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Drop off cans and bottles, help SPCA help cats and dogs

Your empties could help animals this weekend. The BC SPCA Education and Adoption Centre in Port Coquitlam is holding a bottle drive on Sunday to raise money for animals in need.

Bookworms invited to learn about eReaders at Coquitlam library

To help people who are new to reading eBooks on their computers or eReaders, Coquitlam Public Library is once again offering training sessions that will cover how to download and authorize the software needed, search for and borrow a digital book fro

Symposium at SFU April 12 for youth

Hey kids, do you feel the urge for change? The What Can YOUth Do? symposium is arranged by youth for youth this spring and will feature a variety of workshops and speakers. The conference will be held at SFU's West Mall from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Learn to grow your own food at Coquitlam's Innovation Garden

The city of Coquitlam's Inspiration Garden is hosting a two-part Zero-Mile Diet series of workshops designed to instruct urban dwellers on growing their own groceries.

PoCo students bond with Big Apple buddies while sharing a lesson

A horrible fire that took the lives of 146 young garment workers a century ago in New York is the backdrop for a remarkable connection between some Port Coquitlam high school students and children from an impoverished New York City neighbourhood.

Rochester students have stars in their eyes with help of actress

Nancy J. Lilley's career as an award-winning filmmaker was founded on a lie.

BOOKS PLUS: Spring break - and more - in Tri-City libraries

Welcome to the first instalment of Books Plus, a feature that will run in The Tri-City News each Friday to highlight programs and happenings in the Tri-Cities' three libraries: Coquitlam Public Library, Port Moody Public Library and Terry Fox Library

Quiz night for fun and fundraising for Coquitlam Public Library

If your brain is bursting with knowledge of geography, history, current events, literature, sports and other trivia, you can show off your skills at the Friends of Coquitlam Public Library's quiz night.

Dancing up a storm at PoCo powwow

Dozens of dancers of all ages took part in the second annual Ya-Xwa Powwow held last weekend at Kwayhquitlum middle school in Port Coquitlam.

PoCo photography firm turns negatives into a positive

The dress is snow white with long, flowing sleeves gathered at the wrists, and is made with chiffon, so it is lightweight in the warmth of spring.