Archives for November 2012

The Tri-Cities Nacho Tour: Samz Neighbourhood Pub in Port Coquitlam


Nacho Tour Samz Neighbourhood Pub Port Coquiltam

The Tri-Cities Nacho Tour is picking up steam, and we won’t rest until every nacho in the Tri-Cities has been conquered. Or until we succumb to congestive heart failure from all the pub food. Either way. For this installment, Official Nacho Taster­® Mike Rogozinski and I braved the wilds of Port Coquitlam and paid a […]



What’s Happening in the Tri-Cities: Winter Artisan Fair, Shrine Fantasy Show, The Trailer Park Boys, Tequila Tastings and More!


Trailer Park Boys Coquitlam

Throw in a bunch of Christmas Crafts.  Mix in a few Christmas Shows.  Add some scotch.  Stir in a jazz singer, a piano player and an illusionist.  Sprinkle in a few Christmas lights and then top it off with some tequila and The Trailer Park Boys and you pretty much have this week’s events covered. […]



Christmas in Leigh Square and Winter Artisans Fair 2012


Christmas Leigh Square Port Coquitlam

Over the past few years Port Coquitlam’s annual Christmas in Leigh Square event has become a holiday favourite. This year they’re holding the event a week early, to coincide with another local favourite, the Winter Market and Artisan Fair. Christmas in Leigh Square Christmas in Leigh Square happens no matter the weather, so dress appropriately. […]



Help SHARE Out Over the Holidays


Share Society Christmas 2013

The SHARE Society provides family and community services to the whole Tri-Cities. Their programs meet a wide range of needs, from English practice groups, to parent and tot drop-ins, to addiction services, to the food bank. At this time of year, they are working overtime to make sure that everyone has a happy holiday. With […]



Foam and Nothing But


At my house it collected near the recycling bin in the garage. Snowy white and squeaky it sat there as I wondered, “can I put it in the blue box?” or, “do I just throw it out…that doesn’t seem right…what do I do with it?” Expanded polystyrene foam (EPS), or as it is commonly known […]



Links: Bad Mayors, Bad Mayors, Whatcha Gonna Do?


Cops in Coquitlam

Former Coquitlam Mayor Jon Kingsbury has lost his appeal of his fraud conviction from last year. Kingsbury received a suspended sentence and two years probation. Even in losing his appeal, as far as criminal former Tri-Cities mayors go, he’s still a distant second to Poco’s Scott Young. To clear our palette, let’s find something positive […]



What’s Happening in the Tri-Cities: Momtrepreneur Morning Market, Field to Fork, Kids Shopping Night and More!


Crossroads Hospice Port Coquitlam Port Moody

This is the season to give and there are some events happening in the Tri-Cities over the next few days to raise funds for some great charities.  And, if you weren’t brave enough to face the crowds at the Unwrapped shopping event at Coquitlam Centre last night, you might want want to try out the […]



Free Family Fun in the Fresh Air in the Tri-Cities


Guest article by Melanie Montgomery. These days it is hard for families to avoid falling victim to a work to live and over committed society that seems to be becoming the norm. Too often, families are dealing with costs of living and budgeting for the next I want item, the next I need vacation, or […]



2012 Christmas Festivals and Santa Visits in the Tri-Cities


Santa Coquitlam Port Moody

The Tri-Cities is about to be lit up in celebration of the holiday season.  Bundle up and grab a hot chocolate as you enjoy the many lighting festivals and Santa appearances throughout the community.  Christmas carols, treats, laughter, sparkly lights and crafts (yes, even I decorated my own cookie!) got me into the spirit of […]



A Little Bit of Italian Flavour with Pasta Polo


Pasta Polo Coquitlam Restaurant

What exactly is Pasta Polo? Many have probably heard of it, but because it isn’t a chain you may not know what to expect. Visiting the Coquitlam restaurant at its Barnet Highway location for the first time, to my surprise I discovered that Pasta Polo is a wonderful medium-sized restaurant where organic and pasta can […]

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