Links: Priciest houses in the Tri-Cities, and We’re Number 3!


BC Assessment Priciest Houses Tri-Cities

The beginning of the year brings the BC Housing Assessments. While looking at the value of your own house is somewhat interesting, the real action is looking at the value of our neighbour’s houses. Turns out the most expensive single-family homes in the Tri-Cities are found in Belcarra. Of course as our supporter John Grasty […]



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 […]



Links: The End of an Era


Lou Sekora Coquitlam retirement

Well the 2014 civic election is in the books. After many weeks of campaigning, door knocking, going to all candidates meetings, and listening to all of our complaints about sorting our recycling – I want to thank every candidate who ran for office. It’s not easy to put yourself out there, and it’s certainly harder […]



TriCityVotes: Mayoral Debates and Advance Polls


TriCityVotes.com Mayoral Debates Coquitlam Port Moody

Civic Election 2014 is coming on November 15th. The election signs are proliferating and the all-candidates meetings are taking place. When it comes to elections, it’s best to vote early and vote often. Well, maybe just the early part. Visit TriCityVotes.com to find out the advance poll times for every municipality in the Tri-Cities. Coquitlam […]



Links: It won’t be called the Evergreen Line?


Evergreen Line Name Change

So maybe it won’t be called the Evergreen Line after all? News broke this week that perhaps Translink won’t name the new SkyTrain line the Evergreen. The final configuration of how the lines will flow together hasn’t been completely decided yet, but what is looking likely is that the Evergreen Line will actually be an […]



Links: Port Moody Pay Parking Punted


Parking Rocky Point Park Port Moody

It seems we weren’t the only ones complaining about the proposed pay parking strategy at Rocky Point Park. The plan is now on hold with the thinking being the plan will resurface next year with public input. Let’s hope this isn’t just a way to avoid doing something unpopular in an election year. The blog […]



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


http://jlsphotography.ca/

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 […]

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