Halloween 2014 in the Tri-Cities


Halloween in the Tricities

Halloween is just one week away. Today we’re sharing spooky celebrations you’ll want to check out in the run-up to Halloween. Put on the costume, grab a pillowcase, and get ready for some spooktacular fun. Art Knapp Funland Last year we told you all about Art Knapp Funland, but it bears repeating because it’s just […]



Explore Coquitlam’s History Online


Coquitlam Archives Quest

The City of Coquitlam was incorporated as the District of Coquitlam in 1891, making it 123 years old. But of course, people have been living here for far longer – the first European settlers arrived in the 1860s, and Coast Salish people have continuously inhabited the land for at least 9000 years. There’s a lot […]



Coquitlam RCMP Fight Crime With CompStat


Coquitlam RCMP Compstat

The Coquitlam RCMP is working hard to reduce crime in the Tri-Cities. Their successful Crime Reduction Strategy was started in 2005 as part of a province-wide Crime Reduction Initiative. The challenge for pilot sites was to take a crime reduction philosophy that has been successfully applied since the late 1990s and early 2000s in places […]



Coquitlam Centre Supports Families Visiting Eagle Ridge Hospital


I will never forget it – my son was just six days old, and my friend was visiting us for the first time since we became a family of four. We had just finished our dinner when my three-and-a-half year old daughter came in from the back yard and proudly announced that she’d been eating […]



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 […]



Looking Back on 2013


As we get closer and closer to Christmas – and not long after, New Year’s – many of us find ourselves looking back on the past 12 months. Here at TheV3H we’re no different. As we complete our own holiday preparations, we thought it would be fun to take a look back on some of […]



Carsharing Parks Itself in the Tri-Cities


Modo Car Share Coquitlam

If you visit Vancouver, you can see them pretty much everywhere: car sharing services, which allow members the freedom to use a car without bearing the burdens and expenses of owning their own vehicle. Unfortunately, those of us in the suburbs have been left out. Or, at least, we were until now. Thanks to cooperation […]



Coquitlam By-Election 2013


Coquitlam By-Election 2013

If you live in Coquitlam, you should be preparing to head to the polls on Saturday, October 26, 2013. When Selina Robinson and Linda Reimer won their MLA races, two Coquitlam City Council seats were vacated. 11 candidates have thrown their hats in the ring, hoping to win one of the two vacant positions. Candidates […]



Two Events Celebrate Port Moody’s Railroad Heritage


Port Moody Centennial Model Railroad

All year long Port Moody is celebrating its 100th birthday. This means that throughout 2013 we’ve seen events of all kinds marking the city’s Centennial, from picnics to parades to Pilates. Over the next two weekends the fun just keeps rolling on with two events guaranteed to interest model train aficionados. The train tie-in is […]



Port Moody Council Enters the World of Online Video


Port Moody Council Meeting Video

The invention of online video has made it possible to waste time in previously unknown ways. Before YouTube, for instance, I for one simply did not know about all the cute and funny things that cats could do. And now Port Moody Council wants their slice of the online pie. They’ve recently enhanced the video […]

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