Links: Is Ioco really a Heritage Site?

Ioco townsite Port Moody

So the old Ioco townsite is slowly sliding back into the earth. The Port Moody Heritage Society are not happy with the way Imperial Oil, who owns the property, has been maintaining the property. Back in 2002 Ioco was designated a heritage conservation area, which says that Imperial Oil is in charge of maintaining the […]

Ioco Ghost Town Day 2014

Ioco Ghost Town Days 2012 Port Moody Station Museum

This October marks the 13th annual Ioco Ghost Town Day. The event was begun in celebration of the establishment of the former Ioco town site as a designated heritage area. The designation is due in part to Mary Anne Cooper, who received the Freedom of the City of Port Moody in 2011 at the age of […]

Links: Policial Musical Chairs and Houses are Expensive

Tri-Cities Homelessness Task Group

The provincial election is behind us, but nobody saw that one coming. The BC Liberals took the day while adding to their seat total from the last election. This includes 3 of the 4 Tri-Cities ridings, leaving Mike Farnworth as the lone NDP representative, barring a recount of the 105 spread in Coquitlam-Maillardville. One of […]

What’s Happening in the Tri-Cities: Ioco Ghost Town Day, Halloween Magic Show, A Kitchen Party and More!

Ioco Ghost Town Days 2012 Port Moody Station Museum

  Elvis has entered the building…Red Robinson Theatre Building that is.  And others from the past will be visiting the Tri-Cities this week; heritage actors and model A cars will be roaming the streets of Ioco townsite for Ioco’s Ghost Town Day and the 1950’s come alive at a Newfoundland impromptu Kitchen Party held at […]

What’s Happening in the Tri-Cities: Ioco Days Festival, Think Thursdays, Bhangra Idols and More!

Ioco Days Festival Home Town

Get inspired, spend some money and take part in a play this coming week.  The Tri-Cities Meetup Group, Think Thursdays, is excited to bring Peter Legge to this month’s cocktail event as a guest speaker.  Entrepreneur, community leader, bestselling author; Peter Legge will get you inspired to live your dream life.  For all you shopaholics […]

What’s Up in the Tri-Cities: Ioco Ghost Town Days, Evening of Caring + More!

Roy Forbes Evergreen Cultural Centre Coquitlam

We have just a few great events this week in the Tri-Cities, including the Ioco Ghost Town Days this weekend, the Evening of Caring fundraising Gala on Saturday and the very last Tree Walk at Riverview for the year. Enjoy! What: Unplugged at the Crossroads Hospice Coffeehouse When: Friday, September 30 at 7:00pm Where: The […]

Ioco Ghost Town Days

Ioco Ghost Town Days Port Moody Anmore

This October marks the 10th anniversary of Ioco Ghost Town Days. The event was begun in celebration of the establishment of the former Ioco town site as a designated heritage area. Helping to make all of this happen was one 96-year-old woman. Mary Anne Cooper isn’t from Ioco, but you wouldn’t know it to hear […]

Ioco Ghost Town Day

The Ioco townsite is an important part of Port Moody’s heritage. The name is an abbreviation for ‘Imperial Oil Company’, and the community was created to service the refinery that the company began operating in 1915 on Port Moody’s North shore. The townsite sprung up quickly around the refinery, with hundreds of families taking up […]

BC Heritage Gathered in Pictures

When most people think of touring around to look at historical buildings, it’s an activity we usually associate with a trip to Europe or the Middle East. What we sometimes forget is the breadth of the history that surrounds us everyday here in the Tri-Cities. For people like Bob Hare, history is all around us, […]

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