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Teen vs Mailbox Port Moody

When the chance comes around to shamelessly plug something that I’m in, it always goes to the top of the links post. This week I was profiled on Check it out only for the whimsical photo choice.

After searching high and low for 4 months, Port Coquitlam has a new Chief Administrative Officer. Longtime Poco resident John Leeburn will be coming over from Maple Ridge to take the top staff position. He brings 25 years of experience in municipal government to the post.

Last week the Evergreen Line station on Lincoln Avenue in Coquitlam was approved. The Georgia Straight writes about the increased development that will come along with the train. Unfortunately, Port Moody was left out in the cold for a third station. Of course Port Moody was pretty lukewarm to the idea of a western station for the longest time, so the outcome isn’t terribly surprising.

Joe Trasolini is getting settled into his new job as the Port Moody-Coquitlam MLA. Part of that new job will include being critic on the housing, construction, and business development portfolios.

I don’t do crime stories on theV3H. It’s an area well served by other outlets, and frankly most crime stories aren’t that interesting. But these two I couldn’t resist. The Port Moody Police had to take down a teenager who was found fighting with a mailbox. I believe the mailbox won on a very controversial split decision. And the RCMP responded to a call of “non-human entities” seen on a Port Coquitlam patio. I’m sure the bears and raccoons are not happy to have more competition for local habitat.

The London Olympics are mere hours away. If you’re looking for someone to cheer for, Coquitlam’s Jasmin Glaesser will be competing in cycling.

Couple restaurants to tempt you this week. The Vancouver Sun profiles Wilbur and Sabastian’s Smokehouse, something we did earlier this year. Krispy Bites hits the Spicy House in Coquitlam for a little Korean cuisine.

Finally, a pretty cool time lapse video of different locations in Port Moody and Coquitlam, courtesy YouTube user SuperFrancisGuy.

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