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Port Moody Inaugural Council Meeting April 7 1913

Yesterday the Kyle Centre in Port Moody filled with old-timey cars and hats, as the inaugural council meeting of April 7th, 1913 was recreated. Everyone got into the spirit as top hats and ridiculous facial hair were the order of the day. By-laws debated included borrowing from the Royal Bank to get the city off the ground and to cover the outrageous stationary bill. A tax of $2 on male dogs and $3 on female dogs was proposed to help control the pet population. Port Coquitlam Mayor Greg Moore served as the City Clerk in a clearly rigged election, and explained some of the dates and outcomes of the city business being conducted. A little history lesson and a lot of laughs were had by all. Here are a few of the photos, and you can see more on our Facebook Page.

Speaking of birthday’s, April 6th was the City of Vancouver’s 127th birthday. Miss 604 has that story, as well as her always great April Events in Metro Vancouver.

The City of Port Coquitlam is looking to raise revenues by raising more corporate sponsor and ad dollars. Ideas include increasing ads in city facilities, but they don’t envision naming rights to city buildings being sold. Personally, I would rather see logo sponsorships on the councillors themselves during council meetings. Greg Moore covered like a NASCAR driver while conducting city business would be entertaining.

Over in Port Moody, the skeleton of the new Fire Hall is going up. It’s behind schedule at this point, but still on budget. Looks like it will be done in November with a move-in date in 2014.

You may notice that one of the local papers hitting your doorsteps this week looks a little different. The Now Newspaper has changed their name to The Tri-Cities Now, and have redesigned the paper while they’re at it. It looks quite good, and is just another reminder that this site is due for a refresh. As soon as I get around to it. I’m just hoping our redesign arrives before the Evergreen Line does.

But in the meantime, I’m hungry. Robin Leung returns to Fuji Sushi in Port Moody.

And finally, the City of Port Coquitlam hosted Fashion Through the Decades as part of their Centennial celebrations. Shaw TV was there to check it out.

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