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Place Des Arts Coquitlam 40th Anniversary

For anyone who has taken a class or even just been to Place Des Arts, you know what a special place that is. It will soon be 40 years since Place Des Arts first opened their doors. The Tri-City News gives us the history, as well as how Place Des Arts will be moving forward in the future.

Speaking of another Tri-Cities, Coquitlam Maillardville MLA Diane Thorne will not be seeking re-election in 2013. Diane has served our community on Coquitlam council and in Victoria for 17 years, and felt the time was right to retire. Congratulations Diane, I hope this doesn’t mean we will stop re-tweeting each other.

In the riding of Coquitlam-Burke Mountain, it looks like there’s going to be a race to see who the NDP will send to attempt to unseat Doug Horne. Former Coquitlam councillor Barrie Lynch has thrown his hat in the ring. No word on when the nomination meeting will actually take place.

$6.9 million is the price the City of Port Moody will be paying to build the new firehall. Kinetic Construction’s bid includes $36,000 for a green roof. After a long and sordid history of delays and unheeded referendums, it’s finally going to get done.

Last week in the links we mentioned Coquitlam Councillor Terry O’Neill’s idea of publishing the list of people who cast ballots in the civic election as a way to increase voter turnout. This week, Councillor Selina Robinson responds on her blog.

You think your bridge is wide? Miss 604 explains that you’re lame bridge is not nearly as wide as our new bridge. Take that Sydney!

Today the Georgia Straight releases their much-anticipated 17th annual Best of Vancouver list. I keep holding out hope that this will be the year I get at least one vote for Best Local Blog.

Usually when you’re travelling around the world, you are doing your best to leave everything from home behind. But that’s no fun! This new Facebook page is looking for people to take pictures of their Coquitlam swag in exotic locations around the world.

Who likes breakfast? Robin Leung likes breakfast at The Coquitlam Grill.

And for the video this week, there are a couple of videos posted to Youtube under the heading of Anmore Stories. Here’s the story of the Spence Family Homestead.

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  1. Many thanks from Sheeptown πŸ˜‰