So there were a lot of happy politicians this Saturday as the names of the Evergreen Line stations were announced. They all pretty much describe the places that the stations are, so nothing too terribly off the wall, or non-descriptive (“Gateway” anyone?). The completion date has been set for the summer of 2016. So if the Canada Line construction was anything to go by, let the complaining begin!
MoneySense Magazine came out with their annual ranking of the best places in Canada to live. The top place in the Tri-Cities turns out to be Port Coquitlam, second only to North Van for places in BC. While I would like to congratulate Poco on that honour, any survey that lists Oakville, Ontario as having the best weather in Canada cannot be trusted in any way, shape, or form.
$800,000 in bike path improvements are coming to the Tri-Cities from the provincial government. The biggest project is creating a better sidewalk and bike path over the Moody Street overpass. I agree having something better than the current tightrope walk over that bridge is a big improvement. But putting lipstick on the pig that is that overpass will not make the 4pm parking lot that surrounds that thing any better.
The riding of Coquitlam-Maillardville now has a Liberal candidate to take on Selina Robinson in the upcoming provincial election. Former chair of the C3 Korean Canadian Society and business owner Steve Kim has been acclaimed to the nomination.
The Port Moody Ecological Society’s Fingerling Festival is coming up, and they are running a contest to win a meet and greet with children’s entertainment superstars Bobs and Lolo. Let the society know via Facebook, Twitter or email what your kids are doing to help preserve the natural environment for a chance to win. Contest closes April 29th.
The Port Moody Art Association just elected a new board of directors…
The new Directors elected are Vicki Allesia, President; Marian Hazelwood, Vice President; Judy Stanley, Secretary; Alison White, Treasurer and Heather Cleveland, Past President. Nikki Bryce steps into the role of Show Co-ordinator for the Fall Show, to be held November 1, 2 & 3, 2013. The new President states: “With 100 talented people working together, avid art patrons can look forward once again to over 400 brand new original works of art this fall.”
For more info about joining, visit www.portmoodyartassociation.com
And finally, as we mentioned at the top the Evergreen Line stations just got some names, here’s the latest video showing the new stations and the design drawings from the Evergreen Line project team.