Links: The End of an Era

Lou Sekora Coquitlam retirement

Well the 2014 civic election is in the books. After many weeks of campaigning, door knocking, going to all candidates meetings, and listening to all of our complaints about sorting our recycling – I want to thank every candidate who ran for office. It’s not easy to put yourself out there, and it’s certainly harder when you come up short. The important thing is that every one who runs for office is trying to make our community a better place, and for that I commend each and every one of you.

This campaign also marks the end of an era. I think Lou Sekora has been a politician in the Tri-Cities since just after the CPR arrived. If you’re putting together a list of the people in Coquitlam history who have had the most impact, Lou has to be up there. While I’ve made no secret about disagreeing with most things he has said and done in the last few years on council, Coquitlam would not be the strong and vibrant community it is without him. Happy trails Lou, and enjoy your well deserved retirement.

For complete election results in all the local races, visit We had an incredible amount of traffic on Election Day, and thanks to all of you for making it such a success.

And finally, now that all the election hoopla is over, I want to share a video with you that was produced by the City of Coquitlam and Wildwood Creative. This past week was also Remembrance Day, and to commemorate it Members of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 263 and students from Como Lake Middle School planted 100 poppies to mark the 100th Anniversary of the First World War. It’s sobering to remember that the reason we are able to have arguments over lawn signs and slates and property taxes are due to the sacrifices of those that fought and died to protect our democracy.

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