Archives for September 2012

Links – Port Mann toll introductory rate and how hard is it to vote?


Port Mann Bridge Toll Reduction

Just a quick reminder, this Sunday is the Terry Fox Run in support of cancer research. We wrote about the event here, pick a run closest to you (there seems to be one every 30 meters or so), and support this great cause. Coquitlam Councillor Terry O’Neill has an idea to get more people out […]



What’s Happening in the Tri-Cities: French Mystery Mini-Fest, PechaKucha Night, Treefest, Safety Fair and More!


Place Des Arts Family Open House 2012

The Tri-Cities is filling us to the brim with events this week from golf and mystery films to fundraisers and open houses.  Just take a look at some of this week’s highlights below.  Don’t see anything that tickles your fancy?  Fret not!  There is more fun to be found this week including treating your ears […]



Treefest 2012: Celebrating the Riverview Lands


Riverview Treefest 2012

The Riverview Horticultural Centre Society, together with the City of Coquitlam and the Burke Mountain Naturalists, invite you to celebrate the 19th annual Treefest event this weekend. This free, family festival will be held on Saturday, September 15 from 11:00am – 4:00pm at the Henry Esson Young (H.E.Y.) Building on the Riverview Hospital Grounds [map], […]



Shopping in Port Moody: Jolly Olde Bookstore


Jolly Olde Bookstore Port Moody

In the past few years technology has been making a more and more prominent appearance in our lives. It’s gotten to the point where e-readers have become quite popular and old-school paper books are being left on the shelves to gather dust. It is no secret that many publishers are switching to making books available […]



English Ivy Removal Event at Minnekhada Regional Park in Coquitlam


Minnekhada English Ivy Removal

When I hear of English Ivy it conjures up thoughts and images of Ivy League, staid old buildings and libraries or country estates in the English countryside and not invasive species. But English Ivy is just that and, if not controlled, Hedera helix can choke out other plants and create ‘ivy deserts’ where other plant […]



Links – Parking will cost you and Anmore likes to vote


The High Street Parking Coquitlam

There are many reasons that I moved to the suburbs. I now have a backyard, the kids have room to roam, but the biggest reason was all the free parking. No longer in Coquitlam City Centre though. New pay stations and street pay parking went into effect September 1st. Parking pay stations are being re-installed […]



What’s Up in the Tri-Cities: PdA’s Adult Open House, Food Bank Fill Up, 100 Years of Coquitlam Fire/Rescue and More!


Ignite Place Des Arts 2012 Coquitlam

This week is a “Do Good, Feel Good” week.  Join the Coquitlam Crunch Challenge to help raise money for the Coquitlam Foundation and see how many times you can do the Coquitlam Crunch in a 12-hour period.  Donate food to the Food Bank Fill Up where SHARE Food Bank will be trying to fill a […]



Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup 2012 in Port Moody


Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup Port Moody 2012

The Port Moody Ecological Society keeps salmon happy and our inlet beautiful. The group runs Noons Creek Hatchery, a 100% volunteer operated coho and chum hatchery, as well as a water quality testing program beside. They also present the annual Fingerling Festival in Port Moody, and each year they help coordinate local activities for the […]



Trying Shooting at the PoCo Indoor Gun Range


Port Coquitlam Gun Range

Watching action movies makes shooting seem easy and fun. If you’d like to (safely) channel your inner action hero, how do you do it without going through the hassle of getting a gun license and buying a gun? Or, if you have experience shooting, where do you go to practice? In either case, for an […]

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