Recycle your old garbage cans in Coquitlam until September 30th, 2014

Coquitlam Garbage Can Recycling September 2014

Now that we have the fancy new garbage system in Coquitlam, I’m sure many of you are wondering what to do with the old cans. I’ve got a couple of them in my garage taking up valuable space that could be used for other junk I have lying around. Luckily, the City is ready to […]

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 […]

Coquitlam Residents Get on the Cart

Coquitlam Garbage Collection Changes 2014

If you live in Coquitlam – as I do – you might have noticed those super-cool garbage carts all over Port Coquitlam and Port Moody, and wondered when your city would finally get on board. The day has finally come, and the answer is that automated waste collection will be coming to Coquitlam on July […]

A Sweeter Food Waste Cart from Port Moody Compost Bin Cleaning

When Port Moody introduced its food waste carts a couple of years ago, I must admit I let out a loud groan. Having grown up in Scotland in the seventies, when programs such as The Good Life were inspiring urban hippie wannabes to get back to the land on their own domestic plots, I knew […]

Links: Garbage Apps and Hotel Scraps

Hotel Minibar

Lou Sekora is a lot of things, including a very good politician. The man knows how to pick an issue to create enough outrage among a very small number of voters to make sure he’s elected every time. Now as we all know, name recognition is 95% of the battle to be elected in chronically […]

Who Will be PoCo’s Biggest Waste Loser?

Port Coquitlam Waste Loss Challenge

Are you a Port Coquitlam resident who’s serious about going green and reducing the amount of waste your household produces? If so, you may want to consider entering a new contest, which will be kicking off in January. Enter the Waste Loss Challenge From now until November 26, 2012, PoCo residents are invited to complete […]

Links – We’re Making New West Angry Again

Royal Columbian Hospital New Westminster Coquitlam

Welcome to the latest edition of the links. We’re gearing up for Civic Election 2011 with a major announcement coming from us in the next few days. And no, I am not running for Coquitlam Council. Stay tuned… One thing we do like to do here in the Tri-Cities is get New Westminster angry. After […]

Links – Canucks and the Evergreen on the Mind

Evergreen Line in peril

I’m going to let you all in on a little secret. I actually write the links posts on Wednesday afternoon, so as I write this, the whole province is getting ready for Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final. You could cut the excitement with a knife around here. Miss604 has a gallery of Canuck […]

Coquitlam Announces its Green Can Program

At long last, Coquitlam residents will be catching up with their neighbours in Port Coquitlam and Port Moody. The city has announced that as of Monday, October 4 they will be launching the Green Can program. It will be available to homes that currently receive the City of Coquitlam’s Yard Trimmings collection service. This new […]

Spring Clean Up in the Tri-Cities

It’s that time of year here in the V3H. Flowers are blooming, the trees are turning green with leaves, and we’re thinking of doing a little spring cleaning. I love a good de-cluttering, and this time of year seems like the perfect opportunity. With new life springing up everywhere, I want a new start around […]

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