Links – Civic Election This Saturday in the Tri-City News Coquitlam Port Moody Port Coquitlam

With the Civic Election only days away, this is going to be an all civic election edition of the links. Haven’t decided who to vote for yet? Go to and make that cheat sheet to take to the polls with you.

First link, hey, it’s us! The Tri-City News did a feature story on in yesterday’s edition of the paper. Right there on page A3 is my smiling mug and the story of Thanks a lot to Gary McKenna and editor Richard Dal Monte for doing the story and getting the word out, much appreciated! You can check out the Tri-City News election coverage on their website.

The numbers have come out from the advance polls around the Tri-Cities, and while there is an increase in the turnout, it could reflect that it’s just easier to vote early than it used to be. So if you didn’t get out to an advance poll I’ll see you at your local polling station. (Right…right!)

This past Saturday, Coquitlam Mayor Richard Stewart was hit by a car while out campaigning, and spent a couple nights in hospital. After Richard had a back injury from a serious car crash in 2003, perhaps at this point he should just avoid cars and roadways altogether. It’s clearly not in his best interest. But in all seriousness, all of us here send our best wishes to Richard for a speedy recovery.

The Vancouver Sun looked at the demographics of the candidates for civic office across Metro Vancouver, and had some interesting findings.

The Burquitlam Community Association held one of the eight, yes…eight, all-candidates meetings for Coquitlam. The Now tells us that highrises dominated the discussion.

The election candidates across the Tri-Cities were sent a survey by the The Alliance for Arts and Culture asking about their positions on the arts. Have a look a the results on the ArtsConnect blog and see what the candidates had to say.

City Caucus gives us this overview of the races across Metro Vancouver, and a plea to please show up and vote.

Our friend Jen Arbo at 10th to the Fraser gives us this piece about why we should care about who our school trustees are.

And finally, if you can’t get enough Coquitlam all-candidate action. Geoff Scott and the team at Tri-Cities Community Television covered the Tri-Cities Chamber version of the debate. They would have liked to cover Port Moody and Port Coquitlam as well, but they had a lack of sponsorship funds to make that happen. There are three parts to the video, so pop some popcorn first.

We’ll be back on Saturday night following the results as they come in. Find us on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter to get all the action.

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