Links – Nature of the Tri-Cities Edition

Place Des Arts Doll Making Workshop Maillardville Coquitlam

I would say that spring has sprung here in the Tri-Cities, except for the snow. And the sleet I was running through on Wednesday morning. But hey, it’s supposed to be 17 degrees in Toronto today. I’m looking forward to getting back to our smug weather superiority soon.

The financial disclosure statements from the civic election in November are coming out. The Now has a good rundown of who spent what. Turns out it’s a lot more expensive to get elected in Coquitlam than it is in Port Moody.

So it’s been a while since we’ve had an MLA in Port Moody-Coquitlam. The candidates have been set for weeks now, campaign offices are ready to go, I’m seeing a lot more of the candidates at community functions. So why don’t we have a date for the provincial by-election yet? The Vancouver Sun is wondering the same thing.

Last week we touched off a good debate about the role of the City of Coquitlam in reducing greenhouse gas emissions. This week Selina Robinson adds her views.

Here’s a neat article with pictures of the fungi of Minnekhada Park in Port Coquitlam. Quite neat to look at when hiking through the woods.

Speaking of a walk in nature, this week Lindsay the Urban Momtographer takes a walk through Colony Farm. Some spectacular scenery for a late winter’s day.

Over the next two weeks there are a couple adult workshops at Place Des Arts you may want to check out. This weekend Joy Kirkwood brings back her popular Art of Doll Making workshop. Over two Saturdays (March 24th and 31st) Coquitlam artist Sue Cowan teachers Acrylics Immersion. If you’ve ever wanted to put paint to canvas, but have been putting it off, this is a great chance to make Happy Little Trees. You can register by calling 604.664.1636 or at

Restaurant reviews are a favourite staple of the links, and a couple of our favourite restaurants are featured this week. TLMacDonald Photography hit both the Boathouse and Brown’s Social House in Port Moody for an Australian “Sunday Sesh”.

We go back to Place Des Arts for the video of the week. This is a hand drawn animation from Sophie that she did at an animation studio class, and it made me giggle. See you next week.

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