Links: Countdown to Coquitlam By-Election 2013

Coquitlam By-Election 2013

We’re counting down to the Coquitlam City By-Election this Saturday, October 26th. As we mentioned in our post last week, there will be two more advance poll. This Wednesday at the Poirier Community Centre, and this Friday at the Pinetree Community Centre.

A few places for more by-election info. Last Wednesday and Thursday were the two all-candidates meetings. The Now summarizes what went down at the Chamber of Commerce All-Candidates on Wednesday. Councillor Terry O’Neill gives us his reasoning why local residents should get out to the polls. And the Tri-City News has posted their candidate platform videos on their website. Most importantly, if you think your vote doesn’t make a difference, it REALLY makes a difference in a civic by-election. With such a traditionally low turnout, the margin of victory will measure in the dozens. Even if you only know one candidate you want to support, you don’t have to mark two names on your ballot, just vote for one. The most important thing is just to get out there and help make Coquitlam a great place to live. It all starts at the ballot box.

In other news, MLA Selina Robinson has posted her October update on her blog.

Port Coquitlam held their Best Biz Awards Celebration this past Thursday. The Tri-City News gives us the results.

The long cold war between Port Moody and Anmore has come to a close. Anmore residents will no longer pay the extra fee to use Port Moody rec facilities.

It looks like fireworks for the Coquitlam Canada Day celebration may be in jeopardy. The event ran $35,000 over budget in 2013, and the struggle to secure a permanent sponsor has prompted the city to take a second look.

If you’re looking for a fun way to get back into running, the Latin Runners and Friends group may be up your alley. Latin Runners is a ‘learn to run’ program for women that are facing specific challenges in their lives such as: adaptation to Canada, seasonal depression, post-partum depression, unemployment, loneliness, etc. Latin Runners promotes running in company, using a technique and having a goal. It’s all free.

The schedules and location for the regular weekday runs in Coquitlam are:
Running Track in Lafarge Lake (in front of the Concession Store)
Tuesdays and Thursdays 7:00 pm
Saturdays 8:30 am

For more information contact Lluvina at

After all that running, you may get hungry. Robin Leung continues eating his way through the Tri-Cities, and this week goes to That Place 4 Pasta & Pizza.

Finally, goVancouver on ShawTV recently caught up with Coquitlam Mayor Richard Stewart. Now go vote this week!

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