in, and Civic Election 2011 is off and running. 53 people are vying for council seats across the Tri-Cities and more than 75 people are running for mayor, council, and school board. For all the info you need to choose who you’re going to vote for, visit our civic election site The traffic response has been very impressive to say the least, with over 11,000 pageviews so far. We are getting ready to launch the feature where you can choose the candidates you want to vote for, and print out a cheat sheet to take to the polls with you on November 19th. If you are a candidate and haven’t done so already, please head on over and fill out your candidate profile. You don’t want me writing it for you, as I am known to make up things. Very unflattering things.

For a little election commentary in Port Moody, John Grasty has been putting his thoughts on his Real Estate Evolved blog, including his quest for a little substance from the candidates, and some of the issues that have come up from the campaign trail.

This week Port Moody council thought the better of taking the Murray-Clarke corridor back from Translink. We wrote about this issue when Port Moody first floated the idea of taking back the road and somehow keeping us dirty Coquitlam residents from driving there. Glad to see cooler heads have prevailed. In the article explaining his dissenting opinion, Mayor Joe says…

“In my humble opinion, the only thing that they’ll understand is if we play hardball with them and say, ‘Look, if you don’t want to build the Murray-Clarke overpass, you are assuming that this is not an important corridor to you,'” Trasolini said.

“Then watch what happens if we start giving priority to commuters from Port Moody – not from Coquitlam or Port Coquitlam or Maple Ridge. See what happens. See what the pressure will be from those municipalities to TransLink. You either treat it as an inter-municipal road by building the overpass or give it up.”

Glad to hear Mayor Joe taking the needs of the entire region into account. Instead of working together to get the Murray-Clarke built, let’s just antagonize our neighbours. If a rumoured run for provincial office is coming up in Mayor Joe’s future, I’m sure this kind of thinking will be remembered by the electorate if he ends up door knocking in Coquitlam or Anmore.

Speaking of a Port Moody-Coquitlam by-election, they’re looking for temporary campaign workers.

Port Coquitlam is getting closer to building what looks like a pretty cool development in the North East corner.

Community Volunteer Connections has a snazzy new website. If you’re looking for a way to get involved in our community, it’s a great place to start.

The first all-candidates meeting was held in New West, see what’s going on with our neighbour on 10th to the Fraser.

Looking for some cool Halloween events across Metro Vancouver, as always Miss 604 has us covered.

Restaurant review time! Jimoco Cafe and Pasta in Coquitlam gets the full treatment from

Finally, the salmon are starting to return to our local rivers and streams. Youtube user dreamcatcher231 headed out to check it out.

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