Links: The Troll Finally Broke the Bailey Bridge

I can’t believe there was something wrong with the Bailey Bridge, the old one lane embarrassment that connects New Westminster to United Boulevard. The bridge was closed for the past couple weeks after a crack was found in the supports. Now this bridge should have been replaced back in 2011 when Translink was going to pay for the whole thing, but New West council killed the plan, fearing increased traffic and the wrath of Sapperton residents. Now Coquitlam council is offering to pay for a temporary two lane bridge, even though the bridge is in New West. Since the demise of the United Boulevard extension, New West hasn’t put any thought into any kind of alternative other than continuing with the traffic nightmare they are continually stuck in. Just pretending that people won’t drive through New West is clearly not working for anyone.

The federal government has come up with a grant for the Port Moody Arts Centre Society to renovate Centennial House as a new exhibit and studio space. The funds also support the Port Moody Festival of the Arts for the next two years. This is a big shot in the arm for the Port Moody Arts Centre, and it will be great to see what they end up doing with the former Appleyard Residence.

The recent trend of creating community gardens with unused public land is coming to Port Moody. Right beside the Port Moody Police Station the police and the Coquitlam Farmers Market are working together to develop 50 garden plots.

Also, February 13th was the 200th birthday of Colonel Richard Clement Moody. Not only Pomo’s namesake, he was the province’s first lieutenant-governor. About 75 people gathered at the home of David Spence and Donna Otto to celebrate. Now old Colonel Moody was also quite the road builder, having built both Kingsway and North Road. New Westminster residents have not forgiven him to this day.

Looks like CKPM is already down to one employee, as Program Director and Mid-Day Host Zane Sampson has been let go.

Michelle Murray has found the best sandwich in downtown Port Moody, and I think I have to agree with her.

The Tri-Cities Nacho Tour has been such a big hit, we’ve had recommendations pouring in. Reader Gaye Lahey had this to say about the nachos at the Coquitlam Grill…

I was at Coquitlam Grill the other night and decided to try their Nachos. I was very impressed that they came with guacamole, sour cream and fresh salsa. These came in seperate, decent sized bowls. In fact, between my friend and I, we still had some of that left over. We did finish most of the chips, which looked a little flattened out when arriving, but turned out to be quite good in the end.

Overall, I would give these Nachos a 4 out of 5!!!

Finally, the Youtube sensation the Harlem Shake is over. Please, let it be over. Oh OK, maybe one more from the Port Moody Panthers.

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  1. Love that unused land is being used for gardening- that’s great news and hopefully will make things even prettier come spring.

    Love the video (but am with you, glad it’s almost over!)

    mmmmmm nachos.