Links: New Craft Brews and Fun in the Tri-Cities Sun

Summer Fun Tri-Cities

Coquitlam’s new garbage system rolled out at the beginning of the month, and things are running fairly smoothy. The main issue so far seems to be people forgetting to unclip the little bear locks on the green waste bins. If you’re having issues or would like some more information, there is a garbage collection workshop […]

Links: Coquitlam and Port Moody have it all wrong

Skateboarding Coquitlam

Maybe it’s the heat, but it seems that both Coquitlam and Port Moody councils haven’t had their thinking caps properly attached this week. First up in the lowlights is the City of Coquitlam moving to ban skateboards, longboards, roller blades, and even kid’s scooters from all city streets and sidewalks. The City says that it’s […]

Links: Affordable Housing and Secrets of the Deep

2013 City of Coquitlam Annual Report

July 2nd is the day the garbage all changes in Coquitlam. The new carts have been delivered to about a third of homes now. The city reminds everyone to hold off on using the new bins until the official July 2nd start date. Those bins aren’t exactly easy for the current garbage folks to lift […]

Links: What is a “Good Neighbour”?

Big Houses

Bring on the links! Rotating strikes will hit our school district again this Thursday, June 5th. Parents aren’t the only ones who are scrambling to make other plans. Daycare operators are also trying to figure out how to juggle all the extra kids. One of the premier cultural events in Coquitlam is heading for greener […]

Links: School Budgets and Pretty Pictures

So after a lot of meetings and a lot of hand wringing, School District 43 passed their final budget. There’s a $16.3 million funding shortfall, so a lot of hard choices had to be made. Notable in the story is 91% of the district budget goes towards teaching salaries. With the BCTF and the province […]

Links: Of course New West wants to point the Pattullo to Coquitlam

Rubens Shoes fundraiser Port Moody

With the Evergreen Line quickly going up all around us, the land use plans that are being discussed today will shape the community for generations to come. The City of Coquitlam is looking for input on a combined Burquitlam Lougheed Neighbourhood Plan. New West says six-lane Pattullo should go between Coquitlam and Surrey. Of course […]

Links: Bailey Bridge Blowup and Ford Nation Fail

Rob Ford Fogge Dew Coquitlam

The 23rd annual Port Moody Ecological Society Fingerling Festival is coming up, and they are looking for a little help. They need some volunteers to help with the event, especially if you have Food Safe. If you have any prizes you can donate for the raffle table, that would also be greatly appreciated. Check out […]

Links: Everyone wants to be the last one to move in

Beedie Living Como Lake

There seems to be a lot of questions about urban growth in the zeitgeist these days. The Evergreen Line and the development around it are fully underway. So we’re seeing a lot of stories like “Burquitlam highrise worries neighbours” and editorials about saying goodbye to suburban sprawl. Here’s what drives me nuts about stories like […]

Links: Construction Nightmares I Have Known

Ecowest Port Coquitlam bankrupt

Port Coquitlam home renovation company Ecowest recently filed for bankruptcy. Hundreds of homeowners are now out thousands of dollars for work that was never done. Unfortunately, I’m one of those homeowners. For a fascinating trip through my master bedroom, check out this story from Global News. The RCMP have also launched an investigation into the […]

Links: Who wants market housing at Riverview? Anyone?

Riverview Hospital Path Coquitlam

When you put the words “Riverview” and “BC Housing” together, you can really draw a crowd in this town. The first public input session drew hundreds of people last Thursday. There is now a place on the Renewing Riverview website to give feedback until March 15th for inclusion in the first report to shape the […]

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