Links – Evergreen Line Construction Starts in January

Coquitlam Council Christmas 2011

Since this is the week of Christmas, there isn’t a lot happening as far as events go. So instead of running the events post, let’s do some links!

January 2012 brings the beginning of Evergreen Line construction. They’ll begin by putting in the ducting and trenches for the power lines. It’s really actually finally happening everyone! writes about affordable housing. I’m not sure the answer to affordable housing in Vancouver is to build it in Coquitlam, but tackling it as a region makes a certain amount of sense.

Port Coquitlam Mayor Greg Moore was named chair of Metro Vancouver. Metro Vancouver has an annual budget of $600 million, bringing together 24 local government authorities. I can’t believe we have 24 local governments in Metro Vancouver, but don’t get me started on that again. Congratulations to Mayor Moore on the post, and hopefully that means we’ll get the pick of the best sewer pipes out here in the Tri-Cities.

Here’s a great story in time for Christmas. Chad Joe was 14 years old in the early 80’s when Maclean’s Magazine ran a profile on his family, detailing their struggles as they were on welfare. Former Vancouver Canucks media relations guy and current Vancouver Sun columnist Greg Douglas read that article and arranged for Joe’s family to get a limo ride and tickets to see the Harlem Globetrotters at the Pacific Coliseum. I’ll let you read the article to find out what happened now.

Speaking of Christmas cheer, Terry O’Neill shares Coquitlam council’s Christmas photo.

So Joe’s Atlantic Grill in downtown Port Moody has always served up a little fun with their excellent tartar sauce. Turns out the Liquor Control and Licensing Branch didn’t appreciate such activities as cod kissing and seniors sing-alongs. Hopefully this all gets worked out and Mac and the folks down at Joe’s can get back to doing what they do best.

A couple sushi reviews this week. visits Tada Sushi in Maillardville, and Robin Leung visits Mega Sushi on Austin.

And for the video of the week. It’s the last year for over 60,000 lights at 793 Pinemont Avenue in Port Coquitlam. Check out the video by Youtube user Linescrew1, and visit our Christmas lights page to take on your tour of the lights this year.

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