Links: myPortMoody launches with new online services


myPortMoody Online City of Port Moody

Remember heading to the bank in the 80s on a Friday afternoon? People cashing actual paychecks to get actual cash to go spend on actual booze in actual bars. The only thing to keep you occupied during that long wait was the ability to smoke a cigarette and have a convenient ashtray right in the velvet rope stand. Increasingly, experiences like this have been replaced with online services. The City of Port Moody has expanded that with the launch of myPortMoody. The site allows Port Moody residents to quickly and easily access all of their tax notices, utility bills, dog licences and business licences. Since the City took the ashtrays out of the waiting areas long ago, this is a very positive step.

Turns out the Coquitlam School District is about $7.5 million short this year. Declining enrolment and international student revenue was less than expected. I have a feeling that craft time in my child’s classroom may soon involve making knockoff handbags to sell at flea markets.

The Other Press gives us an update on the Coquitlam Homeless Shelter.

Past President of the Port Moody Ecological Society Elaine Golds won the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Award.

Gotta admit, I love going to Target in Bellingham. They actually have regular clothes in regular colours (spelled colors) for pretty good prices. Hopefully the Canadian version won’t just be a sub-par knockoff. That being said, Target is opening this spring at Coquitlam Centre, and they’re looking for a few good people.

Miss604 has some ideas of what you can do with that family of yours.

The City of Port Moody is reducing the number of food carts in Rocky Point Park on summer weekends from four to two. The plan also includes the vendors contributing financially to the Summer Sundays Concert Series.

Speaking of food, The Food Queen is reviewing Brown’s Social House in Port Moody.

And finally, Youtube user Pablo Vimos has taken an amazing time-lapse of the fog rolling over Coquitlam last week.

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