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Mundy Park Coquitlam draft plan

Mundy Park in Coquitlam has a lot of very nice trees, and the City of Coquitlam is putting together a plan to take care of them. A preliminary concept has been announced for the management of the urban forest area of the park. The plan will inform future decisions about what to do with the forest and guide operational activities. There will be an open house in the summer, and you can view the preliminary concept at coquitlam.ca/parksplanning. Councillor Terry O’Neill has written a blog post about the issue. You can be rest assured that Councillor O’Neill continues to oppose anything that contains any concern about “ecological integrity” on your behalf.

Tonight the City of Port Moody is holding a town hall meeting on the city budget. Head over to the Inlet Theatre at 7pm if you have any concerns over the current draft tax increase of 2.86%. The City has also produced videos from every member of council and city officials about the budget. If you actually manage to watch them all, say hello to us on Twitter (@thev3h) and I’ll send you a congratulatory theV3H.com sticker.

Fraseropolis.com is a blog that covers regional planning in Metro Vancouver. Check out their article about Port Moody, giving a good summary of some of the planning challenges the city faces.

If you didn’t see it, a calf was found wandering down the Lougheed Highway in Port Coquitlam one afternoon. Luckily the calf is now in foster care waiting for its owner to claim it.

Coquitlam-Maillardville MLA Selina Robinson has posted her January E-Update on her blog.

Photographer Grant Mattice has captured some amazing photos of the tunnel boring machine being constructed for the Evergreen Line. Quite the engineering marvel, check it out.

Restaurant time, Robin Leung hits Roadies Burger Bar in the new Coquitlam Hard Rock Casino.

Finally, the Mossom Creek Hatchery site clearing has started as they rebuild after the fire. Donations are still needed to get the hatchery back up and running.

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Comments

  1. I thank the editor for putting a link to my essay, about the Mundy Forest plan, in the story, because it will give readers of thev3h.com the opportunity to more fully appreciate the issues in play regarding this important plan. If not for the link, readers might be left with the impression that I oppose protection and enhancement of the forest. In fact, what I said in council-in-committee and on my blog was that I oppose the emphasis that a staff report appeared to place on maintaining ecological integrity at the cost of human enjoyment. I support–and I believe a vast majority of Coquitlam residents would agree with me here–a balanced approach which would see the Mundy Forest maintained and enhanced in order that residents’ enjoyment of the park’s natural wonders can continue unabated.