Links: Priciest houses in the Tri-Cities, and We’re Number 3!

BC Assessment Priciest Houses Tri-Cities

The beginning of the year brings the BC Housing Assessments. While looking at the value of your own house is somewhat interesting, the real action is looking at the value of our neighbour’s houses. Turns out the most expensive single-family homes in the Tri-Cities are found in Belcarra. Of course as our supporter John Grasty at Real Estate Evolved tells us, the assessment is for taxation purposes and not the true market value. Here’s a video BC Assessment made talking about the North Fraser Region.

Just before Christmas, BC Business magazine named Coquitlam third in their list of the best cities for work in BC. They used seven different economic indicators to assess the health of the city’s job market to come up with the list. Number one is Fort St. John. So clearly weather was not one of them.

You like cheap gas? Who doesn’t like cheap gas? Except the environment and our future prospects for developing clean energy sources…but hey, cheap gas! And if you hit the Costco in Port Coquitlam you’ll find the cheapest gas in Metro Vancouver this week.

Two columns by local political-types this week. Both heart-felt and thought-provoking. Coquitlam Mayor Richard Stewart asks why we are still ostracizing people with mental illness. And MLA Selina Robinson brings up some good points in saying we have to move beyond food banks as a way to fight poverty.

Last week I chose my Top 5 stories of 2014, and the Coquitlam Now does a longer list with a two-part column of their top stories.

Speaking of looking back, Miss604 has chosen the top Vancouver Photos of the Year.

And finally, to start the year off with a bang, it’s a video of the 2015 Port Moody Penguin Plunge At Rocky Point Park.

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