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Speaker takes artistic approach to gifted kids

There will be food for thought for moms and dads and a treasure hunt of sorts for kids later this month at an event put on by a Tri-City support group for parents of gifted children.

Fundraiser to aid Tri-City homeless helpers

A small charitable foundation is making a big impact when it comes helping people who have autism or are dealing with mental health challenges.

Tri-City parents can learn about net at DPAC event

What is the future of technology in School District 43? How can parents stay current with their child's internet use? Those are the questions the District Parent Advisory Council hopes will be answered when two SD43 administrators speak on the topic

Need $1,000 for your studies?

Eagle Ridge Hospital Auxiliary is once again offering an education bursary of $1,000 to a student living in the Tri-Cities. This bursary is available to any student who is planning to pursue a post-secondary education in health care.

Legal & medical issues covered for Tri-City caregivers

Tri-Cities Caregivers Connections, along with Fraser Health, the Alzheimer Society of B.C. and the People's Law School, is holding an information session next month for people who care for a parent, a friend or a spouse.

Watershed meeting set for the 19th in Coquitlam

The inaugural meeting of the Coquitlam River Watershed Roundtable has been scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 19 at the Victoria Park hall in Coquitlam.

Time to talk mental health

Is a colleague withdrawing from interaction or contact around the office? Has someone you work with started missing a lot of deadlines? Is one of your staff calling in sick much more frequently? That someone could even be you.

Info and aid for Tri-City caregivers

Tri-cities Caregivers Connections is offering a five-week program of education and support for caregivers from Feb. 17 to March 17.

Optimist essay deadline Thursday

The Coquitlam Optimist Club is offering $450 in prizes and an opportunity to win a $2,500 scholarship in Optimist International's 2011 essay contest. The essay contest is open to students under 19 years of age as of Dec. 31, 2010.

Denial is putting Canadians at risk

The Heart and Stroke Foundation's 2011 Report on Canadians' Health warns that nine out of 10 Canadians are jeopardizing the quality and length of their lives.