Links – Mayor Joe Running for the NDP and Civic Election Fallout


Joe Trasolini NDP Candidate for Port Moody-Westwood

Well, it was a fun ride, but Civic Election 2011 is officially in the books. TriCityVotes.com was a big hit on election day, pushing us over 100,000 pageviews over the course of the campaign, over 3,000 unique visitors hit the voting cheat 1906 times. Thanks to everyone who helped spread the word on Facebook, Twitter, and in the Tri-City News. Special thanks again goes to Dave Zille at Dazil Internet Services for being our partner in crime on this, couldn’t have done it without you.

The NOW has released a few stories wrapping up the results with some quotes from the new mayor and councillors from across the Tri-Cities.

Joe Trasolini didn’t waste time in being announced as the NDP candidate in the upcoming by-election in Port Moody-Westwood. He’s looking to replace Iain Black who left to take a new job running the Vancouver Board of Trade. I was heading into the Port Moody Rec Centre for my morning workout just as the press conference was starting. Having seen on Twitter that it was to be held at Port Moody City Hall, like a moth to a flame I had to run in and take a picture at least.

Mayor Joe introduced by Adrian Dix, Diane Thorne, and Mike Farnworth

I guess I can’t call him Mayor Joe anymore on this blog. Should I call the new guy Mayor Mike? Don’t know, I think it’s a title that might need to be retired. All the best to Trasolini as he leaves the Mayor’s chair he has occupied since 1999.

The Port Coquitlam Museum is getting a home, and it’s in the space once occupied by the Ten Thousand Villages storefront in Leigh Square. The Poco Heritage and Cultural Society have been looking for a home for years, and this space does seem to make the most sense, as it shares a wall with the Port Coquitlam archives.

We got a little taste of winter this week, and Rae Clevett captured some pictures of our first snowfall.

Finally, here’s Richard Stewart thanking everyone for their support in his election victory in Coquitlam.

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