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: Anyone worried about the Port Moody tax increase? Anyone?


Port Moody Property Tax Meeting

If the City of Port Moody holds a public consultation and nobody shows up, did it really happen? The preliminary 2013 budget for the City of Port Moody is floating a 6.65% property tax increase, but there were more councillors and staff than residents at the recent public meeting on the subject. Could it be […]



City Budgets: Your Chance for Input


Budget Tri-Cities 2012

Can you feel it in the air? It’s budget time! City councils all across Metro Vancouver are poring over their financial records and deciding how to spend their money in the year ahead. If you want a say in what your tax dollars will be funding, this is your big chance. Coquitlam According to the […]



Links – Port Moody loves to commute and August events


Port Moody Commuters

I’m trying something a little new today. I’m writing this from the McGill branch of the Burnaby Public Library in Confederation Park. If you haven’t had a chance to venture down the Barnet Highway and check it out, you’re missing a real treat. Lots of natural light, big windows overlooking the park and the North […]



Links – United Boulevard Extension and Orcas in the Inlet


Orcas in Burrard Inlet courtesy David Price

Victoria Day is upon us, and the links are flowing. The latest blog post from Mayor Greg Moore in Port Coquitlam makes a case for the effectiveness of your municipal tax dollars. 10th to the Fraser continues their coverage of the United Boulevard Extension. Today at 7pm is the final public consultation at Sapperton Pensioner’s […]

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